WorldCat Identities

White, Karen (Karen Elizabeth)

Works: 324 works in 1,662 publications in 1 language and 39,779 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Humorous fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Case studies 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.M1464, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karen White
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty Bard MacDonald( Recording )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis
Beachcombers : [a novel] by Nancy Thayer( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Fox, the baby of her family, sends her sister Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker's job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters' widowed father, Jim
The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family by Annette Gordon-Reed( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annette Gordon-Reed tells the legendary story of the Hemingses of Monticello, an American slave family with direct blood ties to the American President Thomas Jefferson. Gordon-Reed vividly describes the relationships between Jefferson, his mistress, slave Sally Hemings, and the rest of the Hemings family
Daring greatly : how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead by Brené Brown( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day people experience the uncertainty and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Here, Dr. Brown challenges everything people think they know about vulnerability, saying it is not weakness but rather the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection
Family tree by Barbara Delinsky( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dana Clarke has finally achieved the stability she has craved in her marriage to a man from an old New England family, but when her daughter is born with African-American traits in her appearance, her family life is thrown into turmoil
Heartwood : [a novel] by Belva Plain( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain. For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere. Now, in her final novel, she comes full circle with the themes she took up in her very first work, -- From the Hardcover edition
Faith, hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a student exchange program, seventh-graders Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities, and find that although their lifestyles are total opposites they have a lot in common
The silent wife : a novel by A. S. A Harrison( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can't be made, and promises that won't be kept
Luncheon of the boating party by Susan Vreeland( Recording )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the painting of Girl in hyacinth blue. The party of subjects drinking and flirting over several Sundays while he paints and his desire to do breakout work instead of portraits of society women in their parlors
The residence : inside the private world of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, This reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family
The secret life of bees : a novel by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, a young girl is given a home by three middle-aged black sisters who keep bees. As Lily is drawn into their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, she discovers a place where she can find the thing her heart most longs
Happy birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty Bard MacDonald( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brand-new Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle adventure! Anne MacDonald Canham, daughter of author Betty MacDonald, brings Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and her treasure chest of magical cures back to life in this fun-filled story. Whenever a parent has a problem with a child's bad habits, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is sure to have the special cure--ranging from the fairly mundane to the fantastic. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle uses her wits, knowledge, and love of children to teach them to be kind, helpful, and well-behaved
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farm by Betty Bard MacDonald( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house and smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment. Patsy hates baths. Hubert never puts anything away. Allen eats v-e-r-y slowly. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a treatment for all of them
You had me at woof : how dogs taught me the secrets of happiness by Julie Klam( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would ever meet the man she could spend the rest of her life with. And then it happened. She met the irresistible Otto, her first in a long line of Boston terriers, and fell instantly in love
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott( Recording )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women--a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow--who were spies. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O'Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies' descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war
Her father's house : [a novel] by Belva Plain( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Wolfe, a young lawyer, arrives in New York City. Idealistic and ambitious, he marries Lillian out of infatuation and little else. Their marriage is shaky, but they have a child, Tina, and for her, Donald would give up everything. When his flawed marriage begins to fail, he must consider a step that would force him into flight and a life of hiding. Tina develops into an exceptional young woman, who at university falls in love with the lawyer Gilbert. Together, they go to New York, where she learns the truth about her family's past - a truth that must change her regard for the father who has protected and cherished her
Picking cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July of 1984 in Burlington, North Carolina, Jennifer Thompson was raped in her own bed by an armed assailant. Not two months later, Thompson identified Ronald Cotton as the attacker, who was tried and sentenced to life in prison. However, after eleven years behind bars, Cotton was found innocent through DNA testing. Some time later, the two met and forged an unlikely friendship
Miss Julia throws a wedding by Ann B Ross( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Julia Springer, who combines Southern grace, the dignity of a woman "of a certain age," an encyclopedic knowledge of etiquette, and a bitingly sharp tongue, is at a loss. Her late husband's former illicit squeeze, who is now her best friend, is going to live in sin with her friend Mr. Pickens instead of with her. Fortunately, a wedding is on the horizon. The happy couple was planning to have a perfunctory courthouse wedding, but Miss Julia has plans of her own for a real honest-to-goodness ceremony, albeit with some shortcuts on the etiquette side
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's magic by Betty Bard MacDonald( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves everyone, and everyone loves her right back. The children love her because she is lots of fun. Their parents love her because she can cure children of absolutely any bad habit. The treatments are unusual, but they work! Who better than a pig, for instance, to teach a piggy little boy table manners? And what better way to cure the rainy-day "waddle-I-do's" than hunt for a pirate treasure in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's upside-down house?
Inside of a dog : what dogs see, smell, and know by Alexandra Horowitz( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra Horowitz fuses her perspectives as both scientist and dog owner to deliver a fresh look at the world of dogs, as seen from the animal's point of view
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Alternative Names
White, Karen Elizabeth

English (205)

Beachcombers : [a novel]The Hemingses of Monticello : an American familyFamily treeHeartwood : [a novel]Faith, hope, and Ivy JuneLuncheon of the boating partyThe secret life of bees : a novelHappy birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle