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O'Karma, Alexandra

Works: 63 works in 266 publications in 1 language and 13,378 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexandra O'Karma
The last empress by Anchee Min( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late 19th-century China is a tumultuous land beset by warring enemies--both from beyond its borders and within the fabled walls of the Forbidden City. When her son and adopted son each succumb to early deaths, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power. While foreign nations like Japan, Russia, France, and England fight for their share of the Chinese spoils, Orchid sees her nation divide into opposing factions. Struggling against sexism and insurgence, only she can keep China from tearing itself apart
The awakening by Kate Chopin( )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young matron living in New Orleans in the late 1880's has conflicts within her family, her social circle, and within herself that disturb her seemingly pleasant life
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation
Firefly beach by Luanne Rice( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A poignant story of two people struggling to move beyond the tragedy that links their lives. As a child, Caroline Renwick watches, horrified, while a desperate man kills himself. After she learns that the man has a young son, Joe, Caroline begins writing to him, and they become close pen pals. But several years later, when Joe is told the reason for his father's death, he turns away from her. Now, meeting as adults at Caroline's ancestral home, they have a chance to confront and heal that old wound. But what will be the emotional cost? Set on the picturesque New England coast, Firefly Beach captures the magic of a summer that changes a woman and her family forever. Narrator Alexandra O'Karma infuses this novel with a special glow, enhancing each fateful mood and moment"--Publisher's web site
More than you know by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Gray looks back on the summer of her first love and her first encounter with a ghost on the coast of Maine.--
Secret, silent screams by Joan Lowery Nixon( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school senior is convinced her friend Barry did not commit suicide but was a murder victim, and she endangers her own life to prove it
The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi( Recording )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious
Day by day by Sandra Steffen( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie MacKenzie has everything that matters most. She has Spence, the husband she adores. She has two beautiful daughters. She has her sister Jackie, her best friend and confidant. Then Maggie's life and the lives of her loved ones are shattered when a car accident leaves her in a deep coma. By her bedside, day after day, are Spence and Jackie, who refuse to give up. Yet each day that Maggie lies lost to the world, Spence and Jackie die a little more inside. In a moment of pure despair, they reach out blindly for one another. But just as all hope seems lost, Maggie awakens. And everything has changed
Amethyst by Lauraine Snelling( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsibility for her father's Pennsylvania farm weighs heavily on Amethyst O'Shaunasy's shoulders. Since her overworked mother died, her father has done little but drink up the money Amethyst earns from selling eggs and cheese. When he sends her west to locate his only heir, the young woman is reluctant to leave. After she reaches the tiny town of Medora, an unusally brutal winter underscores the fragility of life. Yet the residents' sturdy faith in the Lord teaches Amethyst even more valuable lessons. Now, with prayers in her heart and a growing interest in a handsome rancher, she wonders if she want to return home again
A perfect arrangement by Suzanne Berne( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Cook-Goldman's hire Randi, as a nanny, they fail to check her references. The convenient arrangement soon leads to a string of troubling events
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier( Recording )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten - a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife - the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca
The diary of Ellen Rimbauer my life at Rose Red by Joyce Reardon( Recording )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ellen Rimbauer's oil baron husband builds Rose Red in early 1900s Seattle, he stubbornly does so directly atop an ancient Indian burial ground. It quickly becomes apparent that the mansion is overrun with tormented souls, or worse still, that the house itself may be a living spirit. For at Rose Red, women tend to disappear without a trace--while men have a habit of dying
To the power of three by Laura Lippman( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school girls Kat, Josie and Perri have been best friends since third grade, but gunfire in a school bathroom brings their frienship to a tragic end. Kat is killed, Perri nearly dies, and Josie is shot in the foot. With Kat dead and Perri in a coma, Josie is the only witness to the terrible events. She claims Perri was the shooter, but homicide detective Harold Lenhardt feels there is far more to the story
Where you belong by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Recording )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photojournalist Val Denning tries to rebuild her life after her lover is killed in Kosovo
Breathing lessons by Anne Tyler( Recording )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a ninety-mile drive to her best friend's husband's funeral, Maggie and her husband, Ira, recall and revaluate the details of their twenty-eight-year marriage
Sarah's song by Karen Kingsbury( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years Sarah Lindeman, now in her 80s, has carried out a special tradition over the 12 days of Christmas. On her small plastic Yuletide tree she hangs an ornament each day. Then she sings her song and reflects on her life's true love. This year, Sarah notices a young nurse listening, and in her recognizes pain and longing. Sarah prays that through her story, she can ease this young woman's sorrow and help her realize the importance of God's gift of love
Opal by Lauraine Snelling( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While taking an innocent dip in the river, Opal does not notice a leering drifter until he begins to accost her. To avoid the drifter's murderous clutches, she is forced to leave the ranch she loves. When she finally returns to the ranch--older and more lady-like--she meets Jacob, a scholarly but engaging new ranch hand from back east. Soon Opal must choose between old friendship and new romance
A hilltop in Tuscany by Stephanie Grace Whitson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed mother and her adult daughter are reunited after experiencing great changes in their own lives. Together in the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, Liz and Mary reflect on the unexpected turns that life has brought them and search for deeper fulfillment
Night flying by Rita Murphy( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the time for her solo flight on the sixteenth birthday approaches, Georgia begins to question the course of her life and her relationships with the other women in her unusual family
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