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Orner, Peter

Overview
Works: 29 works in 101 publications in 6 languages and 5,317 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Medical fiction  War fiction  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Essays  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3615.R58, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter Orner
 
Most widely held works by Peter Orner
Love and shame and love : a novel by Peter Orner( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interactions of four generations of the Popper family reveal the ways in which love, memory, and connections can make individuals whole or completely unravel them
Underground America : narratives of undocumented lives by Peter Orner( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underground America presents the remarkable oral histories of men and women living without legal status and struggling to carve a life for themselves in the U.S.--[Book jacket]
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
The second coming of Mavala Shikongo : a novel by Peter Orner( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Namibia just after independence in the early 1990s, Peter Orner's first novel is a chronicle of the long days, short loves, and cold nights at Goas, an all-boys Catholic primary school so deep in the veld that "even the baboons feel sorry for us." Though physically isolated in semi-desert beneath a relentless sun, the people of Goas create an alternate, more fertile universe through the stories they tell each other. The book's central character is Mavala Shikongo, a combat veteran who fought in Namibia's long war for independence against South Africa. She has recently returned to the school--with a child, but no husband. Mavala is modern, restless, and driven, in sharp contrast to conservative Goas. All the male teachers (including a bumbling but observant volunteer from Cincinnati) try not to fall in love with her. Everyone fails--immediately and miserably."--The publisher - (July 2006)
Last car over the Sagamore Bridge : stories by Peter Orner( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband dies before their divorce is finalized; a man runs for governor of Illinois and loses much more than an election; two brothers play beneath the infamous bridge at Chappaquiddick. Employing the masterful compression for which he's become known, Orner presents a kaleidoscope of individual lives viewed in startling, intimate close-up. Whether writing of Geraldo Rivera's attempt to reveal the contents of Al Capone's vault or of a father and daughter trying to outrun a hurricane, he illuminates universal themes. In stories that span considerable geographic ground--from Chicago to Wyoming, from Massachusetts to the Czech Republic--he writes of the past we can't seem to shake, the losses we can't make up for, and how our stories help us reclaim what we thought was gone forever."--Jacket
Esther stories by Peter Orner( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A debut collection of thirty-two pieces of short fiction explores the influence of life's brief but essential moments on the future lives of the characters as it chronicles the fates both of unrelated strangers and of two Jewish families, one from the East Coast, the other from the Midwest
Hope Deferred : Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives by Peter Orner( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-five men and women who tell their stories in Hope Deferred comprise a unique colletion of voices from Zimbabweans of all ages and backgrounds. They are mothers and fathers, former soldiers and policemen, entrepreneurs, traders, and activists. Many have fled their home country in search of peace and opportunity elsewhere. --Book Jacket
Lavil : life, love, and death in Port-au-Prince by Evan Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High rise stories : voices from Chicago public housing by Audrey Petty( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago's iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rises. These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly at the heart of our national identity
The best American short stories( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An audio sampling of the premier annual showcase of the country's finest short fiction
Don't listen to what I'm about to say : voices of Zimbabwe( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section 1. Exile. Violet -- Aaron -- Elizabeth -- Zenzele . Section 2. Matabeleland. John -- Nokuthula -- Boniface. Section 3. Farms. Tsitsi -- George. Section 4. Rurals. Alice -- Lovemore. Section 5. Mountains. Samuel -- Brian -- Nicola -- Edmore. Section 6. The Capital. Father John -- Pamela and Themba -- Briggs. Section 7. Border. Oscar -- Bernard -- Amos -- Matthew -- Rudo. Section 8. Sankoh Chari is still alive -- Sankoh
Seep : five stories by Peter Orner( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un solo tipo di vento by Peter Orner( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fairly good time by Mavis Gallant( Book )

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

An NYRB Classics Original Mavis Gallant's two novels are as memorable as her many short stories. Full of wit, whim, and psychological poignancy, A Fairly Good Time, here accompanied by Green Water, Green Sky, encapsulates Gallant's unparalleled skill as a storyteller. Shirley Perrigny (nee Norrington, then briefly Higgins), the heroin of A Fairly Good Time, is an original. Derided by the Parisians she lives among and chided by her fellow Canadians, this young, widowed girl recently remarried to a French journalist named Philippe is fond of quoting from Jane Austen and Kingsley Amis to describe her life and of using her myopia as a defense against social aggression. As the fixed points in Shirley's life begin to recede Philippe having apparently though not definitively left her freewheeling, makeshift and self-abnegating ways come to seem an aspect of devotion to her fellow man. Could the unreliable protagonist be the unwitting heroine of her own story? Green Water, Green Sky, Gallant's first novel, is a darker tale of the fractured family life of Bonnie McCarthy, an American divorcee, and her daughter, Flor. Uprooted and unmoored, mother and daughter live like itinerants--in Venice, Cannes, and Paris--glamorous and dependent. From this untidy life and the false notes of her mother, Flor attempts to flee, with little hope of escape. --Provided by publisher
De terugkeer van Mavala Shikongo : roman by Peter Orner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op een kleine basisschool in een warme uithoek van Namibië worden de hoofden van de mannen op hol gebracht als ze bezoek krijgen van een vroegere guerilla-strijdster
Tin House( Book )

