Most widely held works by Bernadette Dunne
Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
The story of a young girl's transformation into a geisha. But as World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms.
The year of the flood by Margaret Atwood ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 837 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.
Killer heat by Linda A Fairstein ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
The body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. The brutality of the murder is disturbing enough, but when a second body, beaten and disposed of in exactly the same manner, the city's top brass want the killer found fast. It becomes clear to Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper and her team that time is not on their side.
Blind alley by Iris Johansen ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan meets her greatest challenge yet: a killer who leaves his victims faceless and with burned fingerprints.
Kabul Beauty School an American woman goes behind the veil by Deborah Rodriguez ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists-- seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus the idea for the Kabul Beauty School was born. Within that small haven, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts, ultimately giving her the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style.
Countdown by Iris Johansen ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Orphaned at an early age, Jane grew up the hard way, but she was given a new life, a loving family, and a chance to pursue her interest in one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed. Now someone was trying to destroy that new life before it could even get started. The past is returning with the kind of vengeance that knows no mercy. The countdown has already begun, and it's approaching zero faster than anyone thinks.
The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
Andrea Sachs is the personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine. As can be imagined, the relationship of Ms. Priestly to Ms. Sachs is one of unmitigated oppression, enormous egoism, and blatant disregard for human feeling. Andrea is given a series of increasingly degrading and mind-bogglingly menial tasks, and must complete all of them, around the clock, without complaint. What induces Andrea to suffer this treatment? It is the dangled promise that a recommendation from Miranda will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. But as her burden increases, she realizes that she may have made a deal with the devil, and that the price of a future job may be her very soul.
Firestorm by Iris Johansen ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of that long-ago night still burn in her nightmares: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough... Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but her life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. The deadly flames of her past are back, and from out of the ashes a stranger appears. Who is Silver? And why has he chosen her in the desperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. To save themselves and the innocent lives at stake, Kerry will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to do: fight fire with fire.
Mindfulness by Ellen J Langer ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless develop habits of thought born of repetition in childhood and throughout schooling. To be mindful, allows free rein to intuition and creativity, and opens us to new information and perspectives.
Temperatures rising by Sandra Brown ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
Architectural engineer Scout Ritland is the kind of American man who spells trouble. Chantal duPont should know, for she has experienced the best and worst of the country and its people. At home on sultry Parrish Island she is putting herself in the way of another bold Yankee, but this time it's for a good cause. Scout is the one man who can help her village, and she's not about to let him get the better of her--no matter how much she may want to.
Dead aim by Iris Johansen ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Photojournalist Alex Graham bears witness to disasters that we should never forget. So when a dam breaks in Colorado, she goes on site, not only snapping pictures but also digging for survivors. Drawn off to a remote part of the site, she stumbles onto something nobody was meant to see : a man with a rifle, a helicopter crash, and an avalanche she believes buried evidence that the tragedy was far from natural.--Container.
Fatal tide by Iris Johansen ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Iris Johansen invents another plucky heroine, Melis Nemid, in this high-stakes hunt for the legendary sunken island of Marinth. After a lifetime spent seeking refuge from the nightmares of her past, Melis has found comfort on a Caribbean island with two beloved dolphins and a staunch friend. But that haven is threatened when an oceanographer on the trail of Marinth's treasures is killed, leaving only Melis as his confidant. As a pack of vicious gold-diggers closes in on her, the only person who can help is Jed Kelby, a trust-fund playboy, ex-SEAL, and fellow oceanographer. But even he could be after the sunken treasure, and he might be more dangerous than the deadly opportunists he's supposed to protect Melis from.
A deeper sleep by Dana Stabenow ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Kate is investigating a murder committed in Niniltna community where she lives, by Louis Deem who has managed to avoid justice for past crimes.
Garlic and sapphires by Ruth Reichl ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
"Ruth Reichl knows that to be a good restaurant critic you have to be anonymous, but when she signs up to be the most important restaurant critic in the country, her picture is posted in every four-star, low-star, and no-star kitchen in town. What's a critic in search of the truth to do?"--Container.
Audition by Barbara Walters ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
The television journalist chronicles the people, events, and forces that have shaped her life, discussing her relationships with family, friends, and others; her struggle to succeed in a man's world; and the interviews she has conducted during her forty-year career.
No one to trust by Iris Johansen ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Rico Chavez is the most terrifying of killers. He is ruthless, charismatic, and has the resources to get whatever he wants. What Rico Chavez wants is Elena Kyler...dead. Trained by the military as an assassin, Elena has always relied on herself until now. On the run from Chavez, her desperation leads her to seek help from Sean Galen. He is the most dangerous man she knows. In order to save her own life, she must learn to trust for the first time and find an ally in the most unsuspected places.
Alice in jeopardy [a novel by Ed McBain ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Since her husband Eddie's death in a boating accident eight months ago, Alice Glendenning has struggled to make ends meet while waiting for the insurance company to pay up. When Alice takes a job as a real estate agent, she makes a new friend, Charlie Hobbs from whom she is supposed to try to buy his waterfront land for a developer. Things quickly become a nightmare for Alice when her two children, Ashley and Jamie, aren't on the school bus home one day, and she gets a phone call from a woman claiming to have them. When the kidnapper calls again and asks for a ransom identical to the amount Alice is due from the insurance agency after Eddie's accident, Alice forgoes contacting the police and instead calls Charlie for help. But soon enough Alice wonders whether anyone can be trusted in her fight for everything she holds dear.
The gravedigger's daughter [a novel by Joyce Carol Oates ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Rebecca Schwarts was born on the boat that brought her parents from Nazi Germany. When she was 13, her father killed her mother and nearly killed Rebecca, before killing himself. In adulthood, she marries an abusive man and has a son. After being nearly beaten to death, she escapes with her son, taking a new name and starting a new life.
Bless this mouse by Lois Lowry ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Mouse Mistress Hildegarde musters all her ingenuity to keep a large colony of church mice safe from the exterminator and to see that they make it through the dangerous Blessing of the Animals.
Wit's end by Karen Joy Fowler ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Rima Lanisell meets her godmother, Addison Early, a best selling mystery writer, and seeks to discover what her godmother's relationship with her father was.
Adoptees Afghanistan--Kabul Alaska Audiobooks Audiobooks Beauty shops--Social aspects Biography California--San Francisco Colorado Detective and mystery stories Domestic fiction Duncan, Eve (Fictitious character) England Environmental disasters Facial reconstruction (Anthropology) Families Fiction Geishas History Imaginary places Islands Japan Juvenile works Kabul Beauty School Knights and knighthood Louisiana Manners and customs Massachusetts--Cape Cod McCone, Sharon (Fictitious character) Mothers and daughters Muslim women--Social conditions New York (State) New York (State)--New York Police Private investigators Psychological fiction Public prosecutors Regression (Civilization) Serial murderers Serial murders Sex role United States Women Women detectives Women journalists Women lawyers Women photographers Women private investigators Women sculptors Women--Social life and customs