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Talking Book Topics March–April 2017

About Talking Book Topics

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

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

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

About BARD

Most books and magazines listed in Talking Book Topics are available to eligible readers for download. To use BARD, contact your cooperating library or visit https://nlsbard.loc.gov for more information. The free BARD Mobile app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore for reading talking books on your personal smart phone or tablet.

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Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Free PC software available for downloading talking books from NLS BARD

NLS patrons who are current BARD users can now log onto BARD to download BARD Express, a free Windows-based software application designed to make it easier to find, download, and transfer books from BARD to a cartridge.

“BARD Express will make browsing BARD audio materials, downloading titles and transferring them to a cartridge or USB drive much easier for patrons using a PC,” said Karen Keninger, NLS director. “We hope it will make the thousands of books available on BARD readily accessible to more patrons.”

BARD Express manages audio materials that users download to their computers and categorizes the materials as books, magazines, read items, and unread items. The program also simplifies downloading and transferring talking books to a cartridge or USB drive by providing a button that unzips and transfers the files to an external storage device. It also provides device-management options from the main menu.

Don Olson, BARD operations manager at NLS, said “BARD Express enables NLS patrons to more easily unzip the books they download from BARD. Gone are the days of having to carry out multiple file-management steps in order to place a book or magazine on an NLS cartridge or a USB drive.”
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and documentation for BARD Express are also available once you log into BARD and go to the download page for BARD Express. For video tutorials, go to YouTube and search for the term BARD Express.

BARD Express was the brainchild of Kirk Saathoff, a software developer whose wife and son are patrons of the NLS braille and talking-book program and frequent users of BARD. To open a BARD account, contact your local cooperating library.

Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listings does not imply endorsement or support.

Free online tutorials on free, open-source screen reader

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has released a new educational series, Learn NVDA, focused on NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA), a free, open-source, portable screen reader for Microsoft Windows. The eight-part series of free, online video tutorials is designed to help people who are blind or have low vision learn ways to use the computer with a screen reader and improve their computer skills. The Learn NVDA tutorials are designed to allow people with visual impairments who have never used NVDA before to independently install the program and learn how to use it.

The series covers how to install NVDA on a computer, navigate Microsoft Windows with NVDA, use NVDA “hotkeys” (that is, keystroke shortcuts), install and use the Firefox Internet browser, and access and interact with documents in Microsoft Word (word processing software) and Excel (spreadsheet software) formats by using NVDA. Each tutorial video includes step-by- step instructions that feature the audio of a presenter using NVDA and a video of the presenter’s computer screen. The entire Learn NVDA series can be accessed at www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/assistive-technology-videos/learn-nvda/1234.

IRS services for people with disabilities

Hundreds of accessible federal tax forms and publications are available for download from the IRS Accessibility web pages. Visit IRS.gov and select the Forms & Pubs tab to access the Accessible Forms and Pubs link. You can choose from large-print, text, accessible PDFs, ebraille, or HTML formats that are compatible when used with screen readers and refreshable braille displays. The IRS also provides videos in American Sign Language with the latest tax information and has a dedicated ASL YouTube Channel that houses the videos.

People who are unable to complete their tax returns because of a physical disability or are age 60 or older may get assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. You can find a nearby VITA or TCE location by using the available locator tools or calling 1-800-906-9887. Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues, and is available at www.IRS.gov.

Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Passenger
DB84337 16 hours 36 minutes
by Alexandra Bracken
read by Laura Giannarelli
Violin prodigy Etta’s life is turned upside down when she is thrust into her unknown family legacy of time-travel and wakes aboard a ship in 1776. And someone untrustworthy has brought her there. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Recreated
DB85154 13 hours 27 minutes
by Colleen Houck
read by various narrators
After her tragic parting from Amon in Reawakened (DB82471), Lily takes refuge at her grandmother’s farm, but her dreams are filled with Amon’s suffering in the underworld hell of Netherworld. Lily plans a way to free him and protect her world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Calamity
DB84755 11 hours 24 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Stephen Van Doren
David and the remaining Reckoners, from Firefight (DB80669), must face the most powerful High Epic of all to find redemption for his closest friend, Prof. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Titans
DB84338 8 hours 35 minutes
by Victoria Scott
read by Anne Hancock
When seventeen-year-old Astrid’s father loses their family’s money betting on the half-mechanical horses called Titans, she finds herself presented with a rare opportunity—to enter the race herself and win some money to save her family. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Tyger: A Kydd Sea Adventure
DB85043 12 hours 7 minutes
by Julian Stockwin
read by Andy Pyle
Captain Thomas Kydd finds himself at odds with the leadership of the Admiralty, and his ship, L’Aurore, is declared unfit for sea. For his next command, Kydd is assigned to captain the Tyger, whose crew recently mutinied. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Family

The History of Great Things
DB85064 8 hours 35 minutes
by Elizabeth Crane
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Mother Lois and daughter Betsy take turns telling each other’s stories. Lois grew up in the Midwest and aspires to be a great opera singer. Betsy grew up with a frequently absent mother. As relationships unfold, issues are worked through. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Heroes of the Frontier
DB85149 12 hours 6 minutes
by Dave Eggers
read by Rebecca Lowman
With her life seemingly falling apart around her, Josie closes her dental practice and hauls her two kids in an RV from Ohio to Alaska, where her sister lives. The trip starts out feeling like a vacation, but Josie’s life is not easy to consign to the past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt
DB85195 4 hours 41 minutes
by Yasmine El Rashidi
read by Yasmine El Rashidi
Three summers affect a young woman as she grows up in Cairo. In 1984, she lives with her mother and grandmother, but Hosni Mubarak is about to come to power. In 1998, her cousin Dido becomes political. In 2014, the Arab Spring comes, and she worries about her father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Truly Madly Guilty
DB85100 17 hours 22 minutes
by Liane Moriarty
read by Caroline Lee
Sam and Clementine lead a pleasant, if busy, life with two young daughters and fulfilling jobs. However when Erika, Clementine’s oldest friend, invites them to a barbecue, their lives change forever. Months later, Clementine and Sam ask themselves how life might have been different if they hadn’t gone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Inseparables
DB85155 11 hours 26 minutes
by Stuart Nadler
read by various narrators
Recently widowed Henrietta Olyphant is desperate for money, so she authorizes the republication of the scandalous book she wrote when she was younger. Her daughter, Oona, moves back home while in the middle of a divorce, and Oona’s teenage daughter, Lydia, deals with stolen nude photos. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Miller’s Valley
DB84596 7 hours 13 minutes
by Anna Quindlen
read by Kristin Allison
Mimi Miller comes of age in the Pennsylvania valley that her family has farmed for generations. In the 1960s, young Mimi observes her family becoming divided by the news of government plans to flood the valley. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

A Moment of Silence: Midnight, Book 3
DB84185 19 hours 39 minutes
by Sister Souljah
read by Bob Moore
Devout Sudanese Muslim Midnight lives with his mother and his two wives in Brooklyn, surrounded by many who don’t understand his faith or culture. One night, an act of violence changes his whole life. Sequel to Midnight and the Meaning of Love (DB73978). Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Fantasy

The Spider’s War
DB85054 13 hours 50 minutes
by Daniel Abraham
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Lord Regent Geder Palliako and the spider priests have been stretched thin as more and more nations fall to their army. Meanwhile, in Carse, Marcus, Cithrin, and Clara still hope for peace. Sequel to The Widow’s House (DB80925). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Borderline
DB84795 10 hours 34 minutes
by Mishell Baker
read by Erin Jones
Millie lost both her legs (and her career) when she jumped off the roof of her film school in a failed suicide attempt. Now she is recruited by a group called the Arcadia Project, who watch over the border between Hollywood and the world of the magical fey. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

The Life of Elves
DB84675 7 hours 54 minutes
by Muriel Barbery
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Two young girls, Maria in France and Clara in Italy, both have special talents. Together they will be the key to fighting an approaching evil that could destroy humanity and the elves who hide among us. Translated from French. 2015.

City of Blades
DB84579 19 hours 55 minutes
by Robert Jackson Bennett
read by Jill Fox
General Turyin Mulaghesh hoped to retire, but the Saypuri government asks her to go to Voortyashtan to investigate the disappearance of a ministry employee. She encounters the ghosts of dead goddesses, old friends, and secret plots to destroy the world. Sequel to City of Stairs (DB80801). Violence and strong language. 2016.

The King Slayer
DB85201 10 hours 35 minutes
by Virginia Boecker
read by Nicola Barber
Now allied with the magical community, former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey hides because of the bounty Lord Blackwell has placed on her head. But war looms. Sequel to The Witch Hunter (DB81823). Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Imprudence
DB85097 12 hours 9 minutes
by Gail Carriger
read by Moira Quirk
In this sequel to Prudence (DB81267), Rue returns from her expedition to India only to find trouble in England. Queen Victoria is annoyed and the local vampires and werewolves are having issues. Worse, Rue’s best friend, Primrose, keeps getting engaged to inappropriate men. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Dreaming Death
DB84744 12 hours 30 minutes
by J. Kathleen Cheney
read by Teresa Willis
Shironne Anjir is blind, but has psychic abilities that she uses to work as an investigator with the army. She finds herself telepathically linked with Mikael, a royal guard who has been dreaming of the deaths of others. Together they will hunt a killer. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Julia Vanishes
DB85107 10 hours 43 minutes
by Catherine Egan
read by various narrators
Possessing an ability to go unnoticed whenever she desires, Julia conceals her magic in a city where it is banned. She poses as a grand lady’s housemaid to spy on the suspicious activities there, but the situation quickly unravels. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Jane Yellowrock, Books 1–4
DB84589 57 hours 35 minutes
by Faith Hunter
read by various narrators
First four books, written between 2009 and 2012, in a series about Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee shapeshifter who hunts vampires. In Skinwalker, Jane is hired to find a vampire who is killing other vampires. Also includes Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, and Raven Cursed. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Jane Yellowrock, Books 8–10
DB84765 46 hours 11 minutes
by Faith Hunter
read by Catherine Byers
Three urban fantasy books written between 2014 and 2016. In Broken Soul, the Master vampire of New Orleans asks shapeshifter Jane to improve his security for a visiting delegation of European vampires. Also includes Dark Heir and Shadow Rites. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

A Criminal Magic
DB84636 15 hours 51 minutes
by Lee Kelly
read by Emily Ellet
Set in an alternate Prohibition era where magic is the vice in speakeasies. Joan Kendrick is a talented sorcerer working for a gangster running a shine club. There she meets and falls for undercover federal agent Alex Danfrey, who comes to work on the magic show. Strong language. 2016.

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
DB84751 12 hours 56 minutes
by Ken Liu
read by Jack Fox
Fifteen pieces of short speculative fiction from the author of The Grace of Kings (DB81502), many of which reflect his Asian heritage. In the title story (which won the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards), a mother creates a magical origami menagerie for her son. Some strong language. 2016.

Seven Black Diamonds
DB84890 10 hours 35 minutes
by Melissa Marr
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Half-fae, a crime in her world, Lilywhite is also the daughter of a powerful mob boss. Chosen to join the fae queen’s sleeper-cell group called the Black Diamonds, Lily is caught in the middle of an impending war against the humans. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Beauty of Darkness: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3
DB85148 18 hours 44 minutes
by Mary E. Pearson
read by various narrators
Princess Lia and her love, Prince Rafe, have escaped the enemy land of Venda. The final path before them is winding and dangerous. Sequel to The Heart of Betrayal (DB82185). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Wasteland King
DB85150 8 hours 34 minutes
by Lilith Saintcrow
read by Joe Knezevich
While the Fae plague has been stopped, Jeremiah Gallow has a new mission from the Unseelie King. To survive and protect Robin Ragged, Gallow may have to become a king himself. Sequel to Roadside Magic (DB83587). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Hope and Red
DB85209 12 hours 48 minutes
by Jon Skovron
read by Jon Skovron
Bleak Hope’s whole family was massacred by the emperor’s biomancers, leaving her to be raised by a warrior monk who trains her to seek revenge. Red is a thief from the slums who finds common purpose with Hope when the biomancers ally themselves with a brutal crime lord. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Last Mortal Bond: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3
DB84882 36 hours 11 minutes
by Brian Staveley
read by Andy Pyle
Conclusion to the fantasy series that began with The Emperor’s Blades; The Providence of Fire (DB81153). The Csestriim attempt to purge humanity, while the Urghul army marches on Annur. The heirs to the Annurian Empire all have different visions for the future. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Folktales

The Masks of God, Books 1–2
DB84554 39 hours 54 minutes
by Joseph Campbell
read by Lou Harpenau
The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces (DB28252) and The Power of Myth (DB28043) discusses the roots of mythology in Primitive Mythology, first published in 1959. In Oriental Mythology, first published in 1962, he examines Eastern mythology as it developed into distinctive religions. 1962.

General

Britt-Marie Was Here
DB85014 11 hours 31 minutes
by Fredrik Backman
read by Nona Pipes
At the age of sixty-three, Britt-Marie has left her cheating husband. Socially awkward and aggressively neat, Britt-Marie gets a job as the caretaker of a recreation center in the small Swedish town of Borg, where she is put in charge of the town’s losing soccer team. Translated from the 2014 Swedish edition. 2014.

Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights
DB85124 15 hours 12 minutes
by Alison Case
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In this imagined accompaniment to the classic Wuthering Heights (DB25178), Nelly Dean is the close friend of Hindley. After the master takes in a strange child, however, she must live as a servant. The birth of a new heir ushers in violence. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Zero K
DB84775 8 hours 50 minutes
by Don DeLillo
read by Don Feldheim
Jeffrey Lockhart travels to a cryogenic facility in remote central Asia at the request of his billionaire father, Ross. Ross has invested heavily in the organization, called Convergence, and wants Jeffrey to be there on site when his dying stepmother is frozen. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Last Enchantments
DB85151 10 hours 27 minutes
by Charles Finch
read by Luke Daniels
William Baker leaves New York and his love after the political campaign on which he works ends in failure. Soon he is caught up in a whirlwind of friendships and romance that threatens his plans to quickly resume his old life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Death of Rex Nhongo
DB85317 9 hours 34 minutes
by C.B. George
read by Denver Isaac
In Zimbabwe’s capital, a gun left in a taxi affects five marriages: a British couple, an American and his “African queen,” an enthusiastic young intellectual following his wife, a careless intelligence officer, and the impoverished taxi driver and his spouse, who find the gun in the cab. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

My Struggle: Book Five
DB84654 19 hours 15 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Gregory Maupin
The fifth in a six-volume autobiographical novel, it is the sequel to My Struggle: Book Four (DB81892). Karl Ove is accepted into a writing program, but disenchantment with writing and publishing soon takes hold. Translated from the original 2010 Norwegian edition. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

High Dive
DB84898 14 hours 31 minutes
by Jonathan Lee
read by Erik Sandvold
Novel based on the 1984 IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, meant to kill Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Told from the viewpoints of the bomber, the hotel manager, and the manager’s daughter. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Madwoman Upstairs
DB84608 11 hours 23 minutes
by Catherine Lowell
read by Nicola Daval
Samantha Whipple, the last descendant of the Brontë family, is a new student at Oxford. After the death of her father, she becomes the sole heir to a supposed trove of Brontë personal papers and manuscripts. But she has to find them first. Some strong language. 2016.

The Story of My Teeth
DB84395 3 hours 44 minutes
by Valeria Luiselli
read by Jeremy Gage
Mexico City resident Gustavo “Highway” Sánchez Sánchez is a collector. He began as a humble security guard and rose to be a famous auctioneer, but his passion is collecting teeth. Translated from the Spanish. Some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Innocents and Others
DB84762 8 hours 29 minutes
by Dana Spiotta
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Meadow and Carrie grew up together in Los Angeles, both fascinated with film. Meadow became a documentary filmmaker, while Carrie makes more commercial movies. Despite their differences, they have remained close, until their lives intersect with a mysterious woman known as Jelly. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Historical Fiction

Panorama
DB84894 20 hours 14 minutes
by H.G. Adler
read by David Hartley-Margolin
A fictionalized account of the author’s experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. Told in ten scenes, the first takes place in Bohemia during World War I, then follows the protagonist to school, a labor camp, a death camp, and postwar exile. Originally published in German. Some violence. 1968.

The House at the Edge of Night
DB85152 14 hours 35 minutes
by Catherine Banner
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Beginning in the early twentieth century, generations of the Esposito family own and run a bar in the Italian town of Castellamare. Patriarch Amedeo has two children, born on the same day to two different women; daughter Maria-Grazia rules during World War II; and others dream. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Carry Me
DB85010 13 hours 28 minutes
by Peter Behrens
read by John Haag
Hermann “Billy” Lange is born on an estate on the Isle of Wight in 1909. Billy is raised with the daughter of the house, Karin von Weinbrenner. They witness and experience the ravages of England and Germany from their childhoods to the late 1930s. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War
DB85011 10 hours 52 minutes
by Jessica Brockmole and others
read by Cecelia Riddett
Nine stories exploring the lives of people in the last days of World War I and the years after. Includes stories by Lauren Willig, author of The Ashford Affair (DB76719), and Beatriz Williams, author of Along the Infinite Sea (DB82897). Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Race for Paris
DB84812 9 hours 21 minutes
by Meg Waite Clayton
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Journalists Jane and Liv are sequestered in Normandy in 1944. Both want to be the first to report on the liberation of Paris, but red tape constrains them. Liv decides to go AWOL, and Jane accompanies her. British reporter Fletcher joins them trekking through Europe. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Last Wife of Henry VIII
DB85016 13 hours 27 minutes
by Carolly Erickson
read by Terry Donnelly
The sixth wife of Henry VIII, Catherine Parr could not escape his fury forever. Catherine is arrested but granted clemency, even as the king begins to fixate on someone new. Though Catherine is spared death and allowed to marry her love, Thomas Seymour, her problems do not end there. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Terrible Virtue
DB85061 8 hours 46 minutes
by Ellen Feldman
read by Barbara Rappaport
Fictionalized life of reproductive rights pioneer. Margaret Sanger’s early years include watching her mother struggle to care for thirteen children even as her father is frequently drunk. These experiences bring her to the cause of legalizing contraception, even if her personal relationships suffer. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Yid
DB84753 9 hours 15 minutes
by Paul Goldberg
read by Barry Bernson
Moscow, 1953. Russia is once again gearing up for another pogrom on Stalin’s orders. Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor for the defunct State Jewish Theater, is a veteran of previous pogroms. He gathers together compatriots to help him fight the forces of this one. Violence. 2016.

