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Sayles, John 1950-

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The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside
The secret of Roan Inish by John Sayles ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A magical tale of a girl whose search for her missing brother brings an Irish legend to life
Eight men out ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them
Lone star by John Sayles ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unsolved murder in a Texas border town uncovers a tale of corruption, intrigue, and forbidden love
Matewan by John Sayles ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920's
A moment in the sun : a novel by John Sayles ( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1897, gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a few months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into war. This is the story of that extraordinary moment: the turn of the twentieth century, as seen by one of our greatest storytellers of all time ... 'A Moment in the Sun' takes the whole era in its sights--from the white-racist coup in Wilmington, North Carolina to the bloody dawn of U.S. interventionism overseas. Beginning with Hod Brackenridge searching for his fortune in the North, and hurtling forward across five years and half a dozen countries ... this is a story as big as its subject: history rediscovered through the lives of the people who made it happen."--Page 4 of cover
Harlan County U.S.A by Barbara Kopple ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America when the miners joined the union
Los gusanos : a novel by John Sayles ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1981 Miami, exiled Cuban Marta de la Pena is beautiful, religious and obsessed with conquering Cuba via an odd assortment of would-be guerrillas. As the story unfolds, Marta's family story comes to light, where her father Scipio lives through the sweep of Cuban history toward Castro's revolution and the flight of the family to the United States. Marta remembers the death of her brother Ambrosio, who was killed in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion 20 years earlier Now Scipio is a mute, ill relic of his former violent self and Marta's brother Blas becomes a simple criminal where he could have been a revolutionary. Marta is determined to claim revenge
Passion fish by John Sayles ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After an auto accident leaves her paralyzed, ex-soap opera star May-Alice Culhane returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana where she proceeds to drive away a succession of nurses-- until Chantelle. May-Alice and Chantelle form an unlikely friendship, and explore the bayou, as well as the murkier aspects of men, romance, and family
The brother from another planet ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth--in Harlem--and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his original and eye-opening journey through the streets of urban America. But can his message of brotherly love resonate with the intergalactic bounty hunters trying to track him down?"--Container
Union dues : a novel by John Sayles ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thinking in pictures : the making of the movie Matewan by John Sayles ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sunshine state ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of a richly diverse town on a sleepy Florida island threatened by real estate developers
Men with guns Los hombres armados by John Sayles ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy physician in an unnamed Central American country whose wife has just died. His proudest accomplishment was the training of seven young physicians to work with Indians in remote, impoverished villages in the mountains. He decides to visit his former students, but discovers that men with guns have reached them first"--Internet movie database summary, December 6, 2002
Casa de los babys ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six women -- dreamy Eileen, abrasive Nan, athletic Skipper, brusque Leslie, vivacious Jennifer and patient Gayle -- are staying at a hotel in South America. Focus on the turbulent emotions these American women face surrounding the adoption of foreign babies. The six women are fed up with the long delays of the adoption system in the United States and have the common desire to adopt a child. Includes a Latina mother who is certain that her baby will enjoy a better life with adoptive American parents, but still struggling with the anguish of her sacrifice
Something wild by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A staid, respectable Wall Street tax consultant embarks on a crazy, erotic, wild, but ultimately dangerous, weekend
The lord of the rings : the art of The fellowship of the ring by Gary Russell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, this book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks as exciting as it does. The millions of fans dazzled by the results will find here everything they want to know about the genesis and evolution of the movieUs incredible look. Illustrations
Honeydripper ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1950s rural Alabama, Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis, the owner of the Honeydripper Lounge, is deep in debt fighting a rival club's popularity. Desperate to stay open, Tyrone decides to bet on famous talent, laying off his regular performers and giving his last cash to bring in the popular Guitar Sam, for a one-night-only gig. But when the train arrives and Guitar Sam is nowhere to be found, Tyrone finds himself facing even longer odds yet
The Clan of the Cave Bear ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a Cro-Magnon woman orphaned as a child and raised by a group of Neanderthals
Silver City by John Sayles ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A private detective is hired to determine the identity of a corpse discovered during the filming of a political commercial. Along the way, he discovers a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high-stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.08 for Sunshine s ... to 1.00 for The unsung ...)
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Alternative Names
Sayles, John
Sayles, John Thomas
Сейлз, Джон 1950-
Сэйлз, Джон 1950-
セイルズ, ジョン
English (327)
Spanish (24)
French (11)
German (10)
Multiple languages (5)
Irish (1)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
Panjabi (1)