WorldCat Identities

Davis, Hope 1967-

Works: 200 works in 621 publications in 5 languages and 35,658 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Manuscripts  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Dancer, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hope Davis
About Schmidt by Kevin Tent( Visual )
34 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,235 WorldCat member 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 fianceĢ 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
American splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,583 WorldCat member 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Real steel by Shawn Levy( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender
State of wonder [a novel] by Ann Patchett( Recording )
23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member 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
The lake house by James Patterson( Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six extraordinary children are trying to lead normal lives in the Rocky Mountain countryside. The only time they've ever felt safe was when they were together in the waterfront cabin they call the Lake House. Dr. Ethan Kane is chief of surgery at Liberty General Hospital, where terrible secrets lie, secrets that will change the world for all
The weather man by Nicolas Cage( Visual )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member 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
Proof by John Madden( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the death of her father, a brilliant but mentally unstable mathematician, Catherine must deal not only with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, but also with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks left by his teacher. As Catherine confronts Hal's affections and Claire's overbearing plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: how much of her father's madness - or genius - will she inherit?"--Container
The matador by Richard Shepard( Visual )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A struggling salesman forms an unexpected bond with a lonely hit man who suspects he's "lost his touch."
Hearts in Atlantis by Scott Hicks( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,173 WorldCat member 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 held by 1,173 WorldCat member 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 by Charlie Kaufman( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feeling his life is going nowhere, theatrical director Caden Cotard starts a new play taking place in a mock-up of New York City in a Manhattan warehouse, and as he becomes more deeply immersed in his masterpiece, reality and the world of the play become blurred
Mildred Pierce by Todd Haynes( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce
The hoax by Lasse Hallström( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member 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
Stella Bain [a novel] by Anita Shreve( Recording )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic story, set against the backdrop of World War I, from bestselling author Anita Shreve. When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield. In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve has created an engrossing and wrenching tale about love and the meaning of memory, set against the haunting backdrop of a war that destroyed an entire generation
Disconnect by Jason Bateman( Visual )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A hard-working lawyer attached to his cell phone can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues, and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world"--Container
Walk two moons by Sharon Creech( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salamanca Tree Hiddle, age 13, and her grandparents are off to find Salamanca's mother, who left home on a trip to Idaho and never came back. As they acquire a car and retrace her route, Sal tells the story of her friend Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother also disappeared under unusual circumstances
Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 953 WorldCat member 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
A northern light by Jennifer Donnelly( Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey takes a job at the Glenmore. There, a guest at the hotel, Grace Brown, gives Mattie a stack of cryptic letters with instructions to burn them. However, when Grace is found drowned in a nearby lake, Mattie knows that the letters hold the key to uncovering how she died
Every last one by Anna Quindlen( Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member 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
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Davis, Hope
English (245)
German (14)
French (3)
Turkish (2)
Italian (1)