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10th anniversary by James Patterson ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Detective Lindsay Boxer's wedding plans are strained when a teenage mom is left for dead and her newborn is missing. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is in the midst of the daunting case and her career rests on making sure a woman who is accused of murdering her husband is found guilty. When Lindsay discovers that the defendant might be innocent, it puts her at odds with her best friend, Yuki, and her boss, who needs her to focus on the missing child.
The lost gate by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Danny grew up in a family compound in Virginia, believing that he alone of his family had no magical power. But he was wrong. Kidnapped from his high school by a rival family, he learns that he has the power to reopen the gates between Earth and the world of Westil.
Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 1 by Mark Twain ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away?to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography."Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion?to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"?meant that his thoughts could range freely...
The good earth by Pearl S Buck ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
"This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the city. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls" -- from publisher's web site.
Watership Down by Richard Adams ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the Warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits.
The book of spies by Gayle Lynds ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
"Eva Blake, a rare-book expert and conservator, was imprisoned for a drunk-driving accident that she doesn't remember--one that resulted in the death of her husband, an even more famous rare-book expert. She is freed from prison by CIA undercover agent Tucker Andersen in exchange for her help and expertise on the Library of Gold, a legendary collection of books lost to the world for over a century. Sent to an exhibit on the Library of Gold at the British Museum, Eva sees the one person she never expected to see again: her dead husband, Charles. After Charles first flees, then tries to kill her, Eva finds herself in the midst of several powerful, secret forces who either want her dead or want to use her to find the missing Library of Gold. The only person unequivocally on her side is Judd Ryder, who is seeking the people responsible for his father's death"--Publisher's description.
Townie a memoir by Andre Dubus ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Acclaimed author Andre Dubus III looks back on the dangerous path he began to take following his parents' split. Once known for his ability to speak with his fists, he shares how he turned his life around.
A rule against murder by Louise Penny ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Irene Finney and her four adult children have come together to commemorate their late father's life at a beautiful lakeside getaway. However, past secrets and unfinished jealousies ignite when a corpse is found the day after the ceremony with a slew of possible suspects to blame.
Still life by Louise Penny ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.
When the killing's done a novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
From the bestselling author of The Women comes an action-packed adventure about endangered animals and those who would protect them.Principally set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, T. C. Boyle's powerful new novel combines pulse-pounding adventure with a socially conscious, richly humane tale regarding the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world...
Black magic sanction by Kim Harrison ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
A malicious coven accuses witch detective Rachel Morgan of consorting with demons, which could mean imprisonment--or death.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
The story of inmates fighting back against authority in a mental asylum ward run by a cruel nurse.
My father at 100 by Ron Reagan ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
February 6, 2011, is the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written My Father at 100, an intimate look at the life of his father?one of the most popular presidents in American history?told from the perspective of someone who knew Ronald Reagan better than any advisor, friend, or colleague. As he grew up under his father's watchful gaze, he observed the very qualities that made the future president a powerful leader...
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Six years after four family members died suspiciously--of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives--cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune--and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret--Container.
The diviner's tale a novel by Bradford Morrow ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
While surveying a valley in upstate New York, Cassandra Brooks discovers the body of a young girl hanging from a tree. When she returns to the scene with the authorities, the body is gone. However, when she returns the following day with the sheriff, the girl emerges from the woods, mute but unhurt. And when other visions begin to haunt her, Cassandra, a single mother of two, is forced to confront a long forgotten past.
Pale demon by Kim Harrison ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Condemned to death for practicing witchcraft, bounty hunter Rachel Morgan is given three days to clear her name and get to the annual witches' convention in San Francisco, an effort that forces her to endure a cross-country drive with a motley crew of supernatural companions.
The red thread [a novel by Ann Hood ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens the Red Thread, an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families. Maya finds some comfort in her work, until a group of six couples share their personal stories of desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces Maya to confront the lost daughter of her past. The red thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.
Christmas with Tucker by Gregory D Kincaid ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
In 1962, Kansas is reeling from the worst blizzard in recent memory. During this hard time, twelve-year-old George loses his father and must quickly mature to oversee the family farm. However, when his mother and sister leave for Minnesota, George befriends Tucker, an Irish setter, and learns the facets of manhood.
Angle of repose by Wallace Stegner ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Wallace Stegner's uniquely American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian, who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time when he has become estranged from his own family. Through a combination of research, memory, and exaggeration, Ward voices ideas concerning the relationship between history and the present, art and life, parents and children, husbands and wives. Like other great quests in literature, Lyman Ward's investigation leads him deep into the dark shadows of his own life.
Caribou Island a novel by David Vann ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
David Vann, author of "Legend of a suicide," presents a new novel that is set against the majestic scenery of Alaska. Now that their children are grown, Gary is determined to carry out his dream of building a log cabin. Although wife Irene doesn't care for the idea, she helps him out anyway. Their already strained marriage is stretched even thinner as there are setbacks in the cabin's construction and Irene begins to suffer from strange headaches.
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