The Bells
DB85001 14 hours 8 minutes
by Richard Harvell
read by Stephen Van Doren
The Swiss Confederation, 1725. Born in a belfry, young Moses Froben possesses talents for sound and hearing. When his skills are discovered, however, he is cast out of his village and rescued by two traveling monks. He begins to study singing under the brilliant yet repulsive choirmaster, Ulrich, who changes Moses’s life in dramatic ways. Some violence. 2010.

The Devil in the Marshalsea
DB84858 12 hours 23 minutes
by Antonia Hodgson
read by Jon Pinnow
1727. Tom Hawkins has landed in the Marshalsea Gaol as a debtor. He tries to survive daily life, but is soon drawn into the mystery of a fellow prisoner who was dragged from his bed and killed. Many have reasons to keep secrets buried. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Yellow Crocus
DB84853 7 hours 39 minutes
by Laila Ibrahim
read by Theresa Conkin
1837. Mattie, a young slave, has her infant son taken away from her in order for her to become the wet nurse to her master’s newborn daughter, Lisbeth. The bond they form challenges each to imagine a different future. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Requiem
DB84896 9 hours 41 minutes
by Frances Itani
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After the death of his wife, Lena, Binosuke Okuma visits the Canadian internment camp where he and his family had been sent during World War II. He reflects on the five years his family spent there, the years after, and the impact it made on all of them. 2011.

Mrs. Houdini
DB84759 9 hours 33 minutes
by Victoria Kelly
read by Kristin Allison
Bess, widow of Harry Houdini—famous magician and debunker of mediums—searches for the coded messages he promised to send after death. She finds them in unlikely places and realizes Harry is trying to contact her. But now her love for her husband may be threatened. 2016.

The Wind Is Not a River
DB84814 8 hours 58 minutes
by Brian Payton
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1943. Still mourning the death of his brother in Europe, reporter John Easley heads to the Aleutian island of Attu to investigate the stories of Japanese invasion. He becomes stranded and must avoid capture by Japanese soldiers. Meanwhile, his wife, Helen, searches for him. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Daughter of Earth
DB84454 14 hours 57 minutes
by Agnes Smedley
read by Margaret Strom
Marie Rogers grows up in rural America, torn between helping her family financially and furthering her own education. She eventually travels to San Francisco and then on to Asia, becoming involved with the Socialist Party. Includes a foreword by Alice Walker and an afterword by Nancy Hoffman. Some violence and some strong language. 1929.

Leaving Lucy Pear
DB85157 11 hours 35 minutes
by Anna Solomon
read by Rebecca Lowman
1917. Beatrice Haven leaves her newborn daughter at the foot of the pear tree one night. Emma Murphy rescues the little girl and raises her, as Bea goes off to college. Ten years later, Bea returns home, wanting to know her daughter—who now carries secrets of her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Love and Friendship: In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated
DB85310 7 hours 7 minutes
by Whit Stillman
read by various narrators
Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, a short novel in letters, is retold by filmmaker Stillman, who also directed a film of the same name. Beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon schemes to find a rich husband for her daughter and hopefully an even richer one for herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Scent of Secrets
DB84813 12 hours 19 minutes
by Jane Thynne
read by Gabriella Cavallero
While in Paris to film a movie, Clara Vine is recruited by British intelligence to get close to Eva Braun. Clara uses her connections with Berlin’s high society to uncover secrets surrounding Hitler’s mistress, even as she works to conceal her own hidden past. Descriptions of sex and some violence. 2014.

The Illuminator
DB84770 20 hours 9 minutes
by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
read by Terry Donnelly
1379. Widowed Lady Kathryn takes in manuscript illuminator Finn and his daughter as a way to appease the local clergy. Relationships develop which threaten the safety of her family and their holdings. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

The Underground Railroad
DB85212 10 hours 45 minutes
by Colson Whitehead
read by Bahni Turpin
Cora, a third-generation slave, flees the plantation where she lives. She escapes with a man who claims to know how to get to the Underground Railroad. Once there, she discovers it is an actual railroad, and every stop shows her moments of horror and joy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Last Execution
DB85127 2 hours 31 minutes
by Jesper Wung-Sung
read by David Rutherford
Fictionalized account of the last twelve hours leading up to the execution of a fifteen-year-old boy in Denmark in 1853. First published in 2010 in Danish. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Human Relations

A Trip to the Stars
DB85132 22 hours 49 minutes
by Nicholas Christopher
read by Luis Moreno
At a visit to a planetarium with his aunt Alma in 1965, ten-year-old Loren is kidnapped. For the next fifteen years, their lives unfold separately but remain intertwined, as Alma never stops looking for the boy. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

The Hopefuls
DB85096 11 hours 35 minutes
by Jennifer Close
read by Jorjeana Marie
Beth Kelly is not enthusiastic about the move from New York to Washington, D.C., but wants to support her husband’s aspirations for a career in politics. The couple become friends with Ash Dillon and her charismatic husband, Jimmy, whose political star seems to be on the rise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Siracusa
DB85145 7 hours 29 minutes
by Delia Ephron
read by various narrators
Two families travel together on a trip to Italy. Michael and Lizzie are New York literary people, friendly with Maine chef Finn and his family, despite Finn and Lizzie being former lovers. While Finn’s wife Taylor hovers over their daughter, Snow, both marriages begin to unravel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

LaRose
DB84758 12 hours 48 minutes
by Louise Erdrich
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Landreaux Iron is hunting near his home on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. He accidentally shoots and kills five-year-old Dusty Ravich, the son of his neighbor and best friend Peter. Landreaux offers his own son, LaRose, to Peter in return. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

All Summer Long
DB85000 10 hours 12 minutes
by Dorothea Benton Frank
read by Kristin Allison
Manhattan interior designer Olivia Ritchie agrees to relocate to her husband’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, even though her business is failing. The couple can mingle with the fabulously rich thanks to her last loyal client, Maritza Vasile, but Olivia is still not sure about the move. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

Symptoms of Being Human
DB84902 8 hours 7 minutes
by Jeff Garvin
read by Mare Trevathan
Teen child of a congressman, Riley, who identifies as a girl on some days and a boy on others, blogs anonymously about being gender-fluid. After Riley’s identity is exposed, the teen’s life becomes even more complicated. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

What Belongs to You
DB84897 6 hours 34 minutes
by Garth Greenwell
read by Stephen Van Doren
While teaching at a university in Bulgaria, an American professor meets a young gay prostitute and hustler named Mitko. What begins as a transaction turns into obsession. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Hide
DB85003 7 hours 56 minutes
by Matthew Griffin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
One summer morning, Wendell Wilson discovers Frank Clifton lying collapsed in their garden. As Wendell comes to realize how precarious Frank’s health is, he thinks back on the more than fifty years they’ve shared and how much they’ve given up and hidden from the world. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

For the Record
DB84676 7 hours 5 minutes
by Charlotte Huang
read by Mare Trevathan
As the new lead singer of the band Melbourne, former reality-show loser Chelsea has only the summer tour to make the band and their fans love her, or it is back to boring high school. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Run
DB85099 7 hours 31 minutes
by Kody Keplinger
read by various narrators
When teen rebel Bo convinces her best friend Agnes to steal away into the night, Agnes, who is legally blind, doesn’t know what Bo is running from—but their bond is worth the risk. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Gospel of Winter
DB85027 8 hours 19 minutes
by Brendan Kiely
read by Clay Teunis
As sixteen-year-old Aidan’s family breaks apart around him, he seeks comfort in drugs, alcohol, and his friendship with a local priest. His world further collapses, however, when he discovers the darkness of Father Greg’s affections. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Calvin
DB84774 4 hours 53 minutes
by Martine Leavitt
read by Don Feldheim
Born on the day the last “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip was published, seventeen-year-old Calvin, a schizophrenic, sees and has conversations with the tiger, Hobbes, and believes their worlds are fated to be intertwined. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Sweet Tomorrows
DB85153 9 hours 32 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by various narrators
The future seems uncertain for innkeeper Jo Marie Rose and Mark Taylor, despite his declaration of love for her before he left town to right a wrong from his past. Jo Marie begins dating a handsome widower and bonds with Emily, a boarder looking for a new start. Final volume of the Rose Harbor series. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bedrock Faith
DB85056 16 hours 39 minutes
by Eric Charles May
read by J.P. Linton
Gerald “Stew Pot” Reeves returns from prison to live with his mother in Chicago. Previously a frightening delinquent, he announces he has experienced a religious awakening and appoints himself the moral judge of the Parkland neighborhood. His many pronouncements leave turmoil in their wake. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Greetings from Somewhere Else
DB85007 11 hours 17 minutes
by Monica McInerney
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When her Aunt May dies, Lainey Byrne must leave her home in Australia and travel to Ireland to take over May’s bed and breakfast, or her family will lose the inheritance. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

The Portable Veblen
DB84523 13 hours 21 minutes
by Elizabeth McKenzie
read by Margaret Strom
Veblen is engaged to marry Paul, a brilliant neurologist. Already facing challenges from their respective dysfunctional families, the relationship hits a snag over the appearance of a squirrel in Veblen’s house. Paul wants to kill the squirrel, but Veblen is sure it is trying to communicate. Some strong language. 2016.

Nowhere but Home
DB84903 12 hours 10 minutes
by Liza Palmer
read by Kate Kiley
After getting fired from a restaurant in New York City, chef Queenie Wake returns to her hometown of North Star, Texas, to live with her sister Merry Carole. She gets a job in a local prison kitchen and struggles to make peace with her past. Some strong language. 2013.

Black Deutschland
DB84603 10 hours 15 minutes
by Darryl Pinckney
read by Stephen Van Doren
Young, gay, black, and newly sober, Jed moves from Chicago to West Berlin—where he has fantasized about living since reading Isherwood. His cousin Cello allows him to move in with her family, but she distances herself from him. He reflects on their life growing up and his struggle to stay sober. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

I’m Glad about You
DB84895 10 hours 23 minutes
by Theresa Rebeck
read by Mare Trevathan
Alison and Kyle fall in love in high school but drift apart when Alison leaves to be an actress in New York and Kyle stays in Cincinnati and marries someone else. Despite their different paths, the two never forget each other. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Apartment
DB84711 8 hours 49 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Mary Kane
Four women share a loft in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood: shoe designer Claire, writer Abby, medical student Sasha, and Morgan, who works on Wall Street. They each struggle with career, family, and love, while supporting each other through ups and downs. Some strong language. 2016.

The Island House
DB85021 10 hours 37 minutes
by Nancy Thayer
read by Catherine Byers
For years, Courtney spent her summers on Nantucket with her college roommate Robin’s family, the Vickereys. Courtney is torn between her life back home in Kansas City and the life she gets a taste of each summer on the island. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Thanks for the Trouble
DB84849 7 hours 34 minutes
by Tommy Wallach
read by Andy Pyle
Mute since his father died, Parker communicates through his journals and lingers around the lobby of the Palace Hotel, until one day he connects with a mysterious silver-haired girl, who claims to be much older than she looks. And suddenly, everything changes. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Humor

The Pint Man
DB84611 8 hours 17 minutes
by Steve Rushin
read by Bill Delaney
Rodney’s social life revolves around Boyle’s Irish pub in New York City. When his best friend, Keith, prepares to get married and move to Chicago, Rodney is at a loss. Then, he meets Mairead. Determined to be an adult, Rodney must survive the mishaps that befall him. Descriptions of sex. 2010.

Legal Themes

Victor Carl, Books 4–5
DB84086 32 hours 10 minutes
by William Lashner
read by various narrators
Two books, written in 2004 and 2005, featuring Philadelphia defense attorney Victor Carl. Includes Past Due and Falls the Shadow, in which Carl, while defending a client accused of murdering his wife, is befriended by a good Samaritan named Bob. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Damaged: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
DB85094 13 hours 37 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by Rebecca Lowman
Ten-year-old Patrick O’Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone—classmates, teachers, and the grandfather who cares for him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Mystery and Detective

Albert Campion, Books 12–14
DB85125 34 hours 34 minutes
by Margery Allingham
read by Erik Sandvold
Three novels, written between 1945 and 1952, featuring the suave private detective Albert Campion. Includes Pearls before Swine, More Work for the Undertaker, and The Tiger in the Smoke, in which a murderer makes his way through the London fog, killing ruthlessly, until his path crosses Mr. Campion’s. 1952.

Albert Campion, Books 3–5
DB84476 26 hours 22 minutes
by Margery Allingham
read by various narrators
Three mysteries, written between 1931 and 1933, in the series featuring London sleuth Albert Campion and his assistant Magersfontein Lugg. Includes Look to the Lady, in which a ring of thieves targets the ancient and well-protected Gyrth Chalice. Also includes Police at the Funeral and Sweet Danger. 1933.

Aunt Dimity, Books 20–21
DB84793 15 hours 58 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Madelyn Buzzard
More mysterious goings-on, in novels written in 2015 and 2016, for English ghost Aunt Dimity and villager Lori Shepherd to solve. Includes Aunt Dimity and the Summer King and Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure, in which the villagers’ introduction to metal detecting by new neighbors leads to the discovery of something priceless. 2016.

Smokey Brandon, Books 2–3
DB84407 18 hours 58 minutes
by Noreen Ayres
read by Carol Jacobanis
Two novels, written in 1994 and 2000, featuring Orange County, California, civilian forensic specialist and ex-stripper Smokey Brandon. Includes Carcass Trade, where an accident victim may be a relative, and The Juan Doe Murders, in which someone is killing Hispanic illegal immigrants. Violence and strong language. 2000.

Dishing the Dirt: An Agatha Raisin Mystery
DB84757 5 hours 52 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Mare Trevathan
Fiftyish PI Agatha Raisin is outraged to learn that newly arrived therapist Jill Davent not only is dating Agatha’s ex but has hired her own detective to dish up dirt on Agatha. After loudly telling her off, Agatha finds herself the main suspect when Jill is murdered. Some strong language. 2015.

Gabriella Giovanni, Books 1–4
DB84819 36 hours 51 minutes
by Kristi Belcamino
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Four novels, written between 2014 and 2015, feature San Francisco Bay area newspaper crime reporter Gabriella Giovanni. Includes Blessed Are the Dead, Blessed Are the Meek, Blessed Are Those Who Weep, and Blessed Are Those Who Mourn. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Bernie Rhodenbarr, Books 4–5
DB84794 14 hours 16 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by John Polk
Two mysteries, written between 1980 and 1983, featuring New York burglar and bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr. In The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, a competing burglar leaves a dead homeowner at the brownstone Bernie had ransacked earlier. Also includes The Burglar Who Painted like Mondrian. Some strong language. 1983.

Lois Lane, Books 1–2
DB85088 19 hours 57 minutes
by Gwenda Bond
read by Emily Ellet
In Fallout, Lois Lane is a new girl at East Metropolis High who desperately wants to fit in. However, things quickly spiral out of control when Lois and her online friend SmallvilleGuy investigate bullying video gamers called the Warheads. Includes Double Down. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Monsieur Pamplemousse, Books 15–18
DB84296 23 hours 13 minutes
by Michael Bond
read by Gary Tipton
Four more culinary crime capers, written between 2006 and 2014, in the series featuring a French sleuthing food critic and his bloodhound. Includes Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives, Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution, Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint, and Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web. 2014.

Jack McMorrow, Books 7–10
DB84604 43 hours 41 minutes
by Gerry Boyle
read by Joe Wilson
Four mysteries, written between 2003 and 2015 and set in Maine, featuring ex-New York Times reporter Jack McMorrow. Includes Pretty Dead, Home Body, Damaged Goods, and Once Burned, in which now-married Jack and Roxanne are happily raising their daughter when trouble reappears. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Compulsion
DB85144 14 hours 50 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Eliza Foss
Investigative journalist Maxine “Max” Revere—covering the high profile New York City trial of serial killer Adam Bachman—is excited when she’s granted a rare interview with him. She’s hoping to find out if Bachman knows anything about a couple who have been missing since the week before his arrest. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Notorious
DB85160 12 hours 52 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Eliza Foss
Nationally renowned investigative reporter Maxine “Max” Revere tackles cold cases. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past. When Max was a high school senior, one of her best friends was strangled and another accused of the crime. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Poisonous
DB85143 14 hours 0 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Eliza Foss
A year ago, teen-aged Internet bully Ivy Lake fell off a cliff to her death. Her mentally challenged eighteen-year-old stepbrother thinks that everything will go back to normal if someone can figure out what happened to Ivy, so he writes to investigative reporter Maxine Revere. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

After the Fire
DB84742 12 hours 26 minutes
by Jane Casey
read by Jill Fox
After a fire in a high-rise housing project results in fatalities—a politician, a child, and two human-trafficking victims—London detective Maeve Kerrigan’s assignment is to determine if someone had been deliberately targeted. Meanwhile, criminal Chris Swain continues to stalk Maeve. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

As Time Goes By
DB84681 7 hours 29 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Delaney Wright learns she has been promoted to news anchor and still gets to cover the trial of forty-three-year-old former teacher Betsy Grant, who is accused of murdering her wealthy husband, a physician who suffered from Alzheimer’s. But Delaney—with the help of friends Alvirah and Willy—is also searching for her birth mother. Bestseller. 2016.

