Psychology genre books (118)


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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later 19th century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov. Lermotov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and desperate for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times.

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All the Lovers in the Night by Mieko Kawakami EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
FINALIST for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction A BEST BOOK OF 2022 Oprah Daily・TIME Magazine・Washington Post・Publishers Weekly・Lit Hub Bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs Mieko Kawakami invites readers back into her immediately recognizable fictional world with this new, extraordinary novel and demonstrates yet again why she is one of today's most uncategorizable, insightful, and talented novelists. Fuyuko Irie is a freelance copy editor in her mid-thirties. Working and living alone in a city where it is not easy to form new relationships, she has little regular contac... continue

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All the Lovers in the Night by Mieko Kawakami EN

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Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
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From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami comes a deeply moving and magnificently observed story about a young woman searching for meaning.

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All-Night Pharmacy : A Novel by Ruth Madievsky EN

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Country: Europe / Moldova flag Moldova
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*A NATIONAL BESTSELLER* Rachel Kushner meets David Lynch in this fever dream of an LA novel about a young woman who commits a drunken act of violence just before her sister vanishes without a trace On the night of her high school graduation, a young woman follows her older sister Debbie to Salvation, a Los Angeles bar patronized by energy healers, aspiring actors, and all-around misfits. After the two share a bag of unidentified pills, the evening turns into a haze of sensual and risky interactions—nothing unusual for two sisters bound in an incredibly toxic relationship. Our unnamed narrator ... continue

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Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories--and a terrifying brush with her own mortality--sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the ... continue

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Baumgartner's Bombay by Anita Desai EN

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Country: Asia / India flag India
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A German Jew flees Germany to live in India. After a relatively successful business career, her retires to a rather impoverished life in the company of a pack of stray cats.

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Block, Delete, Move On : It's Not You, It's Them by Lalalaletmeexplain EN

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*One of Cosmopolitan's 2022 hot new releases* 'This book will change lives' - Tracey Cox 'Possibly the best book on relationships I have ever read' - Jess Megan _____________________________________________________________ Have you ever been on a disastrous date and vowed never to use apps again? Are you blaming yourself for the things going wrong in your love life? Do you always seem to become attached to people who treat you badly? The sad truth is that when it comes to modern dating, there are a whole host of challenges and hurdles to overcome. From ghosting and negging to gaslighting and a... continue

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Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami EN

Rating: 3 (4 votes)
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
'Breathtaking' – Haruki Murakami author of Norwegian Wood A beguiling novel about three women struggling to determine their own lives in contemporary Tokyo. A New York Times 'Notable Book of the Year' and one of Elena Ferrante's 'Top 40 Books by Female Authors' On a hot summer’s day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsuko, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko’s teenage daughter Midoriko. Makiko, an ageing hostess despairing the loss of her looks, has travelled to Tokyo in search of breast enhancement surgery. She's accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently stopped... continue

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Cómo el soldado repara el gramófono by Saša Stanišić ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
«Stanišic cuenta la guerra desde la perspectiva de un niño en Visegrado, y utiliza sabiamente todas las combinaciones posibles del drama y el humor, del destino y el juego, del realismo y lo grotesco.» Stern Aleksandar, el protagonista de este libro, vive en la pequeña ciudad bosnia de Visegrado, tiene doce años, una imaginación desbordante y una varita de mago: elementos suficientes, en su opinión, para decidir el curso de los acontecimientos. Cuando la guerra llega a Visegrado, él y su familia emprenden la huida. Desterrado en un país de Occidente, su pasión fabuladora adquiere una importanc... continue

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Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood EN

Rating: 4 (11 votes)
Description:
A breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life—from the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments Disturbing, humorous, and compassionate, Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an ... continue