Most widely held works by Arthur Morey
Noah's compass [a novel by Anne Tyler ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Upon waking up in a hospital bed in Baltimore with a major headache, recently retired teacher Liam Pennywell can't seem to remember how he got there. However, as he investigates the lapse in time, the outwardly miserable Liam is forced to come to terms with his life.
Legacy [a novel by Danielle Steel ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
This centuries-spanning novel interweaves the lives of two women: a writer working in the heart of modern academia and a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. The result is a story of courage in the face of the unknown.
44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
After a messy break up with her longtime boyfriend, a woman faces losing both her house and her business. Consequently, she takes in three roomates: a freckled college graduate, mysterious divorced man, and a recently widowed female chef.
That old Cape magic [a novel by Richard Russo ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 942 libraries worldwide
Griffin has been tooling around for nearly a year with his father's ashes in the trunk, but his mother is still very much alive, and not shy about calling on his cell phone. She does so as he drives down to Cape Cod, where he and his wife, Joy, will celebrate the marriage of their daughter Laura's best friend. But by the end of this perfectly lovely weekend, the past has so thoroughly swamped the present that the future suddenly hangs in the balance.
Bridge of sighs by Richard Russo ( Recording )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Lucy and his mother are taking a trip to Italy, where Lucy's oldest friend now lives. The exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the history he's writing of his hometown and family.
Last night in Twisted River by John Irving ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
"In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the boy and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County--to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto--while pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger who befriends them"--Container.
Until I find you [a novel by John Irving ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
The story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt. Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches.
Homer & Langley a novel by E. L Doctorow ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
Bronx-born E.L. Doctorow - who attended Kenyon College, served with the Army of Occupation in Germany, and penned his first novel after perusing a plethora of Western genre scripts as a reader in Hollywood - presents his thirteenth full-length novel, Homer and Langley. Other critically acclaimed works by Doctorow include Ragtime; City of God; and The March.
The invisible bridge [a novel by Julie Orringer ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Set in Paris in 1937, The Invisible Bridge unfolds the story of three Jewish brothers and the turns their lives make in the face of love, art, and history as Europe hurdles towards World War II. One brother, an architecture student, arrives in Paris to deliver a letter and consequently enters a love affair the letter's recipient. Another brother, the eldest, travels to Modena to study medicine, and the youngest brother tries his hand at acting.
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Kaddish Poznan is a Jew living in Argentina during the Dirty War, when the ruling junta hunts down undesirables and innocent citizens who become the disappeared. His 19-year-old son Pablo, a political idealist, disappears when Kaddish burns his books as a precautionary measure.
The 19th wife [a novel by David Ebershoff ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
A novel set in the world of the Mormon Church that intertwines a fictional memoir by Brigham Young's nineteenth wife and a contemporary murder mystery about a woman accused of killing her polygamist husband.
At the center of the storm by George Tenet ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
An account of the war on terror by a former CIA director traces the author's intelligence career, offers insight into the agency's inner workings, and discusses how America was both prepared and unprepared for the September 11 attacks.
Overcoming life's disappointments by Harold S Kushner ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
The evolution of God by Robert Wright ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Robert Wright presents a groundbreaking examination of religion through the ages.
Too much happiness stories by Alice Munro ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Tackling a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption, author Alice Munro delivers a masterfully crafted collection of short stories. In the title story, Too Much Love, Sonia Kovalevsky, a Russian bohemian, embarks on a winter-long journey across Europe with her love, discovering that love and monogamy are exactly the perfect match.
Too much happiness [stories by Alice Munro ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers--the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.>In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion ...
The art of aging [a doctor's prescription for well-being by Sherwin B Nuland ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
The social animal [a story of love, character, and achievement by David Brooks ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
"This is the story of how success happens. It is told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica-how they grow, push forward, are pulled back, fail, and succeed. Distilling a vast array of information into these two vividly realized characters, Brooks illustrates a fundamental new understanding of human nature. A scientific revolution has occurred-we have learned more about the human brain in the last thirty years than we had in the previous three thousand. The unconscious mind, it turns out, is most of the mind-not a dark, vestigial place but a creative and enchanted one, where most of the brain's work gets done. This is the realm of emotions, intuitions, biases, longings, genetic predispositions, personality traits, and social norms: the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made."--from publisher's description.
More than it hurts you by Darin Strauss ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Josh Goldin is a happily married TV airtime salesman with an eight-month-old son. When baby Zack is treated twice for mysterious and life-threatening symptoms, the head of a pediatric ICU, Dr. Darlene Stokes, tells Child Protective Services that she thinks Josh's wife, Dori, suffers from Munchausen syndrome, whereby the afflicted injure their children deliberately to draw attention to themselves. The Goldins' ensuing battle to keep Zack provides grist for public debate about issues ranging from parents' rights to race.
The informant by Kurt Eichenwald ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
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