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McGarry, Jean

Overview
Works: 15 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 2,508 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Black humor  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Art 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.C3636, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Jean McGarry
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Most widely held works by Jean McGarry
A bad and stupid girl : a novel by Jean McGarry( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siri is a legacy admission, rich and spoiled and destined to flunk out of her freshman year at college. Esther, her roommate, is a scholarship student from humble means, brilliant and driven to succeed. Brought together by chance, the girls soon become partners in a struggle to find their way in a world where neither Esther's brains nor Siri's beauty is enough. Never having been forced to work hard at anything, Siri must rely on Esther to teach her to learn and attend class. But as Siri wakes from her dream world to discover the life of the mind, Esther begins shedding her rational bonds t
The very rich hours by Jean McGarry( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airs of Providence by Jean McGarry( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage of girls by Jean McGarry( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream date : stories by Jean McGarry( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean state : stories by Jean McGarry( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of Ocean State roll over the reader like a wave. Family pleasures, marriage, the essential moments and mysteries of a seemingly ordinary world that break into magical territory before we can brace ourselves?Jean McGarry puts us in life's rough seas with what the New York Times has called a "deft, comic, and devastatingly precise" hand
Home at last by Jean McGarry( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Raft," a ten-year-old-boy struggles with the shock of his father's leap from a ninth-floor window of the failed family business. A middle-aged woman invites her widowed mother to move in with her and then the two of them must fight it out to see which one has made the greater "sacrifice." A high school senior, more interested in boys than in fruit flies, uses her genetics project - "Sex-Linked Traits"--To probe the foibles of her own high-strung family. In "Uncle Maggot," a little girl, unwilling to say goodbye at her father's coffin, shocks the mourners with a very odd performance
So the story goes : twenty-five years of the Johns Hopkins short fiction series( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No harm done by Jean McGarry( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of fifteen stories, Jean McGarry's No Harm Done, depicts family life at its worst, best, and funniest, as if the author had conjoined the lunacy of Cold Comfort Farm with the bitter grievances of Dubliners. As the author writes in "Strong Boy," this might be " ... because every family, rich or poor, is roughage." The characters, gallant, goofy, gifted, and grim, include sickly mothers of a dozen children, boozy fathers with a gift of the gab, kids aspiring to be nuns and priests, or just to get out of town with a whole skin. A section is devoted to one marriage made in heaven: a Jewish psychoanalyst devoted to his ex-nun wife. Another set of stories reworks familiar fairy tales, setting them in the wild present. No Harm Done (whose title is Irish code for wishful thinking) concludes with a truce to the war between the sexes, and indeed a 'solution' to the tragicomedy that is marriage and family"--
Banquet( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human house by Jean McGarry( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red coat by Jean McGarry( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallagher's travels by Jean McGarry( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the changing face of journalism. The young heroine, Catherine Gallagher, wants to be a crusading reporter, but times have changed, newspapers playing it safe for fear of losing advertising
Jean McGarry reading from her fiction by Jean McGarry( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American author Jean McGarry reads two of her short stories: Raft and Sex-linked traits
 
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The very rich hours
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Airs of ProvidenceDream date : storiesOcean state : storiesHome at lastSo the story goes : twenty-five years of the Johns Hopkins short fiction series
Alternative Names
Jean McGarry académica estadounidense

Jean McGarry American academic

Jean McGarry schrijver

Languages
English (37)