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Fowler, Karen Joy

Works: 102 works in 625 publications in 22 languages and 23,377 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Drama  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Scenarist, win
Classifications: PS3556.O844, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karen Joy Fowler
The Jane Austen book club by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

126 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As six Californians get together to form a book club to discuss the novels of Jane Austen, their lives are turned upside down by troubled marriages, illicit affairs, changing relationships, and love
We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

90 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self; her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man. And Fern her sister, an endearing chimpanzee, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief, has come to a far more terrible fate than their family could ever have imagined. -- From book jacket
Wit's end by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when readers steal your characters? Rima Lanisell is about to find out when she visits her estranged godmother, Addison Early, the successful mystery writer of the Maxwell Lane mysteries, and discovers the truth behind Addison's novels
The Jane Austen Book Club by Kathy Baker( Visual )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfold over the months
Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"San Francisco in the Gilded Age; great fortunes are being made and family dynasties established as new money erases the often unsavory pasts and shady dealings of their founders. By dint of birth, Lizzie Hayes is part of this elite. But Lizzie, seemingly so docile, hides within her a passionate heart. All she needs is the spark that will liberate her from the ruling conventions. And that spark is Mary Ellen Pleasant."--Jacket
Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the winter of 1873 in the Washington Territory, and a mysterious, hugely ugly woman dressed all in black has suddenly appeared in a forest clearing. Chin Ah Kin is commissioned to return her to the white world
Black glass : short fictions by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen satirical stories. In The View from Venus, aliens do a case study of the mores and customs of college students, in The Travails, Gulliver's wife orders her husband to stop travelling and share household chores, while Lieserl portrays Einstein as a deadbeat dad. By the author of Sarah Canary
No time to spare : thinking about what matters by Ursula K Le Guin( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice -- sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical -- shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula's blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it. On the absurdity of denying your age, she says, "If I'm ninety and believe I'm forty-five, I'm headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub." On cultural perceptions of fantasy: "The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is 'escapism' an accusation of? " On her new cat: "He still won't sit on a lap"--
The sweetheart season : a novel by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though most men had returned to their hometowns after World War II, few came back to the tiny village of Magrit, Minnesota. Irini, a nineteen year-old woman, works in the Scientific Kitchen at Margaret Mill, a cereal factory, with most of Magrit's other eligible bachelorettes. Hoping to promote his business and attract some suitors for his staff, the owner of the mill forms a women's baseball team called the Sweetwheat Sweethearts. Irini, who wields a fearsome throwing arm, strong from kneading bread dough, is the team's star center fielder and her successes, failures, and revelations on and off the ball field are endearingly recalled by her now grown daughter
The Jane Austen book club by Karen Joy Fowler( Recording )

49 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens
What I didn't see : and other stories by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories includes tales about John Wilkes Booth's younger brother, a one-winged man, a California cult, a rebellious teen facing torture in a rehab facility, and a mother who invents a fairy-tale world for her son
We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler( Recording )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator, Rosemary Cook, begins her story in the middle. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister." Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she's managed to block a lot of memories. She's smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, "Rosemary" truly is for remembrance
Wit's end by Karen Joy Fowler( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rima Lanisell meets her godmother, Addison Early, a best selling mystery writer, and seeks to discover what her godmother's relationship with her father was
Reading women by Stefan Bollmann( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together a selection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of women reading by a diverse range of artists from the Middle Ages to the present day. Works by Vermeer, Manet, and Whistler are featured alongside those of Edward Hopper and photographer Eve Arnold, among many others. Each image is accompanied by a commentary explaining the context in which it was created - who the reader is, her relationship with the artist, and what she is reading."--Jacket
The case of the imaginary detective by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Rima Lanisell's father dies, Rima goes to stay with her godmother, Addison Early, in her California beach house. Addison is a wildly successful mystery writer, creator of the detective Maxwell Lane - who, being the star of twenty-eight novels, eight films and three TV series, is far more famous than Addison herself. But as Rima settles into Addison's eccentric household, a real-life mystery begins to unfold. Who stole a small and highly valuable object from Addison's kitchen? Why did an obsessive fan write to Maxwell Lane from the site of an obscure cult - and why is Rima replying in Maxwell's name? What exactly was the relationship between Addison and Rima's father, and why did Addison name a murderer after him in one of her novels? Above all: when will Rima stop losing things, from keys and sunglasses to lovers and family members?"--Publisher description
The science of herself : plus, "The motherhood statement" ; and, "The pelican bar" ; and, "More exuberant than is strictly tasteful" : outspoken interview ; and, "The further adventures of the invisible man" by Karen Joy Fowler( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short stories--part of PM Press's Outspoken Author's series--features a historical science fiction narrative of England's first female paleontologist, but also includes other tales of family woes, invisibility, and an interview with the author
The best American science fiction and fantasy 2016( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories written during 2015
Ascendancies : the best of Bruce Sterling by Bruce Sterling( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sterling (Visionary in Residence: Stories), the godfather of cyberpunk, demonstrates his full range, from far future to forgotten past, in this well-stocked career-spanning collection of his finest SF pieces. His blend of uncompromising realism and irrepressible optimism shows up wherever his protagonists do, whether working for a stranded alien in Crusader-era Palestine ("The Blemmye's Stratagem"), investigating a mock space journey inside the cavern left from a Chinese H-bomb test ("Taklamakan") or just hanging around (literally) in 2037 Chattanooga, fixing bikes and foiling a black ops agent out to protect her senile senator boss ("Bicycle Repairman")"--B & N website Editorial Reviews (October 2007)
The James Tiptree Award anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second serving of innovative storytelling continues to celebrate thought-provoking and provocative speculative fiction. Touching on the most fundamental of human desires--sex, love, and the need for acceptance--Tiptree Award-winning authors continually challenge and redefine social identities, simultaneously exploring and expanding gender. James Tiptree, Jr. was the pseudonym of Alice Bradley Sheldon, whose lasting contributions to the genre are honored every year with the award
The James Tiptree Award anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories for women. Stories for men. And stories for the rest of us. The Triptree Award honors fiction that explores and expands gender. Fiction that seduces and repels you. Instructs and surprises you. Pushes you around a little"--Back cover
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The Jane Austen book club
Alternative Names
Joy Fowler, Karen

Karen Joy Fowler Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Karen Joy Fowler écrivaine américaine de science-fiction et de fantasy

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Карен Джой Фаулер американська письменниця

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Wit's endSister NoonSarah CanaryBlack glass : short fictionsThe sweetheart season : a novelThe Jane Austen book clubWhat I didn't see : and other storiesWit's end