Belletristik – W

Rod Waleman: The young librarian. Olympia Press 2007

Amanda Eyre Ward: Sleep Toward Heaven. A Novel. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage 2003 / HarperCollins 2004 (=Harper Perennial)
* „Sleep Toward Heaven is a story of murder and desire, solitude and grace, set in Manhattan and small-town Texas.“ „In Gatestown, twenty-nine-year-old Karen awaits her execution on Death Row. In New York, Franny, a doctor the same age, plans her wedding and tries to resist her urge to run. In Austin, Celia, a brassy young librarian, mourns her lost husband.“ Over the course of one summer, the three women’s disparate lives intertwine. Karen, Franny, and Celia all struggle to find their place in a world where nothing is sure, as they move toward one night that will change them all forever.
* Executions and executioners, Murder victims’ families, Death row inmates, Women librarians, Women physicians, Women murderers, Widows, Texas, Psychological fiction

Amanda Eyre Ward: Love stories in this town. New York: Ballantine Books 2009

Nancy Warren: Drive me crazy. New York: Brava 2004
* Women librarians, Oregon, Love stories, Mystery fiction
* „A sexy librarian and a brash art historian/treasure hunter work together to solve a murder and end up falling in love in this contemporary romance novel.“

Peggy Webb: Saturday Mornings. Bantam Books 1990
* Zitat aus Abebooks: „Dog trainer Andrew McGill was an outrageous rogue who made straitlaced librarian Margaret Leigh Jones wish she knew how to flirt…“

Peter Webb / Stephen Hoffman [Komp.] / Mak Campbell [Textverf.] / Edward Swift [Vorl.]: Splendora: a musical. New York: Dramatists Play Service 1998

Katharine Weber: The music lesson. London: Phoenix House 1999
* Women librarians, Terrorists–Ireland, Art thefts, Suspense fiction
* Inhalt: Passion for Dutch paintings of the 17th century is one of the few pleasures available to Patricia Dolan, a lonely 41-year-old research librarian. Her Irishness has always existed as heritage and identity until she meets her attractive cousin, a member of an IRA splinter group.

Ruth Werner: Kleine Fische – Große Fische. Berlin: Verlag Neues Leben 1972
* Inhalt: Katja hat sich so daggegen dagegen gewehrt, dass Wolfgang die Stellung als Werkleiter annimmt. So schwer wie jetzt ist es in ihrer Ehe noch nie gewesen. Der Betrieb, den ihr Mann leitet, steht vor ungewöhnliche Schwierigkeiten. Gefrierapparate für die Fischfangschiffe müssen zu einem unmöglichen Termin fertigwerden: eine verfahrene Situation, die Wolfgang mit aller Energie meistern will. Doch um welchen Preis? Kaum, dass er sich für Katja’s Tätigkeit als Bibliothekarin interessiert – sie arbeitet in demselben Betrieb -, für die Familie hat er schon gar keine Zeit, er vernachlässigt die Frau und die drei Kinder. Alles in Katja sträubt sich gegen den Gedanken, dass ihr Leben so weitergehen soll, und sie fürchtet, dass ihre Ehe dieser Belastung auf die Dauer nicht gewachsen ist. Da bricht über den Betrieb ein Verhängnis herein: Der Apparat, der den Kilki, einen im Kaspischen Meer lebenden kleinen Fisch, gefrieren soll, versagt. Katja steht an der Seite Wolfgangs, des „Schuldigen“. Ihr hilft dabei, dass neue Erkenntnisse und neue Methoden in der Wirtschaftsführung sich anbahnen…

Valerie Wilson Wesley: Ain’t nobody’s business if I do <engl.> / Es wird alles anders bleiben <dt.>. Roman. Zürich: Diogenes 2001
* Die Bibliothekarin und Künstlerin Eva Hutchinson hat Mann und Kinder und glaubt sich glücklich verheiratet. Sie hat eine vielversprechende Tochter, Charley, und – aus der ersten Ehe ihres Mannes – einen Sohn: Steven. Noch scheint es Eva, daß die Kinder den Erwartungen der Eltern entsprechen und alles in bester Ordnung ist, als es eines Abends plötzlich kracht: Das Unheil brach in einer Freitagnacht im Juni herein, eine Woche nach dem zehnten Hochzeitstag der Hutchinsons. Tagsüber war es heiß gewesen, und nachts wurde es noch heißer. Es war kurz vor elf, und Eva und ihr Mann Hutch gingen sich wie üblich auf die Nerven. Nach einer Viertelstunde stummen Wütens sprach Hutch aus, was er schon seit Wochen dachte: „Ich muß hier weg.“ „Es wird alles anders bleiben“ ist die Geschichte einer Ehe, der Höhen, der Tiefen und der gefürchteten Durststrecken, aber auch die Geschichte einer Frau, die zu innerer Stärke findet. Ja, es ist die Geschichte einer ganzen Familie, die erst über innere Freiheit zu wahrer Nähe und tiefen Bindungen findet. Valerie Wilson Wesley versteht es meisterhaft, sich in alle Beteiligten einzufühlen. Es wird alles anders bleiben ist ein ebenso spannungsreiches wie seelenvolles Familiendrama, fein beobachtet und reich an Humor und Spannung.

