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Lyons, Susan 1957-

Works: 66 works in 340 publications in 1 language and 11,870 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Detective and mystery fiction  Christian fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author
Classifications: PR6057.R386, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Lyons
Remarkable creatures : a novel by Tracy Chevalier( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up fascinated with the fossils she collected on the beach, Mary Anning blossomed into a skillful amateur archaeologist. When she discovers an intriguing fossilized skeleton, townspeople and religious authorities react viciously. Barred from the scientific community and in love with an unavailable man, Mary turns to Elizabeth Philpot, a London exile, for friendship. Together, they look to make their way in the evolving nineteenth century through archaeology and scientific discovery
My life as a fake by Peter Carey( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950's poet Christopher Chubb teaches Australia a lesson about pretension when he composes a body of sexually charged poems, then dupes a trendy literary magazine into believing the poems were written by the late Bob McCorkle, an undiscovered genius. But the trick backfires, and soon Chubb finds himself tormented by the very monster he creates. Decades later a literary editor named Sarah Wode-Douglass begins peeling back the layers of the Chubb mystery in of all places, Malaysia--where the reclusive poet remains in hiding.--
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Bougainville in 1991 - a small village on a tropical island. Weeks have passed since the last day of school as, quietly, war is encroaching from the other end of the island. When the villagers' safe, predictable lives come to a halt, Bougainville's children are surprised to find the island's only white man re-opening the school. Mr Watts explains he will introduce the children to Mr Dickens. The children think a foreigner is coming to the island. They are shocked to discover their acquaintance with Mr Dickens will be through Mr Watts' reading of Great Expectations. But on an island at war, the power of fiction has dangerous consequences. Imagination and beliefs are challenged by guns
The other Boleyn girl by Philippa Gregory( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands
The white queen by Philippa Gregory( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knight's widow in 1461, Elizabeth employs her considerable charms to reel in the biggest catch of all--virile King Edward IV. When their clandestine marriage comes to light, powerful enemies eye Elizabeth with contempt. After Edward dies suddenly in 1483, his brother usurps the throne, imprisoning Elizabeth's sons--the rightful heirs--and forcing her to flee. Humiliated and grief-stricken, Elizabeth unleashes her most effective weapon--her eldest daughter
The chemistry of tears : a novel by Peter Carey( Recording )

19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum curator Catherine's affair comes to an abrupt end with her married lover's untimely death. Denied outward grief by the nature of their relationship, Catherine retreats into isolation. Delving into notebooks more than a century old, she feels a growing connection to Henry Brandling, who in 1854 gave life to a mechanical creature
The headhunters by Peter Lovesey( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent discussion about killing the boss leads friends Gemma and Jo into real-life murder
The forever girl by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age 4, Clover chooses her own name. At age 6, she falls in love with her best friend, James, with whom she happily spends all her time. But in the adult world, things are not so simple: at the same time that Clover's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, she realizes that James's father is interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their connection becomes more complicated as well: James drifts away from Clover, but she keeps him in her sights: she attends the same college in Scotland and then follows him to London, Sydney, Singapore, rebuilding her life in every city, hoping each time that James will see what he is missing. As Clover and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realized tale about how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life
The centurion's wife by T. Davis Bunn( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage, is secretly commissioned to discover the truth behind the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine while also being engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions as leader of the Roman garrison near Galilee
The murder of Bindy MacKenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class brain Bindy Mackenzie has alienated her entire high school but when she realizes someone is trying to kill her, she has to make friends in order to get help
Me before you by Jojo Moyes( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, and has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, and bossy. But Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected
Emma : a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In the meantime, she will do what she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world than herself. Happily, this summer brings many new faces to Highbury and into the sphere of Emma's not always perfectly felicitous council: Harriet Smith, a naive teacher's assistant at the ESL school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard; Frank Churchill, the attractive stepson of Emma's former governess; and, of course, the perfect Jane Fairfax. This Emma is wise, witty, and totally enchanting, and will appeal equally to Sandy's multitude of fans and the enormous community of wildly enthusiastic Austen aficionados
Second life by S. J Watson( Recording )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She loves her husband. She's obsessed by a stranger. She's a devoted mother. She's prepared to lose everything. She knows what she's doing. She's out of control. She's innocent. She's guilty as sin. She's living two lives. She might lose both
Incendiary : a novel by Chris Cleave( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's four-year-old son and husband are killed in a suicide bombing at a London soccer match, the woman writes a letter directly to Osama bin Laden to convince him to stop his attacks. The woman then takes a job helping the anti-terrorism effort, but outside her doors, the world feels like a war zone--and it pushes her to desperation
The murder of Mary Russell : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Russell is used to dark secrets--her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple's longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell's faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson's son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him--as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And when the scene is discovered--a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air--the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson. Or rather to Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street. The key to Russell's sacrifice lies in Mrs. Hudson's past. To uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper's secrets--to a time before her disguise was assumed, before her crimes were buried away. There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed. And nothing will ever be the same
Angelica by Arthur Phillips( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cosntance marries Joseph Barton, she believes she's found the perfect husband and protector. But three miscarriages and one troubled birth later, Constance begins to fear Joseph. She keeps their daughter Angelica in the bedroom to protect the girl, but eventually Joseph orders the practice to stop. Unsure what to think of her husband and concerned for Angelica's safety, Constance feels her dread grow when she senses a supernatural presence in the house. She seeks the help of a spiritualist, but it may already be too late
The last letter from your lover by Jojo Moyes( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than forty years after a car accident causes Jennifer Stirling to lose her memory on the day she planned to leave her husband for a mysterious lover, journalist Ellie becomes obsessed by the story and seeks the truth in the hopes of revitalizing her career
The hidden flame by T. Davis Bunn( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail is pursued by two suitors, a Hebrew merchant and a Roman soldier, but neither man wins her heart and. Now an approaching upheaval threatens her faith and courage
The outlandish companion : in which much is revealed regarding Outlander, Dragonfly in amber, Voyager, and drums of autumn (and their author), including detailed synopses, commentary, controversy, glossaries, bibliographies and genealogies, TV shows, and other useful information by Diana Gabaldon( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Outlander series, time-travel romances featuring Claire Beauchamp Randall, a Red Cross nurse. Included are synopses of novels, biographies, family trees and pronunciation help
The Damascus way by T. Davis Bunn( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As persecution of Christians intensifies, Julia--a merchant's daughter--finds hope in a new faith. When Jacob is hired to guard her father's caravan, Julia and the young man are drawn together--unaware they both are secretly delivering messages to believers scattered by persecution
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Remarkable creatures : a novel
Alternative Names
Susan Lyons actrice australienne

Susan Lyons actrice uit Australië

Сьюзэн Лайонс

English (201)

My life as a fakeIncendiary : a novelAngelica