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Talking Book Topics January–February 2019

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Library of Congress, Washington 2019
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

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

Patrons can enjoy even more titles through BARD

NLS is pleased to offer readers an even greater selection of new audiobooks through our Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site and on your Android or iOS mobile device with the BARD Mobile app. Thousands more titles are now being distributed exclusively through BARD. As our relationship with various major publishers grows, more audiobooks will become available. Though Talking Book Topics will continue to list the latest titles available on cartridge for delivery to your home, we encourage patrons to explore these BARD-exclusive titles by signing up for BARD or by contacting a reader advisor at your local braille and talking-book library.

To learn more about BARD or BARD Mobile, go to https://www.loc.gov/nls/enrollment-equipment/register-for-bard-get-bard-mobile. To contact your library, please call 1-888-657-7323 or visit www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/find-a-local-library. You can also find the list of network library telephone numbers at the end of this publication.

 

NLS planning survey for 2019

NLS has been working with Gallup, the well-known polling and research company, to develop a nationwide survey—which would begin in spring of 2019. Data collected from this survey will guide us as we move forward on a variety of projects to enhance and expand the braille and talking-book program. Stay tuned for more details!

 

NLS on the Move: The latest on our new initiatives

In July 2017, NLS launched a newsletter called NLS on the Move to keep the staff in our national network of cooperating libraries updated on the progress of pilot projects and other new initiatives. Selections from this newsletter that may be of interest to NLS patrons are reprinted in Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review.

From NLS on the Move, originally published October 25, 2018

More projects on the drawing board for FY19

The new federal fiscal year began October 1, and it’s going to be a busy one here at NLS. You’ve been hearing a lot in On the Move about several projects that are well under way, such as Duplication on Demand and the braille eReader. We’ve also outlined more than a dozen projects aimed at determining the best approach to enhancing NLS products and services. Here’s a look at what we’re working on.

We are studying the feasibility of using a modified smartphone as the next-generation talking-book player. This includes evaluating smartphones currently on the market, what modifications they would need before they could search the NLS catalog and play talking books, and how difficult they would be for patrons to set up and use.

We are creating a prototype voice user interface (voice UI) for searching the NLS catalog and playing talking books. From this we hope to learn more about the technical requirements of voice UI and what patrons would expect it to do.

In the year ahead, we also will be exploring self-service tools such as a virtual agent on the NLS website or BARD Mobile that would interact with patrons. We will be testing a streaming service that would enable patrons to receive the data from files contained in an NLS book as they listen to it instead of having to download the entire book.

“We’re excited about the potential of each of these ideas,” Director Karen Keninger said. “But first we need to determine if they really will improve our service, assess how patrons will react to them, and, of course, figure out how much they will cost. That’s what we’ll be doing in the year ahead.”

Not all of these ideas may become reality. But we’re always looking for new ways to keep NLS on the move.

 

Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listings do not imply endorsement or support. Prices and details about listed items were correct at the time of compilation but are subject to change.

 

2019 Medicare and You handbook available in accessible formats

Patrons interested in receiving a free Medicare and You handbook, which describes Medicare rights and benefits and provides details about health and drug plans, may request it in audio CD, braille, or large print from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. To receive your handbook, call 1-800-633-4227 toll-free or visit https://www.medicare.gov/forms-help-resources/medicare-you-handbook/download-medicare-you-in-different-formats External.

 

Accessible PDFs of 2018 tax documents now available

The IRS has released accessible PDF versions of 2018 tax documents on its website at https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/irs-section-508-compliant-pdf-forms External. Downloadable braille and large-print documents are still being developed. Please watch the main NLS website, at www.loc.gov/nls, for updates on when other accessible-format tax documents become available from the IRS.

Aira app now free to use in Walgreens

Aira, an app that connects blind and low-vision users with remote sighted assistance to help them navigate and interpret their environment, is now free to use in all Walgreens pharmacy stores. Patrons interested in using it may download the app from aira.io/app External and sign up as a Guest. For more information, visit aira.io/faq External.

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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.” Commercials 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

Warbringer: Wonder Woman
DB88697 11 hours 58 minutes
by Leigh Bardugo
read by Mozhan Marno
Diana, princess of the Amazons, breaks Amazon law when she rescues Alia Keralis, a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies both mortal and divine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Red Sphinx; or, The Comte de Moret—A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
DB88780 24 hours 7 minutes
by Alexandre Dumas
read by Gregory Maupin
Twenty days after the events of The Three Musketeers (DB64277), the young Comte de Moret arrives in the French royal court. Illegitimate half brother to the king, he witnesses the three-way fight for power between the king, queen, and Cardinal Richelieu. Translated from the original 1865 French edition. Some violence. 2017.

An Onshore Storm: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
DB91313 11 hours 45 minutes
by Dewey Lambdin
read by Jack Fox
Following the events of A Fine Retribution (DB89153), Captain Alan Lewrie and his crew are bedeviling Napoleon’s army in Italy with an unconventional plan of attack. Reliant on the lord of the Sicilian underworld, Alan and his crew must prevail against his detractors. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
DB88694 6 hours 55 minutes
by Jason Reynolds
read by Guy Lockard
Brooklyn Visions Academy student Miles Morales may not always want to be a superhero, but he must come to terms with his identity—and deal with a villainous teacher—as the new Spider Man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

Family

All That I Can Fix
DB91474 7 hours 35 minutes
by Crystal Chan
read by Gregory Maupin
When a local eccentric lets his poorly treated exotic animals free in Makersville, Indiana, all sorts of gun advocates and press descend on the small town. Fifteen-year-old Ronney tries to hold his family together amidst the chaos. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Fantasy

Throne of the Crescent Moon: The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, Book 1
DB91485 11 hours 59 minutes
by Saladin Ahmed
read by Jon Huffman
Legendary ghul hunter Doctor Adoulla Makhslood is anticipating retirement, but a string of supernatural killings draws him back in to the field. While hunting with his assistant Raseed, the pair are aided by Zamia, a woman who can take the form of a lioness. Some violence. 2012.

Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent
DB88685 11 hours 1 minute
by Marie Brennan
read by Kate Reading
Intrepid naturalist Lady Isabella Trent learns that the remains of an unusual dragon specimen have been found on a remote mountaintop. Despite the site’s proximity to the Yelangese border, she mounts an expedition that could be the crowning achievement of her career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Book of Athyra: Contains the Complete Text of Athyra and Orca
DB91475 18 hours 24 minutes
by Steven Brust
read by Alec Volz
An omnibus containing two novels featuring sorcerer and assassin Vlad Taltos, originally written between 1993 and 1996. In Athyra, Vlad is looking to retire, but some old enemies have scores to settle. In Orca, Vlad must repay a debt to a boy who saved his life. Some violence. 2003.

The Book of Taltos: Contains the Complete Text of Taltos and Phoenix
DB91147 18 hours 16 minutes
by Steven Brust
read by Richard Davidson
Omnibus containing two novels of the assassin Vlad Taltos, originally published between 1988 and 1990. Taltos finds Vlad accepting a job in the Land of the Dead. In Phoenix, Vlad’s patron goddess wants him to assassinate a foreign king, while politics causes problems in Vlad’s marriage. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

The Erstwhile
DB88715 16 hours 31 minutes
by B. Catling
read by Alec Volz
The Vorrh is an ancient, sentient forest in Africa, said to be the Bible’s Eden. In 1924, the Vorrh is under threat from angels known as the Erstwhile who were once tasked with protecting Eden. Sequel to The Vorrh (DB81610). Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Witches of East End
DB88760 8 hours 40 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Cynthia Farrell
Joanna Beauchamp and her daughters, Freya and Ingrid, are witches who are forbidden from using magic. The temptation is always there, however. After a woman is killed, they decide to fight the dark forces ranged against them. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Hero at the Fall
DB91150 14 hours 48 minutes
by Alwyn Hamilton
read by Carol Jacobanis
Gunslinger Amani leads a group of rebels on a dangerous mission to rescue the Rebel Prince Ahmed, held captive by the Sultan of Miraji. Sequel to Traitor to the Throne (DB87532). Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Kill Society
DB91808 9 hours 17 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by MacLeod Andrews
Sandman Slim has been in Hell before, but this time he is dead. He finds himself in Tenebrae, the land of the lost dead, with a bounty on his head. Joining a convoy of the damned, he looks for a way back to the land of the living. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Hills Have Spies
DB91794 10 hours 46 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by Nick Podehl
Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife, Amily, the King’s Own Herald, are happily married with three kids. The oldest, Peregrine, has the Gift of Animal Mindspeech and dreams of being a Herald Spy. When Mags gets reports of people disappearing, he takes Perry along to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Elric: The Stealer of Souls; Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Volume 1
DB91057 22 hours 48 minutes
by Michael Moorcock
read by Richard Davidson
Collection of fantasy stories featuring Elric, albino sorcerer and emperor of Melniboné. “The Dreaming City,” originally published in 1961, has Elric traveling to the dreaming city of Imrryr to slay his cousin and reunite with his lost love. Violence. 2008.

Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn; Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Volume 2
DB91187 22 hours 1 minute
by Michael Moorcock
read by Richard Davidson
The second collection of short works set in the universe of legendary swordsman Elric. Includes “The Eternal Champion,” in which a man from twentieth-century Earth becomes aware that he is the reincarnation of a legendary warrior. Violence. 2008.

The Song Rising
DB88299 14 hours 57 minutes
by Samantha Shannon
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Paige Mahoney, new Underqueen of London, knows the truth about the totalitarian Scion rulers. As she works to bolster her support in the community of clairvoyants, the insurgency of the Mime Order against Scion escalates. Sequel to The Mime Order (DB80814). Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Crown’s Fate
DB88456 11 hours 37 minutes
by Evelyn Skye
read by Jason Culp
After the magic competition between Vika and Nikolai ended in The Crown’s Game (DB86117), the winner, the new Imperial Enchanter, serves and protects Pasha, the future tsar whose legitimacy is in doubt. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Talon of God
DB88753 11 hours 48 minutes
by Wesley Snipes and Ray Norman
read by Bill Quinn
Lauryn Jefferson, an ER doctor in Chicago and the daughter of a pastor, chose medicine over religion. When she stumbles upon a homeless man in the throes of demonic possession, however, she is saved by Talon, a warrior of faith. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Blade and Bone: The Book of the Black Earth, Part 3
DB91595 13 hours 2 minutes
by Jon Sprunk
read by Andy Pyle
Horace has joined with Jirom and Alyra to lead a slave rebellion against the Akeshian Empire. Meanwhile, an evil new threat is coming from a sorcerer who raises an army of the dead. Sequel to Storm and Steel (DB83038). Violence and strong language. 2018.

Skullsworn
DB88771 15 hours 19 minutes
by Brian Staveley
read by Faith Potts
As part of her trials to become a priestess to the god of death, Pyrre has two weeks to kill seven people and deliver them to her god; but the last must be someone she loves. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Age of Swords
DB91982 20 hours 5 minutes
by Michael J. Sullivan
read by Tim Gerard Reynolds
The gods are proven mortal and men now hold the art of magic. The magical weapons of the dwarves could decide the war, but they will need to be convinced to fight beside humanity. Sequel to Age of Myth (DB89323). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Avenged
DB88449 10 hours 34 minutes
by Amy Tintera
read by Emily Ellet
After rescuing her sister from imprisonment in Lera, a rival kingdom, Em plans to rebuild Ruina and believes Prince Casimir is different from the other Lera leaders. But the surviving Ruined don’t believe he can be trusted. Sequel to Ruined (DB85795). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Beren and Lúthien
DB88461 6 hours 41 minutes
by J.R.R. Tolkien
read by Steven Carpenter
The love story of Beren, a human man, and Lúthien, an elf maiden. Set during the First Age of Middle-earth, Lúthien’s father’s consent to the couple’s marriage is contingent on Beren surviving a dangerous quest to retrieve the Silmaril jewel. This story was restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts by his son. 2017.

General

The Heart’s Invisible Furies
DB88830 21 hours 12 minutes
by John Boyne
read by Stephen Hogan
An Irishman reflects on his life. Born to an unwed country girl, Cyril is adopted by a wealthy couple from Dublin. His humble beginnings and his sexuality make it difficult for Cyril as he grows older, and he is always looking for his place in the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Rubyfruit Jungle
DB88315 6 hours 24 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown
read by Paige O’Malley
Humorously describes the coming-of-age of adopted Molly Bolt, whose romance with her first girlfriend in the sixth grade is interrupted when the Bolts move to Florida. But women continue to flock to Molly, who ends up in New York City studying film. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1973.

The Schooldays of Jesus
DB89175 9 hours 47 minutes
by J.M. Coetzee
read by James Cameron Stewart
Simón and David from The Childhood of Jesus (DB77588) have settled with Ines in their new town, Estrella. The three sisters who own the farm where Simón and Ines work suggest that David be enrolled in the Academy of Dance. David learns many lessons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Kudos
DB91682 6 hours 6 minutes
by Rachel Cusk
read by Gabriella Cavallero
British author Faye travels to Europe to attend a literary conference. However, even when she is supposed to be the interviewee, she usually finds herself listening as people around her talk about their lives, relationships, and politics. Sequel to Transit (DB87360). 2018.

Less
DB88794 8 hours 19 minutes
by Andrew Sean Greer
read by Robert Petkoff
A failed novelist turning fifty is invited to his ex-boyfriend’s wedding. Instead of attending, he decides to accept every other invitation he has received, even if it means traveling the world for random, odd literary events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

To the Moon and Back
DB92115 9 hours 26 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by various narrators
On the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Brady Bradshaw meets Jenna Phillips and they share a single day together, bonding over shared loss. Brady returns every year, hoping to see Jenna again. Ashley Baxter Blake meets Brady and decides to help him find Jenna. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel
DB91745 10 hours 6 minutes
by Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Erin Jones
Gabrielle is shocked to learn that her father had an affair twenty years ago, and is eager to meet Keisha, the sister she never knew she had. Keisha’s life has hit rock bottom, but Gabrielle’s family has all the luxuries she longs for—and is determined to take. 2018.

Theory of Bastards
DB91315 12 hours 54 minutes
by Audrey Schulman
read by Kerry Dukin
In the near future, evolutionary biologist Frankie Burk takes a research position at the Foundation, where she plans to study bonobos. She is building relationships with both the primates and her fellow researcher, David Stotts, when a large dust storm hits. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Familiar Things
DB91614 5 hours 36 minutes
by Hwang Sok-Yong
read by Patrick Downer
On the outskirts of Seoul, Korea, there is a vast landfill called Flower Island, populated by a community of garbage pickers. Thirteen-year-old Bugeye and his mother are Flower Island’s newest residents. One night, Bugeye sees mysterious lights around the landfill. Translated from the original 2011 Korean edition. Some strong language. 2017.

Ties
DB88485 5 hours 10 minutes
by Domenico Starnone
read by Jeff Allin
Years after leaving his wife Vanda and their children for another woman, Aldo returns. Although the pair reconcile, a break-in at their house forces them to confront unresolved feelings about their separation. Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri from the original Italian, written in 2014. Some strong language. 2016.

My Absolute Darling
DB89005 15 hours 50 minutes
by Gabriel Tallent
read by Alex McKenna
Since her mother’s death, fourteen-year-old Turtle has been isolated. She keeps to herself at school and roams the woods near her Northern California home. Things change when she meets Jacob and realizes the treacherous life she shares with her father must change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Historical Fiction

Seeds of America Trilogy, Books 2–3
DB88726 15 hours 46 minutes
by Laurie Halse Anderson
read by various narrators
Books two and three, written between 2010 and 2016, featuring two slaves, Isabel and Curzon, and their fight for freedom during the American Revolution. Includes Forge and Ashes. Sequel to Chains (DB68396). Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2016.

Crossing Ebenezer Creek
DB88361 5 hours 40 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Kurt Elftmann
Recently freed from slavery, Mariah and her young brother, Zeke, join Sherman’s march through Georgia. Mariah meets a free man named Caleb and dares to imagine the possibility of true love. Hope can come at a cost, however. Violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

Dragon Teeth
DB88345 7 hours 39 minutes
by Michael Crichton
read by Jason Culp
In 1876, Yale student William Johnson joins the latest expedition of paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh to win a bet. He is soon drawn into the Bone Wars between Marsh and his nemesis, Edward Drinker Cope. While carting back a find, William ends up fighting challenges of the Old West. Violence. Bestseller. 2017.

The Betrayal
DB91267 13 hours 32 minutes
by Helen Dunmore
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Eight years after the events of The Siege (DB90842), Andrei and Anna are still trying to repair their lives. Andrei’s work as a doctor brings him in contact with the family of a secret police officer. His fate is tied to the survival of the officer’s child. 2010.

