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Herbert, C. M.

Works: 38 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 3,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Humor  Bildungsromans  Love stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3545.H16, [FIC]
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Publications about C. M Herbert
Publications by C. M Herbert
Most widely held works by C. M Herbert
The ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb( file )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Spencer Arrowood was a young, untried deputy sheriff when his testimony helped convict a Tennessee youth for the brutal slaying of two hikers. Now, twenty years later, Spencer receives an invitation to an execution. But time has eroded Spencer's moral certainty of guilt and raised an interesting coincidence
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser( Computer File )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The novel tells the story of Carrie Meeber, a Midwestern country girl who moves to Chicago. She meets a salesman, Charles Rouet, and after a period of unemployment becomes his mistress. Soon, however, she becomes disillusioned with him and takes up with his friend George Hurstwood, a middle-aged, married restaurant manager. He embezzles money and elopes with Carrie to New York, where he opens a saloon which fails. Their liaison continues for some three years, until Carrie is forced by their impoverishment to work as a chorus girl to support them. Though she makes an impression in a small part and begins what is to become a successful career, she fails to find happiness
Calico captive by Elizabeth George Speare( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
An historical novel based on an actual narrative. In 1754, on the brink of the French and Indian War, young Miriam Willard and her older sister's family are captured in an Indian raid on Charleston, N.H., forced to march through the wilderness, and sold to the French in Montreal, where they are held for ransom
The rosewood casket by Sharyn McCrumb( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Randall Stargill's four sons have gathered at their mountain farm to build a coffin for their dying father. His passing causes a dilemma for his sons, who must come to terms with their dysfunctional family, and also decide what to do with the farm, which has been theirs since 1790. Only Clayt, the youngest, wants to save the farm from a real-estate developer
Jo's boys by Louisa May Alcott( file )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
A shipwreck, imprisonment for manslaughter, career choices, courtships, weddings, theatricals and larks ensue as Jo's boys become young men
Rose in bloom by Louisa May Alcott( file )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Rose Campbell returns to the "Aunt Hill" after two years of traveling around the world and is surrounded by male admirers eager to marry her, but before she marries anyone, Rose is determined to establish herself as an independent young woman
Good wives by Louisa May Alcott( Computer File )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Good wives is the second half of Little women. The March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with only their futures to find. Along the way they all face painful trials--from Meg's difficult lessons in housekeeping to Laurie's heartbreak in a love tragedy--each of the girls finds happiness ... although not always in the way they expect. Though often classified a children's book, Good wives, with its lifelike characters and situations, has entertained millions of adults. The delightful adventures of the March children still possess great power to inspire countless listeners
A garland for girls by Louisa May Alcott( file )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's lively and heartwarming stories are favorites with young readers everywhere. A garland for girls will be especially welcomed by those who read and treasure all of the famous books by this great American author. Using real life boys and girls as the characters in her fascinating chronicles, Miss Alcott has written a series of delightful stories, filled with sunshine and encouragement. Her interesting plots, surprise endings, and understanding of people make fascinating reading from cover to cover. Rich girls, poor girls, haughty girls, timid girls, clever girls and silly girls--all the sorts of girls who make a world--float through these pages, and before you have finished you will feel that you have known each one, almost as well as your own best friends
Skeletons [a novel of suspense] by Kate Wilhelm( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Lee Donne has a photographic memory. She is plauged by strange and menacing sounds at night while house-sitting her grandfather's isolated Oregon home. Determined to track down the haunting sounds, she finds the source - a young man who is accidentally killed during the course of her investigation. She discovers an envelope full of old photographs featuring men in white hooded robes, her grandmother, and a man hanging from a tree ... was her family connected to the Ku Klux Klan?
Little men by Louisa May Alcott( file )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer as they try to make their school for boys a happy, comfortable, and stimulating place
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England
A marriage made in heaven, or Too tired for an affair by Erma Bombeck( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Bombeck addresses the trials and joys of marriage through her amusing anecdotes
The virtue of selfishness by Ayn Rand( file )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life, the life proper to a rational being, as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with human nature, with the creative requirements of survival, and with a free society. Ms. Rand's unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are set forth in this and three other nonfiction books: Introduction to objectivist epistemology, For the new intellectual, and Capitalism: The unknown ideal
Land of a thousand hills my life in Rwanda by Rosamond Halsey Carr( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
When Rosamond Halsey Carr first arrived in Africa, she didn't realize that she would spend the rest of her life there. As a young fashion illustrator living in New York City in the 1940s, she seemed the least likely candidate for such a life of adventure. But marriage to a hunter-explorer took her to what was then the Belgian Congo, and divorce left her determined to stay on in neighboring Rwanda as the manager of a flower plantation
Dorothy Day a radical devotion by Robert Coles( Computer File )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Robert Coles first met Dorothy Day over thirty-five years ago when, as a medical student, he worked in one of her Catholic Worker soup kitchens. He remained close to this inspiring and controversial woman until her death in 1980. His book confronts candidly the central puzzles of her life: the sophisticated Greenwich Village novelist and reporter who converted to Catholicism; the single mother who raised her child in a most unorthodox "family"; her struggles with sexuality, loneliness, and pride; her devout religious conservatism coupled with radical politics. This intense portrait is based on many years of conversation and correspondence
The man who loved children by Christina Stead( file )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for one another. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad visions. A chilling novel of family life, of the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives, The man who loved children is acknowledged as a contemporary classic. Lillian Hellman called Christina Stead "the best woman writers alive," and Rebecca West wrote that she was "one of the few people really original since the First World War."
An affair with Africa [expeditions and adventures across a continent] by Alzada Carlisle Kistner( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Kistner describes her family's African experience - 5 expeditions they took beginning in 1960 and ending in 1973. From hunching over columns of ants for hours on end, to eating dinner with Idi Amin, she provides a lively and revealing account of the human side of scientific discovery
Lucille the life of Lucille Ball by Kathleen Brady( Computer File )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
This biography presents the Lucille that her fans have never known, from her virtual abandonment in childhood, through her early vaudeville and Hollywood years, to her troubled relationship with Desi Arnaz. Brady gives us the thoughtful and candid biography this great star deserves
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( file )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
A discouraged New England farmer, his hypochondriac wife and a girl who still finds some joy in living are the main characters in this grim tale of retribution
Sudden exposure by Susan Dunlap( file )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Policewoman Jill Smith investigates vandalism leading to murder. The case begins when a former Olympic swimmer, now running a fitness center in Berkeley, California, has her windows shattered by gunfire. The suspects include a neighbor married to another Olympic swimmer. By the author of Time Expired
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