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Evison, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 11 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 7,394 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Didactic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Western stories  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3605.V57, 813.6
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Publications by Jonathan Evison
Most widely held works by Jonathan Evison
West of here : a novel by Jonathan Evison( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,960 libraries worldwide
Since the dawn of recorded history, the Klallam Indians have thrived upon the bounty of the Elwha River. In 1889, on the eve of Washington's statehood, the Olympic Peninsula remains America's last frontier. But not for long. As northwestern expansion reaches its feverish crescendo, the clock is ticking
The revised fundamentals of caregiving : a novel by Jonathan Evison( Book )
25 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for and soon the two embark on a road trip to visit the boy's ailing father
This is your life, Harriet Chance! : a novel by Jonathan Evison( Book )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
Embarking on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise, septuagenarian Harriet reunites with her estranged daughter and confronts pivotal events from her life surrounding the true character of her husband, who died two years earlier
West of here [a novel] by Jonathan Evison( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
The stories of the people who first inhabited the mythical town of Port Bonita in Washington State from 1887-1891, and then who live there in 2005-2006 and must deal with the damage done by their predecessors
All about Lulu : a novel by Jonathan Evison( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his mother, the arrival of a new step-mother, and his irrepressible crush on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her own challenges, William watches his life shift into tumult and despair. Once Lulu departs for college, Will goes into the world to find himself -- discovering Western philosophy, a cruel dating world, enduring friendship, and, ultimately, his true calling. Emboldened by his turn as a late-night radio personality, Will rescues himself from the self-image of weakness he'd long wished to escape
The revised fundamentals of caregiving by Jonathan Evison( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 412 libraries worldwide
"Benjamin Benjamin has lost virtually everything--his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. With few options, Ben enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving taught in the basement of a local church. There Ben is instructed in the art of inserting catheters and avoiding liability, about professionalism, and how to keep physical and emotional distance between client and provider. But when Ben is assigned to nineteen-year-old Trev, who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, he discovers that the endless mnemonics and service plan checklists have done little to prepare him for the reality of caring for a fiercely stubborn, sexually frustrated adolescent. As they embark on a wild road trip across the American West to visit Trev's ailing father, a new camaraderie replaces the traditional boundary between patient and caregiver. Bursting with energy, this big-hearted, soulful, and inspired novel ponders life's terrible surprises and the heart's uncanny capacity to mend and become whole again."--Publisher description
This is your life, Harriet Chance! a novel by Jonathan Evison( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that shes been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter midway through the cruise, Harriet is forced to take a long look back
All about Lulu by Jonathan Evison( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his mother, the arrival of a new step-mother, and his irrepressible crush on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her own challenges, William watches his life shift into tumult and despair. Once Lulu departs for college, Will goes into the world to find himself -- discovering Western philosophy, a cruel dating world, enduring friendship, and, ultimately, his true calling. Emboldened by his turn as a late-night radio personality, Will rescues himself from the self-image of weakness he'd long wished to escape
A novel by Jonathan Evison( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Life affirming story of a disabled teenager and his clueless caregiver on the roadtrip of a lifetime
McTeague : a story of San Francisco by Frank Norris( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"First published in 1899, this graphic depiction of urban American life centers around McTeague, a dentist practicing in San Francisco at the turn of the century. While at first content with his life and friendship with an ambitious man named Marcus, McTeague eventually courts and marries Trina, a parsimonious young woman who wins a large sum of money in a lottery. The greed of the majority of the characters in the novel creates a chain of events that lead to many painful, gruesome deaths. Norris' work, so strikingly different from that of his contemporaries, is an admirable example of social realism, which provided America with a shocking reflection of its sordid sense of survival. From the opening description of San Francisco to McTeague's final desperate flight far from his 'Dental Parlors, ' this novel examines human greed in a way that still causes readers to pause and reflect over one hundred years later"--Amazon.com, viewed July 11, 2013
Umweg nach Hause gekürzte Lesung by Jonathan Evison( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jonathan Evison American writer
Jonathan Evison Amerikaans romanschrijver
Languages
English (85)
German (12)
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