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Goolrick, Robert 1948-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 302 publications in 18 languages and 12,360 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3607.O5925, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Robert Goolrick
 
Most widely held works by Robert Goolrick
A reliable wife : a novel by Robert Goolrick( Book )

113 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 4,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Wisconsin in 1909, Ralph Truitt stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting
Heading out to wonderful : a novel by Robert Goolrick( Book )

57 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1948, a mysterious and charismatic man arrives in a small Virginia town carrying two suitcases; one contains his worldly possessions, the other is full of money. He soon inserts himself into the town's daily life, taking a job in the local butcher shop and befriending the owner and his wife and their son. But the passion that develops between the man and the wife of the town's wealthiest citizen sets in motion a series of events that not only upset the quiet town but threaten to destroy both him and the woman
The fall of princes : a novel by Robert Goolrick( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spellbinding new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Goolrick, 1980s Manhattan shimmers like the mirage it was, as money, power, and invincibility seduce a group of young Wall Street turks. Together they reach the pinnacle, achieving the kind of wealth that grants them access to anything--and anyone--they want. Until, one by one, they fall. With the literary chops of Bonfire of the Vanities and the dizzying decadence of The Wolf of Wall Street, The Fall of Princes takes readers into a world of hedonistic highs and devastating lows, weaving a visceral tale about the lives of these young men, winners all ... until someone changes the rules of the game. Goolrick paints a magnificently authentic portrait of an era, tense and stylish, perfectly mixing adrenaline and melancholy. Stunning in its acute observations about great wealth and its absence, and deeply moving in its depiction of the ways in which these men learn to cope with both extremes, the novel travels from New York to Paris to Los Angeles to Italy to Las Vegas to London, on a journey that is as startling as it is starkly revealing, a true tour de force"--Publisher
A reliable wife by Robert Goolrick( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation
The dying of the light : a novel by Robert Goolrick( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana Cook, born at the turn of the nineteenth century, the only daughter of Virginia gentry, agrees to marry a rich captain to save her family's land. Luckily for Diana, her union with the captain is brief and gives her a beautiful son. But after the son is grown is when the real tragedy begins
Heading out to wonderful by Robert Goolrick( Recording )

