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November–December 2010

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In Brief

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Books for Adults

Adult Nonfiction

Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China     RC 63667
13 hours 26 minutes
by John Pomfret
read by Jeff Loeb
Washington Post reporter describes his experiences in China, beginning in 1980 as a college exchange student. Chronicles his former classmates’ lives, highlighting changes their country has undergone since Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Argues that a lack of morality and rampant materialism exist amid the social, political, and economic upheavals. Violence. 2006.

American Scream: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and the Making of the Beat Generation     RC 7 64050
9 hours 23 minutes
by Jonah Raskin
read by Richard Davidson
Professor examines Ginsberg’s controversial 1956 poem within the cultural context of the Cold War, the atomic bomb, gay liberation, and the Beat poetry movement in New York and San Francisco. Discusses Ginsberg’s literary friendships with Kerouac and Burroughs. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice     RC 64220
41 hours 27 minutes
by Raymond Arsenault
read by Gregory Gorton
Narrative of the 1961 campaign by black and white activists to integrate interstate buses and travel facilities in the Deep South. Details the organizations and individual Freedom Riders who endured beatings and prison. Discusses the role of city and state leaders, the Kennedy administration, and the FBI. 2006.

The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967–1977     RC 64267
18 hours 12 minutes
by Gershom Gorenberg
read by Ken Kliban
Jerusalem journalist and author of The End of Days (RC 56149) examines the Israeli settlement policies in the territories conquered in the 1967 Six-Day War. Claims missed chances for peace, militant pioneering of the land, and the ever-changing political climate caused conflict with the Palestinians. 2006.

Awesome Bill from Dawsonville: My Life in NASCAR     RC 64356
12 hours 17 minutes
by Bill Elliott
read by Ray Childs
Autobiography of NASCAR champion Bill Elliott. Recounts his rural Dawson County, Georgia, childhood with a strict father who had a passion for stock car racing. Elliott describes his teen years competing on dirt tracks, his 1972 professional start, and the races he won over thirty years. 2006.

The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America     RC 64357
11 hours 40 minutes
by Ray Suarez
read by Peter Berkrot
A Christian reporter examines what he terms the “religionization” of politics and the “politicization” of religion in the United States. Discusses gay marriage, school prayer, sex education, abortion, changes in the Catholic Church, and the influence of a growing Latino Catholic population, among other issues. 2006.

Falling through the Earth: A Memoir     RC 64365
10 hours 50 minutes
by Danielle Trussoni
read by Constance Crawford
Author recalls a childhood shaped by her father’s Vietnam War experiences. Describes his emotional distance and the dissolution of their family. Presents her father’s combat recollections alongside her own memories and the travelogue of her journey to Vietnam. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq     RC 64374
12 hours 15 minutes
by Katherine M. Skiba
read by Anne Hancock
Longtime female journalist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes joining an Army helicopter unit to cover the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. Details experiencing media boot camp, sandstorms, missile attacks, and snake encounters while forming an attachment to the men and women of her unit. Violence and strong language. 2005.

Blood Justice     RC 64384
14 hours 15 minutes
by Tom Henderson
read by John Haag
Discusses the investigation by Michigan’s cold-case squad into the rape and murder of two women—music professor Margarette Eby in 1985 and flight attendant Nancy Ludwig in 1991— years after their deaths. Describes the use of DNA evidence to find and convict the killer in 2002. Violence and strong language. 2004.

Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero     RC 64511
16 hours 36 minutes
by Kate Clifford Larson
read by Gabra Zackman
The author uses first-person accounts to portray Harriet Tubman (ca. 1820– 1913), a fugitive slave from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, who led others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Recalls Tubman’s rescues, Civil War exploits, postwar suffrage and community activism, and her family life and spirituality. Some violence. 2004.

Civil Liberties and War     RC 64516
5 hours 29 minutes
edited by Jamuna Carroll
read by Gabra Zackman
Traces America’s history of restricting rights during wartime. Discusses Supreme Court cases involving suppressing speech during World War I, internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the New York Times’s publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and the due-process issue for enemy combatants in 2004. For senior high and older readers. 2006.

There Is No Me without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children     RC 64532
17 hours 8 minutes
by Melissa Fay Greene
read by Catherine Byers
Biography of Haregewoin Teferra, a middle-class widow in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who has dedicated her life to finding new homes for the children of AIDS-infected parents. Discusses the AIDS pandemic in Africa, the origins of her unofficial orphanage, the children’s backgrounds, and their international placements with adoptive parents. 2006.

Blood Brothers: Among the Soldiers of Ward 57     RC 64534
9 hours 29 minutes
by Michael Weisskopf
read by Richard Davidson
Award-winning Time correspondent describes his recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after losing his right hand to a grenade in Baghdad in 2003. Features accounts of three soldiers who were also undergoing treatment in the amputee ward. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes behind the Veil     RC 64555
9 hours 11 minutes
by Deborah Rodriguez
read by Anne Hancock
Michigan hairdresser recounts her experiences as founder and director of the Kabul Beauty School, Afghanistan’s first modern beauty academy, which she opened in 2002 after the Taliban’s fall. Describes how she taught, befriended, and empowered her students despite financial problems, language barriers, and cultural misunderstandings. Bestseller. 2007.

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?     RC 64556
7 hours 28 minutes
by Lee Iacocca
read by Dan Bloom
Former head of Ford and Chrysler lambastes the Bush administration, business leaders, and the media for the war in Iraq, the deficit, outsourcing, rising health care and gasoline costs, and other national woes. Shares leadership lessons from history and his own experience and urges readers to bring about change. Bestseller. 2007.

The Thurber Album: A Collection of Pieces about People     RC 64558
8 hours 11 minutes
by James Thurber
read by Lindsay Ellison
Sixteen articles by American humorist James Thurber (1894–1961), all but one of which originally appeared in the New Yorker. Thurber offers comic portraits of relatives and friends as well as recollections of his boyhood in Columbus, favorite professors at Ohio State, and cub reporting at the Columbus Dispatch. 1942.

Tony Blair     RC 64585
3 hours 16 minutes
by Bonnie Hinman
read by Dan Bloom
Biography of British prime minister Tony Blair, who was first elected to the post in 1997 after climbing the political ladder. Highlights his struggle against terrorism and his response to the July 7, 2005, Al Qaeda attack on London. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Dangerous Nation     RC 64609
26 hours 29 minutes
by Robert Kagan
read by Joe Peck
Author, who wrote Of Paradise and Power (RC 55548), argues that the United States has always been an expansionist power because of desire for land and need to ensure internal stability by engaging abroad. Concentrates on the nineteenth century, when America ousted European powers and survived civil war. 2006.

The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World     RC 64820
13 hours 46 minutes
by Matthew Stewart
read by Gordon Gould
Examines the debate over the nature of God conducted by rationalist philosophers Baruch de Spinoza (1632–1677)—who conceived a noninterfering God—and Gottfried Leibniz (1646– 1716)—who saw God as omnipotent and involved. Discusses their differences concerning free will, their 1676 meeting in The Hague, and the debt Leibniz’s thought owes to Spinoza. 2006.

Coroner’s Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana     RC 65002
9 hours 59 minutes
by Louis Cataldie
read by John Polk
Louisiana state medical examiner shares his experiences working as a coroner beginning in 1993. Recounts memorable cases in which he surveyed crime scenes, collected forensic evidence, performed autopsies, and helped solve murders. Also describes tending the sick, injured, and dead following Hurricane Katrina. Violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Best Life Diet     RC 65026
11 hours 54 minutes
by Bob Greene
read by Gary Tipton
Author of the Get with the Program! books (RC 54029 and RC 56019) discusses how to lose weight and keep it off by making long-term changes that take into account lifestyles and social rituals. Explains how to gradually change habits. Includes recipes and a foreword by Oprah Winfrey. Bestseller. 2006.

Andrew Carnegie     RC 65058
36 hours 22 minutes
by David Nasaw
read by Ted Stoddard
Biography of industrial baron and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835– 1919). Describes his rise from poor American immigrant to rich Pittsburgh steelmaker. Examines his business dealings and explains how he single-mindedly accumulated wealth, then spent his retirement giving away money and crusading for world peace. Pulitzer Prize finalist. 2006.

Independent Movement and Travel in Blind Children: A Promotion Model     RC 65079
9 hours 8 minutes
by Joseph Cutter
read by Butch Hoover
Advocates a team approach to creating a positive learning environment that fosters mobility and self-reliance in blind children. Discusses the philosophy of cane travel, including the appropriate time to begin teaching cane use and ways to encourage the development of cane travel skills for home, school, and community. 2007.

Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil     RC 65087
11 hours 13 minutes
by John Ghazvinian
read by Mark Ashby
Historian examines sub-Saharan Africa’s emerging petroleum industry. Recounts his six-month tour in 2005 of twelve countries—including Nigeria, Sudan, Congo, and Angola—to assess the complex logistic, economic, and political challenges of production and the industry’s potential impact on individual nations, the continent, and the global marketplace. 2007.

The Blind Need Not Apply: A History of Overcoming Prejudice in the Orientation and Mobility Profession     RC 65118
8 hours 6 minutes
by Ronald J. Ferguson
read by Bob Moore
Provides historical context for the conflict between the professionals in the orientation and mobility (O and M) field and organizations of blind people. Examines the basic assumptions underpinning their different approaches to preparing O and M instructors. Considers ways these differences have shaped policies and practice. 2007.

John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty     RC 65147
22 hours 24 minutes
by Arthur H. Cash
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of English journalist and politician John Wilkes (1727–1797). Chronicles Wilkes’s life and career as an outspoken advocate of religious tolerance, parliamentary reform, and civil liberties. Examines Wilkes’s reputation as a libertine, his expulsion from the House of Commons, and his influence on America’s founding fathers and the Constitution. 2006.

Working like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook     RC 65497
6 hours 14 minutes
by Marcie Davis and Melissa Bunnell
read by Gabra Zackman
Guide to service dogs trained to assist people with mobility limitations. Describes the process of obtaining a service dog, caring for it, and retiring dogs that can no longer work. Includes assistance dog standards, a list of resources, and training programs. 2007.

Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding DB/RC 65791
11 hours 41 minutes
by Scott Weidensaul
read by Bill Wallace
Living on the Wind (RC 62048) author surveys American birding from colonial times to the twenty-first century. Examines contributions of early naturalist William Bartram, ornithologist Alexander Wilson, artist John James Audubon, and field-guide author Roger Tory Peterson. Discusses the impact of conservationism and technology on birding. 2007.

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa      RC 66006
11 hours 53 minutes
by Peter Godwin
read by John Horton
The author, who wrote of his boyhood and civil war in the former Rhodesia in Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa (RC 43466), describes his return to Zimbabwe while his father was dying and his homeland was collapsing. Also discusses discovering the secret of his father’s true identity. Some strong language. 2006.

Other Colors: Essays and a Story DB/RC 66069
17 hours 2 minutes
by Orhan Pamuk
read by Ken Kliban
A collection of autobiographical writings by the Turkish Nobel Prize-winning author of Snow (RC 58863) and My Name Is Red (RC 62910). Discusses Istanbul, his private life, favorite books and authors, natural disasters, and European politics, among other topics. Includes his Nobel lecture “My Father’s Suitcase.” 2007.

For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions DB/RC 66070
20 hours 8 minutes
by James R. Gaines
read by Peter Johnson
Chronicles the intricate friendship  between two generals: the American George Washington and the French Marquis de Lafayette. Discusses the complex rebellions in the United States and France that forged an enduring alliance between the countries. Analyzes the generals’ collaborations and conflicts and covers Lafayette’s tumultuous life in Europe. 2007.

Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson DB/RC 66246
11 hours 37 minutes
by Alan Pell Crawford
read by Jake Williams
Uses primary sources to chronicle the postpresidential years (1809–1826) of Thomas Jefferson. Describes problems he had with a dysfunctional extended family, agricultural mismanagement, soaring debt, and deteriorating health. Highlights Jefferson’s establishment of the secular University of Virginia and his correspondence with John Adams. 2008.

God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails  to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why We Suffer DB/RC 66463
10 hours 49 minutes
by Bart D. Ehrman
read by Bill Wallace
Former minister and author of Misquoting Jesus (RC 61941) examines the Old and New Testaments for answers to the problem of suffering in the world. Ehrman finds the Bible offers different viewpoints—suffering as punishment, as a redemptive process, and as a test of faith—and analyzes the answers. Some violence. 2008.

I Wish I’d Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life Dramatic Events That Changed America DB/RC 66476
12 hours 29 minutes
edited by Byron Hollinshead
read by Joe Wilson
Historians portray events from U.S. history that they would have liked to witness firsthand. Mary Beth Norton examines the Salem witchcraft trials. Paul Nagel imagines himself at the 1841 Amistad trial. Thomas Fleming joins the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry. Clayborne Carson remembers the 1963 March on Washington. 2006.

West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War DB/RC 66553
18 hours 6 minutes
by Heather Cox Richardson
read by Bill Wallace
History professor focuses on the formation of a middle class in post-Civil War America and asserts that its members defined the nation’s identity at home and abroad for the next century and beyond. Highlights the era’s sectional animosities, racial tensions, booming industrialization, suffragist activism, and westward expansion. 2007.

Man’s Search for Meaning DB/RC 66557
5 hours 33 minutes
by Viktor E. Frankl
read by Bill Wallace
Viennese psychiatrist Viktor Frankl (1905–1997) recounts his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, where he developed his doctrine of logotherapy. Argues that individuals can overcome suffering not through pleasure but through the discovery and pursuit of meaningful purpose. First published in German in 1946. 2006.

Happier than God: Turn Ordinary Life into an Extraordinary Experience DB/RC 66565
4 hours 24 minutes
by Neale Donald Walsch
read by Bill Wallace
Author of the Conversations with God series (RC 44643, RC 44644RC 47255) offers his formula for lasting happiness, which he calls the Process of Personal Creation. Discusses the principles of this formula, designed to make experiences with God “more present, . . . relevant, and . . . real”  using the energy of attraction. 2008.

