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Reed, Kit

Works: 54 works in 175 publications in 6 languages and 11,193 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Dystopian fiction  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Novels  Novellas 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.E367, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Kit Reed
Most widely held works by Kit Reed
Thinner than thou by Kit Reed( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV says it. Magazines say it. American society commands it. You must be thin. You must be young. Fad diets. Fat-purging pills. Fitness clubs. Liposuction. Breast implants. Steroids. In the tomorrow of Thinner Than Thou, the cult of the body has become the one true religion. The Dedicated Sisters are a religious order sworn to help anorexic, bulimic, and morbidly obese youth. Throughout the land, houses of worship have been replaced by the health clubs of the Crossed Triceps. And through hypnotically powerful evangelical infomercials, the Reverend Earl preaches the heaven of the Afterfat, where you will look like a Greek god and eat anything you want. Just sign over your life savings and come to Sylphania, the most luxurious weight-loss spa in the world, where the Reverend himself will personally supervise your attainment of physical perfection. But the glory of youth and thinness that America worships conceals a hidden world where teens train for the competitive eating circuit, where fat porn and obese strippers feed people's dark desires, and where an underground railroad of rebellious religions remember when people worshipped God instead of the Afterfat. As Annie, an anorexic, and her friend Kelly, who is so massive she can barely walk, find out, the tender promises of the Dedicated Sisters are fulfilled by forced feedings and enforced starvation in hidden prisons. As middle-aged Jeremy discovers, Sylphania is a concentration camp where failure to lose weight and tone up leads to brutal punishment. The Rev. Earl's public sympathy for the overweight conceals a private contempt -and, beneath that, a terrible longing known only to a select few. The inevitable decay of old age is the only thing keeping mankind from reaching perfection. Luckily, Reverend Earl has a plan that will take care of that
The baby merchant by Kit Reed( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among careerists who postpone parenthood, fertility problems abound. Adoptions have always been difficult and now America's borders have been closed by the Centers for Disease Control. Babies are high end commodities in this economy, microchipped at birth to protect them from theft. Tom Starbird rescues "unwanted" babies--but he's tired of meeting wealthy would-be parents' demands for "perfect" children. Tom is shutting up shop when Jake Zorn, the Television Conscience of Boston, blackmails him into doing one more job. Desperate to find one last perfect baby, Tom finds the lovely and very pregnant Sasha Egan. Stalked by her unborn child's father, on the run--Tom guesses she will be glad to be rid of her burden. Neither he nor Sasha could predict that the baby she never wanted is the one thing in her life she will do anything to keep."--Publisher's website
Enclave by Kit Reed( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-marine Sargent Whitmore has a plan to make millions while protecting children from the self-destructing modern world. He turns an old Mediterranean monastery into a combined impenetrable fortress and school, and enrolls 100 filthy-rich children, most of them already well-known for legal troubles, drug problems and paparazzi run-ins. Once there, everyone is cut off from the outside world, fed only canned news stories about wars and natural disasters. When things inevitably go horribly wrong, young hacker "Killer" Stade, physician assistant Cassie, drug and sex-crazed Sylvie and monastery-raised orphan Benny all attempt heroics, but remain deeply flawed
Son of destruction by Kit Reed( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lucy Cartaret dies, her journalist son Dan returns to her hometown, Fort Jude, Florida, in search of his real father and claiming to be investigating the mysterious deaths of three elderly women. Spontaneous human combustion, experts say. But why?
The ballad of T. Rantula : a novel by Kit Reed( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thirteen-year-old boy feels his life is falling apart when his parents separate and his best friend becomes a victim of anorexia nervosa
Weird women, wired women by Kit Reed( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty fantasy stories dealing with women's social issues. In The Weremother, a she-werewolf is concerned whether the woman marrying her son can iron, Last Fridays is on the mothers of serial killers, and Whoever is on a girl who is torn between her birth mother and her adoptive mother
@Expectations by Kit Reed( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When she discovers an online community where people create their own lives through words, she dives in headfirst, eager for something new. ... Eventually Jenny will have to make a choice: return to her husband, her childre, her home, her 'real life'--or escape into a fantasy world that may never become truly real."--Jacket
Where : [a novel] by Kit Reed( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a coastal town on the Outer Carolina Banks, David Ribault and Merrill Poulnot are trying to revive their stale relationship and commit to marriage, and a slick developer claiming to be related to a historic town hero, Rawson Steele, has come to town and is buying up property. Steele makes a romantic advance on Merrill and an unusual 5 a.m appointment outside of town with David. But Steele is a no-show, and at the time of the appointment everyone in the town disappears, removed entirely from our space and time to a featureless isolated village--including Merrill and her young son. David searches desperately but all seems lost for Steele is in the other village with Merrill. Kit Reed's Where is a spooky, unsettling speculative fiction"--
Revision by Kit Reed( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New women of wonder : recent science fiction stories by women about women( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story until now : a great big book of stories by Kit Reed( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects thirty-five of the author's short stories, including "Automatic Tiger," "Perpetua," and "Songs of War."
The revenge of the senior citizens plus a short story collection by Kit Reed( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort privilege by Kit Reed( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic time by Kit Reed( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night children by Kit Reed( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squatters in the huge, midwestern MegaMall, fifteen-year-old Tick and his gang of lost, abandoned, or runaway children face off against a rival gang, and thirteen-year-old Jule Devereaux, whose parents and aunt have mysteriously disappeared, gets caught between
Thief of lives : stories by Kit Reed( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You that makes the difference. It's how you handle it," insists the beautifully preserved mother in "Queen of the Beach." Fighting age and gravity, she assaults her plain daughter, Sally, with lipstick and color analysis. "You either go forward or you give up," she contends. In this remarkable, unified collection, Kit Reed brings us superbly realized characters who - threatened by the predictable forces of age or the unpredictable forces of disaster - press on, one step
Bronze : a tale of terror by Kit Reed( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude Atkins is in love with Peter Benedict and she is going to meet him for the first time. Peter's mother holds a powerful influence over him and Peter's bronzes seem to have an unnatural hold on all who see them. Will Jude find out the secrets of this house before it will be to late?
Catholic girls : a novel by Kit Reed( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven for the apocalypse by Kit Reed( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories and a novella. In Little Sisters of the Apocalypse, the novella, a motorcycle gang of nuns tries to save from outlaws an island of women, abandoned by the men who have gone to war. In River, a computer becomes possessive of a family
J. Eden : a novel by Kit Reed by Kit Reed( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York woman organizes a summer in a New Hampshire farmhouse for four couples with their children to facilitate an affair with one of the husbands. It is Leslie's way of paying back her husband for his. By the author of Little Sisters of the Apocalypse
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Thinner than thou
Alternative Names

controlled identityCraig, Kit

controlled identityHyde, Shelley

Craig, Lillian Hyde

Kit Reed Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Reed, Lilian Craig

Reed, Lillian Craig

Reed, Lillian Hyde Craig

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The baby merchantEnclaveWeird women, wired women@ExpectationsThe night childrenBronze : a tale of terrorSeven for the apocalypseJ. Eden : a novel by Kit Reed