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Stewart O'Nan

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Stewart O'Nan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1961. He received a B. S. from Boston University in 1983 and received a M. F. A. in fiction from Cornell University in 1992. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace from 1984 to 1988. He has näytä lisää written several novels including The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, The Circus Fire, and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In the Walled City won the 1993 Due Heinz Literature Prize; Snow Angels won the 1993 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize; and The Names of the Dead won the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. Snow Angels was made into a feature film in 2007. In 1996, he was listed as one of Granta's best young American novelists. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Last Night at the Lobster (2007) 1,365 kappaletta
Songs for the Missing (2008) 836 kappaletta
A Prayer for the Dying (1999) 689 kappaletta
Emily, Alone (2011) 681 kappaletta
Wish You Were Here (2002) 526 kappaletta
The Odds: A Love Story (2012) 455 kappaletta
Snow Angels: A Novel (1994) 444 kappaletta
The Good Wife (2005) 373 kappaletta
The Night Country (2003) 370 kappaletta
West of Sunset (2015) 367 kappaletta
A Face in the Crowd (2012) — Tekijä — 337 kappaletta
Speed Queen (1997) 310 kappaletta
City of Secrets (2016) 203 kappaletta
Henry, Himself (2019) 195 kappaletta
Ocean State (2022) 185 kappaletta
The Names of the Dead (1996) 171 kappaletta
A World Away (1998) 135 kappaletta
Everyday People (2001) 94 kappaletta
In the Walled City: Stories (1993) 54 kappaletta
A Face in the Crowd and The Longest December (2023) — Tekijä — 36 kappaletta
A Good Day to Die: A Novel (1999) 15 kappaletta
Monsters (2009) 13 kappaletta
[unidentified works] 4 kappaletta
Cemetery Dance Issue 48 (2003) 4 kappaletta
Land of the Lost 3 kappaletta
Feriengeschichten 2 kappaletta
Poe (2008) 2 kappaletta
Something Wicked (2004) 1 kappale
Gaia's to y.s 1 kappale
Di là dal tramonto (2022) 1 kappale
Endless Summer 1 kappale

Associated Works

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Avustaja — 1,393 kappaletta
Boston Noir (2009) — Avustaja — 295 kappaletta
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Avustaja — 237 kappaletta
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
Halloween (2011) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Pittsburgh Noir (2011) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (2012) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Dark Screams: Volume Nine (2018) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Politically Inspired (2003) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Reading Stephen King (2017) — Tekijä — 20 kappaletta
Detours (2015) — Tekijä — 14 kappaletta
Cemetery Dance Issue 61 (2009) 11 kappaletta
Killer Crimes — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Fears: Tales of Psychological Horror (2024) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Stewart O' Nan: American Author Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (toukokuu 2017)
July 2014's SK Flavor of the Month - A Face in the Crowd, King's Dear Constant Readers (heinäkuu 2014)


It took me a few chapters to ease into the slow pace of this novel, but once I had I delighted in Henry's every day adventures as I walked with him the streets of Pittsburgh and the cottage in Chautauqua. The details and intimacy felt like an invitation to walk into Henry's shoes: his likes, dislikes, foibles and fears. I definitely felt like I knew him despite a certain distance. The world's dramas, including his family's, seem to circle him as he refuses to be drawn into them: perspective gained from old age or fear of emotion? Henry is definitely old school where the home and feelings are women's work.
The ending is beautifully done, gentle and restful with a tint of regret. This book is definitely a reminder to be present to every moment.
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Cecilturtle | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 3, 2024 |
I have enjoyed Stewart O'Nan's work for many years so it was a disappointment that [Ocean State] was so -- lackluster -- to put it gently. Teenagers, teenage romance, jealousy, violence, family, single moms, sisters - and I often enjoy those themes, but here it was just flat. A couple sparks, but then nothing.

Everyone is entitled to a couple duds, so I am looking forward to O'Nan's next time around.
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shearon | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 27, 2024 |
Stewart O'Nan is one of my favorite contemporary American authors. His genius is in how he illuminates ordinary lives, revealing the humanity, along with the wonder, of everyday life. I also love how he uses small, telling details to bring his characters and their stories to life.

Emily Maxwell is an 80 year old widow, living alone in the house she had shared with her husband and their two children in Pittsburgh. Her days follow a regular routine, and her most faithful companion, besides Rufus her dog (a wonderful character in his own right), is her sister-in-law, Arlene. The reader follows Emily over the course of several months as she contemplates her own mortality, her relationship with her children, her loneliness, and her regrets. It's a very quiet novel - nothing much happens - but Emily is a brilliant, fully realized character who felt incredibly real to me. How O'Nan managed to turn this story into a compelling page-turner is a mystery to me, but he did it.

5 stars

"She would be judged by how she'd lived her life, not how she wished it had been. She accepted that completely. She was painfully aware of her failings. Every Sunday she confessed them, and while by no means clear, her conscience was no heavier than most, or so she hoped."

NB: O'Nan's earlier novel, Wish You Were Here, introduces Emily and her family, shortly after she is widowed. It's a very good book, but Emily, Alone can stand on its own. And there is a related noved, Henry, Himself about Emily's husband. I haven't read that one yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
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katiekrug | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 29, 2024 |
Wow! This book is worthy of the hype. An absolutely riveting story......I simply could not put it down. The fact that this book tells a very real story.......a scenario that played out many times in the days when diphtheria ravaged small towns....makes it all the more harrowing. This is a haunting tale, that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been read. This probably isn't one for the easily disturbed....otherwise, I recommend for anyone who likes hard hitting books.
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Jfranklin592262 | 38 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 2, 2024 |



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