WorldCat Identities

Olmstead, Robert

Overview
Works: 23 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 8,285 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  War stories  Short stories  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3565.L67, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Olmstead
 
Most widely held works by Robert Olmstead
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robey Child's mother experiences a premonition about her husband, a Civil War soldier, she sends her only son to retrieve his father from the battlefield, accompanied by a horse that becomes his only companion as he makes his way through the destruction of war
The coldest night : a novel by Robert Olmstead( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Henry Childs is threatened by his first love's father, he enlists in the Marines to escape
Far bright star : a novel by Robert Olmstead( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1916. The enemy, Pancho Villa, is elusive. The terrain is unforgiving, the intense heat and dust both relentless and overpowering. Through the mountains and across the long dry stretches of Mexico, Napoleon Childs, an aging cavalryman, leads an expedition of inexperienced horse soldiers on seemingly fruitless searches. Napoleon has weathered the storms of battle with a toughness that has become like a second skin, with the Rattler, a horse who's as flinty and seasoned as he. But this time, Napoleon can't control one of his young soldiers who has a penchant for reckless, dramatic actions--and who singlehandedly, in his desire to prove himself, makes a move that is the beginning of the end. Before long, Napoleon's patrol is at the mercy of an enemy who is intent not only on killing Napoleon's men but on something much bigger: avenging a brutal act
The Vintage book of contemporary American short stories by Tobias Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirty-three stories in this volume prove that American short fiction maybe be our most distinctive national art form. As selected and introduced by Tobias Wolff, they also make up an alternate map of the United States that represents not just geography but narrative traditions, cultural heritage, and divergent approaches
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Civil War, Robey Child, only 14, must go to the battlefield to bring his injured father home. Clad in a homemade uniform--gray on one side, blue on the other--and riding a powerful coal black horse, Robey sets out on a journey that will make him a man
Far bright star by Robert Olmstead( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1916, aging cavalryman Napoleon Childs leads an expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa and bring him to justice. But Childs' troops are wiped out, and he is left to die alone in the Mexican desert
America by land by Robert Olmstead( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and German and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School, oblivious to the views from astride his Harley. Juliet is his cousin, living alone in the desert, haunted by her decision to give up her newborn baby for adoption. Together, they start to fill the vacuums in each other while undertaking an odyssey to locate and reclaim Juliet's child. Their dreamlike journey of adventure, memories, and sexual passion is a surpassing tale of love and loss from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction. In the words
A trail of heart's blood wherever we go by Robert Olmstead( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cody, a gypsy logger, moves in with Ryan, the local undertaker, after Cody steers his truck--with the severed body of his partner snowpacked to his plow-onto Ryan's front lawn. Later they discover the mysterious secrets of their New Hampshire neighbors
Soft water by Robert Olmstead( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and German and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River dogs : stories by Robert Olmstead( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eleven stories in River Dogs tansports readers into the raw, uncompromising landscape of rural New Hampshire, in sharp, lyrical, and caustically funny prose."
Elements of the writing craft by Robert Olmstead( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 150 lessons for writers emulate the techniques of the masters who have "built" great narratives through a multitude of small but significant moves in their craft
The coldest night by Robert Olmstead( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1950, this novel follows Henry, a marine who arrives in Korea just before the devastating Chosin Reservoir battle. Days of brutal fighting leave Henry forever haunted by what he's seen, but the true depth of his scars doesn't become apparent until he returns home--and finds that the combat he loathed may be the closest he'll ever come to feeling truly alive
Der Glanzrappe by Robert Olmstead( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far bright star by Robert Olmstead( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1916, aging cavalryman Napoleon Childs leads an expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa and bring him to justice. But Childs' troops are wiped out, and he is left to die alone in the Mexican desert
Spuren von Herzblut, wohin wir auch gehen Roman by Robert Olmstead( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein ebenso makabrer wie tragikomischer Roman aus dem Leben eines amerikanischen Bestattungsunternehmers
Le voyage de Robey Childs : roman by Robert Olmstead( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a true story ... : opening chapter of America by land by Robert Olmstead( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stay here with me : a memoir by Robert Olmstead( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentic, intimate, and intense, Stay Here with Me is about coming of age and leaving home, about the acts of rebellion that free the body even as they bind the soul to a place forever. Olmstead lays bare the acute pain of his father's alcoholism and the shattering decline of his grandfather, the family patriarch. With delicate sensuality, he traces the flowering of his love for a woman who "walks like light would walk if it could." And throughout, there is the land where his family has worked and lived and died for six generations, land at once richly abundant and cruelly demanding
Co eibur dum : 101+ sundry poems by Robert Olmstead( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Graywolf annual four : short stories by men( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Robert Olmstead American writer

Robert Olmstead Amerikaans auteur

Robert Olmstead amerykański pisarz, nauczyciel akademicki

Robert Olmstead US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Languages
English (96)

German (14)

Chinese (2)

French (2)

Covers
Far bright star : a novelThe Vintage book of contemporary American short storiesAmerica by landA trail of heart's blood wherever we goRiver dogs : storiesElements of the writing craftThe Graywolf annual four : short stories by men