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Volume 88, Number 3

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Table of Contents

In Brief

BBR to cease large-print publication at end of FY22

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FCC launches Affordable Connectivity Program

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OIB Lessons now available in Spanish

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Books for Adults

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Clive Cussler's the Devil's Sea: A Dirk Pitt Novel
DB105769 10 hours 25 minutes
by Dirk Cussler
read by Scott Brick
In 1959, a treasured Buddhist artifact was lost to history. Sixty years later, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt discovers a forgotten plane crash in the Philippine sea. While exploring the crash, Dirk and Al Giordino are ordered to recover a missile that others are after as well. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105769 Clive Cussler's the Devil's Sea: A Dirk Pitt Novel

A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself
DB102435 4 hours 36 minutes
by Peter Ho Davies
read by Christopher Ryan Grant
A writer struggles after he and his wife make a decision to terminate a pregnancy when they discover there would be serious birth defects. That decision reverberates through the years, especially when their next pregnancy also involves a difficult birth and possible developmental issues with their child. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102435 A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself

City of the Dead
DB105826 7 hours 59 minutes
by James Patterson and Mindy McGinnis
read by Chloe Cannon
Hawk accepts her mother Max's help to prevent vengeful hybrids, amoral scientists, traitorous politicians, and a deadly virus from overwhelming her beloved, polluted city. Sequel to Hawk (DB99695). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105826 City of the Dead

Family

The Blind Light
DB102169 15 hours 31 minutes
by Stuart Evers
read by Kristin Allison
1959. Two young soldiers, Drummond and Carter, form a friendship while training at a special facility, and their experiences haunt them through the years. A pact between them has consequences for the generations following them. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB102169 The Blind Light

The Shape of Family
DB102440 10 hours 41 minutes
by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
read by various narrators
The Olander family is seemingly living the cultured American dream in California when tragedy strikes. Matriarch Jaya, the daughter of an Indian diplomat, finds solace in spirituality. Husband Keith dives deeper into his banking career. Daughter Karina heads to college for a fresh start and reckons with choices. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102440 The Shape of Family

My Brilliant Life
DB102437 5 hours 36 minutes
by Ae-ran Kim
read by Raymond J. Lee
Areum enjoys collecting the stories of his parents Mira and Daesu and his sixty-year-old neighbor—and best friend—Little Grandpa Jang. He spends months piecing together his parents' stories of his family and childhood to deliver to them as a gift. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102437 My Brilliant Life

Wish You Were Here
DB104579 21 hours 46 minutes
by Stewart O'Nan
read by Kimberly Schraf
A year after the death of her husband, Emily Maxwell gathers her family to their summer cottage on Lake Chautauqua for one last vacation. As they remember years past, old rivalries are rekindled and love blooms. Some strong language. 2002.
DB104579 Wish You Were Here

Fantasy

The Wisdom of Crowds
DB105719 23 hours 40 minutes
by Joe Abercrombie
read by Steven Pacey
Breakers and Burners have seized power. With nothing left to lose, Brock is determined to become a hero, Savine must focus on survival, Orso finds the world turned upside down, and Rikke is running out of allies. Sequel to The Trouble with Peace (DB100843). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105719 The Wisdom of Crowds

Within These Wicked Walls
DB105468 8 hours 56 minutes
by Lauren Blackwood
read by Nneka Okoye
As a debtera, nineteen-year-old Andromeda performs exorcisms to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. But when she agrees to work for handsome young heir Magnus, her job becomes truly terrifying. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105468 Within These Wicked Walls

The Garden of Promises and Lies
DB105568 10 hours 36 minutes
by Paula Brackston
read by Marisa Calin
At the antique store called The Little Shop of Found Things, Xanthe’s time-traveling talents led to her inadvertently transporting the dangerous Benedict Fairfax to her own time. Now a beautiful antique wedding dress connected to Fairfax sings to her, and she finds herself in Bradford-on-Avon in 1815. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105568 The Garden of Promises and Lies

Bleak Seasons: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6
DB105636 13 hours 15 minutes
by Glen Cook
read by Jonathan Davis
The Company has taken the fortress of Stormgard from the evil Shadowlanders, but the siege has left them exhausted. They risk their lives and souls holding the fortress, and one seasoned veteran of the Company, Murgen, begins to understand the role they play as pawns in a greater game. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1997.
DB105636 Bleak Seasons: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6

The Witch King
DB106209 12 hours 3 minutes
by H.E. Edgmon
read by Dani Martineck
Wyatt, a transgender witch, hides in the human world after losing control of his magic, but his fiancé, Emyr, a fae prince, is at risk of losing his throne if he does not find and marry Wyatt. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106209 The Witch King

All of Us Villains
DB105811 12 hours 53 minutes
by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
read by various narrators
Every generation, seven families select a champion to compete in a tournament to the death for control of high magick. But this year, a salacious tell-all book draws everyone to Ilvernath to watch the bloody curse unfold. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105811 All of Us Villains

Once upon a Broken Heart
DB105494 10 hours 6 minutes
by Stephanie Garber
read by Rebecca Soler
Desperate to stop her beloved from marrying another, Evangeline strikes a deal with the mythic Prince of Hearts. The prince asks for three kisses. After Evangeline's first promised kiss, she learns that he wants far more from her than she's pledged. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105494 Once upon a Broken Heart

Beasts of Prey
DB105516 15 hours 44 minutes
by Ayana Gray
read by various narrators
Sixteen-year-old indentured beastkeeper Koffi and seventeen-year-old warrior candidate Ekon forge an unusual alliance and venture into the Greater Jungle to hunt down a monster that has been menacing their city for a century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105516 Beasts of Prey

The Coyote Way: Vanished, Book Three
DB105492 7 hours 22 minutes
by B.B. Griffith
read by Stephen Van Doren
The Walker tracks down a rogue spirit that took on the form of a coyote in the land of the living. Caroline and Owen continue searching for a home, while Grant struggles with his appointment as the Keeper. The coyote secretly manipulates them all. Sequel to Beyond the Veil: Vanished, Book Two (DB105611). 2016.
DB105492 The Coyote Way: Vanished, Book Three

Awakening of the Seer: The Gateway Trackers, Book 3
DB105764 13 hours 14 minutes
by E.E. Holmes
read by Lyssa Browne
Spurred by the injustices that nearly destroyed their family, Jess and Hannah prepare to win back a seat on the Durupinen Council. But as Hannah faces the harsh realities of political intrigue, Jess must face a frightening new reality of her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB105764 Awakening of the Seer: The Gateway Trackers, Book 3

The Burning God: The Poppy War, Book 3
DB102413 23 hours 49 minutes
by R.F. Kuang
read by Emily Woo Zeller
After saving Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji, Rin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. Returning to her home village, Rin meets difficult challenges and unexpected opportunities in her efforts to free her people. Sequel to The Dragon Republic (DB97920). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102413 The Burning God: The Poppy War, Book 3

A Twisted Tale, Books 9-11
DB104159 25 hours 52 minutes
by Elizabeth Lim and others
read by Kristin Allison
Books nine through eleven, published in 2020 and 2021, featuring the reimagining of classic Disney stories. Includes Elizabeth Lim's So This Is Love, Liz Braswell's Unbirthday, and Jen Calonita's Go the Distance. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2021.
DB104159 A Twisted Tale, Books 9-11

Terciel & Elinor
DB106190 11 hours 31 minutes
by Garth Nix
read by Billie Fulford-Brown
In the Old Kingdom, orphan Terciel learns the art of necromancy. Across the wall in Ancelstierre, Elinor remains unaware of her connection to the Old Kingdom. On one tragic day, Elinor finds herself set on a path that will take her into the Old Kingdom and Terciel’s life. Prequel to Sabriel (DB44862). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106190 Terciel & Elinor

Dante Valentine: The Complete Series
DB102186 62 hours 13 minutes
by Lilith Saintcrow
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Omnibus of five novels published 2005-2008. In Working for the Devil, Necromancer Dante Valentine is hired by the Devil to kill a rogue demon. Also includes Dead Man Rising, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, and To Hell and Back. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.
DB102186 Dante Valentine: The Complete Series

The Mask Falling
DB102386 21 hours 53 minutes
by Samantha Shannon
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Dreamwalker Paige Mahoney finds herself caught between the factions seeking Scion's downfall and those defending it. Paige embarks on an adventure with Arcturus through the Parisian underworld, seeking the means to escalate her rebellion to outright war. Sequel to The Song Rising (DB88299). Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB102386 The Mask Falling

The Excalibur Curse
DB106126 10 hours 57 minutes
by Kiersten White
read by Elizabeth Knowelden
Guinevere makes an agonizing discovery about who she is and how she came to be. She finds herself with an impossible choice: fix a terrible crime, or help prevent war. Sequel to The Camelot Betrayal (DB101470). Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106126 The Excalibur Curse

The Ascent to Godhood
DB105983 2 hours 51 minutes
by JY Yang
read by Caroline Hewitt
After fifty years of rule the Protector has died. As her followers quiver and enemies rejoice, her greatest enemy mourns. Lady Han reflects on the Protector's youth when she was not yet crowned. Violence and strong language. 2019.
DB105983 The Ascent to Godhood

General

What Storm, What Thunder
DB106139 11 hours 9 minutes
by Myriam J.A. Chancy
read by various narrators
On an ordinary day in January 2010, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Survivors and victims of the catastrophe tell their stories. These include a businessman, a drug trafficker, a Boston taxi driver, a resident of a displaced person camp, and a market woman who remembers them all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106139 What Storm, What Thunder

Winter in Sokcho
DB105840 2 hours 11 minutes
by Elisa Shua Dusapin
read by Kristin Allison
It's winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. A young French Korean woman works as a receptionist in a tired guesthouse. One evening, an unexpected guest arrives: a French cartoonist determined to find inspiration in this desolate landscape. Translated from the 2016 French edition. 2020.
DB105840 Winter in Sokcho

What Strange Paradise
DB105739 6 hours 41 minutes
by Omar El Akkad
read by Dion Graham
Bodies wash up on the shores of a small island after another dilapidated ship sinks under the weight of its passengers. Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians—all desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. But miraculously, nine-year-old Amir has survived the passage and is rescued by local teen Vänna. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105739 What Strange Paradise

The Sentence
DB105798 11 hours 51 minutes
by Louise Erdrich
read by Louise Erdrich
After her release from prison, Tookie takes a job at a Minneapolis bookstore. The store is haunted by the ghost of Flora, a former customer who had a habit of claiming Native American heritage. Tookie must solve the mystery of this haunting while Minneapolis endures a year of upheaval. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105798 The Sentence

Dear Miss Metropolitan
DB105796 11 hours 16 minutes
by Carolyn Ferrell
read by Bahni Turpin
Teenagers Fern, Gwin, and Jesenia were abducted and held captive for years in a dilapidated house in Queens. When they are finally rescued, neighbors wonder how they could have been unaware of the horror so close to them—especially the nosy advice columnist right across the street, Miss Metropolitan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105796 Dear Miss Metropolitan

A Calling for Charlie Barnes
DB105476 11 hours 33 minutes
by Joshua Ferris
read by Nick Offerman
Charlie Barnes is a lifelong schemer and eternal romantic who has a string of ex-wives and a complicated relationship with his adult children. After announcing that he is dying from cancer, he finds out he might have jumped the gun on his self-diagnosis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105476 A Calling for Charlie Barnes

Crossroads
DB105192 24 hours 59 minutes
by Jonathan Franzen
read by various narrators
December 23, 1971; Chicago. Each member of the Hildebrandt family seeks a freedom that the others threaten to complicate. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate church pastor and father of three, is on the brink of breaking free of a joyless marriage unless his wife beats him to it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105192 Crossroads

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
DB105740 9 hours 29 minutes
by Elyssa Friedland
read by Julia Whelan
For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families have presided over the Golden Hotel, a glamorous resort that served as a second home for well-heeled guests. But the Catskills are not what they used to be, and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105740 Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

Little Tea
DB105426 10 hours 55 minutes
by Claire Fullerton
read by Elizabeth Rose
Three childhood friends reunite at a lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind. When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celia must revisit the life she'd tried to outrun. Some strong language. 2020.
DB105426 Little Tea

The Homecoming of Bubbles O'Leary
DB105687 10 hours 55 minutes
by Jean Grainger
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Life as manager of the magnificent resort of Castle Dysert on Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast is never dull. Even Conor O’Shea, however, is not ready for the motley crew from Bubbles O’Leary’s bar in New York—especially when they arrive in time for the local matchmaking festival. Some strong language. 2018.
DB105687 The Homecoming of Bubbles O'Leary

Gravel Heart
DB105441 9 hours 33 minutes
by Abdulrazak Gurnah
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Growing up in Zanzibar in the 1970s, Salim lived in a house full of secrets. When his Uncle Amir, a diplomat, offers Salim a chance to attend college in London, the adjustment to life in England is difficult. Authored by 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Strong language. 2017.
DB105441 Gravel Heart

Bright Burning Things
DB106123 8 hours 1 minute
by Lisa Harding
read by Lisa Harding
Haunted by her failed acting career and lingering trauma from her childhood, Sonya falls deep into an alcoholic abyss. What keeps her from losing herself completely was Tommy, her son. But her love for the bottle rivals her love for Tommy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106123 Bright Burning Things

Early Morning Riser
DB105773 10 hours 14 minutes
by Katherine Heiny
read by Kate Rudd
Jane falls in love with Duncan easily. He is charming, good-natured, and handsome. Unfortunately, he has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan. Seeing Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere is one thing, but an accident changes any notion Jane had of love and marriage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105773 Early Morning Riser

