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Jonny Geller

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Jonny Gelle is CEO of Original Talent. He is also Chairman of Curtis Brown and Chair of the books division.
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Life and Fate
Vasily Grossman - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1960)
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A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with th...
Jonny Geller
Aug 10, 2020
The reason why you listen to writers when they recommend books is that they are never wrong. @lindasgrant has been urging us to read Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman for years and now I have all I can say is thank you & I must pass this on to you. Breathtaking, devastating book.     source
The Lonely Century
How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart
Noreena Hertz - Oct 20, 2020
From an economist hailed as "one of the world's leading thinkers," (The Observer), an eye-opening exploration of the most urgent social issue of our time."Noreena Hertz delivers a compelling vision for how we can bridge our many divides at this time of great change and disruption."--Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive GlobalEven before a ...
Jonny Geller
Aug 10, 2020
This is an outstanding book and important read by @noreenahertz and published by @SceptreBooks on September 10th.     source
Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid - Dec 31, 2019
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A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a liv...
Jonny Geller
Jul 29, 2020
During the #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate 48 hour silence on Twitter I read this book. A very good use of my time and recommend it.     source
The Torrents of Spring
Ivan Turgenev - Jul 28, 2017
The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev , 1872. Ivan Turgenev (1818 - 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Turgenev was born to wealthy, noble Russian parents and grew up surrounded by by foreign governesses; thus he became fluent in French, German and English languages. His first major publication, a short story collec...
Jonny Geller
Jan 19, 2020
Some brilliant book recommendations below. Mine would be Spring Torrents by Turgenev     source
American Dirt
A Novel
Jeanine Cummins - Jan 21, 2020
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También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams.Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large,...
Jonny Geller
Jan 18, 2020
Think this the best (non Curtis Brown) book I read last year.     source
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