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O'Karma, Alexandra

Overview
Works: 66 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 14,194 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Love stories  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.54
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Publications about Alexandra O'Karma
Publications by Alexandra O'Karma
Most widely held works by Alexandra O'Karma
The last empress by Anchee Min( file )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Late 19th-century China is a tumultuous land beset by warring enemies--both from beyond its borders and within the fabled walls of the Forbidden City. When her son and adopted son each succumb to early deaths, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power. While foreign nations like Japan, Russia, France, and England fight for their share of the Chinese spoils, Orchid sees her nation divide into opposing factions. Struggling against sexism and insurgence, only she can keep China from tearing itself apart
The awakening by Kate Chopin( file )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
A young matron living in New Orleans in the late 1880's has conflicts within her family, her social circle, and within herself that disturb her seemingly pleasant life
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( file )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation
Firefly beach by Luanne Rice( file )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
"A poignant story of two people struggling to move beyond the tragedy that links their lives. As a child, Caroline Renwick watches, horrified, while a desperate man kills himself. After she learns that the man has a young son, Joe, Caroline begins writing to him, and they become close pen pals. But several years later, when Joe is told the reason for his father's death, he turns away from her. Now, meeting as adults at Caroline's ancestral home, they have a chance to confront and heal that old wound. But what will be the emotional cost? Set on the picturesque New England coast, Firefly Beach captures the magic of a summer that changes a woman and her family forever. Narrator Alexandra O'Karma infuses this novel with a special glow, enhancing each fateful mood and moment"--Publisher's web site
More than you know by Beth Richardson Gutcheon( file )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Hannah Gray looks back on the summer of her first love and her first encounter with a ghost on the coast of Maine
Emily Dickinson, poems & letters by Emily Dickinson( file )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
A collection of 75 poems with commentary and some of Dickinson's letters
Secret, silent screams by Joan Lowery Nixon( file )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
A high school senior is convinced her friend Barry did not commit suicide but was a murder victim, and she endangers her own life to prove it
The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious
Amethyst by Lauraine Snelling( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Responsibility for her father's Pennsylvania farm weighs heavily on Amethyst O'Shaunasy's shoulders. Since her overworked mother died, her father has done little but drink up the money Amethyst earns from selling eggs and cheese. When he sends her west to locate his only heir, the young woman is reluctant to leave. After she reaches the tiny town of Medora, an unusally brutal winter underscores the fragility of life. Yet the residents' sturdy faith in the Lord teaches Amethyst even more valuable lessons. Now, with prayers in her heart and a growing interest in a handsome rancher, she wonders if she want to return home again
A perfect arrangement by Suzanne Berne( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
When the Cook-Goldman's hire Randi, as a nanny, they fail to check her references. The convenient arrangement soon leads to a string of troubling events
Day by day by Sandra Steffen( file )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Maggie MacKenzie has everything that matters most. She has Spence, the husband she adores. She has two beautiful daughters. She has her sister Jackie, her best friend and confidant. Then Maggie's life and the lives of her loved ones are shattered when a car accident leaves her in a deep coma. By her bedside, day after day, are Spence and Jackie, who refuse to give up. Yet each day that Maggie lies lost to the world, Spence and Jackie die a little more inside. In a moment of pure despair, they reach out blindly for one another. But just as all hope seems lost, Maggie awakens. And everything has changed
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
A young, inexperienced woman runs headlong into the haunting memory of her husband's first wife when she marries and joins him at his country home, Manderly
The diary of Ellen Rimbauer my life at Rose Red by Joyce Reardon( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
When Ellen Rimbauer's oil baron husband builds Rose Red in early 1900s Seattle, he stubbornly does so directly atop an Indian burial ground. The house itself may be a living spirit. For at Rose Red, women tend to disappear without a trace--while men have a habit of dying. Allegedly culled from Ellen's personal writings by a supposed professor of paranormal studies, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer has become a national phenomenon
To the power of three by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
High school girls Kat, Josie and Perri have been best friends since third grade, but gunfire in a school bathroom brings their frienship to a tragic end. Kat is killed, Perri nearly dies, and Josie is shot in the foot. With Kat dead and Perri in a coma, Josie is the only witness to the terrible events. She claims Perri was the shooter, but homicide detective Harold Lenhardt feels there is far more to the story
Where you belong by Barbara Taylor Bradford( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Valentine (Val) Denning is a young American photojournalist on the frontlines in Pec (a town in Kosovo), where she and her two colleagues--the British Tony Hampton and the American Jake Newburg--are covering the war. In a nightmarish ambush, all three are shot
Breathing lessons by Anne Tyler( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
During a ninety-mile drive to her best friend's husband's funeral, Maggie and her husband, Ira, recall and revaluate the details of their twenty-eight-year marriage
Sarah's song by Karen Kingsbury( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
For years Sarah Lindeman, now in her 80s, has carried out a special tradition over the 12 days of Christmas. On her small plastic Yuletide tree she hangs an ornament each day. Then she sings her song and reflects on her life's true love. This year, Sarah notices a young nurse listening, and in her recognizes pain and longing. Sarah prays that through her story, she can ease this young woman's sorrow and help her realize the importance of God's gift of love
Emily Dickinson: poems & letters by Emily Dickinson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 libraries worldwide
A collection of 75 poems with commentary and some of Dickinson's letters
A hilltop in Tuscany by Stephanie Grace Whitson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
A widowed mother and her adult daughter are reunited after experiencing great changes in their own lives. Together in the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, Liz and Mary reflect on the unexpected turns that life has brought them and search for deeper fulfillment
Night flying by Rita Murphy( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
As the time for her solo flight on the sixteenth birthday approaches, Georgia begins to question the course of her life and her relationships with the other women in her unusual family
 
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