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McDonough, John

Works: 225 works in 1,527 publications in 2 languages and 49,709 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Paranormal fiction  Interviews  Anecdotes 
Roles: Narrator, nar, Performer
Classifications: PS3561.A678, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John McDonough
Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire( Recording )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This re-creation of the land of Oz, tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature
At home in Mitford by Jan Karon( Recording )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town minister makes his presence known to his new community by revitalizing their normal routines and finds inner fulfillment for himself along the way
Light from Heaven by Jan Karon( Recording )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deftly portraying life in a small mountain town, focusing on family, faith and the simpler things in life, Light From Heaven closes Karon's Mitford Series. The plot focuses foremost on Father Tim and his quest to revive an abandoned, mountaintop church, yet also tells the stories of the towns citizens. Through their trials, tribulations and successes, the citizens of this small town blossom due to their perseverance and faith in God
A new song by Jan Karon( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently retired, Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, fills in at a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters
In this mountain by Jan Karon( )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. When he decides to take on a difficult ministry, he begins to think he likes change -- until an unexpected event propels him on a journey that shakes his faith, his marriage, and the whole town of Mitford
Come rain or come shine by Jan Karon( Recording )

19 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple. So the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun
Out to Canaan by Jan Karon( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring"--Publisher website (January 2007)
A common life : the wedding story by Jan Karon( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-something Father Ti always thought he would remain single. But when Cynthia begins attending his parish, he loses his heart. Afraid to step forward, but terrified of wasting another moment, he pours out his feelings. As the parishoners and townsfolk learn of the impending wedding, they wonder: will marriage change Father Tim?
To be where you are by Jan Karon( Recording )

24 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Tim Kavanagh struggles to find meaning in retirement, while newlyweds Dooley and Lace face a crisis that drains their bank account, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his young life
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away from Kansas by a cyclone, they embark on a remarkable odyssey accompanied by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion. As they travel through enchanted lands toward the Emerald City, they find perils and colorful opponents including the wonderfully evil Wicked Witch"--Publisher website (September 2007)
Somewhere safe with somebody good by Jan Karon( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion
Abraham Lincoln : a presidential life by James M McPherson( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compelling biography, McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days through his turbulent years in the White House. Roused to action by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, Lincoln joins the fledgling Republican Party. Running for U.S. Senate in 1858, he challenges Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas to a series of debates. Although Lincoln loses the race, his verbal jousts with Douglas give him the national attention necessary for a run at the White House. And in a four-way battle that splits the Democratic Party, Lincoln wins the 1860 presidential election without carrying a single Southern state--leaving the nation teetering on the brink of civil war"--Compact disc container
A light in the window by Jan Karon( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town minister is wooed by a wealthy widow as well as an artistic neighbor as he carries out his community work
To see every bird on earth : a father, a son, and a lifelong obsession by Dan Koeppel( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the author's father Richard was 11 years old, he spotted a Brown Thrasher, and his fascination with birds began. Now a "Big Lister," Richard is one of only 10 or so people to have recorded more than 7,000 species in his notebook. This is the remarkable chronicle of his travels across the globe in pursuit of his fixation. It is also a thoughtful examination of the natural world and a touching father/son story
Lad, a dog by Albert Payson Terhune( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the heroic and adventurous life of a collie that was particularly devoted to his owners
Ragweed by Avi( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ragweed, a young country mouse, leaves his family and travels to the big city, where he finds excitement and danger, and sees cats for the first time
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a country doctor, Sinclair Lewis turned to writing instead of medicine. He won the Nobel Prize in 1930. Arrowsmith was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. This is the story of a brilliant young man who dedicates his life to science, yet finds that corruption, not disease, is his greatest foe. Martin Arrowsmith is fascinated by science and medicine. As a boy, he immerses himself in Gray's Anatomy. In medical school, he soaks up knowledge from his mentor, a renowned bacteriologist. But soon he is urged to focus on politics and promotions rather than his research. Even as Martin progresses from doctor to public health official and noted pathologist, he still yearns to devote his time to pure science. Published in 1924, this novel had a profound effect on the reading public. As an expose of professional greed and fraud, it was a call to scrutinize flawed medical practices. Now, through John McDonough's vibrant narration, it is a truly notable audiobook
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few works have so firmly established their position in American literature as The Education of Henry Adams. As a man of extraordinary gifts and learning and a member of one of the greatest American families, Henry Adams wrote an insightful exploration of himself and the tumultuous age in which he lived. In the words of Van Wyck Brooks, he "revealed a phase of American history with unparalleled boldness and truth." In spite of his illustrious background and Harvard schooling, Henry Adams asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and the new technology. His intention was to write a kind of handbook to prepare "young men, in universities and elsewhere, to be men of the world, equipped for any emergency." The result is what many consider to be one of the finest autobiographies ever written
The lion's pride : Theodore Roosevelt and his family in peace and war by Edward Renehan( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt both embodied and bequeathed to his children--and the tragic fulfillment of that legacy on the battlefields of World War I
A light in the window by Jan Karon( Recording )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town minister is wooed by a wealthy widow as well as an artistic neighbor as he carries out his community work
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Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West
At home in MitfordLight from HeavenA new songIn this mountainOut to CanaanA common life : the wedding storyThe Wizard of OzA light in the window
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