WorldCat Identities

Sands, Xe

Works: 309 works in 1,683 publications in 1 language and 24,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Medical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3602.U755, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Xe Sands
The wife : a novel by Alafair Burke( Recording )

24 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marrying an economics professor she met while catering an East Hampton dinner party, Angela finds her tragic past coming under scrutiny at the same time she is asked to defend her husband against wrongful accusations
The ex : a novel by Alafair Burke( Recording )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night₂s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That's when Jack's world falls apart
The art forger : a novel by Barbara A Shapiro( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting, a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum, in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel by Kathleen Rooney( Recording )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk... paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young."--
Trauma : a novel by Michael Palmer( Recording )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration of peers and staff alike. When given the chance to perform her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity. What should have been a routine, hours-long operation turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery
The muralist by Barbara A Shapiro( Recording )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger comes a thrilling new novel of art, history, love, and politics that traces the life and mysterious disappearance of a brilliant young artist on the eve of World War II
The Atomic City girls by Janet Beard( Recording )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. When the bombing of Hiroshima brings the truth about Oak Ridge into focus, June must confront her ideals about loyalty, patriotism, and war itself
Objects of my affection : a novel by Jill Smolinski( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Bloom is broke, has been dumped by her boyfriend, and had to sell her house to send her nineteen-year-old son to drug rehab. So when she's offered a high-paying gig clearing the clutter from the home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, she grabs it. But Lucy discovers that Marva isn't just hoarding, she's also hiding a secret. The two form a bond and learn there are things in life one should keep, things one should let go, and that sometimes it's hard to know the difference
Descent by Tim Johnston( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the day Caitlin vanishes, the lives of her family members are irrevocably altered each assuming blame. As the initial days of hope are replaced by weeks of anxiety and despair, they find themselves increasingly isolated. Pursuing every angle and refusing to surrender the belief that his daughter is still alive, Caitlin's father struggles through the mountainous terrain, urging everyone to keep up the search. It is through a most unlikely source, however, that they finally find an answer
The ancient minstrel : novellas by Jim Harrison( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both readers and critics. In The Ancient Minstrel, Harrison delivers three novellas that highlight his phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition. Harrison has tremendous fun with his own reputation in the title novella, about an aging writer in Montana who spars with his estranged wife, with whom he still shares a home; weathers the slings and arrows of literary success; and tries to cope with the sow he buys on a whim and the unplanned litter of piglets that follow soon after. In "Eggs," a Montana woman reminisces about staying in London with her grandparents and collecting eggs at their country house. Years later, having never had a child, she attempts to do so. And in "The Case of the Howling Buddhas," retired Detective Sunderson-a recurring character from Harrison's New York Times bestsellers The Great Leader and The Big Seven-is hired as a private investigator to look into a bizarre cult that achieves satori by howling along with howler monkeys at the zoo. Fresh, incisive, and endlessly entertaining, with moments of both profound wisdom and sublime humor, The Ancient Minstrel is an exceptional reminder of why Jim Harrison is one of the most cherished and important writers at work today
American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus( Recording )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The award-winning journalist and author attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia--whose ghost is said to haunt an elegant hotel in Santa Fe--in this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West"--
The bird sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Rasmussen's masterful debut novel tells the story of sisters Milly and Twiss-and how the events of one summer changed their lives forever
The prayer box : a novel by Lisa Wingate( Recording )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, an old woman, and the story of a lifetime ... When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, dating from Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper-the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything
Beautiful bad by Annie Nigh Ward( Recording )

14 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maddie and Ian's romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD, her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie, and the couple's tangled and tumultuous past with Jo
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Romanov, were admired for their dispositions, looks, the clothes they wore, and their privileged lifestyle. With many diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, they were intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive witnesses to the turmoil within their family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it
Euphoria : a novel by Lily King( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby--the artistic, female-dominated Tam--he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control
The vanishers : a novel by Heidi Julavits( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Severn is a student at an elite institute for psychics. Her mentor, the legendary Madame Ackermann, afflicted by jealousy, subjects Julia to the humiliation of reliving her mother's suicide when Julia was an infant. As the two lock horns, and Julia gains power, Madame Ackermann launches a desperate psychic attack that leaves Julia the victim of a crippling ailment. But others have noted Julia's emerging gifts, and soon she's recruited to track down an elusive missing person who might have a connection to her mother. As Julia sifts through ghosts and astral clues, everything she thought she knew of her mother is called into question, and she discovers that her ability to know the minds of others goes far deeper than she ever imagined
Good luck with that : a novel by Kristan Higgins( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her. But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson's dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves
A simple favor by Darcey Bell( Recording )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She's your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That's why she's so dangerous. A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. It starts with a simple favor-an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together-just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But Emily doesn't come back. She doesn't answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong-Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She al
The collector's apprentice : a novel by Barbara A Shapiro( Recording )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiance, George Everard. She creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence, and exact revenge on George
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