Most widely held works by Mark Deakins
South of Broad by Pat Conroy ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death. Eventually he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe, glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison-escapee father; hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead; socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X; and an ever-widening circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades-from 1960s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.
The lost city of Z [a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon by David Grann ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle.
The law of nines by Terry Goodkind ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
"Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the midwestern United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he has just saved, has suddenly made him--and everyone he loves--into a target ... for extreme and uncompromising violence"--Container.
The maze runner by James Dashner ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
The bridge the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
David Remnick, an editor for the New Yorker, delves deep into Barack Obama's childhood and rise to political prominence. Discussing Obama's family and how their actions helped shape the future president's young mind, Remnick reveals why Barack Obama's remarkable rise is so quintessentially American.
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Edmund Morris presents the third installment in his Theodore Roosevelt biography. Here, Morris chronicles Roosevelt's life after his presidency, revealing that Colonel Roosevelt was as present as ever in world politics and if he was reelected as president, he possibly could have averted World War I.
The Scorch trials by James Dashner ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race.
Where the river ends by Charles Martin ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
When Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, her husband Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of ten things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary's River, a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship.
The devil and Sherlock Holmes [tales of murder, madness, and obsession by David Grann ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Collection of the journalist's articles previously published in varous periodicals.
In the heart of the canyon by Elisabeth Hyde ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
A rafting trip through the Grand Canyon changes the lives of everyone on board.
Red on red [a novel by Edward Conlon ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
In his fiction debut, former police officer turned author Edward Conlon chronicles the lives of NYPD detectives Meehan and Esposito. Despite their opposite styles, they strike an unlikely friendship as they investigate a suspicious suicide in Inwood Hill Park, a serial rapist in Manhattan, and a gang war that has rocked the streets.
A secret gift [how an act of kindness revealed hidden lives of the Great Depression by Ted Gup ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
During the Great Depression, the impoverished residents of Canton, Ohio were offered ten dollars to pen their tales of woe. Seventy-five years later, author Ted Gup came across these moving stories and made it his goal to chronicle the families' subsequent generations. Here, Gup's sweeping narratives embody the struggles faced by the quintessential American family over the last several decades.
Legally dead [a novel by Edna Buchanan ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
U.S. Marshal Michael Venturi of the Witness Protection Program relocates a mobster, now a government witness, to a small rural town after creating a new identity for him. The man proves to be a monster unleashed on an unsuspecting community. The results are tragic. To make amends Venturi leaves the Marshals Service and assembles a team of close confidants to secretly create new identities for innocent men and women whose lives have been ruined through no fault of their own. And before being declared "legally dead" -- they have to die. The result is a combination of Extreme Makeover, Mission Impossible, and CSI -- the last in reverse. In these "deaths," some of them spectacular, phony forensics must be created to fit the "facts" and fool the experts. But when one of Venturi's clients is murdered, and Venturi's own loved ones are threatened, Venturi must call upon his former training in both the U.S. Marines Force Recon and the Marshals Service, as he is hunted by police, prosecutors, ruthless killers, and his own former federal colleagues.--From publisher description.
Chronic city by Jonathan Lethem ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude" returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called Martyr & Pesty. Chase owns his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée, Janice Turnbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letter. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties.
Beautiful children [a novel by Charles Bock ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
One Saturday night in Las Vegas, twelve-year-old Newell Ewing goes out with a friend and doesn't come home. In the aftermath of his disappearance, his mother, Lorraine, makes daily pilgrimages to her son's room and tortures herself with memories. Equally distraught, the boy's father, Lincoln, finds himself wanting to comfort his wife even as he yearns for solace, a loving touch, any kind of intimacy. As the Ewings navigate the mystery of what's become of their son, the circumstances surrounding Newell's vanishing and other events on that same night reverberate through the lives of seemingly disconnected strangers: a comic book illustrator in town for a weekend of debauchery; a painfully shy and possibly disturbed young artist; a stripper who imagines moments from her life as if they were movie scenes; a bubbly teenage wiccan anarchist; a dangerous and scheming gutter punk; a band of misfit runaways. These "urban nomads," each with a past to hide and a pain to nurture, weave their way through a neon underworld of sex, drugs, and the spinning wheels of chance.
Restitution by Lee Vance ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Peter Tyler seem to have it all until he became disillustioned and has a one night stand. His wife is brutally murdered and the only thing missing from his house is a package from Peter's best friend, Andrei, who has disappeared. When the police investigate and discover his infidelity and his refusal to identify his lover he becomes the prime suspect.
Final salute [a story of unfinished lives by Jim Sheeler ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Sheeler examines one of the most difficult yet overlooked duties a service member may have to carry out: casualty notification, or the act of personally informing families that their brave loved ones will not be coming home.
Look me in the eye [my life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
"Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits--an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes--had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. After fleeing his parents and dropping out of high school, his savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose in the company, the more he had to pretend to be "normal" and do what he simply couldn't: communicate. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told him he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world. Robison also provides a fascinating reverse angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents--the boy who would later change his name to Augusten Burroughs. Ultimately, this is the story of Robison's journey from his world into ours, a strange, sly, indelible account--sometimes alien, yet always deeply human"--Publisher's web site.
The Invention of air a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America by Steven Johnson ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Eighteenth-century radical thinker Joseph Priestley fluently embodied the oft-considered opposing ideas of politics, religion, and science. In his embodiment of these ideas, he greatly influenced American founding fathers Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. Here, Steven Johnson deftly portrays the contributions of this great thinker.
The far reaches by Homer H Hickam ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
The year is 1943 and World War II in the Pacific rages on, with Americans engaged in desperate battles against a cunning enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow is on hand at the invasion of Tarawa, as the U.S. Navy begins the grand strategy of throwing her marines at island after bloody island across the Pacific.
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