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Thaxton, Candace

Works: 99 works in 320 publications in 1 language and 6,164 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Young adult works  History  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Science fiction  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Case studies 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.5.H67, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Candace Thaxton
The lost girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff( Recording )

11 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs, each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together
All the single ladies : [unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation] by Rebecca Traister( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started this, a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism, about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change, temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more
The diabolic by S. J Kincaid( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator's daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe. When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia's father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her
Defining hope( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Defining Hope is a documentary that weaves the stories of patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves. It is about optimism and helps us define what 'quality of life' really means. The film focuses on palliative care, end of life issues, and hospice care. It offers a hopeful message about bringing power back to the patient and helping people understand that they have choices when deciding on care when confronting life threatening illness. DEFINING HOPE explores what makes life worth living and what to do for ourselves and our loved ones as we get closer to the end of life. Through the stories of patients, families, nurses, and healthcare professionals, the conversation around quality end-of-life care is brought to the forefront." -- Distributor website
Prayers the devil answers : a novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner. Soon enough, dark secrets come to light, and Ellie must grapple with small town superstitions and the tenuous ties she shares with a condemned killer as she carves out a place for herself in an uncertain future
Dry by Neal Shusterman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought--or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it--has been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don't return and her life--and the life of her brother--is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she's going to survive
The unquiet grave : a novel by Sharyn McCrumb( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridge burner, who nevertheless had owned slaves; and the mother of the murdered woman, who doggedly sticks to her ghost story; all seen through the eyes of a young black lawyer on the cusp of a new century, with his own tragedies yet to come. With its unique blend of masterful research and mesmerizing folklore, illuminating the story's fascinating and complex characters
The you I've never known by Ellen Hopkins( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For as long as she can remember, it's been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel's mom disappeared when she was a baby. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire. Maya's a teenager who's run from an abusive mother right into the arms of an older man she thinks she can trust. But now she's isolated with a baby on the way, and life's getting more complicated than Maya ever could have imagined. Ariel and Maya's lives collide unexpectedly when Ariel's mother shows up out of the blue with wild accusations: Ariel wasn't abandoned. Her father kidnapped her fourteen years ago
The homesman : a novel by Glendon Swarthout( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women in the isolated frontier territory go mad, and it is up to the unlikely combination of homesteader Mary Bee Cuddy and ne'er-do-well Briggs to escort them east to safety
Girl in snow : a novel by Danya Kukafka( Recording )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched--not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters--Cameron, Jade, and Russ--must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both. In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory."--From container cover
How to talk so little kids will listen : a survival guide to life with children ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life. This book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders
Asymmetry : a novel by Lisa Halliday( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A singularly inventive and unforgettable debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art
I'm thinking of ending things by Iain Reid( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned
Without merit : a novel by Colleen Hoover( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us and November 9 comes a moving and haunting novel of family, love, and the power of the truth."Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness." The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother's former nurse, the little half-brother isn't allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there's Merit. Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn't earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her--until she discovers that he's completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix. Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she's never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves. Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth
Treating people well : the extraordinary power of civility at work and in life by Lea Berman( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first-of-its-kind guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills by two White House Social Secretaries offers an important fundamental message. Everyone is important and everyone deserves to be treated well. Packed with intriguing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and sensible, easy-to-follow advice, Treating People Well explains how to develop confidence, be consistent, use humor, listen deliberately, radiate calm, resolve conflicts quickly, be honest but never cruel, cultivate loyalty, own mistakes, work with difficult people, and attend to details
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunter, Autumn, and Summer, three of Kristina Snow's five children, live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years
Close enough to touch by Colleen Oakley( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of Before I Go comes an unconventional but beautiful love story perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes. An evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart
The last magician by Lisa Maxwell( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Unhooked author Lisa Maxwell comes a captivating new world filled with magic and deception, about a girl who must travel back in time to find a mysterious book that could save her future
The beast is an animal by Peternelle Van Arsdale( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale
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Thompson , Candace

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