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Barrett, Andrea

Works: 51 works in 249 publications in 9 languages and 13,753 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Sea stories  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Short stories, American  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3552.A7327, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Andrea Barrett
Most widely held works by Andrea Barrett
The voyage of the Narwhal : a novel by Andrea Barrett( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expedition by sea to the Arctic in 1885 to search for the explorer, John Franklin. The protagonists are two men from Philadelphia, the dynamic but foolhardy organizer and his companion, a naturalist who considers himself a loser. The loser lives, the dynamo dies. By the author of Ship Fever
Ship fever by Andrea Barrett( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One novella and seven stories dealing with science and set in the 19th Century. In The Behavior of the Hawkweeds, the spirit of Mendel, the discoverer of the laws of heredity, haunts a geneticist of whose work Mendel disapproves, in Birds with No Feet, Darwin's theory of evolution provides a zoologist with consolation for his personal misfortunes, while in The English Pupil, Linnaeus, who brought order to botany, must deal with the mental disorder of his advancing age. By the author of The Middle Kingdom
The air we breathe by Andrea Barrett( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detached from the rest of the country on the eve of World War I, the tuberculosis-stricken residents of an Adirondack lakeside sanatorium are housed in accordance with their economic status and languish in their isolation before an enterprising patient initiates a weekly discussion group
Servants of the map : stories by Andrea Barrett( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. A mapper of the highest mountain peaks realizes his true obsession. A young woman afire with scientific curiosity must come to terms with a romantic fantasy. Brothers and sisters, torn apart at an early age, are beset by dreams of reunion. Throughout, Barrett's most characteristic theme -- the happenings in that borderland between science and desire -- unfolds in the diverse lives of unforgettable human beings
The voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1885 Erasmus Darwin Wells embarks an expedition to the Arctic to search for the explorer, John Franklin. Erasmus' fears of failure seem to be realized when the voyage threatens to turn violent
Archangel : fiction by Andrea Barrett( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of 1908, twelve-year-old Constantine Boyd is witness to an explosion of home-spun investigation--from experiments with cave-dwelling fish without eyes to scientifically bred crops to motorized bicycles and the flight of an early aeroplane. In 1920, a popular science writer and young widow tries, immediately after the bloodbath of the First World War, to explain the new theory of relativity to an audience (herself included) desperate to believe in an "ether of space" housing spirits of the dead. Half a century earlier, in 1873, a famous biologist struggles to maintain his sense of the hierarchies of nature as Darwin's new theory of evolution threatens to make him ridiculous in the eyes of a precocious student. The twentieth-century realms of science and war collide in the last two stories, as developments in genetics and X-ray technology that had once held so much promise fail to protect humans--among them, a young American soldier, Constantine Boyd, sent to Archangel, Russia, in 1919--from the failures of governments and from the brutality of war.--Publisher description
The middle kingdom by Andrea Barrett( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Grace, the ardent yet puzzled heroine of Andrea Barrettʹs third novel, this trip has been planned as a three-week stay: sheʹs to play dutiful wife to Walter, her prominent scientist husband, at the 1986 Beijing International Conference on the Effects of Acid Rain. Walter is twelve years older than Grace, and as sour as the rain he studies; he and Grace are at a particularly troubled point in their marriage. Their tightly circumscribed visit, however, becomes a journey infinitely less tidy and more complex as Grace falls forever out of love with her husband and very much in love with this country and its culture. In the chaos of the Beijing streets and in the home of her new friends Dr. Yu and her son Zaofan, Grace finds the web of life sheʹs been too lost to perceive. "Time you spend in the past and future is time you spend alone" Dr. Yu tells her. "But between them there is a middle kingdom, both feet planted here."
The forms of water by Andrea Barrett( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and French and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Forms of Water is the story of what happens when Brendan - after revealing that he's leaving half the land to his niece Wiloma and half to his nephew Henry - convinces Henry to hijack the nursing home van to make this ancestral visit. What begins as a lark becomes an adventure infinitely more complex for, as the author makes clear with brilliant metaphoric flair, the patterns of family endlessly rearrange themselves, yet remain as closely tied as snow is to rain
The story behind the story : 26 writers and how they work( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This outstanding anthology offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of contemporary fiction and how it is made. Taking the reader backstage through original essays written especially for this volume, the writers reveal how their stories came into being: what inspired them, how they evolved through different drafts, how "real life" and fiction interest, and how the stories, in their final form, both fulfill and transcend their author's original designs."--Jacket
The air we breathe a novel by Andrea Barrett( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In fall 1916, Americans debate whether to enter the European war. "Preparedness parades" march and headlines report German spies. But in an isolated community in the Adirondacks, the danger is barely felt. At Tamarack Lake the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium. For all, time stands still. An enterprising patient initiates a weekly discussion group. When his well-meaning efforts lead instead to a tragic accident and a terrible betrayal, the war comes home, bringing with it a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment
Lucid stars by Andrea Barrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one like Benjamin Day has come close to Penny Webb's gravitational field before. And having looked to the night sky for logic and comfort since she was a little girl, Penny at age nineteen knows the real thing when she sees it--all light and fire. What begins as a classic boy-meets-girl tale of 1955, however, becomes something far different when marriage and two children do not bring the Days closer together
The O. Henry prize stories 2013 by Edith Pearlman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in New Delhi, a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat, and the ghost-haunted rubble of a Turkish girls' school. Also included are the editor's introduction, essays from the jurors (Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman, and Jim Shepard) on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines."--Publisher's description
Secret harmonies by Andrea Barrett( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
A kite in the wind : fiction writers on their craft( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty essays by veteran writers and master teachers offering advice on fundamental aspects of craft such as characterization, character names, first person point of view, and unreliable narrators, as well as consideration of more sophisticated topics, including imminence, creating tension, and the deliberate manipulation of information to create particular effects"--Provided by publisher
The diabetic's brand-name food exchange handbook by Andrea Barrett( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles fourteen commonly studied short stories by authors including Richard Yates, Julian Barnes, Deborah Eisenberg, and others, providing plot summaries, author biographies, analysis, historical context, and criticism for each
A novel by Andrea Barrett( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In fall 1916, Americans debate whether to enter the European war. "Preparedness parades" march and headlines report German spies. But in an isolated community in the Adirondacks, the danger is barely felt. At Tamarack Lake the focus is on the sick. This book extends the web of connected characters begun with Ship Fever
The drowned boy by Karin Fossum( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 2008 Mary McCarthy Prize winner, selected by Andrea Barrett. A kind of contemporary Winesburg, Ohio. A collection of linked stories that depict life in rural Moraine, Ohio, a small town on the border of Appalachia
The needle's eye, a novel by Margaret Drabble( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Camish, an embittered, diffident lawyer in a loveless marriage, would not have particularly noticed Rose Vassiliou had he not been asked to drive her home one night after a dinner party. Yet at one time she had been notorious-her name constantly in the news. Now, separated from her Greek husband, she lives alone with her three children. Despite all the efforts and sneers of her friends, she refuses to move from her slum house in a decaying neighborhood to which she has become attached. Gradually, Simon becomes aware that Rose is a woman of remarkable integrity and courage. He is drawn into her affairs when her husband takes legal action to reopen the question of custody of the children-a scheme for getting his wife back. And, while the precise nature of their ties eludes him, Simon comes to realize that Rose and her Greek ex-husband are forever and inextricably bound to each other.
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The voyage of the Narwhal : a novel
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Ship feverThe air we breatheServants of the map : storiesThe voyage of the NarwhalThe middle kingdomThe forms of waterThe story behind the story : 26 writers and how they workThe air we breathe a novel