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

From the website: America has always been the land of invention and reinvention. We hold on to the belief that people forged in the fires of misadventure or tragedy or just plain stupidity can save themselves if they are willing to accept responsibility for their misdeeds and make amends. But can we ever truly hit reset, go back to a pure state? The search for lost innocence has fueled many a quest, both personal and artistic. In this issue we explore some of the ways in which we try to restore the mind and heart. Leslie Jamison, in her essay "Confessions of an Unredeemed Fan," explores her fascination with the trainwreck life of Amy Winehouse as well as her own battles with the drug that consumed the late pop star. In "The First Wife," Aimee Bender reimagines and rehabilitates Bluebeard, while Alyssa Knickerbocker draws on the strength of Rogue, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Storm, and Jubilee (duh, the female X-Men) to return her power postpartum. Is there any redemption for hospital food? Jenni Ferrari-Adler makes the case in her Readable Feast. And former Tin House New Voice Jenn Shapland returns with "Illness Is Metaphor," about the history of consumptives who sought European-style nature cures in the pure New Mexico mountains. The poets will break your heart with their struggles, from pills and booze to blood and the religious ecstatic. Elissa Schappell argues that this country wants to shift back to a fantasia Happy Days '50s, while Peter Crabapple's photos document rural Vermont reenactors portraying German and Soviet troops on the Eastern Front during World War II. Hardly innocent or pure, the subjects are transported back to a state of intense clear feeling, theirs and also not quite their own, and just for a moment. Yet, sometimes that is enough. We hope that while reading this issue you have more than a few moments of true feeling. Or maybe one pure, bright moment of clarity that makes you forget all of the darkness
Borrowed rooms by Peter Orner( )

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

A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel by Anthony Marra( )

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

"In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded. For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelcome surprise. Weary and overburdened, she has no desire to take on additional risk and responsibility. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja's world will shift on its axis and reveal the intricate pattern of connections that weaves together the pasts of these three unlikely companions and unexpectedly decides their fate. A story of the transcendent power of love in wartime, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significance."--Publisher's description
Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live by Peter Orner( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'Stories, both my own and those I've taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I've become, ' Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living. Orner reads and writes everywhere he finds himself: a hospital cafeteria, a coffee shop in Albania, or a crowded bus in Haiti. The result is 'a book of unlearned meditations that stumbles into memoir.' Among the many writers Orner addresses are Isaac Babel and Zora Neale Hurston, both of whom told their truths and were silenced; Franz Kafka, who professed loneliness but craved connection; Robert Walser, who spent the last twenty-three years of his life in a Swiss insane asylum, "working" at being crazy; and Juan Rulfo, who practiced the difficult art of silence. Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Yasunari Kawabata, Saul Bellow, Mavis Gallant, John Edgar Wideman, William Trevor, and Vac̀lav Havel make appearances, as well as the poet Herbert Morris about whom almost nothing is known. An elegy for an eccentric late father, and the end of a marriage, Am I Alone Here? is also a celebration of the possibility of renewal
A fairly good time, with green water, green sky by Mavis Gallant( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL Mavis Gallant's novels are as memorable as her renowned short stories. Full of wit and psychological poignancy, A Fairly Good Time, here with Green Water, Green Sky, encapsulates Gallant's unparalleled skill as a storyteller. Shirley Perrigny (nee Norrington, then briefly Higgins), the heroine of A Fairly Good Time, is an original. Derided by the Parisians she lives among and chided by her fellow Canadians, this young widow-recently remarried to a French journalist named Philippe-is fond of quoting Jane Austen and Kingsley Amis and of using her myopia as a defense against social aggression. As the fixed points in Shirley's life begin to recede-Philippe having apparently though not definitively left-her freewheeling, makeshift, and self-abnegating ways come to seem an aspect of devotion to her fellow man. Could this unreliable protagonist be the unwitting heroine of her own story' Green Water, Green Sky, Gallant's first novel, is a darker tale of the fractured family life of Bonnie McCarthy, an American divorcee, and her daughter, Flor. Uprooted and unmoored, mother and daughter live like itinerants-in Venice, Cannes, and Paris-glamorous and dependent. With little hope of escape, Flor attempts to flee this untidy life and the false notes of her mother
 
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Love and shame and love : a novel
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Underground America : narratives of undocumented livesThe best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesThe second coming of Mavala Shikongo : a novelEsther storiesHope Deferred : Narratives of Zimbabwean LivesThe best American short storiesDon't listen to what I'm about to say : voices of Zimbabwe
Alternative Names
Orner, Peter 1968-

Peter Orner Amerikaans romanschrijver

Peter Orner Novelist, short story writer

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