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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

For Braille Book Review and Talking Book Topics July-August 2019

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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.

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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

Undying
DB93801 11 hours 21 minutes
by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
read by various narrators
Trapped aboard the Undying’s ancient spaceship and reeling from what they’ve learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger unleashed by humanity’s greed. Sequel to Unearthed (DB89981). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Tiger’s Prey: A Novel of Adventure
DB85997 15 hours 51 minutes
by Wilbur Smith and Tom Harper
read by George Holmes
1800s. His entire life, young Francis Courtney was told his uncle Tom had killed his father. He travels to South Africa in search of vengeance. Christopher Courtney gives up his life of privilege in Bombay to become a warrior. Their lives intersect. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

War Cry
DB89899 19 hours 19 minutes
by Wilbur Smith and David Churchill
read by Joe Peck
After the wife of Leon Courtney from Assegai (DB69178) dies, Leon raises their daughter Saffron alone. It is soon time for Saffron to head to Oxford. Later, she joins the effort to win the Second World War, finding love and intrigue. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Family

We Are All That’s Left
DB93314 11 hours 18 minutes
by Carrie Arcos
read by Jessica Wortham
Nadja, a survivor from war-torn Bosnia, refuses to discuss her youth with her daughter, Zara, until both are traumatized by a terrorist attack in a Rhode Island farmer’s market. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Someone You Love Is Gone
DB89839 7 hours 20 minutes
by Gurjinder Basran
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Simran is haunted by visions of her recently departed mother. Her estrangement from her daughter and sister is growing, and she must grapple with the memories of her younger brother being sent away from home. As Simran searches for answers, family ghosts linger and her mother’s past emerges. 2017.

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
DB93861 9 hours 58 minutes
by Anissa Gray
read by various narrators
Althea Butler, eldest of three girls, took care of her sisters Viola and Lillian after their mother died. When she and her husband Proctor are arrested, Althea will need to depend on Viola and Lillian for help, while they have troubles of their own to face. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

When Light Left Us
DB93491 11 hours 29 minutes
by Leah Thomas
read by Alec Volz
Not long after Hank, Ana, and Milo Vasquez’s father abruptly leaves, an alien named Luz arrives and uses them to satisfy his curiosity. The experience leaves them forever changed. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Devil’s Cut: A Bourbon Kings Novel
DB88583 10 hours 40 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Alexander Cendese
Edward Bradford Baldwine is in jail for killing his hated father, William. He is also mourning the loss of Sutton Smythe, his business rival and true love. Edward’s brother, Lane, must step up to lead the family, while looking into the truth of their father’s death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Love and Gelato
DB89780 8 hours 52 minutes
by Jenna Evans Welch
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After her mother dies from cancer, Lina keeps her promise and travels to Italy to live with Howard, someone she has never met. There, Lina uncovers her mother’s past and finds romance along the way. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Fantasy

The Hazel Wood
DB90179 10 hours 33 minutes
by Melissa Albert
read by Rebecca Soler
When Alice’s grandmother, reclusive author of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies, Alice’s mother is stolen by a figure claiming to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The City of Brass
DB89895 17 hours 13 minutes
by S.A. Chakraborty
read by Eva Wilhelm
In eighteenth-century Cairo, Nahri accidentally summons legendary djinn warrior Dara during a con job. Dara tells Nahri that she has the blood of a lost line of djinn healers and takes her to Daevabad, the City of Brass. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Gilded Wolves
DB93764 11 hours 58 minutes
by Roshani Chokshi
read by various narrators
Paris, 1889. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces treasure hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin to help them find an ancient artifact, he is offered a prize that he never imagined. Séverin gathers a band of unlikely experts to help him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3
DB93822 30 hours 27 minutes
by Cassandra Clare
read by James Marsters
While the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and focus on saving the world of Shadowhunters before the parabatai curse destroys everyone. Sequel to Lord of Shadows (DB88232). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Early Riser
DB93810 15 hours 18 minutes
by Jasper Fforde
read by Thomas Hunt
Every winter, the human population hibernates and the Winter Consuls protect the sleepers. The rich get through more easily with the help of the drug Morphenox, which has an unfortunate side effect of turning some into flesh-eating Nightwalkers. New Consul Charlie Worthing investigates an outbreak of viral dreams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Everless
DB87989 10 hours 48 minutes
by Sara Holland
read by Emily Ellet
In Sempera, time is currency—and the rich hoard it, extending their lives by centuries. When Jules Ember discovers her father is dying, she knows she must return to Everless estate where they were servants to earn more time for him. But going back brings incredible dangers. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf
DB93771 24 hours 4 minutes
by Marlon James
read by Dion Graham
Tracker has a talented nose that lets him find people—even from miles away. He is hired by a slave trader to find a missing boy, a quest that takes him across dangerous locales and into the company of other mercenaries like the shape-shifting hunter Leopard. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Afterward
DB94105 9 hours 17 minutes
by E.K. Johnston
read by various narrators
In the aftermath of a successful quest, apprentice knight Kalanthe and Olsa the thief-of-the-realm must cope with their newfound fame and find a way to overcome the forces that would drive them apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Raven Tower
DB93974 12 hours 4 minutes
by Ann Leckie
read by Adjoa Andoh
For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven, whose power is sustained by the blood of the Raven’s Lease, a human ruler. Now the Raven’s power is weakening, invaders are approaching, and a usurper has seized the throne. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Blanca & Roja
DB93530 8 hours 50 minutes
by Anna-Marie McLemore
read by Kristin Allison
Rival sisters Blanca and Roja know that one day a bevy of swans will come for them. One sister will remain human and the other will be trapped in the body of a swan. But then two boys become intertwined in their fates. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book 1
DB90267 15 hours 57 minutes
by Tamora Pierce
read by Ari Meyers
Arram, Varice, and Ozorne forge a bond of friendship that sees them through many changes as student mages at the Imperial University of Carthak. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Alternate Routes
DB93188 10 hours 21 minutes
by Tim Powers
read by James Konicek
Ex-Secret Service agent Sebastian Vickery works in Los Angeles driving cars that are protected from supernatural energies that swirl around the freeway system. He discovers someone is using those energies to blur the boundaries between worlds. Violence and strong language. 2018.

The Inexplicables
DB90145 12 hours 20 minutes
by Cherie Priest
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Orphan Wreck is facing eviction from the orphanage as his eighteenth birthday approaches. Meanwhile, he is haunted by visions of Zeke, a kid that Wreck led to almost certain death. Feeling guilty, Wreck sneaks into the walled-off city of Seattle. Some violence and some strong language. 2012.

Of Blood and Bone
DB93358 14 hours 52 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by MacKenzie Beyer
In the wake of the Doom virus that decimated the world’s population, thirteen-year-old Fallon Swift is mankind’s fated savior. Hunted for her gifts, it is time for her to train with the sorcerer Mallick. Sequel to Year One (DB89938). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Ever the Brave
DB90028 13 hours 26 minutes
by Erin Summerill
read by Terry Donnelly
After saving King Aodren with her powers, Britta is tasked with rescuing the kingdom from an enemy that has Channeler powers like herself. Sequel to Ever the Hunted (DB87519). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Books 1–3
DB89592 28 hours 55 minutes
by Jodi Taylor
read by Eva Wilhelm
First three novels, written between 2013 and 2015, about the time travelers of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research. Includes Just One Damned Thing after Another, A Symphony of Echoes, and A Second Chance. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Books 4–6
DB89828 28 hours 8 minutes
by Jodi Taylor
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three books in a series about time-traveling historians, written between 2014 and 2015. Includes A Trail through Time, No Time like the Past, and What Could Possibly Go Wrong? in which Max becomes a training officer at St. Mary’s. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

General

Little Sister
DB89677 6 hours 33 minutes
by Barbara Gowdy
read by Erin Jones
Whenever it storms, Rose Bowan loses consciousness and dreams of being in another woman’s body. These episodes provide her an escape from her own life, and Rose decides to discover if the woman really exists. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Water Cure
DB93986 7 hours 12 minutes
by Sophie Mackintosh
read by various narrators
A couple and their three daughters live on an isolated island and engage in rituals and therapies to fortify themselves against the outside world of men. After their father disappears, however, the sisters must face the reality of three men who wash ashore. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Solar Bones
DB86997 8 hours 10 minutes
by Mike McCormack
read by David Hartley-Margolin
On All Souls Day, the spirit of Marcus reflects on his life and death in rural Ireland. He ruminates on the changes that overtook society and then expands even further to philosophize about time and history. Strong language. 2016.

The Upper Room
DB94005 9 hours 36 minutes
by Mary Monroe
read by Kevin Free
After Mama Ruby brings her best friend’s stillborn daughter back to life, she decides Maureen is hers and takes her. As she raises Maureen, Mama Ruby keeps the girl close to her side, but Maureen longs to know what the wider world is like. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1985.

One Part Woman
DB93525 5 hours 4 minutes
by Perumal Murugan
read by Peter Holdway
South India during the British colonial period. Indian couple Kali and Ponna’s failure to conceive a child has affected their standing in their community. Their hopes and fears converge on the chariot festival, a time when a consensual union between any man and woman is sanctioned. Originally published in 2010 in Tamil as Maadhorubaagan. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Magdalena Mountain
DB93483 13 hours 22 minutes
by Robert Michael Pyle
read by Ray Foushee
On Magdalena Mountain, a group of people gather to study and collect the all-black Magdalena alpine butterfly. One of them, Mary Glanville, has no memory of why she searches for the creature. Tangled mysteries turn menacing as the mountainous environment threatens those who seek understanding. 2018.

Autumn
DB89049 5 hours 29 minutes
by Ali Smith
read by Melody Grove
When she was a child, Elisabeth met Daniel, a neighbor who introduced her to literature and art. Many years later, on the eve of the Brexit vote in England, Elisabeth visits the 101-year-old Daniel in a nursing home, where he dreams of his past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Historical Fiction

Jerzy
DB88126 7 hours 16 minutes
by Jerome Charyn
read by Michael Kramer
In this fictional exploration of novelist Jerzy Kosinski’s life, five narrators share their experiences with him. Each story strips off the layers of the man to show the child, traumatized by his experiences during World War II. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Fools and Mortals
DB88967 12 hours 46 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by George Holmes
Life for William Shakespeare’s younger brother, Richard, is not one of wine and roses. He makes a living through small acting parts, some petty theft, and a very quick tongue. When he is suspected of stealing a priceless manuscript, he must clear his name. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The American Lady: The Glassblower Trilogy
DB93301 15 hours 39 minutes
by Petra Durst-Benning
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth from The Glassblower (DB92924), has grown up in America believing Steven Miles is her father. When her visiting Aunt Marie shares secrets, Wanda travels to Germany to unravel the truth. Translated from the original 2002 German edition. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill
DB93839 13 hours 38 minutes
by Jim Fergus
read by various narrators
After the events of One Thousand White Women (DB47157), twin sisters Margaret and Susan Kelly recount their life with the Cheyenne—including the loss of their children during a forced march at the hands of the United States Army. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Kites
DB90149 9 hours 15 minutes
by Romain Gary
read by Peter Holdway
Ludo is raised on a farm in Normandy by his kite-making uncle, Ambrose. One day, he meets and falls in love with Lila, whose family owns the neighboring estate. When World War II comes, Ludo fights for everything he loves. Translated from the original 1980 French edition. Some strong language. 2017.

The It Girls
DB89843 10 hours 44 minutes
by Karen Harper
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Lucy and Elinor Sutherland grow up on the island of Jersey, but dream of escaping it. One becomes fashion designer Lucile, the other novelist Elinor Glyn. Adventures with careers and men carry them through the years to the Titanic, Hollywood, and beyond. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Other Alcott
DB87985 10 hours 55 minutes
by Elise Hooper
read by Kate Kiley
May Alcott, younger sister to Louisa May, is hurt by the characterization of Amy in Little Women (DB18128), who she knows is modeled on her. When her drawings for the book are panned by critics, she decides to make a life of her own as an artist. 2017.

Finding Dorothy
DB94079 14 hours 0 minutes
by Elizabeth Letts
read by various narrators
Hollywood, 1938. Maud Baum has arrived at the gates of M-G-M Studios as the filming for the adaptation of her late husband’s book begins. When she hears Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow,” Maud’s memories of her past come to life once again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

As Bright as Heaven
DB90310 13 hours 23 minutes
by Susan Meissner
read by Jennifer Hubbard
1918. The Bright family have moved to Philadelphia to put the death of the youngest child behind them and build a better life. But now the Spanish influenza is tearing its way through the country. As the flu threatens, a new child arrives on their doorstep. 2018.

Unto a Good Land: The Emigrant Novels, Book 2
DB93714 14 hours 46 minutes
by Vilhelm Moberg
read by Peter Holdway
Sequel to The Emigrants (DB93186) tells how farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson, his wife and children, and ten other peasants from Småland, Sweden, sail for America. After ten weeks at sea, they set off for Minnesota from New York. Translated from the original 1952 Swedish edition. Some strong language. 1954.

The Daughters of Ireland
DB90027 19 hours 42 minutes
by Santa Montefiore
read by Terry Donnelly
The lives of Kitty, Celia, and Bridie, who were first introduced in The Girl in the Castle (DB89782), continue to intertwine as the 1920s and 1930s roll on. Kitty raises her half brother as her son, Celia buys the castle, and Bridie marries a count. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Girl in the Castle
DB89782 16 hours 10 minutes
by Santa Montefiore
read by Gabriella Cavallero
West Cork, Ireland; early 1900s. The Deverill family holds Deverill Castle, despite family curses. Youngest daughter Kitty befriends a servant’s daughter and the veterinarian’s son. Her relationships with them cause friction in her family and lead her into the fight for Irish independence. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Coming
DB87826 17 hours 58 minutes
by David Osborne
read by Bill Quinn
Daytime Smoke, the son of Lieutenant William Clark and Swan Lightning, a Nez Perce woman, attempts to act as a bridge between his tribe and the white government that first befriends them and then threatens their way of life. His father struggles as well. Some violence. 2017.

