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Robinson, Roxana

Works: 37 works in 200 publications in 5 languages and 11,031 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Short stories  War fiction  Historical fiction  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3568.O3152, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Roxana Robinson
Most widely held works by Roxana Robinson
Georgia O'Keeffe : a life by Roxana Robinson( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Georgia, who established her own vision and remained in the forefront of American art through her life
Cost by Roxana Robinson( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settling into her parents' home in Maine hoping to help them with their respective health challenges, art professor Julie Lambert is shattered by the discovery of her son's heroin addiction
Sweetwater : a novel by Roxana Robinson( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarrying several years after the death of her first husband, Isabel Green finds her new marriage a difficult one, and she struggles to make it succeed while coping with her growing commitment to her job as an environmental advocate
This is my daughter : a novel by Roxana Robinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York couple with children from a first marriage struggle to make their second marriage work. The novel analyzes child resentment and the way parental guilt undermines authority
Sparta by Roxana Robinson( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[After four years in Iraq, Conrad Farrell returns to Katonah, New York], and he's beginning to learn that something has changed in his landscape. Something has gone wrong, though things should be fine: he hasn't been shot or wounded; he's never had psychological troubles. But as he attempts to reconnect with his family and his girlfriend and to find his footing in the civilian world, he learns how hard it is to return to the people and places he used to love"--Dust jacket flap
Summer light by Roxana Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young woman hovering between careers, between marriages, between lives--and of the summer that throws her off balance and onto her feet
A perfect stranger : and other stories by Roxana Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen short stories by Roxana Robinson that explore how life can be dictated by one's secrets, needs, and longings
The best American short stories, 1994 by Tobias Wolff( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one best short stories of 1994
Asking for love and other stories by Roxana Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen stories on family life among rich Wasps on the East Coast. The marriages are usually remarriages, children have to shoulder their burden and domestics are envied for their stable lives. A look at a privileged world in various stages of repair or disarray
A glimpse of scarlet and other stories by Roxana Robinson( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times Notable Book: Fourteen exquisitely crafted tales of love, betrayal, loss, and renewal among the upper class. Acclaimed author Roxana Robinson's collection runs the gamut of emotion, with characters facing shifting family dynamics and moments of personal crisis: marriage and remarriage, the delights and struggles of raising children, the lure of illicit romance, and the bitter acrimony of divorce. Robinson draws her characters-including disaffected stepchildren, seemingly well-meaning in-laws, and adult children coping with aging parents-with compassion and a deep understanding of the heart's capacity for pain, hope, and growth. "Second Chances" examines the complications of arranging a Thanksgiving dinner in a family of second marriages, former spouses, and stepchildren, where connections are tenuous at best and spiteful and destructive at worst. In "Graduation," a woman dreads attending her son's boarding-school festivities, where she will see the vindictive ex-husband she hasn't spoken to in years. And another mother finds her own desires threatened by her young daughter's blossoming independence in "Daughter." Through the nuanced experiences of the complex and flawed characters in her debut story collection, Robinson expertly probes the universal complexities of friendship and forgiveness, love and devotion, separation and reunion, echoing the wit and grace of John Cheever, Henry James, and Edith Wharton
The New York stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton gathers twenty stories of old New York, written over the course of Wharton's career, which focus on themes about the meaning of marriage, the struggle for artistic integrity, the bonds between parent and child, and the plight of the aged
The road ahead : fiction from the forever war by Adrian Bonenberger( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years have passed since boots first hit the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet the war has not ended--only changed. These masterfully crafted stories from writers who have served reflect the entire breadth of human emotion--loss, anger, joy, love, fear, and courage--and the evolving nature of what has become America's "Forever War." From debut writers to experienced authors whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, this exceptional collection promises to be the definitive fictional look at the after-effects of the Iraq and Afghan Wars and will resonate with readers long after the final page. -- Inside jacket flap
The kiss : intimacies from writers by Brian Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wide-ranging collection of essays, stories, graphic memoir, and cross-genre work, writers explore the deeply human act of kissing."--Jacket
A matter of prejudice and other stories by Kate Chopin by Kate Chopin( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house by the sea by Bunny Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams's lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property--from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa's interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa's architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends
Sparta by Roxana Robinson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad Farrell's family has no military heritage, but as a classics major at Williams, he saw the sturdy appeal of the Marine ethic: Semper fidelis came straight from the ancient world, from Sparta, where every citizen doubled as a full-time soldier. When Conrad joined the Marines after college, he expected to further a long tradition of honor, courage, and commitment. Now Conrad has just returned home to Westchester after four years in Iraq, and something is very wrong. Everything should be fine--he hasn't been shot or wounded by an IED, and he's never had psychological troubles--but as he attempts to reconnect with his girlfriend and find his footing in the civilian world, he has an impossible time adjusting to the people and places he used to love and to a commonplace life of hotel reservations, dinner conversation, long showers, and alone time. As the weeks turn into months, Conrad's bitterness only festers, and he begins to fear that his rage, when it comes out, will have irreparable consequences
Divided portraits : identity and disability by Hilary Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amandas Schwester : Roman by Roxana Robinson( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sowohl die Kunstjournalistin Emma als auch der Rechtsanwalt Peter haben bereits eine Ehe hinter sich, als sie sich ineinander verlieben. Die sehr unterschiedlichen Stiefschwestern Tess (3) und Amanda (7) setzen alles daran, die neue Ehe turbulent werden zu lassen
The best early stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the euphoric months before and after the publication of This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the flapper's historian and poet laureate of the Jazz Age, wrote the ten stories that appear in this unique collection. Exploring characters and themes that would appear in his later works, such as The Beautiful and Damned and The Great Gatsby, these early selections are among the very best of Fitzgerald's many short stories. This original volume includes notes, an appendix of essays by Fitzgerald and his contemporaries, and vintage magazine illustrations."--Jacket
Asking for love by Roxana Robinson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 837 (ca. 29 min.) : Roxana Robinson reads from and discusses her new collection of stories, "Asking for love." Program 838 (ca. 29 min.) : G. Edward White is the author of "Creating the national pastime: baseball transforms itself, 1903-1953." In a conversation with Vincent Blasi, White charts the metamorphosis of baseball from a "marginal urban sport associated with drinking and gambling" into a ritual of childhood, a symbol of American individuality and fair play, the national pastime
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CostSweetwater : a novelThis is my daughter : a novelSummer lightA perfect stranger : and other storiesThe best American short stories, 1994Asking for love and other storiesA glimpse of scarlet and other stories
Alternative Names
Roxana Barry Robinson American writer

Roxana Barry Robinson Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Roxana Barry Robinson escritora estadounidense

English (152)

French (12)

German (5)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (1)