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Farr, Kimberly

Works: 85 works in 260 publications in 1 language and 22,649 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Christmas stories  Psychological fiction  Fiction  Romance fiction  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: TX649.C47, 813.54
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Publications about Kimberly Farr
Publications by Kimberly Farr
Most widely held works by Kimberly Farr
A spool of blue thread : a novel by Anne Tyler( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
""It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family"--
My name is Lucy Barton : a novel by Elizabeth Strout( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lay the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable
Angels at the table by Debbie Macomber( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel's work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year's Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely strangers in the crowd, he decides midnight is the perfect time to lend a heavenly helping hand. Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild meet after bumping into each other--seemingly by accident--in Times Square on New Year's Eve. They immediately hit it off and find they have a lot in common: Lucie is a burgeoning chef and Aren is a respected food critic. But just as quickly as they're brought together, another twist of fate tears them apart, leaving Lucie and Aren with no way to reconnect. A year later, Lucie is the head chef of an acclaimed new restaurant and Aren is a successful columnist for a major New York newspaper. For all the time that's passed, the two have not forgotten their one serendipitous evening--and neither have Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will. To reunite the young couple, the angels cook up a brilliant plan: mix true love, a second chance, and a generous sprinkle of mischief to create an unforgettable Christmas miracle
Clara and Mr. Tiffany : a novel by Susan Vreeland( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
Susan Vreeland chronicles the lives of acclaimed glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and Clara Wolcott Driscoll, whose glass lampshades have commonly been mistaken as Tiffany's work. Here, Vreeland reveals that although both artists may have had different reasons for creating their works, both shared a passion for art
Blue nights by Joan Didion( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood--in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. "How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?" Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights --the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, "the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning"--Like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving
3 willows [the sisterhood grows] by Ann Brashares( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Ama, Jo, and Polly, three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland, spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship
Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
A definitive, affectionate biography of one of America's most beloved personalities, Julia Child. This in-depth and intimate narrative is full of fresh information and insight that explores Child's amazing journey in both her personal and professional life
Dear life by Alice Munro( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Alice Munro illuminates the moment a life is shaped, the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be
American wife : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Alice Blackwell is the presidents wife, the former school librarian is thrust into a position of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. During her husbands second term she must face contradictions when her beliefs disagree with his
Cracker! : [the best dog in Vietnam] by Cynthia Kadohata( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 libraries worldwide
A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog
First family [Abigail and John] by Joseph J Ellis( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency" brings America's preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic's tenuous early years
My name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Traveling to Civil War-era Washington, D.C., to tend wounded soldiers and pursue her dream of becoming a surgeon, headstrong midwife Mary receives guidance from two smitten doctors and resists her mother's pleas for her to return home
My life in France by Julia Child( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her "true calling." From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Here, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became
The engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
"Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years-- forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love-- the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it's over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife's family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding-- beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings-- and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. As these lives and marriages unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and she needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: 'A Diamond Is Forever.' And that line changes everything"--Publisher's web page
HRC : state secrets and the rebirth of Hillary Clinton by Jonathan Allen( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Jonathan Allen takes listeners inside Hillary Clinton's decision to join the Obama Cabinet, her four years in his inner circle as Secretary of State, and the mysterious workings of Bill and Hillary's political machine as she makes her decision about the 2016 election
Summer breeze : [a novel] by Nancy Thayer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
The wonderfully moving story of three women who forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England's Dragonfly Lake
Goodbye stranger by Rebecca Stead( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What is my purpose?"
The view from Castle Rock : [stories] by Alice Munro( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Selections from Munro's collection of stories about the Laidlaw family, starting in the wilds of the Scottish borders, through the voyage to Canada, and including stories set in Alice (Laidlaw) Munro's present time
The family Romanov : murder, rebellion, & the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew
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