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Homes, A. M.

Overview
Works: 110 works in 496 publications in 20 languages and 14,478 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Scenarist, Interviewer, Speaker
Classifications: PS3558.O448, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about A. M Homes
 
Most widely held works by A. M Homes
This book will save your life by A. M Homes( Book )
46 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Novak is a modern-day Everyman, a middle-aged divorcé trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one--except his trainer, nutritionist, and housekeeper. He is functionally dead and doesn't even notice until two incidents--an attack of intense pain that lands him in the emergency room, and the discovery of an expanding sinkhole outside his house--conspire to hurl him back into the world. He forms the first of many new relationships on his way home from the hospital. In the end, Richard is also brought back in closer touch with his family, including his estranged son. The promised land of Los Angeles is also very much a character in this novel about compassion, transformation, and what can happen if you are willing to lose yourself and open up to the world around you.--From publisher description
May we be forgiven by A. M Homes( Book )
30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feeling overshadowed by his more-successful younger brother, Harold is shocked by his brother's violent act that irrevocably changes their lives, placing Harold in the role of father figure to his brother's adolescent children and caregiver to his aging parents
Jack by A. M Homes( Book )
32 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Jack's confused feelings for his father, who left him and his mother four years earlier, are further complicated when he finds that his father is gay
Music for torching by A. M Homes( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on a middle-class suburb that produces a school shooting. The protagonists are bored parents, comfortably off and looking for kicks. They find them in violence, drugs, adultery, and in one case burning their house and parking the children with neighbors
Things you should know : a collection of stories by A. M Homes( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories considers such topics as human desires, memories, the need for connection, adolescent sexuality, and finding oneself
The end of Alice by A. M Homes( Book )
36 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teenage vamp enters into a bizarre correspondence with a jailed killer. He writes her how he raped and murdered a girl she knew, she describes how she scores, seducing a much younger boy along with his father. A study of perversion. By the author of A Country of Mothers
In a country of mothers by A. M Homes( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a Country of Mothers is a transfixing literary and psychological thriller that questions such bedrock assumptions as the confidence we place in family, in healers, in all those we know, care about, and trust with our secrets. In its alarming climactic moments, all the more terrifying for the familiarity of their setting, A.M. Homes forces us to confront our own judgments about sanity, danger, and desire
The safety of objects : stories by A. M Homes( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A.M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic A Real Doll, the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's favorite doll; Adults Alone, which first introduced Paul and Elaine, the crack smoking yuppie couple whose marriage careens out of control in Homes's novel Music for Torching; and Looking for Johnny, in which a kidnapped boy having failed his abductor's expectations, is returned home. Brilliantly conceived sharply etched, and exceptionally satisfying these stories explore the American dream in ways you're not likely soon to forget. Working in Kodacolor hues, Homes offers an uncanny pictures of a surreal suburbia outrageous and utterly believable
This book will save your life by A. M Homes( Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Novak is a modern-day Everyman, a middle-aged divorcé trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one--except his trainer, nutritionist, and housekeeper. He is functionally dead and doesn't even notice until two incidents--an attack of intense pain that lands him in the emergency room, and the discovery of an expanding sinkhole outside his house--conspire to hurl him back into the world. He forms the first of many new relationships on his way home from the hospital. In the end, Richard is also brought back in closer touch with his family, including his estranged son. The promised land of Los Angeles is also very much a character in this novel about compassion, transformation, and what can happen if you are willing to lose yourself and open up to the world around you.--From publisher description
The safety of objects ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Paul Gold now lies in a coma. He is attentively nursed by his mother, Esther, who dotes on her son to the point that her husband and daughter, Julie, feel very left out. Meanwhile, Jim Train is a workaholic lawyer who is closer to his tortes than to his spouse Susan. Their son Jake has taken a morbid fascination with his sister's baby doll. At the same time, Paul's former lover Annette Jennings is trying to pull her life and her family back together after a particularly brutal divorce
True life Steven Harris Architects by Steven Harris( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Fischl : beach paintings by Eric Fischl( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of 200 of Eric Fischl's beach-inspired works including paintings, photographs, watercolors, charcoals with a short story by American novelist A.M. Homes
Petah Coyne : everything that rises must converge by Petah Coyne( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mistress's daughter by A. M Homes( Book )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An acclaimed novelist's memoir about what it means to be adopted and how all of us construct our sense of self and family. Before A.M. Homes was born, she was put up for adoption. Her birth mother was a 22-year-old single woman having an affair with a much older married man. Thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes, renowned for the psychological accuracy and intensity of her storytelling, tells how they made contact with her, what happened next, and what she was able to reconstruct about the story of their lives. Her birth mother, a complex and lonely woman, never married or had another child, and died in 1998. Years later, Homes opened boxes of her mother's memorabilia, hoping to know her secrets, but no relief came. She then became obsessed with finding out as much as she could about all four parents and their families.--From publisher description
Los Angeles : people, places, and the castle on the hill by A. M Homes( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speed : art, 2003-2009 by Julie Speed( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moral painter : the art of Julie Speed / by Elizabeth Ferrer -- Do you hear what I hear? / by A.M. Homes -- Tracking / by Julie Speed -- Plates -- List of works -- Exhibitions 2003-2008 -- Publications and media 2003-2008
On the street : 1980-1990 by Amy Arbus( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wave music by Clifford Ross( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
May we be forgiven by A. M Homes( Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, with a murderous temper. They have been uneasy rivals since childhood. Then one day George loses control so extravagantly that he precipitates Harry into an entirely new life
Bill Owens : photographs by Bill Owens( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Homes, A. M.
Homes, A. M. 1961-
Homes, Amy
Homes, Amy M. 1961-
Homes, Amy Michael
Homes, Amy Michael 1961-
הומס, א״מ.
ホームズ, A. M
Languages
English (250)
Italian (21)
Spanish (16)
German (15)
Dutch (15)
French (11)
Danish (5)
Polish (4)
Catalan (4)
Portuguese (3)
Hebrew (3)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (2)
Romanian (2)
Turkish (2)
Slovenian (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Korean (1)
Serbian (1)
Czech (1)
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