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Van Booy, Simon

Overview
Works: 52 works in 167 publications in 9 languages and 4,379 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Novels  Domestic fiction  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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 )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection. Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their, darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain
Father's day : a novel by Simon Van Booy( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey's life was shattered at the age of six, when she found herself in the care of a veteran social worker, and alone in the world save for an uncle she had never met-- Jason, a disabled felon, haunted by a violent past he can't escape. As a young woman in Paris, Harley looks back on her childhood on Long Island, and remember how she and Jason searched for a future in the ruin of their pasts
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 520 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 366 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 )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 332 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
Tales of accidental genius : stories by Simon Van Booy( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a diverse collection of short fiction that touches on human genius in different cultures and social classes, rooted in faith and compassion
Pobble's way by Simon Van Booy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 199 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 )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 102 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 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 85 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
Father's day : a novel by Simon Van Booy( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When devastating news shatters the life of six-year-old Harvey, she finds herself in the care of a veteran social worker, Wanda, and alone in the world save for one relative she has never met--a disabled felon, haunted by a violent past he can't escape. Moving between past and present, Father's Day weaves together the story of Harvey's childhood on Long Island and her life as a young woman in Paris. Written in raw, spare prose that personifies the characters, this novel is the journey of two people searching for a future in the ruin of their past. Father's Day is a meditation on the quiet, sublime power of compassion, and the beauty of simple, everyday things--a breakthrough work from one of our most gifted chroniclers of the human heart
L'amour commence en hiver by Simon Van Booy( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 20 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
Everything beautiful began after by Simon Van Booy( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 spends his days hunched over books or wandering the city in a drunken stupor. Henry is in Athens to dig. An accomplished young archaeologist, he devotedly uncovers the city's past as a way to escape his own, which holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about. ... And then, with a series of chance meetings, Rebecca, George, and Henry are suddenly in flight, their lives brighter and clearer than ever, as they fall headlong into a summer that will forever define them in the decades to come
L'illusione della separatezza by Simon Van Booy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming and going of strangers : short story 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
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
Love begins in winter : short story by Simon Van Booy( )

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

Tiger, tiger : short story by Simon Van Booy( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 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
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
 
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Everything beautiful began after : a novel
Alternative Names
Booy, Simon van.

Booy Simon van 1975-....

Simon Van Booy britischer Schriftsteller und Essayist

Simon Van Booy Brits auteur

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

부이, 사이먼 밴 1975-

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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 loveThe coming and going of strangers : short storyThe city of windy trees : short story