Freya
DB90022 19 hours 44 minutes
by Anthony Quinn
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Freya Wyley and Nancy Holdaway meet during the celebrations for VE Day in London. Their friendship both holds them together and drives them apart. They witness changing cultural mores that unveil secrets hidden even from themselves. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Cassandra
DB93858 10 hours 3 minutes
by Sharma Shields
read by Sophie Amoss
Mildred Groves is gifted—and cursed—with the ability to see the future. She runs away from home to work as a secretary at the Hanford Research Center in the early 1940s. Her visions intensify there and she risks all to warn people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
DB90012 18 hours 18 minutes
by Mark Sullivan
read by Andy Pyle
Milan, 1943. Teenager Pino Lella becomes involved in the resistance movement to ferry Jews out of Italy. To save him, Pino’s family enlists him in the German army. When he is assigned as a driver for General Hans Leyers, Pino begins spying. Violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

The Flight of the Falcon
DB89328 13 hours 55 minutes
by Daphne du Maurier
read by Brit Herring
While leading a tour group in Rome, Armino Fabbio is drawn into an investigation of the murder of a former family servant. He returns to Ruffano, his hometown, and discovers his older brother, Aldo Donati, who was believed to have died in World War II. Secrets are revealed. 1965.

Holidays

The Christmas Light
DB89967 4 hours 24 minutes
by Donna VanLiere
read by Donna VanLiere
Five people in Grandon are brought together to be part of an unconventional church nativity. All five are dealing with their own challenges, and through their participation in the nativity, they each discover what Christmas truly means to them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Human Relationships

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
DB90304 6 hours 59 minutes
by Atia Abawi
read by Steven Carpenter
After their home in Syria is bombed, Tareq, his father, and his younger sister seek shelter. They stay with their extended family in Raqqa, a stronghold for the militant group Daesh, and later travel as refugees abroad. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

When You Read This
DB94152 7 hours 36 minutes
by Mary Adkins
read by Sarah Naughton
After Iris Massey dies, her friend and colleague Smith Simonyi struggles to grant Iris’s final request to turn her blog posts about dying into a book. He must get the approval of Iris’s older sister Jade. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Down and Across
DB90222 7 hours 5 minutes
by Arvin Ahmadi
read by Assaf Cohen
Desperate for help and guidance, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, to seek advice from a famous professor who specializes in grit, the psychology of success. He never expects an adventure to unfold, but soon he is open to all possibilities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Tyler Johnson Was Here
DB90391 6 hours 47 minutes
by Jay Coles
read by JaQwan J. Kelly
When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. What starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a deadly police raid. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Ten Miles One Way
DB86985 3 hours 53 minutes
by Patrick Downes
read by Kurt Elftmann
In the wake of a near-fatal car accident, twenty-year-old Isaac Kew, also known as Q, recalls a very long walk he took three years earlier with his bipolar girlfriend, Nest. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

When Elephants Fly
DB93542 10 hours 45 minutes
by Nancy Richardson Fischer
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Eighteen-year-old Lily lives a carefully planned life in hopes of preventing schizophrenia. But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her calf, Lily risks everything on a desperate road trip to save the calf’s life. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

American Road Trip
DB93478 8 hours 12 minutes
by Patrick Flores-Scott
read by Alec Volz
After unexpectedly reuniting with his childhood friend Wendy Martinez, Teodoro Avila vows to give up his slacker ways. But when his brother Manny returns from Iraq with PTSD, Teodoro embarks on a life-changing road trip with him and their sister Xochitl. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Grit
DB90032 7 hours 7 minutes
by Gillian French
read by Teresa Willis
During the summer in rural Maine, Darcy struggles with a dark secret she is keeping for her cousin Nell. However, after Darcy’s friend disappears and the cops put pressure on Darcy, she begins to unravel. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Thing with Feathers
DB90017 7 hours 36 minutes
by McCall Hoyle
read by Jill Fox
After years of homeschooling due to her epilepsy, Emilie suddenly finds herself enrolled in high school. She is surprised when she makes new friends and falls for a boy. Terrified of revealing her secret, Emilie must decide whom to trust. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Crimes of the Father
DB90105 10 hours 31 minutes
by Thomas Keneally
read by Barry Bernson
1996. Father Frank Docherty returns to Sydney from twenty years of exile in Canada for his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War. He becomes aware of two cases of alleged sexual abuse involving a popular priest, and he must navigate treacherous waters. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Surprise Me
DB90228 11 hours 31 minutes
by Sophie Kinsella
read by Fiona Hardingham
Sylvie and Dan have been together for ten years and have a great life. After considering how many more years they might have, the pair decides to try to continually surprise each other to keep things fresh. However, the surprises gradually turn into uncomfortable truths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Matchmaker’s List
DB93773 10 hours 43 minutes
by Sonya Lalli
read by Soneela Nankani
Raina Anand gives in to family pressure and agrees to let her grandmother play matchmaker. As her life spirals into a parade of Nani-approved bachelors and disastrous blind dates, she must find a way out of this modern-day arranged-marriage trap without shattering her beloved grandmother’s dreams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
DB90112 6 hours 15 minutes
by Eric Lindstrom
read by Katherine Mangold
For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, her bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to conceal her diagnosis by keeping everyone at arm’s length. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Good Riddance
DB93881 8 hours 9 minutes
by Elinor Lipman
read by Mia Barron
In a fit of decluttering, Daphne Maritch throws away the heavily annotated yearbook she inherited from her mother, June. It is rescued from the recycling bin by her nosy neighbor, a documentary filmmaker, which leads to uncomfortable revelations about Daphne’s family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Red Address Book
DB93984 8 hours 36 minutes
by Sofia Lundberg
read by Xe Sands
Living alone in a Stockholm apartment, ninety-six-year-old Doris pages through the address book she was given as a child. She writes down memories of the people who were entries in her book and important in her life. Translated from Swedish. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

California Girls
DB94153 10 hours 29 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
Three sisters all got dumped in the same week. In the aftermath, Finola faces tabloid stories of her cheating husband, Zennie bounces back by deciding to be a surrogate mother, and Ali has to deal with her ex-fiancé’s brother, who was sent to call off the wedding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Place between Breaths
DB93509 4 hours 18 minutes
by An Na
read by Eva Wilhelm
As her life and mental clarity unravel, eighteen-year-old Grace fears that she will succumb to the schizophrenia that took her mother away. Meanwhile, Grace and her father work for a genetics lab searching for a cure. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy
DB87959 10 hours 27 minutes
by Kathryn Ormsbee
read by Deborah Desmone
Fame and success come at a cost for seventeen-year-old Natasha “Tash” Zelenka after she creates a web series called “Unhappy Families,” a modern adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (DB72059). Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Let Me Be like Water
DB92908 5 hours 47 minutes
by S.K. Perry
read by Paige O’Malley
Twenty-something musician Holly moved to Brighton after the death of her boyfriend. Spending days staring at the sea doesn’t seem to be helping her grief, but when she meets retired magician Frank she gains a new circle of friends. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Nowhere Girls
DB90016 10 hours 56 minutes
by Amy Reed
read by Erin Jones
Three teens—Grace, Rosina, and Erin—come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew, and in the process they start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Silent Night
DB94154 7 hours 28 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Jim Frangione
By the age of nine, Emma was starring on a hit TV show, thanks to her ambitious stage mother. But when tragedy strikes, Emma is sent to live with her aunt Whitney, who will have to help the traumatized girl find a way to start over. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

On the Come Up
DB94167 11 hours 45 minutes
by Angie Thomas
read by Bahni Turpin
When teenaged Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first hit song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Eliza and Her Monsters
DB90014 9 hours 2 minutes
by Francesca Zappia
read by Jill Fox
Eliza Mirk, anonymous creator of a popular webcomic Monstrous Sea, prefers her isolated fictional world to the real one. But when Wallace, a fan and writer of fan fiction, transfers to her school, she begins to connect—and then her secret is exposed. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Humor

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
DB93774 9 hours 14 minutes
by Ben Philippe
read by James Fouhey
When Norris, a black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as clichés from “a bad ´90s teen movie.” Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee
DB94107 10 hours 22 minutes
by Jeff Zentner
read by various narrators
Josie and Delia struggle with growing up and growing apart as they face tough decisions about their post-high school futures and the fate of their weekly campy horror show Midnite Matinee on a local TV station. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Legal Themes

Ben Kincaid, Books 1–4
DB92808 43 hours 18 minutes
by William Bernhardt
read by Joe Wilson
Four books, written between 1991 and 1993, featuring Tulsa criminal defense attorney Ben Kincaid. Includes Primary Justice, Blind Justice, Deadly Justice, and Perfect Justice, in which Kincaid realizes that a white supremacist accused of murdering a Vietnamese immigrant is actually innocent of the crime. Some violence and some strong language. 1993.

Mystery and Detective

Green Sun
DB94072 11 hours 1 minute
by Kent Anderson
read by Kevin Stillwell
Oakland, California, 1983. Vietnam veteran Hanson abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work in a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Now, an off-duty shooting forces Hanson to finally face who he is and which side of the law he belongs on. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Savannah Martin, Books 7–10
DB89433 39 hours 0 minutes
by Jenna Bennett
read by Theresa Conkin
Four books, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring Nashville realtor Savannah Martin and her partner in love and crime solving, TBI agent Rafe Collier. Includes Kickout Clause, Past Due, Dirty Deeds, and Unfinished Business. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Running Girl
DB90219 11 hours 11 minutes
by Sara Blaedel
read by Christine Lakin
A school party that Detective Louise Rick’s son is attending ends in terrifying chaos after a group of violent teenagers force their way in. When someone later targets the gang members with a vicious attack, the mother of an injured girl is the obvious suspect. Translated from the 2009 Danish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Proving Ground
DB93747 12 hours 52 minutes
by Peter Blauner
read by various narrators
When decorated veteran Nathaniel Dresden’s father—an infamous civil rights lawyer—is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Natty must deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD detective Lourdes Robles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas
DB93490 11 hours 26 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
December, 1933. Cash-strapped Lady Georgiana Rannoch is relieved to escape her dreary sister-in-law’s family by landing a holiday hostess gig in the same small English village where her mother is visiting with Noël Coward. But once there, Georgiana’s hopes for fun are marred by three so-called accidental deaths. Includes Christmas recipes. 2012.

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel
DB90056 9 hours 50 minutes
by Alan Bradley
read by Jayne Entwistle
In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce and her two sisters take a boating trip. While dangling her fingers in the water, Flavia grips a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

As Long as We Both Shall Live
DB93970 11 hours 12 minutes
by JoAnn Chaney
read by Christina Delaine
Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful. It appears to be a tragic accident. But Matt’s first wife also died suspiciously. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Hanging Girl
DB89904 8 hours 9 minutes
by Eileen Cook
read by Jean Cochran
When the local golden girl ends up missing, fellow classmate Skye plays along and helps the investigation by providing her psychic visions. But Skye’s involvement in the kidnapping suddenly becomes more than she bargained for. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Cat in an Alphabet Endgame
DB94011 10 hours 5 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by various narrators
Feline Midnight Louie’s human, Temple Bar, contemplates marriage. Will syndicated radio counselor and ex-priest Matt Devine’s inside track lose out to the return of wily dark horse magician Max Kinsella? Meanwhile, Midnight Louie’s sleuthing cat pack must deal with a resurgence of the Las Vegas mob. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Benni Harper, Books 3–4
DB93143 21 hours 1 minute
by Earlene Fowler
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Two mysteries, written in 1996 and 1997, feature quilter, folk art expert, and amateur sleuth Benni Harper. In Kansas Troubles, she investigates the family and friends of her new husband, Police Chief Gabe Ortiz, after a murder occurs. Also includes Goose in the Pond. Some strong language. 1997.

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder
DB93885 8 hours 7 minutes
by Dianne Freeman
read by Sarah Zimmerman
The police receive an anonymous letter implicating Frances Wynn—the American-born Countess of Harleigh—in her husband’s death. Frances assures them of her innocence, but must hide the scandalous circumstances of his demise. Her dashing new neighbor, George Hazelton, is one of only two other people aware of the full story. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Spin
DB93805 10 hours 52 minutes
by Lamar Giles
read by various narrators
When rising star DJ ParSec is found dead over her turntables, her friends are torn between their grief and hatred for each other. But when the investigation stalls, they team up to track down the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Corinna Chapman, Books 1–3
DB93163 25 hours 37 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Mare Trevathan
The first three mysteries, written between 1992 and 2006, in the series featuring Melbourne accountant-turned-baker and amateur sleuth Corinna Chapman. Includes Earthly Delights, which is the name of her bakery. Also includes Heavenly Pleasures, and Devil’s Food, as well as recipes. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Corinna Chapman, Books 4–6
DB93294 28 hours 19 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Emily Ellet
Three mysteries, written between 2007 and 2011, in which Melbourne baker Corinna—who is a perfect size twenty—sleuths with her lover Daniel. Includes Trick or Treat, Forbidden Fruit, and Cooking the Books, as well as recipes. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

City of Saviors
DB90020 11 hours 3 minutes
by Rachel Howzell Hall
read by Madelyn Buzzard
The latest case for LAPD homicide detectives Elouise Norton and her partner Colin Taggert seems straightforward—elderly hoarder Eugene Washington is found dead in his home. But Eugene’s four-thousand-member church recently had all the congregants make wills. And some very odd things are discovered in Eugene’s house. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Come and Find Me
DB93304 10 hours 37 minutes
by Sarah Hilary
read by Gregory Maupin
Detectives Marnie Rome and Noah Jake search for violent convict Mickey Vokey, who escaped during a prison riot. One of the injured prisoners is Marnie’s foster brother, who murdered her parents. And Vokey’s ardent female pen pals are likely to be in danger. Violence and strong language. 2018.

