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Toren, Suzanne

Overview
Works: 845 works in 2,997 publications in 1 language and 91,097 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Christmas stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Author, Actor, nar
Classifications: PS3556.L685, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Suzanne Toren
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape
Devil's food cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel finds the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, buzzing with activity. Perhaps busiest of all is Hannah Swensen, proprietor of The Cookie Jar, who is experimenting with a devil's food cake recipe. But no matter how hectic times may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend--particularly a dead one
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning after the 2003 Academy Awards, Max--an Oscar-winning writer/director whose fame has waned--and his lover, Elena, are in bed, still groggy from last night's red-carpet festivities. They are talking about movies, talking about love, talking about the just-begun war in Iraq. But a house full of guests demands attention. They share their stories of Hollywood past and present; they watch films in Max's luxe screening room; they gossip by the swimming pool, and tussle in the many bedrooms. The tension mounts, sparks fly, and Smiley delivers a virtuosic, unputdownable romp of a novel about love, war, sex, politics, storytelling--and, of course, redemption--that's Hollywood!
Amelia Bedelia : audio collection by Peggy Parish( Recording )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories featuring the exploits of Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper whose literal-mindedness often causes trouble
The zookeeper's wife by Diane Ackerman( Recording )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around her
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli( Recording )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives
Plain truth by Jodi Picoult( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the family dairy farm in Pennsylvania Amish country, eighteen-year-old unwed Katie Fisher is accused of birthing and then smothering her baby. Although Katie claims her innocence and says she didn't even bear the child, Philadelphia lawyer Ellie Hathaway may be Katie's only hope.--
Apple turnover murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah is feeling the heat when she agrees to bake apple turnovers for a fundraiser and partake in the charity talent contest. But when Hannah discovers the MC dead with one of her apple turnovers in his hand, she realizes someone has murder on the menu
Cinnamon roll murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

24 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tour bus carrying the Cinnamon Roll Six overturns, sending the band members to the hospital-- and the keyboard player to a bizarre and untimely death. Soon Hannah discovers the victim's surprising secret-- and becomes determined to bring the killer to justice
Carrot cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's summer time in Lake Eden, Minnesota, which means picnics aplenty for bakery proprietress and amateur sleuth Hannah. Then Uncle Gus is murdered following a big family reunion, and the only clues to be found at the crime scene are two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake
Plum pudding murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumor has it that "Lunatic Larry" Jaeger is in the red-- an idea that takes a sinister turn when Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal and then bash him with it. With so many suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah's running out of time to nab a murderous Scrooge who doesn't want her to see the New Year
Cream puff murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Swensen, like most women in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is not a fan of Ronni Ward--the man-stealing gym bunny. So when Ronni turns up lifeless in a jacuzzi--accompanied by one of Hannah's cream puffs--the long list of suspects begins with Hannah.--
Gingerbread cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short and sweet murder mysteries by three separate authors are included in this holiday batch
Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Swensen's supplies are delivered daily by Ron LaSalle, whom she often passes on her way to work. On this fateful day, Rons truck is soon parked behind the store, but he fails to reappear. When Hannah finds him seated in the truck, the window open, a bullet through his chest, shes inspired to work her way through the townspeople, looking for a motive for Rons death, even as she manfully resists her widowed mothers attempts to find her a husband
Orphan train : a novel by Christina Baker Kline( Recording )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past
Key lime pie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cookie Jar is abuzz with activity. Hannah's all set to make sweets for the upcoming fair, judge a bake-off and assist a friend in his magic act. But all is not well in the tiny town of Lake Eden. Student teacher Willa Sunquist is found murdered with a key lime pie toppled over at the scene. The list of suspects runs around the block, and Hannah must sift through this motley assortment before the devious villain strikes again
Sugar cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Lake Eden, Minnesota, bakery owner Hannah Swensen is hosting a community pot-luck dinner when one of the guests, a Vegas dancer, is found dead in the parking lot. With a blizzard trapping everyone inside, Hannah figures the killer is present, and she is determined to solve the murder.--
The emperor's children by Claire Messud( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college droupout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making siginificant changes in their lives
Cherry cheesecake murder by Joanne Fluke( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah takes a break from sifting through her multiple marriage proposals. Hollywood has come to Lake Eden and The Cookie Jar is serving as snack central for the movie crew--Hannah's cherry cheesecake is demanding director Dean Lawrence's favorite. But no one seems to like Lawrence, so when he turns up dead, there's a baker's dozen suspects. It seems someone switched the movie's prop gun with a real gun, and the director's acting demonstration turned fatal
Peach cobbler murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes by Joanne Fluke( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, and one of the owners is found shot to death in the store, Hannah is determined to prove that she wasn't the only one who had an axe to grind with the Quinn sisters. Somebody wasn't fooled by the Georgia Peaches and their sweet-as-pie act--and now it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up a murder
 
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Room : a novel
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Ten days in the hillsAmelia Bedelia : audio collectionThe zookeeper's wifeEggsApple turnover murderCream puff murderThe emperor's childrenPeach cobbler murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes
Languages
English (392)