Sharon West: I Desire Mercy. Winepress 1999
* Inhalt: The first book of the Mulberry House series, I Desire Mercy, begins when a tax levy fails in sleepy Rock Landing, Ohio. The Tri-County Community Library’s funding is cut, and the Information and Research Department on the third floor is phased out. Marietta Mulberry, its director, and her secretary, Briana Bishop, lose their jobs. Suddenly catapulted from her quiet life, and under the Lord’s direction, Marietta sets up Operation WILL, a secret task force for the mobilization of God’s justice, mercy and redemption. She obtains permission to keep the information she has collected at the library, and she and Briana move it to Mulberry House, her home on the Ohio River. There, they plan to research the cases the Lord brings them in the cellar that Philip Wickens, the groundskeeper, has remodeled into a hidden headquarters. She is soon summoned to the bedside of her father’s old army buddy and is launched on a quest for the Dragon’s Tail. How will she rescue its victims? Can she stay true to an invisible God when a very visible villain invades her hometown? How will she use her faith in God, prayer, and the Bible to meet dangerous challenges, saving friends, townspeople-and her own life? More importantly, after discovering her father’s recent death was murder, will she be able to forgive?

Susan Wiggs: Weihnachtsengel gibt es doch. 1. Aufl. Mira 2012 (Original: Lakeshore Christmas 2009)

Jincy Willett: Winner of the National Book Award. A novel of fame, honor, and really bad weather. 1st ed. New York: Thomas Dunne Books 2003
* Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Eccentrics and eccentricities, Women–New England, Women librarians, Sisters, Murder, Poets, New England, Black humour, Psychological fiction, Humorous fiction
* It’s the story of two sisters. Abigail Mather is a woman of enormous appetites, sexual and otherwise. Her fraternal twin Dorcas couldn’t be more different: she gave up on sex without once trying it, and she lives a controlled, dignified life of the mind. Though Abigail exasperates Dorcas, the two love each other in fact, they complete each other. They are an odd pair, set down in an odd Rhode Island town, where everyone has a story to tell, and writers, both published and unpublished, carom off each other like billiard balls.

Cathy Williams: A reluctant wife. Toronto: Harlequin 1998, 2002 / Richmond: Mills & Boon 1998 (Mills & Boon presents P239)
* Divorced women, Librarians, Village communities, Deaf children, England, Premarital sex, Love Stories
* deutsche Übersetzung: „Sag es immer wieder“
* Inhalt: Sophie had been a trophy wife – once – and was never going to make that mistake again! She had her beautiful daughter, Jade, and she was a happy, fulfilled single mother. She simply didn’t need a man! And she wasn’t interested in a date with Gregory Wallace, that was for sure! Rich, arrogant – he seemed exactly like her ex-husband! Except he wasn’t. He was charming, funny…. She had a new baby; a gorgeous man who made her head spin – how long could Sophie hold out against marriage?

Mary Williams: The Bridge Between. London: Piatkus 1992
* Julia Kerr has arrived at Port Todric in Cornwall to start married life with her handsome young husband, Stephen. The wedding has been a secret affair, for Julia’s wealthy parents had forbidden her to associate with a mere district librarian’s assistant. The young couple have run away with only a few pounds saved between them. Stephen has always yearned to become an aritist and now is his finest opportunity. He immediately rents a studio and begins to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape. Julia, meanwhile, finds the adjustment to impoverished young wife more difficult than she imagined – especially as there are so many things she and Stephen seem to disagree about.“

Valerie Wolzien: All Hallows‘ Evil. A Susan Henshaw Mystery. Fawcett 1992
* Hobbyermittlerin untersucht Mord in Bibliothek („Amateur sleuth Susan interrogates librarians who might provide clues“)

Eric Wright: Death of a Sunday Writer. Foul Play 1996
* „Who would have expected that Lucy Trimble, librarian, would hit the ground running when she inherits an investigative firm from a relative? Leaving her overbearing husband and the circulation desk behind, Trimble takes up the private eye business and her relatives‘ shady underworld clients with sweet gusto.“


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