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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 visa mer 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) visa färre


Verk av Stewart O'Nan

Last Night at the Lobster (2007) 1,343 exemplar
Songs for the Missing (2008) 822 exemplar
A Prayer for the Dying (1999) 679 exemplar
Emily, Alone (2011) 671 exemplar
Wish You Were Here (2002) 525 exemplar
The Odds: A Love Story (2012) 453 exemplar
Snow Angels: A Novel (1994) 443 exemplar
The Good Wife (2005) 374 exemplar
The Night Country (2003) 364 exemplar
West of Sunset (2015) 356 exemplar
A Face in the Crowd (2012) — Författare — 325 exemplar
Speed Queen (1997) 303 exemplar
City of Secrets (2016) 205 exemplar
Henry, Himself (2019) 189 exemplar
Ocean State (2022) 171 exemplar
The Names of the Dead (1996) 166 exemplar
A World Away (1998) 135 exemplar
Everyday People (2001) 93 exemplar
In the Walled City: Stories (1993) 52 exemplar
A Face in the Crowd and The Longest December (2023) — Författare — 36 exemplar
A Good Day to Die: A Novel (1999) 14 exemplar
Monsters (2009) 13 exemplar
Cemetery Dance Issue 48 (2003) 4 exemplar
Land of the Lost 3 exemplar
Ocean State (2022) 2 exemplar
Ocean State (2022) 2 exemplar
Poe (2008) 2 exemplar
Something Wicked (2004) 1 exemplar
Gaia's to y.s 1 exemplar
Di là dal tramonto (2022) 1 exemplar
Endless Summer 1 exemplar

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Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 1,356 exemplar
Boston Noir (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 283 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 248 exemplar
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 233 exemplar
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 111 exemplar
Shining in the Dark: Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 74 exemplar
Halloween (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
Pittsburgh Noir (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 64 exemplar
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
Dark Screams: Volume Nine (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar
Politically Inspired (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Reading Stephen King (2017) — Författare — 19 exemplar
Detours (2015) — Författare — 14 exemplar
Cemetery Dance Issue 61 (2009) 11 exemplar
Killer Crimes — Författare — 2 exemplar


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


Stewart O'Nan is an author I usually enjoy, but I didn't find this to be one of his better books. There are several narrators and/or pov characters who tell the story of a murdered teenage girl. The primary narrator is Marie, the younger sister of Angel, the teenage girl who with her boyfriend Myles murdered Birdie, another teenage girl. Most of the story is told from the perspective of teenage girls, although Marie and Angel's mother Carol also plays a part. The motive for the murder was ostensibly jealousy: Angel was jealous of Birdie and possessive of Myles, who was fooling around with Birdie on the side. However, we never get much of a glimpse into the mind of Angel. She was a good student, held down a part time job, and while her mother Carol was overworked and sometimes neglectful, she was never abusive and was doing the best she could. So I had a hard time being convinced that Angel had the personality and motivation to turn murderous.

The book was interesting for its depiction of life among working class families of Portuguese descent in Rhodesia Island. There's a lot about the lives and habits of teenagers on the cusp of adulthood in this milieu, which I was less interested in, although this was enough to keep me reading. Nevertheless I don't consider it a particularly successful book due to my failure to be convinced that Angel would actually murder someone.

2 stars
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arubabookwoman | 19 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |
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booklover3258 | 1 annan recension | Oct 15, 2023 |
I have to be honest I read this book because it was short and a seemingly easy read. It was a rather pointless story IMO. I didn't care about the characters. I didn't care about the setting. It was the longest short book I've ever read because it was so insanely mundane. It wasn't even a good slice of life story because there was no life to any of them.
MsTera | 122 andra recensioner | Oct 10, 2023 |
Adult male narrator recalls the bitter separation of his parents and also the murder of his former baby-sitter. I love O'Nan's style which is beautifully straight-forward. You can definitely relate to the people and places he creates.
huntersun9 | 13 andra recensioner | Oct 6, 2023 |



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