... overlooked historical moment but also provides a new lens through which to
view our own time...A Bend in the Stars is a thrilling read that sends a chilling
message as to how history could repeat itself if we don't heed the lessons of the
All the Light We Cannot See meets The Nightingale in this literary WWI-era novel and epic love story of a brilliant young doctor who races against Einstein to solve one of the universe's great mysteries. In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar's army tightens its grip on the local Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brilliant physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. Since their parents drowned fleeing to America, Miri and Vanya have been raised by their babushka, a famous matchmaker who has taught them to protect themselves at all costs: to fight, to kill if necessary, and always to have an escape plan. But now, with fierce, headstrong Miri on the verge of becoming one of Russia's only female surgeons, and Vanya hoping to solve the final puzzles of Einstein's elusive theory of relativity, can they bear to leave the homeland that has given them so much? Before they have time to make their choice, war is declared and Vanya goes missing, along with Miri's fiancé. Miri braves the firing squad to go looking for them both. As the eclipse that will change history darkens skies across Russia, not only the safety of Miri's own family but the future of science itself hangs in the balance. Grounded in real history -- and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 -- A Bend in the Stars offers a heart-stopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-14 - Publisher: Hachette UK
All the Light We Cannot See meets The Nightingale in this literary WWI-era novel and epic love story of a brilliant young doctor who races against Einstein to solve one of the universe's great mysteries. In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar's
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Set in an unnamed African country, the book is narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast. He believes "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it." So
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK
From the author of The Notebook and See Me, this is an epic love story you'll never forget Love can heal us, and it can tear us apart . . . Miles's life is shattered when he loses his beloved wife to a hit-and-run driver. Struggling to hold things together
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-03 - Publisher: Old Barn Books Ltd
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, this is a powerful and captivating story about Alice, reaching out to express herself through her beautiful-broken words, and Manny, running to escape his past. Published as a novel for teens, but with writing and themes that reach well beyond those years.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-20 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan
With an introduction by Harvard professor and author Maya Jasanoff. Taking its title from a work by the surrealist painter, Giorgio de Chirico, The Enigma of Arrival tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a