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
DB106180 8 hours 43 minutes
by Cherie Jones
read by Danielle Vitalis
In Baxter's Beach, Barbados, Lala's grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about girls who disobey their mothers. When she's grown, Lala marries Adan, a petty criminal whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106180 How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Intimacies
DB105736 5 hours 29 minutes
by Katie Kitamura
read by Traci Kato-Kiriyama
An interpreter comes to The Hague to work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home. She is pulled into an explosive political controversy when she is asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105736 Intimacies

The Morning Star
DB105567 23 hours 13 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by various narrators
One long night in August, a new star appears in the sky over Norway. Strange things start to happen, as humans and animals begin to act erratically, and nine lives come together under the star. Translated from the 2020 Norwegian edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105567 The Morning Star

The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World
DB104589 5 hours 40 minutes
by Laura Imai Messina
read by various narrators
When Yui lost both her mother and her daughter in the 2011 tsunami, grief took hold of her life. Then one day she hears about a man who has an old, disconnected telephone booth in his garden where those who lost loved ones speak with the dead. Includes supplmental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104589 The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World

Dark Horses
DB102415 10 hours 28 minutes
by Susan Mihalic
read by Alex Allwine
Fifteen-year-old equestrian prodigy Roan Montgomery struggles to reclaim her life from her sexually abusive father, who demands strict obedience inside and outside of the riding arena. She has been focusing on her ambitions for the Olympics, but develops a relationship with a boy her age. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102415 Dark Horses

The Cat Who Saved Books
DB106176 5 hours 9 minutes
by Sosuke Natsukawa
read by Kevin Shen
Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then a talking cat named Tiger appears and demands the teenager’s help in saving misused books. Translated from the 2017 Japanese edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106176 The Cat Who Saved Books

Wish You Were Here
DB105742 11 hours 50 minutes
by Jodi Picoult
read by Marin Ireland
Diana believes her boyfriend Finn is planning to propose on a romantic getaway to the Galápagos. When a virus hits New York, Finn has to stay behind but urges Diana to go on the trip alone. She arrives just as the borders close, and her isolation gives her time to think. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105742 Wish You Were Here

Dava Shastri's Last Day
DB106125 13 hours 1 minute
by Kirthana Ramisetti
read by Soneela Nankani
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, arranges for the news of her death to break early, so she can read her obituaries. She expects to read of her philanthropic work, but instead finds secrets she thought long-buried are revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106125 Dava Shastri's Last Day

Our Country Friends
DB105496 12 hours 17 minutes
by Gary Shteyngart
read by Rob Shapiro
In March 2020, a group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house in upstate New York to wait out the pandemic. Over the next few months new bonds of friendship and love will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105496 Our Country Friends

Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth
DB106124 21 hours 42 minutes
by Wole Soyinka
read by Michael Obiora
In an imaginary Nigeria, a cunning entrepreneur is selling body parts stolen from Dr. Menka's hospital for use in ritualistic practices. Dr. Menka shares the grisly news with his oldest college friend and Yoruba royal, Duyole Pitan-Payne, who is about to assume a prestigious post at the United Nations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106124 Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth

We Run the Tides
DB106156 6 hours 37 minutes
by Vendela Vida
read by Marin Ireland
Teenage Eulabee and her best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. One day, walking to school with friends, they witness a horrible act, but the girls disagree about what they really saw. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106156 We Run the Tides

Call It Horses
DB105402 8 hours 22 minutes
by Jessie van Eerden
read by Jill Fox
When her Aunt Mave is diagnosed with cancer, Frankie agrees to take her on a road trip to New Mexico. Frankie records the journey in letters to her Aunt Mave's dead lover, sketching out her troubled life and her complicated relationship with her aunt. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105402 Call It Horses

Historical Fiction

Dangerous Women
DB106036 10 hours 19 minutes
by Hope Adams
read by Fenella Woolgar
London, 1841. One hundred eighty Englishwomen file aboard the Rajah, embarking on a three-month voyage to Australia. They're daughters, sisters, mothers—and convicts, transported for petty crimes. One of them has a deadly secret, and will do anything to flee justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106036 Dangerous Women

The Secret Scripture
DB105574 9 hours 48 minutes
by Sebastian Barry
read by Wanda McCaddon
As a young woman, Roseanne McNulty was one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland. Now, as her hundredth year draws near, she is a patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital, and she decides to record the events of her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.
DB105574 The Secret Scripture

Civilizations
DB105767 10 hours 39 minutes
by Laurent Binet
read by Gary Tiedemann
An alternative history that imagines different paths colonialism could have taken—Viking explorers in Panama, Christopher Columbus getting a different reception in the Americas, and an Incan emperor who visits Europe in ships stolen from Columbus. Translated from the 2019 French edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105767 Civilizations

Above the Bay of Angels
DB104578 12 hours 31 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Laura Giannarelli
London, 1896. Isabella Waverly is the daughter of gentry, but ends up working as a housemaid. When Helen Barton dies in her arms, Bella takes on her identity to become an under-cook at Buckingham Palace. She travels with Queen Victoria to Nice and finds her life changed. Some strong language. 2020.
DB104578 Above the Bay of Angels

Once upon a Wardrobe
DB105454 7 hours 10 minutes
by Patti Callahan
read by Fiona Hardingham
England, 1950. Megs Devonshire is a scholarship student at Oxford studying physics. Her young brother, George, often bedridden with a weak heart, has become obsessed with a new book called The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He begs Megs to find out where Narnia came from. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105454 Once upon a Wardrobe

Surviving Savannah
DB104585 13 hours 12 minutes
by Patti Callahan
read by various narrators
Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, which sank in 1838. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104585 Surviving Savannah

The Weaver's Legacy
DB105043 9 hours 16 minutes
by Olive Collins
read by Ali Cheff
Goldie O’Neill was nine years of age in 1865 when she trekked across the American West with her family to form their own Irish community. In 1937, Goldie’s adopted child Lucy returns to the family homestead when she learns that her father is back after a thirty-year absence. Some strong language. 2020.
DB105043 The Weaver's Legacy

Sharpe's Assassin: Richard Sharpe and the Occupation of Paris, 1815
DB106055 10 hours 20 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Rupert Farley
After Britain's win at the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington has a new mission for Richard Sharpe. He is sent to France to rescue an imprisoned British spy and track down a group of Bonaparte loyalists in Paris. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106055 Sharpe's Assassin: Richard Sharpe and the Occupation of Paris, 1815

World War II Navy, Books 1-3
DB104974 42 hours 21 minutes
by P.T. Deutermann
read by Joe Wilson
Three novels of naval warfare during World War II, published 2011-2014. In Pacific Glory, three childhood friends who all loved the same woman have their lives changed by Pearl Harbor. Also includes Ghosts of Bungo Suido and Sentinels of Fire. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.
DB104974 World War II Navy, Books 1-3

Courage Rising: The Bregdan Chronicles, Book #16
DB104651 12 hours 48 minutes
by Ginny Dye
read by Mare Trevathan
1871. Carrie joins hands with Janie and Elizabeth as threats against their medical clinic become reality. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Marietta embrace the historic beginning of Blacks' right to vote, only to lose someone who has become very precious to them. Strong language and some violence. 2019.
DB104651 Courage Rising: The Bregdan Chronicles, Book #16

Romola
DB106152 23 hours 1 minute
by George Eliot
read by Lucy Scott
In late-fifteenth-century Italy, Romola, the devoted daughter of a blind scholar, marries the clever but ultimately treacherous Tito. His duplicity in both love and politics threatens to destroy everything she values, and she must break away to find her own path in life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1863.
DB106152 Romola

The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank
DB105215 7 hours 54 minutes
by Ellen Feldman
read by Doug Ramsdell
A fictionalized account of the post-war life of Peter van Pels, who hid in the secret annex with Anne Frank and her family. It follows his survival of the Holocaust, his relocation to America, and his memories on the publication of Anne's diary. Some violence and some strong language. 2005.
DB105215 The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank

Strongheart: The Lost Journals of May Dodd and Molly McGill
DB105511 13 hours 49 minutes
by Jim Fergus
read by various narrators
Conclusion of the story that began with One Thousand White Women (DB47157) and The Vengeance of Mothers (DB93839). After the Battle of the Little Bighorn, some female survivors take up arms against the United States, which has stolen from the Native Americans their lands, their culture, and their history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105511 Strongheart: The Lost Journals of May Dodd and Molly McGill

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
DB105743 49 hours 30 minutes
by Diana Gabaldon
read by Davina Porter
In 1779, Claire and Jamie are reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser's Ridge. Even in the North Carolina backcountry, Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won't be long until the war is on his doorstep. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105743 Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch
DB105741 8 hours 51 minutes
by Rivka Galchen
read by Natasha Soudek
Germany, 1619. In the small town of Leonberg, Katharina Kepler is accused of being a witch. Katharina is an illiterate widow, known for her herbal remedies and the success of her children, including her eldest, Johannes, who is the Imperial Mathematician. It's enough to make anyone jealous. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105741 Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch

Our Violent Ends
DB105727 17 hours 27 minutes
by Chloe Gong
read by Cindy Kay
Though secrets and lies keep Juliette Cai and Roma Montagov apart, a monster still prowls Shanghai. The two must put aside their differences to end this threat once and for all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105727 Our Violent Ends

Cassandra: A Delphic Woman Novel
DB105600 15 hours 52 minutes
by Kerry Greenwood
read by Jill Fox
In a game between Apollo and Aphrodite, two mortals are given the powers of the gods. And so Cassandra, the golden-haired princess cursed with the gift of prophecy, and Diomenes, the Achaean with the healing hands, become the puppets of the gods. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1995.
DB105600 Cassandra: A Delphic Woman Novel

Holy Fools
DB104574 14 hours 17 minutes
by Joanne Harris
read by Laura Giannarelli
Britanny coast, 1610. Five years ago, a young, pregnant woman sought refuge in a convent. Now, as Soeur Auguste, she meets former lover LeMerle, who is masquerading as a spiritual advisor to the new abbess. The manipulating false priest brings evil into the nuns' lives and shatters their peace. 2004.
DB104574 Holy Fools

The Rib King
DB106051 10 hours 11 minutes
by Ladee Hubbard
read by various narrators
For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family. The groundskeeper is part of the household's all-Black staff, along with "Miss Mamie," the talented cook. When the Barclays are strapped for cash, they sell their cook's famous rib sauce with a caricature of August on the label. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106051 The Rib King

A Net for Small Fishes
DB106050 12 hours 34 minutes
by Lucy Jago
read by Sarah Durham
England, 1609. When Frances Howard, beautiful but unhappy wife of the Earl of Essex, meets the talented Anne Turner, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. Frances makes Anne her confidante, sweeping her into a glamorous world. As the women grow closer, each hopes to change her circumstances. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106050 A Net for Small Fishes

The Vanished Days
DB106053 15 hours 46 minutes
by Susanna Kearsley
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
In the autumn of 1707, when the young widow of a Scottish sailor came forward to collect her husband's wages, her claim was challenged. One of the men assigned to investigate has only days to decide if she's honest, or if his own feelings are blinding him to the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106053 The Vanished Days

The Last Garden in England
DB105394 10 hours 49 minutes
by Julia Kelly
read by various narrators
Emma Lovell, who breathes new life into neglected gardens, is hired to restore the gardens of the Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero, Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the garden’s past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105394 The Last Garden in England

The Arctic Fury
DB102412 12 hours 6 minutes
by Greer Macallister
read by Eva Kaminsky
1854. Adventurer Virginia Reeve stands trial for kidnapping and murder. Five of the survivors of the expedition to the Arctic sit in the courtroom. As the trial unfolds, so does the fate of the others on the expedition—one filled with women in search of a lost man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102412 The Arctic Fury

An Elegant Woman
DB105774 11 hours 36 minutes
by Martha McPhee
read by Gabra Zackman
Novelist Isadora is researching her family history. In 1910, Glenna Stewart and her two daughters head to Montana and a new life. As Glenna campaigns for women's suffrage, Tommy raises her little sister, Katherine. When Katherine graduates from school, Tommy makes a decision that will change the course of both their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105774 An Elegant Woman

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven
DB105565 10 hours 55 minutes
by Nathaniel Ian Miller
read by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
In 1916, Sven Ormson leaves a restless life in Stockholm to seek adventure as a miner in Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago. When an avalanche nearly kills him, Sven flees even farther, to an uninhabited fjord. Years into his routine isolation, an unlikely visitor arrives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105565 The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven

The Paper Daughters of Chinatown
DB105032 12 hours 20 minutes
by Heather B. Moore
read by Eva Wilhelm
San Francisco, 1895. Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron works at the Occidental Mission Home for Girls, helping the many young Chinese girls brought to America as "paper daughters" and sold into prostitution. Her story converges with that of Mei Lien, who thought she was coming to America for an arranged marriage. 2020.
DB105032 The Paper Daughters of Chinatown

The Girls in the Stilt House
DB105779 9 hours 59 minutes
by Kelly Mustian
read by Johanna Parker
Mississippi, early 1920s. Ada promised herself she would never go back to the Trace, to her hard life on the swamp and her harsh father. Matilda, daughter of a sharecropper, is from the other side of the Trace, doing what she can to protect her family from some locals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105779 The Girls in the Stilt House

The Kitchen Front
DB102780 14 hours 31 minutes
by Jennifer Ryan
read by various narrators
In an effort to help housewives with World War Two food rationing, a BBC radio program is holding a cooking contest. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives. Includes supplement with recipes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102780 The Kitchen Front

Tatiana and Alexander
DB105802 21 hours 19 minutes
by Paullina Simons
read by James Langton
Tatiana is eighteen years old, pregnant, and widowed when she escapes war-torn Leningrad to find a new life in America. But she becomes consumed by the belief that her husband, Red Army officer Alexander Belov, is still alive and needs her desperately. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB105802 Tatiana and Alexander