Beyond Reach: The Search for the Titanic DB/RC 66711
5 hours 9 minutes
by William Hoffman and Jack Grimm
read by Erik Synnestvedt
An account of the 1981 search for the wreck of the Titanic financed by Texas oilman and coauthor Jack Grimm. Describes the partially successful attempts of oceanographers, geologists, photographers, and the crew of the Gyre to locate wreckage in the North Atlantic. Also recounts the Titanic’s sinking in 1912. 1982.

If Looks Could Kill DB/RC 66984
12 hours 8 minutes
by M. William Phelps
read by Jay Charles
Traces the police investigation into a motorcyclist’s execution of Jeff Zack in an Akron, Ohio, parking lot in 2001. Describes Zack’s lifestyle of adultery, lies, and financial dealings that led police to a suspect with a deadly motive. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Lethal Guardian DB/RC 66985
13 hours 33 minutes
by M. William Phelps
read by Jay Charles
Describes Connecticut real estate lawyer Beth Carpenter’s attempt to obtain guardianship of her two-year-old niece after Beth’s estranged sister married former exotic dancer Buzz Clinton. Discusses Beth’s plan to win custody—allegedly hiring hit men in 1994 to kill Clinton. Commercial audiobook. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires DB/RC 66994
8 hours 18 minutes
by Scott Fox
read by Scott Fox
Business consultant describes simple methods for making money on the Internet, including some that require no start-up capital or technical training. Identifies e-business opportunities and ways to test ideas. Also offers legal, financial, and marketing advice. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia DB/RC 66995
19 hours 18 minutes
by Ahmed Rashid
read by Arthur Morey
Pakistani journalist, author of Taliban (RC 52899) and Jihad (RC 53807), examines the American-led strategies for defeating Islamic extremism in his country and in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Describes the problems and suggests reforms that include a commitment to nation building. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

American Heroes: In the Fight against Radical Islam DB/RC 66999
10 hours 50 minutes
by Oliver North
read by Jake Williams
Former marine presents firsthand accounts of American soldiers fighting the war on terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Persian Gulf, and the Philippines. North chronicles his visits to the front lines and profiles men and women as they risk their lives to track down enemy insurgents. 2008.

The Killing of Major Denis Mahon:  A Mystery of Old Ireland DB/RC 67013
13 hours 24 minutes
by Peter Duffy
read by Jim Zeiger
Researches the pivotal 1847 murder of Anglo Irish landlord Denis Mahon during the Great Irish Famine of 1845–1850. Details the conditions that led to animosity between Mahon and his laborers, including the tactics Mahon used to rid his property of unwanted tenants: bribery, evictions, and emigration aboard disease-ridden ships. 2007.

Marie-Thérèse, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette’s Daughter DB/RC 67018
19 hours 9 minutes
by Susan Nagel
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Biography of Marie-Thérèse (1778–1851), the daughter of France’s King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Describes her escape from the Temple prison at the age of seventeen, her childless marriage to a Bourbon cousin, and her exile after surviving threats of abduction and assassination. 2008.

Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe DB/RC 67218
3 hours 54 minutes
by James R. Arnold and Roberta Wiener
read by Bob Moore
Discusses the South African country formerly known as Rhodesia and the 1980 overthrow of its colonial rulers in a guerrilla war led by Mugabe. Details Mugabe’s establishment of a dictatorship that led to economic decline and poor health-care and educational systems. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth behind One of Mountaineering’s Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters DB/RC 67223
16 hours 28 minutes
by James M. Tabor
read by Patrick Downer
The author uses diaries, letters, personal interviews with survivors, and government documents to investigate the disappearance of seven men in July 1967 when a storm hit as they attempted to scale Alaska’s Mt. McKinley. Discusses allegations of incompetence and a cover-up. 2007.

The Last Days of the Incas DB/RC 67382
22 hours 10 minutes
by Kim MacQuarrie
read by Suzanne Toren
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker chronicles the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of Peru. Describes the arrival of conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the sacking of the Inca capital, the capture of the last Inca emperor, and the end of native resistance. Discusses twentieth-century archaeological discoveries and efforts to reconstruct Inca history. 2007.

Golda DB/RC 67548
14 hours 57 minutes
by Elinor Burkett
read by Kristin Allison
Biography of Golda Meir (1898– 1978), one of the founders of the State of Israel. Describes her childhood in Russia, her family’s immigration to the United States, and her dedication to Zionism. Examines her term as prime minister, her presence on the world political stage, and her legacy. 2008.

Smart Kids, Bad Schools: Thirty-eight Ways to Save America’s Future DB/RC 67931
10 hours 50 minutes
by Brian Crosby
read by Joe Wilson
Believing that better schools would produce better citizens capable of contributing to American society, the author, an experienced teacher, proposes a complete transformation of the U.S. educational system in thirty-eight steps. Advocates bold changes: lengthening the school day and year, adding vocational schools, abolishing homework, and increasing field trips. Some strong language. 2008.

Nickie’s Nook: Sharing the Journey DB/RC 68003
3 hours 50 minutes
by Nickie Coby
read by Kristin Allison
Selected writings from the online journal of blind college student and aspiring social worker Coby, who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Discusses her guide dog Julio, her Christianity, and the differences between blindness and chronic illness. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Triumph over Darkness: The Life of Louis Braille DB/RC 68015
6 hours 21 minutes
by Lennard Bickel
read by Alexander Strain
Biography of Frenchman Louis Braille (1809–1852), who perfected a raised-dot alphabet code named in his honor when he was only fifteen. Discusses the development of the system of reading and writing that opened the world of learning for blind people. 1988.

One Hundred Questions and Answers about Breast Cancer DB/RC 68040
8 hours 54 minutes
by Zora K. Brown and Karl K. Boatman
read by Faith Potts
Boatman, a physician, and Brown, an advocate for women’s and minorities’ health issues, present facts about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. They discuss basic anatomy; risk factors and prevention; and emotional, sexual, and fertility aspects of the disease. 2008.

The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army DB/RC 68052
10 hours 30 minutes
by Paul Lockhart
read by Mark Ashby
Biography of Prussian army officer Friedrich von Steuben (1730–1794), who trained the ragged U.S. Continental Army to fight the British during the Revolutionary War. Focuses on the winter of 1778, when Steuben drilled the demoralized colonial troops at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in European techniques of war. 2008.

Gall: Lakota War Chief DB/RC 68174
12 hours 53 minutes
by Robert W. Larson
read by Peter Johnson
History professor’s biography of Hunkpapa Sioux warrior Gall (ca. 1840–1894). Explores Gall’s relationship with Sitting Bull during the Battle of the Little Bighorn and its aftermath, his clashes with the U.S. government before he ultimately moved his tribe onto a reservation, and his dedication to his people. Spur Award. 2007.

The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know DB/RC 68198
38 hours 34 minutes
by Tracie Hotchner
read by Kerry Dukin
Comprehensive approach to raising and training canines. Covers selecting a dog, providing proper nutrition, grooming, encouraging socialization, crating, and dealing with travel issues. Discusses emergency care. Explains dog psychology, genetic tendencies, and natural instincts including wolfpack and alpha-leader behaviors. Describes warning signs of aggression. 2005.

The Log from the Sea of Cortez DB/RC 68309
12 hours 54 minutes
by John Steinbeck
read by Robert Sams
This narrative account of John Steinbeck’s 1940 expedition to the Gulf of California with his friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, describes their four-thousand-mile journey—from chartering a sea vessel to collecting specimens—combining adventure, science, and philosophy. Includes a 1951 appendix “About Ed Ricketts.” 1941.

The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies DB/RC 68328
16 hours 37 minutes
by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson
read by Mark Ashby
Pulitzer Prize-winning biologists and authors of Journey to the Ants (RC 40360) trace the evolution of insect superorganisms—colonies of individuals living in societies marked by altruistic cooperation, complex communication, and division of labor. They describe construction, organization, life cycles, and inner workings of ant, bee, wasp, and termite communities. 2009.

Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything DB/RC 68399
11 hours 8 minutes
by Michael Osit
read by Dan John Miller
Clinical psychologist addresses the influence of technology on children. Advises parents on ways to moderate the craving for instant gratification and help their child develop social skills, manage social networking, and set priorities. Uses anecdotes from his practice to provide guidance. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History DB/RC 68416
14 hours 16 minutes
by Karl Jacoby
read by Christopher Hurt
Arizona territory. Describes the April 30, 1871, Camp Grant Massacre, when Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O’odham Indians slaughtered Apaches who were under the protection of the U.S. Army. Discusses the social, political, and economic climate from the viewpoints of the four ethnic groups involved. Violence. 2008.

Called out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession DB/RC 68423
7 hours 5 minutes
by Anne Rice
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Spiritual memoir by the author of Interview with the Vampire (RC 61222). Rice recounts her devout Catholic upbringing in New Orleans, her liberal education in college at Berkeley, and her subsequent struggle with religious doubt. Describes finally finding, after thirty-eight years of atheism, a renewed faith in God. 2008.

Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage DB/RC 68447
12 hours 45 minutes
by Jeff Benedict
read by Mary Kane
Background of the 2005 Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London, in which Susette Kelo sued the Connecticut town, challenging the government’s seizure of private property for public use. Discusses the New London development corporation’s plan to build a headquarters for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. 2009.

Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson DB/RC 68467
15 hours 50 minutes
by David S. Reynolds
read by Robert Sams
Award-winning historian and author of Walt Whitman’s America (RC 41371) chronicles the cultural transformation of U.S. society between 1815 and 1848. Describes immigration, religious revivals, economic growth, transportation advances, a literature and art renaissance, and the addition of new states. Highlights the rise of Andrew Jackson and his policies. 2008.

Don’t Mind if I Do DB/RC 68472
11 hours 34 minutes
by George Hamilton and William Stadiem
read by Robert Sams
Actor Hamilton—known for his roles in movies such as Zorro, the Gay Blade; his appearances on television’s Dancing with the Stars; and his ever-present suntan—describes creating his persona with help from his flamboyant mother and half brother. Discusses his decades-long Hollywood career and his relationships with rich and famous people. 2008.

Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry DB/RC 68474
6 hours 38 minutes
by Donald Hall
read by Gregory Gorton
Former U.S. poet laureate Donald Hall (born 1928) recalls his successes and failures as a son, husband, father, and writer. Shares memories that were released when he unpacked boxes of snapshots and manuscripts saved by his mother. Author of White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems, 1946–2006 (RC 64104). 2008.

Out There: The In-Depth Story of the Astronaut Love Triangle Case That Shocked America DB/RC 68480
8 hours 4 minutes
by Diane Fanning
read by Annie Wauters
Details circumstances surrounding NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak’s 2007 assault on Air Force captain Colleen Shipman, who was dating Nowak’s former lover, fellow astronaut Bill Oefelein. Describes events leading up to and following the attack, including Nowak’s career highlights and her arrest. Some strong language. 2007.

Nothing to Be Frightened Of DB/RC 68481
9 hours 29 minutes
by Julian Barnes
read by David Cutler
British novelist and self-declared agnostic muses on mortality. Stating that this book is not an autobiography, Julian Barnes examines his parents’ attitudes about death, as well as those of philosophers, scientists, and writers, and compares them with his own. 2008.

Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea DB/RC 68493
8 hours 28 minutes
by Michael Schumacher
read by Ted Stoddard
Recounts the November 1958 sinking of 638-foot limestone carrier Carl D. Bradley during a storm on Lake Michigan. Describes the tragedy that claimed thirty-three lives, the plight  of survivors aboard a small raft, the search-and-rescue mission, and the impact on the small town of Rogers City, Michigan—home of most crew members. 2008.

Act like a Lady, Think like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment DB/RC 68612
5 hours 7 minutes
by Steve Harvey
read by Bob Moore
Host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show draws on his experience fielding questions from women—and men—to describe the male mindset and advise women on ways to use it to their advantage. Covers dealing with mama’s boys and cheating men and introducing the kids to a potential mate. Bestseller. 2009.

Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America DB/RC 68627
18 hours 13 minutes
by Sylviane A. Diouf
read by Bob Moore
Narrates the fate of 110 West African captives smuggled into the United States during the summer of 1860— less than a year before the start of the Civil War. Discusses their years of captivity, post-war emancipation, and establishment of Africatown, Alabama. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music DB/RC 68628
18 hours 52 minutes
by Ted Gioia
read by Bob Moore
The author of The History of Jazz (RC 46401) depicts the history of the African American musical form known as the blues, chronicling its birth in the Mississippi Delta and migration to Chicago. Highlights the influence of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, and other contributors. 2008.

Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories DB/RC 68638
11 hours 33 minutes
by Azar Nafisi
read by Annie Wauters
Author of Reading Lolita in Tehran (RC 56459) resumes her autobiography, concentrating on coming of age during the turbulent 1950s and 1960s in Iran. Describes her mother, a member of Parliament; her father, a former mayor who was imprisoned under the Shah’s regime; and life after the Islamic Revolution. 2008.

Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America DB/RC 68645
15 hours 5 minutes
by Adam Cohen
read by Margaret Strom
Chronicles President Franklin Roosevelt’s first months in office beginning on March 4, 1933. Describes the relief programs presidential advisors Raymond Moley, Lewis Douglas, Henry Wallace, Harry Hopkins, and Frances Perkins established to alleviate effects of the economic depression that began in 1929, and examines the resulting transformations in national philosophy. 2009.

The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them DB/RC 68652
5 hours 45 minutes
by Amy Dickinson
read by Mary Kane
Nationally syndicated advice columnist “Ask Amy,” whose motto is “I make the mistakes so you don’t have to,” describes her adventures as a single mom raising a daughter and building a career. Contrasts her small hometown and close-knit family upbringing with her experiences in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. 2009.

