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Toren, Suzanne

Works: 749 works in 2,745 publications in 1 language and 91,320 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Case studies  Biography  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Children's audiobooks  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Christmas stories 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Author, Actor, nar, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3556.L685, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Suzanne Toren
Publications by Suzanne Toren
Most widely held works by Suzanne Toren
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape
Apple turnover murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,588 libraries worldwide
Hannah is feeling the heat when she agrees to bake apple turnovers for a fundraiser and partake in the charity talent contest. But when Hannah discovers the MC dead with one of her apple turnovers in his hand, she realizes someone has murder on the menu
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
On the morning after the 2003 Academy Awards, Max--an Oscar-winning writer/director whose fame has waned--and his lover, Elena, are in bed, still groggy from last night's red-carpet festivities. They are talking about movies, talking about love, talking about the just-begun war in Iraq. But a house full of guests demands attention. They share their stories of Hollywood past and present; they watch films in Max's luxe screening room; they gossip by the swimming pool, and tussle in the many bedrooms. The tension mounts, sparks fly, and Smiley delivers a virtuosic, unputdownable romp of a novel about love, war, sex, politics, storytelling--and, of course, redemption--that's Hollywood!
Devil's food cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
This novel finds the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, buzzing with activity. Perhaps busiest of all is Hannah Swensen, proprietor of The Cookie Jar, who is experimenting with a devil's food cake recipe. But no matter how hectic times may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend--particularly a dead one
Amelia Bedelia : audio collection by Peggy Parish( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
Five stories featuring the exploits of Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper whose literal-mindedness often causes trouble
The zookeeper's wife by Diane Ackerman( Sound Recording )
42 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Żabiński began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Żabińskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants--otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes--and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.--From publisher description
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives
1st to die by James Patterson( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,273 libraries worldwide
Four women share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each of the four friends holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant DA, and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these resolute women form a group dubbed the Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box, pursuing the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand
Plain truth by Jodi Picoult( file )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
At the family dairy farm in Pennsylvania Amish country, eighteen-year-old unwed Katie Fisher is accused of birthing and then smothering her baby. Although Katie claims her innocence and says she didn't even bear the child, Philadelphia lawyer Ellie Hathaway may be Katie's only hope
Carrot cake murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
It's summer time in Lake Eden, Minnesota, which means picnics aplenty for bakery proprietress and amateur sleuth Hannah. Then Uncle Gus is murdered following a big family reunion, and the only clues to be found at the crime scene are two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake
Cinnamon roll murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
22 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
The tour bus carrying the Cinnamon Roll Six overturns, sending the band members to the hospital-- and the keyboard player to a bizarre and untimely death. Soon Hannah discovers the victim's surprising secret-- and becomes determined to bring the killer to justice
Plum pudding murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
Rumor has it that "Lunatic Larry" Jaeger is in the red-- an idea that takes a sinister turn when Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. It seems quite a few people would have liked to fill Larry's stocking with coal and then bash him with it. With so many suspects to investigate and the twelve days of Christmas ticking away, Hannah's running out of time to nab a murderous Scrooge who doesn't want her to see the New Year
Cream puff murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
Hannah Swensen, like most women in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is not a fan of Ronni Ward--the man-stealing gym bunny. So when Ronni turns up lifeless in a jacuzzi--accompanied by one of Hannah's cream puffs--the long list of suspects begins with Hannah
Gingerbread cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
Three short and sweet murder mysteries by three separate authors are included in this holiday batch
Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( file )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 libraries worldwide
Hannah Swensen's supplies are delivered daily by Ron LaSalle, whom she often passes on her way to work. On this fateful day, Rons truck is soon parked behind the store, but he fails to reappear. When Hannah finds him seated in the truck, the window open, a bullet through his chest, shes inspired to work her way through the townspeople, looking for a motive for Rons death, even as she manfully resists her widowed mothers attempts to find her a husband
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded was the result of a character that had been forged by life experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because hepossessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war
Key lime pie murder by Joanne Fluke( file )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 981 libraries worldwide
The Cookie Jar is abuzz with activity. Hannah's all set to make sweets for the upcoming fair, judge a bake-off and assist a friend in his magic act. But all is not well in the tiny town of Lake Eden. Student teacher Willa Sunquist is found murdered with a key lime pie toppled over at the scene. The list of suspects runs around the block, and Hannah must sift through this motley assortment before the devious villain strikes again
Orphan train : a novel by Christina Baker Kline( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past
Sugar cookie murder by Joanne Fluke( file )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 libraries worldwide
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix
Red velvet cupcake murder by Joanne Fluke( Sound Recording )
20 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
When one of her famous Red Velvet cupcakes is thought to have caused the death of her rival-- a scandalous Lake Eden legend who was trying to steal her boyfriend-- Hannah Swensen becomes the unlikely suspect in a murder investigation and must whip up the real killer before someone else gets iced
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