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Author: Magda Szabo
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781681374086
Book Pages: 352
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From the author of The Door, a beloved coming-of-age tale set in WWII-era Hungary. Abigail, the story of a headstrong teenager growing up during World War II, is the most beloved of Magda Szabó’s books in her native Hungary. Gina is the only child of a general, a widower who has long been happy to spoil his bright and willful daughter. Gina is devastated when the general tells her that he must go away on a mission and that he will be sending her to boarding school in the country. She is even more aghast at the grim religious institution to which she soon finds herself consigned. She fights with her fellow students, she rebels against her teachers, finds herself completely ostracized, and runs away. Caught and brought back, there is nothing for Gina to do except entrust her fate to the legendary Abigail, as the classical statue of a woman with an urn that stands on the school’s grounds has come to be called. If you’re in trouble, it’s said, leave a message with Abigail and help will be on the way. And for Gina, who is in much deeper trouble than she could possibly suspect, a life-changing adventure is only beginning. There is something of Jane Austen in this story of the deceptiveness of appearances; fans of J.K. Rowling are sure to enjoy Szabó’s picture of irreverent students, eccentric teachers, and boarding-school life. Above all, however, Abigail is a thrilling tale of suspense.


Author: Purchase Monthly Meeting
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ISBN: HARVARD:32044081822678
Book Pages: 20
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Author: Samuel Jones Spalding
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ISBN: WISC:89067279182
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Author: Leonard Allison Morrison
Genre: Kimball family
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ISBN: HARVARD:32044018797134
Book Pages: 1278
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Genre: East Haven (Conn.)
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ISBN: WISC:89063107833
Book Pages: 555
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Author: Abigail O'Brien (artist.)
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ISBN: 0957294611
Book Pages: 80
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Genre: New York (State)
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ISBN: HARVARD:32044098880404
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Genre: New England
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ISBN: UVA:X000538498
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Author: Robert Alter
Genre: Religion
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070255
Book Pages: 448
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"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.


Author: Charles Elihu Slocum
Genre: British Americans
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ISBN: UCAL:$B469447
Book Pages: 643
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