The Girls of Ennismore
DB88491 13 hours 47 minutes
by Patricia Falvey
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Ireland, 1900. Eight-year-old Rosie Killeen joins her family as they help prepare the local manor house for a visit from Queen Victoria. While there, she is befriended by the daughter of the house, Victoria Bell. Their lives intertwine, and Rosie balances living in two worlds. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Jane Austen Project
DB88391 13 hours 44 minutes
by Kathleen A. Flynn
read by Terry Donnelly
Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane are time travelers sent back to 1815. Their mission is to infiltrate the circle of writer Jane Austen, to learn more about the author and her life, and to steal the manuscript for her novel The Watsons. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Air between Us
DB91594 9 hours 25 minutes
by Deborah Johnson
read by Jack Fox
In Revere, Mississippi, segregation still reigns in the 1960s. When white Billy Ray Puckett is driven to Doctors Hospital with a suspicious hunting injury by black ten-year-old Critter Tate, the façade of separation begins to fall. Billy Ray’s death forces the town to confront truths. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

If You Leave Me
DB92101 12 hours 6 minutes
by Crystal Hana Kim
read by various narrators
During the Korean civil war, sixteen-year-old Haemi flees with her family to a refugee camp. She spends time with her childhood friend Kyunghwan, but then Kyunghwan’s older cousin Jisoo offers her marriage and security. The friends drift apart, only to come together years later. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Secrets of a Charmed Life
DB92144 11 hours 29 minutes
by Susan Meissner
read by Alana Kerr
American scholar Kendra Van Zant interviews Isabel McFarland when the elderly woman is ready to tell secrets of a long-ago war. In 1940s England, fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her younger sister Julia attempt to survive in a Cotswold cottage as the Luftwaffe attacks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
DB88758 11 hours 56 minutes
by Francis Spufford
read by George Holmes
New York, 1746. Mysterious Mr. Smith appears at the counting-house firm of Lovell & Company with a draft for £1000. Many in New York society attempt to figure out if he should be viewed as enemy or benefactor. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Solitaire
DB91809 12 hours 15 minutes
by Jane Thynne
read by Julie Teal
June 1940. As the British bomb Berlin, blackouts reign. Clara Vine, who is attempting to survive as anti-British sentiment rises, is summoned by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. He wants her to spy for him, but it may be her chance to escape. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Kiss Carlo
DB88508 16 hours 48 minutes
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Nicky Castone works for his uncle’s cab company in Philadelphia, but he dreams of more. When Carlo Guardinfante arrives from Italy seeking help to restore his community after the ravages of World War II, Nicky uses the theatrical skills he hopes to exercise one day to help win the day. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Human Relationships

The Golden Legend
DB89171 11 hours 18 minutes
by Nadeem Aslam
read by Deepti Gupta
Nargis is preparing to reveal a dark secret to her husband, Massud, when he is killed. She is offered blood money in exchange for absolving the American who shot Massud, but she refuses, and an investigation of her begins. Her Christian neighbors are also threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder
DB91437 11 hours 45 minutes
by Sara Barnard
read by Carol Jacobanis
Steffi, who deals with anxiety and is selectively mute, worries about the upcoming school year after her best friend transfers. When new student Rhys, who is deaf, is assigned to her, they find ways to communicate. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

How to Set Yourself on Fire
DB91311 7 hours 43 minutes
by Julia Dixon Evans
read by Teresa Willis
When her grandmother dies, Sheila steals a shoebox full of love letters between her grandmother and a man named Harold C. Carr. She shows the letters to her neighbor’s twelve-year-old daughter Torrey, and the two are determined to learn more. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

History of Wolves
DB88814 9 hours 15 minutes
by Emily Fridlund
read by Susan Bennett
Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in a mostly abandoned Minnesota commune. Isolated at school, she is welcomed into the home of a neighboring couple who hire her to babysit their little boy. When things go wrong, however, she has no one to whom she can turn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

How We Roll
DB91312 6 hours 0 minutes
by Natasha Friend
read by Kerry Dukin
After developing alopecia, Quinn lost her friends along with her hair, and former football player Jake lost his legs and confidence after an accident. But the two help each other believe in themselves and others. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Finishing School
DB88506 8 hours 53 minutes
by Joanna Goodman
read by Kristin Allison
Novelist Kersti Kuusk is struggling with infertility and other life challenges when she receives a letter from an old classmate who has died from cancer. Kersti decides to return for her school’s one-hundredth anniversary to confront a tragedy that happened there twenty years before. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Stepping to a New Day: A Blessings Novel
DB91306 8 hours 41 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Deborah Desmone
Genevieve Gibbs is newly divorced and vows to never let a man walk all over her again. When TC Barbour comes to visit his nephew in the small town of Henry Adams, Kansas, he is also looking for a change. The pair become friends, and love blossoms. 2016.

The Nakano Thrift Shop
DB88748 7 hours 34 minutes
by Hiromi Kawakami
read by Abigail Maupin
Hitomi works for Mr. Nakano in a Tokyo thrift store, and she develops a crush on coworker Takeo. She turns to Mr. Nakano’s older sister, Masayo, for relationship advice, but Masayo has interesting notions. Translated from the original 2005 Japanese edition. 2016.

Confessions of a Domestic Failure
DB88777 10 hours 7 minutes
by Bunmi Laditan
read by Carol Dines
Stay-at-home mom Ashley Keller feels like a failure when comparing herself to the mothers she sees online. She enrolls in a boot camp called Motherhood Better, run by famous blogger and TV host Emily Walker. Ashley hopes to learn how to become the perfect mom. Some strong language. 2017.

Ginny Moon
DB88585 9 hours 22 minutes
by Benjamin Ludwig
read by Kate Kiley
Ginny is an autistic fourteen-year-old who has been adopted after years in foster care. Her fragile new life is threatened, however, when her obsessive need to get her Baby Doll back brings her dangerous birth mother into her life again. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Friends We Keep and A Million Little Things
DB88514 23 hours 57 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Two novels of friendship and family, written in 2016 and 2017. In The Friends We Keep, three friends support each other through tough times. In A Million Little Things, Zoe is lonely after her breakup, until her best friend’s mom decides to help. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters
DB88730 12 hours 23 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Mare Trevathan
Sisters Kelly and Olivia Murphy have long been on different paths. While Kelly lives with her father on their tulip farm in Washington, Olivia works with her mother in Phoenix. When Olivia returns home to the farm, the sisters struggle to reconnect. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Sisters like Us
DB91966 10 hours 53 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Harper is struggling with a divorce, a teenage daughter who’s pulling away, and a fledgling virtual-assistant business. Her sister, Stacey, is a doctor in denial about her impending motherhood. Both sisters lean on each other to handle the changes in their lives, as well as their indomitable mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Beach House for Rent
DB88511 11 hours 35 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Shy artist Heather Wyatt is renting the beach house owned by Cara Rutledge on South Carolina’s Isle of Palms. Heather is hoping for a peaceful retreat to deal with her social anxiety; but when Cara suffers a sudden traumatic loss, Heather agrees to share the house. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Little Fires Everywhere
DB89018 11 hours 30 minutes
by Celeste Ng
read by Jennifer Lim
Elena Richardson and her family lead an orderly existence in Shaker Heights, Ohio, until Mia and her daughter rent a house from them. When a neighbor tries to adopt a baby, Elena and Mia end up on opposing sides of the custody battle. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Four-Chambered Heart
DB91270 4 hours 17 minutes
by Anaïs Nin
read by Paige O’Malley
Djuna falls in love with Rango, becoming entangled in his life—and that of Rango’s wife, Zora. Their tempestuous affair, conducted on a houseboat on the Seine, has Djuna questioning what she wants from her lover and life itself. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1959.

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
DB91387 12 hours 7 minutes
by Preston Norton
read by Jeff Allin
Nearly a year after his brother’s suicide, sixteen-year-old Cliff “Neanderthal” Hubbard gets recruited to make life better at Happy Valley High by Aaron Zimmerman, the school’s quarterback, who claims he had a vision from God. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Better Late Than Never
DB91914 8 hours 9 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by various narrators
The horrific childhood that the Reverend Curtis Black has been hiding resurfaces when his estranged sister becomes very ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the problem daughter no one would have imagined. The Black family must face the hurts and turmoil to survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

No One Can Pronounce My Name
DB88822 11 hours 58 minutes
by Rakesh Satyal
read by Amol Shah
In the suburbs of Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. When her only son goes to college, Ranjana deals with being an empty nester by writing romance novels, even as she suspects her husband of cheating. Across town bachelor Harit attempts to console his mother after his sister’s death. Harit’s and Ranjana’s worlds collide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Everyone Knows You Go Home
DB91600 10 hours 6 minutes
by Natalia Sylvester
read by Erin Jones
Isabel meets her father-in-law, Omar, for the first time at her wedding—but he’s a ghost. Her husband Martin confesses he didn’t know Omar had died since they were estranged. Isabel tries to help Omar achieve redemption, but her husband and mother-in-law are reluctant. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Piecing Me Together
DB88750 5 hours 25 minutes
by Renée Watson
read by Erin Jones
High school junior Jade is tired of being singled out at her mostly white private school as someone who needs support. She would rather participate in the school’s amazing Study Abroad program than join Woman to Woman, a mentorship program for African American girls. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Humor

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells: An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse
DB91544 6 hours 49 minutes
by Sebastian Faulks
read by Michael Kramer
At the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood, Bertie Wooster and Jeeves have reversed their roles as Bertie courts the lovely Georgiana Meadowes, Sir Henry’s ward, whom he met while vacationing on the Côte d’Azur. As Miss Meadowes is engaged to someone else, Jeeves may be plotting something. 2013.

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
DB92099 6 hours 31 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by David Rintoul
Val, a young woman working on an English farm during World War II, meets Mike, a U.S. airman stationed at a nearby base. When Val rescues a dog named Peter Woodhouse, from an abusive owner, Mike takes Peter in and he becomes the unit’s mascot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Candy
DB92001 6 hours 16 minutes
by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg
read by Kimberly Schraf
All naïve Candy wants to do is please the men in her life. As she moves from her small hometown to New York City and, eventually, Tibet, she deals with ever more incredible situations and attempts to learn about the world. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1958.

Joy in the Morning
DB90363 7 hours 41 minutes
by P.G. Wodehouse
read by Michael Kramer
Young British dilettante Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves are visiting Steeple Bumpleigh—a place Bertie normally avoids like the plague, as it is home to his frightful aunt, her ghastly new husband, and Bertie’s pushy ex-fiancée. But he has offered to help friends get their own engagement approved. 1946.

Literature

Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s
DB91367 33 hours 14 minutes
edited by Rafia Zafar
read by Emily Ellet
Collection of five novels about jazz-age black culture written by African American writers living through the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Includes Cane (1923) by Jean Toomer, Home to Harlem (1928) by Claude McKay, Quicksand (1928) by Nella Larsen, Plum Bun (1928) by Jessie Redmon Fauset, and The Blacker the Berry (1929) by Wallace Thurman. Some strong language. 2011.

Mystery and Detective

Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries, Books 1–5
DB90553 51 hours 23 minutes
by James R. Benn
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Five mysteries, written between 2006 and 2010, feature Billy Boyle, a Boston police detective who has become an army lieutenant and personal investigator for his relative, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Includes Billy Boyle, The First Wave, Blood Alone, Evil for Evil, and Rag and Bone. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Blue Madonna: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
DB92273 10 hours 42 minutes
by James R. Benn
read by Peter Berkrot
May 1944. Captain Billy Boyle is court-martialed on spurious charges of black market dealings. Reduced to private and sentenced to three months’ hard labor, Boyle is given an opportunity: he can avoid his punishment if he goes behind enemy lines to rescue a high-value Allied soldier. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Solemn Graves: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
DB92283 12 hours 26 minutes
by James R. Benn
read by Peter Berkrot
July 1944, a full month after D-Day, Billy, Kaz, and Big Mike are assigned to investigate a double murder, close to the front lines in Normandy. An American officer and a member of the French Resistance were found dead in a manor house outside the town of Trevieres. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

One by One: A Danny Ryan Mystery
DB91269 8 hours 36 minutes
by Sarah Cain
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Philadelphia. Recently widowed journalist Danny Ryan gets an unexpected request from Greg Moss, a guy he knew in high school. Greg has been getting odd biblical texts similar to those received by other high school classmates who have been murdered, and he asks Danny to investigate. Then Greg, too, is killed. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Let the Dead Speak
DB88660 13 hours 16 minutes
by Jane Casey
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Divorced Kate Emery’s eighteen-year-old daughter, Chloe—returning home unexpectedly early—finds a massively blood-splattered house, but no Kate. At a loss, detectives Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent keep returning to Kate’s neighbors, each of whom is keeping secrets. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Pizza Lovers, Books 1–2
DB88348 19 hours 9 minutes
by Chris Cavender
read by Catherine Byers
The first two mysteries, written in 2009 and 2010, featuring Eleanor Swift, who owns a pizzeria called A Slice of Delight in the small North Carolina town of Timber Ridge. Includes A Slice of Murder and Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder. In each, Eleanor has a corpse to explain. Includes recipes. 2010.

Pizza Lovers, Books 3–7
DB88648 37 hours 57 minutes
by Chris Cavender
read by various narrators
Five mysteries, written between 2011 and 2014, in the series featuring A Slice of Delight pizzeria owner Eleanor Swift, who must constantly solve murders, including that of her ex-husband. Includes A Pizza to Die For, Rest in Pizza, Killer Crust, The Missing Dough, and Thin Crust Killers. Includes recipes. 2014.

The Blood Royal
DB91510 13 hours 49 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Robert Sams
1922. Stymied by a series of attacks thought to be the work of Irish terrorists, Scotland Yard commander Joe Sandilands takes an unusual step: he makes police constable Lily Wentworth an undercover detective to help him crack the case. Some violence. 2011.

Folly du Jour
DB91476 10 hours 30 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Gary Tipton
Sir George Jardine mysteriously receives a ticket to a Josephine Baker performance in Paris. There he spots an old nemesis—and by the show’s end is accused of the man’s murder. Visiting Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands must prove his mentor is innocent. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Palace Tiger
DB91612 9 hours 7 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Michael Scherer
India, 1922. Detective Joe Sandilands is in Simla when he is asked to hunt down a man-eating tiger in Ranipur. Sandilands and hunter Edgar Troop join the search and uncover a conspiracy over the succession to the ailing maharaja. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Strange Images of Death
DB91438 13 hours 16 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Terry Donnelly
1926. Vacationing Scotland Yard commander Joe Sandilands drives fourteen-year-old Dorcas to a French chateau, where her painter father is a member of an artists’ colony. Joe is asked to stay and investigate the vicious destruction of a carving and Dorcas wants help identifying her mother. Then someone is murdered. 2010.

Overturned
DB91131 8 hours 55 minutes
by Lamar Giles
read by Mare Trevathan
After five years, Nikki’s father is released from prison and his murder conviction is overturned. But teenage Nikki is inevitably drawn into his dangerous search for the real killer and is forced to delay her plan to escape Las Vegas. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Y Is for Yesterday
DB88696 17 hours 15 minutes
by Sue Grafton
read by Judy Kaye
In 1979, four teenage boys filmed themselves sexually assaulting a fourteen-year-old classmate. The tape went missing, the suspected thief was murdered, and two boys were convicted. Released a decade later, one of them receives a copy of the missing tape with a ransom demand. His parents hire PI Kinsey Millhone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Death in Live Oak: A Jack Swyteck Novel
DB91577 12 hours 9 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Jonathan Davis
When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the University of Florida, is discovered hogtied in a swamp, fellow student Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime. Defense attorney Jack Swyteck takes the troubling case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Why Kill the Innocent: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
DB92165 10 hours 23 minutes
by C.S. Harris
read by Davina Porter
London, 1814. Hero St. Cyr, wife of Sebastian from Where the Dead Lie (DB88031), is on her way home when she discovers the body of a woman she recognizes. Investigating the death leads Sebastian and Hero to the inner circles and intrigues surrounding the heir to the throne, Princess Charlotte. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Cave of Bones: A Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito Novel
DB91936 10 hours 15 minutes
by Anne Hillerman
read by Christina Delaine
As Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, Annie, a young participant on a solo trek, returns very late and traumatized from stumbling upon a human skeleton. Meanwhile, a beloved instructor who went looking for Annie has not returned. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

White House Chef Mystery, Books 4–5
DB88227 19 hours 28 minutes
by Julie Hyzy
read by Deborah Desmone
Two mysteries, written in 2011 and 2012, feature sleuthing White House executive chef Olivia Paras. Includes Buffalo West Wing, in which a box of take-out chicken for the new First Family children turns out to be poisoned. Also includes Affairs of Steak and recipes for complete presidential menus. Anthony Award. 2012.

White House Chef Mystery, Books 6–7
DB88236 16 hours 30 minutes
by Julie Hyzy
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two mysteries written between 2012 and 2014. In Fonduing Fathers, White House chef Ollie Paras learns shocking news about her late father and sets out to prove it wrong. In Home of the Braised, things go very wrong leading up to a high-stakes state dinner. Includes menus and recipes. 2014.

