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January-February 2017
Volume 83, Number 1  

About Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics is published bimonthly in audio, large-print, and online formats and distributed at no cost to participants in the Library of Congress reading program for people who are blind or have a physical disability. An abridged version is distributed in braille. This periodical lists digital talking books and magazines available through a network of cooperating libraries and carries news of developments and activities in services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or cannot read standard print material because of an organic physical disability.

The annotated list in this issue is limited to titles recently added to the national collection, which contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, including bestsellers, classics, biographies, romance novels, mysteries, and how-to guides. Some books in Spanish are also available. To explore the wide range of books in the national collection, visit the NLS Union Catalog online at www.loc.gov/nls or contact your local cooperating library.

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Library of Congress, Washington 2016
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

About BARD

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Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Audio Talking Book Topic cartridges and order forms

The audio version of Talking Book Topics is now provided on a magazine cartridge in a red plastic container that is bundled together with its order form in a cardboard envelope. Both the order form and the red plastic container are pre-addressed for return mailing. Subscribers should use the booklet to indicate which Talking Book Topics titles they would like to receive, tape the right side of the booklet, and drop it in the mail. There is no need to address the order form. The red plastic container holding the cartridge is affixed with a label pre-addressed for return. To return the cartridge, place it into the red magazine container and mail it back. There is no need to use an address card. This only applies to magazine cartridges. Book cartridges must be returned by flipping the card in their containers.

Collection Development Advisory Group prepares for next meeting

Have an idea for improving the braille and talking book service? Consider sharing it with your representative to the Collection Development Advisory Group, which will meet May 24–26, 2017. Input from fellow patrons and librarians concerning the NLS program is a key component in the success of the program. Your feedback is thoroughly discussed in the committee’s deliberations. Submit your suggestions to committee members listed below or to your cooperating braille or talking-book library.

Consumer Organization Representatives:

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Susan Glass
19821 Vineyard Ln.
Saratoga, CA 95070
[email protected]

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
Claudia Belk
Accessibility Officer
Blinded Veterans Association
125 N. West St., 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
[email protected]

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Marci Carpenter
3200 California Ave. SW, #35
Seattle, WA 98116
[email protected]

Readers-at-Large:

Midlands:
Gloster Williams   
9084 Longacre St.
Detroit, MI 48228
[email protected]

Northern:
Linda Goodspeed
2 Barley Field Pl.
Rutland, VT 05701
[email protected]

Southern:
Eddie Weaver
2132 Charny Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27604
[email protected]

Western:
Peggy Chong
6303 Indian School Rd. NE #511
Albuquerque, NM 87110
[email protected]

Librarians:

Midlands:
Laura Williams
Indiana Talking Book & Braille Library
140 North Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-0609
[email protected]

Northern:
Marilyn Stevenson
New Hampshire State Library
Talking Book Services Section
117 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-1498
[email protected]

Southern:
Josh Berkov
North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
State Library of North Carolina
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
1841 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604-2188
(919) 733-4376
[email protected]

Western:
Susan Hammer-Schneider
North Dakota State Talking Book Library
604 East Boulevard Ave, Dept. 250
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-2185
[email protected]

Children’s/Young Adult:
Stephanie Wambaugh
Reader Advisor, Outreach & Youth Librarian
Braille & Talking Book Library
PO Box 30007
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48909-7507
(517) 373-5614
[email protected]

The Magazine of the Month

The The NLS Magazine of the Month program offers readers samples of magazines not otherwise available through network libraries. Subscribers receive a different audio magazine each month. For a free subscription, contact your cooperating talking-book library. Subscribers may expect to receive some of the following selections:

Alternate selections: Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Men’s Health, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Yoga Journal

Books for Adults

Books listed in this issue of Talking Book Topics were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books, including biographies, classics, westerns, mysteries, romances, and others.

Registered users may also immediately download all titles and magazines from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. The free BARD Mobile app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore for reading talking books on your personal smart phone or tablet. To learn more about the collection or to sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

Books within the headings Adult Fiction and Adult Nonfiction are listed alphabetically by subject category, author last name, and title. For example the title War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy would be listed in Adult Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Tolstoy.

Note: A notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.” Commercial audiobooks for which NLS does not have access to the print book may display the notice “unrated,” which means that the book may or may not contain violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex.

Adult Fiction

Adventure

X-Men: Days of Future Past; A Novel of the Marvel Universe
DB84089 5 hours 59 minutes
by Alex Irvine
read by Mark Delgado
Kitty Pryde travels into the past to warn her fellow X-Men about the Sentinel robots who are hunting mutants to extinction. Simultaneously in the future, she and the remaining X-Men fight to prevent a nuclear attack that no one will survive. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Thunderhead
DB84428 17 hours 22 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Scott Brick
Archaeologist Nora Kelly assembles a team of researchers to hunt for the lost Native American city of Quivira. Nora's father has been missing for sixteen years after his quest for the site, but a letter she discovers gives her new hope for success. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1999.

Pasha
DB84588 12 hours 22 minutes
by Julian Stockwin
read by Alec Volz
Once again in the good graces of the British navy after the events of Caribbee (DB78304), Captain Thomas Kydd and the crew of the HMS L'Aurore are sent to Turkey to act on intelligence from the ambassador there. Renzi's freedom is threatened. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Into the Dim
DB84602 9 hours 57 minutes
by Janet B. Taylor
read by Mare Trevathan
Phobic with an eidetic memory, teenager Hope Walton travels back in time to help rescue her mother, a member of a secret society of time travelers, who is trapped in twelfth-century England, in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Fantasy

Cruel Crown
DB84834 4 hours 15 minutes
by Victoria Aveyard
read by Lise Bruneau
Two novellas set before Red Queen (DB81314). In Queen Song, Julian gives his sister Coriane a diary to keep her thoughts from being read by Elara, a competitor to the throne. In Steel Scars, Captain Farley introduces Norta to the rebellion. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai: The Song of the Shattered Sands, Book 1
DB84277 23 hours 59 minutes
by Bradley P. Beaulieu
read by Theresa Conkin
In the desert city of Sharakhai, twelve immortal kings rule in splendid luxury, backed by elite warriors. The poor who live under their rule lead miserable lives, including one young gladiator named Çeda. Then, she learns a secret that could topple the kings. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Daylight War and The Skull Throne
DB82664 54 hours 3 minutes
by Peter V. Brett
read by Jeff Allin
Books three and four of the Demon Cycle, written between 2013 and 2015. In The Daylight War, demons attack, and two men vie to be the one who saves humanity. In The Skull Throne, their rivalry leaves the skull throne empty. Someone must take power. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Night Brokem and Fire Touched
DB84116 21 hours 19 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Abigail Maupin
Two urban fantasies featuring coyote shapeshifter Mercy Thompson. In Night Broken, Adam’s ex-wife Christy shows up looking for help. In Fire Touched, tensions between the fae and humans are growing high, with the werewolves caught in the middle. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Shadow Hour
DB85104 11 hours 55 minutes
by Melissa Grey
read by Julia Whelan
With the firebird awakened, the war has become even more dangerous for Echo and her friends. There is a darkness spreading, and staying in hiding might not be enough to keep them alive. Sequel to The Girl at Midnight (DB81746). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Dirt on Ninth Grave
DB84922 10 hours 12 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Lorelei King
Grim reaper Charley Davidson has been suffering from amnesia, working as a waitress under the name Janey. But her past and her ability to speak to the dead cannot be easily left behind. And then there is handsome customer Reyes, to whom she is instantly attracted. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Signal to Noise
DB84559 8 hours 59 minutes
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
read by Erin Jones
Returning to Mexico City in 2009 for her father’s funeral, Meche meets old
friend Sebastian, who brings back memories. In 1988, as a nerdy teen, Meche and her friends Daniela and Sebastian discovered she could cast spells using songs from her father’s record collection. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Murdstone Trilogy
DB83741 9 hours 4 minutes
by Mal Peet
read by Don Feldheim
Philip Murdstone’s literary agent convinces him that his career is stalled and that he needs to change genres and try to write a fantasy novel. Unenthused, Philip struggles until, while walking on the moors, he meets a strange, small man named Pocket Wellfair. Some strong language. 2014.

The Waking Fire
DB85077 22 hours 34 minutes
by Anthony Ryan
read by Steven Brand
Dragon blood is a valuable commodity, distilled into elixirs that grant immense power to the rare humans able to consume it. Conflict is brewing over access to the dragons, while a group sets out to find the mythical white drake, whose blood is more powerful than all others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Firstlife
DB84324 12 hours 53 minutes
by Gena Showalter
read by Eva Wilhelm
Locked in Prynne Asylum for her refusal to let her parents dictate her afterlife choices, Ten Lockwood finds herself caught in a violent power struggle between the two leading Everlife realms that would do anything to claim her powerful soul. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Vermilion: The Adventures of Lou Merriwether, Psychopomp
DB84396 13 hours 33 minutes
by Molly Tanzer
read by Mare Trevathan
Lou Merriwether is a psychopomp, a guide for souls to the afterlife, operating
in San Francisco in the Old West. Her ability to speak to the dead is needed
when a group of Chinese immigrants disappears after seeking work on the railroads. Their families want Lou to investigate. Some violence and some
strong language. 2015.

General

The Meursault Investigation
DB84453 3 hours 48 minutes
by Kamel Daoud
read by Mark Ashby
Using Albert Camus’s novel The Stranger (DB40902) as a jumping-off point, the author reimagines the murder of an Algerian Arab by Frenchman Meursault and its consequences for the Arab’s family. Translated from the 2013 French edition. Some violence. 2013.

It Can't Happen Here
DB84610 15 hours 53 minutes
by Sinclair Lewis
read by John Lescault
Written in 1935, during the Depression, this novel follows Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a populist who wins the U.S. presidency on a platform of reform and traditional values. Once elected, he institutes totalitarian rule with the aid of a ruthless paramilitary force. Some strong language. 1935.

The Hundred-Foot Journey
DB84747 9 hours 7 minutes
by Richard C. Morais
read by Barry Bernson
Family tragedy followed by fortune forces the Haji family from Mumbai. They travel to London, and then to a small town in France. Their neighbor, Madame Mallory, first wages war and then mentors son Hassan in the ways of cuisine. Basis for 2014 movie starring Helen Mirren. Some violence. 2008.

Once on a Moonless Night
DB85046 8 hours 53 minutes
by Dai Sijie
read by Erin Jones
A young Western student, living in 1970s China, discovers a missing eight-hundred-year-old Buddhist scroll while searching for her lost love, the father of her unborn child. This lover, Tumchooq, mysteriously disappeared soon after the death of the last known possessor of the scroll. Originally published in French. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Gothics

Mr. Splitfoot
DB84468 10 hours 29 minutes
by Samantha Hunt
read by Erin Jones
As children in foster care, Ruth and Nat speak to the dead to dupe the other children out of cash. Decades later, Ruth’s niece Cora is pregnant when Ruth shows up to take her on a trip walking across New York State. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Lost among the Living
DB84597 10 hours 35 minutes
by Simone St. James
read by Kristin Allison
Sussex, 1921. Jo Manders serves as the paid companion to her late husband Alex's aunt, Dottie Forsyth. Returning to the Forsyth's country home after traveling, Jo begins to learn secrets of Alex's past. When an insistent ghost shows up, matters turn even more mysterious. Some violence. 2016.

Historical Fiction

Enchanted Islands
DB84941 11 hours 11 minutes
by Allison Amend
read by Dina Pearlman
Growing up in 1880s Minnesota, teenaged Frances runs away with her best friend, Rosalie, whose parents are failing to protect her. Frances eventually ends up working for Navy Intelligence and is recruited to hunt for spies with Ainslie Conway in the Galápagos Islands, masquerading as his wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

An Appetite for Violets
DB84478 11 hours 12 minutes
by Martine Bailey
read by Kristin Allison
1773. Undercook Biddy Leigh's ambitions go no further than making the perfect dish and marrying her sweetheart—until the new mistress arrives. Lady Carinna takes Biddy with her on a tour through Europe, and secrets and conspiracies are unraveled. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Taste for Nightshade
DB84635 17 hours 14 minutes
by Martine Bailey
read by Terry Donnelly
1787. Mary Jebb is spared execution and is sent to a penal colony after she is convicted of conning a young man for a pound note. She vows revenge on his brother, Michael Croxon, who apprehended her. Five years later, Michael's wife, Grace, hires a cook with secret designs on the household. 2015.

Warriors of the Storm
DB84087 11 hours 40 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Robert Sams
Uhtred, from The Empty Throne (DB80667), holds Mercia for Aethelflaed, widow of King Aethelred. A coalition of Northmen and Irish led by Ragnall Ivarson threatens Mercia's safety. Family ties and loyalty to a disinterested crown cause Uhtred personal conflict. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Gilded Hour
DB84079 27 hours 10 minutes
by Sara Donati
read by Mare Trevathan
New York, 1883. Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie, both doctors, run afoul of Anthony Comstock and his New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Romance, missing children, and death investigations further complicate their lives. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia
DB84907 15 hours 49 minutes
by Julian Fellowes
read by Juliet Stevenson
Two English families' lives are entwined on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, with secrets coming to a head in the 1840s. The mixing of classes in the most elite postcode of London causes drama some are unprepared for. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
DB84519 14 hours 59 minutes
by Stephen Harrigan
read by Jason Culp
Poet Cage Weatherby has traveled to Springfield, Illinois, to witness the funeral of Abraham Lincoln—his former best friend. The occasion prompts him to remember their years of friendship, beginning in 1832 with the Black Hawk War. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Translation of Love
DB84580 11 hours 53 minutes
by Lynne Kutsukake
read by Carol Dines
After spending World War II in a detention center in Canada, thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura and her father have been repatriated back to Japan. She doesn't fit in, but is recruited by Fumi Tanaka to help find Fumi's missing sister. Their search through Tokyo is increasingly desperate. Some violence. 2016.

The Book of Harlan
DB84940 9 hours 45 minutes
by Bernice L. McFadden
read by Robin Miles
Harlan Elliott grew up amid the energy of Jazz Age Harlem. He becomes a professional musician and convinces a friend, trumpeter Leo "Lizard" Rubenstein, to join him playing in Paris. When the Nazis invade, Harlan and Lizard are captured and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Burn Baby Burn
DB84157 6 hours 45 minutes
by Meg Medina
read by Colleen Delany
As terror in New York City builds with the Son of Sam murders, seventeen-year-old Nora López struggles with figuring out her plans for after graduation. Meanwhile, family issues, a violent brother, finances, and a boy complicate matters. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

My Michael
DB84680 8 hours 45 minutes
by Amos Oz
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Hannah and her husband Michael, a geologist, are growing distant from one another, thanks in part to Hannah's fantasy world and the mundane life that Michael leads. Her reflections on their marriage explore a life in transition. Translated from the original 1968 Hebrew edition. 1972.

These Vicious Masks
DB84668 10 hours 58 minutes
by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
read by Terry Donnelly
Victorian England. When her beloved sister Rose vanishes, Evelyn, bored with society and its expectations, embarks on a search for her. As she gets closer, Evelyn learns that she and Rose both have powerful abilities to heal. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Muralist
DB84080 10 hours 28 minutes
by B.A. Shapiro
read by Kristin Allison
While working at an auction house, Danielle discovers anonymous paintings behind the works of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Lee Krasner—compatriots of her great-aunt Alizée, who disappeared in 1940 as war raged in Europe. As Danielle investigates her mystery, the secrets of Alizée's life are revealed. Some strong language. 2015.

