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O'Connor, Joseph 1963-

Works: 94 works in 786 publications in 22 languages and 11,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Western fiction  Epic fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Redactor
Classifications: PR6065.C558, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joseph O'Connor
Most widely held works by Joseph O'Connor
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

108 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more are desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith and his wife and children, and a killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. This journey will see many lives end, others begin anew. Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, shirked responsibilities regretted too late, and profound relationships are shockingly discovered. In this spellbinding tale of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the farther the ship sails toward the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past that will never let them go
Redemption falls by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the bloody Civil War ends, teenager Eliza Mooney sets out on foot from Baton Rouge to find her brother and only remaining kin, 12-year-old Jeddo Mooney. The young drummer boy survived the war to become the surrogate son of General James O'Keefe, a man with a disreputable past and now acting governor of an untamed mountain territory
Ghost light by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

51 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaborative effort between W.B. Yeats and resident playwright John Synge at the Abbey Theatre in 1907 gives way to a barrier-breaking affair with teen actress Molly Allgood, who after World War II looks back on her career and the great love of her life
Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

23 editions published between 2019 and 2021 in English and French and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Irving is Victorian London's most celebrated actor and theater impresario. He has introduced groundbreaking ideas to the theater, bringing to the stage performances that are spectacular, shocking, and always entertaining. When Irving decides to open his own London theater with the goal of making it the greatest playhouse on earth, he hires a young Dublin clerk harboring literary ambitions by the name of Bram Stoker to manage it. As Irving's theater grows in reputation and financial solvency, he lures to his company of mummers the century's most beloved actress, the dazzlingly talented leading lady Ellen Terry, who nightly casts a spell not only on her audiences but also on Stoker and Irving both. Bram Stoker's extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum Theatre, his early morning walks on the streets of a London terrorized by a serial killer, his long, tempestuous relationship with Irving, and the closeness he finds with Ellen Terry, inspire him to write Dracula, the most iconic and best-selling supernatural tale ever published"--
Yeats is dead! : a mystery by fifteen Irish writers by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The plot involves a mad search for the only manuscript of an unpublished novel by James Joyce."--Jacket
The salesman by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

60 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is beaten into a coma during a store robbery in Dublin and one of the robbers escapes justice. So her father, salesman Bill Sweeney, takes the law into his hands. He tracks the robber through Dublin's underworld, abducts and torments him. But the robber turns the tables on his captor. By the author of Cowboys and Indians
The thrill of it all by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At college in 1980s Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets elusive Fran Mulvey, an orphaned Vietnamese refugee. Together they form a band. Joined by cellist Sarah-Thérèse Sherlock and her twin brother Sean on drums, The Ships in the Night set out to chase fame. But the story of this makeshift family is haunted by ghosts from the past. Spanning 25 years, 'The Thrill of it All' rewinds and fast-forwards through an evocative soundtrack of struggle and laughter
Ghost light by Joseph O'Connor( )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin, 1907: a city of whispered rumors. An actress still in her teens begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by Edwardian conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives
Inishowen by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Martin Aitken's life is already in chaos but when a strange woman collapses in a Dublin street on Christmas Eve, his world is about to be turned on its head. This is a story of love found late, of hidden connections and of a journey that changes three lives forever
Cowboys and Indians by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All alone, with only his electric guitar and his overactive ego for company, Eddie Virago, proud owner of the last mohican haircut in Dublin, leaves his home town to find fame in the world of the London rock scene. A bewildering array of acid house ravers, saloon-bar revolutionaries, and music biz wideboys help Eddie on his way
The comedian by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1975 in a small town near Dublin. Starsky and Hutch rule the television screen, and, in Northern Ireland, bombs are going off. It is a heady time for a boy whose life is about to change. His father is by day a delivery man for a bakery. Das dream, however, is to be a comedian, a stage performer, a star. Who can predict what will happen to this simple family when fame knocks at the door?
Redemption falls : a novel by Joseph O'Connor( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having escaped an Irish famine only to become enmeshed in an American war, Eliza Duane Mooney sets out across the country on foot, on a mysterious quest. Stunning poetess Lucia-Cruz McLelland denies a host of suitors in New York City to cast her fate with mercurial hero James Con O'Keeffe, convict, revolutionary, Acting Governor of the desolate Western township of Redemption Falls. Rebel guerilla Cole McLaurenson fuels his own gruesome Westward mission with the blind rage of an outlaw, while runaway slave Elizabeth Longstreet turns resentment into grace. Their destinies collide with shocking consequences
Where have you been? : stories and a novella by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from urgently contemporary London and Dublin to New York's Lower East Side in the 19th century, from dark comedy to poignancy, from the wryly provocative to the quietly beautiful, these stories offer a gathering of dreamers and lost souls who contend with the confusions of living
True believers by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'True Believers' projects the reader into a world of characters stunning in their variety. Here are sad-hearted priests, old friends, young lovers, rockers and rebels. Here are runaway husbands and runaway wives. Here are the true believers, all clinging desperately to some kind of faith in a mutable and dangerous world
Desperadoes by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franck Little est chauffeur de taxi à Dublin. Eleonor, son ex-épouse, est une aimable Bovary qui lit Garcia Marquez à ses heures. Tous deux vont se retrouver à l'occasion d'un drame : leur fils Johnny, membre d'un groupe rock au nom prédestiné, les "Desperados", vient de trouver la mort au cours d'un voyage au Nicaragua. Eleonor et Franck prennent l'avion pour Managua afin d'aller reconnaître le corps. Celui qu'on leur présente à la morgue n'a plus de figure, et ils se persuadent aussitôt que leur fils Johnny est ailleurs, qu'il est vivant. Qu'ils soient "aidés", dans leurs pérégrinations, par les copains du disparu, Smokes, Guapo et Lorenzo, n'arrange bien sûr pas les choses. Ils arriveront pourtant à repérer Johnny, bien vivant mais en prison (pour une banale affaire de drogue). Les retrouvailles ne seront qu'une suite de malentendus tous plus saignants les uns que les autres
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor( Recording )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star of the Sea sets sail for New York from Ireland during the winter of 1847. Passengers included hundreds of refugees escaping famine and injustice. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, and a murderer loathing for vengence. As the ship advances to America, her passengers hold on to their passionate pasts resulting in a culmination to a dramatic climax
Sweet liberty : travels in Irish America by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red roses and petrol by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her home in Dublin, Moya is preparing for the funeral mass of her husband, Enda. From England and America her children are returning for the sombre occasion. But as the ghosts of the Doyle family's past begin to materialese, the consequences are both profoundly disturbing and memorably comic ... Red Roses and Petrol was premiered at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in May 1995. It transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, London, in July
New Irish short stories by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel verhalen van Ierse auteurs en enkele buitenlandse auteurs met Ierse roots
The secret world of the Irish male by Joseph O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Redemption fallsGhost lightShadowplayYeats is dead! : a mystery by fifteen Irish writersThe salesmanThe thrill of it allGhost lightInishowen
Alternative Names
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O'Connor, Joseph Victor 1963-

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Джозеф О'Коннор

جوزيف أوكونور مؤلف أيرلندي

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オコーナー, ジョセフ