White House Chef Mystery, Books 8–9
DB88393 18 hours 33 minutes
by Julie Hyzy
read by Suzanne Toren
White House chef Olivia Paras has two more mysteries to solve. In All the President’s Menus, written in 2015, a visiting chef is murdered. In Foreign Éclairs, it appears that Ollie is being targeted by the brother of a terrorist she defeated. Includes recipes for complete presidential menus. 2016.

A Cat in the Stacks, Books 1–3
DB91140 27 hours 3 minutes
by Miranda James
read by John Jessup
First three mysteries, written between 2010 and 2012, in the series set in the college town of Athena, Mississippi, featuring widower librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat Diesel. Includes Murder Past Due, Classified as Murder, and File M for Murder, in which Charlie’s daughter is the prime suspect. 2012.

The Considerate Killer
DB88835 8 hours 26 minutes
by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
read by Katherine Kellgren
Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is attacked in a parking lot, and her skull is cracked. As her loved ones wait for her to regain consciousness, a story unfolds about three young men in Manila and the secret that one of them is desperate to hide. Translated from the Danish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Murder of Mary Russell
DB88818 13 hours 28 minutes
by Laurie R. King
read by various narrators
A man with a gun arrives on the doorstep of the home of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, claiming to be the son of their longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson. What Samuel Hudson tells Mary cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him. When the murder scene is discovered all clues point to Clara Hudson. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Desolation Mountain
DB92276 9 hours 43 minutes
by William Kent Krueger
read by David Chandler
Cork O’Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth behind a tragic plane crash in a remote part of the Iron Lake Reservation that killed a United States senator and most of her family—as well as the mysterious disappearances of several first responders. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Dreamland Burning
DB88783 9 hours 5 minutes
by Jennifer Latham
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she investigates the century-old murder. Back in 1921, William—a teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the Tulsa race riot—provides some clues to the mystery. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Earthly Remains
DB88534 10 hours 29 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by David Colacci
When Commissario Guido Brunetti realizes he needs a break, his wife ships him off to a wealthy relative’s villa. But when the villa’s caretaker goes missing following a sudden storm, Brunetti feels compelled to uncover what happened to the man who had become his friend. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Poison
DB92095 9 hours 12 minutes
by John Lescroart
read by Jacques Roy
Attorney Dismas Hardy’s plans to ease into retirement and reconnect with his family after recovering from two glancing gunshot wounds are cut short when—against his wife’s wishes—he is pulled back into the courtroom by the murder of Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Four Novels of the 1950s
DB87094 36 hours 37 minutes
by Ross Macdonald
read by Joe Peck
Four novels, written between 1951 and 1959, in which Macdonald explores the psychosocial landscape of Southern California through the eyes of detective Lew Archer. In The Galton Case, a rich family hires Archer to find a missing heir. Also includes The Way Some People Die, The Barbarous Coast, The Doomsters, and five essays on writing. 2015.

Max Tudor, Books 5–6
DB88599 20 hours 53 minutes
by G.M. Malliet
read by Joe Peck
Two mysteries, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring spy-turned-vicar and new father Max Tudor. In The Haunted Season, Max finally gets invited to meet the usually absent Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle, but murder intervenes. Also includes Devil’s Breath, in which a glamorous but dead film star washes ashore. 2017.

The Chosen
DB91213 12 hours 34 minutes
by Kristina Ohlsson
read by Kurt Elftmann
Swedish investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman and her supervisor Alex Recht take on two linked cases in a Jewish community. A preschool teacher was fatally shot, and two ten-year-old boys were abducted. The complicated case reaches back decades and all the way to Israel. Translated from the 2013 Swedish. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel
DB91853 7 hours 19 minutes
by Lawrence Osborne
read by Ray Porter
Baja California, 1988. Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe—now in his seventy-second year—is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. In saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Glass Houses
DB88834 13 hours 34 minutes
by Louise Penny
read by various narrators
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are curious but wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. After the figure vanishes overnight, a body is discovered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Bibliomysteries: Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores
DB88745 17 hours 15 minutes
edited by Otto Penzler
read by Gary Tipton
A collection of fifteen original mystery stories involving the world of books. Includes entries by Jeffery Deaver, C.J. Box, Reed Farrel Coleman, Thomas H. Cook, Loren D. Estleman, Laura Lippman, Anne Perry, John Connolly, and Nelson DeMille. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Treachery at Lancaster Gate
DB91049 10 hours 58 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Jenny Sterlin
1898. When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more, many believe that anarchists are the culprits. But Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, knows the city’s radical groups well enough to suspect otherwise—that someone with decidedly more personal motives lit the deadly fuse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Collared
DB88804 7 hours 5 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman’s adopted baby and her dog were abducted. Dog hair and other evidence found at her former boyfriend’s house led to his conviction, but the baby and dog were never found. Now the dog has appeared at lawyer Andy Carpenter’s rescue shelter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Exposed: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
DB88684 8 hours 51 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Kate Burton
Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When Bennie confronts Mary, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy ensues between the two. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Monkeewrench, Books 6–7
DB88741 16 hours 7 minutes
by P.J. Tracy
read by Kurt Elftmann
Two mysteries, written between 2012 and 2016, featuring the Monkeewrench Software game developers who help Minneapolis homicide detectives solve crimes. Includes Off the Grid and The Sixth Idea, in which two men who meet online while researching a link between their families are murdered before they can meet up in person. Violence and strong language. 2016.

A Million Drops
DB91110 19 hours 30 minutes
by Víctor del Árbol
read by Jack Fox
Little Roberto is killed by a Russian gangster to retaliate against the boy’s mother, Laura—a Spanish detective. After the gangster is savagely murdered, Laura commits suicide. Her estranged brother, an attorney, uncovers their family history’s role in all of it. Originally published in Spanish in 2014. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Occult and Horror

Meddling Kids
DB88386 12 hours 57 minutes
by Edgar Cantero
read by Kyla Garcia
The teenaged members of the Blyton Summer Detective Club last solved a case together in 1977. Thirteen years later, they return to where their adventures began, to confront their inner demons and the real monsters that are waiting for them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Lord of Shadows: The Dark Artifices, Book 2
DB88232 21 hours 34 minutes
by Cassandra Clare
read by Mark Ashby
Shadowhunter Emma is torn between her passion for Julian and her need to hide their forbidden romantic partnership, a situation challenged by her relationship with Mark and his efforts to regain his Shadowhunter capabilities. Sequel to Lady Midnight (DB84241). Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Arcana Chronicles, Books 4–6
DB91063 25 hours 24 minutes
by Kresley Cole
read by Mark Ashby
Books four through six, written between 2016 and 2018, featuring Evie, Aric, and Jack as they prepare for their final battle. Includes Day Zero, Arcana Rising, and The Dark Calling. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Outsider
DB92110 18 hours 43 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Will Patton
When the body of an eleven-year-old boy is found, all the evidence points to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens, local teacher Terry Maitland. Terry has an ironclad alibi, which leaves Detective Ralph Anderson wondering how a man could be in two places at once. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Dead House
DB91528 5 hours 47 minutes
by Billy O’Callaghan
read by Michael Russotto
Maggie is an artist who ran from a bad relationship in London to a cottage on the coast of Ireland. One night she invites her art dealer Michael and two friends to the cottage and they bring out a Ouija board, opening a door to something sinister. Some strong language. 2017.

Dark Harvest
DB88901 4 hours 20 minutes
by Norman Partridge
read by Ryan Dalusung
In 1963, in a small Midwestern town, the local teenage boys have a Halloween ritual. They compete to confront the October Boy, a creature who rises from the cornfields each year with a butcher knife in his hand. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Psychological Themes

Sycamore
DB88717 12 hours 8 minutes
by Bryn Chancellor
read by Carol Dines
While out exploring her new hometown, Laura Drennan discovers skeletal remains. Residents believe they might belong to Jess Winters, who disappeared twenty-five years before. Interweaving stories reveal what happened to Jess and the residents of Sycamore before and after she left. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Religious Themes

In the Shadow of Jezebel
DB91587 14 hours 42 minutes
by Mesu Andrews
read by Catherine Byers
Princess Jehosheba has been trained in the dark arts as a priestess of Baal and uses her skills to serve Queen Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel. When a letter from the deceased prophet Elijah surfaces, Athaliah forces Jehosheba to wed Yahweh’s high priest. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Love in a Broken Vessel
DB91435 15 hours 19 minutes
by Mesu Andrews
read by Catherine Byers
Commanded by God to marry a prostitute and have children with her, prophet Hosea finds her when he goes to Israel. He does not expect her to be his childhood friend, Gomer. With her spirit broken, Gomer doesn’t trust Hosea or his God. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Many Sparrows
DB92141 14 hours 44 minutes
by Lori Benton
read by various narrators
1774. Settler Clare Inglesby’s world is turned upside down when her family encounters Shawnee warriors who kill her husband and kidnap her son. She enlists the aid of frontiersman Jeremiah Ring, who has ties to the tribe. As they search for answers, Clare struggles with her faith. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn
DB91931 14 hours 8 minutes
by Lori Benton
read by Kate Forbes
1787. Tamsen Littlejohn enlists the help of frontiersman Jesse Bird to escape an arranged marriage and a threatening stepfather. They escape to the newly formed State of Franklin and seek aid from the Cherokee nation—which is on the brink of war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Other Side of Dare
DB88439 9 hours 15 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Shari Peele
Paris Simmons-Holyfield is attempting to adopt nine-year-old Jasmine Noble. But with her father and husband opposing the adoption, Paris discovers buried secrets. When Jasmine’s ex-stripper mother, Gabrielle Mercedes, regains custody, Paris’s hopes for her future family are threatened, and she must risk all to achieve happiness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Dawn at Emberwilde: A Treasures of Surrey Novel
DB88871 12 hours 18 minutes
by Sarah E. Ladd
read by Terry Donnelly
Isabel has settled into a teaching role at the Fellsworth School in order to care for her sister, when relatives they didn’t know existed invite them to relocate to Emberwilde, the family estate. There, two men begin courting Isabel, and she must make a decision. Some violence. 2016.

The Sisters of Sugarcreek
DB88124 13 hours 51 minutes
by Cathy Liggett
read by Nona Pipes
After her aunt Rose dies in a church fire, Jessica inherits her craft store. Rose’s best friend, Liz, convinces Jessica to carry on the tradition of making anonymous care packages for those in need. They decide to help Amish widow Lydia, whose husband also died in the fire. 2017.

Fire Is Your Water
DB88390 13 hours 59 minutes
by Jim Minick
read by Carol Jacobanis
1953. By the age of twenty, Ada Franklin has a well-earned reputation as a faith healer. But when trying to save the animals in her family’s burning barn, her faith falters, and she loses her abilities. Agnostic Will Burk and his pet raven, Cicero, have her reevaluating her life. 2017.

In Places Hidden
DB91921 9 hours 49 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Angela Lin
In the early 1900s, Camri Coulter’s search for her missing brother, Caleb, leads her deep into the political corruption of San Francisco—and into the acquaintance of Irishman Patrick Murdock, whom her brother helped clear of murder charges. As the two try to find Caleb, stakes rise and threats loom. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Amish of Lancaster, Books 1–4
DB91308 33 hours 48 minutes
by Sarah Price
read by various narrators
Four romances set amid the Amish communities of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In Fields of Corn, Shana rents a room on an Amish farm and grows to love both the simple lifestyle and her landlord’s son, Emanuel. Also includes Hills of Wheat, Pastures of Faith, and Valley of Hope. 2012.

Romance

From the Moment We Met: A St. Helena Vineyard Novel
DB91310 10 hours 31 minutes
by Marina Adair
read by Carol Dines
Newly divorced, Abby DeLuca is happy to focus on her career as an interior designer and make her name outside the shadow of her family’s famous wineries. A complication is former NFL star Jack Tanner, who once broke Abby’s heart. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Someone to Hold
DB88702 11 hours 16 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Rosalyn Landor
Regency era, England. Camille, raised as an heiress, has discovered she is illegitimate and dispossessed. She takes a job teaching at the orphanage where her half sister grew up, and meets Joel Cunningham, a painter hired by her grandmother to paint Camille’s picture. Sequel to Someone to Love (DB88186). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Café by the Sea
DB88776 10 hours 31 minutes
by Jenny Colgan
read by Abigail Maupin
Flora fled the small Scottish island of her youth years ago and built a life in London, but she heads back to deal with the American developer planning a resort on the island. While home, she discovers a passion for cooking and opens a local cafe. Strong language. 2016.

The Santangelos
DB88612 14 hours 25 minutes
by Jackie Collins
read by various narrators
Lucky Santangelo has a lot on her plate. Her father is killed, her son is set up for a murder he didn’t commit, and her casino in Las Vegas is under threat of takeover by a Middle Eastern royal family who want revenge on the Santangelos. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Twilight before Christmas
DB88722 7 hours 52 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Emily Ellet
Kate Drake returns home to Sea Haven, California, to open a bookstore in an old mill. She enlists former Army Ranger Matt Granite to help with renovations, but they accidentally unleash an ancient evil. Luckily, Kate and her sisters are witches. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003.

Amour et Chocolat, Books 1–2
DB91392 20 hours 6 minutes
by Laura Florand
read by Mare Trevathan
Two contemporary romance novels, written in 2012 and 2013 and set in Paris. In The Chocolate Thief, American Cade Corey, heiress to a chocolate fortune, arrives in Paris determined to get famed chocolatier Sylvain Marquis to work for her company. Also includes The Chocolate Kiss. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Chocolate Rose
DB91309 7 hours 36 minutes
by Laura Florand
read by Erin Jones
Jolie Manon’s father, Pierre, is being sued by chef Gabriel Delange, who claims Pierre stole his recipes when Gabriel worked for him. Jolie heads to the South of France to confront Gabriel, but falls for him instead. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Under Pressure and Hard Justice
DB88773 22 hours 19 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two romances revolving around the Body Armor personal security agency. In Under Pressure, Leese is assigned to protect Catalina, who is targeted for the secrets she knows. In Hard Justice, a bodyguard falls for the heiress he is protecting. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2017.

Until We Find Home
DB91316 12 hours 20 minutes
by Cathy Gohlke
read by Erin Jones
American Claire Stewart arrives in England in 1940, with five Jewish children she smuggled from France. Her wealthy aunt agrees to shelter the children at her large estate if Claire will stay and help. She is torn between her life back in France and her attraction to another American. 2017.

The Viscount and the Vixen
DB88520 12 hours 46 minutes
by Lorraine Heath
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Thinking he is protecting his father from marrying commoner Portia Gadstone, Killian St. John, Viscount Locksley, decides to marry her himself. Portia wants the security marriage will provide, but doesn’t bargain on the chemistry she finds with Killian. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Danger of Desire
DB88569 9 hours 16 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Beverly A. Crick
To find the card cheat who was responsible for her brother’s death, Delia Trevor disguises herself as a man and visits the gaming hells of London. She is recognized by the Marquess of Knightford, who fears her pursuit of justice will put Delia in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tempest
DB91812 9 hours 20 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Kim Staunton
Mail-order bride Regan Carmichael accidentally greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss. Widowed doctor Colton Lee insists he wants to marry Regan to take care of his young daughter, but he can’t stop desiring his spirited bride. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

All for You
DB92271 11 hours 2 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Justine Eyre
Peaches Alexander attends a weekend party given by the handsome Duke of Kenneworth, only to keep running into stuffy history scholar Stephen de Piaget. When she finds herself flung back into the medieval past, she will need Stephen’s help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Dreams of Stardust
DB88469 13 hours 5 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Faith Potts
Jake Kilchurn is visiting a castle in England when he steps through a time portal that transports him to the year 1227. He meets Amanda de Piaget, who is tired of the countless suitors seeking her inheritance. The pair share an attraction, but Jake must hide his origins. Some strong language. 2005.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
DB92100 7 hours 18 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by various narrators
Hazel and Josh met when they were both in college. Years later they reconnect, becoming friends. Josh is still hurting from his last girlfriend’s betrayal, and Hazel’s zaniness tends to scare off men. Can their friendship turn into something more? Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Any Dream Will Do
DB88695 9 hours 15 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by various narrators
Shay Benson is now free after going to prison for three years to protect her brother from dangerous criminals. She is looking for a fresh start when the cold weather draws her into a church where she meets pastor Drew Douglas, a widower with two young children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Into the Firestorm
DB88815 11 hours 44 minutes
by Kat Martin
read by Vanessa Edwin
Security specialist Luke Brodie has heard about a talented new bounty hunter operating in Seattle. But when Emma Cassidy turns up on the trail of a dangerous capture on Brodie’s most wanted list, he is afraid she is in over her head. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A Snow Country Christmas
DB92209 5 hours 23 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Jack Garrett
Graphic designer and single mom Raine McCall agrees to have dinner with movie executive Mick Branson on Christmas Eve to discuss a documentary film that will put her town of Mustang Creek, Wyoming, on the map. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Unbridled
DB92249 9 hours 1 minute
by Diana Palmer
read by Todd McLaren
Widowed Texas Ranger and single dad John Ruiz tracks the roughest criminals in the Lone Star State, leaving little room for love. So when John butts heads with the beautiful nurse who’s helping his young son, he’s floored by how quickly the sparks fly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Middle of Somewhere, Books 1–3
DB88281 35 hours 58 minutes
by Roan Parrish
read by Stephen Van Doren
Three books of contemporary romance featuring gay couples, written between 2015 and 2016. In the Middle of Somewhere sees city boy Daniel move to a small Michigan town where he meets shy guy Rex. Also includes Out of Nowhere and Where We Left Off. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Marriage of Inconvenience
DB91014 17 hours 14 minutes
by Penny Reid
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Although Kat Tanner turned her back on her family wealth years ago, Kat’s family isn’t done with her. She needs to marry immediately, and she needs someone she trusts who has no romantic feelings for her. Dan O’Malley seems perfect for the job. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

By the Book
DB91208 10 hours 11 minutes
by Julia Sonneborn
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
A twenty-first-century retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (DB51057) set in academia. Anne Corey is a professor of English at Fairfax College whose ex-fiancé, Adam Martinez, has just become president of the school. Being around Adam again, Anne wonders why she ever let him get away. Some strong language. 2018.