The Liar’s Girl
DB93848 10 hours 28 minutes
by Catherine Ryan Howard
read by various narrators
Will Hurley—Ireland’s most prolific serial killer—was locked away for life at nineteen. His horrified college girlfriend, Alison Smith, fled to the Netherlands. Ten years later, Garda detectives want Will’s assistance in solving what looks like a copycat killing—but he will only speak to Alison. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Night Moves: An Alex Delaware Novel
DB90289 12 hours 34 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by John Rubenstein
LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis needs the insight of psychologist Alex Delaware. A murder scene has no blood, no evidence of struggle, and, thanks to the victim’s missing face and hands, no means of identification. And no reason why the disfigured corpse has appeared in an upscale family’s home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Long Deception
DB90318 7 hours 51 minutes
by Mary McCluskey
read by Theresa Conkin
Alison traded her English life for a Los Angeles career and husband. However, when her childhood friend Sophie dies mysteriously, Alison returns home for the funeral. She is drawn back into her group of friends—including her old crush, Sophie’s brother—and learns a horrifying secret. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Come Find Me
DB93802 9 hours 58 minutes
by Megan Miranda
read by various narrators
Teens Kennedy Jones and Nolan Chandler are drawn together by strange, otherworldly signals related to family tragedies. They soon discover that they are more connected than they could have ever imagined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Blind Sight
DB93818 13 hours 32 minutes
by Carol O’Connell
read by Barbara Rosenblat
The dead nun’s body lay on the New York City mayor’s lawn, along with three other corpses—killed at different times, in different places. There should have been five bodies, but Jonah Quill—blind since birth—is still in the killer’s clutches. Detective Kathy Mallory races to save his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Shell Game
DB94074 15 hours 5 minutes
by Sara Paretsky
read by Susan Ericksen
V.I. Warshawski returns to Chicago to help an old friend’s nephew who’s suspected of murder. The case involves a stolen artifact, and V.I. soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Fifty Fifty
DB90292 9 hours 15 minutes
by James Patterson and Candice Fox
read by Federay Holmes
Her continuing attempts to clear her brother of murder charges have landed detective Harriet Blue in a small Outback town. A diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan to massacre all seventy-five residents. And the first murder occurs shortly after Harry’s arrival, so the clock is already ticking. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

An Echo of Murder
DB89735 11 hours 59 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by David Colacci
When a Hungarian immigrant is dismembered near London’s River Thames, Commander Monk is called to the eerie scene, where sixteen candles surround the corpse. As identical murders pop up around the city, Monk and his wife, Hester, race to stop the echo of these copycat murders for good. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Hangman’s Daughter Tales, Books 5–7
DB93341 51 hours 23 minutes
by Oliver Pötzsch
read by Mark Ashby
Three German novels set in seventeenth-century Bavaria, translated between 2015 and 2018. Includes The Werewolf of Bamberg, The Play of Death, and The Council of Twelve, in which the hangmen’s guild is suspected in a series of murders. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Under a Dark Sky
DB93949 11 hours 46 minutes
by Lori Rader-Day
read by Tavia Gilbert
Since her husband died, Eden Wallace is so plagued by night terrors that she can’t sleep without the lights on. But when she learns her husband reserved a suite at a dark-sky park, she goes—only to find the suite teeming with young people. And then one dies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Her Final Confession
DB93482 8 hours 13 minutes
by Lisa Regan
read by Erin Jones
A young man is shot dead in Detective Gretchen Palmer’s driveway. Refusing to believe Gretchen, who has disappeared, was the shooter, her colleague Josie Quinn tries to decipher a mysterious clue—a photograph of a young boy pinned to the corpse. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Connections in Death
DB93806 12 hours 21 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Susan Ericksen
Building a school and youth shelter, Detective Eve Dallas and husband Roarke hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—who helped her brother Lyle get clean. When Rochelle finds Lyle dead, Eve discovers that he was pumped full of poison—and a neighbor saw a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Deck the Hounds
DB93969 7 hours 21 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Seeing a dog next to a homeless man during the holiday season inspires Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked and the dog is quarantined. Andy’s wife convinces him to help the duo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Rescued
DB93967 6 hours 59 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases, preferring to work for his dog rescue organization. However, when a truck carrying more than seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly Northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can’t help but get involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tombland
DB93993 37 hours 44 minutes
by C.J. Sansom
read by Steven Crossley
1549. Two years after the death of King Henry VIII, Matthew Shardlake works for the household of Lady Elizabeth, daughter of the former king. When a distant relation of hers is murdered, Matthew is called to investigate as rebellion spreads across the land. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Four Dead Queens
DB94106 11 hours 34 minutes
by Astrid Scholte
read by various narrators
Keralie is the best thief in all of the kingdoms of Quadara. But when she steals a special comm case with disks inside and realizes a royal murder plot is afoot, she must learn whom to trust and fast. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Murder Never Knocks: A Mike Hammer Novel
DB94111 6 hours 18 minutes
by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by Stacy Keach
A failed attempt on his life by a contract killer gets Mike Hammer riled up. But it also lands him an unlikely job: security detail for a Hollywood producer having a party for a Broadway star. Violence follows Hammer into the swankiest of crime scenes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Murder in the Bowery: A Gaslight Mystery
DB94160 8 hours 59 minutes
by Victoria Thompson
read by Suzanne Toren
Frank Malloy is hired by Will Bert to track down his brother, a newsboy named Freddie. Freddie runs off as soon as Will’s name is mentioned—and is found dead a short time later. Will’s response to Frank’s questions has the Malloys investigating a second death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Murder on Union Square: A Gaslight Mystery
DB94161 9 hours 3 minutes
by Victoria Thompson
read by Suzanne Toren
Newlyweds Frank and Sarah Malloy want to adopt Catherine, the child Sarah rescued. Parnell Vaughn—an actor and Catherine’s legal father—demands money to relinquish his parental rights. When Frank returns with the money and finds Vaughn beaten to death, all evidence points to Frank as the culprit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

An Act of Villainy
DB94150 10 hours 9 minutes
by Ashley Weaver
read by Alison Larkin
Wealthy Gerard Holloway and his wife are friends of Amory Ames and her husband Milo. Amory is shocked that Holloway cast his mistress, actress Flora Bell, as lead in a play he is directing. Holloway wants Amory and Milo to investigate threatening letters Flora is receiving. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Occult and Horror

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds
DB94103 8 hours 58 minutes
by Gwenda Bond
read by Kristen Sieh
In this novel based on the TV show Stranger Things, it is the summer of 1969 and Indiana college student Terry Ives wants to make a difference in the world. She volunteers to be a test subject for a secret government project, only to uncover a conspiracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Skinful of Shadows
DB89681 11 hours 56 minutes
by Frances Hardinge
read by Abigail Maupin
England, 1640s. As civil war looms, Makepeace searches for her unknown father and his family, and discovers they have a horrifying hereditary gift—the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny, Makepeace plots her escape. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels
DB89554 16 hours 26 minutes
by Joe Hill
read by Erik Sandvold
Four short horror tales from the author of The Fireman (DB84824). These novellas feature cameras that steal memories, a mall security guard involved in a mass shooting, secret worlds in the clouds, and needles raining from the sky. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Berserker
DB93680 9 hours 1 minute
by Emmy Laybourne
read by Emily Ellet
Hanne and her siblings flee Norway for America after her “gift” causes her to commit murder. Once there, a frontier cowboy named Owen leads them to their uncle, who may help them learn control. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Broken Lands, Book 1
DB93493 12 hours 11 minutes
by Jonathan Maberry
read by Emily Ellet
Gabriella “Gutsy” Gomez teams up with Benny Imura and his gang as they seek to finish what Captain Joe Ledger started and find a cure for the zombie infection. Companion to Rot and Ruin (DB72652). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Sweep Series, Volume 4
DB90110 15 hours 34 minutes
by Cate Tiernan
read by various narrators
The fourth volume of the series featuring witch Morgan and her love, Hunter. In Seeker, Hunter is reunited with his missing father, but his father is hiding something. Includes Origins and Eclipse. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2002.

The Memory Trees
DB87992 12 hours 6 minutes
by Kali Wallace
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Eight years after her sister Patience’s tragic death at their family’s remote apple orchard, sixteen-year-old Sorrow returns to the land. She is determined to discover what really happened the night Patience died and what other secrets might be waiting for her there. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Slayer
DB93779 12 hours 1 minute
by Kiersten White
read by Madeleine Maby
Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, grew up training to be Watchers for the Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. Now Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Psychological Themes

What We Buried
DB94083 8 hours 20 minutes
by Kate A. Boorman
read by various narrators
Told in separate voices, Jory, whose face is partly paralyzed, and his sister Liv, a former reality television performer and child beauty pageant contestant, join forces to search for their missing parents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Religious Themes

Muck
DB93173 14 hours 25 minutes
by Dror Burstein
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In this biblical retelling, Jeremiah is a writer who finds his career—and nearly himself—eviscerated by aging critic Broch. Meanwhile, up-and-coming writer Mattaniah is hiding the identity of his father. Jeremiah soon experiences a vision of future devastation. Translated from the original 2016 Hebrew edition. Some violence. 2018.

Lancaster Burning Trilogy
DB93170 28 hours 53 minutes
by Linda Byler
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Collection of three novels following Sarah Beiler’s travails while an arsonist terrorizes her small Amish community. In Fire in the Night, her parents’ barn is burned down and she becomes entranced with flirtatious Matthew Stoltzfus. Also includes Davey’s Daughter and The Witnesses. Some violence. 2015.

Mulligan Sisters, Books 1-4
DB92813 39 hours 40 minutes
by Melody Carlson
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Four books written between 2016 and 2018 exploring the lives of the four Mulligan sisters—Bridget, Margaret, Colleen, and Molly—during World War II. Includes I’ll Be Seeing You, As Time Goes By, String of Pearls, and We’ll Meet Again. 2018.

Child of the River
DB87979 11 hours 49 minutes
by Irma Joubert
read by Catherine Byers
Pérsomi grows up the daughter of an abusive sharecropper. Her only friends are her brother Gerbrand and Boelie Fourie, the son of the farm’s owner. When Gerbrand and Boelie both leave to fight in World War II, Pérsomi is forced to engage with the world on her own. Translated from the original Afrikaans. 2016.

A Wandering Heart: An Angel Island Novel
DB93177 10 hours 12 minutes
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Deborah Desmone
Angel Island innkeeper Liza Martin hosts a movie crew, including famous actress Charlotte Miller. One day, while out swimming, Charlotte nearly drowns and is rescued by local fisherman Colin Doyle. They keep meeting and love blooms. But Colin feels he has nothing to offer Charlotte. 2012.

A Love Transformed
DB88617 9 hours 56 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Melissa Hurst
Clara Vesper is a widow in 1917 who used to design sapphire jewelry for her husband’s company. When her husband dies she inherits nothing and decides to move back to her family ranch in Montana with her two children. Secrets from her husband’s past threaten everyone she loves. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Way Home
DB93345 9 hours 47 minutes
by Katherine Spencer
read by Eva Wilhelm
Claire North—assistant and more to innkeeper Liza Martin—has an unexpected visitor. Ten years ago, she met Jamie Carter as a troubled boy in a Boston shelter. Now the twenty-year-old has come to Angel Island and Claire suspects he’s gone back to his old habits. She still wants to save him. 2013.

Romance

The Upside of Unrequited
DB89695 7 hours 18 minutes
by Becky Albertalli
read by Colleen Delany
Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, seventeen-year-old Molly prefers crushes. When Molly’s twin sister, Cassie, falls for Mina, the two girls decide to set Molly up with one of Mina’s cute guy friends. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Strawberry Hill
DB93987 13 hours 48 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Kate Turnbull
Cook Vicki Brown finds herself on the crew of a tour led by cowboy Slade Wilder, the man who broke her heart days before their wedding forty years ago. Once Vicki gets the courage to confront Slade about the past, they must decide if they have a future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

No Other Duke Will Do
DB90077 9 hours 57 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by James Langton
Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, has inherited a mountain of debts. He decides to host a house party to find a wealthy wife and meets sensible Elizabeth Windham, who has no plans to marry, despite a recent scandal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Abandon Trilogy
DB89933 24 hours 48 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Kristin Allison
Trilogy, written between 2011 and 2013, features seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera and her forbidden love John Hayden, Lord of the Underworld. Includes Abandon, Underworld, and Awaken. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

A Duke in Shining Armor
DB90013 12 hours 24 minutes
by Loretta Chase
read by Jon Huffman
In 1833, Lady Olympia Hightower has been drinking to settle her wedding jitters on the day she is to marry the Duke of Ashmont. She impulsively sneaks out a window, but she is followed by Ashmont’s best friend, the Duke of Ripley. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Beginner’s Luck: A Chance of a Lifetime Romance
DB90031 10 hours 57 minutes
by Kate Clayborn
read by Carol Dines
Even after winning the lottery with her two best friends, Kit Averin has no intention of quitting her job as a metallurgy scientist at the university. Handsome recruiter Ben Tucker arrives with a tempting offer, but it is Ben himself who tempts Kit. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

To Have and to Harley
DB93312 11 hours 12 minutes
by Regina Cole
read by Jon Huffman
Motorcycle club leader Trey Harding is stunned when his birth mother tracks him down. Panicking when she asks what he does for a living, he claims to be a wedding planner, only to be dragged into planning his biological sister’s upcoming nuptials. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Amour et Chocolat, Books 4–6
DB93146 47 hours 1 minute
by Laura Florand
read by Carol Jacobanis
Three contemporary romance novels and a novella set in the pastry kitchens and chocolate shops of Paris and Provence, written in 2013 and 2014. Includes The Chocolate Touch, The Chocolate Heart, the novella Shadowed Heart, and The Chocolate Temptation. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Whispers on the Wind: A Prairie Hearts Novel
DB89769 11 hours 6 minutes
by Caroline Fyffe
read by Gary Tipton
Wyoming Territory, 1883. Tabitha Canterbury dreams of opening a bookstore in the small town of Logan Meadows, while resigned to being known as the local spinster. Things change when she meets Hunter Wade, a new partner at the local saloon. 2016.

