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Raver, Lorna

Works: 125 works in 817 publications in 3 languages and 21,622 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: U101, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lorna Raver
Drag me to Hell by Sam Raimi( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 944 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 858 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 )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member 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 art of war by Sunzi( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 584 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
Better to wish by Ann M Martin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 535 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 planets by Dava Sobel( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 531 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
Bread and roses, too by Katherine Paterson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 492 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
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 484 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
The calligrapher's daughter by Eugenia Kim( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 463 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
A land more kind than home by Wiley Cash( Recording )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 456 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
Love may fail : a novel by Matthew Quick( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aspiring feminist and underappreciated housewife embarks on an odyssey to find human decency and goodness'and her high school English teacher'in New York Times bestselling author Matthew Quick's offbeat masterpiece, a quirky ode to love, fate, and hair metal. Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness in the world she believes still exists, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else'a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident. Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt her chances on this madcap quest to restore a good man's reputation and find renewed hope in the human race' Love May Fail is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 413 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
This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 403 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
Nothing with strings : NPR's beloved holiday stories by Bailey White( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than a decade, Bailey White has delivered a story each Thanksgiving to National Public Radio's All things considered listeners. Long awaited by her many fans, Nothing with strings is the entire collection of these holiday stories"--Container
Calling me home : a novel by Julie Kibler( Recording )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 381 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
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 )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 379 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
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 374 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
Lady blue eyes : [my life with Frank] by Barbara Sinatra( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Sinatra, wife of Frank Sinatra, chronicles the legendary performer's life and career
Cheap : the high cost of discount culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell( Recording )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 341 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
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Lorna Raver actrice américaine

Lorna Raver actriz estadounidense

Lorna Raver Amerikaans actrice

Lorna Raver amerikansk skådespelare

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Lorna Raver amerikansk skuespiller

Lorna Raver attrice statunitense

Lorna Raver US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Lorna Raver yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Лорна Рэвер

لرنا ریور بازیگر آمریکایی




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The art of warThe planetsBread and roses, tooThe calligrapher's daughterFried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeChosen by a horseThis republic of suffering : death and the American Civil WarNothing with strings : NPR's beloved holiday stories