Most widely held works about Mary-Louise Parker
Most widely held works by Mary-Louise Parker
Angels in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,707 libraries worldwide
Everyone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal and is being hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. No one knows of Robert Ford, at least not yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He befriends Jesse and rides with his gang. And if that doesn't bring Ford fame, he will have to find a deadlier way. Friendship becomes rivalry and the quest for fame becomes obsession.
Fried green tomatoes ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.
Red ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
Frank is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone, until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team; Joe, Marvin, and Victoria, and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Stand back and watch the bullets fly in this explosive action-comedy.
The Spiderwick chronicles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared, a curious, adventurous boy, quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside.
Fried green tomatoes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian leads to an unexpected friendship. The story told of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago inspires the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.
Red dragon ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
Will Graham is an FBI agent who brought Hannibal Lecter to justice; however, his confrontation with Lecter proved to be a bloody, near-death experience. Retiring from the Bureau, he moves to Florida. However, a particularly grisly killer is on the loose, and Jack, Graham's one-time mentor at the Bureau, asks him to return to duty to find him. "The Tooth Fairy" is a vicious murderer who kills entire families at once, covering the eyes of his victims with bits of a shattered mirror.
Grand Canyon ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
"When a lawyer's car breaks down in a dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood, a tow-truck driver arrives just in time to save his life. The two men begin a deep friendship that sets off a chain of unsettling and surprising events involving their families and friends for years to come."--Container.
Solitary man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Ben Kalmen, a fifty-something New Yorker, discovers that he is not the man he wanted to be. Through many business and romantic indiscretions he has lost his once successful car dealership. Now he must make the decision to face the challenges of his not so youthful life.
Saved ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
A group of Fundamentalist Christian teenagers attend the fictional American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore County, Maryland. Hilarity (and religious satire) ensue.
Weeds. Season one ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 866 libraries worldwide
After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling, even city councilman Doug Wilson, Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her best friend/PTA president, Celia Hodes.
An introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Carson McCullers about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia.
Weeds. Season two ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Nancy Botwin is a soccer mom who had to learn how to deal - pot, that is - after the death of her husband. Now, her business is a hit. But keeping up with the neighbors in this suburban utopia isn't easy. She is joined up with a few of her closest friends, and together they face life's ups and downs - because even in paradise, nobody's perfect.
Weeds. Season three ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
Nancy Botwin is a soccer mom who had to learn how to deal - pot, that is - after the death of her husband. Now, her business is a hit and she finds she may be in over her head.
Boys on the side ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and German and held by 674 libraries worldwide
Three women sharing a car going west also share a friendship that becomes family. One is a wisecracking club singer, one a finicky real-estate agent, and one a free spirit. Each has secrets to reveal, strengths to impart, vital moments of self-discovery awaiting.
Howl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"-Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself.
The Spiderwick chronicles Chroniques de Spiderwick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside.
Weeds. Season four ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
Last time we saw her, Nancy's business and house were going up in smoke. So the Botwin bunch has relocated near the border for a fresh start with some new buds.
Weeds. Season five ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Nancy is pregnant with the child of a powerful politician turned dangerous drug lord, or is she? Doug and Silas are trying to branch out on their own, Andy is looking to score, and Celia attempts to turn the tables on her kidnappers. With enemies out to smoke the Queen of Green, Nancy's sure to find a whole new crop of trouble.
Longtime companion ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Drama concerning the AIDS crisis which focuses on a small group of friends from the time they first read about AIDS in the New York Times through the 1980's as they face the impact of the disease on themselves and their friends.
Action and adventure films Adultery AIDS (Disease) AIDS (Disease)--Patients Angels Assassination Brothers and sisters Cohn, Roy M Comedy films Criminal behavior Decedents' estates Drama Drug traffic Families Fantasy films Fantasy television programs Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Ford, Robert,--1862-1892 Gay men Goblins Home-based businesses James, Jesse,--1847-1882 Laboratories Laboratory notebooks Lecter, Hannibal (Fictitious character) Man-woman relationships Marijuana Marijuana industry Mothers New York (State)--New York Race relations Sexual orientation Southern States Suburbs Television comedies Television mini-series Television series Twins United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) Widows Women drug dealers Women--Social conditions
Parker, Mary Louise, 1964-
Multiple languages (14)
No Linguistic content (4)