19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1948, a mysterious and charismatic man arrives in a small Virginia town carrying two suitcases; one contains his worldly possessions, the other is full of money. He soon inserts himself into the town's daily life, taking a job in the local butcher shop and befriending the owner and his wife and their son. But the passion that develops between the man and the wife of the town's wealthiest citizen sets in motion a series of events that not only upset the quiet town but threaten to destroy both him and the woman
The fall of princes : a novel by Robert Goolrick( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan in the 1980s shimmers like the mirage it was, as money, power, and invincibility seduce a group of young Wall Street turks. Together they reach the pinnacle, achieving the kind of wealth that grants them access to anything, and anyone, they want. Until, one by one, they fall
The dying of the light : a novel by Robert Goolrick( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the best selling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and eventually suffers for love
The end of the world as we know it : scenes from a life by Robert Goolrick( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the 1950s, a time of calm, a time when all things were new and everything seemed possible. A few years before, a noble war had been won, and now life had returned to normal. For one little boy, however, life had become anything but "normal." To all appearances, he and his family lived an almost idyllic life. The father was a respected professor, the mother a witty and elegant lady, someone everyone loved. They were parents to three bright, smiling children: two boys and a girl. They lived on a sunny street in a small college town nestled neatly in a leafy valley. They gave parties, hosted picnics, went to church--just like their neighbors. To all appearances, their life seemed ideal. But it was, in fact, all appearances. Lineage, tradition, making the right impression--these were matters of great importance, especially to the mother. But behind the facade this family had created lurked secrets so dark, so painful for this one little boy, that his life would never be the same. It is through the eyes of that boy--a grown man now, revisiting that time--that we see this seemingly serene world and watch as it slowly comes completely and irrevocably undone. Beautifully written, often humorous, sometimes sweet, ultimately shocking, this is a son's story of looking back with both love and anger at the parents who gave him life and then robbed him of it, who created his world and then destroyed it. As author Lee Smith, who knew this world and this family, observed, "Alcohol may be the real villain in this pain-permeated, exquisitely written memoir of childhood--but it is also filled with absolutely dead-on social commentary of this very particular time and place. A brave, haunting, riveting book."
Après l'incendie ; suivi de Trois lamentations by Robert Goolrick( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diana Cooke est née avec le siècle. Dans une des plus belles maisons du Sud. Elle peut s'enorgueillir d'un patronyme qui remonte aux pères fondateurs de l'Amérique. Mais cette maison, comme son nom, est lestée par deux dettes abyssales. La première est financière, et le seul moyen de s'en acquitter est au prix du sang : Diana doit se marier sous le signe de l'argent. La seconde est plus profonde : la maison des Cooke et le prestige de leur nom de famille sont bâtis sur le plus noir péché du Sud, l'esclavage. Et cette dette-là ne se rembourse que sous la forme d'une malédiction. La voici peut-être qui s'avance sous la forme du « Capitaine » Copperton. Dans Après l'incendie, Robert Goolrick nous offre une fable sur l'amour, la dette et le poids du péché de nos pères. Dans cet « anti-Autant en emporte le vent », il règle en un destin le sort de cette terre qu'il aime tant, cet impossible paradis qui reposait sur le sang des opprimés. Nous avons décidé d'y adjoindre une nouvelle inédite qui apporte un éclairage différent à la relation de l'auteur à sa terre. Trois lamentations est le récit autobiographique d'une année où un très jeune Goolrick a partagé sa classe avec trois jeunes filles rejetées par le groupe : une prolétaire, une obèse et la première fille noire scolarisée parmi les Blancs".--Résumé de l'éditeur
When passion turns to poison by Robert Goolrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* Ingenious, suspenseful and erotic, this is a story that will have the reader enthralled from first page to last
En pålidelig hustru by Robert Goolrick( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Enjoliveur by Robert Goolrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn Prinzen fallen Roman by Robert Goolrick( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En pålitelig hustru by Robert Goolrick( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vi er i 1907. Ralph Truitt søker etter en pålitelig hustru gjennom en annonse. Han får svar fra en enkel og ærlig kvinne. Cathrine Langs plan er å gifte seg med Truitt og sakte forgifte han med arsenikk. Det hele tar en uventet og dramatisk vending
En egen plats by Robert Goolrick( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommaren 1948 kommer en främling till det lilla samhället Brownsburg i USA. Med sig har han två resväskor. Den ena är full av kläder och ett fint parti slaktarknivar. Den andra av pengar. Charlie Beales talanger och belevade sätt gör att han snart blir en uppskattad del av samhällets gemenskap. Den unga pojken Sam blir hans ständige följeslagare. Men en dag möter Charlie den vackra Sylvan och på ett ögonblick förändras allt. Med Sam som vittne inleder de en förbjuden kärlekshistoria
Een betrouwbare vrouw by Robert Goolrick( Recording )

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

Een weduwnaar plaatst een advertentie, op zoek naar een gewone, betrouwbare vrouw, maar hij is op zijn hoede als hij zo een veel jongere ontmoet, die een heel verleden met zich meedraagt
La chute des princes by Robert Goolrick( )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the world as we know it : scenes from a life by Robert Goolrick( )

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

It was the 1950s, a time of calm, a time when all things were new and everything seemed possible. A few years before, a noble war had been won, and now life had returned to normal. For one little boy, however, life had become anything but "normal." To all appearances, he and his family lived an almost idyllic life. The father was a respected professor, the mother a witty and elegant lady, someone everyone loved. They were parents to three bright, smiling children: two boys and a girl. They lived on a sunny street in a small college town nestled neatly in a leafy valley. They gave parties, hosted picnics, went to church-just like their neighbors. To all appearances, their life seemed ideal. But it was, in fact, all appearances. Lineage, tradition, making the right impression-these were matters of great importance, especially to the mother. But behind the facade this family had created lurked secrets so dark, so painful for this one little boy, that his life would never be the same. It is through the eyes of that boy-a grown man now, revisiting that time-that we see this seemingly serene world and watch as it slowly comes completely and irrevocably undone.Contains mature themes
Book club in a bag A reliable wife : a novel( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Set in rural Wisconsin in 1909, Ralph Truitt stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting
 
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Robert Goolrick Amerikaans dichter

Robert Goolrick Écrivain américain

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