Most widely held works by Suzanne Toren
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
On the morning after the 2003 Academy Awards, Max--an Oscar-winning writer/director whose fame has waned--and his lover, Elena, are in bed, still groggy from last night's red-carpet festivities. They are talking about movies, talking about love, talking about the just-begun war in Iraq. But a house full of guests demands attention. They share their stories of Hollywood past and present; they watch films in Max's luxe screening room; they gossip by the swimming pool, and tussle in the many bedrooms. The tension mounts, sparks fly, and Smiley delivers a virtuosic, unputdownable romp of a novel about love, war, sex, politics, storytelling--and, of course, redemption--that's Hollywood!
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives.
Plain truth by Jodi Picoult ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
At the family dairy farm in Pennsylvania Amish country, eighteen-year-old unwed Katie Fisher is accused of birthing and then smothering her baby. Although Katie claims her innocence and says she didn't even bear the child, Philadelphia lawyer Ellie Hathaway may be Katie's only hope.
1st to die by James Patterson ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
Four women, four friends, share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay is a homicide inspector, Claire is a medical examiner, Jill is an assistant D.A., and Cindy just started working the crime desk of the "San Francisco chronicle." The usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings, so they decide to form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.
Devil's food cake murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
When someone shoots visiting Lutheran minister Matthew Walters, Hannah Swenson and cronies investigate Matthew's background, especially his relationship to his creepy, paroled convict cousin, Paul.
Room a novel by Emma Donoghue ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.
Carrot cake murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
It's summer time in Lake Eden, Minnesota, which means picnics aplenty for bakery proprietress and amateur sleuth Hannah. Then Uncle Gus is murdered following a big family reunion, and the only clues to be found at the crime scene are two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake.
The emperor's children by Claire Messud ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college droupout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making siginificant changes in their lives.
Plum pudding murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Rumor has it that "Lunatic Larry" Jaeger is in the red-- an idea that takes a sinister turn when Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal and then bash him with it. With so many suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah's running out of time to nab a murderous Scrooge who doesn't want her to see the New Year.
Key lime pie murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
The Cookie Jar is abuzz with activity. Hannah's all set to make sweets for the upcoming fair, judge a bake-off and assist a friend in his magic act. But all is not well in the tiny town of Lake Eden. Student teacher Willa Sunquist is found murdered with a key lime pie toppled over at the scene. The list of suspects runs around the block, and Hannah must sift through this motley assortment before the devious villain strikes again.
Sugar cookie murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 942 libraries worldwide
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix.
Peach cobbler murder a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, and one of the owners is found shot to death in the store, Hannah is determined to prove that she wasn't the only one who had an axe to grind with the Quinn sisters. Somebody wasn't fooled by the Georgia Peaches and their sweet-as-pie act--and now it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up a murder.
Cherry cheesecake murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Hannah takes a break from sifting through her multiple marriage proposals. Hollywood has come to Lake Eden and The Cookie Jar is serving as snack central for the movie crew--Hannah's cherry cheesecake is demanding director Dean Lawrence's favorite. But no one seems to like Lawrence, so when he turns up dead, there's a baker's dozen suspects. It seems someone switched the movie's prop gun with a real gun, and the director's acting demonstration turned fatal.
Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Hannah Swensen's supplies are delivered daily by Ron LaSalle, whom she often passes on her way to work. On this fateful day, Rons truck is soon parked behind the store, but he fails to reappear. When Hannah finds him seated in the truck, the window open, a bullet through his chest, shes inspired to work her way through the townspeople, looking for a motive for Rons death, even as she manfully resists her widowed mothers attempts to find her a husband.
Fudge cupcake murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
"Hannah Swensen has her hands full teaching a weekly cooking class and churning out delicious treats for friends and neighbors at her bakery, The Cookie Jar. But things turn sour when she stumbles upon the body of the town's sheriff. Hannah's brother-in-law is the number one suspect, but his goose isn't cooked yet. After discovering that there is more than one person with reason for murdering the sheriff, Hannah finds herself up against a nasty killer who doesn't like what she's got cooking"--Container.
Blueberry muffin murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
Hannah's popular bakery, The Cookie Jar, licated in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is best known for its tempting confections--until best-selling cookbook author and television personality Connie McIntyre is murdered in its pantry while baking a special treat for the town's Winter Carnival. Despite police warnings to steer clear of the case, Hannah is soon chasing down a bevy of suspicious characters.
Holy Bible. Old Testament. the historical books of the Old Testament. part 1 ( Recording )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Word-for-word unabridged recording of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, narrated in contemporary language for easy understanding.
Cream puff murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Hannah Swensen, like most women in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is not a fan of Ronni Ward--the man-stealing gym bunny. So when Ronni turns up lifeless in a jacuzzi--accompanied by one of Hannah's cream puffs--the long list of suspects begins with Hannah.
Apple turnover murder by Joanne Fluke ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Hannah is feeling the heat when she agrees to bake apple turnovers for a fundraiser and partake in the charity talent contest. But when Hannah discovers the MC dead with one of her apple turnovers in his hand, she realizes someone has murder on the menu.
Magic hour by Kristin Hannah ( Recording )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Reluctantly giving up her California practice working with troubled children, Julia Cates is forced to draw on all her skills to deal with a young mute girl found abandoned and terrified in her Pacific Northwest hometown.
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