Mornings on Main
DB91264 10 hours 5 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Jillian has been rambling her whole life—first with her father, and after he left, always alone. She stops in the small Texas town of Laurel Springs. The mayor offers her a job helping his grandmother at the local quilt shop and the two grow close. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Undateable
DB88349 8 hours 20 minutes
by Sarah Title
read by Emily Ellet
An embarrassing picture of Bay Area librarian Bernie Bernard goes viral online. Meanwhile, a local writer needs to come up with a juicy story. He offers Bernie a makeover and sets her up for a month of blind dates. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Science Fiction

Devil’s Due: Destroyermen
DB91805 19 hours 25 minutes
by Taylor Anderson
read by William Dufris
Reddy faces a multitude of challenges. His family and allies are being held prisoner by Kurokawa, the League and Dominion are plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik are working to build their swarm. Sequel to Blood in the Water: Destroyermen (DB87918). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The City Where We Once Lived
DB91597 7 hours 37 minutes
by Eric Barnes
read by Bruce Huntey
Not many remain in the North End of an unnamed city. Most people left in favor of the South End, but some, like the protagonist, have remained within the crumbling metropolis. In this near future, climate change has serious consequences, and societal deterioration has begun to spread. Some violence. 2018.

The Burning Light
DB88487 4 hours 5 minutes
by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler
read by Teresa Willis
Disgraced government operative Chu has been exiled to New York City, where something called the Light has spread like an epidemic, leaving users disconnected from the mind network humanity relies on. Chu is determined to end this threat, which has taken everything she cares about. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

The Tea Master and the Detective
DB91608 2 hours 39 minutes
by Aliette de Bodard
read by Jennifer Hubbard
The sentient spaceship The Shadow’s Child has been scarred by war, and now brews tea for travelers in a backwater asteroid belt. Consulting detective Long Chau hires the ship to recover a dead body from deep space. 2018.

The Gate to Futures Past: Reunification, Book 2
DB87886 13 hours 42 minutes
by Julie E. Czerneda
read by Emily Ellet
After the events of This Gulf of Time and Stars (DB87320), the arrival of the Clan on Cersi upsets the balance among Cersi’s three sentient species, and the Clan must flee once more. During the journey, however, the dead begin to call to them. Some violence. 2016.

Brightly Burning
DB91433 11 hours 31 minutes
by Alexa Donne
read by Pilar Witherspoon
After a super volcano renders Earth uninhabitable, humans live on massive ships that orbit the planet. As one orphan teen searches for a better life and spaceship, she uncovers a government conspiracy. A reimagining of Jane Eyre (DB47868). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Final Day
DB92103 12 hours 14 minutes
by William R. Forstchen
read by Bronson Pinchot
John and his community have just returned their collective attention to restoring technology and social order when the government announces that it is ceding large parts of the country to China and Mexico. Sequel to One Year After (DB86557). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Close Your Eyes
DB91826 8 hours 8 minutes
by Paul Jessup
read by Robert Sams
In this surreal imagining, a ragtag crew of post-human scavengers lives on a small ship in outer space. Meanwhile, moon-sized asylums ensnare individuals in psychological experiments. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
DB91960 34 hours 6 minutes
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read by various narrators
The complete collection of novellas written by the award-winning author. Includes, among others, “The Matter of Seggri,” “Forgiveness Day,” “The Finder,” “On the High Marsh,” “Dragonfly,” and “Paradises Lost.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Arabella and the Battle of Venus: The Adventures of Arabella Ashby, Book 2
DB88803 12 hours 53 minutes
by David D. Levine
read by Barrie Kreinik
After the events of Arabella of Mars (DB87670), Arabella’s wedding plans are put on hold when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on Venus. Arabella enlists the help of dashing privateer Daniel Fox to carry out a rescue mission. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Legacies: I Am Number Four; The Lost Files
DB88677 7 hours 6 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Teresa Willis
Three previously published novellas, written between 2011 and 2012, featuring the nine Lorien children sent to Earth to protect our planet. Includes Six’s Legacy, Nine’s Legacy, and The Fallen Legacies. Companion to I am Number Four (DB73995). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Void Star
DB88781 16 hours 5 minutes
by Zachary Mason
read by Alec Volz
In a future San Francisco, weapon drones patrol the skies to keep out the poor. A young immigrant is accosted about his past. Meanwhile, a thief flees for his life, and an AI systems liaison discovers a dangerous secret. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Fortress at the End of Time
DB88765 7 hours 36 minutes
by Joe M. McDermott
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Ronaldo Aldo, a clone stationed in the middle of nowhere at a watch station, is desperate to earn ascension. If he is deemed worthy, his consciousness will be broadcast to a newer clone, far away from his current post. Violence and strong language. 2016.

The Best of Michael Moorcock
DB88287 14 hours 54 minutes
by Michael Moorcock
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
A collection of short fiction from the well-known science fiction and fantasy author. Includes both genre pieces and more mainstream work, such as “The Visible Men,” “A Portrait in Ivory,” and “Behold the Man.” Some strong language. 2009.

Lagoon
DB91478 11 hours 26 minutes
by Nnedi Okorafor
read by Andy Pyle
One night in Lagos, Nigeria, a marine biologist, a rapper, and a soldier are drawn to a beach just as aliens arrive. The three are altered by the aliens and chosen to help them with first contact. But the world reacts with fear and violence. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Seven Surrenders: Terra Ignota, Book 2
DB88821 17 hours 32 minutes
by Ada Palmer
read by T. Ryder Smith
In this sequel to Too like the Lightning (DB85852), the entire social order teeters on the edge of collapse as factions conspire. The rise of Bridger, a child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life, also plays a large role in upending the status quo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Interface
DB91268 21 hours 10 minutes
by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After a biochip is implanted into presidential candidate William Cozzano, a shady international network manipulates the election by instantaneously feeding the latest public opinions into Cozzano, making him nearly unbeatable. Previously published under pseudonym Stephen Bury. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1994.

The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Books 7–9
DB91028 38 hours 43 minutes
by Jodi Taylor
read by Theresa Conkin
Three novels about time-traveling historians, written between 2016 and 2018. In Lies, Damned Lies, and History, Max might have finally bent the rules of St. Mary’s too far. Also includes And the Rest Is History and An Argumentation of Historians. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Thrawn: Alliances; Star Wars
DB91911 13 hours 23 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Marc Thompson
Darth Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn investigate a potential threat to the Empire on Batuu. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Short Stories

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Stories
DB88782 3 hours 42 minutes
by Kathleen Collins
read by Teresa Willis
A collection of short stories exploring race, gender, family, and sexuality in ordinary moments. A young girl discovers something haunting about a couple she idolizes. A woman reminisces about her daredevil lover. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Some Trick: Thirteen Stories
DB91484 6 hours 5 minutes
by Helen DeWitt
read by Gregory Maupin
A collection of stories from the author of The Last Samurai (DB51848), several of which feature writers or mathematicians. Both appear in “My Heart Belongs to Bertie,” in which a man writes children’s books that explain mathematical equations. Some strong language. 2018.

American Innovations: Stories
DB91584 5 hours 5 minutes
by Rivka Galchen
read by Emily Ellet
A collection of short stories that reimagine canonical stories from a female perspective. Some strong language. 2014.

Spies and Espionage

Spymaster
DB92223 10 hours 4 minutes
by Brad Thor
read by Armand Schultz
A secret organization attacks diplomats, and a foreign ally demands to know the identity of a covert asset. With his mentor out of commission, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on a leadership role that he has long sought to avoid. Sequel to Use of Force (DB89220). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Sports Stories

Foul Trouble
DB88909 8 hours 8 minutes
by John Feinstein
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
College recruiters are clamoring to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the best high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters, and Terrell’s best friend and teammate, Danny, offers guidance. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Suspense

Give Me Your Hand
DB91845 11 hours 5 minutes
by Megan Abbott
read by Chloe Cannon
Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. But her ex-best friend Diane is standing in her way. They were inseparable until Diane told Kit her secret—the worst thing Kit could imagine. And now Diane knows something damning about Kit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Missing
DB88347 12 hours 21 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Carol Jacobanis
After rescuing a bloody and beaten teen from a pack of feral dogs, Winter Crane begins to question whether all the teenagers who left her poor mining town of Reeve’s End did so voluntarily. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

A Double Life
DB92238 7 hours 5 minutes
by Flynn Berry
read by Fiona Hardingham
Claire, a hardworking doctor in London, is also the daughter of England’s most notorious murder suspect. The first lord accused of murder since the 18th century, he has been missing for nearly thirty years. When the police find him, Claire’s carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Paradise Valley
DB88691 10 hours 8 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by Christina Delaine
Cassie Dewell, investigator for Bakken County, North Dakota’s sheriff’s department, has finally set a trap for the serial-killing truck driver known as the Lizard King. But it goes horribly wrong, leaving Cassie unemployed and on the hunt for her son’s missing friend. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Shattered
DB88807 15 hours 35 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Eliza Foss
Over the course of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. To exonerate a friend’s wife charged with her son’s murder, Maxine Revere teams with FBI agent Lucy Kincaid to prove this is the work of a serial killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Seeing Red
DB88795 12 hours 47 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Victor Slezak
Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. Desperate to interview the reclusive major, journalist Kerra Bailey must elicit help from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Tailspin
DB91916 12 hours 56 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Victor Slezak
Pilot Rye Mallett always gets his cargo where it needs to go, no questions asked. He is hired to take a mysterious black box to Georgia but his flight is sabotaged, and a woman he wasn’t expecting claims she was sent for the box. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind
DB92105 9 hours 10 minutes
by Reed Farrel Coleman
read by James Naughton
After a stint in rehab, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone is confronted by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes. Meanwhile, a mysterious young man named Cole Slayton rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a problem with authority—namely, Jesse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Game of Ghosts
DB92116 13 hours 12 minutes
by John Connolly
read by Jeff Harding
Charlie Parker is assigned to track down missing PI Jaycob Eklund. Parker’s employer, FBI agent Edgar Ross, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator—he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Finding Gideon
DB91843 11 hours 38 minutes
by Eric Jerome Dickey
read by Dion Graham
Neither hit man Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon’s last job. But before the dust has settled, Gideon calls in backup to launch his biggest act of revenge yet—one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Deadfall
DB88383 11 hours 39 minutes
by Linda Fairstein
read by Barbara Rosenblat
In the aftermath of the shocking drive-by murder of an important city employee—someone Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper has worked with for years—Alex and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace must discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Alter Ego: A Johnathan Stride Novel
DB92174 10 hours 28 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Joe Barrett
When a freak accident kills a driver on a remote road outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride discovers the victim has a false identity and no evidence to suggest who he really was. What’s worse, the man has a recently fired gun in the trunk. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Marathon: A Johnathan Stride Novel
DB92172 10 hours 42 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Joe Barrett
In a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the Duluth marathon race course, leaving many people dead and injured. Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Fade to Black
DB91959 8 hours 25 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Luke Daniels
Actress Marnie Davante, former star of a cult TV show, is on the convention circuit when a costar is murdered in front of her and the killer vanishes into thin air. PI Bryan McFadden, the son of two famous actors, agrees to help Marnie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Curtain of Death: A Clandestine Operations Novel
DB88290 13 hours 46 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
read by Erik Sandvold
January 1946. Two WACs are kidnapped at knifepoint by Soviet NKGB agents, but one of the WACs, Claudette Colbert, violently defeats the would-be captors. The incident has repercussions for Claudette, her boss, and everyone involved in the new Directorate of Central Intelligence. Sequel to The Assassination Option (DB80481). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Not a Sound
DB88392 9 hours 15 minutes
by Heather Gudenkauf
read by Catherine Byers
Two years ago an accident left Amelia Winn deaf, finished her nursing career, and destroyed her marriage as she turned to alcohol. Now sober, Amelia and her hearing dog find the body of an estranged friend and former colleague by the river and begin investigating. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Ash McKenna, Books 2–3
DB88479 15 hours 56 minutes
by Rob Hart
read by Robert Sams
Two books featuring amateur PI Ash McKenna, whose penchant for getting into trouble requires that he relocate often. In City of Rose, he has left NYC for Portland, where he searches for a stripper’s daughter. Also includes South Village. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

You Will Pay
DB91318 17 hours 27 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Camp Horseshoe teen counselors decide to scare Monica O’Neal as a prank, but everything goes wrong. Twenty years later, the discovery of human remains in a cavern at the former campsite brings them back together. And then the messages and murders begin. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Morgan Dane, Books 1–3
DB91395 28 hours 26 minutes
by Melinda Leigh
read by Mare Trevathan
Three novels, written between 2017 and 2018, feature widowed attorney Morgan Dane, who has returned to Scarlet Falls with her three young children. She partners with PI Lance Kruger to solve crimes in Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, and Bones Don’t Lie. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Frank Quinn, Books 9–10
DB88470 21 hours 50 minutes
by John Lutz
read by Kurt Elftmann
Two novels, written in 2014 and 2015, featuring retired police captain Frank Quinn, who is now part of a team that often hunts serial killers for the NYPD. In Frenzy, six women have been tortured and killed in a hotel room. Also includes Slaughter. Violence and strong language. 2015.

High Stakes
DB88522 8 hours 42 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Jeremy Gage
Dennis West of the investigative firm BOLO is contacted by old college friend Toby Mason. Toby has been working as a dancer at an adults-only supper club, and he believes his employers are using the club as a front for drug trafficking. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Truth or Dare
DB91787 9 hours 0 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Laural Merlington
Just like their allied women in the Sisterhood, the men of BOLO have a goal to help the helpless. Joe Espinosa is out with his dog Cyrus when they come across three terrified, bedraggled children. Their story is shocking, and there are more children in danger. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Fierce Kingdom
DB88708 8 hours 9 minutes
by Gin Philips
read by Cassandra Campbell
The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son happily soak up a last few moments. What Joan sees minutes before closing time, however, changes everything and sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Moscow Deception
DB91834 11 hours 25 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by Jeff Allin
On the run from assassins, Bianca St. Ives gets an assignment from her adopted father that might take care of the contract on her life. All she has to do is steal King Priam’s treasure, a collection of priceless artifacts under heavy guard in Moscow. Violence and some strong language. 2018.

Afterlife
DB91206 13 hours 21 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by Ryan Dalusung
FBI agent Will Brody and his boss, Claire McCoy, are lovers and are both on a task force to bring down a Chicago sniper. After following a tip, Brody—unaware he was just killed by a bomb—finds himself in an eerie and dangerous Chicago afterlife. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Good Daughter
DB88747 16 hours 46 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Teresa Willis
Twenty-eight years ago, teen sisters Charlie and Sam Quinn survived a horrific attack that left their mother dead. Now, Charlie practices law like their defense attorney father. Sam, also an attorney, is estranged in New York. A school shooting reunites them. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

The Crow Girl
DB88746 31 hours 6 minutes
by Erik Axl Sund
read by Jill Fox
The discovery of a tortured boy’s body in a Stockholm park begins a grueling case for Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg. As similar corpses appear, Kihlberg asks therapist Sofia Zetterlund for help. Originally published in Swedish as three books, written between 2010 and 2012. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Peter Pan Must Die
DB92218 16 hours 33 minutes
by John Verdon
read by Robert Fass
Retired NYPD top homicide cop Gurney is now tasked with determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband—who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his mother’s funeral. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Lying Game
DB88914 15 hours 9 minutes
by Ruth Ware
read by Terry Donnelly
Isa became fast friends with Kate, Thea, and Fatima while they all attended boarding school. Seventeen years later, Kate summons the others back to Salten, where they learn that the lying game they used to play had very real consequences. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

The Force
DB88489 12 hours 53 minutes
by Don Winslow
read by Jack Fox
NYPD detective Denny Malone is great at commanding his elite task force, but he and his colleagues are also corrupt. Now the feds have a case against Malone and are demanding he expose the other players—at his level and above. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Indecent Exposure
DB88578 7 hours 26 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
As an eligible bachelor, man-about-town, and mover in the highest social echelons, Stone Barrington has learned to fend off pests and gossips. But when Stone runs afoul of a particularly tenacious lady, he soon finds himself struggling to protect both his reputation and his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

War Stories

The Seventh Cross
DB91365 16 hours 31 minutes
by Anna Seghers
read by Catherine Byers
Seven political prisoners escape from a Nazi concentration camp. Determined to retrieve them and turn them into a lesson for the other prisoners, Fahrenberg, commandant of the camp, has seven trees pruned into crosses as the prisoners race to escape Germany. Originally published in German in 1942. Some violence. 2018.