Museum, Books 4–7
DB84874 33 hours 51 minutes
by Sheila Connolly
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Four mysteries, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society. Includes Monument to the Dead, Razing the Dead, Privy to the Dead, and Dead End Street, in which a neighborhood activist is fatally shot while showing Nell an abandoned house. Some strong language. 2016.

Deadly Election
DB84798 10 hours 51 minutes
by Lindsey Davis
read by Erin Jones
In first-century A.D. Rome, twenty-nine-year-old private investigator Flavia Albia must determine the identity of a corpse found among the items to be auctioned by her family business. Meanwhile, when Tiberius Manlius Faustus needs her help discrediting some politicians, Flavia’s professional and personal relationship with the chaste man deepens. 2015.

Midnight Louie, Books 25–27
DB83458 34 hours 12 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by Joe Peck
Three mysteries, written between 2013 and 2014, featuring Las Vegas public-relations freelancer Temple Barr and her feline sleuth, Midnight Louie. Includes Cat in an Alien X-Ray, Cat in a Yellow Spotlight, and Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit, in which the duo’s elderly landlady is charged with murder. 2015.

Robert Amiss, Books 1–6
DB84462 39 hours 27 minutes
by Ruth Dudley Edwards
read by various narrators
First six books, written between 1981 and 1995, in the series featuring sleuthing British civil servant Robert Amiss. Includes Corridors of Death, The Saint Valentine’s Day Murders, The English School of Murder, Clubbed to Death, Matricide at St. Martha’s, and Ten Lords A-Leaping. Some strong language. 1996.

Blue Monday
DB84923 11 hours 13 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Beth Chalmers
The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a desperate police hunt. Psychotherapist Frieda Klein cannot ignore the fact that one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for a red-haired child he describes as the spitting image of Matthew. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Thursday’s Children: A Frieda Klein Mystery
DB84925 11 hours 11 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Beth Chalmers
A former classmate tells Frieda Klein about her troubled daughter. The teenager claims she was raped in her own bed, while her mother was downstairs. Her assailant warned her not to tell anyone, because they won’t believe her. And no one does—except Frieda. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tuesday’s Gone
DB84926 12 hours 44 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Beth Chalmers
A London social worker making a routine home visit discovers her client serving tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. Chief Inspector Karlsson calls upon psychotherapist Frieda Klein, who discovers that the victim is a con man extraordinaire. But did someone kill him to embroil her in the investigation? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Waiting for Wednesday: A Frieda Klein Mystery
DB84927 14 hours 8 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Beth Chalmers
When Ruth Lennox, housewife and mother of three, is found dead, Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in psychotherapist Frieda Klein. When it emerges that Lennox was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Mitch Bushyhead, Books 1–4
DB84383 29 hours 9 minutes
by Jean Hager
read by Mike Stefanelli
Four mysteries, written between 1989 and 1996, in the series featuring half-Cherokee police chief Mitch Bushyhead and set against a Cherokee background in Oklahoma. Includes The Grandfather Medicine, Night Walker, Ghostland, and The Fire Carrier. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

Detective Elouise Norton, Books 1–2
DB84409 20 hours 18 minutes
by Rachel Howzell Hall
read by Mary Kane
Two mysteries, written in 2014 and 2015, featuring LAPD homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton. Besides solving cases, Lou has to deal with her cheating husband and the long-ago disappearance of her sister. Includes Land of Shadows and Skies of Ash. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Lie Tree
DB85098 11 hours 47 minutes
by Frances Hardinge
read by Charlotte Wright
On an island off the coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father. While doing so, she discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

When Falcons Fall: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
DB84833 9 hours 23 minutes
by C.S. Harris
read by Peter Holdway
After the events of Who Buries the Dead (DB82129), Sebastian St. Cyr, Lord Devlin, and his family travel to Ayleswick-on-Teme, home to Jamie Knox. There they find the local squire trying to figure out the death of a young woman visiting the area. Violence and descriptions of sex. 2015.

Harper Connelly, Books 1–4
DB84829 35 hours 50 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Emily Ellet
Fantasy mystery series written between 2005 and 2009. Harper Connelly can sense the dead and how they died. With the help of her stepbrother, Tolliver, she investigates crimes. Includes Grave Sight, Grave Surprise, An Ice Cold Grave, and Grave Secret. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries, Books 2–3
DB84678 13 hours 59 minutes
by Sherry Harris
read by various narrators
Two mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, featuring garage-sale organizer and amateur sleuth Sarah Winston. Includes The Longest Yard Sale and All Murders Final! When Sarah’s foray into online selling results in murder, she needs the help of her ex-husband, chief of police C.J. Hooker. 2016.

Aaron Gunner, Books 3–5
DB84381 20 hours 56 minutes
by Gar Anthony Haywood
read by various narrators
Three novels, written between 1993 and 1997, in the series featuring Los Angeles PI Aaron Gunner. Includes You Can Die Trying, It’s Not a Pretty Sight, and When Last Seen Alive, in which a black extremist group woos Gunner. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

Dance of the Bones: A J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel
DB84545 10 hours 54 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Kurt Elftmann
Retired Arizona detective Brandon Walker joins forces with homicide detective J.P. Beaumont when he is asked to revisit the four-decades-old murder of a prospector. His investigation leads him to a possibly connected cold case in Seattle. Some strong language. 2015.

Snake Bite and Knife Edge
DB84763 13 hours 37 minutes
by Andrew Lane
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
In Snake Bite, young Sherlock Holmes awakes on a ship headed for China and investigates a string of poisonous snakebites in Shanghai. Something sinister is afoot in the house in Ireland in which Holmes is staying in Knife Edge. Sequel to Fire Storm (DB77909). For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Stella Hardesty, Books 3–4
DB84797 15 hours 31 minutes
by Sophie Littlefield
read by Erin Jones
Two novels, written in 2011 and 2012, in the series featuring fiftyish Missouri widow Stella Hardesty, who hides her side business of avenging abused women from her boyfriend, Sheriff “Goat” Jones. Includes A Bad Day for Scandal and A Bad Day for Mercy. Strong language. 2012.

Peter Diamond, Books 14–15
DB84566 22 hours 18 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two mysteries, written between 2014 and 2015, for British police detective Peter Diamond to solve. In The Stone Wife, a murder occurs during the auction in Bath of a carved stone figure—Chaucer’s Wife of Bath. Also includes Down among the Dead Men. Some strong language. 2015.

The Lew Archer Books 2–3
DB84262 15 hours 16 minutes
by Ross Macdonald
read by Julian Thompson
Two mysteries, written in 1950 and 1951, in the series featuring Los Angeles ex-cop private investigator Lew Archer. In The Way Some People Die, Archer is hired to find a young woman who ran off with a sinister-looking man. Also includes The Drowning Pool. Some violence and some strong language. 1951.

87th Precinct, Books 12–15
DB84830 27 hours 56 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Richard Davidson
Four novels, written between 1960 and 1962, in the series featuring the cops of the 87th Precinct. Includes The Heckler; See Them Die; Lady, Lady, I Did It!; and The Empty Hours, in which a wealthy young woman is found strangled in a slum apartment. Strong language and some violence. 1962.

87th Precinct, Books 17–18
DB84883 10 hours 33 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Barry Bernson
Two novels, written between 1963 and 1964, have the cops of the 87th Precinct dealing with mass murderers. In Ten Plus One, they must stop a sniper who is on a deadly rampage. In Ax, their target is an ax murderer. Some violence and some strong language. 1964.

87th Precinct, Books 20, 21, 23
DB85013 15 hours 28 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by L.J. Ganser
Three police procedurals, written between 1965 and 1968, featuring precinct cops in a fictional city based on New York. Includes Doll, Eighty Million Eyes, and Shotgun, in which the victims of a faked murder-suicide were killed by a gun shot to the face. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1968.

87th Precinct, Books 27–30
DB85041 19 hours 1 minute
by Ed McBain
read by Gregory Maupin
Four police procedurals, written between 1973 and 1975, set in the 87th Precinct of the fictional city of Isola. Includes Let’s Hear It for the Deaf Man, Hail to the Chief, Bread, and Blood Relatives. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1975.

Matthew Hope, Books 1–4
DB84460 30 hours 19 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Jeff Allin
First four novels, written between 1976 and 1981, featuring Florida attorney Matthew Hope. Includes Goldilocks, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, and Jack and the Beanstalk, in which Hope’s young client is murdered just before he’s due to buy a small bean farm. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1981.

Once a Crooked Man
DB85313 11 hours 58 minutes
by David McCallum
read by David McCallum
After young actor Harry Murphy makes the mistake of trying to warn the Bruschetti crime family’s intended victim, he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Carole Ann Gibson, Books 1–3
DB84707 22 hours 31 minutes
by Penny Mickelbury
read by Gabra Zackman
First three novels, written between 1998 and 2000, featuring Carole Ann Gibson, who traded criminal law for investigating. Includes One Must Wait, Where to Choose, and The Step Between, in which the richest man in Washington, D.C., hires Carole to find his daughter. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

Sharon McCone, Books 28–29
DB84565 12 hours 14 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Mare Trevathan
Two mysteries, written in 2010 and 2011, about San Francisco PI Sharon McCone. In Coming Back, McCone is still recovering from being shot in the head when her friend from physical therapy goes missing. In City of Whispers, McCone must find her emotionally disturbed half-brother. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

Faith Fairchild, Books 22–23
DB84567 15 hours 32 minutes
by Katherine Hall Page
read by Kristin Allison
Two mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, in the series featuring Massachusetts caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild. In The Body in the Birches, following the Fourth of July celebration on Sanpere Island, Faith finds a housekeeper’s body in the woods. Also includes The Body in the Wardrobe. 2016.

A Great Reckoning
DB85142 13 hours 34 minutes
by Louise Penny
read by Robert Bathurst
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. Given to Armand Gamache on the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

The Mystery of Hollow Places
DB84673 6 hours 38 minutes
by Rebecca Podos
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Imogene Scott searches for her missing mystery-writer father and, along the way, begins to understand the loneliness that has gripped them both since her mother abandoned them years before. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Little Pretty Things
DB85052 9 hours 18 minutes
by Lori Rader-Day
read by Mare Trevathan
Former high school track star Juliet is working in her dumpy hometown motel, when in walks her long-estranged best friend, Maddy—a faster runner who escaped to a much better life. But Juliet finds Maddy murdered the next morning—and learns that she’s the prime suspect. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The Iris Fan
DB84832 13 hours 13 minutes
by Laura Joh Rowland
read by Robert Sams
In this final entry in the series set in Japan, it is 1709. Chief investigator Sano Ichiro has been demoted to patrol guard, and his marriage is in trouble. But when someone stabs the elderly shogun with a deadly fan, Sano is reinstated to investigate. Violence. 2015.

Ivy League, Books 2–3
DB84805 17 hours 47 minutes
by Pamela Thomas-Graham
read by Jill Fox
Two mysteries, written in 1999 and 2004, featuring Nikki Chase, an African American economics professor at Harvard, who is often called upon to solve murders. In Blue Blood, it’s a conservative Yale law professor who is killed. In Orange Crushed, it is Nikki’s old friend and mentor from Princeton. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue: A Gaslight Mystery
DB84335 9 hours 28 minutes
by Victoria Thompson
read by Marsha Rehns
While former midwife Sarah is honeymooning with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, members of their household take on an investigation in their stead. The daughter of a family friend has been accused of murdering her own new husband, wealthy Randolph Pollock. 2015.

Ellie Stone, Books 1–3
DB84264 28 hours 57 minutes
by James W. Ziskin
read by Kristin Allison
First three books, written between 2013 and 2015, in a series featuring young newspaper reporter Ellie Stone in 1960s New York. Includes Styx and Stone, No Stone Unturned, and Stone Cold Dead, in which the mother of a missing schoolgirl turns to Ellie for help. 2015.

Occult and Horror

The Morganville Vampires, Books 9–12
DB84578 52 hours 12 minutes
by Rachel Caine
read by various narrators
Books nine through twelve, written between 2010 and 2012, featuring vampires in a college town. In Ghost Town, student Claire Danvers’s work on the town’s defense system backfires. Includes Bite Club, Last Breath, and Black Dawn. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Ghost Summer: Stories
DB84456 11 hours 26 minutes
by Tananarive Due
read by Mark Delgado
Fifteen horror short stories. Some stories like “Free Jim’s Mine” mix African American history and horror. In the story “The Knowing,” a woman can tell when everyone she sees will die, while “Patient Zero” deals with the outbreak of a pandemic. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

The End
DB85026 11 hours 51 minutes
by Charlie Higson
read by James Konicek
The final battle ensues between the swarm of adult zombies and a group of London kids not affected by the sickness that decimated the population. Sequel to The Enemy Series, Books 4-6 (DB82831). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Department Nineteen, Books 4–5
DB83929 36 hours 26 minutes
by Will Hill
read by Mark Delgado
Books four and five, written between 2014 and 2015, featuring a secret government agency desperately working to eradicate Dracula and find a cure for vampirism. Includes Zero Hour and Darkest Night. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 22
DB85057 25 hours 8 minutes
edited by Stephen Jones
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Longtime series editor Jones has selected twenty-three stories and novellas that showcase the best writing in the horror genre for 2010. Authors include Ramsey Campbell, John Langan, and Angela Slatter. Introduction gives an overview of the year in horror and a necrology of those who died in 2010. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Heart of Stone: A Gods and Monsters Novel
DB84868 7 hours 10 minutes
by Kelly Keaton
read by Catherine Byers
With the Blood Wars looming, Ari and Sebastian, from The Wicked Within (DB82571), work to keep Athena’s child, Archer, safe for as long as they can—but things never go according to plan. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Psychological Themes

Harmony
DB85208 9 hours 5 minutes
by Carolyn Parkhurst
read by various narrators
Tilly Hammond is brilliant but on the autism spectrum, with unpredictable behavior that leads her family to seek alternative education. They move off the grid to Camp Harmony, where charismatic parenting guru Scott Bean promises them a better option. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Religious Themes

The Trials of Kit Shannon, Books 1–3
DB84463 31 hours 32 minutes
by James Scott Bell and Tracie Peterson
read by Carol Dines
Three books written between 2001 and 2002 focusing on woman lawyer Kathleen “Kit” Shannon in early 1900s Los Angeles, who is guided in her profession by her Christian faith. Includes City of Angels, Angel’s Flight, and Angel of Mercy. 2002.

The Love Letters
DB85118 9 hours 29 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Abigail Maupin
Marlena Wenger, Old Order Amish, has come to visit and help out with her Mennonite grandmother over the summer when her estranged sister is injured. She agrees to stay and take care of her niece, Angela Rose, but the situation causes problems with her Amish betrothed. 2015.

The Mystics of Mile End
DB84806 12 hours 5 minutes
by Sigal Samuel
read by Andy Pyle
Siblings Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal, sandwiched between hipsters and the Hasidic community. Their father, a professor of Jewish mysticism, believes his newly diagnosed heart condition is whispering secrets of the universe to him. After a tragedy, Kabbalah may hold the answers to what separates the family. 2015.

Song of Blessing Series, Books 1–3
DB84297 32 hours 52 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Suzanne Duvall
Three Christian historical novels set in the early 1900s in Blessing, North Dakota, written in 2014 and 2015. To Everything a Season and A Harvest of Hope tell the story of nursing student Miriam Hastings and Blessing local Trygve Knutson. Also includes Streams of Mercy. 2015.

Behold the Man: Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 3
DB84885 9 hours 37 minutes
by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene
read by Jon Huffman
The last days of Jesus Christ are shown through the eyes of three people he interacted with: Pontius Pilate, Pilate’s wife Claudia, and Roman centurion Marcus Longinus. They are witness to more than one miracle, and their lives are forever changed by the man they meet. Some violence. 2015.

