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Hall, Brian 1959-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 114 publications in 10 languages and 5,365 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A363, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Hall
I should be extremely happy in your company : a novel of Lewis and Clark by Brian Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's expedition to the Pacific Ocean and back in the early part of the nineteenth century is one of the most famous journeys in American history. Previous accounts have largely romanticized the expedition, treating it as a great triumph. But was it? What really went on in the minds of these brave men and those who came with them? Novelist Brian Hall has been interested in Lewis and Clark for years and became convinced that the most effective way to tell their story would be in the intimate, revelatory voice of fiction. Rather than attempt to recount the entire expedition, Hall has chosen instead to probe the psyches of its participants and to focus on some of the more emblematic moments of the journey. His narrative is shaped around and informed by an examination of the collision of white and Native American cultures at that time. To be true to this theme of colliding perspectives, he has written the novel in four voices. The primary one is that of Lewis, the troubled and mercurial figure who found that it was impossible to enter paradise without having it fall around him. The voices of the Shoshone girl Sacagawea, whose courage and resourcefulness helped ensure the expedition's completion; William Clark; and Toussaint Charbonneau, the French fur trader who took Sacagawea as his wife, add further texture to the narrative. On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Hall has used the novelist's art to produce a compulsively readable book that fills in the gaps and provides a new perspective on this great American story
The saskiad by Brian Hall( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 10 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a girl with a highly developed sense of fantasy. She is Saskia, 12, who lives on a farm in New York State. She has built around her a world in which such historic figures as Odysseus and Marco Polo actually exist. Yet she is still capable of performing the day-to-day chores on the farm
Fall of Frost by Brian Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in short chapters, each of which presents an emblematic incident with intensity and immediacy, this novel deftly weaves together the earlier parts of the poet Robert Frost's life with his final year. In 1962, at age eighty-eight, and under the looming threat of the Cuban Missile Crisis, he made a visit to Russia and met with Khrushchev in a quixotic attempt to save the world from nuclear war
The dreamers : a novel by Brian Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeleine's world : a child's journey from birth to age three by Brian Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the author's daughter's first three years, describing "the transition from infant solipsism to toddler self-absorption to a small person's sociability."--Jacket
Fall of Frost by Brian Hall( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frost was arguably America's most well-known poet. Frost, as both a man and an artist, was toughened by a hard life. His own father died when he was eleven; his only sibling, a sister, had to be institutionalized; and of his five children, one died before the age of four, one committed suicide, one went insane, and one died during childbirth
Stealing from a deep place : travels in southeastern Europe by Brian Hall( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeleine's world : a biography of a three year-old by Brian Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestselling author celebrates his fascination with his child's beguiling development. Like most biographies, Brian Hall's account of his daughter Madeleine begins at her birth. But unlike most biographies, it concludes with her third birthday. Along the way, it describes her intriguing transition from infant solipsism through toddler self-absorption to a small person's sociability. With his trademark subtle humor and novelist's eye for the telling detail, Hall recounts her first laugh, first words, first tantrum, and brings it all to life from the inside out. By speculating on his daughter's perceptions as she grows, Hall gives us insights into the evolution of language, attachments and separations, and a youngster's curiosity and fear. What emerges is a portrait of growing consciousness in action - a universal voyage whose every revelation and frustration is captured with stunning detail and intimacy
The impossible country : a journey through the last days of Yugoslavia by Brian Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro constituye un privilegiado testimonio de la ex Yugoslavia, que, yendo más allá que los reportajes periodísticios, presencia los odios, prejuicios, aspiraciones y miedos más íntimos de los ciudadanos. El periodista americano Brian Hall viajó durante la primavera y el verano de 1991 por Yugoslavia, justo cuando la nación se estaba desmoronando a sus pies. Al llegar al cabo de una semana de la catalizadora matanza del 2 de mayo en Borovo Selo, Contempló cómo se abandonaban las soluciones políticas a una velocidad vertiginosa y cómo las distintas etnias de la ex Yugoslavia, que habían logrado llegar a un punto de coexistencia, se sumían en la violencia de la guerra. Hall, uno de los últimos extranjeros que viajó sin estorbos por la región, ha captado las voces tanto de las celebridades como de los desconocidos, desde el demagogo serbio Slobodan Milosevic y el dirigente bosnio Alija Izethegovic, a una gran variedad de serbios, coratas y musulmanes corrientes "gente de verdad, gente agradable", como dice, que se han visto impulsados por culpa de los rumores y la propaganda, a suscitar uno de los conflictos étnicos más intensos y brutales de la historia mundial
Il viaggio di Saskia by Brian Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through the last days of Yugoslavia by Brian Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeleine die ersten Jahre meiner Tochter by Brian Hall( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in south-eastern Europe by Brian Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I should be extremely happy in your company by Brian Hall( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture delivered on July 17, 2003 at the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York, discussing the exploration of the western U.S., including the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Harter Union by Brian Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Marketing: Picture a country highway outside of Baldwin City, Kansas, as a lone car coasts into town. Jefferson Franklin is stranded in the small town of Harter Union (population 3,800). He takes a job as supervisor with Baker University's food services department, leaving behind a dream job in New York. Harter Union is populated with characters who will help Jeff realize that there's more to life and love than pain and heartache. When Jeff finally makes it to New York, it might not be what he really wants
Undaunted craziness by Brian Hall( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Otona ga shiranai kodomo no himitsu( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Cotton Club comes to the Ritz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Saskiad by Brian Hall( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming-of-age tale of Saskia, twelve, who ekes out a living with her mother on a run-down commune in Ithaca, New York. When the imaginative Saskia and her friend Jane set out to visit Saskia's charismatic father, they discover the harsh reality of adulthood and personal disappointment
 
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