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November-December 2013
Volume 82, Number 6

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Books for Adults

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Library of Congress, Washington 2013
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In Brief


The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program and their listings do not imply endorsement.

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Books for Adults

The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, complete the order form and return it to your braille-lending library.

Note: For the information of the reader, a notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or explicit descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.”     

Adult Nonfiction

How the States Got Their Shapes, Too: The People behind the Borderlines     BR19523
by Mark Stein
6 volumes
Features biographical sketches of the politicians, surveyors, religious leaders, and others who created the borders of America's states. Basis for the series of the same name on TV's History Channel. 2011.

The Sun's Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet     BR 19567
by Bob Berman
4 volumes
Astronomy writer explores the history of the sun, from ancient cultures to the early twenty-first century, and its possible future. Describes the sun's composition and rapidly shrinking mass. Discusses its influence on our daily lives and role in climate change. 2011.

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life    BR 19637
by Gretchen Rubin
4 volumes
In this follow-up to The Happiness Project (Volume 1 The Happiness Project, Volume 2 The Happiness Project, Volume 3 The Happiness Project), Rubin narrowed her focus to finding more joy in her home life for nine months. She vowed to prove her love to her husband, build shrines, pay more attention as a parent, and cultivate unhurriedness. Bestseller. 2012.

Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World    BR 19668
by Glenn Stout
5 volumes
Biography of American swimmer Gertrude Ederle (1906–2003), who in 1926 became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Discusses her childhood bout with measles that led to permanent hearing loss and describes subsequent achievements, including Olympic medals, world records, and the landmark swim from France to England. 2009.

My Deepest Sympathies: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to Eulogies    BR 19685
by Florence Isaacs
2 volumes
Advice on expressing sympathy to someone who has suffered a loss, including the death of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, or pet. Offers guidelines for diverse situations and provides funeral etiquette and sample eulogies. 2000.

Leonardo and The Last Supper     BR 19693
by Ross King
6 volumes
Chronicles the life of Leonardo da Vinci and the events that led to his commission to paint a mural, The Last Supper, at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, which he began in 1495 and completed in 1498. Presents art history analysis of the work. Young adult appeal. 2012.

Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America     BR 19698
by Mark Jacob and Stephen H. Case
4 volumes
Biography of Philadelphia debutante Peggy Shippen (1760–1804), who befriended English officer and spy John Andre during the Revolutionary War. Explores the reasons why Peggy conspired with Andre and her husband, colonial general Benedict Arnold, to turn over the fort at West Point to the British. 2012.

Discovering Wes Moore     BR 19701
by Wes Moore
2 volumes
Johns Hopkins graduate recounts his Bronx upbringing and discovery of a man who shares his name. Details the decisions the other Wes Moore made, including dealing drugs and shooting a cop, that led to a life sentence in prison. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.

When General Grant Expelled the Jews     BR 19711
by Jonathan D. Sarna
3 volumes
Recounts Union general Ulysses S. Grant's General Order No. 11, issued in December 1862, which expelled all Jews from the territory under his command—an attempt to quell smuggling into the Confederacy. Describes the repercussions that dogged Grant, even after President Abraham Lincoln quickly rescinded the order. 2012.

Over Here! New York City during World War II     BR 19737
by Lorraine B. Diehl
3 volumes
Discusses the social changes that occurred in New York City after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Covers the way the town became the target of German U-boats and saboteurs and the destination of servicemen on leave. Highlights the lives of ordinary New Yorkers who contributed to the war effort. 2010.

Paris: A Love Story; a Memoir     BR 19803
by Kati Marton
2 volumes
Former news correspondent recounts relocating to her favorite city, Paris, after the 2010 death of her diplomat husband Richard Holbrooke. Describes arriving in the French capital in 1957 as a Hungarian refugee, meeting second husband Peter Jennings there in the 1970s, and finding happiness with Holbrooke in the 1990s. 2012.

Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner     BR 19810
by John Maxtone-Graham
3 volumes
Maritime historian reexamines the 1912 sinking of the British steamship Titanic. Discusses the technological inventions onboard the ship—Morse code and the Marconi wireless—that led to the rescue of survivors. Details the vessel's construction and highlights the significance of the shortage of lifeboats. 2011.

Here and Now: Letters 2008–2011     BR 19942
by Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee
3 volumes
Collection of letters exchanged between J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize winner for literature, and Paul Auster, author of Moon Palace (Volume 1 Moon Palace, Volume 2 Moon Palace, Volume 3 Moon Palace), begun in July 2008, shortly after they met. Coetzee and Auster discuss the nature of friendship, cultural taboos, and books they have read, among other topics. 2013.

Adult Fiction

Mount Dragon     BR 19086
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
5 volumes
Geneticist Guy Carson's new assignment at the GeneDyne Remote Testing Facility in the Mount Dragon laboratory, New Mexico, involves altering human DNA to cure the flu. But discoveries take a tragic turn, putting the whole world at risk. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

The Good Soldier     BR 19593
by Ford Madox Ford
4 volumes
American John Dowell remembers the longtime friendship he and his wife Florence shared with Captain and Mrs. Edward Ashburnham, a wealthy English couple. Dowell's narrative grows increasingly unreliable as a sordid tale of affairs, deception, and suicide unfolds. Includes 2002 introduction. 1915.

Motherland     BR 19627
by Amy Sohn
5 volumes
Upper-class parents' lives intersect as they indulge their offspring in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Gottlieb leaves his family and fidelity behind to pitch a film in Hollywood. Movie star Melora takes a Broadway role, while Melora's ex-husband reignites an affair with married Rebecca. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Among Others     BR 19657
by Jo Walton
4 volumes
1979. After a dangerous confrontation with her mother, science-fiction fanatic Mori injures her leg—and loses her twin sister. Mori's father sends her to boarding school, where she discovers fairies and continues to practice magic. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Nebula Award and Hugo Award. 2010.

All That Remains: A Scarpetta Novel     BR 19670
by Patricia Cornwell
4 volumes
Four teenage couples have been murdered in the Williamsburg area, and a jack of hearts has been left at each scene. Now the national drug czar's daughter and her boyfriend are missing. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta races the clock to find the killer. Strong language and some violence. 1992.

Defiance: A Strange Angels Novel     BR 19677
by Lili St. Crow
3 volumes
When Dru, from Jealousy (Volume 1 Jealousy, Volume 2 Jealousy, Volume 3 Jealousy), trains with Christophe, her feelings for him deepen. But she can't forget about Graves, who has been kidnapped. Dru intends to battle the king of vampires regardless of the Order's plans for her. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Sins of the Mother     BR 19682
by Danielle Steel
4 volumes
Olivia Grayson, the head of a successful home-furnishings corporation, regrets not spending more time with her children—Cass, Liz, John, and Phillip—who are now all grown adults. Olivia plans a lavish family vacation every year hoping it will compensate for her absence. Bestseller. 2012.

Magnificence     BR 19688
by Lydia Millet
3 volumes
After discovering her infidelity, Susan's husband goes to Central America—where he is killed. Susan moves into a recently inherited house filled with taxidermy and tries to sort out her feelings, while her daughter, who is paraplegic, starts a new relationship. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Cause of Death     BR 19689
by Patricia Cornwell
4 volumes
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, is covering for an absent deputy when she learns of the drowning of a reporter she knew. Soon Scarpetta, her niece, and her police captain friend are drawn into a deadly investigation. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.

