Book: Sweet Sorrow


Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love ...

  • Author : David Nicholls
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release : 23 October 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780358248361

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Score: 4
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From the best-selling author of One Day comes a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale about the heart-stopping thrill of first love--and how just one summer can forever change a life. Now: On the verge of marriage and a fresh start, thirty-eight year old Charlie Lewis finds that he can't stop thinking about the past, and the events of one particular summer. Then: Sixteen-year-old Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. He's failing his classes. At home he looks after his depressed father--when surely it should be the other way round--and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. But when Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. In order to spend time with Fran, Charlie must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling: The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet learned and performed in a theater troupe over the course of a summer. Now: Charlie can't go the altar without coming to terms with his relationship with Fran, his friends, and his former self. Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.

Book: Sweet Sorrow


Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love ...

  • Author : David Nicholls
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 04 August 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780358248316

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Score: 4
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From the best-selling author of One Day comes a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale about the heart-stopping thrill of first love—and how just one summer can forever change a life. Now: On the verge of marriage and a fresh start, thirty-eight year old Charlie Lewis finds that he can’t stop thinking about the past, and the events of one particular summer. Then: Sixteen-year-old Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. He’s failing his classes. At home he looks after his depressed father—when surely it should be the other way round—and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. But when Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. In order to spend time with Fran, Charlie must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling: The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet learned and performed in a theater troupe over the course of a summer. Now: Charlie can’t go the altar without coming to terms with his relationship with Fran, his friends, and his former self. Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.

Book: Sweet Sorrow


I've bought more copies to give to friends and family and will be recommending it to everyone I know who has ever fallen in love' ***** Reader Review 'This is a very special novel, both sad and funny at the same time, with such beautiful ...

  • Author : David Nicholls
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 11 July 2019
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9781444715439

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Score: 4
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Everyone has that one summer. 'David Nicholls is that rarest of literary creatures: a genuinely brilliant, genuinely popular novelist.' - Stuart Maconie, in New Statesman's Best Books of 2020 'Triumph ... the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending' The Sunday Times 'Pitch perfect ... Exquisite ... Terrific ... Very funny' Telegraph THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling. The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare. Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out. 'The wit and real humour of his other books are here in this lovely rendition of what love is. A great read especially in England over the summer' ***** Reader Review 'What a lovely, beautiful book, full of wistful nostalgia' ***** Reader Review 'I loved this book. I've bought more copies to give to friends and family and will be recommending it to everyone I know who has ever fallen in love' ***** Reader Review 'This is a very special novel, both sad and funny at the same time, with such beautiful writing' ***** Reader Review 'A modern classic' ***** Reader Review

Book: Sweet Sorrow


Sweet Sorrow illustrates through story and example, grounded in psychological principles and practices, ways for grief survivors to start over, manage chaos and stress, and heal with new strategies.

  • Author : Sherry Cormier, Ph.D
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 08 September 2018
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 13 : 9781538114186

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Sweet Sorrow illustrates through story and example, grounded in psychological principles and practices, ways for grief survivors to start over, manage chaos and stress, and heal with new strategies. Sweet Sorrow also provides recommendations for self-care and guidelines for responding to those suffering from heartbreaking losses.

Book: Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow


Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow shares tips, wisdom, and a detailed roadmap that will help anyone struggling with eating challenges to both attain and maintain a healthy relationship with food.

  • Author : Louise Parente
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 22 September 2020
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 13 : 1982254181

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow Book Summary :

Managing a dysfunctional relationship with food can be challenging. Thankfully, even when food and disordered eating have become the connection to self, it is possible to transform a conflict-ridden relationship with food to a more balanced, optimistic, and loving one. Within a comprehensive guide tailored for anyone struggling with eating challenges, Dr. Louise Parente relies on her extensive background as a certified eating disorder specialist and psychotherapist to provide a roadmap to permanent, positive change. Through a six-step process, Dr. Parente addresses the problem itself, the associated emotions that include shame, anger, fear, and anxiety; the inner-voices that regularly speak to us; and the subsequent belief and acceptance that follows this type of positive transformation. Included are case examples, introspective questions that encourage a look inward, and points to remember that highlight important takeaways from each chapter. Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow shares tips, wisdom, and a detailed roadmap that will help anyone struggling with eating challenges to both attain and maintain a healthy relationship with food.

Book: Sweet Sorrow


This book defines the centrality of love and loss in human life and in human meaning.

