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Lott, Bret

Overview
Works: 71 works in 234 publications in 1 language and 16,896 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Christian fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction, American 
Roles: Speaker
Classifications: PS3562.O784, 813.54
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Publications about Bret Lott
Publications by Bret Lott
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Most widely held works by Bret Lott
Jewel : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
33 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,536 libraries worldwide
In the backwoods of Mississippi, Jewel, her husband Leston, and their five children learn to cope with their last-born child, Brenda Kay, born mentally retarded in 1943
A song I knew by heart : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,011 libraries worldwide
Living with her son, Mahlon, and daughter-in-law, Ruth, since the death of her husband, Naomi faces a new tragedy when Mahlon is killed in an accident, sending Naomi and Ruth on a painful journey of reconciliation and forgiveness
Ancient highway : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
A haunting novel about a family whose lives are shaded by a dream of stardom
The hunt club : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
A doctor's body is found on a hunting estate in South Carolina, his head missing, his hands skinned. So begins a conspiracy to dispossess a blind estate owner who refuses to sell. The story is narrated by the blind man's teenage nephew who serves as his guide. By the author of Reed's Beach
Dead low tide : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
While most of the residents in the wealthy, historic Charleston enclave of Landgrave Hall are asleep at two-thirty in the morning, Huger Dillard and his father, "Unc," are heading, via jonboat, to the adjoining golf course. Blinded by a terrible accident that killed his wife, Unc prefers to practice his golf game when no one is watching. But before anyone can even tee off, Huger makes a grisly find: a woman's body, anchored deep in the mud at the water's low tide. The discovery sets off a chain of events that puts Huger and his family up against secret military forces, old friends, longtime neighbors, lost loves, and shadowy global networks. The only thing connecting them all is Landgrave Hall--and the treacherous reason why this area is so important to so many people
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Reed's Beach by Bret Lott( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Two parents struggle to come to terms with the daeth of their only child
The man who owned Vermont : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 libraries worldwide
"When Rick Wheeler's wife walks out on him, he nearly drowns in despair. So the RC Cola salesman throws himself into work--setting sales records, winning a promotion, burying himself in the lonely present while he scours the past for hope. Then at last on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith."--Cover of paperback edition
An Introduction to Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping (1980) tells the story of Ruthie, a quiet, friendless girl living in a remote Idaho town called Fingerbone. The train that travels into the cold mountains of Fingerbone crosses a lake that has claimed the lives of Ruthie's grandfather by accident and her mother by suicide, leaving Ruthie and her younger sister Lucille with their grandmother, Sylvia Foster. When Sylvia passes away, her two sisters-in-law move to Fingerbone to take care of the girls. Though pleasant and dutiful, Misses Lily and Nona Foster enjoy their solitude. After the first hard winter, they leave Ruthie and Lucille in the hands of a younger guardian, the girls' aunt Sylvie, who returns home after sixteen years. Sylvie, their mother's younger sister, is a boxcar drifter content with her itinerant lifestyle, but she commits to staying in Fingerbone to keep house and raise the girls. She has little experience with either and becomes like a "mermaid in a ship's cabin." Most days, she wanders to the lake by the train tracks and drifts in a stolen rowboat. In a house soon covered in soot and cobwebs, cans and newspapers, she feeds the girls from jelly jars and plates made from detergent boxes. Ruthie takes it all in stride, but her sister, Lucille, sees the other children in town and wants no part of Sylvie's world. Whereas the sisters are inseparable through much of their young lives, they begin to grow apart in their teenage years. Lucille matures into a prissy woman who swings her hips and sews her own dresses; Ruthie remains a tall, gangly child with a buzzard's hunch and a distaste for school. Soon their lives, like the house and the town and their dark family history, get lost in the tangled overgrowth of loneliness and neglect. The family ties that have kept them together can hold them no more. In language as lyrical and lush as the landscapes it describes, Robinson tells a haunting story of the permanence of loss and the transitory nature of love. She reminds us that, despite the fragility of human relationships, our desires to hold onto them are what make us whole
A stranger's house : a novel by Bret Lott( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
Psykologisk roman om et ægtepar som ikke kan få børn og som alligevel forsøger at leve en meningsfyldt tilværelse
The difference between women and men : stories by Bret Lott( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
In a third collection of short fiction the author continues his exploration of the themes of love, family, and loss
Dead low tide by Bret Lott( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
While most of the residents in the Charleston enclave of Landgrave Hall are asleep, Huger Dillard and his father, "Unc," are heading to the adjoining golf course. Huger finds a woman's body, anchored in the mud at the water's low tide
A year in place ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
How to get home : a novella and stories by Bret Lott( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Sixteen stories and a novella. In Open House, a couple play out their fantasy of owning a home by making offers for houses on sale, while in The Day After Tomorrow a bankrupt couple move into a motel to start life anew
A dream of old leaves by Bret Lott( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Jewel a novel by Bret Lott( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
In the backwoods of Mississippi, Jewel, her husband Leston, and their five children learn to cope with their last-born child, Brenda Kay, born mentally retarded in 1943
Eyes to see by Bret Lott( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories includes works by such classic authors as Flannery O'Connor, Leo Tolstoy, G.K. Chesterton, and Charles Dickens to newer writers like Gina Ochsner and John Updike
Eyes to see ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
The best Christian short stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
From Homer Hickam, the best-selling author of Rocket Boys-which later became the movie October Sky-to editor and contributing best-selling author Bret Lott, this collection spans a talented community writing an eclectic blend of fiction. Each piece stands alone as stellar fiction. And each piece confronts us with who we are and forces us to look deeply at the human condition. From the dirt lanes of North Africa to the suburbs of California, exuding lightheartedness and profundity, hilarity and tragedy, these stories will take you on a fresh and entertaining journey
Letters & life : on being a writer, on being a Christian by Bret Lott( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Writing is both a significant and intimate activity. Acclaimed novelist Bret Lott reflects on his life as a writer through five essays exploring everything from the importance of literary fiction to the pain of personal loss
 
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Alternative Names
Lott, R. Bretley.
לוט, ברט
Languages
English (163)
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