Light Perpetual
DB106056 12 hours 40 minutes
by Francis Spufford
read by Imogen Church
London, 1944. A German bomb obliterates a department store, killing the crowd gathered there, including five children. This novel imagines what their unlived lives would have been like, as they experience the transformation of twentieth-century London. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106056 Light Perpetual

Flying Angels
DB105744 7 hours 20 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Dan John Miller
Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion and gift for helping others, Audrey and her friend Lizzie enlist in the Army and embark on a new adventure as flight nurses. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105744 Flying Angels

Floating Twigs
DB105965 8 hours 39 minutes
by Charles Tabb
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Denton, Florida; 1968. Twelve-year-old Jack finds a starving dog named Bones while fishing, promising his oft-absent alcoholic parents that he'll get a job to pay for the dog’s care. In the process of finding work, Jack meets two people who show him the kindness he never received at home. Some strong language. 2018.
DB105965 Floating Twigs

The Dressmaker's Gift
DB104672 10 hours 37 minutes
by Fiona Valpy
read by Gabriella Cavallero
2017. Harriet Shaw has arrived in Paris to work an internship. She uses the opportunity to find out more about her grandmother, Claire. What she discovers are secrets from a long-ago war in which Claire and her friends, Vivienne and Mireille, all had different missions. Violence. 2019.
DB104672 The Dressmaker's Gift

Harsh Times
DB106145 10 hours 33 minutes
by Mario Vargas Llosa
read by Ian Guerra
Guatemala, 1954. The military coup perpetrated by Carlos Castillo Armas and supported by the CIA topples the government of Jacobo Árbenz. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changes the development of Latin America: that Árbenz encouraged the spread of Soviet Communism in the Americas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106145 Harsh Times

If I Bring You Roses
DB105439 11 hours 34 minutes
by Marisel Vera
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In a small town in Puerto Rico, Felicidad Hidalgo spends her days serving busybodies in her aunt's bakery, and her nights dreaming of her mountain village home. Her new life in town has delivered her from poverty, but not from loneliness—until she meets Aníbal. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.
DB105439 If I Bring You Roses

A Sitting in St. James
DB106136 13 hours 24 minutes
by Rita Williams-Garcia
read by Machelle Williams
Louisiana, 1860. Eighty-year-old Madame Sylvie decides to sit for a portrait, as horrific stories that span generations from the big house and the fields are revealed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106136 A Sitting in St. James

Still Life
DB105510 14 hours 56 minutes
by Sarah Winman
read by Sarah Winman
Tuscany, 1944. As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There he meets Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105510 Still Life

Holidays

The Christmas Bookshop
DB105823 11 hours and 25 minutes
by Jenny Colgan
read by Eilidh Beaton
Laid off from her department store job, Carmen has little cash and fewer options. She reluctantly moves in with her perfect sister, Sofia, to help out with Sofia’s kids. She also takes a job with her sister's client, who needs help revitalizing his shabby Edinburgh bookshop in time for Christmas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105823 The Christmas Bookshop

The Christmas Promise
DB105825 5 hours 57 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Helene Maksoud
Richelle Bach and her twin sister Michelle couldn't be more different, but at their father's behest they both come home for Christmas. What happens then forever damages their relationship, and Michelle dies before they can make peace. Now painfully alone, Richelle finds solace in a writing group. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105825 The Christmas Promise

A Seagrove Christmas
DB105797 3 hours 27 minutes
by Rachel Hanna
read by Becky Brabham
It’s Christmastime in the South Carolina town of Seagrove. When a stranger comes to town, Julie offers to let her stay at the inn, but Tina has secrets she is hiding. Meanwhile, an old love from the past comes back to Seagrove, hoping to rekindle a romance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105797 A Seagrove Christmas

One Christmas Wish
DB105495 8 hours 49 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Ron Butler
Vaughn Miller's Wall Street career was abruptly ended by a wrongful conviction and two years in prison. When he is exonerated and his name cleared, he feels he can hold his head up once again, maybe even talk to beautiful café owner Sierra Crane. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105495 One Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wedding Guest
DB105477 11 hours 1 minute
by Susan Mallery
read by Tanya Eby
When their parents decide to renew their vows, the Somerville sisters agree to help with the Christmas wedding despite having lost their own faith in love. Reggie is getting over a broken engagement and Dena is pregnant and single, but the holidays might bring them both romance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105477 The Christmas Wedding Guest

Once in a Lifetime
DB105564 4 hours 23 minutes
by Mary Monroe
read by Shari Peele
Free-spirited Vanessa Hayes has long had a dream to spend Christmas in Paris. But when her passport gets delayed, it's too late for Vanessa to rebook. It looks like the Yuletide she longs for won't happen—until a stranger enters her life and changes it forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105564 Once in a Lifetime

Winter at the Beach
DB105545 9 hours 11 minutes
by Sheila Roberts
read by Ann Marie Gideon
The town of Moonlight Harbor needs to convince tourists that the beach is still the place to be—even in winter. Jenna Jones, new proprietor of the Driftwood Inn, has the perfect idea for a holiday festival called Seaside with Santa. But Mother Nature has a different plan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB105545 Winter at the Beach

The Christmas Wish
DB105608 11 hours 9 minutes
by Sharon Sala
read by Terry Donnelly
Wade Montgomery is back in Blessings, Georgia, just in time for the holidays to help rebuild after a disaster nearly destroyed his family's business. But once he lays eyes on his old friend Birdie Knox, he can't stop thinking about calling Blessings home again. 2021.
DB105608 The Christmas Wish

A Christmas Affair
DB105437 2 hours 31 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Adrean Rivers
In this holiday short story, Maria was on her way to an exciting career as a chef when a terrible car accident left her blind. She starts a business selling her jams and jellies at the local grocery store owned by Wes, and the two find love. 2017.
DB105437 A Christmas Affair

Second Chance Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel
DB105500 9 hours 44 minutes
by Lori Wilde
read by Lisa Zimmerman
It's Christmastime in Twilight, Texas. Best friends Joel and Jana are organizing the living Nativity when they discover a little baby in the manger with a note saying the mother will return . . . soon. As they care for the child, Joel and Jana realize their feelings go deeper than friendship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105500 Second Chance Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel

Human Relationships

The Wedding Pearls
DB105028 12 hours 47 minutes
by Carolyn Brown
read by Elizabeth Rose
Travel agent Tessa is approached by a handsome lawyer with an unusual proposition. Her birth mother and grandmother want to meet her, and they propose that she join them on a month-long road trip across Texas in a 1959 Cadillac. Some strong language. 2015.
DB105028 The Wedding Pearls

Blood Moon
DB104008 4 hours 56 minutes
by Lucy Cuthew
read by Dawn Ursula
A novel in verse. During astronomy-loving Frankie's first sexual experience with the quiet and lovely Benjamin, she gets her period. Soon a graphic meme goes viral, turning their fun, intimate afternoon into something mortifying. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB104008 Blood Moon

We Are Inevitable
DB105465 7 hours 57 minutes
by Gayle Forman
read by Sunil Malhotra
After losing his brother, mom, and most of his friends, Aaron Stein is left with his shambolic father alone in their moldering secondhand bookstore. When Aaron meets new people and takes on some challenges, it helps him come to terms with what he has lost and who he wants to be. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105465 We Are Inevitable

Family and Other Accidents
DB102384 8 hours 11 minutes
by Shari Goldhagen
read by Gregory Maupin
After the death of his parents, 25-year-old Jack Reed returns to Cleveland to work at his late father's law firm and raise his teenage brother, Connor. As the years pass, the siblings lead different lives, but their bond remains. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.
DB102384 Family and Other Accidents

The Wedding at Seagrove
DB105466 3 hours 47 minutes
by Rachel Hanna
read by Becky Brabham
Since Julie moved to the beach community on South Carolina’s Seagrove Island, her family has joined her and found love. Julie and Dawson are just one of the many happy couples, but which couple will finally make it down the aisle for a wedding at the Seagrove Inn? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105466 The Wedding at Seagrove

The Sea Is Salt and So Am I
DB106071 12 hours 31 minutes
by Cassandra Hartt
read by various narrators
Twins Ellis and Tommy and their classmate Harlow, of West Finch, Maine, face a change that will shatter the delicate balance between them as secrets are revealed and relationships shift. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106071 The Sea Is Salt and So Am I

The Year I Stopped Trying
DB106140 5 hours 22 minutes
by Katie Heaney
read by Kristen DiMercurio
When Mary suddenly forgets to do a history assignment, nothing happens. The teacher doesn't even pull her aside after class. Mary, who always thought she'd find the meaning of life in a perfect SAT score, decides to stop trying so hard to see what happens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106140 The Year I Stopped Trying

The Savvy Sistahs
DB105443 11 hours 24 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Adrean Rivers
Three successful African American businesswomen meet at an Orlando support group. Amber has escaped an abusive marriage, Brandy divorced her cheating husband, and Carla is raising her young son on her own. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003.
DB105443 The Savvy Sistahs

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly
DB106194 9 hours 42 minutes
by Danielle Jawando
read by various narrators
When fifteen-year-old Nathan discovers that his older brother Al has taken his own life, his entire world crumbles. Nathan retraces his brother's final days, searching for answers and fearing he won't be able to handle the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB106194 And the Stars Were Burning Brightly

The Last Anniversary
DB105572 12 hours 50 minutes
by Liane Moriarty
read by Heather Wilds
Thomas was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, Sophie broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Sophie has unexpectedly inherited a house owned by Thomas's aunt on Scribbly Gum Island. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB105572 The Last Anniversary

The Forever Girl
DB102423 9 hours 19 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Erin Mallon
When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged best friend, it's also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other—until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102423 The Forever Girl

The Secret of Snow
DB105501 11 hours 27 minutes
by Viola Shipman
read by Nancy Peterson
When Sonny Dunes, a California meteorologist, is replaced by a virtual meteorologist that will never age or renegotiate its contract, the only station willing to give the fifty-year-old another shot is her northern Michigan hometown. She will have to get reacquainted with the freezing winters and face painful memories. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105501 The Secret of Snow

The Butler
DB105475 7 hours 52 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by James Babson
Joachim von Hartmann and his identical twin were raised by their German mother in Buenos Aires. When Joachim moves to Paris with his mother, his twin stays behind and enters a dark world. Joachim trains as a butler, taking a job helping Olivia open her Parisian apartment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105475 The Butler

Stranger Things: Runaway Max
DB106137 5 hours 16 minutes
by Brenna Yovanoff
read by Sophie Amoss
Skateboarder Max adjusts to her new life in Hawkins, Indiana with her older stepbrother, Billy, who happens to be a bully. Companion to Stranger Things: Rebel Robin (DB104310). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB106137 Stranger Things: Runaway Max

Humor

Mr Finchley Takes the Road: Mr Finchley, Book 3
DB102179 10 hours 57 minutes
by Victor Canning
read by Gary Tipton
Newly retired office clerk Mr. Finchley has fallen in love with a horse-drawn caravan and decides to drive it around the country in order to find a house to buy. He meets a number of colorful characters, but finds himself in trouble because of the secret the caravan holds. 1940.
DB102179 Mr Finchley Takes the Road: Mr Finchley, Book 3

All Her Little Secrets
DB105762 11 hours 42 minutes
by Wanda M. Morris
read by Susan Dalian
Ellice Littlejohn has everything going for her. But when she walks into the office of her boss—who also happens to be her lover—and finds him dead from a gunshot to the head, she worries her secrets will come to light. Instead, she is promoted and discovers shady dealings. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105762 All Her Little Secrets

Music Themes

The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob
DB105397 10 hours 28 minutes
by Pippa Grant
read by Jessica Wortham
Ingrid is a single mom of three children and a bookstore owner whose life is more than a little chaotic. She doesn’t have time for a relationship, but when pop star Levi comes back to town, she agrees to a no-strings fling. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105397 The Hot Mess and the Heartthrob

Mystery and Detective

The Hardanger Riddle: The Cremona Mysteries Series, Book 3
DB104699 7 hours 22 minutes
by Paul Adam
read by Peter Holdway
When a former student of luthier Gianni Castiglione, Rikard Olsen, is found dead in a canal in Cremona, Gianni and his detective friend Antonio Guastafeste investigate the murder. Their search for the killer takes them to Rikard's home of Norway and on the hunt for a missing fiddle. Some strong language. 2019.
DB104699 The Hardanger Riddle: The Cremona Mysteries Series, Book 3

Murder Most Fowl: A Wildwood Witch Mystery
DB104975 6 hours 26 minutes
by Elle Adams
read by Mary March
Not everyone is happy Robin Wildwood has gained the title of Head Witch. She's determined to make the best of her unexpected position with her squirrel familiar Tansy at her side. But when she judges a local familiar contest and a contender drops dead, Robin must find the killer. 2021.
DB104975 Murder Most Fowl: A Wildwood Witch Mystery

Dave Garrett Mystery, Books 1-2
DB102408 16 hours 3 minutes
by Neil Albert
read by Dwayne Glapion
Two books published in 1990 and 1992 following two cases of Vietnam veteran, disbarred attorney, and private investigator Dave Garrett. Garrett searches for a man presumed dead in The January Corpse. A woman is kidnapped in The February Trouble. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1992.
DB102408 Dave Garrett Mystery, Books 1-2

PTA Mysteries, Books 4-5
DB104374 17 hours 49 minutes
by Laura Alden
read by Mare Trevathan
Two mysteries, published in 2013 and 2014, featuring Beth Kennedy, a newly minted PTA president, children's bookstore owner, mother of two, and savvy sleuth. Includes Curse of the PTA and Poison at the PTA, in which Beth digs into a PTA event speaker's suspicious death. 2014.
DB104374 PTA Mysteries, Books 4-5

