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Silber, Joan

Overview
Works: 26 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 7,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.I414, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joan Silber
 
Most widely held works by Joan Silber
Improvement : a novel by Joan Silber( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far-off places -- and loves -- around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them
Fools by Joan Silber( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of interconnected stories begins with the anarchist daughter of missionaries in Manhattan who runs away to be an activist and ends with a wealthy young adulterer in Paris who is outsmarted by the object of his desire
Ideas of heaven : a ring of stories by Joan Silber( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short fiction explores the issue of human longings and how sex and religion have become parallel forms of comfort and dedication, linking each story with the following by a minor element in one tale that becomes a major theme of the next
The size of the world : a novel by Joan Silber( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engineer in Vietnam is shaken when he discovers why his company's planes are getting lost, a marriage between a Thai Muslim and an American woman sparks a terrible family fight, and a young woman in 1920s Siam experiences her brother's colonial stance
In the city by Joan Silber( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pauline Samuels, an attractive, articulate girl fresh out of high school in Newark, believes she is moving light-years away from her unsophisticated immigrant parents when she crosses the river to the big city. Full of vaguely bohemian aspirations and romantic dreams, Pauline launches into a life of all-night bistros, smokey cafes, and political rallies, expecting that casual love affairs and extravagant acts will of themselves create the character she wants to become
The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
Lucky us : a novel by Joan Silber( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though mismatched, former drug dealer Gabe and sexy, vivacious, and much younger Elisa, fall in love and marry in New York. But, truth be known, the one thing they had in common was the burden their pasts would suddenly put on their future
Household words by Joan Silber( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1940, and Rhoda Taber is pregnant with her first child. Satisfied with her comfortable house in a New Jersey suburb and her reliable husband, Leonard, she expects that her life will be predictable and secure. Surprised by an untimely death, an unexpected illness, and the contrary natures of her two daughters, Rhoda finds that fate undermines her sense of entitlement and security. Shrewd, wry, and sometimes bitter, Rhoda reveals herself to be a flawed and real woman caught up in the unexpectedness of her own life
The O. Henry prize stories( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from an erupting volcano in Iceland to a brothel in the old Wild West. They feature a dazzling array of characters: a young American falling in love in Japan, a girl raised by snake-handling fundamentalists, an old man mourning his late wife, a fierce guard dog with a talent for escape. Accompanying the stories are the editor's introduction, essays from the eminent jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list
The art of time in fiction : as long as it takes by Joan Silber( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a line of books by important authors on the craft of writing
The O. Henry prize stories 2013 by Edith Pearlman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in New Delhi, a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat, and the ghost-haunted rubble of a Turkish girls' school. Also included are the editor's introduction, essays from the jurors (Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman, and Jim Shepard) on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines."--Publisher's description
In my other life : stories by Joan Silber( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In My Other Life is grounded in New York, and Joan Silber's prose has all the traits of an urban sensibility: confidence, wit, individual style, and an emotional distance that keeps the despair of city life in perspective. Each story focuses on the surprising reversal that separates an old life from the new. And, recovering from the glories of bad habits in their twenties, Silber's people move through decades of sobering conclusions and elating accidents
Improvement : a novel by Joan Silber( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far-off places, and loves, around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them
Joan Silber, Altoon Sultan( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Silber, author, interviewed by Madeleine Keller. Altoon Sultan, artist, interviewed by Anthony Kirk
Ideas of heaven : a ring of stories by Joan Silber( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in France, Italy, New York, and China, in past and present, these stories cover lifetimes, much in the manner of Alice Munro and William Trevor ... they are about longings about how sex and religion become parallel forms of dedication and comfort. As the stories stand alone, a minor element in one becomes major in the next. In "My Shape," a woman is taunted by her dance coach, who later suffers his own heartache. A Venetian poet of the 1500s, another storyteller, is introduced to a modern traveler reading Rilke. His story precedes a mesmerizing narrative of missionaries in China. In the final story, Giles, born to a priesthood family, leans toward Buddhism after a grievous loss, and in time falls in love with the dancer of the first story. [In this novel, the author offers us] these various perspectives that we come full circle surprised and enchanted by her myriad worlds.-Dust jacket
LOVE AND MONEY( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kyrie : poems( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ragazzi by Joan Silber( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) article: act2080.0032.002:5
Darkness Outside the Door: Charles Baxter and the Meaning of Melodrama by Joan Silber( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.act2080.0054.407
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: The writer's job is not simply to make the reader look at the world differently, but experience it in a new way. E.L. Doctorow says, "Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader--not the fact that it is raining but the feeling of being rained on." In their stories, Jamie Quatro, Ken Calhoun, and Joan Silber take you inside three wonderfully strange families, bathing us in details that make us feel as if we are with them. That rain isn't always a gentle summer shower. Sometimes it's a storm. This is what Adam Johnson does in his artful and disturbing short story, "Dark Meadow." In the simplest terms, the story is about child pornography. Yet Johnson, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Orphan Master's Son, moves beyond the sensationalism of the conceit and into the deeper realm of empathy and pathos, which is the stuff of true art. I am proud that we are publishing it. Wherever you are reading this--on the beach, in a field of flowers, on the subway, sneaking it at the office--we hope that you have moments where time stops and art takes over
 
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Ideas of heaven : a ring of stories
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The size of the world : a novelLucky us : a novelHousehold wordsThe art of time in fiction : as long as it takesIn my other life : stories
Alternative Names
Joan Silber American novelist

Joan Silber Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Joan Silber novelista estadounidense

Languages
English (77)