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Anatomy: A Love Story (2022) 1,019 eksemplarer
Immortality (2023) 352 eksemplarer
And We're Off (2017) 104 eksemplarer
Choose Your Own Disaster (2018) 80 eksemplarer
Anatomy (2022) 14 eksemplarer
Anatomy. Una storia d'amore (2023) 4 eksemplarer
2020 Rescue #1 (Of 2) (2020) 3 eksemplarer
Immortality. Una storia d'amore (2024) 2 eksemplarer
2020 Rescue #2 (of 2) (2020) 1 eksemplar
Anatomia Love story 1 eksemplar

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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Bidragyder — 166 eksemplarer
It's a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories (2019) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer

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Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

BIBLIOGRAPHIC DETAILS:
Print: COPYRIGHT: January 18, 2022; ISBN 978-1250774156; PUBLISHER: Wednesday Books; PAGES 352; Unabridged (Amazon Hardcover)
Digital: COPYRIGHT: 2021; PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Publishing Group;: Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group; ISBN 9781250774163; PAGES 338; Unabridged (Overdrive, LAPL, Kindle edition)
*Audio: COPYRIGHT: 1/18/2022; ISBN: 9781250840578; PUBLISHER: MacMillan Audio: DURATION: 09:36:06; PARTS: 8; File Size: 276105 KB; Unabridged (Overdrive LAPL)
Feature Film or tv: Not that I’m aware of.

SERIES: Book 1

CHARACTERS: (Not comprehensive)
Jack Currer – Resurrection Man (Grave Robber)
Hazel Sinnett – 17-year-old with an interest in medicine
Percy Sinnett – Hazel’s younger brother
Bernard Almont – Hazel’s boyfriend
Lord Almont – Bernard’s father
Cook
Dr. Straine – Practicing physician and professor
Dr. Beecham - Practicing physician and professor

SUMMARY/ EVALUATION:
How I picked it: It was late at night and I was searching Overdrive for a nonfiction medical book-this was an unwitting but happy accident.
What’s it about? A 17-year-old girl whose life has been planned out for her realizes that she is interested in medicine and has an aptitude for it, but is soon surprised to discover that the boy she expects to propose to her soon, finds this preoccupation of hers to be inconvenient and a bit embarrassing. Meanwhile, Hazel’s interests lead her into a murky world of mystery and intrigue.
What did I think? It was a fun coincidence that while looking for a book on basic anatomy I fell upon this instead, right after having read a couple of novels with a similar secondary theme of grave robbing. Hazel is an endearing character of strength and charm straddling her own aristocratic world and the impoverished world she yearns to serve and protect. I also enjoyed the discussion at the end of the book between the author and one of the narrators.

AUTHOR:
Dana Schwartz
From Wikipedia:
“Dana Jae Schwartz[1] (born January 7, 1993)[2][3] is an American journalist, screenwriter and author.[4][5] She was previously a correspondent at Entertainment Weekly; she is also the author of four books.[6] She also writes and hosts Noble Blood, a historical weekly podcast for iHeartMedia about the dark side of monarchy.[7”

