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Offill, Jenny 1968-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 192 publications in 12 languages and 9,666 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Picture books  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Pictorial works  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Experimental fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.O3277, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jenny Offill
Sparky! by Jenny Offill( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl wants a pet but her mom keeps saying no to all the animals she picks. Finally her mom says, "You can have any pet you want as long as it doesn't need to be walked or bathed or fed." With the help of her school librarian, she finds a pet that fits the bill-- a sloth
Dept. of speculation by Jenny Offill( Book )

53 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply "the wife," once exchanged love letters with her husband, postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes--a colicky baby, bedbugs, a faltering marriage, stalled ambitions--the wife analyzes her predicament, invoking everything from Keats and Kafka to the thought experiments of the Stoics to the lessons of doomed Russian cosmonauts. She muses on the consuming, capacious experience of maternal love, and the near total destruction of the self that ensues from it, as she confronts the friction between domestic life and the seductions and demands of art. With cool precision, in language that shimmers with rage and wit and fierce longing, Jenny Offill has crafted an exquisitely suspenseful love story that has the velocity of a train hurtling through the night at top speed. Exceptionally lean and compact, Dept. of Speculation can be read in a single sitting, but there are enough bracing emotional insights in these pages to fill a much longer novel."
17 things I'm not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl lists the sixteen things she is not allowed to do anymore, including not being able to make ice after freezing a fly in one of the cubes
11 experiments that failed by Jenny Offill( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young child tries a series of wacky experiments, such as seeing if a piece of bologna will fly like a frisbee and determining whether seedlings will grow if watered with expensive perfume, and then must suffer the consequences of experiments gone awry
Last things by Jenny Offill( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Grace's father Jonathan tries to teach her about a rational, reasonable world, but she is drawn more and more into her mother's "strange world of myth and obsession" in a journey that takes her to New Orleans, the Nevada desert, a lighthouse-shaped hotel in California, and finally back to Vermont.--Jacket
While you were napping by Jenny Offill( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child tells an outlandish tale of what took place while a younger sibling was taking a nap
The friend who got away : twenty women's true-life tales of friendships that blew up, burned out, or faded away( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing a friend can be as painful and agonizing as a divorce or the end of a love affair, yet it is rarely written about or even discussed. This is the first anthology to address this near-universal experience, bringing together the voices of writers like Francine Prose, Katie Roiphe, Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth Strout, Ann Hood, Diana Abu-Jaber, Vivian Gornick, Helen Schulman, and many others. Some write of friends who have drifted away; others of sudden breakups that took them by surprise. Some even celebrate their liberation from unhealthy or destructive relationships. Yet at the heart of each story is the recognition of a loss that will never be forgotten.--From publisher description
Money changes everything : twenty-two writers tackle the last taboo with tales of sudden windfalls, staggering debts, and other surprising turns of fortune( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various notable writers candidly assess the complex role of money in their lives and in their personal relationships, in a collection that features contributions by Daniel Handler, Susan Choi, and Jonathan Dee
Dept. of speculation : a novel by Jenny Offill( Recording )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Wife' once exchanged love letters with her husband, postmarked the Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty in life and the confines of a long relationship. As they confront many common problems, the Wife puzzles over the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and romantic love. She analyzes her predicament, offering ferocious, wry, often devastating reflections on matrimony, motherhood, artistic ambition, and condition of the universal shipwreck of midlife
Dept by Jenny Offill( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 experiments that failed by Jenny Offill( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young child tries a series of wacky experiments, such as seeing if a piece of bologna will fly like a frisbee and determining whether seedlings will grow if watered with expensive perfume, and then must suffer the consequences of experiments gone awry
Naegae geumjidwen 17gaji by Jenny Offill( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl lists the sixteen things she is not allowed to do anymore, including not being able to make ice after freezing a fly in one of the cubes. Translation by Hong Yeon Mi
Avdeling for grublerier by Jenny Offill( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To unge mennesker, modige og øre av forventninger for fremtiden. Så gifter de seg, får et barn, og noe endrer seg. «Avdeling for grublerier» er en roman om et ekteskap, om utroskap, om å få et kolikkbarn, om å streve med å skrive og om å elske - en historie som kombinerer humor og eksistensiell nød. Dette er Jenny Offills andre roman, og den første som oversettes til norsk. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS
The friend who got away : 20 writers tell the true stories behind their blow-ups, burnouts, and slow fades( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty things I'm not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A youngster lists twenty ideas that did not turn out well, each of which led to something being forbidden forever more, as when the idea of freezing a dead fly in the ice cube tray led to a ban on making ice
Bureau des spéculations by Jenny Offill( )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AMERICAN WEATHER by Jenny Offill( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onnatomodachi no shōmi kigen : jitsuwashū( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17 Things I'm not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A young girl lists the sixteen things she is not allowed to do anymore, including not being able to make ice after freezing a fly in one of the cubes
Second Sunday reading : Jenny Offill, Jan DeBlieu : February 11, 2001( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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17 things I'm not allowed to do anymore
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11 experiments that failedLast thingsThe friend who got away : twenty women's true-life tales of friendships that blew up, burned out, or faded awayMoney changes everything : twenty-two writers tackle the last taboo with tales of sudden windfalls, staggering debts, and other surprising turns of fortune12 experiments that failedThe friend who got away : 20 writers tell the true stories behind their blow-ups, burnouts, and slow fades
Alternative Names
Jenny Offill American writer

Jenny Offill Amerikaans schrijfster

Jenny Offill escritora estadounidense

Jenny Offill US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Offill, Jenny

오필, 제니 1968-

オフィル, ジェニー

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