WorldCat Identities

Gardner, Grover

Works: 782 works in 2,758 publications in 1 language and 66,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Personal narratives  Detective and mystery fiction  Humor  Audio adaptations  Western stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3612.A5477, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Grover Gardner
Defending Jacob [a novel] by William Landay( Recording )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, and as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own--between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive
The curious case of Benjamin Button and other stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Recording )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"F. Scott Fitzgerald makes anti-bellum Baltimore his setting for "The curious case of Benjamin Button," a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age seventy who then lives life in reverse, his hair turning 'in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray, the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced.'"--Container
The women a novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Recording )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of Frank Lloyd Wright as told through the experiences of the four women who loved him: the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff; the passionate Southern belle Maud Miriam Noel; the spirited Mamah Cheney, tragically killed; and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin
The sound and the fury by William Faulkner( Recording )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the tragic Caddy Compson, as seen through the eyes of her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic Quentin, and the monstrous Jason
Black order by James Rollins( Recording )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stand by Stephen King( Recording )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown( Recording )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The systematic destruction of the American Indians, told in the words of those who were there
Man's search for ultimate meaning by Viktor E Frankl( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktor Frankl offers a more straightforward alternative to traditional Freudian psychoanalysis: one's problems may be rooted in a failure to find a meaning in life beyond one's interior world. The basis for his interpretation, however, is not so straightforward. It lies in Frankl's existential analysis, plumbing for the reasons that people have repressed their consciences, their love, their creativity. By legitimizing a spiritual aspect of the human mind, Frankl has separated us definitively from the animal kingdom, but it is still up to each of us to rise to our human potential
Play dead by David Rosenfelt( Recording )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Carpenter, plunges into a high-profile murder case with a golden retriever as his key witness
Play money : or, how I quit my day job and made millions trading virtual loot by Julian Dibbell( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses how he earned his fortune by aquiring virtual goods during massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMPORGs) and selling them for real money on eBay
The accursed by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real inhabitants of turn-of-the century Princeton full under the influence of a supernatural power. When a savage lynching in a nearby town is hushed up, a horrifying chain of events is initiated
Tales from the Old West by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cañon walls: Smoke Bellew enters a remote Mormon settlement only a jump ahead of a posse. Working for a dowager Mormon, Smoke finds that his life undergoes a transformation and he is able to make the ranch a financial success, at the same time falling in love with her wanton daughter, Rebecca. But it is too good to last. The law follows him
Guns, germs, and steel [the fates of human societies] by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the balance of power in the world, the essentially unequal distribution of wealth and clout that has shaped civilization for centuries, a matter of survival of the fittest, or merely of the luckiest? In Guns, Germs, and Steel, UCLA professor (and author of the best-seller bearing the same title) Jared Diamond makes a compelling case for the latter. Diamond's theory is that the predominance of white Europeans (and Americans of European descent) over other cultures has nothing to do with racial superiority, as many have claimed, but is instead the result of nothing more, or less, than geographical coincidence. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the people who populated the Middle East's "fertile crescent" thousands of years ago were the first farmers, blessed with abundant natural resources (native crops such as wheat and barley, domesticable animals like pigs, goats, sheep, and cows). When their descendents migrated to Europe and northern Africa, climates similar to the crescent's, those same assets, which were unavailable in most of the rest of the world, led to the flourishing of advanced civilizations in those places as well. Add to that their ability to control fire, and Europeans eventually developed the guns and steel (swords, trains, etc.) they used to conquer the planet (the devastating diseases they brought with them, like smallpox, were an unplanned "benefit" to their subjugation of, for instance, Peru's native Incas). The program uses location footage (from New Guinea, South America, Africa, and elsewhere), interviews, reenactments, maps, and Diamond's own participation to support his thesis
The flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor( Recording )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are twelve men who shouldn't be alive. They have survived the sudden blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a desperate crash landing in the Sahara of Central Libya. Survived to face the slow, dry, agonizing death of the desert. Twelve men with one hope: to build a new plane from the wreckage of their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell. Only one man could build such a plane: Stringer, the brilliant and obsessed engineer. Only one man could fly it: Towns, the arrogant and tormented pilot. Both had been aboard the Skytruck, but both are mortal enemies whose consuming hatred for each other is a danger greater than the desert itself
Showdown on the hogback by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Kedrick is hired by a financial syndicate to run off a gang of vagrants and outlaws who are occupying a sizable strip of land that the syndicate has filed, claiming it is unusable swamp. To Kedrick's dismay, these "vagrants and outlaws" turn out to be hard working ranchers and farmers who have improved the lands they have claimed and are determined to resist any effort to disenfranchise them
The cider house rules by John Irving( Recording )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Maine in the first part of the 20th century, this novel tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch, a physician addicted to ether, who is founder and director of Saint Cloud's Orphanage, and of his favorite orphan, Howard. Howard learns the latest obstetrical procedure from Dr. Larch, but rebels against assisting the physician perform abortions
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From National Book Award winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered to be one of America's all-time brightest authors, Mark Twain has left his mark on the literary world. Authoring such gems as "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Twain's insight on the ever-evolving and expanding America gave the world a better understanding on the social issues that plagued the country. Here in his own words, Twain chronicles his life and career, offering some perspectives on how his books were created
Who's your caddy? [looping for the great, near great, and reprobates of golf] by Rick Reilly( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The women a novelThe sound and the furyBlack orderBury my heart at Wounded KneeMan's search for ultimate meaningPlay deadPlay money : or, how I quit my day job and made millions trading virtual lootTales from the Old West