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Williams, Christine (Narrator)

Overview
Works: 70 works in 387 publications in 1 language and 5,727 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musical fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christian fiction  Personal correspondence  Humorous fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christine Williams
Daddy love : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinah Whitcomb seemingly has everything. A loving and successful husband and a smart, precocious young son named Robbie. One day, their worlds are shattered when Dinah is attacked and Robbie is abducted from a mall parking lot. As Dinah recovers from her wounds, she struggles to come to terms with her new reality and to keep her marriage afloat. Though it seems hopeless, she retains a flicker of hope that her son is still alive. The kidnapper, a part-time preacher named Chester Cash, calls himself Daddy Love: he has abducted, tortured, and raped several young boys, indoctrinating them into becoming both his lover and his son. He renames Robbie "Gideon", slowly brainwashing him into believing that he is Daddy Love's real son. Any time the boy resists or rebels, he faces punishment beyond his wildest nightmares. As Robbie grows older, he begins to realize that the longer he stays in the home of this demon, the greater the chance that he'll end up like Daddy Love's other "sons" who were never heard from again. Somewhere within this tortured young boy lies a spark of rebellion, and soon he sees just what lengths he must go to in order to have any chance at survival
Sarah's garden by Kelly Long( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sarah realizes that she has fallen in love with an Englisch doctor, she must choose between loving a man and losing her family. Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah King is happiest when working in her vibrant Amish kitchen garden, but new family responsibilities lead her into the confusing world of the Englisch. Sarah finds her life turned around when she encounters the community's new Englisch veterinarian, Grant Williams. His blue-gold eyes and his obvious concern for her people attract her immediately. Sarah seeks solace and direction from the Lord as she creates a quilt pattern which details her struggle between two worlds. The Lord is guiding Sarah to follow His will, but will she listen?
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker( Recording )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When newlywed Dolly Magnuson moves to 1950's Pine Rapids, Wisconsin, she discovers that making marriage work is harder than it looks in the pages of the Ladies Home Journal
Poser : [my life in twenty-three yoga poses] by Claire Dederer( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The studio was decorated in the style of Don't Be Afraid, We're Not a Cult. All was white and blond and clean, as though the room had been designed for surgery, or Swedish people. The only spot of color came from the Tibetan prayer flags strung over the doorway into the studio. In flagrant defiance of my longtime policy of never entering a structure adorned with Tibetan prayer flags, I removed my shoes, paid my ten bucks, and walked in ..." Ten years ago, Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love. Over the next decade, she would tackle triangle, wheel, and the dreaded crow, becoming fast friends with some poses and developing long-standing feuds with others. At the same time, she found herself confronting the forces that shaped her generation. Daughters of women who ran away to find themselves and made a few messes along the way, Dederer and her peers grew up determined to be good, good, good?even if this meant feeling hemmed in by the smugness of their organic-buying, attachment-parenting, anxiously conscientious little world. Yoga seemed to fit right into this virtuous program, but to her surprise, Dederer found that the deeper she went into the poses, the more they tested her most basic ideas of what makes a good mother, daughter, friend, wife?and the more they made her want something a little less tidy, a little more improvisational. Less goodness, more joy. Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read?because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground
Helen Keller in love by Rosie Sultan( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captivating novel that explores the little-known romance of a beloved American iconHelen Keller has long been a towering figure in the pantheon of world heroines, yet the enduring portrait of her in the popular imagination comes from The Miracle Worker, which ends when Helen is seven years old. Rosie Sultan's debut novel imagines a part of Keller's life she rarely spoke of or wrote about: the man she once loved. When Helen is in her thirties and Annie Sullivan is diagnosed with tuberculosis, a young man steps in as a private secretary. Peter Fagan opens a new world to Helen, and their sensual interaction--signing and lip-reading with hands and fingers--quickly sets in motion a liberating, passionate, and clandestine affair. It's not long before Helen's secret is discovered and met with stern disapproval from her family and Annie. As pressure mounts, the lovers plot to elope, and Helen finds herself caught between the expectations of the people who love her and her most intimate desires