A Tyranny of Petticoats: Fifteen Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls
DB84560 11 hours 48 minutes
edited by Jessica Spotswood
read by Jill Fox
Compilation of fifteen tales of young American women blazing a trail through history. In Kekla Magoon's "Pulse of the Panthers," sixteen-year-old Sandy starts to question her quiet life on a California farm after a weekend visit from the Black Panthers. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Human Relationships

This Was Not the Plan
DB84637 9 hours 58 minutes
by Cristina Alger
read by Jason Culp
Charlie Goldwyn has buried himself in work at his New York law firm since the death of his wife, but a drunken speech at an office party changes all that. Now he’s an unemployed single father to five-year-old Caleb, and he needs to make a new plan. Some strong language. 2016.

The Memory Book
DB85066 7 hours 52 minutes
by Lara Avery
read by Casey Holloway
When a rare genetic disorder steals away her memories and her health, teenager Sammie records notes in a journal to her future self, documenting moments great and small. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

A Man Called Ove
DB84392 9 hours 7 minutes
by Fredrik Backman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Ove has always been a grumpy man, and when he loses his wife and his job, he decides to commit suicide. But a lively family of new neighbors and a stray cat might give Ove a reason to keep living. First published in Swedish in 2012. 2013.

How to Set a Fire and Why
DB85069 5 hours 35 minutes
by Jesse Ball
read by Emma Galvin
After her father dies and her mother is institutionalized, teenager Lucia is sent to live with an aunt. Now attending Whistler High, Lucia discovers the existence of the secret Arson Club. She is determined to join it, hoping for a refuge from her chaotic life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Incarnations
DB84291 15 hours 20 minutes
by Susan Barker
read by Alec Volz
As Beijing prepares for the 2008 Olympics, taxi driver Wang Jun begins getting anonymous letters. They tell him that he is an incarnate and that he and the letter writer have shared many previous lives through the centuries. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Dogs of Littlefield
DB84534 7 hours 58 minutes
by Suzanne Berne
read by Anne Hancock
Sociologist Clarice Watkins has moved to Littlefield, Massachusetts, to study the residents of a town considered one of the best places in America to live. She discovers the townspeople are discontented, and someone is poisoning the local dogs. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Good on Paper
DB84539 8 hours 8 minutes
by Rachel Cantor
read by Gabra Zackman
Single mother Shira Greene gets a telegram from Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet Romei asking her to translate his latest work. She has no idea why she was selected, and then the work starts arriving by fax, each page more confusing than the last. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Playing for the Devil's Fire
DB84915 8 hours 15 minutes
by Phillippe Diederich
read by Ozzie Rodriguez
Thirteen-year-old Boli lives in a small town near Mexico City, a landscape destroyed by drug crime. When his parents leave town and are not heard from, Boli hopes to inspire a luchador to help him find them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Flood Girls
DB84600 10 hours 12 minutes
by Richard Fifield
read by Mare Trevathan
Nine years after her mother kicked her out, Rachel Flood returns to her tiny Montana hometown. She’s in AA now, but locals still remember Rachel's wild ways. When her mom is injured, Rachel takes her place on the local softball team, the Flood Girls. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Mare
DB84180 15 hours 16 minutes
by Mary Gaitskill
read by Carol Jacobanis
Velvet Vargas leaves her rough home life in Brooklyn when she visits upstate New York as part of a charitable program. There she stays with sponsors Paul and Ginger, and she is drawn to the neighboring horses, especially one unruly mare. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

First Comes Love
DB84921 12 hours 9 minutes
by Emily Giffin
read by various narrators
Fifteen years ago, sisters Meredith and Josie lost their brother. Their lives took different paths—Meredith became a hardworking lawyer, wife, and mother and Josie became a free spirit. The sisters clash over Josie's sudden decision to have a baby on her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Jimmy Bluefeather
DB84331 10 hours 51 minutes
by Kim Heacox
read by Joe Peck
Old Keb may be ninety-five—he cannot remember. He is part Tlingit and part Norwegian and the last canoe carver in his village. When his grandson James is injured in a logging accident, Keb helps him build a canoe, and they travel into the interior of Alaska, evading authorities and loved ones. 2015.

We Could Be Beautiful
DB84930 12 hours 40 minutes
by Swan Huntley
read by Cassandra Campbell
Wealthy Manhattanite Catherine West meets the charming William Stockton, who sweeps her off her feet. But her mother, suffering from dementia, seems to have strong memories of William, none of them good. What will Catherine find when she starts digging? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Avenue of Mysteries
DB83353 20 hours 13 minutes
by John Irving
read by Stephen Van Doren
On a trip to the Philippines to fulfill an old promise, novelist Juan Diego finds himself thinking about his childhood in Mexico and his sister Lupe, a mind reader who could occasionally predict the future but always knew your past. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

The Opposite of Everyone
DB84684 10 hours 41 minutes
by Joshilyn Jackson
read by Nora Achrati
Atlanta divorce lawyer Paula Vauss grew up the child of a hippie named Kai. Kai was a storyteller who eventually ended up in prison, landing Paula in foster care. She sends her mother regular checks, but one comes back with a cryptic note. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

How to Be Brave
DB83931 6 hours 37 minutes
by E. Katherine Kottaras
read by Anne Hancock
Still coping with her mother's untimely death, seventeen-year-old Georgia creates a bucket list of things that she has always been afraid to do. As she gets to work checking off items, she learns something about herself. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

I Almost Forgot about You
DB84792 11 hours 14 minutes
by Terry McMillan
read by Terry McMillan
Georgia Young is bored with her life. At fifty-four, after two failed marriages, she thought she was done with love, when a chance encounter sends her to find all the men she had loved in her life to tell them what they meant to her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Paris Nocturne
DB84671 3 hours 6 minutes
by Patrick Modiano
read by David Hartley-Margolin
The victim of a car accident, a young man reflects on the night and tries to remember if he actually remembers the driver or if his memory is playing games with him. He searches for her later. Translated from the original 2003 French edition. Nobel Prize. 2015.

My Mrs. Brown
DB85060 7 hours 42 minutes
by William Norwich
read by Laura Giannarelli
Quiet, contained Mrs. Brown is helping inventory the estate of the wealthy and fashionable Mrs. Groton. She falls in love with a beautiful, tasteful black dress and decides she must buy something just like it for herself. She will need help from some new friends to make it happen. 2015.

A Hundred Thousand Worlds
DB84936 12 hours 51 minutes
by Bob Proehl
read by MacLeod Andrews
Former actress Valerie Torrey and her nine-year-old son, Alex, are driving across the country, with stops at comic book conventions, where Valerie can make public appearances for fans of her erstwhile TV show. But the trip has another purpose—to deliver Alex to the father he hasn't seen in six years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Brontë Plot
DB84045 9 hours 50 minutes
by Katherine Reay
read by Kate Kiley
Lucy Alling loves her job selling rare books, but she endangers her relationships with her boss and her boyfriend, James, when she cuts some ethical corners. She is surprised when James’s grandmother, Helen, hires her as a literary consultant for a trip to England, but Helen understands about secrets and second chances. 2015.

All American Boys
DB83370 8 hours 3 minutes
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
read by Gary Telles
When Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing a bag of chips, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

A Sinful Calling
DB84909 7 hours 53 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by various narrators
Alicia, daughter of Curtis Black, decides to leave her father's congregation and join her half brother, Dillon, after the events of The Ultimate Betrayal (DB82193). Dillon's shenanigans, his wife Raven's ambitions, and a secret kept by Alicia threaten the whole family's happiness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Nine Women, One Dress
DB85065 6 hours 59 minutes
by Jane L. Rosen
read by various narrators
The story of one little black dress and how it affects the women who wear it. It begins with Natalie, a saleswoman at Bloomingdale's department store, but the dress also impacts a model, a movie star, and a lonely assistant in love with her boss, among others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

They May Not Mean To, but They Do
DB84910 8 hours 42 minutes
by Cathleen Schine
read by Cynthia Darlow
Joy Bergman is eighty-six, with a husband suffering from dementia, a family who thinks she can't cope, and a boss who thinks she should retire from her museum job. Joy has her own plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Vinegar Girl
DB84781 5 hours 59 minutes
by Anne Tyler
read by Kirsten Potter
A modern take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (DB35793). Prickly Kate Battista looks after her father and pretty younger sister, Bunny, while working in a preschool. Her father wants her to marry his lab assistant, Pyotr, to keep him from being deported. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Girl through Glass
DB84599 10 hours 17 minutes
by Sari Wilson
read by Kristin Allison
As a girl in the 1970s, Mira studied ballet in New York. Her mentor, Maurice, helped her get a place studying with Balanchine, but their relationship was complicated. In the present day, dance professor Kate gets a letter from Maurice. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Legal Themes

Victor Carl, Books 2–3
DB84032 34 hours 12 minutes
by William Lashner
read by Robert Sams
Two novels, written in 1997 and 2003, featuring Philadelphia defense attorney Victor Carl. Includes Bitter Truth—which was also published as Veritas—and Fatal Flaw, in which Carl represents an old law school classmate accused of murdering his lover. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003.

Literature

The Story of Hong Gildong
DB84662 5 hours 20 minutes
by Minsoo Kang
read by Alec Volz
Thought to have originated in the sixteenth or seventeenth century, this is the tale of Hong Gildong, son of a nobleman and one of his concubines, who leaves home to join a band of outlaws. Hong continues to long for acceptance, however. Translated from the original Korean. 2016.

Medical Themes

Fatal Insomnia Series, Books 1–2
DB84521 22 hours 34 minutes
by CJ Lyons
read by Pilar Witherspoon
First two books in the series, written between 2014 and 2015, featuring a doctor diagnosed with fatal insomnia. In Farewell to Dreams, ER doctor Angela Rossi works cases as a victim advocate while she still has time. Includes A Raging Dawn. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Mystery and Detective

Superintendent Bamsan Kiet, Four Novels
DB83734 25 hours 38 minutes
by Gary Alexander
read by Mark Delgado
Four novels, written between 1989 and 1992, in the series featuring Superintendent Bamsan Kiet of the fictional kingdom of Luong. Includes Unfunny Money, Kiet and the Opium War, Deadly Drought, and Kiet Goes West, in which he experiences culture shock in Seattle. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1992.

Marti MacAlister, Books 1–3
DB84208 23 hours 17 minutes
by Eleanor Taylor Bland
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The first three mysteries, written between 1992 and 1994, in the series featuring the only black female police detective in Lincoln Prairie, Illinois. Includes Dead Time, Slow Burn, and Gone Quiet, in which a colleague's elderly stepfather is suffocated in his sleep. Some violence and some strong language. 1994.

The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons: A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery
DB84816 10 hours 43 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Erik Sandvold
New York City bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr—with the help of his lesbian friend Carolyn Kaiser—is continuing his side job as a gentleman burglar when his cop friend Ray asks for his help. Ray is investigating a decidedly different kind of burglary—one that included murder. Some strong language. 2013.

Monsieur Pamplemousse, Books 11–14
DB84275 24 hours 34 minutes
by Michael Bond
read by Gary Tipton
Four culinary crime capers, written between 1999 and 2003, featuring a French sleuthing food critic and his dog extraordinaire. Includes Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat, Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation, Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation, and Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines, in which a cooking show ends in disaster. 2003.

Lifeline: A Jack McMorrow Mystery
DB84643 11 hours 25 minutes
by Gerry Boyle
read by Joe Peck
Unemployed reporter Jack McMorrow is content to birdwatch, but his social-worker girlfriend, Roxanne, is fed up and takes a job in Portland, Maine. To appease her, Jack takes a part-time job reporting on court cases and immediately gets sucked into a domestic-violence case. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

Jimmy Vega, Books 1–2
DB83626 19 hours 44 minutes
by Suzanne Chazin
read by Mark Ashby
Detective Jimmy Vega deals with racial profiling and immigration issues, tackling cases in Lake Holly, north of New York City. Includes Land of Careful Shadows and A Blossom of Bright Light, in which Vega and his activist girlfriend, Adele Figueroa, investigate a baby's death. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Manhattan Mayhem
DB84518 12 hours 0 minutes
edited by Mary Higgins Clark
read by Emily Maixner
Mystery Writers of America presents seventeen crime stories by its members that are set in different parts of New York City. Contributors include Lee Child, Nancy Pickard, Margaret Maron, Thomas H. Cook, Ben H. Winters, T. Jefferson Parker, S.J. Rozan, and Jeffrey Deaver. Some violence and some strong lan-guage. 2015.

Chicago Lightning: The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories
DB84645 11 hours 37 minutes
by Max Allan Collins
read by Kurt Elftmann
Collection of thirteen hard-boiled crime stories, based on real cases of the thirties and forties, featuring Chicago PI Nathan Heller. In "Kaddish for the Kid," Heller and his newly-hired young operative are on a boring stakeout together when the young man is shot. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Triple Play: A Nathan Heller Casebook
DB84647 6 hours 12 minutes
by Max Allan Collins
read by Kurt Elftmann
Three novellas fictionalize real murders and have Chicago PI Nathan Heller solve them. Includes Dying in the Post-War World, Kisses of Death, and Strike Zone, in which Heller investigates the death of a famous pinch-hitter who happened to be a midget. Some violence and some strong language. 2001.

A Wine Country Mystery, Books 1–3
DB84060 32 hours 48 minutes
by Ellen Crosby
read by Nona Pipes
First three mysteries, written between 2006 and 2008, in the series featuring amateur sleuth Lucie Montgomery, who also operates her family's Virginia winery. Includes The Merlot Murders, The Chardonnay Charade, and The Bordeaux Betrayal, in which a two-hundred-year-old bottle of wine—possibly linked to George Washington—leads to murder. Some strong language. 2008.

The Guise of Another
DB84761 10 hours 26 minutes
by Allen Eskens
read by Erik Sandvold
Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert has been transferred from Narcotics to Frauds until he's cleared of corruption charges. He latches on to a case involving young, wealthy James Putnam, who—after being killed in a car crash—is discovered to be someone else altogether. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2015.

Killer Look
DB84777 10 hours 31 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Barbara Rosenblat
High fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage’s death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Murder, She Wrote, Books 44–45
DB84477 16 hours 19 minutes
by Jessica Fletcher and others
read by Jill Ferris
Two books, written in 2015 and 2016, featuring sleuth and mystery writer Jessica Fletcher. In The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher, Jessica and her realtor friend deal with an old man's supposedly haunted house. Attending Manhattan’s fashion week, Jessica investigates the deaths of two models in Design for Murder. 2016.

Wedding Cake Murder
DB84402 10 hours 11 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When Minnesota baker Hannah Swensen's plans for a simple wedding to Ross are overruled, and the New York City Food Channel's dessert competition is moved up, she is overwhelmed. That takes a back seat when she finds the competition's nasty judge murdered in the kitchen set. Includes recipes. 2016.

Dark Reservations
DB84725 10 hours 44 minutes
by John Fortunato
read by Peter Berkrot
Bureau of Indian Affairs special agent Joe Evers—still mourning the death of his wife—faces a forced early retirement after a bungled investigation. That changes when Congressman Arlen Edgerton's bullet-riddled Lincoln turns up on the Navajo reservation—twenty years after he disappeared during a corruption probe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Movie
DB84414 8 hours 33 minutes
by Parnell Hall
read by Clay Teunis
As his first movie is being filmed, New York PI Stanley Hastings's new career as a screenwriter is threatened by a series of deaths on the set. So he puts his other hat back on and investigates. Strong language and some violence. 1995.

Stanley Hastings, Books 6–7
DB84386 13 hours 45 minutes
by Parnell Hall
read by Gregory Maupin
Two novels, written in 1990 and 1991, in the series featuring NY private eye Stanley Hastings. In Juror, Stanley is suspected of strangling a fellow member of the jury, and in Shot, he investigates the intentions of a wealthy middle-aged client's suitor. Strong language and some violence. 1991.