Snark: A Polemic in Seven Fits DB/RC 68653
4 hours 4 minutes
by David Denby
read by Michael Scherer
Author of Great Books (RC 44541) examines the pervasive use of abusive, sarcastic speech known as “snark,” a term fusing “snide” and “remark.” Provides a history of snark, discusses standard techniques—such as attacking without reason and appealing to prejudices—and ponders its detrimental effect on journalistic culture and public discourse. 2009.

My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir DB/RC 68655
14 hours 28 minutes
by Roger Moore
read by David Cutler
British actor Moore (born 1927), known for his long-running movie role as James Bond and his television show The Saint, discusses these and other highlights of his career. He reminisces about the many luminaries he worked with and recalls his childhood, personal life, and UNICEF work. Some strong language. 2008.

The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football and Created an NFL Dynasty DB/RC 68658
15 hours 45 minutes
by David Harris
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Author of The League (RC 27202) uses first-person interviews to portray the career of San Francisco 49ers football coach Bill Walsh (1931–2007). Details Walsh’s 1979 hiring by team owner Edward DeBartolo, the coach’s invention of the “West Coast offense,” and his college-draft selections, including Joe Montana. Some strong language. 2008.

Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead DB/RC 68677
9 hours 25 minutes
by Madeleine M. Kunin
read by Faith Potts
Vermont’s first female governor calls on women to assume more leadership roles in politics and bring issues such as family, education, health care, the environment, and diplomacy to the forefront. Profiles notables past and present, including journalist Gloria Steinem, to highlight women’s experiences in public office. 2008.

The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe DB/RC 68821
18 hours 55 minutes
by William I. Hitchcock
read by Peter Johnson
History of the 1944–1945 liberation of war-torn Europe by the Allied forces in World War II. Uses civilians’ and soldiers’ documents to describe the violence and starvation; the establishment of U.N. relief; and the fate of displaced persons from Eastern Europe, including Jewish concentration-camp survivors. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs; Stories of Love and Understanding for Those Who Care for Children with Disabilities DB/RC 68830
12 hours 43 minutes
by Jack Canfield and others read by Alice Rosengard
Comforting accounts of rearing children who have autism, juvenile diabetes, Down syndrome, or other mental and physical disabilities by parents, relatives, and caregivers. Contributors share their challenges, setbacks, and successes as they discuss such topics as adjustment, gratitude, milestones, community, sibling rivalry, early learning, breaking barriers, and fostering independence. 2007.

The Last Jews of Kerala: The Two-Thousand-Year History of India’s Forgotten Jewish Community DB/RC 68834
8 hours 41 minutes
by Edna Fernandes
read by Yolande Bavan
British Indian journalist traces the history of Jews in southwestern India beginning with their arrival in Kerala after the Roman destruction of Jerusalem. Describes the once-thriving culture that became separated along color lines over two millennia and survives in the twenty-first century with fewer than fifty members. 2008.

Samuel Adams: A Life DB/RC 68849
12 hours 36 minutes
by Ira Stoll
read by John Haag
Biography of American revolutionary leader and newspaper editor Samuel Adams (1722–1803) highlights the religious convictions of this founding father. Discusses Adams’s role in instigating the Boston Tea Party, his belief that the call to arms was God’s plan to free America, and his post-war political career. 2008.

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Adult Fiction

English, August: An Indian Story     RC 64115
11 hours 1 minute
by Upamanyu Chatterjee
read by Peter Berkrot
1980s. Privileged, English-speaking college graduate Agastya “August” Sen from New Delhi joins the elite Indian Administrative Service and is sent to the remote village of Madna. August is miserable with culture shock, mountains of paperwork, and isolation, which he numbs with marijuana. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1988.

The Wellstone     RC 64123
12 hours 44 minutes
by Wil McCarthy
read by Geoffrey Centlivre
Radmer, formerly architect Conrad Mursk, seeks Bruno de Towaji, the mastermind behind the Collapsiter grid, to save humanity. Radmer recalls the past when he and Bruno’s son Prince Bascal escaped summer camp aboard a makeshift starship and triggered the Children’s Revolt. Sequel to The Collapsium (RC 56678). Strong language. 2003.

A Change of Heart: A Harmony Novel     RC 64126
7 hours 31 minutes
by Philip Gulley
read by Derald Breneman
The congregation of Harmony Friends Meeting faces many changes in pastor Sam Gardner’s fifth year. Ornery Dale Hinshaw, who had threatened to join the Baptist Church, has a heart attack; spinster Deena Morrison plans her wedding; and the biological parents of Ellis and Miriam Hodge’s adopted niece reappear. 2005.

A Little Fate     RC 64130
11 hours 4 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Don Feldheim
Three tales of love and magic. In “The Witching Hour” a young woman following her heart saves her kingdom. In “Winter Rose” a queen receives something unexpected for healing a warrior. In “A World Apart” a demon slayer finds herself transported to New York. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

To Crush the Moon: Being the Final Volume in the History of the Queendom of Sol     RC 7 64362
14 hours 38 minutes
by Wil McCarthy
read by Ray Childs
To save humanity, Conrad Mursk and King Bruno de Towaji return to the moon they once crushed. Now Conrad and Bruno prepare to face the Glimmer King and his robot army. Sequel to Lost in Transmission (RC 64380). Some violence. 2005.

Simply Love: Miss Martin’s School for Girls, Book 2     RC 64363
10 hours 56 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Lindsay Ellison
Regency England. Anne Jewell, an unwed mother and instructor at Miss Martin’s School for Girls, meets disfigured war veteran Sydnam Butler  on an estate in Wales. As Anne fights her growing attraction to Sydnam, a wealthy estate manager, he falls in love with her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

New Moon     RC 64367
15 hours 18 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
Following Twilight (RC 62066), vampire Edward Cullen and his family leave Bella and her town to prevent themselves from devouring humans. Brokenhearted Bella turns to adventure-seeking Jacob and motorcycles. Meanwhile, a pack of werewolves tries to protect Bella from a vindictive vampire. For senior high readers. 2006.

TripTych      RC 64375
14 hours 19 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by John Haag
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.

The Ragtime Kid     RC 64376
14 hours 20 minutes
by Larry Karp
read by Dan Bloom
Sedalia, Missouri; 1899. White piano-playing, ragtime-music-loving teenager Brun Campbell has left Oklahoma to study with his idol Scott Joplin. Brun discovers a body and later realizes the items he took from it incriminate Joplin. He also learns of prejudice and rivalry in the music industry. Strong language. 2006.

Lost in Transmission     RC 64380
17 hours 4 minutes
by Wil McCarthy
read by Ray Childs
With humanity near ruin, architect Conrad Mursk recalls the precipitating events. Exiled for involvement in the Children’s Revolt, the rebels, including Prince Bascal, Conrad, and Conrad’s love Xmary, start a new colony. But it is not the utopia they imagined. Sequel to Wellstone (RC 64123). Some strong language. 2004.

Simply Magic: Miss Martin’s School for Girls, Book 3     RC 64381
11 hours 14 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Lindsay Ellison
Regency England. Susanna Osbourne, a teacher at a girls’ school in Bath, meets Peter Edgeworth, Viscount Whitleaf, at a friend’s estate during summer recess. The two fall in love, even though Susanna secretly holds Peter’s family responsible for her father’s suicide years ago. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Absolute Fear: New Orleans Series     RC 64385
15 hours 45 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by John Haag
New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya, from Shiver (RC 62591), investigates after an assault leaves Eve Renner with amnesia, her friend dead, and her lover Cole Dennis the main suspect. As a serial killer strikes, Reuben uncovers Eve’s connection to his fiancée Abby Chastain. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

Clay      RC 64387
6 hours 21 minutes
by David Almond
read by Dan Bloom
Felling, England. Altar boy Davie befriends odd new boy Stephen, who was expelled from seminary school. Stephen recruits Davie to create a huge clay figure, which Stephen brings to life to confront the town bully. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

The River Knows     RC 64567
8 hours 57 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Lindsay Ellison
Victorian England. Caught snooping for evidence against businessman Elwin Hastings, Anthony Stalbridge and journalist Louisa Bryce have no recourse but to feign intimacy. Romance becomes real when they join forces to bring Elwin to justice for shady dealings and to avenge the death of Anthony’s fiancée. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Trail Driver     RC 64700
10 hours 18 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Derald Breneman
1871. Cattleman Adam Brite attempts the largest cattle drive ever: up the Chisholm Trail with forty-five hundred Texas longhorns. With a hodgepodge group of drivers, including outlaw Pan Handle Smith and a tenderfoot from Pennsylvania, Brite encounters rustlers, stampeders, and an orphan with something to hide. Some strong language. 1936.

Hunter’s Moon: A Doc Ford Novel     RC 64766
9 hours 48 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by Michael Russotto
Former U.S. president Kal Wilson recruits Florida marine biologist Doc Ford to avenge the death of his wife Wray, who was killed in a suspicious plane crash in Nicaragua. They sail  to Central America seeking the same sociopath who previously kidnapped Doc’s son. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Back on Blossom Street: A Blossom Street Book     RC 64791
13 hours 16 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Margaret Strom
Colette, a young widow who left her job after an affair with her boss; Alix, a jittery bride-to-be; and flower-store owner Susannah join A Good Yarn’s newest knitting class. Under instructor Lydia’s tutelage, they learn to make prayer shawls—and to cope with their problems. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Chronicles of the Lensmen: Volume 1; Triplanetary, First Lensman, Galactic Patrol     RC 64818
7 hours 32 minutes
by E.E. “Doc” Smith
read by Richard Davidson
The first three books in the Lensmen series. Two advanced and diametrically opposed races, the good Arisians and the evil Eddorians, have lived in conflict for billions of years. A bracelet called the Lens grants select members of the Galactic Patrol telepathic and other powers. 1948.

Colour Scheme: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery     RC 64832
10 hours 48 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Jeremy Gage
New Zealand. Dr. James Ackrington contacts Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn to voice his concern about a guest at Ackrington’s sister’s hot spring resort—businessman Maurice Questing—whom Ackrington suspects of espionage. Questing subsequently vanishes. Luckily Mr. Septimus Falls, an inquisitive lodger with keen investigative skills, helps solve the mystery. 1943.

Guerrilla Season     RC 64864
8 hours 29 minutes
by Pat Hughes
read by Jack Fox
Missouri, 1863. Fifteen-year-old buddies Matt and Jesse find their friendship and family loyalties tested by the Civil War. Jesse plans to join the guerrillas fighting the Union soldiers. Matt’s mother wants to move back North, but Matt wants to keep his father’s farm. For junior and senior high readers. 2003.

Heyday      RC 64866
24 hours 51 minutes
by Kurt Andersen
read by Ray Foushee
In 1848 British aristocrat Benjamin Knowles, inspired by the French Revolution, journeys to America in search of adventure. In New York Knowles meets actress/prostitute Polly Lucking; her brother Duff, a Mexican War veteran; and muckraker Timothy Skaggs. The group ventures out west, but an assassin pursues them. 2007.

Fancy Pants     RC 64888
16 hours 40 minutes
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read by Erin Jones
Texan Dallie Beaudine takes a wrong turn onto a rural road and comes across Francesca Day. Once a wealthy British jet-setter who enjoyed the pleasures of Europe, Francesca is broke and ragged. Despite their differences, love grows. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989.

Slan      RC 64910
7 hours 15 minutes
by A.E. van Vogt
read by Jack Fox
In Earth’s global police state, humans conduct government-sponsored raids to ruthlessly hunt down and exterminate telepathic mutants called slans. After young slan Jommy Cross escapes an attack that kills his mother, he sets out to find and unite other surviving slans. 1940.

Wild Fire: A John Corey Novel     RC 65316
18 hours 53 minutes
by Nelson DeMille
read by Scott Brick
New York, 2002. John Corey and his FBI wife Kate Mayfield discover a plot by right-wing extremists, led by Bain Madox, to destroy two American cities with suitcase bombs. Their goal is to incite nuclear war with the Middle East. Commercial audiobook. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2006.

Almost Dead: Oregon/California Series     RC 65496
12 hours 16 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Cissy Cahill, a teenager when her mother Marla was imprisoned in If She Only Knew (RC 65371), is a young mom when Marla escapes from jail. Cissy fears for her life and turns to her estranged husband for help. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Love, Stargirl     RC 65552
6 hours 48 minutes
by Jerry Spinelli
read by Erin Jones
Stargirl and her parents have moved away, but the homeschooled free spirit still misses her Arizona boyfriend Leo, who dumped her. She begins writing him “the world’s longest letter,” describing her new neighbors and her feelings. Sequel to Stargirl  (RC 54207). For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Moonraker: A James Bond 007 Novel DB/RC 65927
8 hours 3 minutes
by Ian Fleming
read by Jim Zeiger
Secret agent James Bond investigates the activities of Sir Hugo Drax—card player, notorious cheat, and head of England’s new missile defense system Moonraker. Aided by Gala, a beautiful fellow agent undercover as Drax’s private secretary, Bond uncovers trouble just before the project’s scheduled test launch. 1955.

The Year of Fog DB/RC 66066
13 hours 57 minutes
by Michelle Richmond
read by Catherine Byers
San Francisco. Photographer Abby Mason takes her fiancé Jake Balfour’s six-year-old daughter Emma to the beach—where Emma disappears in the fog. Months later Jake and the police assume Emma drowned, but after discovering clues under hypnosis, Abby disagrees and continues the search in Costa Rica. Some strong language. 2007.

Lush Life DB/RC 66237
12 hours 1 minute
by Richard Price
read by Jim Zeiger
New York, Lower East Side. Frustrated actor-writer Eric Cash claims two teens mugged him and his drinking companions as they stumbled home, shooting Ike, an aspiring writer. But when Ike dies, detectives Matty Clark and Yolonda Bello arrest Eric for homicide. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Agnes and the Hitman DB/RC 66277
13 hours 12 minutes
by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After foiling an attempted dognapping with a frying pan, South Carolina caterer and food columnist Agnes Crandall must deal with a hit-man bodyguard and other unruly characters while she tries to prepare for a wedding in her newly purchased home. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Parting: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 1 DB/RC 66456
8 hours 20 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Nellie Mae Fisher, still struggling with guilt and grief over her younger sister’s death, dreams of marrying handsome Caleb Yoder. But some people in their Pennsylvania Amish community don’t want them together—including Caleb’s father. Rebellion against Old Order ways threatens to tear them, and their church, apart. 2007.

