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McGregor, Jon 1976-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 288 publications in 12 languages and 6,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6113.C48, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor( Book )

33 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl has gone missing and everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the English moors as the police set up roadblocks and news reporters descend. Meanwhile, there is still work that must be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart
If nobody speaks of remarkable things by Jon McGregor( Book )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author invites you into the private lives of the residents of a quiet urban street in England over the course of a single day. You witness the hopes, fears, and unspoken despairs of a diverse community. The tranquility of the street is shattered at day's end when a terrible accident occurs. This tragedy and a surprising twist provide the momentum for the book, but it is the author's rendering of the ordinary, the everyday, that gives this novel its sense of beauty, wonder, and hope
Even the dogs : a novel by Jon McGregor( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold, quiet day between Christmas and New Year, a man's body is found in an abandoned apartment. His friends look on from the shadows, a chorus keeping vigil as the hours pass, paying homage as their friend's body is taken away, examined, investigated, and cremated. All of their stories are laid out piece by broken piece through a series of fractured narratives--of lives fallen through the cracks, hopes flaring and dying, love over-whelmed by stronger need, and the havoc wrought by drugs, distress, and the disregard of the wider world. These invisible people live in a parallel reality, out of reach of basic creature comforts like food and shelter. In their sudden deaths, it becomes clear that they are treated with more respect than they ever were in their short lives
So many ways to begin by Jon McGregor( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Carter is an obsessive collector and the curator of a local history museum. In addition to archiving the community, he has kept an archive of his own life since he was a young boy, collecting sundry items that tell his story: birth certificate, school report cards, annotated cinema and train tickets." "David has tidy ideas about personal history; it can be cataloged and contained in boxes, devoid of mess and emotion. Or so he thinks ... until one day an addled old aunt exposes a long-buried family secret, forcing David to consider the possibility that his whole life has been constructed around a lie and all the artifacts he has collected don't add up to the truth at all." "In fits and starts David's world begins to unravel. Struggling to make sense of his past through his archive of photos, letters, and artifacts, David is driven forward, across wartime London and postwar Coventry, rural Ireland, and Aberdeen, Scotland, in a search for meaning and truth."--Jacket
The reservoir tapes by Jon McGregor( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called upon to join the search. And now an interviewer arrives, intent on capturing the community's unstable stories about life in the weeks and months before Becky Shaw vanished. Each villager has a memory to share or a secret to conceal, a connection to Becky that they are trying to make or break. A young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, and another seeks a means of surviving within hers. A group of teenagers dare one another to jump into a flooded quarry, the weakest swimmer still awaiting his turn. A laborer lies trapped under rocks and dry limestone dust as his fellow workers attempt a risky rescue. And meanwhile a fractured portrait of Becky emerges at the edges of our vision--a girl swimming, climbing, and smearing dirt onto a scared boy's face, images to be cherished and challenged as the search for her goes on."--
This isn't the sort of thing that happens to someone like you : stories by Jon McGregor( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories that explores life in Eastern England, where a man builds a treehouse in preparation for a flood, a boy sets fire to a barn, and itinerant laborers sit by a lake while fighter-planes fly overhead
If nobody speaks of remarkable things by Jon McGregor( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a street in a town in the north of England, perfectly ordinary people are doing totally normal things. But a terrible event shatters the quiet of the summer evening and no one who witnesses it will ever be the same again
So many ways to begin by Jon McGregor( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coventry museum curator David Carter cannot help but wish for more: that his wife would still be the ambitious and sparkling Scottish girl he once found so irresistible; that his job could live up to the promise it once held; that his daughter's arrival could have brought her parents closer. But a few careless words spoken by his mother's friend Julia have left David restless with the knowledge that his whole life has been constructed around an untruth
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor( Recording )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must
Even the dogs by Jon McGregor( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's corpse is found in a derelict tenement. His friends look on, but they're dead, too--their bodies littering the squalid alleys. Like a shadowy Greek chorus, they keep vigil as the hours pass, paying their own unique tribute to their fallen comrade
Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, Granta has explored Chicago, Pakistan and the world of Spanish-language letters. In this bold, eclectic issue, the magazine turns back to focus on Britain. In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics
This overheating world( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davy Byrnes stories 2014 : the six prize-winning stories from the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reservoir Tapes, The by Jon McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As broadcast on BBC radio 4: the fifteen `prequel' stories to Reservoir 13. `He leaves behind all other writers of his generation' Sarah Hall Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. But the aftershocks of Becky Shaw's disappearance have origins long before then, and those in the village have losses, and secrets, and stories of their own... A woman remembers a son's inexperience - and a father's rage; a young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, whilst an older one finds ways to ensure the survival of hers. A hunt for a birthday present takes an alarming turn, and a teenage game grows serious. Fresh hurts open old wounds, salvation comes from unexpected quarters and chance encounters release long-buried memories. First broadcast as a series of specially-commissioned stories on BBC Radio 4, The Reservoir Tapes returns to the territory of the Booker-longlisted Reservoir 13, revealing the web of connections that bind us, and the many layers on which we all build our truths
The reservoir tapes by Jon McGregor( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning us to the extraordinary territory of Jon McGregor's Man Booker Prize long-listed novel Reservoir 13, The Reservoir Tapes take us deep into the heart of an English village that is trying to come to terms with what has happened on its watch.A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called upon to join the search. And now an interviewer arrives, intent on capturing the community's unstable stories about life in the weeks and months before Becky Shaw vanished. Each villager has a memory to share or a secret to conceal, a connection to Becky that they are trying to make or break. A young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, and another seeks a means of surviving within hers. A group of teenagers dare one another to jump into a flooded quarry, the one weak swimmer still awaiting his turn. A laborer lies trapped under rocks and dry limestone dust as his fellow workers attempt a risky rescue. And meanwhile a fractured portrait of Becky emerges at the edges of our vision-a girl swimming, climbing, and smearing dirt onto a scared boy's face, images to be cherished and challenged as the search for her goes on
Speicher 13 : Roman by Jon McGregor( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wires by Jon McGregor( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The BBC National Short Story Award 2010( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which reminded her, later : family snapshots by Jon McGregor( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als niemand over opmerkelijke dingen spreekt : roman by Jon McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonieme mensen uit een straat in een Engelse stad krijgen een gezicht door een korte blik op een dag in hun leven, waartussen meer verband zit dan zij denken
 
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If nobody speaks of remarkable things
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Even the dogs : a novelSo many ways to beginThis isn't the sort of thing that happens to someone like you : storiesSo many ways to beginEven the dogsThe BBC National Short Story Award 2010
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Jon McGregor escritor bermudeño

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جان مکقرقور

جان مک‌گرگور نویسنده بریتانیایی

맥그리거, 존 1976-

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乔恩·麦格雷戈

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