Cherry
DB91980 8 hours 8 minutes
by Nico Walker
read by Jeremy Bobb
After losing Emily, his high school sweetheart, a young man joins the army. His experiences as a medic in Iraq leave him suffering from addiction and PTSD. At home, he finds Emily an addict as well and, desperate for money to feed their habits, he turns to robbing banks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Westerns

Train to Durango
DB91439 10 hours 6 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by Doug Ramsdell
1885. A dangerous band of mercenaries plan to use an armored train to raid four U.S. mints for gold. But they didn’t expect Wes Stone, who is already on their trail for his father’s murder. Some violence and some strong language. 1998.

Texas Ranger
DB92241 7 hours 11 minutes
by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
read by Christopher Ryan Grant
Rory Yates has risen from a local highway patrolman to a Texas Ranger, but he is named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne. Yates fights to find the real killer, vowing to never surrender. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Sharpshooter: A Byrnes Family Ranch Western
DB91314 10 hours 28 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Ray Foushee
With a new railroad route planned to pass through Navajo territory, Arizona cattleman and U.S. Marshal Chet Byrnes fights corrupt politicians to get the tribe a contract to supply the coal for the locomotives. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

The Removes
DB91975 11 hours 14 minutes
by Tatjana Soli
read by Xe Sands
Intertwining stories in the early years of the United States’ western expansion. Anne Cummins is captured by the Sioux, eventually becoming a member of the tribe. Meanwhile, frontierswoman Libbie Custer is thrown into an unexpectedly brutal life after marrying her Civil War hero husband, George. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

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Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him
DB88872 14 hours 41 minutes
by Jason Morgan and Damien Lewis
read by Richard Davidson
The memoir of a former Special Forces soldier. Wounded badly and told he would never walk again, Morgan’s recovery was long, and his wife left him with their three young sons. At this lowest point, a special service dog named Napal entered his life. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes
DB88729 9 hours 38 minutes
by Amy Sutherland
read by Laura Adducci
Newspaper columnist examines the problem of homeless dogs and animal shelters in America. Topics include the bond between humans and dogs, the pit-bull population, and the challenges of adopting shelter pets. Discusses her experience working at a shelter and dogs she met there. 2017.

Arts

The Great Nadar: The Man behind the Camera
DB88879 7 hours 17 minutes
by Adam Begley
read by Steven Carpenter
Author of Updike (DB79288) profiles portrait photographer and caricaturist Nadar, born Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820–1910). Discusses his early life in Paris and Lyon, interest in the developing field of photography, and his business pursuits which led to him becoming a celebrated artist. 2017.

The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of Master Forgers
DB88732 8 hours 11 minutes
by Noah Charney
read by Ken Kliban
History of art forgery, from the first known art-specific intellectual property suit in 1506 to notorious cases from the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Discusses methods of creating forgeries, detection of forgeries, and the thin difference between copies, fakes, and forgeries. 2015.

In Strangers’ Arms: The Magic of the Tango
DB88735 9 hours 33 minutes
by Beatriz Dujovne
read by Catherine Byers
A psychologist from Buenos Aires draws on her own experience and interviews with other dancers as she examines the history and mythology of the dance known as the tango. She shows how the dance is deeply entwined in Argentine culture. 2011.

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography
DB91210 18 hours 3 minutes
by Julia Van Haaften
read by Eva Wilhelm
Biography of photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991). Discusses her early life in Ohio with a fractured family, interest in photography, work in the United States and Europe, personal relationships, involvement in socialist causes, and more. Strong language. 2018.

Biography

Astrid Lindgren: The Woman behind Pippi Longstocking
DB91432 13 hours 50 minutes
by Jens Andersen
read by Catherine Byers
Biography of the author of the popular children’s classic Pippi Longstocking (DB71967). Details her early life in Sweden, which included an unplanned pregnancy with her married boss. Also covers her work during World War II and the origins of her famous, irrepressible heroine, Pippi. Translated from the 2014 Danish edition. 2018.

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
DB88784 8 hours 14 minutes
by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
read by George Holmes
Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against fascism. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel
DB88755 12 hours 3 minutes
by Uri Bar-Joseph
read by Ken Kliban
An account of the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, a senior official in Egypt who spied on behalf of Israel under the codename “the Angel” and who was responsible for alerting the Mossad in advance of the 1973 Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur. 2016.

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret
DB91978 12 hours 25 minutes
by Craig Brown
read by Eleanor Bron
A portrait of the famous English royal, sister to Queen Elizabeth II, drawn through interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues, and essays. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Living My Life: Volume 2
DB88259 24 hours 6 minutes
by Emma Goldman
read by Kerry Dukin
The second part of the memoirs of anarchist Emma Goldman (1869–1940), covering the years 1912 to 1928. Chronicles her activism and imprisonment, her deportation from the United States in 1919, her disillusionment in Russia, and her stateless life in Europe. Companion to Living My Life: Volume 1 (DB80436). 1931.

Shoot like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front
DB88515 8 hours 15 minutes
by Mary Jennings Hegar
read by Laura Adducci
An account of the author’s military career. Discusses her role as a pilot in the US Air Force, flying combat search-and-rescue missions and earning her more than one award. Also recounts her fight to eliminate the military’s Ground Combat Exclusion Policy. Some violence. 2017.

A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea
DB91822 7 hours 15 minutes
by Masaji Ishikawa
read by Gary Telles
The author, son of a Korean father and Japanese mother, moved to North Korea with his family when only thirteen years old, lured by false promises of work, education, and status. He recounts his life under the totalitarian regime and his eventual escape back to Japan. Originally published in Japanese in 2000. Some violence. 2017.

Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I’ve Learned in Everyday Courage
DB91979 4 hours 55 minutes
by Jason Kander
read by Jason Kander
A political memoir from the founder of Let America Vote. He discusses his life, his military career, his first political campaign, and his work in the years immediately following the 2016 presidential election. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City
DB88460 8 hours 36 minutes
by Drew Philp
read by Steven Carpenter
Autobiographical account of a young man who moved to Detroit where, hoping to help the city recover, he bought a crumbling house for very little money. Recounts how he repaired and rebuilt the house. Discusses the city’s history and the many issues it faces, such as gentrification, racial tensions, and class warfare. 2017.

Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power
DB91792 15 hours 4 minutes
by Claudia Renton
read by Claudia Renton
A triple biography recounting the lives of the Wyndham sisters—Mary, Madeline, and Pamela—who were born into immense wealth during the reign of Queen Victoria. Describes their turbulent lives, pulling from the many letters they left behind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

In Search of Mary Shelley
DB91512 11 hours 3 minutes
by Fiona Sampson
read by Peter Holdway
Biography of the author (1797–1851) who wrote the novel Frankenstein (DB25835) at the age of nineteen. Discusses her childhood as the daughter of radical philosophers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, her troubled marriage to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the creation and legacy of her famous novel. 2018.

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
DB88764 10 hours 3 minutes
by Manal al-Sharif
read by Mare Trevathan
Autobiography of a Saudi women’s rights activist. Recounts her arrest for driving-while-female in 2011 and the subsequent furor. Discusses her adolescence as a religious radical, education as a computer security engineer, career in New England working for the Saudi oil company Aramco, and life as a divorced woman. 2017.

Business and Economics

Economics: A Very Short Introduction
DB86465 6 hours 13 minutes
by Partha Dasgupta
read by Bill Wallace
Cambridge University economics professor cites the experiences of two girls—Becky, who lives in a suburban Midwest town, and Desta, who lives in a mud hut in Ethiopia—to illustrate the concepts and tools his profession uses to understand their worlds and develop policies to improve them. 2007.

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal
DB88878 12 hours 44 minutes
by Jack Ewing
read by Joe Peck
Profile of the German car company which got its start under the leadership of the Nazi Party. Examines the management by the founder’s descendants, business stratagems, development of diesel technology in passenger cars, and the 2015 emissions scandal. 2017.

J.C. Penney: The Man, the Store, and American Agriculture
DB91605 13 hours 15 minutes
by David Delbert Kruger
read by Carol Dines
Biography of James Cash Penney (1875–1971), founder of the JCPenney chain of department stores. Chronicles his early years in Missouri, opening his first department store in Wyoming, the growth of the J.C. Penney brand throughout America, and his agricultural initiatives. 2017.

Consumerism

The Sale of a Lifetime: How the Great Bubble Burst of 2017–2019 Can Make You Rich
DB88237 12 hours 47 minutes
by Harry S. Dent
read by Patrick Downer
Author of The Great Boom Ahead (DB44174) and The Great Depression Ahead (DB68118) predicts another financial bubble burst between 2017 and 2019. Provides the author’s advice on ways to weather the impact as well as ways to turn the negative to your advantage. Includes a history of bubble bursts and guiding principles. 2016.

Cooking

A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish, and Dozens of Recipes—From Mom’s to Mario Batali’s
DB88464 5 hours 56 minutes
by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer
read by Robert Sams
Journalists from the New York Times examine the history and interpretation of meatloaf dishes across cultures. Sections include classics, “around the world” variations, lamb, poultry, meatless loaves, guilty pleasures, politics, and sides. Includes discussions of techniques, personal reminiscences, and recipes. 2017.

Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original
DB91374 13 hours 12 minutes
edited by Sara B. Franklin
read by Margaret Strom
Collection of twenty essays examining the life and work of Edna Lewis, who is considered the mother of Southern cuisine due to her restaurants and cookbooks. Includes essays by Alice Waters, author of Coming to My Senses (DB89129), and Michael W. Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene (DB88916). 2018.

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
DB91505 5 hours 48 minutes
by Sean Sherman
read by Mark Ashby
Chef shares recipes and cooking techniques rooted in Native American and First Nations traditions that use no European staples such as wheat flour and dairy products. Sections include fields and gardens; prairies and lakes; nature’s sweets, teas, and refreshing drinks; the indigenous pantry, and more. James Beard Award. 2017.

Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World
DB88740 4 hours 34 minutes
by Elettra Wiedemann
read by Kay Kerimian
Blogger presents cookbook aimed at providing cuisine-level food made in a short period of time, encouraging sourcing ingredients from local providers, and presenting a slow-food-style alternative for people who live a hectic lifestyle. Recipes cover a large variety of vegetables, meats, fruits, and some desserts. 2017.

Crime

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind behind the Silk Road
DB88440 12 hours 16 minutes
by Nick Bilton
read by Will Damron
Using exclusive access to key players and two billion left-behind digital words and images, Vanity Fair correspondent describes how, in 2011, twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer Ross Ulbricht launched the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web, where anyone could trade anything—drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation
DB88762 17 hours 48 minutes
by Justine van der Leun
read by Kristin Allison
The author recounts how she immersed herself in Cape Town life while researching the case of the 1993 murder of twenty-six-year-old American Fulbright student Amy Biehl. Discusses the ramification of the crime and the forgiveness of the convicted murderers by Amy’s parents. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Drama and Theater

Deborah and Her Sisters: How One Nineteenth-Century Melodrama and a Host of Celebrated Actresses Put Judaism on the World Stage
DB91021 11 hours 59 minutes
by Jonathan M. Hess
read by Deborah Desmone
Professor of Jewish history and culture analyzes the popular 1849 German play, Deborah and Her Sisters. Discusses its many productions over a sixty-year period throughout Europe and North America and adaptations, including Leah, the Forsaken and Naomi, the Deserted. Relates the careers of the actresses who were catapulted to fame, depictions of Jews in theater, and other aspects of the transnational phenomenon. 2018.

Education

Dean’s List: Ten Strategies for College Success
DB88725 8 hours 35 minutes
by John Bader
read by Jon Pinnow
Former dean for undergraduate academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University provides advice for incoming college students. Discusses managing courses, building a new relationship with parents, understanding the college system, choosing a major, coping with failure, and more. Includes information for first-generation and international students. 2017.

Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship
DB92068 8 hours 32 minutes
by Michelle Kuo
read by Michelle Kuo
Woman recounts her experiences working in the Mississippi Delta region with Teach for America. Describes the students she taught, including a young teen named Patrick—with whom she maintained a friendship after he was jailed and charged with murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
DB88293 18 hours 40 minutes
by Leo Braudy
read by Joe Wilson
Examines how fear has shaped images of monsters and monstrosity throughout history. Explores four major types: the monster from nature, the created monster, the monster from within, and the monster from the past. 2016.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales
DB88672 50 hours 56 minutes
edited by Jack Zipes
read by Mark Ashby
A reference source containing more than one thousand entries exploring the Western fairy-tale tradition, from medieval times to the early twenty-first century. Includes information about stories, authors, artists, and many related topics. Entries address fairy tales’ roles in film, art, opera, ballet, music, and advertising. Also features articles highlighting countries with strong fairy-tale traditions. 2015.

Gardening

Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun
DB91304 8 hours 8 minutes
by Niki Jabbour
read by Jean Cochran
An expert on vegetable gardening gives ideas for choosing and caring for unusual vegetable varieties. Each chapter takes a veggie common to backyard gardens, and offers more exotic planting ideas. Gives advice on growing and harvesting these vegetables from around the world. 2018.

The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being
DB89491 9 hours 15 minutes
by Kathi Keville
read by Maggy Stacy
An aromatherapist and herbalist approaches garden design, with a focus on creating an aromatic garden. There are sections on designing for fragrance, tips on how to harvest and utilize plants from aromatic gardens, and entries for suggested plants with detailed descriptions of their scents. 2016.

The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
DB88880 4 hours 43 minutes
by Nancy Lawson
read by Nanette Savard
A journalist who writes for the Humane Society challenges gardeners to rethink ideas about what is welcome in a backyard garden. She encourages planting native plants, allowing native weeds, and encouraging the presence of wildlife, even wildlife usually thought of as pests. Includes profiles of gardeners who have embraced this philosophy. 2017.

Government and Politics

Thinking without a Banister: Essays in Understanding, 1953–1975
DB91305 23 hours 10 minutes
by Hannah Arendt
read by Eva Wilhelm
This collection of writings from renowned political theorist Arendt (1906–1975) includes essays, letters, speeches, and more. Topics include the assassination of JFK and its aftermath, the ramifications of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and the role of a free press in democracy. 2018.

Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War
DB88770 14 hours 20 minutes
by Richard D. Brown
read by Bob Moore
Historian discusses the struggle in America in the decades after independence between the ideal of equal rights versus many entrenched social and political practices and beliefs. Examines the relevance of this conflict in issues of race, religious freedom, gender, social class, voting rights, and citizenship. 2017.

The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction
DB87184 6 hours 29 minutes
by Jussi M. Hanhimäki
read by Kerry Dukin
Professor of international history and politics examines the successes and failures of the United Nations as a guardian of international peace, a promoter of human rights, a protector of international law, and an engineer of socioeconomic development. Also provides a brief history of the UN and its predecessor, the League of Nations. 2015.

A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War with the West
DB88481 11 hours 9 minutes
by Luke Harding
read by Mark Ashby
Investigative report about the 2006 death of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in London and died twenty-two days later. The cause was found to be polonium, a rare radioactive substance. Tracks the crime and the preceding events, following the deadly trail all the way back to the Russian government. 2016.

Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment
DB88775 5 hours 43 minutes
by Deborah Kops
read by Kerry Dukin
Recounts the work and accomplishments of suffragist and activist Alice Paul (1885–1977). She was the leader of the National Women’s Party and the author of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would make all the laws that discriminated against women unconstitutional. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea
DB91733 11 hours 7 minutes
by Hyeonseo Lee
read by Emily Ellet
Memoir of growing up in the repressive communist regime of North Korea. Describes indoctrination techniques, escaping to China at the age of seventeen, and the challenges she faced as an undocumented refugee. Shares her work advocating for human rights as well as her family’s later escape from North Korea. 2015.

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia
DB91970 21 hours 0 minutes
by Michael McFaul
read by L.J. Ganser
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia and presidential adviser on Russian affairs discusses relations between America and Russia from the end of the Cold War until the early twenty-first century. Examines the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin’s rise, and the author’s role in events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East
DB88752 7 hours 56 minutes
by George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar
read by L.J. Ganser
An architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland discusses his findings serving as US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2009 to 2011. Examines how Israeli and Palestinian negotiations have progressed and regressed across time and proposes concessions each side would have to make to achieve lasting peace. 2016.

Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir
DB91370 6 hours 32 minutes
by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
read by Peter Holdway
Accounting of a man’s incarceration for a year in Kenya for political activism through theater. Discusses Kenyan history leading to the ruling regime, his living conditions, his fellow prisoners, and the work he did to maintain his sanity—including writing a novel on toilet paper in his native language. Some strong language. 2018.

The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
DB85708 5 hours 48 minutes
by John Pinder and Simon Usherwood
read by Stephen Van Doren
History of the European Union (EU) traces its roots to establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1950. Details the EU’s success in keeping the peace; its institutions, powers, and policies; the creation of a single market and currency; and its role on the world stage. 2013.

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
DB88505 16 hours 45 minutes
by Sonia Purnell
read by Kristin Allison
A portrait of Clementine Churchill. Reveals her role in easing relations between her husband and FDR and her own relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt. Discusses the early days of her marriage to Winston, her crucial role in his career, and her overlooked influence on world events. 2015.

Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation
DB91932 8 hours 46 minutes
by Ken Starr
read by Ken Starr
A former special prosecutor, whose report led to the impeachment of President Clinton, recounts his investigations of the Clintons in the 1990s. Discusses his own motivations and details numerous scandals, including, among others, Whitewater, Vince Foster’s death, Travelgate, and Monica Lewinsky. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution
DB88233 15 hours 45 minutes
by Roger Stone
read by Michael Scherer
A political adviser and Republican strategist examines how Trump’s campaign managed to deliver such a polarized and unexpected victory. Discusses the “silent majority,” how the election shifted in typically Democratic states, the harnessing of discontent, and the use of guerilla-style grassroots campaigning. 2017.

House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia
DB92243 11 hours 45 minutes
by Craig Unger
read by Jason Culp
A journalist examines President Trump’s relations with Russia, beginning in the 1970s and ending with his inauguration as president of the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Home Management

Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear
DB92060 8 hours 17 minutes
by Kim Brooks
read by Kim Brooks
The author recounts the ways that America’s culture of fear and judgement in the early twenty-first century plays a role in parenting on a broad scale as well as the ways that it has directly affected her own life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle: Resolve the Power Struggle and Build Trust, Responsibility, and Respect
DB88739 5 hours 56 minutes
by Neil D. Brown
read by Jeff Allin
A guide to understanding the roots of so many battles and self-perpetuating negative relationship patterns that form between parents and their teenage children. Provides tools based in structural family therapy to address specific issues and create healthier patterns. 2016.

How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain
DB91602 10 hours 31 minutes
by Thomas Lickona
read by Gary Tipton
A developmental psychologist discusses character education, sharing strategies for parents to foster kindness and cooperation. Also examines behaviors that support kindness, such as courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. Includes strategies to encourage respect, hold family meetings, productively discipline, and improve familial relationships. 2018.

Year of No Clutter: A Memoir
DB88767 9 hours 32 minutes
by Eve Schaub
read by Laura Adducci
The author of this memoir confronts her problem of holding on to too many possessions and creating general clutter in her house. As she tackles the worst offender, which she dubs the “Hell Room,” she examines the motivations behind her fierce desire to cling to so many things. 2017.

Journalism and the Media

Crusader for Democracy: The Political Life of William Allen White
DB91598 11 hours 38 minutes
by Charles Delgadillo
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of Kansas newspaper editor and political insider William Allen White (1868–1944), who supported liberal Republican policies rooted in Midwestern values. Explores his relationships with luminaries of his era, including Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his work in preserving natural lands, and his editorial duties at The Emporia Gazette. 2018.

Legal Issues

He Calls Me by Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty
DB89172 13 hours 43 minutes
by S. Jonathan Bass
read by Mirron Willis
Historian examines the legal odyssey of black Caliph Washington, who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager of killing an Alabama policeman in 1957. He came within minutes of the electric chair nearly a dozen times, and his original conviction was overturned three times before he was finally released in 1972. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
DB88864 14 hours 26 minutes
by Jesse Eisinger
read by Bill Delaney
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist argues that the United States Department of Justice refrains from aggressive prosecution of business executives—whether they’re in finance, technology, pharmaceuticals, or other fields—because the agency is afraid to lose a case. Discusses prominent figures in the department, lobbyists, turning-point cases, and more. 2017.

Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits
DB89210 10 hours 31 minutes
by Lainey Feingold
read by Kerry Dukin
Lawyer explains the process of structured negotiation as an alternative to lawsuits. Details the seven stages: preparing a case, establishing ground rules, sharing information and expertise, moving negotiations forward, handling the unexpected, drafting an agreement, and post-settlement strategies. Case studies include ones of interest to the blind community. 2016.

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
DB88679 10 hours 52 minutes
by Laurence Leamer
read by Barry Bernson
Chronicles the 1981 Mobile, Alabama, race-based lynching of black nineteen-year-old Michael Donald by two young Klan members. Covers the subsequent trials, including the death sentence for the white killer and the civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit, charging them with conspiracy. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Literature

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
DB91487 13 hours 57 minutes
by Wendell Berry
read by Barry Bernson
Collection of thirty-one previously published essays by the author of Life Is a Miracle (DB52481) dating from 1968 to 2011. Topics include farming, nature, economics, local culture, eating, motherhood, classism, technology, feminism, families, individualism, literacy, citizenship, ignorance, and more. 2017.

Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal about the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
DB88742 9 hours 31 minutes
by Ben Blatt
read by Mark Ashby
A statistician and journalist applies data analysis to the literary canon to discover trends in the works of famous writers. Examines authors’ favorite words, whether men and women write differently, use of clichés, opening sentences, and more. 2017.

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
DB92129 2 hours 19 minutes
by Michael Chabon
read by Michael Chabon
A collection of essays on fatherhood from the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (DB50950). Includes an account of his trip to the Paris Men’s Fashion Week with his son Abe, and describes how he gained an appreciation of Abe’s passion for design. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature
DB88661 10 hours 39 minutes
by Shelley DeWees
read by Laura Adducci
Portraits of the lives and works of Britain’s female literary figures from history. Examines authors who became lesser known by the early twenty-first century. Includes chapters on Charlotte Turner Smith, Helen Maria Williams, Mary Robinson, Catherine Crowe, Sara Coleridge, Dinah Mulock Craik, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. 2016.

A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks
DB88823 7 hours 45 minutes
by Angela Jackson
read by Janina Edwards
Biography of the author of Bronzeville Boys and Girls (DB63916). Discusses Brooks’ early years in Chicago, personal relationships, experiences with racism, and publishing career. Examines the influence of her experiences on specific pieces of her work. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters
DB88714 28 hours 22 minutes
edited by Jon Lellenberg and others
read by Jon Huffman
To provide a clear picture of the personality and multifaceted life of the writer best known for his fictional character Sherlock Holmes, the editors selected letters from the long-locked-away correspondence with his much-admired mother Mary over fifty years, as well as missives to other family members and friends. Agatha Award. 2007.

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues
DB88868 8 hours 16 minutes
by Pamela Paul
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Since high school, the editor of the New York Times Book Review has kept a journal of every book she reads. She calls the journal Bob, her “Book of Books.” The author muses on the books that she read at pivotal moments in her life. Strong language. 2017.

Medicine and Health

The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth about Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well
DB88466 8 hours 52 minutes
by Leo Galland and Jonathan Galland
read by Mark Ashby
Integrative medicine clinician and his son, a health-writer, explain how pollution, unhealthy eating, not enough exercise, and too many antibiotics have led to an epidemic of allergy sufferers. Advises on how to make lifestyle and dietary changes to address such issues as asthma, eczema, brain fog, fatigue, sinusitis, and more. 2016.

Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer
DB88774 23 hours 56 minutes
by Christine Horner
read by Eva Wilhelm
A former plastic surgeon, who championed breast reconstruction legislation and now teaches and writes about preventive medicine, focuses here on preventing and treating breast cancer by adopting thirty research-proven, natural approaches or customs. Discusses nutrition, environment, detoxification, stress reduction, exercise, and other components of the ancient holistic approach of Ayurveda. 2013.

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction
DB87142 5 hours 35 minutes
by Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster
read by Bill Wallace
Two neuroscientists survey the modern-day science of sleep. They define sleep; explain why we need it, how much is optimal, and what happens when we don’t get enough; look at major sleep disorders; and consider the impact of our modern twenty-four-hour society on our sleep and its patterns. 2012.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Depression, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema and Other Physical and Mental Health Conditions
DB90983 21 hours 42 minutes
by Kate Lorig and others
read by Patrick Downer
Canadian medical professionals provide tips and techniques to understand and manage—both mentally and physically—symptoms associated with various chronic medical conditions. Topics include nutrition, exercise, imagery, intimacy, medications, and planning for the future. 2013.

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America
DB91915 10 hours 19 minutes
by Beth Macy
read by Beth Macy
Portrait of the families and first responders on the front lines of the opioid crisis, from an author and journalist who has lived through it. Describes how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm after the introduction of OxyContin in 1996. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Music

Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters
DB91263 23 hours 23 minutes
edited by Jeff Burger
read by Joe Wilson
A collection of interviews with the influential musician, mostly sourced from newspapers, magazines, and radio station interviews. Arranged chronologically from early in his career as a folk singer in 1962, through the acceptance speech he wrote when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. 2018.

I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny
DB91604 15 hours 38 minutes
by Vivian Cash
read by Kerry Dukin
Memoir of the first wife of music legend Johnny Cash, mother to his four daughters. Seventeen when she met Cash in 1951, she shares stories of their courtship and marriage, mostly through the letters he sent her, as well as the painful end of their relationship. 2007.

In the Midnight Hour: The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett
DB88231 12 hours 29 minutes
by Tony Fletcher
read by Bob Moore
Music writer draws on interviews with friends and family to explore the life of a legendary soul singer. Describes the recording of some of his biggest hits from the 1960s, such as “Mustang Sally,” but also covers his wild and sometimes violent behavior off stage. Some strong language. 2017.

My Music, My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
DB90963 10 hours 29 minutes
by Lisa Gilman
read by Nora Achrati
An ethnographer interviews U.S. soldiers to understand the role of music in their lives during and after their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Discusses how technological developments allowed troops to carry with them vast amounts of music and to share their music among fellow soldiers. Some strong language. 2016.

What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time
DB91486 8 hours 54 minutes
by Dar Williams
read by Teresa Willis
Through her years as a touring musician, a singer-songwriter has spent a lot of time in America’s small towns. Here she shares her observations about why some towns flourish and others fail, and describes factors towns can use to build an identity and thrive. 2017.

Nature and the Environment

Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator
DB91479 16 hours 20 minutes
by Jason M. Colby
read by Bill Burton
Historian profiles orcas, also known as killer whales. Discusses the perception of orcas since Roman times, attempts by the fishing industry to eradicate them, the impact of public displays of captured orcas since 1965, and the success of conservation efforts. 2018.

Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast
DB91394 7 hours 42 minutes
by Todd McLeish
read by Jon Pinnow
Journalist explores the world of the sea otter, an animal that faced extinction in the early twentieth century due to overhunting for its fur coat. Recounts the work of researchers and aquariums to regenerate the population, the impact on its marine environment, and the popularity of the species with the general public. 2018.

Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction
DB85698 4 hours 37 minutes
by Charles Sheppard
read by Stephen Van Doren
Explains the complex biology and geology of corals and reefs. Reviews the history of science’s understanding of Earth’s most diverse and abundant ecosystem. Describes the means of reproduction, the crucial role of symbiosis, and the animals and plants in the reef habitat. Proposes solutions to prevent their extinction from human causes. 2014.

Poetry

Bestiary: Poems
DB88865 0 hours 58 minutes
by Donika Kelly
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A debut collection of poetry that focuses on encounters with animals, legendary beasts, and mythological monsters. It also includes poems of love, self-discovery, and travel, as well as a sequence questioning where the real monsters lie in life and what makes someone human. 2016.

Four Reincarnations: Poems
DB88768 1 hour 20 minutes
by Max Ritvo
read by Jeff Allin
A collection of poems published posthumously, written after the author was diagnosed with cancer while still a teenager. The poems serve as dispatches from chemotherapy beds and hospitals, speaking to hope and possibility at the same time as pain and loss. 2016.

Psychology and Self-Help

Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives
DB88314 7 hours 13 minutes
by James Hollis
read by John Lescault
A psychologist and Jungian scholar looks at how we are influenced by things that are invisible and intangible. These could be dreams, impulses, or parental influence, but they could also include ghosts and spirits. He examines how the past influences our present selves. 2015.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
DB91974 7 hours 7 minutes
by Rachel Hollis
read by Rachel Hollis
The founder of a lifestyle website and media company CEO shares tips for better living while revealing the messiness of her own life. She exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
DB88301 6 hours 44 minutes
by Mark Manson
read by Alec Volz
A popular blogger shares his views that trying to be positive all the time stands in the way of happiness. He advises readers instead to choose what really matters to them, accept limitations, roll with disappointments, and change how they measure success. Strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

Freud: A Very Short Introduction
DB85711 5 hours 41 minutes
by Anthony Storr
read by Jake Williams
Psychiatrist and popular writer in the field offers a sometimes-critical overview of the work of Sigmund Freud (1856–1939). Discusses the development of Freud’s theories; his therapeutic technique; his impact on art, literature, religion, and culture; and the practice of psychoanalysis in the twentieth century. 1989.

Religion

How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals about Personal Growth
DB88716 12 hours 38 minutes
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
read by Jack Fox
Psychologists and radio hosts explore the topic of growth, basing their discussion on spiritual growth rooted in Bible verses and allegories. Provides guided exercises for exploring personal growth, as well as information for facilitators. 2001.

My Adventures with God
DB88766 13 hours 46 minutes
by Stephen Tobolowsky
read by Joe Wilson
Character actor reflects on his life through the lens of the five books of the Torah. Discusses growing up in Texas, his early years in Hollywood, drug addiction, romantic relationships, and movie roles. Examines the ways each influenced his evolving relationship with God and his Jewish faith. 2017.

Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement
DB91361 10 hours 6 minutes
by Hugh B. Urban
read by Ken Kliban
Religious studies professor examines the growth and expansion of the Osho-Rajneesh movement which came to notoriety in America in the 1980s. Analyzes the movement’s early years, its move to America, the role of sexuality in its spirituality, growth after controversy, and more. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Science and Technology

Water: A Very Short Introduction
DB87187 4 hours 18 minutes
by John Finney
read by Lou Harpenau
Physics professor introduces us to the scientific knowledge about water, explaining how the structure of water molecules gives rise to its physical and chemical properties. Considers water in all of its states—ice and steam as well as liquid. Identifies the importance that the understanding of water and its structure and behavior plays in a range of fields including chemistry, astrophysics, and earth and environmental sciences. 2015.

Sound: A Very Short Introduction
DB86803 4 hours 45 minutes
by Mike Goldsmith
read by Emily Ellet
Science writer explores the science of sound in different contexts, covering the audible and the inaudible, sound under the ground and under water, acoustic and electric sound, and hearing in humans and animals. Describes the physical basis of pitch and harmony and how sound waves are exploited in musical instruments. 2015.

Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
DB91588 9 hours 45 minutes
by Sabine Hossenfelder
read by Emily Ellet
Physicist argues against the use of aesthetic criteria when developing and testing theories. Reflects on her career, the historical fascination with aesthetics in science, particle physics, meetings with fellow physicists, the difference between math and magic, the search for a unified theory, string theory, and other topics. Strong language. 2018.

The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution
DB87516 42 hours 19 minutes
by David Wootton
read by J.P. Linton
A historian chronicles the development of modern science from its genesis in 1572 when Danish nobleman Tycho Brahe observed and described a supernova. Discusses the formation of many different fields of study, the development of the scientific method, the application of mathematics, and more. 2015.

Social Sciences

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
DB91860 6 hours 23 minutes
by Robin DiAngelo
read by Amy Landon
Antiracism educator explores counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism. Topics include the intertwining of racism and white supremacy, racism after the civil rights movement, the impact of race on the lives of white people, defining the term “white fragility,” and more. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Activism: The Ultimate Teen Guide
DB88761 7 hours 49 minutes
by Kathlyn Gay
read by Mare Trevathan
Discusses why people become activists, the types of causes they advocate or oppose, and how teenagers can get involved. Highlights the different issues and organizations young adults may want to become active in and learn more about. For junior and senior high readers. 2016.

Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City
DB88779 10 hours 7 minutes
by Brandon Harris
read by Andy Pyle
Using eleven of his own residences, ten of them in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, an independent filmmaker examines the history and impact of Brooklyn’s largest historically black community and the role of gentrification. Reflects on people he knew and experiences he had. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Dueling with Kings: High Stakes, Killer Sharks, and the Get-Rich Promise of Daily Fantasy Sports
DB88291 14 hours 51 minutes
by Daniel Barbarisi
read by Bill Wallace
A sportswriter quits his job and goes deep inside the world of daily fantasy sports, which combines fantasy sports leagues with high stakes gambling. He looks at two companies that dominate this arena, observes the sharks who bet millions, and puts his own money on the line. Some strong language. 2017.

The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti: My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood
DB91375 10 hours 35 minutes
by Blondy Baruti
read by Bob Moore
Memoir of a man whose family fled to Kinshasa during the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There Baruti discovered his talent and love for basketball, which eventually took him to the U.S. and an acting career. Some strong language. 2018.

The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking
DB91265 13 hours 11 minutes
by Russell A. Carleton
read by Joe Wilson
A baseball writer with a background in psychology examines the shift in baseball brought about by analytics systems such as sabermetrics. He explains some of the key statistics that drive the game, alongside the idea that numbers should be balanced by the psychological aspects and rituals of the sport. 2018.

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History
DB92057 12 hours 16 minutes
by Keith O’Brien
read by Erin Bennett
An account of how a group of female pilots banded together to fight for the chance to compete in airplane racing, a hugely popular sport in the years between World War I and World War II. Profiles five talented pilots, including Amelia Earhart, and the competition and camaraderie they shared. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk That Saved the NBA
DB91113 17 hours 3 minutes
by Ian Thomsen
read by Alec Volz
A sports journalist looks at the 2010–2011 NBA season. Beginning with the momentous announcement that LeBron James would be leaving Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat, he follows James and other key players in this pivotal season. Some strong language. 2018.

Jim Brown: Last Man Standing
DB91377 9 hours 28 minutes
by Dave Zirin
read by Bob Moore
Sports journalist presents a biography of Brown, star running back with the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1966. In retirement, he pursued an acting career, negotiated truces among street gangs, and spoke out as part of the Black Power movement, but also faced charges of domestic abuse. Some strong language. 2018.

Stage and Screen

Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon
DB88738 19 hours 3 minutes
by Marc Eliot
read by Robert Sams
Author of celebrity biographies tackles screen legend Heston (1923–2008). The author focuses on Heston’s performances in films such as Ben Hur, but he also discusses the actor’s political life, including his role as spokesperson for the National Rifle Association. Some strong language. 2017.

Travel

Travel Near and Travel Far: Step Out of Your Disabled World!
DB91985 2 hours 24 minutes
by Terry Scott Cohen and Barry M. Cohen
read by Bob Moore
Guide to traveling by a man with myotonic dystrophy, who requires the use of a scooter or wheelchair for mobility. Discusses choosing a travel partner, assistive devices, short-distance trips versus long-distance trips, cruising, international travel, conference travel, lessons learned over the years, and more. 2015.

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island That Inspired L.M. Montgomery
DB91610 3 hours 27 minutes
by Catherine Reid
read by Peter Holdway
Exploration of the Canadian maritime province, Prince Edward Island, that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables (DB50475) novel and series by L.M. Montgomery. Uses Montgomery’s journals, scrapbooks, and other archival sources to illuminate the inspiration for scenes from the books. 2018.

U.S. History

Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations
DB88744 11 hours 24 minutes
by John Avlon
read by Bob Moore
Examines the end of Washington’s second term and the state of the young nation as he prepared to take his leave as leader. Discusses Washington’s motivations for stepping down, his hopes for the future of the country, and the ways in which future leaders adopted the tenets of his message. 2017.

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission
DB88772 11 hours 39 minutes
by Bret Baier
read by Patrick Downer
Chronicles the final days of President Eisenhower’s tenure in office—specifically, the time between Eisenhower’s farewell address and John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Recounts Eisenhower’s efforts to prepare the country and the next president for the challenges that lay ahead. Also discusses Eisenhower’s work in office and his continuing legacy. Bestseller. 2017.

Dinner in Camelot: The Night America’s Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House
DB91362 9 hours 41 minutes
by Joseph A. Esposito
read by Doug Ramsdell
Account of a dinner on April 29, 1962, hosted by President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy for Nobel laureates, writers, scientists, historians, and artists. Discusses the historical context of the dinner, notable interactions, and the many repercussions in the years following the dinner. 2018.

Alexander Hamilton: Writings
DB87092 41 hours 0 minutes
edited by Joanne B. Freeman
read by Michael Scherer
More than 170 letters, speeches, pamphlets, essays, reports, and memoranda, written between 1769 and 1804, by influential Founding Father Hamilton (1757–1804). Includes his fifty-one contributions to The Federalist as well as subsequent writings in support of the Constitution and expansive federal powers. Contains letters to Washington, Adams, and Aaron Burr. 2001.

Boston’s Massacre
DB88756 11 hours 11 minutes
by Eric Hinderaker
read by Jeremy Gage
An account of the event in 1770 that came to be known as the Boston Massacre. Discusses the political tensions surrounding the incident, its significance to the coming American Revolution, and the competing narratives that shaped public perception of the violent act at the time. 2017.

Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War
DB88346 22 hours 46 minutes
by James Wright
read by Richard Davidson
A recounting of the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam. Examines the reasons for willingly joining the military (or resisting the draft), what many of that generation thought of the war, the soldiers’ experiences while there, and what it was like to come home afterwards. Some violence. 2017.

Women’s Concerns

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty
DB91371 6 hours 10 minutes
by Jacqueline Rose
read by Faith Potts
Essay exploring how Western culture both deifies and vilifies mothers. Topics include social punishment, psychic blindness, and the agony and ecstasy of being a mother. Uses pop culture references as well as examples from the ancient world to illustrate points. 2018.

World History

Civil Wars: A History in Ideas
DB88875 8 hours 57 minutes
by David Armitage
read by Mark Ashby
Historian’s analysis of what defines a war as “civil.” Discusses how the identity of those fighting plays a role and how calling a conflict a civil war can affect whether outside powers choose to involve themselves and the very outcome of events. Examines specific conflicts, such as the American Revolutionary War. 2017.

March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution
DB88458 11 hours 48 minutes
by Will Englund
read by Ken Kliban
Relates the events that took place in a single month that transformed the world as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I. Draws on contemporary Russian and American diaries, memoirs, oral histories, and newspaper accounts to provide details. 2017.

Stalin: Volume 2; Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941
DB91810 49 hours 46 minutes
by Stephen Kotkin
read by Paul Hecht
The second in a three-volume biography of the life of Ioseb Jughashvili, who rose to power under the name of Joseph Stalin. Covers collectivization, the Great Terror, and his partnership with—then betrayal by—Nazi Germany. Sequel to Stalin: Volume 1 (DB80820). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction
DB86843 6 hours 1 minute
by James A. Millward
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Intersocietal history professor develops an expansive perspective on the trade routes between Europe and Asia that flourished for centuries, beginning in the late Neolithic and continuing intermittently till the early eighteenth century. Observes that biological, technological, and cultural exchanges had a profound effect on the course of Western history. 2013.

Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction
DB87158 3 hours 41 minutes
by John Morrill
read by Jake Williams
Professor of British history places a century of revolution (1603–1714) in its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural contexts. Special attention is given to the abolition of the monarchy with the beheading of Charles I and the successive waves of authoritarian Puritan, Protestant, and Catholic rule which followed. 1984.

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich
DB88733 10 hours 22 minutes
by Norman Ohler
read by Doug Ramsdell
Examines the use of drugs during the rule of the Nazi Party. Discusses Hitler’s personal physician, Theodor Morell; the impact of wide-spread drug use in the military on specific operations; the accelerating, modernizing society; and the ambitious pharmaceuticals industry. Translated from the original 2015 German edition. Bestseller. 2017.

A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
DB88734 23 hours 5 minutes
by John Romer
read by J.P. Linton
In this first of two volumes, the author, an archaeologist, recounts the history of the ancient Egyptians, examining and challenging long-held theories about the meaning of archaeological finds as well as depicting life in Egyptian society. 2012.

Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide; A History
DB88723 10 hours 19 minutes
by Joseph Yacoub
read by J.P. Linton
An account of the 1915 Turkish genocide of the Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syriac peoples. The atrocities included systematic killing, looting, rape, kidnapping, and deportation that created a vast refugee diaspora. The author gathers eye-witness accounts and reports to cast light on these events. Some violence. 2016.

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Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. To order books or 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 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

The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast
DB91596 5 hours 19 minutes
by Samantha M. Clark
read by Abigail Maupin
A boy wakes up on a mysterious beach with no memory of how he got there and embarks on a journey to find answers. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Lost! Survivor Diaries
DB91835 1 hour 21 minutes
by Terry Lynn Johnson
read by Kurt Elftmann
In an interview with a reporter, eleven-year-old Carter recounts his tale of survival with an older friend, Anna, in the perilous jungles of Costa Rica. Includes a list of survival kit items. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Overboard! Survivor Diaries
DB91515 1 hour 17 minutes
by Terry Lynn Johnson
read by Jonathan Taylor
Eleven-year-old Travis and twelve-year-old Marina, separated from their families after being thrown into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the state of Washington, battle hypothermia as they struggle to survive. Includes Coast Guard-approved cold-water survival tips. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Animals and Wildlife

Owl Diaries, Books 1–5
DB88235 2 hours 36 minutes
by Rebecca Elliott
read by Laura Giannarelli
Books one through five, written between 2015 and 2016, featuring the adventures of Eva Wingdale, a young owl who lives in Treetopolis. Boxed set includes Eva’s Treetop Festival, Eva Sees a Ghost, A Woodland Wedding, Eva and the New Owl, and Warm Hearts Day. For grades K-3. 2016.

Over and under the Snow
DB88883 0 hours 16 minutes
by Kate Messner
read by Nanette Savard
A young girl and her father discover the world of animals living under the snow while on a cross-country ski trip. For preschool-grade 2. 2011.

Family

Speed of Life
DB88452 9 hours 20 minutes
by Carol Weston
read by Cynthia Farrell
Still grieving the sudden death of her mother last year, fourteen-year-old Sofia finds an anonymous outlet for her personal questions in the Dear Kate advice column in Fifteen Magazine. Then, much to her horror, Sofia learns a secret that turns her life upside down. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Fantasy

The Width of the World: Vega Jane, Book 3
DB88374 10 hours 40 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Fiona Hardingham

Having survived the treacherous Quag, Vega Jane and her friends find themselves in a city ruled by the old enemy, the Maladons, who use magic to keep the citizens under control. Vega’s group is determined to set them free. Sequel to Keeper (DB88417). Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Heartseeker
DB91477 8 hours 55 minutes
by Melinda Beatty
read by Abigail Maupin
When the king hears that a young girl named Only Fallow can see lies and only tells the truth, he summons her, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous, political world of the royal court. For grades 4-7. 2018.

The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places
DB88757 12 hours 32 minutes
by Pete Begler
read by Emily Ellet
Twelve-year-old Nell Perkins and her brothers journey deep into the Wicked Places where nightmares reside to rescue their mother. She was turned into a bird after being taken by a strange cloud filled with witches called the Dark Daughters. For grades 5-8. 2017.

How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury
DB88380 7 hours 7 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy. Can Hiccup end the rebellion and save the dragons? Sequel to How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero (DB82771). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Dreaming Dangerous
DB92007 2 hours 45 minutes
by Lauren DeStefano
read by Michael Scherer
At Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary, twelve-year-old Plum and her best friends share adventures in their dreams each night. But when one of them disappears, they discover alarming secrets about Brassmere and its intentions. For grades 3-6. 2018.

The Door to the Lost
DB91599 8 hours 14 minutes
by Jaleigh Johnson
read by Jennifer Hubbard
After a mysterious accident closes a portal to another world, magic is banned in Talhaven. Living in exile, a stranger offers stranded Rook and her friend safety, but appearances can be deceiving and the pair soon find themselves in serious danger. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Friendship

Drum Roll, Please
DB91674 6 hours 21 minutes
by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
read by Mare Trevathan
Melly and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the woods. But this summer brings a lot of big changes for Melly: her parents split up and Melly finds herself unexpectedly falling for another girl at camp. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Rip and Red Series, Books 1–3
DB88759 12 hours 22 minutes
by Phil Bildner
read by Jason Griffith
Books one through three of the series, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring the adventures of best friends and basketball players Rip and Red. Includes A Whole New Ballgame, Rookie of the Year, and Tournament of Champions. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Annie B., Made for TV
DB91389 3 hours 14 minutes
by Amy Dixon
read by Nanette Savard
Eleven-year-old Annie, who always feels slightly inadequate compared to her talented best friend, thinks her time to shine has come when she gets to audition for a local web show. However, things don’t go according to plan. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Cupcake Diaries, Books 13–16
DB88877 11 hours 36 minutes
by Coco Simon
read by Deborah Desmone
Books thirteen through sixteen, featuring four friends with a talent for baking sweet treats. Includes Katie’s New Recipe, Mia—a Matter of Taste, Emma—Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, and Alexis and the Missing Ingredient. For grades 4-7. 2013.

The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker
DB91622 3 hours 22 minutes
by Matilda Woods
read by James Konicek
Alberto, the town’s coffin maker, and Tito, a runaway boy, both lonely after suffering tragic losses, learn the power of friendship as they try to escape the shadows of their pasts. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Growing Up

Lola Levine Series, Books 1–6
DB88866 4 hours 45 minutes
by Monica Brown
read by Mare Trevathan
Books one through six, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring soccer player Lola Levine and her adventures in second grade. Includes Lola Levine Is Not Mean!; Lola Levine, Drama Queen; Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme; Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean; and more. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Binny Series, Books 1–3
DB88724 15 hours 22 minutes
by Hilary McKay
read by Mare Trevathan
Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring eleven-year-old Binny as she copes with life’s constant changes. Includes Binny for Short, Binny in Secret, and Binny Bewitched. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Historical Fiction

A Stitch in Time
DB91990 3 hours 46 minutes
by Daphne Kalmar
read by Colleen Delany
In Vermont, eleven-year-old Donut, recently orphaned after the death of her beloved pops, stands to lose everything when she learns her Aunt Agnes plans to move her to Boston. Little does her aunt know that Donut has no intentions of leaving her friends or her home. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Humor

How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel
DB91379 5 hours 59 minutes
by Jennifer Brown
read by David DeBoy
When the Rallying Robo-Raccoons, a middle school’s robotics team, recruits Luke Abbott into joining, he doesn’t think they will win. Forest Shade Middle School always loses. But when Lunchbox Jones joins the team, the group realizes they finally have a shot at winning the local tournament. For grades 5-8. 2015.

How to Stage a Catastrophe
DB88778 4 hours 31 minutes
by Rebecca Donnelly
read by Gregory Maupin
Sidney Camazzola plans to be the director of the Juicebox children’s theater one day. For now, he and his best friend, Folly, have a great idea to keep the struggling theater open—extortion. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13, Book 1
DB88373 1 hour 57 minutes
by Honest Lee and Matthew J. Gilbert
read by Caitlin Kelly
Unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse wins the lottery and shares her winnings with her class. The students fulfill their dreams with their newfound wealth, but they soon learn that winning the lottery is not all that lucky. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Mystery and Detective

The Van Gogh Deception
DB91266 5 hours 57 minutes
by Deron Hicks
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
A young boy is discovered in Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art without any recollection of who he is. He must piece together the disjointed clues of his origins, while using his limited knowledge to stop one of the greatest art frauds ever attempted. For grades 4-7. 2017.

A Case for Buffy
DB91998 1 hour 26 minutes
by Ulf Nilsson
read by Faith Potts
The animals take on the most important case ever investigated in Detective Gordon’s forest—finding Chief Detective Buffy’s mother. Gordon faces his old nemesis, the fox, in an investigation that leads to the edges of the forest. Translated from the original 2017 Swedish edition. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Curse of the Werewolf Boy
DB91742 3 hours 46 minutes
by Chris Priestley
read by Gregory Maupin
Maudlin Towers School students Mildew and Sponge investigate the missing School Spoon and the appearance of two possible ghosts, one of which is a Viking. For grades 3-6. 2017.

York: The Shadow Cipher, Book 1
DB88343 8 hours 52 minutes
by Laura Ruby
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
In an alternate history of New York City, three kids—Tess, Theo, and Jaime—try to solve the Old York Cipher and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of the city by two eccentric siblings, Theresa and Theodore Morningstarr. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Scary Stories

A Festival of Ghosts
DB92010 4 hours 36 minutes
by William Alexander
read by Jonathan Taylor
After the events of A Properly Unhaunted Place (DB89472), Rosa and Jasper deal with the consequences of unleashing ghosts in their town. While Rosa investigates a supernatural troublemaker, Jasper hopes to reopen the Ingot Renaissance Festival. Dueling ghosts are making things difficult, however. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Eerie Elementary, Books 5–6
DB88230 1 hour 33 minutes
by Jack Chabert
read by Steven Carpenter
Books five and six, written in 2016 and 2017, featuring hall monitor Sam Graves, his friends, and their malevolent school. In School Freezes Over!, a heavy snowstorm traps the students. In Sam Battles the Machine!, a substitute teacher tries to resurrect an evil scientist. For grades K-3. 2017.

