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O'Neill, Heather

Overview
Works: 68 works in 297 publications in 7 languages and 8,072 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Children's audiobooks  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Actor, Speaker
Classifications: PR9199.4.O64, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Heather O'Neill
Publications by Heather O'Neill
Most widely held works about Heather O'Neill
 
Most widely held works by Heather O'Neill
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill( Book )
20 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
"With echoes of The Night Circus, a spellbinding story about two gifted orphans -in love with each other since they can remember-whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future. The Lonely Hearts Hote lis a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one's origins. It might also take true love. Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen. Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city's underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes -after years of searching and desperate poverty -the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they'll go to extreme lengths to make them come true. Soon, Rose, Pierrot and their troupe of clowns and chorus girls have hit New York, commanding the stage as well as the alleys, and neither the theater nor the underworld will ever look the same. With her musical language and extravagantly realized world, Heather O'Neill enchants us with a novel so magical there is no escaping its spell"--
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel by Heather O'Neill( Book )
51 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
"Heather O'Neill's first novel is a story of a young life on the streets - and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival." "At thirteen, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls - a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The girl who was Saturday night : a novel by Heather O'Neill( Book )
20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
"An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of Lullabies for Little Criminals"--
The accidental by Ali Smith( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Presents a psychological thriller in which a family is unraveled by the deceptive lies of a mysterious visitor
Blessed are the cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Joseph Corrigan and Joseph Geehan, better know as Corrie and Fee, make the finest cheese in the entire civilized world. But Corrie pines for his long-lost granddaughter, Abbey. Meanwhile, a continent away in New York, Kit Stephens is struggling with the loss of his wife and his career. He needs a miracle-- fast, and where better to find one than in a distant corner of Ireland, on a dairy farm run by the unlikeliest pair ever to preside over a vat of unpasteurized curd? As Abbey and Kit converge on Coolarney House in County Cork they discover a marvellous kingdom where something is always fermenting. Then a tantalizing mystery surfaces-- soon Abbey and Kit will find out whether they have what it takes to become master cheesemakers and possibly something more
The minister's daughter by Julie Hearn( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
In 1645 in England, the daughters of the town minister successfully accuse a local healer and her granddaughter of witchcraft to conceal an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, but years later during the 1692 Salem trials their lie has unexpected repercussions
Planet in peril : a CNN worldwide investigation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Takes viewers around the globe and highlights the issues that are threatening the world's environment. Filmed in 13 countries, uncovering places where environmental change is not a theory or a future forecast but a crisis happening in real time. Brings the stories behind the statistics and focuses on today's environmental threats and their impact on tomorrow
Daydreams of angels : stories by Heather O'Neill( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
"Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from a bestselling author The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O'Neill's work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she transformed the shabbiest streets of Montreal with her beautiful, freewheeling metaphors. She described the smallest of things--a stray cat or a second-hand coat--with an intensity that made them otherworldly. In Daydreams of Angels, O'Neill's first collection of short stories, she gives free reign to her imaginative gifts. In "The Ugly Ducklings, " generations of Nureyev clones live out their lives in a grand Soviet experiment. In "Dear Piglet, " a teenaged cult follower writes a letter to explain the motivation behind her crime. And in another tale, a grandmother reveals where babies come from: the beach, where young mothers-to-be hunt for infants in the surf. Each of these beguiling stories twists the beloved narratives of childhood--fairy tales, storybooks, Bible stories--to uncover the deepest truths of family life"--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Lonely Hearts Hotel : a novel by Heather O'Neill( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
With echoes of The Night Circus, a spellbinding story about two gifted orphans - in love with each other since they can remember - whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future.The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one's origins. It might also take true love.Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen. Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city's underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes - after years of searching and desperate poverty - the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they'll go to extreme lengths to make them come true. Soon, Rose, Pierrot and their troupe of clowns and chorus girls have hit New York, commanding the stage as well as the alleys, and neither the theater nor the underworld will ever look the same.With her musical language and extravagantly realized world, Heather O'Neill enchants us with a novel so magical there is no escaping its spell
