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Dufresne, John

Works: 33 works in 108 publications in 2 languages and 8,127 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer
Classifications: PS3554.U325, 813.54
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Publications about John Dufresne
Publications by John Dufresne
Most widely held works by John Dufresne
Lewis Nordan : humor, heartbreak, and hope by Barbara A Baker( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,329 libraries worldwide
Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope examines and celebrates the work of southern writer Lewis "Buddy" Nordan, whose stories reveal his own pain and humanity and in their honesty force us to recognize ourselves within them. Written by scholars and fiction writers who represent a fascinating range of experience - from a Shakespearean scholar to English professors to a former student of Nordan's - this is a rich array of essays, poems, and visual arts in tribute to this increasingly important writer. The collection deepens the base of scholarship on Nordan, and c
Love warps the mind a little by John Dufresne( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
A 40-year-old man who always wanted to be a writer finally takes the plunge. He leaves his wife and home, and moves in with his mistress, taking only his typewriter. Unfortunately, she is not much of a muse, the rejection letters pile up, on top of which she develops cancer. A tragicomedy. By the author of Louisiana Power & Light
Louisiana Power & Light by John Dufresne( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
A comic tale featuring ex-priest Billy Fontana, a man out to do good, but seldom succeeding. The novel opens with Fontana abandoning the priesthood for a young woman whose confession he has just heard. By the author of The Way That Water Enters Stone
Deep in the shade of paradise by John Dufresne( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
As family and friends arrive at Paradiso, the Loudermilk family ancestral home in the swamp country of Shiver-de-Freeze, Louisiana, for the marriage of Grisham Loudermilk and Arlane Thevenot, all kinds of romantic entanglements arise to complicate the wedding
No Regrets, Coyote by John Dufresne( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 759 libraries worldwide
On Christmas Eve in Eden, Florida, Wylie "Coyote" Melville, therapist and forensic consultant, is summoned to a horrific crime scene. Five members of the Halliday family have been brutally killed. Wylie's rare talent is an ability to read a crime scene, consider the evidence seen and unseen, and determine what's likely to have happened. The police are soon convinced that the deaths were a murder-suicide carried out by a broken and desperate Chafin Halliday, but Wylie's not so sure. As Wylie begins his own investigation with the help of his friend Bay Lettique--a poker-playing sleight-of-hand artist with links to the Everglades County underworld--he discovers a web of corruption involving the police union, Ponzi-scheming lawyers, county politicians, and the Russian mob
Requiem, Mass. : a novel by John Dufresne( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Struggling with his mother's latest delusions, his father's fantasy-born absence, and his sister's social withdrawal, young Johnny becomes increasingly obsessed with saving his family
The lie that tells a truth : a guide to writing fiction by John Dufresne( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
In his signature comic voice, teacher and author Dufresne demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, his lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them?--From publisher description
I don't like where this is going : a Wylie Coyote novel by John Dufresne( Book )
9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
"Continues the misadventures of therapist-on-the-run Wylie 'Coyote' Melville. Wylie has witnessed a woman falling to her death outside the Luxor Hotel. Troubled by the ensuing cover-up, he becomes a man on a mission, enlisting the help of his old friend, an ace card player and master magician, to help find answers. The duo's escapades range from poker tables to desert highways, from bordellos to child beauty pageants"--Provided by publisher
Flash! : writing the very short story by John Dufresne( Book )
4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
The history of fiction has been dominated by the novel and the short story. But now a brave new genre has emerged: very brief fiction. FLASH! identifies the qualities that make for excellent flash fiction, demystifies the writing process, and guides writers by exercise and example through the world of the very short story. John Dufresne's characteristic warmth, wit, and humor remind writers of the joy in the creative process, making this a perfect guide for any writer interested in trying a new form--back cover
Johnny too bad : stories by John Dufresne( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
In a collection of short works, a romantic-minded woman must choose between a marriage of convenience and an affair, and an unfaithful man is found dead after announcing he is leaving his wife and children
Is life like this? : a guide to writing your first novel in six months by John Dufresne( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
The author presents a six-month program, arranged by week, to complete a first draft of a novel
The way that water enters stone : stories by John Dufresne( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
The highly acclaimed author of Louisiana Power and Light now presents a beautifully crafted collection of tales which are told with insight, humor, and tenderness--stories "full of whimsy and wisdom" ... a collection that "takes you by the lapels and demands that you listen while it works its magic" (James W. Hall)
I will eat a piece of the roof & you can eat the window by John Dufresne( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Trailerville by John Dufresne( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Context is everything : a second hungry midnight ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Well enough alone : two stories and thirteen poems by John Dufresne( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Lethe, Cupid, time, and love by John Dufresne( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
I Don't Like Where This Is Going : Book #2 of the Wylie 'Coyote' Melville series by John Dufresne( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Wylie 'Coyote' Melville - burnt-out professional therapist and hobbyist forensic consultant - needs a break. South Florida might be home, but it's also home to bad memories and local gangsters bearing grudges. So Wylie and his ace poker-playing best friend Bay Lettique head to the tawdry glitz of Las Vegas to lie low for a while. -- A crime caper filled with Dufresne's trademark black humour, -- continues the story of Wylie's haphazard investigations into America's bankrupt political system, where power and influence are on sale and the corrupt prey on the innocent
Two dogs by Steve Yarbrough( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Blue Christmas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
John Dufresne Amerikaans romanschrijver
John Dufresne amerykański pisarz
John Dufresne Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright
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Italian (1)
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