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Beattie, Ann

Works: 220 works in 778 publications in 11 languages and 33,513 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Black humor  Interviews  Biography  Manuscripts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Signer, Collaborator, Other
Classifications: PS3552.E177, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Ann Beattie
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Most widely held works by Ann Beattie
Picturing Will by Ann Beattie( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A five-year-old, his photographer mother, and his prepetually unlucky, philandering father populate this novel about the trials and rewards of both being and raising a child
Falling in place : a novel by Ann Beattie( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-school student John Joel and a group of sophisticated friends learn about love, friendship, and life as they grow up in the 70s
Love always : a novel by Ann Beattie( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Love Always" is set in the manicured part of Vermont that serves as a fashionable Arcadia to the strung-out nerves of intellectual New Yorkers and Bostonians. The protagonist is Lucy, who writes a sardonic advice column for a trendy magazine edited by her long-time lover. Her husband has left her and teaches at a nearby college"
The doctor's house : a novel by Ann Beattie( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina, her brother Andrew, and their mother each give their perspective on the family's relationships and their memories of their late father/husband
The burning house : short stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the author's most recent stories features unnervingly sophisticated young people and older folks striving for wisdom and grace
Chilly scenes of winter by Ann Beattie( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of love-smitten Charles, his friend Sam, and Charles' mother, who spends much of her time in the bathtub feeling depressed
Where you'll find me, and other stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 stories including Where You'll Find Me--Heaven on a Summer Night--Times--In the White Night
The accomplished guest : stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, this collection of stories explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging"--
The New Yorker : stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects every Beattie story published in "The New Yorker" magazine throughout a thirty-five-year period, in an anthology that offers insight into modern American family life
Another you by Ann Beattie( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At center: Marshall Lockard, who teaches English at a small New England college, and his wife, Sonja, a real estate broker in the college town. As the novel opens, Marshall has become increasingly remote, walling himself off from his students by his ironic tone and from his wife by his air of detachment. The marriage has reached a danger point: Sonja is playing at having an affair with her boss; Marshall is flirting with a student. And they are about to lose the one older person who means anything to them - Marshall's stepmother, Evie, who is Sonja's closest friend, and who perhaps holds the key to Marshall's state of mind. Into this unsettled situation comes one of Marshall's colleagues, trailing clouds of trouble - an infuriated wife, a student accusing him of rape. He sets off a chain of explosions that catapults Marshall and Sonja out of the semi-uncomfortable trajectory of their lives into a profound reexamination of their marriage and themselves
Perfect recall : new stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eleven stories "are peopled by characters coming to terms with the legacies of long-held family myths or confronting altered circumstances--new frailty or sudden, unlikely success."--Jacket
Secrets and surprises : short stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. Today these stories -- "A Vintage Thunderbird;" "The Lawn Party, " " La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans," to name a few -- seem even more powerful, and are read and studied as classics of the short-story form. Spare and elegant, yet charged with feeling and with the tension of things their characters cannot say, they are masterly portraits of improvised lives. From the Trade Paperback edition
Follies : new stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works features the themes of adult children, aging parents, and life-changing chance encounters, presenting in the title work the catastrophic consequences of a man's car accident with an elderly woman
My life, starring Dara Falcon by Ann Beattie( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A housewife who leads an uncomplicated life in New England describes the way another woman breezed into town and took over her life. The new arrival, Dara Falcon, is an expert manipulator and a pathological liar, and housewife Jean Warner is the perfect prey. By the author of Another You
The state we're in : Maine stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is about more than geographical location of Maine, and certainly is not a picture postcard of the coastal state. Some characters have arrived by accident, others are trying to get out. The collection opens, closes, and is interlaced with stories that focus on Jocelyn, a wryly disaffected teenager living with her aunt and uncle while attending summer school. As in life, the narratives of other characters interrupt Jocelyn's, sometimes challenging, sometimes embellishing her view
Park City : new and selected stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Persian and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-six stories on various subjects. The story, Dwarf House, is on the life of a dwarf from childhood to adulthood, and Cosmos is a romance between people who meet via the personal columns
What was mine : stories by Ann Beattie( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories present a collage of contemporary lives, in which a series of narrators' reflections lead to deeper understanding and introspection
Walks with men by Ann Beattie( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived. Neil's certainties, Jane discovers, mask his deceptions. Her true education begins
Mrs. Nixon : a novelist imagines a life by Ann Beattie( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of her generation, dismissed Richard Nixon's wife: "interchangeable with a Martian," she said. Decades later, she wonders what it must have been like to be married to such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man. Drawing on a wealth of sources from Life magazine to accounts by Nixon's daughter and his doctor to The Haldeman Diaries and Jonathan Schell's The Time of Illusion, Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt to see the world from Mrs. Nixon's point of view. Like Stephen King's On Writing, this fascinating and intimate account offers readers a rare glimpse into the imagination of a writer."--Jacket
The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Stories 2014 will be selected by national best-selling author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad
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Love always : a novel
Alternative Names
Ann Beattie Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Ann Beattie écrivaine américaine

Ann Beattie novel·lista i escriptora de relats breus estatunidenca

Ann Beattie US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Beattie Ann

Энн Битти

ان بیتی نویسنده آمریکایی

베티, 앤 1947-

비티, 앤 1947-

ビーティ, アン

ビーティ, アン 1947-


Falling in place : a novelLove always : a novelThe doctor's house : a novelThe burning house : short storiesChilly scenes of winterWhere you'll find me, and other storiesThe New Yorker : storiesAnother you