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Boatman, Michael 1964-

Overview
Works: 127 works in 387 publications in 2 languages and 24,922 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Biography  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PS3566.A822, 813.54
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Publications about Michael Boatman
Publications by Michael Boatman
Most widely held works by Michael Boatman
Cross my heart by James Patterson( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,713 libraries worldwide
In the latest novel of the series, the author raises the stakes to their highest level, ever, when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart; nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die. -- Provided by publisher
Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel( Sound Recording )
18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
A Marin County mom and freelance writer is offered the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay. She is torn between her new life in Hollywood and her family back home
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,623 libraries worldwide
It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again--a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control
Alex Cross, run by James Patterson( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,560 libraries worldwide
A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's called to investigate a second crime
The given day by Dennis Lehane( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
"Boston beat cop Danny Coughlin longs to step out of the shadow of his father, a legendary police captain. But his resolve is put to the test when he attempts to infiltrate the bands of anarchists and radicals threatening the city. Caught up in a vortex of change, Danny becomes entangles with an Irish immigrant maid and makes the acquaintance of Luther Laurence, a black man on the lam after a murder in Tulsa. Touching on such historic events as the Spanish Influenza pandemic and the Boston Police Strike of 1919, the Given Day is Lehane at his finest"--Container
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( visu )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill
The race by Richard North Patterson( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
Corey Grace, a Republican senator from Ohio noted for voting his own conscience rather than the party line, becomes locked in a no-holds-barred presidential primary campaign with his rival, a member of the party establishment and leader of the Christian right
The cay by Theodore Taylor( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
It is 1965, and the devastating Watts riots are ravaging Los Angeles. A white man attempts to escape from a mob by running into a nearby apartment building. A few days later he is accused of killing a woman known as Little Scarlet who is found dead in the building. But when Easy Rawlins starts to investigate, he suspects the killer to be someone else-someone whose rage is racially motivated and as deep as his passion. For those who always wanted to read Walter Mosley, here is a novel they've been waiting for: an unstoppably dramatic mystery
Cinnamon kiss a novel by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
Easy Rawlins is in need of money for his daughter Feather's expensive medical treatment, so he agrees to find a missing attorney who seems to be more trouble than he's worth
Fear of the dark by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 835 libraries worldwide
For Paris Minton, a knock on his door is often the first sign of trouble. With family like Useless, who needs enemies? Yet trouble always finds an open window, and when Useless's mother, Three Hearts, shows up to look for her son, Paris has no choice but to track down his wayward cousin
Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher
Hope to die by James Patterson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
"Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?" --
Little green by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Easy Rawlins is back (almost literally from the dead after the car wreck that ended Blonde Faith, his last outing) and cruising the hippified streets of the Sunset Strip circa 1967, in search of a young black man who has gone missing and maybe of his own rebirth
Blonde faith by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Fearing his friend, Christmas Black, has met his demise when the ex-Marine's daughter is left on his doorstep, reluctant L.A. detective Easy Rawlins finds the challenges of caring for a child further complicated by another friend's murder accusation
The good lord bird by James McBride( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive
Who asked you? by Terry McMillan( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
"With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships--Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them--Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now--at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams--all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises"--
Woman thou art loosed ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
The story of Michelle Jordan, a young woman raised in an environment of abuse and molestation at the hands of her mother's boyfriend Reggie, which her mother Cassie unwittingly condons. While incarcerated, Michelle sends Bishop Jakes a letter requesting a visit. Jakes agrees to meet Michelle and soon uncovers the painful history that led to her personal demise
I beat the odds [from homelessness to the Blind Side and beyond] by Michael Oher( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
The football star made famous in the hit film "The Blind Side" reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he shares his story in his own words
 
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English (222)
French (5)
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