Romance

Mackenzies and McBrides, Books 1–4
DB84117 44 hours 24 minutes
by Jennifer Ashley
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Four historical romances about the Mackenzie brothers, written between 2009 and 2012. In The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, an autistic man is accused of murder. Also includes Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron, and The Duke’s Perfect Wife. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Dream Man Series, Books 1–4
DB83856 50 hours 29 minutes
by Kristen Ashley
read by Teresa Willis
Four romantic suspense novels, written between 2012 and 2013. Includes Mystery Man, Wild Man, Law Man, and Motorcycle Man, in which Tyra Masters has a night of passion with the man of her dreams, only to find out he’s her new boss. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

A Duke to Remember
DB85198 11 hours 45 minutes
by Kelly Bowen
read by Polly Lee
Every evening, Elise deVries captivates Regency London theater audiences, but she has a secret life as an agent at Chegarre & Associates, helping members of the aristocracy to clean up their scandals. Her new assignment is to find the missing Duke of Ashland. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Iron Seas Series, Books 1–4
DB84388 74 hours 9 minutes
by Meljean Brook
read by Alec Volz
Four steampunk romances written between 2010 and 2014. In The Iron Duke, former airship pirate Rhys Trahaearn and Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth uncover a conspiracy against England. Also includes Heart of Steel, Riveted, and The Kraken King. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Virtuoso
DB85044 12 hours 9 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by Theresa Conkin
When celebrated pianist Lord Valentine Windham injures his hands, he retires to the country to restore a crumbling estate he won on a bet. There he meets Ellen, a widow with a passion for gardening, who is in danger of losing her home. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Blackhearts
DB84461 9 hours 58 minutes
by Nicole Castroman
read by Don Feldheim
Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of a rich merchant, longs for a permanent life at sea, away from the responsibilities imposed on him. When a forbidden romance blooms with Anne, a maid in his house, they question their future. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Decent Proposal
DB85130 10 hours 17 minutes
by Kemper Donovan
read by Chuck Young
Film producer Richard and lawyer Elizabeth are strangers who are told they have an anonymous benefactor who will give them $500,000 each if they go on a date a week for one year. Strong language. 2016.

Sunday Kind of Love
DB85202 9 hours 0 minutes
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Widdi Turner
Indiana, 1956. Gwen Foster’s parents love the boyfriend she brings home, but Gwen is appalled when he announces their engagement—without asking her—and sweeps aside her dream of becoming a writer. She befriends local woodworker Hank Ellis, but he has problems of his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Falling
DB85095 12 hours 21 minutes
by Jane Green
read by Jane Green
Englishwoman Emma Montague abandons a high-powered banking career in New York City for a slower life in small-town Connecticut. Her landlord is handsome single father Dominic DiFranco, but Emma thinks a romance is out of the question due to their different backgrounds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Keeper of the Stars: A Kings Meadow Romance
DB84821 5 hours 51 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Mare Trevathan
Penny Cartwright blames country singer Trevor Reynolds for her brother’s death. If Brad hadn’t left their hometown of Kings Meadow to join Trevor’s band, he would still be alive. But when Trevor travels to Kings Meadow to fulfill a promise to Brad, can Penny move past her grief and forgive? 2016.

Hellions of Havisham, Books 1–2
DB84657 21 hours 10 minutes
by Lorraine Heath
read by Theresa Conkin
Two Regency romances written in 2015 and 2016. In Falling into Bed with a Duke, spinster Minerva Dodger has decided to remove herself from the marriage market, but only after an anonymous night of passion. Also includes The Earl Takes All. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Troublemaker
DB84875 11 hours 56 minutes
by Linda Howard
read by Gabra Zackman
When combat veteran and GO-team leader Morgan Yancy is ambushed and almost killed, his boss, Axel, sends Morgan to recuperate with Axel’s ex-stepsister, Bo, in small-town West Virginia. Bo and her beloved golden retriever, Tricks, are just what Morgan needs to heal. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Forbidden
DB84708 9 hours 24 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Amanda Leigh Cobb
In 1870s Nevada, Rhine Fontaine has been passing as a white man while trying to help the African American community. He rescues Eddy Carmichael after she is robbed on her way to California. Rhine falls for the African American beauty, but a relationship between them seems impossible. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Whisper to Me
DB84822 13 hours 17 minutes
by Nick Lake
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Told through letter-writing flashbacks, Cassie, a New Jersey shore teen, experiences exhilarating highs of new love, the frightening free falls of personal demons and family tragedy, and the bumps along the way to forgiveness, acceptance, and self-discovery. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Adventurers Quartet, Books 1–2
DB84754 20 hours 23 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by various narrators
Two romances set in the Regency era, featuring seafaring adventurers. In The Lady’s Command, Declan Frobisher assumes his new wife will stay safely at home when he sails away, but Edwina has other ideas. Also includes A Buccaneer at Heart. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Wicked Quills of London, Books 1–3
DB84683 33 hours 4 minutes
by Eva Leigh
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three Regency romances about female authors, written in 2015 and 2016. In Forever Your Earl, gossip-column author Eleanor is invited to accompany a notorious rake on his escapades. Also includes Scandal Takes the Stage and Temptations of a Wallflower. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Best of My Love
DB84838 9 hours 13 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Theresa Conkin
Pastry chef Shelby Gilmore moved to Fool’s Gold, California, and bought the local bakery. She has a painful past of abuse, so she wants a friend, not a lover. She convinces charming playboy Aidan Mitchell to try a platonic relationship. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Into the Fury and Into the Whirlwind
DB85053 21 hours 19 minutes
by Kat Martin
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In Into the Fury, Ethan Brodie is hired as a bodyguard for supermodels getting death threats. Megan O’Brien’s three-year-old son is kidnapped in Into the Whirlwind, leading her to turn to her former bodyguard, Dirk Reynolds, for help. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Wedding Bells in Christmas
DB85272 9 hours 45 minutes
by Debbie Mason
read by Becket Royce
Vivian Westfield returns to Christmas, Colorado, to attend a wedding, only to stumble upon a story that could save her newspaper career. But first she needs to deal with Chance McBride, the man who broke her heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster
DB84247 23 hours 13 minutes
by Jamie McGuire
read by various narrators
Two novels of one romance, written in 2011 and 2013. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby Abernathy arrives at college determined to start fresh, but she falls for bad boy Travis Maddox. Their romance is told from Travis’s point of view in Walking Disaster. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Swift River Valley, Books 5–6
DB84856 12 hours 49 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Elaine Grant
Two contemporary romances set in small-town Massachusetts, written in 2015 and 2016. Includes A Knights Bridge Christmas and The Spring at Moss Hill, in which a children’s book illustrator seeking solitude meets a private investigator. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Bay of Sighs
DB85133 11 hours 48 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Cynthia Farrell
After finding the Fire Star in Stars of Fortune (DB83438), the six guardians must seek out and protect the Water Star. Time traveler Sawyer King brought all the guardians to Capri and now finds himself drawn to Annika, a mermaid. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Psy-Changeling Series, Books 9–11
DB83737 43 hours 23 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three paranormal romances, written between 2010 and 2012, with shapeshifters and psychics. In Play of Passion, two stubborn werewolves fall in love, while a war looms between the psy and changelings. Also includes Kiss of Snow and Tangle of Need. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2012.

Property of a Noblewoman
DB84417 8 hours 50 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Mary Kane
In a safe-deposit box in a New York bank, a collection of beautiful jewels is found and will be auctioned off if no heir is discovered. Law clerk Jane Willoughby and art expert Phillip Lawton are drawn together as they investigate the owner of the box. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

One True Heart
DB85120 10 hours 32 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Theresa Conkin
After an injury, army captain Millanie McAllen is headed home to Harmony, Texas. She gets a ride from Drew Cunningham, whose half sister lives in town. Millanie is secretly investigating a criminal ring that may be hiding in Harmony. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Angels’ Share: A Bourbon Kings Novel
DB85158 12 hours 37 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Alexander Cendese
The death of the patriarch of the wealthy Bradford family of bourbon distillers looks like a murder. Everyone in the family and staff has secrets, which means everyone is a suspect, especially oldest son Edward. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Science Fiction

Flawed
DB85159 11 hours 29 minutes
by Cecelia Ahern
read by Aysha Kala
In a future society where “flawed” people who have committed crimes are branded with an “F,” seventeen-year-old Celestine makes a split-second decision to help an elderly man on a bus. As a result, the unjust system chooses to make an example of her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Six
DB84677 11 hours 1 minute
by Mark Alpert
read by Jon Pinnow
Adam and five other terminally ill teenagers sacrifice their bodies and upload their minds into weaponized robots to battle a dangerously advanced artificial intelligence program called Sigma that is bent on destroying humanity. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Saga of Seven Suns, Books 1–3
DB84061 62 hours 42 minutes
by Kevin J. Anderson
read by Brandon Bujnowski
The first three books in the series, written between 2002 and 2004. In Hidden Empire, an experiment to convert a gas giant into a star awakens a hidden civilization and plunges humanity into a galactic war. Also includes A Forest of Stars and Horizon Storms. Some violence. 2004.

The Saga of Seven Suns, Books 4–5
DB84221 41 hours 1 minute
by Kevin J. Anderson
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Books four and five of the series, first published in 2005 and 2006. In Scattered Suns, the war between the hydrogues and the faeros rages, reducing suns to blackened shells. In Of Fire and Night, the extermination of humanity looms as the war goes poorly. Some violence. 2006.

High-Rise
DB85063 6 hours 35 minutes
by J.G. Ballard
read by Ryan Dalusung
In a luxury apartment tower, all conveniences are available, and rich residents need never leave the building. But disputes between tower dwellers somehow escalate from rivalries to outright war, as floors band together and violence spreads. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 1975.

Foreigner Series, Books 13–15
DB84825 47 hours 24 minutes
by C.J. Cherryh
read by Terry Donnelly
Three science fiction novels written between 2012 and 2014. In Intruder, the alien atevi have recently ended a civil war, but rebel factions remain. Human Bren Cameron is sent to negotiate. Also includes Protector and Peacemaker. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Foreigner Series, Books 16–17
DB85115 31 hours 38 minutes
by C.J. Cherryh
read by Jon Huffman
Two science fiction novels, written in 2015 and 2016, about a human living among aliens. Includes Tracker and Visitor, in which a ship from the kyo is approaching Alpha Station, causing a panic among the human refugees living there. Bren Cameron is sent to deal with the situation. 2016.

Supernova
DB85211 12 hours 32 minutes
by C.A. Higgins
read by Fiona Hardingham
After the events of Lightless (DB82473), Althea devotes all her energy to caring for Ananke, a sentient artificial intelligence being, and teaching her to be human. To her dismay, Ananke soon seeks out Matthew Gale, the terrorist she regards as her father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Alien in Chief
DB84265 14 hours 59 minutes
by Gini Koch
read by Kristin Allison
Kitty’s peace is shattered by the arrival of a mysterious assassin, who might be Jeff’s missing niece. Meanwhile, the Alpha Centauri Planetary Council requests a visit, and prisoners escape from a supermax prison. To make matters even worse, the Mastermind releases a deadly virus. Sequel to Alien Separation (DB82070). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

The End of Fun
DB84818 12 hours 16 minutes
by Sean McGinty
read by Erik Sandvold
Seventeen-year-old Aaron is hooked on FUN, a new augmented reality experience that is as addictive as it is entertaining. But when he sets off on a treasure hunt, Aaron must navigate the real world and discover what it means to connect. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Bite
DB84908 9 hours 2 minutes
by K.S. Merbeth
read by Stephanie Willis
With no family, name, or survival skills, Kid has nevertheless struck out by herself into the wasteland the world has become. After accepting a ride, however, she finds herself part of a bloodthirsty raider crew who must outrun those they’ve wronged. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Planetfall
DB85089 10 hours 1 minute
by Emma Newman
read by Catherine Byers
Twenty-two years have passed since Ren left Earth to follow the teachings of Lee Suh-Mi that claim a faraway, paradisiacal world calls to humanity. A colony has been established, and Ren works as an engineer while perpetuating a devastating lie. When a stranger appears, however, the truth can no longer be hidden. Strong language. 2015.

A Man Lies Dreaming
DB84766 10 hours 56 minutes
by Lavie Tidhar
read by Michael Kramer
Alternate history in which the Nazi party lost the 1933 German elections to the Communists. Hitler has fled to England, where he reinvents himself as a private detective named Wolf. A wealthy Jewish socialite hires him to find her missing sister. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Anthology (Anniversary) and The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2
DB83735 34 hours 37 minutes
edited by Gordon Van Gelder
read by Mary Kane
Two retrospective volumes of short fiction from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, hand-selected by Gordon Van Gelder, the magazine’s editor from 1997 until 2014. The authors featured include Shirley Jackson, Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gene Wolfe, and Paolo Bacigalupi. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

Star Wars: Life Debt; Aftermath, Book 2
DB85102 15 hours 34 minutes
by Chuck Wendig
read by Marc Thompson
After the events of Aftermath (DB82840), the remnants of the Empire are in retreat. Han Solo means to settle his debts by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee homeworld, Kashyyyk. Meanwhile, Norra and her Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Underground Airlines
DB85108 9 hours 30 minutes
by Ben Winters
read by William DeMeritt
In a world in which the American Civil War never occurred, slavery continues in four states (called the “Hard Four”). Victor works as a bounty hunter, and he tracks a runaway named Jackdaw, infiltrating a cell of the abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Short Stories

If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis
DB84859 16 hours 33 minutes
by Sinclair Lewis
read by Stephen Van Doren
Fifteen short stories originally published in magazines in the early twentieth century. In the title piece, a young salesman learns about office politics and getting ahead. In “Number Seven to Sagapoose,” a longtime shoe peddler has more influence on people than he thinks. 1997.

Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection
DB84764 8 hours 10 minutes
by Marissa Meyer
read by Mare Trevathan
Collection of nine short stories from the universe of the Lunar Chronicles series, featuring Cinder’s early years in New Beijing and Wolf’s transformation from a young man to a dangerous soldier. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours: Stories
DB85048 7 hours 42 minutes
by Helen Oyeyemi
read by Erin Jones
Themes of keys and locks abound in this collection of nine loosely linked short stories by the author of Boy, Snow, Bird (DB78650). In “Books and Roses,” a baby is left at a monastery with a golden key around her neck. Some strong language. 2016.

Spies and Espionage

First Strike
DB85109 14 hours 9 minutes
by Ben Coes
read by Peter Hermann
After the events of Independence Day (DB82567), Dewey Andreas is sent to meet the Milan CIA station chief, who has proof about the source of funding for the terrorist group ISIS. ISIS takes out Mallory, but not before Dewey discovers the shocking truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Six Days of the Condor
DB84864 8 hours 50 minutes
by James Grady
read by Erik Sandvold
CIA operative Malcolm, codenamed Condor, returns to his office to find his colleagues murdered. He contacts headquarters only to discover that he can trust no one. He fights to stay one step ahead of the killers long enough to unmask them. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1974.

Slough House, Books 1–3
DB84464 27 hours 44 minutes
by Mick Herron
read by Jack Fox
Contains the first three books in the series, published between 2010 and 2016. In Slow Horses, the disgraced, washed-up MI5 spies at Slough House see a chance to redeem themselves when kidnappers threaten to behead their victim live on the Internet. Also contains Dead Lions and Real Tigers. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Disengaged
DB85113 6 hours 55 minutes
by Mischa Hiller
read by Todd Fox
Julian runs a successful software development company. A new contract brings concerns, however, about where the money is coming from and for what purposes the software might be used. Julian soon finds himself caught in a deadly game between warring nations and competing interests. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Declare
DB84769 22 hours 30 minutes
by Tim Powers
read by Doug Ramsdell
Andrew Hale was recruited into the British Secret Service as a child, although he didn’t actively serve until WWII. Years later, he is called back to deal with the unfinished mission he could never forget, Operation Declare. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2001.

Jim Chapel, Books 1–3
DB84298 45 hours 21 minutes
by David Wellington
read by various narrators
The first three books in the series, published between 2013 and 2016. In Chimera, disabled Army vet Jim Chapel chases down deadly fugitives and super-soldiers who are leaving a trail of bodies. Also includes The Hydra Protocol and The Cyclops Initiative. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Midnight Swimmer
DB84749 10 hours 31 minutes
by Edward Wilson
read by Gregory Maupin
Catesby, from The Darkling Spy (DB84655), is dispatched to Berlin, Havana, and Washington amid a welter of Cold War cross-purposes and deceptions, to derail a nuclear catastrophe. Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the Kennedys make cameo appearances. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Whitehall Mandarin
DB85042 11 hours 52 minutes
by Edward Wilson
read by Gregory Maupin
When an MI6 mole planted in the KGB reports a Soviet spy ring in London, Catesby, from The Midnight Swimmer (DB84749), is summoned. His quest leads him through the sex scandals of 1960s London to the jungles of Vietnam. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Sports

Playing Days
DB84811 8 hours 49 minutes
by Benjamin Markovits
read by Jon Pinnow
An autobiographical novel. After college, Ben Markovits trades on his mother’s German citizenship to play for a European basketball club. While there, he falls in love with the young mother of another player’s daughter. His first taste of adulthood is not what he expected. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Suspense

Vostok
DB84877 13 hours 6 minutes
by Steve Alten
read by Jeremy Gage
After the remains of two mysterious creatures emerge on the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, marine biologist Zachary Wallace is asked to embark on a dangerous underwater expedition 13,000 feet beneath the ice of Lake Vostok. Sequel to The Loch (DB81330). Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

Tom Clancy Duty and Honor
DB84914 9 hours 16 minutes
by Grant Blackwood
read by Scott Brick
Despite being on forced leave, Jack Ryan Jr. finds himself the target of an attempted assassination. Jack suspects it may be linked to his recent work with Iranian national Ysabel Kashani, and he investigates a growing trail of corpses that leads to European security firm Rostock Security Group. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Off the Grid: A Joe Pickett Novel
DB84332 10 hours 58 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by David DeBoy
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett’s friend Nate Romanowski has been living off the grid to avoid arrest. Now federal agents have tracked him down to make a deal: charges will be dropped if he shuts down a domestic terror cell in the Red Desert. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Sanctuary Bay
DB85017 12 hours 55 minutes
by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
read by Carol Jacobanis
After her parents are murdered, orphan Sarah Merson mysteriously gains admission to an isolated and elite Sanctuary Bay Academy. When her roommate suddenly disappears, Sarah discovers the dark truth about the school. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Rules for Breaking
DB84530 9 hours 29 minutes
by Ashley Elston
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
After The Rules for Disappearing (DB77091), Anna Boyd’s family finally gets out of the Witness Protection Program, and the normal life she has rebuilt comes crashing down when a dangerous man uses her loved ones as pawns. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
DB85196 6 hours 50 minutes
by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
read by Lorelei King
Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed—a plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could devise it, and only the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Game for All the Family
DB84881 13 hours 4 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Anne Hancock
Justine is thrilled to leave her stressful London television career to live on an eighteen-acre estate with her husband and her daughter Ellen. But then she begins getting threatening calls from a woman who insists Justine is someone else. And strange goings-on occur at Ellen’s school. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Buried Secrets and Thin Ice
DB85131 25 hours 56 minutes
by Irene Hannon
read by Carol Jacobanis
Two romantic suspense novels written in 2015 and 2016. Buried Secrets has Chicago homicide detective Lisa Grant taking a job as a small-town police chief. But when a skeleton is found, detective Mac McGregor, a former Navy SEAL, is asked to help. In Thin Ice, a woman gets a letter from the sister she thought was dead. Some violence. 2016.

