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Carroll, Jonathan 1949-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 622 publications in 15 languages and 10,360 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Blogs  Biography  Diaries  Fantasy fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Creator, Scenarist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3553.A7646, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Carroll
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan Carroll
The ghost in love by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falls in the snow, hits his head on a curb, and dies. But something strange occurs: the man doesn't die, and the ghost that's been sent to take his soul to the afterlife is flabbergasted. Going immediately to its boss, the ghost asks, what should I do now? The boss says, we don't know how this happened but we're working on it. We want you to stay with this man to help us figure out what's going on. The ghost agrees unhappily; it is a ghost, not a nursemaid. But a funny thing happens--the ghost falls madly in love with the man's girlfriend, and things naturally get complicated. Soon afterward, the man discovers he did not die when he was "supposed" to because for the first time in their history, human beings have decided to take their fates back from the gods. It's a wonderful change, but one that comes at a price.--From publisher description
The wooden sea by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small town of Crane's View, New York, "a three-legged dog limps into the comfortable life of Police Chief Frannie McCabe and drops dead at his feet," and then "a mysterious, multicolored feather ... keeps insinuating itself into his past, present, and future."--Jacket
Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Jonathan Carroll's surreal masterpiece, Bathing the Lion, five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these people know each other; some don't. When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time "mechanics," a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down--a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. Because the job of a mechanic is grueling and exhausting, after a certain period all of them are retired and sent to different parts of the cosmos to live out their days as "civilians." Their memories are wiped clean and new identities are created for them that fit the places they go to live out their natural lives to the end. For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind.."--
After silence by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Fischer has met his perfect wife in Lily and his perfect child in Lincoln, but as soon as Max moves in with them, he starts to uncover disturbing secrets about Lily
Kissing the beehive by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate for inspiration, a writer revisits a long-forgotten crime After nine books, three wives, and a massive advance for his as-yet-unwritten next novel, Sam Boyd has run out of ideas. He tries to write but his characters are dull, lifeless. So his thoughts turn to his hometown, and the tragedy he once encountered there. Boyd was fifteen when he found Pauline Ostrova floating in the Hudson River. The official verdict was murder, and the girl & rsquo;s ex-boyfriend was convicted. But decades later, Boyd remains certain that the killer still lives in his bucolic Hudson town & mdash;and he & rsquo;s determined to write his next book about what really happened. He has come home for inspiration, but the longer he stays, the more Boyd & rsquo;s investigation spirals toward madness and a final, shocking conclusion. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection
Bones of the moon by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] is the story of Cullen James, a young Manhattan woman whose life dictates her dreams -- and whose dreams control her life. Her first dream was to find the perfect man, and it happened. But then she begins to experience a bizarre set of nighttime dreams that are serial, compelling, and oddly fulfilling. ...Slowly, quietly, her dream world is spilling over into New York reality and beginning to threaten all she loves in the waking world." -- Jacket flap
White apples by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Ettrich is brought back to life to teach his son what he learned on the other side, if only Vincent could remember what that was
The land of laughs by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Abbey, a schoolteacher and son of a film star, lives with uncertainty and indecision as he tries to forge a relationship in the real world
Sleeping in flame by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Easterling is a retired actor turned successful screenwriter living in the Vienna of strong coffee, fascinating friends, and mysterious cafes. When he falls in love with Maris York, a beautiful artist who creates cities, his life becomes alive in fantastic and unsettling ways. As Walker's love for Maris grows, his life gets more and more bizarre-he discovers he can see things happening just before they happen, and at the same time feels an incredibly strong tug from his past-so a friend steers him to Venasque, an odd little man reputed to be a powerful shaman. Venasque helps Walker discover and unravel his many interconnected past lives, and it is soon clear that an unresolved conflict from these past lives has resurfaced, and now threatens to undo Walker and Maris's love. At once lyrical, frightening, funny, and sexy, Sleeping in Flame is a spellbinding tale where reality and fantasy merge in astonishing convolutions of magic and suspense. It confirms that Jonathan Carroll is one of the very few novelists who-by constantly surprising us-give us an entirely new perspective on our world. It is no wonder that he is generally considered to be the most original and provocative novelist of his generation. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
From the teeth of angels by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic novel of people's perception of death. Ian McGann meets death is a dream, while Wyatt Leonard, who is dying of leukemia, meets death in a novelty store. As for Emmy Marhoun, three years after being killed she can still be seen walking about, unaware she is dead because she doesn't know the difference between life and death anymore. By the author of After Silence
Glass soup by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pregnant with Vincent Ettrich's child, who is destined to restore order to the mercurial worlds of the living and dead, Isabelle Neukor is targeted by the agents of Chaos who would trap her in the land of the dead
