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Sharma, Akhil 1971-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 130 publications in 8 languages and 5,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Political fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Short stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: PS648.S5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Akhil Sharma
 
Most widely held works by Akhil Sharma
Family life : a novel by Akhil Sharma( Book )

46 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We meet the Mishra family in Delhi, India in 1978 where Ajay and Birju play cricket in the streets waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. Once there, Ajay and Birju enjoy their new, extraordinary life in New York. Then tragedy strikes, leaving one brother incapacitated and the other practically orphaned in this strange land. Ajay, the family's younger son, prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family's new life. This is the universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival. -- From book jacket
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
An obedient father by Akhil Sharma( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When "his daughter reveals a crime that he had hoped would be buried forever, Ram [Karan]'s struggle to survive, and to make amends after a life of deception, thrusts him among gangsters and movie stars, into riots and morgues."--Jacket
A life of adventure and delight : stories by Akhil Sharma( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as a storyteller whose fiction is "a glowing work of art" (Wall Street Journal), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In A Life of Adventure and Delight, Sharma delivers eight masterful stories that focus on Indian protagonists at home and abroad and that plunge the reader into the unpredictable workings of the human heart. A young woman in an arranged marriage awakens one day surprised to find herself in love with her husband. A retired divorcee tries to become the perfect partner by reading women's magazines. A man's longstanding contempt for his cousin suddenly shifts inward when he witnesses his cousin caring for a sick woman. Tender and darkly comic, the protagonists in A Life of Adventure and Delight deceive themselves and engage in odd behaviors as they navigate how to be good, how to make meaningful relationships, and the strengths and pitfalls of self-interest. Elegantly written and emotionally immediate, the stories provide an intimate, honest assessment of human relationships between mothers and sons, sons and lovers, and husband and wives from a dazzlingly original, critically acclaimed writer
The Best American short stories, 1998 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology by various authors on a variety of subjects. Akhil Sharma's Cosmopolitan is a love affair between an American woman and an Indian immigrant, while Tim Gautreaux's Welding with Children is on a man caring for his grandchildren
Children playing before a statue of Hercules( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories, some classic, others impending, selected and introduced by David Sedaris. With this audiobook, a careful listener can discover the truth about loneliness, betrayal, love, and hope
A life of adventure and delight by Akhil Sharma( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman in an arranged marriage awakens one day surprised to find herself in love with her husband. A retired divorce tries to become the perfect partner by reading women's magazines. A man's long-standing contempt for his cousin suddenly shifts inward when he witnesses his cousin caring for a sick woman. The protagonists in Akhil Sharma's masterful stories deceive themselves and engage in odd behaviors as they navigate how to be good, how to make meaningful relationships, and the strengths and pitfalls of self-interest. Elegantly written and emotionally immediate, the stories provide an intimate and profound assessment of human relationships between mothers and sons, sons and lovers, and husbands and wives
Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles that provide information on fourteen short stories for students, each with an introduction to the story and its author, a plot summary, descriptions of important characters, analysis of main themes, an explanation of literary techniques and movements, and historical and critical essays
Un padre obbediente by Akhil Sharma( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories. [selected stories read by Carolyn Cooke, Richard Ford, Sue Miller, Akhil Sharma, and others]( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the 2002 edition of Best American Short Stories
Un père obéissant by Akhil Sharma( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de société
At the edge of the wood by Masatsugu Ono( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories translated from the Japanese
English, August : an Indian story by Upamanyu Chatterjee( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job, which takes him to Madna - a town with the highest temperatures in India - deep in the sticks. There he finds himself surrounded by incompetents and cranks, time wasters, bureaucrats, and crazies. What to do? Get stoned, shirk work, collapse in the heat, stare at the ceiling. Dealing with the locals turns out to be much easier than living with himself. English, August is a comic masterpiece from contemporary India“--Provided by publisher
LIFE OF ADVENTURE AND DELIGHT by Akhil Sharma( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitan by Akhil Sharma( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un père obéissant by Akhil Sharma( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pamela Golden : thunderstruck by Pamela Golden( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Inde un continent qui s'écrit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elise Juska: The blessings : Family life : a novel : The temporary gentleman by Elise Juska( )

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

With a "delicate touch and note-perfect writing" (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Elise Juska's books include One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; The Hazards of Sleeping Alone; and Getting Over Jack Wagner, a People magazine "Critic's Choice"; and her short fiction has been published widely and cited as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she received the Liberal Arts Division's Director's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2002. Her new novel follows a close-knit Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia across two decades
An interview with Alexander McCall Smith by Alexander McCall Smith( Visual )

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

A wide-ranging discussion about the author's life and work, particularly his series of novels that take place in Botswana, as well as his personal impressions of Botswana and its people
 
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The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines
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An obedient fatherThe Best American short stories, 1998 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesChildren playing before a statue of HerculesShort stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short storiesThe best American short stories. [selected stories read by Carolyn Cooke, Richard Ford, Sue Miller, Akhil Sharma, and others]English, August : an Indian story
Alternative Names
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अखिल शर्मा

অখিল শর্মা মার্কিন লেখক

അഖിൽ ശർമ്മ

シャルマ, アキール

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