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Orner, Peter

Overview
Works: 23 works in 69 publications in 6 languages and 4,044 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Biography  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3615.R58, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Orner
Love and shame and love : a novel by Peter Orner( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interactions of four generations of the Popper family reveal the ways in which love, memory, and connections can make individuals whole or completely unravel them
The second coming of Mavala Shikongo : a novel by Peter Orner( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Namibia just after independence in the early 1990s, Peter Orner's first novel is a chronicle of the long days, short loves, and cold nights at Goas, an all-boys Catholic primary school so deep in the veld that "even the baboons feel sorry for us." Though physically isolated in semi-desert beneath a relentless sun, the people of Goas create an alternate, more fertile universe through the stories they tell each other. The book's central character is Mavala Shikongo, a combat veteran who fought in Namibia's long war for independence against South Africa. She has recently returned to the school--with a child, but no husband. Mavala is modern, restless, and driven, in sharp contrast to conservative Goas. All the male teachers (including a bumbling but observant volunteer from Cincinnati) try not to fall in love with her. Everyone fails--immediately and miserably." -- from the publisher - (July 2006)
Underground America : narratives of undocumented lives( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underground America presents the remarkable oral histories of men and women living without legal status and struggling to carve a life for themselves in the U.S.--[Book jacket]
Last car over the Sagamore Bridge : stories by Peter Orner( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband dies before their divorce is finalized; a man runs for governor of Illinois and loses much more than an election; two brothers play beneath the infamous bridge at Chappaquiddick. Employing the masterful compression for which he's become known, Orner presents a kaleidoscope of individual lives viewed in startling, intimate close-up. Whether writing of Geraldo Rivera's attempt to reveal the contents of Al Capone's vault or of a father and daughter trying to outrun a hurricane, he illuminates universal themes. In stories that span considerable geographic ground--from Chicago to Wyoming, from Massachusetts to the Czech Republic--he writes of the past we can't seem to shake, the losses we can't make up for, and how our stories help us reclaim what we thought was gone forever."--Dust jacket
Esther stories by Peter Orner( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A debut collection of thirty-two pieces of short fiction explores the influence of life's brief but essential moments on the future lives of the characters as it chronicles the fates both of unrelated strangers and of two Jewish families, one from the East Coast, the other from the Midwest
Hope Deferred : Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-five men and women who tell their stories in Hope Deferred comprise a unique colletion of voices from Zimbabweans of all ages and backgrounds. They are mothers and fathers, former soldiers and policemen, entrepreneurs, traders, and activists. Many have fled their home country in search of peace and opportunity elsewhere. --Book Jacket
En las sombras de Estados Unidos : narraciones de inmigrantes indocumentados( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 2001 [selected stories( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An audio sampling of the premier annual showcase of the country's finest short fiction
Don't listen to what I'm about to say : voices of Zimbabwe( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section 1. Exile. Violet -- Aaron -- Elizabeth -- Zenzele . Section 2. Matabeleland. John -- Nokuthula -- Boniface. Section 3. Farms. Tsitsi -- George. Section 4. Rurals. Alice -- Lovemore. Section 5. Mountains. Samuel -- Brian -- Nicola -- Edmore. Section 6.The Capital. Father John -- Pamela and Themba -- Briggs. Section 7. Border. Oscar -- Bernard -- Amos -- Matthew -- Rudo. Section 8. Sankoh Chari is still alive -- Sankoh
Seep : five stories by Peter Orner( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un solo tipo di vento by Peter Orner( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last car over the sagamore bridge by Peter Orner( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Layers of earth : a novella and stories by Emily Anne Ruskovich( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conjunctions Magazine records by Bradford Morrow( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains author files, correspondence, edited setting copies, first author's corrected galleys, publisher's corrected galleys, various sets of corrected editorial galleys and proofs, second proofs, final mock-ups, many original typescripts and some xeroxes either with original holograph corrections by the author, editor, and/or printer, bluelines and camera-ready materials. The material dates from 1970 to 2008, with the bulk from 1990 to 2007
Borrowed rooms by Peter Orner( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Good kids : a novel by Benjamin Nugent( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"At fifteen, Josh Paquette and Khadijah Silvergate-Dunn catch Josh's father and Khadijah's mother kissing in a natural foods store. As both of their families fall apart, the teenagers sign a pact never to cheat on anyone, ever. They have no problem keeping the vow-- until they meet again at twenty-eight, both struggling with career and identity, and both engaged to other people"--Dust jacket flap
A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel by Anthony Marra( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child
The barbarians by Alexander Kolya Maksik( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

High rise stories : voices from Chicago public housing by Audrey Petty( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In first-person accounts, former residents of Chicago's public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rise apartments and the tone of the community life and poverty levels that existed
 
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Love and shame and love : a novel
Alternative Names
Orner, Peter 1968-

Peter Orner Novelist, short story writer

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The second coming of Mavala Shikongo : a novelUnderground America : narratives of undocumented livesEsther storiesHope Deferred : Narratives of Zimbabwean LivesEn las sombras de Estados Unidos : narraciones de inmigrantes indocumentadosThe best American short stories, 2001 [selected storiesDon't listen to what I'm about to say : voices of ZimbabweThe best American short stories