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Par Leonard Maltin. 1997
An account of radio's early years from 1920 to the 1950s. Draws upon interviews with radio show writers, directors, actors,…and announcers to present an "anecdotal history" of the dominant form of home entertainment during that era. c1997.
Par Jeffrey Archer. 1998
Connor Fitzgerald has worked for the CIA for twenty-eight years, although his family thinks he works for Maryland Insurance. Now…his boss, Helen Dexter, is out to destroy him. After Connor manages to eliminate a Colombian presidential candidate, he is sent to Russia--supposedly at the president's request--to assassinate a candidate there. But Connor is the one scheduled to die. 1998.
Par Christopher Reeve. 1998
Best known for his role as Superman, actor Reeve discusses his life and career before and after the 1995 horseback…riding accident that left him paralyzed. Reeve has faith that his injured spinal cord can eventually be repaired and is active in raising funds for research. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Judith Lennox. 1999
British biographer Rebecca Bennett, following a miscarriage and romantic breakup, is hired to write the life story of elderly dame…Tilda Franklin--a popular social activist. Rebecca falls for Tilda's grandson. Their relationship is threatened when she uncovers many family secrets--including a murder. 1999.
Par Xingjian Gao, Mabel Lee. 2000
A semi-autobiographical, philosophical novel by the Chinese Nobel laureate. The protagonist, in reprieve from death, wanders through the Chinese landscape…in search of Lingshan (Soul Mountain), describing his interior and exterior quests. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2000. Uniform title: Ling shan.
Par David Eddings, Leigh Eddings. 1997
This companion to the Belgariad and Malloreon series is the culmination of the saga. Polgara, daughter of Belgarath the sorcerer,…reminisces about her long life in an amazing world of magic. Bestseller. 1997.
Par Catherine Anderson. 1996
Colorado, 1885. Ace Keegan returns to avenge his stepfather's murder and his mother's rape. He discovers that the killer, Conor…O'Shannessy, is dead but O'Shannessy's daughter, Caitlin, has inherited the ranch. Ace compromises Caitlin's reputation, but then proposes a marriage of convenience as compensation. Descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. c1996.
Par Arnold Rampersad. 1997
In the 1940s, Robinson broke the colour barrier in baseball and went on to play in six pennant seasons. With…his courage and grace, he later became a role model in the civil rights movement. This is the first biography of Robinson which is based on access to private papers owned by his widow. 1997.
Par Andreï Makine, Geoffrey Strachan. 1997
A Soviet youth imbibes his French grandmother's tales of Paris and the Soviet Revolution during his summer visits to her…home on the steppes. His fascination with her and her stories transcends his Russian life and leads him eventually to France. Includes violence. Winner of top French literary awards: the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis. c1997. Uniform title: Testament français.
Par Janette Oke. 1996
A young Blackfoot girl comes of age in 19th century Alberta in this tortured love story. She is chosen along…with the chief's son, Silver Fox, to attend a Catholic boarding school in Calgary, and runs up against loneliness and despair when Silver Fox shows more interest in white man's God than her. Sequel to "A gown of Spanish lace". 1996. (Women of the West ; 12)
Par Louis L'Amour. 1997
Tales of the untamed West depicting people who face harsh tests that threaten their way of life and survival. In…"Caprock Rancher," a boy comes to realize his father's courage as the two join forces to recover their neighbours' lost savings from outlaws. 1997.
Par Mei Ng. 1997
At college Ruby Lee did Women's Studies, learning to like men watching her and getting to know the power of…her own passionate nature. Her father Franklin watches TV all day in their tiny laundry. Her mother Bel hasn't settled so well and lives for her kids. So, frequently, Ruby escapes the disputes of family life for a brash and sensual world of her own. But she cannot leave her Chinese inheritance behind. 1997.
Par Johnny Cash, Patrick Carr. 1998
The country-western star relates his life in rural Arkansas as a boy picking cotton, his early career, and his continual…concert touring. Chronicles his ups and downs with amphetamine addiction and his various rehabilitation attempts, and describes his homes in Tennessee, Florida, and Jamaica. Includes a discography. Some strong language. 1998.
Par Tim F LaHaye, Jerry B Jenkins. 1999
In Jerusalem, 144,000 witnesses gather in a stadium to hear the words of Tsion Ben-Judah. But Nicolae Carpathia, the Antichrist,…also speaks in hopes of diverting Christians to his beliefs. The Tribulation continues as the faithful endure several more judgments. Sequel to "Soul Harvest". Bestseller. 1999. (The left behind series ; 5)
Par Orlando Figes. 1997
Explores the early-twentieth-century revolution in Russia that led to the removal of Czar Nicholas II and the rise to power…of Lenin's Bolsheviks. The author places the blame for the failure of the coup d'etat to achieve its social aims at the feet of both the government and the people. 1997.
Par Mary Stewart. 1997
In 1947 Kate Herrick returns to her childhood home to retrieve some family mementoes before her grandmother sells the cottage.…She discovers that there have been sightings of night prowlers - even ghosts - in the cottage garden. Her search for explanations leads her into another, more personal quest. And as she explores her past, she finds a place for herself in the present, and the promise of great happiness in the future.
Par Catherine Cookson. 1997
Money was tight in the farming communities around Fellburn in the 1880s, so when widower Hector Stewart announced to his…children, Daniel and Pattie, that he was marrying Moira Conelly, a "wealthy" distant relative who lived in a "castle" in Ireland, it was easy to guess his purpose. But Moira had not been entirely honest about her background or her finances and was convinced that she was marrying into the landed gentry.
Par Mary Higgins Clark. 2007
Radio talk-show host Dr. Susan Chandler, once a prosecutor and then a psychologist, investigates cases where lonely and insecure women…have been victims of a serial killer. On the air, witnesses offer evidence concerning one such victim, while the killer himself tunes in. The clues eventually lead to a man in her life, and Susan realizes that she too is marked for murder. Bestseller. Some violence. 2007.
Par John Banville. 1997
Victor Maskell almost got away with it. Intelligent, respected, even knighted, Maskell must re-examine his values when his lifetime of…treachery as a double agent becomes public knowledge. Through writing his memoirs, Maskell sorts through all the lies he has created, and lived, to find out who he really is and if his life has been worth living. 1997.
Par Fannie Flagg. 1998
New York TV anchor Dena Nordstrom's career is flourishing, but her private life is not. Then her high-stress job --combined…with too many nights out on the town-- takes its toll, and Dena goes back to her hometown to recuperate. Pondering her past and wondering about her future, she finds unexpected pleasures in the small Missouri town. Bestseller 1998.