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Toren, Suzanne

Overview
Works: 649 works in 2,334 publications in 1 language and 90,428 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Case studies  Biography  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Christmas stories 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Actor, Author
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 )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,816 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
Apple turnover murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,611 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
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,563 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!
Devil's food cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,522 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
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli( Recording )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Sarcastic and bossy 13-year-old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller mother, and a framed picture is the only evidence of the father she never knew. Despite their differences, David and Primrose forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives. This powerful, quirky novel about two very complicated, damaged children has much to say about friendship, loss, and recovery
1st to die by James Patterson( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each of the four friends holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant DA, and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these resolute women form a group dubbed the Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box, pursuing the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand
The zookeeper's wife by Diane Ackerman( Recording )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,293 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
Plain truth by Jodi Picoult( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,238 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.--
Carrot cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,127 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
Cinnamon roll murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 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
Plum pudding murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumour 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 )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lake Eden's reigning Bikini Queen is found murdered at a spa. As usual, baker extraordinaire turned gumshoe Hannah must catch the culprit
Gingerbread cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short and sweet murder mysteries by three separate authors are included in this holiday batch
Amelia Bedelia : audio collection by Peggy Parish( Recording )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories featuring the exploits of Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper whose literal-mindedness often causes trouble
Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 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
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the 1860 Republican National Convention chose Abraham Lincoln over three seasoned politicians, his rivals were shocked and humiliated. Lincoln immediately went about mending fences by inviting them to join his cabinet. Historian Doris Kearns Godwin reveals how Lincoln brilliantly converted former political foes and used them to strengthen his presidency.--
Key lime pie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 990 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
The emperor's children by Claire Messud( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 970 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
Sugar cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix
Orphan train : a novel by Christina Baker Kline( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 957 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 a 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
 
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Room : a novel
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Apple turnover murderTen days in the hillsEggs1st to dieThe zookeeper's wifeCream puff murderAmelia Bedelia : audio collectionTeam of rivals : the political genius of Abraham LincolnThe emperor's children