Most widely held works about Ronald Bass
Most widely held works by Ronald Bass
Rain man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he thinks should be his 3 million dollar inheritance, he kidnaps the autistic brother he never knew he had, and takes him on the ride of his life.
Amelia ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
Kansas-born girl, Amelia Earhart discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23. Within 12 years she goes on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia and her husband/business partner George Putnam have an enduring marriage that could not be broken by her determination to fly, nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth.
The Joy Luck Club ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo.
Waiting to exhale ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers.
Snow falling on cedars ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For a local reporter the trial strikes home when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case.
What dreams may come ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Four years after Chris and Annie Nielsen lose their children in a traffic accident, Chris himself is killed and finds himself reunited with his children in a beautiful and astonishing afterlife, but Annie commits suicide in despair and is banished to a very different realm. Chris risks his own eternal happiness to find Annie and rescue her from her fate.
Rain man ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 772 libraries worldwide
A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he considers is his 3 million dollar inheritance, he is in for an even bigger surprise-- a brother he never knew he had!
My best friend's wedding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Friends from college make a pact to marry each other if they are not married by 28. When Michael gets engaged Julianne will stop at nothing to stop the wedding.
The emerald illusion by Ronald Bass ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Dangerous minds ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 607 libraries worldwide
When an ex-Marine becomes a high school teacher, she is assigned to a tough class of inner-city teenagers.
Mozart and the whale ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Donald and Isabelle have a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. Donald, a good-natured but hapless cab driver has a knack for numbers. He falls head over heals in love with the beautiful but complex Isabelle when she joins the autism support group he leads.--From container.
Sleeping with the enemy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
In this suspenseful romantic thriller, Julia Roberts stars as Laura, a young woman who thinks she's found the man of her dreams in Martin (Patrick Bergin). Only after they are married does she discover the real Martin--compulsive, controlling and dangerously violent. After three years of living in fear and dread, Laura finally escapes, only to have Martin track her down.
How Stella got her groove back ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Stella and Delilah have been friends through good times and bad. Stella, however, has been so busy with building a life, she's forgotten how to live. Delilah has plans to change that--Container.
Rain man : a novel by Leonore Fleischer ( Book )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Charle Babbitt: a tough (or so he thinks), hustling and bitterly proud. When his father dies, he imagines that he is in line to inherit a fortune. But his father has other ideas. Raymond Babbit: the brother Charlie never knew, eighteen years his senior, institutionalized, trapped in the prison of his mind and haunted by shadows from his childhood, He is the one who's left the three million dollar inheritance. When Charlie kidnaps Raymond in an attempt to get the money, little does he realize that he has launched them both on an odyssey across America.
Lime's crisis : a novel by Ronald Bass ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Entrapment ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A solitary master thief and an insurance company investigator team up for a multibillion-dollar heist.
Black widow ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and French and held by 218 libraries worldwide
A female FBI agent attempts to prove that a sultry beauty is also a serial murderer.
The Joy Luck Club ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and German and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Juxtaposes scenes from the lives of four Chinese women in pre-1949 China and the lives of their American-born daughters to show how the mothers' experiences in China and as immigrants in the United States shaped their dreams for their daughters' lives.
What dreams may come ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
After Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, he tries to remain close to his beautiful, mortal wife, Annie. With the friendly spirit assigned to guide him, he begins to adapt to his new state of being in a setting that can only be described as heavenly. But when Annie in her despair takes her own life, she is banished to an eternal damnation. Chris vows to find her so they can share eternity together, but no one has ever succeeded in rescuing a soul from such a fate. With the help of his heavenly friends, Chris sets out on the most perilous, harrowing journey of his life, or afterlife: a quest for everlasting love that will take him to hell and back.
Snow falling on cedars : the shooting script by Ronald Bass ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Action and adventure films Adventure and adventurers African American men African American women Air pilots' spouses Arizona--Phoenix Asperger's syndrome Autism Biographical films Brothers California--San Francisco China Chinese Americans Chinese American women Detective and mystery films Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal) Drama Earhart, Amelia,--1897-1937 Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Female friendship Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Future life High school teachers Historical films Japanese Americans Johnson, LouAnne Journalists Man-woman relationships Mothers and daughters Putnam, George Palmer,--1887-1950 Romance films Romantic comedy films Self-help groups Tan, Amy Taxicab drivers Teacher-student relationships Trials (Murder) United States Urban schools Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Washington (State) Women air pilots Women--Conduct of life Women immigrants World War (1939-1945)
Bass, Ron, 1942-
Multiple languages (19)