NARRATOR:
Mhairi Morrison:
From mhairimorrison.com:
“Mhairi is a classically trained actress who attained her BA in Acting at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before studying theatre and movement at Jacques Le Coq School of Theatre in Paris. Following her studies she formed a clown company in Paris and performed extensively throughout France.
Moving to London she worked in film, TV and theatre. TV credits include Casualty (BBC), Emo (Channel 4) and Missing (ITV) Feature film credits include Young Adam (with Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton and Emily Mortimer) Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (Lone Scherfing), Green Street Hooligans (Lexi Alexander) and O, Jerusalem (with Ian Holm, JJ Feild and Mel Raido). Her theatre work includes performing with Presence Theater Company, Blues For Mister Charlie (Tricycle Theatre), Melody (Traverse and Tron Theatres, Scotland) Faeries (Royal Opera House) and touring internationally with award winning company Blind Summit with the show Low Life.
In 2009 she relocated to Los Angeles and created, produced and released 2 seasons of a comedy show Feathers and Toast currently streaming on Amazon Prime. For Feathers and Toast she won Best Actress in a Comedy (Webseries Mag) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy (ISA Awards) Feathers and Toast has been included in the Official Selection at Sunscreen Festival, Hollyweb Festival, Digital Hollywood Festival, screened as The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as part of Hollyshorts and received an Honorable Mention at Women In Fashion and Film festival She produces and mimes in her series One Mime at a Time.
Mhairi has worked extensively in physical theatre; mime, puppeteering, clown, mask and recently trained in Mocap with veteran Performance Capture artist and instructor, Neil Newbon and at The MoCap Vaults, Los Angeles.
Mhairi is an award winning voice over artist, narrating audio books as well as voicing commercials, video games and documentaries.
She is a human rights activist and attended the FiSahara Human Rights Film festival in Dakhla refugee camp, in the Sahara Desert along the Western Sahara border. She is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Amnesty International.
She divides her time between Scotland and Los Angeles.

Tim Campbell:
From timcampbell.me:
“Tim Campbell is an award winning actor and singer who lives in Los Angeles, CA. He works primarily in audiobook narration and voice over and has narrated hundreds of titles spanning almost every genre. He has won or been nominated for almost every major award in the audiobook industry, including most recently a 2018 Audie, a 2019 Audie (nom), a 2019 Voice Arts Award, and several Independent Audiobook and Audiofile Magazine Earphones awards. Career highlights include Moby Dick (Brilliance Audio), Labarynth (Catherine Coulter), The Phantom of the Opera (Brilliance Audio), The Joe Dillard Legal Thrillers (Tim Campbell/Audible Studios), The Unhuman/Inspector Hobbes series (Findaway), The Mountain (HighBridge) and various short stories and novellas by Neil Gaiman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, Rudyard Kipling, HG Wells, Jules Verne, Ken Liu, Helen DeWitt, and many many others. He lived and trained in the UK and Germany, narrates as both an American and a Brit, and has studied performance diction in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese, and Latin. He specializes in accents, dialects, and character work and holds three degrees in theater and music as well as graduating from the esteemed two year Great Books Colloquium of Pepperdine University.
In his other, musical life, Tim sings regularly with the LA Master Chorale, Los Angeles Opera, and in studio sessions for TV and Film. Highlights include principal ensemble in Candide at LA Opera, Courfeyrac in Les Miserables at Fresno Grand Opera, Jud in Oklahoma with Cabrillo Music Theater, and Anthony in Sweeney Todd with Pacific Opera Project and singing on the soundtrack for Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker and films such as Creed 2, Venom, and many others.”

GENRE:
Gothic Romance; Historical Fiction; Young Adult; Medical

SUBJECTS:
Anatomy; Medicine; Romance; Students; Detective; Mystery; Women; Grave Robbers; transplants; immorality of medical studies and practices in the 19th century

LOCATIONS:
Edinburgh, Scotland

TIME FRAME:
1817

DEDICATION:
“To Ian, who has my heart.”

