Most widely held works about Melissa Leo
Most widely held works by Melissa Leo
The fighter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,689 libraries worldwide
Once upon a time, Dicky Eklund was known as the pride of Lowell, Massachusetts. There isn't a person in Lowell who doesn't know about the time that Dicky knocked down the great Sugar Ray Leonard. By the early 1990s, Dicky's crack addiction has soured everything, although he dreams of making a comeback. The real contender is his half-brother Micky Ward. 31-year-old Micky is an unassuming nice guy, long regarded as little more than a stepping-stone for rising fighters, but with undeniable potential. Between his controlling mom Alice, who manages his career, his crack head trainer brother, and a Greek chorus of seven sisters, Micky doesn't have a chance. Until his tough-chick bartender girlfriend Charlene gives him the confidence and support to consider a different course. But his success comes at a cost--as he must leave his family behind in the process.
2nd chance by James Patterson ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
San Francisco has been rocked by another set of sensational killings, which appear unrelated to all but Det. Lindsay Boxer, who calls together her professional women friends, a reporter, an ADA, and a Medical Examiner. Not surprisingly, considering this group's past adventures, they come up with a link, and a trap in which to catch the perpetrator.
Frozen river ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Ray, a white woman, and Lila, a Mohawk, both single mothers facing desperate circumstances, are drawn by the lure of fast money into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.
21 grams ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
Fate brought them together, now vengence will tear them apart. A violent car accident unexpectedly throws together the lives of a college professor, an ex-con and a young mother with a reckless past. The crossing of their paths takes them through the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption.
Conviction ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
Betty Anne Waters is a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister is at the heart of this real-life drama.
Mary, Mary by James Patterson ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
FBI agent Alex Cross is after a serial murder who chooses as his victims women who've neglected their children for successful careers in the entertainment industry, he describes the murders in overheated e-mails he addresses to his victims but sends to hapless entertainment columnist Arnold Griner, signing them "Mary Smith."
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
Needing to keep his honor-bound commitment, Texas ranch foreman Pete returns the body of illegal Mexican immigrant ranch-hand Melquiades Estrada to his preferred resting place in the Mexican wilderness. Estrada had been accidentally shot by Mike, a newly-arrived U.S. border patrolman. Pete forces Mike to participate in his cross-country ritual of duty -- a voyage filled with revenge and redemption that will change both men forever -- and bring some semblance of meaning to the senseless death of Pete's good friend.
1st to die by James Patterson ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Four women share a determination to stop a killer and form a club to help each other find the murderer.
Ashes to ashes by Tami Hoag ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
The newspapers have dubbed him the Cremator. In a wooded Minneapolis park he arranges the body to his satisfaction, pours the accelerant, then lights the match. "Ashes to ashes."
Welcome to the Rileys ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Doug and Louise have been married for many years, but their marriage began to grow cold after their teenage daughter was killed in a car accident. When Doug goes to New Orleans to attend a convention, he meets Mallory, a teenage stripper/prostitute who is on a path to self-destruction. Doug decides to help her whether she appreciates it or not. This act will help to heal his marriage.
The dark tide by Andrew Gross ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station, destroying the train where Karen Friedman's husband is riding to work. On the same day, there is a suspicious hit-and-run accident in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Detective Ty Hauck finds a clue that connects the two seemingly unrelated events. Months later, two men show up at Karen's home digging into her susband's business dealings, as hundreds of millions of dollars are missing.
Treme. The complete first season ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Amid the ruins of New Orleans, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future.
Lake news by Barbara Delinsky ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Talented singer Lily Blake becomes a pariah after a newspaper falsely accuses her of having had an affair with a newly-appointed cardinal. She returns to her hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, where she meets journalist John Kipling, who takes on his former colleagues in the big city in her defense.
Stephanie Daley ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
When 16 year old Stephanie Daley faces murder charges in connection with the death of her baby, pregnant forensic-psychologist Lydie Crane is tapped to unravel the truth. Stephanie claims to have been unaware of her condition, but as their sessions intensify, Stephanie's state of denial and Lydie's fears regarding her own pregnancy reveal a destiny that intertwines them both.
According to Greta ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
A rebellious 17-year-old, who is contemplating suicide, is sent to her grandparents house for the summer. She soon begins a interracial romance with a young cook who has a criminal past, confronts a tragic family secret, and just may discover the promising young woman hidden beneath her sarcastic shell. Just when she is looking for a way out, she just may find her way back in.
Homicide, life on the street. The complete seasons 1 & 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Originally produced as episodes of the television program Homicide, life on the street in 1993 & 1994.
The cake eaters ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Easy Kimbrough is the patriarch of the family and the local butcher. He is grieving over the recent loss of his wife, Ceci. He hides his secret ongoing affair. Beagle is his youngest son who was left to care for his ailing mother. He works in the local high school cafeteria by day but wants to paint street signs. Guy is the oldest son who has been away from the family for years while pursuing his rock star dreams. He learns of his mother's passing, but misses the funeral. When Guy returns home, the family begins to unravel. Beagle's pent up emotions connect with Georgia Kaminski, a terminally ill teenage girl wanting to experience love before it's too late. Easy's long time affair with Marg, Georgia's eccentric grandmother, is finally exposed to Beagle and Guy. Guy discovers that while he was gone, his high school sweetheart has started a family of her own. Through it all, the Kimbrough's and Kaminski's manage to establish a new beginning in the face of their greatest fears.
The real mother by Judith Michael ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Sara Elliott has been forced to give up her own dreams to return home to Chicago and take charge of her young sisters and brother. She finds a job and settles into the house where she grew up, building a life for ten-year-old Doug and teenagers Carrie and Abby. But Sara has another brother. Mack, now twenty, suddenly reappears, cheerful and unconcerned, as if he had never broken his promise to help Sara with the children. With bewildering volatility, Mack swings from kindness to cruelty, affection to hostility, keeping the family on edge, his past and present a mystery. But Mack is winning over the children and sometimes the four of them stand together against Sara.
Homicide life on the street. The complete season 3 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The complete third season of this critically-acclaimed television series.
Red state ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Three teenage boys are lured to the town of Cooper's Dell with the promise of a party. But instead of enjoying the night of their dreams, the teens are plunged into the nightmarish world of Pastor Abin Cooper and the Five Points Trinity, a fundamentalist group with a stockpile of weaponry and a deadly moral agenda. When word of the teens' disappearance reaches the authorities, a military task force is mobilized. Includes bonus features.
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