The Spinning Heart

The Spinning Heart

Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark, and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan’s brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in fiction.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781586422240

Category: Fiction

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BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST Irish Book of the Decade, Dublin Book Festival Winner of The Guardian First Book Award Winner of the Irish Book Award, Newcomer of the Year and Book of the Year A Library Journal “Best Book of the Year” An “affecting” portrait of a working-class community in contemporary rural Ireland that is “reminiscent of William Faulker’s As I Lay Dying” (The New York Times Book Review) In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark, and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan’s brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in fiction.
Categories: Fiction

The Spinning Heart

The Spinning Heart

Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant.

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781784165000

Category: Fiction

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Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013 Shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award 2014 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Winner of Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2012 'Funny, moving and beautifully written’ Edna O'Brien In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. 'Filled with light and shade, love and tragedy ... if it was a song you could sing it’ Anne Enright ‘Donal Ryan is the real deal. … a brilliantly realised, utterly resonant state-of-the-nation landscape’ Sunday Independent ‘I can’t imagine a more original, more perceptive or more passionate work than this. Outstanding’ John Boyne ‘It’s furious, it’s moving, it’s darkly funny, it punches you right in the gut’ New York Times
Categories: Fiction

The Spinning Heart

The Spinning Heart

Acclaim for The Spinning Heart: 'Powerful and affecting... [a] superb, unforgettable and topical debut The Times 'A formidable debut, with snatches of the savage comedy of Patrick McCabe and a wistful cadence all its own' Daily ...

Author: Donal Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448154036

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013 Shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award 2014 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Winner of Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2012 “My father still lives back the road past the weir in the cottage I was reared in. I go there every day to see is he dead and every day he lets me down. He hasn’t yet missed a day of letting me down.” In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan’s brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in literary fiction.
Categories: Fiction

The Spinning Heart Comparative Study Guide

The Spinning Heart Comparative Study Guide

This book is a companion guide for the Comparative Study of 'The Spinning Heart', by Donal Ryan.

Author: AMY. FARRELL

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ISBN: 1910949752

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Page: 188

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This book is a companion guide for the Comparative Study of 'The Spinning Heart', by Donal Ryan.
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Follow the Spinning Sun

Follow the Spinning Sun

Chief Salamander asked Medicine-maker to hold Knee-nose's chest open, so he could reach in and out out the heart. Medicine-maker would collect the precious blood for the ceremony and then, cut Knee-nose in half.

Author: Leandro Thomas Gonzales

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865348660

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the Anasazi Indians enjoyed a good and bountiful life. Yet, for some reason, they abandoned their village and all that remains are the ruins of Tyuoni at the Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. In this work of fiction, Jopin, an eighty year-old elder desperate for an answer, embarks on a prayer quest that takes him on a chain of events which will unveil the fate of Tyuoni. Deer-tracker, his pre-teen grandson, and Knee-nose, a young spotted deer, help Jopin deal with Chief Salamander's questionable actions and motives as the tribe journeys on a treacherous and intriguing odyssey. In his story, the author strives to demonstrate how a significant religious event could have influenced the people to abandon their majestic village, join the Great Migration, and follow the spinning sun to their new homeland, even though popular belief purports that the Anasazi vanished because of war, severe drought, or famine. The wonder of living in such an extraordinary time and place will provoke interest in the age-old mystery of what really happened.
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The Spinning Heart Study Guide 2020

The Spinning Heart Study Guide 2020

Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan.

Author: Amy Farrell

Publisher: Crack the Comparative

ISBN: 1910949817

Category: Study Aids

Page: 48

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Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan. Crack the Comparative with these clear, detailed notes and key moment analysis to help you achieve exam success. Understand how the Comparative Study Modes apply to The Spinning Heart Notes on Cultural Context/Social Setting Literary Genre Theme/Issue - Relationships Hero, Heroine, Villain Notes on Key Moments for each Mode
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The Spinning Heart Study Guide 2021

The Spinning Heart Study Guide 2021

Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan.

Author: Amy Farrell

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ISBN: 1910949833

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Page: 34

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Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan. Crack the Comparative with these clear, detailed notes and key moment analysis to help you achieve exam success. Understand how the Comparative Study Modes apply to The Spinning HeartCultural Context/Social Setting General Vision and Viewpoint Theme/Issue - Relationships Key Moments for each Mode
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The Spinning Heart Classroom Questions

The Spinning Heart Classroom Questions

The Spinning Heart Classroom Questions is a teacher's resource intended for use in lesson planning, and in the classroom. It contains 248 questions to provoke student engagement and personal response while studying Donal Ryan's novel.

Author: Amy Farrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910949035

Category: Education

Page: 44

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Scene by Scene guides are teaching resources. They are short books of questions, designed to save teachers time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. Each guide is broken down by scene or chapter, to match and complement the text it accompanies. This means that the teacher is provided with a clear list of questions, at every stage of teaching the text. These questions can be used in class, or as homework, and so provide underlying structure to lesson planning. Classroom Questions teaching guides contain both closed, comprehension testing questions, and open, higher order questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. Closed questions can be used to check understanding and make sure students are on-task, while open questions promote thinking and reflection. In this way, Scene by Scene Classroom Questions keep students engaged with and focused on the text, and involved in classroom discussion. The Spinning Heart Classroom Questions is a teacher's resource intended for use in lesson planning, and in the classroom. It contains 248 questions to provoke student engagement and personal response while studying Donal Ryan's novel. Why choose to study The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan? Themes of family, relationships, communication, loss. Set in the Irish countryside during the recent economic recession. Alternative perspectives, each chapter is written in a new voice, developing the story in layers. Examines the gulf between our public and private selves. Exciting, compelling plotline.
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Burial Rites

Burial Rites

Her dialogue is entirely believable, a thing not easily done. Some writers never get it right; Hannah has done it with seeming effortlessness in her first novel.' Donal Ryan, Man Bookerlonglisted author of The Spinning Heart 'Burial ...

Author: Hannah Kent

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447233183

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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*Devotion, the new novel from Hannah Kent, is out now!* 'Outstanding' – Madeline Miller - The Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist - The Guardian First Book Award Shortlist - The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Shortlist Iceland, 1829 – Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her lover. Agnes is sent to wait out her final months on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderer in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. Only Tóti, the young assistant priest appointed Agnes’s spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes’s story begins to emerge and with it the family’s terrible realization that all is not as they had assumed. Based on actual events, Burial Rites is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we’re told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland’s formidable landscape, in which every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others? Inspired by a true story, Burial Rites is perfect for fans of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. 'Sublime' – Sunday Telegraph 'One of the most gripping, intriguing and unique books I’ve read this year' – Kate Mosse
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