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Alther, Lisa

Works: 80 works in 354 publications in 11 languages and 8,303 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Study guides  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, pre
Classifications: PS3551.L78, 813.54
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Publications about Lisa Alther
Publications by Lisa Alther
Most widely held works by Lisa Alther
Kinflicks : a novel by Lisa Alther( Book )
63 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
In Kinflicks, Lisa Alther reels through the ups and downs of Ginny Babcock's coming of age in Hullsport, Tennessee, during the 1950s and 1960s. Ginny bounces from one identity to another, adopting the values, politics, lifestyle, even the sexual orientation of each new partner. Alther explores the limited roles offered to women in the 1960s-- from cheerleader to motorcycle moll, bulldyke to madonna-- each embodying important truths about the aspirations of the culture that created them
Blood feud : the Hatfields and the McCoys : the epic story of murder and vengeance by Lisa Alther( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,233 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 )
39 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,109 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
Bedrock by Lisa Alther( Book )
34 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 967 libraries worldwide
The novel from bestselling author Lisa Alther'now available as an ebook A humorous journey from '80s Manhattan to the wild side of small-town living Clea Shawn is exhausted by her life: her globe-trotting career as a travel photographer, her successful husband's numerous liaisons, and the unrequited love she feels for her best friend, Elke. She decides to get away from her Manhattan townhouse'and a city in the throws of the '80s'and move to Roches Ridge, the picturesque Vermont town she visits on a ski trip. Roches Ridge is quiet, sleepy, and seemingly unchanged by the times. But Clea soon discovers this small town has big secrets'and even bigger characters. From the Don Johnson look-alike who introduces his salon's clientele to punk hairstyles and the band of militant lesbians camped out in Mink Creek to the romance-writing cosmetics saleswoman turned stalker and the strapping hillbilly with a predilection for animal skeleton art, Roches Ridge is livelier than Clea originally thinks. ... A rollicking small-town adventure, Bedrock features Alther's signature mix of unexpected, humorous characters, and a charming heroine on the long bumpy road to self-actualization. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lisa Alther, including rare photos from the author's personal collection
Five minutes in heaven by Lisa Alther( Book )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 831 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
Washed in the blood by Lisa Alther( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Based on extensive research into the racial mixing that occurred in the early years of southeastern settlement, this provocative multi-generational story shows that these people did not simply vanish, but that many were absorbed into the new communities that gradually formed throughout the southeast, becoming "white" whenever their complexions allowed. The inability to accept their true heritages illustrates the high price many of these people paid for their way of life. Diego Martin arrives in 1567 in the American Southeast--the region the Spaniards call La Florida--as a hog drover with a Spanish exploring party. The leader of the expedition turns against him and abandons him to the wilderness, where friendly natives rescue him. Daniel Hunter, a Quaker from Philadelphia, sets up a school among these "disadvantaged" mountain people and falls in love with a Martin daughter. Later, Daniel's descendants are living in the same town, though with little awareness of their ancestral past. The Martin family has split in two, the merchants in town denying any relationship to their racially mixed cousins on Mulatto Bald. A young woman from town, Galicia, falls in love with a young man from the bald, Will, not realizing that he is her cousin. They marry, have a daughter, and move to a new industrial center, becoming prominent citizens. When Will's son from a teenage liaison appears at his door, he invites him in, unwittingly setting the stage for a forbidden love between his unacknowledged son and his cherished daughter, neither of whom realizes that they are half-siblings
Stormy weather & other stories by Lisa Alther( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 199 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 2001 in English and Undetermined 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 56 libraries worldwide
Returning home to Hullsport, Tennessee, to visit her dying mother, Ginny Babcock reviews the Kinflicks of her life--the home movies her mother used to make--from adolescence to middle-aged limbo, in an effort to discover herself
Other women by Lisa Alther( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Een gescheiden verpleegster worstelt met psychische problemen, onder meer door haar lesbische geaardheid
Arvesynder by Lisa Alther( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Levende billeder : roman by Lisa Alther( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in Danish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Istantanee di famiglia by Lisa Alther( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Autres femmes by Lisa Alther( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Andre kvinder by Lisa Alther( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Kinflicks : erotismos familiares by Lisa Alther( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and English and held by 11 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 10 libraries worldwide
Eredendő bűnök : Regény by Lisa Alther( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in Hungarian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Närbilder by Lisa Alther( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in Swedish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Ginny by Lisa Alther( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lisa Alther Amerikaans auteur
Lisa Alther Novelist
Lisa Alther US-amerikanische Autorin
オルサー, リザ
English (158)
German (32)
Danish (29)
Dutch (17)
Swedish (7)
French (6)
Italian (6)
Hungarian (4)
Spanish (3)
Turkish (3)
Norwegian (2)
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