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Poe, Richard

Works: 111 works in 500 publications in 1 language and 29,939 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  History  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction  Fantasy fiction  Humorous stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3552.R685434, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Poe
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Recording )
53 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 3,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Harvard symbologist analyzes a mysterious symbol seared to the chest of murdered physicist and discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood to carry out its vendetta against the Catholic Church
Deception point by Dan Brown( Recording )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory -- a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the find, the White House calls upon intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery -- a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins
The story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm -- and into Edgar's mother's affections. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires -- spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward
Good faith by Jane Smiley( Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel of greed and self-delusion set in the economic boom of the 1980s. Joe Stratford, a divorced 40-year old realtor, wants a new start. Marcus Burns, a former IRS agent, has some get-rich-quick schemes he thinks will interest Joe. Joe betrays his principles to go along with the schemes
When Madeline was young by Jane Hamilton( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Aaron Maciver's beautiful young wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a seven-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for Madeline with deep tenderness and devotion as they raise two children of their own
The brief history of the dead by Kevin Brockmeier( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All residents of the City have recently died, and they will remain in the City only as long as someone still living on Earth remembers them. On Earth, however, the population has been devastated by terrible pandemic. Laura Byrd, isolated at an Antarctic research station, is running low on supplies and has only her memories to comfort her. The people of the City realize Laura is the common thread binding them together. But Laura, who may be the only person to have survived the pandemic, is running out of time--and her memories are fading
Drop City by T. Coraghessan Boyle( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, journalist Carl Streator finds the same anthology of poems and rhymes at each child's bedside. The book is always opened to a specific African chant--a culling song that kills when recited, whether silently or aloud. Suddenly, Carl's knowledge of the chant makes him an involuntary serial murderer. He must learn to control himself, then removed all copies of the book from libraries across the country
Independence day by Richard Ford( )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apparently directionless since his divorce, Frank Bascombe migrates from one non-committal relationship to another. He freely indulges his tendencies to self absorption, over-intellectualization, and neurotic ambivalence. But all of that changes one fateful Fourth of July weekend, when, armed with the Declaration of Independence, he embarks on a mission to save his troubled teenaged son
The practice of deceit by Elizabeth Benedict( )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Successful New York City psychotherapist Eric Lavender feels confident that he's a confirmed bachelor. Then he meets sexy divorce attorney Colleen O'Brien Golden. In a whilrwind of change, Eric finds himself married and enjoying his new suburban life with Colleen and a daughter. But when he begins to probe Colleen's unspoken past, events swiftly take a shocking twist. Suddenly Eric is arrested for sexual abuse of a minor--Colleen's daughter
East of Eden by John Steinbeck( Recording )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam and Charles Trask are raised by their stern father to become soldiers. But even as boys, they are at war. Adam's gentle passivity enrages the fiercely competitive Charles, who is sure his father favors Adam. Cathy Ames is beautiful but amoral; she uses the world to get what she wants. When Adam falls under her spell, she become a force that will poison both brothers and the future generations of two families
The sportswriter by Richard Ford( )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with people, Bascombe drifts into and out of various relationships, but retains an introspective eye that allows him to transcend life's obstacles
Border songs by Jim Lynch( )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When severely dyslexic Brandon Vanderkool is forced to join the Border Patrol, he learns the border is a haven for illegal drug smugglers and other criminals. Meanwhile, disease has struck his father's herd, and his mother is battling something even more debilitating. Each will have to fight for hope in a world changing too fast
RuneWarriors by Jim Jennewein( )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an ancient and mystical time, fourteen-year-old Dane joins forces with his rival, Jarl the Fair, to retrieve the Shield of Odin and Astrid, the girl they love, from the tyrant Thidrick, fulfilling a destiny long foretold
Fast copy by Dan Jenkins( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1935, Betsy Throckmorton moves back to her hometown of Claybelle, Texas. Her father has promised that she can run his newspaper and that her husband can take over his radio station. Betsy is determined to enlighten the population of Claybelle, vowing that there will be no more stories about how to make peach preserves. But after her husband is killed while investigating a story, Betsy devotes new fervor to uncovering the truth behind his death and delves into the corrupt Texas justice system
Blood meridian, [or, the evening redness in the West] by Cormac McCarthy( )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His birth ended his mother's life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, he runs away at the age of 14. As he makes his way westward, the impoverished and illiterate youth finds trouble at every turn. Then he's recruited by Army irregulars, lured by the promise of spoils and bound for Mexico. Churning a dusty path toward destiny, he witnesses unknown horrors and suffering--and yet, as if shielded by the almighty hand of God, he survives to breathe another day
Sword of doom by Jim Jennewein( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the fortress of King Eldred the Moody, Dane the Defiant receives honors and a magical rune sword that belonged to his father, but he also finds treachery that sends him and his friends on a quest to retrieve the sword from a thief who hopes it will lead to a fabled treasure
Hit me by Lawrence Block( Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a new wife and a baby on the way, Keller, a.k.a. Nicholas Edwards, is done killing people for money until a phone call from Dot draws him back into the old game, taking him to Dallas to settle a domestic dispute to New York, where people might remember him
Hit and run by Lawrence Block( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If hit man John Keller had his druthers, he wouldn't have blown his cash to purchase the official Swedish reprints of some stamps that will--truth be told--round out his collection nicely. Still, he couldn't have known that hours later, on the verge of pulling his last job before retirement, his credit cards would be cancelled and his face would be slashed all over the news. It seems that Keller's being set up for a fall, but then he's never been one to go down without a fight
Shiloh by Shelby Foote( Recording )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-creates the days and events from the perspective of five officers and men from a single squad at the battle of Shiloh, between Union forces under Grant and Buell and Confederate forces under A.S. Johnston and Beauregard
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