The Blue Room

Author: Georges Simenon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698409221
Size: 10,28 MB
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One of Simenon's critically acclaimed roman durs, The Blue Room is a tale of the destructive power of lust and guilt. "He felt no resentment towards Andree for biting his lip. In the context of their lovemaking, it had its place." For Tony and Andree, there are no rules when they meet in the blue room at the Hotel des Voyageurs. Their adulterous affair is intoxicating, passionate--and dangerous. Soon it turns into a nightmare from which there can be no escape. Simenon's stylish and sensual psychological thriller weaves a story of cruelty, reckless lust, and relentless guilt. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Blue Room

Author: Hanne Ørstavik
Editor: Peirene Press
ISBN: 1908670185
Size: 18,67 MB
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A novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine. Johanne is a young woman in her twenties who lives with her mother. When she falls in love with Ivar, she finally feels ready to leave home. The couple plan a trip to America. But the morning of her departure, Johanne wakes up to find the door locked. Can she overcome her fears? Will she shout for help? Will she climb out of her fourth floor window? Why Peirene chose to publish this book: ‘Everyone who has read Fifty Shades of Grey should read this book. Why? The Blue Room holds up a mirror to a part of the female psyche that yearns for submission. The story shows how erotic fantasies are formed by the relationship with our parents. It then delves further to analyse the struggle of women to separate from their mothers - a struggle that is rarely addressed in either literature or society.’ Meike Ziervogel ‘A masterpiece of unreliable narration.’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ‘A highly unusual, coolly daring psychological thriller that explores emotional pain and indifference with an unsettling detachment.’ Eileen Battersby, Irish Times ‘A work of chilling, masterly control.’ Laura Profumo, Times Literary Supplement ‘Nothing is certain, no motive is clear and no person is above suspicion in Ørstavik’s perfectly pitched, tightly stitched and captivating brain-teaser.’ Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post ‘Ørstavik treats the everyday and existential with intensity.’ Max Liu, Independent ‘Psychologically astute and deftly translated . . . A brilliant examination of a woman struggling to own her sexuality, to break free from the guilt and forge her own identity.’ Lucy Popescu, Tablet GUARDIAN PAPERBACKS OF THE YEAR 2014

In A Blue Room

Author: Jim Averbeck
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152059927
Size: 19,49 MB
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Alice wants everything in her bedroom to be blue before she falls asleep.

Dream Of The Blue Room

Author: Michelle Richmond
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 055390700X
Size: 16,91 MB
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Jenny and Amanda Ruth were best friends in a small Alabama town until eighteen-years-old Amanda Ruth was murdered. Now, fourteen years later, Jenny has traveled with her husband to China to scatter Amanda Ruth’s ashes and finally fulfill her friend’s dream of visiting her Chinese father’s homeland. It’s also, Jenny hopes, an opportunity to repair her own troubled marriage. But as she journeys through a foreign landscape, the guilty secrets of Jenny’s past rise up and her life will be inexorably altered. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog (“Highly recommended [for fans of] authors like Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard” —Library Journal, starred review) and No One You Know (“Luminous . . . will keep you thinking long after the last page has been turned”—Family Circle), Michelle Richmond’s stunning novel captivates with its depiction of the powerful intimacies of marriage, friendship, and family that shape our paths and the bonds of home that buoy us—wherever home may be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Blue Room

Author: Eugene Richards
Editor: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714848327
Size: 11,13 MB
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The Blue Room, Eugene Richards's first book in colour, is a moving and eloquent study of the abandoned and forgotten houses of rural America. Abandoned houses stand mute and solitary in out-of-the-way places wherever, it's been said, things haven't worked out for people. To those quickly passing by, the timeworn structures can be seen as fearful places, places to avoid. Yet there are those who are inexorably drawn to them. To Eugene Richards, they are heirlooms, evidence of past lives, time machines. Over the course of three and a half years, travelling thousands of miles on the backroads of America, Richards has created a body of photographs that speaks of the beauty of these houses and inspires us to imagine the lives of the people who once lived in them. The Blue Room is a personal journey, a way of seeing, and a meditation on the fragility of life and the transient nature of things.

The Blue Room

Author: David Hare
Editor: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802135964
Size: 14,52 MB
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Examines the policies and politics that have kept hungry people from feeding themselves around the world, in both Third and First World countries.

Murder In The Blue Room

Author: Elliott Roosevelt
ISBN: 9780380712373
Size: 11,41 MB
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When a pretty, young Press Office secretary is bludgeoned to death in the Blue Room of the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt begins to investigate, questioning a house full of visiting Russian diplomats. Reprint.

Tea At The Blue Lantern Inn

Author: Jan Whitaker
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250089816
Size: 15,58 MB
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The Gypsy Tea Kettle. Polly's Cheerio Tea Room. The Mad Hatter. The Blue Lantern Inn. These are just a few of the many tea rooms - most owned and operated by women -- that popped up across America at the turn of the last century, and exploded into a full-blown craze by the 1920s. Colorful, cozy, festive, and inviting, these new-fangled eateries offered women a way to celebrate their independence and creativity. Sparked by the Suffragist movement, Prohibition, and the rise of the automobile, tea rooms forever changed the way America eats out, and laid the groundwork for the modern small restaurant and coffee bar. In this lively, well-researched book, Jan Whitaker brings us back to the exciting days when countless American women dreamed of opening their own tea room - and many did. From the Bohemian streets of New York's Greenwich Village to the high-society tea rooms of Chicago's poshest hotels, from the Colonial roadside tea houses of New England to the welcoming bungalows of California, the book traces the social, artistic, and culinary changes the tea room helped bring about. Anyone interested in women's history, the early days of the automobile, the Bohemian lives of artists in Greenwich Village, and the history of food and drink will revel in this spirited, stylish, and intimate slice of America's past.

Blue Rooms

Author: John Jerome
Editor: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 9780805026207
Size: 19,90 MB
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The earth is beautiful because of water, says John Jerome, who sets out to explore the most ravishing examples of the element he can find. The search takes him from Oklahoma swimming holes to Adirondack lakes, from Canada to the Caribbean and from his earliest water memories to his mature reflections on what it is about water in its natural state that humans find so compelling.

Blue Rooms

Author: Amanda Filippelli
ISBN: 9781944134129
Size: 10,49 MB
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Blue Rooms is an interrogation of the past, an elegy to things lost and left behind. Amanda Filippelli explores how young women are shaped by both their lineage and the cultural permissions we give to men. Cracking open all of the dark spaces families often hide away, Amanda lets pain, loss, judgment, and resentment come to the surface to be dissected and dismissed. Blue Rooms is a woman's reflective journey of discovery, growth and empowerment, raising questions of self, identity, and agency throughout.