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Farr, Kimberly

Works: 104 works in 514 publications in 1 language and 29,993 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  History  Juvenile works  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories  Romance fiction  Short stories, Canadian 
Roles: Narrator, Other, Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3569.T736, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kimberly Farr
A spool of blue thread : a novel by Anne Tyler( Recording )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. Tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity
My name is Lucy Barton : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable
Angels at the table by Debbie Macomber( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel's work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year's Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely strangers in the crowd, he decides midnight is the perfect time to lend a heavenly helping hand. Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild meet after bumping into each other--seemingly by accident--in Times Square on New Year's Eve. They immediately hit it off and find they have a lot in common: Lucie is a burgeoning chef and Aren is a respected food critic. But just as quickly as they're brought together, another twist of fate tears them apart, leaving Lucie and Aren with no way to reconnect. A year later, Lucie is the head chef of an acclaimed new restaurant and Aren is a successful columnist for a major New York newspaper. For all the time that's passed, the two have not forgotten their one serendipitous evening--and neither have Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will. To reunite the young couple, the angels cook up a brilliant plan: mix true love, a second chance, and a generous sprinkle of mischief to create an unforgettable Christmas miracle
The whole town's talking : a novel by Fannie Flagg( Recording )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening out at the cemetery. 'Still Meadows, ' as it's called, is anything but still. Tells a surprising story of life, afterlife, and the mysterious goings-on of ordinary people"
Anything is possible by Elizabeth Strout( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories Elizabeth Strout's world of Lucy Barton. The "Pretty Nicely Girls," now adults: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband, the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. Tommy, the janitor at the local high school, has his faith tested in an encounter with an emotionally isolated man he has come to help; a Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD discovers unexpected solace in the company of a lonely innkeeper; and Lucy Barton's sister, Vicky, struggling with feelings of abandonment and jealousy, nonetheless comes to Lucy's aid, ratifying the deepest bonds of family.With the stylistic brilliance and subtle power that distinguish the work of this great writer, Elizabeth Strout has created another transcendent work of fiction, with characters who will live in readers' imaginations long after the final page is turned
Clara and Mr. Tiffany : a novel by Susan Vreeland( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Vreeland chronicles the lives of acclaimed glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and Clara Wolcott Driscoll, whose glass lampshades have commonly been mistaken as Tiffany's work. Here, Vreeland reveals that although both artists may have had different reasons for creating their works, both shared a passion for art
Blue nights by Joan Didion( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old
3 willows : [the sisterhood grows] by Ann Brashares( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ama, Jo, and Polly, three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland, spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship
Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive, affectionate biography of one of America's most beloved personalities, Julia Child. This in-depth and intimate narrative is full of fresh information and insight that explores Child's amazing journey in both her personal and professional life
Dear life by Alice Munro( Recording )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Munro's peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story after story, she illumines the moment a life is forever altered by a chance encounter or an action not taken, or by a simple twist of fate that turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into a new way of being or thinking. While most of these stories take place in Munro's home territory -- the small Canadian towns around Lake Huron -- the characters sometimes venture to the cities, and the audiobook ends with four pieces set in the area where she grew up, and in the time of her own childhood : stories "autobiographical in feeling, though not, sometimes, entirely so in fact." These tales about departures and beginnings, accidents and dangers, and outgoings and homecomings both imagined and real, paint a radiant, indelible portrait of how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.--Container
American wife : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Blackwell is the president's wife, the former school librarian is thrust into a position of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. During her husband's second term she must face contradictions when her beliefs disagree with his
Too much happiness : stories by Alice Munro( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tackling a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption, author Alice Munro delivers a masterfully crafted collection of short stories. In the title story, Too Much Love, Sonia Kovalevsky, a Russian bohemian, embarks on a winter-long journey across Europe with her love, discovering that love and monogamy are exactly the perfect match
The 19th wife : [a novel] by David Ebershoff( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in the world of the Mormon Church that intertwines a fictional memoir by Brigham Young's nineteenth wife and a contemporary murder mystery about a woman accused of killing her polygamist husband
Divine evil by Nora Roberts( Recording )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculptor Clare Kimball has captured the attention of the New York art world. But big-city success cannot burn away the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Emmitsboro, Maryland, to the small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances never really explained. Not much in her hometown seems to have changed, but within the dark woods of Emmitsboro something evil spreads its poisonous power. Now the once-peaceful town is wrapped in a cloak of terror, hiding a treacherous heart. And now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past ... and confront an evil that may be unstoppable - because those who practice it believe it is divine
First family : [Abigail and John] by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency" brings America's preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic's tenuous early years
My name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak, Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of surgeons William Stipp and James Blevens, Mary resists her mother's pleas to return home and pursues her medical career in the capital's hospitals
Cracker! : [the best dog in Vietnam] by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog
The engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years-- forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love-- the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it's over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife's family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding-- beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings-- and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. As these lives and marriages unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and she needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: 'A Diamond Is Forever.' And that line changes everything"--Publisher's web page
My life in France by Julia Child( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her "true calling." From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Here, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became
HRC : state secrets and the rebirth of Hillary Clinton by Jonathan Allen( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Allen takes listeners inside Hillary Clinton's decision to join the Obama Cabinet, her four years in his inner circle as Secretary of State, and the mysterious workings of Bill and Hillary's political machine as she makes her decision about the 2016 election
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Clara and Mr. Tiffany : a novel
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Blue nights3 willows : [the sisterhood grows]American wife : a novelToo much happiness : storiesThe 19th wife : [a novel]Divine evilFirst family : [Abigail and John]My name is Mary Sutter