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York, Alissa

Overview
Works: 17 works in 90 publications in 4 languages and 1,473 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories, Canadian  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Short stories  Periodicals  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.Y523, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alissa York
 
Most widely held works by Alissa York
Effigy by Alissa York( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a Mormon ranch in nineteenth-century Utah, and inspired by the real events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857, Alissa YorksEffigyis a haunting story of a polygamous family united by faith but separated by secrets
Mercy : a novel by Alissa York( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1948 a handsome priest travels to Mercy, Manitoba and falls in love with the woman of the first couple he marries. Their mutual obsession grows, leaving its scar on the town long after their love affair is over. Fifty years later, another preacher comes to Mercy, who believes that the key to his life lies somewhere north of town - perhaps in the hands of the woman who has lived her whole life there in secret
Fauna by Alissa York( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wide ravine that bisects the city is home to countless species of urban wildlife, including human waifs and strays. When Edal Jones can't cope with the casual cruelty she encounters in her job as a federal wildlife officer, she finds herself drawn to a beacon of solace nestled in the valley under the unlikely banner of an auto-wrecker's yard. Guy Howell, the handsome proprietor, offers sanctuary to animals and people alike. He is well versed in the delicate workings of damaged beings, and he might just stand a chance at mending Edal's heart. But before love can bloom, the little community must come to terms with a different breed of lost soul - a young man whose brutal backwoods childhood is catching up with him, causing him to persecute the creatures that call the valley home
The naturalist by Alissa York( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at a time when Darwin was reshaping the world and a new breed of explorer-hero possessed the popular imagination, this novel is a spellbinding tale of loss, discovery, and love that unwinds along a breathtakingly beautiful expedition up the Amazon. It is 1867, Philadelphia. More at ease among his books than in the field, Paul Ash takes a reluctant leave of absence from Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology to accompany his grieving stepmother and her young companion to the fabled River Sea. Paul holds no memory of the place, though he was born there. As it transpires, however, neither the region nor its people have forgotten Paul. The Amazon lays claim to him in no uncertain terms, but it also works a peculiar magic on both his father's lovely widow and her friend - a quiet little Quaker named Rachel Weaver who proves strangely at home in the wild
Any given power by Alissa York( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searing debut collection of short stories. Fragments, and tales, of the ordinary, and the astounding. Already a huge smash in Canada, and ready to take on the rest of the world. "Alissa York cares fiercely for the integrity of her characters and never intrudes herself upon them, or us. These are truly orginal stories, charged with the luminous detail which makes us see life afresh."
Fauna by Alissa York( Recording )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city ravine is home to countless species of urban wildlife, including human waifs and strays. When Edal Jones can't cope with the casual cruelty she encounters in her job as a federal wildlife officer, she finds herself drawn there, and to Guy Howell, who offers sanctuary to animals and people alike. Explicit strong language, explicit descriptions of violence and some descriptions of sex. c2010
Animal( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enduring wilderness : Toronto's natural parklands by Robert Burley( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring tributes from award-winning writers in a city sometimes referred to as "The Big Smoke," Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and even embraced as great civic spaces. Commissioned by the City of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of these wilderness parks, renowned photographer Robert Burley looks at these sites as integral parts of urban life, from breathtaking lake views of the Scarborough Bluffs to glimpses of the densely wooded trails in the Carolinian forests of Rouge Park, Canada's first and only urban national park. Burley's photos are augmented with selections of poetry and prose by some of Toronto's best-known writers, including Anne Michaels, George Elliott Clarke, Alissa York, and Michael Mitchell. A historical essay and an appendix highlight the history, the biodiversity, and the priceless cultural value of these urban parklands. Though confined to the city limits, An Enduring Wilderness is full of surprising ecological and urban discoveries that know no limits themselves."--
Mercy by Alissa York( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mercy, Manitoba a preacher arrives with a damaged daughter he can't understand, and a belief that the key to his life lies in the mysterious bog north of town. Some strong language
The Journey Prize : stories : the best of Canada's new writers( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the twenty-fifth edition of this nationally acclaimed anthology, which has established itself as Canada's most popular fiction anthology, presenting the best new Canadian writers from coast to coast. As well as receiving high praise every year, it is an important indicator of up-and-coming writers
Northwords( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amours défendues [roman] by Alissa York( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Effigy by Alissa York( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Amateur taxidermist Dorrie is married off to Erastus, a hunter who wants her to stuff his most impressive kills. When he brings her a family of wolves, Dorrie begins to dream of crows and strange scenes of violence. A lone wolf prowls the grounds, his search unearthing tensions and secrets. Inspired by the events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857. Descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language
Effigie by Alissa York( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Journey Prize Stories 22 : the Best of Canada's New Writers( )

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

Homeland : a northwords story by Alissa York( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Homeland" is Alissa York's contribution to Northwords, a cross-platform project that takes urban Canadian writers to some of the world's most extreme environments. Introduced by award-winning journalist and radio personality Shelagh Rogers, Northwords is a collection of stories written by acclaimed Canadian authors as they experienced one of Canada's most awe-inspiring northern national parks Torngat Mountains National Park, the country's newest national park, and a place steeped in geological and human history. The cross-platform project, which includes a documentary film that follows the authors as they explored the harsh and stunning terrain, had adventures, and created these new works, adds to the continuing story of the North. The stories explore the idea of the North, and what happens when the country's best writers tackle its most overwhelmingly beautiful places. Taking advantage of opportunities presented by transmedia integration, users can experience the stories in the writers' own words through Anansi Digital, as well as learn more about their processes and what inspired them through interactive content. Users will have access to film and audio content, and together, these related media will create a larger story web, allowing the audience to truly immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and stories of the North
 
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Alternative Names
Alissa York Canadees romanschrijfster

Alissa York Canadian writer

Alissa York escritora canadiense

Alissa York kanadische Schriftstellerin

Alissa York kanadyjska pisarka

Alissa York scrittrice canadese

Languages
English (71)

French (11)

Dutch (5)

Italian (3)

Covers
Mercy : a novelFaunaAny given powerMercy