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Colby, Jim

Overview
Works: 40 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 7,836 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Young adult works  Biography  Case studies  War stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author
Classifications: PS3566.I372, 813.54
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Publications about Jim Colby
Publications by Jim Colby
Most widely held works by Jim Colby
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk( file )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches that soon develop a fanatical following
Gifts by Ursula K Le Guin( file )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather than use his gift of "unmaking"--A violent talent shared by members of his family--he upsets the precarious balance of power among rival, feuding families, each of which has a strange and deadly talent of its own
Handle with care by Jodi Picoult( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
After her daughter contracts a fatal disease, Charlotte O'Keefe must confront some serious questions that ultimately lead to one final epiphany: what constitutes a valuable life
Best friends forever by Jennifer Weiner( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
When Valerie moved into the neighborhood, she and Addie became best friends. But as they entered their teens, Val found herself among the popular kids, while mousy Addie was left behind. Then came the betrayal that drove them apart. Fifteen years later, Val is a hotshot TV weathergirl, while Addie lives in her parents' old house searching for love online. One night, Val appears at Addie's doorstep, a physical and emotional wreck, to plead for help. And so begins a touching, humorous journey towards reconciliation and discovery
Songs of the humpback whale by Jodi Picoult( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
This story of love and family is told through the eyes of five people: Jane Jones, her daughter Rebecca, and three very different men in their lives. After a watershed moment in their marriage, Jane leaves Oliver, her renowned marine biologist husband, and begins a journey across the country with Rebecca in search of understanding about her troubled past
William S. and the great escape by Zilpha Keatley Snyder( file )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
In 1938, twelve-year-old William has already decided to leave home when his younger sister informs him that she and their brother and sister are going too, and right away, but complications arise when an acquaintance decides to "help" them
There's nothing to do on Mars by Chris Gall( file )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
After moving to Mars with his family, Davey complains of being bored until he begins exploring the planet with his dog Polaris and uncovers a most unusual "treasure."
The weight of silence by Heather Gudenkauf( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler. Calli's mother, Antonia, tried to be the best mother she could within the confines of marriage to a mostly absent, often angry husband. Now, though she denies that her husband could be involved in the possible abductions, she fears her decision to stay in her marriage has cost her more than her daughter's voice. Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from since their disappearance was discovered. Desperate to find his child, Martin Gregory is forced to confront a side of himself he did not know existed beneath his intellectual, professorial demeanor. Now these families are tied by the questions of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets."
The girl who disappeared twice by Andrea Kane( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
When they are hired by veteran family court judge Hope Willis to find her missing daughter, Forensic Investigators--a team of renegade investigators comprised of a behavorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, and a former Navy SEAL--must race against time to bring Krissy back alive
The line between here and gone by Andrea Kane( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
"Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child. Or was he? One emailed photo changes everything, planting a seed of doubt that Amanda latches on to for dear life: a recent photo of a man who looks exactly like Paul. Could Justin's father be alive? The mother in her is desperate to find out. But tracking down a ghost when every second counts is not for amateurs. Forensic Instincts is the one team up for the challenge. A behaviorist. A former navy SEAL. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A retired FBI agent. A human-scent-evidence dog. Together they achieve the impossible, pushing ethical and legal boundaries whenever the ends justify the means. The manhunt is on for the elusive father. Yet the further FI digs into his past, the more questions are raised about whether the man Amanda fell in love with ever really existed at all. Dark secrets. Carefully crafted lies. From the congressional halls of Washington, D.C., to exclusive Hamptons manors, there are ruthless people who would stop at nothing to make Forensic Instincts forget about the man Amanda desperately needs to find."--Dust jacket
A cure for night by Justin Peacock( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Peacock's novel features Joel Deveraux, a former corporate-law hotshot whose downward slide finds him plying his trade at Brooklyn's Public Defender's office. Thrust into a high-profile case involving black-on-white crime, Joel quickly discovers he is in over his head
Fenway fever by John H Ritter( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Alfredo "Stats" Pagano and Boston Red Sox pitcher Billee Orbitt work together to break a potential curse at Fenway Park
Jake, reinvented by Gordon Korman( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Rick becomes friends with the popular new boy, Jake Garrett, football player and host of superlative parties, and in the process discovers the true nature of his schoolmates and uncovers the mystery of Jake's past
Reality check by Peter Abrahams( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody's college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town, but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search
No rest for the dead a novel ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
A serial novel featuring contributions by twenty-six masters of suspense follows detective Jon Nunn as he re-opens a ten-year-old case to discover if the wrong person was convicted and put to death for the murder of art curator Christopher Thomas
Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali
Birdy by William Wharton( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Growing up, Birdy dreams of flying like a bird and shares these fantasies with his best friend Al. Years later, World War II sends both men to hospitals--Al for physical wounds, and Birdy for psychological trauma. When Birdy falls into a catatonic state, it is Al who tries to pull him out
Trust me by Jeff Abbott( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Luke Dantry is helping his stepfather Henry profiling extremists. When Luke is abducted in bizarre circumstances, Henry is unable to help because he is in way over his head. So Luke has to make his own escape from the fanatics on his tail, the authorities who think he's a wanted man, and mysterious organisations who are missing ten million dollars
Whitey Bulger America's most wanted gangster and the manhunt that brought him to justice by Kevin Cullen( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the criminal career of the gangster who provided a protection racket against drug lords, ran illegal gambling, robbed banks, and served as an informant for the FBI until going into hiding for sixteen years
Best friends forever by Jennifer Weiner( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were eight when they first met and decided to be best friends forever. But in the wake of a tragedy and a betrayal during their teenage years, everything changed. Val went on to fame and fortune. Addie stayed behind in their small Midwestern town. But destiny had more in store for these two. And when, twenty-five years later, Val shows up at Addie's door with blood on her coat and terror on her face, it's the beginning of a wild adventure for two women joined by love and history who are able to find strength together that they could not find alone
 
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Alternative Names
Colby, James
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English (117)
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