All These Things I've Done: Birthright, Book 1     BR 19718
by Gabrielle Zevin
4 volumes
In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenager Anya Balanchine struggles with the legacy of her New York City crime family—and with keeping her brother and sister safe and out of the business. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Maid     BR 19728
by Kimberly Cutter
4 volumes
1429. After hearing voices, seventeen-year-old French peasant Jehanne heeds God's call to lead the French army against the English in the Hundred Years War. Though she persuades Charles VII to follow her into battle, Jehanne is later excommunicated—and then martyred. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Endangered     BR 19742
by Eliot Schrefer
3 volumes
Sophie visits her mother in the Congo and befriends Otto, a baby bonobo in the sanctuary. When an armed revolution breaks out, the sanctuary is compromised. Sophie and Otto escape—but they struggle to survive as they search for Sophie's mother. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Risk of Darkness: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery     BR 19744
by Susan Hill
5 volumes
After several frustrating weeks Simon Serrailler's police team finally finds an eyewitness to the third child abduction in the area. A high-speed chase reveals an unlikely suspect. Meanwhile, Simon and his physician sister Cat deal with a man's violent reaction to being widowed. Some violence and some strong language. 2005.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk     BR 19748
by Ben Fountain
4 volumes
Billy and the other soldiers of Bravo squad come home for a victory tour after an Iraqi firefight they were in was taped and televised. As they experience a Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving, Billy reflects on fame, life, and war. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Friends like Us     BR 19752
by Lauren Fox
3 volumes
Best friends Willa and Jane are roommates in Milwaukee working menial jobs after college. After Willa is reunited with her once-geeky high school companion Ben, she introduces him to Jane and the two pair up. But soon Willa feels awkward and envious. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Ghost Hero     BR 19755
by S.J. Rozan
4 volumes
PIs Lydia Chin and Bill Smith become immersed in the Chinese art scene when a collector hires them to investigate rumors that three new paintings—supposedly by the famed Chau Chun, who died in the Tiananmen Square uprising—have surfaced in New York. Some strong language. 2011.

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance     BR 19770
by Lois McMaster Bujold
6 volumes
Miles Vorkosigan's cousin Ivan Vorpatril is conducting a routine assignment on Solstice when Byerly, working undercover, asks him to make the acquaintance of Nanja Brindis, a.k.a. Tej. Ivan's attempt quickly goes awry, however, because Tej has assassins after her—and she suspects Ivan may be one of them. 2012.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie     BR 19778
by Ayana Mathis
4 volumes
In 1925 Philadelphia seventeen-year-old Hattie fights to save her twins from pneumonia but fails. Over the decades that follow, Hattie's subsequent nine children must deal with a mother who believes the world is only out to hurt you. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2012.

Black Dahlia and White Rose     BR 19827
by Joyce Carol Oates
4 volumes
Eleven stories from the best-selling author of The Museum of Dr. Moses (Volume 1 The Museum of Dr. Moses, Volume 2 The Museum of Dr. Moses). In the title piece, Elizabeth Short, a.k.a. the Black Dahlia, tells the story behind her death. Her viewpoint alternates with that of her rumored roommate, Norma Jeane Baker, a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Driver's Education     BR 19828
by Grant Ginder
4 volumes
Finn, an editor of TV reality shows, is persuaded to deliver his grandfather's beloved car Lucy to him by driving it from New York to San Francisco. Following his grandfather's map, Finn relives the old man's exploits. Meanwhile, Finn's father Colin takes care of his aging parent. Strong language. 2013.

Rootless     BR 19829
by Chris Howard
3 volumes
In a world destroyed by war and flesh-eating locusts, Banyan, a sculptor, takes a job building metal trees for a rich family. His employer's stepdaughter shows him a picture of a real tree—believed to be extinct—and Banyan's missing father. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Dead and Buried     BR 19836
by Kim Harrington
3 volumes
Seventeen-year-old Jade's dream comes true when her family moves into a big house in an upscale Boston suburb. But the house is haunted by the ghost of a beautiful, mean girl who ruled Jade's new high school. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Blood Royal: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery     BR 19837
by Barbara Cleverly
5 volumes
1922. Stymied by a series of attacks thought to be the work of Irish terrorists, Scotland Yard commander Joe Sandilands takes an unusual step: he makes police constable Lily Wentworth an undercover detective to help him crack the case. Some violence. 2011.

