Most widely held works about Blair Brown
Most widely held works by Blair Brown
The secret life of the brain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,685 libraries worldwide
This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only learn startling new truths about the brain, they will voyage inside it.
Number the stars by Lois Lowry ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Digging to America [a novel by Anne Tyler ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Two families awaiting the arrival of their adopted infant daughters from Korea meet at the airport. The families lives become interwined after the Donaldsons, a young American couple invite the Yazdan's, Maryam, her son and his Iranian American wife to an arrival party, which becomes an annual event. Maryam, who came to this country thirty-five years earlier, feels her values threatened when she is courted by a newly widowed Donaldson. A penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives, those who are born here and those who are still struggling to fit in.
Back when we were grownups by Anne Tyler ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
Beck Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old party planner, suddenly questions her identity and attempts to regain the youthful wisdom she had before she was swept into marriage by a charismatic older divorcee thirty years ago.
The senator's wife by Sue Miller ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
"Meri is newly married, pregnant, and standing on the cusp of her life as a wife and mother, recognizing with some terror the gap between reality and expectation. Delia Naughton - wife of the two-term liberal senator Tom Naughton - is Meri's new neighbor in the adjacent New England town house. Delia's husband's chronic infidelity has been an open secret in Washington circles, but despite the complexity of their relationship, the bond between them remains strong. What keeps people together, even in the midst of profound betrayal?"--Container.
The client by John Grisham ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
This is the story of 11-year-old Mark Sway, who witnessed the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana senator whose accused killer, Mafia thug Barry Muldanno, is about to go to trial.
Dogville ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 962 libraries worldwide
Grace arrives in the isolated town of Dogville, on the run from gangsters. The townspeople agree to hide her. However, when outsiders start looking for the fugitive, the locals make demands of Grace in exchange for the risk of harboring her. But Grace has a secret and its a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever decided to bare its teeth.
The amateur marriage [a novel by Anne Tyler ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
Hastily married during the uncertainty of World War II, Pauline and Michael soon realize that they are sadly mismatched. Years later, when their 17-year-old daughter disappears, the estranged couple must rescue their grandson Pagan from Haight Ashbury and raise him themselves.
Inés of my soul by Isabel Allende ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Inés Suárez, a Spanish conquistadora who toiled to build the nationa of Chile. Born into a poor family in Spain, Inés works hard to make ends meet. It is the sixteenth century, and when her shifless husband disappears to the New World, Inés uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure. After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she leanrs that her husband had died in battle. Soon, she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the chourse of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro.
Last kiss by Luanne Rice ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Hubbard's Point, Connecticut. Nearly a year after the death of eighteen-year-old Charlie, singer-songwriter Sheridan Rosslare still hasn't played a note of the music that was once her life's passion. Tucked away in the beach house where she raised her only child, she lives with her memories of him and a grief too big to share even with her beloved sisters or her dear friend Stevie Moore. Nor can Stevie comfort Charlie's heartbroken girlfriend, Nell Kilvert, whom she regards as a daughter. Nell won't rest until she finds out what really happened to the boy she loved. Out of the past she summons a man she believes cares enough, and is tough enough, to uncover the truth--Sheridan's long-ago soul mate, Gavin Dawson.--From publisher description.
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism.
Airframe by Michael Crichton ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
A lethal mid-air disaster aboard a commercial twinjet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation.
Destination America ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Destination America looks at the driving forces that have compelled individuals to immigrate to America and, in particular, the immigration of women who have come to this country in search of opportunity and basic human rights denied them in their homelands.
Cause of death by Patricia Daniels Cornwell ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Dr. Scarpetta investigates the murder of a scuba diver, and she must use both cutting edge technology and old fashioned detective work to find the truth.
Unnatural exposure by Patricia Daniels Cornwell ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 743 libraries worldwide
The dismembered body of an elderly woman is found in a Virginia landfill, and forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta must find out who killed her and why.
Daughter of fortune by Isabel Allende ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her brother, Jeremy. Just as she falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. Joaquin leaves for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him.
Olive's ocean by Kevin Henkes ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.
Lost in the forest by Sue Miller ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 libraries worldwide
Set in the vineyards of Northern California the story of a young girl who, in the wake of a tragic accident, seeks solace in a damaging love affair with a much older man. Eva, a divorced and happily remarried mother of three, runs a small bookstore in a town north of San Francisco. When her second husband, John, is killed in a car accident, her family's fragile peace is once again overtaken by loss. Emily, the eldest, must grapple with newfound independence and responsibility. Theo, the youngest, can only begin to fathom his father's death. But for Daisy, the middle child, John's absence opens up a world of bewilderment, exposing her at the onset of adolescence to the chaos and instability that hover just beyond the safety of parental love. In her sorrow, Daisy embarks on a harrowing sexual odyssey, a journey that will cast her even farther out onto the harsh promontory of adulthood and lost hope.
Portrait in sepia by Isabel Allende ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 libraries worldwide
"With her earliest memories erased by a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised amid great wealth in Chile by her shrewd, commanding grandmother. But her nights are tormented by a nightmare set in San Francisco's Chinatown. Now, reaching womanhood and thrust into a marriage that quickly leaves her disillusioned, she begins a search for her missing years and unwinds a twisted saga linking three generations of a powerful family to a courageous Chinese physician and Eliza Sommers, a protagonist of Allende's Daughter of fortune, in a tale that explores the complexity of passion, the power of memory, and a woman's emerging self."--Container sleeve.
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
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