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Raver, Lorna

Works: 112 works in 608 publications in 1 language and 20,264 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Biography  Love stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lorna Raver
Drag me to Hell by Sam Raimi( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member 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 aviator's wife : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles's assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong
Cujo by Stephen King( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-year-old Tad Trenton has been having night terrors. Each night, a horrifying beast with glowing red eyes growls from within his closet that he will have him soon. Though his parents reassure Tad that no monsters can get him, they cannot explain why the closet door is found unlatched each morning. Nor can they keep their own adult fears, from a business crisis to infidelity, from threatening to tear their happy home apart. Cujo is a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard and the best friend that ten-year-old Brett Camber ever had. But when Cujo pursues a rabbit into a hole and gets bitten by a rabid bat, the once friendly dog is suddenly turned into a crazed monster. One fateful weekend, when Donna Trenton's husband is out of town, she drives her car to the Cambers' garage for repairs -- only to be trapped with Tad in the sweltering car by the monstrous dog
The art of war the essential translation of the Classic Book of Life by Sunzi( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member 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 planets by Dava Sobel( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member 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
Better to wish by Ann M Martin( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930 Abby Nichols is an eight-year-old girl growing up in Maine, but as the Depression deepens, and her mother dies, the responsibility of taking care of her family falls to her, and she has to put her dreams of going to college and becoming a writer on hold
The calligrapher's daughter by Eugenia Kim( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member 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
Bread and roses, too by Katherine Paterson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member 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
A land more kind than home by Wiley Cash( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion is supposed to shield children from the horrors of the world, but one Sunday nine-year-old Jess Hall secretly witnesses his autistic brother being smothered to death during a healing service at a little church in the mountains of North Carolina. Clem Barefield, the local sheriff, arrives to find a group of charismatic believers who have moved the boy's body and are unwilling to utter a word about his death. At the center of the mystery is Carson Chambliss, a snake-handling ex-convict turned preacher whose past is just as mysterious as the power he claims to possess
Revelations [visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of Revelation] by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Elaine Pagels returns the Book of Revelation to its historical origin, written as its author John of Patmos took aim at the Roman Empire after what is now known as 'The Jewish War' in 66 CE. Militant Jews in Jerusalem waged an all-out war against Rome's occupation of Judea and their defeat resulted in the desecration of Jerusalem and its Great Temple. Pagels offers the interpretation that the book of Revelations is an attack on Rome, not a text against heresy and infidels
Chosen by a horse by Susan Richards( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member 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 that 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 and 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
Nothing with strings NPR's beloved holiday stories by Bailey White( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member 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
This republic of suffering death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member 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
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel of two women in the 1980s; of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age
Lady blue eyes [my life with Frank] by Barbara Sinatra( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Sinatra, wife of Frank Sinatra, chronicles the legendary performer's life and career
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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and noted scholar Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon. Without a doubt: Gnosticism celebrates God as both Mother and Father, shows Jesus's relationship to Mary Magdalene, suggests the Resurrection is better understood symbolically, and speaks to self-knowledge as the route to union with God. Pagels argues that Christian orthodoxy grew out of the political considerations of the day
Cheap the high cost of discount culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the shuttered factories of the rust belt to the look-alike strip malls of the sun belt-and almost everywhere in between-America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet little examined obsession is arguably the most powerful and devastating market force of our time-the engine of globalization, outsourcing, planned obsolescence, and economic instability in an increasingly unsettled world.Low price is so alluring that we may have forgotten how thoroughly we once distrusted it. Ellen Ruppel Shell traces the birth of the bargain as we know it from the Industrial Revolution to the assembly line and beyond, homing in on a number of colorful characters, such as Gene Verkauf (his name is Yiddish for "to sell"), founder of E. J. Korvette, the discount chain that helped wean customers off traditional notions of value. The rise of the chain store in post-Depression America led to the extolling of convenience over quality, and big-box retailers completed the reeducation of the American consumer by making them prize low price in the way they once prized durability and craftsmanship.The effects of this insidious perceptual shift are vast: a blighted landscape, escalating debt (both personal and national), stagnating incomes, fraying communities, and a host of other socioeconomic ills. That's a long list of charges, and it runs counter to orthodox economics, which argues that low price powers productivity by stimulating a brisk free market. But Shell marshals evidence from a wide range of fields-history, sociology, marketing, psychology, even economics itself-to upend the conventional wisdom. Cheap also unveils the fascinating and unsettling illogic that underpins our bargain-hunting reflex and explains how our deep-rooted need for bargains colors every aspect of our psyches and social lives. In this myth-shattering, closely reasoned, and exhaustively reported investigation, Shell exposes the astronomically high cost of cheap
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member 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
Calling me home a novel by Julie Kibler( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mother in her thirties, to drop everything and drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati--with no clear explanation why--tomorrow. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship: they are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper--in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way
Don't know much about mythology by Kenneth C Davis( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member 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
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The art of war the essential translation of the Classic Book of LifeThe planetsThe calligrapher's daughterBread and roses, tooChosen by a horseNothing with strings NPR's beloved holiday storiesThis republic of suffering death and the American Civil WarFried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe