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Bramhall, Mark

Overview
Works: 171 works in 490 publications in 2 languages and 36,023 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Drama  Animated films  Historical fiction  Science fiction films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author
Classifications: PS3552.O495, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Bramhall
The night strangers by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story. In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, had to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 died on impact or were drowned. The body count? Thirty-nine, a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself wondering about the women in this sparsely populated White Mountain village, self-proclaimed herbalists, and their interest in her fifth-grade daughters. Are the women mad? Or is it her husband, in the wake of the tragedy, whose grip on sanity has become desperately tenuous? The result is a powerful ghost story with a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply. The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead
Wedding night by Sophie Kinsella( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lottie is 33, and is sick of boyfriends who don't want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears after fifteen years and reminds her of their pact to marry each other if they are both single after 30, Lottie jumps at the chance. But not everyone is pleased with Lottie and Ben's arrangement, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will they make Lottie and Ben's wedding night one to remember, or one to forget?
The widower's tale by Julia Glass( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help his oldest daughter through a crisis, 70-year-old farmer Percy Darling sacrifices his reclusive lifestyle and allows a preschool to move into his barn. However, his new sociality forces him to take a hard look at how he has lived his life for the past 30 years since his wife's tragic death. Meanwhile, his grandson Robert takes to the Harvard campus with a renewed sense of environmental consciousness, something which only leads him to trouble
The light in the ruins by Chris Bohjalian( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate's gardens and olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis' bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once was their sanctuary becomes their prison. 1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case-- a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood-- Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history" -- from publisher's web site
The magicians a novel by Lev Grossman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Coldwater, secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory, is admitted to a very secret college of magic where he will learn the craft of modern sorcery. After graduation he and his friends the Fillory is real, but it turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined
The hypnotist [a novel] by Lars Kepler( Recording )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide--all the victims from the same family--captivates Detective Joona Linna. It appears the elder sister escaped the carnage, but it seems only a matter of time until she too is murdered. The only surviving witness is the boy whose family was slaughtered. He has suffered over one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees one mode of recourse: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, unleashing a long and terrifying chain of events
Navigating early by Clare Vanderpool( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boys' boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains
Beatrice and Virgil [a novel] by Yann Martel( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey--named Beatrice and Virgil--and the epic journey they undertake together
At the edge of the orchard : a novel by Tracy Chevalier( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Goodenough, whose family had originally settled in Connecticut from England brings his family to Ohio to carve out a new life for them in the Black Swamp in 1838. Fifteen years later their youngest son, Robert, who has been running west to escape his memories of the past, takes solace in a very different kind of tree--the redwoods and sequoias of California. But Robert's past catches up with him and he's forced to confront what he's running from and work out for himself that you can't run forever
Echo : a novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, as the second World War approaches, the lives of three children -- Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California -- become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. Pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their solo stories converge
The year of the flood by Margaret Atwood( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a cataclysmic natural disaster, Adam One, leader of the religion known as God's Gardeners, and his followers make their way through an altered, depopulated world, while Ren, a performer trapped in a high-end sex club, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa, try to decide how to proceed
Aleph by Paulo Coelho( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aleph marks a return to the author's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world's most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self discovery. Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal, the woman he loved 500 years before, an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself. Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins; a search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life
The high mountains of Portugal : a novel by Yann Martel( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that, if he can find it, would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest
Our souls at night : a novel by Kent Haruf( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have long been aware of each other, if not exactly friends; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter, Holly, lives hours away in Colorado Springs; her son, Gene, even farther away in Grand Junction. What Addie has come to ask--since she and Louis have been living alone for so long in houses now empty of family, and the nights are so terribly lonely--is whether he might be willing to spend them with her, in her bed, so they can have someone to talk with. Louis is surprised, even shocked, that she would've thought of him, though he soon is brave enough to try, impressed by the courage of her proposal. And so their lives now find a new rhythm and their conversations range freely, if sometimes haltingly, through their personal histories: his work as a high school English teacher; the loss of her teenage daughter, and the harm this did to her marriage as well as their son; his brief affair, as a young husband and father, which Addie had heard about; their youthful aspirations and middle-age disappointments and compromises; the joy both feel in at last being able to express the woof and weave of their experiences. This unusual arrangement, as Addie predicted, provokes local comment, and then the disapproval of their children, and their nightly pattern is further disrupted when her son, whose wife has departed for California, asks Addie to take in his six-year-old son, Jamie, for the summer while he tries to solve his various troubles. Jamie is confused and hurt, of course, but gradually finds comfort in the company of his grandmother and her friend Louis, neither of whom has spent much time with kids in years but in turn learn how to all over again. Teaching the boy to play catch. Adopting a dog from the local shelter. A camping trip in the mountains, a trip to the county fair, simple pleasures that are a hallmark of Haruf's fiction. As are the things that jeopardize them, from the death of a mutual friend to family tensions that suddenly test Addie and Louis's ability to withstand them. And the subtle denouement then sweeps both of these amazing people forward--heartbreakingly, hearteningly into the unknown" --
Benediction a novel by Kent Haruf( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him; her devotion softens the bitter absence of their estranged son, Frank, but this cannot be willed away and remains a palpable presence for all three of them. Next door, a young girl named Alice moves in with her grandmother and contends with her own painful memories
Steamboy by Katsuhiro Otomo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century England, young Ray Steam receives a Steam Ball, a mysterious, powerful device, from his inventor grandfather. Governments and businesses around the world covet Ray's Steam Ball, and he finds himself in a murderous conflict over its possession. He's also caught between his father who builds terrible weapons for an American arms merchant, and his grandfather, who believes science should improve people's lives
Titanic voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster
A lucky life interrupted : [a memoir of hope] by Tom Brokaw( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving personal memoir of the year Tom Brokaw spent battling multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer, with reflections on the medical quest, the life lessons learned, and news events he covered for NBC
New York [the novel] by Edward Rutherfurd( Recording )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intertwining characters and monumentous events that shaped New York and America, from the Revolutionary War to the attacks on the World Trade Center
The orchardist [a novel] by Amanda Coplin( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land
 
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