Stanley Hastings, Books 17–20
DB84480 28 hours 15 minutes
by Parnell Hall
read by Joe Wilson
Four novels, written between 2010 and 2015, in the series featuring New York PI Stanley Hastings. Includes Caper, Stakeout, Safari, and A Fool for a Client, in which Stanley's hotshot attorney boss is accused of killing his law-clerk girlfriend. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Karen Vail, Books 4–6
DB83599 50 hours 12 minutes
by Alan Jacobson
read by Carol Dines
Three novels, written between 2011 and 2014, depicting the investigations worked on by FBI profiler Karen Vail. Includes Inmate 1577, No Way Out, and Spectrum, in which Vail returns to a case that has haunted her since she was a brand-new NYPD patrol officer. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mysteries, Books 4–6
DB84281 30 hours 31 minutes
by Chris Knopf
read by Andy Pyle
Three mysteries, written between 2009 and 2015, featuring former corporate troubleshooter and ex-boxer Sam Acquillo, who is now a carpenter and amateur sleuth on Long Island. Includes Hard Stop, Black Swan, and Cop Job, in which Sam investigates the murder of a disabled schizophrenic acquaintance. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

I Let You Go
DB84918 12 hours 15 minutes
by Clare Mackintosh
read by various narrators
On a rainy afternoon, Jenna Gray's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street. She moves to the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident. Meanwhile, a pair of Bristol cops investigate the hit-and-run. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sigrid Harald, Books 3–7
DB84207 42 hours 56 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Five mysteries, written between 1985 and 1989, featuring New York police lieutenant Sigrid Harald. Includes Death in Blue Folders, The Right Jack, Baby Doll Games, Corpus Christmas, and Past Imperfect, in which Sigrid's investigation into a colleague's death provides clues to her own cop father's death. Some strong language. 1990.

Jim Stringer, Books 4–8
DB83945 41 hours 54 minutes
by Andrew Martin
read by Ray Foushee
Five mysteries, written between 2007 and 2012, feature railway detective Jim Stringer in early 1900s England and then in World War I. Includes Murder at Deviation Junction, Death on a Branch Line, The Last Train to Scarborough, The Somme Stations, and The Baghdad Railway Club. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

87th Precinct, Books 1–3
DB84382 15 hours 58 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Barry Bernson
First three novels in the series featuring the cops of the 87th Precinct. In Cop Hater someone has killed three detectives. Also includes The Mugger and The Pusher, in which a drug case involves a cop's family. Strong language and some violence. 1956.

Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
DB85071 10 hours 1 minute
by Walter Mosley
read by Michael Boatman
In late 1960s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins has started a new detective agency. He meets Rufus Tyler, an old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe’s friend’s son—young, bright, top of his class in physics at Stanford—has been charged with murdering a man from Redondo Beach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Jonathan Argyll, Books 4–5
DB84131 15 hours 49 minutes
by Iain Pears
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two mysteries, written in 1993 and 1994, featuring art historian Jonathan Argyll, who helps Flavia di Stefano and General Bottando of the Italian Police's art-theft squad. Includes The Last Judgement and Giotto's Hand, in which they try to identify a lone mastermind they call Giotto. 1994.

A Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery
DB84182 13 hours 43 minutes
by Deanna Raybourn
read by Jill Tanner
England, 1887. After the death of her aunt, Veronica Speedwell leaves the bucolic country home she was raised in to make her career as a lepidopterist. On her way to London, a German baron claims to know secrets of her past, but he dies before he can reveal them. Some violence. 2015.

Occult and Horror

The Devourers
DB85101 13 hours 29 minutes
by Indra Das
read by various narrators
One hot night in Kolkata, India, Alok Mukherjee meets a man who claims to be a werewolf. The man asks Alok to transcribe an account from the seventeenth century of Fenrir, a shapeshifter, and Cyrah, the woman he raped to force her to carry his child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror
DB83883 17 hours 0 minutes
edited by Christopher Golden
read by Michael Scherer
Twenty stories about vampires. These range from subtle horror to outright terror, with contributors such as Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Brian Keene, and Seanan McGuire. John Ajvide Lindqvist contributes "What Kept You So Long?" about a bored vampire who picks up a hitchhiker. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Silence
DB84379 11 hours 22 minutes
by Tim Lebbon
read by Brit Herring
When vicious flying creatures who hunt by sounds are disturbed in a cave system, they swarm the planet, killing everything they encounter. Deaf teenager Ally and her family flee, with Ally their best chance to learn how to run for their lives in silence. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Dorothy Must Die Stories, Volume 2
DB84520 16 hours 48 minutes
by Danielle Paige
read by Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Six novellas, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring the events that led to Dorothy Gale's return to Oz to become the evil ruler in Dorothy Must Die (DB78853). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Medusa's Web
DB84572 14 hours 42 minutes
by Tim Powers
read by Erik Sandvold
After their aunt’s death, Scott and Madeline Madden return to the family home in the Hollywood Hills. Their reclusive and secretive cousins resent the siblings and guard secrets. The family has ties to an occult underground fixated on strange drawings that create conduits to the past. Some strong language. 2015.

Lovecraft Country
DB84772 13 hours 13 minutes
by Matt Ruff
read by Jason Culp
A novel of linked stories about an African American family in Jim Crow-era America and their encounters with the occult. In the title story, Atticus Turner is lured to New England to find his father, only to discover a bizarre cult wants to sacrifice him. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Raven King: The Raven Cycle, Book 4
DB85106 11 hours 54 minutes
by Maggie Stiefvater
read by Will Patton
Blue never believed the prophecy that she will cause her true love's death. Suddenly, she is not so sure anymore. Meanwhile, Gansey's quest to find the lost king finally comes to an end. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Interior Darkness: Selected Stories
DB84771 25 hours 59 minutes
by Peter Straub
read by Richard Davidson
Sixteen stories from an author who blends horror and suspense. In "Blue Rose," a boy finds a book on hypnosis. "Mr. Club and Mr. Chuff" involves a lawyer who hires two PIs to catch his wife cheating. Includes three previously uncollected stories. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

With All My Soul
DB84403 10 hours 58 minutes
by Rachel Vincent
read by Mare Trevathan
After another person is taken from undead survivor Kaylee Cavanaugh, she realizes she must risk everything to save the school and her friends once and for all. Sequel to Soul Screamers, Volume Three (DB82714). Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Psychological Themes

Beatlebone
DB84188 6 hours 46 minutes
by Kevin Barry
read by Gary Telles
1978. Retreating from the world, John Lennon heads for the island off the coast of Ireland that he bought years earlier. He ruminates on the state of his life, and with the aid of his driver, Cornelius O'Grady, he hangs out anonymously in a local pub. Strong language. 2015.

The Girls
DB84920 9 hours 46 minutes
by Emma Cline
read by Cady McClain
In 1960s northern California, teenager Evie Boyd becomes enthralled by Suzanne, who draws Evie into a cult with a charismatic leader. As Evie drops further and further out of her daily life, she is drawn closer to the burgeoning violence of the cult. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Girl in the Red Coat
DB84820 11 hours 23 minutes
by Kate Hamer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Beth loses sight of her eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, at a local festival in the English countryside, and the girl disappears. Carmel has been abducted by people who claim to be her grandparents and taken to America, but Beth never stops looking for her. Some strong language. 2016.

People Who Knew Me
DB84505 8 hours 22 minutes
by Kim Hooper
read by Xe Sands
When Emily Morris's affair resulted in pregnancy, she resolved to tell her husband—but then the world suddenly split open on 9/11. She relocates to California as Connie Prynne, until a life-threatening diagnosis forces her to rethink her situation for the good of her thirteen-year-old daughter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Loney
DB84873 10 hours 30 minutes
by Andrew Michael Hurley
read by Michael Russotto
A landslide on a stretch of English coast known as the Loney reveals the body of a baby. The discovery causes a man to remember a traumatic event that occurred there when he and his family visited when he was a teen. Some violence. 2014.

The Children's Home
DB84162 6 hours 4 minutes
by Charles Lambert
read by Michael Russotto
Dozens of children mysteriously appear at the home of the wealthy and disfigured recluse Morgan Fletcher. He and his housekeeper, Engel, care for the children with the help of a neighboring doctor—but where do they come from, and what do they want? 2016.

Arrowood
DB85091 10 hours 20 minutes
by Laura McHugh
read by Sarah Scott
Grand historical Arrowood is where Arden Arrowood’s younger twin sisters vanished on her watch twenty years ago—never to be seen again. When her father dies and she inherits Arrowood, Arden is determined to discover what really happened to her sisters that traumatic summer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Man without a Shadow
DB84573 13 hours 20 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Elihu Hoopes has had amnesia since he contracted encephalitis at age thirty-seven. Neuroscientist Margot Sharpe has been studying Eli for thirty years, and she loves him despite his inability to remember anything after the onset of his illness for longer than seventy seconds. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Marrow Island
DB84937 8 hours 44 minutes
by Alexis M. Smith
read by Emily Rankin
Lucie Bowen returns to the island off the Washington coast where her father died in a refinery explosion. The disaster poisoned the island, but now a nun has started a utopian colony on Marrow to save the land. Lucie thinks the group is hiding darker secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Religious Themes

Dating, Dining, and Desperation
DB84669 7 hours 46 minutes
by Melody Carlson
read by Dale Allen
To fulfill the terms of her late Aunt Dee's will, Daphne Ballinger has ten months to find a man and marry him. She has put her faith in God to help her uncover Mr. Right, but as time goes on she worries that He is not listening. 2014.

War Room: Prayer Is a Powerful Weapon
DB84071 7 hours 57 minutes
by Chris Fabry
read by Jack Fox
Elizabeth, a real estate agent, and Tony, a pharmaceutical sales representative, are experiencing problems with their seemingly perfect marriage and life. While Tony flirts with temptation, Elizabeth's newest client, Miss Clara, helps her to realize through prayer that she must fight for her marriage. Novelization of 2015 film. 2015.

Devoted
DB84756 7 hours 36 minutes
by Jennifer Mathieu
read by Kristin Allison
Devoted to God and her large family, seventeen-year-old Rachel still grows curious about the world her parents turned away from. As the Calvary Christian Church becomes more restrictive, Rachel considers leaving her family and sheltered life. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Land of Shining Water, Books 1–3
DB84084 25 hours 21 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by various narrators
Three inspirational romances set in late-nineteenth-century Minnesota. Includes The Icecutter's Daughter, The Quarryman's Bride, and The Miner's Lady, in which romance blooms between two mining families who have been feuding for decades. 2013.

A Treasure Concealed: Sapphire Brides, Book 1
DB85018 9 hours 5 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Suzanne Toren
Taking care of her sick mother while her prospector father moves them between gold-mining camps in 1890s Montana, Emily Carver just wants a home of her own. She meets geologist Caeden Thibault and falls for him, but Caeden doesn't plan on settling down. 2016.

Alaskan Courage Series, Books 1–5
DB83842 53 hours 3 minutes
by Dani Pettrey
read by Andy Pyle
Five inspirational romantic suspense novels written between 2012 and 2015. In Submerged, a woman returns to her Alaskan hometown, only to get involved with a murder investigation that forces her to work with her ex. Also includes Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. 2015.

The Second Half
DB85082 10 hours 29 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Joyce Bean
Mona and Ken Sorenson have been happily making plans for their retirement, looking forward to traveling and having time for hobbies. When their soldier son is unexpectedly deployed overseas, Mona and Ken have to care for his two children and put their own plans on hold. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Her Brother's Keeper: An Amish Secrets Novel
DB84590 7 hours 59 minutes
by Beth Wiseman
read by Kerry Dukin
Charlotte Dolinsky goes undercover to better understand the community that her brother Ethan had joined and died in. She poses as Mary Troyer, a distant cousin of the family of her brother's fiancée, Hannah King. What she learns about her brother makes her question both him and her faith. 2015.

Romance

Only Beloved
DB84845 11 hours 17 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Theresa Conkin
The Duke of Stanbrook is a widower finally ready to take a new wife. Dora Debbins is a music teacher with a scandal in her past. The two had a brief encounter years before, but it might be the right time for a second chance. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

The Temporary Wife and A Promise of Spring
DB84542 18 hours 18 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Terry Donnelly
Two Regency romances. In The Temporary Wife, Lord Anthony Earheart offers Charity Duncan a marriage of convenience to enrage his father. In A Promise of Spring, Sir Peregrine Lampman saves Grace Howard from a life of poverty, but she is keeping a secret. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

What We Find
DB84639 10 hours 58 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Nona Pipes
Denver neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan has had a difficult year, losing her baby, her boyfriend, and possibly even her career. She goes to visit her father’s campground in Sullivan’s Crossing, Colorado, where she meets Cal Jones. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Girls' Night Out, Books 1–3
DB84448 30 hours 12 minutes
by Victoria Dahl
read by Romy Nordlinger
Contemporary romances set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, written between 2014 and 2015. In Looking for Trouble, buttoned-down librarian Sophie Heyer risks her reputation when she meets biker Alex Bishop. Also includes Flirting with Disaster, which contains the novella Fanning the Flames, and Taking the Heat. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Texas True
DB84329 7 hours 54 minutes
by Janet Dailey
read by Michael Scherer
Returning to Texas after a tour of duty in a war zone, DEA agent Beau Tyler longs for his old flame Natalie. Her loveless marriage to trucker Slade turns ugly after Beau starts to look into Slade's business. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

One with You
DB84469 14 hours 46 minutes
by Sylvia Day
read by Carol Dines
Eva and Gideon’s relationship is strong as they prepare for the official wedding they are having for family and friends. Both still have issues to work through, confronting their pasts to move on to a future together. Sequel to Captivated by You (DB80298). Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Rules for the Reckless, Books 1–4
DB83721 49 hours 48 minutes
by Meredith Duran
read by Carol Dines
Four romances, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring heroes and heroines with shady pasts in Regency England. Includes That Scandalous Summer, Fool Me Twice, Lady Be Good, and Luck Be A Lady. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Total Package
DB84899 7 hours 38 minutes
by Stephanie Evanovich
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After addiction stalled his football career, newly sober star quarterback Tyson Palmer is trying to make a comeback. He charms most into forgiveness, but sports commentator Dani Carr can't forgive the fact that Tyson doesn’t remember their brief romance. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Prairie Hearts, Books 3–4
DB84216 18 hours 29 minutes
by Caroline Fyffe
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Two historical romances set in 1880s Wyoming Territory, written in 2014 and 2015. In West Winds of Wyoming, a widower with a blind daughter seeks a new start. In Under a Falling Star, a sheriff falls in love, but a secret comes to light that could ruin everything. 2015.

Arrows
DB84661 6 hours 2 minutes
by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
read by Erin Jones
Dance prodigy Karma's unrequited love for Danny is unbearable. Then Aaryn, son of Cupid, tries to fix his mistake, but ends up falling in love with the beautiful dancer who can never love him in return. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Anything for You
DB84467 12 hours 4 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Theresa Conkin
Connor and Jessica have been dating on and off for years, until Connor asks her to marry him. As she is the sole caregiver for her special-needs brother, Jessica can’t imagine changing her life—but can she live without Connor? Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Rumor Has It and I Heard a Rumor
DB84562 16 hours 21 minutes
by Cheris Hodges
read by Erin Jones
Two contemporary romances. In Rumor Has It, Liza catches her best friend Chante’s fiancé, Robert, cheating. When Robert tries to discredit Liza, she goes to his political rival for help. Chante gets a new romance in I Heard a Rumor. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

November 9
DB84183 9 hours 24 minutes
by Colleen Hoover
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Fallon is about to move across the country from Los Angeles to New York when she meets Ben. The two spend her last day in LA together, and when they go their separate ways they decide to meet again every year on the same date. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

A Lady Never Surrenders and 'Twas the Night after Christmas
DB84074 17 hours 19 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Teresa Willis
Books five and six in Regency romance series. In A Lady Never Surrenders, Celia hires a handsome Bow Street Runner to investigate her potential suitors. 'Twas the Night after Christmas has widow Camilla trying to reconcile an earl with his estranged mother. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

738 Days
DB84932 13 hours 47 minutes
by Stacey Kade
read by various narrators
Abducted at the age of fifteen, Amanda Grace drew strength during her two years of captivity from a poster of teen heartthrob Chase Henry. Now twenty and still traumatized, Amanda gets a surprise visit from Chase, who is trying to give his career a boost. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Painter's Daughter
DB84302 14 hours 47 minutes
by Julie Klassen
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Sophie Dupont is stunned when Wesley Overtree, the man she loves, abruptly sails off to Italy. Wesley’s brother Stephen is used to cleaning up Wesley’s messes and offers to marry Sophie to save her from a scandal. But then Wesley returns, determined to win Sophie back. 2015.

