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NLS: Overseas Outlook

July to December 2010; Volume 33, Number 2

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

Overseas patrons may register for access to the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD), a new NLS service that allows eligible readers to download books and magazines over the Internet, twenty-four hours a day. More than twenty-thousand titles are currently available. To play books downloaded from the service, you will need an NLS digital talking-book player or an NLS-approved commercial digital player. You will also need a computer with high-speed Internet access (not dial-up), a valid e-mail address, a blank flash cartridge, and a USB cable for connecting the player to your computer. The overseas librarian can provide a list of cartridge and cable vendors. BARD requires moderate computer skills, including the ability to search the Internet; fill out online forms; download, unzip, and save files; and transfer files from one place to another.

To register for BARD go to https://nlsbard.loc.gov and fill out the online application. When you complete the application, select Other—The NLS Overseas Service as your library. Once you submit the application, you will receive an ID (your e-mail address) and a one-time-use password. Change this password when you first log in. Instructions on how to download digital books from BARD can be found at https://nlsbard.loc.gov/NLS/instructions.html#how_to_download_a_book_or_magazine.

Digital-book circulation

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Ordering digital books

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Minibibliography–A Digital Talking-Book Sampler

Each issue of Overseas Outlook includes a bibliography on a subject that may be of interest to our patrons. This issue features a minibibliography of digital books that are available to all of our patrons, including overseas readers. If you would like to receive any of the digital books listed, please complete the order form at the end of the newsletter and return it to the overseas librarian.

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Fiction and Literature

Fiction

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
DB 43591
Comprehensive edition of Twain's 1885 tale about a boy who runs away from home and floats down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaping slave. Includes four episodes absent from the first edition, an introduction by Twain biographer Justin Kaplan, and an addendum of explanatory and interpretive notes. Strong language. 1996.

The Aeneid by Virgil
DB 64204
Epic poem composed in Latin by Virgil between 29 and 19 B.C.E. Beginning with the legend of Aeneas, a Trojan hero who founded a settlement in Italy, celebrates the Roman Empire's expansion and the achievements of Emperor Augustus. English verse translation by Robert Fagles. 2006.

Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoevsky
DB 50147
Impoverished student Raskolnikov convinces himself that he is above the law and murders an elderly pawnbroker. But his subsequent guilt is overwhelming. Acclaimed 1992 translation into English by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky from the 1866 Russian original. Some violence. 1992.

The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
DB 63693
March to November 2001. College friends Marina, Danielle, and Julius, residents of New York City since the 1990s, are still striving for success. When misfit cousin Bootie comes to work for Marina's self-important father, their social circle is destabilized. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2006.

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
DB 58492
Bittersweet love story between nineteen-year-old African American Tish Rivers and her lover Fonny, whom she met on the streets as a child. Tish is pregnant and remains hopeful, while Fonny, an artisan wrongly accused of rape, awaits trial in jail. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1974.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
DB 57457
An Afghan in California recalls a fateful day in Kabul that seared his soul at age twelve—the day he won a kite tournament and abandoned a younger companion to rape. That cowardice haunts him during exile in America until the opportunity for atonement arises—back in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Violence and some strong language. 2003.

Langston Hughes: Voice of the Poet by Langston Hughes
DB 60761
Poems and remarks by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes (1902–1967) [narrated by the poet]. Discusses each selection's theme and context. Also available by Hughes are The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (RC 41265) and I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey (RC 40144). Commercial audiobook. 2002.

Love by Toni Morrison
DB 57353
After the death of seaside resort owner Bill Cosey, the women close to him—widow Heed, granddaughter Christine, and mistress Celestial— continue their feuds. These members of the town's African American former elite reminisce about the man they loved and hated. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2003.

One Hundred Great Poems of the Twentieth Century by Mark Strand
DB 61179
Pulitzer Prize winner and former poet laureate of the United States Mark Strand presents poems that he has "continued to feel strongly about over the years." Most were written by poets born before 1927 who lived in Europe, North America, or South America. 2005.

The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literature edited by Valerie Lee
DB 61904
African American women's writings from 1746 to the twenty-first century, encompassing poetry, autobiography, slave narratives, letters, fiction, drama, and ballads. Covers themes such as growing up, poverty, family issues, and civil rights. Includes authors Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and others. Strong language. 2006.

Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner
DB 41229
Thirteen short stories, most written in the 1930s, by the Nobel Prize-winning American novelist who died in 1962. In "Barn Burning" a man burns his enemies' barns, and his son tries to warn the victims. "That Evening Sun" recounts the tale of a black laundress who fears her lover after he learns she is pregnant by a white man. In "A Rose for Emily" a woman hides the corpse of her lover in an upstairs room. 1993.