Zapped: A Regan Reilly Mystery DB/RC 66477
5 hours 18 minutes
by Carol Higgins Clark
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
During a New York City blackout, PI Regan Reilly and her cop husband Jack juggle multiple mysteries. A thief tries to remove a safe from the Reillys’ newly acquired loft—as does the safe’s owner. A disturbed woman is stalking her latest victim, and a SoHo gallery is burglarized. 2008.

The Fault Tree DB/RC 66478
8 hours 30 minutes
by Louise Ure
read by Mare Trevathan
By the vehicle’s unique sound, blind Tucson auto mechanic Cadence Moran can identify the getaway car used after a neighbor’s murder. When the killers come for her too, Cadence tries to convince the police she’s a reliable witness. Violence and strong language. 2007.

The Secret between Us DB/RC 66558
9 hours 15 minutes
by Barbara Delinsky
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sixteen-year-old Grace and her mother Deborah Monroe, a divorced doctor, are driving home when Grace runs over her history teacher Cal McKenna. Deborah sends Grace on her way and takes responsibility for the accident. The deception harms their relationship and causes repercussions in the community. Some strong language. 2008.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency DB/RC 66569
7 hours 20 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Robin Miles
PI Precious Ramotswe of Botswana’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency investigates a case involving a woman seeking family members who may  not actually exist. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe’s mechanic husband  J.L.B. Matekoni falls under the influence of a secretive doctor who promises to cure their foster daughter’s medical condition. Bestseller. 2008.

Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War DB/RC 66981
10 hours 46 minutes
by Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan
read by Christopher Lane
Union captain Nathan Parker and his men are captured in July 1864 and sent to Georgia’s infamous Andersonville prison. Escaping two months later, Parker, unable to persuade his superiors to help free other captives, hires former Confederate Marcel LaFarge and his cutthroats. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Garden of Last Days DB/RC 66982
16 hours 40 minutes
by Andre Dubus
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Early September 2001. Florida stripper April brings her three-year-old daughter Franny to work after her babysitter is hospitalized. Bassam, a Muslim, hires April to perform privately—but then Franny disappears. A local man becomes the main suspect while Bassam’s true intentions are revealed. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Losing You DB/RC 66986
8 hours 22 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sandling Island, England. Divorced forty-year-old Nina Landry is preparing for a Florida vacation with the kids and her boyfriend when her fifteen-year-old daughter Charlie fails to return from a slumber party. The subsequent twenty-four hours and bureaucratic police investigation threaten Nina’s well-being. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Moonpool DB/RC 66987
12 hours 16 minutes
by P.T. Deutermann
read by Mel Foster
North Carolina private investigator Cam Richter takes a job at a nuclear power plant after one of his operatives dies from radiation poisoning. German shepherds Frick and Frack help Cam uncover a terrorist plot involving the plant’s radioactive storage pond. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Water’s Edge DB/RC 66989
13 hours 4 minutes
by Daniel Judson
read by Christopher Lane
The murders of two drug couriers in Southampton, New York, have consequences for ex-gangster Jake Bechet and retired PI Tommy Miller. The two men are forced by their former associates to investigate the crime. Meanwhile more bodies litter the streets. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Divorce Party DB/RC 66990
7 hours 27 minutes
by Laura Dave
read by Susan Ericksen
Montauk, New York. At their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary party, Gwyn and Thomas Huntington announce their divorce. Their son Nate brought his fiancée Maggie to the gathering to meet his family—but Maggie discovers secrets about the Huntingtons that may threaten her future. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Time Is a River DB/RC 66991
11 hours 39 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Mare Trevathan
After losing her job, battling cancer, and catching her husband committing adultery in Charleston, South Carolina, Mia Landan returns to a North Carolina treatment center. The owner lends Mia a mountain cabin, where she reassesses her life—and discovers a diary. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Good People DB/RC 66993
9 hours 2 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Chicagoans Tom and Anna Reed, in debt from unsuccessful fertility treatments, discover $400,000 in their deceased tenant’s apartment. The Reeds keep the money—not knowing that it came from drug dealing—and now have various criminals and the police on their backs. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Little Brother DB/RC 67004
12 hours 42 minutes
by Cory Doctorow
read by Erik Sandvold
After a terrorist attack on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, the Department of Homeland Security detains high school senior Marcus and his friends without cause. When Marcus is released, he lashes out at the authorities by hacking into the city’s universal electronic surveillance system. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Desperately Seeking a Duke: The Heiress Brides, Book 1 DB/RC 67006
8 hours 44 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1815. Cousins Phoebe, Deirdre, and Sophie vie for their grandfather’s inheritance, which will go to the first one to wed a duke. Phoebe falls in love with Raphael Marbrook, but it is Rafe’s brother Lord Calder, the future duke of Brookhaven, who proposes. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Ancient: The Saga of the First King, Book 2 DB/RC 67007
14 hours 58 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Erik Sandvold
While seeking a cure for mysterious infirmities, outlaw Bransen Garibond, a.k.a. the Highwayman, is forced to journey to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is recruited to fight against the brutal Samhaist leader Ancient Badden. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2008.

How to Abduct a Highland Lord: MacLean Family, Book 1 DB/RC 67008
7 hours 12 minutes
by Karen Hawkins
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Scotland, 1807. Fifteen years ago, Fiona MacLean abandoned Jack Kincaid and their elopement plans. Furious, Jack became a gambling philanderer. Now Fiona kidnaps Jack and marries him while he’s unconscious— all to stop a feud between their families. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Swine Not? A Novel Pig Tale DB/RC 67010
5 hours 11 minutes
by Jimmy Buffett
read by Erik Sandvold
Rumpy, a soccer-playing potbellied pig, and her twelve-year-old owner Barley move with their family from Tennessee to New York City after Barley’s mother takes a job as a pastry chef in a four-star hotel. While hiding from hotel staff, Rumpy searches for her long-lost brother. 2008.

Bowled Over: A Maggie Kelly Mystery DB/RC 67011
9 hours 1 minute
by Kasey Michaels
read by Kristin Allison
Manhattan romance writer Maggie Kelly and her Regency hero Alex Blake head to New Jersey to spend Christmas with Maggie’s dysfunctional family. When her father is accused of murdering a bowling buddy who had affairs with Maggie’s mother and sister, Maggie and Alex investigate. Some strong language. 2007.

Tangled Up in You DB/RC 67014
7 hours 26 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
True-crime writer Maddie Dupree arrives in Truly, Idaho, to write a book about a decades-old crime—a wife killed her bar-owner husband, his waitress girlfriend, and herself. The murdered husband’s son falls for Maddie, unaware she is the waitress’s daughter. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. 2007.

The Tale of Hawthorn House: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter DB/RC 67016
9 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Wittig Albert
read by Kristin Allison
English Lake District, 1908. After someone leaves a baby girl on the steps of Hill Top Farm during harvesting, Beatrix Potter tries to find the mother. The child is given to the justice of the peace and his sister to mind, while traveling gypsies are questioned. Includes recipes. 2007.

The God of Animals DB/RC 67017
11 hours 9 minutes
by Aryn Kyle
read by Mare Trevathan
Colorado. When her older sister elopes, sixth-grader Alice Winston helps care for her mother, who is bedridden by depression, and assists her father in running the family’s struggling horse farm. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. Alex Award. 2007.

Strike Force: A Patrick McLanahan Thriller DB/RC 67022
15 hours 40 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Jim Zeiger
With Russia helping Iran develop nuclear weapon technology, U.S. presidential adviser Lt. Gen. Patrick McLanahan assists Iranian rebel leader Maj. Gen. Hesarak al-Kan Buzhazi by employing newly developed spaceplanes. But political enemies who oppose McLanahan’s plan leak information. Violence and strong language. 2007.

A Proper Pursuit DB/RC 67039
14 hours 52 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Barbara Caruso
Chicago, 1893. Twenty-year-old Violet Hayes leaves her hometown for her grandmother’s house with the goals of finding her long-lost mother, stopping her father’s upcoming wedding, and learning God’s purpose for her. Violet attends the World’s Fair and finally falls in love after three uninspiring marriage proposals. 2007.

Rumpole Misbehaves: A Rumpole Mystery DB/RC 67057
3 hours 0 minutes
by John Mortimer
read by John Horton
Barrister Rumpole’s latest courtroom arguments concern a twelve-year-old charged under an antisocial behavior order for playing street ball and a civil servant arrested for the murder of a Russian prostitute. The two cases become intertwined while Rumpole himself is accused of illegally drinking and smoking in his office. 2007.

This Fire down in My Soul DB/RC 67067
9 hours 57 minutes
by J.D. Mason
read by Robin Miles
Dr. Faye Watkins counsels the women of her husband’s church on their man troubles. Among her charges are interior decorator Renee, who sleeps with a client’s husband, and real estate agent Elise, whose lover is married with children. Meanwhile Faye faces her own marital problems. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Between Sundays DB/RC 67166
12 hours 6 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Jill Ferris
Christian football player Derrick Anderson becomes mentor and backup to shallow San Francisco quarterback Aaron Hill. Meanwhile Megan Gunn’s eight-year-old foster child Cory insists that he is Aaron’s son. When the two athletes volunteer at Cory’s youth center, Cory believes his prayers have been answered. Complications and romance follow. 2007.

By Schism Rent Asunder DB/RC 67494
23 hours 53 minutes
by David Weber
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Religious war looms on the space colony Safehold. King Cayleb, ruler of the island kingdom Charis, challenges the authority of the oppressive and corrupt governing body, the Church of God Awaiting. Sequel to Off Armageddon Reef (RC 65705). Some strong language. 2008.

The Seventh Sinner: A Jacqueline Kirby Mystery DB/RC 67546
5 hours 37 minutes
by Elizabeth Peters
read by Kristin Allison
Jean Suttman, one of seven scholars studying in Rome, discovers a fellow student dying after a brutal attack in an ancient subterranean temple. When small accidents befall Jean with disturbing regularity, she fears for her own life and contacts her new friend, librarian Jacqueline Kirby, for help. 1972.

Into the Fire: A Troubleshooter Novel DB/RC 67553
17 hours 59 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Ex-marine Vinh Murphy is implicated in the assassination of Tim Ebersole, head of the neo-Nazi Freedom Network, which Vinh blames for his wife Angelina’s murder. Vinh seeks help from his former associates at Troubleshooters Inc. and Angelina’s hearing-impaired friend Hannah Whitfield. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

I Shall Not Want: A Reverend Clare Fergusson Mystery DB/RC 67554
13 hours 31 minutes
by Julia Spencer-Fleming
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Millers Kill, New York, police chief Russ Van Alstyne avoids Episcopal minister Clare Fergusson after his wife’s murder, in All Mortal Flesh  (RC 63790). But the two are thrown together again when Latino migrants are killed. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

An April Shroud: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery DB/RC 67632
8 hours 42 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Steven Crossley
England. Detective Andy Dalziel finds shelter from heavy rains at the estate of voluptuous, recently widowed Bonnie Fielding. When Andy discovers that both of Bonnie’s husbands have died under suspicious circumstances, he launches a discreet investigation—while pursuing an affair with Bonnie. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1975.

The Pastor’s Wife DB/RC 67645
7 hours 20 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Gail Nelson
Houston. Twenty-nine-year-old Terrance Ellis, pastor of Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church, was raised by his aunts Eva, Dorothy Mae, and Mamie after his grandmother’s tragic death. Now the sisters are determined to find him a wife. Terrance falls for misunderstood church member Savannah McKinney, but his aunts disapprove. 2007.

From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel DB/RC 67718
5 hours 52 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by Jim Zeiger
Kingsmarkham, England. Ronald Parsons’s wife Margaret is found strangled to death in the woods near her home. Chief Inspector Wexford’s primary clue is a trove of rare books, each volume inscribed by a passionate lover known only as “Doon.” Identifying Doon could be the key to solving the murder. 1964.

Made in the U.S.A. DB/RC 67942
9 hours 51 minutes
by Billie Letts
read by Mare Trevathan
Fifteen-year-old Lutie and her eleven-year-old brother Fate live in South Dakota with their father’s obese girlfriend Floy. After Floy dies in a Wal-Mart, the siblings flee to Las Vegas to find their father. A mysterious circus performer rescues them. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Book of Scandal DB/RC 67946
9 hours 46 minutes
by Julie London
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1806. Nathan Grey and his wife Evelyn have been estranged since their small son’s death. Now the earl must force Evelyn to return to their country estate to protect her against treason charges. Although angry, Evelyn realizes her attraction to Nathan is still strong. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Ideal Wife DB/RC 68004
7 hours 29 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Miles Ripley, the earl of Severn, impulsively weds impoverished Abigail Gardiner in a marriage of convenience. Abigail hides many family secrets as they gradually fall in love. Then a scandal threatens their alliance. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1991.

The Missing DB/RC 68005
11 hours 12 minutes
by Sarah Langan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Maine. Schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes her fourth-graders to the abandoned town of Bedford, which was nearly destroyed by a mill fire and its sulfurous clouds. There a troubled student unearths a contagion that transforms people into something violent, inhuman—and hungry. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Stoker Award. 2007.

