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Boswell, Robert 1953-

Works: 40 works in 117 publications in 6 languages and 7,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3552.O8126, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Robert Boswell
Most widely held works by Robert Boswell
Mystery ride by Robert Boswell( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School, likes to get high, and enjoys making other people squirm in response to her pranks. Angela (Dulcie's mother) is approaching forty and feels her life spinning out of control. Her husband is having an affair and her daughter disappears at odd hours of the night. Exhausted with worry over just about everything, Angela decides to enlist the help of her ex-husband in dealing with Dulcie. Stephen, quiet and introspective, is still in love with Angela, but he has
Century's son by Robert Boswell( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and German and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small college town of Hayden, Illinois, Morgan and Zhenya have settled into a loveless, stagnant marriage. The suicide of their son, Philip, ten years before has left the pair emotionally dead, lacking even the courage to separate from each other. Their surviving child, Emma, has become a teenage mother and refuses to reveal the identity of her child's father. Into this sullen mix marches Peter Ivanovich Kamenev, Zhenya's exasperating father. His arrival, though it tears at the family, also rejuvenates it
Tumbledown : a novel by Robert Boswell( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Candler is in line for a big promotion at Onyx Springs, the treatment facility where he's a therapist. He has a fiancée, a sizable house, and a Porsche. But he's falling in love with another woman, he's underwater on his mortgage, and he's put his hapless best friend in charge of his signature therapeutic program. How can he help his patients if he can't help himself?
Crooked hearts by Robert Boswell( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaans gezin is zo hecht dat dit emotionele problemen oplevert, die echter met feesten weer uit de weg geruimd worden
American owned love by Robert Boswell( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The explosive encounter of families from opposite sides of the Rio Grande. On the American side in the town of Persimmon lives sexually liberated, middle-class Gay Schaefer and her naive daughter, Rita. In the shacks on the Mexican side lives Rudy Salazar, an angry young man burning with envy for the life to the north. Caught in-between is Enrique Calzado of Persimmon, the son of a Mexican family who made it. By the author of Mystery Ride
Dancing in the movies by Robert Boswell( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing a vast gamut of personalities, situations, and emotions, these stories penetrate our motives for doing what is right. Often there is no right or wrong, and the characters' motives for the choices they make are as diverse as the childhood memories they cherish and abhor. In the end, this book probes individual impulse and responsibility, creating stories so unerringly authentic that they become irrepressibly part of everyone who reads them
The heyday of the insensitive bastards : stories by Robert Boswell( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enthralling new collection, as brash as it is wise, by one of America's most respected writers
The geography of desire by Robert Boswell( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living to be a hundred : stories by Robert Boswell( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories, the theme of which are families. In "Grief," parents watch as a young man who killed their daughter in a car accident starts dating their second daughter. In "The Good Man," an alcoholic husband who stops drinking after his family leaves him finds abstinence is even harder to bear
The half-known world : on writing fiction by Robert Boswell( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for over twenty years. In this sparkling collection of essays, he brings this vast experience and a keen critical eye to bear on craft issues facing literary writers. Examples from masters such as Leo Tolstoy, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Munro illustrate this engaging discussion of what makes great writing." "At the same time, Boswell moves readers beyond the classroom, candidly sharing the experiences that have shaped his own writing life. A chance encounter in a hotel bar leads to a fascinating glimpse into his imaginative process. And through the story of a boyhood adventure, Boswell details how important it is for writers to give themselves over to what he calls the "half-known world" of fiction, where surprise and meaning converge."--Jacket
What men call treasure : the search for gold at Victorio Peak by David Schweidel( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of Doc Noss--part-adventurer, part-conman--who supposedly discovered fabulous treasure inside the caverns of New Mexico's Victorio Peak in 1937, and then dynamited the tunnel to hide the treasure from other treasure hunters. Decades later his grandson decided to find that treasure
Violin vibrato by Robert Boswell( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My love's an arbutus : Irish folk song by Robert Boswell( )

2 editions published in 1955 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin vibrato by Robert Boswell( )

2 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Service : (Kontra-Spionage) by Robert Boswell( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem to the memory of Mr. Robert Sandeman by Colborn Barrel( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Won't you be my neighbor? by Fred Rogers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These are songs directed to the needs of young children growing. With the first song (Band 1) 'Won't You Be My Neighbor, ' Mister Rogers and his listener become people who try to talk with each other about important things. And there are so many important things in this world to try to understand-- especially when you're very small ... Mister Rogers ends his record visit by saying 'You always make each day a special day by just your being you. There's only one person exactly like you in the whole world and that's you yourself.'"
Thermal Characterization of PETI-RFI for Aircraft Applications( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Composite materials for application on naval aircraft must possess certain unique characteristics including toughness, resistance to temperature and moisture, and high specific strength. One resin system being investigated for potential airframe applications is PETI-RFI; an addition polyimide developed at NASA/s Langley Research Center. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), modulated differential scanning calorimetry, (MDSC), and rheology measurements were used to determine the cure kinetics, glass transition temperature (Tg), processing temperatures, and thermal decomposition kinetics. The resin system was cured for 1 hr at 371 deg C, to ensure complete cure. Cure kinetics, based on the variable heating rate method, exhibit an activation energy of 164.5 kJ/mol (39.3 kcal/mol). The measured behavior agrees with work reported by Hinkley on similar phenylethynyl-terminated compounds. Decomposition kinetics were investigated in order to assess high-temperature performance limits. Useful lifetime plots were incorporated based on the Toop equation, which allows the lifetime predictions based on the rate of resin weight loss
The book of Psalms, in metre; from the original, compared with many versions, in different languages. The second edition.( Book )

2 editions published in 1786 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Robert Boswell American short story writer and novelist

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Century's sonCrooked heartsAmerican owned loveDancing in the moviesThe heyday of the insensitive bastards : storiesThe geography of desireLiving to be a hundred : storiesThe half-known world : on writing fictionWhat men call treasure : the search for gold at Victorio Peak