The Summer before the Dark by Doris Lessing
DB 62177
London housewife Kate Brown's husband and grown children go away for the summer, leaving her without responsibilities for the first time in ages. Undertaking both physical and emotional journeys, Kate accepts a job as a translator in Turkey, goes to Spain with a young lover, and forges new friendships. 1973.

Ulysses by James Joyce
DB 19994
Deals with a single day—June 16, 1904—in the life of Leopold Bloom, a Dublin advertising salesman. The stream-of-consciousness style and the use of interior monologues expose the personalities of the characters. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1922.

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Horror

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels by H.P. Lovecraft
DB 62005
Collection of three novels and five short stories written between 1919 and 1933. The title piece chronicles a university expedition to Antarctica, where strange fossils and extremely old ruins are found. Other novels include The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Introduction provides author's biographical information. 1943.

Three Complete Novels: Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining by Stephen King
DB 55192
Three classic tales of horror. In Carrie a high school girl has the power of telekinesis. In Salem's Lot the night is filled with villagers-turned-vampires. In The Shining a couple and their young psychic son become caretakers of a haunted hotel. Violence and strong language. 1974.
Humor

Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category by Dave Eggers
DB 59397
Anecdotes, plays, jokes, fake reviews, letters, and stories from the San Francisco periodical. Includes Greg Purcell's "The Ten Worst Films of All Time, as Reviewed by Ezra Pound over Italian Radio"; Jim Stallard's spoof on the Supreme Court, "No Justice, No Foul"; and many others. Strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

Mysteries

The Best American Mystery Stories, 2006 by Scott Turow
DB 63911
Annual collection features twenty-one tales of mystery, crime, and suspense. Includes stories by C.J. Box, James Lee Burke, Jeffery Deaver, Laura Lippman, Ed McBain, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Sue Pike, and others. Selected and introduced by Scott Turow. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

Complete Novels: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
DB 55472
Five classic mysteries originally published between 1929 and 1934, featuring hard-boiled detectives. Novels include The Thin Man, which introduces the husband-and-wife team of Nick and Nora Charles, and The Maltese Falcon, featuring Sam Spade. Some violence and some strong language. 1934.

The Shape Shifter: A Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee Mystery by Tony Hillerman
DB 63562
A valuable antique rug, thought to have been destroyed in a fire that took the life of a notorious killer, is discovered in the mansion of Flagstaff millionaire Jason Delos. Retired Navajo tribal policeman Joe Leaphorn investigates and finds himself facing an evil skinwalker. Some violence. Bestseller. 2006.

Romances

Late for the Wedding by Amanda Quick
DB 56251
Regency England. London private detectives Tobias March and Lavinia Lake accept an invitation to a country house party hoping to spend romantic time together. Instead they investigate a murder resembling earlier killings-for-hire and uncover other suspicious deaths, all apparently linked by someone's desire to prevent marriages. Some descriptions of sex. 2003.

Mysterious by Nora Roberts
DB 57108
Each heroine in a trio of novels meets a man of mystery. In This Magic Moment an illusionist yearns for a show promoter. In Search for Love an American inherits an estate in France. In The Right Path a woman encounters a knife-wielding man. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2003.

Ransom by Danielle Steel
DB 57800
After recently widowed Fernanda Barnes's youngest child is abducted, San Francisco detective Ted Lee arrives to run the police operation. The kidnappers, ex-cons Peter Morgan and Carl Waters, mistakenly believe that Fernanda is wealthy—but she can't come up with the money they demand. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

Science Fiction

The City and the Stars and The Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke
DB 63024
Two works by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning British author. In The City and the Stars a young man undertakes a quest after learning he is unique among immortals. In The Sands of Mars, Clarke's first full-length novel, writer Martin Gibson visits a Red Planet research colony. Includes 2001 introduction. 1952.

Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories by Frederik Pohl
DB 63871
Thirty tales by the science fiction grand master, published from 1949 to 1996. Includes "The Merchants of Venus," featuring the Heechee aliens from Pohl's prizewinning novel Gateway (RC 59083), and Hugo Award winners "The Meeting" (with C.M. Kornbluth) and "Fermi and Frost," an account of nuclear war. 2005.

Spies and Espionage

A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
DB 62035
In Central Europe between the two world wars, mystery writer Charles Latimer researches the life of Greek spy Dimitrios Makropoulos, who has been found murdered in Istanbul. During his investigation, Latimer becomes unwittingly involved in the shadowy world of espionage, drugs, assassination, and treachery. Some violence. 1939.

