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Gowdy, Barbara

Overview
Works: 89 works in 367 publications in 5 languages and 6,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Nature stories  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Domestic fiction  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Conceptor, Creator
Classifications: PR9199.3.G658, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Gowdy
Helpless : a novel by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the nine-year-old daughter of a hard-working single mother, a child whose luminous beauty has drawn both benign and sinister attention, is stolen from her home during a summer blackout, a full-scale search is launched, but the child's only hope lies in someone torn between loyalty to the abductor and the desire to save her
The white bone : a novel by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
36 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on elephants from the elephants' point of view. It is set in Africa and its protagonists are members of a family trying to survive drought and poachers. The elephants are portrayed as having almost human senses, including a sense of humor
The romantic : a novel by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lacking maternal love since the age of nine, when her mother abandoned the family, Louise Kirk develops a near-lifelong obsession with the boy from across the street--now a man who is incapable of loving her as much as she loves him
Mister Sandman : a novel by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A zany novel on Joan, dropped on her head at birth. Joan grows to be a dwarf unable to speak, but able to mimic sound to the point of even playing the piano. The novel describes the impact she has on her family: Joan's 15-year-old mother, Joan's lesbian grandmother, her homosexual grandfather, and the grandfather's male lover, none other than Joan's father. By the author of We So Seldom Look on Love
Falling angels by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After spending a vacation underground in the family's bomb shelter, three sisters find a family photo album with three years missing and some evidence that there was a fourth child
We so seldom look on love : stories by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories about a female necrophile, a lonely exhibitionist, a two-headed man, Siamese twins, a young girl with a severely enlarged head, a transsexual
Through the green valley by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helpless by Barbara Gowdy ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ron, an appliance repairman, spots nine-year-old Rachel one day outside her school. Though Rachel is a stranger to him, he convinces himself that she is his responsibility. His feelings for her are at once tender, misguided and chillingly possessive. At all costs, he knows he must protect her from "bad" men - bad men who want to harm her. When Rachel disappears one summer night, her mother Celia is stricken with guilt and terror. As the media coverage of the abduction escalates, Celia longs for the return of her angelically beautiful daughter
Un lieu sûr by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Un lieu sûr" a pour figure centrale Bourbe, une jeune éléphante abandonnée par son clan après la mort de la mère. Recueillie par un autre troupeau, elle est condamnée à cercher sa place dans une société matriarcale
Abel en Louise : een romantische geschiedenis by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der weisse Knochen : Roman by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In ihrem neuen Roman erzählt Barbara Gowdy die Geschichte einer afrikanischen Elefantenfamilie: aus der Perspektive der Dickhäuter. Der Roman hält sich strikt an die Erkenntnisse der Zoologie - und ist doch voller Fantasie
Hilflos : Roman by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die neunjährige Rachel ist das große Glück in Celia Fox's Leben. Ein Kind aus einer Liebesnacht, den Vater hat sie danach nie wieder gesehen. Ein auffallend schönes und aufgewecktes Mädchen, das alle Blicke auf sich zieht, nicht nur die von Fotografen, die auf der Suche nach Models sind. Blicke, die Celia beunruhigen. Rachel weiß das und verheimlicht ihrer Mutter, dass da ein Mann in einem weißen Lieferwagen vor ihrem Haus parkt, derselbe, den sie schon vor ihrer Schule bemerkt hat. Was ist das für ein Mann, der einen Reparaturdienst für Haushaltsgeräte hat, alte Staubsauger sammelt und so oft es geht vor Schulhöfen parkt, um kleine Mädchen zu beobachten? Der einsam ist und sensibel und plötzlich von einer so heftigen Liebe zu einem Kind ergriffen wird, dass er es für sich haben will? Ein Monster?
Kissed ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sandra is attracted to death, so she lands a job studying embalming, where she meets a lonely medical student. Matt finds that her passion for death exceeds her love for him, and Sandra discovers that sometimes there is a way to cross over between love, sex, and death
Seltsam wie die Liebe : stories by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De weg naar het water by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een jonge olifant met visionaire krachten reist met haar adoptief familie over de Afrikaanse vlakten als bij een drinkplaats een deel van haar groep wordt vermoord
Die Romantiker by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fallende Engel : Roman by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vallende engelen : roman by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drie opgroeiende zusjes uit een Amerikaans voorstadje hebben in de jaren zestig last van de gewone puberproblemen en zuchten onder het juk van hun zeer excentrieke ouders
Growing up Canadian school ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Early campaigns to fight poverty and disease and help children grow up healthy led to the introduction of the school nurse, nose blowing drills and lice inspections. From open-air schools to confusing sex education classes, Health was a part of the curriculum throughout the last century. This episode traces the rise of dental care, from early century programs in schools to dentists traveling to remote areas by boat or train. Canadians recall terrifying epidemics and lengthy periods of quarantine. Home remedies were frightening enough to keep children from complaining about being ill. Over the course of the century we see the impact of public health care on children's lives"--Container
Anges déchus : roman by Barbara Gowdy ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gaudija, Barbara
Gowdy, Barbara
ガウディ, バーバラ
Languages
English (196)
German (38)
French (9)
Dutch (6)
Norwegian (1)
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