Ashenden     BR 19851
by Elizabeth Wilhide
5 volumes
Charlie, a photographer living in America, and his sister Ros, a doctor, have inherited their aunt's English country home, Ashenden Park. As they debate whether to keep it, their stories are woven into the tapestry of triumphs and tragedies that have occurred there over two centuries. 2012.

Huddle with Me Tonight     BR 19852
by Farrah Rochon
3 volumes
Entertainment reporter/blogger Paige Turner criticizes football player and restaurateur Torrian Smallwood's memoir. To resolve their feud, the two hold a televised cook-off—where their mutual attraction overcomes their animosity. But Torrian questions Paige's trustworthiness when someone leaks his retinitis pigmentosa diagnosis to the media. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

No Word from Winifred     BR 19853
by Amanda Cross
3 volumes
Winifred Ashby, the honorary niece of noted British author Charlotte Stanton, mysteriously disappears after agreeing to be interviewed for Charlotte's biography. The biographer hires professor and sleuth Kate Fansler to try to locate Winifred. 1986.

Venus in the Afternoon     BR 19857
by Tehila Lieberman
2 volumes
Nine stories examine doomed relationships, loss, and death. In "The Way I See It," a window washer from South Boston deals with the recent loss of his wife and the estrangement of his daughter. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Katherine Anne Porter Prize. 2012.

Homeland     BR 19859
by Cory Doctorow
5 volumes
After the economy collapses, Marcus's hacker and activist past becomes a commodity for a crusading politician. When his former antagonist Masha hands him a thumb drive containing evidence against corporations and the government, Marcus's situation grows precarious. Sequel to Little Brother (Volume 1 Little Brother, Volume 2 Little Brother, Volume 3 Little Brother). For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Early Dawn     BR 19860
by Catherine Anderson
5 volumes
1890. Matthew Coulter tracks the Sebastian Gang across the West after they murder his wife. When the outlaws kidnap Eden Paxton, half sister of Ace Keegan, from Keegan's Lady (Volume 1 Keegan's Lady, Volume 2 Keegan's Lady, Volume 3 Keegan's Lady, Volume 4 Keegan's Lady), Matthew rescues her and falls in love. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

Triptych    BR 19877
by Karin Slaughter
6 volumes
Agent Will Trent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation searches for an Atlanta serial killer with the help of local detective Michael Ormewood and vice squad undercover agent Angie Polaski. Evidence at first points to newly released ex-con John Shelley. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Man in the Empty Suit     BR 19879
by Sean Ferrell
3 volumes
A time traveler always spends April 1, 2071, celebrating the hundredth anniversary of his birth with his past and future iterations. The year he turns thirty-nine, though, he discovers his forty-year-old self murdered. The clock is ticking for him to solve—and prevent—the crime. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories     BR 19885
by Karen Russell
3 volumes
Collection of eight tales that explore magical interpretations of everyday occasions. In the title story Clyde, a vampire, reminisces about his early years as he watches over a tourist spot and befriends a lemonade vendor. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2013.

Books for Children

The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, complete the order form and return it to your braille-lending library.

Children's Nonfiction

The History of Jazz: The Music Library     BR 19686
by Stuart A. Kallen
2 volumes
Short overview of jazz from its New Orleans roots to the modern mix of styles called nu jazz. Discusses key musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. Provides recommended listening list, glossary, and additional resources. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team     BR 19745
by Audrey Vernick
1 volume
Recounts the 1938 formation of a semi-pro baseball team by the twelve Acerra boys in their New Jersey hometown. Describes the team's disbanding when six brothers went off to fight in World War II, and its revival after their return. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2012.

A Pod of Dolphins: And Other Sea Mammal Groups; Animals in Groups     BR 19788
by Richard Spilsbury
1 volume
Guide to dolphins' group behavior and the ways they communicate, raise their young, and interact with humans. Includes brief descriptions of other sea mammals such as whales. Offers quick facts, a glossary, and additional resources. For grades 3-6. 2013.

