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Homes, A. M.

Works: 131 works in 619 publications in 18 languages and 14,856 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of introduction, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3558.O448, 813.54
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This book will save your life by A. M Homes( Book )

61 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On his way home from the hospital, Richard forms the first of many new relationships: He meets the owner of a doughnut shop, an immigrant who dreams big. He adopts a weeping housewife he finds in the produce section of the supermarket, and later befriends a reluctant '60s counterculture icon. Simultaneously Richard is brought back in closer touch with his family - his aging parents, his brilliant brother, the beloved ex-wife whom he still desires, and finally, before the story's finale, his estranged son, Ben."--Jacket
Jack by A. M Homes( Book )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Jack's confused feelings for his father, who left him and his mother four years earlier, are further complicated when he finds that his father is gay
Music for torching by A. M Homes( Book )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a middle-class suburb that produces a school shooting. The protagonists are bored parents, comfortably off and looking for kicks. They find them in violence, drugs, adultery, and in one case burning their house and parking the children with neighbors
The end of Alice by A. M Homes( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage vamp enters into a bizarre correspondence with a jailed killer. He writes her how he raped and murdered a girl she knew, she describes how she scores, seducing a much younger boy along with his father. A study of perversion. By the author of A Country of Mothers
In a country of mothers by A. M Homes( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Country of Mothers is a transfixing literary and psychological thriller that questions such bedrock assumptions as the confidence we place in family, in healers, in all those we know, care about, and trust with our secrets. In its alarming climactic moments, all the more terrifying for the familiarity of their setting, A.M. Homes forces us to confront our own judgments about sanity, danger, and desire
Things you should know : a collection of stories by A. M Homes( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories considers such topics as human desires, memories, the need for connection, adolescent sexuality, and finding oneself
The safety of objects : stories by A. M Homes( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A.M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic A Real Doll, the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's favorite doll; Adults Alone, which first introduced Paul and Elaine, the crack smoking yuppie couple whose marriage careens out of control in Homes's novel Music for Torching; and Looking for Johnny, in which a kidnapped boy having failed his abductor's expectations, is returned home. Brilliantly conceived sharply etched, and exceptionally satisfying these stories explore the American dream in ways you're not likely soon to forget. Working in Kodacolor hues, Homes offers an uncanny pictures of a surreal suburbia outrageous and utterly believable
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an anthology of stories that, in the words of its co-editor David Leavitt, "illuminate the experience of love between men, explore the nature of homosexual identity, or investigate the kinds of relationships gay men have with each other, with their friends, and with their families." It is not a collection of stories written exclusively by gay authors; indeed, readers may be surprised to discover that some of their favorite women writers and straight male writers have also explored the territory. What the stories do share is a refusal to ghettoize gay men as denizens of the gay nocturnal subculture. The men in these stories live very much in the world; their sexuality, though an important aspect of their lives, doesn't singularly define them." "The thirty-nine stories brought together here suggest the ways in which gay experience has - and hasn't - changed over the course of this century, starting with the tender, unarticulated longings of two boys swimming in D.H. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M. Homes's "The Whiz Kids." In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story, as offered by well-known authors and by those less familiar to the devotees of the genre. There is wry humor in Barbara Pym's clever manipulation of romantic convention; painful accounts of discovery in Larry Kramer's "Mrs. Tefillin"; the consolation of age in Edmund White's "Reprise"; and in Randall Kenan's "Run, Mourner, Run," the breaking of both racial and sexual taboos. The anthology also encompasses a richly diverse subcategory of stories inspired by AIDS, from such writers as Allen Barnett, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Greco, Dennis McFarland, and Peter Wells: stories that explore not only the tragedy of the epidemic but also the triumphs, even the erotic possibilities, that have been generated in its wake."
This book will save your life by A. M Homes( Recording )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Novak is a modern-day Everyman, a middle-aged divorceþ trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one--except his trainer, nutritionist, and housekeeper. He is functionally dead and doesn't even notice until two incidents--an attack of intense pain that lands him in the emergency room, and the discovery of an expanding sinkhole outside his house--conspire to hurl him back into the world. He forms the first of many new relationships on his way home from the hospital. In the end, Richard is also brought back in closer touch with his family, including his estranged son. The promised land of Los Angeles is also very much a character in this novel about compassion, transformation, and what can happen if you are willing to lose yourself and open up to the world around you
The safety of objects by Rose Troche( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Paul Gold now lies in a coma. He is attentively nursed by his mother Esther, who dotes on her son to the point that her husband and daughter, Julie, feel very left out. Meanwhile, Jim Train is a workaholic lawyer who is closer to his tortes than to his spouse Susan. Their son Jake has taken a morbid fascination with his sister's baby doll. At the same time, Paul's former lover Annette Jennings is trying to pull her life and her family back together after a particularly brutal divorce
Petah Coyne : everything that rises must converge by Petah Coyne( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Fischl : beach paintings by Eric Fischl( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 200 of Eric Fischl's beach-inspired works including paintings, photographs, watercolors, charcoals with a short story by American novelist A.M. Homes
On the street : 1980-1990 by Amy Arbus( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed : art, 2003-2009 by Julie Speed( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral painter : the art of Julie Speed / by Elizabeth Ferrer -- Do you hear what I hear? / by A.M. Homes -- Tracking / by Julie Speed -- Plates -- List of works -- Exhibitions 2003-2008 -- Publications and media 2003-2008
Wave music by Clifford Ross( Book )