The corn maiden and other nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six stories and novellas includes the title story, in which the disappearance of a sweet blonde-haired child is linked to her mother's indiscretions and an older student with a fascination for a Native American legend
His other wife : a novel by Deborah Bedford( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Bedford sweeps readers into this compelling drama with her trademark style of beautiful, lyrical writing. Since her divorce from Eric, Hilary has done everything she can to control life for herself and her son, Seth. Beneath a calm surface, she is terrified of failing Seth. She's worked hard to raise him on her own, and she's succeeded?he's now set to graduate from high school and enroll at the University of Illinois with a full scholarship
All woman and springtime by Brandon W Jones( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two orphan girls are taken from their jobs in a pants factory in North Korea, spirited across the Demilitarized Zone to be sex workers in the South, and eventually shipped to the United States. What propels the story is GI, the heroine: a tender-hearted genius who loses everything yet refuses to be destroyed
Lilly's wedding quilt by Kelly Long( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn't compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly. Lilly divides her time between teaching the local Amish children and caring for her widowed mother who suffers from depression. Lilly's faith comforts her, but her heart still longs to be the sole object of Jacob's affection. As the days slip by, Lilly decides that hoping is too risky and vows to protect her heart. But God is subtly at work, and as winter turns to spring, their hearts awaken. The furthest thing from Lilly's mind is her Amish wedding quilt, a traditional gift for new brides. And the person she'd least suspect is the one making it. Like stray pieces of fabric quilted into a new design, Jacob and Lilly's marriage begins to bind them together in ways neither expected
Big girl small by Rachel DeWoskin( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 212 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
Roux morgue by Claire M Johnson( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco pastry chef Mary Ryan is back teaching at her old alma mater, caught between her original mentors and her contemporaries. In the middle of this turf war, Mary is confronted by the dean and ordered to either force Coolie Martin to leave the school or lose her job. But when faculty and staff begin dying, Mary thinks that Coolie's forced exit might be part of a larger, more sinister plot
Emily Post : daughter of the Gilded Age, mistress of American manners by Laura P Claridge( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first biography of the iconic woman whose name stands for good manners, Emily Post tells the story of a woman who steadfastly recorded the shifting, tumultuous historical epochs that shaped her-and that she helped shape. From the excesses of the late nineteenth-century Gilded Age, through the horrors of World War I, to the transformations of the Roaring Twenties that gave birth to her magisterial Etiquette, Emily Post unfailingly took the measure of her era. A Baltimore blue blood with a populist heart, she helped the masses live the American dream with her hugely popular book, which has been continuously in print for over eighty-five years
Threads of grace by Kelly Long( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace's autistic son needs a life that is safe and consistent. Seth wants to leave his flirting days behind him and settle down. Deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the beautiful and weary Amish widow Grace Beiler is not looking
The song of the lark by Willa Cather( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thea Kronborg, a minister's daughter in a provincial Colorado town, has dreams and gifts that her humble hometown will not satisfy. With the support of a few allies who recognize her rare qualities, she follows her ambitions to the big city, determined to be an opera diva. As she moves through a series of music teachers in Chicago, Thea finds that the attitudes and standards of those around her rarely match her own. It is only when she reconnects with pure nature in a brilliant Arizona desert canyon that Thea rediscovers the sensuous, mystical openness that is the source of her art. Realizing she must protect this experience at all costs, she resolves to shed all relationships that don't serve her higher purpose
