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Adams, Alice 1926-1999

Works: 87 works in 340 publications in 7 languages and 20,595 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3551.D324, 813.54
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Superior women by Alice Adams( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of five women, from their first meeting during freshman orientation week at Radcliffe in 1943 until 1983
Caroline's daughters by Alice Adams( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incisive portrait of the interconnected lives of thrice-married Caroline Carter and her five very different daughters--Sage, Liza, Fiona, Jill, and Portia--is set against the colorful backdrop of San Francisco
A southern exposure : a novel by Alice Adams( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, a Connecticut couple moves to a small North Carolina town and discovers a new world. A portrait of the South before the civil rights movement, when to discriminate by race, creed and gender was perfectly normal
Second chances : a novel by Alice Adams( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Borzoi book." A group of men and women, look into the past for understanding and to the future for second chances as they grow older
After the war : a novel by Alice Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transplanted Northerners Cynthia and Harry Baird face the changes brought by World War II and the growing anti-Semitism and racism in their adopted home of Pinehill, North Carolina
Almost perfect : a novel by Alice Adams( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Danish and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple is torn apart as the man sinks into madness
Medicine men : a novel by Alice Adams( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials of a woman with cancer. The doctors she sees attribute her fatigue and headaches to everything but cancer until, finally, one of them discovers a tumor. Which is how she falls into the clutches of Dr. Mark Jacobs whose treatment is accompanied by bullying and proposals of marriage. Now in addition to cancer, she has him giving her headaches
The stories of Alice Adams by Alice Adams( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifty-three short stories reveals the author's evocative explorations into the mysteries of human relationships in "Verlie I Say Unto You," "Berkeley House," "Greyhound People," and other notable works
Return trips : stories by Alice Adams( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alice Adams writes with beautiful economy, an infallible sense of the telling detail. Her place in the company of John Updike and Mary McCarthy."--San Francisco Chronicle Alice Adams' reputation as a short story writer continued to grow with each collection. The stories in her third collection revolve for the most part around the theme of travel. The stories are about people in search of fresh experience, the inspiration of art, the pleasure of new relationships ... people opening up to the accidental magic of a foreign place, or returning to scenes of childhood to forgive the past. Included are "Alaska," "Time in Santa Fe," "Barcelona, " "Molly's Dog," "My First and Only House."
After you've gone : stories by Alice Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short stories explores the impact and adjustment of individuals dealing with separation and the loss of lovers, spouses, parents, and friends
Beautiful girl : stories by Alice Adams( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. ... How can one person know so much'"--The New York Times Book Review With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook, as well as in the O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had established herself as a master craftsman of the short story when she published her first collection. Her well-honed skill is on abundant\t display in this collection of 16 wonderful stories that encompass a wide range of mood and situation. All are linked in the delicacy and ease of their unfolding, and in the certitude of their revelations, and in the consistency of their theme: Love. Included are "Winter Rain," "Roses, Rhododendron," "Home is Where," "Jealous Husband."
The last lovely city : stories by Alice Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about love in middle age. The story, Old Love Affairs, is a triangle in which a man pursues a woman who pursues another man, His Women is on a man whose women are inevitably unfaithful, while The Islands is a romance which goes sour when a woman discovers the man's true feelings for cats
Rich rewards by Alice Adams( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphne Matthiessen flees to San Francisco from a bad love affair in Boston, and finds herself moving toward regaining a lost love
Listening to Billie by Alice Adams( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We first glimpse Eliza Hamilton Quarles as a blonde boarding-school student, sitting in a sophisticated New York club, listening to Billie Holiday. She is on the brink of her marriage to her older, worldly date. Twenty years later, a mother, divorced, she, tentatively begins a new life, with new lovers, new interests, new strength, even a new, more comfortable identity
Families and survivors by Alice Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Louisa Calloway's Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she chooses men who are liberal, free-spoken, Jewish. Nevertheless her first marriage is unhappy, but her second promises to be sounder, as she discovers what she really wants, can have, can become--what she really is
To see you again : stories by Alice Adams( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her stories recall such past masters as Flannery O'Connor and Katherine Mansfield."--Newsweek Throughout her acclaimed career, Alice Adams demonstrated a remarkable finesse in both the novel and the short story. Her second collection reveals her ability to feelingly project whole lives in the space of a few pages. Here are people trying to pull free of the constraints of family bonds, people bewitched by capricious love, people conquering old panics, or changing in profound ways. Included are "Snow," "Legends," "Lost Luggage," "An Unscheduled Stop, "At First Sight."
The best American short stories, 1991( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico : some travels and some travelers there by Alice Adams( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Careless love by Alice Adams( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories by Ira Mark Milne( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles that provide information on fourteen short stories for students, each with an introduction to the story and its author, a plot summary, descriptions of important characters, analysis of main themes, an explanation of literary techniques and movements, and historical and critical essays
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A southern exposure : a novel
Alternative Names
Adams, Alice Boyd.

Adams, Alice Boyd 1926-1999

Alice Adams Amerikaans schrijfster (1926-1999)

Alice Adams amerikansk författare

Alice Adams amerikansk skribent

Alice Adams US-amerikanische Autorin und Universitätsprofessorin

Linenthal, Alice Boyd Adams 1926-1999

آلیس آدامز نویسنده آمریکایی

アダムズ, アリス

Caroline's daughtersA southern exposure : a novelSecond chances : a novelAfter the war : a novelAlmost perfect : a novelMedicine men : a novelThe stories of Alice AdamsThe last lovely city : stories