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Barbara Kingsolver: Demon Copperhead

What’s an oxy, I’d asked. That November it was still a shiny new thing. OxyContin, God’s gift for the laid-off deep-hole man with his back and neck bones grinding like bags of gravel. For the bent-over lady pulling double shifts at Dollar General with her shot knees and ADHD grandkids to raise by herself. For […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperAudio, Kingsolver Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 05/02/2023 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
A. S. Byatt: Possession

There are readings—of the same text—that are dutiful, readings that map and dissect, readings that hear a rustling of unheard sounds, that count grey little pronouns for pleasure or instruction and for a time do not hear golden or apples. There are personal readings, which snatch for personal meanings, I am full of love, or […]

Kirjaluotsi Byatt A. S., HarperAudio, Iso-Britannia, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 16/01/2023 4 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Kevin Wilson: Now Is Not the Time to Panic

The edge is a shantytown filled with gold seekers. We are fugitives and the law is skinny with hunger for us. Kevin Wilson: Now Is Not the Time to Panic Kevin Wilsonin edellinen romaani Nothing to See Here kertoi liekkeihin leimahtavista sisaruksista. Uudessa romaanissa Now is Not the Time to Panic Coalfieldin pikkukaupungissa leimahtaa paniikki, […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperAudio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Wilson Kevin, Yhdysvallat 05/12/2022 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Simu Liu: We Were Dreamers

Being here, and making history with this movie that we should have had a long time ago, was a product of more than my own personal struggles; it was also the culmination of everything my parents had fought for. Our stories are one and the same, our destinies forever intertwined and defined by our sweat, […]

Kirjaluotsi Elämäkerta, HarperAudio, Kanada, Kiina, Liu Simu 28/09/2022 0 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Ann Patchett: These Precious Days

Before I can start writing a novel, I have to know how it ends. I have to know where I’m going, otherwise I spend my days walking in circles. Not everyone is like this. I’ve heard writers say that they write in order to discover how the story ends, and if they knew the ending […]

Kirjaluotsi Esseet, HarperAudio, Patchett Ann, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 18/03/2022 3 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Won-pyung Sohn: Almond

Mom said everything was for my sake, calling it love. But to me, it seemed more like we were doing this out of her own desperation not to have a child that was different. Love, according to Mom’s actions, was nothing more than nagging about every little thing, with teary eyes, about how one should […]

Kirjaluotsi Etelä-Korea, HarperAudio, Käännöskirjallisuus, Sohn Won-pyung, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 18/02/2022 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Louise Erdrich: The Sentence

The best thing is when a customer comes back and praises the book you recommended. I can’t get enough of that. Boy: I saved my lawn-mowing money to buy this book. Me: I had no idea that kids still did this. Boy: Kids still pull up the couch cushions too. For change. See? He held […]

Kirjaluotsi Erdrich Louise, HarperAudio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 16/02/2022 4 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Klara Hveberg: Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine

Now she feels like an off-key note in the musical score of the universe. The point is not to play all the notes correctly, Rakel. The point is to impart the universe’s symphony. You were born to be expanded, just as the universe is expanding. Ever since you were born, you have been growing. At […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperAudio, Hveberg Klara, Käännöskirjallisuus, Norja, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 10/02/2022 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Meg Mason: Sorrow and Bliss

My father had left the study light on and the book open and face down on his desk. I went in and picked it up but couldn’t find the bit he had read. Trying to wedge it into a non-existent space on his shelves, I thought of him saying once – the summer I spent […]

Kirjaluotsi Australia, HarperAudio, Mason Meg, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Uusi-Seelanti 10/01/2022 4 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Trent Dalton: All Our Shimmering Skies

Molly is the gravedigger girl. She’s heard people in town call her that. Poor little gravedigger girl. Mad little gravedigger girl. She leans on her shovel. It has a wooden handle as long as she is tall, with a wide dirt-stained sheet-steel blade with teeth on its sides for root cutting. Molly has given the […]

Kirjaluotsi Australia, Dalton Trent, HarperAudio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 15/08/2021 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Vendela Vida: We Run the Tides

We are thirteen, almost fourteen, and these streets of Sea Cliff are ours. We walk these streets to our school perched high over the Pacific and we run these streets to the beaches, which are cold, windswept, full of fishermen and freaks. We know these wide streets and how they slope, how they curve toward […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperAudio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Vida Vendela, Yhdysvallat 03/03/2021 2 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Kevin Wilson: Nothing to See Here

This was how you did it, how you raised children. You built them a house that was impervious to danger and then you gave them every single thing that they could ever want, no matter how impossible. You read to them at night. Why couldn’t people figure this out? And then I realized they were […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperAudio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Wilson Kevin, Yhdysvallat 18/02/2021 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Joyce Carol Oates: Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.

“Definitely Mom isn’t herself. Daddy would scarcely recognize her. He’d had made her color her hair. He wouldn’t have wanted a wife that look her age. He’d be just sickened by this Hugo, looking like Che Guevara. Daddy hated communists. If we were a mafia family, we’d know what to do. We wouldn’t be wringing […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperAudio, Oates Joyce Carol, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 03/11/2020 0 kommenttia 9 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Diane Cook: The New Wilderness

Glen was the one who knew about the study, putting people in the Wilderness State. When things worsened in the City and Agnes’s health cratered, like so many children’s had, Glen was the one who offered his help to the researchers in exchange for three spots – for him, Bea, and Agnes. Bea’s hunch had […]

Kirjaluotsi Cook Diane, HarperAudio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 05/10/2020 0 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Naoise Dolan: Exciting Times

I liked imagining Julian had a wife back in England. I am a jezebel, I’d think. This wine rack was a wedding gift and I am using it to store Jack Daniel’s because I have terrible taste in everything. She is Catholic – in the English recusant aristocrat sense, not the Irish poverty sense – […]

Kirjaluotsi Dolan Naoise, HarperAudio, Irlanti, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 14/08/2020 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Affair at Styles | Klassikkohaaste 11

“What is your remarkable little friend doing?” asked a voice behind me, and I turned to find Mary Cavendish at my elbow. She smiled, and so did I. “What is it all about?” “Really, I can’t tell you. He asked Dorcas some question about a bell, and appeared so delighted with her answer that he […]

Kirjaluotsi Christie Agatha, HarperAudio, Iso-Britannia, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 31/07/2020 4 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Kate Elizabeth Russell: My Dark Vanessa

At Browick, he said, teacher-student romances were known to happen from time to time, but he’d never had one because, before me, he’d never had the desire. I was the first student who put the thought in his head. There was something about me that made it worth the risk. I had an allure that […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperAudio, Russell Kate Elizabeth, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 02/05/2020 4 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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