EXCERPT:
““Throw it here,” Munro said from below. Davey tossed him the dress. As soon as the woman’s clothes were back in her empty coffin, Munro pulled himself out of the hole and onto the wet grass. “A’ight,” he said, clapping the dirt from his hands. “Let’s fill it back in and be done with it now.” Munro didn’t say it, but he felt something strange, too, an odd thinness in the still air that made it harder to catch his breath. The candle in the rectory window had gone out.
“You don’t believe she died of the fever, do you?” Davey whispered. The woman’s skin wasn’t pocked or bloody, but the rumors these days were impossible to ignore. If the Roman fever really was back in Edinburgh …
“Course not,” Munro said with certainty. “Don’t be daft.”
Davey exhaled and smiled weakly in the dark. Munro always knew how to make him feel better, to cast away the fears that crept into his brain like rodents in the walls.
Silently, the boys finished their task. The grave was as well covered with soil and weeds as it had been that morning, and the body, stiff with rigor mortis, was in their wheelbarrow, covered by a gray cloak.
Something was moving at the edge of the cemetery, along the low stone wall that ran the kirkyard’s entire east side. Davey and Munro both saw it, and they whipped their heads around to follow its motion, but as soon as their eyes adjusted in the darkness, it was gone.
“Just a dog,” Munro said more confidently than he felt. “Come on. The doctor likes us out back before dawn.”
Davey pushed the cart, and Munro walked alongside him, gripping the handle of his spade tighter than usual. They had almost made it out of the cemetery when three men in cloaks stepped in their path.
“Hello,” the first man said. He was the tallest of the three, and looked even taller because he wore a stovepipe hat.
“Lovely evening,” said the second, a bald man, shorter than the others.
“Perfect for a stroll,” said the third, whose yellow grin was visible behind his mustache even in the darkness.
They weren’t night watchmen, Davey saw. Maybe they were fellow resurrection men.
Munro clearly had the same idea. “Out of our way. She’s ours, get yer own doornail,” he said, stepping in front of Davey and their wheelbarrow. His voice shook only a little.
Davey looked down and saw the gentlemen were all wearing fine leather shoes. No resurrection man wore shoes like that.
The three men laughed together in near unison. “You’re quite right,” said the short man. “And, of course, we wouldn’t dream of calling the night watchmen.” He took a step closer, and Davey saw a length of rope under the sleeve of his cloak.
The next moment was impossibly quick: the three men advanced, and Munro leapt around them and ran at full tilt up the path and toward the city. “Davey!” he shouted, “Davey, run!”
But Davey was frozen, still behind the wheelbarrow, forced to hesitate at that moment by the choice of whether to abandon Penelope Harkness while he watched Munro sprint into a close and disappear. By the time his feet allowed him to follow his friend, it was too late.
“Gotcha,” said the tall man in the hat as he wrapped his meaty hand around Davey’s wrist. “Now, this won’t hurt a bit.” The man took a blade from his pocket.
Davey struggled against his grip, but no matter how he tugged or twisted, he was unable to pull away. The man with the blade ran it delicately along Davey’s forearm, revealing a trail of crimson blood that looked almost black in the darkness.
Davey was too frightened to scream. He watched in silence, with unblinking panicked eyes, as the bald man pulled out a vial filled with something purple and viscous. The man uncorked the vial and extended his arm.
The man with the hat shook his knife over the vial until a single drop of Davey’s blood fell into liquid within. The liquid became dark and then changed color to a brilliant, glowing golden yellow. It illuminated the faces of the three men, who were all smiling now.
“Lovely,” the one with the mustache said.”

RATING:
4 stars

STARTED READING – FINISHED READING
3-19-2023 to 3-21-2023
… (mere)
 
Markeret
TraSea | 16 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |
Immortality by Dana Schwartz

BIBLIOGRAPHIC DETAILS:
-Print: COPYRIGHT: February 28, 2023; ISBN 978-1250861016; PUBLISHER: Wednesday Books; PAGES 400; Unabridged (Amazon, Hardcover)
-Digital: COPYRIGHT: February 28, 2023; PUBLISHER: Wednesday Books; PAGES 374; FILE 5667 KB; Unabridged (Amazon, Kindle edition)
*Audio: COPYRIGHT: 2/27/2023; PUBLISHER: MacMillan Audio: DURATION: 12 hours (approx.); Unabridged (Libby LAPL)
Feature Film or tv: Not yet.

SERIES: The Anatomy Duology: Book 2

CHARACTERS: (Not comprehensive)
Hazel Sinnett – 17-year-old with an interest in medicine

SUMMARY/ EVALUATION:
-SELECTION CRITERIA: Late one night, I was searching Overdrive for a nonfiction medical book-Anatomy A Love Story was one of the results, and I settled on it, even though it wasn’t actually what I’d been looking for. I liked it so much that I put this sequel on hold as soon as it was available.
-ABOUT: A 17-year-old girl, Hazel Sinnett, whose life had been planned out for her, asserted herself to follow her own interests and desires. Pursuing medicine as a way to help others and make a difference, she finds herself in legal trouble for her efforts. There’s more, but I don’t want to spoil it for you.
-Liked: The characters, the anticipation, the story. Everything.
-Disliked: No, I can’t think of anything I disliked.

