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Jean Thompson

Born: N/A
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Thompson currently resides in Urbana, Illinois.

Biography: Jean Thompson has taught creative writing since 1973 at several Illinois Universities and Colleges including the Reed College and Northwestern University. Currently, she is an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.Thompson's stories have been published in many magazines and journals, including ''The New Yorker'' and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize.


Awards:
    ''Who Do You Love

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Email: jlthomp@illinois.edu
Website: http://www.jeanthompsononline.com
Jean Thompson on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jean+thompson


Selected Titles

City boy :
ISBN: 0743242831 OCLC: 60525810

Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York : 2005, ©2004.

City boy :
ISBN: 9781439129807 OCLC: 607008309

Simon & Schuster, New York : ©2004.

His idealistic, rose-hued perceptions about life and love shattered by an inconsiderate neighbor's perpetual partying, newlywed Jack struggles to tame out-of-control emotions and save his marriage over the course of an intensely hot, vice-compromised Chicago summer.

  Do not deny me :
ISBN: 1416595635 OCLC: 255019168

Simon & Schuster, New York : ©2009.

"Do Not Deny Me is a fictional primer of how Americans live day to day: Thompson's characters -- a middle manager in the midst of a midlife crisis, an urban single visiting her best friend turned suburban mother, a grieving woman looking for guidance -- are instantly recognizable in their predicaments, foibles, and sensibilities."--Cover.

  Patriotic poems America loves: 125 poems commemorating stirring historical events and American ideals.
ISBN: 0385000871 OCLC: 436128

Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y., 1968.

A collection of poetry that commemorates patriotic actions, persons, and events.

The humanity project /
ISBN: 0399158715 OCLC: 795167086

Blue Rider Press, New York : ©2013.

After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, who doesn't quite understand how he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen adolescent girl. Art's neighbor, Christie, is a nurse distracted by an eccentric patient, Mrs. Foster, who has given Christie the reins to her Humanity Project, a bizarre and well-endowed charity fund. Just as mysteriously, no one seems to know where Conner, the Fosters' handyman, goes after work, but he has become the one person Linnea can confide in, perhaps because his own home life is a war zone: his father has suffered an injury and become addicted to painkillers. As these characters and many more hurtle toward their fates, the Humanity Project is born: Can you indeed pay someone to be good? At what price?

  The humanity project :
ISBN: 9781469244662 OCLC: 826457319

Brilliance Audio, Grand Haven, MI : ℗2013.

The story follows a far flung group of individuals now settled in the San Francisco valley, each wrestling with economic, social and personal issues, and who cross paths by way of the bizarrely innocent idea for a 'Humanity Project.'

  The year we left home /
ISBN: 1439175888 OCLC: 646113103

Simon & Schuster, New York : 2011.

Chronicles the happiness pursuits of the Eriksons from their 1970s coming-of-age to the near-present day, in a story told from revolving viewpoints.

  The year we left home :
ISBN: 9781441786043 OCLC: 724056292

Blackstone Audio, Inc. ; [Ashland, OR] : ℗2011.

This sweeping story, set during the tumultuous final decades of the twentieth century, begins in 1973, when the Ericksons of Grenada, Iowa, gather for the wedding of their eldest daughter, Anita. Even as they celebrate, the fault lines in the family emerge. The bride just wants to raise a family in her hometown while her brother, Ryan, plans his escape. He is joined by their cousin Chip, an unpredictable, war-damaged loner who will show Ryan both the appeal and perils of freedom. Torrie, the youngest, is also intent on escape, but her choices will bring about a tragedy that changes the entire family forever. Stretching from the Iowa farmlands to suburban Chicago to contemporary Italy-- through the Vietnam War's aftermath, the farm crisis, the numerous economic booms and busts--this book follows the Erickson siblings as they confront prosperity and heartbreak, setbacks and triumphs.--Container insert.

Throw like a girl :
ISBN: 1416541829 OCLC: 77116592

Twelve short stories feature an array of female narrators who experience the transition from youthful innocence to experience.

Who do you love :
ISBN: 0743203011 OCLC: 44270492

Scribner Paperback Fiction, New York : 2000.

Wide blue yonder :
ISBN: 0743229584 OCLC: 51068919

Simon & Schuster, New York, N.Y. ; 2002

 

 

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