Summer Blowout DB/RC 68006
6 hours 10 minutes
by Claire Cook
read by Kristin Allison
Make-up artist Bella Shaughnessy and her siblings work for their father’s chain of beauty salons, which makes it hard for Bella when her ex-husband starts dating her half sister. But then Bella meets Sean Ryan, who gives her a great business idea. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Beggar’s Gulch DB/RC 68009
4 hours 35 minutes
by Cameron Judd
read by Jim Zeiger
Facing a lynch mob after avenging his father’s murder, nineteen-year-old Matt McAllison flees to Montana Territory. He works as a cowpuncher on Ezra Jernigan’s ranch and falls in love with Jernigan’s daughter Melissa. When thugs kidnap Melissa, Matt tracks them to the notorious outlaw hideout Beggar’s Gulch. 1980.

After the Kiss: The Notorious Gentlemen DB/RC 68019
9 hours 27 minutes
by Suzanne Enoch
read by Alexander Strain
1812. Battle-injured captain Sullivan Waring returns to London. Learning that his nobleman biological father has wrongfully claimed and dispersed Sullivan’s late mother’s artwork, Sullivan begins stealing the paintings back. He is discovered one night by Lady Isabel Chalsey—whose shock soon turns to passion. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 6: The Crime Stories DB/RC 68033
25 hours 44 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Mark Ashby
Thirty-three tales of crime, suspense, and sports. In “Unguarded Moment” an honest man succumbs to the temptation to steal. In “A Friend of a Hero” a cop investigates the suspicious death of a fellow Korean War veteran. Also includes “Fighters Don’t Dive” and stories featuring sleuth Joe Ragan. Some violence. 2008.

Fellow Travelers DB/RC 68035
14 hours 7 minutes
by Thomas Mallon
read by Joe Peck
Washington, D.C.; 1950s. While Senator McCarthy leads a crusade against Communists and sexual subversives, recent college graduate and devout Catholic Tim Laughlin begins his first homosexual affair with Hawkins Fuller, an older State Department official. Some explicit descriptions  of sex. 2007.

Midnight Pleasures: The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 2 DB/RC 68041
14 hours 51 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Corrie James
London, 1804. Because Lady Sophie York is determined not to be heartbroken if her future husband takes mistresses, she becomes engaged to Braddon Chatwin, a man she feels nothing for. But she can’t stop thinking about rake Patrick Foakes. Sequel to Potent Pleasures (RC 50208). Explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

Most Wanted: A Melanie Vargas Novel DB/RC 68053
12 hours 19 minutes
by Michele Martinez
read by Colleen Delany
When federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas learns that her prominent attorney neighbor has been murdered, she is determined to land the case. But she must juggle the dangerous investigation with caring for her infant daughter and dealing with her cheating husband. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Telex from Cuba DB/RC 68056
11 hours 1 minute
by Rachel Kushner
read by Mark Delgado
Cuba, 1950s. American teens Everly Lederer and K.C. and Delmore Stites live in the eastern province of Oriente, where the Stites’s father manages the United Fruit Company. The three youths observe the political and social unrest among the residents, and Del joins the Castro brothers’ resistance movement. Strong language. 2008.

Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8 DB/RC 68058
15 hours 35 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
The White Council of Wizards drafts preternatural PI Harry Dresden to gauge the faerie court’s position in the war between vampires and wizards. Harry must also find the source of black magic in Chicago—and put a stop to it. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

Divine Justice: A Camel Club Novel DB/RC 68065
11 hours 35 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by L.J. Ganser
On the run after killing two powerful men in Stone Cold (RC 66653), Oliver Stone lands in the coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia. While his Camel Club members try to come to his aid, Stone uncovers some deadly local secrets. Violence and some strong  language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Execution Channel DB/RC 68085
10 hours 46 minutes
by Ken MacLeod
read by Steven Crossley
A nuclear detonation in Scotland is followed by a series of terrorist attacks. Briton James Travis—a spy for the French—and his peace-activist daughter Roisin become suspects. James searches for the truth amid a propaganda war, rampant disinformation, and a mysterious wave of televised executions. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Rosewater and Soda Bread DB/RC 68107
9 hours 55 minutes
by Marsha Mehran
read by Yolande Bavan
Ballinacroagh, Ireland; 1987. The three Iranian Aminpour sisters, from Pomegranate Soup (RC 64270), operate a successful Persian café. Marjan falls in love, Bahar contemplates converting to Catholicism, and Layla intensifies her relationship with Malachy. Then a sickly girl is discovered near the bay. Includes recipes. 2008.

Words without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers; an Anthology DB/RC 68109
15 hours 0 minutes
edited by Samantha Schnee and others read by Gordon Gould
Translated stories, essays, poems, and excerpts by twenty-eight writers from twenty-one countries including Bosnia, China, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, and Nigeria. In Egyptian writer Gamal al-Ghitani’s “A Drowsy Haze,” a Cairo man prepares for death. In Norwegian writer Johan Harstad’s “Vietnam. Thursday,” a psychologist interviews a napalm-burned refugee. 2007.

Stealing Home: The Sweet Magnolias, Book 1 DB/RC 68122
10 hours 13 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Divorced after her pediatrician husband got a nurse pregnant, distraught Maddie Townsend focuses on managing a new women’s gym. Meanwhile, baseball coach Cal Maddox expresses concern to Maddie about her son’s changing attitude. Maddie and Cal’s resulting friendship causes problems in small-town Serenity, South Carolina. 2007.

Reaching Out DB/RC 68152
4 hours 36 minutes
by Francisco Jiménez
read by Michael Scherer
When Francisco becomes a freshman at Santa Clara University in California in 1962, he enters an entirely different world from the Mexican migrant community his family inhabits. Continuation of fictionalized autobiography in Breaking Through (RC 53946) and The Circuit (RC 46960). For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Vendetta: An Aurelio Zen Mystery DB/RC 68153
9 hours 11 minutes
by Michael Dibdin
read by Ted Stoddard
Italian Criminalpol officer Aurelio Zen arrives in the resort area of Sardinia to investigate the murder of billionaire businessman Oscar Burolo. But Zen finds the villa heavily fortified and his questions lead to a price being put on his own head. Strong language and some violence. 1991.

Enchanting Pleasures: The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 3 DB/RC 68156
14 hours 6 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Corrie James
In 1806 Gabrielle Jerningham is sent from India to London to wed Peter, the second son of her father’s friend, the viscount Dewland. But it is the elder son, Quill, who falls in love with unconventional Gabrielle and vows to win her hand. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

White Night: The Dresden Files,  Book 9 DB/RC 68157
14 hours 6 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. Harry Dresden, a professional wizard specializing in preternatural cases, tracks a serial killer who targets witches. When evidence implicates his vampire brother Thomas, Harry enters the city’s supernatural underworld to prove him innocent. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Fire and Ice DB/RC 68227
8 hours 45 minutes
by Julie Garwood
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Chicago newspaper reporter Sophie Rose receives constant harassment from law-enforcement officials about her popular but career-criminal father. But when the subject of her article is killed—and Sophie also is targeted—she turns to FBI agent Jack MacAlister. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Blood Sins: Blood Trilogy, Book 2 DB/RC 68293
9 hours 32 minutes
by Kay Hooper
read by Laura Giannarelli
Noah Bishop and his band of psychics in the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit are trying to bring down Adam Deacon Samuel, whose church is behind some mysterious deaths. They recruit Tessa Gray to pose as a young widow who owns land coveted by Samuel’s religious cult. Violence and strong language. 2008.

An Irish Country Christmas DB/RC 68302
16 hours 55 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by David Cutler
Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland;  1964. Doctors Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and Barry Laverty compete with a newly arrived, incompetent physician while dealing with their own eccentric patients. Barry is disappointed when his girlfriend Patricia announces she may not visit for the holidays. Sequel to An Irish Country Village (RC 67803). 2008.

Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Liam Campbell Mystery DB/RC 68303
8 hours 37 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Annie Wauters
Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell’s pilot girlfriend Wy discovers a body while delivering mail. Then a prospector is murdered and his wife goes missing. Authorities find links to previous unsolved disappearances of women and an undetected serial killer. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

Betrayed: House of Night, Book 2 DB/RC 68304
9 hours 20 minutes
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
read by Mary Kane
As Zoey accepts her transformation into a vampire and the powers that come with it, teenagers from her former high school are murdered. When evidence in the case implicates Zoey’s new school, the House of Night, she investigates—and discovers betrayal. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Under a War-Torn Sky DB/RC 68311
8 hours 13 minutes
by L.M. Elliott
read by Joe Peck
Europe, 1944. After his plane is shot down by Hitler’s Luftwaffe, nineteen- year-old Lt. Henry Forester of Virginia begins trekking across occupied France. With help from members of the Resistance, Henry tries to avoid capture and reach the safety of the American lines. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2001.

Ten Things I Hate about Me DB/RC 68318
7 hours 17 minutes
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
read by Corrie James
Lebanese Australian Jamilah, known in high school as Jamie, hides her heritage by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue contact lenses. At home, Jamie plays in an Arabic band and endures her father’s strict Muslim rules. The conflict between cultures forces Jamie to make choices. For senior high readers. 2006.

Happy Families: Stories DB/RC 68321
11 hours 21 minutes
by Carlos Fuentes
read by Mark Delgado
Sixteen stories set in modern-day Mexico. Vignettes depict relationships between spouses, lovers—including a homosexual couple—and parents and children while invoking Tolstoy’s observation about happy and unhappy families. In “Sweethearts” former lovers cross paths unexpectedly on a cruise ship. Translation from Spanish by Edith Grossman. Some strong language. 2008.

Lost Girls: A Sherry Moore Novel DB/RC 68334
7 hours 1 minute
by George D. Shuman
read by Mary Kane
When a mountain climber is found dead in Alaska, blind psychic Sherry Moore uses her gift of seeing a corpse’s last thoughts in hopes of finding the victim’s fellow climbers. Instead, visions lead Moore to a Caribbean slave-trafficking ring and a missing girl’s mother. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Snake Dreams: A Charlie Moon Mystery DB/RC 68338
12 hours 51 minutes
by James D. Doss
read by Gregory Gorton
Colorado. Charlie Moon’s aunt Daisy—a shaman—has visions of Chiquita Yazzi, a woman presumed dead. Chiquita expresses concern about Nancy, her teenage daughter left in the care of the girl’s abusive stepfather Hermann. Hermann’s murder disrupts Charlie’s plans to propose to his FBI- agent sweetheart Lila Mae McTeague. Some strong language. 2008.

Seduction of a Proper Gentleman: The Last Man Standing, Book 4 DB/RC 68339
9 hours 48 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Corrie James
England, 1854. Oliver Leighton is the last of his friends to remain a bachelor. When Kathleen MacDavid suffers a bad fall and experiences amnesia, she recovers at Oliver’s estate and soon the two are in love. But Kathleen’s true identity threatens their happiness. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

2666 DB/RC 68418
41 hours 58 minutes
by Roberto Bolaño
read by Ken Kliban
Three scholars travel to the Mexican border town of Santa Teresa searching for German writer Benno von Archimboldi. Professor Amalfitano and his daughter Rosa also move there, and African American reporter Oscar Fate arrives to cover a boxing match. Meanwhile dozens of women are murdered. Some strong language. National Book Critics Circle Award. Bestseller. 2008.

The China Lover DB/RC 68434
12 hours 33 minutes
by Ian Buruma
read by Ted Stoddard
Fictional biography. Three admirers recall Manchurian-born starlet Ri Koran, née Yamaguchi Yoshiko, who hides her Japanese heritage to act in Chinese movies. After World War II Ri ventures into American-occupied Japan to perform under her birth name and eventually becomes a television journalist in the Middle East. Some violence. 2008.

Steampunk DB/RC 68444
14 hours 40 minutes
edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
read by Mary Kane
Tales about an alternate Victorian  era with mechanical wonders, steam-driven robots, and other anachronistic technologies. Michael Chabon’s “The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance” depicts the aftermath of Custer’s failed mutiny against the Crown. Features works by James P. Blaylock and Michael Moorcock. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Poe’s Children: The New Horror, an Anthology DB/RC 68446
22 hours 0 minutes
edited by Peter Straub
read by Michael Scherer
Twenty-four previously published tales written in the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe. In Dan Chaon’s “The Bees” past mistakes haunt a recovering-alcoholic father. Includes works by Jonathan Carroll, Elizabeth Hand, Glen Hirshberg, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Kelly Link. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Black Ship: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery DB/RC 68451
9 hours 23 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Colleen Delany
London, 1925. Daisy’s husband Alec, a detective, inherits a large suburban house from his great-uncle. Soon after the couple and their seven-month-old twins move in, a maid discovers a dead body in the communal garden. The murder involves American gangsters, bootleggers, and an international smuggling ring operating rum-running ships. 2008.

This Charming Man DB/RC 68459
21 hours 1 minute
by Marian Keyes
read by Colleen Delany
Ireland. Playboy politician Paddy’s engagement to social climber Alicia shocks many, including Paddy’s recent girlfriend Lola, his emotionally unstable former lover Marnie, and Marnie’s journalist sister Grace. The women reexamine their relationships with Paddy while scandal erupts and Grace seeks revenge. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Westward the Tide DB/RC 68460
6 hours 59 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Mark Delgado
Despite warnings, drifter Matt Bardoul joins a wagon train headed for the Big Horns in search of gold. Matt signs on because he is interested in treasure and in the expedition leader’s lovely daughter Jacquine. Matt discovers outlaws among the party—and a brutal conspiracy of greed, lust, and murder. 1977.

The Cure DB/RC 68465
10 hours 0 minutes
by Athol Dickson
read by Michael Scherer
Alcoholic, divorced former minister Riley Keep has been living on the streets since a devastating missionary experience. Now Riley returns to his hometown of Dublin, Maine, where hordes of homeless people seek a rumored cure for addiction. But it may not be the miracle they hope for. Christy Award. 2007.

Bog Child DB/RC 68471
7 hours 10 minutes
by Siobhan Dowd
read by Alexander Strain
1981. Fergus, a Sinn Fein courier, crosses into Ireland from Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles. His imprisoned brother’s hunger strike and Fergus’s dreams about a girl whose body he discovered in a peat bog distract him from his studies. Some strong language. For senior high  readers. 2008.

