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Bramhall, Mark

Overview
Works: 258 works in 1,473 publications in 1 language and 48,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author, nar, Other
Classifications: PS3552.O495, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Bramhall
Wedding night by Sophie Kinsella( Recording )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lottie is 33, and is sick of boyfriends who don't want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears after fifteen years and reminds her of their pact to marry each other if they are both single after 30, Lottie jumps at the chance. But not everyone is pleased with Lottie and Ben's arrangement, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will they make Lottie and Ben's wedding night one to remember--or one to forget?
The night strangers by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story. In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, had to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 died on impact or were drowned. The body count? Thirty-nine, a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself wondering about the women in this sparsely populated White Mountain village, self-proclaimed herbalists, and their interest in her fifth-grade daughters. Are the women mad? Or is it her husband, in the wake of the tragedy, whose grip on sanity has become desperately tenuous? The result is a powerful ghost story with a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply. The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead
At the edge of the orchard : a novel by Tracy Chevalier( Recording )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck-in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life. 1853: Their youngest child, Robert, is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert's past makes an unexpected appearance, he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet
Echo : a novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan( Recording )

18 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica
The light in the ruins by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate's gardens and olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis' bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once was their sanctuary becomes their prison. 1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case-- a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood-- Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history"--Publisher's web site
The high mountains of Portugal : a novel by Yann Martel( Recording )

18 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that, if he can find it, would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest
The magicians : a novel by Lev Grossman( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in enchanted Fillory. After college, he is admitted into an exclusive secret society of magic where he discovers that Fillory is real. But it turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined as his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth at its heart
The widower's tale by Julia Glass( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help his oldest daughter through a crisis, 70-year-old farmer Percy Darling sacrifices his reclusive lifestyle and allows a preschool to move into his barn. However, his new sociality forces him to take a hard look at how he has lived his life for the past 30 years since his wife's tragic death. Meanwhile, his grandson Robert takes to the Harvard campus with a renewed sense of environmental consciousness, something which only leads him to trouble
Everybody's fool by Richard Russo( Recording )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is now staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he only has a year or two left, and he's busy as hell keeping the news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years ... the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends ... Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure ... Doug Raymer, now Chief of Police and still obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been having an affair with before she died in a freak accident ... Bath's mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, who also has a pressing wife problems ... and then there's Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upwards might now come to ruin. Everybody's Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters who you can't help but love for all their faults
Skeletons at the feast by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1945, a small group of people attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine, to reach the British and American lines
Revolutionary road by Richard Yates( Recording )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bright Connecticut couple living on the assumption that greatness is just around the corner, mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves
Grant by Ron Chernow( Recording )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the Civil War general and eighteenth president, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration, and the rise and fall of his fortunes
Navigating early by Clare Vanderpool( Recording )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boys' boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains
The magician king : [a novel] by Lev Grossman( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin and his friends are now the kings and queens of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts. And only the black, twisted magic that Julia learned on the streets can save them
The hypnotist : [a novel] by Lars Kepler( Recording )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide--all the victims from the same family--captivates Detective Joona Linna. It appears the elder sister escaped the carnage, but it seems only a matter of time until she too is murdered. The only surviving witness is the boy whose family was slaughtered. He has suffered over one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees one mode of recourse: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, unleashing a long and terrifying chain of events
Our souls at night : a novel by Kent Haruf( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have long been aware of each other, if not exactly friends; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter, Holly, lives hours away in Colorado Springs; her son, Gene, even farther away in Grand Junction. What Addie has come to ask--since she and Louis have been living alone for so long in houses now empty of family, and the nights are so terribly lonely--is whether he might be willing to spend them with her, in her bed, so they can have someone to talk with. Louis is surprised, even shocked, that she would've thought of him, though he soon is brave enough to try, impressed by the courage of her proposal. And so their lives now find a new rhythm and their conversations range freely, if sometimes haltingly, through their personal histories: his work as a high school English teacher; the loss of her teenage daughter, and the harm this did to her marriage as well as their son; his brief affair, as a young husband and father, which Addie had heard about; their youthful aspirations and middle-age disappointments and compromises; the joy both feel in at last being able to express the woof and weave of their experiences. This unusual arrangement, as Addie predicted, provokes local comment, and then the disapproval of their children, and their nightly pattern is further disrupted when her son, whose wife has departed for California, asks Addie to take in his six-year-old son, Jamie, for the summer while he tries to solve his various troubles. Jamie is confused and hurt, of course, but gradually finds comfort in the company of his grandmother and her friend Louis, neither of whom has spent much time with kids in years but in turn learn how to all over again. Teaching the boy to play catch. Adopting a dog from the local shelter. A camping trip in the mountains, a trip to the county fair, simple pleasures that are a hallmark of Haruf's fiction. As are the things that jeopardize them, from the death of a mutual friend to family tensions that suddenly test Addie and Louis's ability to withstand them. And the subtle denouement then sweeps both of these amazing people forward--heartbreakingly, hearteningly into the unknown" --
Beatrice and Virgil : [a novel] by Yann Martel( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. Pulled into the world of this strange man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey - named Beatrice and Virgil - and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so treasured, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity
The year of the flood by Margaret Atwood( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a cataclysmic natural disaster, Adam One, leader of the religion known as God's Gardeners, and his followers make their way through an altered, depopulated world, while Ren, a performer trapped in a high-end sex club, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa, try to decide how to proceed
Benediction : a novel by Kent Haruf( Recording )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him; her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them. Next door, a young girl named Alice moves in with her grandmother and contends with her own painful memories
Aleph by Paulo Coelho( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny. In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him. Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before?and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life's inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do? Some books are read. Aleph is lived
 
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