WorldCat Identities

Van Booy, Simon

Overview
Works: 49 works in 142 publications in 8 languages and 3,072 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6122.A36, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Van Booy
The illusion of separateness : a novel by Simon Van Booy( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells the haunting and luminous story of how one man's act of mercy on a World War II battlefield changes the lives of six strangers across time and place. From wartime Britain and Nazi-occupied France, to modern-day Los Angeles, the characters of this gripping novel – inspired by true events – include a child on the brink of starvation, a blind museum curator looking for love, a German infantryman, and a humble caretaker at a retirement home in Santa Monica. Whether they are pursued by old age, shame, disease, or regret, the
Everything beautiful began after : a novel by Simon Van Booy( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in Athens, Rebecca--young, beautiful and lost--finds a confidant in George, a translator whose closest friends are Aristophanes and Jack Daniels, but their blossoming relationship becomes complicated when they meet Henry, a happy-go-lucky archaeologist who changes their lives forever
Love begins in winter : five stories by Simon Van Booy( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of giving up--anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives--Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them
The secret lives of people in love by Simon Van Booy( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Little Birds" is narrated by a teenage boy of uncertain parentage who sketches his life with his devoted foster father, Michel, in working-class Paris: "It is the afternoon of my birthday, but still the morning of my life. I am walking on the Pont des Arts." In "Some Bloom in Darkness," an aging railroad station clerk's witness of a violent scene between a man and woman translates in his mind into an infatuation with a store mannequin. Other tales are set in Rome
Pobble's way by Simon Van Booy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pobble and her father stroll through the snowy woods near their home one evening. In her excitement of imagining worlds transformed, Pobble does not notice when her pink mitten falls from her pocket and soon the woodland animals gather and begin to wonder what the soft, pink addition to the forest is
Why we fight( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of excerpts, passages, and paintings that explore how some of the great minds of civilization have tackled the question of why we fight
Why our decisions don't matter( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of excerpts, passages, and paintings that explore how some of the great minds of civilization have tackled the question of decision making
Why we need love by Simon Van Booy( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of excerpts, passages, and paintings that explore how some of the great minds of civilization have tackled the question of why we need love
L'amour commence en hiver by Simon Van Booy( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of giving up'anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives'Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them
L'illusione della separatezza by Simon Van Booy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apples a selection from the secret lives of people in love by Simon Van Booy( )

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

The Secret Lives of People in Love is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy's themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world
Tiger, tiger short story by Simon Van Booy( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is a beautiful trick : a short story from The secret lives of people in love by Simon Van Booy( )

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

The Secret Lives of People in Love is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy's themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world. Included in this updated P.S. edition is the new story "The Mute Ventriloquist."
Everyday things : a short story from The secret lives of people in love by Simon Van Booy( )

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

The Secret Lives of People in Love is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy's themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world. Included in this updated P.S. edition is the new story "The Mute Ventriloquist."
Distant ships : a short story from The secret lives of people in love by Simon Van Booy( )

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

The Secret Lives of People in Love is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy's themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world. Included in this updated P.S. edition is the new story "The Mute Ventriloquist."
The missing statues short story by Simon Van Booy( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of giving up'anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives'Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them
The coming and going of strangers by Simon Van Booy( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of giving up -- anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives -- Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them
French artist killed in sunday's earthquake : a short story from The secret lives of people in love by Simon Van Booy( )

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

The Secret Lives of People in Love is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy's themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world. Included in this updated P.S. edition is the new story "The Mute Ventriloquist."
The city of windy trees short story by Simon Van Booy( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of giving up'anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives'Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them
As much below as up above a selection from the secret lives of people in love by Simon Van Booy( )

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

The Secret Lives of People in Love is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy's themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world
 
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Booy, Simon van.

Booy Simon van 1975-....

Simon Van Booy britischer Schriftsteller und Essayist

Simon Van Booy Novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, designer.

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Love begins in winter : five storiesThe secret lives of people in lovePobble's wayWhy we fightWhy our decisions don't matterWhy we need loveL'amour commence en hiverTiger, tiger short story