Death without tenure by Joanne Dobson( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Karen Pelletier is up for tenure in the English department at New England's exclusive Enfield College. Then her rival for the one tenured spot, Professor Joseph Lone Wolf, whose ethnicity gives him minority-preference status, is found dead. Karen, first on the list of suspects, is harassed by a homicide cop with a grudge against Karen's boyfriend, Lieutenant Charlie Piotrowski. Meanwhile, political passions rage on campus, and two of Karen's favorite students--Khalida Ahmed, a hijab-wearing Muslim, and Hank Brody, a coal-miner's son on full scholarship--are caught up in the furor. Without the presence of her beloved Charlie, now serving in Iraq, will Karen be able to survive the investigation, protect her students, and find a permanent niche in the world of academia? And what if the killer feels the need to strike again?"--Publisher's web site
Beat until stiff by Claire M Johnson( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastry chef Mary Ryan has sunk a lot of time and talent into the American Fare, San Francisco's hottest spot, while grieving over her broken marriage. Then, arriving at work very early one day, she discovers a laundry bag stuffed with the dead body of one of her employees. The ensuing investigation soon exposes all of the dirty secrets that the food industry would like to keep hidden?philandering chefs, illegal aliens, and subsistence-level pay scales. Events begin to spiral and in time take out the restaurant's celebrity chef and force Mary to use her unique skills to uncover a poisonous scheme
Not the girl next door : Joan Crawford, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new biography, Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably candid interviews with Crawford herself and with others who knew her, including first husband Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. As a result, this biography is a brand-new look at one of Hollywood's most acclaimed stars. Although her adopted daughter Christina would publish the scathing memoir Mommie Dearest after Crawford's death, Chandler offers a contrasting portrait, drawing in part on reminiscences of younger daughter Cathy among others. The result is an intimate portrait of a great star who was beautiful, talented, glamorous, and surprisingly vulnerable.--From publisher description
The slow moon by Elizabeth Cox( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an early spring night in 1991, Sophie and Crow slip away from a rowdy high school party and sneak off into the woods. Tonight, for the first time, they will make love. An hour later, Sophie lies unconscious, covered with blood, and Crow is crashing through the underbrush, hurling himself into the river to escape the police. Despite Crow's frantic claims of innocence, evidence at the scene suggests his guilt. And Sophie, by now awake in the hospital, refuses to speak, leaving the residents of the couple's seemingly placid Tennessee town to draw their own wildly varying conclusions. With each answer comes a new set of questions. The tragedy reverberates throughout the community, among parents, friends, teachers, and neighbors--all connected to the young lovers, all with a stake in what happens next. As growing suspicions divide the town, a closer look reveals that everyone has something to hide.--From publisher description
How the universe got its spots : diary of a finite time in a finite space by Janna Levin( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, the gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial new book and established herself as one of the most direct and unorthodox voices in contemporary science. As Levin sets out to determine how big "really big" may be, she gives us an intimate look at the day-to-day life of a globe-trotting physicist, complete with jet lag and romantic disturbances. Nimbly synthesizing geometry, topology, chaos, and string theories, Levin shows how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the big bang may one day reveal the size and shape of the cosmos
Stubborn twig : three generations in the life of a Japanese American family by Lauren Kessler( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masuo Yasui arrived in America in 1903 with big dreams and empty pockets. He worked on the railroads, in a cannery, and as a houseboy before settling in Hood River, Oregon, to open a store, raise a large family, and become one of the area's most successful orchardists. As Masuo broke the color barrier in the local business community, his American-born children broke it in school, scouts, and sports, excelling in most everything they tried. But none of their accomplishments could shield them from the sometimes intense racism that scarred their formative years. December 7, 1941, changed their lives completely and forever. Forced from their homes with only what they could carry and interned in vast inland camps, the family was shamed and broken. But the Yasui family endured, as immigrants have always endured, to claim their place as Americans in a diverse and sometimes troubled society."--Publishser's Web site
 
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Keeping the HousePoser : [my life in twenty-three yoga poses]The corn maiden and other nightmaresHis other wife : a novelLilly's wedding quiltRoux morgueEmily Post : daughter of the Gilded Age, mistress of American mannersThe song of the lark
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