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O'Dell, Tawni

Overview
Works: 23 works in 223 publications in 9 languages and 14,517 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Bildungsromans  Black humor  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3565.D428, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tawni O'Dell
Back roads by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a dysfunctional family in a Pennsylvania coal-mining town. The mother is in jail for killing the father and the four children are on their own. They are supported by the eldest, Harley Altmyer, 20, who is having an affair with the mother of a friend of his sister
Sister mine : a novel by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shae-Lynn Penrose has spent years building a life for herself and her son in Jolly Mount, Pennsylvania, the tiny coal-mining town in which she grew up, but her life is thrown into disarray by the arrival of the younger sister she had thought dead
Coal Run : a novel by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Coal Run, a community of ghosts and legends, local deputy Ivan Zoschenko, his pro career sidelined by a knee injury, spends a week preparing for an old teammate's release from prison. During the events of the week, Ivan reveals himself to be a man whose conscience is burdened by a secret with which he must reckon
Fragile beasts : a novel by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town's matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys' story. Candace Jack doesn't have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home. Suddenly, the two boys go from living in a small, run-down house on a gravel road to a stately mansion filled with sumptuous furnishings and beautiful artwork--artwork that's predominantly centered, oddly, on bullfighting. And then there's Miss Jack's real-life bull: Ventisco--a regal, hulking, jet-black beast who roams the land she owns with fiery impudence
Angels burning by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the surface, Chief Dove Carnahan is a true trailblazer who would do anything to protect the rural Pennsylvanian countryside where she has lived all fifty of her years. Traditional and proud of her blue-collar sensibilities, Dove is loved by her community. But beneath her badge lies a dark and self-destructive streak, fed by a secret she has kept since she was sixteen. When a girl is beaten to death, her body tossed down a fiery sinkhole in an abandoned coal town, Dove is faced with solving the worst crime of her law enforcement career. She identifies the girl as a daughter of the Truly family, a notoriously irascible dynasty of rednecks and petty criminals. During her investigation, the man convicted of killing Dove's mother years earlier is released from prison. Still proclaiming his innocence, he approaches Dove with a startling accusation and a chilling threat that forces her to face the parallels between her own family's trauma and that of the Trulys"--Provided by publisher
One of us by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Back Roads comes a fast-paced literary thriller about a forensic psychologist forced to face his own demons after discovering his small hometown terrorized by a serial killer. Dr. Sheridan Doyle--a fastidiously groomed and TV-friendly forensic psychologist--is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office whenever a twisted killer's mind eludes other experts. But beneath his Armani pinstripes, he's still Danny Doyle, the awkward, terrified, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother years ago. Danny returns home to Lost Creek, a town grappling with its own ghosts, and comes face-to-face with the town's legacy of violence--when a dead body is discovered at the famous gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was executed 100 years ago. The body also has an eerie connection to the wealthy mining family behind the miners' deaths. When he teams up with a veteran detective and father figure to get to the bottom of these heinous crimes, Danny realizes that he's dangerously close to uncovering haunting secrets from his own past... In this masterfully told psychological thriller in the vein of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, the past and present collide to put Lost Creek's long-lived ghosts to bed"--
Back roads by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a dysfunctional family in a Pennsylvania coal-mining town. The mother is in jail for killing the father and the four children are on their own. They are supported by the eldest, Harley Altmyer, 20, who is having an affair with the mother of a friend of his sister
Sister mine : [a novel] by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former police officer Shae-Lynn Penrose now drives a cab in the coal mining town she grew up in. Five of her friends still struggling with memories of being trapped in a mine two years earlier. Shae-Lynn finds herself facing harsh realities and reliving bad dreams of her own including her relationship with her brutal father, her conflicted passion for one of the miners, and the hidden identity of the man who fathered her son. When the younger sister she thought was dead arrives on her doorstep followed closely by a gun-wielding Russian gangster, a shady New York lawyer, and a desperate Connecticut housewife, Shae-Lynn is forced to grapple with the horrible truth she discovers about the life her sister's been living
Coal Run by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Coal Run, a community of ghosts and legends, local deputy Ivan Zoschenko, his pro career sidelined by a knee injury, spends a week preparing for an old teammate's release from prison. During the events of the week, Ivan reveals himself to be a man whose conscience is burdened by a secret with which he must reckon
One of us by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sheridan Doyle is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney₂s office. But beneath his cool facade, he₂s still Danny Doyle, the awkward boy haunted by the tragic death of his sister. Returning to his hometown, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of miners was executed. Strangely, the body is connected to the wealthy family responsible for the miners' deaths. Danny comes too close to startling truths about his family, his past, and himself
Fragile beasts : a novel by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their hard-drinking but loving father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town's matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys' story. Candace Jack doesn't have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home. Suddenly, the two boys go from living in a small, run-down house on a gravel road to a stately mansion filled with sumptuous furnishings and beautiful artwork-artwork that's predominantly centered, oddly, on bullfighting. And then there's Miss Jack's real-life bull: Ventisco-a regal, hulking, jet-black beast who roams the land she owns with fiery impudence. Kyle adjusts more easily to the transition. A budding artist, he finds a kindred spirit in Miss Jack. But local baseball hero Klint refuses to warm up to his new benefactress and instead throws himself into his game with a fierceness that troubles his little brother. Klint is not just grieving his father's death; he's carrying a terrible secret that he has never revealed to anyone. Unbeknownst to the world, Candace Jack has a secret too-a tragic, passionate past in Spain that the boys' presence threatens to reveal as she finds herself caring more for them than she ever believed possible. From the muted, bruised hills of Pennsylvania coal country to the colorful, flamboyant bull rings of southern Spain, Tawni O'Dell takes us on a riveting journey not only between two completely different lands, but also between seemingly incompatible souls, casting us under her narrative spell in which characters and places are rendered with fragile tenderness
Angels burning by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embarking on the worst case of her long career when a girl is beaten to death, rural Pennsylvania police chief Dove Carnahan is approached by a man who was imprisoned for killing Dove's mother years earlier and who forces her to confront her own shadowy past
Aan het einde van de wereld by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 19-jarige jongeman probeert in een stoffig, arm Amerikaans stadje voor zijn drie jongere zussen te zorgen en wordt verliefd op een getrouwde vrouw
Hungry midnight 4( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The czar of Coal Run by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boczne drogi by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avvägar by Tawni O'Dell( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kära syster roman by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sköra bestar roman by Tawni O'Dell( Recording )

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

La fiebre del carb©đn by V©Łzquez Nacarino Eugenia( )

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

 
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Back roads
Alternative Names
Tawni O'Dell Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Tawni O'Dell écrivaine américaine

Tawni O'Dell escritora estadounidense

אודל, טוני

אודל, טוני סופרת אמריקאית

Languages
English (166)

French (16)

Spanish (11)

Swedish (9)

Dutch (3)

Turkish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Croatian (1)

Polish (1)

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Sister mine : a novelCoal Run : a novelFragile beasts : a novelBack roadsSister mine : [a novel]Coal RunFragile beasts : a novelThe czar of Coal Run