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O'Neill, Heather

Overview
Works: 49 works in 206 publications in 7 languages and 6,004 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Children's audiobooks  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Actor
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 by Heather O'Neill
Lullabies for little criminals : a novel by Heather O'Neill( Book )
43 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,085 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."--Jacket
The girl who was Saturday night : a novel by Heather O'Neill( Book )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 705 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 )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 533 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 )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 490 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 468 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
The likeness by Tana French( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
This novel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.--
Planet in peril a CNN worldwide investigation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 350 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 )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 291 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"--
The great unexpected by Sharon Creech( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 270 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 )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 252 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 232 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
The dead hour by Denise Mina( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 149 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
Field of blood [a novel] by Denise Mina( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Paddy Meehan, a copygirl at a Glasgow newspaper, is drawn into the case of the murder of a small boy by two older, older boys
Wildwood Creek a novel by Lisa Wingate( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 110 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?
The dead hour by Denise Mina( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Following up on a domestic disturbance report, reporter Paddy Mehan learns a female prosecution lawyer was tortured to death and finds connections between that murder and a suicide she witnesses being pulled from the river
Abroad by Katie Crouch( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
A young English woman studying abroad in Italy is murdered under bizarre circumstances
Lullabies for little criminals by Heather O'Neill( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 54 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
Daydreams of angels by Heather O'Neill( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 48 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
An afternoon by William Trevor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"An afternoon" is a tale of a young girl who unwittingly flirts with danger as she longs to feel loved and escape her unbearable home life
The children by William Trevor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Trevor offers a tale of a daughter struggling to accept her father's impending marriage after the death of her mother
 
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Alternative Names
Heather O'Neill Canadees romanschrijfster
Heather O'Neill Canadian writer
Хезер О'Нилл
Languages
English (149)
Swedish (4)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
Vietnamese (1)
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