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by Michelle Richmond

Free eBook No One You Know download ISBN: 0091930103
Author: Michelle Richmond
Publisher: Ebury Press; Aus / NZ ed edition
Language: English
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No One You Know book. No One You Know", is more sophisticated than the other two books I've read by Michelle Richmond: having created an original --even courageous novel.

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Michelle Richmond never strikes a false note in No One You Know. It's an intelligent, emotionally convincing tale about a family tragedy and the process of storytelling. As complex and beautiful as a mathematical proof, this gripping, thought-provoking novel will keep you thinking long after the last page has been turned.

Dora whistled as I walked in. Going somewhere special? It was the only thing I had clean, I said. Maybe the black pencil skirt and knee-high boots were too much. I couldn’t remember the last time. I’d worn anything like it to work. Henry’s going to love it. In the cupping room, I began preparing the latest samples-an El Salvador yellow bourbon cultivar, a caturra from the Boquete region of Panama, and a peaberry from Costa Rica. I’d just finished pouring the water into the cups when Henry walked in from the roasting room, his face flushed from the heat.

Michelle Richmond is an American novelist. She wrote The Year of Fog, which was a New York Times bestseller. Richmond grew up in Mobile, Alabama, the second of three sisters. She obtained her BA from the University of Alabama and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami. She has taught at the University of San Francisco, the California College of the Arts, Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, at Bowling Green State University and Notre Dame de Namur University.

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog, No One You Know, and The Marriage Pact. Her award-winning stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, Playboy, The Oxford American, and elsewhere

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog, No One You Know, and The Marriage Pact. Her award-winning stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, Playboy, The Oxford American, and elsewhere. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Michelle lives with her husband and son in San Francisco, where she is at work on her next novel. Библиографические данные.

About No One You Know. Certainly, my own first book was in many ways an attempt to understand and distill the experiences of my youth and young adulthood

About No One You Know. Certainly, my own first book was in many ways an attempt to understand and distill the experiences of my youth and young adulthood. Monica and Misty: How closely do you believe the sisters in your books resemble your actual sisters?

Michelle Richmond dazzled readers and critics alike with. Richmond"s first book, the story collection, was published by University of Massachusetts Press.

Michelle Richmond dazzled readers and critics alike with. Her third book,, originally called Ocean Beach, was published by Delacorte Press and was a New York Times best seller. Her fourth book,, was published by Delacorte Press.

Richmond Michelle (EN). All her life Ellie Enderlin had been known as Lilas sister. Until one day, without warning, the shape of their family changed forever. Twenty years ago, Lila, a top math student at Stanford, was murdered in a crime that was never solved.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, part mystery, part the language of effective story writing, part the intricacies of coffee beans, relationships which divide and multiply like theorems, and of persistence and determination. I found myself riveted by the characters, minor and major and their motivations held weight, and resolution of the murder mystery made sense.
Fascinating reading on so many levels. This was not fluff at all.

When I enjoy a piece of literature I want to shout it to the world, as I feel when I listen to Sibelius or Rachmaninov, in this fractured world where a liar with a big mouth and lack of knowledge tilts earth on its axis.

This novel distracted me from the acrimony.
Over at the Barnes & Noble First Look Book Club discussion of Stewart O'Nan's Songs for the Missing, quite a few people, including me, said they would have liked to have seen the book written from the first person perspective of the younger daughter Lindsay. I had that in mind when I read No One You Know because both books deal with a family coming to terms with the loss of an elder daughter. In the case of No One You Know, the elder daughter is Lila, a math genius, and the story is told by her sister Ellie 20 years after the tragic event.

"A story has no beginning or end. Arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead," Author Richmond writes. Ellie's life has been shaped by her sister's unsolved murder, and the "true crime" account of it written by a professor, Andrew Thorpe, she once intimately trusted. That book revealed Lila's math professor and secret married lover as the perp. But Ellie begins to question everything she thought was true when a chance meeting in an unlikely place yields Lila's notebook that she used to jot down mathematical equations, leading her on a search to discover what really happened that fateful night.

