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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (May 30, 2018)

Unlock the more straightforward side of Things Fall Apart with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, which centres...


Rosie Hogarth

by Alexander Baron & Andrew Whitehead Five Leaves Publications (January 10, 2013)

In the spring of 1949, Jack Agass belatedly returns from the war to the working class street in Islington where he grew up. A proud, supportive community with a pub and a barber shop, and a common love of The...


Benefits

by Zoe Fairbairns Five Leaves Publications (October 15, 2012)

It is summer... a heat wave... tense, uneasy days in the city. There are ominous signs of political turbulence in the dying years of the twentieth century. Welfare benefits are under attack, but women are fighting...


Baron's Court, All Change

by Terry Taylor Five Leaves Publications (August 30, 2012)

The Holy Grail of beatnik novels, 'Baron's Court, All Change' documents one summer in the life of a sixteenyearold boy. He leaves his suburban home and boring job for a pad in central London, courtesy of the...


Adrift in Soho

by Colin Wilson Five Leaves Publications (September 05, 2012)

Harry Preston says goodbye to the provinces and comes to London looking for life and adventure. It is the mid50s and he soon finds himself in the impoverished and slightly seedy world of the emerging Beat Generation....


The Furnished Room

by Laura Del Rivo Five Leaves Publications (August 30, 2012)

Joe Beckett drifts from job to job and woman to woman in a seedy world of bedsitters and allnight cafes. Living in the wasteland between Notting Hill and Earl’s Court, he heats up tins on gas rings and smuggles...


Ricochet

by Robyn Neilson Tablo Publishing (May 18, 2018)

One ordinary mother of two reads Robyn Davidson's 'Tracks'; then emboldened, embarks on a solo bike ride across the Nullarbor. An unlikely stroke of fate leads her to a crazy Frenchman. A love story begins between...


The Removes

by Tatjana Soli Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

As the first wave of pioneers travel westward to settle the American frontier, two women discover their inner strength when their lives are irrevocably changed by the hardship of the wild west in The Removes...


Missing

by Alison Moore Salt (May 15, 2018)

Having moved from the Fens to the Midlands to the Scottish Borders, Jessie Noon finds herself struggling to leave the past behind.

Following a family tragedy, Jessie Noon moved from the Fens to the Midlands and...


This is the End of the Story

by Jan Fortune Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

Belief is Cassie's gift, so much so that she believes herself to be whoever those in her life tell her she is — Cassie, Kat, Kitty, even, as Miriam insists, Casilda, an 11th century Muslim princess from Toledo....


News from Nowhere

by Jane Austin Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

It is 1914 in Bangor, North Wales. Bronwyn is sixteen and her three brothers, Huw, Glyn and Aubrey, and Tada, her Methodist Minister father, will leave for the Western Front. Bangor, a quiet backwater, sees...


High City Walk

by Adam Craig Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

Grief stricken, a sailor blames a sentient sea for the death of his wife… An orphan girl searches Europe for the secret of Alchemy… Illicit lovers try to alter time… And, in a strange land, a bizarre ritual...


Black Sheep Cottage

by Michelle Angharad Pashley Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

Erica has been receiving text messages intended for someone called Dave and all her attempts to inform the various senders that she is not Dave have failed. As the texts continue she learns more about him and...


A Time for Peace

by Marg Roberts Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

When the vast army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire marches on Belgrade in 1915, hundreds of Serbians are forced to evacuate in a mass exodus to Corfu during the worst Balkan winter in living memory. In the midst...


Special Needs

by Sue Vickerman Cinnamon Press (May 23, 2012)

In a multicultural community somewhere in the North teaching is not the only thing that occupies the minds of this vibrant cast of teachers and dreamers, adults every bit as in need of selfdiscovery as their...


Eva Shell

by Kate North Cinnamon Press (May 22, 2012)

Eva Shell is a book that mirrors the life we lead today: fast, pacy, fractured, where technology has in many ways unplugged us from the world but also forged new and exciting ways of telling our stories. Set...


