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Sammons, Tai

Works: 22 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 3,147 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Ghost stories  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Paranormal fiction  Black humor  Psychological fiction  Young adult works  Children's audiobooks  Horror tales 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.P1754, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tai Sammons
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk( Recording )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As thirteen-year-old Madison tries to figure out how she died and ended up in Hell, she learns how to manipulate the corrupt system of demons and bodily fluids
Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madison Spencer, the liveliest, snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the adventures in the afterlife begun in Damned. Having somewhat reluctantly escaped from hell, she now wanders the purgatory that is Earth as a ghostly spirit, seeking her do-gooding celebrity parents, fighting the malign control of Satan, recounting the disgracefully funny encounter with her grandfather in a fetid highway rest stop in upstate New York when she--oh, never mind--and climaxing in a rendezvous with destiny on the new, totally plastic continent in the Pacific called, not at all accidentally, Madlantis
My abandonment : a novel by Peter Rock( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year old Caroline has been raised and home-schooled by her father in a wild nature preserves on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They follow a rigid code that enables them to survive in the wilderness. Once a week, they go to the city to buy groceries, attend church and otherwise merge with the civilized world. Yet one small mistake allows the authorities to discover them and their forced relocation is only a brief respite in their flight from a world that doesn't understand them
If you find me by Emily Murdoch( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have been living in the woods in a broken-down camper with their mother for as long as they can remember. But what they've never been told is that Carey vanished from the real world ten years ago, when their mother took her, causing an uproar in the media--and in her father's life. They're found by Carey's father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world, one of shopping malls, shiny appliances, new clothes, and mouth-watering food. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by a deep and painful loyalty to her mentally ill mother. And then there's the other piece of Carey's past that haunts her, the story of what happened to her and Jenessa on that dark night in the woods--the reason Jenessa hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Will Carey ever be able to trust her father and his family enough to fit into this new life? Will Jenessa finally break her silence and ruin the cocoon of safety that Carey's built so carefully around them? And what will happen if the secret comes out?
Frostbite : a werewolf tale by David Wellington( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a strange wolf's teeth slash Cheyenne's ankle to the bone, her old life ends, and she becomes the very monster that has haunted her nightmares for years. Worse, the only one who can understand what Chey has become is the man-or wolf-who's doomed her to this fate. He also wants to chop her head off with an axe. Yet as the line between human and beast blurs, so too does the distinction between hunter and hunted for Chey is more than just the victim she appears to be. But once she's within killing range, she may find that-even for a werewolf-it's not always easy to go for the jugular" Publisher's summary
The reapers are the angels : a novel by Alden Bell( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her off on her personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulted remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks
Horrorstör : a novel by Grady Hendrix( Recording )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds--clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift and encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first-century economy. A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting, and full of current fears, Horrorstör delivers a high-concept premise in a unique style
Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the nightshift can be a real nightmare. Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine--from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond. Edie's just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she's haunted by the man's dying words--Save Anna--and before she knows it she's on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead--which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. Grey's Anatomy was never like this
Big girl small by Rachel DeWoskin( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Judy Lohden is a talented singer with big dreams and a bright future. However, she is only three-foot-nine, and her stature has attracted the national media, forcing her to hide out in a motel on the edge of town
The mystery of grace by Charles De Lint( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace, as her friends call her, has a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg and grease worked deep into her hands. She works at Sanchez Motorworks customizing hot rods. Finding the line in a classic car is her calling. Now Grace has to find the line in her own life. Grace loves John, and John loves her, and that would be wonderful, except that John, like Grace, has unfinished business: he's haunted by the childhood death of his younger brother. He's never stopped feeling responsible. Before their relationship can find its resolution, the two of them will have to teach each other about life and love, about hot rods and Elvis Presley, and about why it's necessary to let some things go
Fire will fall by Carol Plum-Ucci( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moved to a mansion in the South Jersey Pine Barrens, four teenagers, trying to recover from being poisoned by terrorists, struggle with health issues, personal demons, and supernatural events, as operatives try to track down the terror cell
A good fall : [stories] by Ha Jin( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the same profound attention to detail that is a hallmark of his previous acclaimed works of fiction, National Book Award winner Ha Jin gives us a collection of stories that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. Ha Jin depicts here the full spectrum of immigrant life and the daily struggles-some minute, some grand-faced by these men, women, and children. A lonely composer takes comfort in the songs of his girlfriend's parakeet; a group of young children declare their wish to change their names so that they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will sadden their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. All of Ha Jin's characters struggle in situations that stir within them a desire to remain attached to their native land and traditions, as they also explore and take advantage of the newfound freedom, both social and economic, that life in a new country offers. In these deeply moving, acutely insightful, and often strikingly humorous stories we are reminded again of the storytelling prowess of this superb writer
Overwinter by David Wellington( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The days grow colder. The nights grow longer. And every time the moon rises, the wolf inside her grows a little stronger. Cheyenne Clark--a woman whose hatred for werewolves has turned her into the very beast she most despises--prowls the Arctic Circle on the trail of an ancient secret, hunting for the one thing that could remove the lycanthropic curse and make her human again
Moonshifted : an Edie Spence novel by Cassie Alexander( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After surviving a brutal vampire attack, nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he's a pack leader, and now Edie's stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war. With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient's nephew--a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that's hard to resist--Edie can't help but choose sides. The question is, can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she's near him?
Twisted Tree : a novel by Kent Meyers( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayley Jo Zimmerman is gone and the people of the small town of Twisted Tree must come to terms with this terrible event--their loss, their place in it, and the secrets they all carry
Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six teens face a bioterrorist attack on American soil as four are infected with a mysterious disease affecting their small New Jersey neighborhood and two others, both brilliant computer hackers, assist the United States Intelligence Coalition in tracking the perpetrators
Which brings me to you : a novel in confessions by Steve Almond( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fiery encounter at a wedding, John and Jane decide to take it slow and get to know each other. As they relay their pasts to each other, they chronicle old flames and reveal that they have both changed immensely over the years
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As thirteen-year-old Madison tries to figure out how she died and ended up in Hell, she learns how to manipulate the corrupt system of demons and bodily fluids
Damned Damned Trilogy, Book 1 by Chuck Palahniuk( )

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

"Are you there, Satan? It's me, Madison," declares the whip-tongued thirteen-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a marijuana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she's in Hell. Madison shares her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that is almost too good to be true: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by fate to form the six-feet-under version of everyone's favorite detention movie. Madison and her pals trek across the Dandruff Desert and climb the treacherous Mountain of Toenail Clippings to confront Satan in his citadel. All the popcorn balls and wax lips that serve as the
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk( Book )

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

11-year-old Madison has problems: she's overweight, ignored by her parents, and in love with her adopted brother. She's also dead, but not just dead. Madison is in Hell. 'Damned' takes us on her journey as she navigates the Hillocks of Discarded Nail Pairings and the River of Vomit, meeting everyone from Charles Darwin to Marilyn Monroe
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My abandonment : a novelFrostbite : a werewolf taleThe reapers are the angels : a novelBig girl smallThe mystery of graceFire will fallA good fall : [stories]Overwinter
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