Gabrielle Zevin könyvei a rukkolán
Gabrielle Zevin - Egy könyvmoly regényes élete
A. J. Fikry, a kiégett könyvesboltos nehéz éveket tudhat maga mögött: meghalt a felesége; az üzlete rosszabbul megy, mint valaha; ráadásul ellopták tőle legnagyobb értékét is, egy Poe verseket tartalmazó ritka kötetet. Idővel elfordul az emberektől, és még a könyvei sem nyújtanak számára vigaszt, mert a rohamosan változó világra emlékeztetik. Egy váratlan esemény folytán viszont kénytelen lesz újrakezdeni az életét, mert egy kislányról is gondoskodnia kell. A mogorva és életunt férfi hamarosan más szemmel néz a világra, igaz barátokra lel, újra szerelmes lesz, a könyvesboltja pedig a kisváros nyüzsgő központjává alakul át. Gabrielle Zevin jó humorérzékkel megírt, varázslatos regénye tisztelgés a könyvek világa előtt, szerelmeslevél arról, miért szeretünk olvasni és miért zárunk bizonyos embereket a szívünkbe. Nélkülözhetetlen olvasmány azoknak, akiknek a könyvek a legjobb barátai és azoknak, akik hisznek abban, hogy „senki sem különálló sziget”.
Gabrielle Zevin - Világépítők
Két gyerek, egy kisfiú és egy kislány találkozik egy kórházban 1987-ben. A lány a leukémiában szenvedő nővérét látogatja meg, a fiú egy autóbalesetből épül fel. Közös témájuk, a videójátékok iránti rajongás – a bennük található lebilincselő világok, az izgalmas versenyek és a mindennapi élet bajai elől nyíló menekülési lehetőség – különös barátságot eredményez köztük. Mégis nyolc év telik el, mire ismét találkoznak, ám sorsuk innentől végleg összefonódik. Sam és Sadie az egyetemi éveik alatt futnak össze újra egy zsúfolt metróállomáson. A lány a fiú kezébe nyom egy floppy lemezt, amin a legújabb játéka található, amit az MIT haladó játékfejlesztés szemináriumára készített. Samet lenyűgözi a program, és meggyőzi Sadie-t, hogy alapítsanak egy játékfejlesztő céget, hogy megvalósítsák az álmaikat: tervezzenek játékokat, amelyek világai megigézik és beszippantják a kor egyre népszerűbb szórakozási formájának szerelmeseit. Hamarosan szupersztárok lesznek a területükön. A siker és a csillogás azonban nem várt kihívások elé állítja mindkettejüket. Gabrielle Zevin varázslatos és meghitt regénye egyrészt óda a videójátékok aranykorához; másrészt két ember története, akik a kreativitásukon keresztül keresik önmagukat, és introvertált személyiségük korlátait leküzdve igyekeznek felfedezni a szerelem és a szeretet különböző formáit.
Gabrielle Zevin - Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
"Above all, mine is a love story. And like most love stories, this one involves chance, gravity and a dash of head trauma.' When Naomi wakes up in a hospital to find that she can't remember the last three and a half years of her life, she has a lot to discover about herself. But she also has a unique chance to reinvent herself - after all, some things are best forgotten." When Naomi tries to piece back the fragments of the last three and a half years of her life, she discovers a lot. She has a boyfriend but can't remember him, her mother and father are divorced and she has forgotten that she is supposed to hate her mother. She also has a group of friends which simply doesn't seem that attractive anymore, and despite having meticulously kept a diary, she only mentioned what she ate every day in it. But it's not all bad, because when a girl loses three and a half years she gets a chance to reinvent herself. After all, who is to say that everything has to be the same? Gabrielle Zevin is a screenwriter and a novelist. She is a Harvard graduate with a degree in English and American Literature. Gabrielle was born in New York and lives there with one pug dog, Mrs DeWinter, and her partner of ten years, director Hans Canosa. Her first book 'Elsewhere' was published to critical acclaim.
Gabrielle Zevin - Young Jane Young
This is the story of five women . . . Meet Rachel Grossman. She’ll stop at nothing to protect her daughter, Aviva, even if it ends up costing her everything. Meet Jane Young. She’s disrupting a quiet life with her daughter, Ruby, to seek political office for the first time. Meet Ruby Young. She thinks her mom has a secret. She’s right. Meet Embeth Levin. She’s made a career of cleaning up her congressman husband’s messes. Meet Aviva Grossman. The Internet won’t let her or anyone else forget her past transgressions. This is the story of five women . . . . . . and the sex sexist scandal that binds them together. From Gabrielle Zevin, the bestselling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, comes another story with unforgettable characters that is particularly suited to the times we live in now . . .
Gabrielle Zevin - In the Age of Love and Chocolate
All These Things I’ve Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win. Still, it is Anya’s nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life. In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin’s writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.
Gabrielle Zevin - The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
In the spirit of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Gabrielle Zevin's enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books - and booksellers - that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds. On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto "No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World." A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island - from Lambiase, the well-intentioned police officer who's always felt kindly toward Fikry; from Ismay, his sister-in-law who is hell-bent on saving him from his dreary self; from Amelia, the lovely and idealistic (if eccentric) Knightley Press sales rep who keeps on taking the ferry over to Alice Island, refusing to be deterred by A. J.'s bad attitude. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, A. J. can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It's a small package, but large in weight. It's that unexpected arrival that gives A. J. Fikry the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming A. J.; or for that determined sales rep, Amelia, to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light; or for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of A. J.'s world; or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn't see coming. As surprising as it is moving, _The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry_ is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.
Gabrielle Zevin - All These Things I've Done
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Gabrielle Zevin - The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry
A. J. Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life. Maya is the baby who ends up on A. J.'s bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the lives of these seemingly normal but extraordinary characters? This is the story of how unexpected love can rescue you and bring you back to real life, in a world that you won't want to leave, with characters that you will come to love.
Gabrielle Zevin - Elsewhere
Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful. You can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver’s license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she’s dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn’t want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.
Gabrielle Zevin - Because It Is My Blood
“Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in.”- Michael Corleone, The Godfather Since her release from Liberty Children's Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It’s a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve--and her heart--will be tested as never before.
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