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Kalpakian, Laura

Overview
Works: 30 works in 120 publications in 5 languages and 6,838 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Short stories  Christmas stories  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 847 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 836 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 736 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 598 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 554 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 515 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 496 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 481 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 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caveat by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 351 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 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fair Augusto and other stories by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music room by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1969: Young Marcella and Rose-Renee's parents are divorcing - their mother going to Sweden to sing opera, and their father travelling across the US as a jobbing actor. An inconvenient hindrance to their careers, the two girls are left to live with their enigmatic grandmother Gloria, a renowned violinist, in her decaying New England mansion. Instructed never to disturb the formidable woman as she endlessly rehearses in the music room, the children are left to their own devices. Their cheerful neighbour, Dorothea, convinces Gloria to allow them to be home-schooled with her sickly son, Rodney; and as the girls' gifts are nurtured in ways they have never before experienced, they also receive warmth and care that are otherwise lacking in their lives. But when disaster strikes, and Dorothea is gone, where will they find help?
Cosette by Laura Kalpakian( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swallow inheritance by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Decker is old enough to have tattered illusions about her marriage, her teenage children, even her profession. The sole, rewarding constant in her life is her older sister, the wealthy, vivacious, world-traveling Ann who has been Rachel's champion since childhood. Then Ann is killed in an automobile accident. Without her Rachel will wade the shoals and treacherous currents between truth and lies, between lies and secrets, between love and death.--From back cover
Mrs Lear by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

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

"The theatre, they say, is a wretched, impecunious life. Grim backstage, but gaudy on. A doyenne of Canadian theatre, Audra Lear looks back over her fifty year career. Audra served as assistant to Susan Butterfield, wardrobe mistress at Ottawa's Odeon theatre in the '50s. Susan, second cousin to Audra's mother, had appeared at their flat, fresh from England, a penniless immigrant. Despite her weird tics and grimaces, lack of speech, bizarre affectations and eerie rituals, young Audra allies herself with Susan against Audra's priggish, soulless parents. This pact is shattered the day that Audra's youth is corrupted and she experiences first hand, what might have compelled Cousin Susan to such terrible secrecy."--Publisher description
Three strange angels by Laura Kalpakian( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 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

Laura Kalpakian écrivaine américaine

Laura Kalpakian escritora estadounidense

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