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  • Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir
    Views : 334
    Pages : 256

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    Novelist Kohler (Dreaming for Freud, 2014, etc.) reflects on her beloved older sister, Maxine, who was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 39.

    In this intimate, exquisitely written memoir, the author’s first work of nonfiction, she explores the impenetrable bond that can exist between sisters. As the daughters of ... more

    Publish on

    2017-01-17

    ISBN-10: 0143129295

    ISBN-13: 9780143129295

    Language: English

  • Dreaming for Freud: A Novel
    Views : 321
    Pages : 256

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    Kohler’s (Bay of Foxes, 2012, etc.) new novel fictionalizes the story of Dora, one of Freud’s earliest and most memorable patients.

    In 1900, a wealthy industrialist brings his 18-year-old daughter to his own doctor—Sigmund Freud—for treatment of her “nervous” cough and “imaginary” leg and abdominal pains. Dora is ... more

    Publish on

    2014-05-28

    ISBN-10: 0143125192

    ISBN-13: 9780143125198

    Language: English

  • Love Child: A Novel
    Views : 216
    Pages : 235

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    Old family scandals are revisited by a South African woman in this seventh novel from the expatriate South African writer (Bluebird, or The Invention of Happiness, 2007, etc.). 

    She’s the pretty daughter of a diamond appraiser in Johannesburg. He works alongside her father. They’re still in their teens, but it’s love at f ... more

    Publish on

    2011-06-28

    ISBN-10: 0143119192

    ISBN-13: 9780143119197

    Language: English

  • Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel
    Views : 410
    Pages : 234

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    Kohler (Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness, 2007, etc.) crafts a character from the creator of one of English literature’s most vital protagonists.

    With Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë helped create a new kind of fiction by combining Gothic sensibility and a boldly unconventional, audaciously realistic heroine. She prese ... more

    Publish on

    2009-12-29

    ISBN-10: 0143115979

    ISBN-13: 9780143115977

    Language: English

  • Crossways: A Novel
    Views : 352
    Pages : 242

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pOntario Review Press

    Book Description

    Psychological thriller from Kohler, author of four previous novels and three story collections (Stories From Another World, 2003, etc.), about a family whose recent misfortunes may have been acts of crime rather than tragedy.

    In the 1970s, South Africa was a haunted place for many whites who found themselves unable to live with the ... more

    Publish on

    2004-09-23

    ISBN-10: 0865381127

    ISBN-13: 9780865381124

    Language: English

  • Stories from Another World
    Views : 278
    Pages : 150

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pOntario Review Press

    Book Description

    A dozen stories by South African–born Kohler (Children of Pithiviers, 2001, etc.), set in a variety of locales from Europe to America to South Africa.

    The characters here tend to be fragile, exquisite, mournful, and vaguely haunted. They are rarely what anyone would call happy, lucky or blessed, and they usually appear most satisf ... more

    Publish on

    2003-10-01

    ISBN-10: 0865381100

    ISBN-13: 9780865381100

    Language: English

  • Children of Pithiviers
    Views : 31
    Pages : 184

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pZoland Books

    Book Description

    With only medium success, the children’s concentration camp at Pithiviers is the inspiration for this indictment of French collaboration with the Germans in WWII.

    The story is told by a South African woman living in the US who’s haunted by a sentence she found written in the margins of someone else’s book years ago: “Mother said ev ... more

    Publish on

    2001-06-01

    ISBN-10: 1581950322

    ISBN-13: 9781581950328

    Language: English