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Hebert, Ernest

Works: 20 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 5,615 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Dystopias  Autobiographical fiction  Baseball stories  Pictorial works  Local history  Bildungsromans  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.E277, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ernest Hebert
Most widely held works by Ernest Hebert
The dogs of March by Ernest Hebert( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Howard Elman is a man whose internal landscape is as disordered as his front yard, where native New Hampshire birches mingle with a bullet-riddled washer, abandoned bathroom fixtures, and several junk cars. Howard, anti-hero of this first novel in Ernest Hebert's highly acclaimed Darby series, is a mixture too. Howard's battle against encroaching change symbolizes the class conflict between indigenous Granite Staters scratching out a living and citified immigrants with "college degrees and big bank accounts." Like the winter-weakened deer threatened by the dogs of March - the normally docile house pets whose instincts arouse them to chase and kill for sport - Howard, too, is sorely beset."--Jacket
Live free or die by Ernest Hebert( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The struggle between the indigenous rural working class and the upper crust intensifies in this turning-point novel of the Darby Chronicles as Freddy Elman, son of the town trash collector, and Lilith Salmon, daughter of a prestigious family, embark on an ill-fated love affair."--Publisher's description
The old American : a novel by Ernest Hebert( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in New England and Canada during the French and Indian Wars; driven by its complex character, Caucus-Meteor. By turns shrewd and embittered, ambitious and despairing, inspired and tormented, he is the self-styled 'king' of the remnants of the first native tribes that encountered the English. Displaced and ravaged by disease, these refugees have been forced to bargain for land in Canada on which to live. Having hired himself out as interpreter to a raiding party of French and Iroquois, Caucus-Meteor returns from New Hampshire the unexpected possessor of a captive, Nathan Blake."--Jacket
A little more than kin by Ernest Hebert( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ollie Jordan and his clan live in shacks behind a huge billboard advertising a Vermont business. Although a brooding character with an inquiring, philosophical turn of mind, Ollie has grown up with no education, no mentors, and a serious Freudian hang-up. A family history of poverty, stubborn pride, and a culture that runs contrary to mainstream society have robbed Ollie and his people of opportunity, even hope. They live by a culture of "succor and ascendancy." When Ollie is evicted from his shacks, he breaks his drinking rules and heads out into the wilderness with his mentally deficient son, WIllow, literally chained to him. Father and son are doomed. How that doom plays itself out, experienced through the disturbed but insightful mind of Ollie Jordan, is what makes A Little More than Kin unique in contemporary American literature. Hebert gives his rural underclass protagonist the depths of a tragic hero."--Publisher's description
Whisper my name by Ernest Hebert( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through its institution of town meeting, the beauty of its landscape, and the enduring qualities of its architecture, the New Engalnd town has the power to shape (in a good way) the identity of its inhabitants. These values are put on trial - and to a vote - in Whisper My Name."--Publisher's description
Mad boys : a novel by Ernest Hebert( )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cyberpunk road novel anticipates reality-based television, with dire consequences. It's Huck Finn and On the Road rolled into one
Spoonwood by Ernest Hebert( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddie Elman, consumed with grief over his wife's death during childbirth, struggles to be a good father to his son, Birch, while he battles to keep custody of his son from his wife's parents
The passion of Estelle Jordan by Ernest Hebert( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sometimes the cgaracters in Ernest Hebert's Darby Chronicles hew close to real life. When the author was a college student pulling shifts part time at a hospital laundry, he worked alongside a woman in her fifties - unadorned and sweet natured, with long gray-black hair that was her pride. Nights, Hebert frequented the beer bar in Keene, New Hampshire, where he encountered a sassy, self-empowered, forty-something bleached blonde, who could bamboozle any man she met. Borrowing qualities from both these women, Hebert would shape one of his most memorable characters: Estelle, the "witch" of the Jordan clan." --From publisher's description
Never back down by Ernest Hebert( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a mistake he makes in his youth greatly hurts his first love, his boss' half-Cajun daughter, Jack Landry is influenced by his Catholic upbringing when he embarks on a lifelong penance of not following his dreams to atone for the sin
Howard Elman's Farewell by Ernest Hebert( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part Falstaff, part King Lear, but all American, Howard Elman was a fifty-something workingman when he burst onto the literary scene in The Dogs of March, the first novel of the Darby Chronicles. Now in this, its seventh installment, the Darby constable is an eighty-something widower who wants to do "a great thing" before he motors off into the sunset. Maybe Howard achieves this goal, but he manages it in strange, wonderful, and dangerous ways. On his quest he's aided, abetted, hindered, and befuddled by his middle-aged children, his hundred-year-old hermit friend Cooty Patterson, a voice in his head, and the person he loves most, his grandson, Birch Latour. At 24, Birch has returned to Darby with his friends to take over the stewardship of the Salmon Trust and to launch a video game, Darby Doomsday. At stake is the fate of Darby. And the world? Maybe. Howard Elman's Farewell begins as a coming of (old) age story, morphs into a murder mystery, expands into a family saga, and in the end might just follow Howard Elman into the spirit world
The kinship : with a new essay by Ernest Hebert( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greetings from New England by Ernest Hebert( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Hampshire patterns by Jon Gilbert Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contrarian voice : and other poems by Ernest Hebert( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perley : the true story of a New Hampshire hermit by Sheila Swett Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kinship : two novels from the Darby Series, with a new essay by Ernest Hebert( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I love u by Ernest Hebert( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppose you could transfer who you are, your memories, your desires, your feelings, your self-awareness, you, into a better, more capable, more attractive and potentially immortal body, wouldn't you go for it?
NH authors' series : Ernest Hebert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ernest Hebert, New Hampshire novelist and poet, discusses how he creates his novels
The dogs of March by Ernest Hebert( Recording )

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

Set in the hills of New Hampshire, this novel focuses on 50-year-old mill foreman Howard Elman, who rages at the unfairness of his life when the mill closes to relocate down south. Strong language. 1979
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The old American : a novel
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Ernest Hebert écrivain américain


English (93)

Live free or dieThe old American : a novelMad boys : a novelSpoonwoodNever back downThe kinship : with a new essayNew Hampshire patternsThe kinship : two novels from the Darby Series, with a new essay