Most widely held works by Pam Ward
Lion in the White House a life of Theodore Roosevelt by Aïda DiPace Donald ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Reassesses the life and political career of Theodore Roosevelt and examines his accomplishments, including his dedication to environmental preservation, the construction of the Panama Canal, and his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Breaking free by Lauraine Snelling ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
"Lauraine Snelling crafts a poignant story of hope and restoration for a newly paroled mother rebuilding her life after the loss of her son" -- Provided by publisher.
The necklace thirteen women and the experiment that formed their lives ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
The story of Jonell, her friends, and a $37,000 necklace they bought together and nicknamed 'Jewelia' after the late, great Julia Child. What started as a simple agreement to share a beautiful piece of jewelry quickly grew into so much more: a study in friendship and the power of sharing something with a group, the promise of adventure and the meaning of leaving a legacy for your family and community, an exploration of our consumer culture, and our desire for material things.
Christmas lights by Christine Pisera Naman ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
As the holiday approaches, seven women face their separate challenges and hopes and discover why the darkest season can also be the brightest.
The second journey the road back to yourself by Joan Anderson ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
This book chronicles the author's quest to restore her own equilibrium and find herself again. Suffused with her characteristic humor and warmth, this is a book for any woman who wants to know how to awaken her own independent spirit and set herself on a new path. Sharing her musings on love, marriage, family, growing older, aging parents, and spirituality, the author offers reassurances that the best is yet to come and empowers other women to come of age in the middle of life.
A single thread by Marie Bostwick ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to New Bern, Connecticut to open a quilt shop begins a new life for Evelyn Dixon, bringing unexpected connections with a trio of women who come to the shop for quilting classes.
Here's the bright side of fear, failure, cancer, divorce and other bum raps by Betty Rollin ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Here's the Bright Side is a book about what people gain from situations of loss. Using examples from her own life and from other people's lives, Rollin inspires readers with stories that illustrate the value that can come from the hardest times in our lives and how the worst can lead to the best, resulting in happier, more powerful, richer ways of living. Rollin writes both of lessons learned and happiness gained: about men, friends, power, and more. Rollin tells us about fair-and foul-weather friends, the usefulness of fear, the positive outcomes of failure, divorce, and widowhood and her own evolving joy as a cancer survivor.
Dancing in the streets a history of collective joy by Barbara Ehrenreich ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
This is an insightful look at the rituals and reasons of collective ecstasy by the best-selling author of "Nickeled and dimed."
Taking on the trust the epic battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller by Steve Weinberg ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the rise of the Standard Oil monopoly in the late 19th century and the work of pioneering investigative journalist Ida Tarbell, whose discoveries about the firm's unethical practices culminated in a landmark 1911 Supreme Court antitrust decision.
Happiness is an inside job practicing for a joyful life by Sylvia Boorstein ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
A Buddhist teacher shares her secret to happiness, explaining how the three parts of the Buddhist path--mindfulness, concentration, and effort--can draw us out of the confusion and struggle of daily life.
Boys should be boys [seven secrets to raising healthy sons by Margaret J Meeker ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
"What are little boys made of? It used to be frogs, snails and puppy dog tails, but today it is MTV, ADD, and STDs. So how do parents raise their sons to be respectful and responsible young men despite a toxic culture that relentlessly undermines masculine virtues such as moral strength, self-restraint, and respect for women? By letting boys be boys. Dr. Meg Meeker, bestselling author of Strong fathers, Strong Daughters, follows up on her success with Boys Should Be Boys--a guide for parents on how to raise a strong son in these turbulent times. Taking readers on a journey from boyhood to manhood, Boys should be Boys delves into the mind heart and sprit of boys, showing parents how they can make a difference between the boy their son is and the man he will become" -- from publisher's web site.
Joseph P. Kennedy presents his Hollywood years by Cari Beauchamp ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
A study of Joseph P. Kennedy's sojourn in Hollywood, from 1926 to 1930, reveals his role in the evolution of sound pictures, the films he produced, and his legacy for the film business.
