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Pearl, Nancy

Overview
Works: 129 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 11,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bibliography  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Paranormal fiction  Western stories  Romance fiction  Christmas stories  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Pearl
More book lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason by Nancy Pearl( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seattle librarian who created the popular program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" organizes readers' interests into one hundred fifty categories, recommending great books in each
George & Lizzie : a novel by Nancy Pearl( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family--his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom--while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed--George is happy; Lizzie remains ... unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments"--
Book crush : for kids and teens : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and interest by Nancy Pearl( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lists of recommended book titles for children and teenagers divided into three age groups and then further subdivided into more than 118 categories, including animals, folktales, girl power, autobiographies, comic books, and many others
Now read this II : a guide to mainstream fiction, 1990-2001 by Nancy Pearl( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotated list of more than 500 titles (400 of which are new to this vol.) categorized by setting, story, characterization, or language
Book lust to go : recommended reading for travelers, vagabonds, and dreamers by Nancy Pearl( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes both nonfiction and fiction reading recommendations for armchair or "real" travelers. This librarian famous for reader's advisory covers places as diverse as Afghanistan, Appalachia, Arizona, Baltimore, Boston, Burma, Congo, Corfu, Detroit, England, Finland, the Galapagos, Guernica, Hawaii, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Jordan, Korea, Law Vegas, Los Angeles, Maine, Malaysia, Martha's Vineyard, Miami, Nebraska, New York City, New Orleans, Niagara Falls, Norway, Ohio, Parma, Patagonia, Peru, Philadelphia, Poland, Provence, the Sahara, San Francisco, Siberia, Spain, Texas, Vienna, Vietnam, Wales, and many other real and imaginary places
Now read this : a guide to mainstream fiction, 1978-1998 by Nancy Pearl( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles
George and Lizzie : a novel by Nancy Pearl( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family, his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom, while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed, George is happy; Lizzie remains, unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together
A gay and melancholy sound by Merle Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Child prodigy Joshua Bland's life has been anything but bland. Joshua's father abandons him and his mentally imbalanced mother when he is a young boy, leaving him to be raised by a cynical, hostile, and self-doubting stepfather. When Joshua loses a national knowledge competition, his family's reaction puts him on the path to becoming a World War II veteran, bestselling author, successful producer, and absentee father"--Page 4 of cover
The cowboy and the Cossack by Clair Huffaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboys take cattle from Montana to Vladivostok, and Cossacks join them to drive the cattle across Siberia
The Christmas crocodile by Bonny Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Alice Jayne finds a crocodile under the tree on Christmas Eve, her family goes into an uproar! The Christmas Crocodile doesn't mean to be bad, not really, but soon he is eating up Christmas--from the dinner roast to the left stove-top burner...even the Christmas tree! Everyone has an opinion about what to do with him. Uncle Theodore suggests they send him to Africa, Father recommends the zoo, and Aunt Figgy mentions an orphanage. But Alice Jayne thinks the Christmas Crocodile deserves a real family. Can she find him a new home? And will she and the family survive till Christmas morning, with that naughty crocodile gobbling up everything in sight?"--Publisher description
After life : a novel by Rhian Ellis( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evocative, suspenseful, and beautifully written, this debut women's thriller is set in a town called Train Line, in western-most New York, home to a community of mediums and spiritualists. In this environment, Naomi Ash comes of age and begins to distinguish what might be her own true vision from fakery and fraud
Fool : a novel by Frederick G Dillen( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After swindling his partners, a New York investment dealer is put out of business and retires to Oklahoma to lick his wounds. On a visit back to New York he predicts a crash, the prediction saves his former partners lots of money and they welcome him back to the fold. By the author of Hero
The lion in the lei shop by Kaye Starbird( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty Langsmith is only five years old when a strange thunder rolls across the Hawaiian sky and life as she knows it explodes into flames. With her mother, April, and hundreds of other women and children, Marty is evacuated from the ruins of Pearl Harbor and sent into a brave new world overshadowed by uncertainty and grief. Feeling abandoned by her deployed Army officer father in the wake of the attack, Marty is haunted by nightmares of the lion in the lei shop, a creature that's said to devour happy children. But as the years pass, mother and daughter slowly begin to embrace their new life and make peace with the pain of the past
Mr. Pudgins by Ruth Christoffer Carlsen( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Mr. Pudgins comes to watch John, Pete, and Janey, all kinds of crazy things happen. Faucets run soda pop instead of water, the bathtub takes them for a ride, a case of the hiccups releases birds into the house, and friends step out of the mirror! Somehow all evidence of their antics is erased by the time Mother and Father get home. Mr. Pudgins is the best babysitter ever! But what happens when John, Pete, and Janey grow older? Ruth Christoffer Carlsen's classic novel, first published in 1951, celebrates the power of the imagination through one unforgettable babysitter."--
The highly trained dogs of Professor Petit by Carol Ryrie Brink( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is so much work for a boy to do in the serious town of Puddling Center that eleven-year-old Willie can't even go to school. So when Willie meets Professor Petit and his five "Highly Trained Dogs"--each with its own special talent--he's delighted. Maybe their traveling show will shake things up! But then Petit's rival, Hulk Hoskins, rolls into town with a circus tiger, and the professor and one of his dogs end up in big trouble. Now it's up to Willie and his new canine friends to save the day and put on a show this town will never forget!"--Jacket
One minus one by Ruth Doan MacDougall( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family grandstand by Carol Ryrie Brink( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susan, George, and Dumpling have a special life in Midwest City, where they live with their college-professor dad and mystery-writer mom. Not only can they watch the university's football games from the tower of their house on College Avenue, but now Tommy Tokarynski, who mows their lawn, is famous. He's the university's star quarterback! There's only one problem: Tommy's grades are dreadful, and he might get kicked off the team before the homecoming game. As Susan, George, and Dumpling team up to save their beloved quarterback, they also outsmart their naughty neighbors, rescue animals, and start a new business that just might help out the whole family. It's never a dull moment when the Ridgeway kids are involved!"--Dust jacket flap
Book lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason by Nancy Pearl( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents one hundred and seventy themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics
The lion in the lei shop by Kaye Starbird( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty Langsmith is only five years old when a strange thunder rolls across the Hawaiian sky and life as she knows it explodes into flames. With her mother, April, and hundreds of other women and children, Marty is evacuated from the ruins of Pearl Harbor and sent into a brave new world overshadowed by uncertainty and grief. Feeling abandoned by her deployed Army officer father in the wake of the attack, Marty is haunted by nightmares of the lion in the lei shop, a creature that's said to devour happy children. But as the years pass, mother and daughter slowly begin to embrace their new life and make peace with the pain of the past
The soul of Viktor Tronko : a novel by David Quammen( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president. Convinced that Tronko was working as a disinformation agent, the CIA furiously did everything they could to break him. But Tronko had one more surprise for them: he refused to break. Almost two decades later, former CIA officer Mel Pokorny shows up at journalist Michael Kessler's house and offers to talk about Tronko. It's the scoop of a lifetime for Kessler. But the more he investigates, the closer he gets to the truth: a truth so shocking that someone would do anything to keep it under wraps. This could be the biggest story of his life--if it doesn't kill him first
 
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More book lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason
Alternative Names
Nancy Pearl American librarian and writer

Nancy Pearl Amerikaans bibliothecaresse

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Book crush : for kids and teens : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and interestNow read this II : a guide to mainstream fiction, 1990-2001Book lust to go : recommended reading for travelers, vagabonds, and dreamersNow read this : a guide to mainstream fiction, 1978-1998Book lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reasonBook lust journal