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Stewart O'Nan

Autor(a) de Last Night at the Lobster

37+ Works 9,517 Membros 601 Reviews 35 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Stewart O'Nan

Last Night at the Lobster (2007) 1,364 cópias
Songs for the Missing (2008) 833 cópias
A Prayer for the Dying (1999) 689 cópias
Emily, Alone (2011) 679 cópias
Wish You Were Here (2002) 526 cópias
The Odds: A Love Story (2012) 455 cópias
Snow Angels: A Novel (1994) 443 cópias
The Good Wife (2005) 373 cópias
The Night Country (2003) 368 cópias
West of Sunset (2015) 366 cópias
A Face in the Crowd (2012) — Autor — 334 cópias
Speed Queen (1997) 308 cópias
City of Secrets (2016) 203 cópias
Henry, Himself (2019) 195 cópias
Ocean State (2022) 182 cópias
The Names of the Dead (1996) 170 cópias
A World Away (1998) 135 cópias
Everyday People (2001) 94 cópias
In the Walled City: Stories (1993) 54 cópias
A Face in the Crowd and The Longest December (2023) — Autor — 36 cópias
A Good Day to Die: A Novel (1999) 15 cópias
Monsters (2009) 13 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 48 (2003) 4 cópias
Land of the Lost 3 cópias
Poe (2008) 2 cópias
Something Wicked (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Gaia's to y.s 1 exemplar(es)
Di là dal tramonto (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Endless Summer 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuinte — 1,392 cópias
Boston Noir (2009) — Contribuinte — 293 cópias
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
Shining in the Dark: Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (2018) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Halloween (2011) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Pittsburgh Noir (2011) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (2012) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Dark Screams: Volume Nine (2018) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Politically Inspired (2003) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Reading Stephen King (2017) — Autor — 20 cópias
Detours (2015) — Autor — 14 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 61 (2009) 11 cópias
Killer Crimes — Autor — 2 cópias

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Membros

Discussions

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

Resenhas

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 | outras 50 resenhas | 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 | outras 38 resenhas | Feb 2, 2024 |
Too reliant on current tools - text, iphone, lingo - that will become dated with the passage of time. Which is unfortunate, because the theme and narrative, when devoid of these crutches, could be timeless.
 
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vscauzzo | outras 20 resenhas | Jan 29, 2024 |
A lovely, quiet novel of manners.
 
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fmclellan | outras 50 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |

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