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Caruso, Barbara

Works: 107 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 18,629 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Christian fiction  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Drama  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3554.I33, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Caruso
The year of magical thinking by Joan Didion( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This ... book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself
Tapestry of fortunes a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivational speaker Cecilia Ross, who encourages others to change their lives for the better, realizes that she needs to make changes in her life because she is still reeling from the death of her best friend. Downsizing her life, she sells her suburban home and lets go of many of her possessions, She moves into a beautiful old house in Saint Paul, complete with a garden, chef's kitchen, and three housemates All four women embark on a journey together in an attempt to connect with parts of themselves long denied
Rose in bloom by Louisa May Alcott( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose Campbell's adventures with her cousins continue in this sequel to "Eight Cousins."
Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of discovery by Russell Freedman( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost anything scares young Eleanor: mice, the dark, and a host of imaginary dangers. But she learns to hide her feelings--her father disapproves of fear, and she longs only to please him. She knows she will always disappoint her beautiful, socialite mother, because Eleanor is painfully shy and plain. As a young debutante in Manhattan, she spends her days teaching needy children and touring crowded tenements. There, she makes a life-changing discovery that later enables her to redefine the role of America's first lady--being shy doesn't matter as long as she's helping others. Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Golden Kite award, Eleanor Roosevelt was named an ALA Notable Book and a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. Author Russell Freedman creates a spirited portrait of the woman who overcame enormous personal obstacles to earn the title, "First Lady of the World." With Barbara Caruso's splendid narration, Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable life unfolds with clarity and sensitivity
The reckoning by Beverly Lewis( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shunned from the Amish community where she grew up, Katherine Mayfield takes comfort in her volunteer work, her life in the modern world, and in the company of her handsome suitor, Justin Wirth. Yet her Amish upbringing is not far away, for, unknown to her, Katherine's childhood love, Daniel Fisher, is desperately searching for her
A promise for spring a novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Garrett leaves his 17- year-old fiancée in England while he establishes his Kansas ranch and builds her a proper house. But when he sends for her five years later in 1874, it's clear her feelings have changed far more than his. Despite his desire to marry and her wish to leave, they forge a compromise. If she remains as the ranch's housekeeper until spring, he will pay for her trip back home
Beans : [four principles for running a business in good times or bad] by Leslie Yerkes( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the success story of a small Seattle coffee shop, this audiobook is a tasty brew of sound principles and instructive anecdotes
A hearth in candlewood by Delia Parr( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widow with family far away, 51-year-old Emma fills her loneliness by caring for her boarding house guests and sharing her own special blend of wisdom and humor. One stormy night, a rap at her door interrupts her musings. The 80-year-old Widow Leonard is standing in the rain, seeking refuge from her sons' constant bickering. Housing this feisty runaway granny, however, puts Emma in the crosshairs of a family feud. But this crisis is more easily resolved than the one which soon looms over Emma's future
Refining Emma by Delia Parr( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tragedy strikes, Emma graciously welcomes the needy to her boardinghouse. But when two of these guests prove cantankerous, Emma wonders how she and the others will manage. Compounding the turmoil are legal problems that threaten her future. And after her lawyer makes a troubling announcement, Emma must rediscover the true source of her strength
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne, a mischievous, red-haired, eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her
A lady of hidden intent by Tracie Peterson( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 1850s British nobleman sends his daughter to Philadelphia to conceal her past and start a new life as a seamstress. But she soon fears a young lawyer may remember who she really is and jeopardize her father's only chance for freedom
A lady of high regard by Tracie Peterson( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When winsome socialite Mia Stanley insists on researching downtrodden seaman's wives on the docks of Philadelphia for the magazine she works for, she uncovers a scheme that puts her own life in danger
Fancy pants by Cathy Marie Hake( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honoring her father's dying wish, Lady Sydney sails from England in 1890 to consider marrying a Manhattan businessman. After finding him unsuitable, she flees the city disguised as a man. But when she arrives at her uncle's Texas ranch, will she continue the ruse?
The confession by Beverly Lewis( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expelled from her Amish home, Katie Lapp sets out to find her birth mother and encounters evil along the way
Too late to say goodbye a true story of murder and betrayal by Ann Rule( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2004, Jenn Corbin, mother of two and wife of a successful dentist, was found dead in her home with a gunshot wound to her head. Neither her family nor the county sheriff believed she would end her own life, and so began a harrowing search for the truth
A family apart by Joan Lowery Nixon( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their mother can no longer support them, six siblings are sent by the Children's Aid Society of New York City to live with farm families in Missouri in 1860
The calico captive by Elizabeth George Speare( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One early morning in 1754 an Indian raid on a small New Hampshire settlement shatters all young Miriam Willard's hopes and dreams. Forced to march north into Canada she will either be held captive by the Indians or sold into slavery to the French
In a blue room by Jim Averbeck( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice wants everything in her bedroom to be blue before she falls asleep
Look to the East by Maureen Lang( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught on the front lines of the Great War and torn by feuding families, the French village of Briecort is rocked by fear, suspicion, and blame. As the tale unfolds, the chaste and tender love of an adopted villager and a Belgian refugee shines brightly against a dark backdrop of pride, vanity and greed
Becoming Rosemary by Frances M Wood( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1790, this is the story of the friendship between a sixteen-year-old girl named Rosemary and one of her new neighbors, Mrs. DiAngeli. The village where Rosemary lives is in North Carolina, and most of the villagers are Protestants. Mrs DiAngeli is Catholic. Mrs. DiAngeli's artistic nature soon arouses jealousy, fear, and distrust in the community, which turns against her and Rosemary as well
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The year of magical thinking
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Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of discoveryAnne of Green GablesIn a blue room