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Yarbrough, Steve 1956-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 125 publications in 4 languages and 7,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  War fiction  History  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3575.A717, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Steve Yarbrough
 
Most widely held works by Steve Yarbrough
The oxygen man by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on racism whose hero is a solitary white among blacks working on cat-fish ponds in Mississippi. He sees the difference in race as less to do with skin color and more with the food one eats and how many nights father spent at home when one was a boy
The end of California by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his successful life in California is destroyed by scandal, Pete Barrington returns to his hometown of Loring, Mississippi and builds a new medical practice, encountering former friends, memories of the past, and an old enemy
Prisoners of war : a novel by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, Dan Timms awaits being drafted away from the memory of his father's recent suicide, the guilt and sorrow of his mother, and the protection of his enterprising uncle, for whom he and a young black man called L.C. drive a "rolling store" through the Delta, its plantations now worked by German soldiers whose fighting days are over. As they would seem to be for Dan's friend Marty Stark, returned mysteriously from the front and reassigned to guard men he had been trained to kill. But for L.C., a danger more immediate than the one looming overseas is the society into which he was born
Visible spirits by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1902, a gambler returns to the Mississippi town where his brother is mayor. This sets in motion a string of events that uncovers memories of slavery, war and emancipation
Safe from the neighbors by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school history teacher looks into his own past and begins to discover secrets from his childhood in Mississippi during the 1960s, secrets that he didn't know existed and connect him to the violence of the Civil Rights movement
Prisoners of war by Steve Yarbrough( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, as German prisoners work the plantations of Mississippi Delta country, Dan Timms roves the area in a "rolling stone" selling goods for his uncle. Dan's partner is L.C., a young black man. While L.C. struggles against the inequities surrounding him, Dan romanticizes World War II and dreams of his eventual participation. But when his battleweary friend returns from the action, Dan gains a new, shattering perspective
The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Amy (edi) Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The realm of last chances by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a captivating departure from the Deep South setting of his previous fiction, Steve Yarbrough now gives us a richly nuanced portrait of a marriage being reinvented in a small town in the Northeast, in his most surprising and compelling novel yet. When Kristin Stevens loses her job in California's higher-education system, she and her husband, Cal, relocate to Massachusetts. Kristin takes a position at a smaller, less prestigious university and promptly becomes entangled in its delicate, overheated politics. Cal, whose musical talent is nothing more than a consuming avocation, spends his days alone, fixing up their new home. And as they settle into their early fifties, the two seem to exist in separate spheres entirely. At the same time, their younger neighbor Matt Drinnan watches as his ex-wife takes up with another man in town, with only himself to blame. Each facing a different sense of isolation, he and Kristin gravitate toward each other, at first in hopes of a platonic confidant but then, inevitably, as something more. The Realm of Last Chances provides us with a subtle, moving exploration of relationships, loneliness, and our convolunted attempts to reach out to one another."--
Safe from the neighbors by Steve Yarbrough( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yarbrough tells the story of a Mississippi history teacher who's determined to unravel the truth about one tragic day in 1962. Even as he pursues an affair with a long-lost friend, he wonders if she could hold the missing piece to this racially charged puzzle
The unmade world by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against a backdrop of the current political and cultural upheaval in the US and Eastern Europe, The Unmade World is a thoughtful, scope-y literary novel with a dose of suspense that moves from Poland to California to the Hudson Valley and back to Poland. It covers a decade in the lives of an American journalist and a Polish small businessman turned petty criminal and the wrenching aftermath of an accidental, tragic encounter between these two on a snowy night in 2006 on the outskirts of Krakow. The accident costs the lives of the American journalist Richard Brennans wife and daughter, an event that colors the rest of his life. It also leads to a downward spiral for Bogdan Baranowsk, leaving emotional scars as he suffers the seemingly inevitable loss of his business, his home, and his wife. The Unmade World is a story of ordinary, otherwise decent people from various backgrounds and circumstances who must learn how to live with the personal grief, sense of guilt, and the emotional consequences of violence. Along the way, the novel grapples with a spectrum of cultural and political issues. It includes a murder mystery wrapped around the corruption of major college sports, the pressures on immigrants and refugees in both the US and Poland, the fallout of political change, economic upheavals and armed conflicts--including the horrific destruction of Luhansk, Ukraine in 2014. It also references the 2016 presidential campaign, cultural politics in the American university, and the demise of print journalism, etc., though never in a dogmatic or overtly partisan way
Family men : stories by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of stories, award-winning writer Steve Yarbrough effortlessly evokes the special qualities of small-town southern life as he examines--with subtle humor, keen insight, and unfailing sympathy--the relationships between ordinary people. Set in the Mississippi Delta, these stories chronicle the lives of men and women, often economically disadvantaged, who struggle through the complexities of life during the second half of the twentieth century. Though not explicitly political, the stories are set against a backdrop of a racially torn society in which inequality plays a daily role. Yarbrough's characters, though frequently baffled by life, achieve a kind of wisdom, if not happiness, through the bonds they develop. These eleven stories tell of a feisty, aging woman who finds pleasure in irritating her son-in-law, a barmaid who seeks to reorder her life by joining a church, a college student in an affair with an older woman, and a paralyzed country and western singer. Family Men is distinguished by seamless craftsmanship and shrewd insight into the human condition
Veneer : stories by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mississippi that he writes about is not one of racist sheriffs and magnolias but offshore gambling and movie stars and forty-dollar steaks."--Lewis Nordan
Mississippi history : stories by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realm of last chances : a novel by Steve Yarbrough( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kristin Stevens loses her job in California's higher-education system, she and her husband, Cal, relocate to Massachusetts. Kristin takes a position at a smaller, less prestigious university and promptly becomes entangled in its delicate, overheated politics. Cal, whose musical talent is nothing more than a consuming avocation, spends his days alone, fixing up their new home. And as they settle into their early fifties, the two seem to exist in separate spheres entirely. At the same time, their younger neighbor Matt Drinnan watches as his ex-wife takes up with another man in town, with only himself to blame. Each facing a different sense of isolation, he and Kristin gravitate toward each other, at first in hopes of a platonic confidant but then, inevitably, as something more
The unmade world : a novel by Steve Yarbrough( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against a backdrop of the current political and cultural upheaval in the US and Eastern Europe, The Unmade World is a thoughtful, scope-y literary novel with a dose of suspense that moves from Poland to California to the Hudson Valley and back to Poland. It covers a decade in the lives of an American journalist and a Polish small businessman turned petty criminal and the wrenching aftermath of an accidental, tragic encounter between these two on a snowy night in 2006 on the outskirts of Krakow. The accident costs the lives of the American journalist Richard Brennan's wife and daughter, an event that colors the rest of his life. It also leads to a downward spiral for Bogdan Baranowsk, leaving emotional scars as he suffers the seemingly inevitable loss of his business, his home, and his wife. The Unmade World is a story of ordinary, otherwise decent people from various backgrounds and circumstances who must learn how to live with the personal grief, sense of guilt, and the emotional consequences of violence. Along the way, the novel grapples with a spectrum of cultural and political issues
Two dogs by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widzialne duchy by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family men by Steve Yarbrough( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The museum by Steve Yarbrough( )

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

Krąg szczytowy by Steve Yarbrough( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Steve Yarbrough écrivain américain

Steve Yarbrough escritor estadounidense

Steve Yarbrough (writer) Amerikaans romanschrijver

ヤーブロウ, スティーヴ

Languages
English (103)

Polish (7)

Japanese (1)

Dutch (1)