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Beattie, Ann

Overview
Works: 204 works in 643 publications in 10 languages and 29,112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Signer, Other
Classifications: PS3552.E177, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Beattie
Picturing Will by Ann Beattie( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A five-year-old, his photographer mother, and his prepetually unlucky, philandering father populate this novel about the trials and rewards of both being and raising a child
Falling in place : a novel by Ann Beattie( Book )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-school student John Joel and a group of sophisticated friends learn about love, friendship, and life as they grow up in the 70s
The doctor's house : a novel by Ann Beattie( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina, her brother Andrew, and their mother each give their perspective on the family's relationships and their memories of their late father/husband
The burning house : short stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the author's most recent stories features unnervingly sophisticated young people and older folks striving for wisdom and grace
Where you'll find me, and other stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 stories including Where You'll Find Me--Heaven on a Summer Night--Times--In the White Night
Chilly scenes of winter by Ann Beattie( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of love-smitten Charles, his friend Sam, and Charles' mother, who spends much of her time in the bathtub feeling depressed
The New Yorker : stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects every Beattie story published in "The New Yorker" magazine throughout a thirty-five-year period, in an anthology that offers insight into modern American family life
Perfect recall : new stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eleven stories "are peopled by characters coming to terms with the legacies of long-held family myths or confronting altered circumstances--new frailty or sudden, unlikely success."--Jacket
Another you by Ann Beattie( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At center: Marshall Lockard, who teaches English at a small New England college, and his wife, Sonja, a real estate broker in the college town. As the novel opens, Marshall has become increasingly remote, walling himself off from his students by his ironic tone and from his wife by his air of detachment. The marriage has reached a danger point: Sonja is playing at having an affair with her boss; Marshall is flirting with a student. And they are about to lose the one older person who means anything to them - Marshall's stepmother, Evie, who is Sonja's closest friend, and who perhaps holds the key to Marshall's state of mind. Into this unsettled situation comes one of Marshall's colleagues, trailing clouds of trouble - an infuriated wife, a student accusing him of rape. He sets off a chain of explosions that catapults Marshall and Sonja out of the semi-uncomfortable trajectory of their lives into a profound reexamination of their marriage and themselves
Secrets and surprises : short stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. Today these stories -- "A Vintage Thunderbird;" "The Lawn Party, " " La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans," to name a few -- seem even more powerful, and are read and studied as classics of the short-story form. Spare and elegant, yet charged with feeling and with the tension of things their characters cannot say, they are masterly portraits of improvised lives. From the Trade Paperback edition
My life, starring Dara Falcon by Ann Beattie( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A housewife who leads an uncomplicated life in New England describes the way another woman breezed into town and took over her life. The new arrival, Dara Falcon, is an expert manipulator and a pathological liar, and housewife Jean Warner is the perfect prey. By the author of Another You
Follies : new stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works features the themes of adult children, aging parents, and life-changing chance encounters, presenting in the title work the catastrophic consequences of a man's car accident with an elderly woman
Park City : new and selected stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Persian and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-six stories on various subjects. The story, Dwarf House, is on the life of a dwarf from childhood to adulthood, and Cosmos is a romance between people who meet via the personal columns
What was mine : stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories present a collage of contemporary lives, in which a series of narrators' reflections lead to deeper understanding and introspection
Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life by Ann Beattie( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of her generation, dismissed Richard Nixon's wife: "interchangeable with a Martian," she said. Decades later, she wonders what it must have been like to be married to such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man. Drawing on a wealth of sources from Life magazine to accounts by Nixon's daughter and his doctor to The Haldeman Diaries and Jonathan Schell's The Time of Illusion, Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt to see the world from Mrs. Nixon's point of view. Like Stephen King's On Writing, this fascinating and intimate account offers readers a rare glimpse into the imagination of a writer."--Dust jacket
The state we're in : Maine stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is about more than geographical location of Maine, and certainly is not a picture postcard of the coastal state. Some characters have arrived by accident, others are trying to get out. The collection opens, closes, and is interlaced with stories that focus on Jocelyn, a wryly disaffected teenager living with her aunt and uncle while attending summer school. As in life, the narratives of other characters interrupt Jocelyn's, sometimes challenging, sometimes embellishing her view
Walks with men by Ann Beattie( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived. Neil's certainties, Jane discovers, mask his deceptions. Her true education begins
Distortions by Ann Beattie( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor. From the Trade Paperback edition
The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
Alex Katz by Ann Beattie( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The doctor's house : a novel
Alternative Names
Ann Beattie Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Ann Beattie écrivaine américaine

Ann Beattie Short story writer, novelist, professor

Ann Beattie US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Beattie, Ann

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ان بیتی نویسنده آمریکایی

비티, 앤

ビーティ, アン

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Falling in place : a novelThe doctor's house : a novelThe burning house : short storiesWhere you'll find me, and other storiesChilly scenes of winterThe New Yorker : storiesPerfect recall : new storiesAnother you