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Nichols, John Treadwell 1940-

Works: 130 works in 472 publications in 11 languages and 16,936 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  Comedy films  Drama  Film adaptations  College stories  Biographies  Romance fiction  Interviews  Novels 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other, Scenarist, win
Classifications: PS3564.I274, 813.54
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Most widely held works by John Treadwell Nichols
The Milagro beanfield war by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

77 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 9 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Mondragon, thirty-six with not much to show for it, a feisty hustler with a talent for trouble, slammed his battered pickup to a stop, tugged on his gumboots, and marched into the arid patch of ground. Carefully, if impulsively (and also illegally), he tapped into the main irrigation channel. And so began -- though few knew it at the time -- the Milagro beanfield war. But like everything else in the dirt-poor town of Milagro, it would be a patchwork war, fought more by tactical retreats than by battlefield victories. Gradually, ever so awkwardly, the small farmers and sheepmen begin to rally to Joe's beanfield as the symbol of their lost rights and their lost lands. The tale of Milagro's rising is wildly comic and lovingly tender, a vivid portrayal of a town that, half-stumbling and partly prodded, groped its way toward its own stubborn salvation."--
The Milagro beanfield war by Robert Redford( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small New Mexican village threatened by development, a single act of rebellion rekindles pride and strength of spirit
The sterile cuckoo by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

