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Tantor Media

Works: 11,584 works in 22,387 publications in 1 language and 285,829 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Satire  Popular works  Science fiction  Domestic fiction  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery fiction 
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Classifications: PS3503.R167, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Tantor Media
The king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy] by Mark Logue( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II
Beachcombers : [a novel] by Nancy Thayer( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Fox, the baby of her family, sends her sister Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker's job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters' widowed father, Jim
Heat wave by Richard Castle( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a suffocating heat wave, NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat investigates the falling death of real estate tycoon and a brutal attack on a Manhattan socialite. However, when another shocking murder puts Heat on a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy, her investigation may prove fatal
Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison : a memoir by Piper Kerman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424-- one of the millions of women who disappear 'down the rabbit hole' of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Orange Is the New Black offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, why it is we lock so many away, and what happens to them when they're there"--Publisher's web site
A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose? Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose
Empire of the summer moon by S. C Gwynne( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all
Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as a crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal by Mary Roach( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks ofor has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terroristswho, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies"--Publisher's web site
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character by Paul Tough( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Tough reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail, and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success
Three cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations one school at a time by Greg Mortenson( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Cups of Tea traces Mortenson's decade-long odyssey to build school (especially for girls), throughout the region that gave birth to the Taliban and sanctuary to Al Qaeda. While he wages war with the root causes of terrorism - poverty and ignorance - Mortenson must survive kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, death threats from Americans who consider him a traitor, and wrenching separations from his family
This book is overdue! : how librarians and cybrarians can save us all by Marilyn Johnson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us--neither the experts nor the hopelessly baffled--can get along without human help. And not just any help--we need librarians, who won't charge us by the question or roll their eyes, no matter what we ask. Who are they? What do they know? And how quickly can they save us from being buried by the digital age? This book is a romp through the ranks of information professionals and a revelation for readers burned out on the clichés and stereotyping of librarians. Here are bloggers, radicals and visionaries who fuse the tools of the digital age with their love for the written word and the enduring values of free speech, open access, and scout-badge-quality assistance to anyone in need.--From publisher description
Carry the one : [a novel] by Carol Anshaw( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next 25 years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind by Yuval N Harari( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human and details the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem and civilizations
Before Green Gables : a novel : the prequel to Anne of Green Gables by Budge Wilson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A must-read for generations of book lovers, this remarkable prequel to the classic Anne of Green Gables is the story of Anne Shirley's life before her arrival at Green Gables---a heartwarming tale of a precocious child whose lively imagination and relentless spirit help her to overcome difficult circumstances and of a young girl's ability to love, learn, and above all, dream"--Publisher's web site
The heart and the fist : the education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How best to save the world-as saint or soldier? The answer for Eric Greitens is "both," as evidenced by this moving memoir
Animals in translation : using the mysteries of autism to decode animal behavior by Temple Grandin( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temple Grandin is like no other author on the subject of animals because of her training and because of her autism; understanding animals is in her blood and her bones. As an animal scientist and a person with autism, her professional training and personal history have created a perspective like no other thinker in the field, and this is her exciting, groundbreaking view of the intersection of autism and animals
Code talker : the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII by Chester Nez( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II
The hoarder in you : how to live a happier, healthier, uncluttered life by Robin Zasio( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Robin Zasio provides practical advice for decluttering and organizing and explains how extreme cases of hoarding offer lessons for everyone
The informant by Thomas Perry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married and living in England under the name Michael Schaeffer, the assassin known as the Butcher's Boy is the target of a Mafia hit team sent to exact revenge for his deadly campaign against the Balacontano family years earlier. Schaeffer kills all three attackers, but he knows more will come and needs to find whoever sent them to end it once and for all
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The king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy]
Beachcombers : [a novel]Heat waveA dog's purposeEmpire of the summer moonFahrenheit 451Three cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations one school at a timeThis book is overdue! : how librarians and cybrarians can save us allBefore Green Gables : a novel : the prequel to Anne of Green Gables
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