WorldCat Identities

Heyborne, Kirby

Works: 130 works in 534 publications in 1 language and 17,557 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Love stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Christian fiction  Christmas stories  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3561.I4873, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kirby Heyborne
The beginner's goodbye [a novel] by Anne Tyler( Recording )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances, in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye
Little brother by Cory Doctorow( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right
The genius by Jesse Kellerman( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art when he stumbles onto a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a decaying New York slum. An elderly tenant named Victor Cracke has disappeared, leaving behind an enormous trove of original artwork. Ethan launches a successful show with the art, until the police show up to talk to him; it seems that Victor had a nasty past
Angels walking : a novel by Karen Kingsbury( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler's one true love Sami Dawson has moved on. A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer's who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks. A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step. It is time for the mission to begin" --
Chasing sunsets : a novel by Karen Kingsbury( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Catherine grew up in a comfortable life, despite an array of health issues including a congenital heart condition (which she quietly obsesses over). She loves her parents, who are quite wealthy, but the lifestyle never appealed to her. Instead, she pursues meaning through an abundance of charity work, always giving away a part of herself in service of others. After her project with a local youth center comes to an end, Mary Catherine decides to travel to Uganda on a mission to meet the two children she sponsors--and to find out if her donations are actually helping. Accompanied by Tyler, Sami, and Marcus Dillinger, Mary Catherine arrives in Africa only to find a makeshift orphanage with seventeen children and no one to care for them. They return home with heavy hearts, and Mary Catherine knows there is more work to be done. Intent on returning to Africa, Mary Catherine quits her job and leaves a budding romance behind to fulfill her desire to help others"--
The executor by Jesse Kellerman( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grad student meets his intellectual match and seals his dark fate when he responds to a newspaper ad seeking a conversationalist
Fifteen minutes by Karen Kingsbury( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he'll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky, if he made it big, nothing would change him or his faith in God. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster
The interpretation of murder [a novel] by Jed Rubenfeld( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Freud is called in when a young women and her parents are attacked by a killer and she can't remember the details of the attack
Await your reply a novel by Dan Chaon( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this literary novel with aspects of a thriller, three strangers trying to find their way in the wake of loss become entwined in an identity theft scheme
Black swan green [a novel] by David Mitchell( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new, tracking a single year of 13-year-old Jason Taylor's life in Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982
Heft by Liz Moore( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur that jostles them into action
My sunshine away a novel by M. O Walsh( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson, free spirit, track star, and belle of the block, experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too
Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Pfefferkorn, is a middle-aged college professor with long dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, successful thriller writer William de Vallee, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallee not only outshone Pfefferkorn professionally, but married the woman Pfefferkorn loved. He struggles with his failed ambitions while reflecting on his late friend's successes and marriage. He decides to take the best-selling author's latest manuscript and publish it as his own. Although the novel brings him great success, his life soon spirals into a series of betrayals and double-crosses torn straight from the pages of his plagiarized work. His decision to reconnect with de Vallee's widow sets in motion a surreal chain of events, plunging him into a shadowy realm of intrigue, a world where no one can be trusted, and nothing can be taken seriously
The long walk by Richard Bachman( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an ultra-conservative America of the not-too distant future when America has become a police state, the annual marathon is the ultimate sports competition. One hundred boys are selected each year to enter a grueling 450-mile marathon walk. The game is simple: maintain a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings, and you're out--permanently. The winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life; but a single misstep could be the last
Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaclav and Lena, both Russian children whose families immigrated to America, had completely different home lives. Vaclav, fond of performing magic, was encouraged by his parents to strive towards the American Dream. Meanwhile, Lena endured horrific domestic strife before Vaclav's mother took her in. Vaclav thought Lena would be perfect as his assistant. However, a terrible secret torn them apart. Now, years later, they meet again to reconcile
Goodbye for now a novel by Laurie Frankel( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Elliot works for an internet dating company, but he still can't get a date. So he creates an algorithm that will match you with your soul mate. Sam meets the love of his life, a coworker named Meredith, but he also gets fired when the company starts losing all their customers to Mr. and Ms. Right
Bloodroot by Amy Greene( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myra Lamb, a wild young girl with mysterious, haint blue eyes who grows up on remote Bloodroot Mountain. Her grandmother Byrdie Lamb, who protects Myra fiercely and passes down "the touch" that bewitches people and animals alike; the neighbor boy who longs for Myra yet is destined never to have her; the twin children Myra is forced to abandon but who never forget their mother's deep love; and John Odom, the man who tries to tame Myra and meets with shocking, violent disaster. Against the backdrop of a beautiful but often unforgiving country, these lives come together only to be torn apart as a dark, riveting mystery unfolds
The dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming and heartwarming holiday tale that explores the power of love, trust, and a basket full of puppies
The elephant keepers' children by Peter Heg( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told from the perspective of precocious fourteen-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' Children is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's father is a vicar, his mother an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the fictional island of Fin, where people of all faiths coexist peacefully. Yet nothing is at it seems. When Peter's parents suddenly go missing, Peter and his siblings fear the worst--has their parents' relentless quest to boost church attendance finally put them in danger? Told with poignancy and humor, this book is a fascinating exploration of fundamentalism versus spiritual freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit
Five days left a novel by Julie Lawson Timmer( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy's mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most. Through their stories, Julie Lawson Timmer explores the individual limits of human endurance and the power of relationships, and shows that sometimes loving someone means holding on, and sometimes it means letting go
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The geniusThe executorThe interpretation of murder [a novel]Await your reply a novelBlack swan green [a novel]The long walkVaclav and LenaBloodroot