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Carlson, Ron

Overview
Works: 103 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 9,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Short stories, American  Juvenile works  Drama  Christmas films  Poetry  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Actor, Author of screenplay, Host
Classifications: PS3553.A733, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ron Carlson
 
Most widely held works by Ron Carlson
The signal by Ron Carlson( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rancher and his wife face a conflict over his actions to preserve his family land. What was planned as a final trip together causes them to see their marriage in a new light
Five skies by Ron Carlson( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working together on a summer construction project high in the Rocky Mountains, drifter Arthur Key, shiftless Ronnie Panelli, and foreman Darwin Gallegos reveal details about their pasts and beliefs in cautious and profound ways
Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1999, four friends who once played in a high school band reunite in their hometown, Oakpine, WY--Craig and Frank never left, Mason is back from Denver to sell his parents' home, and Jimmy, who had gone to New York and become a famous novelist, has returned because he is dying"--Library journal
The signal by Ron Carlson( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rancher and his wife face a conflict over his actions to preserve his family land. What was planned as a final trip together causes them to see their marriage in a new light
Ron Carlson writes a story by Ron Carlson( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this essay, [Carlson, the author] offers a full range of notes for the writer and gives rare insight into a veteran writer's process by inviting the reader to watch over his shoulder as he creates the short story 'The Governor's Ball'"--Back cover
A kind of flying : selected stories by Ron Carlson( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises stories from three out-of-print collections (The News of the World; Plan B for the Middle Class; The Hotel Eden), this hefty compilation showcases Carson's works
At the Jim Bridger : stories by Ron Carlson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny and sad, this collection of 11 short stories includes stories about strange beach towels turning up in living rooms; the ordinary son of a family of geniuses spinning a rollicking tale of happiness and disappointment, and a desperate ex-con with a broken heart must hide out in a desert motel, only to make a startling discovery
The Hotel Eden stories by Ron Carlson( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories featuring odd characters. In A Note on the Type, a convict develops an interest in typography and on his escape proceeds to cover walls in graffiti, Zanduce at Second is on a baseball player whose balls kill people, and The Chromium Hook is on a killer madman. By the author of Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Plan B for the middle class : stories by Ron Carlson( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new collection of quirky, bittersweet stories, Carlson observes the men and women of the middle class, people who find themselves settling uneasily into lives they never envisioned for themselves. Carlson uncannily captures the complexity of his characters' inner lives
The speed of light by Ron Carlson( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Larry spends the summer before junior high school with his best friends, Witt and Rafferty, playing different forms of baseball and discovering the secrets of the universe
The news of the world : stories by Ron Carlson( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American mystery stories 2009( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kins
Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald : a novel by Ron Carlson( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five skies by Ron Carlson( Recording )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho, after participating in a betrayal in Los Angeles. Here he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie Panelli, to build a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. The two will be led by Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the local ranch, who is filled with a primeval rage at God, at man, at life
Truants : a novel by Ron Carlson( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you can read this one without getting a lump in your throat, turn yourself in to the nearest mortuary. Your heart has ceased to function. This book is about the innate hunger of the human heart to belong. To be part of a family unit whether or not there are blood ties. It's about the refusal of the American adult to be bothered with those young enough or old enough to be a nuisance. And it's about the most touching book I've read in many a moon."--Carolyn Vaughter, Houston ChronicleCollin Elder is running away from a "home" for wayward teenagers. Louisa Holz is escaping from her father, a carnival daredevil. Heading west from Arizona, they meet a third member of the novel's family--Will Clare, elderly and forgetful but full of rich memories
Return to Oakpine a novel by Ron Carlson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlson spins a story of growing up and growing old as four high school friends and former bandmates reconnect 30 years after graduating. When they learn that one of them is dying, it feels like getting the band back together might be the most important thing they can do
The blue box : flash fiction & poetry by Ron Carlson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ron Carlson is a master of the contemporary short story. In The Blue Box, he extends that mastery to the short short story, offering us a captivating glimpse of a writer at play. With that voice of his-sharp, sensitive, and wry, brimming with good humor-Carlson inhabits one standby after another of the American pop landscape, past and present: monster flicks, action heroes, unsupervised teenagers, blogging. Coming in for special scrutiny is the world of education, in hilarious send-ups of recommendation letters, teacher evaluations, style guides, and a MOOC. Whimsical, wistful, and gently surreal, The Blue Box delights in life's unending absurdities, and reminds us not to take anything-especially ourselves-too seriously."--
Lots of laughs! by Nicholson Baker( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our most popular volume! Over three hours of stories to tickle your funny bone. Nicholson Baker's Subsoil, read by Thomas Gibson. A darkly comic thriller about a tractor historian besieged by man-eating potatoes. John Updike<'s Farrell's Caddie, read by Charles Keating. An American golfer gets more than golfing tips from his Scottish caddie
All American Christmas carol( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy, who lives in a trailer court, is visited by three ghosts intent on showing her a path to a brighter future
Room service : poems, meditations, outcries & remarks by Ron Carlson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Five skies
Alternative Names
Ron Carlson Amerikaans romanschrijver

Рон Карлсон

ران کارلوس

Languages
English (110)

French (11)

Covers
Five skiesRon Carlson writes a storyA kind of flying : selected storiesAt the Jim Bridger : storiesThe Hotel Eden storiesPlan B for the middle class : storiesThe speed of lightThe best American mystery stories 2009