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Crisden, Sean

Works: 202 works in 1,078 publications in 1 language and 7,135 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Romance fiction  Autobiographies  Children's films  Educational films  Instructional and educational works  Musical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Narrator, nar
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Most widely held works by Sean Crisden
An American marriage : a novel by Tayari Jones( Recording )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( Recording )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Years a Slave is the autobiographical account of Solomon Northup, an African American who was born free in New York in the early 1800s. In 1841, Solomon Northup was captured and forced into slavery for a period of twelve years. Northup's account is detailed in its account of life on a cotton and sugar plantation and the daily routine of slave life during the first part of the 19th century. The book describes the daily life of slaves in Bayou Beof, their diet, the relationship between master and slave, the means that slave catchers used to recapture them, and the ugly realities that slaves suffered
This could hurt by Jillian Medoff( Recording )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa Guerrero beat the odds as she rose to the top of the corporate world. An attractive woman of a certain age, the longtime chief of human resources at Ellery Consumer Research is still a formidable presence, even if her most vital days are behind her. A leader who wields power with grace and discretion, she has earned the devotion and loyalty of her staff. No one admires Rosa more than her doting lieutenant Leo Smalls, a benefits vice president whose whole world is Ellery. While Rosa is consumed with trying to address the needs of her staff within the ever-constricting limits of the company's bottom line, her associate director, Rob Hirsch, a middle-aged, happily married father of two, finds himself drawing closer to his 'work wife', Lucy Bender, an enterprising single woman searching for something - a romance, a promotion - to fill the vacuum in her personal life. For Kenny Verville, a senior manager with an MBA, Ellery is a temporary stepping-stone to bigger and better places
Stepping stone : love machine: [two short novels from Crosstown to oblivion] by Walter Mosley( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stepping stone: Truman is a gentle unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a corporation for decades without making waves, until the day he spots a mysterious woman in yellow. A woman nobody else can see. Love Machine: The brainchild of an eccentric, possibly deranged scientist, the Love Machine can merge individual psyches and memories into a collective Co-Mind. Tricked into joining the Co-Mind, Lois Kim struggles to adapt to her new reality and abilities
Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson : taking the stage as the first black-and-white jazz band in history( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman broke the color barrier in entertainment when they formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa. This lush and lyrical picture book tells the story of how two musical prodigies from very different backgrounds; one a young black boy growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, the other the son of struggling Russian-Jewish immigrants from the West Side of Chicago, were brought together by their love of music, and helped create the jazz style known as swing
Freeman by Leonard Pitts( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the Civil War, an escaped slave first returns to his old plantation and then walks across the ravaged South in search of his lost wife
State secrets by Linda Lael Miller( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because a woman's cousin is about to becomes President of the United States, the entire family will be examined very closely by the secret service, and her life will be swept away in a current of controversy
Cane by Jean Toomer( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new afterword by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of Harvard University, who provide groundbreaking biographical information on Toomer, place his writing within the context of American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, and examine his shifting claims about his own race and his pioneering critique of race as a scientific or biological concept
Bane by Brenda Jackson( Recording )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brisbane Westmoreland has returned from the Navy after five years, expecting to rekindle his relationship with Crystal. But Crystal has other ideas
One night with the wealthy rancher by Brenda Jackson( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years ago, as a young cop, Darius Franklin saved a vulnerable woman from a violent situation. They shared one night of pure passion before she walked away. Now Darius is a wealthy rancher and security contractor working at a women's shelter. And he's shocked to meet the new social worker: Summer Martindale, a beautiful damsel no longer in distress. Darius has never been able to forget that night--or forgive Summer for the pain she caused him when she left. And he's suspicious of why she's suddenly in his part of Texas. But neither can deny the desire still crackling between them. When Summer's life is once again threatened, Darius knows he can only protect her if he stays very close to her
Dark magic by Christine Feehan( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one-Gregori, the Dark One-who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine. With a dark magic all his own, Gregori-the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males-whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time ... and as inescapable as eternity
Dark challenge by Christine Feehan( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Savage, the brooding and reclusive hunter, finds his life transformed by the woman he has sworn to protect, Desari, a beautiful singer with a remarkable voice
Every woman's dream by Mary Monroe( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As teenagers, best friends Lola Poole and Joan Procter concocted a scheme to escape their boredom and bring in some money: corresponding with lonely, unsuspecting -- and generous -- older men. In return for their "love letters" the teens were rewarded with checks -- until their swindle nearly got them killed. Now Joan is unhappily married, while Lola is done with putting her life on hold for the demands of others. As girls they were looking for money, but as women they have other needs they want satisfied. And thanks to online dating and a parade of lovers, they're getting all the sexy fun they missed out on. It's a downright addictive game. But games can't last forever -- and someone has to lose
Breaking Bailey's rules by Brenda Jackson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule number one for Bailey Westmoreland: never fall for a man who would take her away from her family's Colorado home. So why is she following rancher Walker Rafferty all the way to Alaska? But once she gets there, it's only right to stay and help him when he's injured ... isn't it?
Never trust a stranger by Mary Monroe( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking incrementally greater risks to pursue the love and excitement they have always craved, best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley are drawn in by the fantasy life of seemingly kind and responsible trucker Calvin, whose talented sexual healing leads to the revelation of a deadly secret
The road to Burgundy : the unlikely story of an American making wine and a new life in France by Ray Walker( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intoxicating memoir of an American who discovers a passion for French wine, and gambles everything to chase a dream of owning a vineyard in Burgundy
Long division : a novel by Kiese Laymon( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in Post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a voice that's alternately funny, lacerating, and wise
Sharing you : a novel by Molly McAdams( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can love be so right and yet feel so wrong? Twenty-three-year-old Kamryn Cunningham has left behind a privileged, turbulent past for the anonymity of small-town life. Busy with her new bakery, she isn't interested in hookups or fix-ups. Then she meets the very sexy-and very married-Brody. Though she can't deny the pull between them, Kamryn isn't a cheater and she's not good at sharing. Twenty-six-year-old Brody Saco may be married, but he isn't happy. When his girlfriend got pregnant six years ago, he did the right thing ... and he's been paying for it ever since. Now, his marriage is nothing but a trap filled with hate, manipulation, and blame-the remnants of a tragedy that happened five years earlier. Although he's never broken his vows, he can't stop the flood of emotion that meeting Kamryn unlocks. Brought together by an intense heat that is impossible to resist, Brody and Kamryn share stolen moments and nights that end too soon. But is their love strong enough to bear the weight of Kamryn's guilt? And is Brody strong enough to confront the pain of the past and finally break free of his conniving wife?
Make me yours by Kendall Ryan( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times bestselling romance author Kendall Ryan presents a sexy companion novel to Unravel Me. Contains mature themes
Fueled by K Bromberg( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second installment of K. Bromberg's Driven series, Rylee must fight for her relationship with Colton, the handsome man who unexpectedly stole her heart. Contains mature themes
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