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Sjoholm, Barbara 1950-

Works: 67 works in 238 publications in 5 languages and 9,272 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Lesbian fiction  Novels  Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Short stories  Romance fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Illustrator
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Most widely held works about Barbara Sjoholm
Most widely held works by Barbara Sjoholm
With the Lapps in the high mountains : a woman among the Sami, 1907-1908 by Emilie Demant Hatt( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the Lapps in the High Mountains is an entrancing true account, a classic of travel literature, and a work that deserves wider recognition as an early contribution to ethnographic writing. Published in 1913 and available here in its first English translation, it is the narrative of Emilie Demant Hatt's nine-month stay in the tent of a Sami family in northern Sweden in 1907-8 and her participation in a dramatic reindeer migration over snow-packed mountains to Norway with another Sami community in 1908. A single woman in her thirties, Demant Hatt immersed herself in the Sami language and culture. She writes vividly of daily life, women's work, children's play, and the care of reindeer herds in Lapland a century ago. While still an art student in Copenhagen in 1904, Demant Hatt had taken a vacation trip to northern Sweden, where she chanced to meet Sami wolf hunter Johan Turi. His dream of writing a book about his people sparked her interest in the culture, and she began to study the Sami language at the University of Copenhagen. Though not formally trained as an ethnographer, she had an eye for detail. The journals, photographs, sketches, and paintings she made during her travels with the Sami enriched her eventual book, and in With the Lapps in the High Mountains she memorably portrays people, dogs, reindeer, and the beauty of the landscape above the Arctic Circle. This English-language edition also includes photographs by Demant Hatt, an introduction by translator Barbara Sjoholm, and a foreword by Hugh Beach, author of A Year in Lapland: Guest of the Reindeer Herders."--Publisher's website
Black Fox : a life of Emilie Demant Hatt, artist and ethnographer by Barbara Sjoholm( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1904 a young Danish woman met a Sami wolf hunter on a train in Sweden. This chance encounter transformed the lives of both artist Emilie Demant and hunter Johan Turi. Her interest awakened, Demant eventually traveled with Sami families on their migrations, wrote a book about her experiences, and collaborated with Turi on his landmark account of his people. She continued to explore the Sami regions as an ethnographer and folklorist and created many striking paintings with Sami motifs. In recounting the life of this remarkable woman, Barbara Sjoholm investigates the boundaries and influences between ethnographers and sources, the nature of authorship and visual representation, and the state of anthropology, racial biology, and politics in Scandinavia during the first half of the twentieth century
So much to be done : the writings of breast cancer activist Barbara Brenner by Barbara A Brenner( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collected in the book, and framed by personal accounts of Barbara and her influential work, Brenner's columns and blog posts form a chronicle of breast cancer research and health care activism that is as inspiring as it is informative. As she takes on the corporate forces at work in breast cancer research and treatment and in the 'pinkwashing' of fund-raising for the cause, Brenner, a self-described hell-raiser, contends with cancer herself, twice, and her words offer understanding and encouragement to all those whose lives are touched by the disease. When Brenner was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, she broadened her critique of health care while also writing about her own experience. Infused with her characteristic moxie, humor, anger, and compassion, these reflections from her last two years provide an in-depth, precisely observed portrayal of what it is to live with a terminal disease and to die on one's own terms."--Provided by publisher
Trouble in Transylvania by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cassandra Reilly, the globetrotting translator first introduced in award-winning Gaudi Afternoon, is on the road again, this time to China by way of Budapest, where she plans to catch the Trans-Mongolian Express. But a series of chance encounters on the train leads Cassandra, accompanied by her irrepressible friend Jacqueline Opal and the beautiful Hungarian Eva Kalvin, to the mythic Carpathian mountains of Transylvania." "There, at a crumbling health spa directed by sinister Dr. Pustulescu, Cassandra soon finds herself entangled with a host of intriguing characters: the Snapps, an American family with a mysteriously withdrawn four-year-old Romanian daughter; Gladys Bentwhistle, who is hoping Pustulescu's wonder drug, Ionvital, can help her beat old age; and Nadia Pop, the enigmatic director of the Romanian tourist agency." "When murder strikes, Cassandra investigates with humor and aplomb, tackling mud baths, ethnic rivalries, vampires, the Romanian police, and the religion of the Great Goddess in her search for truth, love and eternal life."--BOOK JACKET
Pictures of longing : photography and the Norwegian-American migration by Sigrid Lien( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1836 and 1915, in what has been called history's largest population migration, more than 750,000 Norwegians emigrated to North America. Writing home, the newcomers sent thousands of pictures--America-photographs, as they are called in Norway. In these photographs, the emigrant experience unfolds as framed by thousands of Norwegian transplants in towns, cities, and rural communities across America. Pictures of Longing brings more than 250 America-photographs into focus as a moving account of Norwegian migration in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, conceived of and crafted by its photographer-authors to shape and reshape their story. To clarify the historic nature and the cultural function of the America-photographs, art historian and photography scholar Sigrid Lien located thousands of the photographs in public and private archives and museums in Norway and the United States. Reading these photographs alongside letters sent home by Norwegian immigrants, Lien provides the first comprehensive account of this collective photographic practice involving "the voice of the many." Pictures of Longing shows, in fascinating detail, how the photographs, like the accompanying letters, contribute to the cultural grassroots expression of Norwegian migration. They steer us toward multiple, fragmented, and dispersed histories and also complement the existing fabric of established historical narratives, demonstrating photography's potential to engage with history."
