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Betts, Doris

Overview
Works: 123 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 6,493 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.E84, 813.54
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Heading west : a novel by Doris Betts( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een niet meer zo jonge ongetrouwde vrouw die gekidnapt wordt, ziet zich geplaatst voor het feit dat ontsnapping opnieuw gevangenschap in haar familie betekent
Souls raised from the dead : a novel by Doris Betts( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl prepares for death while hoping for a donor for a kidney transplant, her mother refusing to be one. A study in the different ways family and friends react in a crisis. By the author of Heading West
Beasts of the southern wild and other stories by Doris Betts( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sharp teeth of love : a novel by Doris Betts( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical illustrator Luna Stone dumps her fiance and takes off for the mountains to camp and meditate. While there, she meets a boy who escaped from a porno ring and she also meets a man who planned to be a minister until he went deaf. When the boy is kidnaped by the pornographers, Luna and the man join forces to save the boy and find love. By the author of Souls Raised from the Dead
The river to Pickle Beach by Doris Betts( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Award-winning novelist Doris Betts's probing look at life in a small North Carolina town richly evokes the summer of 1968. A moving, sometimes startling portrait of people grappling with change and their need for love ... [pulsing] with the reality of the contemporary South"--Publisher
The astronomer, and other stories by Doris Betts( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All but one of these seven stories and one novella take place in small towns in North Carolina, and all of them concern ordinary people teetering upon the knowledge of their own insignificance. First published in 1965, this second collection of short fiction by Doris Betts evinces her breathtaking mastery of the genre
The gentle insurrection and other stories by Doris Betts( Book )

12 editions published between 1954 and 1997 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories in this first collection are concerned with some of the most private and complicated issues: living and dying, growing old, questioning one's beliefs, and recognizing one's own failings. Whether it be an elderly man struggling to come to terms with an incident in his past before the last light falls; a mill worker attempting to bring some color and distinction to his shabby yard and to his existence; or a meddling spinster who is forced to acknowledge the dance of resentment and need conducted between the races, in each of these stories a "gentle insurrection" occurs that changes lives, however subtly, forever
The scarlet thread by Doris Betts( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A period southern novel concerning the three children of a money-grubbing storekeeper in a North Carolina mill town
Tall houses in winter by Doris Betts( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and Italian and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Signet classic book of Southern short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents thirty-three stories by Southern writers--half by women and one third by blacks--that capture the richness and complexities of Southern life
Halfway home and a long way to go : the report of the 1986 Commission on the Future of the South by Doris Betts( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report was produced to mobilize support for those public policies and public-private partnerships which will increase the per capita income and reduce poverty and unemployment for Southerners. The Commission on the Future of the South developed the following 10 regional objectives to be attained for all southerners by 1992: (1) provide a nationally competitive education for all southern students; (2) eliminate adult functional illiteracy; (3) prepare a flexible, globally competitive work force; (4) strengthen society as a whole by strengthening at-risk families; (5) increase the economic development role of higher education; (6) increase the South's capacity to generate and use technology; (7) implement new economic development strategies aimed at home-grown business and industry; (8) enhance the South's natural and cultural resources; (9) develop pragmatic leaders with a global vision; and (10) improve the structure and performance of state and local governments. This report details these objectives, concluding that if they are not addressed, the South will stand still while a bustling world economy moves into the next century and leaves its citizens behind. (Lhw)
North Carolina women : making history by Margaret Supplee Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in 7 modes : theory, interpretation, poetry, fiction, music, autobiography, pedagogy by Southern Humanities Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

StoryLines Southeast( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Look homeward, angel by Thomas Wolfe ; originally broadcast Oct. 31, 1999 by WUNC-FM
Halfway home, a long way to go : the report of the 1986 Commission on the Future of the South to the Southern Growth Policies Board by Doris Betts( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souls raised from the dead by Doris Betts( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 713 (ca. 29 min.) : Doris Betts reads selections and discusses her novel, "Souls raised from the dead," a story of Southern families in crisis. Program 714 (ca. 29 min.) : Emily Grosholz is the author of a collection of poetry entitled "Eden."
Listening for God. contemporary literature and the life of faith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents interviews with eight contemporary American writers: John Cheever, Mary Gordon, Wendell Berry, Oscar Hijuelos, Reynolds Price, Louise Erdrich, Tess Gallagher, and Tillie Olsen
StoryLines Southeast( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

StoryLines Southeast( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Living stories of the Cherokee, collected and edited by Barbara Duncan ; originally broadcast Oct. 3, 1999 by WUNC-FM
StoryLines Southeast( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sharp teeth of love : a novel
Alternative Names
Doris Betts Amerikaans schrijfster (1932-2012)

Doris Betts Short story writer, novelist, essayist, professor

Waugh, Doris June

Waugh, Doris June 1932-

Languages
English (110)

Italian (1)

Covers
Souls raised from the dead : a novelBeasts of the southern wild and other storiesThe sharp teeth of love : a novelThe river to Pickle BeachThe gentle insurrection and other storiesThe Signet classic book of Southern short storiesNorth Carolina women : making historyListening for God. contemporary literature and the life of faith