Most widely held works by Dion Graham
Cross country by James Patterson ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. When the elusive killer's trail turns up in Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Alone.
Reconstruction the second Civil War ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
The story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and at the same time, how former slaves could be brought into the life of the country.
Train by Pete Dexter ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Lionel Walk, etter known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course. There, he navigates between the careless hostility of patrons and the volatile brutality of the other caddies. One day, he finds an unexpected protector: police sergeant Miller Packer, who Train dubs "the Mile-Away Man" for his distant gaze. Packer is investigating a botched and bloody boat hijacking that left a lone survivor: achingly beautiful Norah Still. When the lives of these three people intersect, both violence and tenderness swiftly rise to the surface.
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius by Dave Eggers ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
A compelling voice for Generation X, Eggers here recounts his early 20s, caring for his younger brother after their parents' unexpected deaths and his endeavors in a variety of media.
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Unabridged selections (3 of the 5 short stories) from the anthology by acclaimed author Uwem Akpan. The power of the human spirit is showcased in this collection featuring young children in Africa struggling to overcome extreme hardship and heartache from poverty, injustice, and violence.
The road South [a memoir by Shelley Stewart ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Spirited and striking, this is the story of a man who struggled against a society divided by color. Stewart recalls the death of his mother at his father's hands and the damage of abuse from other relatives. Shelley Stewart's memoir is full of hope and promise, even in the midst of the most dire situations.
Within the shadows by Brandon Massey ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Andrew Wilson has it all: a great house, a great job as a mystery writer, and all the money he can handle. But he's missing one thing: someone to share it all with. One day while writing at a small Georgia coffee shop, he meets Mika Woods, a sophisticated woman who seems to be the answer to Andrew's prayers. After a hot night of passion, Andrew regrets his decision and wants to take things slowly. But slow is not Mika's speed, and suddenly Andrew's world plunges into a nightmare as he discovers Mika is not all what she seems.
Middle passage by Charles Richard Johnson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave travels to New Orleans only to discover that nothing but misery awaits him in the big city. As he contemplates his life, he decides that the sea holds his interest and boards the first available ship that sets sail. Soon he learns that he has boarded a slave ship enrote to Africa to collect members of a legendary tribe. The voyage is harrowing, but seeing the captured men shackled and imprisoned drives him to insanity. What follows could cost him his life.
The beautiful things that heaven bears by Dinaw Mengestu ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
It's the '70s, and one D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos--a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized.
West of Rehoboth by Alexs D Pate ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Edward and his family have escaped the heat and violence of inner-city Philadelphia every summer for the last 5 years. Staying at his Aunt Edna's house in West Rehoboth -- the black side of town -- Edward has the whole summer to have fun and explore. First, Edward wants to learn about the mysterious man named Uncle Rufus living in the shack behind Aunt Edna's.
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) fought to free Algeria from French rule and rallied against the oppressive grip of colonialism. In this fictionalized view of the revolutionary's life, an African-American writer travels the world to do research for a biography of Fanon. In a tale that is part love story, mystery, and biography, Fanon examines how a political radical's views apply in a post-9/11 world.
The dying crapshooter's blues by David Fulmer ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
On the same night a drunk cop shoots a gambler, a haul of priceless jewels is stolen--setting the stage for a mystery as complex and steeped in the blues as the city of Atlanta itself.
Bombingham by Anthony Grooms ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
"When Walter Burke's buddy dies in a blood-soaked Vietnamese jungle, Walter finds himself writing a letter to the young man's parents. But as he struggles to put words on paper, all the trauma of his years growing up middle class and black in Birmingham, Alabama floods back into his mind. While enemies and the threat of death surround him in Vietnam, Walter relives the racial upheaval of the civil rights movement - and the subsequent disintegration of his family - even while he tries to make sense of his current place in a tragic war."
Return of the spirit rider by Cotton Smith ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Saloon proprietor Vin Lockhart is known throughout Denver as a respectable businessman. He also has a reputation for quickness on the draw--a skill sure to come in handy when his old Oglala friends solicit his aid. It seems treacherous whites are once again intent on pushing the Oglaglas from their already diminished lands. A man of honor through and through, Vin commits himself to their fight. But in these rough and tumble times, even the best gunslinger occasionally misses the mark.
Twenty-seven bones by Jonathan Lewis Nasaw ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
FBI Special Agent E.L. Pender is bored with retirement and jumps at the chance to track down a lethal husband and wife serial killer team. But as the body count rises, Pender's frustration intensifies.
The turnaround by George P Pelecanos ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Thirty-five years after a devastating accident that irrevocably shapes the lives of six people, a pair of redemption-seeking survivors reaches out to one another in an effort that is compromised by a fellow survivor's release from prison.
Resurrecting midnight by Eric Jerome Dickey ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
On the heels of his best selling noir-inspired series featuring the assassin Gideon, Eric Jerome Dickey returns with another sizzler reminiscent of his earlier works, novels that won the hearts of listeners and launched Dickey to the top of the charts. Known for his irresistible blend of action and romance, Dickey has solidified his place as America's king of seduction.
Between lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
A writer still trying to get over being dumped by his fiancée, Nicole (who fell in love with another woman), unexpectedly finds himself caught in a love triangle when Nicole comes back into his life.
The wild things by Dave Eggers ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
During a fight at home, young Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them.
What is the what by Dave Eggers ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee of the Sudanese civil war. Fleeing from his village in the mid-1980s, Deng becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys--children pursued by millitaries, government soldiers, lions and hyenas and myriad diseases, in then search for sanctuary, first in Ethiopia and then Kenya. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States with almost 4,000 other young Sudanese men, and a very different struggle begins.
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