Most widely held works by Cassandra Campbell
The help by Kathryn Stockett ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
In a time when the civil rights movement is in full force, three women, Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter, start a movement that puts them all at risk. They show the town that, whether black or white, women can unite.
The higher power of Lucky by Susan Patron ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,143 libraries worldwide
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Since its inception in 1903, the Angelini Shoe Company has been a premier manufacturer of wedding shoes. Nevertheless, the 21st century has not been so kind to the company's fortune. Hoping to save the family business, the Angelini matriarch bequeaths the company to 33-year-old Valentine Roncalli. However, a budding romance and a plethora of family secrets promise to offer Valentine the challenge of her life.
Harvesting the heart by Jodi Picoult ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Paige's mother left when she was five. When Paige becomes a mother herself, she is overwhelmed by the demands. Unable to forget her past, Paige struggles with the difficulties of marriage and motherhood.
The last summer (of you and me) by Ann Brashares ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
A group of friends in their early 20's deal with unrequited love, longing and the meaning of friendship.
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
When a failing custom wedding shoe business in Greenwich Village falls unexpectedly into her lap, apprentice Valentine Roncalli is challenged to bring her family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century. She travels with her grandmother back to Tuscany, Naples, and the isle of Capri to seek new materials and techniques.
The beach house by Jane Green ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 libraries worldwide
Disregarding local gossip that pegs her as an eccentric, sixty-five-year-old Nantucket widow Nan skinny-dips in unattended pools and steals her neighbors' flowers before her dwindling funds force her to take in boarders, a change that brings an unexpected visitor.
Can't wait to get to heaven by Fannie Flagg ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Back in Elmwood Springs, Missouri the experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ask the question "Why are we here"?
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. Over the summer she pieces together his story. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to "Leave Well Enough Alone." Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest's history is full of colorful and shadowy characters--and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest's secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.
Not my daughter by Barbara Delinsky ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
When Susan Tate's seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy for both Lily and herself.
The secret between us by Barbara Delinsky ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Deborah Monroe and her daughter, Grace, are driving home from a party when their car hits a man running in the dark. Grace was at the wheel, but Deborah sends her home before the police arrive, determined to shoulder the blame for the accident. Her decision then turns into a deception that takes on a life of its own and threatens the special bond between mother and daughter.
Dune Road by Jane Green ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
In Jane Green's story of redemption, Kit, a single mother of two, works as an assistant for Robert McClore, an elderly and reclusive famous author, in Highfield, Connecticut, a small beach town. When Kit uncovers a juicy, long-hidden secret of her employer's, she debates between revealing the secret to the town's many rich, gossipy women or keeping it to herself. All the while, she must also deal with her estranged sister and distant mother.
Juliet [a novel by Anne Fortier ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie's twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key, one carried by her mother on the day she herself died, to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. In Siena she discovers that her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei met Romeo and their ill-fated love inspired generations of poets and artists. The closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas.
Promises to keep by Jane Green ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
The lives of sisters Callie and Steff, their divorced parents Walter Cutler and Honor Pitman, and Callie's best friend Lila Grossman and her new lover Eddie all intersect when they each receive a shocking note that summons them together for one extraordinary summer in Maine and changes their lives forever. This novel is about the hard choices people have to face and about the enduring nature of love.
Lucky breaks by Susan Patron ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Lucky makes a new friend, gets stuck in a well, meets up with a wild burro, discards something she didn't know was precious, and discovers the secret of the universe in this charming and funny sequel to the Newbery Award-winning The higher power of lucky.
Songs without words by Ann Packer ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Liz and Sarabeth were childhood neighbors in the suburbs of northern California, brought as close as sisters by the suicide of Sarabeth's mother when the girls were just sixteen. In the decades that followed their relationship remained a source of continuity and strength. But when Liz's adolescent daughter enters dangerous waters that threaten to engulf the family, the fault lines in the women's friendship are revealed, and both Liz and Sarabeth are forced to reexamine their most deeply held beliefs about their connection.
Escape by Barbara Delinsky ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but she spends her days in a cubicle talking with victims of tainted bottle water and she's on the bottler's side.
Home to Big Stone Gap [a novel by Adriana Trigiani ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly twenty years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close. But with her daughter, Etta, having flown the nest to enchanting Italy, Ave Maria has reached a turning point. When a friend's postcard arrives with the message "It's time to live your life for you," Ave Maria realizes that it's time to go in search of brand-new dreams. But before she can put her foot on the path, her life is turned upside down.
My horizontal life a collection of one-night stands by Chelsea Handler ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Handler chronicles what can happen to one very intoxicated, outgoing woman during one night of passion-- repeated over and over with lots and lots of men.
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