Dancing in the streets [a history of collective joy by Barbara Ehrenreich ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Cultural historian Ehrenreich explores a human impulse that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. She uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. Although 16th-century Europeans viewed mass festivities as foreign and "savage," Ehrenreich shows that they were indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greeks to medieval Christianity. Ultimately, church officials drove the festivities into the streets, Protestants criminalized carnival, Wahhabist Muslims battled ecstatic Sufism, European colonizers wiped out native dance rites. The elites' fear that such gatherings would undermine social hierarchies was justified: the festive tradition inspired uprisings and revolutions from France to the Caribbean to the American plains. Yet outbreaks of group revelry persist, as Ehrenreich shows, pointing to the 1960s rock-and-roll rebellion and the more recent "carnivalization" of sports.--From publisher description.
Want some, get some by Pam Ward ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Hornswoggled by Donis Casey ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Alafair Tucker uncovers deceit and misdirection in the death of her daughter's new beau's late wifes death.
A thread so thin by Marie Bostwick ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
New Bern, Connecticut, lies under a blanket of snow, but Cobbled Court Quilts remains a cozy haven for Evelyn and her friends. Meanwhile, Evelyn's son, Garrett, waits patiently for his girlfriend, Liza, to finish school in New York. Evelyn wonders if her son should be so serious with a young woman just preparing to spread her wings. Liza wonders the same thing, especially after Garrett plans a romantic New Year's Eve--complete with a marriage proposal. Garrett is the closest thing to perfect she's ever known, but the only happy marriage she's ever seen is her aunt's, and it took her decades to tie the knot. Liza struggles with her own fears as well as the mixed reactions of her friends and family, and when she finds herself torn between a rare career opportunity and her love for Garrett, Liza must grasp at the thinnest of threads and pray it holds.
A thread of truth by Marie Bostwick ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
At twenty-seven, fleeing an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start fresh. With a part-time job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages. But when a popular quilting TV show is taped at the quilt shop, Ivy's unwitting appearance in an on-air promo alerts her ex-husband to her whereabouts. Suddenly, Ivy is facing the fight of her life--one that forces her to face her deepest fears as a woman and a mother. This time, however, she's got a sisterhood behind her: companions as complex, strong, and lasting as the quilts they stitch.
The extreme makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton by Angela Marie Buchanan ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been many things, but one thing she has always been in her adult life is a dedicated, unapologetic liberal--until now. In positioning herself for her 2008 presidential run, Hillary has carefully put away the trappings of a liberal and wrapped herself in a cloak of moderation. The senator who had been (with the possible exception of Ted Kennedy) the star of the Democratic Party's left wing is now being packaged as a centrist--with the willing help of the liberal media, which has taken up her cause and castigates any attempts to expose her real (leftist) agenda. But now, in The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton, Bay Buchanan rips the mask off Hillary to reveal the '60s radical who lies beneath. As Buchanan makes clear, not only can Hillary not be trusted, but her "makeover" is exactly what one would expect from an unprincipled left-wing politician. Hillary will let nothing stand in her way. Buchanan investigates every aspect of Hillary--the woman, the wife, the lawyer, the feminist, the politician, the senator, the aspiring president--and penetrates to her core as no other author has ever done.
Bliss, remembered by Frank Deford ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
During 1936 Berlin Olympics, Sydney Stringfellow falls for a German citizen, but they are quickly torn apart as political and social reform sweeps through Nazi Germany.
The bride of the wilderness by Charles McCarry ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Young, high-spirited Fanny has been fortunate in her civilized upbringing, but the London she has grown up in is riddled with danger and brutality. When a sinister stranger traps her family into debt in order to advance on Fanny, she is forced to take refuge in France, where she meets a young French soldier called Philippe de Saint-Christophe. Their paths will cross again in the New World, where the war between the English and the French is fought with the help of savage Indians on both sides. Together, Fanny and Philippe will carve out a fierce, adventurous life in the vigorous, untamed wilderness.
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