WorldCat Identities

Perabo, Susan 1969-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 3,103 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Short stories  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.E673, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan Perabo
The fall of Lisa Bellow : a novel by Susan Perabo( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens to the girl left behind? When a masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, Meredith Oliver suddenly finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, cowering face-to-face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow, the most popular girl in her eighth grade class. Lying there, Meredith is utterly convinced she is going to die. Then the man orders Lisa Bellow to stand and come with him, leaving Meredith the girl left behind."--Jacket
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
The broken places : a novel by Susan Perabo( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Paul Tucker's life changes when his father, a fireman in a small Pennsylvania town, becomes a national hero
Why they run the way they do : stories by Susan Perabo( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A 'darkly beautiful' collection 'suffused with astonishing wit and tenderness' (Jenny Offill, New York Times bestselling author of Dept. of Speculation). From the celebrated author of Who I Was Supposed to Be comes twelve beautiful short stories celebrating the everyday truths of people facing unusual or challenging situations & often of their own making. In Why They Run the Way They Do, critically acclaimed author Susan Perabo illustrates the triumphs and tragedies of daily life. Perfectly distilled into moments of sharp humor and poignancy, her latest collection features ordinary people in sometimes extraordinary circumstances. Two young students try their hand at blackmail upon learning an illicit secret; a woman grapples with feelings of betrayal after discovering her spinster sister's pregnancy test; the ghost of a couple's past comes back to haunt them in the form of their toddlers stuffed toy. Weaving the banal and bizarre together, 'Perabo's clear, wry sentences meld a prose style that's reminiscent of Raymond Carver's with a sensibility that's informed by People' (The New York Times). Here, this 'literary talent' (The Boston Globe) captures the human condition through struggles that are quiet and grand; dark and provocative. Brilliantly crafted, Why They Run the Way They Do is ultimately an homage to the philosophy that life without humor is no life at all."--Amazon.com
Who I was supposed to be : short stories by Susan Perabo( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about children and parents. In The Greater Grace of Carlisle, a daughter must cope with her mother's sudden addiction to gambling on the lottery, in Thick as Thieves an actor discovers his father has taken up burglary, and the title story is on a boy's reaction to seeing his father humiliated by other men
Writers in the schools : a guide to teaching creative writing in the classroom by Susan Perabo( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of Lisa Bellow : a novel by Susan Perabo( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breakout novel from the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do--when a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way.What happens to the girl left behind? A masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, and Meredith Oliver suddenly finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, where she cowers face to face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow, the most popular girl in her eighth grade class. The minutes tick inexorably by, and Meredith lurches between comforting the sobbing Lisa and imagining her own impending death. Then the man orders Lisa Bellow to stand and come with him, leaving Meredith the girl left behind. After Lisa's abduction, Meredith spends most days in her room. As the community stages vigils and searches, Claire, Meredith's mother, is torn between relief that her daughter is alive, and helplessness over her inability to protect or even comfort her child. Her daughter is here, but not. Like Everything I Never Told You and Room, The Fall of Lisa Bellow is edgy and original, a hair-raising exploration of the ripple effects of an unthinkable crime. It is a dark, beautifully rendered, and gripping novel about coping, about coming-of-age, and about forgiveness. It is also a beautiful illustration of how one family, broken by tragedy, finds healing
Explaining death to the dog by Susan Perabo( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Beverly Hills actor must protect his neighbours from his own father, who has taken up jewel theft in his old age. A bored wife spends all her inheritance at an auction. Two straight-A students murder the school bully. This collection of stories draws on the bizarre and the hilarious
A local man exits : an appreciation of James Whitehead( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Associated Writing Programs honors James Tillotson Whitehead, contributions from former students and colleagues of Jim Whitehead including Michael Downs, John DuVal, R.S. Gwynn, Leon Stokesbury, Beth Ann Fennelly, Susan Parabo, John Reimringer, Steve Yarborough, Margaret McMullan, and Donald Skip Hayes
Indulgence by Susan Perabo( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines
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The broken places : a novelWho I was supposed to be : short storiesWriters in the schools : a guide to teaching creative writing in the classroomExplaining death to the dog
Languages
English (44)