Hide Away
DB84709 11 hours 10 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Romy Nordlinger
After the events in Shadow Play (DB83415), forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows she must flee the country to keep young Cara safe. Eve’s daughter Jane has them come to a remote part of Scotland where she’s hunting for a treasure. But their pursuers aren’t far behind. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Poison Tree
DB85030 12 hours 35 minutes
by Erin Kelly
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
As Karen picks up Rex from prison at the end of his sentence for murder, she remembers the events of ten years prior, when she befriended the wild Biba and began a relationship with Rex, Biba’s older brother. The summer ended in blood. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

End of Watch
DB85178 11 hours 54 minutes
by Stephen King
read by David Hartley-Margolin
In this final book of the trilogy, people who were injured by Brady Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes (DB79570) are suddenly and unexpectedly committing suicide. Retired cop Bill Hodges and his PI partner, Holly Gibney, help with the investigation. Meanwhile, brain-injured Hartsfield is still hospitalized. Sequel to Finders Keepers (DB82230). Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

The Girl from Home
DB85175 9 hours 53 minutes
by Adam Mitzner
read by Jon Pinnow
Jonathan Caine is used to doing whatever it takes to get anything he wants—until he loses his hedge-fund job. He returns to his hometown and gets together with his high school crush, but she is married to an abusive man. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Vanishing Girls
DB84876 11 hours 8 minutes
by Lauren Oliver
read by Carol Jacobanis
Once inseparable, sisters Nick and Dara are driven apart by an accident. When Dara goes missing on the night of her birthday, Nick searches for the truth and ends up looking for another girl, Madeline, who vanished too. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Bullseye
DB85092 7 hours 37 minutes
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by Danny Mastrogiorgio
A highly trained team of lethal assassins’ next mission may very well turn the Cold War red-hot once again. When the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart, only Detective Michael Bennett can save him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Chase: A BookShot; a Michael Bennett Story
DB85093 2 hours 17 minutes
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by Danny Mastrogiorgio
In this novella, a man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide—except the victim has the fingerprints of a man who has been dead for years and ten thousand dollars in cash in his pocket. Enter Detective Michael Bennett. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Cross Kill: An Alex Cross Story
DB85070 2 hours 45 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Killer Gary Soneji, last seen in Along Came a Spider (DB35894), has been dead for more than ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Games
DB85110 7 hours 56 minutes
by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
read by Jay Snyder
After averting disaster two years earlier during the World Cup, Jack Morgan and his “Private” investigative team return to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, Jack discovers that someone in Brazil will stop at nothing to sabotage the games. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Trial: A BookShot; a Women’s Murder Club Story
DB85079 2 hours 28 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by January LaVoy
Accused murderer Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. When he unleashes unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he paralyzes the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Alone in the Dark
DB84768 29 hours 42 minutes
by Karen Rose
read by Cynthia Farrell
Cincinnati police detective Scarlett Bishop gets a call one night from newspaperman Marcus O’Bannion. She goes to meet him and finds Marcus injured and an Asian girl dead. The two investigate a dark world of human trafficking. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Rampage: The Singular Menace, Book 3
DB85103 8 hours 57 minutes
by John Sandford and Michele Cook
read by Tara Sands
After exposing the activities of the Singular Corporation, activist Shay Remby and her brother Odin get closer to shutting down the evil conglomerate once and for all. But as the employees scatter, they suspect there are unknown powerful figures still in charge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies: A Pretty Little Liars Prequel Novel
DB84710 6 hours 40 minutes
by Sara Shepard
read by Colleen Delany
Before A, there was Alison DiLaurentis, who rules the clique made up of Hanna, Emily, Aria, and Spencer. Alison is hiding a dark secret, which of course is deadly. Prequel to Pretty Little Liars (DBC00557). Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Pretty Little Liars Series, Books 4–4.5
DB84515 18 hours 59 minutes
by Sara Shepard
read by Abigail Maupin
Books following the events in Perfect (DBC00541), written between 2008 and 2011, featuring the scandalous lives of four teens. In Unbelievable, the identity of a stalker is uncovered. Includes Pretty Little Secrets. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Ink and Bone
DB85008 10 hours 49 minutes
by Lisa Unger
read by Mare Trevathan
Young Abbey is abducted and her father and brother are shot while the three hike in the woods of The Hollows, New York. Detective Jones Cooper, hired by Abbey’s mother, turns to psychic Eloise Montgomery. But it is Eloise’s granddaughter Finley who reluctantly takes the case. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

War Stories

The Storms of War
DB84893 17 hours 8 minutes
by Kate Williams
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1914. At the outbreak of World War I, the de Witt family is torn in all directions thanks to their German heritage. Youngest daughter Celia lies about her age to join the war effort. What she becomes entangled in endangers them all. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

Westerns

Preacher’s Bloodbath: The First Mountain Man
DB84847 7 hours 59 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone
read by Jon Huffman
Trappers are being violently hunted down and killed, including friends of Preacher. With two more missing, Preacher must track them down before they also are killed. Along the way, he will discover a secret cult as old as the Aztecs. Sequel to Preacher’s Slaughter (DB81228). Violence and strong language. 2016.

Winchester 1886 and Winchester 1887
DB85050 18 hours 53 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jake Williams
The first two books in a series in which each installment follows the story of a different gun. In Winchester 1886, a gun is caught up in a train robbery. It changes hands between an outlaw, an Apache renegade, and a rancher. Also includes Winchester 1887. Violence. 2015.

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives
DB85005 8 hours 59 minutes
by Roberto Canessa and Pablo Vierci
read by Jake Williams
Memoir from a member of the Uruguayan rugby team profiled in Alive (DB54741). Briefly recounts his life before the crash, what he and his fellow survivors did to stay alive, and his life after. Discusses the ways his survival skills influenced his work as a pediatric cardiologist. 2016.

Arts

The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built
DB84872 12 hours 46 minutes
by Jack Viertel
read by Brit Herring
A drama critic and executive in a group that owns five Broadway theaters looks at the construction of a successful musical. Using classic examples such as Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, and South Pacific, he explores their structure, from overture to finale. 2016.

Dietrich and Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives
DB84249 20 hours 59 minutes
by Karin Wieland
read by Faith Potts
Joint biography of two of the most famous German women of the twentieth century. Both came of age in Weimar Berlin, but their careers took different directions. Dietrich became a Hollywood star, while Riefenstahl was the official filmmaker to Hitler’s Third Reich. Translated from the original 2011 German edition. 2015.

Biography

Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War
DB85055 7 hours 15 minutes
by Ian Buruma
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger were German-Jewish immigrants living in England. Their grandson weaves the story of their marriage, using letters written between the two as they faced separation, anti-Semitism, and the difficulties of war. Depicts how their marriage remained strong throughout it all. Some violence. 2016.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
DB84848 6 hours 4 minutes
by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
read by Erin Jones
Conversation between Gloria Vanderbilt (born 1924) and her son, journalist Anderson Cooper (born 1967), concerning the lessons she has learned throughout her life dealing with such tribulations as the custody battle she was the subject of, the sudden death of her fourth husband, and the suicide of Cooper’s brother. Bestseller. 2016.

The Iceberg
DB85015 10 hours 19 minutes
by Marion Coutts
read by Catherine Byers
Memoir of an artist who lost her husband to cancer. She gives an account of two years that he battled a malignant brain tumor—undergoing surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, only to have the tumor recur—while she cared for him and raised their toddler son. Some strong language. 2014.

Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America’s Founding Father
DB85085 13 hours 1 minute
by George Goodwin
read by Ken Kliban
Recounts Benjamin Franklin’s travels to England as a colonial representative in 1757 during the Seven Years’ War and return to the American colonies just prior to the American War of Independence, barely escaping arrest. Provides a detailed account of Franklin’s life and work in British politics during this time. 2016.

The Distance between Us: A Memoir
DB85006 11 hours 18 minutes
by Reyna Grande
read by Gabriella Cavallero
The author recounts her childhood, when her father left her, her siblings, and her mother behind in Mexico to cross the United States border. Years later he summons his wife to join him, but Reyna and her siblings are left behind with their stern grandmother. Some violence. 2012.

Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell? He Escaped Over 200 Times from a Notorious German Prison Camp to See the Girl He Loved. This Is the Incredible True Story of Horace Greasley.
DB84594 9 hours 2 minutes
by Horace Greasley
read by Gregory Maupin
An autobiographical account of Horace “Jim” Greasley’s experiences during World War II, particularly after he was taken prisoner in 1940 and incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. He began a love affair with a German interpreter, escaping to meet with her more than two hundred times. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
DB85129 20 hours 9 minutes
by Claire Harman
read by Laura Giannarelli
Portrait of the novelist born in 1816 in the Yorkshire moors, the eldest of three sisters who were all authors. Using letters previously unavailable, Harman chronicles Charlotte’s inner life and ambition, her frustrations in romance, the creation of her novel Jane Eyre (DB47868), and her relationship with her family. 2015.

Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown
DB85314 18 hours 39 minutes
by Gerri Hirshey
read by Eliza Foss
Biography of former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown (1922–2012). Discusses her childhood in Arkansas, moving to California and working as a secretary, becoming a copywriter in the 1950s, and eventually developing Cosmopolitan‘s editorial brand into one of female sexual and social empowerment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope
DB84867 13 hours 34 minutes
by Wendy Holden
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Account of three women sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp while pregnant. Rachel, Priska, and Anka all concealed their conditions. They were worked and starved nearly to death, living in daily fear of their pregnancies being detected. Then, they were sent to the Mauthausen camp, a hellish seventeen-day train journey away. Violence. 2015.

The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey
DB84803 12 hours 42 minutes
by Dawn Anahid Mackeen
read by Suzanne Duvall
The granddaughter of an Armenian citizen recounts her grandfather’s experiences during World War I as described in his journals. Stepan was separated from his family during deportations to internment camps. He discovered the genocide facing them all and escaped just before his own impending slaughter, only to face a perilous journey. Some violence. 2016.

Mama Maggie: The Untold Story of One Woman’s Mission to Love the Forgotten Children of Egypt’s Garbage Slums
DB84663 6 hours 9 minutes
by Marty Makary and Ellen Vaughn
read by Kerry Dukin
Makary, surgeon and professor, and Vaughn, coauthor of It’s All about Him (DB65272), profile Maggie Gobran, known as Mama Maggie, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with children in Cairo’s garbage slums. Discusses her call to service, advocacy, and children in her care. 2015.

The Undertaker’s Daughter
DB84861 11 hours 7 minutes
by Kate Mayfield
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The author recounts growing up in segregated southern Kentucky in the 1960s after her father purchases a funeral home. From the second floor of the building, where the family lives, she observes the many deaths and funerals as well as the people of the town. Some strong language. 2015.

Forgiveness: A Memoir
DB84592 8 hours 22 minutes
by Chiquis Rivera
read by Theresa Conkin
Janney Marín “Chiquis” Rivera, singer and TV star who rose to fame through her mother, Jenni Rivera (1969–2012), reveals the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father and the difficulties she has faced in her personal life as a result. Translated from the Spanish. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2015.

The Lion of Sabray: The Afghani Warrior Who Defied the Taliban and Saved the Life of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
DB84843 7 hours 59 minutes
by Patrick Robinson
read by Bill Burton
The author of Lone Survivor (DB64802) (which told the story of U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s harrowing escape after a maneuver against Al Qaeda operatives) recounts the story of Pashtun tribesman Mohammed Gulab, the Afghan man who saved Luttrell’s life. Violence. 2015.

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography
DB85111 10 hours 41 minutes
by Elaine Showalter
read by Suzanne Duvall
Biography of the woman who wrote the lyrics to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Through letters and journals, explores how her literary ambitions and fight for women’s rights led to conflict with her husband, Samuel Gridley Howe, founder of the Perkins School for the Blind. 2016.

John le Carré: The Biography
DB84295 24 hours 31 minutes
by Adam Sisman
read by Jack Fox
A biographer utilizes exclusive access to le Carré himself, his private archive, and those closest to him to detail the novelist’s life. Sisman begins with le Carré’s bleak childhood, continues through his recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, and explores his ultimate emergence as a master of the espionage novel. 2015.

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past
DB84550 7 hours 10 minutes
by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair
read by Marsha Rehns
A German Nigerian woman recounts learning that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Thomas Keneally’s Schindler’s List (DB20835). Teege details how she grappled with her family’s past. Journalist Sellmair supplies historical context in an interwoven narrative. Originally published in German. Bestseller. 2013.

Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen
DB84815 11 hours 27 minutes
by Kate Williams
read by Jill Ferris
An account of Queen Elizabeth II’s life as a young adult, her public life, her work with the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, and her forward-looking thinking upon rising to the crown. Examines how the young queen carved out a role distinct from that of her parents and grandparents. 2012.

Business and Economics

The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future
DB84850 5 hours 35 minutes
by Steve Case
read by Scott Reynolds
Thesis on technology entrepreneurship from a cofounder of AOL. Discusses his own history with AOL and the work of other companies that connect the general public with the Internet. Describes how Google and Facebook built on that foundation, and explores the potential of new companies to transform other industries. Bestseller. 2016.

Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business
DB85067 13 hours 28 minutes
by Rana Foroohar
read by various narrators
A journalist analyzes the fallout from the 2008 U.S. financial crisis as it persists in 2016. Examines policy changes over the course of the preceding forty years, the impact of business philosophies that have trickled down from Wall Street, resulting regulations, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
DB84641 36 hours 50 minutes
by Robert Gordon
read by Bob Moore
Examines the economic history of the United States from 1870 to 2015. Analysis is in three parts: 1870–1940, inventions and their impact on the American home and place of work; 1940–2015, the results of the rapid rise and then slowing of growth; and the sources of faster and slower growth. 2016.

The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
DB84828 9 hours 5 minutes
by Daymond John
read by John Haag
Founder of the FUBU brand and costar of Shark Tank presents the business lessons he learned from beginning his business on a limited budget. Discusses the need for creativity and for developing and maintaining a solid brand. Shares stories from behind the scenes of the television show. Bestseller. 2016.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
DB85176 15 hours 46 minutes
by Phil Knight
read by Joe Wilson
Founder of sporting equipment brand Nike chronicles his journey as he built the company, starting with a $50 investment from his father in 1962 to a valuation of billions of dollars in 2016. Discusses business successes and challenges, including those compounded by his innate shyness. Bestseller. 2016.

Living in the Village: Build Your Financial Future and Strengthen Your Community
DB84884 13 hours 26 minutes
by Ryan C. Mack
read by Jon Huffman
A guide to financial planning, organized into seven steps. Includes advice for eliminating debt, improving credit, creating an emergency fund, maximizing retirement plans and IRAs, avoiding financial predators, diversifying investments, and establishing a financial legacy. Testimonies from ordinary individuals are also included. 2010.

The Industries of the Future
DB85022 9 hours 33 minutes
by Alec Ross
read by Ken Kliban
Former U.S. State Department official in charge of technology and innovation analyzes emerging and growing industries of the twenty-first century. Examines what he sees as the bases for these industries, including robotics, genetic code, computer code development, and data. Discusses the impact of globalization. 2016.

Playing against the House: The Dramatic World of an Undercover Union Organizer
DB84760 9 hours 0 minutes
by James D. Walsh
read by Stephen Van Doren
Journalist describes the world of undercover union organizers, which he joined while undercover himself. Describes the process of being hired in a non-unionized organization, life as a service worker in the casino where he was employed, and the legal fights for unionization. Discusses the personal impact on his life. Some strong language. 2016.

Career and Job Training

The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption
DB84546 11 hours 1 minute
by Farai Chideya
read by Margaret Strom
Journalist examines work culture in America in the twenty-first century. Discusses the state of employment, understanding personal goals when it comes to determining the ideal work/life balance, ways to deal with disappointments and setbacks like layoffs, and planning for life after work. 2016.

The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People
DB84529 8 hours 47 minutes
by Carol Eikleberry
read by Mary Kane
Fourth edition of guidebook to career decision-making for creatively minded people. Covers identifying skill strengths and weaknesses, likely occupational tracks, infusing traditional careers with creative traits, satisfying alternatives, and targeting and developing a desired career. Includes entries describing 281 potential occupations. 2015.