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

May we be forgiven by A. M Homes( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, with a murderous temper. They have been uneasy rivals since childhood. Then one day George loses control so extravagantly that he precipitates Harry into an entirely new life
Los Angeles : people, places, and the castle on the hill by A. M Homes( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Los Angeles, the New York-based novelist and short-story writer A. M. Homes checks us into the famed hotel Chateau Marmont and uses life at this iconic landmark as a multifaceted prism through which she views and experiences Los Angeles culture, past and present. Built in the 1920s, the Chateau Marmont is where the famous and infamous have always come to stay-some for a few days, others for months at a time-and sometimes, like John Belushi, to die. It is a mythological mecca, the focal point for a city of visionaries, romantics, and dreamers. And it is the site where Homes, as she mines the strange heart of Los Angeles, shows herself to be an uncommonly nimble and entertaining cultural anthropologist
Bill Owens : photographs by Bill Owens( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La figlia dell'altra by A. M Homes( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mistress's daughter by A. M Homes( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed novelist's memoir about what it means to be adopted and how all of us construct our sense of self and family. Before A.M. Homes was born, she was put up for adoption. Her birth mother was a 22-year-old single woman having an affair with a much older married man. Thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes, renowned for the psychological accuracy and intensity of her storytelling, tells how they made contact with her, what happened next, and what she was able to reconstruct about the story of their lives. Her birth mother, a complex and lonely woman, never married or had another child, and died in 1998. Years later, Homes opened boxes of her mother's memorabilia, hoping to know her secrets, but no relief came. She then became obsessed with finding out as much as she could about all four parents and their families.--From publisher description
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.23 for The mistre ... to 0.95 for La figlia ...)

This book will save your life
Alternative Names
A. M. Homes Amerikaans schrijfster

A. M. Homes amerikansk författare

A. M. Homes amerikansk skribent

A.M. Homes escritora estadounidense

A. M. Homes scrittrice statunitense

A. M. Homes US-amerikanische Autorin

Amy Homes écrivain américaine

Homes, A. M.

Homes, A. M. 1961-

Homes, A. M. (Amy M.)

Homes, A. M. (Amy M.), 1961-

Homes, A. M. (Amy Michael), 1961-

Homes, Amy

Homes, Amy M.

Homes, Amy M. 1961-

Homes, Amy Michael.

Homes, Amy Michael 1961-

הומס, א״מ.

ای. ام. هومز نویسنده آمریکایی

홈스, A.M. 1961-

ホームズ, A. M


JackMusic for torchingThe end of AliceIn a country of mothersThings you should know : a collection of storiesThe safety of objects : storiesThis book will save your lifePetah Coyne : everything that rises must converge