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  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1995 Spring

Publication: TriQuarterly Journal

Volume: 93

Language: English

Find in a Library: 89483081 or 5937719

Short story about Yvon DuBois from Biddeford, Maine, now a French teacher in New York City, who witnesses a murder. His brief but illuminating relationship with a Russian woman. Perspectives of New York through the eyes of a traumatized transplant.…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1988

Language: English

Find in a Library: 17297564

From Atheneum: "In rebellion against his traditional heritage, Philip Francoeur marries Jenny, a Protestant who personifies the modern emancipated woman, and must confront their restless daughter, Antoinette, who is torn between two powerful…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1984

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10696788

A later novel from a finalist for the 1979 National Book Award. From Atheneum: "In 1959, a young American journeys to Europe to discover how the people live and finds himself forever transformed by two people, Angela and Vincent, who introduce him to…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1978

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3729360

The first novel, chronologically, of what are known as Plante's Francouer Novels. A finalist for the 1979 National Book Award in Fiction (hardcover). From Gale Literature: "'The Family' describes the emotional breakdown of Reena Francoeur, Daniel's…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1981

Language: English

Find in a Library: 7727537

Another of Plante's Francouer Novels. From Beacon Press: "First published in 1981 to wide acclaim, 'The Country' follows the last visits of a son, Daniel Francoeur, to his parents' home before the death of his father. Wanting to understand this…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 1986

Language: English

Find in a Library: 13094722

From Atheneum: "Set in Boston in the sixties, Daniel Francoeur is featured in this exploration of Catholicism and sexual obsession and of the conflicting demands and constraints they impose."

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 2002

Language: English

Find in a Library: 48500345

Short autobibliographical essay published in "The Pushcart Prize XXVI" (2002), an anthology of fiction and essays from various small presses. From the author of "The Family," "ABC," and the trilogy known as the Francouer Novels. This selection would…

  • Author: Plante, David

Date: 2007

Language: English

Find in a Library: 77504854

From Pantheon Books, Random House: "An original and radiant novel about grief, obsession, and the need for meaning from the author of 'The Family,' a finalist for the National Book Award. When his young son dies in a freak accident, Gerard struggles…

  • 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: Paré, Paul

Date: 2008

Language: English

Find in a Library: 603676674

From the author: "How does a recently widowed, 50-year old man work his way through his mid-life crisis? He flies to Palm Springs and checks himself into a gay resort, of course. Well-crafted, with complex and compelling characters, this novel…

  • Author: Metalious, Grace

Date: 1960

Language: English

Find in a Library: 951874

A novel from the author of "Peyton Place" and "No Adam in Eden." From the back of the text: "Beneath the seemingly calm surface of this smug New England community, [Metalious's characters'] turbulent passions and fears begin to boil, exploding the…

  • Author: Metalious, Grace

Date: 1956

Language: English

Find in a Library: 289487

From Messner Books: "The story of a repressive New England town known for its high standards of public morality, and the steamy sexual activities that take place behind its bedroom doors. While the town's rigid mores lead to hypocrisy and repression,…

  • 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: Meloy, Maile

Date: 2003

Language: English

Find in a Library: 50591256

From Simon and Schuster: "With her first novel, 'Liars and Saints,' award-winning author Maile Meloy more than delivers on the promise of her highly acclaimed debut story collection, 'Half in Love.' This richly textured novel tells a story of sex…

  • Author: Pelletier, Cathie

Date: 1989

Language: English

Find in a Library: 19517465

From Publishers Weekly: "Boisterous, tacky and opportunistic residents of Mattagash, Maine, prepare for the unlikely wedding of Amy Jo Lawler - descendant of their small town's Protestant founder - to a Catholic with unacceptable French Canadian…

  • Author: McKinnon, K. C.
  • Author: Pelletier, Cathie

Date: 1999

Language: English

Find in a Library: 393999054

A Fort Kent, Maine, novel by author K.C. McKinnon (a pseudonym for the writer Cathie Pelletier). From Fantastic Fiction: "In 'Candles on Bay Street,' K. C. McKinnon immerses readers in the rhythms of small-town life in Fort Kent, Maine, a close-knit…

  • 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: Robbins, Rhea Côté (editor)

Date: 2006

Language: English (traduction du français)

Find in a Library: 76901514

Contains an English translation of Camille Lessard-Bissonnette's 1936 serialized novel "Canuck," an historical section entitled "French Women of North America," and an English translation of "The Young Franco American" by Alberte Gastonguay.

  • Author: Ledoux, Denis

Date: 1988

Language: English

Find in a Library: 18787563

Ledoux has woven a tapestry of vignettes all coming to a seam at self-reflection. 'What Became of Them' is a collection of short stories that spans a century of Franco America, its cultural mutations, and its burdening self-absorption. Ledoux finds a…

  • Author: Ledoux, Denis

Date: 1990

Language: English

Find in a Library: 27833685

Four short stories embedded in Franco-American life from a writer who hails from Lisbon, Maine.

  • Author: Lambert, Adélard

Date: 2008 (1938)

Language: English (traduction du français)

Find in a Library: 232536785

English translation of "L'innocente victime," first published in 1938. From Images from the Past: "A fast-paced tale of deceit, determination, lies, love, loss, and murder. The dramatic story of Jean and Marie Legendre enlightens the reader about the…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1963

Language: English

Find in a Library: 5887038

Auto/biographical novel about Gerard - Jack Kerouac's older brother - whose personality, illness, and death at a young age shaped the early part of Jack's life. An early piece of the "Duluoz Legend."

  • 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…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1950

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1165357

This is the first major novel published by Kerouac. It also makes up the foundation - the first installment - of his famed, unofficial, autobiographical fiction series, the "Duluoz Legend." "The Town and the City" is set in the fictional town of…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1958

Language: English

Find in a Library: 285385

Another installment of Kerouac's collection of novels known as the "Duluoz Legend." From Grove Press: "Written over the course of three days and three nights, 'The Subterraneans' was generated out of the same kind of ecstatic flash of inspiration…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1966

Language:

Find in a Library: 401934

In perhaps the culminating text of Kerouac's "Duluoz Legend," Jack goes to France to dig up the roots and bloodlines beneath his family name and cultural identity. From the 1985 edition: "'Satori in Paris' is a rollicking autobiographical account of…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1959

Language:

Find in a Library: 28534657

Novel set at the end of Jack's high school days, chronicling an episode of teenage love and the tensions wrought on it when one moves on. Written in and out of the Lowell, Massachusetts of Kerouac's youth. Another piece of Jack Kerouac's…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1959

Language: en

Find in a Library: 6082499

Find Online: OL65937W

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The spaces and tenements of Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1930s are prowled by a mythic, devilish character in the 'Doctor Sax' of the narrator's imagination. A weaving of real and fantastical images from the Lowell of Kerouac's youth. This title is…

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1962

Language: English

Find in a Library: 26089403

One of the later installments in Kerouac's "Dulouz Legend." Jack attempts to make an escape from a life in the public eye to the sea and forest surrounding a remote cabin in Big Sur, the wild of northern California.

  • Author: Kerouac, Jack

Date: 1968

Language:

Find in a Library: 244367

Written in 1967, near the end of Kerouac's life, "Vanity of Duluoz" moves into Jack's university exploits, through his Merchant Marine life, and all around the important Manhattan context in which the Beat Movement's origins are often situated.…