|Title:||Life on Earth|
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|Publisher:||Linden Press/Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (April 1, 1988)|
In the twelve stories gathered here, Ballantyne explores the themes of family, contemporary life, loss, recovery, and compromised expectations.
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A collection of twelve stories explores the themes of family, contemporary life, loss, recovery, and compromised expectations, and includes the O. Henry Prize-winning tale "Perpetual Care". ISBN13:9781416583424. Release Date:October 2007.
Sheila Ballantyne, a critically praised novelist whose work ranged over death, deception and family life - more often than not, these were all of a piece - died on May 2 at her home in Berkeley, Calif. She was 70. The cause was multisystem atrophy, a degenerative neurological disease, her daughter, Anya Spielman, said.
Books by Sheila Ballantyne, Imaginary crimes, Norma Jean the YermiteQqueen, LIFE ON EARTH, Norma Jean, the termite queen, Shelia Ballantyne Reading Perpetual Care, Interview With Sheila Ballantyne.
Her last book, "Life on Earth," (1988) is a collection of short stories, many of them treating death as the nameless villain. One story in the book, "Perpetual Care" won an O. Henry Award. Some stories in the book are about the early phases of her husband's long-term illness. Ballantyne describes hospital waiting rooms, conferences with doctors and the inescapable question of mortality. Critics praised her for her honesty, humor and hopefulness. Some say there's more, beyond this life," Ballantyne wrote in the book's title story.
Sheila Ballantyne (1936–2007). Did You Know? Trivia: Ballantyne, her pen name, was her mother's maiden name.
Sheila Ballantyne, author of The Penguin Book of Women's Humour, on LibraryThing. Sheila Ballantyne is currently considered a "single author. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Sheila Ballantyne is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.
Sheila Ballantyne, an author whose best-known novel, "Imaginary Crimes," was made into a movie, has died at her home in Berkeley at age 70. The cause of her death on May 2 was a rare neurological disease called multisystem atrophy, according to her son, Stefan Spielman of Berkeley. The family did not announce the death until recently. On April 24, Ms. Ballantyne's husband, child psychologist Philip Spielman, 78, died after a long battle with kidney disease. The year after that book was published, Ms. Ballantyne won a Guggenheim fellowship. A short-story collection called "Life on Earth" was published in 1988 and included "Perpetual Care," which won a 1977 O. Henry Prize. Ms. Ballantyne joined the faculty of Mills College in 1985, where she taught creative writing until 1997. Sheila dedicated her life to her family and her art, and her art documents her struggle to balance the two," her son said.