WorldCat Identities

Johnston, Wayne

Overview
Works: 47 works in 299 publications in 4 languages and 6,720 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Composer, Author of introduction, Lyricist
Classifications: PR9199.3.J599, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wayne Johnston
The colony of unrequited dreams by Wayne Johnston( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a 40-year love-hate relationship between a colorful politician and his childhood love, now a journalist. He is Joe Smallwood, populist premier of Newfoundland and their relationship is portrayed in his memoir, interspersed with her acerbic comments
The navigator of New York : a novel by Wayne Johnston( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outcast in nineteenth-century Newfoundland, Devlin Stead receives a letter from explorer Frederick Cook that sends him to New York to become Cook's protege and to join him in his race to reach the North Pole before his arch-rival Peary
The custodian of paradise by Wayne Johnston( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making her way to a deserted island off the coast of Newfoundland in the waning days of World War II, Sheilagh Fielding learns the identity of a man who has shadowed her for twenty years, a finding that coincides with the discovery of the fate of her twin children
The divine Ryans by Wayne Johnston( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The youngest member of an eccentric Irish-Catholic family in the dual business of newspaper-publishing and undertaking, nine-year-old Doyle must deal with ghostly appearances, his screwy relatives, and his own burgeoning sexuality
Human amusements : a novel by Wayne Johnston( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the late 1950s and in lower middle-class Toronto, Audrey Prendergast, whose love for her family blinds her to all else, sees the new medium of television as the only means of climbing the social ladder. And climb it the Prendergasts begin to do when Audrey launches a children's show called Rumpus Room, starring herself as Miss Mary and her young son Henry as Bee Good/Bee Bad. When the program becomes an overnight sensation, the Prendergasts' world begins to change, much to the chagrin of Audrey's husband, Peter, family comedian and would-be novelist. Determined to keep his family anchored in reality, Peter refuses to have anything to do with Rumpus Room and throws all his energy into writing his novel and doing an almost non-stop and hilarious commentary on modern culture. When Audrey's second television series becomes a huge success, things begin to break down. The show becomes a kind of camp classic, attracting a group of fanatic followers who call themselves 'Philosophers' and more or less worship the teenage Henry. Sorrow and comedy mingle and blend as the Prendergasts struggle to retain their innocence and love for one another in the maelstrom of their changing lives"--Publisher's description
A world elsewhere by Wayne Johnston( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the late nineteenth century, "A World Elsewhere" is an intricately woven tale of humour and emotion, of family and friendship, of ambition and destitution. At its centre is Landish Druken, son of a Newfoundland sealing captain, who turns his back on family tradition and wishes to become a writer. Well-mannered and eloquent, Landish sets off from St John's to Princeton University, where he is befriended by 'Van' Vanderluyden, son of the wealthiest man in America, and later betrayed by him. Landish is banished from Princeton and his hopes crumble. Returning to St John's, he adopts Deacon, an orphan, the son of his father's first mate. Outcast, fighting off destitution, Landish raises Deacon alone, with no tools other than trust, humour and compassion. But when poverty casts them out of their home, there is only one person left to turn to: Van. They make the long journey to North Carolina, where Van has built Vanderland, a huge, magnificent castle. There they are swiftly pulled into a world of deception and murder, and the mettle of the exceptional Landish, and the bond with his adopted son, is truly tested. This is a novel of great invention and emotional intensity, "A World Elsewhere" is unexpected and extraordinary, and a work emblematic of Wayne Johnston's brilliance
The story of Bobby O'Malley by Wayne Johnston( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a certain woman by Wayne Johnston( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Percy Joyce is afflicted from birth with a congenital disfigurement but a regular boy on the cusp of teenage-hood, filled with yearning, wild with hormones, longing for what he can't have, for wanting to be let in ... and let out; and his disturbingly alluring mother, Penelope, whose sex appeal fairly leaps off the page. Every man in St. John's lusts after her, including her sister-in-law Medina, her paying border, Pops MacDougall, with whom she carries on an affair of convenience - and Percy