Gaudí afternoon by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cassandra Reilly is a footloose Irish-American based in London, currently in the midst of translating a magic realism novel about the search for a lost mother. When she gets an offer from a San Franciscan femme fatale to look for her husband in Barcelona, Cassandra can't resist, and she chases people of all genders in this high-spirited comic thriller."--Author's web page ( viewed August 29, 2009
Sisters of the road by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pam Nilsen is looking for teenage prostitute Trish Margolin and the murderer of Trish's best friend. Her search brings her into contact with the world of teenage prostitutes and runaways on the streets of Seattle and Portland
Murder in the collective by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and German and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Printer sleuth Pam Nilsen is back, looking for teenaged prostitute Trish Margolin and the murderer of Trish's best friend. Her search brings her into the world of teenage runaways and prostitutes on the streets of Seattle and Portland, and with the people who try to help or exploit them. A suspensful psychological thriller, Sisters on the Road probes the issues of prostitution and violence against women."
The dog collar murders by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel follows "Murder in the Collective" and "Sisters of the Road", which feature the sleuth Pam Nilsen. It investigates the suspicious death of Loie Marsh before she gets the chance to speak against pornography at a conference on sexuality and the feminist issues which arise from it
The case of the orphaned bassoonists : a Cassandra Reilly mystery by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassandra Reilly is summoned to Venice to help her friend Nicola Gibbons who has been accused of stealing an antique bassoon
The things that divide us( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pirate queen : in search of Grace O'Malley and other legendary women of the sea by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sjoholm brings back to life some extraordinary swashbuckling tales of women of the sea, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work. Also included are illustrations and maps
The palace of the Snow Queen : winter travels in Lapland by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sjoholm was interested in exploring her childhood fantasy of Lapland based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, "The Snow Queen," and decided to research the budding phenomenon of winter tourism. The Palace of the Snow Queen is the result of Sjoholm's travels in Lapland, starting with her visit to Kiruna, Sweden, to observe the construction of the Ice Hotel. Over the next three years, she spent each winter in the North, meeting ice artists and snow architects, reindeer herders, and Sami writers and activists
By the fire : Sami folktales and legends by Emilie Demant Hatt( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...A guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends?such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia?characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers? lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books?all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around:Adoption and foster careBody imageImmigrationLearning challengesLGBTQIA+ youthMental healthNature and environmentalismPhysical disabilityPoverty and homelessnessRace and ethnicityReligion and spirituality."
The death of a much-travelled woman : and other adventures with Cassandra Reilly by Barbara Sjoholm( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of mysteries featuring Cassandra Reilly, globe-trotting translator and sleuth. The stories show her solving thefts and murders, frequently in the publishing world, from Vladivostok to Reykjavik. By the author of Trouble in Transylvania
If you had a family by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cory's developing relationship with a woman in her painting class helps her come to terms with her troubled childhood
Walking on the moon : six stories and a novella by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zes verhalen en een novelle over vrouwen die naar elkaar op zoek zijn
Clearing out : a novel by Helene Uri( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clearing Out follows two parallel narratives: the first is that of Helene the narrator who learns that her father (of whom she knows little about) was the grandson of a coastal Sami from northern Norway-something no one in the family ever talked about. Helene's experience in understanding her father's family is told alongside that of Ellinor, the protagonist in the novel she is writing"--
Salt water and other stories by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of lesbian stories whose protagonists range from a society woman to an aeronautical engineer. The title story is a romance between a Swedish artist and an American art historian
Ambitious women : a novel by Barbara Sjoholm( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ambitious Women is about making a living, making love and making decisions. The story of three women caught in the everyday demands of work, family, friendship, and their confrontation with violence against women, terrorism, and the grand jury's right to investigate, this novel takes on the issues of contemporary feminism."--Publisher's description
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With the Lapps in the high mountains : a woman among the Sami, 1907-1908
Black Fox : a life of Emilie Demant Hatt, artist and ethnographerSo much to be done : the writings of breast cancer activist Barbara BrennerPictures of longing : photography and the Norwegian-American migrationGaudí afternoonMurder in the collectiveThe case of the orphaned bassoonists : a Cassandra Reilly mysteryThe things that divide usThe pirate queen : in search of Grace O'Malley and other legendary women of the sea
Alternative Names
Barbara Sjoholm writer

Domagała-Wilson, Barbara

Sjoholm, Barbara

Sjoholm, Barbara 1950-

Wilson, Barbara 1950-

Wilson, Barbara Domagała-

Wilson, Barbara Ellen 1950-

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