A Deadly Deletion
DB106059 9 hours 41 minutes
by Lorna Barrett
read by Cassandra Campbell
Bookstore owner Tricia Miles receives two marriage proposals, but one of the candidates is soon killed in a hit-and-run attack. Later, while taking her sister's dog out for a walk, Tricia is almost hit by the same vehicle. It turns out the murdered proposer was in the witness protection program. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106059 A Deadly Deletion

Double Blind: A Kate Benedict Mystery
DB104533 9 hours 28 minutes
by Carrie Bedford
read by Mare Trevathan
London architect Kate Benedict is still seeing death-predicting auras above some people's heads, and the latest ones are two politicians—including the new prime minister—and Kate's best friend Anita. Kate must convince her old friend DCI Clarke and Anita to listen to her if she's going to save lives. Some violence and some strong language. 2015.
DB104533 Double Blind: A Kate Benedict Mystery

The Clockmaker's Secret: The Slim Hardy Mysteries, Book 2
DB105520 5 hours 31 minutes
by Jack Benton
read by Kevin E. Green
Private detective John "Slim" Hardy has gone on holiday to Cornwall. While there, he comes across an old clock buried in the peat on Bodmin Moor. It holds a clue to an unsolved missing person case. As he digs into the mystery, village secrets begin to surface. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB105520 The Clockmaker's Secret: The Slim Hardy Mysteries, Book 2

The Deepest Grave: Fiona Griffiths, Book 6
DB102208 14 hours 47 minutes
by Harry Bingham
read by Gabriella Cavallero
It's been a year since Detective Sergeant Fiona Griffiths has worked a homicide, but then a local archaeologist is found beheaded—her eyes apparently fixed on a piece of Latin text. DS Griffiths must separate out the ghosts of Ancient Britain from the villains of today. Violence and strong language. 2017.
DB102208 The Deepest Grave: Fiona Griffiths, Book 6

Killer Moves: Jolene Jackson Mystery, Book 4
DB105425 11 hours 42 minutes
by Paula Boyd
read by Elizabeth Rose
When Jolene Jackson inherits a castle, she is forced to do something she swore never to do—move back to her hometown of Kickapoo, Texas. But she now has to deal with toxic waste and surly contractors, in addition to her mother claiming her rehab center is a death camp. Strong language and some violence. 2018.
DB105425 Killer Moves: Jolene Jackson Mystery, Book 4

A Lesson in Murder
DB105666 9 hours 39 minutes
by Verity Bright
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Lady Eleanor Swift has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, St. Mary's. Her favorite teacher, Mrs. Wadsworth, has asked her to speak about her travels. But when Eleanor arrives, she's told Mrs. Wadsworth has been murdered. Eleanor must discover who is killing the teachers. Some violence. 2021.
DB105666 A Lesson in Murder

The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021
DB105610 15 hours 8 minutes
edited by Alafair Burke and Steph Cha
read by J.P. Linton
Collection of twenty previously published mystery and suspense stories selected by the author of The Better Sister (DB94879). Authors include Jenny Bhatt, Nikki Dolson, Alison Gaylin, Ravi Howard, Laura Lippman, Alex Segura, and Lisa Unger. Themes include the suspense in small, quiet moments. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105610 The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021

The Sign of the Gallows
DB102173 8 hours 11 minutes
by Susanna Calkins
read by Kristin Allison
In London, 1667, printer's apprentice Lucy Campion finds a dead man dangling from an old hanging tree, but how did he get there? Dark forces are afoot, and Lucy must parse through the riddles. All the while, two suitors vie for her attention. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB102173 The Sign of the Gallows

Silent Kill
DB102383 3 hours 58 minutes
by Jane Casey
read by Erin Jones
A teenage girl is murdered in broad daylight on a London bus. What should be an easily solved crime frustrates DC Georgia Shaw and her colleagues Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent. Their leads peter out, and the case threatens to go cold. Strong language and some violence. 2020.
DB102383 Silent Kill

Gone with the Whisker: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery
DB102427 9 hours 1 minute
by Laurie Cass
read by Erin Bennett
Bookmobile librarian Minnie is excited to welcome her niece Katrina to Chilson, Michigan, for the Fourth of July celebrations. But during the evening fireworks, Katrina discovers a body, and Minnie recognizes the person as one of her most loyal patrons. Minnie and her rescue cat Eddie must find the culprit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102427 Gone with the Whisker: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery

Pretty Broken Dolls
DB104961 9 hours 51 minutes
by Jennifer Chase
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Detective Katie Scott is called to a murder scene on a Ferris wheel where a woman's throat has been cut. Katie worries that a serial killer has found their way to Pine Valley. As her team investigates, a connection to Katie is uncovered. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB104961 Pretty Broken Dolls

The 9 Lives Cozy Mystery Series: Boxset, Books 1, 2 & 3
DB105428 32 hours 0 minutes
by Louise Clark
read by Mary March
Collection of three novels published in 2016 and 2017, featuring young mother Christy Jamieson and her cat Stormy. In The Cat Came Back, Christy's husband Frank has embezzled his trust fund and disappeared. Also includes The Cat's Paw and Cat Got Your Tongue. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB105428 The 9 Lives Cozy Mystery Series: Boxset, Books 1, 2 & 3

Jim Hanvey, Detective
DB103457 8 hours 31 minutes
by Octavus Roy Cohen
read by Brit Herring
Seven stories centered around private detective Jim Hanvey, who relies on his geniality and ability to befriend good guys and criminals alike to solve his cases. In "Fish Eyes," Hanvey is called in to investigate and find money gone missing from a bank. Some violence and some strong language. 1923.
DB103457 Jim Hanvey, Detective

Autopsy: A Scarpetta Novel
DB106057 11 hours 56 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Susan Ericksen
Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta is returning to Virginia as the chief medical examiner. Neglect and corruption plague the agency, but her attention is soon captured by the murder of a woman close to her own neighborhood. Meanwhile, a catastrophe in outer space causes her to be called to the White House. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106057 Autopsy: A Scarpetta Novel

The Diva Spices It Up
DB101511 8 hours 7 minutes
by Krista Davis
read by Hillary Huber
When a former actress and aspiring lifestyle guru needs someone to ghostwrite her celebrity cookbook, Sophie agrees, hoping she'll earn enough to finish her bathroom renovations. Supposedly, professional ghostwriter Abby Bergeron suddenly abandoned the cookbook with no warning. But Sophie quickly discovers that Abby may be more ghost than writer now. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB101511 The Diva Spices It Up

Swamp Sweets: A Miss Fortune Mystery
DB105832 7 hours 47 minutes
by Jana DeLeon
read by Kristin Allison
The town of Sinful is getting ready for Thanksgiving. But the enjoyment of fall ends when, instead of bagging a turkey on their hunting trip, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie instead bag the body of Miles Broussard. Meanwhile Ally Lemarque, who recently bought Miles' building, is attacked. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB105832 Swamp Sweets: A Miss Fortune Mystery

The Midnight Lock: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
DB105749 10 hours 28 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Edoardo Ballerini
When a woman wakes to find that her supposedly impregnable door lock was picked and her personal items rearranged while she slept, the police learn the act is a message of forthcoming carnage. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to investigate, but they run into roadblocks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105749 The Midnight Lock: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Murder at Elm House
DB104647 6 hours 55 minutes
by Helena Dixon
read by Kristin Allison
On a mission of mercy to her nemesis, Kitty Underhay and ex-army captain Matthew Bryant are confronted by the mysterious death of Lady Wellings, a long-term resident at the same nursing home. It's Kitty's nemesis, Mrs. Craven, who insists Lady Wellings's death isn't natural. Kitty investigates. Some violence. 2021.
DB104647 Murder at Elm House

The Murder Game
DB105133 9 hours 12 minutes
by Carrie Doyle
read by Jon Pinnow
When someone attempts to frame his best friend for murder at St. Benedict's boarding school, junior Luke Chase starts investigating on his own and discovers multiple suspects with dark secrets in their past. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
DB105133 The Murder Game

Shadow Falls
DB105415 10 hours 54 minutes
by Wendy Dranfield
read by Emily Pike Stewart
When a little girl goes missing from her remote summer camp, Detective Madison Harper is called in to investigate. She runs into roadblocks with the staff, and her partner is on the verge of breakdown. Meanwhile Madison has her own ghosts to battle as she tries to find Jenny. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB105415 Shadow Falls

The Daisy Gumm Majesty Boxset 3, Books 7-9
DB105407 25 hours 18 minutes
by Alice Duncan
read by Catherine Byers
Three novels featuring spiritualist Daisy Gumm Majesty set in the 1920s. In Spirits Revived, an actual spirit enlists Daisy's assistance to find his murderer. Dark Spirits has Daisy fighting off a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. In Spirits Onstage, a killer stalks a church production. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.
DB105407 The Daisy Gumm Majesty Boxset 3, Books 7-9

City of Echoes
DB104660 10 hours 12 minutes
by Robert Ellis
read by Guy Williams
Detective Matt Jones's first investigation with Hollywood Homicide is a violent murder in a parking lot—and the victim is Matt's friend and colleague. What at first appears to be the work of a serial robber grows into a much more complex case. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.
DB104660 City of Echoes

Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight; a Stephanie Plum Novel
DB105777 7 hours 5 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
Stephanie Plum is awakened one morning when fellow apprehension agent Diesel breaks into her apartment. It turns out they're both hunting international computer hacker Oswald Wednesday. Stephanie must decide if Diesel is her partner or her competition as they work to find Oswald. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105777 Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight; a Stephanie Plum Novel

The Mitford Trial
DB106183 9 hours 44 minutes
by Jessica Fellowes
read by Rachel Atkins
Formerly a maid for the Mitford Sisters, Louisa Cannon is supposed to be getting married. But her fantasy day is shattered when she's approached by a secretive man to spy on Diana and Unity Mitford. Louisa joins the sisters on a cruise, and a man is found attacked. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106183 The Mitford Trial

Season of Fear: A Cab Bolton Thriller
DB106135 12 hours 24 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Joe Barrett
Ten years after assassinations at a political fundraiser, the widow of one of the killed men, Diane Fairmont, is now running for governor and receives a threat. She recruits private detective Cab Bolton for help. Ten-year-old dirt doesn't wash away easily even with a tropical storm looming. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB106135 Season of Fear: A Cab Bolton Thriller

The Dead Cat Bounce
DB102418 11 hours 1 minute
by Sarah Graves
read by Lindsay Ellison
The quaint town of Eastport, Maine, implodes when a billionaire is found dead in Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree’s fixer-upper home. Her best friend Ellie White confesses to the murder, but Jake senses a cover-up and begins to poke into the dark history between these families. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1998.
DB102418 The Dead Cat Bounce

Enchanted Bones
DB105424 2 hours 28 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Elizabeth Rose
Private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney is out horseback riding and is surprised when she comes across a lone toddler girl. The girl has a note pinned to her outfit saying she is cursed and has been abandoned. Sarah Booth must carefully trace the girl's origins. Some strong language. 2020.
DB105424 Enchanted Bones

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
DB105196 8 hours 56 minutes
by Sophie Hannah
read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hercule Poirot has been summoned to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate by owner Richard Devonport to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of murdering his brother Frank. But on the trip from London, his train stops when a young woman insists she will be murdered if she stays. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105196 The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

A Death in Harlem
DB104606 10 hours 1 minute
by Karla FC Holloway
read by Susan Spain
Set in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, Harlem's first Black policeman, Weldon Haynie Thomas, is on duty when a woman falls to her death from a window of the Hotel Theresa during an awards banquet for literary arts. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.
DB104606 A Death in Harlem

Castle Shade: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
DB106058 13 hours 43 minutes
by Laurie R. King
read by Jenny Sterlin
Queen Marie of Roumania—granddaughter of both Queen Victoria and Tsar Alexander II—has charmed the Paris Peace Conference and regained lands. But when shadowy threats and legends of vampires surround a newly acquired castle, she calls in the dubious couple of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106058 Castle Shade: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

For Better or Worse: A John Bekker Mystery
DB105045 6 hours 31 minutes
by Al Lamanda
read by David DeBoy
John Bekker is enjoying semi-retirement. All the major relationships in his life are flourishing. But when a former partner is charged with extortion and racketeering, Bekker and his girlfriend, Sheriff Jane Morgan, can't believe it. They pull together a dream team to help exonerate their friend. Strong language and some violence. 2018.
DB105045 For Better or Worse: A John Bekker Mystery

Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade
DB104635 5 hours 13 minutes
by Joe R. Lansdale
read by Stephen Van Doren
This mosaic novel of interconnected stories—some of which were originally published elsewhere—follows the exploits in the early years of trouble-finding friends Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. Television tie-in. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.
DB104635 Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade

See Her Die
DB105027 9 hours 4 minutes
by Melinda Leigh
read by Laura Hatch
Sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting at a campground closed for the season. But when she arrives, there is no evidence of a crime except for a witness insisting she saw her friend shot. While searching for the purported victim, they find another body. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB105027 See Her Die

The Mira James Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7
DB104593 23 hours 57 minutes
by Jess Lourey
read by Jessica Wortham
Three mysteries feature amateur sleuth Mira James, who has seen a gravedigger's share of dead bodies since moving to small-town Battle Lake, Minnesota, and taking part-time jobs at the library and the newspaper. Includes September Mourn, October Fest, and November Hunt. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB104593 The Mira James Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7

Bertie and the Crime of Passion
DB105240 7 hours 14 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Paris, 1891. Bertie, Prince of Wales, has just arrived in Paris when Sarah Bernhardt informs him that the intended son-in-law of his good friend Jules d'Agincourt has been murdered. Bertie enlists Sarah's help, and they are soon off to the Moulin Rouge, where the murder occurred. 1990.
DB105240 Bertie and the Crime of Passion