The time of their lives by Wayne Johnston( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old lost land of Newfoundland : family, memory, fiction, and myth by Wayne Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2008 Wayne Johnston became the second prominent Canadian writer to enlighten and entertain audiences as a speaker in the Canadian Literature Centre's Henry Kreisel Lecture Series. He spoke to an enthusiastic audience at the University of Alberta about the myths and realities surrounding his native Newfoundland. Amaster storyteller, Johnston peppered the lecture with impromptu asides, delighting his listeners with true tales and well-spun yarns."--Jacket
The beggar maid : stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaving stories tell of the evolving bond between practical, narrow-minded Flo and her stepdaughter Rose, who manages to escape her small town life to achieve an equivocal success in the larger world
First snow, last light by Wayne Johnston( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic family mystery with a powerful, surprise ending, which features the return of the ever-fascinating Sheilagh Fielding, one of the most memorable characters in fiction. Ned Vatcher, only 14, ambles home from school in the winter of 1936 to find the house locked, the family car missing, and his parents gone without a trace. From that point on, his life is driven by the need to find out what happened to the Vanished Vatchers. When Ned meets Sheilagh Fielding, he believes the enigmatic Fielding to be his soulmate. The novel builds to a spectacular resolution of the mystery of all the Vanished Vatchers
At the York by Wayne Johnston( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het huis van Baltimore by Wayne Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas over het leven van drie generaties mannen in de Canadese provincie Newfoundland
The colony of unrequited dreams by Wayne Johnston( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalized biography of Joseph Smallwood, first premier of Newfoundland, following its incorporation into Canada on April 1, 1949. Recounts Smallwood's life from childhood, describing the lasting effect of his early association with Sheilagh Fielding and his rise to power at great personal cost
The divine Ryans by Wayne Johnston( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nine-year-old Draper Doyle Ryan, life in St. John's is equal parts humour and heartbreak. He struggles with the mysterious death of his father, his budding adolescence, and the demands of his eccentric family. The Ryans are devout Catholics; Draper is a die-hard Habs fan. Hockey is his passion, Saturday night his church service, Foster Hewitt his priest. When the Habs play the Leafs, his whole family gathers, turning what was never merely a game into an epic battle between the "true church" and the Protestants
Baltimore's mansion : a memoir by Wayne Johnston( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren vender tilbage til Newfoundland for at belyse sin families historie. Som efterkommere af irske nybyggere forsøger hver generation at undgå det hårde liv på havet. Deres samhørighed med det fantastisk smukke men barske land syntes dog lige så uundgåelig som de hårde vintre, de måtte døje med
The navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical novel revolves around three of Robert Peary's and Frederick Cook's real-life expeditions to the Arctic. It is told through the voice of Devlin Stead, a fictional young orphan raised by his aunt and uncle in St. John's, Newfoundland, after his father abandoned him and went to Labrador to minister to the Inuit and his mother committed suicide. Eventually, Devlin sailed from St. John's to New York to become the protégé of Cook and accompanied Cook on his expeditions to reach the North Pole. 2002
A world elsewhere by Wayne Johnston( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1890. Landish Druken is a formidable figure: broader than most doorways, quick-witted and sharp-tongued. As a student at Princeton, he is befriended by George Vanderluyden, son of one of the wealthiest men in America. Years later, when Landish and his adopted son turn to Vanderluyden for help, he invites them to his self-constructed castle and pulls them into his web of lies and deceit
Das Land meiner Väter by Wayne Johnston( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The colony of unrequited dreams
Alternative Names
Johnston, Wayne

Johnston, Wayne Gerard Patrick 1958-

Wayne Johnston Canadees auteur

Wayne Johnston écrivain canadien

Wayne Johnston escritor canadiense

Wayne Johnston kanadischer Schriftsteller

Wayne Johnston kanadyjski pisarz

Вейн Джонстон

ウェイン・ジョンストン

Languages
English (256)

German (11)

Dutch (9)

Chinese (1)

Covers
The navigator of New York : a novelThe custodian of paradiseThe divine RyansHuman amusements : a novelA world elsewhereThe old lost land of Newfoundland : family, memory, fiction, and mythThe colony of unrequited dreamsBaltimore's mansion : a memoirA world elsewhere