Computers

The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet
DB84455 9 hours 23 minutes
by Justin Peters
read by Steven Carpenter
Journalist examines the life and advocacy of Aaron Swartz (1986–2013), the history and future of copyright, data curation and archiving in the Internet age, the open access movement, and laws related to telecommunications and intellectual property. Discusses the at times competing philosophies behind these constructs. 2016.

Consumerism

Life and Debt: A Fresh Approach to Achieving Financial Wellness
DB84748 4 hours 36 minutes
by Leslie Tayne
read by Kerry Dukin
Attorney specializing in debt resolution presents strategies for living with and reducing debt. Discusses what debt is, including good debt versus bad debt; creating and following a budget; the use of credit and the ways it affects financial lives; addressing the stress debt creates; and more. 2015.

Cooking

Baking with Mary Berry
DB84712 4 hours 36 minutes
by Mary Berry
read by Marsha Rehns
Collection of recipes and techniques for baking by one of the judges of PBS’s The Great British Baking Show. Recipes are categorized into breakfast goods; cakes, cupcakes, and pastries; cookies, bars, and brownies; pies, tarts, and cobblers; British favorites; and special-occasion desserts. 2015.

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day
DB84666 6 hours 15 minutes
by Leanne Brown
read by Kerry Dukin
Recipes originally created as part of a master’s program capstone project to address the daily funding limitations of the SNAP food assistance program—capped at four dollars per person per day. Provides strategies for grocery shopping, guides to food seasonality, and suggestions for flavor enhancement. Includes cost per serving for recipes. 2015.

Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat
DB84808 12 hours 16 minutes
by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist and former public-health consultant discusses the influence of military research on culinary history and civilian eating habits. Examines preservation techniques, adulteration of basic staples such as bread and cheese, and the ways food is packaged and transported. Considers the effect of these processes on children. 2015.

Modern German Cookbook
DB84844 4 hours 35 minutes
by Frank Rosin
read by Kerry Dukin
Chef whose restaurant has received two Michelin stars shares recipes using traditional German cooking methods, but refined for a twenty-first-century audience. Dishes are arranged by the classic courses on a menu. Includes recipes for schnitzel and strudels along with foamed asparagus and sweet ravioli. 2015.

Crime

The King of Sting: The Amazing True Story of a Modern American Outlaw
DB85009 10 hours 51 minutes
by Craig Glazer and Sal Manna
read by Joe Wilson
Craig Glazer organized his first fake sting against drug dealers who had robbed him. After that success, he and his accomplices spent two years carrying out a succession of over thirty stings across America, sniffing out even highly sought-after drug lords. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet
DB84253 11 hours 3 minutes
by Edward Lucas
read by Bob Moore
Senior editor at the Economist magazine examines the culture surrounding cybercrimes—crimes involving computers—in the early twenty-first century. Topics include hackers, identity theft, corporate and political warfare, the darknet where illegal and morally questionable transactions occur, and how to protect oneself against cybercrime. 2015.

The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century
DB84888 8 hours 38 minutes
by Sarah Miller
read by Kerry Dukin
Recounts the events and the trial of Lizzie Borden (1860–1927), after she was accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in Massachusetts in 1892. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst
DB85194 15 hours 27 minutes
by Jeffrey Toobin
read by Paul Michael
Using interviews and previously secret documents, the author discusses how, in 1974, college-sophomore heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped by—and then joined—a revolutionary group called the Symbionese Liberation Army. Examines Patty’s year on the lam and her circus-like trial, including the dramatic last-minute reversal based on Stockholm syndrome. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Government and Politics

Wake Up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great—and Why We Need Them More Than Ever
DB85161 6 hours 11 minutes
by Eric Bolling
read by Eric Bolling
Journalist discusses the nine virtues that he feels have shaped the character of the United States and made the country great in the past—grit, manliness, individualism, merit, profit and providence, dominion over one’s environment, thrift, and pride in one’s country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
DB85156 9 hours 17 minutes
by Gary J. Byrne
read by Brian Troxell
A former Secret Service officer offers observations and opinions of Hillary Clinton’s character and how he believes it differs from her public face. Presents allegations of scandals and daily trials that took place while he was posted to the White House, including those not known publicly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections
DB84827 7 hours 9 minutes
by Jeff Fleischer
read by John Haag
An in-depth introduction to the American election cycle. Journalist explains the past, present, and future of American elections; how the election process actually works and why it matters; and how young people can become involved—not just this year, but for years to come. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty
DB85146 7 hours 13 minutes
by Eric Metaxas
read by Eric Metaxas
The author debates how well America in the early twenty-first century is living up to the founders’ lofty visions. He argues that many have forgotten how fragile America—the “noble experiment in ordered liberty”—is, and he calls for Americans to reconnect with the foundation that once made America exceptional. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

What It Means to Be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation
DB84865 4 hours 57 minutes
by Charles Murray
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
The coauthor of The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (DB39153) outlines the tenets of classical libertarian philosophy from his perspective. He discusses the benefits of limiting central government and protecting the rights of individuals. 1997.

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government
DB84147 25 hours 40 minutes
by David Talbot
read by Robert Sams
Portrait of Allen Welsh Dulles and his reign as the longest-serving director of the CIA. Utilizes government documents, intelligence sources, personal correspondence, journals, and exclusive interviews to characterize Dulles, his work, and his questionable behavior and tactics. Bestseller. 2015.

History

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers
DB84250 17 hours 37 minutes
by Simon Winchester
read by Robert Sams
Bestselling historian and author of Atlantic (DB72681) looks at how the planet’s largest ocean is at the center of the new world stage. Focuses on both the cultural and the political history of the region since 1950, showing the shifts in world influence. Bestseller. 2015.

Journalism and the Media

Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker
DB84394 16 hours 19 minutes
by Lillian Ross
read by Jill Ferris
Collection of thirty-two pieces by Lillian Ross (born c. 1918), previously published in The New Yorker, dated between 1947 and 2005. Includes works about the famous, infamous, and non-famous, including Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, Ernest Hemingway, and a school teacher instructing students on folk dancing. 2015.

Language

Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word
DB84846 7 hours 34 minutes
by Matthew Battles
read by Lou Harpenau
An exploration of the origins and hidden structures of the written word around the world and across history. Beginning with traces in clay and continuing to photon traces on screens, the author discusses the many complexities of language in its written form. 2015.

Legal Issues

Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court
DB84593 7 hours 40 minutes
by Tom Jacobs and Natalie Jacobs
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Examines a collection of Supreme Court rulings and explores how these cases have affected the lives and rights of Americans. Highlights key issues such as search and seizure in the digital age, censorship at school, corporal punishment, and more. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law
DB84860 6 hours 21 minutes
by Antonin Scalia
read by Jake Williams
Essay by late Supreme Court justice presenting his view of the role of federal courts in law enforcement. Urges judges to restrict themselves to the actual text of laws in rendering judgment. Includes critical comments by opposing judges and responses by Scalia. 1997.

Literature

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
DB85020 15 hours 31 minutes
by Neil Gaiman
read by Jason Culp
Eighty-five short works of nonfiction from the author of American Gods (DB52917). Many are pieces in praise of the work of other novelists, comic book creators, filmmakers, and musicians. Included are several speeches, including Gaiman’s 2012 commencement address, “Make Good Art.” Some strong language. 2016.

Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses 2016
DB84719 25 hours 43 minutes
edited by Bill Henderson
read by Mark Ashby
Collection of sixty-nine poems, stories, essays, and memoirs originally published by small presses. Contains pieces by Zadie Smith, Anthony Doerr, Joyce Carol Oates, and James Hannaham. Includes an introduction from the series editor reflecting on forty years of publication. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015
DB84706 14 hours 56 minutes
edited by Adam Johnson and Students of 826 National
read by Jason Culp
Collection of twenty-seven previously published essays, articles, poetry, and excerpts of longer works, judged as the best nonrequired reading from 2014 by a committee of high school students, with Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson, author of Fortune Smiles (DB82453), providing guidance. 2015.

The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End
DB84685 9 hours 29 minutes
by Katie Roiphe
read by Kimberly Schraf
Essayist and novelist looks at the last days of six important thinkers and artists: Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak, and James Salter. Through interviews and their own writings, Roiphe examines how they felt about death. Some strong language. 2016.

Medicine and Health

Fortytude
DB85207 8 hours 15 minutes
by Sarah Brokaw
read by Sarah Brokaw
In her therapy practice, the author has come to recognize five qualities held by the women who navigate the most successful passages through midlife: grace, connectedness, accomplishment, adventure, and spirituality. She explains how any woman can foster these in herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Gene: An Intimate History
DB84946 22 hours 0 minutes
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
read by Barry Bernson
Physician and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies (DB72227) examines the birth, growth, and future of what he calls one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in the history of science. Discusses key geneticists’ work, beginning with Mendel’s 1856 discovery of heredity in pea plants. Bestseller. 2016.

Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old—and What It Means for Staying Young
DB85327 12 hours 16 minutes
by Dorian Sagan and Josh Mitteldorf
read by Stephen McLaughlin
Theoretical biologist and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher make the case that aging is not the result of wear and tear or a genetic inevitability. Rather, aging has a fascinating evolutionary purpose: to stabilize populations and ecosystems. The authors consider how humans just might be able to fight it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Music

I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story
DB84682 11 hours 52 minutes
by Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The widow of singer-songwriter Croce tells of their relationship up until his 1973 death in a plane crash. Croce’s success took a long time and a lot of dedication from both husband and wife, but his popularity changed their relationship. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty
DB85002 8 hours 55 minutes
by Ben Ratliff
read by Jake Williams
Music critic for the New York Times addresses music appreciation in the digital age, where listeners have instant access to almost any song. Inclusive of all musical genres, he focuses on how we shape the listening experience. Includes recommended playlists. 2016.

Nature and the Environment

The Rarest Bird in the World: The Search for the Nechisar Nightjar
DB84752 6 hours 32 minutes
by Vernon R.L. Head
read by Jon Huffman
Birdwatcher chronicles the trip through Ethiopia he was invited on to search for the Nechisar nightjar, which was identified as a new species of bird in 1990 solely on the basis of one wing. Discusses scientific debate surrounding the identification, the drive of exploration, and his travels through the plains of Ethiopia. 2015.

The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience
DB84041 15 hours 25 minutes
by Rob Hopkins
read by Patrick Downer
Explores the negative long-term impact of oil dependency and explores the alternate vision of permaculture—social design principles that harness the power of natural ecosystems—to foster a rebirth of self-sufficient communities that grow their own food, generate power, and interact with the larger world in a fundamentally sustainable manner. 2008.

The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination
DB84743 10 hours 49 minutes
by Richard Mabey
read by Bruce Huntey
An English naturalist looks at the intersection of people and plants throughout history. Covers the roles of plants in religion, food, philosophy, art, and more. Topics range from the cultivation of apples to the mimicry of orchids, and even an examination of the possibility of plant intelligence. 2015.

The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise
DB85087 11 hours 12 minutes
by David K. Randall
read by Richard Davidson
Journalist recounts the lives of Frederick and May Rindge, who settled in Southern California in 1887 as newlyweds. Examines their relationship, the businesses and investments that provided for their purchase of what would become Malibu, and May’s militant defense of the area against development. Bestseller. 2016.

The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster; the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900
DB85045 9 hours 58 minutes
by Al Roker
read by Bill Burton
Weather anchor for the Today Show and contributor to The Weather Channel chronicles the development, forecasting, landfall, and aftereffects of the hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900. Details the efforts of U.S. Weather Bureau meteorologist Isaac Cline. Discusses the history of Galveston and the Weather Bureau. 2015.

The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal about Being Human
DB85163 8 hours 45 minutes
by Noah Strycker
read by Michael Russotto
The associate editor of Birding magazine details behaviors found in birds to highlight and explore similar behaviors in human beings. Uses individual species to examine particular behaviors such as pigeons and homing, starlings and flocking, parrots and dancing, chickens and pecking order, magpies and self-awareness, and more. 2014.

Philosophy

The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone
DB85134 8 hours 43 minutes
by Scott Samuelson
read by Ken Kliban
A community college professor believes that philosophy is not just a subject for academics, but a roadmap for anyone facing life’s big questions. Quoting famous philosophers from Aristotle to Kant, the author argues that philosophy is an essential part of leading a meaningful life. 2014.

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection
DB84862 9 hours 4 minutes
by Michael A. Singer
read by Erik Sandvold
Author of The Untethered Soul (DB75469) chronicles his search for enlightenment. From his years living alone in the woods to founding a billion-dollar company, his philosophy has been to simply let life unfold and live in the moment. 2015.

Poetry

The Selected Poems of Donald Hall
DB85035 2 hours 51 minutes
by Donald Hall
read by Nick DePinto
A collection of poems written and selected by a former poet laureate. In his eighties at the time of publication, Hall reflects on his entire career to create a concise handpicked selection to showcase his work. Includes, among others, the poems “My Son My Executioner,” “Names of Horses,” and “Without.” 2015.

Psychology and Self-Help

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories
DB84419 11 hours 46 minutes
by Rob Brotherton
read by David DeBoy
A psychologist looks at the enduring power of conspiracy theories. He delves into why we concoct conspiracy theories and their effect on society. Using historical research and psychology, he examines some examples of the phenomenon. 2015.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
DB84810 10 hours 16 minutes
by Angela Duckworth
read by Kristin Allison
A psychology professor explores what makes successful people tick. She believes it is a quality she calls grit. Starting with raw talent helps, but her research shows that determination and desire are the key to outstanding achievement. Bestseller. 2016.

The Human Voice: How This Extraordinary Instrument Reveals Essential Clues about Who We Are
DB85004 15 hours 36 minutes
by Anne Karpf
read by Kristin Allison
Examines of the importance of voice in communication. Discusses how a person’s voice can reveal much, including gender, size, mood, education, and more. Also discusses how, whether consciously or not, many use voice to decide whether to trust, respect, or dismiss another. 2006.

The Art of Grace: On Moving Well through Life
DB84328 9 hours 18 minutes
by Sarah L. Kaufman
read by Marsha Rehns
A dance critic looks at the meaning of grace. Examples range from politicians to performers, including actors like Cary Grant and athletes like Roger Federer. She talks about what qualities epitomize grace, such as politeness, tolerance, self-control, and being comfortable in your own skin. 2016.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
DB85180 11 hours 2 minutes
by Vishen Lakhiani
read by Catherine Byers
Leader in education technology questions the rules we currently live by, with personal anecdotes and stories from famous friends like Arianna Huffington and Elon Musk. Broken down into four parts: being aware of the culturescape, choosing what to believe, transforming yourself, and changing the world. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

Religion

Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History’s Greatest Question
DB84889 9 hours 33 minutes
by Rice Broocks
read by Alec Volz
Author of God’s Not Dead (DB80806) presents evidence for a historical Jesus. Discusses the history of the debate, points of agreement between believers and skeptics, reasons for relying on the Bible as a source document, Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection, miracles, discipleship, and more. 2016.

God: A Story of Revelation
DB84809 10 hours 39 minutes
by Deepak Chopra
read by David Rutherford
Through profiling ten historical prophets, saints, mystics, and martyrs, the author of Why Is God Laughing? (DB68723) depicts an evolving understanding of the nature of God. Discusses the power of faith, what belief means, and the ways spirituality can connect across the ages. 2012.

The Big Question: Why We Can’t Stop Talking about Science, Faith, and God
DB84261 9 hours 51 minutes
by Alister McGrath
read by Don Feldheim
Professor of science and religion at Oxford University examines the interconnection of science and faith, using stories, analogies, and personal accounts. Discusses the possibility of faith being hardwired in humans, the limitations of scientific exploration, and the feedback between the two fields allowing for greater understanding of the world. 2015.

A Mysterious Life and Calling: From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina
DB84674 8 hours 8 minutes
by Charlotte S. Riley
read by Jill Ferris
Autobiography of Riley (1839–?), who was born into slavery in South Carolina and later became a teacher and licensed preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Reflects on her conversion and ministry. Includes introduction and analysis by Crystal Lucky, an English professor and ordained church elder. 2016.

The Givenness of Things
DB84947 12 hours 3 minutes
by Marilynne Robinson
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Collection of seventeen essays exploring contemporary society by the author of Gilead (DB59561). Examines questions of humanism, grace, servanthood, fear, memory, value, theology, experience, and more, through the lens of her Christian faith. 2015.

When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide
DB84660 7 hours 13 minutes
by Jay Wexler
read by Lou Harpenau
Environmental law professor examines religious practices across the globe that are, at times, detrimental to the environment. Discusses particular practices in the context of religion, impact on the environment, and legal rulings related to them. Offers recommendations to governments and environmental advocacy groups seeking regulation of religious practice. 2016.

Jesus Lives: Seeing His Love in Your Life
DB85047 6 hours 49 minutes
by Sarah Young
read by Todd Fox
Devotional by the author of Jesus Today (DBC01542). Themes explored include adversity, attitude, brokenness, condemnation, control, faith, grace, heaven, hope, prayer, protection, thankfulness, transformation, trust, and other topics. Encourages the reader to seek a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. 2009.

Science and Technology

Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry
DB85271 6 hours 37 minutes
by Christie Wilcox
read by Emily Rankin
Biologist explores the world of venomous animals. Discusses predator and prey behavior, convergent evolution, potential pharmacological and medicinal benefits of venom, scientists and their research, and more. Includes anecdotes of her own teaching and research experiences, such as being stung while showing second graders a sea urchin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Social Sciences

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
DB83779 8 hours 44 minutes
edited by Meghan Daum
read by Lindsay Ellison
In this collection of essays, sixteen writers discuss cultural pressures to become parents and provide their own perspectives and experiences with this decision. Each of the authors makes a case for valid reasons to forgo having children. 2015.

