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Zeller, Emily Woo

Works: 215 works in 1,106 publications in 1 language and 14,915 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Popular works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History 
Roles: Narrator, Author
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Most widely held works by Emily Woo Zeller
The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing by Marie Kondō( Recording )

22 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if people properly simplify and organize their home once, they'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom a person to pick away at piles of stuff forever. Her method with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list)
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal by Mary Roach( Recording )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of; or has the courage to ask
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel by Jamie Ford( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, gets to go to the World's Fair. But once he's there he discovers that he will be raffled off--a healthy boy "to a good home."
Those girls by Chevy Stevens( Recording )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life has never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father's fists. One night, a fight gets out of hand, and the sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. Events spiral out of control, and a chance encounter with the wrong people leaves them in a horrific and desperate situation. They are left with no choice but to change their names and create new lives. Eighteen years later, they are still trying to forget what happened that summer when one of the sisters goes missing and they are pulled back into their past. But this time there's nowhere left to run
The leavers by Lisa Ko( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an 'all-American boy.'
Disney junior storybook collection by Disney Book Group( Recording )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore Enchancia with Sofia the First, and sail the Never Sea with Jake and his crew. Help Doc diagnose her toy patients; hang out at the Clubhouse with Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the gang; and have a roarsome time with Henry Hugglemonster! This fun-filled book features eighteen stories starring your favorite Disney Junior pals!
In Serena's web by Kay Hooper( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serena Jameson looked like a cross between a temptress and a teenager, but she could be gently ruthless when it came to getting Brian Ashford to make his move! The handsome industrialist was determined to protect her from danger--in the form of rakish playboy Joshua Long. But when Serena pleaded with Brian to teach her how to seduce a man, she ignited a primitive heat that shattered his control--and hers
Guests on Earth : a novel by Lee Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she is thirteen years old, Evalina, the orphaned child of an exotic dancer in New Orleans, is admitted as a mental patient to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The year is 1936 and Evalina finds herself in the midst of characters, including the estranged wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Her role as accompanist for all theatricals and programs at the hospital gives her privileged insight into the events that transpire over the twelve years leading up to a tragic 1948 fire
Everything here is beautiful by Mira T Lee( Recording )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak. Two sisters-- Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again-- but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans-- but what does it take to break them? Told in alternating points of view, [This book] is, at its heart, the story of a young woman's quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. But it's also an unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone-- and when loyalty to one's self must prevail over all"--
Time after time by Kay Hooper( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first he heard only her voice in the darkness. Then, when the lights clicked on, Noah Thorne knew he was in for something just a little wild! The revelation that interior designer Alex Bennet had been a lion tamer for four years both delighted him--and put him on guard. But it was the siren look in her green eyes that promised to cage his heart forever
The bone witch by Rin Chupeco( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother, she learns she is a necromancer, or bone witch, a title that makes her community fear her. An older bone witch takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. But dark forces are approaching and Tea will have to learn quickly
Ghost hero by S. J Rozan( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating a rumor about new paintings by a famous contemporary Chinese artist who has been dead for twenty years, private investigator Lydia Chin and her partner, Bill Smith, discover that a new client is not who he claims to be
Forgotten country by Catherine Chung( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night Janie waits for her sister Hannah to be born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe. As time passes, Janie hears more stories, while facts remain unspoken. Her father tells tales about numbers, and in his stories everything works out. In her mother's, deer explode in fields, frogs bury their loved ones in the ocean, and girls jump from cliffs and fall like flowers into the sea. Within all these stories are warnings. Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie embarks on a mission to find her sister and finally uncover the truth beneath her family's silence. To do so, she must confront their history, the reason for her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier, and ultimately her conflicted feelings toward her sister and her own role in the betrayal behind their estrangement
The girl who wrote in silk by Kelli Estes( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inara Erickson explores her family's estate on Orcas Island, Washington, and finds a perfectly preserved and meticulously detailed embroidered silk sleeve hidden under a loose tread on the stairs. She wonders how it came to be there, and enlists the help of Daniel Chin, a young professor of Asian studies. Washed up on Orcas Island in 1886, Mei Lien is the lone survivor of a cruel purge of the Chinese from Seattle. She finds refuge and kindness with Joseph McElroy, and though she begins a life with him, she is determined to tell her heartbreaking story the only way she knows how: by embroidering it, using the silk and thread Joseph has lovingly given her. Inara's research leads her to a shameful discovery that could destroy her family and her newfound relationship with Daniel. She is faced with a terrible choice: bring dishonor to her family by telling the truth, or tell no one and dishonor not only Mei Lien, the brave young woman to whom she feels so connected, but also her love for Daniel
The opposite of loneliness : [essays and stories] by Marina Keegan( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation
A thousand miles to freedom : my escape from North Korea by Ŭn-ju Kim( Recording )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun Kim's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun too was in danger of starving. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting expose of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit
Find me : a novel by Laura Van den Berg( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find Me is Laura van den Berg's highly anticipated debut novel-a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world
Let me die in his footsteps : a novel by Lori Roy( Recording )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a dark Kentucky night in 1952 exactly halfway between her fifteenth and sixteenth birthdays, Annie Holleran crosses into forbidden territory. Everyone knows Hollerans don't go near Baines--not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before--but, armed with a silver-handled flashlight, Annie runs through her family's lavender fields toward the well on the Baines' place. At the stroke of midnight, she gazes into the water in search of her future. Not finding what she had hoped for, she turns from the well and when the body she sees there in the moonlight is discovered come morning, Annie will have much to explain and a past to account for. It was 1936, and there were seven Baine boys. That year, Annie's aunt, Juna Crowley, with her black eyes and her long blond hair, came of age. Before Juna, Joseph Carl had been the best of all the Baine brothers. But then he looked into Juna's eyes and they made him do things that cost innocent people their lives. Sheriff Irlene Fulkerson saw justice served--or did she? As the lavender harvest approaches and she comes of age as Aunt Juna did in her own time, Annie's dread mounts. Juna will come home now, to finish what she started. If Annie is to save herself, her family, and this small Kentucky town, she must prepare for Juna's return, and the revelation of what really happened all those years ago
The lost girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu( Recording )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest. Their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. On an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. Five girls-- Nita, Kayla, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan-- survive the trip, and as the following years bring successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks, we see the many ways a tragedy can alter the lives it touches
The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishing debut novel inspired by the life of the legendary Qing dynasty courtesan, Sai Jinhua
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In Serena's web
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