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Bresnahan, Alyssa

Works: 300 works in 1,423 publications in 1 language and 53,720 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Children's sound recordings 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Author, nar
Classifications: PS3558.A6427, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alyssa Bresnahan
The lovely bones : a novel by Alice Sebold( Recording )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,837 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
Grave secret by Charlaine Harris( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Harper Connelly was struck by lightning as a child, she's been able to see and hear the last memories of the dead. Grave Secret finds Harper and her brother Tolliver on the trail of a particularly gruesome killer, and the pair must act quickly before more lives are lost
The story of my life by Helen Keller( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,129 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( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,086 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
The art of detection by Laurie R King( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,086 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
Mercy by Jodi Picoult( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,075 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( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,024 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
Wicked lovely by Melissa Marr( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 939 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
Grave surprise by Charlaine Harris( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harper Connelly can sense the dead, & sometimes even their last moments of life. So when she & her brother are called in to find missing people, the outcome is seldom happy. But when she's called to a small-town investigation & stumbles across a 'suicide', her welcome is even frostier than usual
The lace reader by Brunonia Barry( Recording )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towner Whitney, recently released from the hospital in California after a major surgery and needing both psychological and physical therapy, is given the news that her Great Aunt Eva has disappeared. Towner must return to Salem, Massachusetts and trust her intuition even when everyone else thinks she is crazy
The great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson( Recording )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At eleven, Gilly is nobody's real kid. If only she could find her beautiful mother, Courtney, and live with her instead of in the ugly foster home where she has just been placed! How could she, the great Gilly Hopkins, known throughout the county for her brilliance and unmanageability, be expected to tolerate Maime Trotter, the fat, nearly illiterate widow who is now her guardian? Or for that matter, the freaky seven-year-old boy and the shrunken blind black man who are also considered part of the bizarre "family"? Even cool Miss Harris, her teacher, is a shock to her. Gutsy Gilly is both poignant and comic as, behind her best barracuda smile, she schemes against them and everyone else who tries to be friendly. The reader will cheer for her as she copes with the longings and terrors of always being a foster child. Katherine Paterson, winner of the 1978 Newbery Medal for Bridge to Terabithia and of the 1977 National Book Award for The Master Puppeteer, again reaches across boundaries with her wit, compassion, and love, and here creates an immensely engaging story about a child's desperate search for a place to call home
The rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 773 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( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 730 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( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 723 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( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 713 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
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 702 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
Califia's daughters by Leigh Richards( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 701 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
Don't look behind you by Lois Duncan( )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 685 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( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the myths about Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche
Dangerous tides by Christine Feehan( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Libby Drake uses her incredible healing powers to help mend the emotionally scarred Ty Derrick. But their burgeoning relationship is threatened by a mysterious man who wants to use Libby's talents for his own dark purposes
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The lovely bones : a novel
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