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Lott, Bret

Works: 57 works in 240 publications in 5 languages and 16,029 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Christian fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction, American  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: PS3562.O784, 813.54
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Publications about Bret Lott
Publications by Bret Lott
Most widely held works about Bret Lott
Most widely held works by Bret Lott
Jewel : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
43 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 3,278 libraries worldwide
In the backwoods of Mississippi, Jewel, her husband Leston, and their five children learn to cope with their last-born child, Brenda Kay, born mentally retarded in 1943
A song I knew by heart : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,856 libraries worldwide
Living with her son, Mahlon, and daughter-in-law, Ruth, since the death of her husband, Naomi faces a new tragedy when Mahlon is killed in an accident, sending Naomi and Ruth on a painful journey of reconciliation and forgiveness
The hunt club : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 libraries worldwide
A doctor's body is found on a hunting estate in South Carolina, his head missing, his hands skinned. So begins a conspiracy to dispossess a blind estate owner who refuses to sell. The story is narrated by the blind man's teenage nephew who serves as his guide. By the author of Reed's Beach
The man who owned Vermont : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
"When Rick Wheeler's wife walks out on him, he nearly drowns in despair. So the RC Cola salesman throws himself into work--setting sales records, winning a promotion, burying himself in the lonely present while he scours the past for hope. Then at last on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith."--Cover of paperback edition
Reed's Beach by Bret Lott( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Two parents struggle to come to terms with the daeth of their only child
A stranger's house : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Psykologisk roman om et ægtepar som ikke kan få børn og som alligevel forsøger at leve en meningsfyldt tilværelse
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
An Introduction to Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping (1980) tells the story of Ruthie, a quiet, friendless girl living in a remote Idaho town called Fingerbone. The train that travels into the cold mountains of Fingerbone crosses a lake that has claimed the lives of Ruthie's grandfather by accident and her mother by suicide, leaving Ruthie and her younger sister Lucille with their grandmother, Sylvia Foster. When Sylvia passes away, her two sisters-in-law move to Fingerbone to take care of the girls. Though pleasant and dutiful, Misses Lily and Nona Foster enjoy their solitude. After the first hard winter, they leave Ruthie and Lucille in the hands of a younger guardian, the girls' aunt Sylvie, who returns home after sixteen years. Sylvie, their mother's younger sister, is a boxcar drifter content with her itinerant lifestyle, but she commits to staying in Fingerbone to keep house and raise the girls. She has little experience with either and becomes like a "mermaid in a ship's cabin." Most days, she wanders to the lake by the train tracks and drifts in a stolen rowboat. In a house soon covered in soot and cobwebs, cans and newspapers, she feeds the girls from jelly jars and plates made from detergent boxes. Ruthie takes it all in stride, but her sister, Lucille, sees the other children in town and wants no part of Sylvie's world. Whereas the sisters are inseparable through much of their young lives, they begin to grow apart in their teenage years. Lucille matures into a prissy woman who swings her hips and sews her own dresses; Ruthie remains a tall, gangly child with a buzzard's hunch and a distaste for school. Soon their lives, like the house and the town and their dark family history, get lost in the tangled overgrowth of loneliness and neglect. The family ties that have kept them together can hold them no more. In language as lyrical and lush as the landscapes it describes, Robinson tells a haunting story of the permanence of loss and the transitory nature of love. She reminds us that, despite the fragility of human relationships, our desires to hold onto them are what make us whole
The difference between women and men : stories by Bret Lott( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
In a third collection of short fiction the author continues his exploration of the themes of love, family, and loss
Dead low tide by Bret Lott( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
While most of the residents in the wealthy, historic Charleston enclave of Landgrave Hall are asleep at two-thirty in the morning, Huger Dillard and his father, Unc, are heading to the adjoining golf course. Blinded by a terrible accident that killed his wife, Unc prefers to practice his golf game when no one is watching. But before anyone can even tee off, Huger makes a grisly find: a woman's body, anchored deep in the mud. The discovery sets off a chain of events that puts Huger and his family up against secret military forces, shadowy global networks, and more. The only thing connecting them all is Landgrave Hall - and the treacherous reason why this area is so important to so many people
How to get home : a novella and stories by Bret Lott( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Sixteen stories and a novella. In Open House, a couple play out their fantasy of owning a home by making offers for houses on sale, while in The Day After Tomorrow a bankrupt couple move into a motel to start life anew
