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Fowler, Karen Joy

Overview
Works: 70 works in 404 publications in 15 languages and 20,550 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Baseball stories  History  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories, American  Love stories  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3556.O844, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen Joy Fowler
The Jane Austen book club by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
94 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As six Californians get together to form a book club to discuss the novels of Jane Austen, their lives are turned upside down by troubled marriages, illicit affairs, changing relationships, and love
We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
34 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self; her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man. And Fern her sister, an endearing chimpanzee, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief, has come to a far more terrible fate than their family could ever have imagined. -- From book jacket
Wit's end by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What happens when readers steal your characters? Rima Lanisell is about to find out when she visits her estranged godmother, Addison Early, the successful mystery writer of the Maxwell Lane mysteries, and discovers the truth behind Addison's novels
The Jane Austen Book Club by Kathy Baker ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vijf Californische vrouwen en een man komen een half jaar lang elke maand bijeen om een van de zes romans van Jane Austen te bespreken, waarbij de romans dienen als klankbord voor de levens van de lezers
Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's the winter of 1873 in the Washington Territory, and a mysterious, hugely ugly woman dressed all in black has suddenly appeared in a forest clearing. Chin Ah Kin is commissioned to return her to the white world
Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"San Francisco in the Gilded Age; great fortunes are being made and family dynasties established as new money erases the often unsavory pasts and shady dealings of their founders. By dint of birth, Lizzie Hayes is part of this elite. But Lizzie, seemingly so docile, hides within her a passionate heart. All she needs is the spark that will liberate her from the ruling conventions. And that spark is Mary Ellen Pleasant."--Jacket
The Jane Austen book club by Karen Joy Fowler ( Recording )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens
The sweetheart season : a novel by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though most men had returned to their hometowns after World War II, few came back to the tiny village of Magrit, Minnesota. Irini, a nineteen year-old woman, works in the Scientific Kitchen at Margaret Mill, a cereal factory, with most of Magrit's other eligible bachelorettes. Hoping to promote his business and attract some suitors for his staff, the owner of the mill forms a women's baseball team called the Sweetwheat Sweethearts. Irini, who wields a fearsome throwing arm, strong from kneading bread dough, is the team's star center fielder and her successes, failures, and revelations on and off the ball field are endearingly recalled by her now grown daughter
Wit's end by Karen Joy Fowler ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rima Lanisell meets her godmother, Addison Early, a best selling mystery writer, and seeks to discover what her godmother's relationship with her father was
What I didn't see : and other stories by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories includes tales about John Wilkes Booth's younger brother, a one-winged man, a California cult, a rebellious teen facing torture in a rehab facility, and a mother who invents a fairy-tale world for her son
We are all completely beside ourselves [a novel] by Karen Joy Fowler ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrator, Rosemary Cook, begins her story in the middle. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister." Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she's managed to block a lot of memories. She's smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, "Rosemary" truly is for remembrance
Reading women by Stefan Bollmann ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and Korean and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book brings together a selection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of women reading by a diverse range of artists from the Middle Ages to the present day. Works by Vermeer, Manet, and Whistler are featured alongside those of Edward Hopper and photographer Eve Arnold, among many others. Each image is accompanied by a commentary explaining the context in which it was created - who the reader is, her relationship with the artist, and what she is reading."--BOOK JACKET
Black glass : short fictions by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen satirical stories. In The View from Venus, aliens do a case study of the mores and customs of college students, in The Travails, Gulliver's wife orders her husband to stop travelling and share household chores, while Lieserl portrays Einstein as a deadbeat dad. By the author of Sarah Canary
The case of the imaginary detective by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rima Lanisell is at a loose end, following the death of her father. She has come to California to stay with her godmother, Addison Early, who once knew Rima's father well. Addison is a best-selling mystery writer. Over the years, she has tried to protect her work and her privacy as her fans have become ever more intrusive
Ascendancies : the best of Bruce Sterling by Bruce Sterling ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sterling (Visionary in Residence: Stories), the godfather of cyberpunk, demonstrates his full range, from far future to forgotten past, in this well-stocked career-spanning collection of his finest SF pieces. His blend of uncompromising realism and irrepressible optimism shows up wherever his protagonists do, whether working for a stranded alien in Crusader-era Palestine ("The Blemmye's Stratagem"), investigating a mock space journey inside the cavern left from a Chinese H-bomb test ("Taklamakan") or just hanging around (literally) in 2037 Chattanooga, fixing bikes and foiling a black ops agent out to protect her senile senator boss ("Bicycle Repairman")"--B & N website Editorial Reviews (October 2007)
The science of herself ; plus, "The motherhood statement" ; and, "The pelican bar" ; and, "More exuberant than is strictly tasteful" : outspoken interview ; and, "The further adventures of the invisible man" by Karen Joy Fowler ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of short stories--part of PM Press's Outspoken Author's series--features a historical science fiction narrative of England's first female paleontologist, but also includes other tales of family woes, invisibility, and an interview with the author
The James Tiptree Award anthology 2 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second serving of innovative storytelling continues to celebrate thought-provoking and provocative speculative fiction. Touching on the most fundamental of human desires--sex, love, and the need for acceptance--Tiptree Award-winning authors continually challenge and redefine social identities, simultaneously exploring and expanding gender. James Tiptree, Jr. was the pseudonym of Alice Bradley Sheldon, whose lasting contributions to the genre are honored every year with the award
The James Tiptree Award anthology 1 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The James Tiptree Award anthology 3 ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The case of the imaginary detective by Karen Joy Fowler ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rima Lanisell has a habit of losing things - car keys, sunglasses, lovers, family members. Following the death of Rima's father, she goes to stay with her godmother Addison, a wildly successful, albeit eccentric, mystery writer. Addison's beach house seems the place to make sense of Rima's loss, yet she is soon caught up in a mystery of her own. Who stole a small and highly valuable object from Addison's kitchen? Why is Rima corresponding with an obsessive fan, using someone else's family name? Most importantly: what exactly was the relationship between Addison and Rima's father, and why did Addison name a murderer after him in one of her novels? A funny, sad and wise literary mystery from the author of The Jane Austen Book Club
 
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Alternative Names
Joy Fowler, Karen
Languages
English (290)
Spanish (6)
French (5)
Japanese (4)
Italian (4)
Polish (4)
German (3)
Finnish (3)
Chinese (2)
Danish (2)
Swedish (2)
Russian (2)
Korean (2)
Dutch (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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