Melt for You: A Slow Burn Novel
DB93485 11 hours 44 minutes
by J.T. Geissinger
read by Theresa Conkin
Joellen has no self-confidence and a serious crush on her boss Michael, but when rugby player Cameron moves in across the hall, she is distracted. Cam agrees to help her win Michael’s attention, but it is Jo’s heart he is really after. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Wedding Date
DB90130 8 hours 31 minutes
by Jasmine Guillory
read by Janina Edwards
When they are stuck together in a hotel elevator, Drew Nichols impulsively asks Alexa Monroe if she would pretend to be his girlfriend at his ex’s wedding. However, what starts as a fake relationship soon becomes real. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

An Affair with a Notorious Heiress
DB90039 11 hours 1 minute
by Lorraine Heath
read by MacKenzie Beyer
As a result of his own mother’s infamy, Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, is determined to wed a woman with a spotless reputation. He strikes a bargain to pretend to woo a debutante, but falls for the girl’s scandalous sister instead. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Becoming Bella
DB90042 10 hours 48 minutes
by Sarah Hegger
read by MacKenzie Beyer
All her life, Bella Erikson has been the good girl with a crush on Nate Evans. Now the local sheriff, Nate has kept his distance from the sweetheart of Ghost Falls, Utah—until a stalker threatens Bella, and he must protect her. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Music of What Happens
DB94002 9 hours 20 minutes
by Bill Konigsberg
read by various narrators
Maximo offers to help his high school classmate, Jordan, with the family’s food truck. But as their unexpected romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding—and by the racism and homophobia of those around them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The One You Can’t Forget
DB93947 10 hours 56 minutes
by Roni Loren
read by Jeanine Bartel
Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his money and his dream of opening a restaurant in a bitter divorce. He intervenes when he sees Rebecca Lindt being mugged, only to learn she was his ex-wife’s lawyer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Always a Cowboy
DB86263 8 hours 28 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Lindsay Ellison
Cowboy Drake Carson has little patience for Luce Hale, a PhD candidate who has come to Wyoming to study the local herd of wild horses—especially when Drake finds out Luce wants to study him too. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The River House
DB94096 8 hours 59 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Susan Boyce
Party planner Felicity MacGregor loves organizing, but her own life is a mess. When businessman Gabriel Flanagan returns to their hometown of Knights Bridge to help with an entrepreneurial boot camp that Felicity is organizing, the two are forced to confront their complicated past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Wyoming Winter
DB89845 12 hours 8 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Ever since he was betrayed by his former fiancée, Colie, J.C. Calhoun only cares about his Wyoming ranch. Now, Colie is back and needs J.C.’s help to protect herself and her daughter from a band of ruthless criminals. Also includes the story “Christmas Cowboy.” Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Rebels like Us
DB87980 16 hours 5 minutes
by Liz Reinhardt
read by Emily Ellet
Forced to move to a southern town during her senior year of high school, Agnes struggles with culture shock. She endeavors to keep her head down before discovering that her new high school holds segregated proms. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Science Fiction

Iron Gold
DB90465 23 hours 25 minutes
by Pierce Brown
read by various narrators
A decade after the Rising, war still plagues Darrow’s world. Meanwhile, a young Red girl flees a refugee camp, an ex-soldier is forced to steal something valuable, and Lysander au Lune wanders the stars in exile. Sequel to Morning Star (DB84278). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
DB93793 10 hours 3 minutes
by Arwen Elys Dayton
read by various narrators
Interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens and how far that will push the definition of human. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year’s Best Science Fiction
DB93975 39 hours 9 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois
read by various narrators
A selection of science fiction short stories from all thirty-five volumes of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Includes stories from Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and many more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Future Home of the Living God
DB87990 10 hours 53 minutes
by Louise Erdrich
read by Emily Ellet
For reasons scientists cannot figure out, evolution begins to run backwards, and women begin to give birth to primitive species of humans. Four months pregnant, Cedar Hawk Songmaker wants to tell her adoptive parents about her condition, but she feels compelled to seek out her birth mother first. Meanwhile, society undergoes drastic changes. Strong language. 2017.

48 Hours
DB94163 11 hours 13 minutes
by William R. Forstchen
read by Bronson Pinchot
It is forecast that the Earth will be hit by a coronal mass ejection, a solar event that could shut down and possibly destroy the world’s electrical infrastructure. In hopes of averting disaster, all global communications and power systems are turned off until the storm passes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction
DB93513 31 hours 9 minutes
edited by Irene Gallo
read by Eva Wilhelm
A collection of speculative, fantasy, and science fiction short stories published on Tor.com during its first decade. Includes works from Charlie Jane Anders, N.K. Jemisin, Leigh Bardugo, Jeff VanderMeer, Yoon Ha Lee, Carrie Vaughn, Ken Liu, and many others. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Waning Age
DB93856 9 hours 53 minutes
by S.E. Grove
read by various narrators
When Natalia’s little brother is kidnapped by an evil corporation for having emotions in a world where others don’t, she is surprised by how passionately she feels and fights to get him back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Earthbound
DB94010 7 hours 9 minutes
by Joe Haldeman
read by Annie Henk
Now that the alien Others have destroyed Earth’s fleet of starships to prohibit space travel, Carmen Dula and her colleagues must struggle to reclaim their future using nineteenth-century technology. Sequel to Starbound (DB72064). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5
DB93524 10 hours 32 minutes
edited by Cristina Jurado and Lavie Tidhar
read by Peter Holdway
The fifth volume in a series of collected speculative short fiction from around the world. Some of the eighteen stories were written in English, and some were translated from the authors’ native languages. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The Moon and the Other
DB90467 18 hours 23 minutes
by John Kessel
read by Firdous Bamji
In the twenty-second century, millions live in underground cities on the moon. The Society of Cousins functions as a matriarchy and is rivaled by the colony of Persepolis. When the Organization of Lunar States investigates the treatment of men in the Society, many see the opportunity for change. Then, war erupts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Aliens Abroad
DB93072 22 hours 12 minutes
by Gini Koch
read by Kristin Allison
Earth has become overcrowded due to a growing human population and the endless stream of alien refugees. A mission to explore new planets becomes much more after a call for help comes from a distant planet. Sequel to Alien Education (DB92651). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Last Iota
DB90340 9 hours 49 minutes
by Robert Kroese
read by P.J. Ochlan
Movie mogul Selah Fiore approaches Keane and Fowler to unravel the mystery of a rare coin lost somewhere in the city. Then Fowler’s girlfriend goes missing, and Fiore is murdered. Both events seem connected to the elusive coins and a virtual currency called iotas. Sequel to The Big Sheep (DB85072). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers
DB93997 15 hours 4 minutes
edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams
read by various narrators
A collection of speculative short stories that imagine Americans facing futures both challenging and bright. Some of the characters fight surveillance, climate change, and war. Others embrace a country shaped by justice and equality. Includes stories from Hugh Howey, N. K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, and many others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Migration
DB94116 10 hours 0 minutes
by Helen Marshall
read by various narrators
Sophie Perella’s sister Kira is diagnosed with a rapidly spreading immune disorder that causes bodily tremors in the deceased. The dead are no longer remaining that way, and when Kira dies, Sophie must choose to let her sister go or embrace a terrifying new future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Elysium Fire
DB90177 17 hours 51 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by John Lee
The Prefects, including Inspector Dreyfus, seek out a hidden killer when local citizens begin dying at an increasing rate. Time is not on the Prefects’ side as technological implants that connect the citizens become murder weapons. Sequel to The Prefect (DB88523). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Shadow Captain
DB93798 13 hours 47 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by Clare Corbett
Finally reunited after the events of Revenger (DB87687), sisters Adrana and Fura Ness have been changed by their experiences. Adrana is haunted by her former enslavement, while Fura becomes obsessed with hunting down Bosa Sennen’s ship in search of treasure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Gone World
DB90266 13 hours 40 minutes
by Tom Sweterlitsch
read by Brittany Pressley
Working within a secret unit of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Shannon Moss investigates the murder of a Navy SEAL’s family. She discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut thought lost in the currents of Deep Time. Moss must explore possible futures to seek insight for the present-day case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Man in the Tree
DB90107 17 hours 59 minutes
by Sage Walker
read by Alec Volz
To save humanity, a seed ship is about to launch to colonize another planet. Then someone is found dead hanging from a tree on the launch site. Incident Analyst Helt Borresen must hurry to solve the murder to prevent it from sabotaging the entire venture. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Through Fiery Trials
DB93795 32 hours 37 minutes
by David Weber
read by Jonathan Davis
The war between the island realm of Charis and the radical luddite Church of God Awaiting has finally ended. But despite the appearance of peace, clashes arise in the new world order of Safehold. Long-buried secrets and prophetic promises will also come to light. Sequel to At the Sign of Triumph (DB86738). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy: The Salvagers, Book 2
DB94001 16 hours 33 minutes
by Alex White
read by Charlotte Blacklock
The crew may be rich enough to retire, but Nilah and Boots hear word of a mysterious cult with ancient and potentially magical ties. To seek it out, Nilah must go undercover. Sequel to A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (DB91766). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Short Stories

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
DB90372 7 hours 4 minutes
by Leigh Bardugo
read by Joe Peck
Collection of six short stories set in the Grishaverse and companion to Shadow and Bone (DB75094). In “Ayama and the Thorn Wood,” a girl is tasked with hunting down and killing the King’s unwanted son—a beast living in the woods. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Your Duck Is My Duck
DB93878 6 hours 57 minutes
by Deborah Eisenberg
read by various narrators
A collection of six short stories that invite readers to confront truths about themselves and their roles as lovers, parents, children, and citizens of Earth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Best American Short Stories, 2018: Selected from U.S. and Canadian Magazines
DB92912 17 hours 20 minutes
edited by Roxane Gay
read by J.P. Linton
A showcase of twenty short stories published in 2017, selected by the best-selling author of Bad Feminist: Essays (DB80463). Includes stories that are artful, profound, and sometimes humorous, demonstrating what people “need to know about the lives of others.” Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens
DB93313 8 hours 23 minutes
edited by Marieke Nijkamp
read by Teresa Willis
Thirteen short stories in various genres, each featuring characters with disabilities. In Francisco X. Stork’s “Captain, My Captain,” Alberto hears the voice of Captain America, but also listens to a friend. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles
DB90166 12 hours 16 minutes
edited by Natalie C. Parker
read by Abigail Maupin
Collection of sixteen short stories featuring love triangles, by young-adult authors such as Rae Carson, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and others. In Garth Nix’s “Triangle Solo,” two friends in a band compete for a returning student’s affections. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Down the Rabbit Hole
DB88988 13 hours 33 minutes
by J.D. Robb and others
read by Catherine Byers
A collection of five novellas inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (DB50842). In J.D. Robb’s Wonderment in Death, series protagonist Eve Dallas investigates an adult sibling murder-suicide committed by a woman who appears to have been under someone else’s spell. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Mouthful of Birds
DB93759 5 hours 59 minutes
by Samanta Schweblin
read by various narrators
A collection of short stories dealing with the eerie and unsettling from the author of Fever Dream (DB87311). Originally published in Spanish in 2009 as Pájaros en la Boca. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Age of Perpetual Light: Stories
DB86980 7 hours 22 minutes
by Josh Weil
read by Steven Carpenter
A collection of short stories beginning with the early days of electrification and continuing through an imagined future in which the world is always lit. A variety of individuals people the stories, each from a different era in American history. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Spies and Espionage

Price of Duty
DB89883 19 hours 18 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Richard Davidson
Inside a network of underground tunnels lies Russia’s cyberwarfare program, which is planning a series of attacks on the United States and its European allies. As the attacks escalate, McLanahan and his Scion team must get involved. Sequel to Iron Wolf (DB83527). Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Need to Know
DB90241 9 hours 42 minutes
by Karen Cleveland
read by Mia Barron
While investigating a potential Russian operative, CIA counterintelligence analyst Vivian Miller discovers a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within American borders. When she searches further, however, everything she holds dear is threatened, and Vivian faces impossible choices. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Munich
DB90239 9 hours 41 minutes
by Robert Harris
read by David Rintoul
Germany, 1938. Hugh Legat works as a private secretary for English Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Paul Hartmann serves as a German diplomat and is secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Friends at Oxford years earlier, Legat and Hartmann cross paths again in Munich, where each must decide what he is willing to betray. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Three Envelopes: A Thriller
DB86998 7 hours 39 minutes
by Nir Hezroni
read by Stephen Van Doren
Avner, an agent for The Organization, receives a notebook purported to have been written by the long-deceased Agent 10483. Its contents reveal the truth about 10483’s violent and controversial missions, and suggest that he might actually still be alive. Originally published in 2014 in Hebrew. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Colonel’s Mistake
DB89926 8 hours 39 minutes
by Dan Mayland
read by Andy Pyle
Former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan Mark Sava is living in Baku when CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested for an assassination. Unable to believe that Buckingham was involved, Sava visits a CIA control center and finds himself caught up in a deadly intelligence war over oil. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Suspense

Strangers
DB87981 14 hours 58 minutes
by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel
read by Carol Jacobanis
Joanna is terrified to find a strange man in her apartment—especially one claiming to be her fiancé. Meanwhile, Erik doesn’t know what is wrong with Joanna or why all of his belongings have vanished. Originally published in German in 2015. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Hide and Seek: A Detective Helen Grace Thriller
DB90015 8 hours 23 minutes
by M.J. Arlidge
read by Teresa Willis
Having been set up by her nephew, Helen Grace is in jail awaiting her trial for serial killings. But an odd murder on the inside has her investigating again. Meanwhile, Charlie Brooks goes against orders to hunt down Helen’s murderous nephew. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

This Fallen Prey: A Rockton Novel
DB90264 12 hours 14 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Therese Plummer
When Casey arrived at off-the-grid Rockton—a haven for people running from their pasts—she didn’t expect to be the homicide detective on two cases or to find romance with her boss. And the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Watcher in the Woods: A Rockton Novel
DB94101 11 hours 32 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Therese Plummer
Casey’s estranged neurosurgeon sister offers to sneak into Rockton to help an injured resident. Meanwhile, a stranger claiming to be a US marshal arrives and insists he has the right to take someone into custody. But he is murdered before he identifies his target. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
DB93860 9 hours 37 minutes
by Emily Barr
read by Kelby Keenan
Teenaged Ella has a very dark side—Bad Ella, or Bella—but when she is whisked away to Brazil and learns she is adopted, she questions everything she thought she knew about herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Suspect
DB93989 11 hours 34 minutes
by Fiona Barton
read by various narrators
When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their frantic families are thrust into the international spotlight. Journalist Kate Waters does everything to break the story first, but she can’t help thinking of her own son, who left home two years ago to travel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Robicheaux
DB90035 11 hours 52 minutes
by James Lee Burke
read by Jack Fox
Two years after his beloved wife, Molly, is killed in a car accident, semi-retired sheriff’s detective Dave Robicheaux realizes the murder he is investigating is that of the man who was responsible for Molly’s death. And hungover Robicheaux can’t remember if he killed him. Violence and strong language. 2018.

The Wanted
DB90040 8 hours 52 minutes
by Robert Crais
read by John Jessup
PI Elvis Cole is hired by a single mom to find out what her teenaged son Tyson is up to. After tracing Tyson’s Rolex watch to a string of burglaries, Cole soon realizes that someone dangerous is also looking for Tyson and his fellow burglars. Violence and strong language. 2017.

The Child Finder
DB89276 8 hours 0 minutes
by Rene Denfeld
read by Cynthia Farrell
Five-year-old Madison wandered into the woods while her parents were choosing a Christmas tree. Three years later, her desperate parents learn about Naomi, the child finder. Naomi, herself a found child, begins investigating. Meanwhile, Madison believes she’s been reborn as the snow girl. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Woman in the Window
DB90036 12 hours 47 minutes
by A.J. Finn
read by Theresa Conkin
Heavily medicated for PTSD-induced agoraphobia, Anna Fox has spent the past ten months trapped in her Harlem home. She spends her time spying on neighbors, drinking, and watching movies. When she witnesses a murder, no one believes such an unreliable witness. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018.

