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Proulx, Annie

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The shipping news by Annie Proulx( Book )

224 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 6,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx departs from the darkly fated heroes of Heart Songs and Postcards to explore the cracked-up contemporary American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a "head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair ... features as bunched as kissed fingertips," is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle's Point, in a house empty except for a few momentoes of the family's unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above 70 degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph - in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover's knot. By turns comic and dark, The Shipping News is a celebration of the American genius for storytelling and of E. Annie Proulx's vigorous contribution to the art, and magic, of the contemporary novel
Close range : Wyoming stories by Annie Proulx( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 3,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories set in Wyoming. They range from The Mud Below, on an itinerant rodeo cowboy, to People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water, which is on a family feud.--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
Accordion crimes by Annie Proulx( Book )

68 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of immigrants centered on an accordion brought to America in the 1880s. After its Italian owner is murdered, the instrument passes into the hands of other ethnic groups--German, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian--and the novel describes their ceremonies, dreams and hates. By the author of The Shipping News
That old ace in the hole : a novel by Annie Proulx( Book )

58 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigned to locate land in the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma that can be converted into pig farms for his employer, a young man meets the residents of Woolybucket and comes to respect their fierce desire to retain their land
Fine just the way it is by Annie Proulx( Book )

55 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneer homesteaders facing drought and debt give way to modern-day hippies trying to lose themselves in the vanishing wilderness and real estate developers out to make a buck-unforgettable characters in nine stories that range in tone from crude cowboy humor to heartbreaking American tragedy
Bad dirt : Wyoming stories 2 by Annie Proulx( Book )

62 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories, all set in Wyoming, features characters who have a profound effect on the people around them, in such tales as "The Trickle Down Effect," "The Contest," and "What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick?"
Postcards by Annie Proulx( Book )

86 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcards are the only communication between Loyal Blood and the poor, hardworking farm family he leaves behind in Vermont. The secret Loyal carries with him--the accidental killing of his girlfriend, Billy--is revealed in the first pages, and thereafter, as he prospects for uranium, traps coyotes, or digs for dinosaur bones, his messages continue to arrive home from across the U.S., long after his father has died and his brother, sister, and mother have moved away
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx( Book )

66 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys who share a small tent while working as herders and camp tenders during a summer spent on a range far above the tree line. They fall into a relationship that at first seems solely sexual but then reveals itself to be something more. Both men marry and have families, but over the course of many years and frequent separations they find their relationship becomes the most important thing in both their lives, and they do anything they can to maintain it. Proulx's description of their bond is beautiful and haunting and often brutal in its portrayal of the hardships, and ultimately the violence, they face
Barkskins : a novel by Annie Proulx( Book )

20 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barkskins opens in New France in the late 18th century as Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman makes his way from Northern France to the homeland to seek a living. Bound to a "seigneur" for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship and violence, always in awe of the forest he is charged with clearing. In the course of this epic novel, Proulx tells the stories of Rene's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the descendants of his friends and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions--war, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid--in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope--that we follow them with fierce attention. This is Proulx's most ambitious novel ever, and her master work"--
Heart songs and other stories by Annie Proulx( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed debut collection of short stories--enhanced by two never-before-published works--by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News
The shipping news by Annie Proulx( Recording )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a Newfoundland fishing town, this is a tale about a third-rate newspaperman and the women in his life-- his elderly aunt and two young daughters-- who decide to resettle in their ancestral seaside home. The transformation each of the character undergoes following the move is profound
Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee( Visual )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start
That old ace in the hole by Annie Proulx( Recording )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigned to locate land in the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma that can be purchased and converted into pig farms for his employer, Bob Dollar meets the residents of Woolybucket and comes to respect their fierce desire to retain their land
Brokeback mountain by Annie Proulx( Recording )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The friendship between Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys, gradually evolves into an intimate relationship while they are working together as a herder and camp tender and living in a remote cabin, sharing a bond that spans many years and frequent separations
Barkskins : a novel by Annie Proulx( Recording )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late seventeenth century, two illiterate woodsmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, make their way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord, a 'seigneur', for three years in exchange for land, they suffer extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest they are charged with clearing, sometimes brimming with dreams of its commercial potential. Rene marries an Indian healer, and they have children, mixing the blood of two cultures. Duquet travels the globe and back, starting a logging company that will prosper for generations. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and descendants of these two lineages, the Sels and the Duquets, as well as the descendants of their allies and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or a fortune, or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions - accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals
Cider : making, using & enjoying sweet & hard cider by Annie Proulx( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clear, simple language, numerous illustrations, and detailed step-by-step instructions, lead you through making fresh and delicious sweet and hard ciders - including blended and sparkling ciders; building your own working apple press; enhancing your cooking with cider as an ingredient; choosing the right apple cultivar for the flavor you want; and planning and planting your very own home orchard for the freshest batch of cider ever! Plus, interesting bits of history and
The Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty-four American short stories by authors such as Carolyn Cooke, Leonard Michaels, Clyde Edgerton, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1996
Close range : [an unabridged collection of Wyoming stories] by Annie Proulx( Recording )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories set in Wyoming about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below," a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer," an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, and dies a mile from home. In "Brokeback Mountain," the difficult affair between two cowboys survives everything but the world's violent intolerance. These are stories of desperation, hard times, and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both brutal and magnificent. Enlivened by folk tales, flights of fancy, and details of ranch and rural work, they juxtapose Wyoming's traditional character and attitudes -- confrontation of tough problems, prejudice, persistence in the face of difficulty -- with the more benign values of the new west--Publisher's description
Plan and make your own fences & gates, walkways, walls & drives by Annie Proulx( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fine just the way it is : Wyoming stories 3 by Annie Proulx( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Annie Proulx's third installment of Wyoming Stories, she presents a collection of works focused on American generational struggles in the West
 
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Annie Proulx Amerikaans schrijfster

Annie Proulx Amerikaans schrijver

Annie Proulx amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Annie Proulx amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Annie Proulx amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Annie Proulx amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Annie Proulx écrivain américaine

Annie Proulx kanadisch-US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Annie Proulx scrittrice statunitense

E. Annie Proulx

E. Annie Proulx pisarka amerykańska

E・アニー・プルー

Edna Anna Proulx

Eni Pru

Proulx, Annie

Proulx, Annie 1935-

Proulx, Annie E.

Proulx, E. A. 1935-

Proulx, E. Annie

Proulx, E. Annie 1935-

Proulx, Edna Annie

Proulx Edna Annie 1935-....

Ени Пру

Прул Э. 1935-

Прул, Энни, 1935-

Энни Пру американская писательница, журналистка, сценарист

פארו, א אני

פרו, א. אני

פרו, אני

آنی پرولکس نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

ई ऐन प्रूल

애니 프루

프루, 애니

プルー, E. アニー

安妮·普露

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Close range : Wyoming storiesAccordion crimesThat old ace in the hole : a novelFine just the way it isBad dirt : Wyoming stories 2PostcardsBrokeback MountainHeart songs and other stories