April in Paris, 1921: A Kiki Button Mystery
DB104957 10 hours 8 minutes
by Tessa Lunney
read by Erin Jones
Kiki Button is many things—war veteran, detective, spy, party girl. Her newest assignments stretch her powers. Pablo Picasso wants her to find his wife's missing portrait, and her former spymaster demands she find a double agent or face jail time. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.
DB104957 April in Paris, 1921: A Kiki Button Mystery

Bellows Falls
DB106174 9 hours 19 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Tom Taylorson
Joe Gunther has been sent to the neighboring town of Bellows Falls
to investigate harassment allegations against another officer. It seems like an open-and-shut case, but when Joe digs deeper, it looks like a frame job. Soon, he's on the edges of a statewide drug distribution network. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1997.
DB106174 Bellows Falls

The Orphan's Guilt: A Joe Gunther Novel
DB105455 8 hours 9 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Tom Taylorson
When John Rust is arrested for drunk driving, an investigation into his past for mitigating circumstances leads to a homicide investigation. Joe Gunther and his team uncover a story of avarice, betrayal, and vengeance surrounding John Rust and his brother as children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105455 The Orphan's Guilt: A Joe Gunther Novel

How to Raise an Elephant
DB106128 8 hours 40 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Adjoa Andoh
Private detective Precious Ramotswe loves her old van, even if it is showing her age. She isn't thrilled when Charlie borrows the van and returns it damaged and smelling of something Mma Ramotswe can't identify. Issues with family and friends raise additional mysteries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106128 How to Raise an Elephant

Pumpkin Spice Peril
DB102439 6 hours 48 minutes
by Jenn McKinlay
read by Susan Boyce
Life is sugar-sweet for Melanie and Angie, who bake extra love into their friend Rene's favorite pumpkin spice cupcakes to cheer her up while she works on a massive art installation. Before Rene can debut, she's found poisoned, and police suspect cupcakes may have been the murder weapon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102439 Pumpkin Spice Peril

A Little Yellow Dog: An Easy Rawlins Novel
DB105406 8 hours 52 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by John Haag
1963. Easy Rawlins has given up the mean streets for a steady job and a stable life with his adopted kids. When he tries to help a woman in distress, his security is shattered, and he must go back to the streets to clear his name. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 1996.
DB105406 A Little Yellow Dog: An Easy Rawlins Novel

Inspector Henry Tibbett Mysteries, Books 3-5
DB102406 26 hours 1 minute
by Patricia Moyes
read by Guy Williams
Three mysteries, published 1962-1964, featuring Inspector Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy. Includes Death on the Agenda, Murder à la Mode, and Falling Star. Some strong language. 1964.
DB102406 Inspector Henry Tibbett Mysteries, Books 3-5

The Night Searchers
DB105750 6 hours 59 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Laura Hicks
Private investigator Sharon McCone is skeptical when her new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to her with tales of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices. But her interest is piqued when she finds out Jay is part of the treasure hunting group the Night Searchers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB105750 The Night Searchers

Mean and Shellfish
DB105176 8 hours 9 minutes
by Tamar Myers
read by Mare Trevathan
The Billy Goat Gruff Festival is the highlight of Hernia's social calendar, but founder Magdalena Yoder never expected to attract attendees from as far away as Australia. Even a surprise visitor isn't enough to distract from a gruesome discovery and bizarre pranks that plague the festival. Some violence. 2021.
DB105176 Mean and Shellfish

The Paris Detective: Three Detective Luc Moncrief Thrillers
DB106132 10 hours 28 minutes
by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
read by Jean Brassard
Three stories featuring French detective Luc Moncrief, who transfers to the NYPD for a fresh start in "French Kiss." In "The Christmas Mystery," he must uncover the thief behind the disappearance of priceless paintings. Moncrief investigates the sudden deaths of women in department stores in "French Twist." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106132 The Paris Detective: Three Detective Luc Moncrief Thrillers

A Christmas Legacy
DB105824 5 hours 5 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Jenny Sterlin
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt's former maid Gracie believed she was done with service when she left to get married. But when a good friend's daughter arrives at Gracie's home, seeking help in order not to be accused of theft, Gracie takes over the position to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105824 A Christmas Legacy

In the Ballroom with the Candlestick: A Clue Mystery
DB106181 8 hours 23 minutes
by Diana Peterfreund
read by Khristine Hvam
When a dark secret emerges and another suspicious death drives Blackbrook Academy into chaos, the Murder Crew must put aside their differences if anyone expects to survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106181 In the Ballroom with the Candlestick: A Clue Mystery

The Wolf Children
DB104162 9 hours 54 minutes
by Cay Rademacher
read by Stephen Van Doren
Hamburg, 1947. As winter and starvation torment the city, Chief Inspector Frank Stave is handed a new case. The corpse of a boy has been found in the ruins of a shipyard. Stave uncovers the world of war-orphaned children. Translated from the 2012 German edition. Strong language and some violence. 2017.
DB104162 The Wolf Children

Hush Little Girl
DB104995 9 hours 2 minutes
by Lisa Regan
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When the body of twelve-year-old Holly Mitchell is found on the steps of a mountainside church, Detective Josie Quinn rushes to the scene. Josie knows Holly—and she soon discovers Holly's mother is also dead and her little sister hidden in a secret place, terrified. Josie must hunt a killer. Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB104995 Hush Little Girl

Sealed Off
DB105458 6 hours 26 minutes
by Barbara Ross
read by Dara Rosenberg
Julia Snowden has been keeping it all together—barely—as she runs the family business, the Snowden Family Clambake, and a gut renovation of an old mansion. But when one of her skeleton crew turns up murdered, Julia has to find the killer before more people are murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB105458 Sealed Off

Fortune Favors the Dead
DB106039 8 hours 34 minutes
by Stephen Spotswood
read by Kirsten Potter
Willowjean "Will" Parker has run away from the circus and encounters private detective Lillian Pentecost while working a job. Lillian proposes a partnership to Will as her multiple sclerosis diagnosis no longer allows her to work. Will accepts, and they are soon on the hunt for a killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106039 Fortune Favors the Dead

Body on the Beach: The Vangie Vale Mysteries, Book 5
DB105684 7 hours 18 minutes
by R.L. Syme
read by Lindsey Pierce
Part-time pastor Vangie Vale is on vacation in the Outer Banks. She's truly trying to mind her own business, but she's in the bakery when she hears something suspicious. Soon, she's following a tattooed guy with a gun down a beach road. Some violence. 2020.
DB105684 Body on the Beach: The Vangie Vale Mysteries, Book 5

Miss Moriarty, I Presume?
DB105789 13 hours 3 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Kate Reading
Charlotte Holmes is a bit discombobulated when Moriarty shows up on her doorstep—this time in need of her detective services. His daughter has gone missing and he needs Charlotte to find her. As she searches for answers, she begins to wonder if she's been tricked. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105789 Miss Moriarty, I Presume?

A Fatal Lie: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
DB102421 10 hours 55 minutes
by Charles Todd
read by Simon Vance
When a stranger mysteriously dies in a Welsh village, they call in Scotland Yard for help. Inspector Ian Rutledge identifies the man and traces his last days. But as he searches for answers, a murderer stalks his trail. Rutledge will have to cut through a web of lies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102421 A Fatal Lie: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

The Metropolitan Opera Murders
DB105850 7 hours 11 minutes
by Helen Traubel
read by Laura Giannarelli
When the prompter at the Metropolitan Opera falls dead during the second act of a matinee performance, everyone is shocked. Especially when it comes to light that he was poisoned. Lieutenant Quentin is assigned to investigate, and he soon discovers the soprano was the intended victim. Some violence and some strong language. 1951.
DB105850 The Metropolitan Opera Murders

Slaters Lane
DB103525 7 hours 0 minutes
by John Adam Wasowicz
read by Michael Kramer
As COVID-19 begins to spread across America, a federal prosecutor is attacked in her home. US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Mo Katz and his team work to aid the Alexandria police to find the attacker while in lockdown at home. Violence and strong language. 2020.
DB103525 Slaters Lane

The Attic on Queen Street
DB105763 16 hours 28 minutes
by Karen White
read by Aimée Bruneau
Melanie Trenholm is dealing with her husband's devastating request of separation. Despite the pressures of twin toddlers, a stepdaughter heading off to college, and a home still under renovation, she is determined to win him back. But ghosts, helpful and malicious, interfere with their plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105763 The Attic on Queen Street

A Brilliant Death
DB106078 9 hours 13 minutes
by Robin Yocum
read by Traber Burns
After the death of his childhood friend Travis's father, journalist Mitch Malone is finally free to write the true story surrounding Travis's disappearance into the Ohio River on high school graduation night. Years earlier, Travis's mother perished in an accident on the same river. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
DB106078 A Brilliant Death

Occult and Horror

The Righteous
DB106134 10 hours 31 minutes
by Renée Ahdieh
read by Lauren Ezzo
After Celine disappears, Pippa's resolve to find her takes her into the dangerous world of the fey. But what she discovers on the other side is a duplicitous world full of mischief and magic she doesn't understand. Most unexpectedly, she also finds love. Sequel to The Damned (DB100139). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106134 The Righteous

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery
DB105459 14 hours 17 minutes
by Brom
read by Barrie Kreinik
Connecticut, 1666. Slewfoot, an ancient spirit, is known as a protector to the wildfolk and a demon to the colonists. To Abitha, a recently widowed outcast in her pious village, Slewfoot is the only one she can turn to for help. Together, they ignite a battle between pagan and Puritan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105459 Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery

The Paranormals, Books 1-4
DB104610 39 hours 0 minutes
by J.L. Bryan
read by Barrie Kealoha
Books one through four, published 2010-2012, featuring Jenny Pox, a teen whose touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague. Includes Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, Alexander Death, and Jenny Plague-Bringer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.
DB104610 The Paranormals, Books 1-4

Supernatural, Books 1-3
DB104600 24 hours 15 minutes
by Keith R.A. DeCandido and Jeff Mariotte
read by Alec Volz
Books one through three, published in 2007 and 2008, featuring two brothers, Sam and Dean, who travel across the country fighting paranormal evil. Includes Nevermore, Witch's Canyon, and Bone Key. Based on the television show Supernatural, created by Eric Kripke. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.
DB104600 Supernatural, Books 1-3

Supernatural, Books 7-9
DB104703 25 hours 52 minutes
by Rebecca Dessertine and others
read by Mark Ashby
Books seven through nine featuring Sam and Dean Winchester as they confront Salem witches, Mexican monsters, and strange happenings in Colorado. Includes One Year Gone, Coyote's Kiss, and Night Terror. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.
DB104703 Supernatural, Books 7-9

Eat Your Heart Out
DB105525 hours minutes
by Kelly deVos
read by various narrators
Six disgruntled teens spend their winter break at a fat camp during Flagstaff's worst blizzard in a century, only to find that Camp Featherlite is even worse than expected because it is crawling with genetically modified monsters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105525 Eat Your Heart Out

Little Sister Death
DB106201 6 hours 45 minutes
by William Gay
read by T. Ryder Smith
Suffering from writer's block, David Binder moves his young family to a Tennessee farmstead to investigate and write about a local haunting. But his obsession threatens to unravel his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB106201 Little Sister Death

Halloween Rain: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
DB105022 4 hours 26 minutes
by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
read by Mary March
Around Sunnydale, they say a scarecrow saturated with Halloween rain will come alive and slaughter anyone in sight. Buffy's best friends, Xander and Willow, used to think the tale was nonsense—but after a few adventures with Buffy, they're not so sure. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1997.
DB105022 Halloween Rain: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

White Smoke
DB105467 8 hours 59 minutes
by Tiffany D. Jackson
read by Marcella Cox
When her mom accepts a new job that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty little stepsister, Piper, they soon experience household items vanishing, lights turning off, and a foul smell. But worse, Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105467 White Smoke

Hellbound Hearts
DB104960 13 hours 21 minutes
edited by Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan
read by Andy Pyle
A horror anthology based on the critically acclaimed novella The Hellbound Heart (DB86114) by Clive Barker, which inspired the Hellraiser movie franchise. Includes tales by Peter Atkins, Conrad Williams, Mick Garris, Tim Lebbon, Kelley Armstrong, and more. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
DB104960 Hellbound Hearts

Nothing but Blackened Teeth
DB105453 2 hours 35 minutes
by Cassandra Khaw
read by Suehyla El-Attar
A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with girls sacrificed to keep her company. It's the perfect venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends brought back together to celebrate a wedding. But their festivities spiral into a nightmare. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105453 Nothing but Blackened Teeth

The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
DB104964 17 hours 24 minutes
by Joe R. Lansdale
read by Jared Zak
Previously published stories featuring zombies, Godzilla, and wisecracking down-on-their-luck types who are caught up in bizarre incidents and mundane desires. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.
DB104964 The Best of Joe R. Lansdale

The Descent; Deeper
DB104998 34 hours 3 minutes
by Jeff Long
read by Gregory Maupin
Two books, published in 1999 and 2007, featuring a dark subterranean world populated by vicious creatures. In The Descent, trapped mountain trekkers descend into a cave and stumble into an unspeakable horror. A decade later, in Deeper, the nightmare re-emerges from the abyss. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2007.
DB104998 The Descent; Deeper

The Children God Forgot
DB105519 11 hours 57 minutes
by Graham Masterton
read by Caroline Lennon
DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel have investigated the occult before, but nothing like what they must now confront in the city sewers. Down here in the dark, where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105519 The Children God Forgot

This Thing between Us
DB106024 5 hours 58 minutes
by Gus Moreno
read by Robb Moreira
A widower battles his grief, rage, and the mysterious evil inhabiting his smart home speaker. Initially a fun purchase, the speaker seemed to amplify the bizarre occurrences happening in his home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106024 This Thing between Us

