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Denaker, Susan

Works: 126 works in 698 publications in 1 language and 26,884 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Biography  History  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3557.E687, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Denaker
The Penderwicks : [a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy] by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures. The icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will, won't they? One thing's for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget. Deliciously nostalgic and quaintly witty, this is a story as breezy and carefree as a summer day
The bone garden by Tess Gerritsen( Recording )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,177 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
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But 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. It's high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return
Long time coming by Sandra Brown( Recording )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,141 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
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,026 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) -- terrifying notion for all, but for Skye especially. Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage, with a rocky shore, enthusiastic seagulls, a just-right corner store, and a charming next-door neighbor. But can Skye hold it together long enough to figure out Rosalind's directions about not letting Batty explode? Will Jane's Love Survey come to a tragic conclusion after she meets the alluring Dominic? Is Batty -- contrary to all accepted wisdom -- the only Penderwick capable of carrying a tune? And will Jeffrey be able to keep peace between the girls ... these girls who are his second, and most heartfelt, family?
The double bind : [a novel] by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 967 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis. An apparent suicide victim, a nameless woman, opens her eyes as the 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 a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli
Terrier by Tamora Pierce( Recording )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 786 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 780 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
The Penderwicks in spring by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 769 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
Angelology : a novel by Danielle Trussoni( Recording )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 730 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 )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 728 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
Women & money by Suze Orman( Recording )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 643 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
Moral disorder by Margaret Atwood( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten interrelated stories tracing the course of Atwood's life and the lives intertwined with it
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 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though eventually returned to his family nine years after being abducted at age three, Ben Cappadora has never felt entirely at ease with his birth family. Now that all three of the Cappadora children are grown and Ben is married with a baby girl, the whole Cappadora family is shaken to the core by Ben's brother Vincent's documentary that focuses on the families of abducted children
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 572 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 )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 560 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 )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 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
The Penderwicks at last by Jeanne Birdsall( Recording )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures--these are the things that have shaped Lydia's journey since readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring. Now it's summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college. This is a very important dance and a very important wait because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to find out that the Penderwicks will all be returning to Arundel this summer, the place where it all began. And better still is the occasion: a good old-fashioned, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding
Sizzle by Julie Garwood( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 519 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
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The bone garden
The bone gardenThe Penderwicks on Gardam StreetLong time comingThe Penderwicks at Point MouetteThe double bind : [a novel]VanishTerrierImperfect birds
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