Looby Branch Library is closed September 17-27, 2019. Holds will be available for pick up at North Branch Library.

The Paradise Guest House : a novel
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, c2013.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
272 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Sussman
Description
A riveting and poignant novel of one woman's journey to Bali in search of love, renewal, and a place to call home--perfect for readers of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Alex Garland's The Beach. nbsp; It starts as a trip to paradise. Sent on assignment to Bali, Jamie, an American adventure guide, imagines spending weeks exploring the island's lush jungles and pristine white sand beaches. Yet three days after her arrival, she is caught in Bali's infamous nightclub bombings, which irreparably change her life and leave her with many unanswered questions. nbsp; One year later, haunted by memories, Jamie returns to Bali seeking a sense of closure. Most of all, she hopes to find Gabe, the man who saved her from the attacks. She hasn't been able to forget his kindness--or the spark between them as he helped her heal. Checking into a cozy guest house for her stay, Jamie meets the kindly owner, who is coping with a painful past of his own, and a young boy who improbably becomes crucial to her search. Jamie has never shied away from a challenge, but a second chance with Gabe presents her with the biggest dilemma of all: whether she's ready to open her heart. nbsp; Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Paradise Guest House nbsp; "Two survivors of Bali's terrorist bombing find love and spiritual rebirth on an island whose inhabitants believe in reincarnation in Sussman's touching panorama of paradise. . . . Throughout, Sussman celebrates lovers, quiet healing, and the sweetness of the island and its people."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A story of healing and redemption, of finding love in the most unexpected places, and of the importance of moving forward . . . Sussman has drawn a vivid, well-balanced portrait of a woman and a country working to recover from an unimaginable event and a very personal look at a global tragedy."-- Booklist nbsp; "Echoing Bali's difficult recovery from [the 2002 terrorist bombing], the characters tread the difficult terrain of post-traumatic attachment. . . . A respectful and earnest . . . treatment of devastation's aftermath."-- Kirkus Reviews nbsp; "[A] moving story about making sense of life after a tragedy . . . This touching tale will cause contemplation about what closure truly means."-- RT Book Reviews
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Sussman
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345522818 (trade pbk.), 0345522818 (trade pbk.)

Notes

General Note
"A Ballantine Books Trade Paperback original"--T.p. verso.
General Note
"Random House Reader's Circle"--Cover.
Description
Surviving the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali, American adventure guide Jamie is haunted by traumatic memories, meets a range of colorful fellow survivors, and fears risking her heart when she finally reconnects with Gabe, the man who saved her from the blast.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Sussman, E. (2013). The Paradise Guest House: a novel. New York: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sussman, Ellen, 1954-. 2013. The Paradise Guest House: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sussman, Ellen, 1954-, The Paradise Guest House: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sussman, Ellen. The Paradise Guest House: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
ba89fd24-c05c-ceef-fd69-ec4c5747467c
Go To GroupedWorkView in Staff Client
Last File Modification TimeFeb 06, 2019 11:34:56 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeSep 21, 2019 11:05:46 PM

MARC Record

LEADER01779cam a2200397 a 4500
001ocn824362529
003OCoLC
00520130415114243.0
008130113s2013    nyu           000 1 eng  
010 |a 2012046442
020 |a 9780345522818 (trade pbk.)
020 |a 0345522818 (trade pbk.)
043 |a a-io---
049 |a TNNA
099 |a Fiction|a Sussman
1001 |a Sussman, Ellen,|d 1954-
24514|a The Paradise Guest House :|b a novel /|c Ellen Sussman.
260 |a New York :|b Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks,|c c2013.
300 |a 272 p. ;|c 21 cm.
500 |a "A Ballantine Books Trade Paperback original"--T.p. verso.
500 |a "Random House Reader's Circle"--Cover.
520 |a Surviving the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali, American adventure guide Jamie is haunted by traumatic memories, meets a range of colorful fellow survivors, and fears risking her heart when she finally reconnects with Gabe, the man who saved her from the blast.
650 0|a Tour guides (Persons)|v Fiction.
650 0|a Victims of terrorism|v Fiction.
650 0|a Bali Bombings, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 2002|v Fiction.
650 0|a Guesthouses|v Fiction.
650 0|a Love stories, American.
651 0|a Bali Island (Indonesia)|v Fiction.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b21529395|b 02-02-17|c 11-02-12
910 |a CARL0000403150
949 |b 35192044032104|c Fiction Sussman|h BL|j BL|l AFIC|m PBK|s S|p 9.71|w 26|x 20130423|t 20190206|q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20180621|z 1
991 |a bl|a bx|a go|a gh|a lo|a rp|a se|b 04-15-13|c m|d a|e 6|f eng|g nyu|h 4|i 10
988 |a .o8505536|c 10|l multi|f b|s a|x 11-05-12|y 04-01-13|z 04-15-13|3 s|k bl|k ep|k gh|k hm|k ma|k mn|k oh|k rp|k se|k tl
998 4|a LDR0905 20170611030951 NPUB |b LDR0905 20170611030951 NPUB