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Alther, Lisa

Works: 66 works in 447 publications in 16 languages and 9,276 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  History  Erotic fiction  Biography  Biographies  Historical fiction  Study guides  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, pre, win
Classifications: PS3565.C57, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lisa Alther
Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance by Lisa Alther( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating new look at the infamous story of the Hatfields and the McCoys and their blood feud that began in 1865 with the murder of Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield relative
Kinflicks : a novel by Lisa Alther( Book )

115 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kinflicks, Lisa Alther reels through the ups and downs of Ginny Babcock's coming of age in Hullsport, Tennessee, during the 1950s and 1960s. Ginny bounces from one identity to another, adopting the values, politics, lifestyle, even the sexual orientation of each new partner. Alther explores the limited roles offered to women in the 1960s-- from cheerleader to motorcycle moll, bulldyke to madonna-- each embodying important truths about the aspirations of the culture that created them
Original sins by Lisa Alther( Book )

72 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five friends-- Sally, Emily, Jed, Raymond, and Donny-- spend their Tennessee childhoods trading dreams in the branches of the Castle Tree. As children of the 1950s, they are filled with wild ambitions and determined to live gaudy, glamorous lives. The ties that bind them begin to dissolve when they become teenagers, yet the story continues-- and each of these old friends travels in a direction that he or she could have never anticipated
Other women by Lisa Alther( Book )

