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

Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

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In Brief

Magazine changes
Several magazines have discontinued print publication and will no longer be available as subscriptions to NLS patrons in audio and braille format. These magazines include Seventeen (previously available in audio and braille), Vanidades (previously available in audio), and Cooking Light (previously available in braille). Back issues will continue to be downloadable from BARD. All three magazines will continue to exist in the form of online publications and can be accessed respectively at https://www.seventeen.comExternal, https://www.vanidades.comExternal, and https://www.cookinglight.comExternal. NLS will begin producing Catster and Eating Well in braille in the near future as a replacement for these discontinued offerings. Please contact your local network library if you would like to subscribe to these magazines in hardcopy braille.

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

From NLS on the Move, originally published February 28, 2019
NLS prepares to implement Marrakesh Treaty
Earlier this month, the United States officially became a party to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, joining 48 other countries and the 28-member European Union. Among other things, the treaty makes it easier for organizations such as NLS that serve people with visual impairments and print disabilities to share books in accessible formats across international borders.

The Marrakesh Treaty fully takes effect in the United States on May 8. We have been working with other offices within the Library of Congress and the Legislative Branch to determine the full implications of the treaty and how it will impact NLS and network libraries.

Newsstand
The following announcement 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 item mentioned, however, is not part of the NLS program, and its listing does not imply endorsement or support. Prices and details about listed items were correct at the time of compilation but are subject to change.

Free accessible touch typing tutor available online
Patrons wishing to learn to touch type or improve their skills may find Rocky’s Audio Typing TutorV2 of interest. The program, which is free to download online, features finger exercises, word exercises, and whole sentence exercises and offers the ability to adjust audio speeds, audio voice, audio volumes, color contrast, and font size. It supports screen readers and is designed for blind and visually impaired computer users. For more information, visit www.rockywaters.co.uk/softwarePage.php External.
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Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

The Undertow Trilogy
DB89387 23 hours 21 minutes
by Michael Buckley
read by Michael Scherer
Trilogy, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring a society of undersea warriors that marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island. Includes Undertow, Raging Sea, and Heart of the Storm. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

No Traveller Returns
DB93044 7 hours 45 minutes
by Louis L’Amour and Beau L’Amour
read by various narrators
1939. The SS Lichenfield carries thirty-three crewmen and a cargo of eighty thousand barrels of naphtha from San Pedro to Manila. The danger from the cargo pales in comparison to the secrets and hidden connections among the crew. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Renegades
DB89651 17 hours 1 minute
by Marissa Meyer
read by various narrators
As champions of justice, the Renegades—humans with extraordinary abilities—remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone except the villains they once overthrew. But one teen hates the Renegades and is on a mission for vengeance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Family

Far from the Tree
DB89587 10 hours 17 minutes
by Robin Benway
read by Pilar Witherspoon
While struggling with the emotional challenges of giving up her own newborn for adoption, sixteen-year-old Grace begins to search for her birth mother. Instead, she finds she has two siblings—Maya, her chatterbox younger sister, and Joaquin, her stoic older brother. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Without Merit
DB89551 9 hours 50 minutes
by Colleen Hoover
read by Jill Fox
Teen Merit Voss is fed up with her dysfunctional family and the secrets they force her to keep. She decides to expose their lies and then leave for good, but her escape plan fails, and she has to face the music. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

More Than We Can Tell
DB92693 10 hours 30 minutes
by Brigid Kemmerer
read by Jill Fox
When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to share their secrets. Rev struggles with the reemergence of his abusive birth father, and Emma’s parents are having issues. Meanwhile, an online troll truly frightens her. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Letting Go of Gravity
DB92824 12 hours 18 minutes
by Meg Leder
read by Carol Jacobanis
During the summer before college, Parker struggles to bond with her twin brother, Charlie, who’s recovering from leukemia and trying to adjust to being left behind. Meanwhile, Parker’s anxiety about her own future at Harvard grows. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Between Two Skies
DB89508 7 hours 26 minutes
by Joanne O’Sullivan
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Sixteen-year-old Evangeline’s quiet life in Bayou Perdu, a tiny Louisiana fishing town, is set adrift by Hurricane Katrina. After her family evacuates, Evangeline struggles to remain in contact with her friends, worries about rebuilding, and wonders about her future. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Sing, Unburied, Sing
DB89552 9 hours 7 minutes
by Jesmyn Ward
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Thirteen-year-old Jojo has been raised by his grandparents, as his black mother, Leonie, is a drug addict and his white father, Michael, is in prison. When Michael is released, Leonie packs Jojo and his baby sister in the car for a nightmarish road trip. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Fantasy

Diamond Fire: A Hidden Legacy Novella
DB93274 3 hours 59 minutes
by Ilona Andrews
read by various narrators
Catalina Baylor is looking forward to her sister Nevada’s wedding to Connor Rogan, but things keep going wrong—including a possible murder plot. To make sure the wedding happens, Catalina will need to do the one thing she fears most: use her magic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

In Calabria
DB89329 3 hours 50 minutes
by Peter S. Beagle
read by John Lescault
In Southern Italy, misanthropic farmer Claudio Bianchi has little company besides his animals and his poetry. When a pregnant unicorn appears on his farm, Claudio’s life changes forever. Trying to protect this magical creature opens his eyes to new possibilities. Some strong language. 2017.

Call of Fire
DB89468 10 hours 21 minutes
by Beth Cato
read by Eva Wilhelm
When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in 1906, geomancer Ingrid Carmichael and her friends flee. She must learn more about the earth-controlling powers she has inherited from her father, the geomancer who caused the recent quake. Sequel to Breath of Earth (DB86544). Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Dreaming Tree
DB92686 18 hours 35 minutes
by C.J. Cherryh
read by John Haag
Originally published in two volumes in 1983 titled The Dreamstone and The Tree of Swords and Jewels. As the power of mortal man rises, elven magic falls. Arafel the Sidhe is determined to protect the last untouched land in the forest of Eald. Some violence. 1997.

Leopard’s Run
DB93427 12 hours 54 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Jim Frangione
Timur Amurov has one purpose in life: protect his family at all costs. With lethal skills honed from a violent upbringing, Timur is a leopard shifter who sees any newcomers as possible threats—and the petite blond barista at his sister-in-law Evangeline’s bakery is definitely hiding something. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Ruin of Angels
DB85996 16 hours 54 minutes
by Max Gladstone
read by Catherine Byers
When priestess Kai Pohala arrives in the city of Agdel Lex, she has plenty of meetings planned with the locals to try to broker a deal for her goddess. Soon, however, she is drawn into her sister Ley’s shady dealings. Meanwhile, Ley goes on the run. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Half-Drowned King
DB89641 20 hours 22 minutes
by Linnea Hartsuyker
read by Terry Donnelly
In ancient Norway, Ragnvald expects to become the chief of his family’s lands, but he is betrayed by his stepfather and left for dead. He joins his fortunes with Harald, a warrior prophesied to become king. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Rules of Magic
DB89446 14 hours 6 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Carol Jacobanis
In 1960s New York City, siblings Franny, Jet, and Vincent cannot deny their magical heritage, despite the best efforts of their mother. Each is determined to lift a curse that rests on their family. Prequel to Practical Magic (DB40461). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
DB89648 7 hours 17 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Lorelei King
Reyes Farrow, the husband of private investigator Charley Davidson, has escaped the hell dimension where he was trapped. Someone is attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, and Reyes is Charley’s top suspect. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Twelve Kingdoms, Books 2–3
DB92369 28 hours 15 minutes
by Jeffe Kennedy
read by Jill Fox
Two romantic fantasies written between 2014 and 2015, in a series about the daughters of the ruler of the Twelve Kingdoms. In The Tears of the Rose, young widow Ami tries to avoid becoming a political pawn. Also includes The Talon of the Hawk. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Jade City
DB89582 19 hours 9 minutes
by Fonda Lee
read by Andrew Kishino
Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used jade to enhance their magical abilities for centuries. Now a new drug emerges that allows anyone to wield the stone’s power, and the tension between the Kauls and their rivals in the Ayt family erupts in violence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker
DB89905 7 hours 59 minutes
by Gregory Maguire
read by Peter Holdway
An alternative take on the fairytale that was the basis for Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet The Nutcracker. Provides a backstory for toymaker Drosselmeier and the Nutcracker that Drosselmeier carves and eventually gives to young Klara. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Dead to Rites: A Mick Oberon Job
DB93133 9 hours 2 minutes
by Ari Marmell
read by Michael Kramer
In 1930s Chicago, private detective Mick Oberon’s luck—a gift of his Fae heritage—has disappeared. He believes he is under a mummy’s curse, and must find the missing mummy while avoiding mobsters who want him dead. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

Fire & Blood
DB92991 26 hours 26 minutes
by George R.R. Martin
read by Simon Vance
The first of a projected two-volume history of the world of Westeros, set hundreds of years before the events of A Game of Thrones (DB45742), focuses on House Targaryen, the dragonlords from Valyria who ruled Westeros for generations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tender: Stories
DB89465 10 hours 13 minutes
by Sofia Samatar
read by Faith Potts
A collection of twenty short stories that explore the fragility and resistance of bodies, human environments, familial love, and more. The themes range from human history to imagined futures and alternate timelines. Includes stories within stories, memos, school reports, lists, histories, and errata. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Not Even Bones
DB92844 9 hours 40 minutes
by Rebecca Schaeffer
read by Jean Cochran
Nita’s mother hunts monsters and, after Nita dissects and packages them, sells them online. But when Nita follows her conscience to help a live monster escape, she is sold on the black market in his place. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

House of Names
DB87978 7 hours 52 minutes
by Colm Tóibín
read by Kate Kiley
In this retelling of Greek tragic tales, Clytemnestra recounts her life in ancient Mycenae, where she rules with her lover, Aegisthus, and plots the murder of her husband, Agamemnon, when he returns from war. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

A Taste of Honey
DB89715 4 hours 25 minutes
by Kai Ashante Wilson
read by Joe Peck
Aqib bmg Sadiqi is expected to find a suitable wife and take over from his father as Master of Beasts. When he instead falls for a visiting male soldier named Lucrio, he faces the furious disapproval of his family. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

General

The Travelling Cat Chronicles
DB93442 6 hours 1 minute
by Hiro Arikawa
read by George Blagden
Nana the cat and his owner Satoru journey to visit three of Satoru’s longtime friends. At least that is what Nana believes. As they travel across Japan, they learn the true meanings of courage, gratitude, loyalty, and love. Translated from the original 2015 Japanese edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Book in Room 316
DB93000 6 hours 51 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by various narrators
Different circumstances lead four people to the Markham Hotel. Savannah is dealing with her husband’s affair, Ollie is grieving the loss of his wife, Anna is trying to provide a better life for her kids, and Trey is trying to escape the gangs in his neighborhood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

For Your Love
DB89569 8 hours 42 minutes
by Beverly Jenkins
read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
Trent July, Mayor of the Kansas town of Henry Adams, is enjoying his new marriage and parenting two adopted boys. He has been thinking about his own mother, who left him to be raised by his grandmother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Dalai Lama’s Cat, Books 1–3
DB92822 18 hours 58 minutes
by David Michie
read by Catherine Byers
Three novels, written between 2012 and 2015, told from the perspective of a cat. In The Dalai Lama’s Cat, a stray kitten becomes the Dalai Lama’s pet. Also includes The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring and The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Power of Meow. 2015.

Melmoth
DB93211 10 hours 41 minutes
by Sarah Perry
read by Jan Cramer
Englishwoman Helen has built a home of sorts in Prague, working as a translator. Her friend Karel finds a strange letter in the library that contains a warning of Melmoth the Witness, which Helen dismisses as local superstition. But Karel disappears, and Helen is being watched. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

CoDex 1962: A Trilogy
DB92682 22 hours 11 minutes
by Sjón
read by J.P. Linton
The complete Leo Loewe Trilogy, which includes a love story, a murder mystery, and a science fiction story. In Thine Eyes Did See My Substance, a Jewish fugitive has an affair with a German maid. Also includes Iceland’s Thousand Years and I’m a Sleeping Door. Entries originally published in Icelandic in 1994, 2001, and 2016. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Past Perfect
DB89813 8 hours 10 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Jim Frangione
Blake Gregory moves his family across the country to a historical mansion in San Francisco. Soon after they arrive, an earthquake opens a connection to the past, allowing the Gregorys to meet the family who lived there one hundred years before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Historical Fiction

Mrs. Osmond
DB89583 12 hours 5 minutes
by John Banville
read by Amy Finegan
Late-nineteenth century Europe. Man Booker Prize-winning author extends the story of Isabel Archer, from Henry James’s Portrait of a Lady (DB51264). After Isabel discovers the dispiriting truth about her new husband, Gilbert, she returns to London to sort out her feelings. There, she begins a grand tour to evaluate her options. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Secrets of Cavendon
DB89656 13 hours 12 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Saskia Maarleveld
In 1949, a new generation of the Inghams and Swanns, from The Cavendon Luck (DB84616), are rising to prominence and fighting to keep the estate from falling into ruin. Financial difficulties, possible serious illness, and romance threaten all they hold dear. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Last Ballad
DB89501 12 hours 30 minutes
by Wiley Cash
read by Kristin Allison
North Carolina, 1929. Mill worker Ella May Wiggins is caring for her four children after her husband has run off. She is drawn into a unionization effort that is violently opposed. Seventy-five years later, her daughter, Lilly, reflects on how the family was changed. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Sparrowhawk Revolution: Book Five of the Sparrowhawk Series; a Novel of the American Revolution
DB89473 15 hours 36 minutes
by Edward Cline
read by David DeBoy
1765. The Stamp Act Resolves have been published and Hugh Kenrick continues to work for the repeal of the law. While he and his friend Jack Frake work to block a plot to smuggle stamps into Virginia, Dogmael Jones argues in Parliament. Sequel to Empire (DB61568). 2005.

The Flame Bearer
DB93276 10 hours 21 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Matt Bates
The queen of Mercia, Aethelflaed, has reached a truce with Viking Sigtryggr, who rules Northumbria. This allows England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, to return home to claim his birthright. But enemies old and new conspire to distract him from his goal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Give Us This Day
DB89477 22 hours 58 minutes
by R.F. Delderfield
read by Jack Fox
The Swann family saga opens with Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebration and closes with the declaration of World War I. This rich evocation of English history and family problems is the author’s last book in a series on middle-class life. Sequel to Theirs Was the Kingdom (DB38645). Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1973.

The Wild Rose
DB88144 24 hours 35 minutes
by Jennifer Donnelly
read by Jill Tanner
As World War I looms, adventurer Willa Alden copes with the loss of her leg in a climbing accident. Fellow adventurer Seamus Finnegan, the man who saved Willa, tries to forget her as he marries a young schoolteacher. Secretive Max von Brandt has tentacles everywhere. Sequel to The Winter Rose (DB88071). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Birdcage Walk
DB89887 10 hours 4 minutes
by Helen Dunmore
read by Kristin Allison
Lizzie Fawkes was raised in the heart of British radical circles and comes of age as the French Revolution begins. Her new husband, John Diner Tredevant, believes Lizzie belongs completely to him, and he works to subdue her nature. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Manhattan Beach
DB89445 16 hours 35 minutes
by Jennifer Egan
read by Emily Ellet
As a child, Anna observes the uneasy relationship her father has with Dexter Styles. Years later, working as a diver repairing Navy ships during World War II, she once again encounters Dexter. Secrets are revealed. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Dress in the Window
DB89549 10 hours 33 minutes
by Sofia Grant
read by Carol Dines
In the years after World War II, Jeanne lives with her widowed sister Peggy, niece Tommie, and Peggy’s mother-in-law, Thelma. Jeanne creates dresses from Peggy’s drawings, and they begin a business. But simmering sibling rivalry and secrets threaten all they hold dear. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Saturday Evening Girls Club
DB92799 7 hours 28 minutes
by Jane Healey
read by Kristin Allison
Boston, 1908. Four friends, daughters of immigrants, meet every Saturday for a pottery class. Caprice, Ada, Maria, and Thea have ambitions beyond their parents’ expectations and must juggle the conflicting desires. Each has the opportunity to find love. 2017.

The Twelve-Mile Straight
DB89435 18 hours 31 minutes
by Eleanor Henderson
read by Erin Jones
Georgia, 1930. Young Elma Jesup gives birth to twins—one white, one black. The field hand accused of raping her is lynched. As she raises the twins with the help of Nan, the housekeeper, secrets and lies are revealed. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Paper Wife
DB93176 8 hours 12 minutes
by Laila Ibrahim
read by Peter Holdway
China, 1923. Mei Ling prepares to leave her family for America after submitting to an arranged marriage to a merchant. During the trip, she befriends orphan Siew. When they arrive at Angel Island, Mei Ling discovers her husband’s lies. Meanwhile, Siew is sold into servitude. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Traitor’s Niche
DB93174 5 hours 12 minutes
by Ismail Kadare
read by Michael Scherer
In the heart of the Ottoman Empire is a niche carved out of ancient stone that houses the severed heads of dissidents. Field courier Tundj Hata is charged with delivering the heads, and dreams of taking the Albanian governor’s. Translated from the original 1978 Albanian edition. Some violence. 2017.