Supernatural, Books 10-12
DB104675 24 hours 21 minutes
by John Passarella and
read by Shawn Hertel
Books ten through twelve, published in 2012 and 2013, featuring the Winchester brothers as they hunt monsters, investigate sightings of a hellish hound, and search for a killer. Includes Rite of Passage, Fresh Meat, and Carved in Flesh. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.
DB104675 Supernatural, Books 10-12

The Worm and His Kings
DB104602 4 hours 16 minutes
by Hailey Piper
read by Abigail Maupin
New York City, 1990. When her girlfriend Donna vanishes without a trace, Monique hears rumors about other women disappearing and tales of a monster living underneath the city. But what she finds in the underground world is beyond her wildest fears. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB104602 The Worm and His Kings

Lance Brody, Books .5-2.5
DB102407 21 hours 7 minutes
by Michael Robertson, Jr.
read by Shawn Hertel
Four books, published 2016-2018, featuring Lance Brody, a man with supernatural abilities who can communicate with spirits and investigates why they are restless. Includes the prequel Dark Beginnings, Dark Game, Dark Son, and a short story Dark Deception. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB102407 Lance Brody, Books .5-2.5

Religious Themes

The Stranger in the Lifeboat
DB105576 4 hours 56 minutes
by Mitch Albom
read by Mitch Albom
Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. When they pull him in, he claims to be "the Lord" and says he can only save them if they believe in him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105576 The Stranger in the Lifeboat

The Amish Quiltmaker's Unexpected Baby
DB106075 11 hours 8 minutes
by Jennifer Beckstrand
read by Rebecca Mitchell
Quiltmaker Esther Zook is considered an old maid in her Amish community, at the age of thirty. She is starting over after her father's death, but when her wayward sister abandons her baby, it throws all those plans for a fresh start asunder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106075 The Amish Quiltmaker's Unexpected Baby

The Mountain Series, Books 1-3
DB105242 20 hours 56 minutes
by Misty M. Beller
read by Laura Hatch
Three novels of Christian fiction set in 1870s Montana Territory, published in 2014 and 2015. In The Lady and the Mountain Man, an orphaned heiress travels to Montana to wed, only to find her betrothed has died. Also includes The Lady and the Mountain Doctor and The Lady and the Mountain Fire. 2015.
DB105242 The Mountain Series, Books 1-3

The Amish Christmas Matchmaker
DB105209 5 hours 54 minutes
by Vannetta Chapman
read by Abigail Maupin
With her wedding business thriving, Annie Kauffmann could never leave her beloved Amish community. When handsome Amish cowboy Levi Lapp tries to convince her father to move the family to Texas, Annie decides to find Levi a wife so he will stay in Indiana. 2019.
DB105209 The Amish Christmas Matchmaker

The Heart of Splendid Lake
DB106076 9 hours 1 minute
by Amy Clipston
read by Gina Francesca
Brianna is the only one of the Porter sisters who chose to stay in the small town of Splendid Lake, North Carolina, and help her father run their small resort until his unexpected death. She meets real estate investor Scott when he approaches her to buy the resort. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106076 The Heart of Splendid Lake

Lonestar Angel
DB105448 9 hours 14 minutes
by Colleen Coble
read by Kirsten Potter
Five years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen and never found. Eden blamed herself, Clay lost himself in work. Their young and rocky marriage ended. Just as Eden has moved on, Clay is back, with news of their daughter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB105448 Lonestar Angel

Lassoed in Texas, Books 1-3
DB104673 35 hours 30 minutes
by Mary Connealy
read by Elizabeth Rose
Three historical Christian romances set in Texas, published 2006-2009. In Petticoat Ranch, Sophie Edwards is doing just fine alone, until a man rides into her life, insisting on rescuing her and her four daughters. Also includes Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. 2009.
DB104673 Lassoed in Texas, Books 1-3

Life After
DB104654 10 hours 51 minutes
by Katie Ganshert
read by Lindsey Pierce
A year after an explosion on a Chicago train leaves Autumn Manning the only survivor, she is still dealing with grief and survivor's guilt. Searching for answers while leaning on her faith, her life intersects with Paul Elliott, who lost his wife in the bombing. 2017.
DB104654 Life After

The Star and the Shamrock, Books 1-4
DB102391 33 hours 53 minutes
by Jean Grainger
read by Catherine Byers
Four novels of historical fiction, published in 2019 and 2020, following two Jewish children sent to Northern Ireland via the Kindertransport to escape the Nazis. Includes The Star and the Shamrock, The Emerald Horizon, The Hard Way Home, and The World Starts Anew. Some strong language. 2020.
DB102391 The Star and the Shamrock, Books 1-4

A Lesson in Hope
DB104637 6 hours 7 minutes
by Philip Gulley
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Pastor Sam Gardner, from A Place Called Hope (DB97946), has led his congregation for only four months when ninety-eight-year-old member Olive Chambers passes and leaves her entire estate—worth nearly $1 million—to the meeting. Her niece Regina threatens to sue, and Sam wonders if he is in the right place. 2015.
DB104637 A Lesson in Hope

Last Chance Ranch, Books 4-6
DB104453 15 hours 33 minutes
by Liz Isaacson
read by Abigail Maupin
Three novels of Christian romance set on a ranch in California. In Last Chance Reunion, a world traveler wants to settle down and find love. A dating app sets her up with the man she was engaged to eighteen years ago. Also includes Last Chance Lake and Last Chance Christmas. 2019.
DB104453 Last Chance Ranch, Books 4-6

Wrapped in Rain
DB105566 11 hours 19 minutes
by Charles Martin
read by Jonathan K. Riggs
An internationally famous photographer, Tucker Mason has traveled the world, capturing things other people don't see. When his brother escapes from a mental hospital and an old girlfriend appears with her son and a black eye, Tucker is forced to return home and face the agony of his past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2005.
DB105566 Wrapped in Rain

The Cedar Key
DB105411 10 hours 27 minutes
by Stephenia H. McGee
read by Emily Pike Stewart
Casey Adams unexpectedly inherits an old Victorian house full of other people's memories. Stuck in a quirky little Mississippi town, Casey's hope for a fresh start died as soon as she had to lay to rest the grandmother she'd just met. But Grandma Ida carried secrets beyond the grave. 2020.
DB105411 The Cedar Key

The Girl in the Glass
DB105021 11 hours 21 minutes
by Susan Meissner
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of a trip to Florence, Italy. She finally plans the trip with her father, but upon arrival her father is nowhere to be found, and he's asked aspiring writer Sofia Borelli—supposed descendant of the Medicis—to show Meg around Florence. 2012.
DB105021 The Girl in the Glass

The Seeds of Change: Leah's Garden, Book 1
DB105575 9 hours 51 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling and Kiersti Giron
read by Christina Moore
After turning the tables on a crooked gambler, Larkspur Nielsen flees her home with her sisters on a wagon train bound for Oregon. Knowing four women will draw unwanted attention, she dons a disguise as a man. But maintaining the ruse and protecting her sisters is harder than she imagined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105575 The Seeds of Change: Leah's Garden, Book 1

Her One and Only
DB105781 12 hours 47 minutes
by Becky Wade
read by Cynthia Farrell
NFL star Gray Fowler is receiving death threats. Out of concern, his team hires a protection detail, but how can an attractive woman half his size protect him? Former Marine Dru Porter is more than capable, but as danger rises, can they entrust their lives to one another? 2016.
DB105781 Her One and Only

Romance

Misfit in Love
DB106202 7 hours 44 minutes
by S. K. Ali
read by Priya Ayyar
Janna Yusuf and her friends are planning for her brother's nikah. But the simple marriage ceremony quickly turns into the biggest event of the summer and a chance for Janna to reveal her crush. Sequel to Saints and Misfits (DB90693) Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106202 Misfit in Love

Courting Julia
DB105134 7 hours 30 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by David Hartley-Margolin
The Earl of Beaconswood wants his beloved step-granddaughter to be married, and wills his home to Julia on condition she accept an offer from one of her five stepcousins within a month. They all court her except Daniel, the disapproving new earl. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1993.
DB105134 Courting Julia

Seduction of a Highland Lass
DB105737 9 hours 7 minutes
by Maya Banks
read by Kirsten Potter
Alaric McCabe is prepared to wed for duty to his clan, but, on his way to claim the hand of the daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by Keeley McDonald. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
DB105737 Seduction of a Highland Lass

Tall, Dark & Dangerous, Books 10-13
DB104483 33 hours 39 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Maggy Stacy
Four romantic suspense novels featuring Navy SEALs, published 2001-2020. In Taylor’s Temptation, SEAL Bobby Taylor’s best friend asks him to keep an eye on his little sister. Also includes Night Watch, SEAL Camp, and King’s Ransom. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB104483 Tall, Dark & Dangerous, Books 10-13

The Highwayman
DB102428 10 hours 57 minutes
by Kerrigan Byrne
read by Derek Perkins
Dorian Blackwell is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men. But he is also a villain who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him. He abducts young widow Farah Mackenzie and takes her to his castle in the Highlands. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB102428 The Highwayman

The Charm Offensive
DB105821 10 hours 54 minutes
by Alison Cochrun
read by various narrators
Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. He's spent his career crafting them on a popular reality dating show. But when the show casts disgraced tech wunderkind Charlie Winshaw as its star, Charlie has more chemistry with Dev than with his female co-stars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105821 The Charm Offensive

Just Haven't Met You Yet
DB105571 10 hours 6 minutes
by Sophie Cousens
read by Charlotte Beaumont
Hopeless romantic and lifestyle reporter Laura's business trip to the Channel Islands isn't off to a great start. After an embarrassing encounter with the most attractive man she's ever seen in real life, she arrives at her hotel and realizes she's grabbed the wrong suitcase from the airport. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105571 Just Haven't Met You Yet

Witches Get Stitches
DB105683 13 hours 1 minute
by Juliette Cross
read by Mary March
Violet Savoie dreams of opening her own tattoo shop catering to supernaturals in need of permanent charms. To help her business partner, Nico, the powerful seer is searching for a spell to give werewolves control over their beastly side. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105683 Witches Get Stitches

All the Feels
DB105812 12 hours 37 minutes
by Olivia Dade
read by Kelsey Navarro
Alexander Woodroe has a starring role on TV's biggest show, Gods of the Gates, but the showrunners have wrecked his character and he's dogged by old demons. After Alex gets into a bar fight, the show appoints former ER therapist Lauren Clegg to be Alex’s keeper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105812 All the Feels

The Marriage Game
DB102436 11 hours 40 minutes
by Sara Desai
read by Soneela Nankani
After her life falls apart, Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco. Her father sets her up on a site for arranged marriages. He also offers her the office upstairs to start her new business, but she has to share the office with Sam Mehta. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102436 The Marriage Game

Some Girls Do
DB106189 9 hours 16 minutes
by Jennifer Dugan
read by various narrators
Morgan, an openly gay track star, falls for Ruby, a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen who loves fixing old cars. The two are drawn to each other and can't deny their growing feelings. But problems arise when Ruby isn't ready to come out yet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106189 Some Girls Do

Forget Me Not
DB105033 7 hours 50 minutes
by Sarah M. Eden
read by Peter Holdway
Nottinghamshire, 1785. Julia Cummings has long been acquainted with loss, but the loss that pushed her grief to the limit as a young girl was that of her best friend, Lucas Jonquil. Eight years later, Lucas has returned, and Julia vows never to forgive the man who broke her heart. 2020.
DB105033 Forget Me Not

The Merchant and the Rogue
DB105181 8 hours 23 minutes
by Sarah M. Eden
read by Kristin Allison
London, 1865. Vera Sorokina loves the penny dreadful books she sells in the bookshop she owns with her father, but has a deep distrust of writers. She must work with Brogan Donnelly, a writer and member of the Dread Penny Society, when an extortion scheme threatens their neighborhood. 2021.
DB105181 The Merchant and the Rogue

Dark Sentinel
DB102416 13 hours 39 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Jim Frangione
After the devastating loss of her entire family, Lorraine Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind. Instead, she stumbles upon Carpathian Andor Katona fighting three attackers. Andor immediately recognizes Lorraine as his lifemate, but he must convince her of their bond. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB102416 Dark Sentinel

If This Gets Out
DB106046 13 hours 1 minute
by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich
read by Ramon De Ocampo
Best friends and members of a popular British boy band find their once-easy rapport straining under the pressures of fame and their management's decision for singer Reuben to stay in the closet about being gay. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106046 If This Gets Out

Accidentally Engaged
DB104016 11 hours 17 minutes
by Farah Heron
read by various narrators
Every time her meddling family interferes in aspiring baker Reena Manji's love life, it ends in disaster. Now Reena's parents have found her yet another potential good Muslim husband. She is determined to resist Nadim, until she needs a partner for a couples' cooking competition. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104016 Accidentally Engaged

Fools Rush In
DB106179 11 hours 3 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Xe Sands
Millie Barnes has a practically perfect life, with a rewarding job as a doctor on Cape Cod. All she needs is for local golden boy Joe Carpenter to notice her. But perfection isn't as easy as it looks—especially when local policeman Sam Nickerson is so distracting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.
DB106179 Fools Rush In

The Sweetest Remedy
DB105738 9 hours 12 minutes
by Jane Igharo
read by Sandra Okuboyejo
When a woman travels to Nigeria to attend the funeral of the father she never knew, she meets her extravagant family for the first time, a new and inspiring love interest, and she discovers parts of herself she didn't know were missing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105738 The Sweetest Remedy