46 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny and pathetic account of the beginning and end of an offbeat love affair between two crazy but appealing college kids
Enriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano movement : writings from El grito del norte by Enriqueta Longeaux y Vásquez( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers columns from the Chicano newspaper "El Grito del Norte," where the author's fierce but hopeful voice of protest combined anger and humor to stir her fellow Chicanos to action as she drew upon her own experiences as a Chicana
The annual Big Arsenic fishing contest! : a novel by John Treadwell Nichols( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the surface this book spins a fisherman's tall tale about a ribald angling contest between three middle-aged friends who love (and perhaps hate) each other: a preppy trilingual Machiavelli, an intellectual ghetto pool shark, and a brawny Texan who defies his own macho stereotype. All professional writers, the men have met every autumn for eighteen years at the Big Arsenic Springs on the Río Grande to fly-cast for trout and argue about life, literature, marriage, and eco-Armageddon. Their escapades reveal a spirited paean to a beautiful river gorge, and also a poignant cautionary fable about male friendship and cutthroat (no pun intended) competition. As aging cripples them all, tragedy mars the tournament."--
The magic journey : a novel by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the forty years in which a rural southwestern backwater is transformed into a boomtown and industrial mecca, the townspeople try to adjust to their loss of land and heritage
The nirvana blues : a novel by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new and affluent with-it residents of the northern New Mexico town of Chamisaville, a microcosm of American society, are into organic food, Eastern mysticism, good dope, and serial monogamy
American blood by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a brief stint in college, Michael joins an old Army buddy, crazed killer Tom Carp, in a northern New Mexico commune. Once the commune breaks up, Michael and Tom drift apart. Years later when Michael is shot by the teenage daughter of the woman he loves, Tom swears revenge on mother and daughter. In the horrible months ahead, Michael comes to terms with his darkest nightmares of Vietnam."--Library Journal
An elegy for September : a novel by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifty-year-old man confronts his mortality as a nineteen-year-old girl enters his life
Conjugal bliss : a comedy of marital arts by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger tells of how marriage ruined his relationship with Zelda, but can we trust Roger's account?
The wizard of loneliness by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens to a precocious, belligerent and lonely boy during the last year of World War II in a small Vermont town provides the basis for this absorbing and touching novel. It is a story woven from the individual dramas of each of the characters: the frustration of one man who couldn't go to war; the sickness of another-- the town's deranged "hero" who is listed as dead by the Armed Forces; and the tragedy of a doctor respected as a healer, adviser, and confidant, who is helpless when faced with himself and with his part in his family's dissolution. Above all it is the story of a boy's struggle to come to terms with himself, and of his discovery of the humanity he shares with others. Young Wendall Oler, motherless, and with a father in the Marines, comes to Stebbinsville determined not to live with his grandparents, and twenty minutes after arriving, he is already planning to flee from his relatives--misfits all--who he knows will badger him to death before a week is out if left to their own corrupt devices. An accomplished pickpurse, he sets out to filch some escape money. But Wendall's plans go astray as, awkwardly and painfully, the very persons he mistrusts most make him aware of his own heart; gradually defiance of all human beings is muted as he finds himself, much against his will, being drawn into the lives of the people around him. Eventually, the Wizard of Loneliness, complete with astonishing new frustrations and revelations, is born. John Nichols, in this, his second novel, has depicted his 11-year-old hero with all the sympathy and humor of a young man who is close enough to his own adolescence to still flinch in its agonies. All the characters who people this book are remarkably alive. Their efforts to relate to one another, and to protect a faith in the value of life--in spite of the war and their personal bereavements--make this book an important and moving experience for the reader -- Book jacket
Writers dreaming by Naomi Epel( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers Dreaming is a unique anthology of wisdom from some of the most important writers in contemporary literature, allowing us to understand how they summon forth their ideas and fashion them into art. Its frank and revealing narrative provides a rare insight into the wellsprings of creativity
On top of Spoon Mountain by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Kepler wants to climb Spoon Mountain with his grown son and daughter on his sixty-fifth birthday in three weeks. Ben and Miranda, think he's crazy. For starters, Spoon Mountain is almost the tallest alpine peak in New Mexico. Jonathan's health is terrible. They once shared halcyon days at Spoon Mountain, but can they revisit the past? Does Spoon Mountain offer redemption, or annihilation? And why is getting there so laden with pratfalls?
The voice of the butterfly : a novel by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charley McFarland is an aging '60s radical and a continuing advocate of losing political battles. When a proposed local highway bypass threatens the home of the exquisitely obscure Rocky Mountain Phistic copper butterfly, he knows it's time to rally the troops once more."--Jacket
On the mesa by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ghost in the music by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On location for a grade-B movie, actor, director, poet, and womanizer Bart Darling insists on performing a stunt that may kill him, and Lorraine Waldrum, who carries his child, refuses to stand by and watch him commit suicide
The waning of the West by Stan Steiner( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the truths behind the myths of the Old West, the role of women in the development of the frontier, and the role of the gun
The empanada brotherhood : a novel by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's Greenwich Village in the 1960s, where expatriates, artists, and colorful bums meet to exchange ideas and have a good time in New York." "A tiny stand selling empanadas near the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Streets is the center of the world for the shy narrator, an aspiring writer who has just graduated from college. At the stand he falls ill with a crowd of kooky outcasts from Argentina who introduce him to their tragedies, friendships, melodramatic dreams - and women, particularly a young flamenco dancer from Buenos Aires. Charming, insightful, and rewarding, this deceptively simple novel is a tale told by a master. It is a wise coming-of-age story, full of joy and touched by heartbreak, that captures a special time and place with extraordinary empathy and humor."--Jacket
Everett Ruess, a vagabond for beauty by W. L Rusho( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett Ruess--a bold teenage adventurer, artist, and writer--tramped around the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and the desert wilderness of the Southwest between 1930 and 1934. At the age of 20, he mysteriously vanished into the barren Utah desert. Ruess has become an icon for modern-day adventurers and seekers. His search for ultimate beauty and adventure is chronicled in two books that contain remarkable collections of his writings, extracted from his journals and from letters written to family and friends. Both books are reprinted here in their entirety
Dancing on the stones : selected essays by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nichols has gathered writing that span more than thirty years and range from idyllic reflections on nature to unmerciful satires on impending Armageddon. We see the author as a young man on the trip to Central America that gave him a social conscience that wouldn't quit; as a hunter, hiker, and naturalist on rivers and in mountains increasingly threatened by development; and as a novelist watching in embarrassed disbelief as his book The Milagro Beanfield War is made into a movie that succeeds in spite of Hollywood's best efforts to garble the outcome."--Jacket
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The Milagro beanfield war
The Milagro beanfield warThe sterile cuckooEnriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano movement : writings from El grito del norteThe magic journey : a novelThe nirvana blues : a novelThe wizard of lonelinessThe voice of the butterfly : a novelOn the mesa
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