Westerns

Crystal Game: A Western Trio by Max Brand
DB 63572
Three western tales. In "The Fugitive" (1926) a young woman conspires to steal an outlaw's beloved mare. In "Uncle Chris Turns North" (1923) a homesteader finds forbidden love with a ruthless land baron's niece. In "The Crystal Game" (1932) a loner claims to be able to see the future. 2005.

Elmore Leonard's Western Roundup No. 1: The Bounty Hunters, Forty Lashes less One, Gunsights by Elmore Leonard
DB 61682
Three tales of courage, treachery, and redemption. In The Bounty Hunters a cavalry-man-turned-scout pursues an Apache renegade. In Forty Lashes less One convicts track escaped prisoners. In Gunsights two friends fight on opposite sides of a land war. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1953.

Westerns of the 40s: Classics from the Great Pulps by Damon Knight
DB 60857
Compilation of sixteen short western stories originally published in magazines during the 1940s. Includes works by John D. MacDonald, Tom Roan, Roy M. O'Mara, James Shaffer, Cliff Farrell, and others. Contains tales of revenge, range wars, roving saddle bums, and ladies of the night. Some violence. 1977.

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Nonfiction

Biography

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
DB 42805
Frank McCourt recollects his "miserable Irish Catholic childhood" in the squalor of Limerick without any support from his glib but shiftless alcoholic father. McCourt recounts without rancor how the family endured hunger, cruelty, disease, and the death. Strong language. 1996.

Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames by Ray Hagen
DB 59428
Hollywood leading ladies of the 1930s–1950s identified by the author as "hot tamales (who) weren't dependent on men to get where they wanted to go." Profiles Lucille Ball, Joan Blondell, Ida Lupino, Jane Russell, Ann Sheridan, Barbara Stanwyck, and others. Foreword by Jane Russell. 2004.

Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco
DB 63940
Columbia University professor author of Required Reading (RC 45409), examines the autobiographical aspects of Herman Melville's work. Describes family poverty that forced Melville (1819–1891) to leave school and seek employment at age thirteen, his time at sea during his twenties, his friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne, and his posthumous fame. 2005.

Seasons of Her Life: A Biography of Madeleine Corbel Albright by Ann Blackman
DB 49511
A personal profile of the secretary of state under President Bill Clinton. Albright was born to a diplomat in Czechoslovakia whose family twice fled to avoid persecution—first from the Nazis and later from the Communists. Traces her family history, including her discovery that her grandparents perished in the Holocaust. 1998.

Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
DB 60905
The author of London (RC 54610) and The Life of Thomas More
(RC 49033)
explores the legendary playwright Shakespeare amid the social, economic, literary, and political heyday of sixteenth-century England. Describes the ways the events of the extraordinary time in which Shakespeare lived affected and inspired the scribe. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

Food and Cooking

The One Hundred Fifty Best American Recipes: Indispensable Dishes from Legendary Chefs and Undiscovered Cooks by Fran McCullough
DB 64309
Wide-ranging dishes created by chefs, both noted and obscure, selected from various sources such as cookbooks, magazines, newspapers, and supermarket fliers. The recipes—chosen by the editors for taste, simplicity, and uniqueness—include starters, salads, soups, main courses, breads, breakfasts, and desserts. Features helpful tips. 2006.

History

1776 by David McCullough
DB 60330
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian chronicles the struggles of the Continental Army during the disastrous year of 1776. Highlights George Washington's failed New York campaign and the retreat across New Jersey. Assesses the political, economic, and social problems the young nation encountered during the turbulent months from August to December. Bestseller. 2005.

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
DB 63461
Washington Post reporter profiles the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority headquartered in Saddam Hussein's former palace in Baghdad. Criticizes the American officials in charge, beginning with L. Paul Bremer in 2003, and attributes the costly mistakes after the military victory to their lack of experience. Violence and strong language. 2006.

The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald
DB 62650
History of the Everglades ecosystem from its natural beginnings to later environmental destruction and eventual restoration projects. Describes the marsh's containment by developers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as the efforts to protect it by Marjory Stoneman Douglas and others. Compares the 1928 hurricane to 2005's Katrina. 2006.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
DB 61162
Pulitzer Prize winner illustrates the political acumen of Abraham Lincoln. Highlights the careers of Lincoln's three prime competitors in the Republican party—William Seward, Salmon Chase, and Edward Bates—men more qualified and educated, whom he beat for the 1860 nomination for chief executive. Discusses their subsequent appointments to the cabinet. Bestseller. 2005.

