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Beattie, Ann

Overview
Works: 225 works in 577 publications in 4 languages and 30,149 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Domestic fiction, American  Biography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Signer, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.E177, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Beattie
Picturing Will by Ann Beattie ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,977 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 )
31 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,824 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 )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,633 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
Love always : a novel by Ann Beattie ( Book )
20 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master chronicler of our life and times." 'Newsday "A very funny book. . . . If Jane Austen had been crossed with Oscar Wilde and re-crossed with the early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plonked down among the semi-beautiful people of late 20th-century media-fringe America . . . the outcome might have been something like this." 'Margaret Atwood "Ferociously funny." 'The Los Angeles Times "Beattie's new novel, her third, is a gratifying surprise. Love Always will be welcomed by the large and loyal Beattie readership, but there is much that recommends it to the previously unconverted." 'Harper's Bazaar "Beattie's most comic'indeed her first satiric'work to date. . . . Much of the book's authenticity derives from the accretion of felt detail'a Beattie trademark. She captures 1984 Vermont with right-on references to Cyndi Lauper, Horchow catalogs, and 'pre-Cabbage Patch' Coleco." 'The Christian Science Monitor
The burning house : short stories by Ann Beattie ( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,414 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 )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Another you by Ann Beattie ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 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
Chilly scenes of winter by Ann Beattie ( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,296 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
Perfect recall : new stories by Ann Beattie ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,236 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
My life, starring Dara Falcon by Ann Beattie ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,190 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 )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,176 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
Secrets and surprises : short stories by Ann Beattie ( Book )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 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
The New Yorker : stories by Ann Beattie ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,140 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
What was mine : stories by Ann Beattie ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,140 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
Park City : new and selected stories by Ann Beattie ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,082 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
Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life by Ann Beattie ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,008 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
Walks with men by Ann Beattie ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 923 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 )
18 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 816 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
Alex Katz by Ann Beattie ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The doctor's house by Ann Beattie ( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nina and her brother Andrew share a strong bond: during childhood, they helped each other survive the cruelty of their physician father. Their mother has not fared so well: she is a drunken byproduct of domestic mythology. Now Nina, a reclusive editor, has sealed herself off from the world since her husband's accidental death, while her brother is busy locating and seducing women he knew in high school
 
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Alternative Names
Beattie, Ann
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Languages
English (321)
German (3)
Spanish (1)
Chinese (1)
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