Eerie Elementary, Books 7–8
DB91514 1 hour 38 minutes
by Jack Chabert
read by Steven Carpenter
Books seven and eight, written in 2017 and 2018, featuring hall monitor Sam Graves, his friends, and their malevolent school. In Classes Are CANCELED!, Sam, Lucy, and Antonio suspect that if the school is demolished, evil Orson Eerie will live forever. Includes The Hall Monitors Are FIRED!. For grades K-3. 2018.

One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story
DB88749 6 hours 21 minutes
by Mary Downing Hahn
read by Erin Jones
Annie, a new student at Pearce Academy for Girls, is quickly befriended by the unlikeable and clinging Elsie. When Elsie dies in the influenza pandemic of 1918, she comes back to haunt Annie, to make sure she’ll be Annie’s best and only friend soon. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Ghost Tree
DB88769 0 hours 14 minutes
by Yvette Landry
read by Nanette Savard
A child is told the spooky tale of a deadly tree that devoured two brothers in the swamp of Catahoula, Louisiana, on Halloween. For grades 2-4. 2012.

Goosebumps HorrorLand, Books 17–19
DB91603 8 hours 16 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Abigail Maupin
Books seventeen to nineteen, written in 2010 and 2011, featuring scary adventures that unsuspecting kids run into at Jonathan Chiller’s gift shop and HorrorLand Theme Park. Includes The Wizard of Ooze, Slappy New Year!, and The Horror at Chiller House. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Science Fiction

Margot and Mateo Save the World
DB92019 4 hours 11 minutes
by Darcy Miller
read by Gregory Maupin
After Margot helps pull off a squishy creature from the back of her classmate Mateo, they team up with a visiting scientist to save their town from an invasion of slug-like aliens. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Sports Stories

Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream: Books 1–2
DB91380 3 hours 18 minutes
by Hena Khan
read by David DeBoy
In Power Forward, Zayd yearns to play basketball on the gold team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related—and tryouts are coming soon. In On Point, Zayd must step up when his basketball team starts struggling. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Sunny: Track, Book 3
DB92122 3 hours 10 minutes
by Jason Reynolds
read by various narrators
Sunny, the Defenders’ best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother’s death. But with his coach’s help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion: dancing. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends
DB91609 3 hours 13 minutes
by Sarah Albee
read by Jeff Allin
Presents the history of dogs, both famous and infamous, from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Discusses the long relationship between humans and canines, and how dogs are an integral part of our daily lives. For grades 4-7. 2018.

When I Was a Turkey: Based on the Emmy Award-Winning PBS Documentary My Life as a Turkey
DB91134 3 hours 31 minutes
by Joe Hutto and Brenda Z. Guiberson
read by Jon Pinnow
Naturalist recounts the true story of how he raised a flock of wild turkeys who were imprinted on him from the moment they hatched. For two years he cared for the flock of birds and immersed himself in their world. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Hyena Scientist
DB91383 2 hours 45 minutes
by Sy Montgomery
read by various narrators
Explores the work of zoologist Kay Holekamp as she researches hyenas in Africa. Discusses the different team members, life at the research camp, and the exciting new data they collect on the hyenas whose clans are dominated by females. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Biography

John McCain: An American Hero
DB91518 4 hours 50 minutes
by John Perritano
read by Jonathan Taylor
Portrays John McCain’s life, from his childhood as an admiral’s son to his own time at the Naval Academy, his service as a pilot, and his experience as a prisoner of war. Explores McCain’s years as a senator and his two bids for the U.S. presidency. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Counting on Katherine
DB91759 0 hours 19 minutes
by Helaine Becker
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Introduces the boundary-breaking mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose passion for numbers at a young age led to a position at NASA, where she calculated moon landings and helped save the Apollo 13 mission. Highlights the challenges she faced as an African American and as a woman. For grades K-3. 2018.

Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness
DB88368 0 hours 51 minutes
by Donna Janell Bowman
read by Patrick Downer
Recounts how William “Doc” Key, a former slave and self-trained veterinarian, taught his horse Jim to read and write and, together with Jim, became one of the most famous traveling performance acts around the turn of the twentieth century. For grades 2-4. 2016.

A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech
DB88671 0 hours 43 minutes
by Shana Corey
read by Kurt Elftmann
Short biography of John F. Kennedy, America’s thirty-fifth president, highlighting his civil rights address in 1963. Although he was in office less than four years, JFK’s legacies include establishing the Peace Corps and empowering the space program to get us to the moon. For grades 3-6. 2017.

The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend
DB88669 5 hours 56 minutes
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
read by Mark Ashby
Adaptation for a younger audience of bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin’s biography The Heart of Everything That Is (DB78804). Recounts the life of Red Cloud (1821?–1909), leader of the Oglala Sioux, who waged war against the United States Army between 1866 and 1868. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile
DB91382 1 hour 13 minutes
by Sharlee Glenn
read by Faith Potts
Recounts the notable life of head librarian Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852–1932), whose determination to provide library access to all Washington County, Maryland, residents, led to her revolutionary plans to establish book deposits, a children’s room, and a horse-drawn book wagon. Titcomb created America’s first traveling library. For grades 3-6. 2018.

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
DB88367 0 hours 28 minutes
by Carole Boston Weatherford
read by Laura Giannarelli
Profiles the life of the actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne. Describes her early years living with her mother on the road and with her grandmother in Brooklyn. Highlights her artistic achievements as she paved the way as an African American actress and singer. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Gardening

Plant, Cook, Eat! A Children’s Cookbook
DB91507 1 hour 52 minutes
by Joe Archer and Caroline Craig
read by Bob Moore
A garden-to-kitchen cookbook that is part a lesson in gardening and part a collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2016.

Government and Politics

Our Nation’s Documents: The Written Words That Shaped Our Country
DB91388 5 hours 29 minutes
by Time for Kids Magazine
read by Gary Telles
Introduces seven of the nation’s most important documents. Provides the historical context, and breaks down the significant details of each document. Includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and others. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2018.

History

Revolutionary Rogues: John André and Benedict Arnold
DB89256 0 hours 46 minutes
by Selene Castrovilla
read by Jon Pinnow
Longing for reward and recognition after being gravely injured, American major general Benedict Arnold turns traitor as he plots with British major John André to help the British win the Revolutionary War. For grades 2-4. 2017.

In Harm’s Way: JFK, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT 109
DB92009 3 hours 34 minutes
by Iain Martin
read by Michael Scherer
An account of John F. Kennedy’s true survival story during World War II. As a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the Navy, he fought to save his PT 109 crew after a deadly collision with an enemy ship in the Pacific. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Nature and the Environment

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Alphabet Series, Books 1–6
DB92013 0 hours 38 minutes
by Mrs. Peanuckle
read by Jeff Allin
Books one through six, written in 2017 and 2018, feature things found in nature and uses words and concepts for every letter in the alphabet. Includes Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bird Alphabet, Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bug Alphabet, Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet, Mrs. Peanuckle’s Fruit Alphabet, and more. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.

Poetry

The Ghostly Carousel: Delightfully Frightful Poems
DB92008 0 hours 15 minutes
by Calef Brown
read by Patrick Downer
A collection of seventeen spooky poems featuring otherworldly creatures and creepy things. In “Fritz,” the undertaker gets the giggles when a corpse burps. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics
DB88894 0 hours 39 minutes
by Margarita Engle
read by Erin Jones
Collection of eighteen poems that celebrate famous and lesser-known Hispanics from varied backgrounds who have faced life’s challenges in creative ways and made a positive impact. For grades 3-6. 2017.

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Foreign Language Books

Español

Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.

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Nota: Puede aparecer un aviso inmediatamente a continuación de la descripción del libro para indicar escenas de violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo. La palabra “algunas” antes de cualquiera de estos términos indica un hecho ocasional o poco frecuente, como por ejemplo “lenguaje violento poco frecuente”. Los audiolibros comerciales de los cuales el NLS no tiene acceso al libro impreso, pueden presentar el aviso “sin calificación”, lo que significa que el libro puede contener o no violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo.

Más Allá del Infierno: Autobiografía (Beyond Hell: Autobiography)
DB91592 6 horas 58 minutos
por Laura Bozzo Rotondo
leído por Gabriela Garcia
La presentadora peruana describe la controversia que la envolvió a ella y a su familia cuando fue detenida por las autoridades en Lima en 2002. Acusada de corrupción debido a sus conexiones con el ex presidente Alberto Fujimori, ella describe los años que pasó tratando de demostrar su inocencia. (Peruvian talk show host describes the controversy that engulfed her and her family when she was detained by authorities in Lima in 2002. Accused of corruption due to her connections to former President Alberto Fujimori, she describes the years spent trying to prove her innocence.) 2018.

Pequeño País (Small Country)
DB91441 7 horas 10 minutos
por Gaël Faye
leído por Martin Untrojb
Burundi, 1992. Gabriel, un niño de 10 años, vive una vida despreocupada en Buyumbura, un cómodo barrio de expatriados, con su padre francés, su madre ruandés y su hermanita Ana. Pero pronto su pacífica existencia llega a su fin cuando Burundi, y su vecino Ruanda, son golpeados por la guerra civil. Traducido del francés. (Burundi, 1992. Ten-year-old Gabriel lives a carefree life in Bujumbura, a comfortable expatriate neighborhood, with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana. But soon their peaceful existence comes to an end when Burundi, and neighboring Rwanda, are hit by civil war. Translated from the French.) 2016.

Quédate Conmigo (Stay with Me)
DB85958 2 horas 31 minutos
por Lorena Franco
leído por Irma Bello
Como resultado de un fatídico accidente, Claudia está al borde de la muerte. Mientras reflexiona sobre su vida, le habla a Ismael, el gran amor de su vida, que tendrá que decidir el momento en que desconectar las máquinas que la mantienen viva. (As a result of a fateful accident, Claudia is on the verge of death. Reflecting on her life, she speaks to Ismael, the great love of her life, who will have to decide the moment in which to disconnect the machines that keep her alive.) 2016.

¡Gol! ¡Empieza el Campeonato! (Goal! The Championship Begins!)
DB85960 3 horas 49 minutos
por Luigi Garlando
leído por Martin Untrojb
A medida que el tan esperado campeonato de fútbol comienza, los Cebolletas encuentran que el gran desafío no es la habilidad del equipo contrario, sino las fricciones entre ellos mismos. Publicado por primera vez en italiano en 2006. Para grados 3 a 6 y lectores mayores. (As the long-awaited championship begins, the Cebolletas find the greatest challenge isn’t the skill of the opposing team, but friction among themselves. First published in Italian in 2006. For grades 3-6 and older readers.) 2010.

Desnudo (Naked)
DB91369 10 horas 50 minutos
por Jomari Goyso
leído por Martin Untrojb
El presentador de televisión y estilista relata su transformación improbable desde niño granjero con problemas de peso en la España rural hasta una de las voces más influyentes en la moda hispana—trabajando con estrellas como Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek y Kim Kardashian. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Television presenter and stylist recounts his improbable transformation from an overweight farmboy in rural Spain into one of the most influential voices in Hispanic fashion—working with stars such as Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek and Kim Kardashian. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

Los Niños de Irena: La Extraordinaria Historia de la Mujer Que Salvó a 2,500 Niños del Gueto de Varsovia durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial (Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto)
DB85961 14 horas 6 minutos
por Tilar J. Mazzeo
leído por Walter Krochmal
En 1942, una joven trabajadora social, Irena Sendler, tuvo acceso al gueto de Varsovia como especialista en salud pública. Mientras que ella estaba allí, comenzó a entender el destino que esperaba a las familias judías y salvó a miles de niños de la muerte. Traducido del inglés. Violencia. ( In 1942, one young social worker, Irena Sendler, was granted access to the Warsaw Ghetto as a public health specialist. While she was there, she began to understand the fate that awaited the Jewish families and saved thousands of children from death. Violence.) 2016.

La Química (The Chemist)
DB85956 19 horas 16 minutos
por Stephenie Meyer
leído por varios narradores
Una ex experta para una agencia secreta del gobierno vive como fugitiva cuando su reputación es difamada. Un manejador de su pasado le ofrece una salida si toma un último caso, pero la información que ella maneja la pone en mayor peligro. De la autora de Amanecer (DB67973). Violencia. (A former expert for a secret government agency lives as a fugitive when her reputation is defamed. A handler from her past offers a way out if she takes one last job, but it puts her in greater danger. From the author of Amanecer (DB67973). Violence.) 2016.

Martin Luther King: Un Corazon Libre (Martin Luther King: A Free Heart)
DB91378 5 horas 10 minutos
por José Luis Roig y Carlota Coronado
leído por Rocio Ramirez
Relata la vida de Martin Luther King Jr, de su niñez en Atlanta —sufriendo discriminación racial en el sur estadounidense— a su ascenso a la prominencia como un pastor y activista de un movimiento para el cambio social antes de su muerte prematura. Para grados 4-7 y lectores mayores. (Relates the life of Martin Luther King Jr, from boyhood in Atlanta—suffering racial discrimination in the American South—to prominence as a pastor and activist leading a movement for social change prior his untimely death. For grades 4-7 and older readers.) 2001.

Talentos Ocultos: Basada en la Historia Real Jamás Contada (Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race)
DB85959 12 horas 46 minutos
por Margot Lee Shetterly
leído por varios narradores
La hija de un investigador científico de la NASA y una profesora universitaria perfila a las mujeres afroamericanas que trabajaron para la NASA, y su predecesora NACA, como computadoras humanas. Explora sus vidas antes de unirse a NACA/NASA, los desafíos que enfrentaron debido a la discriminación de género y raza, y su impacto en el programa espacial. Base para la película de 2016. Traducido del inglés. (The daughter of a NASA research scientist and a university professor profiles the African-American women who worked for NASA, and its predecessor NACA, as human computers. Discusses their lives prior to joining NACA/NASA, the challenges they faced due to gender and race discrimination, and their impact on the space program. Basis for the 2016 movie.) 2017.

La Forma del Agua (The Shape of Water)
DB91307 14 horas 29 minutos
por Guillermo del Toro y Daniel Kraus
leído por María Pino
En la época de la Guerra Fría en Baltimore, un hombre anfibio está cautivo en un centro de investigación. Una mujer muda que trabaja en la instalación se hace amiga de él. Una novelización de la película ganadora del Premio Óscar, co-escrito por el director de la película. Traducido del inglés. (In Cold War-era Baltimore, an amphibious man is held captive in a research facility. A mute woman who works at the facility befriends him. Novelization of the Academy Award-winning film, cowritten by the film’s director.) 2018.

Artemisa (Artemis)
DB91027 12 horas 2 minutos
por Andy Weir
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Jazz Bashara es una contrabandista en la ciudad lunar de Artemisa como una forma de hacer dinero suplementario. Sin embargo, después de asumir un trabajo particularmente lucrativo, pronto se ve envuelta en una conspiración por el control de Artemisa. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Jazz Bashara is a smuggler in the moon city of Artemis as a way to make extra money. After she takes on a particularly lucrative job, however, she soon finds herself entangled in a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. Violence and strong language.) 2018.

¿Solo Amigos? (Just Friends?)
DB91219 16 horas 10 minutos
por Ana Álvarez
leído por María Pino
Después de iniciar una exitosa carrera legal, Susana siente nostalgia por su relación anterior con Fran, quien años atrás fue estudiante con ella en la Facultad de Derecho de Sevilla. Las circunstancias parecen estar empujándola hacia una reunión con él, su primer amor verdadero. (After launching a successful legal career, Susana is filled with a nostalgia for her previous relationship with Fran, who years ago was a student with her in law school in Seville. Circumstances seem to be pushing her toward a reunion with him, her first real love.) 2017.

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Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library.

AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (bimonthly (6 issues))

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (bimonthly (6 issues))

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 12 issues)

Bon Appétit (12 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (bimonthly (6 issues))

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

Cricket (for children, on one cartridge with National Geographic Kids; 10 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (12 issues)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (12 issues)

The Economist (52 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; monthly)

Horticulture (bimonthly (6 issues))

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (12 issues)

Missouri Conservationist (12 issues)

Money (12 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (4 issues)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (12 issues)

National Geographic Kids (for children and teens, on one cartridge with Cricket; 10 issues)

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (47 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)

Playboy (12 issues)

QST (12 issues)

Quarterly Music Magazine (4 issues)

Reader’s Digest (10 issues)

Rolling Stone (12 issues)

Seventeen (6 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (27 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (12 issues)

Talking Book Topics (6 issues; also contains NLS News, published quarterly)

Travel & Leisure (12 issues)

True West (12 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)

The Week (50 issues)

Wired (12 issues)