Marrying Winterborne
DB85012 11 hours 43 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Rhys Winterborne may be the son of a Welsh grocer, but he built a department store empire which brought him wealth and success. Still, he wants the one thing he can’t buy—Lady Helen Ravenel—for his wife. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Lie and the Lady
DB84479 10 hours 51 minutes
by Kate Noble
read by Kristin Allison
John Turner swaps places with the Earl of Ashby to win a bet, humiliating Leticia, Countess of Churzy, when she discovers the ruse. Years later Leticia is about to be married when she encounters John once again, but can she forgive him? Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Whiskey Creek Series, Books 7–9
DB84083 31 hours 59 minutes
by Brenda Novak
read by various narrators
Three contemporary romances, written in 2014 and 2015, set in Whiskey Creek, California. Includes The Heart of Christmas, This Heart of Mine, and A Winter Wedding, in which Kyle Houseman falls for the country-music singer renting his farmhouse over Christmas. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

An Island Affair
DB84823 6 hours 43 minutes
by Monica Richardson
read by Nona Pipes
Jasmine Talbot returns to the Eleuthera Islands, determined to transform her family's magnificent Caribbean property into a special bed-and-breakfast. When she hires contractor Jackson Conner to help, the two have trouble keeping their relationship professional. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Obsession
DB84522 15 hours 17 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Catherine Byers
When Naomi was a child, her father was arrested for raping and killing dozens of women. Years later, Naomi changed her name and settled in a small town in Washington state. She’s attracted to local Xander Keaton, but her past still haunts her. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Wild Iris Ridge
DB84583 7 hours 56 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Teresa Willis
Lucy loses her tech job and returns to Hope’s Crossing, Colorado, where she inherited her aunt’s mansion and plans to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. Things get complicated when she is attracted to Brendan Caine, the widower of her best friend. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

A Class of Their Own, Books 1–3
DB84269 31 hours 46 minutes
by Jen Turano
read by various narrators
1882. Three historical romances written in 2015 and 2016. In After a Fashion, Harriet Peabody loses her job at a millinery shop. Oliver Addleshaw offers to help her acquire her own shop if she pretends to be his fiancée. Also includes In Good Company and Playing the Part. 2016.

Science Fiction

Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction
DB83882 20 hours 48 minutes
edited by John Joseph Adams
read by Jeff Allin
A collection of short fiction focusing on climate fiction, which explores the twenty-first-century world as the effects of global warming become evident. Features stories from Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, Seanan McGuire, and many others. Strong language. 2015.

Tracer: Outer Earth, Book 1
DB85080 13 hours 16 minutes
by Rob Boffard
read by various narrators
The remnants of humanity inhabit an aging space station that orbits the remains of Earth. A madman hides on the station, however, hoping to unleash chaos, with nowhere for anyone to run. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Scorpion Rules: Prisoners of Peace
DB84197 11 hours 0 minutes
by Erin Bow
read by Madelyn Buzzard
In a future world run by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war. If conflict arises, the children are sacrificed. Three teens rise up and rebel against the brutal rules governing them. Violence and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Morning Star
DB84278 16 hours 32 minutes
by Pierce Brown
read by Jack Fox
Although born a poor Red, Darrow was rising to power by masquerading as a Gold, but his enemies uncovered his secret. Now he will risk everything to tear down the society that oppresses so many. Sequel to Golden Son (DB80643). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Waypoint Kangaroo
DB84929 12 hours 27 minutes
by Curtis C. Chen
read by P.J. Ochlan
Despite his training, technology, and wealth of quips, what sets Kangaroo apart as a spy is the fact that he is the only person who can use "the pocket," a portal that opens onto an empty, seemingly infinite parallel universe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Raising Caine: Tales of the Terran Republic, Book 3
DB84033 19 hours 44 minutes
by Charles E. Gannon
read by Mark Delgado
Scant hours after Earth’s attackers have surrendered, the Slaasriithi appeal to Caine to take on a diplomatic mission to their own worlds in hope of forming a crucial alliance. A group of renegade K’tor follow them, however, hoping to disrupt the alliance and kill Caine. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Emperor's Railroad: Dreaming Cities, Book 1
DB84935 4 hours 46 minutes
by Guy Haley
read by Tim Gerard Reynolds
Global war and a zombie-like plague wiped out much of civilization more than a thousand years ago. Now, conflict between city-states is constant, superstition is rife, and machine relics, mutant creatures, and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble humanity. Above, the Dreaming Cities watch silently. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Beacon 23: The Complete Novel
DB84900 6 hours 8 minutes
by Hugh Howey
read by Joe Wilson
In the twenty-third century, a network of beacons functions for spaceships the way lighthouses function for boats. They guide ships and allow them to travel safely at the speed of light. They have never broken down or failed—until now. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

The Big Sheep
DB85072 9 hours 46 minutes
by Robert Kroese
read by Fred Berman
The Disincorporated Zone is a section of LA disowned by civil authorities. Private investigator Erasmus Keane is skilled at navigating the border, however, so he is the one Esper Corporation calls when a valuable genetically altered sheep goes missing. Meanwhile, Keane also investigates an endangered starlet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

False Hearts
DB85074 11 hours 12 minutes
by Laura Lam
read by January LaVoy
Conjoined twin sisters escape life in a cult when their shared heart begins to fail. They are surgically separated and receive new artificial hearts. A decade later, when sister Tila is arrested on murder charges, Taema goes undercover as Tila to investigate the crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sleeping Giants
DB84351 8 hours 31 minutes
by Sylvain Neuvel
read by various narrators
When a giant glowing robotic hand is found buried in South Dakota, a team is assembled to study the relic. The hand is just the first relic found, and as the pieces are assembled, the team searches for answers about who left the robot behind and its purpose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Black Tide Rising, Books 1–2
DB83423 30 hours 27 minutes
by John Ringo
read by Laura Giannarelli
First two books in the series, published in 2013 and 2014. In Under a Graveyard Sky, the Smith family fights for survival during a zombie plague. In To Sail a Darkling Sea, a fleet of ships known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic for survivors. Violence and strong language. 2014.

The Apex Book of World SF, Volumes 1–2
DB84031 21 hours 36 minutes
edited by Lavie Tidhar
read by various narrators
The first two volumes in a series of collected speculative short fiction from around the world, first published in 2009 and 2012. Some of the nearly fifty stories collected here were written in English and some were translated from the author’s native language. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

A Call to Arms: Manticore Ascendant, Book 2; A Novel of the Honorverse
DB84094 14 hours 16 minutes
by David Weber and others
read by Kurt Elftmann
Forces in the Star Kingdom of Manticore’s Parliament feel they don’t need
either Lieutenant Travis Long or the Royal Manticoran Navy. They will soon discover how dangerous the galaxy can be, however, and how fortunate they are to have them both. Sequel to A Call to Duty (DB81599). Violence and strong language. 2015.

Hell's Foundations Quiver
DB83827 44 hours 6 minutes
by David Weber
read by Joe Wilson
After the events of Like a Mighty Army (DB79681), Charis and its allies have gained the upper hand, and major realms consider switching sides. Merlin Athrawes has wielded hidden powers and used many disguises to this end, but a new player arrives who knows many secrets, including Merlin’s own. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Vortex
DB84905 10 hours 29 minutes
by Robert Charles Wilson
read by Scott Brick
After being transported ten thousand years into the future by the Hypotheticals in Axis (DB83769), Turk and his friend Isaac are used by a group of fanatics to enable passage to the now-quarantined Earth. The fanatics believe this will lead to fulfillment of a prophecy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Lost Time Accidents
DB84906 20 hours 26 minutes
by John Wray
read by Holter Graham
Waldemar "Waldy" Tolliver wakes one day to discover that he has been exiled from the flow of time itself. He struggles to find his way back while dealing with a failed love affair and dark family secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Spies and Espionage

The Survivor: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills
DB84187 12 hours 4 minutes
by Vince Flynn
read by Patrick Downer
Following the events in The Last Man (DB75740), CIA operative Mitch Rapp's problems with rogue agent Rickman didn't end by killing him. The CIA intel that Rickman had offered to Pakistan is still hidden, but slowly being leaked by accomplices. Rapp races the Pakistanis to find it. Violence. Bestseller. 2015.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Aftermath
DB84481 10 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Telep
read by Joe Wilson
The Kremlin orders wealthy antivirus-software titan Igor Kasperov to unleash a catastrophic computer virus against the United States. When Kasperov flees, Sam Fisher and Fourth Echelon search for him to offer political asylum. Violence and strong language. 2013.

The Darkling Spy
DB84655 10 hours 54 minutes
by Edward Wilson
read by Gregory Maupin
London, 1956. Henry Bone of MI6 persuades agent Catesby to fake defecting to draw out elusive master spy "Butterfly." Catesby's assignment takes him to perilous counterrevolutionary Hungary, then East Berlin, where he confronts ruthless GDR intelligence chief Wolf. Follows The Envoy (DB84067). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

The Envoy
DB84067 10 hours 20 minutes
by Edward Wilson
read by Gregory Maupin
London, 1956. Kit Fournier, a CIA agent under diplomatic cover at the US embassy, is troubled by the arms race and obsessed with a woman whose husband works at a secret nuclear research facility. Kit makes a series of catastrophic decisions. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Sports

The Sport of Kings
DB84933 23 hours 3 minutes
by C.E. Morgan
read by George Newbern
The Forge family of Kentucky are placing all of their bets on Hellsmouth, their thoroughbred who is a descendant of Triple Crown winners. When Allmon Shaughnessy, an ex-con looking for a new start, comes to work for them, dark events in the Forges' history are brought to light. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Suspense

City of the Lost
DB84679 12 hours 43 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Mare Trevathan
When someone discovers that homicide detective Casey Duncan killed her boyfriend when she was eighteen, her friend—who is trying to escape an abusive ex-husband—takes them to a town for people in hiding. But it is more dangerous than the lives they left. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Long Game: A Fixer Novel
DB85023 10 hours 28 minutes
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
read by Emily Ellet
Tess, from The Fixer (DB82401), can fix any problems that her Hardwicke School classmates—or their power-wielding parents—might have. When terrorism, assassination, and murder strike, Tess soon finds herself wrapped up in an unfathomable situation. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Need
DB84095 8 hours 41 minutes
by Joelle Charbonneau
read by Lindsay Ellison
Teenagers at Wisconsin's Nottawa High School are invited to use an exclusive social networking site that promises to grant their every essential need—but no one warned them about the deadly consequences. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Samaritan
DB83776 12 hours 45 minutes
by Mason Cross
read by Clay Teunis
A mudslide reveals three dead women with distinctive, jagged knife cuts. LAPD homicide detective Jessica Allen recognizes the pattern from a previous DC case. Carter Blake—who knows the multistate serial killer's identity and just how dangerous he is—arrives to offer help. Violence and strong language. 2016.

I Am No One
DB84911 12 hours 16 minutes
by Patrick Flanery
read by Steven Crossley
After living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, now a professor of German history. Soon after, records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his mother receives phone calls slandering her son. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Pursuit: A Fox and O'Hare Novel
DB84785 7 hours 21 minutes
by Lee Goldberg and Janet Evanovich
read by Scott Brick
When con man Nicholas Fox is kidnapped off a beach in Hawaii, his undercover partner, FBI agent Kate O’Hare, goes after him. She and Nick face off against a Serbian ex-military officer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Drowning Game
DB84638 11 hours 52 minutes
by LS Hawker
read by Carol Jacobanis
Twenty-one-year-old Petty Moshen has been held prisoner by her paranoid father most of her life. When he dies, his will stipulates that she marry his acquaintance, to keep her safe. Instead, Petty flees—with the help of the grocery delivery guy—in hopes of learning about her past. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Fear the Dark
DB84156 7 hours 22 minutes
by Kay Hooper
read by Nick DePinto
Jonah Riggs, the police chief of Serenity, Tennessee, calls in the Special Crimes Unit of the FBI when five adults and a little girl disappear with no trace. When the team arrives, they find one of the strongest psychics they have ever encountered. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Revenge
DB84313 25 hours 39 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Emily Maixner
Trilogy set in Rimrock, Oregon, after the suspicious death of wealthy Jonah McKee. In "A Is for Always," McKee's son learns that his father broke up the son's relationship. Includes "B Is for Baby," and "C Is for Cowboy." Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1994.

Hidden Bodies
DB84336 13 hours 39 minutes
by Caroline Kepnes
read by Clay Teunis
Following his failed obsessive crush in You (DB80055), New York bookstore worker and serial killer Joe Goldberg's new lover Amy robs him. Joe follows her to Hollywood, bent on revenge. Then he meets a woman named Love, who inspires him to change. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Jammer Davis, Books 1–3
DB84133 35 hours 13 minutes
by Ward Larsen
read by Joe Wilson
Three novels, written between 2010 and 2016, featuring retired US Air Force pilot Jammer Davis, who now investigates airplane crashes. Includes Fly by Wire, Fly by Night, and Passenger 19, in which Jammer's daughter was on a downed plane in South America. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

The Memory Box
DB84325 11 hours 11 minutes
by Eva Lesko Natiello
read by Margaret Strom
When the gossiping moms begin Googling everyone, Caroline checks her own name and is relieved. But then she checks her maiden name and discovers her sister is dead and nothing about her life is as it seems. Things quickly spiral out of control as she delves deeper. Strong language. 2014.

Let's Play Make-Believe
DB85068 2 hours 38 minutes
by James Patterson and James O. Born
read by Helen Wick
Both divorced, Christy and Martin don't believe in love at first sight. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe—a game that's about to go too far. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Written in Fire
DB84568 10 hours 19 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by Stephen Van Doren
Finale of the trilogy about brilliants born with exceptional talent. A scientist who helped develop a way to replicate brilliance disappears with the discovery rather than using it to stop the fighting between the normals and the brilliants. Agent Nick Cooper tries to save humanity. Violence and strong language. 2016.

After the Woods
DB84658 8 hours 29 minutes
by Kim Savage
read by Theresa Conkin
A year after the Shiverton abduction, a body is found in the woods, and
two former best friends, Julia and Liv, grapple with the consequences of that event. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Saving Jason
DB84305 10 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Sears
read by Jon Pinnow
Former convicted trader Jason Stafford's latest financial troubleshooting assign-ment for his employer—investigating a takeover—escalates to the point where he is assigned witness protection. Despite this, it appears that his young autistic son, known as the Kid, has been abducted. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Hard Knocks: Charlie Fox, Book 3
DB84577 11 hours 24 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Charlie Fox is not sad to hear that former fellow British soldier Kirk Salter has been killed. But she reluctantly agrees to investigate his suspicious death at a German training facility for bodyguards that Salter was checking out for their mutual friend, Sean Meyer. Violence and strong language. 2003.