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
DB84312 29 hours 9 minutes
by Lillian Faderman
read by Jeremy Gage
An award-winning scholar of LGBT issues tackles a history of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights in America. With interviews and in-depth research, covers everything from the witch hunts of the 1950s, the Stonewall riots and the AIDS epidemic, to twenty-first-century campaigns for marriage equality. 2015.

One Hundred Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today
DB84750 14 hours 50 minutes
by Stephen Le
read by Bill Burton
Biological anthropologist examines the evolution of the human diet and the ways modern methods of nutrition have led to a rise in diseases such as type 2 diabetes, gout, hypertension, breast cancer, and more. Argues the rise is due to straying from the diets developed by ancient ancestors. 2016.

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
DB84319 13 hours 56 minutes
by Rebecca Traister
read by Faith Potts
Feminist journalist and author of Big Girls Don’t Cry (DB72493) examines the demographic phenomenon that single women now outnumber married women in the United States. She looks at changes in the lives and roles of women, as well as historical and modern ways society views the single woman. Bestseller. 2016.

Sports and Recreation

Fox Tossing: And Other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games
DB84548 6 hours 44 minutes
by Edward Brooke-Hitching
read by Steven Carpenter
Documentary filmmaker looks at ninety of the more unusual games enjoyed throughout history. Includes campus pranks such as phone-booth stuffing, bizarre variant versions of more common sports like ice tennis and boxing on horseback, and many unkind activities involving animals such as monkey-fighting and bear-baiting. 2015.

Earnhardt Nation: The Full-Throttle Saga of NASCAR’s First Family
DB84713 11 hours 49 minutes
by Jay Busbee
read by Robert Sams
A sportswriter profiles the Earnhardt family, famous in the sport of NASCAR. While much of the book focuses on Dale Earnhardt Sr., who died in a crash at the 2001 Daytona 500, it also covers his son, known as Junior. Includes detailed accounts of race events. Some strong language. 2016.

Travel

No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering
DB84672 6 hours 35 minutes
by Clara Bensen
read by Mare Trevathan
Woman chronicles a three-week trip through Europe and Turkey with a man she had met on a dating site only a few weeks earlier. They traveled with no luggage and no set agenda or reservations. Discusses their adventures, the philosophy of minimalism, and the development of their relationship. 2016.

The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling
DB84943 7 hours 0 minutes
by Peter LaSalle
read by Bruce Huntey
Collection of nine essays on the intersection of travel, writing, and reading, from the author of Hockey sur Glace (DB47546). In “Plasticize Your Documents,” he explores Flaubert while visiting Tunisia; and in “The Other Life of Any Book,” he considers the meaning of individual copies of books. 2015.

More Readings from One Man’s Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke
DB84148 24 hours 37 minutes
by Richard L. Proenneke
read by Mark Delgado
Collection of journal entries from the author of One Man’s Wilderness (DB62252), covering the period 1974 to 1980. Discusses life in Twin Lakes with a growing tourist population, life in the Alaskan wilderness, and the growing recognition of Proenneke that resulted from the publication of his first book. 2005.

U.S. History

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies
DB84866 13 hours 2 minutes
by Kate Andersen Brower
read by Nona Pipes
Author of The Residence (DB82761) considers the role of the First Lady of the United States through profiles of Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. Discusses pressures and joys. Bestseller. 2016.

Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation’s Leaders
DB84817 10 hours 29 minutes
by Brady Carlson
read by Bill Wallace
A compilation of the death stories of America’s presidents. The author explores the injuries, illnesses, and other causes of death that they faced. He also examines presidential funerals, legacies, monuments, memorials, and posthumous travels. 2016.

Beyond Their Years: Stories of Sixteen Civil War Children
DB84836 6 hours 38 minutes
by Scotti Cohn
read by Don Feldheim
A collection of sixteen pieces describing life for children growing up during the American Civil War. Includes accounts of a drummer boy who survived the Confederate prison camps, a writer, the son of Ulysses S. Grant, and the daughter of a slave mother and a freed father. 2016.

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
DB85086 15 hours 41 minutes
by Clint Hill
read by Peter Johnson
Author of Five Days in November (DB78047) reflects on his years with the United States Secret Service, serving in its protection unit beginning in 1958. Discusses the impact of the job on his personal life, notable moments such as the JFK assassination, and other anecdotes. Bestseller. 2016.

The Longest Trail: Writings on American Indian History, Culture, and Politics
DB85126 16 hours 6 minutes
by Alvin M. Josephy
read by Cecelia Riddett
A collection of articles, speeches, papers, essays, and book introductions and chapters, provides a look at Native American history and policies related to their rights in North America. The time period covered stretches from the first settlements in the East to the long trek of the Nez Perce Indians in the Northwest. 2015.

The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America; from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama
DB84186 23 hours 8 minutes
by Ethan Michaeli
read by Bob Moore
Former editor and reporter for the Chicago Defender examines the history of the publication which was founded in 1905 and spoke out on many race issues in the twentieth century. Its writers across the decades included Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016.

Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles
DB84800 13 hours 43 minutes
by Jon Wilkman
read by Kerry Dukin
Leaning heavily on eyewitness accounts, the author recounts the 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam. Located fifty miles north of Los Angeles, the dam released a devastating flood that destroyed everything in its path. 2016.

The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother’s Extraordinary Fight against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times
DB84948 12 hours 24 minutes
by Ilyon Woo
read by Kerry Dukin
Recounts one of nineteenth-century America’s most infamous divorce cases. After Eunice Chapman’s estranged husband carried off their children to live among the Shakers, she mounted a case against both him and the sect. The subsequent trial resulted in a monumental legislative decision and a mob attack. 2010.

War

Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
DB84384 9 hours 49 minutes
by Svetlana Alexievich
read by Andy Pyle
Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature presents first-hand accounts of Soviet veterans of the Soviet-Afghan War (1979–1989). Discusses military operations, life on the front lines, loss of loved ones, and post-deployment experiences. Translated from the 1990 Russian edition. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Nobel Prize. 1992.

Women’s Concerns

Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad Policy
DB84413 6 hours 58 minutes
by Courtney Jung
read by Mary Kane
Political scientist explores the world of breastfeeding advocacy. Examines the social history of breastfeeding in America, governmental policy changes—such as having breast pumps covered under the Affordable Care Act—and lifestyle companies catering to new mothers. Discusses what motivates otherwise disparate groups to unite over a common issue. 2015.

World History

Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire
DB85169 11 hours 42 minutes
by Roger Crowley
read by Bruce Huntey
A narrative account of Portuguese exploration and navigation. Recounts how Portugal’s navigators learned wind patterns, launched an expedition to India, and beat Spain to the eastern spice trade. They created the first long-range maritime empire and attempted to seize the Indian Ocean, destroy Islam, and take control of world trade. 2015.

Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
DB84773 16 hours 26 minutes
by Tom Holland
read by George Holmes
Recounts the period of Roman history that began after Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in 49 BCE, plunging Rome into civil war. This period included figures such as Cicero, Spartacus, Virgil, and Augustus. Holland describes the twilight of the republic, and its violent transformation into an empire. 2003.

The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
DB84913 17 hours 10 minutes
by Natalie Livingstone
read by Elizabeth Knowelden
Originally built in the 1660s as a retreat for the mistress of the Duke of Buckingham, Cliveden housed many remarkable women over the next few centuries, leading up to the infamous Profumo affair. It provided a backdrop for affairs, political intrigue, and artistic premieres, among other things. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942
DB85019 24 hours 13 minutes
by Ian W. Toll
read by Peter Johnson
Military historian examines the Pacific front of World War II from 1941 to 1942, beginning with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In a narrative style, Toll explores both the high command and “sailor’s-eye” view, using eyewitness accounts and primary sources. 2012.

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

House of Secrets Trilogy
DB84746 33 hours 8 minutes
by Chris Columbus and others
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Trilogy, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring a family that buys a grand, eerie house without knowing its secrets. In House of Secrets, siblings Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor are whisked away into a mysterious world. Includes Battle of the Beasts and Clash of the Worlds. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure
DB84714 0 hours 35 minutes
by Doreen Cronin
read by Steven Carpenter
The fluffy, fearless chicken-squad siblings, Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie, are determined to find out who the new addition is, hiding in a box in their yard. Equipped with the latest surveillance gear, the chicks venture into the wild to get answers. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Crossing the Wire
DB85112 5 hours 32 minutes
by Will Hobbs
read by Mike Stefanelli
Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United States to support his family in central Mexico. For grades 5-8. 2006.

Captain Awesome, Books 4–7
DB85024 2 hours 39 minutes
by Stan Kirby
read by Mark Delgado
Compilation of four previously published books featuring Eugene and his Sunnyview Superhero Squad. Includes Captain Awesome Takes a Dive, Captain Awesome, Soccer Star, Captain Awesome Saves the Winter Wonderland, and Captain Awesome and the Ultimate Spelling Bee. Sequel to Captain Awesome and the New Kid (DB81056). For grades 2-4. 2013.

The Accelerati Trilogy, Books 2–3
DB84090 21 hours 7 minutes
by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
read by David DeBoy
Final two books in the trilogy. Nick and his friends, from Tesla’s Attic (DB81357), race against a secret society to find the missing pieces of Tesla’s Far Range Energy Emitter, which would provide free energy worldwide. In Hawking’s Hallway, Nick faces a moral dilemma. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Animals and Wildlife

The Tale of Rescue
DB83429 0 hours 59 minutes
by Michael J. Rosen
read by Dave Corey
When a Florida family vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains becomes trapped in a blizzard, a local farm cattle dog works to rescue them. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Dog Loves Books, Dog Loves Drawing, Dog Loves Counting, Dog Loves Fairy Tales
DB84526 0 hours 27 minutes
by Louise Yates
read by Kurt Elftmann
Four books written between 2010 and 2014, featuring a little white pup and the things he loves. In Dog Loves Books, the pooch decides to open a bookstore and becomes lost in the stories while he waits for his first real customer. For grades K-3. 2014.

Family

Silver Sisters, Books 1–2
DB85051 13 hours 14 minutes
by Leila Howland
read by Mare Trevathan
In The Forget-Me-Not Summer, three sisters spend their summer vacation with their great-aunt on Cape Cod. Excited to go back the next year, in The Brightest Stars of Summer, the sisters realize that things have changed in their absence. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Wishing Day
DB85170 6 hours 26 minutes
by Lauren Myracle
read by Theresa Conkin
Three thirteen-year-old girls in the town of Willow Hill participate in a fabled tradition of making three wishes by the old willow tree. The eldest, Natasha, discovers what she really wants only after her wishes come true. For grades 4-7. 2016.

As Brave as You
DB84720 9 hours 44 minutes
by Jason Reynolds
read by Don Feldheim
When eleven-year-old Genie and his older brother, Ernie, spend part of their summer vacation in the Virginia countryside with their grandparents, he learns a secret about his grandfather and what it means to be brave. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Weekends with Max and His Dad
DB85137 1 hour 35 minutes
by Linda Urban
read by Michael Scherer
Third-grader Max pursues neighborhood adventures with his dad, as they both adjust to recent changes in their family living situation. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Fantasy

The Runaway Tortilla
DB84551 0 hours 12 minutes
by Eric A. Kimmel
read by Colleen Delany
In this southwestern version of “The Gingerbread Man,” a tortilla comes to life and runs away from the woman who is about to cook him. As he races away, he encounters horned toads, burros, cowboys, and, something truly dangerous, a coyote. For grades K-3. 2015.

The Forbidden Library
DB85267 8 hours 43 minutes
by Django Wexler
read by Cassandra Morris
When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an uncle. His rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals
DB84852 3 hours 38 minutes
by Donna Jo Napoli
read by Teresa Willis
Collection of Egyptian myths and stories of the sun god Ra, the sphinx, and numerous pharaohs and queens, along with historical, cultural, and geographic facts. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Friendship

Ivy and Bean Take the Case, Book 10
DB84804 1 hour 15 minutes
by Annie Barrows
read by Jill Fox
After watching a movie about a detective, Bean decides to set up shop as a private investigator and recruits her best friend, Ivy, to help her solve mysteries. For grades 2-4. 2013.

The First Last Day
DB85114 4 hours 17 minutes
by Dorian Cirrone
read by Carol Dines
Twelve-year-old Haleigh and her best friend Kevin enjoy the last few days of summer at the shore. When she paints a picture with a mysterious set of paints found in her backpack, the two get stuck in a time loop—where summer never ends. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Wish Girl
DB84869 5 hours 43 minutes
by Nikki Loftin
read by Dale Allen
Misunderstood by his noisy family, twelve-year-old Peter, an introvert, finds the strength to be himself after he discovers a special valley. There, he meets Annie, a girl dying from cancer, who knows and accepts him from the start. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014.

Growing Up

Starring Jules, Books 2–4
DB85033 5 hours 55 minutes
by Beth Ain
read by Laura Giannarelli
In Starring Jules (in Drama-Rama), seven-year-old Jules worries about her part in a sitcom and her friends. She travels to Quebec to film a spy movie in Starring Jules (Super-Secret Spy Girl), and starts a new school year in Starring Jules (Third Grade Debut). For grades 2-4. 2014.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day
DB85248 8 hours 5 minutes
by John David Anderson
read by Kurt Elftmann
When three sixth-grade boys, Topher, Brand, and Steve, learn that their favorite teacher, Ms. Bixby, will be leaving the school year early due to cancer, they remember her cool spirit through stories. Determined to give her one really special day, they embark on an ill-advised mission. For grades 5-8. 2016.

You Nest Here with Me
DB84854 0 hours 12 minutes
by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
read by Abigail Maupin
A mother helps her little one go to bed with descriptions of the many types of birds and where they nest when they fall asleep. For preschool-grade 2. 2014.

Historical Fiction

Serafina and the Twisted Staff
DB85147 10 hours 30 minutes
by Robert Beatty
read by Cassandra Campbell
Serafina is a rat catcher for the Biltmore estate and the daughter of a shapeshifting mountain lion. In 1899, when an evil threatens all the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she searches within and embraces her destiny. Sequel to Serafina and the Black Cloak (DB82470). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Full of Beans
DB85199 3 hours 38 minutes
by Jennifer L. Holm
read by various narrators
1934. Ten-year-old Beans Curry, member of the best marble-playing gang in Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while “New Dealers” from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run-down Key West into a tourist resort. Prequel to Turtle in Paradise (DB72844). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Waiting for Augusta
DB85032 9 hours 7 minutes
by Jessica Lawson
read by Kurt Elftmann
Alabama, 1972. Eleven-year-old Ben, carrying an urn with his father’s ashes, sets out on an eventful journey to the world famous Augusta National Golf Club to make peace with his father. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Humor

My Dog Is Better Than Your Dog: Crime Biters!
DB85119 3 hours 5 minutes
by Tommy Greenwald
read by Mike Stefanelli
Jimmy Bishop likes crime fighters, vampires, and dogs, but he does not care for his new babysitter, so he is delighted when his new dog, Abby—who sleeps during the day and grows huge fangs at night—turns out to be a crime-fighting, anti-babysitter, vampire dog. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Mystery

The Underdogs
DB85172 6 hours 35 minutes
by Sara Hammel
read by Mare Trevathan
When sixteen-year-old Annabel Harper, the local beauty queen, is found dead at an elite club, best friends Evie and Chelsea suspect foul play and decide to run their own investigation. For grades 6-9. 2016.

Detective Gordon Series, Books 1–2
DB84527 2 hours 21 minutes
by Ulf Nilsson
read by Steven Carpenter
In The First Case, Detective Gordon, a portly old toad who happens to be the chief of police and chief of detectives in the forest, investigates the case of the missing nuts. Includes A Complicated Case. Translated from the original 2012 and 2015 Swedish editions. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Lawless Trilogy
DB84826 22 hours 55 minutes
by Jeffrey Salane
read by Cecelia Riddett
Trilogy, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring M Freeman and her adventures at the mysterious Lawless School. In Lawless, M learns the truth about her parents and discovers that her new roommate at the secretive academy isn’t to be trusted. Includes Justice and Mayhem. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Case of the Mysterious Codes: The Kerry Hill Casecrackers, Book 4
DB83141 2 hours 26 minutes
by John F. Warner and Peggy Nicholson
read by Graci Ragsdale-Miller
Jason and the new friends he and his sister have made during their summer in Newport, Rhode Island, try to figure out the coded messages he has been getting from a mysterious stranger. For grades 3-6. 1995.

Scary Stories

Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom
DB85206 5 hours 25 minutes
by David Neilsen
read by David Neilsen
Three children must defeat a mysterious doctor who builds an irresistible and dangerous playground in their neighborhood. He uses his power to heal children who get injured, but he steals some of their life essence in the process. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

School

Germy Blew It—Again!
DB83023 2 hours 57 minutes
by Rebecca C. Jones
read by Richard Magesis
To pay off a school debt, Germy from Germy Blew It (DB29825) searches for ways to get cash quick. His parents suggest shoveling, but Germy believes an easy gerbil-breeding business is the better way to go. For grades 3-6. 1988.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals

City Fish, Country Fish
DB84879 0 hours 41 minutes
by Mary M. Cerullo
read by Nick DePinto
Compares the busy city fish from the tropical seas to the country fish in the cold, expansive ocean. Discusses their delicate aquatic habitats, secrets of survival, underwater cousins, and more. For grades 3-6. 2012.

Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like?
DB84418 1 hour 17 minutes
by Catherine Thimmesh
read by Nick DePinto
Discusses the process paleoartists use to reconstruct dinosaurs and bring them to life by using art and scientific evidence. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Astronomy

Cosmic Catastrophes: Seven Ways to Destroy a Planet like Earth
DB85168 1 hour 14 minutes
by David A. Aguilar
read by Gregory Maupin
Exploration of seven potential cosmic catastrophes that could hit Earth and any of the other 20 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy. Highlights the previous five mass extinction events on Earth, asteroids, black holes, and more. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Watch This Space! Books 1–4
DB84802 3 hours 17 minutes
by Clive Gifford
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Four books explore the wonders of the universe, solar system, and space programs. Includes Astronomy, Astronauts, and Space Exploration; The Solar System, Meteors, and Comets; Stars, Galaxies, and the Milky Way; and The Universe, Black Holes, and the Big Bang. For grades 4-7. 2015.

Biography

Children’s Storytellers, Books 1–4
DB84796 0 hours 48 minutes
by Chris Bowman and Christina Leaf
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Four short profiles of award-winning and bestselling children’s authors Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Maurice Sendak, and Rick Riordan. Includes fun facts about the authors, suggests titles to read, and more. For grades K-3. 2016.

Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings
DB84839 0 hours 28 minutes
by Matthew Burgess
read by Jill Fox
Presents the life and work of the twentieth-century American poet Edward Estlin Cummings (1894–1962). Focuses on his fascination with words from a young age and highlights his poetry’s inspirational and innovative qualities. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic
DB84586 0 hours 16 minutes
by Mara Rockliff
read by Erin Jones
Traces the story of dancer-turned-magician’s-assistant Adelaide Herrmann (1853–1932), placing her achievements against a backdrop of period conventions about women in the arts. Describes her determination to continue her work after the sudden death of her husband. For grades K-3. 2016.

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
DB84945 0 hours 35 minutes
by Duncan Tonatiuh
read by Bruce Huntey
Describes the life and work of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). Known for his engravings of calaveras—skulls with skeletons depicted as performing common and festive activities—Posada’s creations have become popular and synonymous with Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival. Sibert Award. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
DB85167 0 hours 21 minutes
by Laurie Wallmark
read by Erin Jones
Biography of Ada Byron Lovelace (1815-1852), from her early creative fascination with mathematics and science and her devastating bout with measles to the groundbreaking algorithm she wrote for Charles Babbage’s analytical engine. For grades K-3. 2015.

Government and the Law

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial
DB85138 0 hours 32 minutes
by Susan E. Goodman
read by Catherine Frels
Recounts the story of four-year-old Sarah Roberts, an African American girl who took her fight to court to integrate a local white school in Boston. Discusses how the mid-nineteenth-century case set the tone for equality in education. For grades 2-4. 2016.

History

Flags over America: A Star-Spangled Story
DB84840 0 hours 25 minutes
by Cheryl Harness
read by Teresa Willis
Explains how flags have been used throughout history to represent cultures. Includes the colonial era, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Features an American flag timeline and a glossary. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word
DB85174 3 hours 53 minutes
by Nadia Abushanab Higgins
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Presents a history of feminism, discussing the three waves of the movement and the issues that feminism addresses, including such topics as reproductive rights, domestic violence, income inequality, and body image. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

Medicine and Health

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America
DB84942 5 hours 13 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Recounts the initial emergence of the plague in A.D. 542 and the global spread through shipping ports during the subsequent outbreaks in Asia, Europe, and finally in the United States in 1900. Discusses symptoms, mortality rates, the disease vector, prominent scientists, and potential treatments. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Nature

Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future
DB84649 0 hours 17 minutes
by Allan Drummond
read by Mark Delgado
Recounts the story of Greensburg, Kansas, a town that rebuilt completely green after a deadly tornado leveled Greensburg in nine minutes. Describes how they recycled their old kitchen cabinets, built sustainable homes and businesses, constructed a hurricane-proof water tower, and more. For grades K-3. 2016.

Poetry

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
DB85140 1 hour 9 minutes
by Carole Boston Weatherford
read by Nick DePinto
History in verse that celebrates the Tuskegee Airmen. Recounts the challenges faced by the African American pilots in WWII, who triumphed in the skies and blew past the color barriers as fighter squadrons. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Sports and Recreation

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game
DB84841 0 hours 15 minutes
by John Coy
read by Andy Pyle
Recounts the secret 1944 basketball game between the North Carolina College of Negroes team, the Eagles, and the Duke University Medical School team. Prohibited to play each other because of segregation, Duke was finally introduced to the fast-break playing style led by Eagles’ Coach McLendon—revolutionizing the game. For grades K-3. 2015.

You and Your Body

Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying
DB85139 1 hour 35 minutes
by Kira Vermond
read by Nick DePinto
Overview of the history of lying. Discusses the conditions and circumstances that promote certain types of lies and liars—even those who can make careers out of untruthfulness. Provides insight into how to spot liars and falsehoods in your everyday activities, and more. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Foreign Language Books

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 tablet 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.

Español

También Esto Pasará (This Too Shall Pass)
DB83952 4 horas 43 minutos
por Milena Busquets
leído por Evelyn Cannon
Barcelona. Blanca, una mujer enfrentando la reciente muerte de su madre, recuerda los veranos de su niñez idílica en Cadaqués y los cuentos que su mamá le contaba. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Barcelona. Blanca, a woman dealing with the recent death of her mother, remembers her own idyllic childhood summers in Cadaqués and the stories that her mom used to relate. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Maze Runner: La Cura Mortal (The Death Cure)
DB82992 9 horas 58 minutos
por James Dashner
leído por María Pino
Thomas y algunos de sus compañeros escapan de CRUEL, una organización que los utilizó como sujetos de prueba mientras pretendía buscar una cura para la plaga de la Llamarada. Los recuerdos de los participantes son restaurados pero ahora se enfrentan a nuevos peligros. Continuación de Maze Runner: Prueba de Fuego (DB82972).Traducido del inglés. Violencia. Para grados 6 a 9 y lectores mayores. (Thomas and some of his cohorts escape from WICKED, which used them as test subjects while claiming to seek a cure for the Flare plague. Their memories are restored, but now they face new dangers. Sequel to Maze Runner: Prueba de Fuego (DB82972). Violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers.) 2012.

La Dama de las Camelias (The Lady of the Camellias)
DB82971 12 horas 0 minutos
por Alejandro Dumas (hijo)
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Una bella cortesana, Margarita Gautier, se enamora de un noble y apuesto joven, Armando Duval. Para probar su amor, ella sacrifica su propia felicidad. La base de varias adaptaciones teatrales, incluyendo la ópera de Verdi La Traviata. Publicado originalmente en 1848; traducido del francés. (A beautiful courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, falls for a handsome young nobleman, Armand Duval. To prove her love, she sacrifices her own happiness. The basis of various theatrical adaptations, including Verdi’s opera La Traviata. Originally published in 1848; translated from French.) 2008.

Pantallas de Plata (Silver Screens)
DB82998 4 horas 20 minutos
por Carlos Fuentes
leído por Tony Chiroldes
El autor mexicano premiado Carlos Fuentes (1928–2012) ofrece una meditación personal sobre la importancia del cine en su vida. A partir de las primeras experiencias de las películas con su padre a sus reuniones más tarde en su carrera con grandes directores y actores, Fuentes explora su amor por el mundo del celuloide. (Award-winning Mexican author Carlos Fuentes (1928–2012) offers a meditation on the importance of cinema in his life. From the first experiences of movies with his father to meeting great directors and actors later in his career, Fuentes explores his love for the world of celluloid.) 2014.

La Física del Futuro: Cómo la Ciencia Determinará el Destino de la Humanidad y Nuestra Vida Cotidiana en el Siglo Veintidós (Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100)
DB80975 25 horas 3 minutos
por Michio Kaku
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Un físico analiza las investigaciones de más de trescientos científicos que están dando lugar a grandes avances en la inteligencia artificial, la informática, nanotecnología, viajes espaciales, medicina, energía, y más. Pronostica el impacto de estos avances en la vida cotidiana durante el próximo siglo. (Physicist discusses research by more than three hundred scientists that is leading to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, computers, nanotechnology, space travel, medicine, energy, and more. Predicts the impact these advances will have on day-to-day life during the next century.) 2011.

El Hombre Que Parafraseaba: Un Encuentro de Consecuencias Eternas (The Man Who Paraphrased: An Encounter of Eternal Consequences)
DB83955 2 horas 45 minutos
por Luis Lara Gilberto
leído por Tony Chiroldes
Un niño azotado por la soledad se encuentra con un anciano en las calles de una ciudad colonial, y los dos tienen una conversación inesperada sobre familia, amor, y la naturaleza de Dios. (A lonely child encounters an elderly man on the streets of a colonial city, and the two have an unexpected conversation about family, love, and the nature of God.) 2016.

Nacidos para Ser Héroes: Cómo un Audaz Grupo de Rebeldes Redescubrieron los Secretos de la Fuerza y la Resistencia (Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance)
DB82999 15 horas 26 minutos
por Christopher McDougall
leído por Luis Carlos de La Lombana
Un periodista de guerra explora la historia en la isla de Creta de las técnicas para aumentar la resistencia física y el movimiento natural desde los tiempos mitológicos hasta la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y detalla cómo estas tradiciones han sido preservadas en el mundo moderno. Traducido del Inglés. Violencia. (War journalist explores the history of techniques for endurance and natural movement on the island of Crete, from mythological times to the Second World War. Details how these traditions have been preserved in the modern world. Translated from English. Violence.) 2016.

Lágrimas en la Lluvia (Tears in the Rain)
DB82980 13 horas 38 minutos
por Rosa Montero
leído por María Pino
Estados Unidos de la Tierra—Madrid, 2109. La detective Bruna Husky es contratada para descubrir qué hay detrás de una ola de locura colectiva en un entorno social cada vez más inestable. Mientras, una mano anónima transforma el archivo central de documentación de la Tierra para modificar la historia de la humanidad. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Madrid, 2109; United States of Earth. Detective Bruna Husky is hired to discover what is behind a wave of collective madness in an increasingly unstable social environment. Meanwhile, an anonymous hand becomes the central repository of Earth’s documentation in order to change human history. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2011.

El Peso del Corazón (Weight of the Heart)
DB82997 13 horas 36 minutos
por Rosa Montero
leído por Katherine Leyva
2109. La detective Bruna Husky se enfrenta a una trama de corrupción internacional que pone en peligro el equilibrio frágil entre los Estados Unidos de la Tierra y la dictadura religiosa de Labari. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (2109. Detective Bruna Husky finds herself entangled in a web of international corruption that threatens the fragile balance between the United States of Earth and the religious dictatorship of Labari. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

Uno Más Uno (One Plus One)
DB83956 13 horas 22 minutos
por Jojo Moyes
leído por Irma Bello
Una madre soltera, Jess Thomas, está luchando para criar a su hija Tanzie—genio de la matemática a los diez años de edad—y su hijastro adolescente, Nicky. Para darle a Tanzie la oportunidad de atender una escuela de prestigio, ellos vuelan a Inglaterra y toman un viaje en coche a Escocia con el mago de tecnología Ed Nicholls. Pero nada va según lo previsto. Traducido del inglés. (Single mother Jess Thomas is struggling to raise her ten-year-old math-genius daughter, Tanzie, and teenage stepson, Nicky. To give Tanzie a chance at a prestigious school, they fly to England and take a road trip to Scotland with technology wizard Ed Nicholls. Nothing goes as planned. Translated from English. Some strong language.) 2014.)

Yo antes de Ti (Me before You)
DB82996 15 horas 5 minutos
por Jojo Moyes
leído por Irma Bello
Louisa “Lou” Clark, una muchacha de la clase obrera en Inglaterra, es contratada como assistente al rico Will Traynor, un ex magnate que ha estado paralizado desde accidente de motocicleta. Lou se esfuerza a mantener a Will comprometido con el mundo, mientras que Will la anima a ella a ampliar sus horizontes. Traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso. (Working-class English girl Louisa “Lou” Clark is hired as an aide to wealthy Will Traynor, a former mogul who has been paralyzed since a motorcycle accident. Lou tries to keep the embittered Will engaged with the world, while Will encourages Lou to expand her horizons. Translated from English. Strong language.) 2012.

Historia de un Canalla (Story of a Scoundrel)
DB82987 38 horas 52 minutos
por Julia Navarro
leído por Martin Untrojb
Brooklyn. Contemplando a su muerte inminente, Thomas Spencer, un publicista y asesor de imagen sin escrúpulos, reflexiona sobre los principales acontecimientos de su vida—culminando en sus años en Nueva York y Londres, habitando los círculos de influencia y poder. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Brooklyn. Contemplating his impending death, Thomas Spencer, an unscrupulous publicist and image consultant, reflects upon the key events in his life—culminating in his years in New York and London, where he inhabited circles of power and influence. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

Después del Invierno (After the Winter)
DB82993 9 horas 9 minutos
por Guadalupe Nettel
leído por Keyty Mahecha
Cecilia es una estudiante mexicana que vive en París, alentada por su padre a buscar oportunidades lejos de las malas influencias de Oaxaca. Allí encuentra a Claudio, un editor cubano que vive en Nueva York. Las relaciones pasadas de los dos surgen a medida que exploran la “Ciudad de la Luz.” (Cecilia is a Mexican student living in Paris, encouraged by her father to pursue opportunities far from bad influences in Oaxaca. In Paris she encounters Claudio, a Cuban editor who lives in New York. The past relationships of the two emerge as they explore the “City of Light.”) 2014.

Cuentos Completos (Complete Stories)
DB81966 25 horas 30 minutos
por Sergio Ramírez
leído por Peter Pereyra
Cinco décadas de cuentos cortos del autor nicaragüense, de sus libros Cuentos (1963), Nuevos cuentos (1969), De tropeles y tropelías (1972), Charles Atlas también muere (1976), Clave de sol (1992), Catalina y Catalina (2001), y El reino animal (2006). Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Five decades of short stories by the Nicaraguan author, from his books Cuentos (1963), Nuevos cuentos (1969), De tropeles y tropelías (1972), Charles Atlas también muere (1976), Clave de sol (1992), Catalina y Catalina (2001), and El reino animal (2006). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Pecado (Sin)
DB82994 9 horas 46 minutos
por Laura Restrepo
leído por German Jaramillo
La autora colombiana ofrece una panoplia de personajes—incluyendo Arcángel, un adolescente asesino; Luis, un adúltero; Emma, una descuartizadora; un verdugo apodado “La Viuda”; las Susanas, tres hermanas indiferentes y vanidosas—para explorar la naturaleza del bien y el mal en el mundo. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Colombian author offers a panoply of characters—including Arcángel, a teenage murderer; Luis, an adulterer; Emma, a female “Ripper”; a hangman known as “La Viuda”; The Susanas, three vain and indifferent sisters—to explore the nature of good and evil in the world. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

Un Antropólogo en Marte: Siete Relatos Paradójicos (An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales)
DB82984 19 horas 46 minutos
por Oliver Sacks
leído por Martin Untrojb
El neurólogo y naturalista prominente Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) explora las historias de casos de siete personas con trastornos neurológicos quienes reconstruyen el mundo de acuerdo a sus necesidades. En “Ver o No Ver,” un hombre con ceguera esta confundido con la repentina restauración de su vista. Traducido del inglés. (Prominent neurologist and naturalist Sacks (1933–2015) explores the case histories of seven people with neurological disorders, who reconstruct the world according to their needs. In “To See or Not to See,” one man with blindness is confused by the sudden restoration of his sight.) 2001.

Breve Historia de las Ciudades del Mundo Clásico (Brief History of the Cities of the Classical World)
DB81969 9 horas 23 minutos
por Ángel Luis Vera Aranda
leído por Rocio Ramirez
Un geógrafo español ofrece una introducción compacta de las ciudades del mundo greco-romano, contemplando la historia, la política, y la arquitectura de capitales influyentes como Atenas, Alejandría, Antioquía, Roma, y Éfeso. (Spanish geographer offers a compact introduction to the cities of the Greco-Roman world, contemplating the history, politics, and architecture of influential capitals such as Alexandria, Antioch, Rome, and Ephesus.) 2010.

La Forma de las Ruinas (The Form of the Ruins)
DB83954 19 horas 21 minutos
por Juan Gabriel Vásquez
leído por German Jaramillo
Bogotá, 2014. Un hombre atormentado, Carlos Carballo, es arrestado tratando de robar un traje de paño del líder colombiano Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, quien fue asesinado en 1948. Con la ayuda de un médico que oculta reliquias históricas, Juan descubre inesperadas conexiones en actos de violencia política en las Américas a través del siglo pasado. (Bogotá, 2014. Carlos Carballo, is arrested attempting to steal a suit belonging to Colombian leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, who was assassinated in 1948. With the help of a doctor hiding historical relics, Juan uncovers links to acts of political violence that took place in the Americas. Violence.) 2015.

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Audio Magazines

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

American History (6 issues)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

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

Bon Appétit (monthly)

Consumer Reports (monthly)

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

Cricket (for children, on one cartridge with National Geographic Kids; 9 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (monthly)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (11 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (10 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 (6 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Money (11 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (42 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Review (24 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

Outdoor Life (10 issues)

People (51 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (50 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (10 issues)

Vanidades (Spanish; 11 issues)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

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