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L'Heureux, John

Overview
Works: 49 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 7,897 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Satire  College stories  Satirical literature  Religious fiction  Diaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3562.H4, 813.54
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A woman run mad by John L'Heureux( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John L'Heureux is a consummate stylist and entertainer, and in A Woman Run Mad he delivers a novel that is part comedy of manners and part psychosexual thriller. Blocked writer, accidental scholar, inattentive husband, all J.J. Quinn wants is peace, and he has gone to buy his wife an expensive handbag to accomplish it. As the bag in question walks out the door under the arm of a beautiful, aristocratic shoplifter, though, Quinn's curiosity leads him deep into mystery and danger. The shoplifter is Sarah Slade, a Boston Brahmin attempting to ditch a past as bloody as Medea's. Compared to Quinn's hypercompetent, Euripides-scholar wife, Claire, the unhinged Sarah is an alluring breath of fresh air'but, of course, Quinn has no idea of the Pandora's box he's opened. Acclaimed by Newsweek as "witty and literate ... Grand Guignol for grown-ups," A Woman Run Mad is an unsettling, deeply satisfying novel. "Remind[s] one of Iris Murdoch, or Muriel Spark, or E.M. Forster. Yet A Woman Run Mad is unlike any novel I know ... unusual intelligence and personality are alive throughout the book."'Richard P. Brickner, The New York Times Book Review; "Unless you have no interest in passions, the edge of madness, forbidden obsessions, runaway libidos and dangerous desires, A Woman Run Mad will fascinate you, from its title to its perfect final sentence ... A thinking man's Fatal Attraction."'Chicago Sun-Times; "Normality'as our time understands the word'and monstrosity are L'Heureux's poles, and he joins them with extraordinary dexterity ... The ending is not to be revealed."'Los Angeles Times Book Review; "A superior suspense story ... It is the kind of story that might well have appealed to a writer like Patricia Highsmith, a drama of interlocking obsessions."'The New York Times
The shrine at Altamira by John L'Heureux( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now available in a Grove paperback edition, The Shrine at Altamira by John L'Heureux has the simple shape and powerful impact of Greek tragedy. When Maria Corazon Alvarez meets Russell Whitaker at a school dance, she sees his blue eyes and solid American name as a ticket out of the ghetto into a better life. They dance, they touch, they tumble into a love so strong and elemental it should last forever. But gradually the balance shifts; he loves her more, she loves him less. When their son is born, Maria gives him all her love and Russell is pushed aside. Wild, obsessed, Russell runs mad and his desperate love becomes a fire that consumes them all
The miracle : a novel by John L'Heureux( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Father Paul LeBlanc is young, handsome, and charismatic. He has just been transferred out of Boston because of his dangerous ideas on sex, marriage, and birth control and because he just doesn't uphold the decorum expected of a young priest."--Jacket
An honorable profession by John L'Heureux( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular teacher at a middle-class high school is accused of molesting a girl who has a crush on him
The handmaid of desire : a novel by John L'Heureux( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on academia set in a California college where teaching takes second place to empire building and writing of novels. The chief protagonist is Olga Kominska, a professor of theory, and the novel describes how colleagues exploit her and she exploits them
The Best American short stories, 1985( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having everything : a novel by John L'Heureux( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of his career Dr. Philip Tate of Boston, a psychiatrist with a compulsion for breaking into houses, picks the lock of a friend's home and is seduced by the friend's drunk wife. So begins the downward slide of a man who had everything
Picnic in Babylon; a Jesuit priest's journal, 1963-1967 by John L'Heureux( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family affairs by John L'Heureux( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Desires by John L'Heureux( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedians by John L'Heureux( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubrics for a revolution; [poems] by John L'Heureux( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One eye and a measuring rod; poems by John L'Heureux( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medici boy by John L'Heureux( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While creating his famous bronze of David and Goliath, Donatello's passion for his enormously beautiful model and part time rent boy, Agnolo, ignites a dangerous jealousy that ultimately leads to murder. Luca, the complex and conflicted assistant, will sacrifice all to save Donatello, even his master's friend-- the great patron of art, Cosimo d'Medici"--Jacket
Quick as dandelions; poems by John L'Heureux( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by a young Jesuit
Jessica Fayer by John L'Heureux( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No place for hiding : new poems by John L'Heureux( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clang birds; a novel by John L'Heureux( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tight white collar; a novel by John L'Heureux( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1974 : and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Heureux, John L'.

Heureux, John l' 1934-

Languages
English (118)

Spanish (2)

German (2)