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Runnette, Sean

Works: 242 works in 1,077 publications in 1 language and 17,140 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Anecdotes  Children's audiobooks  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Producer, Director, Actor
Classifications: PS3558.E4775, FIC
Publication Timeline
Publications about Sean Runnette
Publications by Sean Runnette
Most widely held works by Sean Runnette
In sunlight and in shadow by Mark Helprin( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him instantly, but too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Catherine's choice of Harry over her longtime fiance endangers Harry's livelihood, and eventually threatens his life
The fast and the furriest by Andy Behrens( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
The overweight and unathletic son of a famous former football star discovers that his equally fat and lazy dog is unexpectedly--and obsessively--interested in competing in dog agility contests
The disappearing spoon : [and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements] by Sam Kean( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the 'frequently' mad scientists who discovered them
The roots of Obama's rage by Dinesh D'Souza( file )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"Critics of President Obama have attacked him as a socialist, an African American radical, and a big-government liberal. But Dinesh D'Souza explains what's truly driving him. D'Souza says that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found in a deeply hostile anticolonialism instilled in him by his father. Viewing Obama through this prism and drawing evidence from President Obama's own life and writings, D'Souza shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America."--Container
A first-rate madness : uncovering the links between leadership and mental illness by S. Nassir Ghaemi( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
With brilliance and courage, Ghaemi explores the relationship of mental illness to creative leadership in times of crisis
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? by F. B. M. de Waal( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
What separates your mind from that of an animal? Is it the ability to design tools; a sense of self; or the grasp of past and future? In recent decades these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. De Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence, offering a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we've underestimated their abilities for too long
The hunt by Andrew Xia Fukuda( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Don't Sweat. Don't Laugh. Don't draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them. Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can't run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn't hurt him and he doesn't have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It's the only way to stay alive in a world of night--a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood
Fire season : [field notes from a wilderness lookout] by Philip Connors( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
For nearly a decade, Philip Connors has spent half of each year in a seven-by-seven-foot fire-lookout tower, ten thousand feet above sea level in one of the most remote territories of New Mexico. One of the least developed parts of the country, the first region designated as an official wilderness area in the world, it is also one of the most fire-prone, suffering more than thirty thousand lightning strikes each year. Written with gusto and charm, Fire Season captures the grandeur of this most unusual job and place. Connors' time up on the peak is filled with drama--fires large and small; spectacular midnight lightning storms; surprise encounters with various wildlife. Filled with Connors' heartfelt reflections, Fire Season is a remarkable homage to the beauty of nature, the blessings of solitude, and the freedom of the independent spirit
Wait : the art and science of delay by Frank Partnoy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Frank Partnoy demonstrates that decisions of all kinds benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal
How the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revival by David Kaiser( file )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Describes how a quirky band of misfit science students at Berkeley in the 1970s altered the course of modern physics while studying quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading while lounging in hot tubs and dabbling with LSD
The shortest way home by Juliette Fay( file )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Sean Doran has spent twenty years in third-world war zones and natural disaster areas, fully embracing what he'd always felt was his purpose: doing as much good as possible. But when burnout sets in, Sean finds himself reluctantly drawn home to Belham, Massachusetts, the setting of Juliette Fay's much-loved Shelter Me. There, he discovers that his steely elderly aunt, dramatic sister, and quirky nephew are having a little natural disaster of their own and that midlife romance gets complicated fast when the high school queen bee is involved. But it's an old friend--the class wallflower--who has Sean wondering if his destiny is about to be rewritten all over again
Wallace : the underdog who conquered a sport, saved a marriage, and championed pit bulls--one flying disc at a time by Jim Gorant( file )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Roo and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him--even though they already had two dogs. Once Wallace made it home, Roo knew the dog needed a mission, and serendipity led them to the world of competitive dog Frisbee. It seemed like a terrible idea; large and heavy with thick muscles that can make them look less than graceful, pit bulls are everything that most Frisbee dogs aren't. But that was fine with Roo--because part of his mission was to change people's minds about pit bulls. Overcoming everything from injuries to prejudice against the breed, the unlikely pair persevered to become world champions
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease by Daniel Lieberman( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
In a book that illuminates, as never before, the evolutionary story of the human body, Daniel Lieberman deftly examines the five major transformations which contributed key adaptations to the body: the advent of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit based diet; the rise of hunting and gathering and of the species as comprised of superlative endurance athletes; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of modern cultural abilities
The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time by Jonathan Kozol( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Jonathan Kozol tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer's disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his slow descent into dementia. A tender tribute to a father from his son and a richly colored portrait of a devoted doctor who lived more than a century
Fire and rain : [the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the lost story of 1970] by David Browne( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
The story of four landmark albums of 1970, tracing the musical, political, and cultural changes of the time
The paperboy by Pete Dexter( file )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
When Sheriff Thurmond Call is murdered, a rough local country boy is arrested, convicted, and put on death row. The doomed man's fiancee enlists investigative reporter Ward James and his younger brother, Jack, to uncover the truth about the case
Journal of a UFO investigator by David J Halperin( file )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
At the height of UFO sightings in the 1960s, a teenager, preoccupied by his mother's sickness and his fiery romance, looks to uncover the biggest extraterrestrial cover-up in history
Last dance : behind the scenes at the Final Four by John Feinstein( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
John Feinstein explores what it means to a school, a coach, and a player to be in the Final Four or even at The Final. There are the moving stories of players and coaches who thought they'd never make it to college basketball's final weekend, the spectacular triumphs of the winning teams, and the heartbreaking defeats for those who missed the cut. Feinstein also brings us inspiring and dramatic stories from the people behind the scenes: from the officials and referees to the scouts and ticket-scalpers. Feinstein exposes the driving forces behind one of the most revered events in American sports
The prey by Andrew Xia Fukuda( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
For Gene and the remaining humans, or hepers, death is just a heartbeat away. On the run and hunted by society, they must find a way to survive in the Vast and avoid the hungry predators tracking them in the dark. But they're not the only things following Gene. He's haunted by the girl he left behind and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side
The sages : [Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the maelstrom of markets] by Charles R Morris( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Charles R. Morris presents the financial strategies of the world's three foremost investors, Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Presents the stories and secrets that made Buffett, Soros, and Volcker successful
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