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  • Author: Rosenzweig, Roy

Date: 2002 (1983)

Language: en

Find in a Library: 9154776

Find Online: OL2745501W

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Study of the off-hours lives of working-class people in the industrial city of Worcester, Massachusetts. Workers' hobbies, their hangouts, and the impact of their leisure on the workplace and politics in the immigration era. A fresh social history of…

  • Author: Toth, Emily

Date: 1981


Find in a Library: 7247649

Biography of Manchester, New Hampshire author Grace Metalious. Famous for her novel "Peyton Place" and its various film adaptations. Emily Toth is also the biographer of novelist Kate Chopin.

From University Press of Mississippi: "The juicy…

  • Author: Beaupré, Norman R.

Date: 2006

Language: English

Find in a Library: 85854514

The life of a young man after graduating college, his battle with AIDS, and his friendship with a mentor and former professor, Norman Beaupré, as read through a chronological series of personal letters. From the author's website: "What would you do…

  • Author: Mosher, Howard Frank

Date: 1977

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3168446

A Vermont family in financial straits turns to smuggling Canadian whiskey back into a Prohibition- and Depression-era America. Mosher's first novel, introducing us to the author's budding literary relationship with northern rural Vermont - an…

  • Author: Ménard, Jean-Sébastien

Date: 2007

Thesis Type: Ph. D., French

Institution: McGill University

Language: fr

Find in a Library: 316101393

Du texte: "Cette thèse porte sur l’inscription de la Beat Generation dans la littérature québécoise. J'y analyse non pas la réception de ce mouvement au Québec lors de son émergence dans les années 1950, mais bien sa réappropriation…

  • Author: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Date: 2007

Book Title: New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond

Language: English

Find in a Library: 71800711

Short story about French-Canadian grandparents, the pull of family, and irrevocable realities of class and culture. From the Waterville, Maine author of "God is Dead" and "Everything Matters!"

  • Author: Charters, Ann

Date: 1973

Language: English

Find in a Library: 6065241

Seminal biography of native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Franco American, novelist, and poet, Jack Kerouac. Republished in 1994. Written by Ann Charters, who worked with Kerouac during the final three years of his life. In her writing of this book,…

  • Author: Chabot, Grégoire

Date: 1996

Language: Français and English

Find in a Library: 34983292

Grégoire Chabot’s triple collection sits English and French texts face-to-face in a small variety of dramatics and family humor, where characters carry in tow a heavy load of self-pity, but where comedic endings refuse to resign any one of…

  • Author: Lerner, Richard (director)

Date: 1986

Language: English (with Italian subtitles)

Find in a Library: 52960431

Documentary about Franco American writer Jack Kerouac, the American literary and cultural movement spurred on by what is known as the "Beat Generation, and the countdown of Kerouac's final days. Features support from the following persons: Allen…

  • Author: Christian Science Monitor

Date: 1918 July 8

Publication: The Christian Science Monitor

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10969332, 35351012

Article on multiple criminal alcohol seizures from a number of Vermont social clubs in the 1910s.

  • Author: Nos Histoires de l'Île Group

Date: 1999

Language: en

Find in a Library: 43797929

A chronicling of French Island ("Treat and Webster Island"), Old Town, Maine, from 1800 to the late 20th century. Includes photos, selections from interviews and oral histories, historical synopses, and stories from the French Island community. A…

  • Author: Giamo, Benedict

Date: 2000

Language: English

Find in a Library: 42690123

From Southern Illinois University Press: "Giamo’s primary purpose is to chronicle and clarify Kerouac’s various spiritual quests through close examinations of [his] novels. Kerouac began his quest with 'On the Road,' which also is Giamo’s real…

  • Author: Simoneau, Irene M.

Date: 2008 October

Language: English

Find in a Library: None (full text available here)

Presentation made at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bangor, Maine, by a former Ph. D. candidate in Canadian-American history at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. The presentation is, as the author calls it, a "spiritual autobiography," exploring…

  • Author: Duval-Thibault, Anna-Marie

Date: 1888 (1979)

Language: Français (English translation available)

Find in a Library: 6582362

Un roman qui commence à Montréal avec Maria qui, contre son coeur, épouse un homme de la faveur de ses parents - l'homme qui est aussi a la faveur du première de deux testaments d'une femme très riche. Nous demandons: où est le deuxième…

  • Author: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Date: 2009

Language: English

Find in a Library: 268957344

Waterville, Maine, native Ron Currie, Jr.’s sophomore effort, Everything Matters!, is not a story about aliens – although it could be. The voice in Junior Thibodeau’s head has told him precisely when the world will end. Lecturing…

