WorldCat Identities

Lytle, Stephen A.

Works: 10 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 3,998 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Miscellanea  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Trivia and miscellanea  History  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Conductor
Classifications: PQ8180.28.E7255, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen A Lytle
Swift as desire : a novel by Laura Esquivel( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a loving tribute to her father, who worked his own lifelong magic as a telegraph operator, the bestselling author of "Like Water for Chocolate" pens an enchanting, bittersweet story touched with graphic earthiness and wit. It is the tale of Jublio, who has a gift for hearing what is in people's hearts, and what happens when he puts that gift aside as an old man. Spanish-language events
The dark bride : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colombian forest prostitute Sayonara violates the boundaries of her profession by pursuing a relationship with an unavailable man, a choice that jeopardizes her clients, the oil company workers, as well as her own happiness
Between two fires : intimate writings on life, love, food & flavor by Laura Esquivel( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel leapt to international fame with Like Water for Chocolate. With millions of copies sold in hardcover and paperback, and with the phenomenal success of the movie, it is truly one of the most beloved stories of the last decade. In her latest book, Between Two Fires, Laura Esquivel continues to sustain us on levels beyond the physical. Between Two Fires is a wonderful collection of the best of her passionate speeches, short writings, and recipes from the last decade or so, most never published in English. Funny, poignant, imaginative, and insightful, Esquivel muses on all the topics we have come to associate with her -- love, life, family, and of course, the importance of food in all aspects of the human experience -- while also giving us a rare look at what makes her tick. Beautifully illustrated with delightful drawings, this gem is the perfect gift book for her many fans, as well as for foodies and readers of Latin literature everywhere
Leopard in the sun : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Laura Restrepo's stunning novel, a feud between two Colombian drug families escalates into a bloody, high-stakes war that will leave no one in its path untouched. The Barragáns and the Monsalves are rival clans, each steeped in wealth and power, each subject only to laws of their own making. The similarities end there. While the Barragáns, headed by the brutal Nando, remain tied to the ancient traditions, the Monsalves grapple with whether or not to follow Mani, their charismatic and conflicted leader, into a modern age in which even fewer rules apply. As both clans ponder the profits they might reap from an expanding global cocaine trade, Nando and Mani are faced with the consequences of their violent pasts--and forced, by their disillusioned women and the prices on their heads, to reckon with the possibility that nothing will be left once all their bullets have found their targets. Rife with sensual detail, this epic story of lust, betrayal, and revenge is as timeless as interfamily conflict and as immediate as today's news."--Page 4 of cover
Sirena Selena by Mayra Santos-Febres( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovered By Martha Divine In The Backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irresistible voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Auditioning for one of the luxury hotels in the Dominican Republic, Selena casts her spell over Hugo Graubel, one of the hotel's rich investors. Graubel is a powerful man in the Republic, married with children. Silena, determined to escape the poverty and abuse she suffered as a child, engages Graubel in a long seduction in this mordant, intensely lyrical tragi-comedy -- part masque, part cabaret -- about identity (class, race, gender) and "the hunger and desire to be other things."
Olor a rosas invisibles by Laura Restrepo( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luis C. Campos es un caballero maduro, casado y satisfecho con la vida que ha llevado. Sólo un recuerdo resulta teñido de nostalgia, el de Eloísa, una antigua amante de juventud, que un día cualquiera se materializa en una estupenda mujer de carne y hueso. Se trata de una historia de amor, pero también de una exploración del lado masculino del adulterio."--Sobrecubierta
People like us : short stories by Javier Valdés( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkly comic and highly entertaining, Javier ValdEs's stories insinuate themselves in the unsuspecting reader like a heady brew with a strange kick. From the exploits of an urban vigilante to the erotic pleasures exacted from an unrequited love, from a menacing treasure to a family that brings a whole new twist to the meaning of neighbors, People Like Us is seasoned with irreverent takes on ValdEs's favorite writers and directors -- such as Stephen King and Martin Scorsese -- as he delivers a unique array of fascinating and hapless urban creatures
Loving you was my undoing by Javier González Rubio( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the 1910s Mexican Revolution featuring a romance between a rebel general and a woman freshly widowed by the fighting. He falls in love with her after she whips him
Tan veloz como el deseo : una novela by Laura Esquivel( Book )

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

From the English edition: "As the millions of fans of 'Like Water for Chocolate' know, Laura Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in 'Swift as Desire,' the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife. The hero of this novel is Júbilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to “hear” people’s true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for Júbilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a happy life together-- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Júbilo lies dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents’ long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation"
The 71st annual Midwest Clinic International Band & Orchestra Conference 2017( )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.15 for Tan veloz ... to 0.63 for The 71st a ...)

Swift as desire : a novel
The dark bride : a novelBetween two fires : intimate writings on life, love, food & flavorLeopard in the sun : a novelSirena SelenaOlor a rosas invisiblesPeople like us : short storiesLoving you was my undoingTan veloz como el deseo : una novela
Alternative Names
Lytle, Stephen.