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Bresnahan, Alyssa

Works: 365 works in 1,726 publications in 1 language and 52,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Literature 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, nar, Author
Classifications: PS3619.E26, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alyssa Bresnahan
The lovely bones : a novel by Alice Sebold( Recording )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first chapter of this haunting novel, 14-year-old Susie Salmon looks down from heaven and describes the horrifying events of her murder. As time goes on, Susie continues her curious observations while her family struggles to cope with the pain of her death. Her younger sister grows tougher and more mature, her mother goes to desperate lengths to ease the suffering, and her father begins a perilous quest to bring the killer to justice
The story of my life by Helen Keller( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helen shares her struggles with unassuming charm and intelligence: the frustration of not being able to express herself-- like wandering though a dense fog-- and the happiness of finally apprehending light breaking through the mist. The joy she felt when she first made the connection between the word water and the cold, wet liquid that poured over her fingers, comes spilling onto the pages with girlish, infectious enthusiasm. Written when she was just 22, Helen's story would gain the attention of some of the most famous people of her day, among them Alexander Graham Bell, the poet Oliver Wendell Holmes and Mark Twain"--Container
An ice cold grave by Charlaine Harris( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called to tiny Doraville, North Carolina, Harper investigates the disappearance of several young boys. After finding them buried in a secluded wood, it becomes clear that a sadistic serial killer is stalking the town's children.--
Mercy by Jodi Picoult( )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on love whose protagonists are two married couples. In one case, a farmer's love for his sick wife leads him to kill her. In the second, love brings a police chief back to his wife after an affair. The two cases are linked, the setting is Massachusetts
Grave sight by Charlaine Harris( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Charlaine Harris is best known as the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (which HBO's True Blood is based on), she also writes about another young Southern woman with supernatural talent. When Harper Connelly was 15 years old, she was struck by lightning--while she didn't die, she did gain the ability to locate dead people and "see" their last moments
Grave surprise by Charlaine Harris( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-something Harper Connolly has a gift. After being struck by lighting as a child, she discovered an eerie ability to locate the deceased. In Memphis, skeptical Professor Nunley wants her to demonstrate that skill at an ancient cemetery. There, Harper stands atop a grave and says there are two bodies entombed: one centuries old, but the other, a young girl named Tabitha. Her assertion holds water. Tabitha has been missing for two years--and now the police are suspicious of Harper. So with her loyal stepbrother Tolliver, Harper begins to amass clues that will solve the case
The art of detection by Laurie R King( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kate Martinelli arrives at the murder scene, she views the shocking evidence; the dead man may have been killed for the century-old manuscript he had recently acquired, purportedly written by Sherlock Holmes
Wicked lovely by Melissa Marr( )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't stare at invisible faeries. Don't speak to invisible faeries. And never, ever attract their attention. These are the three rules of survival for Aislinn, a teenage girl who possesses the seer's sight--a gift (or curse) that reveals to her the hordes of fey kind who mingle mischievously among mortals undetected. But the old rules are breaking. Keenan, a powerful, radiantly beautiful faerie--both terrifying and alluring--has taken a special interest in Aislinn, haunting her footsteps everywhere she goes. Keenan is in fact the Summer King, and he's determined to make Aislinn his queen. Although she can't deny feeling tempted, there are other things to consider. Namely the loss of her freedom and human life, and the deadly fates suffered by all the other mortal girls Keenan tried to transform into his queen
The great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson( Recording )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly
The rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving story of a teenaged girl clashing with her harshly controlled world. Growing up in a closed religious community deep in the rural South, 15-year-old Ninah Huff painstakingly and obediently follows her church's many rules--she knows that public humiliation follows the smallest transgression. But lately she can't stop thinking about how handsome James is, even when she should be praying. Ashamed and confused, she hides her feelings. However, when the elders assign James as her prayer partner, she takes her first steps down a path away from the security and blind belief of her upbringing
Almost dead by Lisa Jackson( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disturbed, vindictive woman escapes prison and launches a murderous spree of revenge upon her family. Cissy Cahill, a member of that family, must do everything in her power to protect the lives of her loved ones. Her own life, however, may be in the greatest danger of all
The endless steppe by Esther Hautzig( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, when she was eleven years old, the author and her family were arrested in Poland by the Russians as political enemies and exiled to Siberia. She recounts here the trials of the following five years spent on the harse Asian steepe
Blood and chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom
Califia's daughters by Leigh Richards( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 21st century, bombs and a deadly virus have reduced the male to female ratio to 1:10. Now what was America is ruled by tribes of woman warriors. Dian guards over her village and its people. But when strangers arrive with a precious gift and a request for aid, she must embark on a journey that leads her far from safety
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s
Don't look behind you by Lois Duncan( )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old April finds her comfortable life changed forever when death threats to her father, a witness in a federal case, force her family to go into hiding under assumed names and flee the pursuit of a hired killer
The beautiful stories of life : six Greek myths, retold by Cynthia Rylant( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the myths about Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche
The same stuff as stars by Katherine Paterson( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Paterson, author of Newbery Medal winners Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, again displays her storytelling talent in this powerful novel. Eleven-year-old Angel must play the adult when she and her brother are abandoned at their great-grandmother's house and the old lady proves incapable of caring for them. An emotional tale, this drama teaches the age-old lesson that every person can stand tall when the world lets them down
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape
Whispers by Lisa Jackson( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At their father's request, the three Holland sisters -- serious Miranda, romantic Claire, and rebellious Tessa -- have returned to the family mansion on Lake Arrowhead. Once they arrive, they are forced to deal with a past they vowed to keep secret. But there is someone else who is afraid of facing the truth, and that person will stop at nothing to keep the evidence hidden -- even if it leads to murder
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The lovely bones : a novel
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