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Toren, Suzanne

Overview
Works: 493 works in 1,465 publications in 1 language and 86,958 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Case studies  Biography  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Christmas stories  History  Detective and mystery stories  Love stories 
Roles: Narrator, Director, rt, 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,825 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
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,687 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 their house is full of guests demanding attention. Gathered downstairs are ex-wives, daughters, agents, lovers and a coterie of others. Over the next ten days they share their stories of Hollywood past and present, their fears provoked by the Iraq war; they watch films in Max's luxury screening room; they gossip by the swimming pool and tussle in the many bedrooms, as the tension mounts and sparks fly
Apple turnover murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,664 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
Devil's food cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,570 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 )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,382 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
1st to die by James Patterson( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine a killer who thinks, "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?" -- and then goes far beyond it! Four women who come to call themselves the Women's Murder Club -- a police detective, an assistant D.A., a reporter, and a medical examiner -- have the mettle to follow the leads to an impossibly heart-stopping conclusion, tracking and confronting the most terrifying serial killer ever imagined
Plain truth by Jodi Picoult( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 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.--
Carrot cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,159 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,127 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
The zookeeper's wife by Diane Ackerman( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,116 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
Cinnamon roll murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,106 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
Cream puff murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,097 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.--
All-of-a-kind family by Sydney Taylor( Recording )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the turn of the century in New York's Lower East Side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of Papa's peddler's shop on rainy days. The five girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!
Gingerbread cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short and sweet murder mysteries by three separate authors are included in this holiday batch
Team of rivals the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded was the result of a character that had been forged by life experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because hepossessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war
The emperor's children by Claire Messud( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,034 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.--
Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,020 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
Key lime pie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,012 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
Magic hour by Kristin Hannah( Recording )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctantly giving up her California practice working with troubled children, Julia Cates is forced to draw on all her skills to deal with a young mute girl found abandoned and terrified in her Pacific Northwest hometown
Sugar cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 978 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
 
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Ten days in the hillsApple turnover murderEggs1st to dieThe zookeeper's wifeCream puff murderAll-of-a-kind familyTeam of rivals the political genius of Abraham Lincoln