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McFarland, Dennis

Works: 18 works in 114 publications in 9 languages and 8,426 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  War stories  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.C3629, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dennis McFarland
The music room by Dennis McFarland( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plagued by nightmares following his brother's death, Martin embarks on a search that takes him from California to New York to the estate of his wealthy, alcoholic parents in Virginia
Singing boy : a novel by Dennis McFarland( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband is shot and dies in her arms, Sarah Vaughn retreats into her grief, unable to deal with the shock her eight-year-old son experienced or the Vietnam memories that were uncovered in her husband's best friend's mind
Letter from Point Clear : a novel by Dennis McFarland( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 months after the death of the family's alcoholic patriarch, Roy. Of the three adult children, Ellen, a published poet, is separated from her husband for the summer and caring for their young son, Willie. With her high-strung, opinionated brother, Morris, and Richard, Morris's partner of 14 years, Ellen and Willie travel to the family's Point Clear estate, where the youngest, Bonnie, has been living since abandoning a floundering Manhattan theatrical career to care for ailing Roy. A strained family dinner denouement ignites a clash pitting Ellen and Morris against an ex-gay minister invited to save Morris. Can a crisis of faith be far behind?
A face at the window by Dennis McFarland( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological novel on a man who in his old age meets ghosts, each of whom represents a facet of his earlier life. In this way there emerges the story of Cookson Selway, a crook who made millions. By the author of School for the Blind
School for the blind by Dennis McFarland( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of old people adjusting to age. Retiring news photographer Francis Brimm, 78, settles in Pines, Florida, a few houses from his sister, Muriel. They don't have much in common--he is a cynic and non-believer, she a religious provincial--but one thing they do share, the fear of appearing senile. By the author of The Music Room
Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving his schoolteacher sister and his baseball career to serve in the Civil War, young Summerfield Hayes struggles with secret feelings for his sister throughout grueling battlefield experiences and while seeking shelter and a sense of identity after being abandoned by his comrades
Prince Edward by Dennis McFarland( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August of 1959, young Benjamin Rome's hometown in rural Virginia becomes divided over an order to desegregate its public schools. When events lead to an explosive climax, Ben finds himself facing choices beyond his years
Nostalgia : [a novel] by Dennis McFarland( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1864, young Summerfield Hayes, a pitcher for the famous Eckford Club, enlists in the Union army, leaving his sister, a schoolteacher, devastated and alone in their Brooklyn home. The siblings, who have recently lost both their parents, are unusually attached, and Summerfield fears his untoward, secret feelings for his sister. This rich backstory is intercut with stunning scenes of Hayes' soul-altering hours on the march, at the front--the slaughter of barely grown young men who, only days before, whooped it up with him in a regimental ball game; his temporary deafness and disorientation after a shell blast; his fevered attempt to find safe haven after he has been deserted by his own comrades--and later, in the Washington military hospital where he eventually finds himself, now mute and unable even to write his name. In this twilit realm, among the people he encounters--a compassionate drug-addicted amputee, the ward matron who only appears to be his enemy, the captain who is convinced that Hayes is faking his illness--is a gray-bearded eccentric who visits the ward daily and becomes his strongest advocate: Walt Whitman. This timeless story, whose outcome hinges on the fellowship that is forged in crisis, reminds us how deep are the wounds of war, not all of which are visible
The music room by Dennis McFarland( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Martin Lambert at a crossroads, as he peels away the past, explores the present and gains insight into his own life
School for the blind by Dennis McFarland( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Brimm, retired news photographer, has moved to his old hometown where older sister Muriel still lives. When Francis finds human bones buried on the golf course, Muriel reluctantly names a suspect. The continuing mystery of the bones exacerbates disturbing memories of the past for each Brimm. As these recede, Muriel ensconces seriously ill Francis in the family home, now shared with a vital, pregnant young woman
Church of the blessed hunger : a novel by Dennis McFarland( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Owen children long ago left their gracious family home in Point Clear, Alabama, in favor of points north. But when their father takes ill, the youngest, Bonnie, who has spent a decade in Manhattan as an unsuccessful actress, returns to care for him. Soon after his death - unbeknown to her two siblings - Bonnie falls in love with and marries a handsome evangelical preacher, and together the couple takes up residence in the stately Owen mansion." "When they receive Bonnie's letter announcing her marriage, Ellen and Morris head for Alabama, believing they must extricate their troublesome sister from her latest mistake. To their surprise, they find that Bonnie's charismatic young husband, Pastor, has already saved her from her self-destructive ways, and Bonnie is now nearly three months pregnant. But Bonnie has only recently informed Pastor that Morris is gay, and Pastor quickly undertakes a campaign to "save" him as well."--Jacket
La stanza da musica by Dennis McFarland( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best American short stories for 1998
Umibe no hone( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Musikværelset by Dennis McFarland( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ongakushitsu( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of Ann Beattie by Ann Beattie( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also "The innocent," "The irreversible decline of Eddie Socket," "Latecomers," "The music room," "My one and only," "Onion," "Physical culture," "Three thousand dollars stories," "Triangulation," "We find ourselves in moontown stories," "The women in her dreams," and "Where you once belonged."
An elected official's guide to community correctional options by Linda Layton( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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School for the blind
Alternative Names
Dennis McFarland American writer

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マクファーランド, デニス

Singing boy : a novelLetter from Point Clear : a novelA face at the windowSchool for the blindPrince EdwardChurch of the blessed hunger : a novel