Most widely held works by Adam Arkin
The war ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,551 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
A serious man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg) can't believe his life. His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality.
Horatio's drive America's first road trip ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months.
My Louisiana sky ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.
Summer eleven ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Four inseparable eleven-year-old girls share the last summer before middle school in this charming coming-of-age story. Vanessa is an aspiring actress up for her first feature film. Lizzie tries to help her brother adjust to life at home after he returns from the war. Jess struggles to cope with her parents' separation. Peri, the new girl, hides a desperate secret. But as the summer unfolds, each girl finds the strength to face each challenge, knowing that best friends are always there for you.
Halloween H20 twenty years later ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Laurie Strode, using an assumed name and now the dean of a Northern California private school, is still struggling with the horrifying 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Meyers. When he reappears, she must conquer her fears and battle him one last time, for the life of her son hangs in the balance.
Lewis & Clark by Dayton Duncan ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1804, a party of explorers called the Corps of Discovery headed west into the newly acquired Louisiana Territory searching for the fabled Northwest Passage. Excerpts from the journals kept by the two captains and four enlisted men convey the raw emotions, turbulent spirits, and constant surprises of the explorers.
Silent treatment by Michael Palmer ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
When Dr. Corbett goes to visit his wife before her surgery he is shocked to find her murdered, and himself the only suspect, but when the killer strikes again he begins tracing his wife's secrets to find the culprit.
The doctor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Story of a man who becomes an extraordinary surgeon once he experiences firsthand what it's like being on ordinary patient.
Roughing it ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Mark Twain's (Samuel Clemens) lively account of his adventures in the West during the 1860s, as civil servant, gold prospector, reporter, and lecturer.
George & Ira Gershwin's Oh, Kay by George Gershwin ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Life. Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
After twelve years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, offbeat detective Charlie Crews has returned to the force with a $50 million settlement, a new spiritual outlook, a strong fondness for fruit, and a highly unusual approach to solving crime.
Life. Season two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Charlie Crews is an eccentric detective returning to the force after being wrongfully imprisoned. Back on the beat with his determined partner, Dani Reese, and his unusually Zen-like outlook toward the cases he investigates, this unconventional crime solver tries to catch the LA wrongdoers who really belong behind bars.
Speed the plow by David Mamet ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Jaded Hollywood producer Bobby Gould has spent a career reaping what others sow, until the night he's forced to choose between his loyal friend's sure-fire hit and a beautiful girl's art-house project. During a wicked evening of seduction and manipulation, Bobby discovers that the power he exerts is more elusive than it seems.
Standards & gems by George Gershwin ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Off season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
An imaginative ten-year-old, dealing with the loss of his parents and living with his aunt in a run-down Florida hotel, spreads a rumor that a white-haired guest is really Santa Claus.
The fourth wise man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Artaban, a wealthy physician, sells all his worldly possessions to buy three precious gems. He takes his reluctant slave and embarks on a search for the newly born Messiah. But Artaban's pilgrimage is delayed because he stops to aid those in need of a physician's care. At the end of his journey and without any gifts, Artaban comes face to face with the crucified Jesus. It is here that Artaban gives the most precious of all gifts.
A slight case of murder ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Laura Penney accidentally fell in her apartment and died. Or perhaps she was pushed. Either way, on-air film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) is suspect because he was there. He skims the hurdles of his perfect crime: a detective (Adam Arkin), a girlfriend, and a private investigator. Will he pull it off?.
The war. Episode 7, A world without war a Ken Burns film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Episode seven of a seven-episode series tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Damaged care ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
In the tradition of Erin Brockovich, based on the true story of one woman doctor's quest to bring justice to people battling HMOs to get the care they need.
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