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Shea, Suzanne Strempek

Overview
Works: 18 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 5,071 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Church history  Biography  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BR515, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Suzanne Strempek Shea
Sundays in America : a yearlong road trip in search of Christian faith by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pope John Paul II died, Suzanne Strempek Shea, who had not been an active member of a church community for some years, recognized in his mourners a faith-filled passion that she longed to recapture in her own life. She set out on a pilgrimage to visit a different church every Sunday for a year. This journey would take her through the broad spectrum of contemporary Protestant Christianity practiced in this country
Lily of the valley by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Wilk of Massachusetts, a poor artist who makes a living by painting fire hydrants, gets her first big break with an unusual commission. A rich woman wants a group portrait of her family based not on a sitting, but on photos of its members at their best. By the author of Selling the Lite of Heaven
Around again by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Robyn Panek is summoned by her ailing Uncle Pal to operate his pony ring for one final season and then close down his beloved Massachusetts farm, her twenty-two years away from the vacation spot of her youth seem an unbridgeable gap. But she is pulled by forces stronger than her memories to try to piece together the events of that last childhood summer when a dark mystery and chilling rumors swirled about her former friend, Lucy Dragon."--Jacket
Selling the lite of heaven by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising to sell her engagement ring after being left at the altar by a man who decided to enter the clergy instead, a young woman meets Randy, a recently engaged prospective buyer who keeps coming back to see her
Hoopi, shoopi Donna by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Polish American family in Massachusetts adopts a niece from Poland and the result is a family crisis. Donna, the accordion-playing, polka-dancing American daughter becomes resentful of the attention lavished on her Polish cousin. The story is narrated by Donna with dry and biting humor. By the author of Selling the Lite of Heaven
Becoming Finola : a novel by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latest novel from the award-winning author of Around Again, an American takes an unexpected trip to Ireland and finds the woman she was meant to become. Newly unemployed, Sophie White has nothing better to do when her recently widowed best friend, Gina, invites her along on a much-needed, postcrisis getaway. When, after only one day in Ireland, Gina decides she should do her grieving back at home, she urges Sophie to remain and make the most of the summer in Booley, the tiny seaside village that was their destination. A job offer accepted on a whim lands her in the village's craft shop, and in the position once held by Finola O'Flynn, a woman who'd swiftly left town a few years before. Sophie takes on Finola's job of creating beaded bracelets, but also takes over Finola's abandoned home, then Finola's left-behind wardrobe, and finally, after her own episode of lost love, Finola's discarded man, charismatic shop owner Liam. But could Sophie -- or anyone -- ever take over the legendary place that her predecessor still holds in the hearts of Booley' Friend, confidante, and guru to all -- literally a lifesaver to some -- even in her absence Finola continues to captivate. Her myth manages to reenergize Sophie, who passes along the gift through bracelets she infuses with invented "powers" that make the wearers believe they have what it takes to face life's challenges. But is Sophie powerful enough to face a whopper of her own when Finola returns to Booley and to the life she deserted' Does Sophie have the magic to make room in one tiny village for two women who want the very same life'
This is paradise : an Irish mother's grief, an African village's plight, and the medical clinic that brought fresh hope to both by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

POLITICAL ACTIVISM. The family car plunges into a frigid harbor; the mother escapes but her four-month-old daughter drowns. Four years later, that mother loses her four-month-old son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Twenty-two years later, her twenty-five-year-old son drowns in Malawi, a place he considered "paradise." That mother, Irishwoman Mags Riordan, endured those three tragedies, and became changed in a very different way after the third. In 2000, while bringing a memorial stone to the village where Billy Riordan drowned the year before, Mags saw paradise. But she also saw need in an area with one doctor for 800,000 people. Four years later, she opened the Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic in Cape Maclear, Malawi, where a volunteer staff of international doctors and nurses has tended to 275,000 patients
Soap opera confidential : writers and soap insiders on why we'll tune in tomorrow as the world turns restlessly by the guiding light of our lives by Elizabeth Searle( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors include iconic soap star Thorsten Kaye, journalist Leigh Montville, authors Elinor Lipman and Ann Hood, and editors of Soaps in Depth magazine. They explore the soap phenomenon from a range of perspectives and consider the appeal of a venerable genre in which, as novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard observes, "everyone's life was more depressing than mine.""--
Make a wish but not for money by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rosie Pilch's lifelong job as a bank teller is lost in the recession, and her subsequent depression ends only when a friend elopes, moves and leaves Rosie her palm-reading business at Orchard Mall, once a groundbreaking shopping experience touted as "Main Street Recreated," now a sluggish "dead mall" in its last months of existence before the wrecking ball arrives. Knowing nothing about palm reading, but needing to leave her house, Rosie becomes her friend's alter ego 'Irene, Queen of the Unseen, ' who knows all and sees all. Rosie expects to know and see nothing except outstretched palms bearing ten-dollar bills, so is more than startled to find she indeed can read palms, and provide information about both the past and future."--Jacket
140 years of Providential caring : the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke, Massachusetts by Tom Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance, mystery, drama, and other page-turning adventures from a year in a bookstore by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While recovering from radiation therapy, author Suzanne Shea volunteered to help in a local bookstore as a way of getting back into the world. Her work was interupted by an author tour that took her to other great bookstores. Descriptions of these and others book-filled rooms are scattered through this account of reading
Football Is for girls! : the ladies playbook to becoming a football fan! by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probing the acidic properties of zeolites with aromatic hydrocarbons : a nanosecond diffuse reflectance laser flash photolysis study by Suzanne Strempek Shea( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelf life : romance, mystery, drama, and other page-turning adventures from a year in a bookstore by Suzanne Strempek Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two years ago, while recovering from radiation therapy, Shea heard from a friend who was looking for help at her bookstore. Shea volunteered, seeing it as nothing more than a way to get out of her pajamas and back into the world. But over next twelve months, from St. Patrick"s Day through Poetry Month, graduation/Father"s Day/summer reading/Christmas and back again to those shamrock displays, Shea lived and breathed books in a place she says sells "ideas, stories, encouragement, answers, solace, validation, the basic ammunition for daily life." Her work was briefly interrupted by an author tour that took her to other great bookstores. Descriptions of these and her memories of book-lined rooms reaching all the way back to childhood visits to the Bookmobile are scattered throughout this charming, humorous, and engrossing account of reading and rejuvenation"--Publisher's description
Writers in the kitchen : a compilation of stories, poems and essays and the recipes that inspired them by River Valley Writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Valley Writers are a peer-led group that has been meeting in greater Springfield, Massachusetts for more than fifteen years. One morning they each brought a recipe and wrote a story or poem that it inspired, and then wrote more., This publication is an anthology of these writings and recipes. --from the Authors' Note, p. 11
Auction of famed Monson edifice draws onlookers, but nary a taker by Suzanne Strempek Shea( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerns Norcross family home in Monson
1982 Permanent Fund Dividend applicant profile by David Tonkovich( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Summarizes information gathered in the 1982 Permanent Fund Dividend application process. Covers applicant characteristics from a statewide perspective as well as by community
 
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Sundays in America : a yearlong road trip in search of Christian faith
Alternative Names
Shea, Suzanne.

Strempek Shea, Suzanne

Suzanne Strempek Shea author from the United States

Languages
English (54)

Polish (5)

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Lily of the valleyAround againSelling the lite of heavenHoopi, shoopi DonnaBecoming Finola : a novelFootball Is for girls! : the ladies playbook to becoming a football fan!Shelf life : romance, mystery, drama, and other page-turning adventures from a year in a bookstore