Dishonorable Intentions
DB84791 7 hours 54 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone Barrington and his latest lady remain just one step ahead of a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle to the achievement of his goals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Shelter
DB84739 8 hours 47 minutes
by Jung Yun
read by Raymond Lee
When an act of violence leaves Kyung Cho's wealthy parents unable to live on their own, he’s compelled to take them in. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung wonders how he can ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

War

Now and Again
DB84433 14 hours 48 minutes
by Charlotte Rogan
read by various narrators
Maggie Rayburn, a secretary at a munitions plant, quits her job after discovering a disturbing document in her boss's office. Health problems in the community possibly caused by the plant tip Maggie into action. Meanwhile, a group of former soldiers attacks the factory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Westerns

The Byrnes Family Ranch, Books 5–7
DB84285 25 hours 23 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Jack Fox
Books five through seven, written in 2014 and 2015, in the Byrnes Family Ranch series. In Ambush Valley, Chet counters bandit raids. In A Good Day to Kill, the Byrnes family expands its reach. In Arizona Territory, Chet meets a young widow and searches for lost cattle. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
DB84159 9 hours 39 minutes
by Jonathan Franklin
read by Don Feldheim
Author of 33 Men (DB73380) recounts the journey of Salvador Alvarenga and Ezequiel Córdoba, lost at sea off the coast of Mexico during a storm in 2012. Describes conditions aboard their small fishing vessel, shark attacks, Córdoba's death, and Alvarenga's eventual return to land in 2014. Strong language. 2015.

Animals and Wildlife

Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway
DB84863 9 hours 21 minutes
by Peter Zheutlin
read by Erik Sandvold
Journalist profiles Greg Mahle, who has dedicated his life to rescuing dogs and finding them forever homes. With a network of volunteers, Mahle organizes Rescue Road Trips to the South, transporting strays and dogs due to be euthanized to adopters in the North. 2015.

Arts

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
DB84273 10 hours 16 minutes
by Nancy Marie Brown
read by Gregory Maupin
The Lewis chessmen were discovered in Scotland in the early 1800s. A historian traces these carved ivory game pieces from their probable creation in Iceland, and chronicles the North Atlantic world that the Vikings ruled for four hundred years. 2015.

Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern
DB84609 8 hours 27 minutes
by Francine Prose
read by Barbara Rappaport
Author of Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (DB79323) profiles the life of modern art advocate Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979). Discusses the influence of her Jewish heritage on her life; the artists she championed, including Jackson Pollock and Man Ray; and her at times chaotic personal life. 2015.

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
DB84088 11 hours 14 minutes
by Lawrence Weschler
read by Mark Ashby
Author of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder (DB41918) recounts decades of conversations with artist Robert Irwin (born 1928), discussing Irwin's personal history, artistic process, and the business of art. Highlights Irwin's transformation from painter to installation artist specializing in light and light-distorting media. 2008.

Biography

The Way Around: Finding My Mother and Myself among the Yanomami
DB84111 9 hours 27 minutes
by David Good
read by Barry Bernson
Man recounts his trips in 2011 and 2013 to reconnect with his mother and her remote tribe, the Yanomami, in the Amazon rainforest after not seeing her for twenty years. Describes a sense of disconnection with his upbringing in the United States, his relationship with his father, and his Yanomami family. 2015.

Porcelain: A Memoir
DB84736 11 hours 21 minutes
by Moby
read by Moby
DJ and record producer chronicles a pivotal period of his life, from 1989 to 1999. He begins the decade squatting in an abandoned factory while sending out demo tapes, and ends with the hit record Play in 1999, which launched his career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life
DB84333 7 hours 42 minutes
by Amy Purdy
read by Mary Kane
A contestant on the television program Dancing with the Stars talks about her experience of losing her legs after contracting bacterial meningitis. She nearly died, and the experience left her with a new sense of spirituality and determination. 2014.

The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
DB84601 4 hours 14 minutes
by Catherine Reef
read by Kristin Allison
Explores the intriguing and tragically short lives of the three literary siblings and discusses their classic works: Emily’s Wuthering Heights (DB25178), Charlotte’s Jane Eyre (DB47868), and Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey (DB21671). For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.

Dinner with Edward: The Story of a Remarkable Friendship
DB84767 4 hours 44 minutes
by Isabel Vincent
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
A journalist’s memoir of a difficult period of her life when her marriage was falling apart. Having recently moved to New York, she agrees to check in on a friend's widowed ninety-three-year-old father, Edward. The two begin meeting weekly for a gourmet meal and conversation. 2016.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

A Blessing Well Disguised: A Blinded Artist's Inner Journey out of the Dark
DB84420 7 hours 36 minutes
by Lloyd Burlingame
read by A. J. Stetson
Broadway stage designer, blinded at the height of his career, describes his efforts to reinvent himself as an author—by writing the books Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan (DB75550) and Sets, Lights, and Lunacy (DB80648)—and, more importantly, to accept his condition and find wholeness. His journey is facilitated by Jungian analysis. 2014.

Business and Economics

Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire
DB84790 9 hours 57 minutes
by Peter B. Doran
read by Peter B. Doran
Dual biography of the cofounders of Royal Dutch Shell, parent company of Shell Oil, who were initially rivals but combined forces to compete against Standard Oil, which was owned by John D. Rockefeller. Discusses the state of the oil industry and government regulation in the early twentieth century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism
DB84646 10 hours 26 minutes
by Jeff Gramm
read by Mark Ashby
Hedge-fund manager recounts the history of shareholder activism from the 1920s to the early twenty-first century by analyzing eight particular cases. Examines archetypes of a shareholder movement, such as hostile raiders, innovators, and business luminaries, including Warren Buffet and Ross Perot. 2015.

Cooking

Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook: From Mom's Kitchen to Mine and Yours
DB83770 6 hours 21 minutes
by Frankie Avalon
read by Patrick Downer
Singer and actor Avalon shares recipes from family and friends that he has enjoyed making over the years. Includes some family anecdotes and an introduction to every recipe, which is either a memory associated with the food or a tip on how to make it. 2015.

The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure
DB83884 8 hours 45 minutes
by Alana Chernila
read by Marsha Rehns
Food blogger shares recipes centered around her kitchen philosophy of enjoying the process of creating tasty food that reflects the way you want to live your life. Each section provides tips and advice on topics like being a beginner, using scraps, and being kind to yourself. 2015.

Dehydrating at Home: Getting the Best from Your Dehydrator, from Fruit Leathers to Meat Jerkies
DB84287 4 hours 9 minutes
by Michelle Keogh
read by Kerry Dukin
Cookbook featuring recipes geared toward the use of dehydrators. Categories covered are fruits, vegetables, leathers, jerky, nuts and seeds, crackers and flatbreads, herbs and seasonings, breakfast, entrées, desserts, main meals, pet treats, and other household uses. Includes a guide to what to consider when buying a dehydrator. 2015.

Crime

A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad
DB84782 8 hours 3 minutes
by Del Quentin Wilber
read by Johnny Heller
Follows the detectives of the homicide unit in Prince George's County, Maryland—bordering the nation's capital—as they scramble to solve multiple killings. In one high-profile case, a seventeen-year-old honor student was attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Diet and Nutrition

Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss
DB84779 7 hours 43 minutes
by Sandra Aamodt
read by Sandra Aamodt
Neuroscientist explores the brain's reaction to dieting and explains why it usually backfires. Discusses the defended weight range that every brain will fight to maintain, and suggests taking a year to train oneself to eat mindfully—eat when hungry, stop when full. Prescribes aiming for fitness rather than thinness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Family

Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached
DB84901 7 hours 38 minutes
by Hillary Whittington
read by Laura Adducci
Mother describes the challenges involved in raising their son, Ryland, who was discovered to be deaf at the age of one and transitioned from girl to boy at the age of five. Discusses responding to Ryland's needs and stated preferences, community reactions, and challenges for a young transgender child. 2015.

Gardening

The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water
DB84886 7 hours 12 minutes
by Pam Penick
read by Kerry Dukin
A gardening guide for those who live in drought conditions or who simply wish to design gardens that need minimal watering. Includes advice on how to prepare the soil, use water wisely, and choose plants that thrive in low-water environments. 2016.

General

And That's How I See It: Selected Commentaries, Vols. 1–2
DB85062 3 hours 23 minutes
by Larry P. Johnson
read by various narrators
Two collections of columns published in the San Antonio (TX) Express-News by the author of Mexico by Touch (DBC04882) and Inside My World (DB72707). A persuasive advocate for disability rights and an incurable optimist, Johnson's often humorous personal views range from driverless cars and talking ATMs to self-reliance, gratitude, and overcoming adversity. 2015.

Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books
DB84570 7 hours 50 minutes
by Tim Parks
read by Jake Williams
Thirty-seven essays exploring the world of reading and criticism, by the author of Europa (DB48634) and Cleaver (DB68657). Essays are divided into the categories of "The World around the Book," "The Book in the World," "The Writer's World," and "Writing across Worlds." 2015.

Government and Politics

The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution
DB84870 4 hours 23 minutes
by Patrick Cockburn
read by George Holmes
A description of the rise of conditions leading to terrorist group ISIS’s explosive success, including the Iraqi and Syrian civil wars. Additionally, the author examines the principles of the group, also known as the Islamic State, which combine religious fanaticism and military prowess. Some violence. 2015.

Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics
DB84393 14 hours 15 minutes
by Rick Shenkman
read by Jake Williams
Journalist argues that human instincts cause irrational decision making in the realm of politics, both by everyday voters and by those whose professional lives are in the field. Highlights what he views as four failures: disengagement from the political process, misjudgment of candidates, punishment of truth telling, and failure to empathize. 2016.

Hobbies and Crafts

How to Knit Socks That Fit: Techniques for Toe-Up and Cuff-Down Styles
DB84558 3 hours 9 minutes
by Donna Druchunas
read by Suzanne Duvall
Guide to the basics of knitting socks. Discusses considerations for choosing yarn, needle choice, determining sock fit and sizing, the parts of the sock, which direction to knit the sock—up from the toe, or down from the cuff, with specific techniques for each—knitting two socks at once, and more. 2015.

The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting
DB84700 4 hours 33 minutes
by Clara Parkes
read by Clara Parkes
Twenty-two essays from the author of Knitlandia (DB84484) recounting various events reflecting her journey through the world of knitting. Includes stories from childhood, accounts of particular projects, and reflections on the influence of friends and family members. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Humor

You'll Grow Out of It
DB85076 7 hours 23 minutes
by Jessi Klein
read by Jessi Klein
Comedian and TV writer shares humorous stories of how she grew from a tomboy to a woman. She talks about a wide range of topics, from fashion to romantic relationships to the fear and insecurity she had to overcome to perform on stage as a comic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Literature

The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story
DB84634 17 hours 32 minutes
by Martin Edwards
read by George Holmes
Study of an elite, mysterious social network of crime writers called the Detection Club, which began in 1930, and the group's continuing influence on print and film storytelling. Founding members Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Julian Symons presided over the club for nearly forty years. 2015.

The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters
DB84387 12 hours 50 minutes
edited by Fergus Fleming
read by Barry Bernson
Collection of letters written by Ian Fleming (1908–1964) between 1952 and 1964, arranged according to the order in which the James Bond novels appeared, starting with Casino Royale (DB56134). Letters discuss family issues, commentary on his books, and business with his publisher. Edited by Fleming's nephew. Some strong language. 2015.

The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers
DB85255 11 hours 32 minutes
by Terry McDonell
read by Jason Culp
Former editor at Time, Newsweek, Esquire, and other publications recounts his work experiences and the people he knew, including Hunter S. Thompson, David Carr, and Steve Jobs, among others. Provides advice on developing a career in journalism and publishing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Better Living through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
DB84154 6 hours 35 minutes
by A.O. Scott
read by Steven Carpenter
The chief film critic for the New York Times argues that we are all critics, and that critical thinking is a part of daily life. He defends the act of criticism, calling it an art and using examples that range from Aristotle and Kant to his own work. 2016.

Marriage and Sex

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love
DB84471 5 hours 21 minutes
by DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good
read by Teresa Willis
Film producer Franklin and actress Good discuss celibacy before marriage, developing a romantic relationship rooted in shared Christian values with a mutual agreement to abstain from sex, and the effect of this practice on their own relationship and marriage. Expands this philosophy to achieving other goals through delayed gratification. Bestseller. 2016.

Medicine and Health

Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs
DB83427 10 hours 15 minutes
by Neal D. Barnard
read by Bill Delaney
A medical doctor outlines a program that grew out of his research on repairing insulin function, as well as reversing and preventing type 2 diabetes. He discusses how his advice differs from conventional treatment. He also includes menus and recipes built around generous portions of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes. 2007.

The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time
DB84717 7 hours 34 minutes
by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark
read by Eva Wilhelm
Forty-three-year-old actress and her coauthor examine the current science on aging in women. Topics examined include how the body changes through time, menopause, cellular aging, building stronger bodies and brains, and the biological impact of genes, choices, and attitudes. Bestseller. 2016.

Zika: The Emerging Epidemic
DB85075 5 hours 2 minutes
by Donald G. McNeil
read by Dan Woren
A journalist for The New York Times expands on his previously published coverage to detail the history and expansion of the Zika virus, which erupted to epidemic levels in 2015. Discusses the effects of the virus, policy efforts to contain it, research for a cure, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease
DB84563 10 hours 58 minutes
by Sotirios A. Parashos and others
read by Kerry Dukin
Researcher, physical therapist, and journalist team up to provide a guide to disease management for patients, family members, friends and caregivers dealing with Parkinson's. Clarifies misunderstandings; describes symptoms that may occur; explores possible causes; discusses diagnosis, treatment options, and ongoing research; and provides suggestions for living a rewarding life. 2013.

Music

Sounds like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song
DB84153 3 hours 59 minutes
by Sara Bareilles
read by Eva Wilhelm
Successful singer/songwriter reflects on her life and career in eight essays, each named after one of her popular songs. In "Beautiful Girl," she writes letters to her former selves to confront past demons. Some strong language. 2015.

The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
DB84030 9 hours 31 minutes
by John Seabrook
read by Steven Carpenter
A New Yorker magazine writer examines the changes in popular music, from Tin Pan Alley to the hook-laden songs on the radio today. The author talked to producers in Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, and Sweden to find out the formula for a hit song. Some strong language. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World
DB84831 12 hours 8 minutes
by Joel K. Bourne
read by Ken Kliban
An environmental journalist who was raised on a farm takes on the question of how we will feed the world as population growth outstrips food production. Looks at agriculture in the past seventy-five years and the future of food production in the face of climate change. 2015.

Occult and Astrology

Witches of America
DB84904 13 hours 29 minutes
by Alex Mar
read by Celeste Lawson
A journalist and documentary filmmaker investigates the world of modern witchcraft. She looks at the roots of Wicca in the 1950s and explores the many modern varieties of pagan practice, attending events such as a pagan conference and the meeting of a Feri coven. Some strong language. 2015.

Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past
DB84391 5 hours 36 minutes
by Erich von Däniken
read by Scott Reynolds
Presents theories of extraterrestrial life influencing events and societal developments on Earth. Discusses the creation and use of Egyptian pyramids, Biblical stories such as Ezekiel's witnessing of God and Cherubim, archaeological discoveries in South America, and more. Originally translated from the 1968 German edition. 1969.

Philosophy

The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments
DB84447 26 hours 29 minutes
edited by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley
read by Ken Kliban
A philosophy professor and the online opinion editor for the New York Times collaborate to edit that paper's philosophy blog, The Stone. Here they collect essays from the blog discussing a variety of topics, including the nature of philosophy and why it matters today. 2016.

Poetry

Felicity
DB84944 0 hours 30 minutes
by Mary Oliver
read by Erin Jones
Collection of poems from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. In this volume, Oliver explores what it means to love another person, as well as the strangeness and wonder of human connection. Includes, among many others, "Don’t Worry," "The First Day," and "What This Is Not." 2015.

