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Hamilton, Jane 1957 July 13-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 365 publications in 9 languages and 24,014 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Legal stories  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3558.A4428, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Hamilton
The book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton( Book )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth, a young woman living in a rural Illinois town, looks back on the people who have shaped her life, including her runaway father, shrewish mother, and crazy husband
A map of the world by Jane Hamilton( Book )

67 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 4,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is falsely accused of molesting a child and goes to jail. The drama begins when Alice Goodwin, a school nurse in a small town in Wisconsin, has a moment of inattention while caring for children and one of them drowns, an occasion for the community to settle scores with an outsider. By the author of The Book of Ruth
Disobedience : a novel by Jane Hamilton( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Shaw, a high school senior from an average upper-middle-class Chicago family, discovers that his mother, a pianist, is having an affair when he accidentally reads her E-mail
When Madeline was young : a novel by Jane Hamilton( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Aaron Maciver's beautiful young wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a six-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for Madeline with deep tenderness and devotion as they raise two children of their own
The short history of a prince : a novel by Jane Hamilton( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A roman a trois featuring a homosexual boy and a heterosexual girl, both in love with a bisexual boy. The main protagonist is the homosexual who aspires to be a ballet dancer, thanks to the influence of a lesbian aunt. The setting is 1970s Wisconsin. By the author of A Map of the World
The excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World, a heartfelt coming-of-age story that Karen Joy Fowler calls "a timeless classic book you will read and reread." Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go"--
Laura Rider's masterpiece : a novel by Jane Hamilton( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twelve years of marriage, Laura Rider decides to stop sleeping with her husband Charlie and write a book, a decision that prompts her to push Charlie into a romance with local radio show host Jenna with comical results
When Madeline was young by Jane Hamilton( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Aaron Maciver's beautiful young wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a seven-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for Madeline with deep tenderness and devotion as they raise two children of their own
The book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When bickering between her emotionally unstable husband and her shrewish mother reaches a violent climax, Ruth must overcome her poor self-image and put together her shattered body, spirit and life
A Map of the world by Jane Hamilton( Recording )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a dairy farm in the Midwestern town of Prairie Center, Alice Goodwin is watching her neighbor's daughters as well as her own. In a brief break that stretches out, her neighbor's daughter drowns in the farm's pond and Alice is the perfect scapegoat. At the same time, a seemingly trivial incident from Alice's past resurfaces to giant proportions leading to a harrowing court trial and the family's shattering downfall
Laura Rider's masterpiece : a novel by Jane Hamilton( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twelve years of marriage, Laura and Charlie Rider seem to have lost their romantic sparks for one another, but appear content enough in their usual routine. When Charlie crosses paths with Jenna Faroli, a popular radio show host, they start corresponding via the Internet, and Laura steps in with Charlie to construct messages that allure Jenna in ways never expected
Disobedience by Jane Hamilton( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after he was a high school senior, Henry sets down his observations of his family, made when he realized his mother was having an affair
A map of the world( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Howard have moved to a small town to pursue Howard's dream of owning a farm. While taking care of a friend's child, tragedy strikes
Two by Melissa Ann Pinney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of captivating and thought-provoking photographs by award-winning photographer Melissa Ann Pinney that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world that surrounds us. Pinney, whose work is in the permanent collections of dozens of American museums, including the Metropolitan, MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty, aims her lens at pairs--mostly, but not always human--that display or imply elusive connections of mind, of spirit, or of simply the act of being
The short history of a prince by Jane Hamilton( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter McCloud's ambition is to become a great ballet dancer. As he struggles with the limits of his own talent, his brother, Daniel, develops a strange lump on his neck. During the following year, Susan becomes involved with Daniel and Walter falls in love with Mitch, a talented dancer
The excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go."--
William Malone's Parasomnia by William Malone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Baxter suffers from "parasomnia," a bizarre medical condition that keeps her trapped in an almost constant dream state. Art student Danny Sloan falls in love with the sleeping beauty, unaware that terrifying mesmerist and mass murderer Byron Volpe has sinister plans to claim her as his own
The frogs are still singing by Jane Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapat ha-ʻolam by Jane Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleo/Leo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Leo Blockman, a full-fledged male chauvinist, is shot down by a gun-wielding feminist, the cosmic fates see fit to teach Leo a lesson. Instead of dying, he is miracuolously transformed in Cleo, his female alter ego and the ideal modern woman. Cleo/Leo quickly learns firsthand the perils of life as a woman
 
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Alternative Names
Jane Hamilton Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Jane Hamilton amerykańska pisarka

Jane Hamilton écrivain américaine

Jane Hamilton novelista estadounidense

Jane Hamilton scrittrice statunitense

Джейн Хэмилтон

המילטון, ג'ין

جین همیلتون نویسنده آمریکایی

ጄን ሃሚልተን

ハミルトン, ジェーン

Languages
English (296)

French (14)

German (9)

Italian (8)

Dutch (6)

Japanese (2)

Danish (1)

Serbian (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
A map of the worldDisobedience : a novelWhen Madeline was young : a novelThe short history of a prince : a novelLaura Rider's masterpiece : a novelWhen Madeline was youngThe book of RuthA Map of the world