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Denaker, Susan

Overview
Works: 109 works in 606 publications in 1 language and 28,482 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  History  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, nar
Classifications: PS3557.E687, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan Denaker
The bone garden by Tess Gerritsen( Recording )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent divorcee Julia Hamill has sunk her dwindling life savings into a 200-year-old farmhouse and a twenty-acre plot of woods, fields, and stony soil in rural Massachusetts, where she hopes to recover from her failed marriage. Gardening one afternoon, her spade strikes something hard and unyielding?not a rock, but a human skull. Boston medical examiner Maura Isles quickly determines that this is no recent burial. The skeleton -- that of a woman -- dates back to the early 1800's, and the forensic evidence indicates foul play. "But too much time has passed," Maura warns Julia. "We'll never know the whole story." Boston, 1830: It is an age of disease and pestilence, when doctors with unclean hands unknowingly spread infection as they make their rounds in maternity wards, condemning women to the excruciating death of childbed fever. It is an age when laboring mothers are crammed two to a hospital bed, on dirty sheets still encrusted with the foul effluvia of those who have died before them. This is the grim world that young Norris Marshall enters as a student at Harvard Medical School. Unlike his more prosperous classmates, Norris is a man of only modest means, struggling to support himself by any means necessary ... even the most secret and repulsive task of all: the work of the resurrectionists?otherwise known as body-snatchers. Only one among Norris' classmates has reached out to him in friendship: Oliver Wendell Holmes, who recognizes in Norris a kindred spirit with a questioning mind. Together, these two young men will track down the most notorious killer of their time: a maniac terrorizing the staff of the hospital. Aiding their efforts is a 17-year-old seamstress named Rose Connolly, witness to the first murder. As the body count mounts, suspicion falls on Norris, and the team of unlikely detectives must track a killer's trail through graveyards and autopsy suites, glittering ballrooms and luxurious Brahmin parlors, in order to clear his name. But what none of them realize is that the culprit is far closer than they think?and he has his eye on Rose. Weaving a spellbinding nineteenth-century narrative with the present-day efforts to identify the skeleton discovered in Julia's backyard, Tess Gerritsen delivers her most ambitious and satisfying work to date - a novel that blends her trademark suspense and forensic expertise with the irresistible period settings of The Alienist and The Dante Club
Long time coming by Sandra Brown( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is reunited with the man she has loved for years and must reveal the secret that will jeopardize her chance for happiness at last. The world-famous astronaut Law Kincaid shows up at Hibbs's determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he'd fathered a son he knows nothing about
Sizzle by Julie Garwood( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she unwittingly captures a shocking crime on camera, a rash of mysterious, treacherous incidents convince Lyra Prescott that she's trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. As the noose of deadly intrigue tightens around her, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring dauntless and devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyra's running scared life
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! However, the adventure they get isn't quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick's sister has decided it's time for him to start dating, and the girls know that can only mean one thing, disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan, a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it
The Penderwicks : [a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy] by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When summer comes around, it's off to the beach for Rosalind ... and off to Maine with Aunt Claire for the rest of the Penderwick girls, as well as their old friend, Jeffrey. That leaves Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick)--a terrifying notion for all, but for Skye especially
The double bind : [a novel] by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Withdrawing into her photography and a job at a homeless shelter after being attacked while riding her bike, a college student encounters a homeless man with a history of mental illness and a box of secret photos, but when he dies suddenly, she is certain that the photos hide a dark family secret and embarks on a search for the truth
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Rizzoli is a pregnant homicide detective who finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis. An apparent suicide victim, a nameless woman, opens her eyes as the Boston medical examiner unzips the body bag. The woman is rushed to the hospital, where with shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages. One of them is a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli
Terrier by Tamora Pierce( Recording )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sixteen-year-old Beka becomes "Puppy" to a pair of "Dogs," as the Provost's Guards are called, she uses her police training, natural abilities, and a touch of magic to help them solve the case of a murdered baby in Tortall's Lower City
Imperfect birds by Anne Lamott( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Now, Elizabeth is forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to her, and that her deceptions will have profound consequences
Angelology : a novel by Danielle Trussoni( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim"--Container
Adultery by Paulo Coelho( Recording )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman in her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice
The Penderwicks in spring by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray
Women & money by Suze Orman( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orman explores the complex relationship between women and money, addressing the impact of psychological practices and financial behavior on women's finances and offering practical solutions to change how women handle their money
No time to wave goodbye : [a novel] by Jacquelyn Mitchard( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been twenty-two years since Beth Cappadora's three-year-old son Ben was abducted. By some miracle, he returned nine years later, and the family began to pick up the pieces of their lives. Ben returns as another child and has never felt entirely at ease with the family he was born into. Now the Cappadora children are grown: Ben is married with a baby girl, Kerry is studying to be an opera singer, and Vincent has emerged from his troubled adolescence as a fledgling filmmaker. The subject of Vincent's new documentary, "No time to wave goodbye," shakes Vincent's unsuspecting family to the core; it focuses on five families caught in the tortuous web of never knowing the fate of their abducted children
Moral disorder by Margaret Atwood( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction presents ten stories that capture important moments in the course of a life and in the lives intertwined with it, in a volume that ranges from the 1930s to the 1980s
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been promoted from "Puppy" to "Dog," Beka, now a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, and her former partner head to a neighboring port city to investigate a case of counterfeit coins
Once upon a secret : the story of my affair with President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath by Mimi Alford( Recording )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimi Alford, famous for her affair with President John F. Kennedy, presents her tell-all autobiography
Secrets of Eden : a novel by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather survived the murder-suicide that claimed her parents as well as her childhood. However, when the apparent murder-suicide of another little girl's parents are ruled murders, Heather's newfound happiness is shattered
Saints for all occasions : a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I hope to read another novel as strong and wise and beautiful and heartbreaking as J. Courtney Sullivan's Saints for All Occasions this year, but I'm not sure I will." —Richard RussoA sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart.Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, quietly preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together
 
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Long time comingSizzleThe Penderwicks on Gardam StreetThe Penderwicks : [a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy]The Penderwicks at Point MouetteThe double bind : [a novel]VanishTerrier