Psychology and Self-Help

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities
DB84538 12 hours 39 minutes
by Claudia Kalb
read by Catherine Byers
Journalist looks at twelve famous historical figures and uses modern psychiatric tools to proffer diagnoses of their common mental-health conditions. Those profiled include Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright, Abraham Lincoln, and Charles Darwin. 2016.

Mothering through the Darkness: Women Open Up about the Postpartum Experience
DB84254 8 hours 21 minutes
edited by Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger
read by Mary Kane
An examination of postpartum depression. In this anthology, thirty mothers discuss their own experiences with this common pregnancy-related complication, dispelling common myths about postpartum mental health issues and exploring the wide range of experiences faced by women. 2015.

Religion

Kindfulness
DB84528 1 hour 48 minutes
by Ajahn Brahm
read by Jeff Allin
Monk and spiritual director of Australian Buddhist society presents the discipline of mindfulness—focusing on being present in the moment—and challenges practitioners to the additional step of being kindful—making positive choices in the moment. Shares techniques and meditations on developing a sense of kindfulness. 2016.

Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir
DB84564 9 hours 14 minutes
by Joan D. Chittister
read by Jill Ferris
Memoir of Catholic nun, reflecting on her spiritual growth. Topics covered include the differences and convergences between spirituality and religion, the call to religious life, experiencing life outside of inward-facing existence, living the Gospels, feminism and spirituality, the divine in nature, and finding meaning in everyday life. 2004.

Uncommon Gratitude: Alleluia for All That Is
DB84571 4 hours 49 minutes
by Joan Chittister and Rowan Williams
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Chittister, a Benedictine nun, and Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury, present ways to find gratitude in a variety of circumstances, many of which may cause pain and suffering. Topics addressed are separated into the broad areas of "Discovering What We Are," "Becoming Who We Are," and "Growing into the Unknown." 2010.

The Year without a Purchase: One Family's Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting
DB84552 8 hours 50 minutes
by Scott Dannemiller
read by Joe Peck
Blogger and former missionary chronicles the year he and his family chose to avoid buying things for a year. Discusses what brought his family to that point, the negotiations he and his wife made about the rules for acceptable purchases, and the impact on his family's relationship with God. 2015.

Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life beyond the Now
DB84327 8 hours 22 minutes
by Billy Graham
read by Bob Moore
Evangelical preacher and author of The Reason for My Hope (DB77704) reflects on versions of the afterlife presented in the Bible. Includes personal reminiscences from more than ninety years that reflect the lessons taught in various scriptures. 2015.

Augustine: Conversions to Confessions
DB84404 31 hours 32 minutes
by Robin Lane Fox
read by Jeremy Gage
Emeritus Fellow at Oxford University chronicles the life of Augustine of Hippo (354–430), author of Confessions (DB39444). Uses recently discovered letters and sermons to expand upon the understanding of Augustine's life prior to his conversion to Christianity, including his membership in a persecuted sect and his philosophical influences. 2015.

Science and Technology

Physics: A Short History from Quintessence to Quarks
DB84288 7 hours 28 minutes
by J.L. Heilbron
read by Jon Huffman
Oxford University fellow presents the history of physics, from the Ancient Greeks to the twentieth century. Discusses the development of the field, its roots in philosophy, expansion to include the field of mathematics, research carried out in Islamic countries, progress in Europe, and evolution in America due to war. 2015.

Lab Girl
DB84436 11 hours 40 minutes
by Hope Jahren
read by Hope Jahren
Geobiologist chronicles her life in science. Describes growing up with a father who encouraged her interest in the field; research field trips that have taken her to Florida, the North Pole, and Ireland; and her enduring work relationship with lab partner Bill Hagopian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
DB84470 9 hours 15 minutes
by Pagan Kennedy
read by Kerry Dukin
Former columnist for the New York Times examines the history behind invent-tions, ranging from sippy cups for toddlers to 3-D printers, to distill the ingre-dients common to moments of invention and innovation. Uses case studies to discuss problem finding, discovery, prophecy, connecting, and empowerment. 2016.

Remarkable Minds: Seventeen More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine
DB84318 8 hours 34 minutes
by Pendred Noyce
read by Marsha Rehns
Profiles pioneering women in science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine, including Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Marietta Blau, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Jane Cooke Wright. Each of these women defied stereotypes during times when opportunities were limited and succeeded in becoming notable scientists. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2015.

Social Sciences

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
DB84705 8 hours 20 minutes
by Joshua Hammer
read by Ken Kliban
A journalist recounts the efforts of a small group of librarians and archivists in Mali to rescue thousands of rare manuscripts before they fell into the hands of the jihadists attacking the city of Timbuktu. Some strong language. 2016.

Negroland: A Memoir
DB84202 7 hours 3 minutes
by Margo Jefferson
read by Teresa Willis
Autobiographical examination of life in what the author, having been born into an elite black family in 1947 Chicago, calls the colored aristocracy or colored elite. The author examines the intersections of this life with crucial historical moments such as the civil rights movement and the rise of feminism. 2015.

The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet; the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing
DB84280 12 hours 15 minutes
by Rod Nordland
read by Barry Bernson
A Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for the New York Times follows the story of two young lovers from Afghanistan. Zakia and Ali were neighbors from different tribes who ran away together, defying their families. They went into hiding to avoid the death sentence Zakia's family placed on her. 2016.

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
DB84784 9 hours 56 minutes
by Joshua Cooper Ramo
read by Joshua Cooper Ramo
Economist explores the ability to analyze the world in terms of networks—the interconnected ways events, people, and ideas develop and are distributed. Discusses how benign networks can change into malicious ones. Challenges business and political leaders—as well as everyday people—to develop the analytical skills needed to navigate increasingly complex connectivity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
DB84644 11 hours 34 minutes
by Jim Wallis
read by Patrick Downer
Author of God's Politics (DB59930) presents an argument, within the framework of Evangelical Christianity, that racism is the original sin of America and that purportedly "colorblind" or "race-neutral" policies perpetuate the sin. Explains the concept of white privilege and discusses potential actions for the future. 2016.

Teens and LGBT Issues
DB84091 2 hours 41 minutes
by Christine Wilcox
read by Lise Bruneau
Discusses gender, gender identities, and terminology. Provides information for teens to assist them in determining whether they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender—LGBT. Identifies potential challenges LGBT teens may face when coming out, and highlights resources. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Sports and Recreation

Boys among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution
DB84475 12 hours 38 minutes
by Jonathan Abrams
read by Chuck Young
In 1995, basketball player Kevin Garnett surprised the world when he decided to enter the NBA draft directly after high school instead of heading to college. Discusses how the trend continued for many other celebrated players until the NBA instituted an age limit, forcing players to wait a year. 2016.

I Feel like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory
DB84184 8 hours 23 minutes
by Ray Lewis
read by Bob Moore
Former NFL linebacker and ESPN analyst shares his rise from an impoverished upbringing to a successful career with the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to his career and his personal faith, he covers his arrest and trial for murder in 2000 and its effect on his reputation. Some strong language. 2015.

Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
DB84642 13 hours 46 minutes
by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
read by Bob Moore
Two sports historians look at the brief friendship between boxer Cassius Clay Jr. (who became Muhammad Ali) and Nation of Islam minister Malcolm X. Covers Clay’s heavyweight championship match with Sonny Liston in 1964 and the growing conflict between Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X. Some strong language. 2016.

One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits
DB84574 12 hours 46 minutes
by Adam Skolnick
read by Bill Wallace
Journalist and travel writer talks about freediving, an extreme sport where competitors dive as deep as possible without oxygen, and where one mistake can kill. He focuses on the story of Nicholas Mevoli, the first freediver to die in competition in 2013. Some strong language. 2016.

Back from the Dead
DB84575 14 hours 3 minutes
by Bill Walton
read by Bill Wallace
Legendary basketball player reflects on his life on and off the court. He had great success as a college player at UCLA before moving on to the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics, but he was plagued by injury and chronic pain. Bestseller. 2016.

Travel

Better Than Fiction 2: True Adventures from 30 Great Fiction Writers
DB84326 9 hours 0 minutes
edited by Don George
read by Joe Peck
Collection of thirty essays on travel by authors of fiction. Includes pieces by Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely beside Ourselves (DB76947), Jane Smiley, author of Golden Age (DB82768), Francine Prose, author of Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (DB79323), and more. 2015.

The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World
DB84931 7 hours 49 minutes
by Steve Hely
read by Steve Hely
In a series of essays, a writer for television shows such as 30 Rock and The Office recounts his trip from Los Angeles through Mexico, Central America, and South America. Discusses learning Spanish through immersion, meeting locals and other travelers, and sites he visited. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
DB84330 6 hours 41 minutes
by Lauret Edith Savoy
read by Mary Kane
Professor of environmental studies and geology uses this perspective to explore her own family's history, particularly her racial heritage, which includes Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans. Expands upon this exploration to consider the ways race is reflected by the use of land and geography in the United States. 2015.

U.S. History

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
DB84598 15 hours 4 minutes
by Timothy Egan
read by Jake Williams
Author of Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher (DB76136) profiles Thomas Francis Meagher, who was exiled from Ireland for fomenting revolt during the Great Famine of the 1840s. Details Meagher's banishment to Tasmania, escape to America, service in the Civil War, and death in Montana. Some violence. Bestseller. 2016.

Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman
DB85078 10 hours 47 minutes
by Mary Mann Hamilton
read by Barbara Benjamin-Creel
An account by Mary Mann Hamilton (1866–1936) of her life as a pioneer in the American South. She describes facing natural disasters, dangerous wildlife, managing a boardinghouse for settlers in Arkansas, and running a logging camp in Mississippi, all while caring for her family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846–1873
DB84916 15 hours 45 minutes
by Benjamin Madley
read by Fajer Al-Kaisi
Examination of the widespread slaughter that caused California's Native American population to plummet from 150,000 to 30,000 between 1846 and 1873. The author uncovers, among other things, the involvement of state and federal officials, taxpayer dollars supporting the violence, indigenous resistance, and what ended the killings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America
DB84292 12 hours 43 minutes
by Michael A. McDonnell
read by Bruce Huntey
Historian profiles Native American tribes of the Great Lakes region, particularly the Anishinaabe Odawa, who populated the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Traces their history, alliances and rivalries, and prominent members, including Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade, an active participant in the territorial wars of the 1700s. 2015.

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots
DB84924 9 hours 53 minutes
by Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher
read by various narrators
Companion to O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots. Examines the American Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders. Details the arguments that led the country to war and the lives of individuals who led the colonies to the birth of a new nation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Women's Concerns

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?
DB84587 5 hours 25 minutes
by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
read by Suzanne Duvall
Overview of the history of disputes over human reproduction practices, including contraception, sex education, and abortion. Highlights notable individuals such as Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett, who were demonized for their advocacy of women's rights to have access to birth control. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

World History

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets
DB84738 23 hours 0 minutes
by Svetlana Alexievich
read by various narrators
Oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, bringing together dozens of voices in a documentary style. Nobel Prize-winning author charts the decline of Soviet culture and speculates on what is to come. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
DB84514 7 hours 34 minutes
by Richard Engel
read by Bill Burton
Chief foreign correspondent for NBC chronicles his experiences reporting in the Middle East since 1997, when he was a young man fresh out of college. Recounts stories of the people he has encountered, including everyday people, rebels, and dictators. Discusses the political changes he has seen. Some violence. Bestseller. 2016.

Cause and Effect: The French Revolution
DB84204 2 hours 35 minutes
by Robert Green
read by Kerry Dukin
Examines the French Revolution and discusses the events leading up to it; the impact of major uprisings, participants, and actions; and its lasting effect on France and around the world. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence
DB84540 14 hours 33 minutes
by Jonathan Haslam
read by Peter Johnson
An account of Soviet intelligence services from the October Revolution to the end of the Cold War. The author examines Nikita Khrushchev and his successors' use of codes and ciphers, as well as the reasons they discarded ideological recruitment in favor of blackmail and bribery. 2015.

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
DB84314 20 hours 46 minutes
by Tom Holland
read by George Holmes
Historian details the lives of the descendants of Julius Caesar, from the reign of Augustus to that of Nero. Discusses their marriages and romantic affairs, political challenges and rivals, and life in Rome during their rule. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Search for the Man in the Iron Mask: A Historical Detective Story
DB84181 11 hours 21 minutes
by Paul Sonnino
read by Ken Kliban
Historian presents his solution to the mystery of the identity of the man rumored to have been imprisoned and treated royally during the reign of Louis XIV while being forced to wear an iron mask. Sonnino describes his own adventures to uncover the truth, providing many historical details before presenting his dramatic conclusions. 2016.

The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas
DB84210 22 hours 0 minutes
by Alison Weir
read by Kristin Allison
A biography of Margaret Douglas, the Countess of Lennox and niece of King Henry VIII, who operated at the very highest levels of power to influence the political arena, including orchestrating her son’s marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots and securing the Stuart ascension to the throne for her grandson. 2015.

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Books for Children

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Books are listed alphabetically within the headings Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example, the title Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown would be listed in Children’s Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Brown.

Children's Fiction

Adventure

Lady Liberty's Holiday
DB84650 0 hours 14 minutes
by Jen Arena
read by Catherine Frels
When the Statue of Liberty decides she wants to see more of America, she leaves her post in New York to explore the country. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

The Crimson Skew: Mapmakers, Book 3
DB85105 13 hours 17 minutes
by S.E. Grove
read by Cassandra Campbell
1892. Thirteen-year-old Sophia Tims journeys home to Boston, anticipating her reunion with Theo, but he has been conscripted to fight in the Western War, Prime Minister Broadgirdle's twisted vision of westward expansion. Sequel to The Golden Specific (DB82189). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2016.

Warriors: Omen of the Stars; the Complete Fourth Series
DB83302 52 hours 25 minutes
by Erin Hunter
read by various narrators
Six books, written between 2009 and 2012, following the adventures of Warriors: Power of Three (DB72416). As the Clans face dark forces, they discover the fourth cat of the prophecy. Includes The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, and The Last Hope. For grades 4-7. 2012.

The Legend of the Rift: Seven Wonders
DB84121 10 hours 11 minutes
by Peter Lerangis
read by Alec Volz
Jack McKinley and his friends, from Seven Wonders (DB81562), desperately search for the last of the lost Loculi and confront the armies of Artemis in order to rescue their friend Aly, who has been pulled back through a rift in time to Atlantis by King Uhla'ar. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Peril at the Top of the World: Treasure Hunters
DB85084 5 hours 0 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by Bryan Kennedy
When a set of priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt go missing in Russia, the Kidd siblings head to St. Petersburg and the wild Arctic tundra to track down the treasure. Sequel to Secret of the Forbidden City (DB82595). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.

Omega City
DB84718 6 hours 57 minutes
by Diana Peterfreund
read by Mary Kane
Determined to prove her conspiracy theorist father's beliefs about lost Cold War technology, Gillian, her skeptical brother Eric, and their friends journey to the ruins of a vast doomsday bunker, where they are confronted by dangerous adversaries. For grades 4-7. 2015.

The Bamboo Sword
DB84887 7 hours 24 minutes
by Margi Preus
read by Andy Pyle
Japan, 1853. After the arrival of U.S. warships, Yoshi, a young Japanese servant boy who dreams of becoming a warrior, flees from an unjust punishment and ends up on an adventure with the samurai Manjiro, from Heart of a Samurai (DB72560). For grades 6-9. 2015.

Animals

Wolf Camp
DB84801 0 hours 9 minutes
by Andrea Zuill
read by Andy Pyle
Homer the dog persuades his human family to let him go to wolf camp to learn how to bring out his inner wolf. For grades K-3. 2016.