If I Die Tonight
DB93883 11 hours 25 minutes
by Alison Gaylin
read by Cassandra Campbell
Late one night, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station. Aimee En—once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene—claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who’d rushed to help. But is everything as it seems? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Krewe of Hunters, Books 21–23
DB89505 33 hours 44 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Joe Wilson
Three romantic suspense novels featuring an FBI team that investigates the paranormal. In Dying Breath, a woman who survived a serial killer attack helps to catch a psychopath who buries women alive. Also includes Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Bleak Harbor
DB93541 11 hours 30 minutes
by Bryan Gruley
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Shortly before he turns sixteen, Danny Peters—who has autism—disappears from Bleak Harbor, the town his ancestors founded. Danny’s mother and stepfather—both alarmed that their own secret actions led to his abduction—scramble to obtain ransom funds. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Lost Man
DB93808 11 hours 1 minute
by Jane Harper
read by various narrators
Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely Australian outback. Their middle brother, Cameron—who ran the family homestead—is dead at their feet. Something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The River
DB94108 7 hours 20 minutes
by Peter Heller
read by Mark Deakins
While canoeing the northern Canadian Maskwa River, two friends learn about a nearby wildfire. Hearing a man and woman arguing on the riverbank, they stop to warn them, but find no one. The next day the man appears on the river, paddling alone. Where is the woman? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Things We Have in Common
DB90250 7 hours 10 minutes
by Tasha Kavanagh
read by Erin Jones
Fifteen-year-old Yasmin, overweight and friendless, is obsessed with fellow classmate Alice. When Yasmin notices a dog-walking man staring at Alice, she decides that he is a pedophile and that she needs to save Alice from him. Yasmin devises a plan to learn where he lives. Strong language. 2015.

Stalker
DB93998 19 hours 21 minutes
by Lars Kepler
read by Saul Reichlin
The Swedish National Crime Unit receives a video of a young woman in her home, clearly unaware that she’s being watched. Soon after, the woman’s body is found horrifically mutilated. After another video arrives, Detective Joona Linna requests help from hypnotist Erik Maria Bark. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Whispering Room
DB89869 16 hours 42 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Following Jane Hawk’s husband’s inexplicable suicide—and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals in The Silent Corner (DB89177)—Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Promise Not to Tell
DB90191 10 hours 44 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Susan Bennett
Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy still battles memories of her childhood in a cult and the fire at the cult compound that killed her mother. The suicide of one of her artists brings back her past, and only PI Cabot Sutter, a fellow cult survivor, can help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

When I Am Through with You
DB90115 7 hours 57 minutes
by Stephanie Kuehn
read by MacLeod Andrews
A simple school camping trip turns deadly for a group of high school students. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Perfect Alibi
DB94087 7 hours 9 minutes
by Phillip Margolin
read by Therese Plummer
A college athlete is imprisoned for rape—but another rape occurs and DNA shows the same person committed both attacks. After the athlete is granted bail, his lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered. Robin Lockwood represents the victim of the first rape. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Silent Patient
DB93996 8 hours 46 minutes
by Alex Michaelides
read by various narrators
Alicia Berenson—a famous painter married to a fashion photographer—lives in a grand house in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening after her husband returns home late from a fashion shoot, Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Burglar
DB94100 10 hours 2 minutes
by Thomas Perry
read by Christina Delaine
Elle has the smarts, looks, and skills to stroll through ritzy Bel-Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide in an art dealer’s house, Elle knows she is now a target. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Light It Up
DB90172 10 hours 45 minutes
by Nick Petrie
read by Stephen Mendel
Combat veteran Peter Ash helps out his friend Henry Nygaard after a vehicle and crew from his daughter’s Denver security company—hired to protect cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs—vanish without a trace. As the sophisticated assaults escalate, Peter begins to wonder if it is really just about the cash. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Crucible
DB93990 14 hours 37 minutes
by James Rollins
read by Christian Baskous
Arriving home, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife unconscious. This sends Sigma Force on a frantic quest that reaches back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Operator Down: A Pike Logan Thriller
DB90223 14 hours 29 minutes
by Brad Taylor
read by various narrators
While beginning to untangle a web that extends through the American and Israeli intelligence communities, Pike is forced to choose between his Israeli friends and his Taskforce mission. Meanwhile, the execution of the coup begins to form. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Nowhere Child
DB93972 9 hours 41 minutes
by Christian White
read by Katherine Littrell
Twenty-six years ago, two-year-old Sammy Went vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky. Now an American accountant contacts Kimberly Leamy, a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia, convinced Kim was that child. Kim travels to America to meet her family and solve the mystery of her abduction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Unbound
DB90002 8 hours 0 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
Former CIA operative Teddy Fay—now a film producer known as Billy Barnett—takes some time to travel and grieve after a personal tragedy. While in Santa Fe for a visit with Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle, he finds an unexpected opportunity to exact quiet revenge for his recent loss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Westerns

The Jackals
DB94165 10 hours 21 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Danny Campbell
While sheltering in a West Texas way station, three justice fighters known as the Jackals encounter a man who promises them five grand to deliver fifty thousand dollars of blood-soaked cash to his wife. The Jackals soon discover that the loot was stolen from the vengeful Hawkin gang. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Dead Aim: The O’Malleys of Texas, Book 2
DB93819 10 hours 54 minutes
by Dusty Richards
read by Jack Garrett
Young John O’Malley rides shotgun on a wagon train across the hostile Nebraska Territory. The trail is treacherous and John will have to fight off many dangers. Sequel to The O’Malleys of Texas (DB91527). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

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Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Hero Dogs: How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became America’s Greatest Disaster-Search Partners
DB93758 6 hours 31 minutes
by Wilma Melville
read by various narrators
Founder of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation shares stories of amazing dogs and handlers that faced off against devastating catastrophes, from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Arts

Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal
DB90375 2 hours 15 minutes
by Paul Gauguin
read by Peter Holdway
Journal of French postimpressionist painter in which he recounts his experiences on the Pacific Island of Tahiti in the early 1890s. Discusses his art, the people he meets, and his experiences in the seemingly tropical paradise. Translated from the original French. 1919.

Leonardo da Vinci
DB89588 17 hours 41 minutes
by Walter Isaacson
read by Ken Kliban
Author of Steve Jobs (DB73682) chronicles the life of the iconic Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Examines his early life in Vinci, artistic pursuits, patronage from leading Italian Renaissance families, engineering projects, investigations into human anatomy, and more. 2017.

Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe
DB87962 9 hours 12 minutes
by Cullen Murphy
read by Gary Telles
Son of cartoonist John Cullen Murphy, the artist behind Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt, recounts his father’s life and the cadre of fellow cartoonists, illustrators, and artists who lived in Fairfield County, Connecticut, during the 1950s and 1960s. Discusses growing up in the artistically vibrant community. 2017.

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over
DB93816 11 hours 3 minutes
by Nell Painter
read by Nell Painter
Historian reflects on entering school again at the age of sixty-four to obtain both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts. Discusses reactions from other students, interactions with instructors, learning to be an artist, and defining her own goals for the future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Citizen Keane: The Big Lies behind the Big Eyes
DB93814 3 hours 36 minutes
by Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson
read by Bronson Pinchot
Profile of Walter and Margaret Keane, subjects of the 2014 Tim Burton movie Big Eyes, based on Parfrey’s 1992 newspaper article of the same title. Examines their lives and works, including the fraud perpetrated by Walter in claiming Margaret’s paintings as his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly
DB93303 18 hours 12 minutes
by Joshua Rivkin
read by Barry Bernson
Writer recounts becoming fascinated with the life of artist Cy Twombly (1928–2011) after encountering his paintings. Discusses Twombly’s early years studying art in the United States and Europe, personal relationships, and later years as a celebrated artist. 2018.

Biography

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border
DB90287 6 hours 33 minutes
by Francisco Cantú
read by Francisco Cantú
After being stationed at the remote crossroads of a drug route and a smuggling corridor, the Mexican-American author, plagued by nightmares, abandons the Border Patrol for civilian life. Then a friend—a regular at the café where he now works—travels back to Mexico to visit his dying mother and doesn’t return. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

An English Governess in the Great War: The Secret Brussels Diary of Mary Thorp
DB90021 14 hours 50 minutes
edited by Sophie De Schaepdrijver and Tammy M. Proctor
read by Jennifer Hubbard
The diary of Mary Thorp, an Englishwoman who worked as a governess in German-occupied Brussels during World War I. Beginning in 1916, the entries describe the daily strains of life under foreign occupation. 2017.

My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk’s Wife in Japan
DB93160 11 hours 28 minutes
by Tracy Franz
read by Kerry Dukin
An American living in Japan recounts the year she spent on personal growth and reflection while her husband left for a year of training as a Zen monk. Discusses her devotion to making pottery during this time and reflects on the nature of love, art, suffering, and more. 2018.

Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More like America
DB93976 9 hours 1 minute
by Dorothy Butler Gilliam
read by January LaVoy
The Washington Post‘s first female African American reporter recounts her fifty-year career as a journalist fighting for social justice, particularly regarding race relations and the media. Discusses both her personal and professional life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Late-Life Love: A Memoir
DB93167 9 hours 18 minutes
by Susan Gubar
read by Mare Trevathan
A reflection on the nature of relationships between older individuals, comparing them with those of younger lovers and with ageist stereotypes. The author, in her seventies, considers her own marriage as well, and discusses the consolations and complications of an older relationship. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice
DB89945 11 hours 20 minutes
by Khizr Khan
read by Khizr Khan
A memoir tracing the author’s journey from humble beginnings on a Pakistani poultry farm to attending Harvard Law School and raising his family in America. Also discusses the author’s son’s military service and death in Iraq. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home
DB93817 3 hours 47 minutes
by Nora Krug
read by Nora Krug
An artist recounts her attempt to confront the truth of her family’s wartime past in Nazi Germany. Discusses her process of visiting archives, conducting research, interviewing family members, and wrestling with the weight of history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World
DB90176 18 hours 59 minutes
by Charles C. Mann
read by Bronson Pinchot
According to the author, those with solutions to concerns about the Earth’s population and its environmental impact fall into the categories of Wizards and Prophets. Prophets follow environmentalist William Vogt, who espoused cutting back, while Wizards follow Norman Borlaug, who felt that innovation is key. Profiles Vogt and Borlaug. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Coming Clean
DB93305 6 hours 54 minutes
by Kimberly Rae Miller
read by Jill Fox
A memoir about growing up within a family of extreme hoarders. The author describes the physical and emotional challenges of living in the squalor hidden inside her childhood home. Discusses the complicated yet loving relationship she maintains with her parents. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Man I Never Met: A Memoir
DB93484 5 hours 19 minutes
by Adam Schefter
read by Ray Foushee
A sports reporter reflects on marrying the widow of a man who died in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Discusses life and hope after tragedy and the difficulties of honoring and remembering those difficult days. Some strong language. 2018.

Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country
DB93948 5 hours 21 minutes
by Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy
read by various narrators
African American Senator Tim Scott and white Congressman Trey Gowdy, both from South Carolina, discuss their relationship as politicians and friends. Examines how extending the hand of friendship across perceived boundaries can change churches, communities, and the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
DB93800 6 hours 46 minutes
by Dani Shapiro
read by Dani Shapiro
The author of Family History (DB63237) describes how, after submitting her DNA for analysis, she discovered that she was not actually related to her father. Discusses her struggle to piece together the story of her life and uncover her own identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Life of My Own
DB93168 10 hours 16 minutes
by Claire Tomalin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Award-winning biographer and author of Jane Austen: A Life (DB46312) tackles a new subject: herself. Discusses her turbulent childhood, escape to Cambridge University, marriage to journalist Nick Tomalin and his subsequent death, a fleeting love affair, her daughter’s suicide, and the trajectory of her own career. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
DB89915 7 hours 23 minutes
by Patricia Williams and Jeannine Amber
read by Maggy Stacy
A black comedian recounts growing up in Atlanta in the 1980s during the height of the crack epidemic. She describes experiencing hunger, violence, and sexual abuse. Also recalls selling drugs and raising two children by the age of fifteen. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Business and Economics

Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age
DB85998 22 hours 42 minutes
by Leslie Berlin
read by J.P. Linton
Profile of the personalities involved in the development of the computer and technology mecca known as Silicon Valley from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s. Examines the importance and impact of the mentorship provided by those in the semiconductor industry. Some strong language. 2017.

Janesville: An American Story
DB90033 12 hours 47 minutes
by Amy Goldstein
read by Alec Volz
A journalist profiles a Wisconsin city that once housed the oldest operating General Motors assembly plant in the United States. Examines the economic impact of the plant’s 2008 closure by highlighting the challenges and successes of individuals in the community between 2008 and 2013. 2017.

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
DB90118 5 hours 49 minutes
by Daniel H. Pink
read by Daniel H. Pink
Author of Drive (DB70276) examines what goes into decisions regarding timing, such as when to start a business, schedule a class, or commit to a relationship. Uses research from the fields of psychology, biology, and economics as well as personal stories to explore the concept of “when.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America
DB93991 12 hours 52 minutes
by Howard Schultz
read by Howard Schultz
Former chairman and CEO of Starbucks presents lessons he learned in his business dealings along with profiles of other individuals and the ways he believes those lessons can create a better America. Topics are divided into beginnings, intention and reinvention, and bridging divides. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction
DB86431 7 hours 20 minutes
by Robert Skidelsky
read by Stephen Van Doren
Explores the life, writings, and influence of a major figure in British economic policy, whose life spanned two world wars and the Great Depression. Explains how Keynes’s theories differed from the received doctrine, his contributions to post-war statesmanship, and his legacy and relevance today. 2010.

Career and Job Training

Get Better: Fifteen Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work
DB90314 7 hours 32 minutes
by Todd Davis
read by Gary Tipton
The “Chief People Officer” for the time-management company FranklinCovey presents a guide to building more effective work relationships. Identifies fifteen practices, including having a clear vision of the issues at hand and focusing on controlling the situation rather than being controlled. 2017.

Consumerism

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
DB93784 7 hours 1 minute
by Jen Sincero
read by Jen Sincero
Author of You Are a Badass (DB91581) presents a guide to personal finance. Topics include budgeting, adjusting your mindset, following your dreams, and developing smart personal-finance practices. Includes exercises on budgeting and shifting mindset. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Cooking

Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
DB90100 9 hours 37 minutes
by Paul Shapiro
read by Jeff Allin
Animal rights activist makes a case for the further development and use of “clean meat,” which is cultured from cells rather than traditionally farmed. Discusses the development of the technology, business applications, and policies to be addressed. 2018.

Crime

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation
DB93950 11 hours 28 minutes
by Robert W. Fieseler
read by Paul Heitsch
Chronicles the deliberately set fire that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman at a New Orleans bar in 1973. The aftermath—including families ashamed to claim loved ones and the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights—led to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age
DB93220 12 hours 17 minutes
by Wendy Gamber
read by Nicola Daval
Historian chronicles the life of Indiana confidence woman Nancy Clem, who became famous not only as the accused killer of her former business partner and his wife in 1868, but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme. 2016.

Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal
DB93951 14 hours 32 minutes
by Jonathan Green
read by Keith Sellon-Wright
Reporter chronicles the rise and fall of Sex Money Murder—one of the most violent and notorious gangs of the late 1980s and early 1990s—and the efforts of NYPD detectives and prosecutors to stem the tide of violence as the use of crack cocaine surged, replacing heroin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hate Crimes
DB93353 2 hours 14 minutes
by Hal Marcovitz
read by Stephen Van Doren
Details crimes committed against people because of their race, ethnicity, disability, religion, gender, or gender identity—crimes that have become common in the U.S. and other countries. Highlights the impact hate crimes have on the community and the challenges of bringing perpetrators to justice. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row
DB90220 7 hours 36 minutes
by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich
read by Peter Coleman
After Aaron Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Investigates Hernandez’s first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Home Sweet Murder
DB90236 5 hours 31 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Peter Ganim
Two true-crime stories. In the title entry, a lawyer and his wife are enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner when a man arrives claiming to be an SEC agent. That evening two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others will fare worse. Also includes Murder on the Run. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took On the World’s Most Powerful Mafia
DB93880 9 hours 35 minutes
by Alex Perry
read by Matthew Waterson
Details how Calabrian prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti took down the ‘Ndrangheta, one of the world’s richest and most ruthless crime syndicates. Realizing that the ‘Ndrangheta’s misogyny could be her greatest weapon, Cerreti persuaded two mafia wives to testify in return for a new future for themselves and their children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Government and Politics

Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump
DB93182 10 hours 15 minutes
by Dan Bongino and D.C. McAllister
read by Patrick Downer
Former Secret Service agent and journalist discuss their theories regarding the potential sabotage of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The authors posit involvement by the Obama administration, the Clinton campaign team, the FBI, British intelligence, Russia, and Ukraine, and discuss what their motivations may have been. 2018.

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
DB90517 9 hours 7 minutes
by James Comey
read by James Comey
Former FBI director shares lessons and anecdotes from his decades of government service. Includes discussions of specific cases in which he was involved, such as prosecuting the mafia and Martha Stewart, effecting changes to torture and surveillance policies, and overseeing the Clinton email investigation. Narrated by the author. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
DB93761 9 hours 28 minutes
by Kamala Harris
read by Kamala Harris
California senator and daughter of immigrants discusses how her upbringing informs her political views. Recounts her education and early career as a prosecutor before transitioning into politics. Discusses her views on problem solving, crisis management, and leadership that she feels can aid in uniting Americans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
DB93973 9 hours 28 minutes
by Andrew G. McCabe
read by Andrew G. McCabe
Former FBI deputy director recounts the full span of his career, which began as a street agent in New York. Details the time between Trump’s election in 2016 and his own firing and discusses his views on the current administration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
DB93794 11 hours 11 minutes
by Brad Meltzer
read by Scott Brick
Recounts a treasonous plan by George Washington’s bodyguards, working together with New York City mayor David Mathews and New York governor William Tryon, to kill the commander in the months leading up to the Revolutionary War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight against the Islamic State
DB90234 12 hours 18 minutes
by Nadia Murad
read by Ilyana Kadushin
A former captive of the Islamic State recounts her experiences as her family was killed and she was forced, along with many other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. She describes her eventual escape and discusses the ongoing genocide occurring in Iraq. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
DB90018 8 hours 18 minutes
by Katy Tur
read by Kerry Dukin
The journalist recounts her time spent following Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. Particularly discusses Trump’s aggression toward her after she repeatedly documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his false statements, and called him out on various statements. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush
DB90161 13 hours 14 minutes
by Mark K. Updegrove
read by Barry Bernson
Presidential historian examines and compares the lives and careers of both Bush presidents, from their formative years through their post-presidential activity. Discusses the ways they have influenced each other, their views on topics such as family and public service, and their perspectives on the transformation of the Republican Party. 2017.

Literature

Near-Death Experiences . . . and Others
DB93161 12 hours 59 minutes
by Robert Gottlieb
read by Barry Bernson
Influential editor and literary critic presents a collection of his essays, many originally published in the New York Review of Books and the New York Observer. Topics range among the arts, with a heavy focus on literature and dance. 2018.

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult
DB86992 11 hours 25 minutes
by Bruce Handy
read by Bill Delaney
Journalist examines the classics of children’s literature, including works by Margaret Wise Brown, Beverly Cleary, Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, and others, to explore the ways literature directed toward children developed and lessons adults can glean when rereading these books. 2017.

Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses, 2017
DB93519 22 hours 43 minutes
edited by Bill Henderson
read by Michael Scherer
Collection of seventy-one poems, stories, essays, and memoirs originally published by small presses. Includes pieces by Sally Wen Mao, Rebecca Makkai, Elizabeth Scanlon, T.C. Boyle, and Chris Offutt. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters
DB90162 6 hours 36 minutes
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read by Kerry Dukin
A collection of essays from the award-winning author’s blog on a wide variety of subjects. Topics include aging, belief, the state of literature, politics, and more. Some strong language. 2017.

Medicine and Health

In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope
DB90023 9 hours 32 minutes
by Rana Awdish
read by Jennifer Hubbard
A doctor describes how her own devastating illness taught her that medicine cannot heal in a vacuum and requires connection. Awdish’s life-threatening condition involved multiple surgeries and organ failures. It also led to her becoming an expert in the patient’s experience of healthcare and in communication skills in medicine. 2017.

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health
DB93515 8 hours 28 minutes
edited by Kelly Jensen
read by Patrick Downer
Deeply personal essays from notable authors, athletes, artists, and actors that illuminate mental health topics. The collection explores personal experiences with mental illness and how one should talk about mental health, and advocates for public awareness and acceptance. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
DB90034 10 hours 2 minutes
by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen
read by Barry Bernson
A compendium of questionable and dangerous health “cures” from the history of medical practice. Topics are divided into: elements, plants and soil, tools, animals, and mysterious powers. 2017.

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
DB86978 13 hours 40 minutes
by Matthew Walker
read by Stephen Van Doren
Neuroscientist explains the importance of sleep to general health. Discusses the functions of sleep, dreaming, the interaction of sleep with medical conditions, the impact of modern technology, medications, natural stimulants and depressants on sleep, and more. 2017.

Music

Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll
DB87961 16 hours 29 minutes
by Rick Coleman
read by Bob Moore
A biography of a pioneer of rock music who had a string of influential hits in the 1950s. Drawing on interviews and years of research, the author follows Antoine “Fats” Domino (1928–2017) from his roots in New Orleans through his long career in music. Some strong language. 2006.

Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001–2011
DB89881 21 hours 59 minutes
by Lizzy Goodman
read by Bill Quinn
A journalist presents an oral history of the New York City rock music scene during a decade of change. Begins after the September 11 attacks, amidst the industry changes brought on by file sharing. Includes interviews with bands like the Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and LCD Soundsystem. Strong language. 2017.

Wasn’t That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America
DB93187 12 hours 4 minutes
by Jesse Jarnow
read by Robert Sams
Details the rise of the folk music group the Weavers, founded by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1940. Adding Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman, the group created iconic protest songs, but advocating for social justice also landed them on the blacklist of the House Un-American Activities Committee. 2018.

David Bowie: A Life
DB86982 19 hours 48 minutes
by Dylan Jones
read by Peter Holdway
The editor of British GQ conducted close to two hundred interviews to compile this oral biography of the musician (1947–2016), who had many identities over his long career. Includes input from family, friends, and musical collaborators, as well as Bowie himself. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album
DB93193 11 hours 39 minutes
by Ashley Kahn
read by Bob Moore
A music journalist looks at the creation of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane’s seminal album A Love Supreme. Examines how the album, recorded over one evening in 1964, was pivotal for both Coltrane and jazz as a whole. Some strong language. 2002.

Behind the Song
DB89158 9 hours 13 minutes
edited by K.M. Walton
read by Jeremy Gage
An anthology of stories and personal essays exploring how music inspires creativity and can change a person’s life. The pieces are written by award-winning young adult authors and contemporary musicians. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Nature and the Environment

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions
DB87988 14 hours 59 minutes
by Peter Brannen
read by J.P. Linton
Examines five known mass extinction events in the geologic record and their ties to Earth’s carbon cycle. Discusses the dynamics for each event, which species survived and why, and the ways climate change could contribute to another extinction event. 2017.

Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
DB90158 8 hours 9 minutes
by Ben Mezrich
read by Patrick Downer
Author of Bringing Down the House (DB55333) and Sex on the Moon (DB73993) examines the work of researchers to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction through the use of DNA extracted from a frozen specimen combined with the DNA of a modern elephant. 2017.

Philosophy

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
DB86425 4 hours 47 minutes
by Andrew Bowie
read by Stephen Van Doren
Scholar explores the ideas of Germany’s great philosophers and how, though rooted in the country’s past, they can help us understand the contemporary world. Discusses the works of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, and Heidegger and the differences between Anglo-American analytical philosophy and the German tradition. 2010.

Poetry

Leadbelly
DB89687 2 hours 28 minutes
by Tyehimba Jess
read by Gary Telles
Poem cycle evoking the life and times of legendary folk and blues musician and self-styled “King of the Twelve-String Guitar.” Pieces address the singer’s early life in the South, criminal history and prison time, relationship with song collector John Lomax, marriage, later life in New York City, celebrity, and death from ALS. Some strong language. 2005.

The Sun and Her Flowers
DB89693 1 hour 51 minutes
by Rupi Kaur
read by Deborah Desmone
A collection of poetry from the author of Milk and Honey (DB85396). Includes poems examining grief, self-abandonment, the act of honoring one’s roots, love, and self-empowerment. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

Psychology and Self-Help

Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old
DB90123 6 hours 57 minutes
by John Leland
read by Robert Petkoff
A New York Times journalist examines what life is like for the very old. He interviews six men and women, all over the age of eighty-five, who share the importance of focusing on enjoying all one still can do, rather than mourning things now out of reach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Outer Order, Inner Calm
DB94115 2 hours 36 minutes
by Gretchen Rubin
read by Gretchen Rubin
The author of The Happiness Project (DB70275) believes that bringing order to one’s life can make a person happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. She suggests manageable steps for getting rid of clutter and unneeded things, which can create a more serene, orderly environment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior; a Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry
DB90301 10 hours 18 minutes
by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
read by Bob Moore
Psychiatrist presents techniques to mitigate the effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder in this revised twentieth-anniversary edition of the book. Breaks the techniques into a four-step process of relabeling, reattributing, refocusing, and revaluing, and uses case studies to illustrate them. 2016.

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
DB93164 13 hours 46 minutes
by Maia Szalavitz
read by Kristin Allison
A journalist examines the psychology of addiction, arguing that it is a developmental disorder rooted in learned behavior rather than a brain disease. She looks at its causes and cures and shares her own experience with drug addiction and recovery. 2016.

The Misfit’s Manifesto
DB90306 4 hours 50 minutes
by Lidia Yuknavitch
read by Margaret Strom
The author of novels such as The Book of Joan (DB89152) shares stories from her own difficult past that left her unable to fit in with those around her. She views being a misfit as something to be embraced and discusses why social misfits have a place in society. Some strong language. 2017.

Religion

My Spirit Rejoices: Imagining and Praying the Magnificat with Mary
DB90203 3 hours 10 minutes
by Marci Alborghetti
read by Nanette Savard
Guide to reflecting on the Magnificat, a Catholic prayer attributed to Mary, glorifying God. Provides background for each line, context for Mary’s experiences, the influence of God, meaning for the world at large, meaning for personal experiences, and discussion questions. 2015.

Love Someone Today: Encouragement and Inspiration for the Times of Our Lives
DB93518 6 hours 53 minutes
by Delilah
read by Deborah Desmone
Radio show host shares stories from her life and her faith journey. Discusses why her philosophy is to “love someone.” Presents ways she lives this philosophy and suggestions for readers to do the same. 2001.

One Heart at a Time
DB93487 6 hours 35 minutes
by Delilah
read by Erin Jones
Radio show host shares the story of her life, including the creation of her humanitarian nonprofit organization. Discusses growing up in Oregon, being disowned by her father, adopting ten of her thirteen children, and hearing her call to faith. Details her proposition of changing the world one heart at a time. 2018.

Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction
DB87151 5 hours 58 minutes
by Thomas Dixon
read by Jake Williams
Intellectual historian attempts an even-handed account of arguments on both sides of debates that often generate polemical passions. Presents complex political and cultural contexts as the debates have developed through history. Examines historical episodes, including the Inquisition’s 1633 guilty verdict against Galileo and the 1925 Scopes trial in Tennessee. 2008.

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
DB88364 32 hours 54 minutes
by Frances FitzGerald
read by Faith Potts
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Way Out There in the Blue (DB52547) chronicles the history of white evangelicals in America, from the first Great Awakening in the eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Discusses theology, fundamentalism, leading personalities, political activity, schisms, and more. 2017.

Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace: My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei
DB89713 4 hours 7 minutes
by Scott Hahn
read by Bob Moore
Theologian and member of Catholic organization Opus Dei dispels myths and shares his experiences with it as he converted from evangelical Christianity. Includes discussions of ambition, work habits, friendship, sex, spirituality, and other topics. 2006.

Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family
DB89385 14 hours 29 minutes
by Jennifer Lin
read by Kay Kerimian
Former journalist chronicles her family’s history in China as Christians. Focuses on her grandfather, Lin Pu-Chi, who was an Anglican cleric, and her grandmother, Ni Guizhen. Discusses the family’s being targeted by the Cultural Revolution and their lives after it. 2017.

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
DB93306 12 hours 17 minutes
by Catherine Nixey
read by Alec Volz
Journalist examines the rise of Christianity in the ancient world and the destruction of Mediterranean literature and cultural artifacts that led to the time known as the Dark Ages. Discusses the loss of architecture, intellectual and technological advancements, and art. Analyzes the reasoning behind zealotry and targeted attacks. 2017.

A Stranger and You Welcomed Me: A Call to Mercy and Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees
DB93520 4 hours 25 minutes
by Pope Francis
read by Joe Peck
Leader of the Roman Catholic Church and author of The Name of God Is Mercy (DB83513) presents a collection of writings on welcoming and caring for refugees of conflicts. Includes addresses, homilies, prayers, and annual messages given between 2014 and 2018 for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. 2018.

