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Alcott, Kathleen

Overview
Works: 11 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 2,978 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Novels  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3601.L344, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kathleen Alcott
Infinite home by Kathleen Alcott( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways--in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart--the renters struggle to navigate daily existence, and soon come to realize that Edith's deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together
America was hard to find : a novel by Kathleen Alcott( Book )

16 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecuador, 1969. An American expatriate, Fay Fern, sits in the corner of a restaurant with her young son Wright. They turn away from the television when Vincent Kahn becomes the first man to walk on the moon. Years earlier Fay and Vincent meet at a pilots' bar in the Mojave Desert; their casual affair ended quickly, but its consequences linger. During the 1960s and 70s, Vincent becomes a political icon with no plan beyond the mission for which he has single-mindedly trained; Fay a leader of a violent leftist group whose anti-Vietnam actions make her one of the FBI's most wanted. Wright must contend with her legacy, his own growing apathy, and the misdeeds of both his mother and his country. -- adapted from jacket
The best American short stories 2019 by Anthony Doerr( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of 2019, from a variety of acclaimed sources
The dangers of proximal alphabets by Kathleen Alcott( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two brothers, James and Jackson, have conversations in their sleep and their sister Ida listens in. While the world outside saw them as neighbors and friends, to each other the three formed a family unit--two brothers and a sister--not drawn from blood, but drawn from a deep need to fill a void in their single-parent households. Theirs is a relationship of communication without speaking, of understanding without judgment, of intimacy without rules and limits. But as the three of them mature and emotions become more complex, Ida and Jackson find themselves as more than just siblings. And when Jackson's somnabulance develops into violent outbursts and James is hospitalized, Ida is paralyzed by the events that threaten to shatter her family and to pull them beyond her reach. Kathleen Alcott's striking debut, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, is a charged and deeply layered love story that explores the dynamics of family when it defies bloodlines and societal conventions"--
Infinite home : a novel by Kathleen Alcott( Recording )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways--in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart--the renters struggle to navigate daily existence and soon come to realize that Edith's deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together. Faced with eviction by Owen and his designs on the building, the tenants--Paulie, an unusually disabled man, and his burdened sister, Claudia; Edward, a misanthropic stand-up comic; Adeleine, a beautiful agoraphobe; Thomas, a young artist recovering from a stroke--must find in one another what the world has not yet offered or has taken from them: family, respite, security, worth, love. The threat to their home scatters them far from where they've begun, to an ascetic commune in Northern California, the motel rooms of depressed middle America, and a stunning natural phenomenon in Tennessee, endangering their lives and their visions of themselves along the way
The dangers of proximal alphabets : [a novel] by Kathleen Alcott( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ida grew up with Jackson and James--she can't recall a time when she didn't have them around, whether in their early days camping out in the boys' room decorated with circus scenes or later as teenagers when they were drinking on rooftops. While the world outside saw them as neighbors and friends, to each other the three formed a family unit--two brothers and a sister--not drawn from blood but from a deep need to fill a void in their single-parent households. Theirs was a relationship of communication without speaking, of understanding without judgment, of intimacy without rules and limits. But as the three mature and emotions become more complex, Ida and Jackson find themselves to be more than just siblings
America was hard to find : a novel by Kathleen Alcott( Recording )

11 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecuador, 1969: An American expatriate, Fay Fern, sits in the corner of a restaurant, she and her young son Wright turned away from the television where Vincent Kahn becomes the first man to walk on the moon. Years earlier, Fay and Vincent meet at a pilots' bar in the Mojave Desert. Both seemed poised for reinvention, the married test pilot, Vincent, as an astronaut; the spurned child of privilege, Fay, as an activist. Their casual affair ends quickly, but its consequences linger
The best American short stories 2019( Recording )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Doerr and series editor, Heidi Pitlor, select twenty stories that represent the best examples of the form published in 2018
6 shorts 2017 : the finalists for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award by Kathleen Alcott( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This year's six shortlisted stories for the world's richest short story prize, the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the world's most prestigious and richest short story prize, worth £30,000 to the winner. Past winners and shortlisted authors have included the Pulitzer winners Junot Díaz, Anthony Doerr and Adam Johnson, plus Hilary Mantel, Ali Smith, Yiyun Li, CK Stead and Elizabeth Strout. Six Shorts 2017 brings together the six stories shortlisted for this year's award: 'Reputation Management' by Kathleen Alcott; 'Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows about Horses' by Bret Anthony Johnston; 'The Hazel Twig and the Olive Tree' by Richard Lambert; 'The Tenant' by Victor Lodato; 'Every Little Thing' by Celeste Ng; and 'Mr Salary' by Sally Rooney. Chosen by a hugely experienced and prestigious judging panel that included Booker-winner Anne Enright, Orange- and Whitbread-winner Rose Tremain, Booker-shortlistee Neel Mukherjee and critic and novelist Mark Lawson, the six stories represent the very best in contemporary English-language short fiction
America Was Hard to Find (CD) by Kathleen Alcott( Recording )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecuador, 1969: An American expatriate, Fay Fern, sits in the corner of a restaurant, she and her young son Wright turned away from the television where Vincent Kahn becomes the first man to walk on the moon. Years earlier, Fay and Vincent meet at a pilots' bar in the Mojave Desert. Both seemed poised for reinvention, the married test pilot, Vincent, as an astronaut; the spurned child of privilege, Fay, as an activist. Their casual affair ends quickly, but its consequences linger
ALCOTT, K.: Dangers of Proximal Alphabets (The) (Unabridged)( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kathleen Alcott American writer

Kathleen Alcott Amerikaans schrijfster

Kathleen Alcott escriptora estatunidenca

Kathleen Alcott escritora estadounidense

Kathleen Alcott escritora norte-americana

Kathleen Alcott scrittrice statunitense

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