  • Author: Blaise, Clark

Date: 1993

Language: English

Find in a Library: 26398865

From Library Journal: "This unusual memoir focuses on the author's attempt to understand his dead father. Blaise, a prize-winning novelist and director of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, combines fragments of memories, mostly…

  • Author: Beaulieu, Victor-Lévy

Date: 1978

Language: Français (English translation available)

Find in a Library: 5982692, 184816014

The back cover of the text reads: "'A Québécois Dream' is a nightmare vision of what happens to a man who is dispossessed, impotent, afraid and filled with rage. Joseph-David-Barthélémy Dupuis takes grotesque war measures against his estranged…

  • Author: Beaulieu, Victor-Lévy

Date: 1972

Language: fr (en translation)

Find in a Library: 877702, 2966704

Un livre comme essai sur les rélations entre la vie et la littérature de Jack Kerouac - son écriture et son héritage - avec des réactions de l'auteur.

  • Author: Jones, James T.

Date: 1999

Language: English

Find in a Library: 40735081

From ECW Press: "With this fascinating new book, Jim Jones debunks many of the myths surrounding the life and times of Jack Kerouac. Jones concentrates on those whose lives were most affected by Kerouac: daughter Jan Kerouac, wives Edie Parker, Joan…

  • Author: Jarvis, Charles E.

Date: 1973

Language: English

Find in a Library: 2737349

Biography of Jack Kerouac published in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.

  • Author: Hebert, Ernest

Date: 1993

Language: English

Find in a Library: 28066130

Second and fourth novels in Hebert's Darby series, with a new essay included. From the University Press of New England: (A Little More Than Kin) "Evicted from the New Hampshire shack he proudly called home, Ollie Jordan--ignorant, ingenious, angry,…

  • Author: Tremblay, Bill

Date: 1986

Language: English

Find in a Library: 31206498

A book of poems in reflection of the author's hometown, Southbridge, Massachusetts. From Gale Literature: "Tremblay returned to his mill-town roots with the historical poems in 'Duhamel: Ideas of Order in Little Canada.' Through his evocation of…

  • Author: Touchette, Charleen

Date: 2004

Language: English

Find in a Library: 56615738

From Touch Art Books: "This story with its bold contrasts of good and bad, love and hate, inextricably connected, is situated in the context of the bigger history of French Canadian and Indian people amid mainstream American culture from the mid…

  • Author: Robichaud, Gerard

Date: 1961

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1451604

Ten-story chronicle of the fictional Franco-American Martel family in the fictional town of Groveton, Maine, modeled after Lewiston. A touching, funny, and intimate portrayal of family life in the early twentieth century. Most recent version of the…

  • Author: Parsons, Vivian (LaJeunesse)

Date: 1941

Language: en

Find in a Library: 4207548

Open Library: OL6420912M

Novel set in an American ore-mining town at the end of the 19th century. Begins with Père La Tendresse sending his son, Joseph, from their farm near Trois-Rivières, Québec to work for a time in the United States, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula,…

  • Author: Metalious, Grace

Date: 1963

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1289572

Novel about the French-Canadian Bergeron family, its transition and adaption into American society through work and community in upstate New York. Written by the author of the story, "Peyton Place," that became the basis for a long-running television…

  • Author: Metalious, George
  • Author: O'Shea, June

Date: 1965

Language: English

Find in a Library: 5315878

A biography of the New Hampshire author, Grace Metalious, whose works include "Peyton Place," "The Tight White Collar," and "No Adam in Eden."

  • Author: L'Heureux, John

Date: 2002

Language: English

Find in a Library: 49421619

From Grove/Atlantic Press: "John L’Heureux has been acclaimed as '[a] master storyteller . . . elegant, cunning, and wickedly funny' (The Washington Post). Now, in a pitch-perfect, deeply satisfying work of fiction, he enters the world of an…

  • Author: Leland, John

Date: 2007

Language: English

Find in a Library: 83758819

Critical study of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" through the lens of its author and one of its main characters. From Viking Press: "In 'Why Kerouac Matters,' John Leland embarks on a wry, insightful, and playful discussion of the novel ['On the…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1960

Language: English

Find in a Library: 24871127

Originally published in 1960, "Tristessa" is a short novel that reflects on Jack's life in Mexico City and the people around him - particularly the woman of his admiration, the novel's title character. This is another later installment of the…