A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown
DB93311 12 hours 15 minutes
by Julia Scheeres
read by Jon Huffman
Relates the experiences of five members of the People’s Temple Full Gospel Church, a cult founded by Jim Jones in 1954. Discusses the group’s beginning, its eventual relocation to Guyana, the US government’s investigation, and the mass murder-suicide that shocked the world in 1978. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Life of Christ
DB93523 21 hours 18 minutes
by Fulton J. Sheen
read by Bob Moore
Catholic archbishop and author of Lift Up Your Heart (DB10062) presents a historical overview of Christ’s life in a manner to relate to faith practitioners of the twentieth century. Primarily focuses on the years between Christ’s baptism and his ascension into Heaven. 1958.

Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get through What You’re Going Through
DB89891 11 hours 40 minutes
by Iyanla Vanzant
read by Maggy Stacy
A frequent guest on Oprah and host of the Iyanla show discusses the challenges she faced as her popularity and celebrity exploded, her daughter struggled with illness and died, and her marriage dissolved. Shares faith-based stories to the illuminate lessons learned. 2010.

Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way
DB94006 9 hours 46 minutes
by Jimmy Wayne
read by various narrators
Country music star recounts his life, which included being abandoned by his mother at the age of thirteen, spending time in the foster care system, and living on the streets. Shares his experiences with the couple who provided him a stable home and a faith in God. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Social Sciences

Gender: Your Guide; A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture
DB93526 9 hours 0 minutes
by Lee Airton
read by Jeff Allin
A guide to the issues and terminology surrounding gender identity and expression. Discusses the meanings of various identities, the use of pronouns, gendered language, how to ask questions sensitively, and advice for advocating on behalf of others or one’s self. 2018.

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
DB89640 16 hours 20 minutes
by Robert Beachy
read by George Holmes
Examines the development of the gender identity “homosexual” in Berlin, Germany, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Discusses the work of physician and advocate Magnus Hirschfeld, laws regarding same-sex relations, the impact of the Weimar Republic on morals, and more. 2014.

Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline
DB93809 8 hours 42 minutes
by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson
read by Robert Petkoff
Journalist and social researcher examine the global population decline in the early twenty-first century, the reasons it occurred, and its potential consequences, both good and bad. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger
DB93777 11 hours 5 minutes
by Soraya Chemaly
read by Soraya Chemaly
Using interviews and sociological research, a journalist examines the nature of female anger and the cultural stereotypes about angry women. She argues that women are socialized to be likeable and repress their anger, and looks at positive ways for women to channel their rage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Regretting Motherhood: A Study
DB90189 6 hours 25 minutes
by Orna Donath
read by Mandy Kaplan
Sociologist studies and interviews women who regret having become mothers, treating it as a feminist issue. Examines why those studied became mothers, specific reasons for their regret, the common guilt and suffering experienced as a result, and the ways in which the subjects deal with these internal conflicts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
DB90240 17 hours 25 minutes
by Niall Ferguson
read by Elliot Hill
Historian argues that networks and hierarchies have existed throughout society, with the latter often claiming to rule. Ferguson posits that networks often hold the real power, thanks to their ability to innovate and spread revolutionary ideas. Discusses examples like ancient Roman cults, Renaissance dynasties, Facebook, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
DB90119 6 hours 31 minutes
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
read by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Khan-Cullors, a cofounder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, recounts her experiences as an artist and activist. Describes her personal history growing up in Los Angeles and the founding of BLM after the murder of Trayvon Martin. Presents calls to action to combat racism in America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Antisemitism: Here and Now
DB93994 7 hours 40 minutes
by Deborah E. Lipstadt
read by various narrators
The author of The Eichmann Trial (DB75110) discusses the persistent force of antisemitism in the United States, recounting public instances of this hate and analyzing the surrounding rhetoric. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
DB90288 19 hours 52 minutes
by Steven Pinker
read by Arthur Morey
Author of The Better Angels of Our Nature (DB78041) and The Sense of Style (DB80076) presents a defense of progressive ideals. Examines the ideals through the lenses of evolutionary biology, physics, sociology, anthropology, and history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World
DB88754 11 hours 55 minutes
by Benjamin Reiss
read by Cynthia Farrell
Examines how mankind has slept throughout history, in terms of both timing and location. The author uses literature, social and medical history, and modern science to discuss humanity’s eternal struggle with sleep. 2017.

We Wear the Mask: Fifteen True Stories of Passing in America
DB89924 7 hours 11 minutes
edited by Brando Skyhorse and Lisa Page
read by Jill Fox
Fifteen essays examining the concept of passing, which the author defines as attempting to gain something tangible by occupying a space meant for someone else. Explores different types of passing, including race, disability, religion, sexuality, and more. Some strong language. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City
DB93840 4 hours 28 minutes
by Phillip Hoose
read by Brad Sanders
Against impossible odds, the Crispus Attucks Tigers in 1955 became the first team from Indianapolis to win a championship in Indiana and the first black basketball team in U.S. history to win a racially open championship tournament. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport
DB90098 14 hours 17 minutes
by Rafi Kohan
read by Robert Sams
Goes behind the scenes at some of America’s most famous sports venues. Looks at the team mascots, groundskeepers, and fans who keep traditions alive. Also examines the commercial side of arenas, including ticket scalpers and the financial costs for the communities that host these sports palaces. Some strong language. 2017.

Unstoppable: My Life So Far
DB89048 8 hours 14 minutes
by Maria Sharapova
read by Maria Sharapova
Tennis champion Maria Sharapova offers a memoir of her life. When Sharapova arrived in Florida from Russia with her father at the age of seven; neither spoke any English. She recounts her youth spent training, her first win at Wimbledon at seventeen, and her fight to get back on the court. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Stage And Screen

We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
DB89701 7 hours 22 minutes
by Gabrielle Union
read by Mare Trevathan
African American actress presents a collection of stories. Topics include power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. She relates personal stories such as being raped as a teen and how the event inspired her to work with victims of assault. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

Travel

The Best American Travel Writing 2016
DB93302 11 hours 43 minutes
edited by Bill Bryson and Jason Wilson
read by Jack Fox
Author of The Road to Little Dribbling (DB83624) selects twenty-four previously published essays exploring the world around us. In “The Foreign Spell,” Pico Iyer contrasts his experiences growing up Indian with a British accent in America with his trips to Bali. 2016.

The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine & Spain, 1922–1923
DB92828 10 hours 54 minutes
by Albert Einstein
read by Ken Kliban
Travel diary kept by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist during his trip to East Asia, Palestine, and Spain from October 1922 to March 1923. Describes sights seen, people met, and thoughts on his experiences. Includes introduction placing it in its historical context. Translated from the German. 2018.

The Best American Travel Writing 2015
DB93153 18 hours 41 minutes
edited by Andrew McCarthy and Jason Wilson
read by Andy Pyle
Editors chose twenty-four previously published essays exploring the joys and tribulations of travel. In “Hail Dayton,” Rachael Maddux recounts a visit to Dayton, Tennessee, site of the infamous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, and the enduring legacy of the event. Includes essays by Gary Shteyngart and Paul Theroux. 2015.

The Best American Travel Writing 2014
DB93078 16 hours 10 minutes
edited by Paul Theroux and Jason Wilson
read by Bill Wallace
Author of Deep South (DB83478) presents twenty-four previously published essays exploring the joys and travails of travel. Includes selections from Elif Batuman, Andrew McCarthy, David Sedaris, and Colson Whitehead. In “Fifty Shades of Greyhound,” Harrison Scott Key recounts his second ride with the bus company. 2014.

U.S. History

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading between the Lies
DB90302 8 hours 4 minutes
by Dick Gregory
read by Bob Moore
Through a series of essays, civil rights activist examines key moments and subjects in America’s black history. Topics include African ancestry, the Middle Passage, the Black Lives Matter movement, the Harlem Renaissance, and more. 2017.

Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America
DB90243 17 hours 6 minutes
by Catherine Kerrison
read by Tavia Gilbert
An account of the varied trajectories of the lives of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters—Martha and Maria by his wife and Harriet by black slave Sally Hemings. Discusses the different limits all three faced, Harriet’s escape from slavery, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made
DB94098 23 hours 15 minutes
by Patricia O’Toole
read by Fred Sanders
Author of The Five of Hearts (DB34208) profiles President Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) and his impact on world affairs. Contrasts Wilson’s die-hard views on social issues such as racial equality and women’s suffrage with his progressive ideas on the role of government. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
DB93988 17 hours 46 minutes
by David Treuer
read by Tanis Parenteau
A history of Native Americans, beginning with the 1890 massacre of Sioux at Wounded Knee and continuing up through the early twenty-first century. An Ojibwe Indian himself, the author discusses the treatment of Native Americans by the government. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

World History

The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization
DB88572 16 hours 28 minutes
by Anthony Everitt
read by Michael Page
Recounts a history of the Greek city-state, from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning, through its golden age, until its decline into the ancient equivalent of a university town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
DB90104 16 hours 17 minutes
by Arthur Herman
read by Lou Harpenau
Historian examines the long-term impact of political events that took place during the year 1917, particularly those events surrounding Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin. Discusses the similarities between the two leaders, the policies that they implemented, and some of their most crucial decisions. 2017.

Underground: A Human History of the Worlds beneath Our Feet
DB93770 6 hours 44 minutes
by Will Hunt
read by Will Hunt
Examines human use and creation of subterranean structures throughout history, including caves, subway stations, bunkers, underground cities, and more. Also discusses the role of the subterranean in human myth and underground studies conducted in the fields of microbiology, neuroscience, anthropology, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction
DB86435 4 hours 18 minutes
by Quentin Skinner
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Examines the life and writings of the sixteenth-century diplomat and theorist who is associated with cunning and duplicity in statecraft, reconstructing the intellectual and political contexts in which he lived and wrote, and explicating his literary output. Describes his assessments of leaders’ qualifications, Medici patronage, and study of corruption. 1981.

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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

Caterflies and Ice: Zoey and Sassafras
DB90045 1 hour 2 minutes
by Asia Citro
read by Faith Potts
An unexpected snowstorm causes problems for the caterflies of the forest and their eggs. The fuzzy creatures enlist the help of Zoey and Sassafras, who must act before the eggs hatch! Sequel to Zoey and Sassafras, Books 1–3 (DB87641). For grades K-3. 2017.

Ghostbusters: Movie Novelization
DB90371 2 hours 56 minutes
by Stacia Deutsch
read by Jean Cochran
Former best friends Erin and Abby team up along with Holtzmann to investigate a possible haunting at the Aldridge Mansion in New York City. After another incident occurs in the subway, their ghost-hunting group grows, along with the sense that something big is coming. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Paper Things
DB93674 6 hours 49 minutes
by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
read by Abigail Maupin
Choosing to leave with her big brother when he decides he can no longer stay with their guardian, Ari endures a life of homelessness that challenges her schoolwork, friendships, and the promise made to her mother that she and her brother would stay together. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Kingdom Keepers, Books 1–3
DB89830 25 hours 5 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Mark Ashby
Books one through three, written between 2005 and 2010, featuring five kids who are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests in the theme park. But there are some strange side effects. Includes Disney after Dark, Disney at Dawn, and Disney in Shadow. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Animals and Wildlife

Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?
DB93346 4 hours 39 minutes
by Kelly Jones
read by Eva Wilhelm
Through a series of letters, twelve-year-old Sophie Brown relates her adventures as two new unusual chickens and eggs—with superpowers—come to the farm. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Family

Islandborn
DB90278 0 hours 22 minutes
by Junot Díaz
read by Junot Díaz
Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when her teacher asks her to draw a picture of her homeland, Lola can’t remember anything about it. She has to ask her family, friends, and neighbors to share their memories of the Island. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.

The Ostrich and Other Lost Things
DB93489 6 hours 43 minutes
by Beth Hautala
read by Abigail Maupin
Eleven-year-old Olivia has an uncanny knack for finding lost things. When she promises Jacob, her brother who has autism, that she will find his toy ostrich, she hopes its return will calm down his behavior. Meanwhile, a new friend and a little zoo come to town. For grades 4-7. 2018.

The Notations of Cooper Cameron
DB87996 6 hours 26 minutes
by Jane O’Reilly
read by Jon Pinnow
During the summer before entering sixth grade, Cooper Cameron reluctantly agrees to stay at the family cabin by the lake where his grandfather died two years ago. Cooper works to rid himself of the rituals that allow him to cope with his grief and fear. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Fantasy

The Stars Below: Vega Jane, Book 4
DB94085 12 hours 6 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by Fiona Hardingham
Vega Jane has tried to outrun, outsmart, and outlast her enemy, but the showdown she has dreaded is finally here. Her ragtag crew must take a stand against a fully trained army knowing the odds are impossible. But the only choice is to stand and fight. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2019.

The Jumbies
DB90160 4 hours 54 minutes
by Tracey Baptiste
read by Abigail Maupin
Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home. For grades 3-6. 2015.

The Wizards of Once
DB90214 5 hours 59 minutes
by Cressida Cowell
read by David Tennant
Xar, a human boy from the Wizard tribe who has no magic, and Wish, an outcast from the Warrior tribe, team up for an adventure that brings them to witches long believed to be extinct. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Magic Misfits
DB90217 4 hours 15 minutes
by Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam
read by Neil Patrick Harris
Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Orphan Island
DB87997 6 hours 40 minutes
by Laurel Snyder
read by Mare Trevathan
Once a year, a boat brings a new child to the island, and the eldest leaves. Nine children live under the leadership of new elder Jinny. Jinny guides the latest arrival, even as she wonders about her own future departure. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Friendship

When Audrey Met Alice
DB93178 6 hours 19 minutes
by Rebecca Behrens
read by Eva Wilhelm
When the Secret Service abruptly cancels her movie screening party at the White House, Audrey worries she will never make any friends. But then she discovers former first daughter Alice Roosevelt’s hidden diary, and Audrey is inspired to have some real fun. For grades 5-8. 2014.

24 Hours in Nowhere
DB93527 6 hours 34 minutes
by Dusti Bowling
read by Gary Telles
When bully Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerous cactus, Rossi, the best racer in Nowhere, comes to his rescue—but loses her prized dirt bike in the process. Determined to buy it back, Gus and his friends search for gold in the dangerous Dead Frenchman Mine. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Best Babysitters Ever
DB93854 5 hours 58 minutes
by Caroline Cala
read by various narrators
Mayhem ensues in their sleepy beach town when three best friends, motivated by unlimited snacks, no parents, and earning money for an epic seventh-grade party, find an old copy of The Baby-Sitters Club and decide to start their own babysitting business. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Ruby and Olivia
DB89833 6 hours 16 minutes
by Rachel Hawkins
read by Jean Cochran
After a few unfortunate incidents, quiet Olivia and brash Ruby end up at Camp Chrysalis, a summer camp for troublemakers. When their community service at an old mansion turns spooky, the girls must work together to discover the cause. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Quicksand Pond
DB90136 6 hours 26 minutes
by Janet Taylor Lisle
read by Nina Alvamar
Twelve-year-old Jessie spends the summer with her family on Quicksand Pond, a New England vacation spot, where she develops a fast friendship with independent Terri and meets a reclusive old lady who has a connection to a murder that took place decades ago. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Growing Up

Unidentified Suburban Object
DB93184 5 hours 59 minutes
by Mike Jung
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Chloe Cho is eager to learn about her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about their Korean background. When a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the surprising truth about her family. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Humor

The Notebook of Doom, Books 9–13
DB90010 4 hours 37 minutes
by Troy Cummings
read by Jonathan Taylor
Five books, written between 2016 and 2018, featuring Alexander and his classmates. In Rumble of the Coaster Ghost, the kids go on a class field trip to a strange amusement park. Includes Snap of the Super-Goop, Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz, March of the Vanderpants, and Battle of the Boss-Monster. For grades 2-4. 2018.

