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Hamilton, Jane 1957 July 13-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 392 publications in 6 languages and 24,338 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Illustrator, Publisher
Classifications: PS3558.A4428, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Hamilton
A map of the world by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,653 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
The book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
43 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 4,641 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
Disobedience : a novel by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,333 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 )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,520 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. Narrated by Aaron's son, Mac, When Madeline Was Young chronicles the Maciver family through the decades, from Mac's childhood growing up with Madeline and his cousin Buddy in Wisconsin through the Vietnam War, through Mac's years as a husband with children of his own, and through Buddy's involvement with the subsequent Gulf Wars. Jane Hamilton, with her usual humor and keen observations of human relationships, deftly explores the Maciver's unusual situation and examines notions of childhood (through Mac and Buddy's actual youth as well as Madeline's infantilization) and a rivalry between Buddy's and Mac's families that spans decades and various wars. She captures the pleasures and frustrations of marriage and family, and she exposes the role that past relationships, rivalries, and regrets inevitably play in the lives of adults. An honest and exquisite portrait of how a family tragedy forever shapes and alters the boundaries of love
The short history of a prince : a novel by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,318 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
Laura Rider's masterpiece : a novel by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,884 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 )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,247 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. Narrated by Aaron's son, Mac, "When Madeline was young" chronicles the Maciver family through the decades, from Mac's childhood growing up in Wisconsin through the Vietnam War, through Mac's years as a husband with children of his own. Jane Hamilton deftly explores the Maciver's unusual situation and examines notions of childhood and rivalry, capturing the pleasures and frustrations of marriage and family and the role that past relationships inevitably play in the lives of adults
The book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton ( )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 890 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 )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 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 )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 512 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 )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 397 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
The book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The loser in a small town family tries to hold her own as she grows up in the shadow of her brilliant brother, half-crazy mother, and slightly deranged husband
A map of the world ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After her neighbor's child dies while she's watching her, Alice must fight to find forgiveness not only from her friend but from within herself
The short history of a prince by Jane Hamilton ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 214 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
William Malone's Parasomnia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 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
Laura Rider's masterpiece a novel by Jane Hamilton ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Married for 12 years, Laura and Charlie Rider have come to share almost everything: their nursery business, their love for their animals, and, most especially, their zeal for storytelling. And though they no longer share a bed, they are happy enough continuing along in their pleasant, platonic routine. Then Charlie begins an email exchange in earnest with Jenna Faroli, the host of a popular radio show, and, according to Laura, "the single most famous person in the town." Seeing her opportunity, Laura cannot resist using Charlie's new connection to promote her writing skills, and together, the couple crafts florid, strangely intimate messages that entice Jenna into their game. "The Project," as they come to call it, quickly spins out of control. As the lines between Laura's words and Charlie's feelings become blurred, Jenna finds herself effected in ways most disturbing, while Laura is transformed into an artist of the highest caliber -- in her own mind. The end results are hilarious and poignant, and for Laura Rider, beyond even her wildest imagination
Bad girl ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women filmmakers are directing and producing hard-core videos for the female consumer. These women claim the right to pornography made by women for women and reject the censorship called for by feminists. Are they simply business-women out for their share of one of the most lucrative film markets, or avant-garde feminists and advocates of new sexual relationships? This documentary features selected film clips and interviews with feminist authors, filmmakers, anthropologists, sexologists, and porn producers, directors and activists
La brève histoire d'un prince by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in French and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman psychologique
Nachtzijde = Map of the world by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een verpleegkundige en moeder van twee kinderen wordt beschuldigd van ontucht met een 6-jarig jongetje
Storia di Ruth by Jane Hamilton ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ハミルトン, ジェーン
Languages
English (256)
Dutch (4)
French (3)
Italian (3)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
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