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Johnston, Wayne

Works: 48 works in 252 publications in 3 languages and 6,522 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Anecdotes  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: PR9199.3.J599, 813.54
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Publications about Wayne Johnston
Publications by Wayne Johnston
Most widely held works by Wayne Johnston
The colony of unrequited dreams by Wayne Johnston( Book )
36 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,665 libraries worldwide
A novel on a 40-year love-hate relationship between a colorful politician and his childhood love, now a journalist. He is Joe Smallwood, populist premier of Newfoundland and their relationship is portrayed in his memoir, interspersed with her acerbic comments
The navigator of New York : a novel by Wayne Johnston( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
An outcast in nineteenth-century Newfoundland, Devlin Stead receives a letter from explorer Frederick Cook that sends him to New York to become Cook's protege and to join him in his race to reach the North Pole before his arch-rival Peary
The custodian of paradise by Wayne Johnston( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
Making her way to a deserted island off the coast of Newfoundland in the waning days of World War II, Sheilagh Fielding learns the identity of a man who has shadowed her for twenty years, a finding that coincides with the discovery of the fate of her twin children
The divine Ryans by Wayne Johnston( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
The youngest member of an eccentric Irish-Catholic family in the dual business of newspaper-publishing and undertaking, nine-year-old Doyle must deal with ghostly appearances, his screwy relatives, and his own burgeoning sexuality
Human amusements : a novel by Wayne Johnston( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"It is the late 1950s and in lower middle-class Toronto, Audrey Prendergast, whose love for her family blinds her to all else, sees the new medium of television as the only means of climbing the social ladder. And climb it the Prendergasts begin to do when Audrey launches a children's show called Rumpus Room, starring herself as Miss Mary and her young son Henry as Bee Good/Bee Bad. When the program becomes an overnight sensation, the Prendergasts' world begins to change, much to the chagrin of Audrey's husband, Peter, family comedian and would-be novelist. Determined to keep his family anchored in reality, Peter refuses to have anything to do with Rumpus Room and throws all his energy into writing his novel and doing an almost non-stop and hilarious commentary on modern culture. When Audrey's second television series becomes a huge success, things begin to break down. The show becomes a kind of camp classic, attracting a group of fanatic followers who call themselves 'Philosophers' and more or less worship the teenage Henry. Sorrow and comedy mingle and blend as the Prendergasts struggle to retain their innocence and love for one another in the maelstrom of their changing lives"--Publisher's description
A world elsewhere by Wayne Johnston( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Set in the late nineteenth century, "A World Elsewhere" is an intricately woven tale of humour and emotion, of family and friendship, of ambition and destitution. At its centre is Landish Druken, son of a Newfoundland sealing captain, who turns his back on family tradition and wishes to become a writer. Well-mannered and eloquent, Landish sets off from St John's to Princeton University, where he is befriended by 'Van' Vanderluyden, son of the wealthiest man in America, and later betrayed by him. Landish is banished from Princeton and his hopes crumble. Returning to St John's, he adopts Deacon, an orphan, the son of his father's first mate. Outcast, fighting off destitution, Landish raises Deacon alone, with no tools other than trust, humour and compassion. But when poverty casts them out of their home, there is only one person left to turn to: Van. They make the long journey to North Carolina, where Van has built Vanderland, a huge, magnificent castle. There they are swiftly pulled into a world of deception and murder, and the mettle of the exceptional Landish, and the bond with his adopted son, is truly tested. This is a novel of great invention and emotional intensity, "A World Elsewhere" is unexpected and extraordinary, and a work emblematic of Wayne Johnston's brilliance
The story of Bobby O'Malley by Wayne Johnston( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
De hoeder van het paradijs by Wayne Johnston( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Een 40-jarige vrouw staat bekend om haar scherpe tong en haar drankmisbruik; ze zondert zich af om haar leven te overzien en herleest haar dagboeken, correspondentie en columns
The son of a certain woman by Wayne Johnston( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Percy Joyce is afflicted from birth with a congenital disfigurement but a regular boy on the cusp of teenage-hood, filled with yearning, wild with hormones, longing for what he can't have, for wanting to be let in...and let out; and his disturbingly alluring mother, Penelope, whose sex appeal fairly leaps off the page. Every man in St. John's lusts after her, including her sister-in-law Medina, her paying border, Pops MacDougall, with whom she carries on an affair of convenience - and Percy
The time of their lives by Wayne Johnston( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
De zeevaarder uit New York by Wayne Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Reconstructie van de controverse rond de ontdekking van de Noordpool door de Amerikaanse poolreizigers Robert Peary en Frederick Cook in 1908-1909
The old lost land of Newfoundland : family, memory, fiction, and myth by Wayne Johnston( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"In 2008 Wayne Johnston became the second prominent Canadian writer to enlighten and entertain audiences as a speaker in the Canadian Literature Centre's Henry Kreisel Lecture Series. He spoke to an enthusiastic audience at the University of Alberta about the myths and realities surrounding his native Newfoundland. Amaster storyteller, Johnston peppered the lecture with impromptu asides, delighting his listeners with true tales and well-spun yarns."--Jacket
Who do you think you are? : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Ten related stories about a working-class Ontario girl and her stepmother. Rose leaves for university but eventually returns home
De goddelijke Ryans by Wayne Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Die Kolonie der unerfüllten Träume by Wayne Johnston( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Kolonie van onvervulde dromen by Wayne Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 18 libraries worldwide
At the York by Wayne Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Die göttlichen Ryans : Roman by Wayne Johnston( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Baltimore's mansion : a memoir by Wayne Johnston( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Descendents of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore's Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went from being sea-fearing farmers to sea-faring fishermen." Each generation resolves to escape the hardships of life at sea, but their connection to this fantastically beautiful but harsh land is as eternal as the rugged shoreline, and the separations that result between generations may be as inevitable as the winters they endure. Unfulfilled dreams haunt this family history and make Baltimore's Mansion a thrilling and captivating book. From the Trade Paperback edition
Colony of unrequited dreams by Wayne Johnston( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Fictionalized biography of Joseph Smallwood, first premier of Newfoundland, following its incorporation into Canada on April 1, 1949. Recounts Smallwood's life from childhood, describing the lasting effect of his early association with Sheilagh Fielding and his rise to power at great personal cost
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Alternative Names
Johnston, Wayne
Johnston, Wayne Gerard Patrick 1958-
English (198)
German (10)
Dutch (6)
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