The Victorians by A.N. Wilson
DB 58822
As he examines faith and doubt, progress and poverty, social upheavals, and wars of colonial expansion, novelist and historian Wilson develops a comprehensive portrait of nineteenth-century Britain. The author of Eminent Victorians (RC 32328) claims "the Victorians are still with us, because the world they created is still here, though changed." 2003.

Music

Celia: My Life by Celia Cruz
DB 59003
Autobiography by the Afro-Cuban singer, the "Queen of Salsa," who died in 2003. Reminisces about her upbringing and early career in Havana and her road to international success. Recalls her voluntary exile after Castro came to power, long marriage, and associations with other musicians. Foreword by Maya Angelou. 2004.

Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael by Richard M. Sudhalter
DB 55085
Music historian traces the life of singer, actor, pianist, and composer Hoagy Carmichael (1899–1981), known for such classic American songs as "Georgia on My Mind," "Star Dust," and "Skylark." Uses interviews with family and friends as well as the musician's personal papers to document his successful career. 2002.

Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould by Kevin Bazzana
DB 63041
Biography of acclaimed pianist Gould (1932–1982) by freelance writer with a doctorate in music. Using a decade of research and interviews with the musician's friends and colleagues, Bazzana aims to place Gould's performances and his opposition to convention within the context of his religious, upper-middle-class Canadian childhood. 2004.

Reference

Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
DB 58442
Despairing over the abysmal state of British usage, author/journalist Truss, a stickler for punctuation, dissects common language errors involving apostrophes, commas, dashes, and hyphens. She notes punctuation is not a class issue but a tool to clarify the written word. Bestseller. 2003.

How to Organize Just About Everything: More than Five Hundred Step-by-Step Instructions for Everything from Organizing Your Closets to Planning a Wedding to Creating a Flawless Filing System by Peter Walsh
DB 60459
Anti-clutter expert and host of television's Clean Sweep offers advice on organizing your entire life, from education and career to social and family affairs. Includes solutions for preparing for the unexpected, simplifying your life, and achieving dreams. 2004.

Science

The Best American Science Writing, 2006 by Atul Gawande
DB 63456
Annual collection featuring twenty-one wide-ranging articles deemed "interesting to scientists and nonscientists alike." Richard Preston describes his journey to the giant redwood tree canopy, while Michael Chorost recounts his efforts to reengineer his cochlear implant. Other topics include human longevity, bird flu, global warming, and Pluto's demotion from planet. 2006.

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
DB 65202
Neurologist and author of the bestselling Awakenings (RC 33438) investigates the way music affects the human brain by observing the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and ordinary people. Describes conditions such as musical seizures and hallucinations and musicogenic epilepsy. Also explores the calming effects of sound. 2007.

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
DB 56241
Curious about the composition of the physical world and wanting to make it understandable, Bryson explores science from the basics to the complex—from a proton and a protein to a quark and a quasar, and from nothingness to human beings. In the process, he discusses the ways scientists figured out known facts. Bestseller. 2003.

Sports

The Best American Sports Writing, 2006 by Michael Lewis
DB 63907
Twenty-seven articles from U.S. and Canadian periodicals. Includes J.R. Moehringer's "The Unnatural Natural," a profile of gifted softball player and hobo John Meeden (a.k.a. Homeless John); Charlie Schroeder's "A (Fishing) Hole in One"; and works by Pamela Colloff, Pat Jordan, Jeff Pearlman, Linda Robertson, and others. Some strong language. 2006.

Travel

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
DB 61789
Successful young author, recently divorced, seeks distraction and solace during a year of travel. She describes finding culinary pleasure in civilized Italy, ascetic meditation on an ashram in India, and a love affair in Bali. 2005.

The Old Patagonian Express: By Train through the Americas by Paul Theroux
DB 63307
Theroux describes his overland adventures as he journeys by train from Medford, Massachusetts, through Central America and down the Andes mountains to remote Patagonia at South America's southern tip. His portrayal of cities, countryside, and people includes his meeting with Jorge Luis Borges, the blind poet and Nobel Prize winner. 1979.

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Books for Children

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
DB 50083
Seven novels presented in the chronological order in which C.S. Lewis intended them to be read. The first, The Magician's Nephew, describes the beginning of the journeys between the two worlds and how the wardrobe came to be a doorway leading into Narnia. For grades 4-7. 1998.

