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Givner, Joan 1936-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 4,888 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Fiction  Interviews  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Young adult works  Domestic fiction  Newspapers 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3531.O752, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Joan Givner
 
Most widely held works by Joan Givner
Katherine Anne Porter : a life by Joan Givner( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Katherine Anne Porter's rise from Texas log-cabin poverty to a position as a well-known short story writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, stressing her stamina, wit, and determination
Katherine Anne Porter : conversations by Katherine Anne Porter( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mazo de la Roche : the hidden life by Joan Givner( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Canadese schrijfster Mazo de la Roche (1879-1961)
Tentacles of unreason : stories by Joan Givner( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing Sarah Bernhardt : a novel by Joan Givner( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harriet's acting career suffers a catastrophic setback when memory loss forces her to quit her role as Sarah Bernhardt. In turmoil, she accepts the role of Mazo de la Roche in a production written by an amateur playwright and being performed in small-town Saskatchewan." "Harriet soon discovers that she was chosen for this role because she holds the key to a secret from Mazo's past. Meanwhile, the play, the role, and the town draw Harriet into the vortex of her own past."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Ellen Fremedon, volunteer by Joan Givner( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen thinks that volunteering at the local retirement home during the summer will be boring, but her attempts to reunite a friend with her missing mother and to stop the retirement home from closing keep things interesting
Ellen Fremedon by Joan Givner( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During one long summer Ellen Fremedon decides to write a novel. Her small village, Partridge Cove, is full of interesting people to write about
Ellen's book of life by Joan Givner( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While dealing with the recent loss of her mother, Ellen comes upon a letter telling her that she was adopted and so begins the challenging process to delve into her past to find her birth mother using the important information that was provided
Ellen Fremedon, journalist by Joan Givner( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Fremedon and her best friend, Jenny, decide to publish a newspaper; a paper that will, unlike so many others, be completely truthful and free of mistakes. But publishing a newspaper isn't as easy as it seems, and being an investigative reporter in a small community like Partridge Cove is a profession full of unexpected pitfalls, especially when it comes time to investigate the mysterious stranger who moves in next door.--p.4 of cover
Thirty four ways of looking at Jane Eyre by Joan Givner( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half known lives by Joan Givner( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from provincial life : stories by Joan Givner( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the garden of Henry James by Joan Givner( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfortunate incidents by Joan Givner( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl called Tennyson by Joan Givner( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne Tennyson Miller suddenly finds herself transported to the fantasy land of Greensward, the local citizens seek her help in rescuing her new friend Una from evil forces, but not before a wise woman named Bethan trains her for her mission
The hills are shadows by Joan Givner( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne returns to Driftwood Bay with her friend Una, they find a ghost town. The sea is rising rapidly, the climate is changing, and all the people have fled to the mountains. Joined by two boys from a far country, they have dangerous encounters with humans and non-humans, but eventually reach the mountaintop. War is about to break out over food supplies, weapons, and water
The Life of Katherine Anne Porter by Joan Givner( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mazo de la Roche : the hidden life by Joan Givner( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mazo de la Roche gained prominence when the first novel of her Jalna series won the 1927 "Atlantic Monthly" Prize and her novels continue to be popular. This biography cuts through the fictional biography that Mazo created for herself and examines her overwhelming love for her cousin, Caroline Clements, who became her life-long companion and soulmate. 1989
The self-portrait of a literary biographer by Joan Givner( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tough-minded, witty, and refreshingly candid, this book represents a biographer's journey into autobiography. Joan Givner, best known for her controversial study Katherine Anne Porter: A Life, has written an unconventional but thoroughly compelling memoir in which the rational is played against the intuitive, the public against the private, the present against the past." "Givner rejects a conventional chronological narrative in favor of a series of numbered vignettes linked by a kind of free association. Reading the book is akin to turning a kaleidoscope: with each reconfiguring of elements, one's perception alters ever so slightly but ever so significantly. Givner reveals herself as child and adult, mother and daughter, biographer and subject, critic and fiction writer. There is stark power in the recollections of her working-class childhood in Manchester, England, and her return to England on the occasion of her father's death. There is poignancy and pain in the depictions of her relationship with her mother. And there is wry, self-deprecating humor in her evocations of life in the academy and the world of letters." "Among the most fascinating glimpses the book offers are those of Givner's experiences investigating the life of Katherine Anne Porter. Givner recalls Porter's invitation to become her biographer and literary executor and recounts visits to the writer's Maryland home and, later, to her hospital bedside. Depicted as well are Givner's meetings with Porter's friends and acquaintances - a research quest that led to one particularly fateful encounter with Eudora Welty." "Moving across geographical boundaries - England, the United States, Canada - as fluidly as it moves between past and present, The Self-Portrait of a Literary Biographer explores the overlapping strands of Givner's life without ever losing its narrative drive. A work of rare honesty and perception, it may well encourage readers to make their own journeys of self-examination."--Jacket
Katherine Anne Porter by Joan Givner( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Katherine Anne Porter : conversations
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Katherine Anne Porter : conversationsPlaying Sarah Bernhardt : a novelEllen Fremedon, volunteerEllen FremedonEllen's book of lifeEllen Fremedon, journalistThirty four ways of looking at Jane EyreHalf known livesA girl called Tennyson
Alternative Names
Givner, Joan

Givner, Joan Mary 1936-

Joan Givner schrijfster uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Joan Givner scrittrice

Joan Givner writer

기브너, 조앤 1936-

Languages
English (101)

Korean (1)