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Kalpakian, Laura

Overview
Works: 30 works in 118 publications in 5 languages and 6,945 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.A4168, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laura Kalpakian
Cosette : the sequel to Les misérables by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel set in 19th Century France, a time of socialist revolutions. The protagonists are a newspaper editor fighting for workers' rights and his wife, Cosette, the adopted daughter of Jean Valjean, hero of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables
The memoir club by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six very different women come together when they enroll in a university extension's memoir class--a class that is soon transformed into the Memoir Club--a transformative encounter in which their efforts to come to terms with their individual pasts helps them create a new present and the promise of a new future
These latter days : a novel by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the years 1890 to the present, this saga introduces three generations of Douglasses, a Mormon family headed by matriarch Ruth Douglass, a tough, bitter, independent mother of six whose husband goes mad
The delinquent virgin by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title story of this anthology is on a statue of the Virgin Mary which disappears from a church to reappear in such disparate places as the courthouse, the police station and the hospital. Father Reedy, the parish priest, must figure out why. Another story is on a American woman who is an expatriate in Italy
Educating Waverley by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman arrives at the Temple School on Isadora Island to begin classes in 1939, and with Europe on the brink of war, she struggles to survive in a new environment while the whole world seems to be slipping into insanity
Steps and exes : a novel of family by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a woman in her fifties who believes in unfettered love. She is Celia Westervelt who rules over her illegitimate daughters and their men, while running a bed-and-breakfast on Puget Sound on the West Coast. The action centers on an engagement party for a daughter
American cookery : a novel by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Cookery bursts with the joy of cooking and the spice of life--a feast of friendship and family. High-spirited Eden Douglass is born into a contentious California clan full of headstrong women who vie for her loyalty. The Douglass women are known to borrow trouble as well as time and money. As a child, Eden's hungers are satisfied with merely having enough to eat. As an adult, her appetite for adventure leads her to serve on the European Front, to elope to Mexico with a charismatic film maker, and become a producer in the golden age of television. Eden's life is seasoned with a rich cast of lively characters. All have stories. Some have legends. Each chapter is followed by a recipe. Readers can share and savor Emotional Cornbread, Book Club Gingerbread, Parti-Colored Salsa, Figs Napoleon, Stella's Sauce and Ginny Doyle's Cowgirl Chili. American Cookery celebrates those women and men whose cooking forges connection across time and miles and through generations. Animated as a family reunion, intimate as a lover's picnic, American Cookery is a novel to relish and share, satisfying stories in many flavors, and one woman's journey through tumultuous times."--Publisher's website
Graced land by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of hardship, love, and the value of holding true to convictions set in St. Elmo, California
Dark continent and other stories by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caveat by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A town suffering from drought in 1910s California hires a rainmaker, agreeing to pay $50,000 if he fills the local reservoir. The rainmaker does such a good job there is a flood and the town refuses to pay. The novel describes the rainmaker's revenge. By the author of Graced Land
Crescendo : a novel by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and French and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fair Augusto and other stories by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beggars and choosers : a novel by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosette by Laura Kalpakian( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music room by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Marcella McNeill's family are always rehearsing: her father is an actor, her mother Valerie an aspiring opera singer, her grandmother Gloria a renowned violinist. During the summer of 1969 - after their parents' bitter divorce - Marcella and her little sister Rose-Renee are sent to live with their enigmatic grandmother in her decaying countryside mansion. Instructed never to disturb the formidable woman as she endlessly rehearses in the music room, the children are left to run wild. They form a relationship with their cheerful neighbour Dorothea, who convinces their grandmother to allow the girls to be home schooled with her sickly son, Rodney. Dorothea recognizes and nurtures the children's gifts in ways they have never before experienced. That autumn, their wayward aunt Linda returns home with a drawling, Arkansas boyfriend in tow. The struggles between mother and daughter - Gloria angry that Linda has abused and denied her gifts, Linda attacking her mother's musical delusions - create a storm of clashing egos. The Music Room is a novel of arrogance and artistry, of sacrifice and negligence, of delusion and conviction, of interminable rehearsal and profound performance. It is a story of love muddied with need, expedience, and opportunism - as love always is
The swallow inheritance by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas cordial and other stories by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eight short stories set around the Christmas period
Unspoken truths by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs Lear by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three strange angels by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly married and recently made junior partner at his father's literary agency, Quentin Castle's life in 1950s London seems set in front of him; but, when Francis Carson, the agency's star author, dies suddenly in Hollywood, Quentin's life takes a quite unexpected turn. Dispatched to inform Claire, the author's wife, of Francis's demise, Quentin is bewitched by her and offers to fly to Los Angeles to accompany her husband's body home. Those few days in California-and a weekend in Mexico-will alter Quentin's life forever, awakening in him appetites and an awareness he has never experienced. He must navigate uneasily through the Hollywood world of artifice, evasion, illusion, condescension, and desire. Quentin's actions and choices-variously brilliant, reckless, audacious and unethical-will change his life and the lives of those around him
 
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Cosette : the sequel to Les misérables
Alternative Names
Kalpakian, Laura A. 1945-

Kalpakian, Laura Anne 1945-

Laura Kalpakian American writer

Laura Kalpakian Amerikaans maatschappelijk werkster

لورا کالپاکیان

カルパキアン, ローラ

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The memoir clubThese latter days : a novelThe delinquent virginEducating WaverleySteps and exes : a novel of familyAmerican cookery : a novelGraced landCaveat