Crooked heart

by Cristina Sumners

Publisher: Bantam Books in New York

Written in English
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Edition Notes

StatementCristina Sumners.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3619.U46 C76 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 296 p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3560929M
ISBN 100553803034
LC Control Number2002025589
OCLC/WorldCa49699343

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  Crooked Heart: `My book of the year' Jojo Moyes by Lissa Evans Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he winds up in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thiry-six, drowning in ry: Fiction Books > Modern Fiction.   Crooked Heart A Novel (eBook): Evans, Lissa: Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee. When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge- . Read free book excerpt from Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans, page 2 of 2.

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“In ‘Crooked Heart,’ Lissa Evans’s absorbing and atmospheric comic novel, another quietly heroic orphan joins the is a wonderfully old-fashioned Dickensian novel, with satisfying plot darkly funny and deeply ’s a crooked journey, straight to the heart.” (New York Times Book Review)/5().

Crooked heart book Heart joins The Book Thief and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe as books whose protagonists are youthful evacuees during WWII trying to find where they fit in with a new "family." Crooked Heart, however, lacks both the charming characters of The Book Thief and the adventure-filled plot of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe/5.

In Crooked Heart, Noel Bostock, a is evacuated from London during World War II. The evacuations that took place in British cities at this time constitute the biggest and most concentrated mass movement of people in the country's history.

In ‘Crooked Heart,’ Lissa Evans’s absorbing and atmospheric comic novel, another quietly heroic orphan joins the is a wonderfully old-fashioned Dickensian novel, with satisfying plot darkly funny and deeply ’s a crooked journey, straight to the heart.

New Crooked heart book Times Book Review. I loved this book/5(6). CROOKED HEART. Long-listed for the Baileys Prize ‘Both darkly funny and deeply touching —a crooked journey, straight to the heart.’ The New York Times ‘At the crooked heart Crooked heart book this lovely novel there an odd-couple relationship between an odd, clever, and very lonely boy and a dodgy, desperate woman in early middle-age.

Now, in “Crooked Heart,” Lissa Evans’s absorbing and atmospheric comic novel, another quietly heroic orphan joins the canon. It is London,   Crooked Heart’s least crooked character will be dead for most of the novel. Mattie, year-old Noel’s beloved godmother, is a militant ex-suffragette, a free spirit, but she is succumbing to Author: Stevie Davies.

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ISBN Summary Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee.

When Noel Bostock—aged ten, no family—is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands. Crooked Heart Discussion Guide: Home. Book discussion guide for Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans.

Check here for reviews, interviews, read-alikes, discussion questions, and more. Lissa Evans Photo courtesy of The New York Times. Her biography is available at. Directed by Michael Bortman. With Peter Berg, Vincent D'Onofrio, Noah Wyle, Peter Coyote. How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.6/10().

Buy Crooked Heart: ‘My book of the year’ Jojo Moyes by Evans, Lissa (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). In addition to her television work, Lissa has written four novels for adults: Spencer's List (), Odd One Out (), Their Finest Hour and a Half () (long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction) and Crooked Heart (, in the US).

She also wrote two novels for children. The unforeseen consequences give the book its narrative momentum. The tension flags at times, especially in sections focusing on Donald, but Crooked Heart is still an entertaining and poignant English comedy of bad manners.

This article was originally published in the August issue of BookPage. Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including Their Finest Hour and a Half, which was longlisted for the Orange d Heart was also longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize); it is her first novel to be published in the US.

Evans lives in London with her family. “In ‘Crooked Heart,’ Lissa Evans’s absorbing and atmospheric comic novel, another quietly heroic orphan joins the is a wonderfully old-fashioned Dickensian novel, with satisfying plot darkly funny and deeply ’s a crooked journey, straight to the heart.” — New York Times Book Review.

CROOKED HEART Cristina Sumners, Author. Bantam $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. While the autumnal suburban street scene on the dust jacket of Sumners's winning debut suggests. "Imperfection itself becomes a kind of virtue, and gives Lamott's work the glow of truth." - BOSTON BOOK REVIEW "Anne Lamott is the two-way mirror of our hopes, insecurities, and cheating hearts, an astute observer of human nature Crooked Little Heart is absolutely brilliant." - Amy Tan /5(13).

CROOKED HEART is an endearing novel that will have you laughing and moaning in the same paragraph. Despite your best efforts, you will fall in love with this strange duo.

Vee is a true piece of work, right from the beginning, constantly on the lookout for a way to fleece someone out of a sixpence or two. Crooked Heart A Novel (Book): Evans, Lissa: "When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents.

Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former. Book Reviews.

The Crooked Heart of Mercy. by Billie Livingston. We’ll survive. That’s what we do.” Such is the central sentiment of Billie Livingston’s fourth novel, a sombre yet striking story of a small group of damaged characters connected by their efforts to endure, through faith or otherwise, the pain of overwhelming loss and the.

Crooked Heart by Cristina Sumners and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Crooked Heart was a rather fun book to read, considering the topics this at first blush may sound odd, however Crooked Heart was far more than I expected, I had no difficulty imagining I was witnessing the story and it did not take long before I was invested deeply in the characters and could not set the book /5(24).

"Wonderful."--Boston Globe "Glorious. I loved every line of this book."--Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train "At the crooked heart of this lovely novel is an odd-couple relationship reminiscent of Moses and Addie in the film Paper Moon, between an odd, clever, and lonely boy and a /5().

The author of the acclaimed Crooked Heart returns with a comic, Engaging, balanced and touching without any sugary sweetness. This was a book I went from really just hating to loving over the course of listening. Excellent. 36 people found this helpful Overall 5 out of 5 stars.

Crooked Heart is the first adult novel from Lissa Evans since the Orange Prize-shortlisted Their Finest Hour and a Half (). This novel tells the story of ten-year-old evacuee Noel Bostock, who leaves blitz-ravaged London to stay in St Albans.

His new family consists of the scatter-brained and near penniless Vera Sedge, her ungrateful teenage [ ]. Crooked Heart (Book): Evans, Lissa: "When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents.

Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. A clever orphan and his scam-artist guardian—an odd couple in wartime London—explore the space between legally wrong and morally right.

Engaging and comic, Evans’ U.S. debut takes a different slant on Britain during World War II, focusing less on the heroism, more on the seedy underbelly where frauds and crimes flourished while the nation was preoccupied with beating Hitler.

Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan Noel Bostock—aged ten, no family—is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge—a thirty-six-year old widow drowning in debts and dependents.4/5(22).Crooked Heart (Book): Evans, Lissa: A precocious orphan evacuee and a debt-ridden widow con artist forge an unlikely alliance and take advantage ofunscrupulous money-making opportunities in the bombed suburbs of World War II England.Crooked Heart (Book): Evans, Lissa: "When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents.

Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette.