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Gardner, Grover

Overview
Works: 902 works in 4,041 publications in 1 language and 76,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Horror fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Biographies  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, nar, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Grover Gardner
Defending Jacob : [a novel] by William Landay( Recording )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 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. Andy must. He's his father. 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. Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis?a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control
The curious case of Benjamin Button : and other stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Recording )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"F. Scott Fitzgerald makes anti-bellum Baltimore his setting for "The curious case of Benjamin Button," a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age seventy who then lives life in reverse, his hair turning 'in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray, the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced.'"--Container
The sound and the fury by William Faulkner( Recording )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 983 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
The women : a novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Recording )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 954 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
Black order by James Rollins( Recording )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown( Recording )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "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." The year 2010 marks the one hundredth anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and prese
The stand by Stephen King( Recording )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 764 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
Man's search for ultimate meaning by Viktor E Frankl( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktor Frankl is known to millions of listeners as a psychotherapist who has transcended his field in his search for answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and suffering. His smash bestseller Man's Search for Meaning sold over nine million copies worldwide. These nine essays comprise a kind of sequel to the author's foundation work of "logotherapy" Man's Search for Meaning, with a focus on a person's spiritual rather than existential striving. Frankl offers listeners a straightforward alternative to traditional Freudian psychoanalysis as MAN'S SEARCH FOR ULTIMATE MEANING explores the sometimes unconscious basic human desire for inspiration or revelation, and illustrates how life can offer profound meaning at every turn
Play dead by David Rosenfelt( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Carpenter, plunges into a high-profile murder case with a golden retriever as his key witness
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation
Play money : or, how I quit my day job and made millions trading virtual loot by Julian Dibbell( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 609 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
News of the world : a novel by Paulette Jiles( Recording )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio
Showdown on the hogback by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 587 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 accursed by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 584 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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 547 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 539 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 flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor( Recording )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 512 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. Only one man could fly it: Towns, the arrogant and tormented pilot. Both had been aboard the Skytruck, but both are mortal enemies whose consuming hatred for each other is a danger greater than the desert itself
Dead center by David Rosenfelt( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Carpenter is reentering the dating scene. Surprisingly he's a hot commodity, but that's not necessarily a good thing. Andy's friends offer advise on his dating life, but they know as little as Andy. One day his former love shows up at his office wanting his help. She's arrested a young man for murder that she believes he's innocent. He's the son of her oldest friend and she's come to Andy to find him representation. Andy follows Laurie back to Wisconsin where he must explore a secretive religious community that seems to hold the truth about what really happened to the deceased
The cider house rules by John Irving( Recording )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Wilbur Larch, saint and obstetrician, founder and director of an orphanage in rural St. Cloud, Maine in first half of this century, is an ether addict and abortionist. He is also the mentor of Homer Wells, an orphan who is never adopted
 
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The sound and the furyThe women : a novelBlack orderBury my heart at Wounded KneeAutobiography of Mark TwainMan's search for ultimate meaningPlay deadAlexander Hamilton