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Gilchrist
Author: Maurice Leitch
Publisher: Random House (UK)
ISBN: 0749396555
Pages: 308
Year: 1994
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Gilchrist is holed up in a sleazy Spanish resort. A former hell-fire preacher fleeing his own mistakes, he has brought the church funds with him from Antrim, but has left behind the under-age girl whose baptism was the start of his problems. By the author of Poor Lazarus and Silver's City.
Gilchrist
Author: Christian Galacar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1975802020
Pages: 510
Year: 2017-09-30
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"Two years after losing their infant son to a tragic accident, Peter Martell, a novelist with a peculiar knack for finding lost things, and his wife, Sylvia, are devastated to learn they may no longer be able to have children. In need of a fresh start, and compelled by strange dreams, the couple decide to rent a lake house in the idyllic town of Gilchrist, Massachusetts, a place where bad things might just happen for a reason. As bizarre events begin to unfold around them--a chance encounter with a gifted six-year-old boy, a series of violent deaths, and repeated sightings of a strange creature with a terrifying nature--Peter and Sylvia find themselves drawn into the chaos and soon discover that coming to Gilchrist may not have been their decision at all. Set against a small New England town in the summer of 1966, Gilchrist is a sinister tale about the haunting origins of violence, evil, and the undying power of memory."-- cover page 4.
A Dangerous Age
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 161620379X
Pages: 254
Year: 2014-04-08
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The winner of the National Book Award returns with a moving story of a family of women drawn together by the trials of the times.The women in the Hand family are no strangers to either controversy or sadness. Those traits seem, in fact, to be a part of their family s heritage, one that stretches back through several generations and many wars. "A Dangerous Age" is a celebration of the strength of these women and of the bonds of blood and shared loss that hold them together. Louise, Winifred, and Olivia are reconnecting the pieces of their lives and rediscovering love, but each is unwittingly on a collision course with a seemingly distant war that is really never more than a breath away. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, this finely honed novel about the centuries-old struggle for women who are left to carry on with life when their men go off to war is by a writer the "Washington Post" says should be declared a national cultural treasure. Gilchrist rides the tension--between seeing events and motivations clearly and becoming clouded by personal and material concerns--on a perfect edge . . . [She] raises a multitude of issues in her novel . . . but the overriding questions here are about this war . . . about our motivations, our best interests, our moral and spiritual obligations. "The Boston Globe" Ellen Gilchrist has helped define Southern writing . . . [She] has shown herself especially skilled at capturing the texture of women s lives, and this novel is no different . . . "A Dangerous Age" brings into stark relief some of the difficulties facing the United States, and does it with Gilchrist s effective forthrightness. "Chicago Tribune" Gilchrist can create wonderful female characters, contemporary women who come alive on the page and linger long after the book is over. "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" The writing is polished; all her details matter. "The Seattle Times" [Gilchrist] gives this novel a humanity easily embraced by the reader. [Her] trademark supple prose and droll sense of humor are on full display. "Booklist, " starred review"
The Annunciation
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1940941172
Pages: 205
Year: 2013-11-22
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At the heart of Ellen Gilchrist’s novel is the incorrigible Amanda McCamey. Leaving a troubled past behind, she marries into New Orleans’ high society but finds the privileged world stifling and unsatisfying. Seeking a quieter, more meaningful life, she divorces and moves to the Ozarks where she translates poetry and surrounds herself with artists and intellectuals. Her friend Katie, a brilliant sculptor, brings out the wild child in Amanda, but it is Will, an intense young musician, who captivates her. What begins as a sexual tryst quickly becomes a grand and impossible passion that mirrors the life of the eighteenth-century French poet whose work Amanda is translating. But her new life is interrupted when her past comes back to haunt her. With beauty, humor, and luminescent prose, Gilchrist paints an evocative portrait of a woman finally coming into her own. Praise: "Gilchrist's accomplished first novel is absorbing, rich, and evocative as she explores the heart and mind of a woman who has the courage to risk traveling an unconventional path in an effort to find the way to herself." —Publishers Weekly "Women’s fiction par excellence … Amanda is in some ways a receptacle for current romantic clichés, but she is also a vivid character or dash and humor [who] has at last made her way to autonomy." —Harper's Magazine "A fast-paced, often funny and touching novel." —Library Journal "Both stylish and idiomatic—a rare and potent combination." —Times Literary Supplement
Sarah Conley
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0316314773
Pages: 259
Year: 1997-10-01
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Sarah Conley leaves Kentucky and the husband she has never loved for New York and a career as a celebrated editor and novelist, but when the man she truly loves becomes available, Sarah must choose between her dreams and her reality.
