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Chamberlain, Diane 1950-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 1,156 publications in 20 languages and 38,904 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Allegories  Historical fiction  History  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.H2485, 813.54
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Publications about Diane Chamberlain
Publications by Diane Chamberlain
Most widely held works by Diane Chamberlain
The silent sister by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,372 libraries worldwide
Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality
Necessary lies by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
27 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,136 libraries worldwide
Caring for her family on their mid-20th-century tobacco farm after the loss of her parents, 15-year-old Ivy connects with Grace County social worker Jane, who strains her personal and professional relationships with her advocacy of Ivy's family, whose dark secrets test Jane's resolve against racial tensions and state-mandated sterilizations
Pretending to dance by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
25 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,071 libraries worldwide
"Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to soon adopt a baby. But the process terrifies her. As the questions and background checks come one after another, Molly worries that the truth she's kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well. She ran away from her family twenty years ago after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved: Her mother, the woman who raised her and who Molly says is dead but is very much alive. Her birth mother, whose mysterious presence raised so many issues. The father she adored, whose death sent her running from the small community of Morrison Ridge. Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a future filled with promise, she discovers that even she doesn't know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders. Told with Diane Chamberlain's compelling prose and gift for deft exploration of the human heart, Pretending to Dance is an exploration of family, lies, and the complexities of both"--
The bay at midnight by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,732 libraries worldwide
Haunted by the murder of her sister four decades ago, Julie Bauer must confront the pain of the past when a mysterious phone call sheds new light on the events of that terrifying night
The secret life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
The evening news proclaims that Corinne Elliot's mother has turned herself in to the police in connection with a decades-old kidnapping and murder. Flashbacks reveal a woman's desperate choice to go underground and raise a child that isn't hers
The stolen marriage by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,590 libraries worldwide
"In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess's new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain, especially after one of the town's prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed. Tess suspects people are talking about her, plotting behind her back, and following her as she walks around town. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? Feeling alone and adrift, Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her, a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he's letting on. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry's wishes and begins to work at the hospital, finding meaning in nursing the young victims. Yet at home, Henry's actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle her husband's mysterious behavior and save her own life?"--
Kiss River by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
The arrival of Gina Higgins, a mysterious stranger who is determined to restore Kiss River's historic nineteenth-century lighthouse, profoundly impacts the lives of Lacey O'Neill and her brother Clay
Keeper of the light by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
47 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
Midway through performing surgery on a gunshot victim, Dr. Olivia Simon learns that the victim is Annie O'Neill, the woman with whom Olivia's husband is in love
Her mother's shadow by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,531 libraries worldwide
When Lacey O'Neill's friend dies, leaving an eleven-year-old daughter Mackenzie in her care, a reluctant Lacey must cope not only with a frightened girl who resents her, but also with feelings about her own mother's murder. Then, a stranger comes to the North Carolina Outer Banks, revealing surprising ties to Lacey and the Christmas Eve when her mother was killed, exposing the last secrets of the O'Neill family
The courage tree by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
When eight-year-old Sophie mysteriously vanishes during a weekend camping trip, a desperate search is launched to find the child, but Sophie has found refuge in a remote cabin inhabited by a reclusive woman who has her own secrets to hide
The escape artist by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
A runaway mother's dilemma. Susanna Miller of Colorado loses custody of her baby daughter because of a stint in a mental home. She absconds with her to Maryland and resumes life under an assumed name. The dilemma comes when she learns of a serial killer's next move. If she goes to the police she risks losing her daughter. By the author of Reflection
Cypress Point by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