Empire of Bones DB/RC 68478
11 hours 22 minutes
by Liz Williams
read by Mark Ashby
India, 2030. Aliens arrive to integrate Earth into their empire. In exchange for a pardon and rights for the untouchable caste, ailing revolutionary Jaya Nihalani—a Receiver who can communicate with the visitors—acts as a liaison and discovers their true intent. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2002.

The Secret Story of Sonía Rodríguez DB/RC 68482
6 hours 2 minutes
by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
read by Annie Wauters
American-born teenager Sonía struggles to finish high school while keeping house for her family of seven. Sonía resents her heritage, but a crisis and a trip to her grandmother’s house in Mexico enable Sonía to pursue her dreams. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

The Border Trumpet DB/RC 68487
9 hours 17 minutes
by Ernest Haycox
read by Ted Stoddard
Arizona. After three years at a Boston school for young ladies, Eleanor Warren returns to an army outpost, where she reunites with her beau Lt. Philip Castleton. But Phil is preoccupied with the search for renegade Apache warrior Antone, as is his fellow officer Tom Benteen. 1939.

Chances DB/RC 68490
10 hours 40 minutes
by Pamela Nowak
read by Julie-Ann Elliot
Denver, 1876. Telegraph operator Sarah Donovan helps two young sisters whose dog has been shot. Sarah escorts the girls home, where she meets their widowed father, undertaker Daniel Petterman. Though suffragette Sarah’s independent spirit clashes with Daniel’s conservative nature, they soon find romance. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Best of Michael Swanwick DB/RC 68491
17 hours 29 minutes
by Michael Swanwick
read by Steven Carpenter
Twenty-one fantasy and science fiction tales from 1980 through 2008 by a Hugo and Nebula winner. In “The Feast of Saint Janis” people worship Janis Joplin. Includes “Trojan Horse,” “Triceratops Summer,” and a story featuring conmen Darger and Surplus. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Red Chameleon: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery DB/RC 68500
6 hours 49 minutes
by Stuart M. Kaminsky
read by Mark Ashby
Soviet-era Moscow. Chief Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov investigates the murder of an elderly Jewish man found shot in a bathtub. But the case is soon overshadowed by a sniper who targets a police officer and a ring of car thieves who are believed to be enemies of the state. 1985.

The Piano Teacher DB/RC 68609
10 hours 41 minutes
by Janice Y.K. Lee
read by Faith Potts
1952. Newlyweds Martin and Claire Pendleton arrive in Hong Kong, where Martin works for the British government and Claire teaches piano to the daughter of a wealthy Chinese family. Claire begins an affair with the family’s chauffeur, whose imprisonment during the Japanese occupation still haunts him. Violence. Bestseller. 2009.

Long Lost: A Myron Bolitar Mystery DB/RC 68613
9 hours 14 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Mark Ashby
Celebrity Terese Collins begs former boyfriend Myron Bolitar to come to Paris after her ex-husband Rick arranges to meet her but never arrives. Rick has been killed by terrorists, and DNA evidence suggests Rick and Terese’s daughter was there. But she died ten years ago. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

Little Bee DB/RC 68617
10 hours 22 minutes
by Chris Cleave
read by Colleen Delany
Fourteen-year-old Little Bee flees Nigeria and spends two years in a British immigration detention center. Upon her release, Little Bee seeks out Andrew and Sarah O’Rourke, a couple she and her sister had previously encountered—with dire consequences—on an African beach. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Mission Canyon: An Evan Delaney Novel DB/RC 68620
10 hours 39 minutes
by Meg Gardiner
read by Colleen Delany
Three years ago Franklin Brand  mowed down two cyclists with his car and fled the country. Now the injured survivor, attorney Jesse Blackburn, and his fiancée Evan Delaney spot Brand back in California and vow to bring him to justice. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

The Big Boom: A Dante Mancuso Novel DB/RC 68622
6 hours 36 minutes
by Domenic Stansberry
read by Mark Delgado
San Francisco. Barbara and Nick Antonelli hire PI Dante Mancuso to investigate the death of their daughter Angie, Dante’s former sweetheart. Angie had been romantically involved with her boss, entrepreneur Michael Solano. Dante soon uncovers some shady business dealings. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

What I Did for Love DB/RC 68629
12 hours 3 minutes
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read by Annie Wauters
After a night in Las Vegas, former sitcom icon Georgie York finds herself married to another has-been, her ex-costar and nemesis Bram Shepard. Still smarting from a recent divorce, Georgie agrees to stay married for six months to avoid notoriety. Some strong language and some explicit  descriptions of sex. 2009.

Deadly Night: Flynn Brothers Trilogy, Book 1 DB/RC 68635
10 hours 2 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Mark Delgado
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, PI Aidan Flynn and his brothers inherit a Louisiana plantation presumed haunted by Civil War ghosts. After a human bone is found on the property, Aidan and local tarot-card reader Kendall Montgomery investigate. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Knit Two: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel DB/RC 68636
10 hours 53 minutes
by Kate Jacobs
read by Colleen Delany
Manhattan. Members of The Friday Night Knitting Club (RC 65750) face love, career, and family challenges. Peri runs her handbag business and the group’s late founder’s yarn shop. Darwin prepares for twins, and Anita gets engaged despite her grown children’s disapproval. Includes recipes and instructions for an afghan. 2008.

Evermore: The Immortals, Book 1 DB/RC 68641
9 hours 37 minutes
by Alyson Noël
read by Margaret Strom
After surviving a car accident that killed her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom sees auras, hears peoples’ thoughts, and visits with her dead sister. Ever also wonders why Damen, the hot new guy at school, has taken a special interest in her. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.

Lucky Billy DB/RC 68643
9 hours 58 minutes
by John Vernon
read by Michael Scherer
When English businessman John Tunstall is murdered by Irish rivals during New Mexico’s Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid—John’s hired gun—undertakes a quest for vengeance that leads to his infamous 1881 jailbreak and his killing by Pat Garrett. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Cleaver DB/RC 68657
10 hours 47 minutes
by Tim Parks
read by Ted Stoddard
After a hard-hitting interview with the U.S. president, British broadcast journalist Harold Cleaver retreats to a mountain village near the Austrian border. Cleaver gets to know the locals while reflecting on his lovers, his late daughter, and his son, who recently published a scathing family exposé. Some strong language. 2006.

Sorrow’s Anthem: A Lincoln Perry Novel DB/RC 68664
8 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Koryta
read by Mark Delgado
PI Lincoln Perry was still a cop when he tried to help his childhood best friend Ed Gradduk. Lincoln’s efforts backfired. Ed served time, and Lincoln’s name has been mud in the old neighborhood. Ed now faces new charges, and Lincoln again offers help. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Deadly Harvest: Flynn Brothers Trilogy, Book 2 DB/RC 68668
9 hours 58 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Mark Delgado
Salem, Massachusetts. New Orleans PI Jeremy Flynn is searching for a friend’s missing wife when a woman is discovered murdered. Historian Rowenna Cavanaugh, worried that a past serial killer called the Harvest Man is back, assists Jeremy. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Other Side of the Island DB/RC 68671
7 hours 58 minutes
by Allegra Goodman
read by Margaret Strom
Born in the eighth year of the Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor and her parents move to a highly regulated tropical island, where neither she nor her parents fit in. But defiance is not tolerated in the colony—and one morning her parents disappear. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

The Perfect Distance DB/RC 68676
7 hours 53 minutes
by Kim Ablon Whitney
read by Margaret Strom
Seventeen-year-old Mexican American Francie Martinez, the daughter of a barn manager at a horse-training facility, longs to become a professional rider even though her father urges her to go to college. Francie works as a groom and practices riding while dealing with prejudice. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

Anything Goes: A Grace and Favor Mystery DB/RC 68769
6 hours 28 minutes
by Jill Churchill
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Following the 1929 stock market crash, siblings Lily and Robert Brewster unexpectedly inherit the Hudson River Valley estate of their great-uncle Horatio. Lily and Robert move into the mansion—which they name Grace and Favor Cottage—and discover that Horatio’s recent boating death may not have been an accident. 1999.

In the Still of the Night: A Grace and Favor Mystery DB/RC 68787
5 hours 59 minutes
by Jill Churchill
read by Gabriella Cavallero
New York State, 1932. Lily Brewster and her brother Robert decide to make money at Grace and Favor Cottage—the estate bequeathed to them by their great-uncle—by hosting parties where paying guests can hobnob with celebrities. Their first attempt, however, is marred by the murder of one rather unwelcome reveler. 2000.

Promises of Change: The Ladies of Covington DB/RC 68788
10 hours 27 minutes
by Joan Medlicott
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The women of Covington face challenges in their routines after Hannah’s volatile stepson Zachary unexpectedly returns from India with a pregnant wife. Meanwhile Grace helps Randy Banks, a traumatized veteran who has come back from Iraq, and Amelia fears her stepdaughter and grandchild may leave the area. 2009.

Blood Will Tell: A Kate Shugak Mystery DB/RC 68791
8 hours 28 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Mare Trevathan
Just before an important tribal vote about a contested tract of old-growth forest, suspicious deaths occur among members of the Niniltna Native Association—of which Kate Shugak’s grandmother Ekaterina is chair. Reluctant to get involved in politics, Kate nonetheless accompanies Ekaterina to Anchorage, where Kate encounters greed, corruption, and murder. 1996.

The Fourth Time Is Murder: A Posadas County Mystery DB/RC 68793
10 hours 59 minutes
by Steven F. Havill
read by Jim Zeiger
Posadas County, New Mexico. Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman arrives at the scene of a fatal truck accident and discovers a suspicious footprint on the dead driver’s hand. After an autopsy reveals the driver actually died by drowning, Estelle investigates and uncovers evidence of a possible sweepstakes scam. Some violence. 2008.

Grace DB/RC 68794
5 hours 44 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Guy Williams
1960s. Ninth-grader Eric is still adjusting to his family’s move from California to Utah when he discovers his classmate Grace scrounging for food in a restaurant dumpster. Eric and his brother Joel hide Grace in their backyard clubhouse. But neither the boys nor Grace can keep their secrets forever. 2008.

Running Hot: An Arcane Society Novel DB/RC 68796
8 hours 39 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Kristin Allison
After escaping a psychic-blast murder attempt, high-level aura reader Grace Renquist became a librarian for the paranormal Arcane Society. Now in need of her talent, the Society sends her to Maui, assigning ex-cop aura talent Luther Malone as her bodyguard. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Hallie’s Heart DB/RC 68798
6 hours 32 minutes
by Shelly Beach
read by Mare Trevathan
After the accidental death of a niece she was babysitting, middle-aged teacher Mona VanderMolen begins a new life as an antiques dealer in rural Michigan, separated from her family. But Mona’s other niece, fifteen-year-old Hallie, runs away to join Mona—and to deal with guilt and grief. Christy Award. 2007.

Every Now and Then DB/RC 68801
8 hours 55 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Kristin Allison
After his father’s death in the World Trade Center attacks, Alex Brady left his mother and girlfriend to join the L.A. Sheriff’s Department. While battling ecoterrorists with his canine partner Bo, Alex gains renewed faith and a second chance at love. Companion to One Tuesday Morning and Beyond Tuesday Morning (RC 66466). 2008.

Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery DB/RC 68803
8 hours 12 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Kristin Allison
Lake Eden, Minnesota. Baker Hannah Swensen attends the family reunion of a friend whose long-lost uncle Gus unexpectedly resurfaces. When Gus misses a group photo, Hannah looks for him and finds his body. She investigates Gus’s past to solve his murder—while handling her cat’s increasingly bizarre antics. Includes recipes. 2008.

Thaw DB/RC 68804
6 hours 45 minutes
by Monica M. Roe
read by Erik Sandvold
Paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, eighteen-year-old champion skier Dane Rafferty is sent from New York State to a rehabilitation center in Florida. Dane’s arrogance gradually fades as he contends with his physical limitations. Meanwhile, Carissa visits her comatose father across the hall. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Burn Out: A Sharon McCone Mystery DB/RC 68805
6 hours 47 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
California. Traumatized by a near-deadly investigation, PI Sharon McCone retreats to her high-desert ranch, where she becomes embroiled in the case of the murder of Hayley Perez, her foreman’s niece. While learning to accept her own Shoshone heritage, Sharon uncovers troubling secrets about Hayley’s dysfunctional family. Some strong language. 2008.

Breakup: A Kate Shugak Mystery DB/RC 68806
8 hours 7 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Mare Trevathan
During Alaska’s brief spring—known as breakup—freelance investigator Kate Shugak contends with grizzly bear encounters, plane crashes, and dead bodies. Kate, who is reluctant to get involved in Aleut tribal politics, also contemplates her role in her late grandmother’s native organization. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1997.

Tender Mercies: Red River of the North, Book 5 DB/RC 68813
10 hours 24 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Dakota Territory, 1880s. Mary Martha MacCallister from Missouri visits her brother Zeb in Blessing, where she volunteers at the school and befriends eligible pastor John Solberg. Just as everyone comes to love her, Mary Martha must leave to care for her ailing mother. For senior high and older readers. 1999.

1635: The Dreeson Incident; Ring of Fire DB/RC 68816
23 hours 15 minutes
by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce
read by Nick Sullivan
Europe, 1600s. Temporally displaced residents of Grantville, West Virginia, have brought twentieth-century technology and democratic ideals to the fledgling United States of Europe (U.S.E.). But rival Huguenots plotting to disrupt peace negotiations between France and the U.S.E. threaten the carefully crafted country with assassinations and revenge. 2008.

Sun Going Down DB/RC 68822
21 hours 29 minutes
by Jack Todd
read by Nick Sullivan
Saga of the Paint family’s hardscrabble life on the plains of Nebraska, Dakota, and Wyoming. After the Civil War Ebenezer fathers twin boys Eli and Ezra. The brothers steal horses until Eli begins ranching. During the Great Depression, Eli’s daughter Velma falls ill. Violence and strong language. 2008.

