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Williams, Niall 1958-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 327 publications in 15 languages and 10,141 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Bildungsromans  Drama  Love stories  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Christian fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA990.C59, 823.914
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Four letters of love : a novel by Niall Williams( Book )

66 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero is William, son of an Irish painter who committed suicide and burned his paintings. Only one survived, sold to a poet, and William travels to buy it back. In this way he meets the poet's daughter, Isabel, married for 24 hours and unhappy
As it is in heaven by Niall Williams( Book )

45 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian violinist Gabriella Castoldi comes to Ireland to give a concert and meets Stephen Griffin. He is a shy history professor and he is crazy about her, she is aloof and not at all crazy about him. Love follows all the same
The fall of light by Niall Williams( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in Ireland in the nineteenth century follows the adventures of the four Foley brothers, who were separated by the brutality of the Irish wilderness, the potato famine, and the promise of America, as they end up in different corners of the world
History of the rain : a novel by Niall Williams( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruthie Swain, the bedridden daughter of a dead poet, tries to find her father through stories -- and through generations of family history in County Clare
John : a novel by Niall Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale based on John the Apostle's final years places the elderly, blind John in exile on the island of Patmos, until the Roman emperor lifts the ban against Christianity, enabling John's return to the religiously torn region of Ephesus
Boy in the world by Niall Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boy in the World is a story of an adopted Irish boy's search for a father he's never known - Jay has been raised by the Master, a man who is simultaneously his devoted grandfather and senior-school tutor - One day, the Master gives Jay a letter written by his dead mother which reveals the identity of his father - What follows is Jay's rejection of Catholicism and his journey across Europe in search of his missing lineage and alternative faith-beliefs
Only say the word by Niall Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to make sense of his grief, Jim Foley composes a love letter to his wife, retracing his life's journey from childhood in Ireland to early adulthood in America and back again to Ireland
Boy and man by Niall Williams( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As it is in heaven [a novel] by Niall Williams( Recording )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy man haunted by death goes to live with his father in Dublin, where he is content to let life pass him by until he meets and falls in love with a worldy violinist
Four letters of love by Niall Williams( Recording )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man abandons his wife,his son, and his job to paint the pictures he believes God has commanded. He disappears into the west of Ireland, leaving his wife to die of grief. Meanwhile, on an island in Galway, a boy gifted in music falls mute and lame while playing with his sister. The sister assumes the blame and cloisters herself in a convent school on the mainland.Two unrelated storis, on either side of country come together in this novel of freshness and power
History of the rain by Niall Williams( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the margin between this world and the next, Plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin of the Swains from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil - via pole-vaulting, leaping salmon, poetry and the 3958 books piled high beneath the two skylights in her room, beneath the rain
John by Niall Williams( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years following the death of Jesus Christ, John the Apostle, now a frail, blind old man, lives in forced exile on the desolate island of Patmos with a small group of his disciples. Together, the group has endured their banishment, but after years awaiting Christ's return, fissures form within their faith, and, inevitably, one of John's followers disavows Christ's divinity and breaks away from the community, threatening to change the course of Christianity. When the Roman emperor lifts the banishment of Christians, John and his followers are permitted to return to Ephesus, a chaotic world of competing religious sects where Christianity is in danger of vanishing. It is against this turbulent background -- and inspired by Jesus's radical message of love and forgiveness -- that John comes to dictate his Gospel
The way you look tonight : a play by Niall Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unrequited by Niall Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of light by Niall Williams( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Foley is a proud, stubborn man who cannot stand to be beholden to anyone. Quick to anger and slow to forgive, it is his temper that, one day, costs his sons their home - and their mother. Set in Ireland in the mid-19th century, The Fall of Light traces the footsteps of the Foley men as they embark on an odyssey to find land they can call their own. With elegance, Niall Williams guides both his characters and his readers through hazard and hardship, through Europe, America and Africa - and home again
Only say the word by Niall Williams( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a cottage in County Clare, Jim Foley sits before a white screen and begins a love letter to his wife, hoping that the words he writes will bring her closer to him. In the upstairs rooms of the cottage, his children, Jack and Hannah, are asleep. Retracing the journey of Jim's life, from childhood in Country Clare to early adulthood in America and eventually back home again, this is a story of desire, of stolen books, missed moments and contemporary fatherhood
Tu n'as qu'un mot à dire : roman by Niall Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour exorciser un deuil accablant, un homme décide d'écrire l'histoire de sa famille irlandaise. Alternant entre le passé revisité et la situation présente, un récit rédempteur et magique. [SDM]
New plays from the Abbey Theatre by Michael Harding( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es regnet auch im Paradies : unser erstes Jahr in Irland by Niall Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Som i himmelen roman by Niall Williams( Recording )

5 editions published in 2001 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Four letters of love : a novel
Alternative Names
Reynolds, Sarah 1958-

Williams, Niall

וויליאמס, ניאל

ויליאמס, ניאל

ויליאמס, ניאל 1958-

ウィリアムズ, ニール

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As it is in heavenThe fall of lightJohn : a novelBoy in the worldOnly say the wordBoy and manAs it is in heaven [a novel]Four letters of love