AUTHOR:
Dana Schwartz
From Wikipedia:
“Dana Jae Schwartz[1] (born January 7, 1993)[2][3] is an American journalist, screenwriter and author.[4][5] She was previously a correspondent at Entertainment Weekly; she is also the author of four books.[6] She also writes and hosts Noble Blood, a historical weekly podcast for iHeartMedia about the dark side of monarchy.[7”
From Amazon:
“About the Author
Dana Schwartz is a television writer and the creator of the number-one charting history podcast Noble Blood. As a journalist and critic, Dana has written for Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Glamour, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair and more. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, and their cats Eddie and Beetlejuice. Her books include Choose Your Own Disaster, The White Man's Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon, and Anatomy: A Love Story.”

NARRATOR(S):
Mhairi Morrison:
From mhairimorrison.com:
“Mhairi is a classically trained actress who attained her BA in Acting at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before studying theatre and movement at Jacques Le Coq School of Theatre in Paris. Following her studies she formed a clown company in Paris and performed extensively throughout France.
Moving to London she worked in film, TV and theatre. TV credits include Casualty (BBC), Emo (Channel 4) and Missing (ITV) Feature film credits include Young Adam (with Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton and Emily Mortimer) Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (Lone Scherfing), Green Street Hooligans (Lexi Alexander) and O, Jerusalem (with Ian Holm, JJ Feild and Mel Raido). Her theatre work includes performing with Presence Theater Company, Blues For Mister Charlie (Tricycle Theatre), Melody (Traverse and Tron Theatres, Scotland) Faeries (Royal Opera House) and touring internationally with award winning company Blind Summit with the show Low Life.
In 2009 she relocated to Los Angeles and created, produced and released 2 seasons of a comedy show Feathers and Toast currently streaming on Amazon Prime. For Feathers and Toast she won Best Actress in a Comedy (Webseries Mag) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy (ISA Awards) Feathers and Toast has been included in the Official Selection at Sunscreen Festival, Hollyweb Festival, Digital Hollywood Festival, screened as The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as part of Hollyshorts and received an Honorable Mention at Women In Fashion and Film festival She produces and mimes in her series One Mime at a Time.
Mhairi has worked extensively in physical theatre; mime, puppeteering, clown, mask and recently trained in Mocap with veteran Performance Capture artist and instructor, Neil Newbon and at The MoCap Vaults, Los Angeles.
Mhairi is an award winning voice over artist, narrating audio books as well as voicing commercials, video games and documentaries.
She is a human rights activist and attended the FiSahara Human Rights Film festival in Dakhla refugee camp, in the Sahara Desert along the Western Sahara border. She is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Amnesty International.
She divides her time between Scotland and Los Angeles."

Tim Campbell:
From timcampbell.me:
“Tim Campbell is an award winning actor and singer who lives in Los Angeles, CA. He works primarily in audiobook narration and voice over and has narrated hundreds of titles spanning almost every genre. He has won or been nominated for almost every major award in the audiobook industry, including most recently a 2018 Audie, a 2019 Audie (nom), a 2019 Voice Arts Award, and several Independent Audiobook and Audiofile Magazine Earphones awards. Career highlights include Moby Dick (Brilliance Audio), Labarynth (Catherine Coulter), The Phantom of the Opera (Brilliance Audio), The Joe Dillard Legal Thrillers (Tim Campbell/Audible Studios), The Unhuman/Inspector Hobbes series (Findaway), The Mountain (HighBridge) and various short stories and novellas by Neil Gaiman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, Rudyard Kipling, HG Wells, Jules Verne, Ken Liu, Helen DeWitt, and many many others. He lived and trained in the UK and Germany, narrates as both an American and a Brit, and has studied performance diction in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese, and Latin. He specializes in accents, dialects, and character work and holds three degrees in theater and music as well as graduating from the esteemed two year Great Books Colloquium of Pepperdine University.
In his other, musical life, Tim sings regularly with the LA Master Chorale, Los Angeles Opera, and in studio sessions for TV and Film. Highlights include principal ensemble in Candide at LA Opera, Courfeyrac in Les Miserables at Fresno Grand Opera, Jud in Oklahoma with Cabrillo Music Theater, and Anthony in Sweeney Todd with Pacific Opera Project and singing on the soundtrack for Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker and films such as Creed 2, Venom, and many others.”
-I enjoyed listening to both of these narrators.

