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Gardner, Grover

Works: 699 works in 2,403 publications in 1 language and 61,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives  Audio adaptations  Humor  Christmas stories  Short stories  Western stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PS3612.A5477, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Grover Gardner
Defending Jacob [a novel] by William Landay( Recording )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, and as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own--between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain once wrote. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for one hundred years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." This first of three volumes presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended
The women a novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Recording )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright's life was one long, howling struggle against the bonds of convention, whether aesthetic, social, moral, or romantic. He never did what was expected, and he never let anything get in the way of his larger-than-life appetites and visions. Told through the experiences of the four women who loved him, this imaginative account of Wright's raucous life blazes with Boyle's trademark wit and invention
The sound and the fury by William Faulkner( Recording )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the tragic Caddy Compson, as seen through the eyes of her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic Quentin, and the monstrous Jason
Black order by James Rollins( Recording )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painter Crowe, Commander Gray Pierce, and the other members of Sigma Force enter into an uneasy alliance with an old enemy to unravel a baffling scientific mystery, the secret of which is locked within cryptic runes
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The systematic destruction of the American Indians, told in the words of those who were there
The stand by Stephen King( Recording )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail
The curious case of Benjamin Button and other Jazz Age tales by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection containing four of F. Scott Fitzgerald's best short stories
Man's search for ultimate meaning by Viktor E Frankl( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktor Frankl offers a more straightforward alternative to traditional Freudian psychoanalysis: one's problems may be rooted in a failure to find a meaning in life beyond one's interior world. The basis for his interpretation, however, is not so straightforward. It lies in Frankl's existential analysis, plumbing for the reasons that people have repressed their consciences, their love, their creativity. By legitimizing a spiritual aspect of the human mind, Frankl has separated us definitively from the animal kingdom, but it is still up to each of us to rise to our human potential
Play money or, how I quit my day job and made millions trading virtual loot by Julian Dibbell( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses how he earned his fortune by aquiring virtual goods during massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMPORGs) and selling them for real money on eBay
The accursed by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real inhabitants of turn-of-the century Princeton full under the influence of a supernatural power. When a savage lynching in a nearby town is hushed up, a horrifying chain of events is initiated
Tales from the Old West by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cañon walls: Smoke Bellew enters a remote Mormon settlement only a jump ahead of a posse. Working for a dowager Mormon, Smoke finds that his life undergoes a transformation and he is able to make the ranch a financial success, at the same time falling in love with her wanton daughter, Rebecca. But it is too good to last. The law follows him
Guns, germs, and steel [the fates of human societies] by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the balance of power in the world, the essentially unequal distribution of wealth and clout that has shaped civilization for centuries, a matter of survival of the fittest, or merely of the luckiest? In Guns, Germs, and Steel, UCLA professor (and author of the best-seller bearing the same title) Jared Diamond makes a compelling case for the latter. Diamond's theory is that the predominance of white Europeans (and Americans of European descent) over other cultures has nothing to do with racial superiority, as many have claimed, but is instead the result of nothing more, or less, than geographical coincidence. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the people who populated the Middle East's "fertile crescent" thousands of years ago were the first farmers, blessed with abundant natural resources (native crops such as wheat and barley, domesticable animals like pigs, goats, sheep, and cows). When their descendents migrated to Europe and northern Africa, climates similar to the crescent's, those same assets, which were unavailable in most of the rest of the world, led to the flourishing of advanced civilizations in those places as well. Add to that their ability to control fire, and Europeans eventually developed the guns and steel (swords, trains, etc.) they used to conquer the planet (the devastating diseases they brought with them, like smallpox, were an unplanned "benefit" to their subjugation of, for instance, Peru's native Incas). The program uses location footage (from New Guinea, South America, Africa, and elsewhere), interviews, reenactments, maps, and Diamond's own participation to support his thesis
The cider house rules by John Irving( Recording )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Maine in the first part of the 20th century, this novel tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch, a physician addicted to ether, who is founder and director of Saint Cloud's Orphanage, and of his favorite orphan, Howard. Howard learns the latest obstetrical procedure from Dr. Larch, but rebels against assisting the physician perform abortions
The flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor( Recording )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are twelve men who shouldn't be alive. They have survived the sudden blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a desperate crash landing in the Sahara of Central Libya. Survived to face the slow, dry, agonizing death of the desert. Twelve men with one hope: to build a new plane from the wreckage of their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell. Only one man could build such a plane: Stringer, the brilliant and obsessed engineer
Showdown on the hogback by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Kedrick is hired by a financial syndicate to run off a gang of vagrants and outlaws who are occupying a sizable strip of land that the syndicate has filed, claiming it is unusable swamp. To Kedrick's dismay, these "vagrants and outlaws" turn out to be hard working ranchers and farmers who have improved the lands they have claimed and are determined to resist any effort to disenfranchise them
The passage of power the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of Lyndon B. Johnson's life from 1958 to 1964, from his presidential campaign to his time as vice president under Kennedy and his eventual ascension to the presidecy in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination
Who's your caddy? [looping for the great, near great, and reprobates of golf] by Rick Reilly( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ice harvest by Scott Phillips( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Christmas Eve, 1979, in Wichita, and Charlie Arglist, a crooked lawyer and strip-club owner, is drunkenly making the rounds before he blows town for good. Getting progressively drunker and deeper in trouble, Charlie needs to drop off a photograph of a local official in a compromising position and steal some drug money. Before it's all over, a lot of people are going to wind up dead
Voice of the violin by Andrea Camilleri( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the fourth mystery in the internationally bestselling series opens, Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder
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The women a novelThe sound and the furyBlack orderBury my heart at Wounded KneeThe curious case of Benjamin Button and other Jazz Age talesMan's search for ultimate meaningPlay money or, how I quit my day job and made millions trading virtual lootTales from the Old West