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Quindlen, Anna

Works: 179 works in 1,070 publications in 21 languages and 67,839 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Pastoral fiction  Novels  Essays  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3567.U336, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anna Quindlen
Black and blue : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

94 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 4,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nurse escapes her abusive husband, a New York policeman, taking their son with her to Florida. She assumes a new identity and even finds romance, but there is a price, the 10-year-old boy misses his father and she lives in constant fear the father will find them, which he does. The novel analyzes why abused women wait so long to make their break
Blessings : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

86 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the Blessing estate, finds a baby asleep in a box and decides he wants to keep her. The secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present are at the center of this work
Rise and shine : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about two sisters, the true meaning of success, and the qualities in life that matter most. It's an otherwise ordinary Monday when Meghan Fitzmaurice's perfect life hits a wall. A household name as the host of the country's highest-rated morning talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break--but not before she mutters two forbidden words into her open mike. In an instant, it's the end of an era, not only for Meghan, who is unaccustomed to dealing with adversity, but also for her younger sister, Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx who has always lived in Meghan's long shadow. The effect of Meghan's on-air truth telling reverberates through both their lives, affecting Meghan's son, husband, friends, and fans, as well as Bridget's perception of her sister, their complex childhood, and herself. They may be different, but the Fitzmaurice sisters share a deep connection that helps them challenge the world when faced with disgrace. -- From publisher description
One true thing by Anna Quindlen( Book )

102 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 3,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York psychiatrist recounts her mother's death for which she was arrested. At the time, Dr. Ellen Gulden was accused of killing her mother with an overdose of morphine, a charge in part based on a high school essay in which she advocated euthanasia. By the author of Object Lessons
Every last one : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence
Still life with bread crumbs : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

36 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life
Miller's Valley : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For generations the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley, Pennsylvania. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship, and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be "a place where it's just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content." Miller's Valley is a study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, "No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go."
Object lessons by Anna Quindlen( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel about a large Irish-Italian family in the late 1960s, young Maggie Scanlan begins to sense that, beneath the calm, everyday surface of her peaceful suburban life, everything is going mysteriously wrong especially during one summer that changes their lives
Loud and clear by Anna Quindlen( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether or not readers agree wth Quindlen's opinions on everything from youth culture to gun control, these razor sharpe musings will open avenues of debate and discussion long after the book is closed
A short guide to a happy life by Anna Quindlen( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... what it takes to 'get a life'--to live deeply every day ... rather than merely to exist through your days."--Jacket
A tree grows in Brooklyn, a novel by Betty Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century
Thinking out loud : on the personal, the political, the public, and the private by Anna Quindlen( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Thinking Out Loud, Anna Quindlen reveals both what's in her mind and what's at the heart of the concerns that matter. She examines the private dimensions of such public issues as the horror of war, the right to die, sexual harassment, abortion, rape. And she takes us not only into her own life but also into the lives of her subjects, famous and not so famous - a surrogate mother, a First Lady, workers at an abortion clinic, a gay-rights activist. With the sharp eye of a first-rate reporter as well as an original sensibility, humor, and compassion, Quindlen illuminates why public and private issues are sometimes at odds and suggests how to balance priorities. When Anna Quindlen thinks out loud, she movingly gives voice to the thoughts and concerns of millions
Rise and shine by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meghan is the popular host of America's top-rated morning talk show--until she shatters her seemingly perfect life by letting two profane words slip from her lips just before a commercial break. Suddenly, she is shamed--something she's not equipped to handle. Her sister Bridget, a social worker who has long lived in Meghan's shadow, feels the effects of the on-air gaffe, too. They may be different, but the Fitzmaurice sisters share a deep connection that helps them challenge the world when faced with disgrace
Black and blue by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she runs away from her abusive husband, Fran Benedetto lives in fear of discovery, yet also with increasing confidence, freedom, and hope, as she struggles to create a new life for herself and her son
Happily ever after by Anna Quindlen( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a girl who loves to read fairy tales is transported back to medieval times, she finds that the life of a princess in a castle is less fun than she imagined
Being perfect by Anna Quindlen( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to build a life that is personally meaningful, sharing reflections on the problems with a lifestyle that emphasizes the pursuit of perfection in the eyes of others and calls for focusing on the process of becoming oneself
Still life with bread crumbs : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding
Blessings : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a baby is left on their doorstep, the lives of elderly, town matriarch Lydia Blessing and her down-and-out caretaker, Skip, are transformed. Skip wants to keep the baby and is surprised when Lydia wants to help. Together, they decide to keep the baby a secret between them-- and we discover that they have secrets of their own, secrets of the past that have made them who they are today
Hey, Boo : Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird by Anna Quindlen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication
Imagined London : a tour of the world's greatest fictional city by Anna Quindlen( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once a tribute to one of the world's greatest cities and a freewheeling celebration of the rich literature it has inspired, this is a writer's vision of a world both imagined and utterly true - all gathered, refracted, and reflected in a magical mirror called London."--Jacket
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Blessings : a novel
Alternative Names
Anna Quindlen Amerikaans columniste

Anna Quindlen US-amerikanische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin

Άννα Κουίντλεν

Анна Куиндлен

קווינדלן, אנה

퀸들런, 안나 1952-

퀸들런, 애너 1952-

クィンドレン, アナ

クィンドレン, アンナ

Blessings : a novelRise and shine : a novelOne true thingEvery last one : a novelObject lessonsLoud and clearA short guide to a happy lifeA tree grows in Brooklyn, a novel