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
DB92867 11 hours 18 minutes
by Mackenzi Lee
read by Moira Quirk
Broke but needing to travel to Germany for medical school, Felicity accepts an offer of help from a mysterious woman. They end up on a perilous quest across Europe. Sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (DB88941). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Grace
DB89438 13 hours 7 minutes
by Paul Lynch
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Grace’s mother wakes her early one morning to chop off her hair and cast her out of their home with little explanation. Her younger brother, Colly, follows her, and the pair wander throughout Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine. Voices begin to call to Grace. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Tulip Fever
DB89602 6 hours 45 minutes
by Deborah Moggach
read by Kristin Allison
As the tulip craze hits Amsterdam, merchant Cornelis decides to have a portrait painted of himself and his wife, Sophia. Subsequently, Sophia begins to fall in love with the artist, Jan. Basis for 2017 movie. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

The Orchid House
DB92461 19 hours 29 minutes
by Lucinda Riley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After the tragic deaths of her husband and son, concert pianist Julia Forrester is working through her grief when an estate sale unearths long-hidden family secrets. Some descriptions of sex. 2011.

Holidays

The Christmas Promise
DB89662 4 hours 24 minutes
by Donna VanLiere
read by Donna VanLiere
When Chaz McConnell begins his security job at a department store, he realizes how empty his life has become. He befriends four-year-old Donovan and begins to find joy again. Widow Gloria Bailey does good works to fill the hole in her life, including housing cantankerous neighbor Miriam. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Human Relationships

Nervous Conditions
DB92815 9 hours 46 minutes
by Tsitsi Dangarembga
read by Erin Jones
Tambudzai—Tambu for short—receives the opportunity for education when her brother dies suddenly. As she negotiates the moral strictures of the village where she is raised, she looks to her cousin Nyasha for inspiration. But Nyasha, like Tambu’s brother, falls ill to what Tambu’s father calls “Englishness.” 1988.

You’re Welcome, Universe
DB89604 6 hours 36 minutes
by Whitney Gardner
read by Mare Trevathan
After Julia is expelled from the Kingston School for the Deaf for graffiti, her two moms send her to a suburban school and restrict her access to paint supplies. As her illegal tagging continues, someone begins adding things to her graffiti. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Turtles All the Way Down
DB89542 7 hours 14 minutes
by John Green
read by Kate Rudd
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake, and her best and most fearless friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. Meanwhile, Aza obsesses about everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Between the Lines
DB93268 4 hours 1 minute
by Nikki Grimes
read by various narrators
A group of high school students in Mr. Ward’s class learn about the challenges each of them face and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a poetry slam. Companion to Bronx Masquerade (DB55776). Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Swing of Things
DB92854 10 hours 52 minutes
by Linda Keir
read by Eva Wilhelm
Jayne and Eric are tired of their predictable married life when they meet Mia and Theo, who introduce them to the swinging lifestyle. As they explore their sexual desires, Jayne and Eric realize they may have broken something precious. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Burning Girl
DB89740 6 hours 41 minutes
by Claire Messud
read by Morgan Hallett
Julia and Cassie have been best friends most of their childhood. They drift apart as they enter seventh grade, with Cassie increasingly involved in risky behavior with drugs, alcohol, and boys. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Arsonist
DB89392 16 hours 9 minutes
by Stephanie Oakes
read by Carol Jacobanis
Molly Mavity and Pepper Al-Yusef are dealing with their own personal tragedies when they are tasked with solving the decades-old murder of seventeen-year-old Ava Dreyman, an East German resistance fighter whose death led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Four Weeks, Five People
DB89510 9 hours 5 minutes
by Jennifer Yu
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Five teens with various disorders bond during their stay at Camp Ugunduzi, an experimental, month-long, therapeutic wilderness program in upstate New York. As the teens discover things about themselves, they also begin to have hope for their future. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Fat Girl on a Plane
DB92636 9 hours 53 minutes
by Kelly deVos
read by Faith Potts
Cookie Vonn is flying to New York to jump-start her career in fashion design. But she’s humiliated at the airport because of her weight, and then she’s replaced by her boss’s perfect daughter. Cookie vows to make changes—but will happiness follow? Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Humor

Don’t Get Caught
DB92655 6 hours 52 minutes
by Kurt Dinan
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
To his great surprise, uncool Max Cobb is invited to join the Chaos Club, an exclusive group responsible for epic pranks at his high school. When the new members are set up to take the fall, Max proposes a special revenge. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
DB89888 5 hours 19 minutes
by Bill McKibben
read by Stephen Van Doren
Seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay runs Radio Free Vermont, a pirate radio station advocating for Vermont to secede from the United States. With help from his computer-adept assistant, Perry Alterson, Vern evades the law as authorities search for him. 2017.

Legal Themes

Blood Flag
DB93269 11 hours 42 minutes
by Steve Martini
read by Dan Woren
Paul Madriani’s new client Emma Brauer is accused of the “mercy killing” of her aged father. Insisting she’s innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package containing a key and a slip of paper recently bequeathed to her father by a member of his World War II unit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Literature

Collected Works: Wise Blood, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, The Violent Bear It Away, Everything That Rises Must Converge, Stories and Occasional Prose, Letters
DB92030 51 hours 25 minutes
by Flannery O’Connor
read by various narrators
The complete works of the author, who is known as a master of Southern fiction. Novels, short stories, and personal letters examine the world around her, her faith, her human foibles, and her everyday life. Includes the 1952 novel Wise Blood and the 1960 novel The Violent Bear It Away. Some violence. 1988.

Novels 1930–1942: Dance Night, Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel, Angels on Toast, A Time to Be Born
DB91679 40 hours 51 minutes
by Dawn Powell
read by Kristin Allison
Collection of five novels written between 1930 and 1942. Dance Night examines obsessive longing and is set in an Ohio factory town. Turn, Magic Wheel provides a snapshot of Greenwich’s literary scene. Angels on Toast humorously portrays the adulterous misadventures of two salesmen. Some strong language. 2001.

Medical Themes

Rhea Lynch, M.D., Books 1–4
DB88870 48 hours 57 minutes
by Gwen Hunter
read by various narrators
Four novels, written between 2001 and 2004, about Dr. Rhea Lynch, who takes a position in the ER of a small South Carolina hospital where she faces a lethal virus, a traveling faith healer, and other adventures. Includes Delayed Diagnosis, Prescribed Danger, Deadly Remedy, and Grave Concerns. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Mystery and Detective

The Best American Mystery Stories, 2015–2017
DB89426 42 hours 52 minutes
edited by John Sandford and others
read by Mark Ashby
Three annuals containing a total of sixty mystery stories, written between 2015 and 2017. The wide-ranging group of authors includes C.J. Box, Joyce Carol Oates, Craig Johnson, Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Tom Franklin, Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and many others. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Savannah Martin, Books 1–2
DB89377 19 hours 26 minutes
by Jenna Bennett
read by Theresa Conkin
In A Cutthroat Business, new realtor Savannah Martin rushes to meet a customer who was stood up by a fellow realtor. As it turns out, the house is a dump, the customer is a bad boy from Savannah’s high school, and the other realtor has been murdered. Also includes Hot Property. Some strong language. 2010.

Savannah Martin, Books 3–6
DB89378 38 hours 54 minutes
by Jenna Bennett
read by Theresa Conkin
Four books, written between 2011 and 2013, feature Nashville realtor Savannah Martin, whose growing relationship with the mysterious Rafe Collier involves her in a string of homicides. Includes Contract Pending, Close to Home, A Done Deal, and Change of Heart. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Lucy Campion, Books 1–4
DB88930 36 hours 5 minutes
by Susanna Calkins
read by Eva Wilhelm
Four mysteries, written between 2013 and 2016, featuring Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid for a local magistrate who becomes a printer’s apprentice. Includes A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, From the Charred Remains, The Masque of a Murderer, and A Death along the River Fleet. 2016.

Left for Dead: A Maeve Kerrigan Novella
DB89803 3 hours 0 minutes
by Jane Casey
read by Sarah Coomes
A violent rapist is attacking women, leaving them for dead on South London streets. When young police woman Maeve Kerrigan responds to a domestic disturbance, she’s horrified to find the latest victim. Maeve will have to face down rampant sexism and her own nerves if she wants to work the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case; A Hercule Poirot Mystery
DB89927 6 hours 44 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Gary Tipton
The final case of Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective. Old and arthritic, Poirot returns to Styles Court, the scene of his first case in England. When it becomes evident that someone at Styles is a murderer, Poirot sends for Captain Hastings to help him investigate, but Poirot refuses to disclose his suspect’s name. 1975.

The Murder on the Links
DB93049 6 hours 2 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by Hugh Fraser
Millionaire P.T. Renauld urgently summons detective Hercule Poirot to his estate. When the detective arrives, however, he finds that the millionaire has been brutally murdered on his private golf course, and Poirot is left with only a few scant clues to the killer’s identity. Commercial audiobook. 1923.

New Scotland Yard, Books 6–7
DB92634 15 hours 55 minutes
by Anne Cleeland
read by James Konicek
Two books, written in 2017–18, feature married Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Acton and Detective Doyle, also known as Lord and Lady Acton. Includes Murder in Shadow and Murder in Misdirection, in which a pregnant Doyle worries that Acton’s secret schemes will catch up to him. Some violence. 2018.

Cruel Winter: A County Cork Mystery
DB93003 7 hours 30 minutes
by Sheila Connolly
read by Amy Rubinate
Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan’s small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn’t sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan’s Pub. But now she’s stranded in a bar full of patrons—and the suspected killer of a long-ago murder. Sequel to A Turn for the Bad (DB87617). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Change of Fortune, Books 1–2
DB92385 17 hours 20 minutes
by Jessica Estevao
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two mysteries set in the 1890s, written in 2016 and 2017, feature Ruby Proulx, who escaped Canada for Maine after her father’s latest medical tent scheme proved fatal. She becomes both a psychic medium at her estranged aunt’s seaside hotel and an amateur sleuth. Includes Whispers beyond the Veil and Whispers of Warning. 2017.

Don’t Look for Me: An Amos Walker Novel
DB89889 8 hours 21 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Joe Wilson
Hard-boiled PI Amos Walker is hired by an investment banker to find his young wife, who left a note saying not to look for her. It’s identical to the note she left when she had a short-lived affair. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Hardcore Twenty-Four: A Stephanie Plum Novel
DB89584 6 hours 11 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
Professional grave robber and semiprofessional loon Simon Diggery won’t let bounty hunter Stephanie Plum take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Meanwhile, funeral home and morgue corpses that have had the heads removed appear around town, and a homeless man is murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Dear Mr. Holmes: Seven Holmes on the Range Mysteries
DB89699 7 hours 14 minutes
by Steve Hockensmith
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Seven stories that describe how two cowboy brothers, Otto “Big Red” and Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer, began solving mysteries using the techniques of British sleuth Sherlock Holmes. In the title story, Otto writes a fan letter to his fictional hero after discovering the story “The Red-Headed League” in 1892. Some strong language. 2011.

Mrs. Malory and Death Is a Word: A Sheila Malory Mystery
DB92909 5 hours 16 minutes
by Hazel Holt
read by Kate Kiley
Rosemary’s distant cousin Eva returns to the village after her foreign correspondent husband Alan’s death. When Eva dies while compiling Alan’s unpublished works, and then their grown son is killed, village sleuth Sheila investigates. 2014.

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
DB89565 3 hours 55 minutes
by P.D. James
read by Daniel Weyman
Posthumous collection of six previously published entries, written between 1973 and 2006. Includes “The Victim,” “The Murder of Santa Claus,” “Mr. Millcroft’s Birthday,” and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

The Highwayman
DB88143 3 hours 46 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by George Guidall
When Wyoming Highway Patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to a canyon known as no man’s land because of its lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls from a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death there almost fifty years ago. Sheriff Longmire and Henry Standing Bear investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Western Star
DB89661 7 hours 41 minutes
by Craig Johnson
read by George Guidall
When Sheriff Walt Longmire is confronted with an old photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive, it—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has ever encountered—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud
DB93238 7 hours 0 minutes
by Mike Lupica
read by Kate Burton
Sunny Randall is “on” again with Richie, the ex-husband she never stopped loving and never seemed to be able to let go of, despite her discomfort with his Mafia connections. When Richie is shot and nearly killed, Sunny is dragged into the thick of his family’s business. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Presumption of Guilt: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB93028 8 hours 47 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Tom Taylorson
A forty-year-old skeleton is found encased in a concrete slab at a decommissioned nuclear energy site. It is assigned to Vermont Bureau of Investigation’s Joe Gunther and his team, who have the resources to investigate the very cold missing-persons case—which is now reclassified as murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Death in the Stacks
DB89778 7 hours 12 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Erin Jones
As the library gears up for its fundraising Dinner in the Stacks, director Lindsay Norris has increasingly irritating confrontations with new library board president, Olive Boyle. When Olive is found murdered in the library, Lindsay is determined to clear a staff member who was directly targeted by the deceased. 2017.

Dandy Gilver, Books 1–3
DB92080 32 hours 49 minutes
by Catriona McPherson
read by various narrators
Scotland, 1920s. Three mysteries, written between 2005 and 2007, featuring the sleuthing socialite Dandy Gilver. Includes After the Armistice Ball, The Burry Man’s Day, and Bury Her Deep, in which the reverend tells Dandy about an elusive stranger who has been frightening ladies at night. Some strong language. 2007.

Dandy Gilver, Books 4–6
DB92390 31 hours 54 minutes
by Catriona McPherson
read by various narrators
Three mysteries, written between 2008 and 2010, in which socialite Dandy Gilver continues her amateur sleuthing in 1920s Scotland. Includes The Winter Ground, Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains, and Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder in which a department store heiress goes missing. Some strong language. 2010.

Dandy Gilver, Books 7–9
DB92561 35 hours 10 minutes
by Catriona McPherson
read by various narrators
Scotland, late 1920s to early 1930s. Three mysteries, written between 2012 and 2014, for Dandy Gilver—now a partner in the detective agency Gilver and Osborne—to solve. Includes Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses, Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone, and Dandy Gilver and the Reek of Red Herrings. 2014.

Detective Josie Quinn, Books 1–3
DB92685 27 hours 9 minutes
by Lisa Regan
read by Emily Ellet
After an abusive upbringing and a failed marriage to her childhood friend, Josie Quinn works as a detective in the small town of Denton. Includes Vanishing Girls, The Girl with No Name, and Her Mother’s Grave, in which Detective Quinn uncovers startling information about her past. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Miss Julia Weathers the Storm
DB89660 9 hours 7 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Cynthia Darlow
When Miss Julia’s longtime friend LuAnne comes to her with a horrifying discovery—her husband may be cheating on her—Julia invites her along on a group beach trip to clear her head. But after a child in their group finds valuable treasures, they are targeted by three strangers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Silent Rain
DB89884 9 hours 55 minutes
by Karin Salvalaggio
read by Pilar Witherspoon
Montana state detective Macy Greeley investigates house fire deaths in the college town of Bolton. Novelist Peter Granger and his artist wife—assumed to be the two bodies found—have plenty of possible enemies. One, student Grace Adams, was refusing to let an insistent Peter write about her past. Strong language. 2017.

Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit
DB93322 8 hours 55 minutes
by Amy Stewart
read by Christina Moore
1916. After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff, Constance Kopp, has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But one stormy night, while transporting a woman to a mental hospital, everything falls apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions
DB93321 10 hours 6 minutes
by Amy Stewart
read by Christina Moore
1916. Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn’t belong behind bars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Marjorie Trumaine, Books 1–3
DB92389 22 hours 54 minutes
by Larry D. Sweazy
read by Mare Trevathan
North Dakota, 1960s. Three mysteries written between 2015 and 2018. Marjorie Trumaine has been working as a book indexer since her husband’s debilitating accident on their farm. Her research skills are also helpful in local murder investigations in See Also Murder, See Also Deception, and See Also Proof. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The Hollow of Fear
DB93280 10 hours 53 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Kate Reading
When the estranged wife of Charlotte Holmes’s close friend Lord Ingram turns up dead on his estate, all signs point to Ingram as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Occult and Horror

The Devils You Know
DB89601 7 hours 19 minutes
by M.C. Atwood
read by Mare Trevathan
Wisconsin. Separated from their class during a senior trip to the infamous Boulder House, five teens—Violet, Paul, Gretchen, Dylan, and Ashley—confront their darkest selves and band together to escape the terrors of the house before it claims their souls. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Alice Isn’t Dead
DB93265 8 hours 46 minutes
by Joseph Fink
read by various narrators
Keisha lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day Alice disappeared. Keisha eventually assumes Alice is dead and even has a funeral, but then starts seeing her in the background of news stories of accidents and tragedies across the country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Elevation
DB93255 3 hours 49 minutes
by Stephen King
read by Stephen King
Middle-aged Scott Carey has discovered he is losing weight but—oddly—not mass. As he confides to his retired doctor friend, nothing he wears or carries adds to his weight. Meanwhile, Scott enjoys life and is determined to mend fences with his new prickly neighbor and her wife. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra
DB89797 14 hours 20 minutes
by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice
read by Katherine Kellgren
Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Sequel to The Mummy (DB29023). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel
DB89753 8 hours 32 minutes
by William Ritter
read by Mare Trevathan
The eccentric detective R.F. Jackaby and his assistant, Abigail Rook, find themselves in the middle of a war between magical worlds. Meanwhile, Jackaby’s feelings for Jenny, a ghost in his house, deepen. Sequel to Ghostly Echoes (DB86332). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Other Side of Dark
DB89493 8 hours 48 minutes
by Sarah Smith
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Since her mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Katie can communicate with ghosts, which makes her a loner—until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house, and together they seek a treasure rumored to have been hidden there by illegal post-emancipation slave-traders. Strong language. Agatha Awards. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Sacrifice Box
DB92845 9 hours 23 minutes
by Martin Stewart
read by Kurt Elftmann
1980s. When a group of friends discover an ancient box, they decide to make a sacrifice by sealing away their treasures inside. Four years later, one of them breaks a rule and unleashes a series of horrible events. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Psychological Themes

The Third Hotel
DB92395 6 hours 20 minutes
by Laura van den Berg
read by Paige O’Malley
Clare’s husband Richard, a professor and horror film expert, was recently killed by a hit-and-run driver. When Clare takes his place on a scheduled trip to Havana, Cuba, for a film festival, she sees Richard and decides to follow him. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Religious Themes

Miriam: A Treasures of the Nile Novel
DB92633 13 hours 0 minutes
by Mesu Andrews
read by Eva Wilhelm
Miriam, a midwife and Hebrew prophetess, has faithfully served her god, El Shaddai, when her brother Moses returns to Egypt. Moses brings change, and Miriam and her family must decide to either stay with the familiar or follow Moses into uncharted territory. 2016.

The Strength of His Hand
DB88149 11 hours 32 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Suzanne Toren
King Hezekiah of Judah is enjoying the prosperity his kingdom is experiencing. However, his wife, Hephzibah, is having trouble conceiving a child, and Hezekiah worries about the crown’s succession. Hephzibah takes secret measures to ensure fertility, which threaten Hezekiah’s rule. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

The Amish of Hart County Trilogy
DB89752 18 hours 51 minutes
by Shelley Shepard Gray
read by Kristin Allison
Three stories of suspense and romance set in the Amish community of Hart County. In Her Secret, Hannah Hilty and her family have moved to Hart County to remake their lives after a stalker goes too far. Love with a neighbor blooms. Includes His Guilt and The Gift. 2017.

If Memory Serves
DB88142 11 hours 29 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Caroline Clay
Con woman Memory Patterson has spent years finding the easy way through life, when she meets pregnant Johnnie Mae, wife of Pastor Landris. Johnnie Mae helps Memory search for the mother she never knew, but their faith is soon tested. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Who I Am with You
DB93440 7 hours 31 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Windy Lanzl
Jessica is pregnant and grieving the loss of her husband and daughter. Ridley is hiding out from the fallout of a political scandal he’s been falsely accused of causing. The pair find love and renewed faith as they try to forgive the people who have wronged them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Crooked Path
DB89920 11 hours 44 minutes
by Irma Joubert
read by Carol Dines
Lettie Louw believes her size will not allow her to find love, and she buries herself in her medical practice. Marco Romanelli moves to South Africa hoping the climate will be more congenial to his health. Marco and Lettie find commonalities and fall in love, but with that joy comes pain and loss. 2017.

The Inn at Angel Island: An Angel Island Novel
DB92839 10 hours 38 minutes
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Margaret Strom
Liza Martin inherits an inn on Angel Island after the death of her aunt. As she tries to prepare the inn for sale, her memories and budding relationship with handyman Daniel Merritt have her questioning whether or not to return to the hectic life she left behind in Boston. 2010.

Daughters of Boston Trilogy
DB92354 46 hours 48 minutes
by Julie Lessman
read by Emily Ellet
Three novels, written in 2008 and 2009, about the O’Connor sisters finding love and deepening faith in Boston between 1916 and 1922. In A Passion Most Pure, Faith O’Connor finds herself falling for Irish rogue Collin McGuire. Also includes A Passion Redeemed and A Passion Denied. 2009.

The Heart of San Francisco Trilogy
DB92393 42 hours 41 minutes
by Julie Lessman
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Three books written between 2013 and 2014 about finding romance and a deeper faith in God in 1900s San Francisco. In Love at Any Cost, a former Texas oil heiress falls for a man searching for a fortune. Also includes Dare to Love Again and Surprised by Love. 2014.

Romance

Someone to Wed
DB89816 11 hours 4 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Rosalyn Landor
Alexander Westcott is determined to save his failing estate when he becomes the new Earl of Riverdale. Wren Heyden has decided to use her fortune to buy a husband. Neither expects to fall in love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Savage Destiny, Books 1–3
DB91751 46 hours 4 minutes
by Rosanne Bittner
read by Theresa Conkin
Three historical romances, written between 1983 and 1984, follow Abigail Trent and Zeke Monroe, the half-Cheyenne guide she comes to love. The pair meet in Sweet Prairie Passion, followed by Ride the Free Wind and River of Love. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1984.

Spikes and Spurs, Books 6–7
DB92827 19 hours 27 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Cecelia Riddett
Two western romances, written between 2012 and 2013. In Just a Cowboy and His Baby, two bronc riders compete. In Cowboy Seeks a Bride, a rancher and a businesswoman meet on a reality TV cattle drive. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Too Scot to Handle
DB89538 9 hours 43 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by James Langton
Retired army captain Colin MacHugh’s title makes him a target for marriage-minded debutantes. He has no interest in marriage, however, until he meets Anwen Windham. Anwen asks for Colin’s help to raise money for a local orphanage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Idol: VIP Series, Book 1
DB92812 11 hours 25 minutes
by Kristen Callihan
read by Theresa Conkin
When rock star Killian James shows up passed out on Liberty Bell’s lawn, she doesn’t even know who he is. They grow close, but will she give up her quiet life to take a chance on a life in music with the man she loves? Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Managed: VIP Series
DB92916 13 hours 54 minutes
by Kristen Callihan
read by Carol Jacobanis
Sophie meets stuffy Gabriel on a flight to London and helps him with his fear of flying. She learns he manages one of the biggest bands in the world—and she has a job interview to be the band’s photographer. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Chemistry Lessons
DB92798 6 hours 58 minutes
by Meredith Goldstein
read by Kristin Allison
Maya, a future MIT student, continues her deceased mother’s work on pheromones and attraction as an intern at the school’s biology lab. She uses a stranger, a platonic friend, and her ex-boyfriend as subjects, but never planned on falling for one of them. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian
DB89821 18 hours 3 minutes
by E.L. James
read by Zachary Webber
The story of Fifty Shades Darker (DB74504) from the point of view of the character Christian Grey. After his breakup with Anastasia, Christian is determined to win her back. He will have to face his own demons first. Sequel to Grey (DB81922). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Pleasures of Passion
DB89910 10 hours 28 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Kimberly Schraf
Niall Lindsey once loved Brilliana, but she broke things off when he had to flee after a duel. Years later, the goverment forces them to work together to catch a counterfeiter, but feigning a romance brings old feelings to the surface. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

At Love’s Bidding
DB89768 11 hours 13 minutes
by Regina Jennings
read by Carol Dines
To fix a mistake she made working at her family’s Boston auction house in 1873, Miranda Wimplegate offers to buy a local auction house in the Missouri Ozarks. When she arrives and meets handsome manager, Wyatt Ballentine, she discovers they deal in livestock, not art. 2015.

Beautiful Mistake
DB89674 8 hours 57 minutes
by Vi Keeland
read by Theresa Conkin
After yelling at a man in a bar, Rachel Martin discovers that she has mistaken the man for someone else. This perfect stranger is, instead, new professor Caine West, and Rachel is his teaching assistant. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Letters to the Lost
DB92853 9 hours 59 minutes
by Brigid Kemmerer
read by Jeff Allin
Juliet writes letters to her mother, a world-famous photojournalist—even after her mother’s death. When Declan finds a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist the urge to write back. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Two Love Lane, Books 1–3
DB92466 32 hours 25 minutes
by Kieran Kramer
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Three contemporary romances set around a matchmaking agency in Charleston, South Carolina, written between 2017 and 2018. Includes Christmas at Two Love Lane, A Wedding at Two Love Lane, and Second Chance at Two Love Lane. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand
DB93324 7 hours 11 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by various narrators
University professor Millie and her four platonic male friends form a pact to join a dating app. When Millie hides her identity and matches with one of her friends online, she is afraid of what will happen between them in real life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree
DB89776 11 hours 28 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Jennifer Hubbard
When she loses her job, Carly heads home to Bluff Point, Maine. She has a hot one-night stand with local physical therapist James, but she isn’t looking for a relationship. James is determined to change her mind. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Hold Me
DB93149 9 hours 37 minutes
by Courtney Milan
read by Cecelia Riddett
Maria Lopez keeps her identity secret on her popular blog, even from the commenter she has been chatting with online. When she meets prickly professor Jay na Thalang, it’s hate at first sight—until she learns Jay is her online flirtation. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Wyoming Legend
DB93416 10 hours 21 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Todd McLaren
Micah has his hands full with his Wyoming ranch and caring for his daughter, Janey. Injured ice-skater Karina needs a distraction while her body heals and offers to help the single dad. Micah wants to trust his feelings for Karina, but believes love only leads to heartbreak. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Chasing Christmas Eve and Holiday Wishes
DB89902 11 hours 27 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Jean Cochran
Suffering from writer’s block, successful author Colbie Albright decides to get away to San Francisco for a few weeks before Christmas. She meets tech wizard Spence Baldwin, but their romance has a time limit. Also includes novella Holiday Wishes. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Something to Remember You By: A Perilous Romance
DB93073 3 hours 22 minutes
by Gene Wilder
read by Bill Delaney
A wounded World War II soldier falls in love with a mysterious Danish woman during his convalescence in London before realizing that she may not be who she claims to be. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

#Starstruck
DB92910 9 hours 10 minutes
by Sariah Wilson
read by Emily Ellet
Zoe Miller can’t believe it when a random Twitter exchange with her favorite movie star, Chase Covington, turns into a real relationship. She has a hard time believing Chase could really care for her, especially once he learns she is not planning on sleeping with anyone until she marries. 2018.

Science Fiction

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View
DB89522 15 hours 5 minutes
by Ben Acker and others
read by various narrators
A collection of stories that focus on the perspectives of the background characters in A New Hope, such as common stormtroopers and the X-wing pilots that aided Luke’s mission to destroy the Death Star. Authors include Meg Cabot, Ken Liu, Mur Lafferty, John Scalzi, and Chuck Wendig. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Power
DB89539 12 hours 8 minutes
by Naomi Alderman
read by Adjoa Andoh
While the world remains recognizable, a dramatic shift has taken place as teenage girls gain the power to cause physical pain and even death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Daughter of Eden
DB89548 14 hours 36 minutes
by Chris Beckett
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After generations of division, the people of New Earth and Mainground go to war. Angie Redlantern and her family flee across Snowy Dark, back to the first stone circle. Once there, a profound event and surprising visitors will forever change the people of Eden. Sequel to Mother of Eden (DB81800). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Children of the Fleet
DB89556 11 hours 39 minutes
by Orson Scott Card
read by various narrators
Simultaneously with the events in Ender’s Shadow (DB48937), the Ministry of Colonization now runs Fleet School in the aftermath of Earth’s victory in the Third Formic War. Unsure of his chances in Fleet School, Dabeet Ochoa soon learns he may have a bigger connection than he realized. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Shades within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders
DB92825 14 hours 21 minutes
edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law
read by Emily Ellet
A collection of speculative short stories that deal with migration both on Earth and across worlds. The stories examine the dreams, struggles, and triumphs of those who leave home, whether by choice or not. Includes stories by, among others, Seanan McGuire, Alex Shvartsman, S.L. Huang, Matthew Kressel, Rich Larson, and Kate Heartfield. Violence. 2018.

Lost in Arcadia
DB89461 14 hours 24 minutes
by Sean Gandert
read by Joe Peck
Reclusive genius Juan Diego Reyes, the creator of the immersive social-media and virtual-reality interface called Arcadia, has gone missing. In his absence, his family struggles to reevaluate their collective sense of purpose and regain the ability to form authentic human connections. Strong language. 2017.

Children of Eden
DB89488 8 hours 56 minutes
by Joey Graceffa
read by Mare Trevathan
Rowan, an illegal second child in a future society that controls the population and environment, is destined for death if anyone discovers she exists. One night, Rowan recklessly wanders outside of her home, and her life forever changes. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Monster
DB89678 11 hours 57 minutes
by Michael Grant
read by Jill Fox
Four years after the FAYZ kids were released from the dome made by an alien space rock in Light (DB76315), the remaining dangerous Anomalous Space Objects are on a trajectory to impact Earth and will unleash something much worse. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Empress: The Diabolic Trilogy, Book 2
DB89708 12 hours 38 minutes
by S.J. Kincaid
read by Emily Ellet
Nemesis, a Diabolic, and Tyrus face new challenges and old enemies as Tyrus ascends to the throne. The two struggle to prove Nemesis’s humanity to those who oppose her position as Empress and keep them from full power over the galaxy. Sequel to The Diabolic (DB86664). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Fated Sky: Lady Astronaut, Book 2
DB93286 10 hours 17 minutes
by Mary Robinette Kowal
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
Astronaut Elma York would like to be included in the International Aerospace Coalition’s mission, but if she is, it would mean leaving behind her husband and the chance to start a family. Sequel to The Calculating Stars (DB91941). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hidden Enemy: I Am Number Four; The Lost Files
DB89478 6 hours 50 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Gregory Maupin
Three previously published novellas featuring Lorien teen number Five and uncovering where his loyalties lie. Includes Five’s Legacy, Return to Paradise, and Five’s Betrayal. Sequel to Secret Histories (DB89155). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Gather the Daughters
DB89617 10 hours 12 minutes
by Jennie Melamed
read by Laurence Bouvard
Just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten families colonized an isolated island, building a radical society of information control, ancestor worship, and controlled breeding. Women serve only to bear children and are killed when no longer useful. An attempt at an uprising, however, may be their undoing. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Blackfish City
DB93246 10 hours 25 minutes
by Sam J. Miller
read by Vikas Adam
A sustainable floating city, located in the Arctic Circle, begins to experience heightened levels of disease, crime, and corruption. A woman riding an orca arrives and unites the city’s factions. If they band together, they may be able to save the city from crumbling. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Woken Furies
DB91972 22 hours 6 minutes
by Richard K. Morgan
read by William Dufris
Kovacs saves a woman from her would-be attackers, only to discover that she is the infamous Quellcrist Falconer, a powerful woman with an explosive history. His new relationship with her draws ire, however, and someone sends an enemy specially designed to kill him. Sequel to Broken Angels (DB91971). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

The Will to Battle: Terra Ignota, Book 3
DB93391 17 hours 10 minutes
by Ada Palmer
read by T. Ryder Smith
Long years of peace end, and war looms as the public grows increasingly aware of the murderous means that have been used to maintain that peace. Sequel to Seven Surrenders (DB88821). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
DB89585 23 hours 20 minutes
by Rob Reid
read by Bill Quinn
Phluttr is an addictive social network used by millions, and its abilities and artificial intelligence surpass even what its creators know. Phluttr has the capacity to cure cancer—or to start a nuclear war. One group hopes to influence its decisions. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Uploaded
DB89607 13 hours 3 minutes
by Ferrett Steinmetz
read by Erik Sandvold
In the near future, the aging move their consciousnesses online to avoid death. Many of the living now function solely as supporters of the vast servers. An orphan wishes for a better existence for himself and his sister—and they aren’t the only ones seeking change. Violence and some strong language. 2017.