The Jasmine Project
DB105393 9 hours 17 minutes
by Meredith Ireland
read by various narrators
When Korean American Jasmine Yap's longtime boyfriend, Paul, is caught cheating on her, her giant, overprotective family secretly arranges to use her graduation party to introduce her to Orlando's most eligible men. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105393 The Jasmine Project

Too Sweet to Be Good
DB104632 8 hours 50 minutes
by K.M. Jackson
read by Adrean Rivers
Aspiring actress Drea has left New York to help keep her family's bakery afloat in the small town of Sugar Lake, Georgia. To earn money, she uses her design skills to work on renovating the local theater, but clashes with the owner’s grandson, Kellen, who wants to sell. 2019.
DB104632 Too Sweet to Be Good

Yesterday Is History
DB106157 6 hours 52 minutes
by Kosoko Jackson
read by Ron Butler
After a liver transplant, Andre suddenly becomes a time traveler. But is his soulmate Michael, who lives in 1969, or Blake, his donor's brother, who is training him on how to time travel in 2021? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106157 Yesterday Is History

School for Heiresses, Books 4-6
DB103409 33 hours 41 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Mare Trevathan
Four Regency-era romances that feature a school offering the wealthy heiresses of England some unusual lessons. Includes Let Sleeping Rogues Lie, the novella When Sparks Fly, Don’t Bargain with the Devil, and Wed Him before You Bed Him. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
DB103409 School for Heiresses, Books 4-6

Dare Island, Books 1-3
DB104609 31 hours 52 minutes
by Virginia Kantra
read by Carol Jacobanis
Three contemporary romances set in the North Carolina community of Dare Island, published 2012-2014. In Carolina Home, a single father avoids commitment until he meets the new school teacher. Also includes Carolina Girl and Carolina Man. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
DB104609 Dare Island, Books 1-3

Broken Miles: The Miles Family, Book One
DB105235 7 hours 36 minutes
by Claire Kingsley
read by Lindsey Pierce
Roland’s marriage to Zoe ended because of his workaholic ways, but now his family’s winery needs his business acumen. He returns home to sort out the mess left by his philandering father, knowing he will have to face Zoe. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
DB105235 Broken Miles: The Miles Family, Book One

Only When It's Us: Bergman Brothers, Book 1
DB106074 11 hours 8 minutes
by Chloe Liese
read by various narrators
When college soccer star Willa Sutter needs lecture notes, her professor tells her to get them from classmate Ryder Bergman. Not realizing Ryder has a hearing impairment, the two get off on the wrong foot, but must work together on a class project. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106074 Only When It's Us: Bergman Brothers, Book 1

Return Billionaire to Sender
DB106204 10 hours 34 minutes
by Annika Martin
read by various narrators
Noelle may be a shy, lowly letter carrier, but when her beloved apartment building is threatened by a mysterious and reclusive billionaire, she's willing to push the envelope. She concocts a plan to sneak in and confront him to save her home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106204 Return Billionaire to Sender

Hello Love
DB105408 9 hours 37 minutes
by Karen McQuestion
read by Carol Jacobanis
A year after the death of his wife, Christine, Dan is barely holding on. When his cherished dog is stolen from his front yard, Dan and his daughter, Lindsay, are devastated. In another part of town, Andrea Keller rescues a dog that is being abused. 2014.
DB105408 Hello Love

K-9 Protector
DB105432 7 hours 54 minutes
by Julie Miller
read by Elizabeth Rose
K-9 cop Jedediah Burke has kept his yearning for veterinarian Hazel Cooper in check for years because their friendship is too precious to risk. But when a sadistic stalker's threats against Hazel escalate, protecting her requires staying close. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB105432 K-9 Protector

Wyoming True
DB105570 8 hours 0 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Todd McLaren
Jake McGuire has worked hard to earn his success, with holdings that include ranches and a private jet. The only threat to his comfortable existence is Ida Merridan. Ida has made some bad choices in men in the past, but she needs Jake’s help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105570 Wyoming True

The Duke Heist
DB105831 10 hours 26 minutes
by Erica Ridley
read by Moira Quirk
When the only father Chloe Wynchester has ever known makes a dying wish for his adopted family of orphans to recover a missing painting, she's the first one her siblings turn to for stealing it back. No one expects that in doing so, she'll also abduct a handsome duke. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105831 The Duke Heist

The Becoming: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 2
DB105817 15 hours 38 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Barrie Kreinik
The world of magick and the world of man have long been estranged, but some can walk between the two—including Breen Siobhan Kelly. Breen has just returned to Talamh with her friend Marco, and is learning to embrace the powers of her true identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105817 The Becoming: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 2

Ball Peen Hammer: The Morgan Brothers, Book Three
DB104999 14 hours 44 minutes
by Lauren Rowe
read by Theresa Conkin
Madelyn Milliken is driving from Seattle to Los Angeles, where she is starting film school at UCLA. If she wants to use her sister’s friend Dax Morgan’s coveted campus parking spot, she has to agree to a road trip with Dax’s brother Keane, a male stripper. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.
DB104999 Ball Peen Hammer: The Morgan Brothers, Book Three

Somebody to Love
DB105508 8 hours 10 minutes
by Sharon Sala
read by Amy Rubinate
Fifteen years ago, a family member stole the money Hunt Knox had saved for college. He's finally returning home to Blessings at his mother's dying request. Ava Ridley, the little girl Hunt's mother used to babysit, is a nurse at his mother's bedside when he arrives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105508 Somebody to Love

Fall into Temptation: Blue Moon, Book 2
DB105685 12 hours 43 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Elizabeth Rose
Gianna Decker has her hands full with two kids, a useless ex, and a brand-new yoga studio. She rents an apartment in Blue Moon from Beckett Pierce, the town mayor and its most eligible bachelor. Good thing both Gia and Beckett have sworn off relationships. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.
DB105685 Fall into Temptation: Blue Moon, Book 2

No More Secrets: Blue Moon, Book 1
DB105682 10 hours 27 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Elizabeth Rose
When stylish big-city journalist Summer Lentz comes to the small, quirky town of Blue Moon Bend to do a story on Pierce Farms, she meets Carter Pierce, a wounded veteran. It seems the two have nothing in common, but the town matchmakers think differently. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.
DB105682 No More Secrets: Blue Moon, Book 1

Lethal Balance: Sons of the Survivalist, Book 2
DB105025 14 hours 12 minutes
by Cherise Sinclair
read by Dwayne Glapion
Former assassin Cazador Ramirez takes care of the medical needs of the residents of Rescue, Alaska. Popular with women, he refuses to risk a relationship, until he meets a child he never knew he had and a strong woman he can’t help but want. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.
DB105025 Lethal Balance: Sons of the Survivalist, Book 2

Archangel's Light
DB106028 11 hours 26 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Justine Eyre
For centuries Aodhan and Illium have been the best of friends and companions of the heart. But that was before darkness befell Aodhan and shattered him, body, mind, and soul. Now, Aodhan is healing, but his new-found strength and independence may come at a devastating cost—his relationship with Illium. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106028 Archangel's Light

The Ex Hex
DB105193 7 hours 25 minutes
by Erin Sterling
read by Caitlin Davies
Small-town witch Vivi Jones had her heart broken when she was nineteen, and she impulsively cast a curse on her ex, Rhys Penhallow. It wasn’t supposed to work. And it doesn’t—until Rhys comes back to town. The two will have to work together to lift the curse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105193 The Ex Hex

Who I Was with Her
DB106072 8 hours 44 minutes
by Nita Tyndall
read by Jesse Vilinsky
When Corinne's girlfriend Maggie dies in a car accident, Corinne struggles to come to terms with her grief and whether she is ready to come out as bisexual. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106072 Who I Was with Her

Forever Wolf
DB104686 8 hours 50 minutes
by Maria Vale
read by Eva Wilhelm
Born with one blue eye and one green, werewolf Eyulf was abandoned by his pack as an infant. While out on patrol, Varya finds Eyulf wounded and starving and saves his life, at great risk to her own place in the Great Northern Pack. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.
DB104686 Forever Wolf

Full Throttle: Black Knights Inc.
DB105016 10 hours 55 minutes
by Julie Ann Walker
read by Maggy Stacy
Abby Thompson, daughter of the president of the United States, is taken hostage and fears her father's policy of not negotiating with terrorists will be her death sentence. There's one glimmer of hope: the man whose heart she broke. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105016 Full Throttle: Black Knights Inc.

The Wolf: The Black Dagger Brotherhood; Prison Camp
DB105879 12 hours 34 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by Jim Frangione
Lucan, a wolven forced into bartering drug deals for the infamous Prison Colony, meets Rio, the second in command for the shadowy Caldwell supplier, Mozart. He saves her from certain death, but Rio is uncertain of who to trust and what to believe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105879 The Wolf: The Black Dagger Brotherhood; Prison Camp

The Fastest Way to Fall
DB105775 11 hours 24 minutes
by Denise Williams
read by various narrators
Britta Colby works for a lifestyle website, assigned to write about her experience with a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching. It's an opportunity to prove she should write for the site full time, but her coach is the CEO of the company behind the app. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105775 The Fastest Way to Fall

Science Fiction

Gods and Pawns
DB104634 13 hours 9 minutes
by Kage Baker
read by Stephen Van Doren
Stories from the world of the Company, an organization which uses time travel to preserve the past. Includes the novella To the Land Beyond the Sunset, where Lewis and Mendoza visit a strange tribe in Bolivia whose members claim to be gods. Strong language. 2007.
DB104634 Gods and Pawns

Any Sign of Life
DB105815 10 hours 35 minutes
by Rae Carson
read by Amy Landon
Paige fears she is the only person left alive in Ohio until she meets a handful of other pandemic survivors. Together, they learn that the deadly virus was just the beginning of something much worse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105815 Any Sign of Life

Saga of the Well World, Books 5-7
DB102211 38 hours 37 minutes
by Jack L. Chalker
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Books five through seven of the series, written 1980-2000. In Twilight at the Well of Souls, Nathan and Mavra must reach the Well of Souls in time to save the universe. Also includes The Sea Is Full of Stars and Ghost of the Well of Souls. Sequel to Saga of the Well World, Books 1-4 (DB101917). Violence and strong language. 2000.
DB102211 Saga of the Well World, Books 5-7

Auberon: An Expanse Novella
DB106121 2 hours 27 minutes
by James S.A. Corey
read by Jefferson Mays
A conquering faction has come to claim Auberon, one of the first and most important colony worlds. Governor Rittenaur has come to bring civilization and order to the outpost, disregarding the world's own history, complex culture, and a criminal kingpin with different plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106121 Auberon: An Expanse Novella

Leviathan Falls
DB106130 19 hours 43 minutes
by James S.A. Corey
read by Jefferson Mays
The Laconian Empire has fallen, but the ancient enemy that killed the gate builders is awake, and war has begun. Elvi Okoye leads a mission to understand the builders, and Colonel Aliana Tanaka hunts for Duarte and his missing daughter. Sequel to Tiamat's Wrath (DB94461). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106130 Leviathan Falls

Stellaris: People of the Stars
DB104639 11 hours 36 minutes
edited by Les Johnson and Robert E. Hampson
read by Stephen Van Doren
A collection of original science fiction stories and nonfiction essays speculating about the expansion of humanity beyond its solar system. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.
DB104639 Stellaris: People of the Stars

Walking in Two Worlds
DB105807 7 hours 39 minutes
by Wab Kinew
read by various narrators
Caught between her self-conscious feelings in the world and her confident alter ego in the virtual gaming world, Bugz, an Indigenous teen, bonds with fellow gamer Feng on the Rez. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105807 Walking in Two Worlds

Time Travel for Love and Profit
DB105803 7 hours 59 minutes
by Sarah Lariviere
read by Kristen Sieh
When math prodigy Nephele invents a time travel app to redo her terrible freshman year of high school, there are unexpected consequences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105803 Time Travel for Love and Profit

We Are Satellites
DB106191 12 hours 38 minutes
by Sarah Pinsker
read by Bernadette Dunne
When their son, David, asks for a Pilot brain implant to help with school, Val and Julie reluctantly agree. Soon Julie too faces mounting pressure at work to get the ubiquitous technology. As a societal divide grows around the implants, an anti-Pilot movement rises up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106191 We Are Satellites

The Axiom, Books 1-3
DB104666 29 hours 7 minutes
by Tim Pratt
read by Shawn Hertel
The first three titles in the series, published 2017-2019. In The Wrong Stars, a salvage crew discovers a wrecked ship with a sole occupant bearing news of powerful extra-terrestrials. Also contains The Dreaming Stars and The Forbidden Stars. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.
DB104666 The Axiom, Books 1-3

The Darkness outside Us
DB106144 9 hours 51 minutes
by Eliot Schrefer
read by James Fouhey
Sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission to one of Saturn's moons, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other, especially once they discover what they are truly up against. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106144 The Darkness outside Us

Alien Archives: Eighteen Stories of Extraterrestrial Encounters
DB104695 16 hours 32 minutes
edited by Robert Silverberg
read by James Johnson
Science fiction short stories and novellas previously published by the author that contain themes of alien encounters. Features new introductions to all of the selected stories. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.
DB104695 Alien Archives: Eighteen Stories of Extraterrestrial Encounters

Termination Shock
DB106155 22 hours 56 minutes
by Neal Stephenson
read by Edoardo Ballerini
In an age where climate change has unleashed superstorms, global flooding, deadly pandemics, and more, a billionaire restaurant chain magnate has a controversial plan to reverse global warming. Individuals from around the globe must grapple with the consequences of global warming and the risks of its potential cure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106155 Termination Shock

Active Memory: A Mirador Novel
DB105429 11 hours 51 minutes
by Dan Wells
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Hacker Marisa struggles to uncover the truth about the accident in which she lost her arm, a situation that is complicated by a grisly finding at the scene of a gangland shooting. Sequel to Ones and Zeroes (DB87463). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
DB105429 Active Memory: A Mirador Novel

