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Brockmeier, Kevin

Overview
Works: 56 works in 186 publications in 13 languages and 9,183 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Diary fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Honoree
Classifications: PS3602.R63, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kevin Brockmeier
The brief history of the dead by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Kevin Brockmeier, one of this generation's most inventive young writers, comes a striking new novel about death, life, and the mysterious place in between. The City is inhabited by those who have departed Earth but are still remembered by the living. They will reside in this afterlife until they are completely forgotten. But the City is shrinking, and the residents clearing out. Some of the holdouts, like Luka Sims, who produces the City's only newspaper, are wondering what exactly is going on. Others, like Coleman Kinzler, believe it is the beginning of the end. Meanwhile, Laura Byrd is trapped in an Antarctic research station, her supplies are running low, her radio finds only static, and the power is failing. With little choice, Laura sets out across the ice to look for help, but time is running out. Kevin Brockmeier alternates these two storylines to create a lyrical and haunting story about love, loss and the power of memory."--Publisher's website
The illumination by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a private journal of love notes written by a husband to his wife passes into the keeping of a hospital patient, and from there through the hands of five other suffering people, touching each of them uniquely
The brief history of the dead by Kevin Brockmeier( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All residents of the City have recently died, and they will remain in the City only as long as someone still living on Earth remembers them. On Earth, however, the population has been devastated by terrible pandemic. Laura Byrd, isolated at an Antarctic research station, is running low on supplies and has only her memories to comfort her. The people of the City realize Laura is the common thread binding them together. But Laura, who may be the only person to have survived the pandemic, is running out of time--and her memories are fading
The view from the seventh layer by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these three stories, a young, asocial woman remembers the oddly honest things she wrote in her high school classmates' yearbooks and contemplates her scarred life, imagining an escape with an apparition she calls the Entity. A formerly dull and turgid pastor is touched by a spirit that turns his sermons into crowd-pleasers--that is, until he discovers his inspiration is a little less than divine. And a choose-your-own-adventure novel for grown-ups concludes the volume
The best American short stories, 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty works of American short fiction selected by guest editor Walter Mosley as the best of 2002, and includes contributors' notes, a list of one hundred additional stories, and editorial addresses for American and Canadian magazines
The truth about Celia by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning author of Things That Fall from the Sky, a richly nuanced and deeply moving novel about the disappearance of a young girl, as told by her devastated father. Celia is seven years old on the day she goes missing. Her father, Christopher, is giving a tour of their historic house; her mother, Janet, is at an orchestra rehearsal. Celia is outside playing. She rides her bicycle. She throws a rubber ball against the roof. She disappears. A writer of fantasy and science fiction, Christopher finds himself drawn into a grief induced world of wishful fantasy in which Celia still exists. Plunging into his work to help him cope with her disappearance, he writes of its effects from the points of view of the people who are still haunted by her absence: Janet, the policeman who is in charge of the case, and Christopher himself-each voice contributing to the heart-wrenching picture of a town subtly, but lastingly, changed. The Truth About Celia is a novel of remarkable understanding-an extraordinary exploration of profound loss and inconsolable grief
Grooves : a kind of mystery by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a seventh-grader discovers that the grooves in his Thigpen-brand blue jeans are encoded with a cry for help, he sets out to save the factory workers from greedy entrepreneur Howard Thigpen
Things that fall from the sky by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eleven short stories by award-winning American author Kevin Brockmeier
The illumination by Kevin Brockmeier( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a private journal of love notes written by a husband to his wife passes into the keeping of a hospital patient, and from there through the hands of five other suffering people, touching each of them uniquely
City of names by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After receiving a strange book at school, ten-year-old Howie Quackenbush discovers that he can transport himself to various places around his town and also learns something vitally important about his soon-to-be born baby sister
Real unreal. best American fantasy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fantasy is more than a genre boundary. Fantasy is a state of mind. It is being visited by an angel, called by a corpse, or having a well-mannered conversation with Frankenstein's monster. It is sailing down a river of blood, and making a deal with the king of genies. In this, the third volume of the highly acclaimed Best American Fantasy series, twenty-one authors explore the boundaries of the real and the unreal with wit, imagination, and whimsy ..."--Page 4 of cover
Selected shorts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning series of classic and contemporary fiction performed by acclaimed actors. Performances are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in NYC and on tour around the country
Catastrophe and other stories by Dino Buzzati( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The author] brings vividly to life the slow and quietly terrifying collapse of our known, everyday world. In stories touched by the fantastical and the strange, and filled with humor, irony, and menace, [he] illuminates the nightmarish side of our ordinary existence"--Amazon.com
A few seconds of radiant filmstrip : a memoir of seventh grade by Kevin Brockmeier( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been-the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes-but someone else altogether. Over the course of one school year-seventh grade-he sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief. With the same deep feeling and oddly dreamlike precision that are the hallmarks of his fiction, the acclaimed novelist now explores the dream of his own past and recovers the person he used to be
The ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human soul as a Rube Goldberg device by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip : a Memoir of Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been?the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes?but someone else altogether.? Over the course of one school year?seventh grade?he?sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.? With the same deep feeling and oddly dreamlike precision that are the hallmarks of his fiction, the acclaimed novelist now explores the dream of his own past and recovers the person he used to be. From the Hardcover edition
La verità a proposito di Celia by Kevin Brockmeier( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prize stories 2001 : the O. Henry awards by Larry Dark( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annual collection consistently brings together the best short fiction published in North American magazines
Dai7 kaiso karano nagame( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The brief history of the dead
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The illuminationThe brief history of the deadThe view from the seventh layerThe best American short stories, 2003The truth about CeliaGrooves : a kind of mysteryThings that fall from the skyThe illumination
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