Allen, Joan 1956-
Most widely held works about Joan Allen
Most widely held works by Joan Allen
The notebook ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
A wealthy & fiercely independent young woman falls for an impoverished & passionate young man.
The Bourne ultimatum ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
Once again, Jason Bourne emerges from hiding and into chaos. His return this time prompted inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross. Ross's writing is unveiling Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns which have woken, and profoundly disturbed, Bourne's former masters. Bourne must uncover and eradicate the sources of their paranoia, before they eradicate him. Clawing his way out of madness, Jason Bourne has regained his conscience even though he has lost most of his mind.
Pleasantville ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,616 libraries worldwide
Twin siblings David and Jennifer couldn't be more different: she curses, smokes, and sleeps around; David is a prototypical nerdy outcast. Then, one dark and stormy night, they're sucked into the TV and Pleasantville: a perfect suburban Disneyland suffused with church-social niceness and Rotary Club boosterism. Jennifer despises it all. So, like a pint-size Lauren Bacall, she refuses to play the role of poodle-skirted good girl and introduces one of the boys to sex, after which this bland, black and white world magically begins changing into color. Through the combined forces of sex and rock 'n' roll, it becomes clear that the things that make life worth living--passion, knowledge, and love--are far removed from safety, stability, and bland sterility. Before too long, the whole town is wondering: what's outside Pleasantville?
The Bourne supremacy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
Jason Bourne has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar. He has been able to reconnect with Marie, the woman he loves. But Bourne is still haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences.
The crucible ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret ceremony. When the ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls are accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by hysteria, and innocent victims are put on trial, leading to a devastating climax.
Hachi a dog's tale ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,324 libraries worldwide
The heartwarming true story of a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station everyday and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Even after his master passed away, he continued to return to the same spot at the station every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits he touched many lives and taught the local people about love, compassion, and above all unyielding loyalty.
The upside of anger ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
This contemporary drama is about romance between two imperfect, alcoholic, resentful ordinary people, neighbors in the suburbs, adults with enough money to support themselves in the discontent to which they have become accustomed. Terry Wolfmeyer, suburban Detroit mother of four girls, is suddenly abandoned by her husband, and sinks into depression and subsists on a steady diet of vodka tonics. Denny Davies, retired baseball player, is a flabby, lackadaisical sports talk radio host who is bored by sports and talk. He prods her into being his drinking buddy, and their tenuous friendship grows more intimate. The four daughters have sized up the situation and are getting on with their lives in their own ways, mostly competently. Together, Terry and Denny find out how much a waste of time and effort anger is, along the road to the transformations that can happen when dealing with its aftermath.
The almost moon a novel by Alice Sebold ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
Having set aside her own life in her support of her parents, husband, and children, Helen Knightly confronts the realities of the choices that were imposed upon her during a harrowing twenty-four-hour period of death and revelation.
The rape of Europa ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Imagine the world without our masterpieces. Interviews with eyewitnesses and historians and newsreel footage show how during World War II the Nazis systematically took or destroyed the art of Europe. It follows the heroic Europeans who first hid, and then set out to find and return what had been taken, with the help of the Allied forces "Monuments Men". It is work that continues to this day.
Nixon ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
Drama about the fall of Richard Nixon based on the view that a dark, murderous conspiracy controls the world.
Blessings by Anna Quindlen ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
When a baby is left on their doorstep, an elderly matriarch and her caretaker raise it in this tale of love and redemption.
The ice storm ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and French and held by 902 libraries worldwide
"The story of two disfunctional families who learn to cope with nature-- human nature-- in this emotionally charged tale of suburban life in the '70s. When a self-centered husband's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, it takes a wife-swapping 'key party' and a freak ice storm to clear the air-- and change their lives forever."--Container.
The contender ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
As soon as a woman is nominated to replace the deceased vice president of the USA, her political enemies search in her private life for ways to bring her down.
The mists of Avalon ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
The mists of Avalon follows the women of Avalon from their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies in the battle between Christianity and Paganism that threatens to bring down Arthur's kingdom.
Death race ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Private corporations run most of the prisons across the U.S. for profit. Jensen Ames is framed for his wife's murder on the same day that the steel mill he works at closes. Ames is sent to prison where he is coerced by Hennessey, the sadistic prison warden, to drive a Ford Mustang and become known as the famous masked driver, Frankenstein. She tells Ames that she knows his baby was left in foster care, but that prisoners are freed upon winning five Death Races. Since he will take on the mask of the legendary Frankenstein, who had 4 wins at the time of his death, he will only need to win one race. It's a race to the finish and only the winner survives.
Bonneville ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage '66 Bonneville convertible across the great American West to deliver her husband's ashes to her step-daughter. What begins as a simple road trip for the trio, will end up becoming a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendship, the importance of promises and always living life to the fullest.
Face/off ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, is transformed into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home.
Off the map ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Bo, an 11-year-old girl, lives in a remote desert area of New Mexico, with her mother, a free spirit, and her father, who is losing a battle with depression. One day an IRS agent visits the family, to perform an audit, and decides that he would rather stay than return to his job. He becomes a catalyst for major changes and discoveries affecting every member of the family.
Georgia O'Keeffe ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. As their relationship suffers, Alfred takes a younger lover. Georgia's search for solace moves her west, where she finds new inspiration for her paintings, and ultimately her own voice, in the New Mexico landscape.
Point of origin by Patricia Daniels Cornwell ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
SUMMARY: This novel pits Virginia's chief medical examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes.
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