Dear Ceridwen

by Jan Fortune Cinnamon Press (May 22, 2012)

In North Wales Bethan writes a letter to her missing daughter, Ceridwen. What is the truth about Stephen and the abuse that took place at the Soulful Living Community in Bristol? Most importantly, is Ceridwen...


Cold Crash

by Jennifer Young Cinnamon Press (November 06, 2017)

For archaeologist Maxine 'Max' Falkland, life in early-50s London is difficult enough as she tries to move on from the death of her brother, an RAF pilot shot down over Korea. But, when she meets John Knox things...


Girl Without Skin

by Connie Ramsay Bott Cinnamon Press (September 04, 2017)

Girl Without Skin covers one momentous year, from autumn of 1965 to autumn 1966, in Michigan's lower peninsula on Island Lake and the nearby town of Brighton. Giving voice to the residents around the lake, many...


A Jewish God in Paris

by Mikhail Levitin & Amanda Love-Darragh Glas (October 17, 2012)

Jewish questions in Russia. Russian theater of the absurd today and in 1920s.


Squaring the Circle

by Olga Slavnikova & Natasha Perova Glas (October 15, 2012)

Voices from the future. The generation which never lived under the Soviet sytem.


Mendeleev Rock: Two Short Novels from Debut

by Andrei Kuzechkin, Pavel Kostin & Andrew Bromfield Glas (October 15, 2012)

A vivid portrait of the modern-day young generation of Russia: youngsters stunned by their first painful contacts with harsh reality.


Off the Beaten Tracks: Stories by Russian Hitchhikers

by Igor Savelyev, Irina Bogatyreva & Tatiana Mazepina Glas (October 15, 2012)

Young Russians explore their country's remote regions and make judgements as they hitchhike off the beaten tracks of Russia.


Petroleum Venus: a novel

by Alexander Snegirev & Arch Tait Glas (February 12, 2013)

Based on personal experience, this is the tragicomic story of a single father of a 14-year-old son with Down syndrome


Sense

by Arslan Khasavov & Arch Tait Glas (August 17, 2012)

Young man's rebellious search for identity against the background of radical political youth movements in Russia today.


Snow Germans

by Dmitry Vachedin & Arch Tait Glas (September 15, 2013)

A repatriated Russian German soldier on a quest for vengeance must confront cultural and psychological problems in this metaphysical tale.


Before I Croak

by Anna Babyashkina & Muireann Maguire Glas (August 15, 2013)

A woman looking back on her life in 2039 skewers her generation with witty commentary and deft perception.


Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

by Alice Furse Burning Eye Books (October 10, 2014)

Go to university, get a degree they tell you, and a successful, happy future will be yours. So how has she wound up living with a Traffic Warden and working in office hell? As her days fill with low paid office...


Still Searching for the Big City Beats

by Glenn Carmichael & Kevin Evans Burning Eye Books (July 07, 2016)

Beal and black humoured cult novel set in the nascent spoken word scene of late 80s London. It is the late 80s and Punk is long dead. Not everyone made it. In London E1: the leftovers and left behind are still...


Upstate

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

New Yorker book critic and award-winning author James Wood delivers a novel of a family struggling to connect with one another and find meaning in their own lives.

In the years since his daughter Vanessa moved...


Kudos

by Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

Rachel Cusk, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos, a novel of unsettling power.

A woman writer visits a Europe in flux,...


Wait, Blink

by Gunnhild Øyehaug & Kari Dickson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

Wait, Blink is the first English-language translation of award-winning Norwegian author Gunnhild Øyehaug’s inventive novel of interwoven stories following a group of artistic women pursuing their ambitions...


Treeborne

by Caleb Johnson Picador (June 05, 2018)

"I can’t remember the last time I read a book I wish so much I’d written. Treeborne is beautiful, and mythic in ways I would never have been able to imagine...I can’t say enough about this book."—Daniel...


Witchbroom

by Lawrence Scott Papillote Press (April 30, 2017)

Witchbroom is a visionary history of a Caribbean Spanish/French Creole family and an island over four centuries to 20th-century independence. With an innovative tone and content, its carnival tales of crime...