Jewel a novel by Bret Lott( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
In the backwoods of Mississippi, Jewel and her husband, Leston, are blessd with five fine children. When Brenda Kay is born in 1943, Jewel gives thanks for a healthy baby, last-born and most welcome. But an unforseeen events can set a life on a couse without reason or compass, and this is the story of Jewel's devotion to a child who is both her burden and God's singular way of smiling upon her
A dream of old leaves by Bret Lott( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Bret Lott's powerful, insightful stories illuminate the everyday episodes that move us -- husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and neighhors -- along the intricate paths of intimacy. A little boy's first bad dream brings his father back to his own childhood nights when danger lurked beneath the bed; in the California desert at night two brothers in a pickup tune into radio stations from distant places, interrupted by sudden bursts of static; estranged suburban friends become good neighbors again in the course of thwarting two thieves. Lott's previous novels, The Man Who Owned Vermont and A Stranger's House, established him as "one of the strongest voices to come along in some time" (The San Francisco Chronicle). A Dream of Old Leaves stakes out his place in the landscape of new American fiction
A year in place ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Eyes to see ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories includes works by such classic authors as Flannery O'Connor, Leo Tolstoy, G.K. Chesterton, and Charles Dickens to newer writers like Gina Ochsner and John Updike
Letters & life : on being a writer, on being a Christian by Bret Lott( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
All serious writers know that each word they write reveals something significant about their beliefs, something about their reason for creating, something about the one for whom they write. After all, writing lays bare the soul. Yet the work of a Christian artist is often pressured to fit into a popular mold, oftentimes forgoing quality for the sake of convenience or acceptance, or even simply because of a lack of the bravery necessary to look the world square in the eye, and to do so with the unflinching eye of Christ. In this series of intimate reflections on life and writing, critically acclaimed and best-selling novelist Bret Lott calls authors to pursue excellence in their craft through five fascinating essays and an extended memoir that explore everything from the importance of literary fiction to the pain of personal loss. Learn here what it means to be a writer who navigates the tension inherent to being a Christian in the public square{u2014}and to being an artist made in the image of God
Eyes to see by Bret Lott( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories includes works by such classic authors as Flannery O'Connor, Leo Tolstoy, G.K. Chesterton, and Charles Dickens to newer writers like Gina Ochsner and John Updike
The best Christian short stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
From Homer Hickam, the best-selling author of Rocket Boys-which later became the movie October Sky-to editor and contributing best-selling author Bret Lott, this collection spans a talented community writing an eclectic blend of fiction. Each piece stands alone as stellar fiction. And each piece confronts us with who we are and forces us to look deeply at the human condition. From the dirt lanes of North Africa to the suburbs of California, exuding lightheartedness and profundity, hilarity and tragedy, these stories will take you on a fresh and entertaining journey
Fathers, sons, and brothers : the men in my family by Bret Lott( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
With particular clarity, especially in the hands of a writer who can make the quietest moments of everyday life shout with joy or howl with pain
Before we get started : a practical memoir of the writer's life by Bret Lott( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This marvelous guide begins where other books on writing and the writing life leave off. Delving deep into the creative process, Bret Lott reveals truths we scarcely realized we needed to know but without which we as writers will soon lose our way. In ten intimate essays based on his own experiences and on the seasoned wisdom of writers including Eudora Welty, E.B. White, Henry David Thoreau, Henry James, and John Gardner, Lott explores such topics as why write? why keep writing? the importance of simple words the finer points of character detail narrative and the passage of time the pitfalls of technique making a plan-and letting it go risking failure-and reaping the benefits Accepting rejection Writers travel alone, but Bret Lott's book makes the journey less lonely and infinitely more rewarding. Before We Get Started will help you make your work as good as it can be: "Pay attention recklessly. Strain to see through the window of your own artistic consciousness in the exhilarating knowledge that there is no path to the waterfall, and there are a million paths to the waterfall, and there is, too, only one path: yours. "From the Trade Paperback edition
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Alternative Names
Bret Lott Amerikaans romanschrijver
Lott, R. Bretley.
לוט, ברט
English (162)
German (8)
Spanish (2)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
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