Most widely held works by Lorna Raver
Drag me to Hell ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Christine Brown (Lohman) is an ambitious L.A. loan officer. She is on a desperate quest to break an evil curse. Professor Clay Dalton (Long) is her charming boyfriend. Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Christine denies the extension to impress her boss and get a leg-up on a promotion, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home. Christine then finds herself the target of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell.
The planets by Dava Sobel ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in an accessible format.
Bread and roses, too by Katherine Paterson ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Jake and Rosa, two children, form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
The art of war the essential translation of the Classic Book of Life by Sunzi ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
For more than two thousand years, 'The Art of War' has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.
The calligrapher's daughter by Eugenia Kim ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
In early twentieth century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother, but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition. When her father seeks to marry Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess.
Cujo by Stephen King ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
A family's two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard is transformed by rabies and the insidious guidance of demonic forces into a terrifying monster.
The gnostic gospels [a startling account of the meaning of Jesus and the origin of christianity based on gnostic gospels and other secret texts by Elaine H Pagels ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Elaine Pagels explores a number of recently discovered gospels, including the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, to show how a variety of "Christianities" emerged at a time of extraordinary spiritual upheaval. A radical reconsideration of the origins of the Christian faith.
This republic of suffering death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Assesses the devastating impact of the enormous carnage of the Civil War on every aspect of American life from a material, political, intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual perspective, from the logistical challenges of burying the battlefield dead to the evolution of a federal system of national cemeteries.
Nothing with strings NPR's beloved holiday stories by Bailey White ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A holiday collection of short fiction shares vignettes that capture the eccentric lives of the inhabitants of a small Southern town, from an efficiency expert who gets Christmas down to forty-five minutes flat, to a woman who claims John James Audubon is living in her attic.
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Tale of the manners and morals of New York society in the later 1800s. Newland Archer is a young attorney, handsome and eligible. Torn between his socially acceptable fiancee and the more earthy attractions of Countess Olenska, Archer is truly on the horns of a dilemma. The plot is unobvious, delicately developed, with a fine finale that exquisitely satisfies one's sense of fitness, and as always with Edith Wharton, the drama of character is greater than that of event.
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe [a novel by Fannie Flagg ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Threadgoode's tale of two high-spirited women of the 1930s, Idgie and Ruth, helps Evelyn, a 1980s woman in a sad slump of middle age, to begin to rejuvenate her own life.
Chosen by a horse by Susan Richards ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up the ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature--malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection--had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open an generous. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan's paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living.
Bloodroot [a novel by Amy Greene ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Myra Lamb, a wild young girl with mysterious, haint blue eyes who grows up on remote Bloodroot Mountain. Her grandmother Byrdie Lamb, who protects Myra fiercely and passes down "the touch" that bewitches people and animals alike; the neighbor boy who longs for Myra yet is destined never to have her; the twin children Myra is forced to abandon but who never forget their mother's deep love; and John Odom, the man who tries to tame Myra and meets with shocking, violent disaster. Against the backdrop of a beautiful but often unforgiving country, these lives come together only to be torn apart as a dark, riveting mystery unfolds.
The lodger a tale of the London fog by Marie Belloc Lowndes ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
An elderly couple living in Victorian London struggle against despair as their small resources dwindle. When an eccentric and mysterious gentleman answers their advertisement for a lodger, they celebrate. But as women begin dying at the hands of "The Avenger," they start to suspect something too horrific for words.
Don't know much about mythology by Kenneth C Davis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
With humor and wit, the tales of the great myths of the world are explained as is their relevance to current movies, art, language, and music.
Mrs. Astor regrets the hidden betrayals of a family beyond reproach by Meryl Gordon ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
This is the tale of the Astor family as it rises and falls. While the family squabbles with each other over Brooke Astor's vast wealth, journalist Meryl Gordon reveals the secrets of this seemingly coming-to-an-end epic. Gordon infiltrates the Astor family and its elite social circles that will cut through the lies and greed, exposing the motives of those vying for the Astor fortune.
Sweeping up glass [a novel by Carolyn D Wall ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
In rural 1930's Kentucky, Olivia Harker runs the grocery store her father started and raises her grandson, William. She tries to keep to herself and live as peaceful a life as possible, but once she finds wolves shot on her land and missing an ear, she sees this as a message and sets out to find out what is happening.
Passing strange a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line by Martha A Sandweiss ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
"Passing Strange" is a uniquely American biography of Clarence King, who hid a secret from his Gilded Age cohorts and prominent family: for 13 years he lived a double life--as the celebrated white explorer, geologist, and writer King and as a black Pullman porter and steelworker named James Todd.
A single thread by Marie Bostwick ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to New Bern, Connecticut to open a quilt shop begins a new life for Evelyn Dixon, bringing unexpected connections with a trio of women who come to the shop for quilting classes.
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon a novel by Diana L Paxson ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Diana L. Paxson expands Marion Zimmer Bradley's beloved and bestselling Avalon series in a dramatic new installment. Ravens of Avalon, the prequel to The Forest House, tells the story of the Roman conquest of Britain and the origin of the Forest House that preceded the return to Avalon. We follow the journey of Boudica, a Celtic princess, and Lhiannon, a priestess who is Boudica's mentor on the Druid isle. When the Romans conquer Britain, Lhiannon fights them while Boudica marries a king who has surrendered. Theirs is a great love story, but when he dies, the Romans brutalize her and her daughters. Enraged, Boudica raises the British tribes and nearly succeeds in driving the Romans from Britain, claiming a place in history. Lhiannon survives and becomes the guardian of the Druid traditions in the new Roman Britannia as high priestess of the Forest House.
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