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Van Booy, Simon

Overview
Works: 50 works in 146 publications in 9 languages and 3,007 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 )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,002 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 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simon Van Booy, winner of the prestigious Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, brings his gift for poetic dialogue and sumptuous imagery to thisdebut novel of longing and discovery amidst the ruins of Ancient Greece. Rebecca is young, lost and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens – trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear. George has come to Athens to learn ancient languages after growing up in New England boarding schools and Ivy League colleges. He has no close relationships with anyone and spend
Love begins in winter : five stories by Simon Van Booy ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 408 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 )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 358 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 101 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 95 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 89 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
Love begins in winter short story by Simon Van Booy ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 23 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
Die Illusion des Getrenntseins by Simon Van Booy ( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The coming and going of strangers short story by Simon Van Booy ( )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 10 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
Tiger, tiger short story by Simon Van Booy ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city of windy trees short story by Simon Van Booy ( )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 9 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
Outre-Atlantique : roman by Simon Van Booy ( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The missing statues short story by Simon Van Booy ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'illusione della separatezza by Simon Van Booy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 8 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 4 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
L'amore arriva in inverno : cinque racconti by Simon Van Booy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 3 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
Die Illusion des Getrenntseins 4 CDs by Simon Van Booy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Booy, Simon van.
Booy Simon van 1975-....
Languages
English (75)
French (6)
Italian (5)
German (4)
Chinese (4)
Turkish (3)
Polish (3)
Dutch (2)
Korean (1)
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