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Cumyn, Alan 1960-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 82 publications in 2 languages and 3,002 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Humor  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Directories  History 
Classifications: PR9199.3.C775, 813.54
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Publications by Alan Cumyn
Most widely held works by Alan Cumyn
Tilt by Alan Cumyn( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
When Stan's dreams of making the JV basketball team fall through, he finds himself aware of the unexpected attention of mysterious Janine Igwash. Then Stan's father arrives on the scene with his four-year-old half brother, and things become truly tilted
The secret life of Owen Skye by Alan Cumyn( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 libraries worldwide
While Owen Skye and his two brothers seek the mysterious cow-and-man-eating Bog Man, look for space aliens, and face comic book-stealing bullies in the Canadian countryside they learn about life and love
Losing it by Alan Cumyn( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
"Sometimes those who have the most seem bent on throwing it away. Meet Bob Sterling, a comfortable middle-aged professor, a specialist in the life of Edgar Allan Poe, married to a former student with whom he has a young son. In the space of a week, his family, marriage, home, career, sanity, and life are brought to the brink of ruin in the aftermath of a trip he makes with a student, the intense young poet Sienna Chu, who brings to life Bob's long-harbored sexual fetish. Add to the mix the misadventures of his wife's mentally failing mother and Sienna's explosive techno-junkie roommate, and you have Alan Cumyn's strikingly accomplished novel Losing It."--BOOK JACKET
After Sylvia by Alan Cumyn( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
In the follow-up "The secret Life of Owen Skye" boyish antics give way to more reflective encounters, and Owen learns it will take all of his imagination and courage to face the greatest adventure of all: growing up
Burridge unbound by Alan Cumyn( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
After surviving a terrifying ordeal at the hands of terrorists in the South Pacific island of Santa Irene, Bill Burridge returns home to Ottawa and casts himself single-mindedly into building a human-rights organization to stand watch over the world's most troubled areas. Yet, plagued by memories of his incarceration and by the strain of his disintegrating marriage, he is a man struggling to hold his life together. When a democratic revolution stands Santa Irene on a knife-edge between chaos and healing, Burridge reluctantly agrees to serve on a Truth Commission there to investigate past atrocities. Taut, intelligent, and written in the compelling, often sardonic voice of Bill Burridge, Cumyn's gripping novel immerses us in a shadowy world of betrayals and shifting loyalties, and reveals the intricate, rejuvenating bonds of human relationships. Bill Burridge's voice is infectious, his story a remarkable one as the novel builds to its climactic final scenes. From the Trade Paperback edition
Dear Sylvia by Alan Cumyn( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
"Owen [Skye] labors to write a series of letters to his true love, Sylvia Tull. But will he ever find the courage to send them?"--Jacket
The sojourn by Alan Cumyn( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
A Canadian soldier who has fought at Ypres is granted a ten day leave in London that forces him to defend his own honour and confront his own doubts about his actions
The famished lover by Alan Cumyn( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Artist Ramsay Crome returns home from the First World War, marries a farm girl, and tries to make a living as a commercial artist during the turbulent economic times. He is haunted, though, by memories of life in a prisoner-of-war camp as well as by thoughts of Margaret, the woman he left behind when he first went into battle
Man of bone : a novel by Alan Cumyn( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Waiting for Li Ming by Alan Cumyn( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Between families and the sky : a novel by Alan Cumyn( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
All night by Alan Cumyn( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
What in the world is going on? : a guide for Canadians wishing to work, volunteer, or study in other countries by Alan Cumyn( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Le tour du monde en 1001 projets : un guide pour les canadiens désirant travailler ou étudier à l'étranger by Alan Cumyn( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Ce répertoire offre une vue d'ensemble des possibilités de travail et d'étude à l'étranger. Axé sur les pays en développement, il présente aussi cependant des possibilités dans les pays industrialisés. Il explique aussi les exigences de ce type d'occupation. [SDM]
What in the world is going on? : Canada's guide to international careers and studies by Alan Cumyn( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Youth as volunteers by Alan Cumyn( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Les jeunes et le bénévolat au Canada by Alan Cumyn( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Man of bone by Alan Cumyn( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bill Burridge has just moved with his family to the "island paradise" of Santa Irene for his first posting as a Canadian diplomat. Ten days later, he is kidnapped by revolutionaries, tortured, and eventually released because of his low status. Thrown back into his own world, Burridge and his family discover that returning to a normal life will be more difficult than they could have imagined
Burridge unbound by Alan Cumyn( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bill Burridge returns to his home in Ottawa a stranger after enduring nine months of torture while he was a political prisoner in Santa Irene, a small South Pacific country. When his wife leaves him and his young son can't understand the change in his father, he realizes that he is going to have to reclaim his life if he wishes to move past the effects of the torture. Then he is asked to return to Santa Irene when a new president is elected, one who wants to know the truth about the injustices that occurred in the country
After Sylvia by Alan Cumyn( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Owen Skye's true love, Sylvia Tull, has moved away, so Owen deals with the loss by adopting a slobbering, rock-obsessed dog, running for class president, and joining his brothers in taking revenge on their bossy cousin. But when Owen's memory of Sylvia starts to fade, he must summon the courage to find her again. But what will happen when he does? Grades 3-6. 2004
 
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Cumyn, Alan
Languages
English (73)
French (4)
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