School

Kayla & Kyle the Walking Dictionaries: Election Day, Vol. 1
DB93521 0 hours 8 minutes
by Nicholas Buamah
read by Ken Jackson
Twin dictionaries Kayla and Kyle prepare for a big day at school: today one of them will be elected class president. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Science Fiction

Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic: Timeless
DB87954 8 hours 25 minutes
by Armand Baltazar
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
In a strange new world where time past, present, and future have collided, Diego and his friends must rescue Diego’s father, New Chicago’s top engineer, from an evil group of renegades. If they fail, their whole existence is in peril. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Dragon Pearl
DB93799 10 hours 21 minutes
by Yoon Ha Lee
read by various narrators
Min, a girl with fox magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet to find out what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Short Stories

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
DB93356 6 hours 56 minutes
by R.J. Palacio
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Three short stories featuring Auggie’s classmates Julian, Christopher, and Charlotte from Wonder (DB74228). Includes “The Julian Chapter,” “Pluto,” and “Shingaling.” For grades 5-8. 2015.

Sports and Recreation

Top Prospect
DB90156 7 hours 12 minutes
by Paul Volponi
read by Gary Telles
Travis, a quarterback with big potential, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the coach of the Gainesville University football program offers him a scholarship before he even starts high school. Suddenly, Travis is in the spotlight, facing mounting pressure to succeed. For grades 6-9. 2016.

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Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill
DB93514 5 hours 49 minutes
by Heather L. Montgomery
read by Jean Cochran
Wildlife researcher examines what happens to the many dead animals that we pass by daily. Showcases how others take the tragedy of roadkill and turn it into a scientific (and sometimes artistic) triumph. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Biography

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
DB93309 6 hours 18 minutes
by Sylvia Acevedo
read by Jill Fox
Memoir of a Latinx rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Brownies and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Martin Rising: Requiem for a King
DB90151 1 hour 42 minutes
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
read by Jonathan Taylor
Lyrical narrative celebrates and chronicles the events of the months and days leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Maya Lin: Thinking with Her Hands
DB90152 1 hour 23 minutes
by Susan Goldman Rubin
read by Colleen Delany
Relates the life of Maya Lin, the architect and artist whose design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial won a competition while she was a senior at Yale University. She later designed the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Langston Hughes Library in Tennessee. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
DB90207 0 hours 31 minutes
by Sandra Neil Wallace
read by Jonathan Taylor
Recounts the life of reluctant NFL player Ernie Barnes, who followed his dreams after growing up in the segregated South and became one of the most influential artists of his generation—known for his unique style of elongation and movement. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Government and Politics

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees
DB90155 1 hour 6 minutes
by Mary Beth Leatherdale
read by Jonathan Taylor
Presents five true stories, from 1939 to today, about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of searching for asylum. Recounts the story of the German Jews on the SS St. Louis, turned away at Cuba, and other refugees searching for a future. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2017.

History

How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
DB90148 1 hour 58 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Bob Moore
Chornicles the history of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Recounts the original campaign in the early 1900s to build a national museum honoring the experiences and contributions of African Americans. Also explores the museum’s historical and modern-day exhibits. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961
DB90205 1 hour 22 minutes
by Larry Dane Brimner
read by Bob Moore
Recounts the twelve days in May 1961 when thirteen black and white Freedom Riders traveled by bus from Washington, D.C., into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Their peaceful protest was met by violence. Violence. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention
DB93145 9 hours 37 minutes
by Christopher Lloyd
read by George Holmes
Answers many big questions about our planet, life, and people from the beginning of the universe—starting with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago—to the early twenty-first century. Covers the rise and fall of dinosaurs, the emergence of various civilizations, and technological advancements. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Nature and the Environment

Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest
DB90008 2 hours 39 minutes
by Sy Montgomery
read by Kay Kerimian
Explores how tiny fish called piabas can help preserve the Amazon rainforest, its misunderstood inhabitants, and Earth’s entire environment. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Poetry

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
DB87963 1 hour 49 minutes
by Chris Harris
read by Steven Carpenter
A collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages. Topics include, among other things, avocados, anacondas, snails, and San Francisco. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Religion

Meet Me at the Well: The Girls and Women of the Bible
DB90153 3 hours 24 minutes
by Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin
read by Jeff Allin
Retells Bible stories from the points of view of women, such as Eve from the Book of Genesis. Includes sidebars to pose questions and provides additional information and nondenominational interpretations. For grades 5-8. 2018.

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.

Los usuarios registrados también pueden descargar de inmediato todos los títulos y revistas del servicio de Descarga de Lectura en Braille y Audio del NLS (BARD) en https://nlsbard.loc.gov. La aplicación móvil de BARD está disponible en la App Store, Google Play, y en la Appstore de Amazon para leer audiolibros en su teléfono inteligente o su tableta personal. Para conocer más sobre la colección o para registrarse para utilizar BARD, comuníquese con su biblioteca de cooperación local. Los números de teléfono y las direcciones de correo electrónico de las bibliotecas regionales se encuentran en las últimas páginas de esta revista.

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.

Seremos Recuerdos (We Will Be Memories)
DB93500 16 hours 30 minutes
por Elísabet Benavent
read by Irma Bello
Macarena parece haber logrado el equilibrio en su vida. Pero ahora es su turno de apoyar a Adriana, quien es influenciada por las opiniones de los demás, y a Jimena, cuya franqueza subraya sus inseguridades. Continuación de Fuimos Canciones (DB93499). Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Macarena seems to have achieved balance in her life. But now it is her turn to be supportive of Adriana, who is easily influenced by the opinions of others, and Jimena, whose frankness underscores insecurity. Sequel to Fuimos Canciones (DB93499). Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

Cristiano y Leo: La Carrera por Ser el Mejor Jugador de Todos los Tiempos (Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All Time)
DB93299 20 hours 9 minutes
por Jimmy Burns
read by Martin Untrojb
Explora las carreras paralelas de— y la intensa rivalidad entre —dos de los mejores jugadores del fútbol: Cristiano Ronaldo de Portugal y Lionel Messi de Argentina. Traducido del inglés. (Explores the parallel careers of—and intense rivalry between—two of soccer’s greatest players: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Lionel Messi of Argentina.) 2018.

Tu Momento Estelar: Tú También Puedes Vivir Ese Instante Mágico En Que Cambiará Tu Destino y la Vida Te Responderá Cuál es Tu Por Qué (Your Shining Moment: You Too Can Live That Magical Moment That Will Change Your Destiny and Life Will Provide Your Purpose.)
DB93687 8 hours 27 minutes
por Luz María Doria
read by Gabriela Garcia
La periodista colombiana y productora de televisión de la cadena Univision investiga varias historias del éxito y analiza los procesos detrás de su realización. (Colombian journalist and television producer with Univision investigates various stories of success and analyzes the processes behind its realization.) 2018.

El Diario de Tita (Tita’s Diary)
DB93300 4 hours 48 minutes
por Laura Esquivel
read by Gabriela Garcia
El diario manuscrito de Tita de la Garza— de Como Agua para Chocolate (DB37694) —que también ocupa un lugar destacado en la novela de Esquivel Mi Negro Pasado (DB92947). Incluye recetas. (The handwritten diary of Tita de la Garza—from Como Agua para Chocolate (DB37694)—which features prominently in Esquivel’s novel Mi Negro Pasado (DB92947). Includes recipes.) 2015.

Mi Negro Pasado: Como Agua para Chocolate, La Saga Continúa (My Dark Past: Like Water for Chocolate, The Saga Continues)
DB92947 3 hours 47 minutes
por Laura Esquivel
read by María Pino
María, la sobrina nieta de Tita de la Garza— una mujer con la habilidad mágica de transmitir emociones a través de la cocina —recibe una copia del diario de su antepasada y aprende muchos secretos familiares inesperados. Continuación de Como Agua para Chocolate (DB37694). Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (María, the great-grandniece of Tita de la Garza—a woman with the magical ability of imparting emotions through cooking—receives a copy of her forebear’s diary and learns many unexpected family secrets. Sequel to Como Agua para Chocolate (DB37694). Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2017.

El Escándalo Modigliani (The Modigliani Scandal)
DB93343 9 hours 24 minutes
por Ken Follett
read by Alejandro Ruiz
Dee Sleign, una joven historiadora del arte que explora la relación entre el arte y las drogas, es la primera en descubrir la posible existencia de la pintura perdida de Modigliani. Publicado originalmente en inglés en 1976. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Dee Sleign, a young art historian exploring the relationship between art and drugs, is the first to come across the possible existence of a lost painting by Modigliani, and begins an adventure to locate it. Originally published in English in 1976. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 1988.

Mal de Amores (Lovesick)
DB93746 10 hours 43 minutes
por Ángeles Mastretta
read by Adriana Sananes
Emilia Sauri no solo enfrenta los tradicionales problemasdomesticos y femeninos, sino también los embates políticosde la vida de su país, motivo por el cual se ve obligada a llevar una doble existencia para seguir siendo fiel, contra viento y marea, a su primer amor. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. (Emilia Sauri must face not only traditional challenges and problems of being a woman, but also political attacks of the life of her country, and she is forced to lead a double existence to continue being faithful, against all odds, to her first love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2011.

Un Espejo en La Selva (A Mirror in the Jungle)
DB86986 10 hours 30 minutes
por Silverio Pérez
read by Alejandro Ruiz
Puerto Rico, 2010. El doctor Efraín López Arraíza confía en su paciente Mario— un veterano del Ejército de los Estados Unidos en búsqueda de tratamiento —la desgarradora historia de su secuestro y cautiverio en Colombia, siete años antes. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso. (Puerto Rico, 2010. Doctor Efraín López Arraíza confides in his patient Mario—a U.S. Army veteran seeking treatment—the harrowing tale of his abduction and captivity in Colombia seven years before. Violence and strong language.) 2016.

Eco (Echo)
DB88970 14 hours 15 minutes
por Pam Muñoz Ryan
read by Martin Untrojb
Perdido en la Selva Negra, Otto se encuentra con tres misteriosas hermanas, y de repente su vida está entrelazada con una profecía, una promesa, y una armónica. Décadas más tarde, tres niños son atrapados en el mismo hilo del destino. Traducido del inglés. Para grados 5-8 y lectores mayores. (Lost in the Black Forest, Otto encounters three mysterious sisters, and his life is suddenly entwined with a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, three children find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny. For grades 5-8 and older readers.) 2017.

La Buena Hija (The Good Daughter)
DB85981 22 hours 34 minutes
por Karin Slaughter
read by varios narradores
Hace veintiocho años, las hermanas adolescentes Charlie y Sam Quinn sobrevivieron a un ataque que dejó a su madre muerta. Ahora, Charlie practica la ley como su padre, quien es un abogado defensor. Sam, también abogada, está distanciada de su familia en Nueva York. Un tiroteo en una escuela los reúne. Traducido del inglés. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Twenty-eight years ago, teen sisters Charlie and Sam Quinn survived an 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 descriptions of sex.) 2017.

Luces del Sur (Southern Lights)
DB85983 10 hours 47 minutes
por Danielle Steel
read by María Pino
En medio de un caso peligroso, la fiscal asistente de distrito de Manhattan, Alexa Hamilton, envía a su hija adolescente Savannah a vivir con su padre en Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Savannah llega a conocer y amar a su familia paterna, mientras que Alexa procede con el juicio de un asesino en serie. Traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso y algunas descripciones de violencia. (In the midst of a dangerous case, Manhattan assistant D.A. Alexa Hamilton sends her daughter Savannah to the teen’s father in Charleston, South Carolina. Savannah comes to know and love her paternal family—while Alexa deals with the trial of a serial killer. Violence and strong language.) 2013.

El Odio Que Das (The Hate U Give)
DB87967 11 hours 40 minutes
por Angie Thomas
read by varios narradores
Cuando Starr Carter, una joven de dieciséis años, se encuentra como testigo en un caso de disparo mortal por un oficial de policía contra su mejor amigo de su infancia, ella tiene miedo de hablar. Pero permaneciendo en silencio es difícil, con las crecientes tensiones entre la policía y la comunidad. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. (When sixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting by a police officer of her childhood best friend, she is afraid to speak out. But remaining quiet is difficult, with rising tensions between the police and the community. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers.) 2017.

Regina: 2 de Octubre No Se Olvida (Regina: October 2 Is Not Forgotten)
DB92648 24 hours 57 minutes
por Antonio Velasco Piña
read by Aurelio Dominguez
México, 1968. Una joven, Regina, regresa a su tierra natal después de un período de entrenamiento espiritual en el Tíbet. Reaprendiendo la cultura y las tradiciones mexicanas, también pronto se ve inmersa en las revueltas estudiantiles ocurridas—con consecuencias imprevistas. Publicado originalmente en 1987; edición conmemorativa especial con una nueva introducción. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Mexico, 1968. A young woman, Regina, returns to her homeland after a period of spiritual training in Tibet. Relearning Mexican culture, she is soon immersed in the student revolts taking place—with unforeseen consequences. Originally published in 1987; special commemorative edition with new introduction. Violence and strong language.) 2018.

Tras la Estela de un Sueño (In Search of a Dream)
DB92855 14 hours 30 minutes
por Lucía de Vicente
read by Aurelio Dominguez
Las vidas de tres personas— el abogado Rafael Monclús, la ingeniera informática Cristina Losada y un niño quien todos llaman Niki —se cruzan de forma inesperada en la Fundación Ángeles Olvidados, un centro de acogida para niños abandonados. (The lives of three people—lawyer Rafael Monclús, computer engineer Cristina Losada, and a young boy who everyone calls Niki—intersect in an unexpected way in the Fundación Ángeles Olvidados, a shelter for abandoned children.) 2018.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

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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)

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)

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