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O'Nan, Stewart 1961-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 508 publications in 5 languages and 29,468 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Reviews  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PS3565.N316, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Stewart O'Nan
Publications by Stewart O'Nan
Most widely held works about Stewart O'Nan
 
Most widely held works by Stewart O'Nan
Emily, alone by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,238 libraries worldwide
Newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreams of visits by grandchildren and mourns changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities
Songs for the missing by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,056 libraries worldwide
When a popular high-school student goes missing from her small Midwestern community, her loving parents, introverted sister, friends, and boyfriend devote themselves to finding her
The odds : [a love story] by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,886 libraries worldwide
"A middle aged couple goes all in for love at a Niagara Falls casino"--
The night country by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,702 libraries worldwide
A ghost story that begins in everyday tragedy, from a distinctly American master of both forms: a "scary, sad, funny . . . mesmerizing read" (Stephen King) At Midnight on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a car carrying five teenagers leaves a winding road and slams into a tree, killing three of them. One escapes unharmed, another suffers severe brain damage. A year later, summoned by the memories of those closest to them, the three that died come back on a last chilling mission among the living. A strange and unsettling ghost story in the tradition of Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson, The Night Country creeps through the leaf-strewn streets and quiet cul-de-sacs of one bedroom community, reaching into the desperately connected yet isolated lives of three people changed forever by the accident: Tim, who survived yet lost everything; Brooks, the cop whose guilty secret has destroyed his life; and Kyle's mom, trying to love the new son the doctors returned to her. As the day wanes and darkness falls, one of them puts a terrible plan into effect, and they find themselves caught in a collision of need and desire, watched over by the knowing ghosts. Macabre and moving, The Night Country elevates every small town's bad high school crash into myth, finding the deeper human truth beneath a shared and very American tragedy. As in his highly-prized Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, once again Stewart O'Nan gives us an intimate look at people trying to hold on to hope, and the consequences when they fail
A prayer for the dying : a novel by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
A diphtheria epidemic breaks out in a small town in post-Civil War Wisconsin and as people die Jacob Hansen, the community's sheriff and pastor, buries the dead and burns buildings. A study in tragedy and grief
Last night at the lobster : a novel by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
Managing a failed seafood restaurant in a run-down New England mall just before Christmas, Manny DeLeon coordinates a challenging final shift of mutinous staff members, an effort that is complicated by his love for a waitress, a pregnant girlfriend, and an elusive holiday gift
The good wife by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
When her husband is incarcerated for his involvement in a tragic home invasion, Patty Dickerson must raise their newborn child in a community that is sometimes hostile to her, all the while struggling to maintain her dignity
Wish you were here by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
A year after the death of her husband, Emily Maxwell summons her family to their vacation house on Lake Chautauqua in western New York state, bringing together three generations for one last reunion before selling the home
Faithful : two diehard Boston Red Sox fans chronicle the historic 2004 season by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,409 libraries worldwide
A chronicle of the Boston Red Sox' 2004 baseball season features a running diary of observations, arguments, play analyses, and controversial management decisions, as recorded by a pair of best-selling horror writers and diehard Red Sox fans
Snow angels by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
A small-town tragedy with strong characterization. A grown man recounts two interwoven events which occurred when he was a boy, the break up of his family and the murder of his baby sitter. By the author of In the Walled City
The circus fire : a true story by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the disastrous Hartford circus fire of 1944, a tragedy that claimed 167 lives and changed the history of Hartford, Connecticut
A world away by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
While a son serves in World War II, his parents fight their own war, infidelity their weapon. Caught in the middle are the son's wife and a younger brother
The names of the dead by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
A family drama on a Vietnam War veteran who cannot forget the war. Larry Markham was a corpsman and is still haunted by the memory of men dying in his arms. His obsession creates strains in his marriage and his wife leaves him, taking their son with her
The Vietnam reader : the definitive collection of American fiction and nonfiction on the war by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
An anthology of Vietnam War writing, mostly by well-known authors. The fiction includes excerpts from novels, poems and songs, plus summaries of films, while non-fiction is represented by excerpts from books such as Robert Mason's Chickenhawk, the experiences of a helicopter pilot
Everyday people by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
"It is the early autumn of 1998, and the neighborhood of East Liberty is a community in crisis. Long beset by poverty and gang violence, it is now on the brink of being cut off from the rest of the city by the opening of a new expressway. Caught in the middle of the events is the Tolbert family, whose youngest son, Chris (nicknamed Crest), has recently returned home from the hospital after a horrible accident that has claimed the use of his legs and the life of his best friend."--Jacket
The speed queen by Stewart O'Nan( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Norwegian and held by 837 libraries worldwide
A woman on death row dictates her life story into a tape recorder. She is Marjorie Standiford whose robberies left several people dead. As her accomplice already published two bestsellers Marjorie wants to tell her version, which a famous novelist has agreed to write. The novel follows the women's adventures, robbing, killing and enjoying lesbian and heterosexual romances. By the author of Names of the Dead
On writers and writing by John Gardner( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
"All my life," John Gardner wrote, weeks before his death in a motorcycle accident, "I've lived flat-out. As a motorcycle racer, chemist, writer ... I was never cautious." This goes for John Gardner the critic as well, and that is nowhere more evident than in the pieces collected in this book. On Writers and Writing brings together, for the first time, John Gardner's essays and reviews on his fellow writers and reaffirms his status as one of the most intelligent, generous, and insightful critics of his generation. In piece after piece we see Gardner, the consummate teacher and critic, separating novelistic wheat from chaff, genuine fiction from fakery, examining the work of writers he admires - Saul Bellow, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, John Cheever, Larry Woiwode, and Joyce Carol Oates - as he would an assignment by one of his students. "Often," Charles Johnson says in his introduction, "the effect is shocking - he said that about John Updike? - but it is a testament to Gardner's professionalism that publicity and public acclaim never blinded him to the basic question every reviewer and critic must ask: What exactly do we have here?" That deceptively simple question is asked insistently throughout many of the pieces collected here, so that the reader too sees the craft and skill of some of America's greatest writers at work. In other essays, Gardner turns his extraordinary intelligence to subjects ranging from fairy tales and religion to King Arthur and Walt Disney. Chock full of insights and opinions, making it essential reading for anyone interested in American literature, On Writers and Writing is also an invaluable contribution to our understanding of John Gardner
Snow angels ( visu )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 709 libraries worldwide
A heartrending portrayal of three couples after an unexpected act of violence disrupts their lives. They experience the profound moments in which they realize how precarious and remarkable life can be
Faithful two diehard Boston Red Sox fans chronicle the historic 2004 season by Stewart O'Nan( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, proud members of Red Sox Nation, will chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last game of the season -- the important plays, the controversial managerial decisions, the significant front office moves, and the spectacular finish (whether heartbreaking or joyous). Attending games together, keeping a running diary of observations and arguments, and occasionally evoking great or tragic events in Red Sox history. King and O'Nan will cheer on their beloved team with the eternal hope that this just might be the year. If you don't have season ticket box seats right behind the firstbase dugout, you can't beat Faithful
Last night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Managing a failed seafood restaurant in a run-down New England mall just before Christmas, Manny DeLeon coordinates a challenging final shift of mutinous staff members, an effort that is complicated by his love for a waitress, a pregnant girlfriend, and an elusive holiday gift
 
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controlled identity Coltrane, James, 1961-

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Coltrane, James 1961- Pseudonym
Nan, Stewart O' 1961-
オナン, スチュアート
Languages
English (248)
French (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Norwegian (1)
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