Victory Over Japan
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1940941148
Pages: 182
Year: 2014-01-17
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Originally published in 1984, this collection of 14 short stories set in Arkansas and Mississippi went on to win that year’s National Book Award for fiction, confirming Ellen Gilchrist’s place as one of the preeminent literary talents of her generation. Victory Over Japan takes us into the lives of an unforgettable group of Southern women — beautiful, complicated, enchanting, and sometimes dangerous — in and out of bars, marriages, divorces, lovers' arms, and even earthquakes, in an attempt to find happiness, or at least some satisfaction. Throughout these stories, one hears echoes of Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, but Ms. Gilchrist has her own unique literary voice, and it is outrageously funny, moving, tragic, and always appealing. PRAISE: “To say that Ellen Gilchrist can write is to say that Placido Domingo can sing. All you need to do is listen.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post “She is what they call a natural, writing with passion, authority and a noticeable lack of the self-consciousness that weighs down much of contemporary fiction.” —San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle “Ellen Gilchrist’s achievement is to create lives which refuse to be bound on the page by words and sentences . . . the writing is full of understanding that doesn’t advertise itself as perception or insight.” —London Daily Telegraph
The Good Journey
Author: Micaela Gilchrist
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743223772
Pages: 400
Year: 2002-11-12
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After a brief courtship, Mary Bullitt finds herself married to General Henry Atkinson and on her way to the frontier outpost at St. Louis, where she finds harsh living conditions and a growing awareness that she knows nothing about the man she married.
Falling Through Space
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1578062918
Pages: 224
Year: 1987
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Enhanced with 15 new essays, this collection is the benchmark of an acclaimed writer's spunk and sense of place. Originally published in 1987, "Falling Through Space" provides a funny and intimate diary of a writer's self-discovery. 42 photos.
Flights of Angels
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0316314862
Pages: 327
Year: 1998-09-18
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Twenty new hilarious adventures of unforgettable characters. Employing characters new & old, with Gilchrist's perfect ear & voice for the language & her perfect eye for our foibles, she has created a world that rocks with laughter while bathing in tears.
Starcarbon
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747533792
Pages: 294
Year: 1997
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It is 1991. Daniel Hand's daughters, Jessie and Olivia, have grown up and left home. Daniel finds it increasingly difficult to accept their independence, and is drinking more than ever. But despite the girls' problems, their bonds of love are too strong to be broken.
Broken Together
Author: K.L. Gilchrist
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543902367
Pages: 342
Year: 2017-07-07
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Tracey Jones life is picture-perfect––she's crazy in love with her attractive doctor husband and her only job is raising two healthy children in their stunning suburban home. But looks can be deceiving. When Tracey discovers her husband's involvement with a young nurse at his private practice, it becomes a challenge to hold together a household falling apart. As the full extent of Dr. Jones secrets come to light, a series of events leads Tracey to do the unthinkable. But in order to heal and start over, Tracey must face a painful past that forces her to offer grace and empathy to someone who may need it even more than she does.
Acts of God
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616203951
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-04-08
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From a National Book Award–winning “master of short fiction,” a collection of “sharp, funny and insightful” stories (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Three middle-aged women set off on a vacation in Italy, but are sidelined along the way by terrorist activity. In post-Katrina New Orleans, an elderly couple makes a last effort at independence from caretakers and infirmities. These short stories and others, from the acclaimed author of Victory Over Japan and A Dangerous Age, feature characters dealing with forces beyond their control, yet somehow managing to triumph—even if only in spirit. “Reading Ellen Gilchrist is addictive . . . Her new work is filled with good people who show fortitude and even heroism under duress . . . In this age of edgy irony, her warm-hearted view of humanity is refreshing.” —NPR “The stories in Acts of God are great postcards from the world of Ellen Gilchrist. It’s a world of war and strife and surprises, and it is, yes, marvelous to behold.” —The New York Times Book Review “Gilchrist is at her best when the wry and satirical mood strikes her . . . and it’s a pleasure to report that the best of the stories in Acts of God rank with the best in her first collection and in her second . . . for which she was awarded a richly deserved National Book Award.” —The Washington Post
Nora Jane: A Life in Stories
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316085219
Pages: 448
Year: 2009-09-26
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Since receiving the National Book Award for "Victory Over Japan in 1985, Ellen Gilchrist has developed a fervently devoted readership. This collection's new novella is vintage Gilchrist, taking on the continuing joys and perils of Nora Jane and company.
Life for a Life
Author: T. Frank Muir
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613733275
Pages: 400
Year: 2015-09-01
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Set in the middle of winter in St. Andrews, this Scottish noir mystery is written by one of the UK's best crime writers, T. Frank MuirWhen a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's coastal path, frozen and with the remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist, DCI Gilchrist is given the case. But Gilchrist's investigation uncovers a bloody trail of shootings and executions that lead him to the heart of a human trafficking war. Links to Scotland's foremost criminal family, the Home Office, and a killer intent on expanding his territory pull Gilchrist deeper into this murderous web until he comes face-to-face with the most dangerous man he has ever met. Filled with suspense as the investigation unfolds, Life for a Life will appeal to anyone who enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or the BBC's Prime Suspect.
Tides of Shadow
Author: Rob Gilchrist
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1481149938
Pages: 288
Year: 2012-12-03
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Mankind lays scattered after the Greek gods return to earth. The oceans are poison, and the world is dying. But, touched by the gods, Eric Stowe follows the directions of a voice in his head in search of a key to the future. Accompanied by a lone wolf and the saber on his hip, Eric moves along the east coast in search of the Dead City. He is not alone in his search; and the only currency in this wasteland is death and blood.