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Crutcher, Chris

Overview
Works: 73 works in 463 publications in 6 languages and 31,053 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Bildungsromans  Short stories  Sports stories  Biography  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7.C89, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Chris Crutcher
Publications by Chris Crutcher
Most widely held works by Chris Crutcher
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher( Book )
46 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,951 libraries worldwide
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other comtemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help
Whale talk by Chris Crutcher( Book )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 2,652 libraries worldwide
Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students
Athletic shorts : six short stories by Chris Crutcher( Book )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,357 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher
Deadline by Chris Crutcher( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,272 libraries worldwide
Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life's purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual guide known as "Hey-Soos."
Ironman : a novel by Chris Crutcher( Book )
27 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,246 libraries worldwide
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father
Running loose by Chris Crutcher( Book )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 2,041 libraries worldwide
Louie, a high school senior in a small Idaho town, learns about sportsmanship, love, and death as he matures into manhood
Angry management : three novellas by Chris Crutcher( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,035 libraries worldwide
A collection of three stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher
Stotan! by Chris Crutcher( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,872 libraries worldwide
A high school coach invites members of his swimming team to a memorable week of rigorous training that tests their moral fiber as well as their physical stamina
Chinese handcuffs by Chris Crutcher( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,719 libraries worldwide
Still troubled by his older brother's violent suicide, eighteen-year-old Dillon becomes deeply involved in the terrible secret of his friend Jennifer, who feels she can tell no one what her stepfather is doing to her. When Dillon Hemingway is forced to witness his brother Preston's suicide, his life understandably seems to fall apart. His quest to make it whole again involves Stacy Ryder, Preston's girlfriend, who is left with more than a memeory of Dillon's dead brother, and Jennifer Lawless, a star high school basketball player with a secret too monstrous to tell and too enormous to keep. His antagonist are a vicious cycling gang, a single-minded school principal, and Jennifer's father, a brilliant lawyer with a chilling disregard for human sensitivity. Chris Crutcher's Chinese Handcuffs is a story about a time when life seems too overwhelming to confront. It is also a story of courage and acceptance, told with power and sensibility
The Crazy Horse Electric game by Chris Crutcher( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,634 libraries worldwide
A high school athlete, frustrated at being handicapped after an accident, runs away from home and is helped back to mental and physical health by a black benefactor and the people in a special school where he enrolls. A freak accident in his sixteenth year leaves star athlete Willie Weaver without his once-marvelous physical talents. Betrayed by his father, his girl, and his body, he goes on the run, ending up penniless and terrified on the treacherous streets of Oakland, California. The Crazy Horse Electric Game is the rugged, sometimes humorous, story of Willie's two-year fight back in a world of street toughs and pimps, and in a magical school aptly dubbedd One More Last Chance High -- where he finds that human dignity comes in a wide assortment of shapes and colors
The sledding hill by Chris Crutcher( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
Billy, recently deceased, keeps an eye on his best friend, fourteen-year-old Eddie, who has added to his home and school problems by becoming mute, and helps him stand up to a conservative minister and English teacher who is orchestrating a censorship challenge
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
Paul "the Bomb" Baum tells the truth. No matter what. It was something he learned at Sunday School. But telling the truth can cause problems, and not minor ones. And as Paulie discovers, finding the truth can be even more problematic. Period 8 is supposed to be that one period in high school where the truth can shine, a safe haven. Only what Paulie and Hannah (his ex-girlfriend, unfortunately) and his other classmates don't know is that the ultimate bully, the ultimate liar, is in their midst. Just about everyone else who stops by the safe haven of the P-8 room daily are deceived. And when a classmate goes missing, all hell breaks loose
Losers bracket by Chris Crutcher( Book )
4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
"When it comes to family, Annie is in the losers bracket. While her foster parents are great (mostly), her birth family would not have been her first pick. And no matter how many times Annie tries to write them out of her life, she always gets sucked back into their drama. Love is like that. But when a family argument breaks out at Annie's swim meet and her nephew goes missing, Annie might be the only one who can get him back. With help from her friends, her foster brother, and her social service worker, Annie puts the pieces of the puzzle together, determined to find her nephew and finally get him into a safe home."--
Whale talk by Chris Crutcher( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students
The deep end : a novel of suspense by Chris Crutcher( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Wilson Corder, a family therapist, investigates the disappearence of one of his clients and has to defend his own family as he tries to capture the killer
Athletic shorts by Chris Crutcher( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher
Ironman by Chris Crutcher( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father
Cornered : 14 stories of bullying and defiance by Rhoda Belleza( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
An anthology of fourteen stories illuminates the experiences of being bullied in today's world, in a volume that includes contributions from such established writers as Kirsten Miller, Jennifer Brown, and James Lecesne
Deadline by Chris Crutcher( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life's purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual guide known as "Hey-Soos."
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help
 
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Alternative Names
Chris Crutcher Amerikaanse auteur en gezinstherapeut
Chris Crutcher amerikansk författare
Chris Crutcher amerikansk skribent
Chris Crutcher auteur de littérature d'enfance américain
Chris Crutcher escritor de literatura infantil estadounidense
Chris Crutcher US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Familientherapeut
Crutcher Christopher C. 1946-....
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クリス・クラッチャー
Languages
English (379)
Japanese (6)
German (3)
French (2)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
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