Beyond the Empire: The Indranan War, Book 3
DB89729 13 hours 45 minutes
by K.B. Wagers
read by Angele Masters
Following the events of After the Crown (DB86848), Hail is on the run and preparing to fight a war for her throne. She must return home to face her family’s killers and untangle a legacy of lies to restore peace to Indrana. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Artemis
DB89733 8 hours 59 minutes
by Andy Weir
read by Rosario Dawson
Jazz Bashara smuggles contraband into the moon city of Artemis as a way to make extra money. After she takes on a particularly lucrative job, however, she soon finds herself entangled in a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Cityborn
DB89767 15 hours 22 minutes
by Edward Willett
read by Alec Volz
Society within the City is highly stratified. Alania has been raised in a confined world of privilege, but after an unexpected ambush, she finds herself in the Middens, where she meets a scavenger named Danyl. Pursued by the First Officer’s Provosts, the pair flee the City. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

When the English Fall
DB89456 6 hours 8 minutes
by David Williams
read by Erik Sandvold
After a solar storm causes the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish farmer named Jacob recounts events in his diary. The Amish are unaffected at first, but as those outside the community grow more desperate, violence reaches Jacob’s family and friends. Some violence. 2017.

Short Stories

Uncommon Type: Some Stories
DB89526 10 hours 4 minutes
by Tom Hanks
read by various narrators
Seventeen short stories written by the Oscar-winning actor. An immigrant arrives in New York City after escaping civil war at home. A bowler suddenly gains incredible skill and celebrity. A billionaire discovers romance while searching for acquisitions. Narrated by the author. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Wait till You See Me Dance: Stories
DB89696 5 hours 18 minutes
by Deb Olin Unferth
read by Jean Cochran
A collection of short pieces from the award-winning author. Students compete to recount the worst things that they’ve experienced. Two oblivious travelers are kidnapped by a gunman. A shooter gets in position as a young girl climbs a sand dune. Some strong language. 2017.

The Complete Henry Bech: Twenty Stories
DB89766 20 hours 45 minutes
by John Updike
read by Barry Bernson
Three collections of Bech stories, most originally published in the New Yorker, featuring an unproductive globe-trotting Jewish American writer. Contains Bech: A Book, Bech Is Back, Bech at Bay, and a series-capping story, “His Oeuvre.” With an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2001.

Collected Stories, 1891–1910
DB92077 36 hours 6 minutes
by Edith Wharton
read by Kristin Allison
The first of a two-volume set contains thirty-eight stories that were originally published between 1891 and 1910. The collection begins with Wharton’s first published story, “Mrs. Manstey’s View.” Includes a biographical chronology from her 1862 New York birth to her 1937 burial in Versailles. 2001.

Spies and Espionage

Tom Clancy Power and Empire
DB89822 15 hours 53 minutes
by Marc Cameron
read by Scott Brick
The Chinese government seems determined to limit President Jack Ryan’s options in the upcoming G20 negotiations. Then, a routine traffic stop results in the discovery of a Chinese spy, whose information leads to an unexpected revelation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Tom Clancy Oath of Office
DB92999 14 hours 22 minutes
by Marc Cameron
read by Scott Brick
President Jack Ryan urges watchful caution in the face of a potential Persian Spring. Meanwhile, a change of regimes in Iran opens up possibilities for a major international arms dealer—and may change the balance of power in the region. Sequel to Line of Sight (DB91354). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Acts of Allegiance
DB92911 7 hours 21 minutes
by Peter Cunningham
read by George Holmes
Irish diplomat Marty Ransom finds his competing loyalties to his country and his Anglo-Irish childhood tested after he is lured into the world of espionage. After the violence of Bloody Sunday, Marty must choose where his true allegiance lies. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Enemy of the State: A Mitch Rapp Novel
DB89921 9 hours 29 minutes
by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
read by Jack Fox
The president wishes Mitch Rapp to secretly send a message to the Saudis after the king’s nephew is discovered contributing funds to ISIS. When the plot is discovered, the president turns against Rapp. Soon both America and the Saudis are hunting him down. Sequel to Order to Kill (DB87024). Violence. Bestseller. 2017.

Tom Clancy Point of Contact
DB89143 13 hours 42 minutes
by Mike Maden
read by Scott Brick
A former senator, now working as a defense contractor, needs a foreign company analyzed. Unwittingly, he turns to the Hendley Associates, the cover for The Campus, specifically requesting Jack Ryan Jr. Ryan is concerned that he is being sidelined, but he is soon caught up in a cyberwarfare plot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Suspense

The Fallen
DB89568 9 hours 56 minutes
by Ace Atkins
read by MacLeod Andrews
Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision, it reminded him of raids he’d led. Could the thieves be ex-Army Rangers like himself? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Blind
DB89547 12 hours 53 minutes
by A.F. Brady
read by Jon Huffman
Sam James, who works as a much-admired psychologist at a Manhattan psychiatric institution, hides the fact that she drinks heavily and is in an abusive relationship. But now a work-required psychiatric evaluation and a mysterious patient threaten her work identity. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Don’t Let Go
DB89453 10 hours 11 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by John Jessup
Fifteen years ago, high school senior Nap Dumas’s twin brother, Leo, and Leo’s girlfriend were mysteriously killed by a train, and Nap’s girlfriend, Maura, vanished. Now a detective, Nap learns that Maura’s fingerprints were just found at another fellow graduate’s murder scene. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Sea of Greed: A Novel from the NUMA Files
DB92988 10 hours 0 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
read by Scott Brick
After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects team are tapped by the president to find out what’s gone wrong. Sequel to The Rising Sea (DB90521). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Typhoon Fury
DB89819 12 hours 11 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Scott Brick
While searching for a valuable painting collection, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves in much deeper water. A Filipino insurgency’s vicious leader is not only using the paintings to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Cuban Affair
DB89340 15 hours 42 minutes
by Nelson DeMille
read by Joe Wilson
Veteran “Mac” MacCormick runs a charter-fishing boat out of Key West. When approached by an anti-Castro attorney about taking clients on a mysterious trip to Cuba, his instincts tell him to decline—but the two-million-dollar payday is tempting. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

Judgment
DB93380 10 hours 22 minutes
by Joseph Finder
read by January LaVoy
A Massachusetts Superior Court judge has an uncharacteristic one-night stand in Chicago. She soon realizes the man has an integral role in a case she’s presiding over. He filmed their encounter for entrapment, putting her life and the lives of her family in mortal jeopardy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Cold Harbor: The Gibson Vaughn Series
DB89698 9 hours 16 minutes
by Matthew Fitzsimmons
read by David Hartley-Margolin
After the events of Poisonfeather (DB87238), hacker Gibson Vaughn spent eighteen months in solitary confinement in a CIA prison. Finally released, struggling with PTSD-induced ghosts from his past, and cut off from his daughter, Gibson craves vengeance. But he also wants to find his cohorts. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Righteous
DB89557 9 hours 53 minutes
by Joe Ide
read by Sullivan Jones
Ten years ago, when Isaiah—from IQ (DB86173)—was a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. Now an iconic PI in East Long Beach, Isaiah begins the hunt for the killer again. Meanwhile, a case takes him and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Darkness of Evil: A Karen Vail Novel
DB89705 13 hours 1 minute
by Alan Jacobson
read by Catherine Byers
After Jasmine Marcks publishes a book about discovering as a teenager that her father is a serial killer, Roscoe Lee Marcks escapes from prison. FBI agent Karen Vail is determined to keep Jasmine from becoming his latest victim. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Double Blind
DB93031 9 hours 22 minutes
by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
The FBI once again needs Kendra Michaels’ help. A body was found close to Kendra’s condo, carrying an envelope addressed to Kendra that contained an SD card with a video of a wedding reception. One week ago, the groom in the video was murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Wedding Guest: An Alex Delaware Novel
DB93381 12 hours 22 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by John Rubinstein
Psychologist Delaware and Detective Sturgis are summoned to a wild saints and sinners-themed wedding reception. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed in haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. And no one recognizes her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Truth Lies Here
DB92629 11 hours 15 minutes
by Lindsey Klingele
read by Deborah Desmone
After arriving in Bone Lake, Michigan, aspiring journalist Penny learns that her father, a tabloid journalist, is missing. Determined to find him, she digs into the new story he was working on. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

What I’ve Done
DB92696 11 hours 6 minutes
by Melinda Leigh
read by Carol Dines
The last thing Haley Powell remembers is talking to Noah at a club. Now she awakens covered in blood in a strange bed, and finds Noah dead outside. Morgan Dane takes her difficult case as a favor to Haley’s family friend, PI Lincoln Sharp. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

Broken River
DB89808 11 hours 31 minutes
by J. Robert Lennon
read by Hillary Huber
Upstate New York. Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl’s infidelity to start anew. While Karl tries to stabilize his flailing art career, twelve-year-old Irina becomes obsessed with the brutal murders that occurred in the house years earlier. And, secretly, so does her novelist mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Broken Things
DB93001 9 hours 52 minutes
by Lauren Oliver
read by various narrators
Five years after their best friend Summer was found brutally murdered in the woods, suspects Mia, Brynn, and Owen make a discovery that forces them to work together to find out what actually happened that terrible night. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Count to Ten: A Private Novel
DB89653 7 hours 10 minutes
by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
read by Sartaj Garewal
Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the investigation agency, convinces Santosh to run the new office in Delhi. They take a case involving dissolved human remains found on government property. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Verses for the Dead: A Pendergast Novel
DB93447 10 hours 35 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Rene Auberjonois
An overhaul of the New York FBI field office forces Agent Pendergast to work with a new partner. He and Agent Coldmoon head to Miami Beach to investigate a rash of gruesome killings—all seemingly tied to a woman who committed suicide. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Best Day Ever
DB89339 7 hours 25 minutes
by Kaira Rouda
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Columbus advertising executive Paul Strom and his wife, Mia, leave their sons with a babysitter and head to their Lake Erie vacation house for a weekend getaway. But the dangerous secrets they each harbor will make this anything but “the best day ever.” Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Hidden Pieces
DB92631 9 hours 23 minutes
by Paula Stokes
read by Eva Wilhelm
After saving a man’s life at an abandoned hotel, seventeen-year-old Embry Woods is considered a hero. But when someone begins blackmailing her over what really happened that day, Embry is forced to make choices that endanger her loved ones. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Sadie
DB93288 8 hours 0 minutes
by Courtney Summers
read by various narrators
Ever since their mother abandoned them, Sadie has been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated Colorado town. When Mattie is found dead, and the police botch the investigation, Sadie is determined to bring the killer to justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

A Delicate Touch
DB93375 7 hours 36 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
An old acquaintance of Stone Barrington needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades that involves numerous prominent New Yorkers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Quick and Dirty
DB89527 7 hours 45 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
When a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington’s office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Westerns

Monahan’s Massacre and Hang Him Twice
DB92560 23 hours 32 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
Two westerns, written in 2017 and 2018, featuring accidental gunslinger Dooley Monahan. In Monahan’s Massacre, Monahan heads for the gold fields of Colorado, but his plans are derailed when he is mistaken for a bank robber. Also includes Hang Him Twice. Sequel to The Trail West (DB86219). Violence and strong language. 2018.

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Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

The White Darkness
DB93369 2 hours 30 minutes
by David Grann
read by Will Patton
Profile of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley, who died in 2016 while attempting to cross Antarctica on his own. Discusses Worsley’s fascination with polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, his 2008 trek through the Transantarctic Mountains with two fellow descendants of Shackleton’s men, and his final expedition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Animals and Wildlife

Afterglow (a Dog Memoir)
DB89917 5 hours 45 minutes
by Eileen Myles
read by Erin Jones
A poet’s memoir of losing her beloved pit bull, Rosie. She shares her favorite memories of Rosie, some from the dog’s point of view, and uses the experience of watching Rosie’s illness and decline to explore the grieving process. Some strong language. 2017.

Arts

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
DB93264 14 hours 50 minutes
by Mark Dery
read by Adam Sims
Biography of writer and artist Edward Gorey (1925–2000) explores both his influences and the work he influenced. Discusses Gorey’s childhood in Chicago, service in World War II, experiences at Harvard, work in New York, and move to Cape Cod. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home
DB89642 19 hours 17 minutes
by Denise Kiernan
read by Carol Jacobanis
The author of The Girls of Atomic City (DB76895) profiles the history of the Biltmore House in North Carolina, which was built by George W. Vanderbilt II (1862–1914). Discusses the design and construction processes, the lives of its occupants, related maintenance and preservation efforts, and more. 2017.

Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent
DB92486 17 hours 33 minutes
by Christopher Petkanas
read by Peter Holdway
Journalist presents an oral history of the life and times of flamboyant designer Loulou de La Falaise (1947–2011), muse to Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008). Includes reminiscences by other designers, artists, socialites, models, and rock stars. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Astronomy

Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
DB89525 13 hours 9 minutes
by Scott Kelly
read by Scott Kelly
Astronaut and American record-holder for most consecutive days in space examines his life and career. Discusses growing up with his identical twin brother—and fellow astronaut—Mark, challenges he faced to become an astronaut, and the physical and emotional impacts of long-term spaceflight. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Biography

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
DB89576 12 hours 12 minutes
by Sherman Alexie
read by Sherman Alexie
The award-winning author uses poems, essays, and more to create a memoir sharing his experience growing up impoverished, with alcoholic parents, on an Indian reservation. Particularly discusses his complicated relationship with his mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man
DB92807 7 hours 48 minutes
by Brian Belovitch
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Account of the author’s life as a gender outlier and his many difficulties with gender identity. Discusses his initial coming out as a queer teenager, his transition to a transgender woman, and his eventual shift to identifying as a gay man. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life
DB93120 24 hours 6 minutes
by Jane Sherron De Hart
read by Suzanne Toren
An account of the private, public, legal, and philosophical life of the 107th Supreme Court justice, written with cooperation from the subject and using interviews with Ginsburg, her husband, children, friends, and associates. Discusses her Jewish heritage, family life, career trajectory, personal fight against discrimination, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Autumn
DB89739 4 hours 25 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Edoardo Ballerini
The author of My Struggle (DB79335) and its sequels describes the minutiae of his life and offers his observations of the natural world. Divided into three sections named for the months of autumn, each begins with a letter to his soon-to-be-born daughter. Translated from the original 2015 Norwegian edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Heavy: An American Memoir
DB93279 6 hours 20 minutes
by Kiese Laymon
read by Kiese Laymon
A collection of autobiographical essays exploring the metaphorical weight of the author’s life as a black man in American society. Recounts his experiences growing up in Mississippi, suffering sexual violence, attending college, facing complex familial relationships, dealing with trauma, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and gambling. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer
DB92697 15 hours 13 minutes
by Lisa McCubbin
read by Kerry Dukin
A portrait of First Lady Betty Ford that discusses her championing of women’s rights as well as many other previously taboo subjects, such as breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Recounts her struggles with addiction and decision to speak about this publicly and the story of her relationship with President Gerald Ford. 2018.

Queer, There, and Everywhere: Twenty-Three People Who Changed the World
DB89594 5 hours 39 minutes
by Sarah Prager
read by Kay Kerimian
Presents profiles of twenty-three influential LGBTQ notables, from the era of the Roman Empire to the early twenty-first century. Explores how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms, and shape culture. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Unshattered: Overcoming Tragedy and Choosing a Beautiful Life
DB92821 5 hours 31 minutes
by Carol J. Decker and Stacey L. Nash
read by Teresa Willis
Recounting of Decker’s experiences during her second pregnancy, when an infection developed into sepsis that resulted in the amputation of both legs and one hand and the loss of her sight. Discusses the challenges she and her family faced and ways they adapted to their new reality. 2018.

Business and Economics

The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
DB93444 4 hours 14 minutes
by Tim Wu
read by Marc Cashman
Argument for strengthening antitrust laws to address the ways American industries changed in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Discusses the monopolization movement, the Chicago school of economic thought, and development of the technology industry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Cooking

Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
DB92381 12 hours 20 minutes
by Mark Kurlansky
read by Kurt Elftmann
Author of The Cod’s Tale (DB54628) and Paper (DB86680) examines the global history of milk and human civilization. Discusses the domestication of animals for their dairy production, development of dairy products, health hazards, food regulation, local specialties, and the state of dairy industries in the twenty-first century. 2018.

King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from around the World
DB89427 14 hours 47 minutes
by Joan Nathan
read by Eva Wilhelm
Collection of recipes exploring the Jewish diaspora across the world. Section topics are pantry, morning, starters, soups and their dumplings, breads, grains and such, vegetables, fish, poultry, meat, and sweets. Includes a discussion of the history of the diaspora and Jewish dietary laws. 2017.

