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Woiwode, Larry

Overview
Works: 66 works in 180 publications in 5 languages and 10,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Fictional autobiographies  Poetry  Christmas stories  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3573.O4, 813.54
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Beyond the bedroom wall : a family album by Larry Woiwode( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What I'm going to do, I think by Larry Woiwode( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in 6 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian affairs : a novel by Larry Woiwode( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppa John by Larry Woiwode( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He has been Poppa John for so long that he can barely find his way back to reality. (If he ever knew it.) As Poppa John, the Bible-spouting soap opera character known and loved by millions of TV watchers, the actor hid behind his grandfather's memory and the soft platitudes of the psychiatrist's couch. As himself, Ned Daley, he runs face-on into memories of his father's violent death and intimations of his own aging and spiritiual poverty. Within the bounds of one dreamlike day in New York City, and he and his wife, Celia, shop for Christmas gifts with the last of their savings, he finds his carefully-built actors' masks crumbling away. The Scriptures that Poppa John quoted so lavishly combine with the guilt embedded in his past to break him down; until he turns to confront the grace offered him--the grace that would shed light on his life and reveal for once and for all the true identity of Poppa John
The best American short stories, 1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty of the best short stories of 1993
Silent passengers : stories by Larry Woiwode( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth of this commendation is confirmed - beyond any doubt - in Silent Passengers
The Neumiller stories by Larry Woiwode( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even tide by Larry Woiwode( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1983( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acts by Larry Woiwode( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woiwode uses the book of Acts as a framework for sharing his thoughts on storywriting, Christianity and the impact of contemporary culture on the church
The Best American short stories, 1981( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words made fresh : essays on literature and culture by Larry Woiwode( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the mediums of literary analysis, cultural reflection, and personal memory, these ten essays trace Woiwode's work and thought on such topics as the redemptive fiction of John Gardner, the ownership of guns, the faith of William Shakespeare, and even the difference in news as reported by CNN versus Bob Dylan
The invention of Lefse : a Christmas story by Larry Woiwode( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harsh harvest year leaves Mette and her family with meager resources during Christmas, but despite frustration and disappointment, they create an unexpected meal that transforms the family's Christmas
Aristocrat of the West : the story of Harold Schafer by Larry Woiwode( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words for readers and writers : spirit-pooled dialogues by Larry Woiwode( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words -- so small, so powerful -- engender and enable our very existence. How are we to receive them, use them, hear them, and unite them? Larry Woiwode explores the mysterious potential of words in this collection of 21 essays on the process and the significance of reading and writing
The invention of Lefse : a Christmas story by Larry Woiwode( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mette Iversdatter's window was a porthole on the winter sky." Larry Woiwode brings us into the simple and anxious rhythms of life for a Norwegian farm girl in the first decade of the twentieth century. Christmas Eve falls in the midst of deprivation as Mette's family prepares to journey to her grandparent's farm. When her father fails to bag a big deer on the journey, they arrive, like everyone else, almost empty-handed. Yet despite frustration and disappointment, this extended family combines their meager resources to create an unexpected marvel that transforms the family's Christmas. Sharply observed and crisply written, Woiwode's story throbs with truths known to human hearts in any century. He carefully renders the hesitant hopes of a child, the aching disappointments and steady perseverance of her elders, and the surprise of beauty and joy. That prayers may yet be answered--that the provision may be greater even than the promise--is a truth for Christmas and always
Mars Hill audio journal 111 : September/October 2011( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Woiwode reads "The Street" (excerpt from Beyond the Bedroom Wall) by Larry Woiwode( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an introduction to his life and work, Larry Woiwode reads The street which is the conclusion to the novel which is structured like a family album spinning five generations
North Dakota is everywhere : an anthology of contemporary North Dakota poets( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of the poets in this collection is as broad as the landscape itself. Some poets are descended from indigenous inhabitants of the High Plains. Others are descendants of those who immigrated here, from Germany, Russia, or the Scandinavian countries in the nineteenth century, or more recently from other parts of the country and world. They write about the historical struggles of settlement and assimilation, and more contemporary versions of those struggles in the Bakken oil patch in the western part of the state. Some write about North Dakota from the rural settings they have known and the distant vantages of nostalgia or escape, and still others from the point of view of transplants coming to terms with their new home. The poets here include seasoned and emerging voices, women and men, old and young, those from the ranching and oil-flared badlands west of the Missouri, and from the flood-prone river valley farmlands of the east
What I think I did : a season of survival in two acts by Larry Woiwode( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In What I Think I Did, Larry Woiwode does two things at once: he survives the winter of 1996, the worst in North Dakota's history, and tells the story of his beginnings as a writer, especially the early days at The New Yorker leading up to the publication of his first book, What I'm Going to Do, I Think. "Act One" revolves around the purchase, installation, and feeding of a giant wood-burning furnace to heat Woiwode's farm through that winter's record snow and cold. These acts form a central metaphor for exploring the sources of his writer's craft and for pulling together the threads of his boyhood and family life. "Act Two" recounts his university life and early New York days, his beginning a writing career, and his friendship with the young Robert DeNiro. The material on the late William Maxwell, of The New Yorker, is riveting. More than almost any other writer, Woiwode has the capacity to astound with his words. In this memoir, he is at the top of his form [Publisher description]
 
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Indian affairs : a novel
Alternative Names
Larry Woiwode American writer

Larry Woiwode Amerikaans romanschrijver

Larry Woiwode escritor estadounidense

Woiwode, Alfred

Woiwode, Alfred 1941-

Woiwode, L.

Woiwode, L. 1941-

Woiwode, L. (Larry)

Woiwode, Larry A. 1941-

Woiwode, Larry Alfred 1941-

Languages
English (129)

German (3)

French (1)

Finnish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Indian affairs : a novelPoppa JohnSilent passengers : storiesWords made fresh : essays on literature and cultureThe invention of Lefse : a Christmas storyAristocrat of the West : the story of Harold SchaferWhat I think I did : a season of survival in two acts