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95     BR 19858
by Phillip Hoose
2 volumes
Explores the B95, a rufa red-knot bird, which has made its migration circuit of approximately eighteen thousand miles a year for nearly two decades. Describes the conditions the bird must travel through and its diminishing food supply, which may eventually lead to extinction. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Children's Fiction

Floors     BR 19749
by Patrick Carman
2 volumes
Ten-year-old Leo's father is the maintenance man at the extraordinary Whippet Hotel. Leo thinks he knows his way around—until a series of cryptic boxes leads him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. Meanwhile, the hotel owner has vanished. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Colin Fischer     BR 19751
by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
2 volumes
High school freshman Colin Fischer has Asperger's syndrome and uses flash cards to identify facial expressions and social cues. But when a gun goes off during lunch and school bully Wayne is accused, Colin tries to prove Wayne's innocence—even though Wayne torments Colin. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.

Hattie Ever After     BR 19888
by Kirby Larson
3 volumes
1919. Seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie and her sweetheart Charlie to become a female reporter in San Francisco. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait     BR 19917
by Michael Fry
2 volumes
After twelve-year-old Nick repeatedly gets stuffed into his locker by bully Roy, guidance counselor Dr. Daniels decides to have Nick join Karl and Molly in the safety patrol club. The misfits are initially horrified, but things look up when they plot against Roy. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2013.

I Don't Believe It, Archie!     BR 19999
by Andrew Norriss
1 volume
Strange things always happen to Archie. His friend Cyd—whom he meets during a runaway piano incident—finds these odd occurrences exciting. But his mother doesn't like—or believe—them at all. For grades 3-6. 2011.

Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends     BR 20011
by Wong Herbert Yee
1 volume
When spring arrives, Mouse and Mole pack art supplies for each to sketch a bird book. The friends design unique disguises to get close to the birds. Finally they combine their talents to create one great book. Four short chapters. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. 2009.

Back to Front and Upside Down!     BR 20026
by Claire Alexander
1 volume
Stan is excited about making a birthday card for his school principal—until he tries to write a message. For Stan, letters come out back to front and upside down. But a friend convinces him to be brave and ask for help. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. Schneider Family Book Award. 2012.

A Boy Called Dickens     BR 20027
by Deborah Hopkinson
1 volume
Despite his ragged, overworked life in poverty in nineteenth-century London, young Charles Dickens still finds time to visit his family in debtors' prison, share his stories with other children, and nurture his dream of one day becoming a writer. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2012.

Creepy Carrots!     BR 20028
by Aaron Reynolds
1 volume
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around, and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist snacking on some each time he passes by. But then Jasper begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes! PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2012.

Braille Magazines

The following is a list of braille magazines in the Library of Congress program. Readers may obtain free personal subscriptions to these magazines. For information on the availability of specific magazines, consult the library that sends you braille materials.

Boys' Life (for children and teens, monthly)

Braille Book Review (bimonthly)

Braille Chess Magazine (British quarterly)

Braille Music Magazine (British monthly)

Conundrum (British monthly)

Cooking Light (12 issues)

ESPN: The Magazine (biweekly)

Harper's (literary; monthly)

Health Newsletters (includes Harvard Health Letter, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter; monthly)

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine (monthly)

Ladies' Home Journal (10 issues)

Martha Stewart Living (home and entertaining, 11 issues)

Muse (for children; 9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (NLS quarterly)

National Geographic (monthly)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

The New York Times Large Print Weekly (weekly)

News (NLS quarterly)

Parents (monthly)

PC World (personal computing; monthly)

Playboy (monthly)

Poetry (11 issues)

Popular Communications (monthly)

Popular Mechanics (10 issues)

Popular Music Lead Sheets (irregular)

Rolling Stone (popular culture; 24 issues)

Science News (26 issues)

Seventeen (for teens; 10 issues)

Short Stories (British monthly)

Spider: The Magazine for Children (9 issues)

Stone Soup (children's writings; 6 issues)

Update (irregular)

NLS-produced Braille Sports Schedules

Schedules for the following sports leagues are also available.






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Posted on 2013-12-06