The Orchid House

by Phyllis Shand Allfrey Papillote Press (October 28, 2016)

Three white sisters return to their Caribbean island home to find their family living in poverty and mental anguish. Each sister responds to the family's plight in different ways - seeking change through romance...


The Repenters

by Kevan Jared Hosein Peepal Tree Press (December 05, 2016)

When the infant Jordan Sant is taken to the St Asteria Home for Children after the murder of his parents, he sets out on a journey that is a constant struggle between his best and worst selves. One relationship,...


A Little Dust on the Eyes

by Minoli Salgado Peepal Tree Press (December 15, 2014)

It is the late 1980s in southern Sri Lanka and Bradley Sirisena’s father is abducted and tortured during the violent struggle for power between the state and local insurgents. Savi, a Sri Lankan research student...


Midland

by Honor Gavin Penned in the Margins (March 31, 2017)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2015 An industrial accident in a wire factory and the chance discovery of a birth certificate. Church services held in a ruined swimming pool. An unidentified elephant skull....


Kingdom

by Russ Litten Wrecking Ball Press (October 16, 2015)

A stranger appears out of nowhere in a prison library and assaults a guard. Locked in solitary confinement, he relates his story to a listener over the course of one night. Kingdom, the third novel from Russ...


The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas Canterbury Classics (April 01, 2013)

Hope. Justice. Vengeance. A classic tale you don’t want to miss!

Best-selling author Alexandre Dumas--who also wrote The Three Musketeers--tells this heartbreaking yet heroic tale of Edmond Dantes who takes...


My Ántonia

by Willa Cather Canterbury Classics (April 03, 2018)

Travel to the Old West with Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather.

 

Willa Cather’s novels brought the life of American settlers on the Great Plains to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness during a time...


Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes Canterbury Classics (April 01, 2013)

No home library is complete without the classics! Don Quixote is a keepsake to be read and treasured.

Miguel de Cervantes began to write this literary classic after serving in the Spanish militia, surviving a...


The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos Canterbury Classics (April 03, 2018)

The classic story of a dangerous love triangle set in an 1890s Paris opera house.

Rumored to be haunted, the Palais Garnier opera house in nineteenth-century Paris is the setting for this story of a dangerous...


Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell Canterbury Classics (November 01, 2014)

“Where we saw people who loved their neighbors, and were kind to man and beast, we might know that was God’s mark.” —Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Anna Sewell’s 1877 classic, Black Beauty, is considered...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley Canterbury Classics (October 01, 2013)

Horror. Romance. Science. A classic tale that would be a fright to miss!

The idea for the story came to the author, Mary Shelley, in a dream she had about a scientist who had created life and was horrified by...


Jules Verne

by Jules Verne & Ernest Hilbert Canterbury Classics (November 15, 2012)

Get cozy with the classics! Jules Verne collects some of the author’s best-known works in a beautiful keepsake volume.

2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Finalist in Gift Books

 

Legendary science fiction...


Robert Louis Stevenson

by Robert Louis Stevenson & Michael A. Cramer Canterbury Classics (November 15, 2012)

No library's complete without the classics! This new, enhanced leather-bound edition collects the greatest works of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose stories of excitement and adventure will never be forgotten.

He...


Emma

by Jane Austen Canterbury Classics (October 01, 2013)

“She was one of those who, having once begun, would be always in love.”

Best-selling Victorian author Jane Austen has created many memorable female characters, with intriguing Emma Woodhouse being perhaps...


Iliad & Odyssey

by Homer, Samuel Butler & Stephanie Lynn Budin Canterbury Classics (November 15, 2012)

No home library is complete without the classics! Iliad & Odyssey brings together  the two essential Greek epics from the poet Homer in an elegant, leather-bound, omnibus edition-a keepsake to be read and treasured....


Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen Canterbury Classics (April 01, 2017)

Social class, friendship, and morality meet in a tangled web that only love can unweave.

Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park, first published in 1814, tells the story of young Fanny Price, who is sent to live...