Family

The Most Important Thing: Stories about Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
DB84605 4 hours 49 minutes
by Avi
read by Erik Sandvold
Seven short stories that explore the relationships among sons, fathers, and grandfathers. In "Dream Catcher," a boy spends a week with his estranged grandfather in Colorado and finally learns a thing or two about his stern dad. For grades 5-8. 2016.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
DB84537 8 hours 56 minutes
by Leslie Connor
read by L.J. Ganser
A resident of the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in Surprise, Nebraska, eleven-year-old Perry grew up inside the facility with his mom, who is serving a fifteen-year sentence. When the new district attorney discovers their unusual situation, he causes problems for the family and residents. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Stella, Star of the Sea
DB84835 0 hours 6 minutes
by Marie-Louise Gay
read by Colleen Delany
Sam is full of questions on his first trip to the seashore, and his older sister, Stella, has an answer for each one—except whether or not Sam will ever come into the water. For preschool-grade 2. 1999.

The Secret Hum of a Daisy
DB84659 7 hours 29 minutes
by Tracy Holczer
read by Jill Fox
After twelve-year-old Grace's mother suddenly dies, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. Then, in a mysterious treasure hunt around her mother's old town, Grace discovers clues that will help her find her true home. For grades 6-9. 2014.

Meet the Bobs and Tweets
DB84912 0 hours 20 minutes
by Pepper Springfield
read by various narrators
When the Bobs, who are slobs, and the Tweets, who are neat, move to the same neighborhood, there are inevitable conflicts—especially when the two families try to use the community swimming pool at the same time. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2016.

Fantasy

An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories
DB85073 9 hours 50 minutes
by Chris Colfer
read by Chris Colfer
To end the Masked Man's literary army, twins Alex and Conner, along with their friends, must enter Conner's short stories. While there, they find allies in unexpected places. Sequel to Beyond the Kingdoms (DB82097). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Time Stoppers
DB84543 9 hours 48 minutes
by Carrie Jones
read by Amanda Leigh Cobb
Foster child Annie Nobody discovers a new world of magic, power, and scary creatures in a hidden, magical town, Aurora. It is up to Annie and her new friend Jamie to protect their new home from those who want to misuse the great power. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy
DB84783 9 hours 20 minutes
by M.A. Larson
read by Susan Duerden
Now famous, Princess Cadet Evie returns to Pennyroyal Academy, where she is threatened by a secret society that is hatching an evil plan against the school that involves someone close to her. Sequel to Pennyroyal Academy (DB84735). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

A Bliss Novel Series, Books 1–3
DB84251 19 hours 2 minutes
by Kathryn Littlewood
read by Mary Kane
Books one through three, written between 2012 and 2014, in a series featuring the Bliss family's magical bakery. In Bliss, things go awry when twelve-year-old Rose is charged with the safekeeping of the enchanted Bliss Cookery Booke. Also includes A Dash of Magic and Bite-Sized Magic. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Keeper of the Lost Cities and Exile
DB83323 24 hours 10 minutes
by Shannon Messenger
read by Faith Potts
In Keeper of the Lost Cities twelve-year-old elf Sophie learns that she has secrets buried in her memory, for which some would kill. Sophie remains in danger in Exile, but helps train a precious, magical creature. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
DB84919 12 hours 48 minutes
by Megan Morrison
read by Susan Hanfield
When Jack climbs into Rapunzel's tower to steal an enchanted rose, he hints that Rapunzel is being misled about her situation. Driven by anger and fear, Rapunzel descends to the ground for the first time and embarks on a quest with Jack. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2016.

Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3
DB84390 14 hours 10 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Alec Volz
Cole, his best friend Dalton, and a few others venture to Zeropolis, a new kingdom, to continue the search for the rest of their missing friends. Cole also pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4
DB84576 16 hours 46 minutes
by Brandon Mull
read by Erik Sandvold
Cole and his friends finally reach the fourth of the five kingdoms, Necronum, land of the dead, where they confront unexpected dangers, encounter echoes or ghosts, and meet new allies. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Forest of Wonders: Wing and Claw
DB84606 8 hours 3 minutes
by Linda Sue Park
read by Erik Sandvold
When Raffa, a gifted young apothecary, makes a cure from a rare crimson vine he finds deep in the forbidden forest, the injured bat he saves is transformed into something much more than ordinary. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Folk and Fairy Tales

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures
DB84842 2 hours 49 minutes
by Theresa Breslin
read by Theresa Conkin
Collection of eleven Scottish tales featuring legendary creatures such as fairies, giants, mermen, selkies, witches, and even the monster of Loch Ness. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Friendship

Ivy and Bean: Make the Rules, Book 9
DB84412 1 hours 13 minutes
by Annie Barrows
read by Mary Kane
Seven-year-old Bean is too young to go to the Girl Power 4-Ever Camp that her sister Nancy is attending, so she and her best friend, Ivy, decide to create their own special camp. For grades 2-4. 2012.

Growing Up

The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy
DB84651 0 hours 8 minutes
by Beatrice Alemagna
read by Colleen Delany
Five-year-old Eddie wanders all over town looking for the perfect birthday gift for her mom. With the help of the community, Eddie finds exactly what she was looking for. Translated from the original 2014 French edition. Batchelder Award. For grades K-3. 2015.

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel
DB84715 7 hours 4 minutes
by Firoozeh Dumas
read by Mary Kane
1970s. Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tries to make her life over and create a Brady Bunch persona when she moves to Newport Beach, California, during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis. For grades 5-8. 2016.

The Girl in the Well Is Me
DB84215 3 hours 51 minutes
by Karen Rivers
read by Mare Trevathan
Eleven-year-old Kammie reflects on her life and her family problems as she fights panic and claustrophobia while waiting to be rescued from a well she fell into as she was trying to impress a group of popular mean girls. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes
DB84807 0 hours 10 minutes
by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
read by Kerry Dukin
A young Latina explores the different shapes in her community and discovers fun objects and foods that are round, square, rectangular, and triangular. For preschool-grade 2. 2013.

Historical Fiction

Full Cicada Moon
DB84203 4 hours 26 minutes
by Marilyn Hilton
read by Jill Fox
Novel in verse. In 1969, seventh-grader Mimi and her family move to an all-white town in Vermont, where Mimi's mixed-race background and interest in "boyish" topics like astronomy and carpentry make her feel like an outsider. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Wolf Hollow
DB84429 6 hours 57 minutes
by Lauren Wolk
read by Emily Rankin
Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including Toby, a homeless World War I veteran. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Holidays

The Wishbone Wish: Judy Moody and Stink
DB82669 1 hours 6 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
The town's eagerly anticipated annual Turkey Trot race and festival are coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. But the duo may be putting their Thanksgiving feast in jeopardy if they don't bring home the prize. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Humor

Mom, There's a Dinosaur in Beeson's Lake: Secrets of a Lab Rat, Book 2
DB84938 2 hours 34 minutes
by Trudi Trueit
read by Oliver Wyman
Scab and his friends spot a strange creature in the lake and are determined to go back for proof. But first, Scab's mom orders him to take swimming lessons, and he's afraid he'll be forced to reveal his secret fear of deep water. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2010.

No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay): Secrets of a Lab Rat, Book 1
DB84939 1 hours 56 minutes
by Trudi Trueit
read by Oliver Wyman
Fearless nine-year-old "Scab" McNally tries to get his twin sister's help in convincing their parents to let them get a dog. But when he embarrasses her in school with a particularly obnoxious invention, it looks like he has lost her cooperation forever. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2009.

Good Night, Baddies
DB84745 0 hours 4 minutes
by Deborah Underwood
read by Erin Jones
After a full day of evil schemes, fairy-tale baddies return home to spend time with their friends and get ready for bed. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
DB84524 4 hours 9 minutes
by Robin Yardi
read by Joe Peck
Mateo, a fourth-grader from California, spots two skunks stealing his sister's trike. He launches a crusade to retrieve the trike and soon learns that the skunks are not only thieves—they can talk, too! For grades 3-6. 2016.

Mystery

The Case of the Squeaky Thief: The Kerry Hill Casecrackers, Book 3
DB82833 1 hours 45 minutes
by Peggy Nicholson and John F. Warner
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
Five friends who live in Newport, Rhode Island, have another case to solve. After receiving a coded message, the group investigates the theft of a priceless chess set stolen from the museum in the Maitland Manor. For grades 3-6. 1995.

New Year's Eve Thieves: Calendar Mysteries
DB84778 0 hours 51 minutes
by Ronald Roy
read by Jim Meskimen
While getting ready to celebrate New Year's Eve, four friends are surprised when they spot masked men peeking in people's windows. Determined to stop the potential thieves, Bradley, Nate, Brian, and Lucy start up their final investigation. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Murder Is Bad Manners: A Wells and Wong Mystery
DB84334 5 hours 51 minutes
by Robin Stevens
read by Lise Bruneau
At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate. Then Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Poison Is Not Polite: A Wells and Wong Mystery
DB84535 6 hours 47 minutes
by Robin Stevens
read by Anne Hancock
Home for the holidays, English schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong suspect foul play when someone falls seriously and mysteriously ill at Daisy's family estate. The duo use their sleuthing skills to uncover the truth. Sequel to Murder Is Bad Manners (DB84334). For grades 5-8. 2015.

School

Pilfer Academy: A School So Bad It's Criminal
DB84129 5 hours 0 minutes
by Lauren Magaziner
read by Mare Trevathan
When troublemaker and loner George is kidnapped and brought to Pilfer Academy of Filching Arts—a secret school for training young thieves—he finally fits in and finds a friend. However, George runs into problems when he actually has to steal something. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Sports

Booked
DB84472 2 hours 54 minutes
by Kwame Alexander
read by Alec Volz
A novel in verse. Eighth-grader Nick Hall loves soccer and hates books, but he soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Children's Nonfiction

Animals

Koala Hospital: Wildlife Rescue
DB84664 0 hours 35 minutes
by Suzi Eszterhas
read by Kerry Dukin
Overview of the medical and foster care provided at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia. Describes the work of the volunteers, how they care for orphan baby koalas, and the furry animals' eventual release back into the wild. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Flying Frogs and Walking Fish: Leaping Lemurs, Tumbling Toads, Jet-Propelled Jellyfish, and More Surprising Ways That Animals Move
DB84880 0 hours 32 minutes
by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
read by Kurt Elftmann
Explores unusual animal locomotion through fascinating facts. For instance, a common octopus walks on two of its eight legs, a flying snake can glide through the air, and a Moroccan desert spider can roll away from hungry predators. For grades K-3. 2016.

Astronomy

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
DB85036 0 hours 41 minutes
by Brian Floca
read by Patrick Downer
Overview of the Apollo 11 mission that sent the first astronauts to land on the Moon in the summer of 1969. For grades K-3. 2009.

The Coolest Job in the Universe: Working aboard the International Space Station
DB84581 0 hours 55 minutes
by Henry M. Holden
read by Todd Fox
Explores the International Space Station (ISS), including its construction and the missions required to build it, living and working aboard the ISS, and its importance as the future of the space program. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Biography

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch
DB82780 0 hours 34 minutes
by Chris Barton
read by Joe Peck
Short biography of John Roy Lynch (1847–1939), one of the first African Americans elected to the United States Congress. Recounts his childhood in slavery, how his passion led him to being appointed justice of the peace, and his success as a politician for the people. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Dare the Wind
DB85025 0 hours 20 minutes
by Tracey Fern
read by Lise Bruneau
Recounts the daring feat of Eleanor "Ellen" Prentiss (1814–1900), who learned to navigate ships at an early age. In 1851, aboard the clipper Flying Cloud, Ellen created a new world record for fastest voyage from New York to San Francisco. For grades 2-4. 2014.

I Am Jazz
DB85028 0 hours 9 minutes
by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
read by Lise Bruneau
Autobiography of Jazz Jennings, who recounts her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy, and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier
DB84667 1 hours 44 minutes
by Teri Kanefield
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of Susanna "Suzy" Wright (1697–1784), a Quaker who was an intelligent, independent woman and who helped settle the Pennsylvania frontier, defended the rights of Native Americans, and provided legal counsel to her neighbors. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Cooking

Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows, and Purples
DB84648 1 hours 16 minutes
published by DK Publishing
read by Michael Scherer
Guide for kids to make tasty, healthy vegetarian dishes, including a red pepper hummus, fruity raisin granola, sunshine rice, and more. Separates the recipes by the color of the fruits and vegetables, and discusses how to prepare the ingredients. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters
DB84410 3 hours 58 minutes
retold by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
read by Marsha Rehns
Twenty fairy tales retold and paired with twenty-five recipes connected to each story, from breakfast to dessert. Little Red Riding Hood's picnic basket would hold many tasty tidbits—perhaps such items as deviled eggs, Granny's potato salad, and chicken salad pockets. For grades 3-6. 2006.

Government and Law

The Presidential Election Process
DB84451 2 hours 8 minutes
by Holly Lynn Anderson
read by Gary Telles
Overview of the United States presidential election process. Discusses candidate eligibility requirements, primaries and caucuses, political action committees (PACs), election day, inauguration, and more. Explains why every vote counts. For grades 6-9. 2016.

The Election of 1860: A Nation Divides on the Eve of War
DB84450 0 hours 55 minutes
by Jessica Gunderson
read by Gary Telles
Recounts the election of 1860 and profiles the four presidential candidates—John Bell, John C. Breckinridge, Stephen Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln—and their political platforms. Highlights the issue of slavery and the immediate and lasting effects the election had on a nation on the brink of civil war. For grades 4-7. 2016.

History

Loos, Poos, and Number Twos: A Disgusting Journey through the Bowels of History!
DB84205 0 hours 52 minutes
by Peter Hepplewhite
read by Mike Stefanelli
Overview of the history of excrement, from prehistoric times to how human waste could fertilize our crops in the future. Also highlights notable events like The Great Stink in 1858, when the River Thames in London became a river of reeking sewage. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Building the White House
DB84149 0 hours 14 minutes
by Benjamin Proudfit
read by Lise Bruneau
Discusses the history behind the construction of the White House, which started in 1792. Nine architects presented their plans for the mansion, and the final plan was based on Ireland’s Leinster House. Includes fun facts, describes cool modern additions such as a bowling alley, and more. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes

Fowl Chicken Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone: Funniest Bone Animal Jokes
DB84591 0 hours 39 minutes
by Amelia LaRoche
read by Todd Fox
Collection of jokes, limericks, tongue twisters, and knock-knock jokes about chickens and other birds. Includes fun facts about these birds too! For grades 2-4. 2015.

Language

Writing Powerful Persuasive Pieces: Write This Way
DB84452 1 hours 13 minutes
by Nancy Loewen
read by Mark Delgado
Guide to writing powerful persuasive articles to influence the way people think. For example, use rhetoric to persuade your parents to let you have a pet. Learn how to gather strong evidence, organize content, and use techniques to capture your audience’s attention. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

Medicine and Health

Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat
DB84416 3 hours 22 minutes
by Meredith Sayles Hughes
read by Nick DePinto
Overview of various diets throughout history, from paleo to vegan. Highlights the ethical reasoning behind choosing to follow certain diets, their benefits and disadvantages, and whether they are sustainable for humans, animals, and the planet. For grades 6-9. 2016.

Nature and the Environment

It's Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change
DB84320 5 hours 47 minutes
by Bridget Heos
read by Joe Peck
Overview of the history of our climate and climate change. Discusses the growing evidence that humans are causing global warming and highlights ways we can lower greenhouse gas emissions by changing policies, becoming more efficient with our energy consumption, and more. For grades 6-9. 2015.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
DB84585 0 hours 19 minutes
by Miranda Paul
read by Erin Jones
Recounts the story of how one woman, Isatou Ceesay, started a crafty recycling project to keep her community in Njau, Gambia, clean. For grades K-3. 2015.

