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Herbert, C. M.

Works: 35 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 3,229 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  History  Humor  Biography  Children's audiobooks  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS1017, 813.4
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Publications about C. M Herbert
Publications by C. M Herbert
Most widely held works by C. M Herbert
The rosewood casket by Sharyn McCrumb( file )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 314 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
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser( file )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 298 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
The ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb( file )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Sheriff Spencer Arrowood digs into the 1832 case of Frankie Silver, charged with dismembering her husband while some disturbing new evidence is surfacing about another, more recent crime
The calico captive by Elizabeth George Speare( file )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 252 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
An affair with Africa : [expeditions and adventures across a continent] by Alzada Carlisle Kistner( file )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
In June 1960, Alzada Kistner and her husband, David, a promising entomologist, left to begin what was to be a four-month scientific expedition in the Belgian Congo. Three weeks after their arrival, however, the country was gripped by a violent revolution, trapping the Kistners in its midst. After facing numerous life-threatening situations, the Kistners were airlifted by the United States Air Force to safety in Kenya, where they continued their field work. Thus began three decades of adventures in science. In "An affair with Africa," Alzada Kistner describes her family's African experience over the next thirteen years. From hunching over columns of ants for hours on end while seven months pregnant to eating dinner next to Idi Amin, this is a lively and humor-filled account of the human side of scientific discovery
Rose in bloom by Louisa May Alcott( file )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 193 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( file )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 184 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 )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 183 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
No immunity by Susan Dunlap( file )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Betrayed and set up to take the blame for a death caused by a deadly and highly contagious case of Lassa fever, Kiernan gets more than she bargained for when she responds to a call from an old college friend. She knows that the death she's investigating could have dire consequences for the public if its cause is unleashed, inadvertently or otherwise. And the trail of clues she follows, from her base in San Diego to the Nevada desert, is agonizingly complex. Not helping matters is her houseman, the usually affable Brad Tchernak. Tchernak may be a marvelous cook, companion, and dog feeder. But he's feeling overlooked as a detective, and that has created tension between him and his employer. While Kiernan pursues her case, Tchernak takes on one of his own, investigating a hotshot geologist who has just returned from a potentially multimillion-dollar oil find in Central America. Of course, Tchernak's passion for this case may land him in mortal danger. And, as Kiernan investigates the suspicious and alarming death that could portend international disaster, she must grapple with her own demons
Lucille : the life of Lucille Ball by Kathleen Brady( file )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 130 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
Dorothy Day : a radical devotion by Robert Coles( file )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Robert Coles first met Dorothy Day when 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 man who loved children by Christina Stead( file )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 117 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
Sudden exposure by Susan Dunlap( file )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 110 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
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 108 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
Land of a thousand hills : my life in Rwanda by Rosamond Halsey Carr( file )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 94 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 1940's, 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. In the ensuing half century she witnessed the fall of colonialism, the wars for independence, the loss of her friend Diane Fossey, and the relentless clashes of the Hutus and Tutsis. And, finally, 1994's horrific genocide, of which she provides a personal, first-hand account that is unparalleled and underscores her continued devotion to the country by her decision to care for more than one hundred of its orphaned children
Jo's boys by Louisa May Alcott( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Recounts the further adventures, successes, and failures of the numerous young men of Plumfield school. Sequel to "Little Men."
A marriage made in heaven--, or, Too tired for an affair by Erma Bombeck( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Bombeck addresses the trials and joys of marriage through her amusing anecdotes
A modern Mephistopheles by Louisa May Alcott( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
"This chilling tale of greed, lust, and deception opens on a midwinter night when felix Canaris, a despairing writer about to take his own life, is saved by a knock at the door. The mysterious visitor, a Jasper Helwyze, promises Felix fame and fortune in return for his complete devotion. Helwyze then plots to corrupt the overly ambitious Felix by cleverly manipulating the beautiful and innocent Gladys. and when Helwyze decides that he wants Gladys for himself, Felix must defend the adoring young woman from the destructive influence of his diabolical patron"--Publisher's website
The virtue of selfishness by Ayn Rand( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 58 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
Under the sea wind by Rachel Carson( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"The special mystery and beauty of the sea is the setting for Rachel Carson's memorable portrait of the sea birds and sea creatures that inhabit the eastern coasts of North America. In a sequence of riveting adventures along the shore, within the open sea, and down in the twilight depths, Rachel Carson introduces us to the winds and currents of the ocean as revealed in the lives of Scomber, the mackerel and Anguilla, the eel. Life for them a continuous miracle, a series of life-and-death victories played out among strange and often terrifying life forms far below the surface of the sea"--Publisher's description
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