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York, Alissa

Overview
Works: 19 works in 70 publications in 4 languages and 1,414 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Classifications: PR9199.3.Y523, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Alissa York
Effigy by Alissa York ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 503 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 )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 463 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 )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 142 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
Vreemde ogen : roman by Alissa York ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Utah, 1857: een 14-jarig getraumatiseerd meisje wordt uitgehuwelijkt aan een veel oudere mormoonse paardenfokker en jager die al drie vrouwen heeft. Ze krijgt de opdracht de vele dieren op te zetten die hij tijdens de jacht buit maakt
Any given power by Alissa York ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 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 )
2 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
Fauna by Alissa York ( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Dutch and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In het leven van enkele jonge Canadezen speelt de zorg voor dieren een centrale rol
Mercy : roman by Alissa York ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animal ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Effigie : roman by Alissa York ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au XIXe siècle, l'histoire d'une famille mormone polygame vivant dans un ranch de l'Utah, divisée par les secrets. Erastus Hammer, éleveur de chevaux, a quatre femmes. La plus jeune, Dorie, adolescente de 14 ans, est fascinée par l'art de la taxidermie. Hammer lui rapporte une famille de loups, mais pour la première fois, elle doit lutter pour exercer son talent contre d'obsédants rêves violents
Amours défendues : roman by Alissa York ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au-delà de la double intrigue qui dénonce la naissance de la fille d'un prêtre et, 55 ans plus tard, son initiative envers un pasteur, ce roman psychologique est d'une rare intensité. [SDM]
The Journey Prize stories. the best of Canada's new writers ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mercy by Alissa York ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 6 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
La quarta moglie by Alissa York ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Effigy by Alissa York ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amateur taxidermist Dorrie is married off to the polygamous 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
Journey Prize Stories 22 : the Best of Canada's New Writers by Pasha Malla ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maiden voyage : score & parts by Alissa York ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Effigy mormons. polygamy. taxidermy. love. by Alissa York ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"A small masterpiece ... Exhilarating and genuinely fresh."--National Post (Canada) Set on a Mormon ranch in nineteenth-century Utah, and inspired by the real events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857, Alissa York's Effigy is a haunting story of a polygamous family united by faith but separated by secrets. At the heart of the novel is Dorrie, the fourth wife of rancher, hunter, and horse breeder Erastus Hammer. A pale child bride with a mass of untamable black hair, she cannot recall anything of her life before she recovered from an illness at the age of seven. Her keenest pleasure lies in the act of bringing dead creatures to life through the art of taxidermy, and Hammer has married her not for love, or even lust, but so that she might make fitting trophies of his kills. The matter is urgent for Hammer, as he is slowly going blind. Happy to be given this work, Dorrie secludes herself in her workshop world, away from Mother Hammer's watchful eye and the rivalry of the elder wives. But when Hammer brings Dorrie a whole family of wolves to fashion into a tableau, she struggles with her craft for the first time in her short life, dreaming each night of crows and strange scenes of violence. The new hand, Bendy Drown, is the only one to see her dilemma and offer her help, a dangerous game in a Mormon household. Outside, a lone wolf prowls the grounds looking for his lost pack, and his nocturnal searching will unearth the secret tensions of this complex and conflicted family
 
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English (58)
French (5)
Dutch (4)
Italian (3)
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