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Biersma, Otto

Works: 40 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 2,495 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  History  War stories  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PS3622.E744, 813.6
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Publications by Otto Biersma
Most widely held works by Otto Biersma
Avenue van de mysteriën by John Irving( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Tijdens een reis naar de Filipijnen denkt een Amerikaanse schrijver terug aan zijn kindertijd op een vuilnisbelt in Mexico. Hij ontmoet twee aantrekkelijke vrouwen (moeder en dochter) die hem allebei verleiden en hem als engelen begeleiden op zijn laatste levenstraject
Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city by Russell Shorto( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography--the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay--and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, "craziness is a value." But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global corporation. In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth century wine tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch--and world--history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through its brutal struggle for independence and its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are being questioned anew.--Book jacket
Cartwheel : a novel by Jennifer DuBois( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Als de kamergenote van een Amerikaanse studente in Buenos Aires vermoord wordt, is zij de hoofdverdachte
Solo : a James Bond novel by William Boyd( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 119 libraries worldwide
James Bond--British special agent 007--is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime
Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Een jonge Amerikaanse luitenant raakt zijn idealisme al snel kwijt als hij wordt geconfronteerd met de realiteit van de Vietnamoorlog
Eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Kritische beschouwing over de bio-industrie
De gebroken spiegel by Jonathan Coe( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Toen Claire acht jaar was, vond ze op een vuilnisbelt een stuk van een gebroken spiegel. Als ze in de spiegel kijkt, ziet de nare werkelijkheid er sprookjesachtig mooi uit. Op een dag ontmoet ze een jongen die ook een stukje spiegel heeft. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar
The Paris wife : a novel by Paula McLain( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Het begin van het huwelijk van de Amerikaanse schrijver Ernest Hemingway met zijn eerste vrouw in het onstuimige Parijs van de jaren twintig is heel gelukkig
Special topics in calamity physics by Marisha Pessl( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Een eenzame Amerikaanse tiener die heel veel leest, ontdekt schokkende feiten over haarzelf en haar vader nadat ze het dode lichaam van een lerares heeft gevonden
Cutting for stone : a novel by A Verghese( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Een jongen van Indiaas-Engelse afkomst groeit op in Ethiopië en wordt arts
The long song by Andrea Levy( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer decides to move her into the great house and rename her 'Marguerite.' Surviving through violent and chaotic times, July is taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, but remains bound to the plantation despite her 'freedom.' It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change both their lives
The terrible privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Maxwell Sim feels he has no meaningful connection to anyone in his life. Trying to get out of this rut, Max quits his job as a customer service employee at a local department store. He accepts a job to drive a Prius full of toothbrushes to the remote Shetland Islands as part of a misguided promotional campaign for a dental hygiene company with the slogan, "We reach furthest." Things don't go as planned and Max makes some impromptu stops to a few of the important people in his life. These are cruelly enlightening and intensely awkward. Max eventually finds himself falling in love with the soothing voice of the GPS system ("Emma"). Max begins to wonder if he lacks the ability to establish actual relationships
Number 11 by Jonathan Coe( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Aan de hand van de wederwaardigheden van twee jeugdvriendinnen worden op satirische wijze de negatieve gevolgen voor Engeland van een globaliserend kapitalisme geschetst
Het verhaal van een weduwe by Mick Jackson( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Na het overlijden van haar man trekt een vrouw zich terug in een Engelse badplaats omdat ze haar verdriet niet kan verwerken
Family life : a novel by Akhil Sharma( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Ajay, eight years old, spends his afternoons playing cricket in the streets of Delhi with his brother Birju, four years older. They are about to leave for shiny new life in America. Ajay anticipates, breathlessly, a world of jet-packs and chewing-gum. This promised land of impossible riches and dazzling new technology is also a land that views Ajay with suspicion and hostility; one where he must rely on his big brother to tackle classroom bullies. Birju, confident, popular, is the repository of the family's hopes, and he spends every waking minute studying for the exams that will mean entry to the Bronx High School of Science, and reflected glory for them all. When a terrible accident makes a mockery of that dream, the family splinters. The boys' mother restlessly seeks the help of pundits from the temple, while their father retreats into silent despair -- and the bottle. Now Ajay must find the strength of character to navigate this brave new American world, and the sorrows at home, on his own terms
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 86 libraries worldwide
London, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century, and the first to be held since the Second World War. As soon as he arrives at the site, Thomas feels that he has escaped a repressed, backward-looking country and fallen headlong into an era of modernity and optimism. But Thomas' new-found sense of freedom comes at a price: the Cold War is at its height, the mischievous Belgians have placed the American and Soviet pavilions right next to each other - and why is he being followed everywhere by two mysterious emissaries of the British Secret Service?
The story of land and sea : a novel by Katy Simpson Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this debut novel follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love
Red moon : a novel by Benjamin Percy( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Als 5% van de Amerikanen een erfelijke en besmettelijke ziekte blijkt te hebben waardoor zij bij stress in een weerwolf veranderen, worden zij gediscrimineerd en weigeren zij hun medicijnen te nemen die hun identiteit moeten onderdrukken
Oorlog voeren by Karl Marlantes( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Mede aan de hand van zijn persoonlijke gevechtservaringen tijdens de Vietnam-oorlog analyseert de auteur de emoties en psychische gevolgen bij de betrokken militairen tijdens en na afloop van gevechten
De leesclub voor het einde van het leven by Will Schwalbe( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Als een vrouw aan een ongeneeslijke vorm van kanker lijdt, vormt ze met haar zoon een 'leesclub' voor twee personen om het lijden te verlichten
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