The Best of Everything: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel DB/RC 68824
8 hours 30 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Gail Nelson
The Reverend Curtis Black’s twenty-two-year-old unemployed daughter Alicia has a shopping addiction. Her lies and denial threaten her recent marriage to Phillip Sullivan, who is her father’s assistant pastor. But Alicia seeks refuge from her problems by having an affair with wealthy drug dealer Levi Cunningham—until scandal erupts. 2009.

Star Wars: Coruscant Nights III, Patterns of Force DB/RC 68831
9 hours 23 minutes
by Michael Reaves
read by Christopher Hurt
Tudan Sal approaches Jedi Jax Pavan requesting that droid I-Five, Jax’s friend, assassinate Emperor Palpatine —possibly the man responsible for the slaying of Jax’s father. As Jax and I-Five target imperial forces, Darth Vader looms closer to finding the Jedi. Sequel to Coruscant Nights II, Street of Shadows (RC 68071). 2008.

Genghis: Bones of the Hills; a Novel of Genghis Khan DB/RC 68840
18 hours 35 minutes
by Conn Iggulden
read by Nick Sullivan
After he successfully invades the Chin empire, Mongol warrior Genghis Khan marches his army into the Islamic lands of central Asia. Meanwhile, another battle takes place between Khan’s own sons. Sequel to Genghis: Lords of the Bow (RC 67611). Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Newes from the Dead DB/RC 68848
9 hours 23 minutes
by Mary Hooper
read by Terry Donnelly
England, 1650. Twenty-two-year-old Anne Green’s freshly executed body lies on the dissecting table when suddenly her eyelids move. As the immobile Anne reflects on the events that led to her conviction and hanging, others in the room debate whether she is alive. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

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Books for Children

Children's Nonfiction

Seeing Things My Way     RC 64706
0 hours 13 minutes
by Alden R. Carter
read by Lindsay Ellison
Second-grader Amanda describes how she and other students who are visually impaired use various equipment and methods to learn in the classroom and at home. For grades K-3. 1998.

Ancient Iraq: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Iraq’s Past     RC 64824
1 hour 50 minutes
by Beth Gruber
read by Suzanne Toren
Explores the artifacts and ruins found in modern-day Iraq that illuminate ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. Covers clay tablets and cuneiform writing, jewelry and treasures of long-ago queens in Sumer and Assyria, and the hanging gardens of Babylon. Discusses the importance of protecting this heritage. For grades 4-7. 2007.

The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music     RC 65126
0 hours 49 minutes
by Bret Bertholf
read by Robert Sams
Presents, in a folksy style, an overview of country music’s development in the United States. Discusses the role of radio, gospel music, honky-tonk, rock-a-billy, bluegrass, Jimmie Rodgers’s yodeling, cowboys, the Grand Ole Opry, dances, and other contributors to the popularity of country music. For grades 5-8. 2007.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire DB/RC 68078
2 hours 49 minutes
by Donna Getzinger
read by Aimee Jolson
Examines the 1911 fire that raced through a ten-story New York City building and killed 146 people. Describes the plight of immigrant women working on the premises, the lack of safety precautions, and heroic efforts to save lives. Discusses the tragedy in economic and political contexts. For grades 6-9. 2008.

Balls! Round 2 DB/RC 68100
3 hours 11 minutes
by Michael J. Rosen
read by John Haag
Examines the history and construction of balls used in baseball, softball, bowling, bocce, croquet, shot put, billiards, and lacrosse. Features odd facts and information about the sport associated with each ball. For grades 4-7. 2008.

Meet the Musicians: From Prodigy (or Not) to Pro DB/RC 68461
3 hours 49 minutes
by Amy Nathan
read by Margaret Strom
Biographical interviews with fifteen members of the New York Philharmonic orchestra. Covers their discovery of which musical instruments were right for them, ages at which they started playing, practice strategies, and the progress of their musical careers. For grades 4-7. 2006.

Focus on Flies DB/RC 68630
1 hour 5 minutes
by Norma Dixon
read by Patrick Downer
Discusses facts about the anatomy, life cycle, and behavior of the order of two-winged insects called Diptera, or True Flies, which includes houseflies, mosquitoes, gnats, and midges. For grades 3-6. 2008.

Three Cups of Tea (Young Readers Edition) DB/RC 68651
6 hours 3 minutes
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
read by Patrick Downer
Recounts adventures of Greg Mortenson, a mountain climber who became lost in northern Pakistan in 1993 and was cared for in a remote village. Discusses Greg’s promise to build the children a school and his ongoing efforts to establish other schools where they never before existed. For grades 5-8. 2009.

Why Do Geese Fly South in Winter? A Book about Migration DB/RC 68784
0 hours 9 minutes
by Kathy Allen
read by Kristin Allison
Briefly explains why and how some animals travel to different locations at various times of the year. For grades K-3. 2007.

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance DB/RC 68837
3 hours 20 minutes
by Anne Sibley O’Brien and Perry Edmond O’Brien
read by Yolande Bavan
Traces the life and legacy of Indian lawyer Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948), who developed the practice of active nonviolent resistance to injustice. Provides accounts of fifteen individuals representing diverse causes around the globe who lived the Gandhian ideals of self-sacrifice and overcoming hate with love. For grades 6-9. 2009.

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Children's Fiction

Voices: Annals of the Western Shore, Book 2     RC 63672
8 hours 14 minutes
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read by Lindsay Ellison
In the ruined city of Ansul conquered by the Alds, Memer, a young girl, learns the forbidden art of reading from the Waylord. Later, Memer’s life begins to change when she meets Gry Barre and her husband Orrec Caspro, from Gifts (RC 60031). For grades 6-9. 2006.

Hattie Big Sky     RC 64099
7 hours 52 minutes
by Kirby Larson
read by Lindsay Ellison
Montana, 1918. Sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Inez Brooks arrives at the remote homestead claim she inherited from an unknown uncle. She expects hard work but does not anticipate the strong anti-German prejudice directed at her good neighbors the Muellers. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2006.

The Case of the Prank That Stank: A Wright and Wong Mystery, Book 1     RC 64127
5 hours 22 minutes
by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
read by Ray Childs
Seventh-graders Orville Wright, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and Agatha Wong help organize a prank involving fire at a school football game. When their rival school’s field house burns down, Wright and Wong team up to prove their high jinks did not cause the blaze. For grades 4-7. 2005.

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie     RC 64360
4 hours 59 minutes
by Jordan Sonnenblick
read by Walter Dixon
Eighth-grader Steven prefers drum practice over homework, has a crush on the hottest girl in his class, and wishes his five-year-old brother Jeffrey wasn’t so annoying. When Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven’s world is turned upside down. For grades 5-8. 2004.

MVP*: *Magellan Voyage Project     RC 64361
6 hours 5 minutes
by Douglas Evans
read by Ray Childs
On his twelfth birthday, Adam Story is challenged by the Magellan Voyage Project to travel around the world within forty days—without an adult escort and using surface transportation only. On a train to New York, Adam meets Meredith, who is also twelve and circumnavigating the globe. For grades 4-7. 2004.

Over the River     RC 64369
4 hours 37 minutes
by Sharelle Byars Moranville
read by Lindsay Ellison
1947. Eleven-year-old Willa Mae has lived with her maternal grandparents on their Illinois farm for the past six years, since her mother died and her father joined the navy. When Willa Mae’s father returns to claim her, she feels torn between him and her grandfather. For grades 5-8. 2002.

Avielle of Rhia     RC 64371
9 hours 45 minutes
by Dia Calhoun
read by Constance Crawford
Fifteen-year-old Princess Avielle is the only member of the royal family to survive a deadly attack. While hiding among the townsfolk, she discovers her magical gift for weaving and must find out whether her destiny will lead her to good or evil. For grades 6-9. 2006.

The Haunting of Freddy: The Golden Hamster Saga, Book 4     RC 64560
4 hours 57 minutes
by Dietlof Reiche
read by Walter Dixon
Freddy is writing a story about Grim Harry, a sixteenth-century poacher who uses giant rabbit-killing ferrets. At an English castle near the place where Grim Harry lived, Freddy’s characters mysteriously come to life, endangering Freddy and his friends. Sequel to Freddy to the Rescue (RC 64383). For grades 3-6. 2001.

The Case of the Slippery Soap Star: A Wright and Wong Mystery, Book 4     RC 64561
5 hours 11 minutes
by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
read by Ray Childs
Mrs. Wright’s dinner with her favorite soap opera star ends in mortification when she is accused of stealing the guests’ jewelry. Sleuths Orville Wright, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and Agatha Wong search for the real thief. Sequel to The Case of the Trail Mix-Up (RC 64382). For grades 4-7. 2005.

The Roar of the Crowd     RC 64563
2 hours 9 minutes
by Rich Wallace
read by Derald Breneman
Manny is small for his age but is fast and determined, so he drops soccer and goes out for football. During his first season with the middle school football team, Manny spends most of the games sitting on the bench, yet he doesn’t give up. For grades 4-7. 2004.

Forever Rose DB/RC 67003
6 hours 25 minutes
by Hilary McKay
read by Gabriella Cavallero
As Christmas approaches, eleven-year-old Rose, the youngest member of the eccentric Casson family, discovers that life is filled with both catastrophic problems and wonderful surprises. Sequel to Caddy Ever After (RC 62869). For grades 4-7. 2008.

The Rising Star of Rusty Nail DB/RC 67015
5 hours 36 minutes
by Lesley M.M. Blume
read by Kristin Allison
1953. Ten-year-old Franny dreams of taking piano lessons from the Russian concert pianist who has just arrived  in Rusty Nail, Minnesota. Madame Malenkov does not want pupils, and local gossips suspect her of being a communist spy, but Franny is determined to study with her. For grades 4-7. 2007.

Into the Dark: An Echo Falls Mystery DB/RC 67021
5 hours 46 minutes
by Peter Abrahams
read by Kristin Allison
When an environmental activist is found dead on thirteen-year-old Ingrid Levin-Hill’s grandfather’s farm, the young Sherlock Holmes aficionado investigates to clear her grandfather of murder charges. But Grampy refuses to cooperate or provide an alibi. For grades 6-9. 2008.

Akimbo and the Elephants: Akimbo, Book 1 DB/RC 67045
1 hour 1 minute
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Judith Ann Gantly
Akimbo loves watching the elephants on the game preserve in East Africa where his father works. When Akimbo learns that the authorities cannot catch the poachers who kill elephants for their ivory tusks, he comes up with a plan to save the elephants himself. For grades 2-4. 1990.

Death’s Door: A Herculeah Jones Mystery DB/RC 67748
2 hours 11 minutes
by Betsy Byars
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When a gunman shoots at her best friend Meat, supersleuth Herculeah Jones jumps into action. Before she knows what’s happening, she has been kidnapped and taken to Death’s Door, a mystery bookstore. For grades 4-7. 1997.

Dead Letter: A Herculeah Jones Mystery DB/RC 67943
2 hours 30 minutes
by Betsy Byars
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Inside the lining of a second-hand coat, Herculeah Jones discovers a letter that reads like a cry for help. Herculeah and her best friend Meat track down clues about the coat’s owner, but someone doesn’t want them to know the truth. For grades 4-7. 1996.

Toy Dance Party: Being the Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray, a Courageous Buffalo, and a Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic DB/RC 67947
2 hours 16 minutes
by Emily Jenkins
read by Kristin Allison
Six stories about three best friends who happen to be toys. Plush sea creature StingRay, Lumphy the stuffed buffalo, and Plastic, a ball, encounter a fearsome shark, enjoy a dance party, and face rejection as the Girl grows up. Sequel to Toys Go Out (RC 64692). For grades K-3. 2008.

Akimbo and the Crocodile Man: Akimbo, Book 3 DB/RC 68068
1 hour 2 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Judith Ann Gantly
Akimbo happily joins a visiting crocodile expert’s expedition on the game preserve in East Africa where Akimbo’s father is chief ranger. When a crocodile destroys their boat and injures the man, Akimbo bravely crosses the river on a log to find help for his new friend. For grades 2-4. 1993.

Dragon Road: Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1939 DB/RC 68180
7 hours 15 minutes
by Laurence Yep
read by Nick Sullivan
With the Great Depression making jobs scarce in San Francisco’s Chinatown, high school graduates and best friends Cal “Flash” Chin and Barney Young join the Dragons, an all-Chinese American basketball team. As they barnstorm across the country, they face battles both on and off the court. For grades 6-9. 2008.

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes DB/RC 68335
1 hour 46 minutes
by Peggy Gifford
read by Laura Giannarelli
Moxy promises to write twelve thank-you notes the day after Christmas so that she and her twin brother Mark can visit their father in Hollywood. But her great plans for finishing the task quickly backfire. Sequel to Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little (RC 65011). For grades 2-4. 2008.

Judy Moody Goes to College DB/RC 68336
1 hour 13 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Victoria Gordon
Judy is in a bad mood about needing help in math until she meets Chloe, her college-student tutor. Suddenly the third grade seems “old skool” and everything to do with college is “wicked good,” especially when Chloe invites Judy to spend a day with her. For grades 2-4. 2008.

The Dragonfly Pool DB/RC 68647
11 hours 4 minutes
by Eva Ibbotson
read by Laura Giannarelli
England, 1939. Tally, an eleven-year-old schoolgirl, values the Bergania king’s resistance to the Nazis so highly that she travels to his country. When the king is assassinated, Tally and her friends rescue the crown prince, who wants to attend their school—but his relatives have other plans. For grades 5-8. 2008.

Three Willows: The Sisterhood Grows DB/RC 68648
6 hours 56 minutes
by Ann Brashares
read by Colleen Delany
In the summer before ninth grade, three longtime friends explore separate paths. Jo deals with her parents’ divorce, her interest in an older boy, and an awkward visit from Polly. Meanwhile academic-minded Ama feels out of place on a wilderness trip learning to rock climb. For grades 6-9. 2009.

The Big Game of Everything DB/RC 68670
5 hours 36 minutes
by Chris Lynch
read by Gregory Gorton
Jock and his younger, thirty-pounds-heavier brother Egon spend the summer working at their grandfather’s golf complex along with their lovable but freaky vegetarian parents. Their sibling rivalry includes a confrontation over Egon having a winner-takes-all attitude in the Big Game of Everything. For grades 6-9. 2008.

One Small Step DB/     RC 68673
8 hours 24 minutes
by P.B. Kerr
read by Gregory Gorton
Houston, 1969. Thirteen-year-old Scott MacLeod loves secretly learning to fly airplanes from his pilot-instructor father. So when NASA wants to recruit Scott for a test flight to the moon that is planned for chimpanzees, Scott figures it will be a great adventure. For grades 5-8. 2008.

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Foreign Language Books

Spanish

Hay una Respuesta: Cómo Prevenir y Entender el VIH y el SIDA (There Is an Answer: How to Prevent and Understand HIV/AIDS)     RC 62956
5 horas 23 minutos
por Luis Cortés
leído por Juan Ramirez
El reverendo Cortés es jefe de una corporación religiosa que se trata con asuntos de la comunidad. Aquí sigue los pasos de una familia ficticia cuando uno de ellos contrae el VIH. Así debaten los temas familiares, sociales, emocionales, y espirituales de una enfermedad sin cura. Enfatizan la prevención, la educación, la compasión, el tratamiento adecuado,  y la acción comunal. Incluye fuentes para mayor información. (The author, a pastor and president of a Hispanic faith-based community development corporation, portrays a fictional family as they cope with an HIV diagnosis. Reflects on social, emotional, and spiritual issues accompanying the immune deficiency syndrome, and stresses education, compassion, outreach, and involvement. Includes resources.) 2006.

Napoleón      RC 62958
5 horas 12 minutos
editado por Francisco Luis Cardona Castro
leído por Maria Pino
Presenta la vida y los tiempos del emperador francés desde su nacimiento en 1768 hasta su muerte en exilio en 1821. El autor apunta que a Napoleón se le ha tachado de dictador y belicista, pero enfatiza que Napoleón dedicaba sus calidades como genio militar a una lucha apasionada para la grandeza y libertad de Francia. (Life and times of the French emperor from his birth in 1768 to his death in exile in 1821. The author points out that although Napoleon has been characterized by historians as dictatorial and bellicose, he used his military genius to fight for the greatness of France.) 2005.

Su Mejor Vida Ahora: Siete Pasos para Vivir a Su Máximo Potencial (Your Best Life Now: Seven Steps to Living at Your Full Potential)     RC 62961
15 horas 19 minutos
por Joel Osteen
leído por Juan Ramirez
Un pastor cristiano presenta siete pasos inspiradores para mejorar su vida. Aconseja que expanda su visión, desarrolle un imagen propia sana, descubra el poder de sus pensamientos y palabras, deje atrás el pasado, encuentre fuerza en la adversidad, viva para dar, y decida ser feliz. (Christian minister’s advice on finding personal fulfillment. Discusses seven steps to produce change: enlarge your vision, develop a healthy self-image, discover the power of your thoughts and words, let go of the past, find strength through adversity, live to give, and choose to be happy.) 2005.

Ramsés II DB/RC 67955
8 horas 6 minutos
por Isabel Prieto González
leído por Juan Ramirez
Autobiografía ficticia que describe factualmente la vida y la época del famoso faraón egipicio de la dinastía XIX. Así Ramsés mismo nos cuenta de su nacimiento y linaje, de su infancia y familia, de su sucesión al trono, de sus éxitos militares y políticos, de sus construcciones, y de su muerte. (Factual life and times of the great nineteenth-dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, couched in the form of a fictional autobiography. Thus Ramses himself recounts his birth and pedigree, childhood and family, succession to the throne, military and political conquests, construction projects, and death.) 2004.

Jesús de Nazaret: Desde el Bautismo  a la Transfiguración (Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism to   the Transfiguration) DB/RC 67969
16 horas 13 minutos
por Joseph Ratzinger
leído por Juan Ramirez
El Papa Benedicto presenta un retrato de Jesús como un hombre de carne y hueso según y conforme los Evangelios. El Papa comparte su sabiduría acerca de Jesús como la figura principal de la fe cristiana, quien logró la llegada de Dios en la Tierra con esperanza y amor. (Pope Benedict pens a biography of the flesh-and-blood Jesus as revealed in the Gospels. The pope shares his understanding of Jesus of Nazareth as the central figure of Christianity, who brought God to Earth along with faith, hope, and love.) 2007.

Delirio (Delirium) DB/RC 67974
13 horas 30 minutos
por Laura Restrepo
leído por Juan Ramirez
Un hombre regresa a casa después de un corto viaje de negocios y encuentra que su esposa ha enloquecido completamente. No tiene idea de qué le ha podido ocurrir, y con el fin de ayudarla empieza a investigar, sólo para descubrir lo poco que sabe sobre el pasado perturbado de su mujer. (A man returns from a short business trip to find that his wife has had a total breakdown. He has no idea of what could have happened to her, and as he tries to help her, he realizes how little he knows about her disturbed past.) 2004.

El Secreto (The Secret) DB/RC 67975
5 horas 5 minutos
editado por Rhonda Byrne
leído por Maria Pino
Basándose en la literatura, la religión y la filosofía, el autor desarrolla sus ideas sobre el poder del pensamiento positivo y las leyes de atracción. Reune los consejos de veinticuatro personas—médicos, autores, pastores, maestros, y empresarios—que enseñan “el secreto” para superar los desafíos de la vida y encontrar el éxito y la felicidad. (Author draws on literature, religion, and philosophy to demonstrate the power of positive thinking and the laws of attraction. Profiles twenty-four people—doctors, authors, ministers, teachers, and entrepreneurs—who offer advice on applying the “secret” to all aspects of life to overcome challenges and find success and happiness.) 2007.

La Ultima Lección (The Last Lecture) DB/RC 67976
6 horas 46 minutos
por Randy Pausch
leído por Juan Ramirez
El profesor de ciencias computacionales de la Universidad  de Carnegie Mellon, sabe que va a morir del cáncer pancreático. Aquí presenta las lecciones y historias que se destinan a sus hijos infantiles mientras crecen sobre la importancia de superar obstáculos y aprovechar cada momento. (Carnegie Mellon computer professor Pausch provides personal lessons and stories for his young children to learn from as they go through life. Continues the message of his widely circulated videotaped lecture on achieving childhood dreams, which he delivered after learning he was dying of pancreatic cancer.) 2008.

Tokio Blues: Norwegian Wood (Tokyo Blues) DB/RC 67977
16 horas 21 minutos
por Haruki Murakami
leído por Juan Ramirez
Toru Watanabe se entristece cuando escucha casualmente la canción de los Beatles “Norwegian Wood.” Evoca  el otoño de 1969, cuando enamoró a Naoko, la amante de su mejor amigo Kizuki que se había suicidado dos años antes. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones explícitas de índole sexual. (The Beatles’ song “Norwegian Wood” causes Toru Watanabe to be overcome by sadness. It reminds him of autumn 1969 when he made love to Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki, who had committed suicide two years before. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language.) 2005.

Los Cien Dilemas de los Buenos Modales: Cómo Manejar Situaciones Incómodas (Excuse Me, but I Was Next . . . : How to Handle the Top  One Hundred Manners Dilemmas) DB/RC 67978
6 horas 58 minutos
por Peggy Post
leído por Maria Pino
Presenta las reglas de la etiqueta para evitar o enfrentarse con las situaciones sociales incómodas. Incluye situaciones que pueden encontrarse en conversaciones, en presentaciones, en trabajo, en casa, en fiestas, en público, en la mesa, en bodas, y en otras encuentros sociales. (The rules of etiquette for avoiding or dealing with bad manners in a variety of social  situations, including those at work, at home, in public, and in other situations where people meet and interact, such as weddings and parties. Covers conversations, introductions, and table manners.) 2007.

El Traductor: La Historia de un Nativo del Desierto de Darfur (The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir  of Darfur) DB/RC 67980
7 horas 15 minutos
por Daoud Hari
leído por Juan Ramirez
Memorias de un nativo de Darfur que escapó de la masacre e incendio de su aldea por la milicia llamada Janjaweed, y despues de la cual se convierte en un traductor para los periodistas y los investigadores de las Naciones Unidas. Informa sobre el campamento de refugiados y comparte sus relatos de genocidio. Destaca  la entrega de armas a los arabes sudaneses por parte del gobierno para luchar contra los no árabes por el poder. Violencia. (Memoir of Darfur native who escaped massacre and the burning of his village by Janjaweed militia and became a translator for journalists and U.N. investigators. Reports on refugee-camp survivors and shares their tales of genocide. Highlights the government’s arming of Arab Sudanese against non-Arabs to achieve power. Violence.) 2008.

El Lector (The Reader) DB/RC 67983
5 horas 52 minutos
por Bernhard Schlink
leído por Peter Pereyra
Durante su adolescencia en Alemania, la primera amante de Michael Berg, Frau Hanna Schmitz siempre le hacia leer. Años mas tarde la encuentra en un juicio por las guardias de la prisión nazi. Michael no puede comprender ni condenar a Hanna, quien, el se entera, es analfabeta. Algunas descriptiones de índole sexual. (When he is a teenager in Germany, Michael Berg’s first lover, Frau Hanna Schmitz, always has him read to her. Years later he encounters her at a trial of Nazi prison guards. Michael can neither understand nor condemn Hanna, who, he learns, is illiterate. Some descriptions of sex.) 2000.

¿Me Esta Escuchando, Doctor? Un Viaje por la Mente de los Médicos (How Doctors Think) DB/RC 67984
13 horas 53 minutos
por Jerome Groopman
leído por Juan Ramirez
Un profesor de la Facultad de Medicina de Harvard asocia anécdotas clinicas con la ciencia para explicar que los errores de los médicos son causados por fallas en su proceso de pensamiento, no por errores técnicos. Describe cómo las emociones—bien positivas como negativas—puedan afectar las decisiones de un médico. Incluye preguntas que los pacientes deben pedir su médico para llegar a un diagnóstico correcto. (Harvard Medical School professor combines clinical anecdotes with science to conclude that physicians’ errors are caused by flaws in their thought process, not by technical mistakes. Describes the ways emotions—positive and negative—influence a doctor’s decisions. Includes questions patients should ask to help their physician find a correct diagnosis.) 2008.

Come, Reza, Ama: El Viaje de Una Mujer por Italia, India, e Indonesia en Busca del Equilibrio entre Cuerpo y Espiritu (Eat, Pray, Love) DB/RC 67985
15 horas 6 minutos
por Elizabeth Gilbert
leído por Maria Pino
Exitosa joven autora, recientemente divorciada, busca distracción y consuelo durante un viaje de un año. Ella describe la búsqueda de placer culinario en la Italia civilizada, la meditación en un ashram en la India, y un amorio en Bali. (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.) 2007.

Cometas en el Cielo (The Kite Runner) DB/RC 67986
15 horas 53 minutos
por Khaled Hosseini
leído por Juan Ramirez
En California un afgano recuerda el fatídico dia de 1975 en Kabul donde con solo doce años su alma quedo marcada, el dia en que ganó un torneo de cometas y abandonado a su joven compañero para que lo violaran. Una cobardia que lo atormenta durante su exilio en América hasta que la oportunidad de expiación surge—cuando vuelve a Afganistan ahora controlada por talibanes. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Afghani American Amir recalls a 1975 day in Kabul that seared his soul at age twelve—the day he won a kite tournament but abandoned a companion to rape. That cowardice haunts him during exile in California until the opportunity for atonement arises—back in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Violence and some strong language.) 2003.

La Ladrona de Libros (The Book Thief) DB/RC 67987
15 horas 2 minutos
por Markus Zusak
leído por Maria Pino
La Muerte narra la historia de Liesel, una niña de nueve años, en los tiempos de Alemania nazi, desde 1939 a 1943. Gracias a los libros que roba, Liesel lidia con una familia de acogida, ataques aereos, su amigo Rudy, y un judio oculto. Lenguage injurioso. Para alumnos de secudaria y mayores. Honor Printz. (Death narrates the tale of nine-year-old Liesel from 1939 to 1943 in Nazi Germany. Sustained by the books she steals, Liesel copes with a foster family, air raids, her friend Rudy, and a hidden Jew. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. Printz Honor Book.) 2007.

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American Heritage (quarterly)
Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)
Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)
The Atlantic Monthly (10 issues)
Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 12 issues)
Bon Appétit (monthly)
Consumer Reports (monthly)
Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country
(bimonthly)
Cricket (for children, on one cassette with National Geographic Kids; 9 issues)
Diabetes Forecast (monthly)
Discover (10 issues)
Ebony (11 issues)
Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (10 issues)
Foreign Affairs (6 issues)
France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)
Good Housekeeping (monthly)
Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; monthly)
Horticulture (7 issues)
Magazine of the Month (monthly)
Money (monthly)
The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)
The Nation (47 issues)
National Geographic (monthly)
National Geographic Kids (for children and teens, on one cassette with Cricket; 10 issues)
National Review (24 issues)
The New York Times Book Review (weekly)
Odyssey (9 issues)
Outdoor Life (10 issues)
People (51 issues)
People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)
QST (monthly)
Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)
Smart Computing (monthly)
Sound & Vision (8 issues)
Spider: The Magazine for Children (9 issues)
Sports Illustrated (56 issues)
Sports Illustrated for Kids (monthly)
Talking Book Topics (bimonthly; also contains NLS News, published quarterly)
Travel & Leisure (monthly)
True West (10 issues)
Vanidades (Spanish; 18 issues)
The Week (48 issues)
The Writer (12 issues)
Young Adult Magazine of the Month (monthly)

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Posted on 2014-12-02