  • Author : Alan B. Eppel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 May 2018
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 13 : 9780429919619

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This book defines the centrality of love and loss in human life and in human meaning. Bowlby's Attachment theory forms the basis for understanding our selves and our relationships. The author proposes that love is the subjective experience of attachment and that dyadic relationships are the source of ultimate meaning. He supports his theses with a tour de force integration of ideas from attachment theory, psychoanalysis, neuroscience and existential philosophy. He argues that the quality of attachment between mother and infant lays the foundation for the formation of individual identity and ultimately shapes our capacity to engage in relationships with others. The author describes loss as the reciprocal of attachment and considers the enormous influence of loss on our moods, sense of identity, and our desire to live or die. The final segments of the book describe the implications of this analysis and links it to the meaning and purpose of human life. All of us seek to understand the meaning of life, and especially the meaning of our own lives.

Book: The Understudy


Josh is the star of Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, a biographical play about Lord Byron–and Stephen is his understudy.

  • Author : David Nicholls
  • Publisher : Villard
  • Release : 30 January 2007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 13 : 9781588365057

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Score: 3
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Recently divorced actor Stephen C. McQueen (no relation, unfortunately) seems to have a knack for bad luck. But a failed marriage, a stalled career, a judgmental ex-wife, a distant daughter, a horrid little studio apartment in the far reaches of the London suburbs–all these pathetic elements seem to pale in the chiseled face of his newest tormentor: the Twelfth Sexiest Man in the World, Josh Harper. Josh is the star of Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, a biographical play about Lord Byron–and Stephen is his understudy. Not only is Josh fantastically, infuriatingly good-looking, internationally renowned, and remarkably talented, he’s also frustratingly healthy. No matter how many all-night booze-and-coke benders Josh goes on, he always shows up at the stage door for his call like clockwork. Stephen doubts he’ll ever get his chance to slip on the puffy shirt and tight breeches of Byron and tread the boards in the role that would certainly be the break he’s always waited for. And just when Stephen’s sure he couldn’t resent Josh more, he meets Josh’s witty, restless American wife, Nora . . . and discovers he likes her a little too much. Another man might curse his luck at finding that his potential dream woman is a rival’s wife, but at this point, Stephen would expect nothing else. Caught between his stirring feelings for Nora, the demands of an insistent and secretive Josh, and his lifelong desire for a real career in show business, Stephen must make a terrible decision: Will it be the girl or the fame? A hapless, bumbling bloke in love, an arrogant megastar with a potpourri of addictions, a sexy married woman out of her element in the fast lane–David Nicholls brings them all together in this knockout romantic comedy.

Book: Starter for Ten


Praise for A Starter for Ten “Fresh, edgy and very funny . . . [David Nicholls] has a talent for droll dialogue and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.”—USA Today “Starter for Ten has that elusive Hornby-factor. . .

  • Author : David Nicholls
  • Publisher : Villard
  • Release : 18 December 2008
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307491329

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Score: 3.5
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Utterly charming . . . a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.”—People (four stars) The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a dark secret—a long-held, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British TV quiz show University Challenge—and now, finally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. He’s made the school team, and they’ve completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. (And, what’s more, he’s fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitable—but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Praise for A Starter for Ten “Fresh, edgy and very funny . . . [David Nicholls] has a talent for droll dialogue and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.”—USA Today “Starter for Ten has that elusive Hornby-factor. . . . It’s wincingly funny . . . a prospect to savour.”—Arena

Book: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet


BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost.

  • Author : Jamie Ford
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 27 January 2009
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780345512505

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Score: 4
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"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white k

Book: The Book of Sorrow


  • Author : Sir Andrew Macphail
  • Publisher : London, New York etc. H. Milford, Oxford University Press
  • Release : 23 October 2021
  • Category: English poetry
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 13 : NYPL:33433112033414

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Book: Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas


This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide.

  • Author : Poonam Trivedi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 August 2018
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 13 : 9781317367000

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This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better known Tamil and Kannada, as well as the less familiar regions of the North Eastern states. The volume visits diverse filmic genres, starting from the earliest silent cinema, to diasporic films made for global audiences, television films, independent films, and documentaries, thus expanding the very notion of ‘Indian cinema’ while also looking at the different modalities of deploying Shakespeare specific to these genres. Shakespeareans and film scholars provide an alternative history of the development of Indian cinemas through its negotiations with Shakespeare focusing on the inter-textualities between Shakespearean theatre, regional cinema, performative traditions, and literary histories in India. The purpose is not to catalog examples of Shakespearean influence but to analyze the interplay of the aesthetic, historical, socio-political, and theoretical contexts in which Indian language films have turned to Shakespeare and to what purpose. The discussion extends from the content of the plays to the modes of their cinematic and intermedial translations. It thus tracks the intra–Indian flows and cross-currents between the various film industries, and intervenes in the politics of multiculturalism and inter/intraculturalism built up around Shakespearean appropriations. Contributing to current studies in global Shakespeare, this book marks a discursive shift in the way Shakespeare on screen is predominantly theorized, as well as how Indian cinema, particularly ‘Shakespeare in Indian cinema’ is understood.