The marriage of sticks by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a high school reunion, a woman loses her grip on reality Miranda marches into her high school reunion with the confidence of a professional at the top of her field. But inside she is lost, disenchanted with her career, and as alone as a person can possibly be. As a teenager in Crane & rsquo;s View, she fell in love with unrepentant bad boy James Stillman, and though they never slept together, he thrilled her as no man has since. She returns to her hometown hoping to reconnect with him, but learns at the reunion that he was killed in a car crash years ago. In the weeks that follow, Miranda is haunted by visions of the past. First she sees James, alive and healthy, and more chilling hallucinations follow. Seeking distraction, she dives into an ill-advised love affair that turns darker than she could ever imagine. To find peace, Miranda must learn to walk the razor-thin line that separates this world from the one that follows. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection
Outside the dog museum by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently divorced after an inexplicable nervous breakdown, award-winning architect and womanizing opportunist Harry Radcliffe is unexpectedly enlisted by the wealthy Sultan of Saru to design a billion-dollar dog museum, an assignment that introduces him to a magical culture beyond anything he has ever imagined
Voice of our shadow by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in Vienna, Joseph Lennox, a young American writer haunted by the specter of his overbearing brother's tragic death, finds himself erotically, and ominously, involved with the strange and manic Paul and India Tate
A child across the sky by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Strayhorn, creator and star of the notorious "Midnight" horror films, has money, fame, love, everything. So when he turns his gun first on his dog and then himself, nobody, least of all his best friend Weber Gregston, knows why. Weber hopes the answer is on the video tapes Phil has left him. Instead, he finds bizarre, painful images, and messages from beyond the grave. For Phil has created a powerful evil, an evil that will spread. Unless Weber puts it right. But Weber hardly knows where to start . . -- Cover, page [4]
The panic hand by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first collection of 20 stories from a writer of fantasy novels. The story, Friend's Best Man, is on a dog that can foretell the future, while Black Cocktail is on the anatomy of the soul
The ghost in love by Jonathan Carroll( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falls in the snow, hits his head on a curb, and dies. But something strange occurs: the man doesn't die, and the ghost that's been sent to take his soul to the afterlife is flabbergasted. Going immediately to its boss, the ghost asks, what should I do now? The boss says, we don't know how this happened but we're working on it. We want you to stay with this man to help us figure out what's going on. The ghost agrees unhappily; it is a ghost, not a nursemaid. But a funny thing happens--the ghost falls madly in love with the man's girlfriend, and things naturally get complicated. Soon afterward, the man discovers he did not die when he was "supposed" to because for the first time in their history, human beings have decided to take their fates back from the gods. It's a wonderful change, but one that comes at a price.--From publisher description
Black cocktail by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingram York is fascinated by the stories told by Michael Billa, who said that death is like the bartender who can whip up any number of exotic drinks, like black cocktails. Like Clinton Deix. Deix was the scariest and angriest kid in high school and now he's back to see he high school friend, Michael. And Clinton is still fifteen
Teaching the dog to read by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Polish and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mid-level office drone Tony Areal receives an extravagant gift: the Lichtenberg wristwatch he has always coveted. Shortly afterward, he receives an even grander gift: the luxurious--and expensive--Porsche Cayman that has always been the car of his dreams. Accompanying the car is the mysterious Alice, who knows more about Tony's dreams and desires than Tony himself. This encounter opens the door to a rich and unexpected universe: the world behind the world"--From publisher description
The woman who married a cloud : collected stories by Jonathan Carroll( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Polish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nominated for a 2012 Bram Stoker Award and a 2013 British Fantasy Award: Thirty-eight extraordinary stories from award-winning author Jonathan Carroll For more than thirty years, Jonathan Carroll's writing has defied genre conventions. Known for his novelsincluding The Land of Laughs, Bones of the Moon, Sleeping in Flame, and many other compelling and often surreal storiesCarroll has also created an eloquent body of short fiction. The Woman Who Married a Cloud brings his stories together for the first time. In the title story, a matchmaking effort goes awry and leads one woman to a harrowing moment of self-discovery. In The Heidelberg Cylinder," Hell becomes so overcrowded that Satan sends some of his lost souls back to Earth. And in Alone Alarm," a man is kidnapped by multiple versions of himself. By turns haunting, melancholic, and enchanting, Carroll's richly layered stories illuminate universal experiences, passions, and griefs. Described by NPR's Alan Cheuse as so richly imaginative, so intellectually daring," The Woman Who Married a Cloud is essential reading for Carroll fans and short-story lovers alike. This ebook contains an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection
 
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Alternative Names
Carroll, J.

Carroll, Jonathan

Carroll, Jonathan Samuel.

Carroll, Jonathan Samuel 1949-

Jonathan Carroll Amerikaans schrijver

Jonathan Carroll amerikansk författare

Jonathan Carroll amerikansk skribent

Jonathan Carroll écrivain américain

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Τζόναθαν Κάρολ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Джонатан Керрол

Кэрролл, Джонатан

Кэрролл, Джонатан 1949-

جاناتان کرول نویسنده آمریکایی

캐럴, 조너선 1949-

キャロル, ジョナサン

ジョナサン・キャロル

Languages
English (209)

Polish (187)

Italian (28)

Japanese (21)

French (19)

Russian (16)

Spanish (16)

German (6)

Hebrew (3)

Czech (2)

Marathi (1)

Serbian (1)

Croatian (1)

Korean (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
The wooden seaAfter silenceKissing the beehiveBones of the moonWhite applesThe land of laughsSleeping in flameFrom the teeth of angels