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Strauss, Darin

Works: 20 works in 128 publications in 11 languages and 5,509 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Rock music  Documentary films  Rock videos  Popular works  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6031.R7, 813.54
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Publications about Darin Strauss
Publications by Darin Strauss
Most widely held works about Darin Strauss
Most widely held works by Darin Strauss
Chang and Eng : a novel by Darin Strauss( Book )
47 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
"Chang and Eng Bunker were the Siamese twins for whom the term was coined, one of the nineteenth century's most fabled human oddities. Now Darin Strauss has rescued the twins from the sideshow of history, drawing from their extraordinary conjoined lives a first novel of exceptional beauty."--Jacket
More than it hurts you : a novel by Darin Strauss( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
In Long Island Josh Goldin loves his wife Dori and their eight month old son Zack. However, the TV salesman is very worried about Zack who twice has been rushed to the emergency room with strange life-threatening symptoms. African-American ICU pediatric chief Dr. Darlene Stokes reports the Goldin case to the Child Protective Services based on her theory that Zack's mom suffers from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, which causes her to inflict harm to her child in an attempt to draw attention to herself and her family. CPS decides to take Zack away from his white Jewish parents who challenge the government agency in court
The real McCoy : a novel by Darin Strauss( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 761 libraries worldwide
A novel based on the life of turn-of-the-century charlatan "Kid" McCoy follows the audacious championship boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and womanizer from city to city in pursuit of his next con, living life to the fullest along the way
More than it hurts you by Darin Strauss( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Josh Goldin is a happily married TV airtime salesman with an eight-month-old son. When baby Zack is treated twice for mysterious and life-threatening symptoms, the head of a pediatric ICU, Dr. Darlene Stokes, tells Child Protective Services that she thinks Josh's wife, Dori, suffers from Munchausen syndrome, whereby the afflicted injure their children deliberately to draw attention to themselves. The Goldins' ensuing battle to keep Zack provides grist for public debate about issues ranging from parents' rights to race
Mr. Beluncle; a novel by V. S Pritchett( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"Like most great comedy," writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, "Mr. Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender'and all these descriptions fit a single character: Mr. Beluncle himself." One of V.S. Pritchett's most enduring characters, Mr. Beluncle is narcissistic, sanctimonious, and self-indulgent, yet despite these flaws he is undeniably compelling. Readers who follow this quirky British furniture salesman on his seemingly ordinary escapades'shopping for ridiculously expensive houses, attending services at his peculiar church, presiding over a tumultuous family meal'are in for a delightful and disquieting ride. Poignant, hilarious, and utterly unforgettable Mr. Beluncle is an ideal introduction to one of the English language's most gifted authors. From the Trade Paperback edition
As smart as we are by One Ring Zero (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
As smart as they are : the author project ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The film documents the collaboration between One Ring Zero with McSweeny's Publishing and an ensemble cast of whom contributed original lyrics. Featuring live performances, studio sessions and interviews with the authors
La moitié d'une vie : récit by Darin Strauss( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
L'année de ses dix-huit ans, alors qu'il roule vers le minigolf local avec ses amis, Darin percute mortellement une jeune cycliste. Personne n'a jamais su pourquoi elle s'était déportée brutalement, se jetant sous les roues de la voiture. Tous les témoins ont certifié qu'il n'aurait rien pu faire pour l'éviter. Une seule chose est sûre, cet accident a scellé à jamais leurs deux destins.Dix-huit années plus tard, Darin Strauss revient sur ses pas et parvient, enfin, à mettre des mots sur l'indicible
Le vrai McCoy by Darin Strauss( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Indiana, au tournant des XIXe et XXe siècles. Virgil Selby, pour échapper à l'éducation de son père et aux railleries de ses camarades, se réfugie dans un monde de rêves où il monte sur des rings de boxe pour affronter les plus grands. A 16 ans, il rencontre McCoy, un ex-champion à l'agonie après un combat. Il prend son identité et Kid McCoy, de magouilles en arnaques, ira au sommet de la gloire
Half a life by Darin Strauss( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
'Half my life ago, I killed a girl.' So begins acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss' Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father's Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. The police assured him there was nothing he could have done to avoid hitting Celine's swerving bike, but for half his life Strauss has grappled with desperate feelings of remorse and self-blame. Here he lays bare his history - collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case - and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough. Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past. 'More than simply brave, it is a searingly self-disciplined work of literature, and of self-examination ... After all that admirable work and all that attentive detail, when he does finally reach a place of cautious hope, the impact is staggering and unforgettable.' - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love 'Precise, elegantly written, fresh, wise, and very sad. Rich and meaningful, the care and thought that have gone into every line of Half a Life are indicative not only of a very talented writer, but of a proper human being.' - Nick Hornby 'At the center of this elegant, painful, stunningly honest memoir thrums a question fundamental to what it means to be human: What do we do with what we've been given?' - New York Times Book Review 'A mesmerising memoir by a skilled writer.' - Herald Sun 'Crisp and understated... This meditation on loss and remorse must have been a nightmare to write but is subtle, moving, and quietly brilliant.' - The Age 'Half a Life inspires admiration, sentence by sentence...This artfully and simply presented book could be read in a few hours, but its intensity commands more attention. This is memoir in its finest form, a fully imagined and bittersweet book that transcends a single misstep.' - Chicago Tribune (Editor's Pick)
Mein halbes Leben by Darin Strauss( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Half a life : a memoir by Darin Strauss( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey?graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force. Look for special features inside, including an interview with Colum McCann. Join the Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition
Smoking Inside by Darin Strauss( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Chang ed Eng by Darin Strauss( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Le vrai McCoy by Darin Strauss( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
"C'était un champion avant même qu'il ne serre les poings. Ce garçon avait l'aplomb d'un bulldog. En plus c'était un menteur-né." Ainsi débute ce roman basé sur une authentique histoire de boxeur du début du 20e siècle. Dynamique et divertissant. 2003, c2002
Secure electronic transaction : set to fail? by Darin Strauss( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Is it safe? ... E-commerce revisited by Darin Strauss( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Chang és Eng : az igazi sziámi ikrek története by Darin Strauss( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Hungarian and held by 1 library worldwide
An e-cash primer by Darin Strauss( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Media vida by Darin Strauss( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Half a life after he killed a girl riding her bike with his car as a teenager, the author delves into the meaning and consequences of that fateful day, and all the culpability, anguish, and regret that continue to penetrate his every thought
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Alternative Names
Darin Strauss Amerikaans schrijver
שטראוס, דארין. לוטן, חיה
ストラウス, ダリン
English (88)
Spanish (14)
French (9)
German (4)
Italian (3)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
Hungarian (1)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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