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Meno, Joe

Overview
Works: 25 works in 100 publications in 7 languages and 5,836 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.E53, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Meno
The great perhaps : a novel by Joe Meno( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The precarious world of the Casper family is thrown into chaos by the sudden separation of Jonathan and his wife, Madeline, a decision that forces the couple, their two daughters, and grandfather Henry to confront their own pursuits and cowardice
Office girl : a novel by Joe Meno( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odile is a lovely twenty-three-year-old art-school dropout, a minor vandal, and a hopeless dreamer. Jack is a twenty-five-year-old shirker who's most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on his out-of-date tape recorder. Together they decide to start their own art movement in defiance of a contemporary culture made dull by both the tedious and the obvious. Set in February 1999, just before the end of one world and the beginning of another, Office girl is the story of two people caught between the uncertainty of their futures and the all-too-brief moments of modern life
Marvel and a wonder by Joe Meno( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1995, a Korean War vet struggling to raise his sixteen-year-old grandson on a farm in southern Indiana receives a mysterious gift--a beautiful quarter horse--that upends the balance of their lives. The horse catches the attention of two meth-dealing brothers who steal and sell the animal. Grandfather and grandson pursue the ruthless criminals across the bleak heartland, all the while confronting the misperceptions [sic] of their own troubled relationship."--Back cover
The boy detective fails by Joe Meno( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the twilight of a childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus' Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover a world full of unimaginable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes
Hairstyles of the damned by Joe Meno( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gretchen and Brian struggle to fit in at their Catholic school on Chicago's south side. Both teenagers listen to punk rock and have haircuts that clash with the conservative style of the 1990s. As their school year progresses, they learn the value of individualism over conformity
Demons in the spring : stories by Joe Meno( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a collection of short stories about the surreal yet dark lives of individuals considered outcasts, misfits, or peculiar to loved ones or the outside world
How the hula girl sings : a novel by Joe Meno( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-con Luce Lemay tries to start his life over but the whole town seems to be against him, especially his girlfriend's father
Bluebirds used to croon in the choir by Joe Meno( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist, music journalist, and playwright Meno writes squarely in the American tradition of wringing large effects from small change, revealing the subtlety in the broad stroke and conveying complexity with seeming simplicity
Chicago noir : the classics by Joe Meno( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology collects nearly a century of Chicago crime fiction
Tender as hellfire by Joe Meno( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming-of-age tale on Dough and Pill-Bug, two brothers growing up in a trailer on the Prairies. Their home-on-wheels is the scene of debauchery between their widowed mother and her friends, which prepares the boys for their own sex life. Narrated by Dough, 11
Office girl by Joe Meno( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one dies in Office Girl. Nobody talks about the international political situation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Instead, this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the final moments of the last century. Odile is a lovely twenty-three-year-old art-school dropout, a minor vandal, and a hopeless dreamer. Jack is a twenty-five-year-old shirker who's most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on his out-of-date tape recorder. Together they decide to start their own art movement in defiance of a contemporary culture made dull by both the tedious and the obvious. Set in February 1999, Office Girl is the story of two people caught between the uncertainty of their futures and the all-too-brief moments of modern life
Selected Shorts : Funny Business by Simon Rich( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine short stories by well-known American authors. From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent sessions of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts."--Publisher description
I capelli dei dannati by Joe Meno( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BrickJournal compendium by Joe Meno( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of LEGO by John Baichtal( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The LEGO brick may be the most popular toy in the world, but it's much more than just a toy. In The Cult of LEGO, John Baichtal of MAKE Magazine and Wired's GeekDad blog and Joe Meno of BrickJournal take readers on a story-packed adventure through the history of LEGO, from its humble beginnings in a small Danish village to its ascent to the summit of the toy world. Along the way, readers are immersed in the fascinating world of LEGO and its fans. They learn hundreds of obscure LEGO facts as they're surrounded by countless fantastically complex and challenging models built by some of the most famous adult LEGO builders. Both deep and wide-ranging, The Cult of LEGO is sincere, admiring, and encyclopedic in its coverage, surveying everything from gigantic models to robots to genuine works of art. Exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated in full color, The Cult of LEGO is destined to be the definitive guide to LEGO fan culture"
Hark from the tombs by Joe Meno( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children are the only ones who blush by Joe Meno( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2012 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2012 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Animals and objects in and out of water : posters by Jay Ryan 2005-2008 by Jay Ryan( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Animals and Objects In and Out of Water] provides a constant stream of visually appealing eye candy and subtly complex visual spectacle."--The Onion AV Club The second book from the iconic Chicago underground poster artist. Jay Ryan has been busy since the 2005 release of his book 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels (Akashic/Punk Planet Books), a collection of his favorite prints from the first decade of his work. Since the release of that book, he has honed his craftcontinuing without the use of computers, and screen-printing the work in his shop called the Bird Machine for bands such as the Melvins, the Shins, Modest Mouse, Andrew Bird, Shellac, My Morning Jacket, the Decemberists, Low, Built to Spill, Tortoise, and hundreds of others. This book features 120 of Jay Ryan's favorite pieces of art from the last three years, including text about each of the prints, detail photos (shot at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago), and original drawings. With a foreword by Andrew Bird and an essay by best-selling novelist Joe Meno (Hairstyles of the Damned), this volume solidifies Jay's position as one of the most unique postermakers in a thriving and exciting field. Critical praise for Jay Ryan's 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels: "Jay Ryan's decade of rock-postering has produced some superb and arresting work ... I cannot think of a better visual advertisement for underground rock: posters that are wild, articulate, and well made; posters with both a heart and a brain."-PopMatters "Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years."-Chicago Sun-Times
 
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The great perhaps : a novel
Alternative Names
Baichtal, John

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Joe Meno écrivain américain

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The boy detective failsHairstyles of the damnedDemons in the spring : storiesHow the hula girl sings : a novelBluebirds used to croon in the choirTender as hellfireBrickJournal compendiumThe cult of LEGO