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Earley, Tony 1961-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 89 publications in 7 languages and 5,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Biography  Short stories  History  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3555.A685, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Earley
Jim the boy : a novel by Tony Earley( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim, living with his mother and three uncles in the small hamlet of Aliceville, North Carolina, comes of age in the Depression years and begins to realize the largeness of the world outside his happy home
The blue star : a novel by Tony Earley( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old from Tony Earley's Jim the Boy, returns. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity
Mr. Tall : a novella and stories by Tony Earley( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories and one novella features tales about a widow being visited by Bigfoot and an elderly woman plagued by Jesse James' ghost
Here we are in paradise : stories by Tony Earley( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and German and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The much-praised stories that make up Here We Are in Paradise create entire worlds and indelible moments as only the best short fiction can do. The characters here are people caught in extremis, at points in their lives when their knowledge of their own heart is forced to change or grow, when they begin to understand another person truly, when the forces and places that have shaped them become clear to them at last
The blue star : [a novel] by Tony Earley( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. [This novel] has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time - making it again even realer than our own day.-Dust jacket
Jim the boy by Tony Earley( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a ten-year-old boy growing up in the Depression-era town of Aliceville, North Carolina
Mr. Tall : a novella and stories by Tony Earley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highly anticipated return of Tony Earley, celebrated author of Jim the Boy Two decades after his debut collection Here We Are in Paradise (LB, 2/94) heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, the rueful, bittersweet, and riotous stories of Mr. Tall reestablish him as a mythmaker and tale spinner of the first rank. These stories introduce us not only to ordinary people seeking to live extraordinary lives, but also to the skunk ape (a southern variant of Bigfoot), the ghost of Jesse James, and a bone-tired Jack the Giant Killer. Whether it's Appalachia, Nashville, the Carolina Coast, or a make-believe land of talking dogs, each world Earley creates is indelible
Eine Familie, irgendwie : fast wahre Geschichten by Tony Earley( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naked came the leaf peeper : a novel( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People are dying in mysterious ways around Asheville. Men once linked to a nefarious land deal are now dropping faster than the fall foliage. Assassin-for-hire Garnell Lee Ray has one last target in her sights, but not if detective J.D. Klontz can put all the pieces together first. ... A serial collaborative novel representing the collective wit and genius of twelve western North Carolina authors."--Page 4 of cover
The best American short stories, 1994 by Tobias Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one best short stories of 1994
Somehow form a family by Tony Earley( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Earley has a voice and a sensibility that cuts to the heart of the way we live today. He's not smug, he's not self-consciously hip, he's not flashy. He writes in a deceptively simple style, yet his work reveals a complex mind, a empathetic heart, and a questing spirit. In Somehow Form a Family, Earley writes about finding a place in a world without losing sight of where you came from. In his late 30s, he is neither a Boomer nor a GenXer. He stands with one foot in the rural South and one foot in the ersatz suburbia of the Brady Bunch. Candidly discussing his struggles with clinical depression, he confronts the big issues -- God, death, civilization, family -- with grace and wit, without glibness or evasion. Whether he's imagining his mountaineer grandmother's only foray into the wider world, tracking ghosts with a parapsychologist and finding his dead sister, or dodging suicide, Earley has clearly lost patience with the knee-jerk irony so prevalent around young writers today. His is a journey into authenticity, from faith through unbelief and into a new faith -- a journey "toward whatever miracle comes up next."
Mr. Tall by Tony Earley( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somehow form a family : stories that are mostly true by Tony Earley( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers eleven essays about growing up in front of the television, fully ensconced in the imaginary world of Mayberry, Gilligan's Island, and the Brady Bunch
Distinguished visiting writers program, 2005( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A lecture series by visiting American writers at the University of Idaho in 2005 as part of the Distinguished visiting writers program, Dept. of English, University of Idaho
Special issue devoted to selected papers from the 2007 Australian social policy conference( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Somehow form a family : a reading by Tony Earley( Visual )

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

Author Tony Earley reads from his work
Tony Earley, Richard J. McCann, and Helen Norris, winners of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, read their short stories by Tony Earley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Earley reads The Simple presence of geese; Mr. McCann reads Fugitive light, old photos; Ms. Norris reads The year of the parrot. Nancy Galbraith introduces the program and the authors, Caroline Marshall talks about the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, and Alan Cheuse speaks about the radio program that features the stories
Second Sunday reading : Tony Earley, Tony Abbott : November 8, 1998( Visual )

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

Second Sunday reading : Tony Earley, Tony Abbott : November 8, 1998( Recording )

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

Mr : a Novella and Stories by Tony Earley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jim the boy : a novel
Alternative Names
Tony Earley Novelist, short story writer

얼리, 토니 1961-

Languages
English (70)

German (4)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Chinese (1)

Korean (1)

Thai (1)

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The blue star : a novelHere we are in paradise : storiesThe blue star : [a novel]Jim the boyThe best American short stories, 1994Somehow form a family : stories that are mostly trueSomehow form a family