StartseiteGruppenForumStöbernZeitgeist
Web-Site durchsuchen
Hast du schon SantaThing angesehen, LibraryThings Geschenkaktionstradition?
ausblenden
Diese Seite verwendet Cookies für unsere Dienste, zur Verbesserung unserer Leistungen, für Analytik und (falls Sie nicht eingeloggt sind) für Werbung. Indem Sie LibraryThing nutzen, erklären Sie dass Sie unsere Nutzungsbedingungen und Datenschutzrichtlinie gelesen und verstanden haben. Die Nutzung unserer Webseite und Dienste unterliegt diesen Richtlinien und Geschäftsbedingungen.
Hide this

Ergebnisse von Google Books

Auf ein Miniaturbild klicken, um zu Google Books zu gelangen.

Lädt ...

Die Stadt in den Fluten (2001)

von Sue Miller

Weitere Autoren: Siehe Abschnitt Weitere Autoren.

MitgliederRezensionenBeliebtheitDurchschnittliche BewertungDiskussionen
9302417,662 (3.52)20
From the author of While I Was Gone, a stunning new novel that showcases Sue Miller's singular gift for exposing the nerves that lie hidden in marriages and families, and the hopes and regrets that lie buried in the hearts of women. Maine, 1919. Georgia Rice, who has cared for her father and two siblings since her mother's death, is diagnosed, at nineteen, with tuberculosis and sent away to a sanitarium. Freed from the burdens of caretaking, she discovers a nearly lost world of youth and possibility, and meets the doomed young man who will become her lover. Vermont, the present. On the heels of a divorce, Catherine Hubbard, Georgia's granddaughter, takes up residence in Georgia's old house. Sorting through her own affairs, Cath stumbles upon the true story of Georgia's life and marriage, and of the misunderstanding upon which she built a lasting love. With the tales of these two women--one a country doctor's wife with a haunting past, the other a twice-divorced San Francisco schoolteacher casting about at midlife for answers to her future--Miller offers us a novel of astonishing richness and emotional depth. Linked by bitter disappointments, compromise, and powerful grace, the lives of Georgia and Cath begin to seem remarkably similar, despite their distinctly different times: two young girls, generations apart, motherless at nearly the same age, thrust into early adulthood, struggling with confusing bonds of attachment and guilt; both of them in marriages that are not what they seem, forced to make choices that call into question the very nature of intimacy, faithfulness, betrayal, and love. Marvelously written, expertly told, The World Below captures the shadowy half-truths of the visible world, and the beauty and sorrow submerged beneath the surfaces of our lives--the lost world of the past, our lost hopes for the future. A tour de force from one of our most beloved storytellers. From the Hardcover edition.… (mehr)
Keine
Lädt ...

Melde dich bei LibraryThing an um herauszufinden, ob du dieses Buch mögen würdest.

The World Below by Sue Miller, published in 2001, has a dual storyline about a twice-divorced woman, Cath, and her deceased maternal grandmother, Georgia, who both lost their mothers at a young age. At age 52 with three adult children, Cath leaves her home in San Francisco and moves into Georgia's Vermont home for a while to regroup. While there, she finds Georgia's diaries, and learns all was not as it seemed with her grandparents' marriage. In 1919, Georgia, age 19, was sent to the tuberculosis sanitarium by her twenty-years-older doctor because he felt she needed a break from taking care of her parents and younger siblings during and after her mother's long illness and death, not because she has tuberculosis. Georgia marries the doctor soon after her short stay, but her time at the "san" changes her life, and the parallels to her granddaughter's life are remarkable. This was a nice, quiet, introspective novel to read at the end of the tumultuous Christmas holidays of 2020-21. It's the first book I've read by Miller, but I'd like to read more. ( )
  riofriotex | Jan 4, 2021 |
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12549041

Two stories, two generations apart. Catherine Hubbard leaves San Francisco after her divorce to take up life in an old house in Vermont, passed down from her grandmother, Georgia Rice. Catherine had spent many good nights in the house when young, after her mother died, and had grown attached to Georgia. Over the years the friendship deepened, although at times she regretted not asking Georgia more questions.

Georgia's story begins, essentially, when she is sent at age 18 to a tuberculosis sanitarium ("san") in the early 1900s. She meets a young man, younger and sicker than she is, and the two engage in hidden, scandalous behavior. Interestingly, such liaisons among patients was not uncommon, even in those days. When Georgia later makes references to her "modernity" to her granddaughter, Catherine doesn't follow up.

So it seemed to me that Catherine was embarking on a journey of discovery, and so she is. It isn't as hackneyed as I feared, however. I was envisioning the "rebirth" and clearing of the old Catherine to make way for the new. We've all read that book before. But it is a bit more complicated, and we find parallels between the two women page after page. The women are both intelligent and interesting, and I found the book a pleasure to read. ( )
  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
Sue Miller is an author that I have read over the years. This book was written 20 years ago and although I enjoyed it, I did not find it as engaging as her most recent novels. It was a story about Cath, a 52 year old twice divorced mother of 3 adult children who lives and teaches in San Francisco. She and her brother have inherited her grandmother's Vermont home. Cath had a very strong relationship with Georgia(her grandmother) and lived with her as a teenager following the suicide of her mother. So we see that Cath has had a complicated life. She always had the vision of her grandmother having a solid marriage and life with her grandfather who was 20 years older. Cath goes back to Vermont to spend time at the house and uncovers her grandmother's diaries. The book goes back and forth between the present and the past. This was a solid well written book but it took on too much so that it was hard to get a complete picture of either Cath or Georgia. It was not a page turner but for a reader of other Sue Miller books you may want to give this a try. If you have never read Sue Miller than I suggest her last book(The Arsonist(2014)). ( )
  nivramkoorb | Jul 6, 2020 |
After Cath's divorce, she retreats to her Grandmother's old Vermont house. Sorting through this old childhood home, she stumbles upon Georgia's diaries and find out her grandparent's world was not what she believed it was. There was a whole different world below, ergo the title of the book. ( )
  nancynova | Sep 1, 2018 |
I have to kind of agree with some other reviewers - I saw this on my list for my 2017 Reading Challenge, and was surprised. I honestly did not remember reading it. I looked at my Kindle, and there it was, and I reread parts of it. I remember reading it now, but it still seems rather forgettable. The story idea sounded fantastic, and right up my alley, but I just didn't feel connected to either of the main characters. ( )
  Cfo6 | Mar 19, 2018 |
keine Rezensionen | Rezension hinzufügen

