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Scott, Joanna 1960-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 257 publications in 8 languages and 8,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Romance fiction  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: PS3569.C636, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joanna Scott
Follow me : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1946, Sally Werner, the teenage daughter of hardscrabble Pennsylvania farmers, experiences something between rape and seduction at the hands of her cousin, resulting in a baby, family shame, and her running away. Each time Sally feels her past catching up with her, she follows the Tuskee River, finds a new town and assumes a new identity, eventually graduating from taking the charity--and more--of others to supporting herself. Her story is pieced together years later by her granddaughter, also named Sally, and a man who believes himself to be the infant she abandoned
Make believe : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Hebrew and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four-year-old Bo is orphaned in the car accident that kills his mother, he becomes the focus of a fierce custody struggle between his two sets of very different grandparents. As the grownups play out their secret desires, hidden resentments, and stubborn self-righteousness, Bo finds himself at the mercy of a fallible adult world. With a child's perfect but partial understanding, he flees into himself--away from the sea of strangers--where he inhabits as eerie inner landscape filled with the dreamlike intensity unique to the imagination of a child
Tourmaline : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family heads for an island off the coast of Italy hoping to make a fortune in jewels, but instead is embroiled in a mystery surrounding the disappearance of a local girl
Everybody loves somebody : stories by Joanna Scott( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring tangled emotions and spanning the twentieth century, these tales capture the breathtaking tension found even in life's quietest moments
Careers for women : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for the New York Port Authority in the late 1950s under the tutelage of a legendary publicist, Maggie Gleason befriends her boss's newest protg, who goes missing amid rumors about a devastating secret from the p
Liberation : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A train journey gives way to memories about an ailing woman's early adolescence on the war-torn Italian isle of Elba sixty years earlier, a time also marked by a refuge-seeking soldier and the woman's earliest experiences of innocent young love
De Potter's Grand tour : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1905, a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector named Armand de Potter mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Greece. His body is never recovered and his wife is left to manage his affairs on her own. But as she starts to piece together his life, she realizes that everything was not as he had said. Infused with details from letters and diary entries, the [book] twists forward and backward through time, revealing a lost world of fake identities, underground antiques networks, and a husband who wasn't what he seemed"--Amazon.com
The best American short stories, 1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty of the best short stories of 1993
The manikin : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl's coming of age in the strange world of stuffed animals. Peg Griswood lives in the manor of a famous taxidermist, surrounded by staring, silent creatures, looked after by eccentric servants and groundskeepers. Against this background, various human dramas are played out in what is basically a gothic novel of atmosphere. The setting is New York State early this century. By the author of Arrogance
Arrogance : a novel by Joanna Scott( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Joanna Scott's breakthrough novel Arrogance, the Austrian artist Egon Schiele comes to prismatic life in a narrative that defies convention, history, and identity. A self-professed genius and student of August Klimt, Scott's Schiele repeatedly challenges the boundaries of early twentieth-century Europe
The closest possible union by Joanna Scott( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various antidotes : stories by Joanna Scott( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before she turned thirty, Joanna Scott published three wholly original and provocative novels that offered discerning readers sure proof of the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction. Her most recent work, Arrogance, which employed the short life of expressionist painter Egon Schiele as the inspiration for an exploration of art, genius, madness, and society in fin de siecle Vienna, was a finalist for the 1991 PEN/Faulkner Award and won the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Now, in her first collection of short stories, Various Antidotes, Scott culls from the annals of science and medicine real and imaginary figures whose peculiar obsessions she transmutes with effortless alchemy into the stuff of art. In one story she writes of van Leeuwenhoek, the mad lens-grinder of Delft, whose early microscope designs allowed him to see life in a drop of water and for whom "there was hardly a difference between discovering life and creating it." In another she offers an account of the origin of the verb burke, after William Burke, who was hanged in Edinburgh in 1829 for murdering victims by suffocation and selling them as cadavers to a professor of anatomy. She reacquaints us with Dorothea Dix, samaritan of the criminally insane, and introduces us to, among others, Charlotte Corday, who mortally stabbed French physician and revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat while he was taking his bath. Each story is a perfectly wrought gem, and each offers ample evidence that Scott, like Hawthorne's Owen Warland, is truly an "artist of the beautiful."
Fading, my Parmacheene belle by Joanna Scott( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love key : how to unlock your psychic powers to find true love by Joanna Scott( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Love Key is the first book to combine psychic love advice with dating know-how, in a friendly, funny and accessible way that has mass market appeal. It shows you how to use your psychic intuition to date the right people and find true love. Joanna Scott, psychic counsellor on Sky’s Psychic and Soul channel, teaches you to: Discover your psychic abilities and master your romantic psychic skills; Mind-read your dates and discover exactly how they feel about you; Use your sixth sense to break negative patterns; Identify Mr Wrong before he breaks your heart, and attract a loving partner who is perfect for you."--Publisher description
Careers for Women : a novel by Joanna Scott( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York in the late 1950s. A city, and a world, on the cusp of change...Maggie Gleason is looking toward the future. Part of a midcentury wave of young women seeking new lives in New York City, Maggie works for legendary Port Authority public relations maven Lee K. Jaffe--affectionately known to her loyal staff as Mrs. J. Having left Cleveland, Maggie has come to believe that she can write any story for herself that she imagines.Pauline Moreau is running from the past--and a shameful secret. She arrives in the city on the brink of despair, saddled with a young daughter who needs more love, attention, and resources than Pauline can ever hope to provide. Seeing that Pauline needs a helping hand, Mrs. J tasks Maggie with befriending, and looking after, Pauline.As the old New York gives way to the new, and Mrs. J's dream of the world's largest skyscraper begins to rise from the streets of lower Manhattan, Pauline--with the aid of Maggie and Mrs. J--also remakes herself. But when she reignites the scandal that drove her to New York, none of their lives will ever be the same. Maggie must question everything she thought she knew about love, work, ambition, and family to discover the truth about the enigmatic, strong woman she thought she had rescued.Careers for Women is a masterful novel about the difficulties of building a career, a dream, or a life--and about the powerful small mercies of friendship and compassion
Dusky rose by Joanna Scott( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UK and EC law by Joanna Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flight of swallows by Joanna Scott( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La llave del amor : cómo liberar tu poder secreto y encontrar el amor by Joanna Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explains techniques for developing psychic skills and using these skills to find love
Corporate policy by Joanna Scott( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Follow me : a novel
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Make believe : a novelTourmaline : a novelEverybody loves somebody : storiesLiberation : a novelThe manikin : a novelArrogance : a novelThe closest possible unionVarious antidotes : stories
Alternative Names
Joanna Scott Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Joanna Scott écrivaine américaine

Joanna Scott escriptora estatunidenca

Joanna Scott escritora estadounidense

Joanna Scott novelista estauxunidense

Joanna Scott romancista norte-americana

Joanna Scott scrittrice statunitense

Joanna Scott shkrimtare amerikane

Joanna Scott yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

סקוט, ג׳ואנה

סקוט, ג׳ואנה 1960-

סקוט, ג׳ואנה, סופרת אמריקאית

جوانا اسکات نویسنده آمریکایی

جوانا سكوت كاتبة أمريكية

Languages
English (163)

French (4)

Italian (2)

Czech (2)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)