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MacLaverty, Bernard

Overview
Works: 87 works in 739 publications in 14 languages and 9,776 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Musical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PR6063.A2474, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bernard MacLaverty
Cal by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

148 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cal, the nineteen-year-old protagonist, is a Roman Catholic who lives with his widowed father in a predominantly Protestant neighborhood of Ulster. Though tormented by local "Orangemen," Cal has no stomach for the terrorist tactics of his friends in the IRA. Haunted by the memory of driving the getaway car when his school companion murdered a reserve policeman, Cal only wants out."--Page 4 of cover
Grace notes by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

66 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother is torn between duty to her child and her career as a pianist and composer. The woman is Irish and her problem is aggravated by church and parents. Lots of detail on musical composition
Midwinter break by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

22 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are--and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. -- amazon.com
Lamb by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

87 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een rooms-katholieke geestelijke is door een erfenis in staat een van de jongens uit het opvoedingstehuis waar hij werkt, mee te nemen om als een vader voor hem te zorgen
The anatomy school by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending his final semester of Catholic high school in Ireland during the late 1960s, Martin Brennan finds friendships tested as he confronts the sacred and contradictory mysteries of religion, science, sex, and domineering mothers
Secrets and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 15 short stories, winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award, explores the themes of married love, male friendship, adult grief and the contemplation of infidelity. MacLaverty is the author of "Lamb", "Cal" and "A Time to Dance"
Walking the dog, and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection from an Irish writer. In the title story a man is kidnapped by the IRA while walking his dog, in Silent Retreat, a Catholic schoolboy has a theological debate with a Protestant jail guard, and The Grandmaster is on a chess game in Spain which turns into a catalyst for grief and redemption
A time to dance, and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tien korte verhalen over eenvoudige mensen die proberen een paar minuten van geluk te vinden
Matters of life & death and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with the sudden, nauseating terror of a family caught up in an explosion of shocking sectarian violence and ending with the whiteout of an Iowa blizzard and a different kind of fear: the fear of displacement, erasure, of losing your way - and yourself - very far from home, Matters of Life & Death is a book about bonds and connections, made and broken, secret and known. In the story "Up on the Coast," a landscape painter discovers a place that makes her feel whole, finally, only to have that communion cruelly shattered by an arbitrary act of aggression - an act that will resonate through her work and life from that moment on."--Jacket
The Great Profundo and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fringes of society, the characters of Bernard Mac Laverty's stories are forced to seek consolation as best they can - a lonely old lady, a retired policeman, a cornet player, a sword-swallower, a parish priest - each in their own way lonely and suffering
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensitive love story set within the hatred of strifetorn Northern Ireland
Andrew McAndrew by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-year-old Andrew loves visiting his grandfather, but he always touches things he is not supposed to and gets in trouble
Collected stories by Bernard MacLaverty( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melding his native Irish sensibilities to those of his adopted west-coast Scotland, these tales attend to life's big events: love and loss, separation and violence, death and betrayal. But the stories teem with smaller significant moments too - private epiphanies, chilling exchanges, intimate encounters. --
The Real Charlotte( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frances Fitzpatrick is young, beautiful and she is about to become the pawn in a vicious game of deceit, betrayal and greed"--Container
Midwinter break : a novel by Bernard MacLaverty( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired couple, Gerry and Stella, travel to Amsterdam for a holiday to refresh the senses, do some sightseeing and generally take stock of their lives. Their relationship seems easy, familiar, but over its course we discover the deep uncertainties between them. Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their vacation comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are, and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves
Lamb by Bernard MacLaverty( Recording )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Michael Lamb runs away from a reformatory he takes with him Owen Kane. But as time and money run out, Lamb finds himself moving towards a solution as shocking as it is loving
Work : new Scottish writing : The Scotsman & Orange short story collection 2006( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish writers talking 2 : Iain Banks, Bernard Maclaverty, Naomi Mitchison, Iain Crichton Smith, Alan Spence in interview( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cal by Bernard MacLaverty( Recording )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Cal, some of the choices are devastatingly simple... He can work in an abattoir that nauseates him or join the dole queue; he can brood on his past or plan a future with Marcella. Springing out of the fear and violence of Ulster, CAL is a haunting love stroy in a land were tenderness and innocence can only flicker briefly in the dark
Grace notes by Bernard MacLaverty( Recording )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine McKenna struggles as a woman composer on the remote islsle of Islay, in the midst of a relationship gone wrong. She travels to Northern Ireland to bury her father, make peace with her mother and confront the ghosts of a constricting past
 
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Alternative Names
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Bernard MacLaverty nordirischer Autor

Bernard MacLaverty scenarioschrijver uit Noord-Ierland

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Grace notesLambThe anatomy schoolSecrets and other storiesWalking the dog, and other storiesA time to dance, and other storiesMatters of life & death and other storiesThe Great Profundo and other stories