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Behrens, Peter 1954-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 148 publications in 8 languages and 3,751 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Drama  Science fiction  Action and adventure films  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR9199.3.B3769, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Peter Behrens
 
Most widely held works by Peter Behrens
The law of dreams : a novel by Peter Behrens( Book )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After witnessing the deaths of his family, Fergus O'Brien leaves Ireland in search of a new life
The O'Briens : a novel by Peter Behrens( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and French and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family saga spanning half a century in the lives of a restless and ambitious clan starts with the story of backwoods youth-turned-railroad magnate Joe O'Brien, who after leaving the Canadian wilds and sharing a passionate courtship with Iseult, becomes the patriarch of a family that sees the first airplanes, two world wars and the election of JFK. By the award-winning author of The Law of Dreams"--Publisher
Carry me : a novel by Peter Behrens( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"CARRY ME is told from the perspective of Billy, born to a German father and an Irish mother who are employees on the summer estate of the German-Jewish Baron von Weinbrenner on the scenic Isle of Wight. The book's brilliant narrative twines together the love story of Billy and Karin, the baron's free-spirited daughter, during several crucial months in 1938, and their childhood journey, separately and together, leading up to that 1938 moment when their fates hang in the balance. Billy's backstory takes us through England, Ireland, and Germany, where his family is deported as the political situation in 1930s Europe deteriorates. They find refuge at the Weinbrenners' beautiful home outside Frankfurt, where Billy's father becomes the horse trainer in the baron's famous stables, and the teenage Billy reconnects with the seductively devil-may-care Karin. The two ride horses and shoot bow and arrows in the woods, and share the beloved Winnetou novels of Karl May, whose sere West Texas landscape becomes a powerful beacon in their relationship when they reach young adulthood, suggesting a possible path to freedom as the Germany they once knew is deteriorating rapidly. Billy, with his British passport, schemes to get Karin out of the country, and the reader almost can't breathe, waiting for them to board a boat. Poetic, allusive, and profound, CARRY ME is the true story of Peter's father--brilliantly reimagined as a love story, a historical epic, and a powerful meditation on the vagaries of politics and the pull of family"--
Kayla : a cry in the wilderness( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam can't accept the trama of what happened eight years ago: the disappearance and apparent death of his dad in the Arctic wilderness. Devoted to his father's memory, he despises his well-meaning, if awkward, stepdad and resents his mother for marrying this intruder. Sam's heart cry for companionship and understanding is finally answered by the appearance of a beautiful wild dog he names Kayla, after his dad's sled dog. Sam bonds with Kayla, whose actions teach the boy about love, loyalty, and self-sacrifice
Travelling light by Peter Behrens( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of riveting stories full of ambition, heartache, and wisdom that have Peter Behrens an essential voice of our times
Second impressions by John Metcalf( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night driving : stories by Peter Behrens( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promise the moon by Shawn Ashmore( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of rugged ranch hand, Roy Leckner (Czerny) who tries to fulfill his employer's dying wish to find his son, bring him home and groom him to run the family's failing cattle ranch. Roy soon learns that the boy has been institutionalized since birth. When callous businessman, Sir Robert Butler, plots to take over the property, it looks like Roy has little chance of saving the ranch. But then Sir Robert's former secretary, Jane Makepeace, joins forces with Roy to help him battle her greedy ex-employer
The O'Briens : a novel by Peter Behrens( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family saga spanning half a century in the lives of a restless and ambitious clan starts with the story of backwoods youth-turned-railroad magnate Joe O'Brien, who becomes the patriarch of a family that sees the first airplanes, two world wars, and the election of JFK
Nova Express by William S Burroughs( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel of future violence and corruption, the anarchic Nova Mob descends on humankind, while the Nova Police try to match them
Classic dog adventures : compelling stories of man's best friend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheeba: When Clay has to move away from his friends and the bright lights of New York City, he is far from happy. Small-town life with his grandfather is lonely and boring. Clay's father, a New York firefighter, has to stay behind, and the separation makes matters worse. Clay finds comfort and friendship with his new dog Sheeba, but he soon has to deal with town bully Wax
Baby, it's you( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman filmmaker in her late 40's and her author husband, after 10 years of childless marriage and rejecting the option of adoption, try, without success, to have a baby. They then partially fill this void by being godparents to the baby daughter of her lesbian sister and her sister's lover
The law of dreams by Peter Behrens( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1840's Ireland. Fergus is a teen when his family is killed during the potato famine. He goes from the workhouse to a gang and from Liverpool to Wales and ultimately America, his connection with horses pulling him through adventures with thieves, murderers and difficult women
Montreal stories by Clark Blaise( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of dreams by Peter Behrens( )

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

It is 1846 and Ireland is dying of hunger. Among the dead are Fergus's family, their emaciated corpses still warm when the landlord orders their home torched and destroyed. And so Fergus begins his journey. It will take him from his mountain to the teeming streets of Dublin and Liverpool, through workhouse, dosshouse, brothel and railway shanty town; through love and need; ultimately, to the other side of the world
Les O'Brien [roman] by Peter Behrens( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La loi des rêves by Peter Behrens( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The O´ Briens : a novel by Peter Behrens( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The law of dreams : a novel
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Behrens, Peter

Peter Behrens Canadees scenarioschrijver

Питер Беренс

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