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Russell, Karen 1981-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 178 publications in 13 languages and 10,626 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Paranormal fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3618.U755, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Karen Russell
 
Most widely held works by Karen Russell
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell( Book )

69 editions published between 1220 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the swamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wrestling. This novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, formerly no. 1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava's mother, the park's indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava's father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL; and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety eight gators as well as her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking
Vampires in the lemon grove : stories by Karen Russell( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories with subjects ranging from a dejected teenager who discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull's nest to two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove who try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood
St. Lucy's home for girls raised by wolves by Karen Russell( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These ten extraordinary stories introduce a new talent who opens a world to readers--the surreal marshes of the Florida Everglades where outlandish predicaments magically reveal the truth about one's life
The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The best American short stories 2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Nigerian boy's friendship with his family's former houseboy to a sweatshop girl's experience as a sister wife, from love and murder on the frontier to a meltdown in academe, these stories have the economy and power to "break hearts bones vanities and cages
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the swamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting
Vampires in the lemon grove by Karen Russell( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979," a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis"--stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments--find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans," a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers
Vampires in the lemon grove : stories by Karen Russell( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979," a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis"--Stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments--find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans," a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers
Vampires in the lemon grove by Karen Russell( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia! - a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell's gifts at their inimitable best. A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull's nest. A community of girls held captive in a silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms, spinning delicate threads from their own bellies, and escape by seizing the means of production for their own revolutionary ends. A massage therapist discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the tattoos on a war veteran's lower torso. When a group of boys stumble upon a mutilated scarecrow bearing an uncanny resemblance to the missing classmate they used to torment, an ordinary tale of high school bullying becomes a sinister fantasy of guilt and atonement. In a family's disastrous quest for land in the American West, the monster is the human hunger for acquisition, and the victim is all we hold dear. And in the collection's marvelous title story - an unforgettable parable of addiction and appetite, mortal terror and mortal love - two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves : stories by Karen Russell( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dazzling debut, a blazingly original voice: the ten stories in St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduce a radiant new talent. In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In "Haunting Olivia," two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In "Z.Z
Het astronomische logboek voor zomermisdaden by Karen Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tien surrealistische verhalen die zich afspelen rond het Amerikaanse moerasgebied, de Everglades in Florida
Vampiros y limones by Karen Russell( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En el cuento que da título a este volumen, dos vampiros en un limonar inundado de sol intentan desesperadamente saciar su sed de sangre, en una inolvidable parábola sobre la adicción y el ansia, el pavor y el amor mortales. Le siguen siete relatos protagonizados por los más sorprendentes personajes: un adolescente (enamorado) que descubre que el universo se comunica con él a través de unos talismanes abandonados en un nido de gaviotas, una comunidad de mujeres que se transforman lentamente en gusanos de seda humanos para tejer delicados hilos extraídos de sus propias entrañas, una masajista que descubre su poder sanador manipulando los tatuajes en el torso de un veterano de guerra... El drama de una familia de colonos en el Oeste y una siniestra historia de culpa y expiación cierran esta colección de relatos de Rusell,"--Amazon.com
Schlafanstalt für Traumgestörte : Erzählungen by Karen Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foyer Sainte-Lucie pour jeunes filles élevées par les loups nouvelles by Karen Russell( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles. Roman fantastique
Il collegio di Santa Lucia per giovinette allevate dai lupi by Karen Russell( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl who is getting married by Aoko Matsuda( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short story translated into English from Aoko Matsuda's collection of short stories: "Sutakkingu kanō", first published: Tokyo : Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2013
Un vampiro tra i limoni by Karen Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knowledge-based spatial decision support system (SDSS) for coastal zone oil spill response in Anaktalak Bay, Labrador by Karen Russell( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okamishojotachi no sei rushiryo by Karen Russell( Book )

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

Foyer Sainte-Lucie pour jeunes filles élevées par les loups [nouvelles] by Karen Russell( )

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

 
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Swamplandia!
Alternative Names
Karen Russell Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Karen Russell amerykańska pisarka

Karen Russell écrivain américaine

Karen Russell scrittrice statunitense

Karen Russell US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Карен Расселл

Керен Рассел

ראסל, קארן 1981-

كارين راسيل

کارن راسل

ਕੈਰਨ ਰਸਲ

러셀, 캐런 1981-

カレン・ラッセル

ラッセル, カレン

卡倫·羅素

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