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Childress, Mark

Works: 46 works in 251 publications in 12 languages and 10,579 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Musical fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Film adaptations  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3553.H486, 813.54
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Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress( Book )
66 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,790 libraries worldwide
The tale of Peejoe, an orphan boy who comes of age during a racially restless summer in the Alabama, and his aunt Lucille, who jumps at the chance to escape her life for a role on the "Beverly Hillbillies."
Georgia Bottoms : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
Georgia Bottoms, a Southern belle who keeps six lovers--none of whom know of the others--so she can maintain a lavish lifestyle, finds her ruse crumbling when a married preacher she has been seeing plans to confess their affair in front of his congregation
One Mississippi : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,488 libraries worldwide
When Daniel Musgrove's troubled family moves to Mississippi just before his junior year, he is appalled. On top of the usual teenage humiliations, he now has to learn to say "y'all" and "Co-Cola" or risk being ostracized as a Yankee. But Daniel's loneliness fades when he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins. You only need one best friend, he figures, to make it through high school alive. Daniel and Tim become inseparable, sharing a fascination with ridicule, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and Arnita Beecham, the most bewitching girl at Minor High. The boys join the cast of a bouncy evangelical musical. They take their dates to the prom in matching sky blue tuxedos. But then things start to go terribly wrong. The friends' feud with the school bully gets out of hand. They commit a small crime that grows larger and larger, and threatens to engulf the whole town.--From publisher description
Tender : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 957 libraries worldwide
The story of Leroy Kirby, a poor white boy from Mississippi, who moves to Memphis and transforms himself from a guitar-picking truck driver to a famous rock-and-roll singer
Gone for good by Mark Childress( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 648 libraries worldwide
After flying into a thunderstorm, rock singer Ben Willis crashes his plane on a magic island. The place is populated by famous people who have come to disappear, among them Amelia Earhart. A look at the world of celebrities
A world made of fire by Mark Childress( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and German and held by 634 libraries worldwide
The ambivalence of fireas evocation of glowing love and furious destructionpermeates this stunning first novel by Mark Childress, a young Southern writer who gives fresh expression to his region's literary preoccupations. A World Made of Fire is set in rural Alabama in the decades before World War I ... Childress has created a wholly believable world. The landscapes are forceful and the characters deeply felt. ... A World Made of Fire probes varieties of tenderness and love, principally from the viewpoint of [a] young girl, Estelle Bates, whose literary forebears include Lena Grove in Faulkner's Light in August. . . .Childress dramatically traces her course, keeping the violent and the tender elements in a tense, remarkably effective balance. ... Reading it is rather like staring for a good long while into the coals of a fire; in that concentration of energy, many things can be learned
V for Victor : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Victor, a sixteen-year-old boy in Alabama in 1942, is sent to care for his dying grandmother on a lonely island in Mobile Bay. War is everywhere, and suddenly Victor is playing unforeseen roles--now hostage, now pursuer--in the perilous war at home
One Mississippi by Mark Childress( file )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
In 1973, Yankee transplant Daniel Msgrove can't seem to fit in at his new Mississippi school, Minor High. When he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins, things begin looking up. The two begin a close friendship that includes time spent ridiculing celebrities and the world around them. Soon, a prom night accident sets them at odds with the school bully Red Martin. As their battle escalates, one violent act changes everything and threatens to shake the town to its core
Georgia Bottoms : a novel by Mark Childress( file )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Sassy Southern belle Georgia has a lot of secrets: a rotation of gentleman callers with unique sexual needs, a mother with a tenuous hold on reality, and a lucrative (if dodgy) business of selling at a huge mark-up the folk art quilts she buys and passes off as her own creations. But then 9/11 comes along, Georgia's world of naughty innocence is changed forever, and all the plates she once spun so effortlessly in midair come crashing down: her illegitimate black son shows up on her doorstep; her best friend and town mayor, Krystal, loses her job; her demented mom and drunken brother become increasingly errant; and one of her boyfriends-a spiteful preacher- has an unfortunate attack of conscience and intends to publicly confess his affair and simultaneously condemn poor Georgia to hell
Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
During a hot, restless summer in Alabama a woman with six children and an abusive husband looks for salvation in Hollywood
Crazy in Alabama by Antonio Banderas( visu )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Everyone in Alabama, especially 12-year-old Peejoe's Aunt Lucille, has gone completely crazy during the sweltering summer of 1965. Deciding not to let her abusive husband stand in the way of her dreams of television stardome, she gets rid of him in a most unusual way and leaves Peejoe with lots of questions and an explosive secret
Joshua and the big bad blue crabs by Mark Childress( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Joshua sets off to deliver a huckleberry pie to his grandmother and he and the pie are kidnapped by a mob of mean-tempered crabs
Joshua and Bigtooth by Mark Childress( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The tiny shiny baby alligator Joshua brings home from a day fishing grows into a big alligator whose future must be decided
Henry Bobbity is missing and it is all Billy Bobbity's fault! by Mark Childress( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
In this fantasy tale Billy Bobbity banishes his brother from their messy room but soon regrets his action and begins the search for the missing Henry
The path to publication. advice from authors, editors, and agents ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
This volume concentrates on successful storytelling. In a talk called "Scene, summary, silence," writer/educator Al Young tells how to engage readers and keep a stry moving by creating believable narratvie and maintaining a balance between scene and summary. A panel discussion follows
4 movie collection : Hero ; The slugger's wife ; Crazy in Alabama ; I'll do anything ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Slugger's wife : The marriage between an Atlanta Braves outfielder and a rock singer suddenly turns sour when their individual careers force them to make some tough choices
The path to publication. advice from authors, editors, and agents ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In segment one of this volume, authors Mark Childress, Janet Fitch, and Glen David Gold read and talk about their previously unpublished works. In the second segment, "Conversations," Oakley Hall presents 15 tips that every writer needs to know
Tender by Mark Childress( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Der Bruchpilot Roman by Mark Childress( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Nach einem Konzerts steigt der Rockstar Ben Willis in sein Flugzeug, um seinen nächsten Auftrittsort anzufliegen. Er liebt es, in seinem Flugzeug zu sitzen, ganz oben und frei, schließlich hat er auch aus diesem Grund den Flugschein gemacht, um weit weg von seinen Fans und seiner Frau sein zu können. Er gerät in ein Unwetter und überlebt nur durch eine Bruchlandung auf einer Karibikinsel. Als er am Strand wieder zu sich kommt, meint er Marilyn Monroe zu sehen. Wenig später stellt er fest, daß er in das heimliche Refugium totgeglaubter Berühmtheiten eingedrungen ist, das von einem mysteriösen Zauberer überwacht wird. Es wird nicht leicht für 'Superman', wie Ben genannt wird, nach Hause zu kommen
In Southern words : [a collection of Southern stories and reminiscences written and read by some of the region's most renowned authors] by Fannie Flagg( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mark Childress Amerikaans schrijver
Mark Childress amerikansk författare
Mark Childress amerikansk skribent
Mark Childress écrivain américain
Mark Childress scrittore statunitense
Mark Childress US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Марк Чайлдресс
チャイルドレス, マーク
チルドレス, マーク
English (146)
German (29)
French (10)
Spanish (8)
Italian (4)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
Finnish (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)
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