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Willett, Jincy

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Works: 9 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 4,038 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PS3573.I4455, 813.54
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Publications about Jincy Willett
Publications by Jincy Willett
Most widely held works by Jincy Willett
Winner of the National Book Award : a novel of fame, honor, and really bad weather by Jincy Willett( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
Twin sisters Dorcas, a woman of certain sexual appetites, and Abigail, prim and virginal, find themselves targeted by predatory poet Conrad, who finds in the sisters a challenge to test his skills as a manipulator and seducer
The writing class by Jincy Willett( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Living for the writing class she teaches at the university extension, reclusive widow Amy Gallup senses something different about her latest group of students when she begins to receive scary phone calls and obscene threats that culminate in a murder
Amy falls down : a novel by Jincy Willett( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
The endearingly bitter writer, Amy Gallup, 60, has happily isolated herself from the world spending the last two decades teaching and reviewing. She has done a lot of thinking, but very little writing. She hasn't published a book in 20 years, and she's settled into a quiet life with her beloved basset hound, Alphonse. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy trips in her backyard, goes head-over-heels, and into the side of a birdbath. She knocks herself out just hours before she's scheduled to play the role of has-been local writer, none too excited about the newspaper interview she's agreed to give. But her head injury leads her to be interpreted as a rambling genius, which in turn brings media attention and reopens the door to writing. The hospital clears her of head injury, so Amy returns home. When a local reporter shows up for a scheduled interview, Amy is not quite herself. The article paints Amy as a the zen-goddess of writing, publishing, and life. Her bizarre interview was interpreted as the rambling of a true genius. But all that really happened was: Amy fell down! The next thing she knows, friends and fans are coming out of the woodwork. Suddenly Amy is on radio shows, keynoting a major publishing event, and guiding a local writers' retreat. But the strangest thing of all: Amy starts to write. Readers witness Amy confront her past and present, and choose to take down the walls she so carefully wrote up around her. This novel is a mirror into today's publishing world, a humorous roman-a-clef about a bitterly uninspired writer who decides to change her life after a freak accident
Jenny and the jaws of life : short stories by Jincy Willett( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about children, rapists, businessmen, and adulterers who move in and out of particular loves and specific desires
Fame and honour by Jincy Willett( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Amy falls down a novel by Jincy Willett( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
The endearingly bitter writer, Amy Gallup has happily isolated herself from the world spending the last two decades teaching and reviewing. She has done a lot of thinking, but very little writing. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy trips in her backyard, goes head-over-heels, and into the side of a birdbath. The hospital clears her of head injury, so Amy returns home. When a local reporter shows up for a scheduled interview, Amy is not quite herself. The article paints Amy as a the zen-goddess of writing, publishing, and life. Her bizarre interview was interpreted as the rambling of a true genius. But all that really happened was: Amy fell down! The next thing she knows, friends and fans are coming out of the woodwork. Suddenly Amy is on radio shows, keynoting a major publishing event, and guiding a local writers' retreat. But the strangest thing of all: Amy starts to write. Readers witness Amy confront her past and present, and choose to take down the walls she so carefully wrote up around her. This novel is a mirror into today's publishing world, a humorous roman-a-clef about a bitterly uninspired writer who decides to change her life after a freak accident
Jenny and the jaws of life by Jincy Willett( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Gloire, honneur et mauvais temps : roman by Jincy Willett( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Abigail et Dorcas, des jumelles que tout oppose, vivent à Providence. La première est gironde, sensuelle, et gourmande, la seconde revêche, dégoûtée par le sexe et livresque. Celle-ci, narratrice de ce récit qui raconte sa relation avec sa soeur, prend sous le feu de sa vindicative sagacité les habitants de la ville, battant en brèche la bêtise généralisée. National book award 2003. Premier roman
L'ouvre-boîtes : nouvelles by Jincy Willett( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Recueil de nouvelles mettant en scène des personnages décalés qui échouent pitoyablement à incarner cette normalité insupportable que représente le style de vie américain
 
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English (50)
French (4)
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