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Colwin, Laurie

Overview
Works: 58 works in 302 publications in 8 languages and 10,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Musical fiction  Cookbooks  Fiction radio programs  Frame stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O4783, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurie Colwin
Happy all the time : a novel by Laurie Colwin( Book )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courtship of Vincent Cardworthy and Misty Berkowitz and the marriage of Holly Stergis and Guido Morris are marked by practical concerns, romance, surprises, luck, and no upper hands
Family happiness : a novel by Laurie Colwin( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly is the flower of the Solo-Miller clan, a happy wife and mother who has looks, brains and money, but an unexpected love affair with a painter jars her into reconsidering the whole of her life
Another marvelous thing by Laurie Colwin( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poignant and perceptive tale of an affair, from intoxicating first kiss to bittersweet good-bye Josephine "Billy" Delielle and Francis Clemens are sleeping together. Both are economists and both are married to other people, but the similarities end there. He is fastidious; she is a slob. He delights in good food and fine wine; her refrigerator is always empty. He is old and sentimental; she is young and tough minded. This is not his first extramarital dalliance; she never imagined it was possible to love anyone but her husband. The desire that Billy and Francis feel for each other is as inexplicable as it is undeniable, and the moments they steal together are electrifying, tense, and reassuring all at once. Told from the alternating perspectives of two adulterous lovers, Another Marvelous Thing is an exquisitely crafted story collection that tackles the thorniest of subjects with honesty, grace, and humor. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate
A big storm knocked it over : a novel by Laurie Colwin( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When that longed-for child makes its appearance, it brings a transformation of the Parkers' lives that is as unexpected as it is rapturous, and provides Laurie Colwin with an ideal opportunity to apply her characteristic wit and intelligence to the dizzying experience of motherhood - and to the more unusual forms of families we make for ourselves - in the late twentieth century. A poignant farewell from a much-loved writer, A Big Storm Knocked It Over reminds us again of the singular pleasures afforded by the novel of manners - and of the rare gifts that Laurie Colwin brought to it
Goodbye without leaving by Laurie Colwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geraldine tries to reconcile her past as "the only white backup singer with Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes" with her present as the wife of lawyer Johnny Miller and mother of Franklin
Home cooking by Laurie Colwin( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique feast for body and soul, "Home Cooking" shares the delightful pleasures of discovering cooking and eating good, simple food. Colwin combines her insightful, good-humored writing style with her lifelong passion for wonderful food in such essays as "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant", "Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir" and "Stuffed Breast of Veal: A Bad Idea
The lone pilgrim by Laurie Colwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories
Shine on, bright & dangerous object by Laurie Colwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Shine On, Bright & Dangerous Object? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author?s estate
Passion and affect by Laurie Colwin( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and French and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen humorous tales of urban life, featuring an assortment of characters who are buffeted by the pressures of their jobs, imposed upon by their families and their surroundings, and remain ever hopeful of making sense of their lives
The best American short stories, 1983( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard to be good--The dignity of life-A change of season--(etc.)
More home cooking : a writer returns to the kitchen by Laurie Colwin( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays about food, family, and life
Dangerous French mistress, and other stories by Laurie Colwin( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of these ten stories is love: satisfied, passionate, tentative or puppy love. Although they concern obession in several guises, characteristics of the tales are their reticence and the absence of precise conclusions
The collected stories by Laurie Colwin( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive collection of short fiction from a writer "who has single-handedly revitalized the short story" (Los Angeles Times). "If anyone wrote eloquently and magnificently about affairs of the heart, it was Laurie Colwin" (San Francisco Chronicle). In this stunning volume, which gathers together her three brilliant story collections, the beloved author of Home Cooking explores the mysteries of life and love with her signature blend of empathy, wisdom, and wit. Passion and Affect: From two ornithologists who find their own mating habits to be just as inscrutable as those of their avian subjects to a lonely husband whose search for exotic hobbies leads him to television, junk food, and a young woman with Technicolor green hair, the heroes and heroines of Colwin's debut story collection are clever, naIve, brave, delicate, and fickle. In other words, they are profoundly human, and their precisely observed, warmly intelligent stories capture nothing less than what it means to be alive in the modern world. The Lone Pilgrim: In the title story of this elegant and insightful collection, a book illustrator meets the man of her dreams and struggles to say goodbye to her old self. "A Mythological Subject" is the tale of an adulterous affair that arrives unexpected and unwanted, like a natural disaster, but is no mistake. "A Girl Skating" is a delicate and haunting portrait of the unbridgeable divide between life and art, poetry and nature. "One reads with fascination the steps by which lovers in one story after another stumble upon their forthright declarations" (The New York Times Book Review). Another Marvelous Thing: These "witty, literate, and intelligent" linked stories are told from the alternating perspectives of two adulterous lovers (The New York Times Book Review). Josephine "Billy" Delielle and Francis Clemens are economists married to other people, but the similarities end there. He is fastidious; she is a slob. He delights in good food and fine wine; her refrigerator is always empty. He is old and sentimental; she is young and tough minded. Charting their electrifying affair from beginning to end, this exquisite story collection tackles the thorniest of subjects with honesty, grace, and humor
Falling in love by Rick Bass( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narration of short stories previously broadcast on public radio stations
Franck et Billy by Laurie Colwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sens du quotidien exprimé dans sa drôlerie naturelle. [SDM]
Can zhuo shang de xing fu by Ke yun( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lone pilgrim : and other stories by Laurie Colwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drôles d'oiseaux : Huit histoires d'amour by Laurie Colwin( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des jeunes gens séduisants et doués se brûlent les ailes en jouant à la guerre des sexes comme on joue aux cow-boys et aux Indiens. Ils se font peur l'un l'autre, elles surtout leur font peur. Dans ces histoires pleines d'un charme parfois bizarre, sinon glauque, L. Colwin se livre à un pastiche brillant d'un certain comportementalisme anglo-saxon. Par l'auteur de Frank et Billy
Intimités by Laurie Colwin( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onze histoires d'amour, de famille, de passion : des couples qui doutent ou peinent à se former, des rencontres inespérées, improbables ou manquées pour un rien, des portraits contemporains autour d'intimités qui subsistent ou se créent
Wenn das nicht Liebe ist : Roman by Laurie Colwin( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Happy all the time : a novel
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Family happiness : a novelAnother marvelous thingA big storm knocked it over : a novelGoodbye without leavingHome cookingThe lone pilgrimShine on, bright & dangerous objectPassion and affect
Alternative Names
Laurie Colwin Amerikaans schrijfster (1944-1992)

Laurie Colwin écrivaine américaine

Laurie Colwin escritora estadounidense

Laurie Colwin US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

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