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Cheever, Susan

Overview
Works: 76 works in 273 publications in 2 languages and 17,832 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Fiction  History  Case studies  Short stories, American  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3553.H3487, B
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Home before dark by Susan Cheever( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cheever's daughter, Susan, has used his journals, letters and her memories to tell the story of one of America's foremost writers
American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work by Susan Cheever( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of five Concord, Massachusetts, writers whose works were at the center of mid-nineteenth-century American thought and literature evaluates their interconnected relationships, influence on each other's works, and complex beliefs
Louisa May Alcott by Susan Cheever( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Cheever's comprehensive and definitive biography sheds new light on of life of Louisa May Alcott, whose work has inspired generations of women. Cheever laces this provocative biography with musings on the genesis of genius, and her identification with Jo March when she was a rebellious girl in the throes of puberty
My name is Bill : Bill Wilson : his life and the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous by Susan Cheever( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson traces his austere northeast childhood, service in World War II, battle with alcoholism, unconventional long-term marriage, and creation of the Twelve Step Program
Doctors & women by Susan Cheever( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Loomis, a journalist, finds herself falling in love with the doctor who is treating her mother for cancer. The doctor is also facing a crisis. Their troubled affair propels them finally toward a new understanding of themselves
E.E. Cummings : a life by Susan Cheever( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America's preeminent twentieth-century poets. Cummings was and remains controversial--called "a master" or "hideous." In Susan Cheever's rich biography we see his idyllic childhood years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his sternly religious father and his loving, attentive mother. We see Cummings--slight, agile, playful, a product of a nineteenth-century New England childhood; his love of nature; his sense of fun, laughter, mimicry; his desire from the get-go to stand conventional wisdom on its head. At Harvard, he earned two degrees, discovered alcohol, fast cars, and burlesque, and raged against the school's exclusionary upper-class rule. He grew into a dark young man and set out on a lifelong course of rebellion against conventional authority. Headstrong and cavalier, he volunteered as an ambulance driver in World War I, working alongside Hemingway and Joyce. He permanently fled to Greenwich Village to be among other modernist poets of the day, and we see the development of both the poet and his work against the backdrop of modernism. Cheever's book gives us the evolution of an artist whose writing was at the forefront of what was new and daring and bold in an America in transition.--From publisher description
Drinking in America : our secret history by Susan Cheever( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an exploration of the history of drinking in the United States, discussing how alcohol has shaped American history and character from the seventeenth century to the present
Looking for work by Susan Cheever( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw in New York, ontevreden met haar bestaan als huisvrouw, bouwt een eigen schrijverscarrière op
Desire : where sex meets addiction by Susan Cheever( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheever presents an intimate, provocative meditation on love, sex, and addiction; explores the boundaries between passion and addiction, desire and need; and raises important questions about how people love and why
Work ; Eight cousins ; Rose in bloom ; Stories & other writings by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the success of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott brought her genius for characterization and eye for detail to a series of revolutionary novels and stories remarkable for their forthright assertion of women's rights. In the largely autobiographical Work: A Story of Experience, twenty-one-year-old orphan, Christie Devon, announces 'a new Declaration of Independence' and pursues economic self-sufficiency through a variety of jobs: servant, actress, governess, companion, and seamstress, among others. Eight Cousins and its sequel, Rose in Bloom, follow the fate of Rose Campbell, another orphan, who with the benefit of a progressive education charts her own course to fulfillment and love. All three novels are presented with art from the original editions and supplemented by seven rare stories and public letters--two restored to print tor the first time in more than a century--as well as notes identifying the many allusions, quotations, and autobiographical episodes."--Publisher's description
A woman's life : the story of an ordinary American and her extraordinary generation by Susan Cheever( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning the idea of celebrity biography inside out, Susan Cheever explores the heart and mind of her generation with this powerful true story of the life of an ordinary woman whose experiences as a wife, mother, lover, teacher, and friend are a fascinating prism for readers of any generation. At forty-five, Linda Green is a statistical norm: a working mother of two children who lives with her second husband in a Boston suburb. But no life is a mere statistic, and the story of Linda Green has the trajectory and the power of a novel
The cage by Susan Cheever( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome man by Susan Cheever( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publicist Hannah Bart goes to Ireland with her older lover, Sam Noble, to meet his estranged son, Travis, and finds herself in competition with the young man for his father's love
As good as I could be : a memoir about raising wonderful children in difficult times by Susan Cheever( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using the domestic details of her family's life, [the author] illuminates larger truths, starting with the most basic: in order to raise happy, stable, successful children, parents can't be afraid to use their authority--financial, emotional, and experiential; a family is not--and should not be--a democracy; teaching your children to celebrate their mistakes may help them to forgive you yours; and no matter how damaged or unhappy an adult's childhood was, it should not affect the way they parent their children."--Jacket
Elizabeth Cole by Susan Cheever( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott : a personal biography by Susan Cheever( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Cheever's comprehensive and definitive biography sheds new light on of life of Louisa May Alcott, whose work has inspired generations of women. Cheever laces this provocative biography with musings on the genesis of genius, and her identification with Jo March when she was a rebellious girl in the throes of puberty
American Bloomsbury : [Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work] by Susan Cheever( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature
E.E. Cummings : a life by Susan Cheever( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Cheever traces the development of the poet and his work. She takes us from Cummings seemingly idyllic childhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, through his years at Harvard where the radical verse of Ezra Pound lured the young writer away from the politeness of the traditional nature poem, and towards a more adventurous, sexually conscious form
Trying to save Piggy Sneed by John Irving( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of short stories and essays. The story, My Dinner at the White House, is an amusing piece on a dinner with President Reagan, The Imaginary Girlfriend is on the arts of writing and wrestling, while the title story is on a pig farmer who is being harassed by boys.."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Treetops : a family memoir by Susan Cheever( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion to her memoir Home before dark. This completes the portrait of a celebrated family and the myths of genius, eccentricity, and family closeness that they created
 
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American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work
Alternative Names
Cheever, Susan 1943-

Susan Cheever American writer

Susan Cheever Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Susan Cheever écrivaine américaine

Susan Cheever escritora estadounidense

Tomkins, Susan 1943-

סוזן צ'יוור סופרת אמריקאית

チーヴァー, スーザン

Languages
English (208)

Dutch (1)

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American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their workLouisa May AlcottMy name is Bill : Bill Wilson : his life and the creation of Alcoholics AnonymousDesire : where sex meets addictionAs good as I could be : a memoir about raising wonderful children in difficult timesLouisa May Alcott : a personal biographyAmerican Bloomsbury : [Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work]Trying to save Piggy SneedTreetops : a family memoir