Days to Celebrate: A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, Fascinating Facts, and More by Lee Hopkins
DB 60093
A calendar lists each month's birthdays—people, inventions, or historical events. Facts and poems for specific dates follow. For example, November 10, 1903, cited for the invention of the windshield wiper, is accompanied by Rebecca Kai Dotlich's poem "Windshield Wipers." For grades 4-7. 2005.

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Books in Spanish

Celia: Mi Vida (Celia: My Life) by Celia Cruz
DB 58956
Autobiografía de la famosa cantante afrocubana, publicada poco después de su muerte en 2003. Mundialmente conocida como "La Reina de la Salsa," Cruz cuenta de su vida y de los comienzos de su carrera en La Habana que después abrió el camino para un fenomenal éxito internacional. Cuenta de su exilio voluntario de Cuba después de la ascendencia del regimen castrista. También habla de su matrimonio de muchos años y de sus relaciones con otros músicos. (Autobiography by the Afro-Cuban singer, the "Queen of Salsa," who died in 2003. Reminisces about her upbringing and early career in Havana and her road to international success. Recalls her voluntary exile after Castro came to power, long marriage, and associations with other musicians.) 2004.

Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) by Gabriel García Márquez
DB 60988
El autor colombiano, ganador del Premio Nobel de la Literatura, presenta la fabulosa historia de la familia Buendía, con sus milagros, fantasías, obsesiones, tragedias y descubrimientos, que se desarrollan por siete generaciones de la familia, paralelamente a las fortunas de su pueblo aislado, Macondo. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (1820s to 1920s. Latin American epic tale follows seven generations of the Buendía family through triumphs and disasters that parallel the fortunes and misfortunes of their utopian town, Macondo. By the Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author.) Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1967.

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Fiction and Literature

Fiction

____DB 43591 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
____DB 64204 The Aeneid
____DB 50147 Crime and Punishment
____DB 63693 The Emperor's Children
____DB 58492 If Beale Street Could Talk
____DB 57457 The Kite Runner
____DB 60761 Langston Hughes: Voice of the Poet
____DB 57353 Love
____DB 61179 One Hundred Great Poems of the Twentieth Century
____DB 61904 The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's

Literature

____DB 41229 Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner
____DB 62177 The Summer Before the Dark
____DB 19994 Ulysses

Horror

____DB 62005 At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels
____DB 55192 Three Complete Novels: Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining

Humor

____DB 59397 Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category

Mysteries

____DB 63911 The Best American Mystery Stories, 2006
____DB 55472 Complete Novels: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, The Thin Man
____DB 63562 The Shape Shifter: A Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee Mystery

Romances

____DB 56251 Late for the Wedding
____DB 57108 Mysterious
____DB 57800 Ransom

Science Fiction

____DB 63024 The City and the Stars and The Sands of Mars
____DB 63871 Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories

Spies and Espionage

____DB 62035 A Coffin for Dimitrios

Westerns

____DB 63572 Crystal Game: A Western Trio
____DB 61682 Elmore Leonard's Western Roundup No. 1: The Bounty Hunters, Forty Lashes less One, Gunsights
____DB 60857 Westerns of the 40s: Classics from the Great Pulps

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Nonfiction

Biography

____DB 42805 Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
____DB 59428 Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames
____DB 63940 Melville: His World and Work
____DB 49511 Seasons of Her Life: A Biography of Madeleine Corbel Albright
____DB 60905 Shakespeare: The Biography

Food and Cooking

____DB 64309 The One Hundred Fifty Best American Recipes: Indispensable Dishes from Legendary Chefs and Undiscovered Cooks

History

____DB 60330 1776
____DB 63461 Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
____DB 62650 The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
____DB 61162 Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
____DB 58822 The Victorians

Music

____DB 59003 Celia: My Life
____DB 55085 Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael
____DB 63041 Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould

Reference

____DB 58442 Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
____DB 60459 How to Organize Just About Everything: More than Five Hundred Step-by-step Instructions for Everything from Organizing Your Closets to Planning a Wedding to Creating a Flawless Filing System

Science

____DB 63456 The Best American Science Writing, 2006
____DB 65202 Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
____DB 56241 A Short History of Nearly Everything

Sports

____DB 63907 The Best American Sports Writing, 2006

Travel

____DB 61789 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia
____DB 63307 The Old Patagonian Express: By Train through the Americas

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Books for Children

____DB 50083 The Complete Chronicles of Narnia
____DB 60093 Days to Celebrate: A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, Fascinating Facts, and More

Books in Spanish

____DB 58956 Celia: Mi Vida (Celia: My Life)
____DB 60988 Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

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