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Adam, Vikas

Works: 222 works in 756 publications in 1 language and 13,630 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Novels  Humorous fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Actor, nar
Classifications: PS3553.A655, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vikas Adam
The lies that bind : a novel by Emily Giffin( Recording )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. It's two AM on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar on New York's Lower East Side, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she'll ever make it as a reporter in the big city and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew. As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, 'Don't do it, you'll regret it.' Something tells her to listen to him, and over the next several hours, and shots of tequila, the two forges an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship
Save me a seat by Sarah Weeks( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common, but soon enough they have a common enemy, the biggest bully in their class, and a common mission, to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week
The Inquisitor's tale, or, The three magical children and their holy dog by Adam Gidwitz( Recording )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions
The golden house : a novel by Salman Rushdie( Recording )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of "the Gardens," a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king--a queen in want of an heir
Quichotte : a novel by Salman Rushdie( Recording )

19 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a modern adaptation of "Don Quixote," a courtly, addled salesman embarks on a cross-country journey with his imaginary son Sancho to find and convince a television star of his love for her
Earth awakens by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. In this sequel to Earth afire, millions are dead after the invading Formics gas cities with lethal chemicals. Young Mazer Rackham tries to find a counter-agent, while asteroid miner Victor Delgado infiltrates the alien ship. Victor needs to find a way to seize the ship and end the war
A long way home : a memoir by Saroo Brierley( Recording )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pour over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey to find his mother
The swarm by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army, but China has been devastated by the Formics' initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. Earth's government has been reorganized for defense; it now comprises a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line, and a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But ambition and politics, greed and self-interest remain. It is up to Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity
When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon( Recording )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in alternating perspectives, this heartfelt YA romantic comedy is about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married
War storm by Victoria Aveyard( Recording )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mare and her Scarlet Guard had nearly triumphed over the oppressive Silvers and the wicked King Maven when Cal's betrayal sent Mare reeling. Now with the Scarlet Guard at her back, Mare is determined to destroy the Silver world once and for all--starting with Maven
The hive by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A coalition of Earth's nations barely fought off the Formics' first scout ship. Now it's clear that there's a mother-ship out on edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth's warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense?"--Publisher description
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish : ... and more friendship tales( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Same, same but different. Elliot lives in America, and Kailash live in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar
Dracul by Dacre Stoker( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's--and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here ... A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen--a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen--and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginning. A riveting novel of gothic suspense, Dracul reveals not only Dracula's true origin, but Bram Stoker's---and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them
Lion by Saroo Brierley( Recording )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope
Amnesty : a novel by Aravind Adiga( Recording )

12 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny, formerly Dhananjaya Rajaratnam, is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia, denied refugee status after he fled from Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he's been trying to create a new identity for himself. But then one morning, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered, and he suspects that a local doctor did the deed. Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: Come forward with his knowledge about the crime and risk being deported? Or say nothing, and let justice go undone?
From Twinkle, with love by Sandhya Menon( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy, a.k.a. Sahil's twin brother? Dream come true times two. When mystery man 'N' begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it's Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she's fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil. Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she's got is not the one she's scripted. But will it be enough?
Upon a burning throne by Ashok Banker( Recording )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two princes, Shvate and Adri, are born in Hastinaga, capital of the vast Krushan empire-- one blind, the other albino. Though one cannot see, and the other cannot face sunlight, the Dowager Empress Jilana and Prince Regent Vrath assure their people and allies that all will be well. Any rumblings of dissent are summarily quashed and none dares challenge the might of the Burnt Empire. But when Jarsun of Reygistan's daughter is spurned by the ruling family despite her legitimate claim to the Throne, Jarsun-- a powerful demonlord-- embarks upon a relentless campaign to destroy the Burnt Empire, and all who stand in his way
Guys read by Jon Scieszka( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A latest collection of horror stories features such supernatural elements as mysteriously appearing tattoos and ghostly encounters in dark hallways, and includes contributions by Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia
The city of Devi : a novel by Manil Suri( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, Sarita, a thirtythree-year-old statistician, can only think of being reunited with her physicist husband. Why has he vanished? How will they form the family of three he's always wanted? To find him, Sarita must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city, braving gangs of competing Hindu and Muslim hoodlums. Joining her is Jaz--nominally a Muslim but whose true religion has always been sex with other men. Danger lurks around every corner, but so does the incongruous and the absurd: the patron goddess Devi Ma has even materialized on a beach to save her city. Sarita's search leads her to this beach, thrusting her into a trinity so mercurial, so consuming, that it will alter her life more fundamentally than any apocalypse to come
All the lives we never lived : a novel by Anuradha Roy( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Myshkin starts with his boyhood spent in India during World War II and follows into his present-day quest to uncover the truth about a rebellious, freedom-seeking artist-- his mother
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