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Straight, Susan

Overview
Works: 43 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 9,627 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Autobiographical fiction  History  Short stories  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: PZ7.A335, FIC
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Most widely held works about Susan Straight
 
Most widely held works by Susan Straight
I been in sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots : a novel by Susan Straight( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life changes for the better for Marietta Cook when her son becomes a football hero with a high income
Highwire moon : a novel by Susan Straight( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illegal alien Serafina has found some measure of happiness until she is forcibly separated from beloved daughter Elvia and sent back to Mexico. Eventually, the teenaged Elvia will go there to hunt her out."--Amazon.com
A million nightingales by Susan Straight( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom. Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape. Inspired by a true story, A Million Nightingales portrays Moinette's experience-and the treacherous world she must navigate-with uncommon richness, intricacy, and drama."--Publisher's website
Blacker than a thousand midnights by Susan Straight( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a "straight and narrow" black man, a topic rarely treated in contemporary fiction. The protagonist is Darnell Tucker, a firefighter, and the setting is a racially mixed community in a volatile quarter of Los Angeles. By the author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots
Take one candle light a room by Susan Straight( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fantine Antoine is a travel writer, a profession that keeps her happily away from her Southern California home. When she returns to mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of her closest childhood friend, Glorette, she finds herself pulled into the tumultuous life of Glorette?s twenty-two-year-old son?and Fantine?s godson?Victor. After getting involved in a shooting, Victor has fled to New Orleans. Together with her father, Fantine follows Victor, determined to help him avoid the criminal future that he suddenly seems destined for"--Page 2 of cover
An Introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression
Between heaven and here by Susan Straight( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In August in Rio Seco, California, the ground is too hard to bury a body. But Glorette Picard is dead, and across the canal, out in the orange groves, they'll gather shovels and pickaxes and soak the dirt until they can lay her coffin down. First, someone needs to find her son Victor, who memorizes SAT words to avoid the guys selling rock, and someone needs to tell her uncle Enrique, who will be the one to hunt down her killer, and someone needs to brush out her perfect crown of hair and paint her cracked toenails. As the residents of this dry-creek town prepare to bury their own, it becomes clear that Glorette's life and death are deeply entangled with the dark history of the city and the untouchable beauty that, finally, killed her"--Page 4 of cover
The best American short stories, 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty works of American short fiction selected by guest editor Walter Mosley as the best of 2002, and includes contributors' notes, a list of one hundred additional stories, and editorial addresses for American and Canadian magazines
The gettin place by Susan Straight( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, a black family are harassed by the police after bodies of murdered whites are found on their property. There is ground to believe the family has been framed by people who want to grab their land, but police prefer to believe the family are the killers. By the author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots
Aquaboogie : a novel in stories by Susan Straight( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straight writes with tenderness and insight about the lives of people from the Westside, a black neighborhood in a large southern California city--but it isn't the California everyone knows or thinks they know
The Friskative Dog by Susan Straight( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharron's father has disappeared, and she tries to cope with her feelings of loss through the love of a stuffed dog he gave her
Bear E. Bear by Susan Straight( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gaila's baby sister Delphine drops Bear E. Bear into the mud, Mama makes sure he gets nice and clean in the washing machine
The gettin place by Susan Straight( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth & mirage : inland Southern California, birthplace of the Spanish colonial revival( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy are responsible for keeping a home while their father is off to war. At the same time, they must come to terms with their individual personalities--and make the transition from girlhood to womanhood. It can all be quite a challenge. But the March sisters, however different, are nurtured by their wise and beloved Marmee and bound by their love for one another and the feminine strength they share.--
John Steinbeck's The Grapes of wrath : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews, commentaries and excerpts from the novel, providing first-hand accounts of why The Grapes of Wrath remains so compelling seven decades after its initial publication. Teacher's guide contains ten lessons, each with a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Also includes capstone projects, suggested essay topics, handouts with more background information, and bibliographical references. Lessons dovetail with state language arts standards required for fiction. Reader's guide includes interviews, book lists, time lines, and historical information
Brazil-Maru : a novel by Karen Tei Yamashita( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of an idealistic band of Japanese immigrants, who arrive in Brazil in 1925 to carve a utopia out of the jungle. The dream of creating a new world, the cost of idealism, the symbiotic tie between a people and the land they settle, and the changes demanded by a new generation, all collide in this multigenerational saga"--Page 4 of cover
The cocaine chronicles by Gary Phillips( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious anthology of jaw-grinding criminal behaviour is masterfully curated by acclaimed authors Gary Phillips and Jervey Tervalon. Cocaine, that most addictive of substances, is unravelled in The Cocaine Chronicles - a collection of original short stories that are funny and harrowing, sad and scary, but at all times riveting
The gettin place by Susan Straight( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, a black family are harassed by the police after bodies of murdered whites are found on their property. There is ground to believe the family has been framed by people who want to grab their land, but police prefer to believe the family are the killers. By the author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots
For sale, baby shoes, never worn : six words, six stories, six writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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I been in sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots : a novel
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Highwire moon : a novelA million nightingalesBlacker than a thousand midnightsTake one candle light a roomThe best American short stories, 2003The gettin placeAquaboogie : a novel in storiesThe Friskative Dog
Alternative Names
Susan Straight American writer

Susan Straight Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Susan Straight écrivaine américaine

Susan Straight escritora estadounidense

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