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Quindlen, Anna

Works: 162 works in 964 publications in 21 languages and 67,147 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Pastoral fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Novels  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Conceptor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3567.U336, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Anna Quindlen
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Most widely held works by Anna Quindlen
Black and blue : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

89 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 4,960 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 )

79 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,829 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 )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,091 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 )

93 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 4,019 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
Every last one : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,708 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 )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,377 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 expensive world she knows in New York City, sublet her apartment, and move to a small, inexpensive cabin in the country, where her life falls into a quieter rhythm. 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
Object lessons by Anna Quindlen( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,896 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
Miller's Valley : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Book )

15 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,601 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."
Loud and clear by Anna Quindlen( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,005 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 1,827 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
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 1,804 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
Black and blue by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,570 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 1,280 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 1,214 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
Blessings : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a baby is left on their doorstep, an elderly matriarch and her caretaker raise it in this tale of love and redemption
Still life with bread crumbs : a novel by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,147 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
Hey, Boo : Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird( Visual )

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

After more than half a century, To kill a mockingbird remains a beloved bestseller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th Century. Nearly one million copies are sold each year and the novel has been translated into more than forty languages. The film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, won a trio of Academy Awards. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that all she wanted to be is the Jane Austen of South Alabama. Hey, Boo explores Lee's life and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding her, including why she never published again. Containing never-before-seen photos and letters and a rare interview with Lee's sister, Alice Finch Lee, the film also brings to light the context and history of the novel's setting in the Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel's power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives
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 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a tale of three cities: the fictional London that lives in the pages of writers from Shakespeare to P.D. James and Martin Amis; the historical metropolis where so many immortal authors have made their homes; and the vibrant capital that today welcomes visitors from all over the world. Anna Quindlen evokes all three as she travels from Sherlock Holmes's digs at 221b Baker Street (as real an imaginary address as there ever was), to Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey, a memorial to the greatest writers of our language, to Hyde Park Gate, the genteel neighborhood from which Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga unfolds. We stroll through elegant squares that summon the ghosts of characters from Thackeray and Trollope, and pause at a pub whose ornate sign would be familiar to anyone - real or fictional - from Shakespeare's era to today."
The tree that came to stay by Anna Quindlen( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family finds a way to preserve the feeling of Christmas into the new year by filling a basket with the pine needles from the Christmas tree
One true thing by Anna Quindlen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daughter Ellen, gives up her job and boyfriend to take care of her dying mother. Her father, a gifted professor of an English department, is more occupied with having his life running as smoothly as possible than caring for his wife. Living at home, Ellen discovers many new aspects to her parents' personalities, a father who is human despite his imperfections and a mother who loves her family passionately. When her mother finally dies Ellen is suspected of hastening her death with morphine
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Black and blue : a novel
Alternative Names
Anna Quindlen Amerikaans columniste

Anna Quindlen US-amerikanische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin

Άννα Κουίντλεν

Анна Куиндлен

퀸들런, 애너

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 lifeThinking out loud : on the personal, the political, the public, and the private