Poetry

One Today
DB84584 0 hours 9 minutes
by Richard Blanco
read by Andy Pyle
Poet celebrates America from coast to coast in honor of President Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration on January 21, 2013. For grades K-3. 2013.

The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up
DB84851 0 hours 52 minutes
by Kenn Nesbitt
read by Jack Fox
Collection of fifty-eight humorous poems about animals in crazy situations. In "I Have to Write a Poem," a cow from outer space battles monkey aliens. Includes "My Hamster Has a Skateboard," "I Like My Triangular Kitten," "When Pigs Fly," and more. For grades K-3. 2010.

Science

Engineering Wonders: A True Book Series
DB84321 3 hours 31 minutes
by Katie Marsico
read by Patrick Downer
Six books highlighting design and engineering wonders, such as cars that function without drivers, super-sized giant trucks, drones that can be flown with smartphones, and more. Includes Bridges, Drones, Giant Trucks, Self-Driving Cars, Skyscrapers, and Warships. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Extreme Earth: A True Book Series
DB84322 3 hours 40 minutes
by Steven Otfinoski and Ann O. Squire
read by Patrick Downer
Six books featuring facts about amazing natural events in the world, from a hundred-meter-deep sinkhole in Guatemala to avalanche victims usually being the ones who started the disaster. Includes: Avalanches, Quicksand, Sinkholes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, and Volcanic Eruptions. For grades 3-6. 2016.

The Slowest Book Ever
DB84665 2 hours 41 minutes
by April Pulley Sayre
read by Theresa Conkin
Collection of surprising facts about anything and everything slow, in many broad categories, from plants to outer space. Provides a glossary of words to chew on and suggests slow experiments for you to try at your leisure. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2016.

You and Your Body

A Smart Girl's Guide to Liking Herself—Even on the Bad Days: The Secrets to Trusting Yourself, Being Your Best, and Never Letting the Bad Days Bring You Down
DB84449 1 hours 45 minutes
by Laurie Zelinger
read by Mary Kane
Presents advice for girls on how to feel their best in all kinds of situations. Discusses self-esteem, emotions, friendships and caring for others, and how to boost your self-confidence. For grades 4-7. 2012.

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El Niño Terrible y la Escritora Maldita (The Terrible Boy and the Damned Writer)
DB82977 12 horas 38 minutos
por Jaime Bayly
leído por Martin Untrojb
En esta novela, el protagonista Jaime Baylys, periodista peruano y personalidad de televisión incomprendido, reflexiona sobre su tumultuosa relación con una amante, Lucía, en anécdotas y a través de su periodismo. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (In this novel, protagonist Jaime Baylys, a misunderstood Peruvian columnist and television personality, records his tumultuous relationship with a lover, Lucía, in anecdotes and through his journalism. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

El Decimotercer Discípulo (The 13th Disciple)
DB82989 8 horas 22 minutos
por Deepak Chopra
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
Mare busca la verdad sobre la desaparición de su tía, una monja llamada Margaret. Entre las posesiones de Margaret, Mare encuentra un relicario de oro —junto con una nota críptica dirigida a ella, referiendo al "decimotercer discípulo"— y ella embarca en una búsqueda que podría cambiar la historia de la fe cristiana. Traducido del inglés. (Mare searches for the truth about the disappearance of her aunt, a nun named Margaret. Among Margaret's possessions, Mare finds a gold reliquary—together with a cryptic note addressed to Mare referring to the "thirteenth disciple"—and she embarks on a journey which could change the history of Christianity. Translated from English.) 2016.

Maze Runner: Prueba de Fuego (The Scorch Trials)
DB82972 11 horas 29 minutos
por James Dashner
leído por María Pino
Después de sobrevivir las condiciones terribles del Laberinto, Thomas y diecinueve muchachos están atrapados en un experimento científico diseñado para observar sus respuestas y recopilar datos que se consideran esenciales para la supervivencia de la raza humana. Continuación de Maze Runner: Correr o Morir (DB81993). Traducido del inglés. Algunas descripciones de violencia. (After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas and nineteen other boys are trapped in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race. Sequel to Maze Runner: Correr o Morir (DB81993). Some violence.) 2011.

Niebla al Mediodía (Fog at Noon)
DB82979 4 horas 56 minutos
por Tomás González
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Raúl está obsesionado por la desaparición de Julia siete meses antes; recorre el paisaje montañoso que ellos compartían, perdidos en memorias. Raquel recuerda Julia, también —a pesar de que la detestaba. Y la amiga de Julia, Aleja, también está marcada por el misterio. Cada uno de ellos explora la extraña desaparición de esta mujer en su propia voz. (Raúl is haunted by the disappearance of Julia seven months prior; he wanders the mountain landscape they shared, lost in memories. Raquel remembers Julia, too—though she detested her. And Julia's friend Aleja is also marked by the mystery. They each explore her strange disappearance in their own voices.) 2015.

Los Innovadores: Los Genios Que Inventaron el Futuro (The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution)
DB81960 30 horas 20 minutos
por Walter Isaacson
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
El autor de Steve Jobs: La Biografía (DB72993)  narra el desarrollo de la era digital y las personalidades influyentes en su ascenso. Desde de la reunión en 1833 de Lady Ada Lovelace —a veces descrita como la primera programadora de computadoras del mundo— y Charles Babbage —pionero inventor de calculadoras mecánicas complejas— hasta la victoria de la computadora Watson en el concurso de televisión Jeopardy! en 2011. (Author of Steve Jobs: La Biografia (DB72993) chronicles the development of the digital age and the personalities involved. Proceeds from the 1833 meeting of Lady Ada Lovelace—sometimes described as the world’s first computer programmer—and Charles Babbage—pioneer inventor of complex mechanical calculators—to the computer Watson's winning Jeopardy! in 2011.) 2014.

El Secreto de la Flor de Oro (The Secret of the Golden Flower)
DB82990 6 horas 32 minutos
por C.G. Jung y R. Wilhelm
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una obra china sobre meditación, atribuida al maestro taoísta Lü Dsu en una traducción clásica de 1930 por el sinólogo alemán Richard Wilhelm (1873–1930) y el psiquiatra suizo Carl Jung (1875–1961). Explora los detalles de la meditación sentada —incluyendo postura, la respiración, y la prevención de pensamientos negativos. Traducido del alemán. (A Chinese guide to meditation, attributed to Taoist master Lü Dsu, in a classic 1930 translation by the German sinologist Richard Wilhelm (1873–1930) and Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875–1961). Explores the details of sitting meditation—posture, breathing, and the prevention of negative thoughts. Translated from German.) 1931.

Jacqueline Kennedy: Conversaciones Históricas sobre Mi Vida con John F. Kennedy; Entrevistas con Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. en 1964 (Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on My Life with John F. Kennedy; Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., 1964 )
DB82976 14 horas 49 minutos
por Jacqueline Kennedy
leído por Adriana Sananes
Un proyecto de historia oral con la ex primera dama que ofrece relatos de la vida privada y pública de su difunto esposo, John F. Kennedy. Consiste de entrevistas realizadas en 1964 por el historiador ganador del premio Pulitzer Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Prólogo de Caroline Kennedy. Introducción y notas de Michael Beschloss. Traducido del inglés. (Oral history project by former First Lady offers accounts of the private and public life of her late husband, John F. Kennedy. Consists of interviews conducted in 1964 by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Foreword by Caroline Kennedy. Introduction and notes by Michael Beschloss.) 2011.

Últimas Noticias del Nuevo Idiota Iberoamericano (Latest News of the New Iberoamerican Idiot)
DB82991 9 horas 36 minutos
por Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza y otros
leído por German Jaramillo
En esta tercera entrega de su popular serie de ensayos "idiota" y la continuación de El Regreso del Idiota (DB80978), tres prominentes escritores (el colombiano Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, el cubano Carlos Alberto Montaner, y el peruano Álvaro Vargas Llosa) continúan explorando falacias de la izquierda latinoamericana. (In this third installment of their popular "Idiot" essay series and the sequel to El Regreso del Idiota (DB80978), three prominent writers [Colombian Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Cuban Carlos Alberto Montaner, and Peruvian Álvaro Vargas Llosa] continue to explore fallacies of the Latin American left.) 2014.

Trilogía de la Ocupación: El Lugar de la Estrella, La Ronda Nocturna, Los Paseos de Circunvalación (The Occupation Trilogy: La Place de L'Étoile, The Night Watch, Ring Roads)
DB81967 13 horas 55 minutos
por Patrick Modiano
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
En estas tres novelas, el ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura en 2014 explora la ocupación nazi de Francia (1940 a 1944), representando las relaciones sociales de un pueblo atrapado entre la sumisión, la complicidad y la resistencia. Traducido del francés. Lenguaje injurioso, descripciones de violencia, y de índole sexual. (In these three novels, the 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature explores the Nazi occupation of France (1940–1944), rendering the social relationships of a people caught between submission, complicity, and resi-
stance. Translated from French. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

Jugosa y Fit: El Verdadero Secreto de los Jugos y Ejercicios para Tener un Cuerpazo (Juicy and Fit: The Secret Truth about Juices and Exercises to Have a Great Body)
DB82988 6 horas 41 minutos
por Claudia Molina
leído por Katherine Leyva
Una guía completa de jugos y de "juicing" —la extracción de jugos de frutas y verduras— por la experta en nutrición y ejercicios de Univision, Claudia Molina. Molina comparte las recetas de sus jugos favoritos, el modelo de alimentación que ha seguido desde su adolescencia, y los ejercicios que ella practica con frecuencia para promover la salud, el bienestar y la belleza natural. (A guide to juices and juicing by Univision nutrition and exercise expert Claudia Molina. Molina shares her favorite juice recipes, the nutrition habits she has followed since her teens, and the exercises that she practices frequently to promote health, wellness, and natural beauty.) 2016.

Las Diosas Nunca Envejecen: La Fórmula Secreta para Sentirte Radiante, Vital y Disfrutar de Bienestar a Cualquier Edad (Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality and Wellbeing)
DB82985 17 horas 56 minutos
por Christiane Northrup
leído por Irma Bello
Una doctora y autora de libros de salud utiliza historias personales e investigaciones para prescribir un programa multifacético para una vida sin edad. Northrup explora temas de gran alcance, incluyendo la elección de alimentos saludables, la sexualidad, el movimiento, el dolor, la rabia y un enfoque holístico del bienestar. Descripciones de índole sexual. (Doctor and author of books about health uses personal stories and research to prescribe a multifaceted program for ageless living. Northrup explores a wide range of topics, including food choices, sexuality, movement, grief, rage, and a holistic approach to wellness. Descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Doce Años de Esclavitud (Twelve Years a Slave)
DB81997 10 horas 19 minutos
por Solomon Northup
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Autobiografía de Solomon Northup, un afroamericano nacido libre en Nueva York en el siglo diecinueve. Detalla su secuestro en 1841 y el tiempo que pasó como un esclavo en las plantaciones del sur de los Estados Unidos hasta su rescate en 1853. La base de la película de 2013; traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de violencia. (Original nineteenth-century memoir by freeborn African American Solomon Northup. Details his life in New York, kidnapping in 1841, and the time he spent as a slave on southern plantations
until his rescue in 1853. Basis for the 2013 movie. Violence and strong lan-guage.) 2014.

La Cacería: Una Historia de Inmigración y Violencia en Estados Unidos (Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town)
DB82975 11 horas 58 minutos
por Mirta Ojito
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una periodista ganadora del premio Pulitzer explora el asesinato 2008 de Marcelo Lucero, un inmigrante ecuatoriano de treinta años de edad en Patchogue, Nueva York. Matado por un grupo de adolescentes, Lucero se convirtió en un símbolo de un sistema de inmigración fracturado, de la intolerancia y prejuicio contra los extranjeros en los Estados Unidos. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explores the 2008 murder of thirty-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue, New York. Killed by a group of teenagers, Lucero became a symbol of a broken immigration system, intolerance, and bigotry focused on foreigners in the United States. Violence and strong language.) 2014.

Antología del Cuento Latinoamericano del Siglo XXI: Las Horas y las Hordas (Anthology of Latin American Stories of the 21st Century: The Horas and the Hordes)
DB82960 18 horas 39 minutos
compilado por Julio Ortega
leído por María Pino
Una antología de sesenta y tres cuentos contemporáneos desde toda América Latina. Incluye las contribuciones de Ignacio Padilla, Jorge Volpi, Pedro Ángel Palou, Cristina Civale, Daína Chaviano, y Daniel Sada. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (An anthology of sixty-three contemporary short stories from across Latin America. Includes contributions from Ignacio Padilla, Jorge Volpi, Pedro Ángel Palou, Cristina Civale, Daína Chaviano, and Daniel Sada. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of
sex.) 2001.

Voluntarios de la Libertad: Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936–1939 (Volunteers for Freedom: Puerto Ricans in Defense of the Spanish Republic, 1936–1939)
DB80969 20 horas 48 minutos
por José Alejandro Ortiz-Carrión y Teresita Torres-Rivera
leído por María Pino
Una historia que sigue la trayectoria de los setenta y tres puertorriqueños que participaron como voluntarios en defensa de la República Española durante la Guerra Civil Española en calidad de oficiales militares, milicianos, corresponsales combatientes y médicos en el conflicto internacional considerado como el preámbulo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Violencia. (Follows the trajectory of seventy-three Puerto Ricans who participated as volunteers in the defense of the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War. They served as military officials, militia members, war correspondents, and medics in the international conflict often considered the preamble to the Second World War. Violence.) 2015.

100 Maneras de Entender a Su Perro (100 Ways to Understand Your Dog)
DB80998 10 horas 21 minutos
por Roger Tabor
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Biólogo, naturalista y conductista animal internacionalmente conocido ofrece información para mejor entender los caninos. Al explorar un centenar de temas —incluyendo la historia de razas específicas, dieta, problemas comunes de conducta y de salud— Tabor reconstruye el mundo de los perros para los seres humanos. Traducido del inglés. (Biologist, naturalist, and internationally renowned animal behaviorist offers insights for understanding canines. By exploring one hundred topics—including the history of specific breeds, diet, and common health and behavioral issues—Tabor reconstructs the world of dogs for humans. Translated from the English.) 2007.

Las Elegidas (The Chosen)
DB82983 1 horas 37 minutos
por Jorge Volpi
leído por Juan Carlos Infante
En esta novela breve, las vidas de Chino y su familia —quien son proxenetas y traficantes— se presentan en verso, revelando una cadena de la trata de mujeres y niños que se extiende del pasado distante en Tenancingo, Tlaxcala hasta la actualidad con trabajadores migrantes en el sur de California. Violencia. (In this short novel, the lives of Chino and his family—who are pimps and smugglers—are presented in verse, revealing a chain of trafficking in women and children that extends from the distant past of Tenancingo in Tlaxcala to the present-day world of migrant workers in Southern California. Violence.) 2015.

Vidas Mexicanas: Diez Biografías para Entender a México (Mexican Lives: Ten Biographies for Understanding Mexico)
DB82986 9 horas 13 minutos
compilado por Gisela von Wobeser
leído por Irma Bello
Miembros actuales de la Academia Mexicana de la Historia presentan breves biografías de diez importantes hombres y mujeres mexicanos. Incluye Marina Malintzin (Malinche), Antonio Valeriano de Azcapotzalco, Sor Inés de la Cruz, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Venustiano Carranza, Frida Kahlo, y Octavio Paz. (Current members of the Mexican Academy of History present brief biographies of ten significant historical Mexican men and women. Includes Marina Malintzin (Malinche), Antonio Valeriano de Azcapotzalco, Sor Inés de la Cruz, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Venustiano Carranza, Frida Kahlo, and Octavio Paz.) 2015.

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Posted on 2017-01-06