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Gautreaux, Tim

Works: 31 works in 148 publications in 5 languages and 7,839 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Interviews  Historical fiction  History  Novels  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3557.A954, 813.54
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Publications by Tim Gautreaux
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Most widely held works by Tim Gautreaux
The clearing by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
Returning from the Great War a changed man, Byron Aldridge drifts away from his privileged and charmed life to take a job as a constable in a remote Louisiana sawmill, while his younger brother, taking over management of the mill, struggles to understand him, in an atmospheric novel
The missing by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
After the devastation in France just as World War I, Sam Simoneaux went back to New Orleans eager for a normal life. But when a little girl disappears from a department store on his shift, he loses his job and soon joins her parents working on a steamboat plying the Mississippi. Sam comes to suspect that on the downriver journey someone had seen this magical child and arranged to steal her away, and this quest leads him not only into this raucous new life on the river, but also on a journey deep into the Arkansas wilderness. Here he begins to piece together what had happened to the girl--a discovery that endangers everyone involved and sheds new light on the massacre of his own family decades before
The next step in the dance by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and French and held by 769 libraries worldwide
A couple find out the hard way they are made for each other. Colette, a Louisiana bank teller marries mechanic Paul because he is good looking and a great dancer. Paul has no ambition, but Colette has and she leaves him for California. He follows, life is hard, they return. She becomes pregnant, he nearly dies fishing for shrimp, they fight, they divorce, they reunite
The clearing by Tim Gautreaux( file )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Randolph Aldridge travels to a snake-infested Cypress mill in Louisiana to find his brother Byron, a troubled veteran of World War I. Once there, Randolph finds that By is a shell of his former self--and that the murderous cartel controlling the mill's casino won't give them any peace
The next step in the dance by Tim Gautreaux( file )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
In swampy Tiger Island, Louisiana, lifelong residents and newlyweds Paul and Colett Thibodeaux are struggling to make their relationship work. A talented machinist, Paul savors the simple life--but Colette longs for more. The life she sees around her is just too familiar, run-down and depressing. When the levee finally breaks, she skips town for California. What will it take for Colette to see the good in her life?
Welding with children by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories by a Louisiana writer. In Dancing with the One-Armed Gal, a factory worker dismissed from his job gives a lift to an academic dismissed from hers, Good for the Soul is on an alcoholic priest, while in the title story a man babysits the illegitimate children of his daughters
Same place, same things by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 572 libraries worldwide
In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity
Waiting for the evening news : stories of the Deep South by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 libraries worldwide
In stories filled with heart and humour, Tim Gautreaux explores the stresses and strains of everyday life as his characters struggle to make amends for their mistakes and hope for different, better days to come
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2004 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
The 19th installment of this annual showcase of Southern short fiction presents a mix of lesser- and better-known authors
The missing by Tim Gautreaux( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Sam Simoneaux returns from World War I to rebuild his life. But when a girl is snatched from the New Orleans department store where he's working, he hops aboard a Mississippi steamboat to find her--and dredges up ghosts from his painful past
The Best American short stories. [selected stories] ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Twenty-one tales that cover a wide range of emotions and situations, exploring issues related to cultural diversity in the United States. Many of the protagonists are African American, Latino, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, or Trinidadian. Includes works by Amy Bloom, Raymond Carver, Junot Diaz, Nathan Englander, Jhumpa Lahiri, and others
The Best American short stories. [selected stories] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Signals by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"A widely celebrated novelist gives us a generous collection of exhilarating short stories, proving that he is a master of this genre as well. Once again, "he reminds us," wrote The Miami Herald, "that great writing is a timeless art." After the stunning historical novels The Clearing and The Missing, Tim Gautreaux now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set in his beloved Louisiana, many hard by or on the Mississippi River, others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it's heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart, matters of faith, and the pros and cons of tight-knit communities--a remarkable cast of characters, primarily of the working class, proud and knowledgeable about the natural or mechanical world, their lives marked by a prized stereo or a magical sewing machine retrieved from a locked safe, boats and card games and casinos, grandparents and grandchildren and those in between, their experiences leading them to the ridiculous or the scarifying or the sublime; most of them striving for what's right and good, others tearing off in the opposite direction"--
The best American short stories : 1997. ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A compilation of twenty-one American short stories by authors such as Cynthia Ozick, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Clyde Edgerton, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of one hundred additional notable stories from 1996
Verschollen in Vegas Stories by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Tim Gautreaux by L. Lamar Nisly( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Louisiana writer Tim Gautreaux (b. 1947) writes fiction that mixes equal parts dry humor, tall tales, and deep tragedy. His stories and novels of working-class Acadiana portray lives of inimitably poignant love, loss, and longing. The depth and complexity of Gautreaux's writing invite scholarly appraisals as well, as critics mine the richness of his moral vision. These interviews reveal the intensity of his sense of place, his deep connection to the mechanical and working world, his commitment to the craft of writing, and his Catholic view that has been shaped by Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy. Conversations with Tim Gautreaux collects interviews from 1993 to 2009 with the author of The Missing, The Clearing, Welding with Children, and many other vital works of fiction. Readers who have been engaged with the themes in his stories and novels will find themselves equally taken with the kind and thoughtful voice they discover in interviews
Derselbe Ort, dieselben Dinge by Tim Gautreaux( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Ugyanaz, ugyanott = Same place, same things by Tim Gautreaux( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Hungarian and held by 1 library worldwide
Reading and commentary by Tim Gautreaux( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Furnace Man's Lament by Tim Gautreaux( file )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Original Selection These kinds of calls come with the territory. One evening, when the temperature in Minnesota drops way below zero and the winds howl, the furnace man Mel Todd gets asked out to see about a broken furnace in Sauerville six miles away. That was the night Mel first met Jack Swensen. Jack was a junior in high school, orphaned, smart, and quick to pick up the mechanics of the handyman's trade--like a son Mel never had. But, Mel could never tell him how he felt, and the moment Jack turns eighteen, he disappears without a word. From the widely-celebrated novelist Tim Gautreaux, beloved chronicler of working class America, comes this never-before-published, brilliant piece about our spirit and resilience, our dogged commitment to strive for opportunity even where there is little to be found, and the enduring importance of community. An eBook Short
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Gautreaux, Timothy Martin 1947-
Tim Gautreaux American novelist and short story writer
Tim Gautreaux Amerikaans schrijver
Tim Gautreaux Écrivain américain
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French (11)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
Hungarian (1)
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