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Par George O'Brien. 2006
Georgetown University professor George O'Brien provides the biographical background of the four masters of Irish literature and an in-depth analysis…of their greatest works. O'Brien discusses the very qualities that set these works apart and the "Irishness" that characterizes each of them. 2006.
Par Robert J Randisi. 1999
Kansas, 1883. Lancaster, a gunfighter, is confronted by a man who mistakenly believes himself to be Lancaster's target. In the…showdown, a girl is accidentally killed. The guilt-ridden Lancaster gives up on life and loses himself in the bottle, until another child in distress presents him with an opportunity for personal redemption. 1999.
Par Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.…She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
Par Grace Livingston Hill. 1982
Elizabeth is confronted by her brother's murderer who claims he loves her. She flees across the wilderness and meets an…unusual man. This gentleman's protection and her strong Christian faith help her survive. 1982, c1908.
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 Lillian O'Donnell. 1996
Private investigator Gwenn Ramadge is hired to find out who is robbing guests on a cruise ship. While on board…she meets Minerva Aldrich, who (along with her sisters) inherited her late mother's prestigious dress company, Goddess Designs. When terminally ill Minerva is found dead in the pool, Ramadge's investigation expands to murder. 1996.
Par Gore Vidal. 2000
Fictional coverage of the American cultural and political scene from 1939, when the U.S. debated entering World War II, until…1954 after the Korean War. Caroline Sanford, producer-actress and Washington newspaper publisher, and her journalist nephew provide insider views on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's terms of office. Bestseller. 2000.
Par Joan Hess. 2005
Bookstore owner Claire Mallow and her deeply sarcastic teenage daughter, Caron, accept a customer's offer to stay in her palatial…home while work is being done on their house. No sooner are they ensconced than disquieting events start to occur. The owner turns out not to be who she claimed; and a dead body keeps turning up. 2005.
Par Sheri S Tepper. 1988
Events in the life of Stavia, from age ten to womanhood, at a time when human civilization has evolved into…a social system divided along gender lines. Women have taken over running the country, while the men live in closed military garrison with a gate to the outside world. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989, c1988.
Cahill continues his study of civilizations, begun in "How the Irish Saved Civilization" (DC15036), with an extended look at the…Torah. He shows how events therein, especially the Jews' belief in one God and their ability to look at reality in a whole new way, influenced civilization. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Danielle Steel. 1997
After a ten-year marriage ends, all Charlie Waterston has now is the future. He is leaving his architectural job in…London and returning to New York. Too devastated to work, Charlie takes a leave of absence to go skiing in Vermont. But a snow storm leaves him stranded in Massachusetts, where a stay at a bed and breakfast changes his life forever. 1997.
Par Edmund White. 2001
Novelist, critic, and biographer White, who moved to Paris in 1983, describes his wanderings through the city's arrondissements, including districts…congenial to writers, African-Americans, Jews, artists, gays and lesbians, and royalists. A flâneur is someone who strolls about a city with no specific purpose, yet is attuned to its history and character. Bestseller. 2001.
Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par John Irving. 2001
Television journalist and addicted womanizer Patrick Wallingford loses his left hand to circus lions in India, on camera. But it…is a trip to Japan that changes his life--that and having a hand-transplant with visitation rights for the donor's widow. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2001.
Par Alan Furst. 2006
In Paris, on a winter night in 1938, a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers' hotel is not romantic tragedy -…it is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police, and meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a clandestine emigre newspaper. In the desperate politics of a Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn - worth surveillance, or blackmail, or murder. 2006.
Par Ridley Pearson. 1999
A container spotted off Seattle's coast carries dead and ill Chinese women. As cop Lou Boldt works the homicide angle…and INS agents work theirs, anchorwoman Stevie McNeal and her Chinese adopted sister, Melissa, begin their own investigation. When Melissa disappears, McNeal must turn to the police. Violence and some strong language. 1999.
Par Faye Kellerman. 2001
Hate crime leads to murder after a small synagogue is vandalized. As Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD detective Peter…Decker, investigate, they learn their son, Jacob, knows the teenage suspect, Ernesto Golding. Then Golding and his therapist are found dead. Some strong language. Bestseller. Sequel to "Stalker", followed by "Stone kiss". 2001.
Par Katharine Kerr. 2001
In the year 850, Prince Maryn prepares to assume the throne. The ill-fated love affair between the prince and the…magical Lilli comes to an end. Raena and Rhodry continue their rivalry two centuries later. Some descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. Sequel to "The Black Raven". c2001. (Dragon mage ; 3)
Par H. W Brands. 2000
Biography of one of America's founding fathers, incorporating correspondence and anecdotes of his contemporaries. Franklin was heralded as a leading…inventor and scientist, author, and diplomat as well as a bon vivant. In exploring Franklin's conversion from British loyalist to revolutionary, Brands seeks out the genius behind the man. 2000.
Par Tony Hillerman. 1998
Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee arrests the poacher he finds standing over a dying police officer. But when Jim's mentor,…retired cop Joe Leaphorn, begins looking for a missing scientist last seen in that same area that same day, the case takes on new dimensions. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.