Joelle's best friend Mara Summers suffers a brain damaging aneurysm while giving birth. Joelle helps Mara's spouse Liam cope but soon falls in love with him. One night they lose control and make love. To her shock, after failing to become pregnant with her former husband who has since sired a baby with another woman, Joelle is expecting
Brass ring by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
As she drives home, Claire Harte, who runs a rehabilitation center, sees a woman jump off a bridge. The suicide sets off a chain of dramatic events, including an affair with the suicide victim's brother
Before the storm by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
Laural Lockwood's 15-year-old son Andy is "special". She lost him once through neglect, but is determined to make up for her mistakes. When she allows Andy to attend a local church social she is terrified when the church is consumed by fire. Andy survives and saves other children as well. Initially Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero but when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son, and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever
Secrets she left behind by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
"Keith Weston nearly lost his life in an act of arson. He survived--but with devastating physical and emotional scars. Without his mother, he has no one to help him heal, no money, nothing to live for but the medications that numb his pain. Isolated and angry, his hatred has one tight focus: his half-sister, Maggie Lockwood. Nineteen-year-old Maggie spent a year in prison for the acts that led up to the fire. Now she's back home. But her release cannot free her from the burden of guilt she carries. She grew up with Keith, played with him as a child...and recently learned they share the same father. Now the person Keith despises most is the closest thing he has to family--until Sara returns. If Sara returns...."--p. [4] of cover
Reflection by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
29 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
A woman returns home to look after her grandmother and has to face the town's hostility. Twenty years earlier Rachel Huber's husband blew himself up, killing 10 children and the town still blames her for it. Fortunately there is Michael, her old flame, now an unhappily married minister
The midwife's confession by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
"'Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry ... ' The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle--her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family--described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn't know ..."--Page 2 of cover
The good father by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
A little girl, all alone, with a note that reads `Please look after me'.Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, worrying about keeping food on the table. But so far he's kept her safe. And never regretted his decision for a second.But now he's lost his job, his home and the money in his wallet is all he has. As things spiral out of control Travis is offered a lifeline. A one-time offer to commit a crime for his daughter's sake. Even if it means leaving her behind. Even if it means losing her. What would a good father do?Praise for Diane Chamberlain `Fans of Jodi Picoult will delight in this finely tuned family drama, with beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end.' - Stylist`A marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem' - Literary Times'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail'So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' - Candis
The lies we told by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 977 libraries worldwide
Maya and Rebecca Ward are both accomplished physicians, but that's where the sisters' similarities end. As teenagers, they witnessed their parents' murder, but it was Rebecca who saved Maya from becoming another of the gunman's victims. The tragedy left Maya cautious and timid, settling for a sedate medical practice with her husband, Adam, while Rebecca became the risk taker. After a devastating hurricane hits the coast of North Carolina, Rebecca and Adam urge Maya to join them in the relief effort. To please her husband, Maya finally agrees. She loses herself in the care and transport of victims, but when her helicopter crashes into raging floodwaters, there appear to be no survivors. Forced to accept Maya is gone, Rebecca and Adam turn to one another?first for comfort, then in passion?unaware that, miles from civilization, Maya is injured and trapped with strangers she's not certain she can trust. Away from the sister who has always been there to save her, now Maya must find the courage to save herself?unaware that the life she knew has changed forever
Fire and rain by Diane Chamberlain( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Into the drought-weary California town of Valle Rosa comes a stranger who promises he can make it rain. All he asks for is a place to stay and complete privacy. But he is too charismatic to maintain a low profile, and the adobe cottage he's given to live in is owned by an investigative TV reporter struggling to revive her career. Fire and Rain is a love story filled with mystery and heart.--From OverDrive web site
 
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Alternative Names
Čemberlen, Diana 1950-
Čemberlena, Diāna 1950-
Chamberlen, Diana 1950-
Chemberlen, Diana.
Chemberlen, Diana 1950-
チェンバレン, ダイアン
Languages
English (402)
French (88)
Polish (22)
Russian (21)
Czech (14)
Italian (12)
Danish (12)
German (10)
Chinese (9)
Finnish (5)
Japanese (3)
Lithuanian (3)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (3)
Swedish (2)
Macedonian (1)
Hungarian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Turkish (1)
Croatian (1)
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