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Potter, Kirsten

Overview
Works: 22 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 4,383 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Personal narratives  Young adult works  Radio plays  Science fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PZ7.L32394, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kirsten Potter
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An engaging historical novel portraying the challenges of a young woman homesteader attempting to define her ideas of home and friendship. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home
The snowball [Warren Buffett and the business of life] by Alice Schroeder( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors
Hattie ever after by Kirby Larson( Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. A letter and love token from Uncle Chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself. But Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle. Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself. Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world
Cleopatra's moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cleopatra Selene, the only surviving daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony, recalls her life of pomp and splendor in Egypt and, after her parents' deaths, capitivity and treachery in Rome
The treasure map of boys Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon--and me, Ruby Oliver by E Lockhart( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Seattle sixteen-year-old juggles therapy, running a school bake sale, coping with her performance artist mother, growing distant from an old friend, and conflicting feelings about her ex-boyfriend and potential new boyfriends
Fat Cat by Robin Brande( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overweight teenage Catherine embarks on a high school science project in which she must emulate the ways of hominims, the earliest ancestors of human beings, by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology
Madapple by Christina Meldrum( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This story, part thriller, part mystery, and part investigation of the human soul, is about Aslaug, an unusual young woman whose mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language, but not about life. Especially not how she came to have her own life, and who her father might be. When Aslaug's mother dies unexpectedly, everything changes. For Aslaug is a suspect in her mother's death. And the more her story unravels, the more questions unfold about the nature of Aslaug's birth, about what she should do next, about whether divine miracles have truly happened, and whether, when all other explanations are impossible, they might still happen this very day
Flight of shadows [a novel] by Sigmund Brouwer( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a future world where the fundamentalist government distorts true Christianity, a winged girl named Caitlyn escapes to the Outside but soon finds herself on the run again from an organization seeking her body's genetic information
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army, but also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire arms manufacturer. A comedic battle rages between daughter and father, posing the question, does salvation come through faith or finance?
All over the map by Laura Fraser( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, to celebrate her fortieth birthday, Laura Fraser confronts the unique trajectory of her life. Divorced and childless in her thirties, she found solace in the wanderlust that had always directed her heart, and found love and comfort in the arms of a dashing Frenchman. Their Italian affair brought her back to herself, but now she wonders if her passion for travel has deprived her of what she secretly wants most from life
The living room by Graham Greene( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London in the 1950's. A mysterious house, home to a family that has seen better days, will not yield its secrets. And a love affair turns to tragedy. Greene, one of the foremost writers of the 20th Century, based the play on his own passionate but doomed affairs, and his conflicted view of Catholicism
Flory a miraculous story of survival : Holocaust 1940-1945 by Flory A Van Beek( )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland. But Flory survived to recount her extraordinary story of persecution and survival. Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. There, cut off from the outside world and their families, they faced the hunger and stress of daily life in confined quarters along with the ever-present threat of discovery and certain death. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching ... for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words 'I love you' are said for all the wrong reasons. Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story-- a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, 'Can I ever feel okay about myself?'"--Publisher's web site
The invisible girls a memoir by Sarah Thebarge( )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A girl scarred by her past. A refugee mother uncertain of her future. Five little girls who brought them together. After nearly dying of breast cancer in her twenties, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship on the East Coast and started over in Portland, Oregon. She was hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life, but instead she met Hadhi and her daughters, and set out on an adventure she'd never anticipated. Hadhi was fighting battles of her own. A Somali refugee abandoned by her husband, she was struggling to raise five young daughters in a culture she didn't understand. When their worlds collided, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, "invisible" in a neighborhood of strangers. As Sarah helped Hadhi and the girls navigate American life, her outreach to the family became a source of courage and a lifeline for herself
Deviant a novel by Helen FitzGerald( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When sixteen-year-old Abigail's mother dies in Scotland--leaving a faded photo, a weirdly cryptic letter, and a one-way ticket to America--she feels nothing. Why should she? Her mother abandoned her as a baby to grow up on an antinuclear commune and then in ugly foster homes. But the letter is a surprise in more ways than one: her father is living in California. What's more, she has an eighteen-year-old sister, Becky. And the two are expecting Abigail to move in with them. While struggling to overcome her natural suspicions of a note from beyond the grave--not to mention anything positive--Abigail tries to fit in with her strange, new American family: a distant father with a closed past, a too-perfect stepmother, and most puzzling of all, her long-lost sister. Becky sweeps Abigail into a shadowy underground movement involving clandestine street art, jailbreaks, and a bizarre double life. Soon Abigail uncovers something unimaginable: a plot with vast implications--one that is aimed not only at controlling her sister, but the behavior of rebellious teens across the globe
Miracle for Jen a true story : a tragic accident, a mother's desperate prayer, and heaven's extraordinary answer by Linda Barrick( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the night of November 5, 2006, the Barrick family was driving home from church when their van was struck by a drunk driver. Fifteen-year-old Jen suffered multiple skull fractures and severe brain trauma and was not expected to survive the night. But against all odds, she did. Instead, after five weeks she opened her eyes and began praying and praising God
Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's the middle of the high-flying, go-getting 80's in Maggie Thatcher's England and Marlene finally has something to celebrate -- she's just been made Managing Director of Top Girls Employment Agency. But with no friends to speak of, and a past she'd just as soon forget, the guests at Marlene's party are a collection of famous women from history. Soon, Marlene discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it's cracked up to be. A bold, searing comdey from an Olivier Award-winning playwright whom critics have called "one of the best writers today."
Flory a miraculous story of survival by Flory A Van Beek( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland. But Flory survived to recount her extraordinary story of persecution and survival. Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. There, cut off from the outside world and their families, they faced the hunger and stress of daily life in confined quarters along with the ever-present threat of discovery and certain death. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage
The snowball Warren Buffett and the business of life by Alice Schroeder( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legendary Omaha investor, Warren Buffett has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as 'The Oracle of Omaha.'
Double play : faith and family first by Ben Zobrist( Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All-Star player Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays), considered one of the best all-around players in baseball, writes about the importance of his faith, life, and athletic career
 
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