Eat Right for Your Sight: Simple, Tasty Recipes That Help Reduce the Risk of Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration
DB92481 5 hours 18 minutes
by Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Johanna M. Seddon
read by David DeBoy
Thompson, a James Beard-nominated cookbook author, and Seddon, a doctor specializing in macular degeneration, present a collection of recipes specifically designed to delay the onset and progress of age-related macular degeneration. Categories include small bites, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and healthy drinks. 2015.

Crime

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties
DB89882 14 hours 5 minutes
by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman
read by Catherine Byers
Explains how, at age fourteen in 1967, the author left her hippie parents and joined Manson’s cult for the two years before the killings of actress Sharon Tate and four others. Fostered by a policeman’s family, Lake testified against Manson. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Of Long Memory: Mississippi and the Murder of Medgar Evers
DB92816 10 hours 45 minutes
by Adam Nossiter
read by Jack Fox
Journalist examines the 1963 murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the trial and conviction of his killer in 1994. Analyzes the original mistrials in the 1960s, personalities involved in the case, and the enduring racism in the state of Mississippi. Some violence. 1994.

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters and the US Postal Detective Who Brought Them to Justice
DB92656 11 hours 52 minutes
by William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce
read by Joe Wilson
Chronicles the life of postal inspector Frank Oldfield (1867–1916) and his investigation into an arm of the Black Hand organized crime group in Ohio known as the Society of the Banana. Details his investigation, the lives of the perpetrators, and the results of trial. Some violence. 2018.

The 57 Bus
DB89757 5 hours 26 minutes
by Dashka Slater
read by Kristin Allison
Recounts the true story of Sasha, a white, middle-class, agender teen, who was set on fire by Richard, a black teen from a crime-plagued neighborhood, while riding the 57 bus in Oakland, California. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
DB89794 12 hours 53 minutes
by Matt Taibbi
read by Dominic Hoffman
Retells how, in 2014, forty-three-year-old African American Eric Garner died on a sidewalk after an NYPD officer put him in what has been described as an illegal chokehold during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. Although the event was videotaped, a grand jury declined to indict the officer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Blood of Emmett Till
DB89710 9 hours 27 minutes
by Timothy B. Tyson
read by Bob Moore
Southern history scholar revisits the 1955 lynching of fourteen-year-old African American Emmett Till, from Chicago. While visiting relatives in Mississippi, Emmett’s interaction with a white female shopkeeper led to his kidnapping and violent murder. Also describes the trial, funeral, and the case’s impact on the civil rights movement. Violence and some strong language. 2017.

Diet and Nutrition

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought
DB92945 4 hours 18 minutes
by Christy Mihaly and Sue Heavenrich
read by Jeff Allin
Explores the environmental and nutritional value of unexpected food sources. Suggests trying crickets and mealworms as a sustainable source of protein and adding invasive weeds, such as dandelions and kudzu, to your favorite recipes. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

Drama and Theater

Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now
DB92092 26 hours 11 minutes
edited by James Shapiro
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Collection of essays regarding the role of William Shakespeare’s works in America from the revolution to the twenty-first century. Contributors include John Adams, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Addams, Robert Frost, Toshio Mori, Langston Hughes, Jane Smiley, and others. Includes a foreword by former president Bill Clinton. 2014.

Government and Politics

Fascism: A Warning
DB91549 9 hours 56 minutes
by Madeleine Albright
read by Madeleine Albright
Former ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of state under President Clinton examines the rise of fascism through the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Compares world leaders like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un to fascist leaders of the 1920s and 1930s. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
DB92817 7 hours 16 minutes
by Carol Anderson
read by Kerry Dukin
The author of White Rage (DB86343) discusses the policies that have systemically prevented black voter participation, particularly the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby ruling, which removed the need for Federal review of changes to voting requirements. Discusses voter ID laws, gerrymandering, poll closures, and the impact of Shelby. 2018.

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America
DB93270 10 hours 37 minutes
by Kathleen Belew
read by Jo Anna Perrin
A history of the white power movement in America. Discusses its consolidation in the 1970s and 1980s in response to the Vietnam War, when a sense of betrayal unified individuals from a variety of militant groups to form the paramilitary movement that eventually evolved into the alt-right. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House
DB89947 8 hours 41 minutes
by Donna Brazile
read by Donna Brazile
Former DNC chair discusses the 2016 election. Particularly examines the Russian hacking of the DNC, internal issues within the DNC, and the decisions made by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that contributed to Trump’s victory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Blacklisted! Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment
DB92935 3 hours 6 minutes
by Larry Dane Brimner
read by Steven Carpenter
Recounts the 1947 investigation into the motion picture industry by the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Details the claim by individuals from the film industry that their First Amendment rights were violated, and relates their subsequent blacklisting. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

Behold, America: The Entangled History of “America First” and “the American Dream”
DB93116 11 hours 24 minutes
by Sarah Churchwell
read by Anne Twomey
An account of the complicated history of the phrases “America First” and “the American Dream.” Discusses the former’s early history as a slogan of the Ku Klux Klan and the latter’s transformation from a pledge for equality to a vision of supremacy and material success. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
DB89524 13 hours 41 minutes
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
read by Beresford Bennett
Previously published and brand-new pieces from the iconic essayist, dealing with race relations, politics, social justice, and more. Includes “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” and “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” along with eight essays that each cover one year of the Obama administration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy
DB92820 9 hours 39 minutes
by Alan Dershowitz
read by Jon Huffman
Prominent law professor discusses early-twenty-first-century America’s hyper-partisan politics, particularly during the Trump presidency. Examines the author’s views on the dangers of intolerance from the Left and authoritarian rhetoric from the Right. Calls for Americans to focus on what unites rather than divides. 2017.

The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
DB91868 3 hours 48 minutes
by Michiko Kakutani
read by Tavia Gilbert
The author discusses the slow demise of objective truth in popular culture, academia, and contemporary politics. Particularly examines the relevance of these issues for early-twenty-first-century American politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Enemies of the State: The Radical Right in America from FDR to Trump
DB92811 11 hours 11 minutes
by D.J. Mulloy
read by Alec Volz
Chronicles the radical right’s roles in American politics throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first century. Discusses developments including the fears of Communism after World War II, the rise of the civil rights movement and the subsequent “white backlash,” the German-American Bund, and the modern militia movement. Some strong language. 2018.

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump
DB91870 7 hours 31 minutes
by Dan Pfeiffer
read by Dan Pfeiffer
President Obama’s former communications director discusses changes that took place in politics, the media, and the Internet over the course of the Obama and Trump administrations. Presents opinions on how Democrats can bounce back after their 2016 presidential election defeat. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It
DB91869 11 hours 39 minutes
by Andrew F. Puzder
read by James Edward Thomas
A former CEO argues in favor of the Trump administration’s policies related to business and economics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Stop Mass Hysteria: America’s Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt
DB92890 10 hours 25 minutes
by Michael Savage
read by Barry Baer
Talk-show host and author discusses the fearmongering that he feels has taken place in early-twenty-first-century American politics by liberals. Also examines historical examples, such as during the Salem witch trials, and the common elements of many past outbreaks of mass hysteria. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Holidays

Christmas: A Biography
DB89600 8 hours 6 minutes
by Judith Flanders
read by Kristin Allison
A chronicle of the development of religious and secular celebrations of Christmas, beginning with the time of the Bible. Examines myths and legends surrounding the day, traditions, literary and artistic interpretations, its association with other winter holidays, its commercialization, and more. 2017.

Home Management

How to Manage Your Home without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets
DB92489 6 hours 28 minutes
by Dana K. White
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
The author of Decluttering at the Speed of Life (DB92376) provides strategies she uses for keeping her own home neat, habits with the most impact, and advice for keeping clutter contained. Discusses the ongoing nature of cleaning a house and debunks common housekeeping fantasies. 2016.

Language

Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour through the World of Pun Competitions
DB89447 8 hours 12 minutes
by Joe Berkowitz
read by Stephen Van Doren
The author surveys the subculture of pun competitions around the world. Discusses specific competitions, including the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship in Texas. Examines individual punsters, the pervasiveness of puns in humor, and more. Culminates with the author’s participation in a pun competition. 2017.

Legal Issues

Blindsided: The True Story of One Man’s Crusade against Chemical Giant DuPont for a Boy with No Eyes
DB89605 8 hours 20 minutes
by James L. Ferraro
read by Bill Wallace
Attorney describes the ten years of litigation he waged against DuPont for the Castillo family. While walking by a farm, pregnant Donna Castillo had been drenched with DuPont’s fungicide Benlate when a tractor got stuck in the mud. Her son Johnny was later born without eyes. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Literature

The Thorn Necklace: Healing through Writing and the Creative Process
DB92464 7 hours 55 minutes
by Francesca Lia Block
read by Jill Fox
A novelist discusses the writer’s life. She offers advice on matters of technique and craft as well as on the ways writers can channel their own experiences into their writing. She shares stories from her own life and explains the healing power of creativity. Some strong language. 2018.

Let Me Clear My Throat: Essays
DB92290 9 hours 0 minutes

by Elena Passarello
read by Kimberly Schraf
Explores the mechanics and impact of human voices through essays and stories. Topics include deconstructing the rebel yell, Howard Dean’s infamous shout at a rally during his 2004 presidential campaign, and a 1941 article on tips for popular singing by Frank Sinatra. 2012.

Essays and Reviews
DB91823 55 hours 48 minutes
by Edgar Allan Poe
read by Mark Ashby
Collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s writings includes his major writings on the theory of poetry, the art of fiction, the duties of a critic, and his candid opinions on the leading literary figures of his day such as Charles Dickens and Washington Irving. Selected and annotated by G.R. Thompson. 1984.

Letters and Speeches
DB91617 38 hours 24 minutes
by Theodore Roosevelt
read by Robert Sams
Collection of more than three hundred letters to family, friends, and contemporaries of the twenty-sixth president of the United States, sent from 1881 to 1919. Correspondents include Upton Sinclair, Henry Cabot Lodge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, William Allen White, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others. Includes four speeches. 2004.

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks; A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life
DB86951 5 hours 37 minutes
by Annie Spence
read by Nicola Daval
A collection of letters addressed to books from the author, who is a librarian, along with several essays on book-related subjects, such as books with bad covers. Includes love letters to The Goldfinch (DB77453) and Matilda (DB31793), as well as a couple of snarky breakup letters. 2017.

Elements of Surprise: Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot
DB91784 12 hours 47 minutes
by Vera Tobin
read by Celeste Lawson
Cognitive scientist examines the use of surprise endings in literary fiction and popular literature and challenges two common beliefs: that biases are a form of moral weakness and surprise endings are shallow gimmicks. Delves into plot twists and unreliable narrators alongside the latest research on cognitive science. 2018.

Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
DB89479 3 hours 50 minutes
by Herman Wouk
read by Jon Huffman
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Caine Mutiny (DB31442) and other works reflects on the hundred years of his life. Discusses the books that have influenced him, his personal relationships—including the sixty-six-year marriage to his wife Sarah, his faith, military service during World War II, and the inspiration for and recognition of his work. 2016.

Medicine and Health

The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
DB89475 8 hours 32 minutes
by Tom Brady
read by Robert Sams
A professional football player presents the holistic regimen he created with friend and body coach Alex Guerrero to develop muscle pliability and reduce the risk of injury. In addition to exercises for the body and brain, Brady includes advice on hydration, nutrition, supplementation, and rest. Includes testimonials and recipes. Bestseller. 2017.

Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally
DB92942 9 hours 21 minutes
by Chris Wark
read by Bob Moore
The author, who was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2003 at age twenty-six, explains why, after his surgery, he chose not to use chemotherapy or other traditional methods of treating the disease. Describes the nutritional and lifestyle therapies he used and the research behind that decision. 2018.

Music

They Can’t Kill Us until They Kill Us: Essays
DB92565 9 hours 18 minutes
by Hanif Abdurraqib
read by Chuck Young
A poet and critic presents a collection of essays about the impact of music, especially live music, on his life and how music can be a lens through which we view the world. Subjects range from Nina Simone to Bruce Springsteen to Chance the Rapper. Strong language. 2017.

Beastie Boys Book
DB92993 12 hours 43 minutes
by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
read by various narrators
Story of the influential hip-hop band by two of the group’s founding members. Covers the members’ friendships and careers from their seminal 1986 debut album Licensed to Ill through the 2012 death of member Adam Yauch. Includes guest essays by Amy Poehler, Spike Jonze, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine
DB89529 18 hours 43 minutes
by Joe Hagan
read by various narrators
Biography of the founder and editor of Rolling Stone magazine, which put out its first issue in 1967. Provides an inside look at the backstage world of rock and roll, using documents and letters from Wenner’s personal archives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan
DB91399 17 hours 32 minutes
by Elaine M. Hayes
read by Dawn Ursula
Music historian explores the life and legacy of jazz singer Vaughan (1924–1990). Draws on interviews with friends and former colleagues to chronicle her career highs and lows, as well as the marriages that took their toll on her both emotionally and financially. Some strong language. 2017.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
DB89458 7 hours 12 minutes
by Gucci Mane
read by Bob Moore
A platinum-selling Atlanta rapper tells the story of his life. Before he was even in high school, he was selling drugs and rapping. Over the next two decades, he spent time both in jail and in recording studios. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next
DB89712 11 hours 6 minutes
by LA Reid
read by Bob Moore
An influential record producer tells his story, from his days as a drummer to the founding of LaFace records with partner Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Includes many stories of the famous artists whose careers he helped launch, such as Toni Braxton, Usher, and OutKast. Strong language. 2016.

Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters
DB92810 16 hours 40 minutes
edited by Randy L. Schmidt
read by Madelyn Buzzard
A collection of interviews with country music icon Dolly Parton, arranged chronologically from the first, with a twenty-one-year-old Parton in 1967 discussing her start in music to two published in 2014. Sources include Rolling Stone, Playboy, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Interview. Some strong language. 2017.

Why Jazz? A Concise Guide
DB92795 6 hours 3 minutes
by Kevin Whitehead
read by Bill Delaney
Longtime jazz critic for NPR provides a primer on the musical genre. Beginning with definitions and answers to some frequently asked questions, he goes on to cover the history of jazz, dividing it into four main time periods. Includes a glossary and discography. 2011.

Nature and the Environment

The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
DB92555 12 hours 57 minutes
by Tim Birkhead
read by Stephen Van Doren
A biography of seventeenth-century natural historian Francis Willughby (1635–1672), who is recognized as one of the world’s first ornithologists. Discusses his early years, partnership with fellow naturalist John Ray (1627–1705), wide-ranging interests, and legacy. 2018.

Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
DB89643 11 hours 58 minutes
by Carey Gillam
read by Richard Davidson
Journalist examines the use of weed-killer glyphosate, which is marketed as Roundup to general consumers by Monsanto. Discusses the use of glyphosate in food production, its environmental effects on animals and humans, and the work of regulatory bodies; and proffers suggestions for policy change. 2017.

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
DB93383 14 hours 56 minutes
by Victoria Johnson
read by Susan Ericksen
Biography of Dr. David Hosack (1769–1835), who collected the first botanical garden in America. Discusses his early years training as a physician, interest in the use of medicinal plants, friendships with founding fathers including Alexander Hamilton, and his lasting impact on public health. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
DB92695 8 hours 42 minutes
by Elizabeth Rush
read by Teresa Willis
Sixteen essays highlighting coastal communities facing the ecological impact of rising sea levels. Includes communities in Maine, Rhode Island, Florida, New York, Louisiana, Oregon, and California. Discussions focus on climate change, housing development, disaster recovery, academic research, and advocacy efforts. 2018.

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold through Our Genes
DB89706 16 hours 13 minutes
by Adam Rutherford
read by Catherine Byers
Author of Creation (DB80022) examines the genetic history of humankind. Includes some humorous examples to explain the ways genes, alleles, and their variations work when it comes to genotypes—the genetic base information—and phenotypes—the ways that information is presented. Discusses what to consider when interpreting results. Some strong language. 2016.

Birding without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World
DB89467 27 hours 9 minutes
by Noah Strycker
read by Gary Telles
The author of The Thing with Feathers (DB85163) chronicles the year he traveled around the globe to see as many bird species as he could. Describes his start in Antarctica and his visits to all the continents, local connections he made with each stop, and the more than six thousand species that he spotted. 2017.

Philosophy

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace
DB92288 10 hours 17 minutes
by John O’Donohue
read by Brit Herring
A theologian and poet urges readers to open their eyes, hearts, and minds to beauty. Focusing on the classical, medieval, and Celtic ideas of beauty, the author believes that embracing beauty leads to greater serenity, passion, and creativity. 2004.

