Davis, Hope 1967-
Most widely held works about Hope Davis
Most widely held works by Hope Davis
About Schmidt ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent.
Proof ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
With the help of one of her father's former students, Catherine, a devoted daughter, must come to terms with the death of her father, a brilliant mathematician whose genius was crippled by mental instability. After his death, a notebook containing a mathematical proof is found and Catherine claims the proof is her own work.
The lake house by James Patterson ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
Six extraordinary children are trying to lead normal lives in the Rocky Mountain countryside. They live in different homes, with different families, but there is something powerful that connects them. Something that puts them in terrible danger. The only time they've ever felt safe was when they were together in the waterfront cabin they call the Lake House. And the only people they've ever trusted are Frannie and Kit, the couple who rescued them from unimaginable evil once before.
American splendor ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller.
Honeymoon [2005 international thriller of the year by James Patterson ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
From the author of The beach house and Kiss the girls comes a sizzling new thriller. When a number of rich men come to a mysterious end, and a young investment banker dies of a supposed heart attack, FBI agent John O'Hara believes it is the work of a cold-blooded killer. Turning his eye to the only witness - the young banker's beautiful and secretive widow - O'Hara thinks he's closing in, but he's not sure whether he's pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession. This compelling edge-of -your seat thriller reads like a collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock and keeps readers guessing until the last deadly kiss.
The weather man ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago. His career is going well, but his personal life is spiraling downward. His relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children have him feeling that his life is out of control. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who just doesn't seem to have it all together. An attractive job offer from New York City presents Dave with a major question--to pursue his career or to remain with his family.
The hoax ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Pathological liar Clifford Irving stages a complex hoax. In the 1970's Irving managed to fool a major publisher and LIFE magazine into thinking he was writing an authorized biography of Howard Hughes. Irving and his best friend and partner, Dick Susskind, go to extreme lengths to pull off the hair-brained scheme. The more outrageous the lies they concoct, the more believable they become and the more money gets thrown at them. Inspired by the unbelievable true story of the man who faked the authorized autobiography of Howard Hughes and nearly pulled off the media scam of the 20th century.
Hearts in Atlantis ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 libraries worldwide
As a mid-aged man's friend dies, Bobby takes a look back at his childhood memories ... When mysterious out-of-towner, Ted, moves into the boarding house that 11-year-old Bobby shares with his self-involved mother, Bobby jumps at the chance to befriend an adult who talks to him straightforwardly. Ted enlists Bobby to read him the newspaper daily--and to keep an eye out for the "low men" bent on capturing Ted, who possesses a strange mind-reading power.
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 923 libraries worldwide
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
Synecdoche, New York ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs.
Infamous ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
While researching his book "In cold blood", writer Truman Capote develops a relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and, in particular Perry Smith, while both men waited for their date of execution on death row.
The matador ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 854 libraries worldwide
A struggling salesman forms an unexpected bond with a lonely hit man who suspects he's "lost his touch."
Charlie Bartlett ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett is failing miserably at fitting in at his new public high school. The school is run by the world-weary Principal Gardner. As he begins to better understand the social hierarchy, Charlie's honest charm and likability gives him the position as the resident 'psychiatrist.' Along with his partner and fellow student, Murphy Bivens, Charlie dishes out advice and the occasional prescription to other students in need. Along the way, he decides to take some of his own advice, find romance, and learn to accept who he is.
A northern light by Jennifer Donnelly ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 717 libraries worldwide
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
Duma ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
The powerful tale of an unbreakable bond of friendship between a cheetah named Duma and a courageous young boy named Xan. Xan faces the true test of love when he must cross the wilds of Southern Africa to return his best friend to his rightful home.
Every last one by Anna Quindlen ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence.
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
In California, then the Nevada casino's, 1970 a makeshift family of a father, daughter, adopted daughter and farm hand's lives are shattered by a traumatic event and they are sent off on separate courses.
State of wonder [a novel by Ann Patchett ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Researcher Marina Singh is sent by her boss at Vogel, a drug manufacturer, to the jungles of Brazil following the death of a co-worker. It is there that the company is looking into a miracle drug based on a tree bark used by a native tribe. Upon her arrival, Marina must find out the circumstances of her colleague's death, as well as find out why work has slowed to a crawl on the drug. That means dealing with Annick Swenson, a determined researcher who Marina has a complicated relationship with.
Walk two moons by Sharon Creech ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 libraries worldwide
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
The special relationship ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
A powerful new look at the human side of iconic world leaders. In 1993, Tony Blair was a rising young star in British politics. Three years later he ran for Prime Minister, and began a 'special relationship' with U.S. President Bill Clinton that endured through triumph, conflict, and personal scandal. The behind-the-scenes story of two world leaders who forged a loyal, if tempestuous, friendship out of the crucible of political necessity:
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