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Bouvard, Laurence

Overview
Works: 223 works in 680 publications in 1 language and 6,273 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Autobiographical fiction  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  History 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS1017, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurence Bouvard
The Pickle King by Rebecca Promitzer( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an endlessly rainy summer in the town of Elbow, twelve-year-old Bea and her misfit friends solve an unlikely mystery involving an unidentified dead man who is missing an eye, an evil surgeon, a ring shaped like an old castle, a bag of smelly intestines, and a helpful ghost
Virgin mistress, scandalous love-child by Jennie Lucas( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heat of the Rio Carnival, Ellie succumbs to her charismatic boss Diogo Serrador. But having taken her virginity, the Brazilian billionaire wants nothing more to do with her until he discovers she's pregnant. Diogo will accept nothing less than taking Ellie as his bride. Their marriage is passionate by night but empty by day--for Diogo's dark past has frozen his heart
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations (D.O.D.O.) gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive
Rescue by Anita Shreve( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After rescuing a woman from a devastating crash, paramedic Peter Webster became personally involved with the patient. It was a lusty but troubled marriage that resulted in a daughter. Nineteen years after she ran out on him and their daughter, Peter receives a call from Sheila, who is desperate to return to her family
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war
Testimony by Anita Shreve( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. The tape triggers a chorus of voices - those of the men, women, teenagers and parents involved in the scandal - that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment."--Publisher description
Florence & Giles by John Harding( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote and crumbling New England mansion, 12-year-old orphan Florence is neglected by her guardian uncle and banned from reading. Left to her own devices she devours books in secret and talks to herself - and narrates this, her story - in a unique language of her own invention. By night, she sleepwalks the corridors like one of the old house's many ghosts and is troubled by a recurrent dream in which a mysterious woman appears to threaten her younger brother Giles. Sometimes Florence doesn't sleepwalk at all, but simply pretends to so she can roam at will and search the house for clues to her own baffling past. After the sudden violent death of the children's first governess, a second teacher, Miss Taylor, arrives, and immediately strange phenomena begin to occur. Florence becomes convinced that the new governess is a vengeful and malevolent spirit who means to do Giles harm. Against this powerful supernatural enemy, and without any adult to whom she can turn for help, Florence must use all her intelligence and ingenuity to both protect her little brother and preserve her private world
Lucky in love by Kasie West( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maddie doesn't believe in luck. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, she buys a lottery ticket on a whim, and, to her astonishment, she wins! In a flash, Maddie's life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships-nope, now she's suddenly talking about renting a yacht and basking in the spotlight at school! But then rumors start flying, and random people begin asking her for loans. Suddenly, Maddie finds that she isn't sure who she can trust. Except for Seth Nguyen. Her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo doesn't seem to be aware of her big news-and, for some reason, she doesn't want to tell him. What would happen if the one person she still trusts were to find out? With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love
Gather the daughters : a novel by Jennie Melamed( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NEVER LET ME GO meets THE GIVER in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems. Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers-- chosen male descendants of the original ten-- are allowed to cross to the wastelands, where they scavenge for detritus among the still-smoldering fires. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. They have children, who have children, and when they are no longer useful, they take their final draught and die. But in the summer, the younger children reign supreme. With the adults indoors and the pubescent in Fruition, the children live wildly-- they fight over food and shelter, free of their fathers' hands and their mothers' despair. And it is at the end of one summer that little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others. Born leader Janey Solomon steps up to seek the truth. At seventeen years old, Janey is so unwilling to become a woman, she is slowly starving herself to death. Trying urgently now to unravel the mysteries of the island and what lies beyond, before her own demise, she attempts to lead an uprising of the girls that may be their undoing. GATHER THE DAUGHTERS is a smoldering debut; dark and energetic, compulsively readable, Melamed's novel announces her as an unforgettable new voice in fiction
Adrift : a true story of love, loss, and survival at sea by Tami Oldham Ashcraft( Recording )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and in love, Tami Oldham and her fiance Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But less than two weeks into their voyage, disaster struck. Despite their best efforts to steer clear of an approaching hurricane, they became trapped in the storm's path, and found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Tami's last memory was her fiance's scream, followed by darkness. She awoke hours later, alone, venturing on deck to discover only Richard's safety line, the clasp meant to hold him broken
Where or when by Anita Shreve( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charles Callahan chances on a newspaper photograph of Sian Richards, a woman he loved when they were both only thirteen, he is hardly in a position to do anything about it. He has been faithfully married for years and his Rhode Island real estate business has been hit hard by the recession. He is scrambling to stave off bankruptcy and save his house. But Charles cannot resist the hand of fate. He writes to Sian, now a poet living with a family of her own on a farm in upstate New York. Three decades after they last saw each other, the two lovers meet
Hidden agenda by Carol Smith( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devastated by the shocking news that an old school friend, Suzy Palmer, faces execution in Louisiana for the murder of her children, London rabbi Deborah Hirsch enlists the aid of her former classmates in an attempt to get her off
The yellow envelope : one gift, three rules, and a life-changing journey around the world by Kim Dinan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim and her husband are given a yellow envelope containing money and instructions to give it away, but with conditions
If we're together, why do I feel so alone? : how to build intimacy with an emotionally unavailable partner by Holly Parker( Recording )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard University clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker offers a step by step guide for coping with emotionally unavailable partners
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things that are yet to come. After Kate inadvertently reveals their secret when they are thirteen years old, they are set on diverging paths into their adult lives. Twenty years later Kate is a suburban housewife who suppresses her premonitions in the hope of leading a normal family life, while Violet lives alone and works as a psychic medium. Then one day Violet ignites a media storm by predicting a major earthquake in the St Louis area where they live. As the day Violet has announced for the earthquake draws nearer, the sisters must grapple with the legacy of the past, the confusion of the present, and the unsettling glimpses they both have of the future
The salt house by Lisa Duffy( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Jodi Picoult and Lisa Genova, this gorgeously written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful debut traces the life of a young family in the aftermath of tragedy
The shadow tracer by Meg Gardiner( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When someone wants to find you badly enough, vanishing is no longer an option. Sarah Keller is a young single mother living in Oklahoma with her five-year-old daughter, Zoe. Her day job is to hunt out people on the run and bring them to justice. So imagine how it looks when a school bus accident sends Zoe to the ER and tests reveal Sarah can't be Zoe's mother. Sarah has been living a lie for years and finally the truth is coming out. Who is she? Who were Zoe's parents? And why does Zoe's identity bring the FBI down on Sarah's tail in mere minutes?
The burning mind by Meg Gardiner( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harper Flynn nearly died when gunmen attacked the L.A. club where she worked. A year later, Harper tries to rebuild her life - but is failing. Because not only is she convinced there was a third gunman who escaped, but she also believes that he is targeting the survivors. The only person who will listen is Sherriff Deputy Aiden Garrison, who tried to save her life that night. But Harper's only ally has a secret of his own - one that makes him suspicious and highly volatile
The age of miracles by Karen Thompson Walker( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophies are always unimagined, unprepared for, unknown. What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day became night and night became day? What effect would that slowing have on the world?
A touch of frost by Jo Goodman( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rancher rescues a mysterious young woman, but trouble is still on their trail
 
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