Think Again: How to Reason and Argue
DB93070 6 hours 57 minutes
by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
read by Stephen Van Doren
An ethics professor addresses the increasingly argumentative and divisive nature of our personal and political lives. He believes that learning how to argue reasonably and effectively can create mutual understanding and respect. With examples from politics, popular culture, and everyday life, he shows what makes a good argument. 2018.

Poetry

Whereas: Poems
DB89697 1 hour 14 minutes
by Stephen Dunn
read by Jeff Allin
A collection of poetry examining oddities in logic and the ways in which there is always another side to every story. Topics include, among other things, rebellious household goods, the search for meaning within the daily news, and confessions between neighbors. Some strong language. 2016.

Some Say: Poems
DB89756 1 hour 3 minutes
by Maureen N. McLane
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A collection of poems exploring mental landscapes. Topics include: death, sex, technology, politics, nature, and more. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Psychology and Self-Help

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
DB92857 5 hours 37 minutes
by James Clear
read by James Clear
An expert on habit formation reveals practical strategies for creating good habits, breaking bad ones, and mastering the tiny behavioral changes that lead to positive results. Shares inspiring true stories while drawing on ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction
DB85556 4 hours 43 minutes
by Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
read by Lindsay Ellison
Analyzes the complex emotion that becomes a disorder in severe forms. Presents psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, and neurobiological theories, and investigates experiential and genetic factors. Explores six main disorders: phobias, social phobia, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Assesses treatment options. Includes self-assessment questionnaires. 2012.

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff
DB89591 5 hours 15 minutes
by Chip Gaines
read by Bob Moore
One of the stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper and coauthor of The Magnolia Story (DB86524) recounts some of his riskier adventures in life and as an entrepreneur, examining what he learned along the way. 2017.

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
DB89511 9 hours 22 minutes
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
read by Joe Wilson
Business researchers propose best practices for making experiences stick in memories. They posit four core elements—elevation, insight, pride, and connection—and discuss techniques for crafting memorable moments. 2017.

Religion

Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism
DB89586 11 hours 37 minutes
by Damon T. Berry
read by Doug Ramsdell
Professor of religion examines the role of Christianity in white nationalism movements. Explores the shifting landscape in both racialist and conservative Christian organizations, the coopting of the latter’s political mainstreaming for the former’s agenda, tensions in accepting Christianity in white nationalist movements, unifying issues, and other religions that have influenced white racist activities in America. 2017.

Theology: A Very Short Introduction
DB87161 6 hours 22 minutes
by David F. Ford
read by Stephen Van Doren
Professor of divinity surveys the central questions of theology, addressing believers and nonbelievers alike. Considers the principles underlying religious belief, such as the centrality of salvation to most major religions; the concept of God in ancient, modern, and postmodern contexts; and the issue of sin and evil. 2013.

I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair
DB89784 8 hours 35 minutes
by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck
read by Bill Wallace
Lifelong best friends Gray and Skeesuck detail the trek they took in 2014 along the 500-mile-long pilgrimage route the Camino de Santiago—with Skeesuck, who has multifocal acquired motor axonopathy, using a wheelchair. Discusses their friendship, the faith that sustained them for the journey, and the people they met. 2017.

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
DB89684 5 hours 25 minutes
by Max Lucado
read by Jeff Allin
Minister and author of You’ll Get through This (DB77761) presents faith-based methods for dealing with anxiety. Sections discuss celebrating God’s goodness, asking for God’s help, leaving your concerns with Him, and meditating on good things. Bestseller. 2017.

Unshakable Hope: Promise Book; Student Edition
DB92840 3 hours 31 minutes
by Max Lucado
read by Jeff Allin
Offers encouraging, practical advice for overcoming difficult circumstances. Suggests that by focusing on God’s promises, Christians can meet challenges, find security, and make wise decisions. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
DB89483 2 hours 38 minutes
by James Martin
read by Jon Huffman
A Catholic priest reflects on the divisions that exist between the Catholic and LGBT communities. Presents avenues for compassion, communication, and reconciliation. 2017.

Why Religion? A Personal Story
DB93441 7 hours 9 minutes
by Elaine Pagels
read by Eunice Wong
Author of Revelations (DB74537) and The Gnostic Gospels (DB60458) explores why religion is still practiced in the twenty-first century. Reflects on her own experience of religion in the wake of losing her young son and husband within a year of each other. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction
DB87157 4 hours 53 minutes
by Philip Sheldrake
read by Stephen Van Doren
Scholar and writer looks at the historical foundations of spirituality in the major world religions. Explores the concept of spiritual experience and considers its meaning, transformative power, and the impact it has on society. Contrasts spirituality and religion and considers spirituality in philosophy, anthropology, and psychology. 2012.

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
DB93319 6 hours 10 minutes
by Lysa TerKeurst
read by various narrators
Author of Unglued (DB75485) reflects on challenges she has faced and the ways she has used her faith to carry her through them. Discusses feelings of disappointment and disillusionment, being steadfast in the face of adversity, and recognizing toxic relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine
DB92692 13 hours 31 minutes
by Eric Weiner
read by Gary Tipton
Agnostic and author of The Geography of Bliss (DB65862) travels to find the answer to a question posed to him by a nurse after a health scare: “Have you found your God yet?” Discusses faith beliefs with practitioners in Nepal, Turkey, China, Israel, and Las Vegas. 2011.

Science and Technology

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017
DB89639 12 hours 25 minutes
edited by Hope Jahren
read by Karl Miller
Collection of twenty-four previously published essays on science and nature topics. In “A Song of Ice,” Elizabeth Kolbert—author of The Sixth Extinction (DB78463)—examines research into ice and glaciation and attends a memorial service in Greenland for a scientist. Includes introduction by geobiologist and author of Lab Girl (DB84436). 2017.

Social Sciences

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
DB89900 2 hours 10 minutes
edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
read by Kay Kerimian
Presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that discusses the experience of being an indigenous woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: A History
DB89777 12 hours 41 minutes
by Rita Chin
read by Kerry Dukin
The author examines cultural pluralism in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century in Europe. Discusses immigration, terrorism, refugee influxes, state-sponsored multiculturalism policies, religious conflicts, and various other social and cultural clashes. Argues for the importance of diversity despite its difficulties. 2017.

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America
DB93062 8 hours 55 minutes
by Alissa Quart
read by Carly Robins
An economic journalist examines the lives of middle-class American families who are struggling to make ends meet in the early twenty-first century. Profiles specific families, discusses the financial strain of parenthood, and proposes policies that might alleviate these issues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
DB93181 5 hours 26 minutes
edited by Arjun Singh Sethi
read by Steven Carpenter
A variety of individuals recount the hate speech and hate crimes they experienced during the 2016 American presidential campaign and the months after President Trump’s inauguration, discussing how his administration’s rhetoric and policies have intensified these encounters. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
DB93096 9 hours 59 minutes
by Rebecca Traister
read by Rebecca Traister
The author of All the Single Ladies (DB84319) discusses the power of female anger and its ability to propel political action. She examines the effects of women’s anger historically and politically, anger between allies and foes, the history of delegitimizing female anger, and the ways women’s collective fury has transformed politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Hidden Heroes Series, Books 1–6
DB89460 13 hours 5 minutes
by Nel Yomtov and others
read by Jeff Allin
Six books featuring lesser-known activists, journalists, mathematicians, pilots, and baseball players that made an impact. Includes The Belles of Baseball, Hidden Human Computers, The Muckrakers, Occupying Alcatraz, The Stonewall Riots, and Women with Wings. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Arthur Ashe: A Life
DB93004 32 hours 5 minutes
by Raymond Arsenault
read by Desean Kevin Terry
Biography of the iconic African American tennis player. Describes his birth in Virginia in 1943 and rise by the age of eleven to become one of the state’s best players, despite Jim Crow laws. Includes details about his career, advocacy for human rights and other causes, and death at age forty-nine from AIDS. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Ali: A Life
DB89738 22 hours 54 minutes
by Jonathan Eig
read by Kevin R. Free
Based upon hundreds of interviews with Muhammad Ali and those who knew him best, and supported by access to FBI and government files, this biography of the famous boxer (1942–2016) covers not only his life and career, but also his political views, including his opposition to the Vietnam War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Leveling the Playing Field: The Story of the Syracuse Eight
DB92645 12 hours 16 minutes
by David Marc
read by Bob Moore
Account of the African American players who petitioned for racial equality on the 1969–1970 Syracuse University football team. The charges of racial discrimination were contested by white players and the head coach, but the petition sparked nationwide protests. Includes interviews with surviving members of the Syracuse Eight. 2015.

Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL
DB92480 16 hours 58 minutes
by Rob Ruck
read by Gary Telles
A sports historian looks at the impact of football players from the small island of American Samoa. Includes profiles of several NFL stars, including Junior Seau. The author travels to the island, where he learns about the fiercely competitive culture. Some strong language. 2018.

The Best American Sports Writing, 2016
DB89443 20 hours 47 minutes
edited by Rick Telander
read by Richard Davidson
Twenty-seven examples of sports writing previously published in 2016, from magazines, newspapers, and online sources. In addition to the usual topics, the selections include a discussion of dogsledding in an age of receding ice, an examination of rodeo riding, and a look at rugby. Some strong language. 2016.

The Best American Sports Writing, 2015
DB89383 18 hours 4 minutes
edited by Wright Thompson and Glenn Stout
read by Patrick Downer
Twenty-one selections of writing on sports topics, from print and online media. Includes “One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-Eight Pounds of Sons,” which discusses the athletes of the Gronkowski family, and “Breaking the Waves,” which talks about swimmer Diana Nyad. Some strong language. 2015.

Stage and Screen

Never Grow Up
DB93326 9 hours 37 minutes
by Jackie Chan
read by various narrators
Memoir by the star of more than two hundred films in both Hong Kong and Hollywood. Chan reflects on his early life, the big breaks in his career, his numerous brushes with death (both on and off film sets), and his personal life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood
DB93409 20 hours 24 minutes
by Karina Longworth
read by Karina Longworth
The creator of a popular podcast on the history of Hollywood examines the life of millionaire aviator and film producer Howard Hughes. Focuses on his controlling, obsessive relationships with various film actresses including Katherine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
DB89451 10 hours 2 minutes
by Martin Short
read by Jon Pinnow
The author discusses his work as a comedian and actor and shares stories of his life. He recounts his years with two legendary comedy programs in the 1980s: SCTV and Saturday Night Live. Also discusses his film career and family. Some strong language. 2014.

Travel

The Best American Travel Writing 2017
DB89675 12 hours 47 minutes
edited by Lauren Collins
read by Barry Bernson
Twenty-two previously published essays exploring diversity in cultural and physical geography. Collected by the author of When in French (DB85807). Includes works by Elif Batuman, Jodi Kantor, and others. 2017.

Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey along America’s Forgotten Border
DB93430 9 hours 12 minutes
by Porter Fox
read by Jonathan Yen
Travel writer recounts his three-year trek along the northern border of the United States between Maine and Washington. Includes histories of areas visited, challenges in policing it, and his experiences traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

U.S. History

Presidents of War
DB92888 26 hours 6 minutes
by Michael Beschloss
read by Fred Sanders
Historian examines American presidents who led the country during wartime and the myriad decisions they faced. Discusses their struggles and how they sought comfort. Draws on interviews with surviving participants, letters, diaries, declassified national security documents, and other sources. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Grant
DB89541 48 hours 5 minutes
by Ron Chernow
read by Mark Bramhall
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington (DB72132) and Alexander Hamilton (DB58364) provides a detailed portrait of the Civil War general and eventual president Ulysses S. Grant. Discusses Grant’s life prior to the Civil War, his business troubles, his remarkable role in the war, his two-term presidency, and his life after the presidency. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice
DB92804 6 hours 12 minutes
by Lawrence Goldstone
read by Jon Pinnow
Recounts the Easter Sunday 1873 slaughter of more than one hundred unarmed African Americans by white supremacists in Louisiana—none of whom was convicted. Follows the opinion issued by the Supreme Court allowing post-slavery discrimination that continues to this day. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State
DB89598 12 hours 23 minutes
by Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello
read by Kay Kerimian
An account of the efforts of activists from a wide variety of backgrounds across the state of New York, leading ultimately to the 1917 referendum granting women the right to vote. Discusses how the various factions both did and did not collaborate. 2017.

Leadership in Turbulent Times
DB93029 18 hours 8 minutes
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
read by various narrators
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time (DB39154) explores the early development, growth, and exercise of presidential leadership in America. Particularly examines Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty
DB89390 23 hours 40 minutes
by Jon Kukla
read by John Haag
A biography of founding father Patrick Henry, covering his role in the movement for independence both before and during the Revolutionary War. Discusses his various political positions, including his denunciation of slavery and support for the ten amendments to the Constitution. 2017.

These Truths: A History of the United States
DB93063 29 hours 1 minute
by Jill Lepore
read by Jill Lepore
Explores the ideas at the core of America’s founding: political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. Beginning with Columbus’s landing in 1492, the author examines whether events have shown America to embrace or reject those concepts. Intertwines histories of politics, law, journalism, and technology. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation
DB92562 24 hours 30 minutes
by Miriam Pawel
read by Joe Wilson
A narrative history of four generations of a family that provides a focused account of California’s history. Begins with Prussian immigrant August Schuckman, who settled in northern California in 1852, and ends with August’s great-grandson, Jerry Brown, who reclaimed the family homestead. 2018.

Iron Tears: America’s Battle for Freedom, Britain’s Quagmire; 1775–1783
DB89545 21 hours 18 minutes
by Stanley Weintraub
read by J.P. Linton
A historian offers accounts of the American Revolutionary War from the distinct perspectives of the battlefields, the American leadership under George Washington, and the eyes of the British. 2005.

World History

Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History
DB92818 9 hours 46 minutes
by Catharine Arnold
read by Gregory Maupin
A narrative account of the Spanish Flu epidemic in the early twentieth century, which killed more than fifty million people on a global scale. Provides firsthand accounts of the disease’s devastation and discusses how governments handled the disastrous epidemic. 2018.

1968: Today’s Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change
DB92933 6 hours 28 minutes
edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti
read by Bob Moore
Fourteen authors explore the tumultuous year of 1968. Essays reflect on how generations clashed as thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, assassins murdered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and protests happened in cities across the globe. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China
DB89481 13 hours 35 minutes
by Philip Ball
read by Jill Fox
A history of China that focuses on the role of water, including the Han emperors’ ability to manage irrigation and defend against flood. Also discusses water’s place in Chinese philosophy and art, and engineering feats to handle the precious resource. Examines the strain that economic growth has placed on China’s water in the early twenty-first century. 2017.

Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe
DB89885 7 hours 39 minutes
by Inara Verzemnieks
read by Mare Trevathan
The author, who was raised by her Latvian grandparents, journeys back to the small village her family came from before suffering exile to Siberia under Stalin. She reconstructs her grandmother’s years as a refugee. Some violence. 2017.

A Short History of Guatemala
DB92384 7 hours 14 minutes
by Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr.
read by Bob Moore
A concise account of Guatemalan history, beginning with its ancient Maya heritage. Discusses the political, economic, and social evolution of the country, focusing particularly on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 2005.

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

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

The Adventurers Guild
DB89901 7 hours 12 minutes
by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
read by Peter Holdway
Conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, best friends Zed and Brock and their fellow novices, Liza and Jett, must defend what is left of humanity against the terrible monsters that crossed into their world on the Day of Dangers. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Caldera: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7
DB93421 12 hours 10 minutes
by John Flanagan
read by John Keating
On a mission to rescue Empress Justinia’s son from his pirate kidnappers, Hal and the brotherband crew set sail amid stormy seas to the island of Santorillos, where they encounter a formidable obstacle: a caldera. Sequel to The Ghostfaces (DB84722). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Spy School Goes South
DB93333 7 hours 12 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley, a spy trainee, is sent to Mexico to try to thwart the evil organization SPYDER, the CIA’s main enemy, once and for all. Sequel to Spy School Secret Service (DB89597). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Spy School Secret Service
DB89597 8 hours 27 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Joe Peck
Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is assigned to protect the president from an assassination attempt in Operation Pungent Muskrat, but he can’t rely on anyone on this mission, and he may be in over his head. Sequel to Spy Ski School (DB86832). For grades 5-8. 2017.

