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Shepard, Jim

Works: 58 works in 256 publications in 10 languages and 13,249 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Novels  Psychological fiction  Short stories, American  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer
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Most widely held works about Jim Shepard
Most widely held works by Jim Shepard
The book of Aron by Jim Shepard( Book )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo. When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout prewar Europe as an advocate of children's rights who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the Warsaw orphanage. Treblinka awaits them all, but does Aron manage to escape--as his mentor suspected he could--to spread word about the atrocities?"--Publisher's description
Project X : a novel by Jim Shepard( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Below the sign welcoming the new eighth-grade class to school is one that promises to leave no child unsuccessful and a handout that offers eight ways of being smart. For Edwin Hanratty, at times as hilarious as he is miserable, this is part of what makes junior high pretty much a relentless nightmare. And so, with Flake, his only friend, he contends with clique upon clique-the jocks who pummel them, the girls who ignore or taunt them-as well as the dogged and disconcerting attentions of a sixth-grader who's even more ferociously disaffected than they are. And while Edwin's parents work hard to understand him, they face without fully realizing it demoralization so systemic that he and Flake have no recourse other than their own bitter and smart remarks, until they gradually begin flirting with the most horrible revenge of all. This lethal impulse, which has touched communities across America, has never been given such shocking credibility as it has in Project X, which suggests that these boys' central predicament is not their hatred of the world but their agonized and enduring love of it. Never before has Jim Shepard's compassionate virtuosity been on such conspicuous, unsettling, and haunting display
Like you'd understand, anyway : stories by Jim Shepard( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like You'd Understand, Anyway reaches from Chernobyl to Bridgeport, with a host of narrators only Shepard could bring to pitch-perfect life. Among them: a middle-aged Aeschylus taking his place at Marathon, still vying for parental approval. A maddeningly indefatigable Victorian explorer hauling his expedition, whaleboat and all, through the Great Australian Desert in midsummer. The first woman in space and her cosmonaut lover, caught in the star-crossed orbits of their joint mission. Two Texas high school football players at the top of their food chain, soliciting their fathers' attention by leveling everything before them on the field. And the rational and compassionate chief executioner of Paris, whose occupation, during the height of the Terror, eats away at all he holds dear"--Publisher website (November 2007)
The world to come : stories by Jim Shepard( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In each case the personal is the political as these characters face everything from the emotional pitfalls of everyday life to historic catastrophes on a global scale"--
The best American short stories, 2002 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
You think that's bad : stories by Jim Shepard( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culling the vastness of experience--from its bizarre fringes and breathtaking pinnacles to the desperately below average--like an expert curator, Jim Shepard populates this collection wildly diverse and wholly fascinating characters, like the inventor of the Godzilla epics to a miserable G.I. in New Guinea, each complicit in his or her downfall
You've got to read this : contemporary American writers introduce stories that held them in awe( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five authors choose their favorite stories and they explain why. From Chekhov's Gooseberries to Mary Caponegro's The Star Cafe
The Best American Short Stories 2017 by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
Paper doll : a novel by Jim Shepard( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a squadron of young American flyers stationed in England during World War II and their plane, a B-17F Flying Fortress, called the "Paper Doll."
The best American short stories, 1994 by Tobias Wolff( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one best short stories of 1994
Kiss of the wolf by Jim Shepard( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanie Mucherino, whose husband suddenly abandoned her and her eleven-year-old son, Todd, is trying to cope while dealing with her comically tactless and intrusive Italian family. To complicate matters, Joanie is now "available" in the eyes of Bruno Minea, a family friend whose twenty-year passion for her has been unwavering and faintly frightening. All of these relationships are transformed when Joanie and Todd kill an acquaintance in a hit-and-run accident and then discover - step by step, to their horror - that they will keep their act a secret. It soon becomes clear to Joanie and Todd that they have, through this accident and the chain of events in its aftermath, connected themselves to something thoroughly sinister. What follows brings into focus intense conflicts as large as those between religion and individual responsibility and as particular as those between mother and son. Joanie is forced to reassess her capacity for wrongdoing and, most important, forced to see that she is capable of being the architect of her son's own anguished guilt and silence. In his most spare and suspenseful novel, Jim Shepard brilliantly chronicles one woman's irreparable position, confronting us with the most disastrous inclinations of the human heart