I read an ARC of this novel which describes the book like this: "A riveting family drama about the stories we tell - a novel of astonishing depth and beauty, at once heartbreaking, provocative, and impossible to put down." Jacket copy often exaggerates, but in this case I wholeheartedly agree with it. I will go out and buy a copy of this for my "keeper" bookshelf and I fully expect that this will appear on my year-end best list. Let me tell you why.

The narrative is very much about how little twists of fate can alter our life stories. For example, if Ellie had let Lila take the car that Wednesday, she might still be alive, Ellie's parents might still be together, Ellie might be married and have kids by now. Stories and the endless variations of storytelling are themes in counterpoint with the very strict and exact nature of mathematics. I loved how all the pieces of the story fit together in the end like a perfect mathematical proof.

Thorpe once said in one of the classed Ellie attended that "in order for a book to be really good, it's not enough to develop the major characters. The minor ones, too, have to be distinct. When readers close the book, they should remember everyone who walks across the page." I do.

There is a smattering of mathematical talk that went way over my head, but I still found it fascinating. Ellie also has a very interesting job. Due to her great sense of smell, she works as a coffee cupper, looking for great coffee beans all over the world. And despite what some other reviewers have said, I enjoyed learning more about coffee.

Extremely highly recommended!

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I kept reading to the end but was never electrified by the writing or the plot. The solution to the murder was realistic and mundane, and, as such, probably isn't an endorsement for taking the time to read the book.
The characters were solidly put together, if never really fascinating in their behavior, but some expository information, like that about coffee or the history of famous math theorems, felt researched by the author rather than lived.
The story is really a mystery and not suspenseful: the murder occurred long ago and the investigating character never really faces any threat in her efforts to uncover the bad person.
This is one of the best novels I've ever read. I was anxious to read another novel by Richmond after "Year of Fog" - which was fabulous - and my second foray into her writing did not disappoint. This book is enchanting, provocative, suspenseful, touching, poignant - there are not enough words to describe what this story meant to me. The story itself is fascinating, the way it is told by the author was magical.

There are key components I embrace in a book, one of them being learning about something new - could be about another country, elephants/wolves - in this case it was about mathematics. While I never was a math champ by any stretch of the imagination, I was mesmerized learning what the author divulged.

The way this author writes, well, suffice to say I did a LOT of Highlighting. You are reading along and suddenly she states something that makes you stop short, think about it. There are too many examples to give here, but here are but a few (some stated by the author, some by one of the characters): "No matter how well-adjusted a family may be, no matter how hard its individual members try to move on, grief is not a thing than can simply be managed. The shape of our family had changed." And "Numbers keep their distance. They communicate without the messiness of emotion. Numbers possess an inherent order that is impossible to find in human relationships." And "What we call luck is really just the result of natural laws playing themselves out, a matter of probability". And "When hatred goes deep enough, no affection can compare. For love to take hold there must be available space in the mind and heart; I was so eaten up with anger toward him, I could not make room." And "For me, life was a house that I passed through quietly, trying not to unsettle the dust or bump up against the furniture. Henry was just the opposite; he moved through life with his hands outstretched, picking everything up and measuring its weight in his hands, knocking on walls to test their strength." And "Sunrise had a way of putting an end to intimacy; the vulnerabilities men displayed in the middle of the night seemed to disappear with the moon and stars." And "If you're looking for something hard enough, you can almost always find it. If we believe a thing to be true, we look for clues that will lead us to our foregone conclusion, filtering out anything that might contradict our beliefs." And "A horse's vision is peripheral. If you approach them straight on, they get spooked. And don't look them in the eye right away - that's what predators do." And "Life isn't just about the major characters and the big events, it's about everyone, everything, in between." And "Sometimes I felt as if I was experiencing each new thing twice - once for me, and once for her. Over the years, that sensation tapered off exponentially. There are only so many new things in the world, and the older you get, the harder it is to find them." And "A story, after all, does not only belong to the one who is telling it. It belongs, in equal measure, to the one who is listening."

Last by not least, I am always intrigued to find out how a novel gets its title: with "No One You Know", I knew instantly when the title was revealed within the novel - you will too. Don't miss this exquisite story.