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Bouvard, Laurence

Works: 129 works in 373 publications in 2 languages and 4,760 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Occult fiction  Autobiographical fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Suspense fiction  Drama  Comedy films 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PS3569.H7385, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Publications about Laurence Bouvard
Publications by Laurence Bouvard
Most widely held works by Laurence Bouvard
The Pickle King by Rebecca Promitzer( file )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
During an endlessly rainy summer in the town of Elbow, twelve-year-old Bea and her misfit friends solve an unlikely mystery involving an unidentified dead man who is missing an eye, an evil surgeon, a ring shaped like an old castle, a bag of smelly intestines, and a helpful ghost
Virgin mistress, scandalous love-child by Jennie Lucas( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
In the heat of the Rio Carnival, Ellie succumbs to her charismatic boss Diogo Serrador. But having taken her virginity, the Brazilian billionaire wants nothing more to do with her until he discovers she's pregnant. Diogo will accept nothing less than taking Ellie as his bride. Their marriage is passionate by night but empty by day--for Diogo's dark past has frozen his heart
Rescue by Anita Shreve( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
After rescuing a woman from a devastating crash, paramedic Peter Webster became personally involved with the patient. It was a lusty but troubled marriage that resulted in a daughter. Nineteen years after she ran out on him and their daughter, Peter receives a call from Sheila, who is desperate to return to her family
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war
Testimony by Anita Shreve( file )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voice that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment
Florence & Giles by John Harding( file )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
In a remote and crumbling New England mansion, 12-year-old orphan Florence is neglected by her guardian uncle and banned from reading. Left to her own devices she devours books in secret and talks to herself--and narrates this, her story--in a unique language of her own invention. By night, she sleepwalks the corridors like one of the old house's many ghosts and is troubled by a recurrent dream in which a mysterious woman appears to threaten her younger brother Giles
Where or when by Anita Shreve( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
When Charles Callahan chances on a newspaper photograph of Sian Richards, a woman he loved when they were both only thirteen, he is hardly in a position to do anything about it. He has been faithfully married for years and his Rhode Island real estate business has been hit hard by the recession. He is scrambling to stave off bankruptcy and save his house. But Charles cannot resist the hand of fate. He writes to Sian, now a poet living with a family of her own on a farm in upstate New York. Three decades after they last saw each other, the two lovers meet
Hidden agenda by Carol Smith( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Devastated by the shocking news that an old school friend, Suzy Palmer, faces execution in Louisiana for the murder of her children, London rabbi Deborah Hirsch enlists the aid of her former classmates in an attempt to get her off. She can't be anything but innocent; the Suzy the've known and loved all these years could never hurt a fly. Aided by Miss Holbrook, Suzy's former art teacher, the friends unite to prove Suzy's innocence. Bake and forth across thirty years, they slowly piece together what happened. And even more shocking than Suzy's plight is the knowledge that one of their number has betrayed her
The historian [a novel] by Elizabeth Kostova( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Late one night, while exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of, a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to a horror hidden in the depths of history
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things that are yet to come. After Kate inadvertently reveals their secret when they are thirteen years old, they are set on diverging paths into their adult lives. Twenty years later Kate is a suburban housewife who suppresses her premonitions in the hope of leading a normal family life, while Violet lives alone and works as a psychic medium. Then one day Violet ignites a media storm by predicting a major earthquake in the St Louis area where they live. As the day Violet has announced for the earthquake draws nearer, the sisters must grapple with the legacy of the past, the confusion of the present, and the unsettling glimpses they both have of the future
The age of miracles by Karen Thompson Walker( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophies are always unimagined, unprepared for, unknown. What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day became night and night became day? What effect would that slowing have on the world?
The olive readers by Christine Aziz( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Jephzat lives in a world without memory: the massive corporations who rule earth control every aspect of life. The corporations have seen all history, culture and art destroyed-- except for a secret library. When Jephzat's sister disappears and her parents are relocated, she is left alone to face a newly hostile world. Then she meet Homer, an olive picker and keeper of the library hidden in the house of Jephzat's parents
Summer in Tuscany by Elizabeth Adler( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 libraries worldwide
An American woman in Tuscany, to claim an inheritance, encounters the frustrating yet delightful workings of a small town, and finds the love that has eluded her all her life. Gemma Jericho is an overworked New York doctor with a handful of a teenage daughter and a mother who worried that Gemma has no life. So when her mother, Nonna, received a mysterious letter telling her about an even more mysterious inheritanmce in Tuscany, the three of them throw caution to the wind and leave for Italy. What they find is a crumbling village and a town divided: half believe Nonna's villa belongs to Ben Raphael, an unnervingly handsome American. As cultures clash and gossip spreads, Gemma is caught up in the most disturbing - and delicious - trouble she's ever had
The year of the woman by Jonathan Gash( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 71 libraries worldwide
KwayFay was once a 'Cockroach Child', a homeless scavenger on Hong Kong's waterfronts. Now, she lives in a shack and commutes to her job as an office clerk. Her only ally is Grandmother's Ghost. Hong Kong is in a ferment, for this is the time just before the Handover, when the People's Republic of China will repossess the Crown Colony. Hongs and Triads, underworld organisations above the law, are concerned, for China's policy is to eliminate criminal cliques. The head of a Triad learns of the girl who talks to ghosts - she might be the last chance for his Triad's survival
The shadow tracer by Meg Gardiner( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
When someone wants to find you badly enough, vanishing is no longer an option. Sarah Keller is a young single mother living in Oklahoma with her five-year-old daughter, Zoe. Her day job is to hunt out people on the run and bring them to justice. So imagine how it looks when a school bus accident sends Zoe to the ER and tests reveal Sarah can't be Zoe's mother. Sarah has been living a lie for years and finally the truth is coming out. Who is she? Who were Zoe's parents? And why does Zoe's identity bring the FBI down on Sarah's tail in mere minutes?
In a strange city by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Every year on 19 January, the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore is visited by the Poe Toaster, also known as theVisitor, who leaves three red roses and a half -empty bottle of congnac. He has remainded anonymous for fifty years and his visit is one of Baltimore's best-loved rituals. Then, early one January, Tess is asked to find out his identity. She refuses the assignment but goes to the 19 January vigil anyway. She is as surprised as the other spectators when two cloaked figures approach the grave. There is a gunshot an one is killed. Tess quickly learns that the dead man is not the real Poe Toaster. Who is he? And why was he there? She starts to nose around and discovers it's amazing what envy can do
Every secret thing by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
For Ronnie and Alice, childhood comes to an abrupt end when they are convicted of murdering a baby they found unattended. Seven years later a spate of missing children's cases throws suspicion on them once again
The flying camel [ha-Gamal ha-meʻofef] ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Hebrew and held by 68 libraries worldwide
In Tel Aviv a Jewish professor, an Arab garbage collector, and a nun embark on an adventure in pursuit of their uncommon interests. Celebrates the differences that distinguish us and the enduring friendships that emerge when we accept them
A change in altitude by Anita Shreve( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Newlyweds Margaret and Patrick decide to spend a year in Kenya. Patrick practices medicine while Margaret works as a photojounralist. Then a British couople invites them on a climbing expedition to the summit of Mount Kenya. During their ascent a horrifiic accident occurs. In its aftermath, Margaret struggles to understand what happened on the mountain and how it has transformed her and her marriage, perhaps for ever
A change in altitude : a novel by Anita Shreve( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Newlyweds Margaret and Patrick join a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and during their harrowing ascent, a horrific accident occurs. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Margaret struggles to understand what happened on the African mountain and how these events have transformed her and her marriage, perhaps forever
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