The Book Thief A book report about The Book Thief, an amazing story by Markus Zusak. It was published by Transworld Publishers in 2005 and has won multiple awards and was also featured on New York Times best seller list.. The book contains a total of 554 pages and it’s a fictional and historical novel about the Holocaust and WW2 and we get to follow the story of Liesel Meminger. The book is about a young girl named Liesel Meminger and the entire story is narrated by Death himself. Liesel suddenly couldn’t live with her mother anymore and she gets placed in a foster home in the fictional town of Molching, Germany.
Over the course of the 1960’s James Arthur Baldwin emerged as one of the great influencers of writing regarding problems of society. James was born August 2nd, 1924 in Harlem, New York City to his single mother Emma Jones (F). James’ first novel composed was “Go tell it on the mountain” published in 1953, with multiple short stories speaking out about racial segregation and political influences on minorities of today’s world (P). James Baldwin was a late twentieth century author who presented racism, sexuality, and culture to persuade his readers to be more open to these issues and encourage them to fight for equality. Through “Sonny’s Blues” and “The Rockpile”, Baldwin expresses his concern about temptation, suffering, and isolation by making the
A Comparison, Man in the High Castle vs. Handmaid’s Tale In this essay I will be comparing two dystopian novels, Handmaid 's tale by Margaret Atwood, and The Man In The High Castle by Philip K. Dick. Both of these books being popular pieces of dystopian literature from the mid 20th century, although, the novels were spaced out by about 20 years give or take. I think these books are similar in many ways while also sending out very different messages and seeing a dystopian past from a different point of view. Margaret Atwood’s piece follows a women called Offred (renamed by the new government put into place) and the new role her and many other women have been forced to take up by the Republic of Gilead (The new and not so great United States). The Man In The High Castle takes a different approach, showing rebels fighting the new ruling government (Nazi Germany as well as The Empire Of Japan) as well as some people who forcefully put into challenging positions trying to decide between their past lives or one that could bring the United States back to its former glory.
During this time period they came across the historical annals of the Moghul empire. Raiders from the north is their first fiction novel. Raiders from the north starts from the time Babur’s father the ruler of Ferghana died when a dovecot fell on him followed by an earthquake in 1494. Babur is the only child of Umar-shaikh and Kutlugh Nigar, At the age of twelve he was crowned the prince of Ferghana with the help of his maternal grand mother Esan Dawlat, who claims to be a descendant of Genghis Khan, his mother Kutlugh Nigar and his military guide and mentor Wazir Khan. As Ferghana was always under threat from the uzbeks and Shaibani Khan many felt that Babur was inept to rule, he and his chief bodyguard Wazir Khan worked together and eliminated all those who opposed him being a ruler of Ferghana including his grand Vizier.
Time Between the Stars is a series of contemporary realistic fiction by Andrew M. Greely the American author. The first novel of the series was Virgin and Martyr that Greely first published in 1985 to much controversy and critical acclaim. Andrew M Greely was best known as popular American novelist, journalist, sociologist, and Roman Catholic priest. Greely was a Sociology Professor who taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Arizona. He also did some work at the National Opinion Research Center as a Research Associate.
The novel The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood is the second novel in the MaddAddam Trilogy. The novel was published in both Canada and United States of America on September 22, 2009, and in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2009. This novel was mostly anticipated patiently for a long time by the readers due to the success of the first novel, Oryx and Crake. The novel was mentioned in various newspaper review articles looking forward as the notable fiction of 2009. The novel, in general, was long listed as a candidate for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” describes the worlds of the familiar, the exotic, the best of human nature and the most selfish inhabit. Miss Lahiri’s tale of two places and one tormented family, unable to speak to one another due to their mutual anguish, is a masterful accomplishment. The lowland is her second novel after The namesake. Lahiri has won many awards and honors which include “The Pulitzer Prize” in 2000, “The Transatlantic Review” Award from the Henfield Foundation, “The Louisiana Review” Award for Short Fiction, the “O. Henry” Award for Best American Short Stories, the PEN/Hemingway Award, “The New Yorker Debut of the Year” Award and “The American Academy of Arts and Letters” Award.
Yvonne Vera (1964-2005), an award-winning novelist and innovative museum director was the winner of the first Macmillan Writer’s Prize for The Stone Virgins. In 1999, Vera was the recipient of Sweden’s ‘Voice of Africa’ award. In 1997, her novel Under the Tongue won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, African Region. She was awarded the Zimbabwean Publisher’s Literary Award for the best novel in 1996 and 1997. She is the author of a collection of short stories Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals(1992) and five novels:Nehanda (1993), Without a Name (1994), Under the Tongue (1996), Butterfly Burning (1998) and The Stone Virgins (2002).Vera’s writings work against the silencing imposed on women by patriarchy and colonialism, and all her novels stress that to write is to banish
In January 2005 The Hungry Tide was presented the Crossword Book Prize, a major Indian award. His novel, Sea of Poppies (2008) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2008 and was awarded the Crossword Book Prize and the India Plaza Golden Quill Award.