WorldCat Identities

Frank, Joan 1949-

Works: 9 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 3,317 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3606.R38, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joan Frank
Most widely held works by Joan Frank
Make it stay by Joan Frank( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a poignant if narrow portrait of love, friendship, and mortality. In a bohemian Northern California town, writer Rachel Blum ruminates on the life of Mike Spender, oldest friend of her straight-laced lawyer husband, Neil. Years ago, during a trip to Tahiti, Mike saved Neil's life, a favor that Neil has repaid with dogged loyalty: Neil was Mike's best man at his wedding; cherished his role as uncle to Mike's daughter, Addie; and dutifully assisted the family through an assortment of legal, marital, and health crises. When Rachel entered the picture, marrying Neil late in life, her gratitude for having finally found love is tainted by the separation she feels from his friends and her reservations about Mike's womanizing. When tragedy strikes, Rachel finds her own marriage cast into an upheaval she struggles to understand
Boys keep being born : stories by Joan Frank( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Boys Keep Being Born, Joan Frank's subject matter and style are stark -- to some, perhaps, shocking. Her collection of stories explores the reverberant mystery of men and women's interactions, touching deeply on those breathtaking, gut-wrenching moments that each of us knows too well, leaving readers dizzy with anticipation, eagerly waiting for more
In envy country : stories by Joan Frank( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Paris, California, Italy, and Spain, Joan Frank's second story collection explores the uncertainties and triumphs of women and men in and out of love and marriage at varying ages and stages of contemporary American Life"--Cover p.[4]
Miss Kansas City : a novel by Joan Frank( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Kansas City is the story of an improbable friendship, set in the tumultuous mid-80s dotcom California, where youthful greed and blinkered innocence arrive intertwined. Friendless and reclusive, Alex Blue commutes two hours each way to a job that serves mainly as a place to bide time, until one day she meets the wealthy, worldly-and married-owner of a high-concept Bay Area lifestyle company. Meanwhile, the melancholy and closeted Morton Levi, yearning for a loving partner but stung by prior experience, lives a secret life outside the software information company he manages with a steady, efficient hand-the same company where Alex works. As ominous rumors of mergers and layoffs swirl, and Alex and Mort are pushed to the emotional brink by the vagaries of love, they find themselves forging an unexpected alliance. Miss Kansas City is a moving exploration of the notion of possibility, and of a seasoned hope that can emerge on the other side of loneliness and loss. Joan Frank is the author of the story collection Boys Keep Being Born, which was both a Bay Area Book Reviewers' Award and Paterson Fiction Award finalist. Her stories appear in many journals and anthologies, including The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, and Salmagundi. She is a MacDowell Colony and VCCA Fellow, Pushcart Prize nominee, recipient of a Barbara Deming Grant, and winner of the Iowa Fiction Award and Emrys Fiction Award. She lives in Northern California. Miss Kansas City is her first novel
Desperate women need to talk to you by Joan Frank( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Desperate Women Need to Talk to You," originally a headline for an advertisement for phone sex, was spotted one day by author Joan Frank. Marveling at the irony and bluntness, Frank thought of the similarity to her own life: woman desperately trying to make sense of midlife. She decided to tell all
The great far away by Joan Frank( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prompted by a mysterious letter, aging, solitary Annie Freed recalls what happened to "the tribe": a group of young, freewheeling bohemians who found themselves slowly taking root during the 1970's in an idyllic Northern California river town
All the news I need : a novel by Joan Frank( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of austerity by Joan Frank( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Because you have to : a writing life by Joan Frank( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.01 for Miss Kansa ... to 0.86 for The art of ...)

Boys keep being born : stories
English (37)

In envy country : storiesMiss Kansas City : a novelDesperate women need to talk to youThe great far away