69 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five-year-old Caroline Kelley finds herself in a new relationship with Dr. Hannah Burke, her therapist
Bedrock by Lisa Alther( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clea Shawn is exhausted by her life: her globe-trotting career as a travel photographer, her successful husband's numerous liaisons, and the unrequited love she feels for her best friend, Elke. She decides to get away from her Manhattan townhouse -- and a city in the throws of the '80s -- and move to Roches Ridge, the picturesque Vermont town she visits on a ski trip. Roches Ridge is quiet, sleepy, and seemingly unchanged by the times. But Clea soon discovers this small town has big secrets -- and even bigger characters. From the Don Johnson look-alike who introduces his salon's clientele to punk hairstyles and the band of militant lesbians camped out in Mink Creek to the romance-writing cosmetics saleswoman turned stalker and the strapping hillbilly with a predilection for animal skeleton art, Roches Ridge is livelier than Clea originally thinks. . . . A rollicking small-town adventure, Bedrock features Alther's signature mix of unexpected, humorous characters, and a charming heroine on the long bumpy road to self-actualization
Five minutes in heaven by Lisa Alther( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a lesbian. Early on, Jude decides she doesn't want to be a girl so as not have to die in childbirth like her mother. She enters into an erotic relationship with another girl, later has an affair with a homosexual, later still with a married woman in Paris. By the time Jude returns to New York, her sexuality is fully established
Washed in the blood by Lisa Alther( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on extensive research into the racial mixing that occurred in the early years of southeastern settlement, this provocative multi-generational story shows that these people did not simply vanish, but that many were absorbed into the new communities that gradually formed throughout the southeast, becoming "white" whenever their complexions allowed. The inability to accept their true heritages illustrates the high price many of these people paid for their way of life. Diego Martin arrives in 1567 in the American Southeast--the region the Spaniards call La Florida--as a hog drover with a Spanish exploring party. The leader of the expedition turns against him and abandons him to the wilderness, where friendly natives rescue him. Daniel Hunter, a Quaker from Philadelphia, sets up a school among these "disadvantaged" mountain people and falls in love with a Martin daughter. Later, Daniel's descendants are living in the same town, though with little awareness of their ancestral past. The Martin family has split in two, the merchants in town denying any relationship to their racially mixed cousins on Mulatto Bald. A young woman from town, Galicia, falls in love with a young man from the bald, Will, not realizing that he is her cousin. They marry, have a daughter, and move to a new industrial center, becoming prominent citizens. When Will's son from a teenage liaison appears at his door, he invites him in, unwittingly setting the stage for a forbidden love between his unacknowledged son and his cherished daughter, neither of whom realizes that they are half-siblings
Stormy weather & other stories by Lisa Alther( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stormy Weather & Other Stories is probably as close as Lisa Alther will ever come to writing an autobiography. These stories, written over the course of her career, are set in the three places that have meant the most to her. The first five stories reflect Alther s early years growing up in the Southern mountains close to nature, using animal imagery to make sense of her world. Four stories are set in Vermont in the milieu that shaped her as a young adult. Marinated in the politics of the 1970s the Back-to-the-Land days of hippies, communes, and the Women s Movement these stories portray the optimistic explorations of alternative models for parenthood, relationships, and sexuality that flourished during those years. The final three stories are set in New York City, where her characters, unmoored by nature or by tight-knit communities of like-minded friends, search for meaning within the privacy of their own souls. All the stories are loosely linked, with a minor character in one sometimes emerging to play a major role in another. Most of these stories were published in journals or anthologies, though three are previously unpublished. Birdman and the Dancer, the novella that closes the volume, has been published in Dutch, Danish, and German, but is appearing here in English for the first time. Inspired by a series of monotypes by the French artist, Francoise Gilot, it was written while many Americans were mesmerized by the television coverage of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. It embodies Alther s metaphoric response to the Gulf War, and to violence in general
A good man is hard to find, and other stories by Flannery O'Connor( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen vol zwarte humor
Kinflicks by Lisa Alther( Recording )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning home to Hullsport, Tenn, to visit her dying mother, Ginny Babcock reviews the 'Kinflicks' of her life in an effort to discover herself. Ginny and her brothers had called their mother's photos 'Kinflicks."
The novels of Lisa Alther by Lisa Alther( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Minutes in Heaven: Raised in the Tennessee hills in the 1950s, Jude grows into a young woman who finds her soul mate in her new neighbor Molly. But when age and social convention intervene, she ventures north to pursue all that sixties New York has to offer-including a transitional comfort with a man in the midst of his own sexual discovery. With an endearing heroine and a smart consideration of what it means to love-and be loved-this coming-of-age novel is "a little bit of heaven"
Levende billeder. roman by Lisa Alther( Recording )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Danish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-chemical pest & disease control for the home orchard by Lisa Alther( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Vogelmann und die Tänzerin by Lisa Alther( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fem minutter i himlen by Lisa Alther( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De danseres en de vogelman by Lisa Alther( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïnspireerd door een serie schilderijen van haar vriendin Françoise Gilot schreef Lisa Alther een modern sprookje. Een succesvolle en ogenschijnlijk gelukkige man breekt radicaal met zijn verleden en verlaat zijn vrouw en zoon. Tijdens zijn reizen ontmoet hij een geheimzinnige vrouw, een danseres, die hem inwijdt in de danskunst. De auteur verbeeldt in dit verhaal thema's als liefde en geweld, verlangen en eenzaamheid en de rol van het vrouwelijke in mannen. Een parabel die volgens de auteur van toepassing is op iedere situatie waarin kennis voor wijsheid wordt versleten, en macht voor kracht. De publicatie bevat 4 afbeeldingen van schilderijen van Françoise Gilot over het thema 'de Zwerver' en een voorwoord van haar hand over haar werk, materiaalgebruik en thema's en over haar vriendschap met Lisa Alther. Daarna volgt een inleiding van Lisa Alther over haar werk als romanschrijfster, haar kennismaking met de werken van Françoise Gilot en het verhaal dat de afbeeldingen aan haar vertelden
Andre kvinder by Lisa Alther( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andre kvinder by Lisa Alther( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levende billeder. roman by Lisa Alther( Recording )

2 editions published in 1979 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About women : conversations between a writer and a painter by Lisa Alther( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors, the American writer Lisa Alther (1944) and the french artist Françoise Gilot (1921), have been friends for more than twenty-five years. In this book is published their extended conversation in which they talk about everything important to them: their childhoods, the impact of war on their lives and their work, and their views on love, style, self-invention, feminism, and child rearing. They also discuss the creative impulse and the importance of art as they ponder what it means to be a woman
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.11 for Blood feud ... to 0.97 for Levende bi ...)

Five minutes in heaven
Original sinsOther womenFive minutes in heavenWashed in the bloodA good man is hard to find, and other storiesKinflicksKinfolks : falling off the family tree
Alternative Names
Lisa Alther Amerikaans auteur

Lisa Alther novelist

Lisa Alther US-amerikanische Autorin

앨더, 리사 1944-

オルサー, リザ