The great unexpected by Sharon Creech( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Orphans Naomi and Lizzie, living in America, and grown-up sisters Sybil and Nula, from Ireland, learn what life is truly about as they receive help from one another and open up their hearts to love and forgiveness
The forgotten waltz : [a novel] by Anne Enright( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Enright crafts a stunning tale about a Dublin woman's affair and its heartrending consequences. Gina Moynihan is already married when she meets Seán Vallely. But longing and desire soon overtake them--and their lives begin to crumble shortly after
The cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Princess Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshiel forms an army consisting of the Snow Leopards, ancient Vampires, and ferocious Wolf-folk in order to protect her kingdom against the armies of the evil general Scipio Bellorum
Field of blood : [a novel] by Denise Mina( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Paddy Meehan, a copygirl at a Glasgow newspaper, is drawn into the case of a killing of a little boy by two other boys
The dead hour by Denise Mina( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The domestic dispute in a wealthy suburb seems like nothing unusual. The elegant blonde bleeding in the shadows doesn't want help; and the well-dressed, ingratiating man at the front door tells investigative journalist Paddy Meehan everything's fine. Then he asks her to make sure nothing appears in the paper, slipping cash into her hand. The next morning Paddy sees on TV: the blond woman had been tortured, beaten, and left to die. The untraceable man was neither her boyfriend nor her husband. Soon Paddy begins to make connections, and after a suicide is pulled from the river, she finds links between the two deaths. It's the story she's dreamed of, but she'll lose all credibility if word gets out about the bribe, and her boss at the newspaper is impatient with her hunches. Only Paddy cares enough to pursue a brutal truth that could make her career--or kill her
Wildwood Creek : a novel by Lisa Wingate( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
While working as a costuming assistant on a docudrama, Allie Kirkland has discovered strange connections between herself and a teacher who disappeared a century ago in the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood. Is history about to repeat itself?
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel by Heather O'Neill( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 74 libraries worldwide
A new deluxe edition of the international bestseller by Heather O'Neill, the Giller-shortlisted author of Daydreams of Angels and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, featuring an original foreword from the author, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the coming-of-age story that People describes as "a vivid portrait of life on skid row."Baby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that "chocolate milk" is Jules' slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real article. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her and moves through the threat of the streets as if she's been choreographed in a dance.Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girl; he wants her body and soul--and what the johns don't take he covets for himself. At the same time, a tender and naively passionate friendship unfolds with a boy from her class at school, who has no notion of the dark claims on her--which even her father, lost on the nod, cannot totally ignore. Jules consigns her to a stint in juvie hall, and for the moment this perceived betrayal preserves Baby from terrible harm--but after that, her salvation has to be her own invention.Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather O'Neill's heartbreaking and wholly original debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now in a new deluxe package it is sure to capture its next decade of readers as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption--and of love
The dead hour by Denise Mina( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Paddy Meehan is thrilled with her new job: working the police beat at the newspaper. Responding to a late night call, she arrives at an elegant villa, where a calm blonde woman with blood on her mouth answers the door. The woman has already convinced the police to leave, and soon Paddy realizes how: she slips fifty dollars into Paddys hand and begs her to keep the incident - whatever it is - out of the press. The next morning, Paddy sees the lead news story: The woman has been murdered. Soon after, the body of a suicide is pulled from the river. Was the blonde more than just a spoiled trophy wife? Are the two deaths related? In pursuit of answers, Paddy is drawn into a web of violence and greed
My heart remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
After an 1886 fire kills their parents, three children are split up. Keeping her parents' love letters, Maelle entrusts the family's picture to Mattie and its Bible to Molly. And, in a tearful parting, eight-year-old Maelle's vows to one day find her younger siblings
 
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Alternative Names
Heather O'Neill Canadees romanschrijfster
Heather O'Neill écrivaine canadienne
Heather O'Neill escritora canadiense
Хезер О'Нилл
Languages
English (185)
French (4)
Swedish (4)
Polish (3)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
Vietnamese (1)
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