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Osmanski, Joy 1975-

Works: 86 works in 316 publications in 1 language and 5,739 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Science fiction  Romance fiction  Chick lit  Life skills guides  Ghost stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author
Classifications: PS3618.U755, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joy Osmanski
Vampires in the lemon grove by Karen Russell( Recording )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979," a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis"--stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments--find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans," a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers
Burn for burn by Jenny Han( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three teenaged girls living on Jar Island band together to enact revenge on the people that have hurt them
The program by Suzanne Young( Recording )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend
The possibilities : a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah is a single mother reeling from grief: Three months ago, her 21-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home. As Sarah tries her best to go on, she has trouble keeping her grief at bay. Her father urges Sarah to go back to work at the local morning show. Her best friend convinces Sarah to sort through Cully's belongings. Slowly, she comes to terms with a world without her son. Then a girl named Kit appears on Sarah's doorstep, and she's carrying Cully's child
Family trust : a novel by Kathy Wang( Recording )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Stanley Huang slowly dies from cancer, his family is thrown into turmoil. His children, their mother, and his new wife all wonder what will happen to the fortune he claims to have
The ever after : a novel by Sarah Pekkanen( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josie and Frank Moore are happy. At least Josie thinks they are. As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, their days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than the driven career woman she once was. But Frank is a phenomenal father, he's handsome and charismatic, and he still looks at his wife like she's the beautiful woman he married more than a decade ago. Until one Saturday morning when Josie borrows her husband's phone to make a quick call, and sees nine words that shatter her world
A head full of ghosts : a novel by Paul Tremblay( Recording )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry. As she recalls the terrifying events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories begin to surface and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed
The terranauts by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the Terranauts, have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. Their sealed, three-acre compound comprises five biomes; rainforest, savanna, desert, ocean, and marsh, and enough wildlife, water, and vegetation to sustain them. Closely monitored by an all-seeing Mission Control, this New Eden is the brainchild of ecovisionary Jeremiah Reed, aka God the Creator, for whom the project is both an adventure in scientific discovery and a momentous publicity stunt. In addition to their roles as medics, farmers, biologists, and survivalists, his young, strapping Terranauts must impress watchful visitors and a skeptical media curious to see if E2's environment will somehow be compromised
Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the modern world, where celebrity is a careful construct, Laura Dave's compelling, enticing novel explores the devastating effect of the secrets people keep in public, and in private. This is a fresh, provocative look at a woman teetering between a scrupulously assembled life and the redemptive power of revealing the truth
The German girl by Armando Lucas Correa( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Schindler's List, and All the Light We Cannot See, about twelve-year-old Hannah Rosenthal's harrowing experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion. Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family's fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the SS St. Louis, a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers' fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family's mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana. Based on a true story, this masterful novel gives voice to the joys and sorrows of generations of exiles, forever seeking a place called home
Skinnygirl solutions : [your straight-up guide to home, health, family, career, style, and sex] by Bethenny Frankel( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bethenny Frankel offers a modern woman's guide to looking fabulous while balancing health, home, and career
Eight hundred grapes : a novel by Laura Dave( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if your beloved fiance, he of the crinkly smile and irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it?
How to party with an infant by Kaui Hart Hemmings( Recording )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious and charming story about a quirky single mom in San Francisco who tiptoes through the minefields of the Mommy Wars and manages to find friendship and love
Bang by Lisa McMann( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people's lives and she's finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare's not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Excellent. Feeling responsible for what he's going through and knowing that people's lives are at stake, Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer's vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there's a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Bang. Jules and Sawyer have to work out the details fast, because the visions are getting worse and that means only one thing: time is running out. But every clue they see takes them down the wrong path. If they can't prevent the vision from happening, lives will be lost. And they may be among the casualties
Extras by Scott Westerfeld( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extras, the final book in the Uglies series, is set a couple of years after the "mind-rain," a few earth-shattering months in which the whole world woke up. The cure has spread from city to city, and the pretty regime that kept humanity in a state of bubbleheadedness has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. Culture is splintering, the cities becoming radically different from each other as each makes its own way into this strange and unpredictable future ... One of the features of the new world is that everyone has a "feed," which is basically their own blog/myspace/tv channel. The ratings of your feed (combined with how much the city interface overhears people talking about you) determines your social status?so everyone knows at all times how famous they are. As Scott Westerfeld explored the themes of extreme beauty in the first three Uglies books, now he takes on the world's obsession with fame and popularity. And how anyone can be an instant celebrity
Red moon by Kim Stanley Robinson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is thirty years from now and we have colonized the moon. Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, the events that unfold will change everything, on the moon and on Earth
The treatment by Suzanne Young( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they're not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and the key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment, a pill that can bring back forgotten memories. It comes at a high cost, and there's only one dose. Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?
Carousel Court : a novel by Joe McGinniss( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast, frightening, and thrillingly contemporary novel about marriage and money that early reviewers are calling "powerful" (Booklist, starred review), "propulsive" (Publishers Weekly), "totally addictive" (Bookish), and "a novel of unrelenting tension" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Here is one of the most engrossing, unnerving, and exhilarating novels in recent memory. It comes to us from Joe McGinniss Jr., whose first book, The Delivery Man, was a national bestseller that critics hailed as "searing" (The New York Times Book Review), "compelling" (The Washington Post), and "reminiscent of Joan Didion" (Janet Fitch). Now, after spending the better part of a decade at work, McGinniss returns with another viscerally absorbing look at the seductive--and destructive--cutting edge of modern life, this time through the lens of marriage. Carousel Court is the story of Nick and Phoebe Maguire, a young couple who move cross-country to Southern California in search of a fresh start for themselves and their infant son following a trauma. But they arrive at the worst possible economic time. Instead of landing in a beachside property, Nick and Phoebe find themselves cemented into the dark heart of foreclosure alley, surrounded by neighbors being drowned by their underwater homes who set fire to their belongings, flee in the dead of night, and eye one another with suspicion while keeping shotguns by their beds. Trapped, broke, and increasingly desperate, Nick and Phoebe each devise their own plan to claw their way back into the middle class and beyond. Hatched under one roof, their two separate, secret agendas will inevitably collide. Combining the excruciating honesty of Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road with the social urgency of George Packer's The Unwinding, Carousel Court is a blistering and unforgettable vision of contemporary life. It has the ambition of our most serious literary work and the soul of a thriller, managing to be simultaneously sexy, scary, and powerfully moving. Most of all, it offers an unflinching portrait of modern marriage in a nation scarred by vanished jobs, abandoned homes, psychotropic cure-alls, infidelity via iPhone, and ruthless choices. No matter what kind of relationship you are in, it will leave you simultaneously gutted and grateful for your own good fortune--if perhaps curious what your partner is really up to on that electronic device across the living room
Ohio by Stephen Markley( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On one fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rust belt town where they grew up, each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets, lost loves. There's Bill Ashcraft, an alcoholic, drug-abusing activist, whose fruitless ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park to New Orleans, and now back to 'The Cane' with a mysterious package strapped to the underside of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting the mother of her former lover; Dan Eaton, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart he's tried to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the captain of the football team triggers the novel's shocking climax
Emergency contact by Mary H. K Choi( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book."--Rainbow Rowell From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory--perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I've Loved Before. For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn't actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it's seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can't wait to leave behind. Sam's stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a cafe
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