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Alther, Lisa

Works: 65 works in 435 publications in 13 languages and 9,390 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  History  Erotic fiction  Biography  Biographies  Study guides  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, pre, win
Classifications: PS3565.C57, 813.54
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Publications about Lisa Alther
Publications by Lisa Alther
Most widely held works by Lisa Alther
Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance by Lisa Alther( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
A fascinating new look at the infamous story of the Hatfields and the McCoys and their blood feud that began in 1865 with the murder of Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield relative
Original sins by Lisa Alther( Book )
70 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
Five friends-- Sally, Emily, Jed, Raymond, and Donny-- spend their Tennessee childhoods trading dreams in the branches of the Castle Tree. As children of the 1950s, they are filled with wild ambitions and determined to live gaudy, glamorous lives. The ties that bind them begin to dissolve when they become teenagers, yet the story continues-- and each of these old friends travels in a direction that he or she could have never anticipated
Other women by Lisa Alther( Book )
67 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
Thirty-five-year-old Caroline Kelley finds herself in a new relationship with Dr. Hannah Burke, her therapist
Five minutes in heaven by Lisa Alther( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 776 libraries worldwide
The making of a lesbian. Early on, Jude decides she doesn't want to be a girl so as not have to die in childbirth like her mother. She enters into an erotic relationship with another girl, later has an affair with a homosexual, later still with a married woman in Paris. By the time Jude returns to New York, her sexuality is fully established
Stormy weather & other stories by Lisa Alther( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Stormy Weather & Other Stories is probably as close as Lisa Alther will ever come to writing an autobiography. These stories, written over the course of her career, are set in the three places that have meant the most to her. The first five stories reflect Alther s early years growing up in the Southern mountains close to nature, using animal imagery to make sense of her world. Four stories are set in Vermont in the milieu that shaped her as a young adult. Marinated in the politics of the 1970s the Back-to-the-Land days of hippies, communes, and the Women s Movement these stories portray the optimistic explorations of alternative models for parenthood, relationships, and sexuality that flourished during those years. The final three stories are set in New York City, where her characters, unmoored by nature or by tight-knit communities of like-minded friends, search for meaning within the privacy of their own souls. All the stories are loosely linked, with a minor character in one sometimes emerging to play a major role in another. Most of these stories were published in journals or anthologies, though three are previously unpublished. Birdman and the Dancer, the novella that closes the volume, has been published in Dutch, Danish, and German, but is appearing here in English for the first time. Inspired by a series of monotypes by the French artist, Francoise Gilot, it was written while many Americans were mesmerized by the television coverage of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. It embodies Alther s metaphoric response to the Gulf War, and to violence in general
A good man is hard to find, and other stories by Flannery O'Connor( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Verhalen vol zwarte humor
Kinflicks by Lisa Alther( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Returning home to Hullsport, Tenn, to visit her dying mother, Ginny Babcock reviews the 'Kinflicks' of her life in an effort to discover herself. Ginny and her brothers had called their mother's photos 'Kinflicks."
Levende billeder. roman by Lisa Alther( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Danish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Non-chemical pest & disease control for the home orchard by Lisa Alther( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Der Vogelmann und die Tänzerin by Lisa Alther( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Andre kvinder by Lisa Alther( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
De danseres en de vogelman by Lisa Alther( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Sprookje over een succesvolle zakenman die door een mysterieuze vrouw tot een andere levenswijze wordt uitgedaagd
Fem minutter i himlen by Lisa Alther( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Andre kvinder by Lisa Alther( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
About women : conversations between a writer and a painter by Lisa Alther( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The authors, the American writer Lisa Alther (1944) and the french artist Françoise Gilot (1921), have been friends for more than twenty-five years. In this book is published their extended conversation in which they talk about everything important to them: their childhoods, the impact of war on their lives and their work, and their views on love, style, self-invention, feminism, and child rearing. They also discuss the creative impulse and the importance of art as they ponder what it means to be a woman
Kinfolks : falling off the family tree by Lisa Alther( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Or were they the children of European frontiersmen, African slaves, and Native Americans? Theories abounded, but no one seemed to know for sure." "Learning that a cousin had had his extra thumbs removed, Lisa set out to discover who these mysterious Melungeons really were and why her grandmother wouldn't let her visit their Virginia relatives. Were there Melungeons in the family tree? Lisa assembled a hoard of clues over the years, but DNA testing finally offered answers."--Jacket
The novels of Lisa Alther by Lisa Alther( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Three wise and witty novels of the sixties, sexuality, and the South by a New York Times-bestselling "strong, salty, original talent" (Doris Lessing)
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Alternative Names
Lisa Alther Amerikaans auteur
Lisa Alther novelist
Lisa Alther US-amerikanische Autorin
앨더, 리사 1944-
オルサー, リザ
English (137)
Danish (30)
German (21)
Dutch (12)
Italian (5)
Swedish (4)
Hungarian (4)
Finnish (4)
Portuguese (3)
Turkish (3)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Norwegian (2)
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