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Vanish by Tess Gerritsen ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis. An apparent suicide victim, a nameless woman, opens her eyes as the medical examiner unzips the body bag. The woman is rushed to the hospital, where with shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages . . . one of them a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli.
N" is for noose by Sue Grafton ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
PI Kinsey Millhone of California is hired by the widow of a policeman who refused to tell her what was on his mind. Kinsey learns he suspected some policemen of murder. When Kinsey opens an investigation, the town clams up.
Polar shift by Clive Cussler ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
An anti-globalization activist learns how to artificially trigger a polar shift. He plans to use the event to jolt industrialized nations into corrective action. Unfortunately, unless NUMA Special Assignment Team can stop him, his "wake-up call" could annihilate the entire population of the world.
Home to Big Stone Gap [a novel by Adriana Trigiani ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly twenty years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close. But with her daughter, Etta, having flown the nest to enchanting Italy, Ave Maria has reached a turning point. When a friend's postcard arrives with the message "It's time to live your life for you," Ave Maria realizes that it's time to go in search of brand-new dreams. But before she can put her foot on the path, her life is turned upside down.
The appeal by John Grisham ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
John Grisham's first legal thriller since The broker. In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst 'cancer cluster' in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice.
The host a novel by Stephenie Meyer ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
The author of the Twilight series of #1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves: Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
The last lecture by Randy Pausch ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."--Randy Pausch. A lot of professors give talks titled "The last lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave -- "Really achieving your childhood dreams" -- wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have ... and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.
Belle ruin by Martha Grimes ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
When twelve-year-old Emma Graham and her friends discover the crumbling shell of a fabulous hotel hidden in the woods near her small town of Spirit Lake, Emma is determined to discover its secrets.
Eat, pray, love one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Like many others, around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. Although she had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want, including a husband, a home, and a successful career, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. This is an account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life.
7th heaven by James Patterson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case?avery devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance ...
Shades of grey [a novel by Jasper Fforde ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Jasper Fforde unfolds the tale of Eddie Russett, a boy living in a world without color. As he works for the Color Control Agency, the very entity that oppresses society's ability to see colors, Eddie falls in love with Jane, a girl from the unlit side of the village. However, when the two start to discuss rebelling against their oppressors, they undertake an adventure of a lifetime.
Double cross by James Patterson ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Alex Cross and his new girlfriend Detective Brianna Stone search for a gruesome serial killer who is a genius at terror and is after the fame.
Lunar park by Bret Easton Ellis ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
The chase by Clive Cussler ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
In 1906 detective Isaac Bell goes after the Butcher Bandit who has committed a string of bank robberies and murders in the western states of America and becomes the hunted.
The lucky one by Nicholas Sparks ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories.
Leadership by Rudolph W Giuliani ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Rudolph Giuliani demonstrates how the leadership skills he practices can be employed successfully by anyone who has to run anything.
Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
As a little girl, Jane feels alone. Her mother, the powerful head of a Broadway theater company, has no time for her. She does have one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael, but only she can see him. Years later, Jane is in her thirties and just as alone as ever. Then she meets Michael again--as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited. Sundays at Tiffany's is a love story with an irresistible twist, a novel about the child inside all of us--and the boundary-crossing power of love.
A new earth awakening to your life's purpose by Eckhart Tolle ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
An Oprah Book Club pick! Building on the astonishing success of The power of now, Eckhart Tolle presents listeners with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity. In A new earth, Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are--which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are--and learn to live and breathe freely.
The brethren by John Grisham ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, home to an assortment of criminals -- drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, and others from up and down the social scale. There are also three former judges who call themselves The brethren. They meet each day in the law library where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a license, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. They also spend hours hatching schemes to make money. Then one of their scams goes awry. It snares an innocent on the outside, a man with dangerous friends. And The brethren's days of quietly marking time are over.
Back roads by Tawni O'Dell ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A novel on a dysfunctional family in a Pennsylvania coal-mining town. The mother is in jail for killing the father and the four children are on their own. They are supported by the eldest, Harley Altmyer, 20, who is having an affair with the mother of a friend of his sister.
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