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Mays, Jefferson

Works: 62 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 10,943 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Condensed books 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Recipient, Performer
Classifications: PS3554.E1755, 813.54
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Publications about Jefferson Mays
Publications by Jefferson Mays
Most widely held works about Jefferson Mays
Most widely held works by Jefferson Mays
Garden of beasts by Jeffery Deaver( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,757 libraries worldwide
Mafia hitman Paul Shumann is nabbed by the police and given a choice of jail or going to Berlin disguised as an Olympic sports journalist and assassinate the high-ranking official in charge of building the Nazi war machine. Paul accepts the mission, and soon he enters a deadly game of cat and mous in a city on the brink of madness
The weekend by Bernhard Schlink( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
Schlink offers the tale of old friends who come together for a remarkable reunion. One of the group is a convicted murderer and terrorist, fresh out of prison and joined by his devoted sister. But another guest has remained true to the cause that might spell trouble for them all
Alfie by Bill Naughton( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Alfie is what you'd call an unrepentant womanizer. He is a limo driver working in New York City, which, of course, provides him ample opportunity to continue his womanizing ways. That is until reality slaps him in the face. His carnality eventually gets in the way, and he decides to change his wondering ways
The Lazarus project by Aleksandar Hemon( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
This story, alternating between turn-of-the-century Chicago and modern times, features a man attempting to reimagine the death of a Jewish immigrant
Touchstone by Laurie R King( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
His existence shattered by the Great War, Bennett Grey is investigated by an American agent who thinks he may be useful for protecting national security
The end by Salvatore Scibona( file )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
It is August 15, 1953, the day of a street carnival in the Italian enclave of Elephant Park, Ohio, when Rocco LaGrassa receives an excruciating piece of news: his son has died in a POW camp in Korea. Against the background of immigration, broken loyalties, and racial hostility, the story presents everything Rocco sees through the eyes of various characters in the crowd
The chemistry of tears a novel by Peter Carey( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Museum curator Catherine's affair comes to an abrupt end with her married lover's untimely death. Denied outward grief by the nature of their relationship, Catherine retreats into isolation. Delving into notebooks more than a century old, she feels a growing connection to Henry Brandling, who in 1854 gave life to a mechanical creature
The glass room a novel by Simon Mawer( file )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Jewish newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer build their dream home, and despite the low hum of the German war machine reverberating through the land, the two look forward to a life of promise. But as war becomes inevitable, their lives are transformed in profound ways
The soul thief by Charles Baxter( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Graduate student Nathaniel Mason's life changes dramatically when he meets the unusual yet compelling Jerome Coolberg at a party. Soon, Jerome seems to have appropriated Nathaniel's life, telling personal stories as though they are from his own experiences
The listener by Shira Nayman( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Chief psychiatrist Henry Harrison's new patient, Bertram, has voluntarily confined himself within Shadowbrook's grim walls. A veteran of WWII, Bertram seems to suffer from a strange case of war neurosis--paranoia that his Nazi brother is out to kill him. But after spotting an intruder lurking about the hospital grounds, Harrison thinks Bertram may be telling the truth. Now Harrison must piece together the puzzle of Bertram's story--while keeping a grip on his own psyche
13, Rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Trevor Stratton is an American academic working in Paris who discovers a keepsake box dated back to the Great War. The box, Trevor discovers, belonged to a piano teacher named Louise Brunet. Inside it are mementos that give Trevor clues to Louise's life, including the love she lost in the war and her affair with a neighbor. Mesmerized, Trevor begins to imagine what life was like for the mysterious Frenchwoman
Starbound by Joe W Haldeman( file )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Haldeman tells the tale of Carmen Dula's six-year journey through space to the home of The Others, where she represents Earth in hopes of forging a peace accord. But due to Relativity, 50 Earth years have passed since Carmen left. And while humans have been busy constructing an enormous flotilla of warships, The Others possess power and technology far beyond anything Earth can imagine
Dolley Madison America's first lady ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
"Dolley Madison lived through two wars, knew the first twelve Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. At a time when women could neither vote nor participate officially in politics, Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president James Madison, became one of the most influential and best loved figures of her day. When she died in 1849 at the age of 81-- one of the last remaining members of the founding generation--Washington City honored her with the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen."
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Strangely enough, the outpouring of good will that followed the terrorist attacks on New York City produced a kind of elation in many people. It is this giddy sense of starting over, things Hans van den Broek, that prompted his wife to leave him. Drifting in the sudden expanse and uncertainty of his life, Hans is drawn to enigmatic Trinidadian Chuck Ramkissoon and the curious appeal of the city's immigrant cricket leagues
A gentleman's guide to love & murder original Broadway cast recording by Steven Lutvak( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Istanbul passage by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
American businessman Leon Bauer is doing odd jobs for the Allies in 1945 Istanbul. When a routine assignment goes wrong, Leon is plunged into a web of intrigue and changing loyalties that leaves him no one to trust. Caught up in a deadly manhunt, Leon is faced with a crippling decision--how can he do the right thing when every choice would bring terrible consequences?
The lower river by Paul Theroux( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa. He runs an old-fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return to take over the family business. When his wife leaves him, and he is on his own, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to his village in Malawi, on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again. Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed: the school he built is a ruin, the church and clinic are gone, and poverty and apathy have set in among the people. They remember him--the White Man with no fear of snakes--and welcome him. But is his new life, his journey back, an escape or a trap?
I curse the river of time by Per Petterson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Anticipating a divorce against a backdrop of the fall of communism, Arvid Jansen is further dismayed by his mother's diagnosis with cancer, a situation that prompts his emotionally charged quest for understanding and balance
Civil disobedience by Henry David Thoreau( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Inspired by his opposition to slavery, Thoreau presents the theory that "the government is best that governs least."
The low life ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
A recent college graduate pursues a writing career in Los Angeles, where he finds that things aren't as easy as he hoped, and he turns to alcohol to cope. Then, an unexpected tragedy forces him to change his life and how he lives it
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Alternative Names
Mays, Lewis Jefferson
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