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Simpson, Mona

Overview
Works: 70 works in 259 publications in 7 languages and 11,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Romance fiction  Pictorial works  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.I5117, 813.54
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Anywhere but here by Mona Simpson( Book )

61 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restless and ambitious Adele August and her twelve-year-old daughter Ann run away to California with a host of American dreams and myths to lead them
Casebook : a novel by Mona Simpson( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel about an eavesdropping boy working to discover the obscure mysteries of his unraveling family. He uncovers instead what he least wants to know: the workings of his parents' private lives. And even then he can't stop snooping"--
Off Keck Road by Mona Simpson( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bea Maxwell and her family and friends live out their lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin
My Hollywood : a novel by Mona Simpson( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling with her television writer husband's long hours and her own lack of childcare experience, composer and new mother Claire hires Lola, a Filipino mother of five seeking to finance her children's education back in the Philippines, who becomes privately devoted to her employers
The lost father by Mona Simpson( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayan Stevenson is finally on her own in medical school, where her obsession with the father she never knew returns with a vengeance, leading her to hire detectives to dredge up the past
A regular guy : a novel by Mona Simpson( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unwed mother decides it's time for the father to look after his daughter and sends her to him. The father, a Silicon Valley tycoon with a girlfriend, gives the daughter and the mother a bungalow. The novel traces the daughter's influence on the tycoon
A room with a view by E. M Forster( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming, young English woman is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own desires when she finds herself attracted to someone socially unsuitable
My Hollywood : a novel by Mona Simpson( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling with her television writer husband's long hours and her own lack of childcare experience, composer and new mother Claire hires Lola, a Filipino mother of five seeking to finance her children's education back in the Philippines, who becomes privately devoted to her employers
Casebook : a novel by Mona Simpson( Recording )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Adler-Rich, helped by his friend Hector, spies and listens in on his separating parents. Both boys are in thrall to Miles' unsuspecting mother, Irene. They rifle through her dresser drawers and strip-mine her computer diary, finding that all leads pull them straight into her bedroom, and into questions about a stranger from Washington, D.C., who weaves in and out of their lives. Their amateur detective work starts innocently but soon takes them to the far reaches of adult privacy
The best American short stories( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from the 2003 edition of Best American Short Stories
The lost father by Mona Simpson( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayan Atassi--once Mayan Stevenson--returns in an immensely powerful novel about love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and the loyalties that shape us even when they threaten to destroy us. Now a woman of twenty-eight and finally on her own in medical school, Mayan becomes obsessed with the father she never knew, leading her to hire detectives to dredge up the past, thus eroding her savings, ruining her career, and flirting with madness in a search spanning two continents
Circus : a traveling life by Norma Quintana( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anywhere but here by Mona Simpson( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restless and ambitious Adele August and her twelve-year-old daughter Ann run away to California with a host of American dreams and myths to lead them
Anywhere but here by Wayne Wang( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flashy dreamer of a mother travels with her daughter to California but the daughter is a no-nonsense realist who can't want to strike out on her own
Mona Simpson reads Anywhere but here (excerpts) by Mona Simpson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Mona Simpson reading the first chapter and the 'Other people's secrets' section from her novel Anywhere but here
Overal behalve hier by Mona Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouw steelt de auto van haar echtgenoot en trekt met haar 12-jarige dochter naar Hollywood om daar haar geluk te beproeven
A regular guy by Mona Simpson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Owens is a brilliant barefoot entrepreneur who has become rich and famous by inventing a new kind of business--a man who is fond of showering his largesse on friends and perfect strangers even as he resists any deeper claims on his affection. Into Owens's charmed life comes a ten-year-old girl whose claims he cannot ignore: Jane is his daughter, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into his care by a mother who is no longer capable of providing it. As this raggedy, preternaturally observant girl seeks a place within Owens's circle, A Regular Guy depicts the miraculous chemistry that transforms longing into belonging, an uneasy menage into a family, and an arrogant boy-man into a father
Off Keck Road : a novella by Mona Simpson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of age during the 1950s, Bea Maxwell journeys through life in a small Wisconsin town, having a profound influence on the lives of those around her as she discovers the world from her limited experience of her hometown
Alle andre steder by Mona Simpson( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alle andre steder by Mona Simpson( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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My Hollywood : a novel
Alternative Names
Mona Simpson Amerikaans essayiste

Mona Simpson écrivaine américaine

Mona Simpson scrittrice e saggista statunitense

Mona Simpson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Mona Simpsonová Americká spisovatelka

Мона Симпсон

Մոնա Սիմփսոն

منى سيمبسون

مونا سیمپسون

모나 심프슨

シンプソン, モナ

モナ・シンプソン

莫娜·辛普森

Languages
English (180)

German (11)

French (6)

Danish (5)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (2)

Finnish (1)

Covers
Off Keck RoadMy Hollywood : a novelThe lost fatherA regular guy : a novelA room with a viewThe best American short stories