Flights by Jim Shepard( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biddy Siebert has problems. His parents are always fighting about him, his sister hates him, and the nuns at school are threatening him with motivational training. He feels lost - until he sees a chance to do something right, and concocts a plan for growing up
The O. Henry prize stories 2013 by Edith Pearlman( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 445 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
Love and hydrogen : new and selected stories by Jim Shepard( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a writer long hailed by his peers, adored by the critics, and worshiped by readers everywhere comes a hard-hitting collection of both familiar and new fiction
Nosferatu : a novel by Jim Shepard( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized biography of F.W. Murnau, a pioneering German filmmaker who was among the first to use a moving camera in order to obtain different angles. The novel covers his adventures in World War I as a fighter pilot, his homosexuality and the making of his famous vampire film, Nosferatu
Unleashed : poems by writers' dogs( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in paperback, an irresistible gift for dog lovers: poems from the dogs' point of view, written by the well known writers and poets who love them. List of contributors: Edward Albee, Jennifer Allen, Danny Anderson, Lynda Barry, Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Robert Benson, Roy Blount, Jr., Ron Carlson, Jill Ciment, Bernard Cooper, Stephen Dobyns, Mark Doty, Stephen Dunn, Anderson Ferrell, Amy Gerstler, Matthew Graham, Ron Hansen, Brooks Haxton, Cynthia Heimel, Amy Hempel, Noy Hollan, Andrew Hudgins, John Irving, Denis Johnson, R.S. Jones, Walter Kirn, Sheila Kohler, Maxine Kumin, Natalie Kusz, Anne Lamott, Gordon Lish, Ralph Lombreglia, Merrill Markoe, Pearson Marx, Erin McGraw, Heather McHugh, Arthur Miller, George Minot, Susan Minot, Honor Moore, Mary Morris, Alicia MuNoz, Elise Paschen, Padgett Powell, Wyatt Prunty, Lawrence Raab, Mark Richard, John Rybicki, Jeanne Schinto, Bob Shacochis, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Lee Smith, Ben Sonnenberg, Kate Clark Spencer, Gerald Stern, Terese Svoboda, William Tester, Abigail Thomas, Lily Tuck, Sidney Wade, Kathryn Walker, William Wegman From the Trade Paperback edition
Batting against Castro : stories by Jim Shepard( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, Reach for the Sky, is on the life of a worker in a home for abandoned dogs, while in Who We Are, What We're Doing, a fighter pilot considers pulling eight G's, "the real thing, the difference between thinking about kissing and kissing."
Writers at the movies : twenty-six contemporary authors celebrate twenty-six memorable movies by Jim Shepard( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lights out in the reptile house : a novel by Jim Shepard( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of age in a country reminiscent of Nazi Germany, Karel Roeder grapples with the conflicting forces in his life--the drumbeat of the fascist authority, and his girlfriend Leda, who tempts him into a world of forbidben thought
The tunnel at the end of the light : essays on movies and politics by Jim Shepard( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tunnel at the End of the Light argues that some of our most persistent and destructive assumptions, in that regard, might come from the movies. In these ten essays Jim Shepard weaves close readings of film with cultural criticism to explore the ways in which movies work so ubiquitously to reflect how Americans think and act. Whether assessing the "high-spirited glee of American ruthlessness" captured in GoodFellas, or finding in Lawrence of Arabia a "portrait of the lunatic serenity of our leaders' conviction in the face of all evidence and their own lack of knowledge," he explores how we enter into conversations with specific genres and films--Chinatown, The Third Man, and Badlands among others--in order to construct and refine our most cherished illusions about ourselves
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Like you'd understand, anyway : stories
Like you'd understand, anyway : storiesThe best American short stories, 2002 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesYou think that's bad : storiesYou've got to read this : contemporary American writers introduce stories that held them in awePaper doll : a novelThe best American short stories, 1994Kiss of the wolfLove and hydrogen : new and selected stories
Alternative Names

controlled identityEller, Scott

Eller, Scott

Джим Шепард

셰퍼드, 짐

シェパード, ジム