» Andere Autoren hinzufügen

AutorennameRolleArt des AutorsWerk?Status
Miller, SueHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Ivey, JudithReaderCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Link, ElkeÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Santen, Karina vanÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Du musst dich einloggen, um "Wissenswertes" zu bearbeiten.
Weitere Hilfe gibt es auf der "Wissenswertes"-Hilfe-Seite.
Gebräuchlichster Titel
Die Informationen stammen von der englischen "Wissenswertes"-Seite. Ändern, um den Eintrag der eigenen Sprache anzupassen.
Originaltitel
Alternative Titel
Ursprüngliches Erscheinungsdatum
Figuren/Charaktere
Die Informationen stammen von der englischen "Wissenswertes"-Seite. Ändern, um den Eintrag der eigenen Sprache anzupassen.
Wichtige Schauplätze
Die Informationen stammen von der englischen "Wissenswertes"-Seite. Ändern, um den Eintrag der eigenen Sprache anzupassen.
Wichtige Ereignisse
Zugehörige Filme
Preise und Auszeichnungen
Epigraph (Motto/Zitat)
Widmung
Die Informationen stammen von der englischen "Wissenswertes"-Seite. Ändern, um den Eintrag der eigenen Sprache anzupassen.
To the memory of Marguerite Mills Beach,
my own beloved storytelling grandmother.
Erste Worte
Die Informationen stammen von der englischen "Wissenswertes"-Seite. Ändern, um den Eintrag der eigenen Sprache anzupassen.
Imagine it: a dry, cool day, the high-piled cumulus clouds moving slowly from northwest to southeast in the sky, their shadows following them across the hay fields yet to be cut for the last time this year.
Zitate
Letzte Worte
Die Informationen stammen von der englischen "Wissenswertes"-Seite. Ändern, um den Eintrag der eigenen Sprache anzupassen.
(Zum Anzeigen anklicken. Warnung: Enthält möglicherweise Spoiler.)
Hinweis zur Identitätsklärung
Verlagslektoren
Werbezitate von
Originalsprache
Anerkannter DDC/MDS
Anerkannter LCC

Literaturhinweise zu diesem Werk aus externen Quellen.

Wikipedia auf Englisch (1)

From the author of While I Was Gone, a stunning new novel that showcases Sue Miller's singular gift for exposing the nerves that lie hidden in marriages and families, and the hopes and regrets that lie buried in the hearts of women. Maine, 1919. Georgia Rice, who has cared for her father and two siblings since her mother's death, is diagnosed, at nineteen, with tuberculosis and sent away to a sanitarium. Freed from the burdens of caretaking, she discovers a nearly lost world of youth and possibility, and meets the doomed young man who will become her lover. Vermont, the present. On the heels of a divorce, Catherine Hubbard, Georgia's granddaughter, takes up residence in Georgia's old house. Sorting through her own affairs, Cath stumbles upon the true story of Georgia's life and marriage, and of the misunderstanding upon which she built a lasting love. With the tales of these two women--one a country doctor's wife with a haunting past, the other a twice-divorced San Francisco schoolteacher casting about at midlife for answers to her future--Miller offers us a novel of astonishing richness and emotional depth. Linked by bitter disappointments, compromise, and powerful grace, the lives of Georgia and Cath begin to seem remarkably similar, despite their distinctly different times: two young girls, generations apart, motherless at nearly the same age, thrust into early adulthood, struggling with confusing bonds of attachment and guilt; both of them in marriages that are not what they seem, forced to make choices that call into question the very nature of intimacy, faithfulness, betrayal, and love. Marvelously written, expertly told, The World Below captures the shadowy half-truths of the visible world, and the beauty and sorrow submerged beneath the surfaces of our lives--the lost world of the past, our lost hopes for the future. A tour de force from one of our most beloved storytellers. From the Hardcover edition.

Keine Bibliotheksbeschreibungen gefunden.

Buchbeschreibung
Zusammenfassung in Haiku-Form

Beliebte Umschlagbilder

Gespeicherte Links

Bewertung

Durchschnitt: (3.52)
0.5
1 4
1.5 1
2 13
2.5 5
3 53
3.5 18
4 58
4.5 6
5 21

Bist das du?

Werde ein LibraryThing-Autor.

 

Über uns | Kontakt/Impressum | LibraryThing.com | Datenschutz/Nutzungsbedingungen | Hilfe/FAQs | Blog | LT-Shop | APIs | TinyCat | Nachlassbibliotheken | Vorab-Rezensenten | Wissenswertes | 164,317,429 Bücher! | Menüleiste: Immer sichtbar