GENRE:
Gothic Romance; Historical Fiction; Young Adult; Medical, Mystery

SUBJECTS:
Anatomy; Medicine; Romance; Students; Detective; Mystery; Women; History; Abortion; Law

LOCATIONS:
Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England

TIME FRAME:
Paris, 1794; Edinburgh, 1818

DEDICATION:
“For anyone living ahead of their time.”

EXCERPT:
“Prologue

Paris, 1794
The square was filled with people who had woken up at dawn to see blood. They surrounded the wooden stage where the guillotine had been built, elbowing one another and pressing their bodies forward, each person trying to get as close to the action as possible. Those lucky few who had managed to get to the front of the crowd waved handkerchiefs--when the heads began to roll, they would try to dip the handkerchiefs in the blood. Souvenirs. An heirloom they could pass on to their children, and their children's children. See? I was there, they would say, unfolding the bit of cloth. I saw the Revolution. I saw the traitors lose their heads.
The morning sunlight reflected off the white stone of the courthouse. Even though his hands were bound, Antoine Lavoisier managed to fix the cuffs of his shirt. He had worn his plainest work shirt to court that morning, a simple flax-colored thing; it was what he wore in his laboratory, knowing that it might get stained with sweat or one of the hundreds of chemical solutions he kept in glass vials. His wife Marie-Anne, had threatened to throw it out a dozen times. Antoine had worn it today, hoping to prove to the judge and the braying crowd outside that he was a man of the people. For all the good it did, he might have worn silk brocade.
"Please," he had told the judge. (That cursed word had almost caught in his throat; if the circumstance hadn't been quite so dire, his nature would have made it impossible to beg.) "Please," he repeated, "France needs my work. Imagine what I can do for the nation--for the Republic--if I have more time to continue my scientific studies. I've already achieved so much in the study of oxygen. Of hydrogen, the science of combustion! At least let me return to my apartment to organize my paperwork. There are years of calculations. The possibilities for--"
The judge interrupted with a hacking, phlegmy cough. "Enough," he said. "The Republic needs neither scholars nor chemists who have stolen from the people. And the course of justice cannot be delayed further." He struck his desk with a gavel. "Guilty."”

RATING:
5 stars

STARTED READING – FINISHED READING
4/22/2023-5/13/2023
… (mere)
 
Markeret
TraSea | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |
Gr 10 Up—Granted a rare opportunity for entry into a surgical program, Hazel teams up with resurrection man Jack
in what begins as a run-of-the-mill corpse collecting scheme that turns into something much more sinister. A Gothic
romance set in 1817 Scotland wrapped in a horrifying and thrilling mystery, chock-full of grit and gore.
 
Markeret
BackstoryBooks | 16 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this duology and honestly, I felt like the series could have easily continued on. I would have enjoyed reading more about Hazel, Jack, Dr. Ferris (swoon), Dr. Beecham, and the Companions to the Death. I loved the historical time period and reading about Hazel's determination to be a doctor in a world where women were not taken seriously enough for the job. The end read a bit slower for me than the first half, and that mixed with the disappointment of not getting another book in the series when I strongly feel that there should have been one (there are just so many doors left open!) is why I ultimately gave this four stars instead of five.… (mere)
 
Markeret
Lacy_007 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 15, 2023 |

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