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Gutcheon, Beth Richardson

Overview
Works: 58 works in 355 publications in 9 languages and 16,027 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Bildungsromans  Ghost stories  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3557.U844, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beth Richardson Gutcheon
More than you know : a novel by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

33 editions published between 195 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This haunting novel bridges two centuries, two mother-daughter relationships, and two tragic love stories in a small town called Dundee on the coast of Maine
Gossip by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel follows the friendship and support among a group of five women on Manhattan's Upper East Side. "Did you know that the origin of the word gossip in English is 'god-sibling'? It is the talk between people who are godparents to the same child, people who have a legitimate loving interest in the person they talk about. It is talk that weaves a net of support and connection beneath the people you want to protect." This is a novel about all the ways we talk about one another, the sometimes fine line between showing concern and doing damage, and the difficulty of knowing the true obligations of friendship. The main character, Loviah "Lovie" French owns a small, high-end dress shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Renowned for her taste and discretion, Lovie is the one to whom certain women turn when they need "just the thing" for major life events like baptisms and balls, weddings and funerals, or when they just want to dish in the dressing room. Among the people who depend on Lovie's confidence are her two best friends since boarding school: Dinah Wainwright and Avis Metcalf. Outspoken and brimming with confidence, Dinah made a name for herself as a columnist covering the doings of New York's wealthiest and most fabulous. Shy, proper Avis, in many ways Dinah's opposite, rose to prominence in the art world with her quiet manners, hard work, and precise judgment. Despite the deep affection they both feel for Lovie, they have been more or less allergic to each other since a minor incident decades earlier that has been remembered and resented with what will prove to be unimaginable consequences. Dinah's favorite son and Avis's only daughter fall in love and marry, and these uneasy acquaintances become unwillingly bound to each other. On the surface, Nick and Grace are the perfect match, a playful, romantic, buoyant, and beautiful pair. Over the years, as their marital commitment is strained by time and change, career setbacks, reckless choices, the birth of a child, jealousies, and rumors. Secrets surface and friendships alter, having a shattering effect on all their lives. At the center of their orbit is Lovie, who knows everyone's secrets and manages them as wisely as she can. Which is not wisely enough, as things turn out. This story is a tale of intimacy and betrayal, trust and fidelity, friendship, competition, and motherhood that explores the myriad ways we use and abuse "information" about others, be it true, false, or imagined, to sustain, and occasionally destroy, one another
Leeway cottage by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale that spans a long-term twentieth-century marriage, wealthy Sydney Brant marries Danish pianist Laurus Moss on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Denmark and finds their marriage challenged by disparate views of the world
Still missing by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Selky suffers through the breakup of a marriage, and then her sevenyear-old son Alex vanishes on his way to school
Domestic pleasures : a novel by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her ex-husband in a plane crash, Martha, a SoHo illustrator, is disturbed that the executor of his estate is Charlie, his despised and conservative divorce lawyer, but the two soon discover that a clash of life-styles can be the spark of life
Good-bye and amen by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to keep their inheritance from dividing them, close siblings Eleanor, Monica, and Jimmy Moss struggle with differences of opinion about how to share and maintain their late parents' summer house
Saying grace : a novel by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroine is Rue Shaw, a specialist in raising children who is headmistress of a private school for girls in California. But her training is of little use when her own daughter decides to quit music school for a rock-band leader. It is the start of one misfortune after another. By the author of Domestic Pleasures
Death at breakfast by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indulging their pleasure in travel and new experiences, recently retired private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, socialite Hope Babbin, are heading to Maine. Hope and Maggie have barely finished their first aperitifs when the inn's tranquility is shattered by the arrival of Alexander and Lisa Antippas and Lisa's actress sister, Glory. Imperious and rude, these Hollywood one-percenters quickly turn the inn upside-down with their demanding behavior, igniting a flurry of speculation and gossip among staff and guests alike. After a suspicious late-night fire is brought under control, Alex's charred body is found in the ashes. Enter the town's deputy sheriff, Buster Babbin, Hope's long-estranged son and Maggie's former student. Feeling that justice could use a helping hand--as could the deputy sheriff--Maggie and Hope decide that two women of experience equipped with healthy curiosity, plenty of common sense, and a cheerfully cynical sense of humor have a useful role to play in uncovering the truth
Five fortunes : a novel by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a group of women in a health spa in Arizona. The ladies' problems include smoking, obesity and an unfaithful husband. The novel describes how the regimen improves their lives
The affliction by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a reception for the faculty and trustees to welcome Maggie Detweiler's team, no one seems keener for all to go well than Florence Meagher, a star teacher who is loved and respected in spite of her affliction - that she can never stop talking. Two days later, Florence's body is found in the campus swimming pool. Maggie obviously knows schools, but she also knows something about investigating murder. Print run 50,000
More than you know by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Gray looks back on the summer of her first love and her first encounter with a ghost on the coast of Maine.--
The perfect patchwork primer by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new girls by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and German and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lives of five girls on the brink of womanhood in a New England prep school
Leeway cottage : a novel by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Recording )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1940, as the Nazis march into Denmark, a rich girl named Sydney Brant marries a gifted Danish pianist, Laurus Moss. Almost at once, their views of the world and their marriage begin to diverge. Laurus's beloved family is in Copenhagen, hostage to Hitler's war. When Laurus chooses to leave Sydney in the fall of 1941 to help build a Danish Resistance from London, Sydney is dismayed. By the time they are reunited four years later, Laurus's family and the reader have been through one of the most stirring stories of the war-Denmark's courageous grassroots rescue of virtually all seven thousand of the country's Jews. Meanwhile, Sydney, in America, has led a group knitting for the war effort, and had a baby. In the decades to come, many people, especially their grown children, will wonder if these two very different people understand each other at all
Abortion: a woman's guide by Planned Parenthood of New York City( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gossip : a novel by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is about the importance of connections between women, and it tells the story about the friendship and support among a group of five women
Good-bye and amen : a novel by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of their parents, three children must decide how to share their legacy at Leeway Cottage
The quilt design workbook by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of Theatre Street : the fascinating story of the Kirov Ballet School( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Princess Grace of Monaco narrates this Oscar-nominated look at one of the world's greatest schools of dance, The Kirov School, whose elite graduates have become some of the greatest dancers in the history of ballet
The children of Theatre Street( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the scenes look at the students who attend the Kirov Ballet School in Leningrad, Russia
 
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More than you know : a novel
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Leeway cottageStill missingDomestic pleasures : a novelGood-bye and amenSaying grace : a novelFive fortunes : a novelThe new girlsLeeway cottage : a novelGood-bye and amen : a novel
Alternative Names
Beth Gutcheon American writer

Gutcheon, Beth.

Gutcheon, Beth 1945-

Gutcheon, Beth Richardson 1945-

Languages
English (240)

German (19)

French (10)

Spanish (7)

Chinese (2)

Danish (2)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)

Finnish (1)