Alex Rider Series, Books 10–11
DB89589 16 hours 54 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Michael Scherer
Books ten and eleven, written between 2013 and 2017, featuring spy Alex Rider and his archenemy, Scorpia assassin Yassen. In Russian Roulette, Yassen recalls how he became a ruthless killer. In Never Say Die, Alex must prevent a new terrorist plot. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Fire the Depths: Max Tilt
DB89509 8 hours 13 minutes
by Peter Lerangis
read by John Jessup
Thirteen-year-old Max Tilt discovers an unpublished manuscript by his relative Jules Verne and sets out with his cousin Alex to find the treasure it describes. Max hopes it will solve his family’s financial problems, but he soon realizes he isn’t the only one who knows about the treasure. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Predator vs. Prey: A Going Wild Novel
DB89462 10 hours 4 minutes
by Lisa McMann
read by Joe Peck
After breaking into a secret lab to find answers, Charlie and her friends find three more mysterious bracelets. Her hopes of rescuing her father are complicated, however, when she has to keep her friends from going completely wild with their new powers. Sequel to Going Wild (DB86118). For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
DB89608 9 hours 3 minutes
by Colin Meloy
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
In 1961, Charlie Fisher witnesses a troupe of pickpockets pull off an incredible robbery in a busy Marseille square. Charlie agrees to protect one of the thieves if he will teach him the ways of a pickpocket, leading Charlie into a world of adventure with global stakes. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Better Off Undead
DB89761 4 hours 19 minutes
by James Preller
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After a hit-and-run accident that left him dead, Adrian Lazarus wakes up, surprised to learn that he has become a zombie. Adrian and his friends, who aren’t afraid of the undead, navigate a mystery involving global warming, disappearing bees, and billionaire developers. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Harley Quinn at Super Hero High
DB90116 4 hours 49 minutes
by Lisa Yee
read by Tara Sands
Fun-loving Harley Quinn is unable to resist getting involved in a battle of the bands that is to be held during a rare cosmic carnival. She dons her big mallet and uses her indefatigable sense of humor to tackle a tricky mystery that overshadows the festivities. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Animals and Wildlife

The Infamous Ratsos, Books 2–3
DB92851 1 hour 17 minutes
by Kara LaReau
read by David DeBoy
Books two and three, written in 2017 and 2018, feature the adventures of two rat brothers. In The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid, Louie and Ralphie Ratso plan to build an arcade, but first must investigate a potential haunting. In Project Fluffy, Louie helps a classmate with his crush. For grades K-3. 2018.

Hero Series, Books 1–3
DB89700 10 hours 19 minutes
by Jennifer Li Shotz
read by Mare Trevathan
Books one through three, written in 2016 and 2017, featuring the adventures of a retired search-and-rescue dog, Hero, and his human, Ben. In Hero, twelve-year-old Ben and Hero find a timid stray puppy, only to have him go missing. Includes Hurricane Rescue and Rescue Mission. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Family

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish
DB93291 4 hours 38 minutes
by Pablo Cartaya
read by Pablo Cartaya
After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus’s mother takes him and his younger brother, who has Down syndrome, to Puerto Rico to visit relatives. While there Marcus starts searching for his estranged father, who is somewhere on the island. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

The Crossroads
DB92690 7 hours 11 minutes
by Alexandra Diaz
read by Gregory Maupin
Cousins Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to live as undocumented immigrants in the United States. Meanwhile, news from their families back in Guatemala gets increasingly worse. Sequel to The Only Road (DB89471). For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Only Road
DB89471 9 hours 3 minutes
by Alexandra Diaz
read by Gary Telles
After his cousin is murdered for refusing to join the local gang the Alphas, twelve-year-old Jaime and his fifteen-year-old cousin, Ángela, become the gang’s next targets and make the treacherous journey from Guatemala to the United States to live with Jaime’s older brother. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2016.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
DB89898 5 hours 30 minutes
by Karina Yan Glaser
read by Jeff Allin
Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children work to change their reclusive landlord’s mind using any means possible. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess
DB89907 3 hours 2 minutes
by Shari Green
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
A novel in verse. Sixth-grader Macy, who is deaf, expects disaster when she is sent to help elderly neighbor Iris pack for a move to an assisted-living home. To her surprise, Iris soon becomes a friend who helps Macy face her own major life changes. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair
DB92934 9 hours 19 minutes
by Amy Makechnie
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
After moving to a small town in Iowa, ten-year-old Gwyn investigates the strange disappearance of a farmer and suspects her weird neighbor is involved. Meanwhile, she learns much about her mother, Vienna, who grew up there but has suffered from memory loss since Gwyn was four. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Echo’s Sister
DB92805 5 hours 37 minutes
by Paul Mosier
read by Elizabeth Rose
Twelve-year-old El finds the courage to help her six-year-old sister Echo fight cancer, and in the process El’s family receives love and support from an entire community. For grades 5-8. 2018.

In Our Mothers’ House
DB89484 0 hours 18 minutes
by Patricia Polacco
read by Abigail Maupin
Three adopted siblings reflect on the joys of being raised by two loving mothers. For preschool-grade 2. 2009.

Fantasy

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
DB89454 8 hours 18 minutes
by Alexandra Bracken
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Generations of wealth, luck, and prosperity have followed the Redding family. But at a family gathering on Founder’s Day, everything goes wrong. Twelve-year-old Prosper is possessed by a demon who was wronged by a Redding ancestor and seeks revenge. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Dragons in a Bag
DB93368 3 hours 27 minutes
by Zetta Elliott
read by various narrators
Nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his Brooklyn apartment building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities
DB89774 18 hours 45 minutes
by Shannon Messenger
read by Abigail Maupin
As her sister begins to remember her, Sophie races to stop the Neverseen and find her kidnapped parents. To do so, Sophie and her friends must find Nightfall, the door to an ominous place, and uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ past. Sequel to Lodestar (DB86553). For grades 5-8. 2017.

Akata Warrior
DB89389 12 hours 21 minutes
by Nnedi Okorafor
read by Catherine Byers
Now stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny Nwazue and her friends from the Leopard Society travel through worlds, both visible and invisible, to the mysterious town of Osisi, where they battle an evil spirit. Sequel to Akata Witch (DBC00231). For grades 6-9. 2017.

The Glass Town Game
DB89676 13 hours 9 minutes
by Catherynne M. Valente
read by Jennifer Hubbard
The Brontë siblings invent a game called Glass Town to escape their harsh reality—Charlotte and Emily are to be sent away to a boarding school. On the day of their departure, Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell are all whisked away to the real Glass Town. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Friendship

The Summer of Owen Todd
DB89762 4 hours 19 minutes
by Tony Abbott
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
In the touristy town of Brewster on Cape Cod, eleven-year-old Owen faces a dilemma when his best friend, Sean, is sexually abused by a trusted adult from their church but warns Owen not to tell anyone what is happening. Violence and some strong language. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2017.

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World
DB93290 6 hours 9 minutes
by Ashley Herring Blake
read by Chloe Cannon
Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Tight
DB93364 4 hours 11 minutes
by Torrey Maldonado
read by Torrey Maldonado
After his quick-tempered father gets in a fight and is sent back to jail, sixth-grader Bryan, known for being quiet and thoughtful, snaps and follows his new friend into trouble. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Growing Up

Illegal
DB93318 1 hour 12 minutes
by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
read by various narrators
After his brother disappears, twelve-year-old Ebo embarks on a hazardous journey from Ghana to Europe for a better life. It’s the same journey his sister set out on months ago. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Us, in Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos
DB89219 4 hours 15 minutes
by Lulu Delacre
read by Carol Dines
A collection of short stories drawn from the news that illuminates the life experiences of young Latin Americans, celebrating their victories and witnessing their hardships. In “The Secret,” young Carla helps her sister come up with the money to apply for a path to citizenship on Dream Relief Day. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Waylon! Books 1–2
DB89603 4 hours 27 minutes
by Sara Pennypacker
read by Jon Pinnow
Books one and two, written between 2016 and 2017, featuring fourth-grader Waylon, who loves science and inventing things. In One Awesome Thing, Waylon navigates through the changes happening to his friends in fourth grade and his moody sister at home. Includes Even More Awesome. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Humor

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
DB89831 0 hours 10 minutes
by Drew Daywalt
read by Jonathan Taylor
From the Kingdom of the Backyard, Rock searches for a worthy adversary that might best him. Meanwhile, Paper and Scissors set off on their own quests for competitors. For grades K-3. 2017.

Mystery and Detective

Ghosts of Greenglass House
DB89434 12 hours 36 minutes
by Kate Milford
read by Gary Tipton
Once again, Milo is stuck spending the winter holidays in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem. They work together to search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul. Sequel to Greenglass House (DB80154). For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Guggenheim Mystery
DB92936 6 hours 46 minutes
by Robin Stevens
read by Jeff Allin
While visiting their cousin Salim in New York City, Ted and Kat investigate the theft of a famous painting from the Guggenheim Museum. And Salim’s mother is the prime suspect! Based on an idea and characters by Siobhan Dowd. Sequel to The London Eye Mystery (DB67204). For grades 5-8. 2017.

Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood’s Revenge
DB89694 8 hours 7 minutes
by Susan Vaught
read by Deborah Desmone
Twelve-year-old Max investigates the connection between a hacker’s online attacks on her grandfather and the suspicious activity occurring at the supposedly haunted Thornwood Manor. Max’s grandfather, who is Blue Creek’s police chief, wants to keep Max and her souped-up wheelchair out of police business. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Scary Stories

The Art Show Attacks! Eerie Elementary
DB92944 0 hours 53 minutes
by Jack Chabert
read by Jonathan Taylor
While Sam is working on his clay project for the Eerie Elementary Art Show, the piece suddenly comes to life and attacks him. Sure that evil Orson Eerie is behind the incident, Sam and his friends race to uncover his next plot. For grades K-3. 2018.

Check Out the Library Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales
DB92843 6 hours 9 minutes
by David Lubar
read by Robert Sams
Thirty creepy stories about vampires, dolls, dragons, ghosts, and mummies. In “How to Slay Vampires for Fun and Profit,” a boy realizes he shouldn’t believe everything he reads. Includes a section that details the author’s inspiration for the terrifying tales. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Backstagers and the Ghost Light, Book 1
DB92841 3 hours 33 minutes
by Andy Mientus
read by Steven Carpenter
When Jory transfers to St. Genesius Prep, he joins the stage crew and discovers the magic that happens backstage. But when some cast members play with a spirit board, strange things begin to happen. Based on the comics created by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Spirit Hunters
DB89692 5 hours 39 minutes
by Ellen Oh
read by Nanette Savard
Shortly after twelve-year-old Harper Raine and her family move into an old gothic house that’s rumored to be haunted, her little brother starts talking to a boy who isn’t there. Harper and her new friend, Dayo, race to investigate the sinister events before it’s too late. Violence. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Where the Woods End
DB92801 6 hours 55 minutes
by Charlotte Salter
read by Mare Trevathan
Young Kestrel is tasked by her evil mother to hunt the villagers’ grabbers, creatures that build their bodies to reflect someone’s greatest fear. But as she searches for a way to escape, her own grabber gets closer. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Goosebumps Most Wanted: Special Edition, Books 1–4
DB89459 11 hours 35 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Michael Scherer
Books one through four, written between 2014 and 2016, featuring spooky Halloween and Christmas tales. In Zombie Halloween, a grandfather believes zombies exist in the graveyard across the street. Includes The Twelve Screams of Christmas, Trick or Trap, and The Haunter. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2016.

School

Project Droid, Books 3-4
DB89755 1 hour 27 minutes
by Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser
read by Jon Pinnow
In My Robot Ate My Homework, Logan convinces his android cousin, Java, to do his homework for him, but things backfire when the teacher announces a geography bee. In Phone-y Friends, Logan lands a chipmunk role in a school play and leaves Java behind. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Science Fiction

Railhead and Black Light Express
DB89680 22 hours 14 minutes
by Philip Reeve
read by Andy Pyle
Books one and two, written in 2015 and 2016, in a series featuring a universe where sentient trains travel on a Great Network throughout the galaxy. In Railhead, a petty thief is offered riches in exchange for stealing a box from the Emperor’s train. Also includes Black Light Express. For grades 6-9. 2016.

Short Stories

Sit
DB86977 2 hours 22 minutes
by Deborah Ellis
read by Mare Trevathan
A collection of eleven short stories featuring a chair, children, and the decisions they make. In “The Singing Chair,” young Jafar works tirelessly in a furniture factory and finds a way to rebel. Some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Doorman’s Repose
DB89754 4 hours 49 minutes
by Chris Raschka
read by Jon Pinnow
Collection of ten short stories about what is going on inside a posh apartment building at 777 Garden Avenue in New York City. In “The Doorman,” the new doorman, Mr. Bunchley, excels at every aspect of his job except one—he doesn’t talk about baseball. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Sports Stories

Bounce Back: Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream, Book 3
DB92846 1 hour 46 minutes
by Hena Khan
read by David DeBoy
When an injury sidelines the new team captain, Zayd, he must find another way to be a leader for his basketball team. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Alphamals: A–Z
DB89457 0 hours 11 minutes
by Graham Carter
read by Colleen Delany
Lyrical text introduces the alphabet and facts about animals, from armadillos and elephants to penguins and zebras. For grades K-3. 2017.

Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World’s Most Adorable Animals
DB92847 0 hours 50 minutes
by Jess Keating
read by Jordan McCraw
Introduces seventeen unique critters that use their “cute” features to survive in the wild, from the fuzzy Australian quokka’s wide grin to the gliding skill of the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
DB89691 0 hours 15 minutes
by Patricia McCormick
read by Jonathan Taylor
A recounting of how, during the Korean War, a group of U.S. Marines found a little hungry mare whom they named Private Reckless and trained her to be a packhorse for heavy ammunition. The soldiers soon discovered that she had a huge appetite and a brave heart. For grades K-3. 2017.

Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle
DB89590 0 hours 42 minutes
by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp
read by Jonathan Taylor
After a hunter shattered her beak, Beauty, a bald eagle, was rescued in Alaska and relocated to Birds of Prey Northwest, a raptor center in Idaho. Recounts how scientists and engineers created a prosthetic beak from a 3D printer while her real beak regenerated slowly. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Arts

Spooked! How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America
DB92638 4 hours 21 minutes
by Gail Jarrow
read by Patrick Downer
Describes the panic induced on the evening of October 30, 1938, when listeners believed Orson Welles’s radio broadcast “The War of the Worlds” was the news of a real alien invasion. Discusses the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Biography

A Wicked History, Books 5–8
DB86040 7 hours 50 minutes
by Philip Brooks and others
read by various narrators
Four biographies, written between 2008 and 2016, featuring some of history’s destructive leaders. Includes the titles Genghis Khan: 13th-Century Mongolian Tyrant, Grigory Rasputin: Holy Man or Mad Monk?, Hannibal: Rome’s Worst Nightmare, and Henry VIII: Royal Beheader. For grades 6-9. 2016.

The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln
DB92946 0 hours 41 minutes
by Marissa Moss
read by Robert Sams
Profiles Allan Pinkerton (1819–1884), whose curiosity led him to uncover the work of coin counterfeiters and then forgers in Chicago. Pinkerton’s successes led him to establish the Pinkerton Agency, a group of trained detectives, that not only solved cases but protected President Lincoln from a devious plot. For grades 2-4. 2018.

The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Communicating with the Dead
DB89593 3 hours 57 minutes
by Deborah Noyes
read by Kay Kerimian
Recounts the life of famed illusionist Harry Houdini (1874–1926) and describes his investigations of spiritual phenomena and the possibility of communication with the dead. At a time when spiritualism was resurgent, Houdini used his skills to debunk fraudulent mediums, ghost photography, and séances. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Man Who Knew Everything: The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher
DB89908 1 hour 2 minutes
by Marilee Peters
read by Joe Peck
Short biography of Athanasius Kircher, a 17th-century Jesuit scientist and polymath. Kircher was one of the first scientists to formulate theories based on observation, and even lowered himself into Mount Vesuvius to study how volcanoes worked. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon
DB89464 0 hours 37 minutes
by Greg Pizzoli
read by Peter Holdway
Recounts the adventurous life of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out in 1925 on a treacherous expedition into the Amazon rain forest in search of the fabled lost city of Z. Highlights his previous missions for the Royal Geographical Society and his encounters with dangerous creatures. For grades 2-4. 2017.

A Wicked History, Books 16–18
DB89714 6 hours 0 minutes
by Sean Stewart Price and others
read by Bob Moore
Three biographies featuring some of history’s most ruthless leaders. In Adolf Hitler, the author recounts how the dictator rose to power, destroyed democracy, implemented his racist vision, started a brutal war in 1939, and killed millions. Includes Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2010.

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor
DB93289 9 hours 11 minutes
by Sonia Sotomayor
read by various narrators
Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, details her achievements and her early years, which she believes serve as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2018.

Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers
DB89717 2 hours 20 minutes
by David Stabler
read by Jonathan Taylor
Highlights true stories about legendary authors during their childhoods. At eight years old, Jules Verne sneaked aboard a three-masted schooner to explore; J.K. Rowling dealt with bullies at school; and Laura Ingalls Wilder had to be homeschooled after a locust invasion. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars
DB92937 2 hours 46 minutes
by David Stabler
read by Jonathan Taylor
Unusual yet true stories from the childhoods of notable scientists, including Albert Einstein, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Katherine Johnson. A young Rachel Carson was instructed by her mother to catch—not kill—the bugs in the house and free them outside. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Cooking

American Girl Cookies
DB92940 2 hours 36 minutes
by American Girl
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Forty-seven tempting recipes for sweet treats to bake and share. Includes instructions for whipping up sugary creations such as donut cookies, gingersnap snowflakes, milk-and-cookie cups, ooey-gooey layer bars, crispy rice and chocolate layer brownies, and millionaire’s shortbread. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2018.

Folk and Fairy Tales

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: Twenty Chilling Tales from the Wilderness
DB89716 3 hours 21 minutes
retold by Hal Johnson
read by David DeBoy
Adaptation of Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, by William T. Cox, first published in 1910. Collects accounts of twenty fantastical beasts in folklore, from the pig-like squonk of the Pocono Mountains to the man-eating underground snow wasset of Canada. For grades 5-8. 2015.

General

Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World
DB93077 3 hours 53 minutes
by Eric David Dawson
read by Bill Wallace
CEO and co-founder of Peace First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young people become peacemakers, provides seven strategies that children can use to make an impact in their communities and promote peace and tolerance. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Government and Politics

Becoming President: Who’s Your Candidate? Choosing Government Leaders
DB89719 0 hours 35 minutes
by Michael Rajczak
read by David DeBoy
Introduction to the process of becoming the president of the United States and how to campaign for the job. Presents information on eligibility requirements, political parties, primaries, the electoral college, and more. For grades 3-6. 2016.

History

Her Right Foot
DB89686 0 hours 22 minutes
by Dave Eggers
read by Deborah Desmone
Presents the history of the Statue of Liberty, which was first erected in Paris and then disassembled and shipped to New York City in 1885. Highlights the iconic statue’s raised right foot to illustrate that freedom and liberty require action. For grades K-3. 2017.

Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries
DB92483 4 hours 43 minutes
by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson
read by Jeff Allin
Presents an assortment of unbelievable stories about people, places, and events. Encourages the reader to do research to determine which of the stories are false! For grades 4-7. 2018.

Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home
DB89596 5 hours 16 minutes
by Sally M. Walker
read by Kay Kerimian
In 1865, more than 1,500 people died on the Sultana, a steamboat carrying civilians and homeward-bound Union soldiers who were recently released from Confederate prisons. After rushing repairs, the boilers exploded and the overcrowded vessel sank in the Mississippi. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

Music

Chance the Rapper: Independent Innovator
DB92842 1 hour 49 minutes
by Diane Bailey
read by Bob Moore
Highlights the life and accomplishments of Chancelor “Chance” Bennett. Discusses his inspiration to pursue music and successes as a hip-hop artist and activist, as well as his pride for his hometown of Chicago. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.

Religion

The World of the Bible: Biblical Stories and the Archaeology behind Them
DB89718 3 hours 35 minutes
by Jill Rubalcaba
read by Jonathan Taylor
Collection of stories from the Old and New Testaments, accompanied by archaeological discoveries and information. Discusses how and where these biblical stories may have occurred. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2017.

Science and Technology

Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed Everything
DB93071 3 hours 26 minutes
by Martin W. Sandler
read by Jon Pinnow
Explores the space race at a critical time in American history. Covers the history of the Apollo 8 mission, technical challenges, and key players involved in launching three astronauts into space to orbit the Earth’s moon in 1968. For grades 5-8. 2018.

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

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

Tesoros de Mi Isla: Una Infancia Cubana (Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba)
DB85984 5 horas 8 minutos
por Alma Flor Ada
leído por Gabriela Garcia
La popular autora de libros para niños recuerda su infancia en Cuba. Contiene tres libros: Allá donde florecen los framboyanes (1994), Bajo las palmas reales (1998), y Días en la Quinta Simoni (2015). Para grados 5-8 y lectores mayores. (Popular children’s book author recalls her childhood in Cuba. Contains three books: Allá Donde Florecen los Framboyanes (1994), Bajo las Palmas Reales (1998), and Días en la Quinta Simoni (2015). For grades 5-8 and older readers.) 2016.

Últimos Testigos: Los Niños de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (Last Witnesses: The Children of World War II)
DB92484 10 horas 7 minutos
por Svetlana Alexiévich
leído por María Pino
Svetlana Alexiévich— la periodista bielorrusa y autora ganadora del Premio Nobel de Literatura —explora relatos de primera mano de niños durante la invasión alemana de Rusia en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Traducido del ruso. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Belarusian investigative journalist and Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexiévich presents first-hand accounts of children during the German invasion of Russia in World War II. Translated from Russian. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2013.

Más Allá del Invierno (In the Midst of Winter)
DB85980 13 horas 8 minutos
por Isabel Allende
leído por Martin Untrojb
Durante una tormenta de nieve, el profesor Richard Bowmaster está involucrado en un accidente de tráfico con Evelyn Ortega— una inmigrante indocumentada de Guatemala. Él recluta a su colega de Chile, Lucía Maraz, para ayudar a la joven evitar enredos legales imprevistos. (During a snowstorm, Professor Richard Bowmaster is involved in a traffic accident with Evelyn Ortega—an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. He recruits his colleague from Chile, Lucía Maraz, to assist the young woman in avoiding unforeseen legal entanglements.) 2017.

Antología (Anthology)
DB93266 2 horas 54 minutos
por Juan José Arreola
leído por Francisco Rivela
Una colección de cuentos del renombrado autor mexicano Juan José Arreola (1918–2001). Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. (A collection of stories by the renowned Mexican author Juan José Arreola (1918–2001). Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2016.

Molly’s Game: La historia real de la mujer de 26 años detrás del juego de póker clandestino más exclusivo y peligroso del mundo (Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boy’s Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker)
DB93363 9 horas 28 minutos
por Molly Bloom
leído por Fabiola Stevenson
Molly Bloom revela cómo construyó— a finales de los años 2000 —uno de los juegos de póker más exclusivos y de grandes apuestas del mundo. Bloom proporciona una historia de información privilegiada de los excesos de celebridad, de peligro, de glamour y de avaricia. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. (Molly Bloom reveals how she built—in the late 2000s—one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world. Bloom presents an insider’s story of celebrity excess, danger, glamour, and avarice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2018.

Hippie
DB92917 9 horas 8 minutos
por Paulo Coelho
leído por Martin Untrojb
1970. El joven Paulo viaja de Brasil a Ámsterdam, donde conoce a Karla. Ella ha estado buscando un compañero de viaje ideal para una aventura a Nepal, y convence a Paulo a unirse con ella para esta excursión que podría cambiar sus vidas. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (1970. A young Paulo travels from Brazil to Amsterdam, where he meets Karla. She has been in search of the ideal traveling companion for an adventure to Nepal, and she convinces Paulo to join her on this potentially life-changing journey. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

La Vida Que No Elegí (The Life I Didn’t Choose)
DB85982 5 horas 37 minutos
por Lorena Franco
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Nueva York. Bonnie Larson, una empleada farmacéutica descontenta, usa su herencia de bruja para vengarse de Nora Clayton, la ambiciosa vicepresidenta ejecutiva de su empresa. (New York. Disgruntled pharmaceutical employee Bonnie Larson draws upon her witch’s heritage to get revenge on Nora Clayton, the ambitious executive vice president of her company.) 2016.

Volverás a Alaska (The Great Alone)
DB91072 16 horas 45 minutos
por Kristin Hannah
leído por María Pino
1974. Un ex prisionero de guerra en Vietnam, Ernt Allbright, traslada a su familia— incluyendo su esposa Cora y su hija de trece años, Leni —al norte de Alaska. Mientras que el clima se mantiene templado, la familia sobrevive gracias a la generosidad de los lugareños. Pero cuando el invierno desciende definitivamente, la salud mental de Ernt se transtorna. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (1974. Former Vietnam prisoner of war Ernt Allbright moves his family—including wife Cora and thirteen-year-old daughter Leni—north to Alaska. While the weather is temperate, the family survives on the generosity of locals. But when winter definitively descends, Ernt’s mental health fractures. Violence and strong language.) 2018.

Las Respuestas (The Answers)
DB92830 10 horas 40 minutos
por Catherine Lacey
leído por Irma Bello
Mary Parsons necesita dinero para el tratamiento holístico de una enfermedad y busca un segundo empleo para financiarlo. Ella encuentra una oportunidad lucrativa como parte del “Experimento Novia”— una investigación científica sobre la construcción de la relación romántica perfecta. Traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (Mary Parsons needs money for the holistic treatment of an illness and searches for second job to finance it. She finds a lucrative opportunity as part of the “Girlfriend Experiment”—scientific research into the construction of the perfect romantic relationship. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

La Pareja de al Lado (The Couple Next Door)
DB85985 8 horas 47 minutos
por Shari Lapena
leído por varios narradores
Anne y Marco están cenando en la casa de sus vecinos que viven al lado, tomando turnos cada media hora para asegurar de que todo esta bien con la bebé y usando un monitor. Pero cuando vuelven por la noche, ella está perdida. Y cada uno está escondiendo algo de la policía. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Anne and Marco are having dinner at their next-door neighbors’ house, taking turns going home to check on their sleeping baby every half hour and using a monitor. But when they return for the night, she is missing. And each is hiding something from the police. Violence and strong language.) 2016.

No Es Por Vista (Not by Sight)
DB91997 11 horas 16 minutos
por Cash Luna
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
El popular pastor evangélico Carlos Enrique “Cash” Luna Arango— fundador de la iglesia cristiana Casa de Dios en Guatemala —explora su concepción de la fe. Citando ejemplos tanto de la Biblia como de la cultura popular, describe el poder de las creencias religiosas para transformar a las personas y al mundo. (Popular Evangelical Pastor Carlos Enrique “Cash” Luna Arango—founder of the Casa de Dios Christian church in Guatemala—explores his conception of faith. Citing examples from both the Bible and popular culture, he describes the power of religious belief to transform individuals and the world.) 2018.

El Caballero de los Siete Reinos ( A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms)
DB85993 13 horas 52 minutos
por George R.R. Martin
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Ser Duncan el Alto (Dunk) y su escudero Egg (el futuro rey Aegon Targaryen) se embarcan en aventuras. Este volumen se compone de tres novelas que exploran la historia de los Siete Reinos, muchos años antes de los acontecimientos contados en la serie épica Canción de Hielo y Fuego. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Sir Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and his squire Egg (future King Aegon Targaryen) embark on adventures. Three novellas explore the history of the Seven Kingdoms, years before the events told in the epic series A Song of Ice and Fire. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

El Mordisco de la Guayaba (The Bite of Guava)
DB92829 5 horas 40 minutos
por María Eugenia Mayobre
leído por Gabriela Garcia
Cuatro generaciones de mujeres se ven afectadas por el fatídico momento en que una antecesora prueba la guayaba por primera vez— culminando con la joven Primitiva Serapio, quien cede ante la locura y da rienda suelta a su alter ego fuerte e irreverente. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Four generations of women are affected by the fateful moment when a forebear tastes guava for the first time—culminating with the young Primitiva Serapio, who succumbs to madness and gives free rein to her strong and irreverent alter ego. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

Lecciones de la Manada: Historias de los Perros que Cambiaron Mi Vida (Cesar Millan’s Lessons from the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life)
DB85979 9 horas 9 minutos
por César Millán y Melissa Jo Peltier
leído por Martin Untrojb
El entrenador de perros y autor de El encantador de perros (DB68977) describe los perros que han tenido el mayor impacto en su vida. Incluye a Daisy, la perrita que lo ayudó a conseguir su primer trabajo, y Daddy, el pit bull presentado en su programa de televisión Dog Whisperer. Traducido del inglés. (Dog trainer and author of Cesar’s Way (DB62405) talks about the dogs that have made the biggest impact on his life. Includes Daisy, the dog that helped him get his first job, and Daddy, the pit bull featured on his TV show Dog Whisperer.) 2017.

Un Misterio en Toledo (The Angel Court Affair)
DB85977 10 horas 20 minutos
por Anne Perry
leído por María Pino
En el Londres victoriano, una conocida religiosa de España— bajo la protección del comandante de la “Special Branch” Thomas Pitt —desaparece. Luego, dos miembros de su séquito son asesinados. Traducido del inglés. Violencia. (In Victorian London, a well-known religious woman from Spain—under the protection of Special Branch commander Thomas Pitt—disappears. Then, two members of her entourage are murdered. Translated from English. Violence.) 2017.

Margarita, Está Linda la Mar (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea)
DB93257 10 horas 38 minutos
por Sergio Ramírez
leído por Francisco Rivela
Nicaragua, 1956. Un grupo de literatos se reúne en León, dedicado no sólo a la reconstrucción de la leyenda que rodea a Rubén Darío, quien escribió un famoso poema en la ciudad, cuarenta y nueve años antes, pero también para conspirar contra la vida del dictador Anastasio Somoza. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. (Nicaragua, 1956. A group of literati gather in León, dedicated not only to the reconstruction of the legend surrounding Ruben Darío, who wrote a famous poem in the town forty-nine years before, but also to conspire against dictator Anastasio Somoza’s life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2005.

La Ciudad Desolada: El Hogar de Miss Peregrine para Niños Peculiares 2 (Hollow City: the Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
DB85973 14 horas 25 minutos
por Ransom Riggs
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Después de haber escapado de la isla de Miss Peregrine por los pelos, Jacob y sus nuevos amigos tienen que viajar a Londres— la capital “peculiar” del mundo —en la década de los 1940s. La continuación de El Hogar de Miss Peregrine para Niños Peculiares (DB85967). Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. (Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to 1940s London, the peculiar capital of the world. Sequel to El Hogar de Miss Peregrine para Niños Peculiares (DB85967). Translated from English. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers.) 2016.

El Fabricante de Muñecas (The Dollmaker of Kraków)
DB92379 9 horas 5 minutos
por R.M. Romero
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
En esta fábula moderna, una muñeca viviente se encuentra en Cracovia, Polonia, en la compañía del misterioso “Fabricante de Muñecas”. Allí ambos se hacen amigos de un padre judío y su hija— mientras los soldados nazis invaden Polonia. Traducido del inglés. (In this modern fable, a living doll finds herself in Kraków, Poland, in the company of the mysterious “Dollmaker.” There they both befriend a Jewish father and his daughter—as Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland. Translated from the English.) 2018.

El Espía Inglés (The English Spy)
DB85976 17 horas 30 minutos
por Daniel Silva
leído por Martin Untrojb
Cuando una bomba explota a bordo del yate de un miembro de la familia real británica, el Servicio de Inteligencia Secreto recurre a Gabriel Allon para localizar a un maestro fabricante de bombas y sicario. Christopher Keller, un comando británico convertido en asesino profesional, ayuda en la persecución. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (When a bomb explodes aboard the yacht of a member of the British royal family, British intelligence turns to Gabriel Allon to track down a master bomb maker and mercenary. Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin, aids in the pursuit. Violence and strong language.) 2016.

El Apartamento (The Apartment)
DB92380 9 horas 50 minutos
por Danielle Steel
leído por María Pino
Cuatro mujeres comparten un apartamento en Hell’s Kitchen en Nueva York: la joven diseñadora de zapatos Claire, la escritora Abby, la estudiante de medicina Sasha, y Morgan, que trabaja en Wall Street. Cada una de ellas lucha con su carrera, su familia y el amor, mientras se apoyan mutuamente a través de altibajos. Traducido del inglés. Lenguaje injurioso. (Four women share a loft in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen: 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. Strong language.) 2018.

El Amor: Así de Simple, Así de Complicado (Love: So Simple, So Complicated)
DB92635 2 horas 20 minutos
por Ramón Torres
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Un psicólogo clínico y orador motivacional paraguayo presenta su exploración del significado y manifestaciones del amor. (Paraguayan clinical psychologist and motivational speaker presents his exploration of the meaning and manifestations of love.) 2018.

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

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (10 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (bimonthly (6 issues))

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

Bon Appétit (10 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

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

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

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

Diabetes Forecast (12 issues)

Discover (10 issues)

Ebony (12 issues)

The Economist (52 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 11 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

Horticulture (bimonthly (6 issues))

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (12 issues)

Missouri Conservationist (12 issues)

Money (10 issues)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (4 issues)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (12 issues)

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

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (24 issues)

The New Yorker (47 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (52 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (4 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 9 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)

Playboy (4 issues)

QST (12 issues)

Quarterly Music Magazine (4 issues)

Reader’s Digest (10 issues)

Rolling Stone (12 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (27 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

Travel & Leisure (12 issues)

True West (12 issues)

Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)

The Week (50 issues)

Wired (12 issues)

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