Short Stories

How to Wrestle a Girl: Stories
DB106092 5 hours 52 minutes
by Venita Blackburn
read by various narrators
Short stories presenting a vision of raw, vulnerable girlhood. Characters bully and suffer, spit and tease, mope and blame, fend off failure, and more. Several of the stories included follow a teenage girl in the aftermath of her father's death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106092 How to Wrestle a Girl: Stories

Skinship: Stories
DB106153 10 hours 30 minutes
by Yoon Choi
read by various narrators
Short stories exploring the lives of Korean American families. Explores where first and second generations clash and find common ground, where language barriers cause issues, and how relationships can bend under the weight of expectations and disappointment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106153 Skinship: Stories

My Monticello
DB105790 7 hours 38 minutes
by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
read by various narrators
Short works about Black lives in America. In the title novella, a young woman descended from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings is driven from her neighborhood by a white militia and takes shelter at Jefferson's Monticello estate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105790 My Monticello

Five Tuesdays in Winter: Stories
DB106197 6 hours 13 minutes
by Lily King
read by various narrators
Short stories both fresh and previously published from the author of Writers & Lovers (DB98766) and Euforia (DB103589). Explores themes of desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106197 Five Tuesdays in Winter: Stories

The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories
DB106150 4 hours 43 minutes
by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
read by various narrators
Short stories exploring life in New Orleans. A boy helps his father find work. A couple turns to crime to make ends meet. A woman fights to keep her home. An army vet befriends a runaway teen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106150 The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories

Afterparties: Stories
DB106193 6 hours 59 minutes
by Anthony Veasna So
read by Jason Sean
Short stories about Cambodian American life that provide insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant communities. Two drunk brothers hatch a scheme. A teacher and entrepreneur engage in a love affair. A child learns his mother survived a racist school shooter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106193 Afterparties: Stories

Songs for the Flames: Stories
DB106091 6 hours 7 minutes
by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
read by various narrators
Short stories featuring men and women touched by violence. A photographer becomes obsessed with a woman's past, a soldier confronts a troubling history, a writer learns why a woman is buried next to a graveyard rather than in it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106091 Songs for the Flames: Stories

Never Have I Ever: Stories
DB104004 12 hours 0 minutes
by Isabel Yap
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Short pieces of fiction exploring magic, horror, urban legends, immigrant tales, and more. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB104004 Never Have I Ever: Stories

Spies and Espionage

Tom Clancy Chain of Command: A Jack Ryan Novel
DB106025 13 hours 42 minutes
by Marc Cameron
read by Scott Brick
A shadowy billionaire needs President Jack Ryan out of the way to implement an ambitious plan, and he knows that Jack's biggest weakness is his family. As such, the billionaire assembles an international team of mercenaries to kidnap the First Lady. Sequel to Tom Clancy Target Acquired (DB103879). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106025 Tom Clancy Chain of Command: A Jack Ryan Novel

Black Ops, Books 1-4
DB104451 37 hours 25 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and
read by Ray Foushee
All four books in the series, published 2006-2010. In American Jihad, a disgraced soldier receives secret orders placing him in charge of a covert team. Also includes Remember the Alamo, Jackknife, and Home Invasion. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.
DB104451 Black Ops, Books 1-4

Silverview
DB105799 6 hours 31 minutes
by John le Carré
read by Toby Jones
Julian Lawndsley has left a high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. A few months later, he is approached by a Polish émigré with dangerous knowledge of Julian's family. Julian is soon approached by a spy chief. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105799 Silverview

The Forgotten Soldier: A Pike Logan Thriller
DB102424 13 hours 3 minutes
by Brad Taylor
read by various narrators
A government official from an allied nation is found complicit in the death of a Special Forces soldier. When one Taskforce member seeks vengeance, his actions threaten to expose an entire web of alliances. Sequel to The Insider Threat (DBC02797). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB102424 The Forgotten Soldier: A Pike Logan Thriller

Ghosts of War: A Pike Logan Thriller
DB102426 12 hours 41 minutes
by Brad Taylor
read by various narrators
Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are verifying artifacts in Poland when a Russian incursion into Belarus and an attack against the United States brings them to the brink of war. Sequel to Forgotten Soldier (DB102424). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB102426 Ghosts of War: A Pike Logan Thriller

Operation Joktan: A Nir Tavor Mossad Thriller
DB106203 11 hours 9 minutes
by Amir Tsarfati and Steve Yohn
read by Stephen Bowlby
When Mossad intelligence learns that a foreign militia plans a drone strike on the Burj Khalifa, they call on Israeli secret service member turned Mossad agent Nir Tavor. He teams up with fellow agent and former flame Nicole Meyer to stop the attack, but time is short. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106203 Operation Joktan: A Nir Tavor Mossad Thriller

Sports Stories

Kneel
DB105733 8 hours 22 minutes
by Candace Buford
read by Preston Butler III
When his best friend is unfairly arrested and kicked off the team, Russell Boudreaux kneels during the national anthem in an effort to fight for justice and, in an instant, falls from local stardom to become a target of hatred. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105733 Kneel

Suspense

Welcome to Cooper
DB105433 8 hours 51 minutes
by Tariq Ashkanani
read by Joe Wilson
Detective Thomas Levine feels his "transfer" from DC to Cooper, Nebraska, is a punishment. He still grieves the death of his girlfriend, but also wants to redeem himself. Then his irascible partner shoots the prime suspect in a murder with Thomas's gun, and he searches for justice. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB105433 Welcome to Cooper

Mercy
DB105787 11 hours 59 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by various narrators
FBI agent Atlee Pine has discovered proof that her sister Mercy
survived her abduction and escaped her captors years ago. But Atlee isn't sure if Mercy
is still alive, and it appears that Mercy
left behind at least one dead body. The truth may cost Atlee everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105787 Mercy

The Best of Friends
DB105399 8 hours 37 minutes
by Lucinda Berry
read by Jill Fox
Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani face tragedy when their teen sons are in an accident. One dies, one is in a coma, and the third is too traumatized to speak. As the investigation into the accident digs deeper, secrets begin to surface. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB105399 The Best of Friends

The Best Friend
DB104650 7 hours 28 minutes
by Shalini Boland
read by Mare Trevathan
Louisa Sullivan's little boy has made a new friend, and he is asked over for a play date. When Louisa takes him over, she meets Darcy Lane, the new friend's mother. Darcy seemingly has everything and becomes Louisa's new friend. But Darcy hides secrets. Violence and strong language. 2018.
DB104650 The Best Friend

Here Be Dragons: A Mark Joesbury/Lacey Flint Short Story
DB102404 2 hours 12 minutes
by Sharon Bolton
read by Guy Williams
Mark Joesbury of Scotland Yard's Covert Operations Unit is working undercover in a terrorist gang. As the gang builds to an attack on London's most iconic landmarks, Mark realizes they've got the woman he loves—Detective Constable Lacey Flint. Violence and strong language. 2016.
DB102404 Here Be Dragons: A Mark Joesbury/Lacey Flint Short Story

A Deeper Fear
DB105438 4 hours 20 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Mare Trevathan
FBI agent Lucy Kincaid's husband, Sean Rogan, isn't in a good place after being held captive. Lucy hopes a conference in Sacramento, where Sean is to reveal a drone he's been working on, will help. But when the drone operator is attacked, they must find the assailant. Strong language and some violence. 2021.
DB105438 A Deeper Fear

Little Girls Sleeping
DB104604 10 hours 30 minutes
by Jennifer Chase
read by Madelyn Buzzard
When eight-year-old Chelsea Compton goes missing, Detective Katie Scott is reminded of her friend who disappeared twenty years ago. As she begins investigating, Katie discovers a makeshift cemetery hidden in the woods—each grave marked with a teddy bear. Chelsea's disappearance is just the latest in a hidden pattern. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.
DB104604 Little Girls Sleeping

What She Saw
DB105436 10 hours 1 minute
by Wendy Clarke
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Everyone in the village of Church Langdon knows Leona will do anything for her daughter Beth. They do everything together, but one thing everyone notices is that Beth knows nothing about her father. And Beth's circle of friends is nonexistent. Secrets surface when Leona receives a disturbing phone call. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.
DB105436 What She Saw

State of Terror
DB105509 15 hours 44 minutes
by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
read by Joan Allen
Newly appointed Secretary of State Ellen Adams is a controversial choice. While she attends the new president's first address to Congress, foreign service officer Anahita Dahir receives a baffling text—a warning. As terrorist attacks threaten America's standing, Adams and her team fight to uncover a conspiracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105509 State of Terror

The Dirty South
DB105524 15 hours 25 minutes
by John Connolly
read by Jeff Harding
In 1997, the young women of Burdon County, Arkansas, are being hunted—and no one is willing to admit it. In a nearby jail cell is a former NYPD detective grieving the deaths of his wife and child. His obsession with vengeance moves beyond justice for his family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105524 The Dirty South

Find Me
DB105247 9 hours 53 minutes
by Anne Frasier
read by Dwayne Glapion
When she was a child, FBI profiler Reni Fisher was used as bait by her serial killer father. Now convicted, he has offered to show the police the isolated graves of his victims—but only if Reni accompanies them. The lead detective believes his mother was one of the victims. Violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB105247 Find Me

The Collective
DB105827 9 hours 8 minutes
by Alison Gaylin
read by Vivienne Leheny
Five years after her daughter's death, Camille Gardener is still grieving the loss and obsessed with the privileged young man she believes to be responsible. Her rash actions draw the attention of a group of women called the collective. Their darker actions force Camille to reassess herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105827 The Collective

The Unknown
DB105806 7 hours 56 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Roger Wayne
Sienna Murray was fourteen when she pulled her neighbors from a fire. A decade later, she still can't explain how she knew to save them, or why she has received another mysterious warning. New member of the Krewe of Hunters Detective Ryder Stapleton doesn't believe in coincidences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105806 The Unknown

The Neighbor's Secret
DB105450 9 hours 25 minutes
by L. Alison Heller
read by Allyson Ryan
Cottonwood Estates is the seemingly perfect place to raise children. The Cottonwood Book Club is the subdivision's focal point for gossip and more. The members of the club feel safe exploring dark, twisty fiction. But secrets lurk, and acts of vandalism are only the start. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105450 The Neighbor's Secret

The Silent Dolls
DB104653 8 hours 43 minutes
by Rita Herron
read by Phoebe Zimmermann
Detective Ellie Reeves is called in to the case of a missing seven-year-old girl, Penny Matthews. After discovery of the decades-old remains of a child, Ellie worries that she has come up against a serial killer—one with ties to her own past. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB104653 The Silent Dolls

Verity
DB106208 8 hours 13 minutes
by Colleen Hoover
read by various narrators
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer who accepts a job offer from the husband of injured author Verity
Crawford to complete the remaining books in her successful series. Going through Verity’s papers, she uncovers an unfinished autobiography Verity
never meant anyone to see. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB106208 Verity

These Toxic Things
DB105221 13 hours 2 minutes
by Rachel Howzell Hall
read by Susan Spain
When Mickie Lambert's latest client for her digital scrapbooking business dies of an apparent suicide, Mickie works to honor the woman's last wish and curates her peculiar objets d'art. But then Mickie receives threatening messages to leave her client's past alone. Mickie soon tangles with a killer. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105221 These Toxic Things

Running Scared
DB105498 18 hours 25 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Jack Garrett
Kate Summers isn't sure how to handle the nightmares her teenaged son, Jon, keeps having. He knows someone is chasing him and danger is coming, but no other details. Kate's secret that Jon isn't really hers threatens their future, especially when a mysterious man comes to town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB105498 Running Scared

The Girl in the Headlines
DB105019 8 hours 28 minutes
by Hannah Jayne
read by Mary March
Andrea wakes up in a motel room, covered in blood and unable to remember what happened the previous night, only to discover that she is the main suspect in her parents' slaying. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105019 The Girl in the Headlines

Die for Me: Killing Eve
DB105772 6 hours 36 minutes
by Luke Jennings
read by Lucy Paterson
Villanelle has returned to her Russian homeland in winter to face her demons. As she does that, Eve finds herself on the run from the Twelve who want her dead. The two must face their obsession with each other as their chess game comes to a close. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105772 Die for Me: Killing Eve

The Burning
DB105474 7 hours 32 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
read by Dennis Boutsikaris
Deputy Coroner Clay Edison is called to a murder scene. As he investigates, he is horrified to discover a link to his brother Luke. Luke is fresh out of prison and has disappeared. Clay must find his brother before anyone else does. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105474 The Burning

Speak of the Devil
DB106206 9 hours 22 minutes
by Allison Leotta
read by Tavia Gilbert
A few miles away from where DC sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is enjoying a romantic dinner, a raid on a brothel by her investigative team turns deadly when they encounter another group led by a vicious killer. The tangled secrets and lies threaten Anna's safety. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB106206 Speak of the Devil

Time Will Tell
DB105556 16 hours 24 minutes
by Barry Lyga
read by various narrators
After digging up a time capsule that their parents buried in 1986, four teens find mixtapes, Walkmans, photographs, letters, toys, and assorted junk. But they also discover something sinister: a hunting knife stained with blood and wrapped with a note. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105556 Time Will Tell

You'll Be the Death of Me
DB106045 9 hours 55 minutes
by Karen M. McManus
read by various narrators
Estranged friends Ivy, Mateo, and Cal stumble upon a fellow student's dead body while skipping school. The only way they can solve the murder is by revealing what they have been hiding from one another—and themselves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB106045 You'll Be the Death of Me

Hello, Transcriber
DB105746 9 hours 4 minutes
by Hannah Morrissey
read by Angela Dawe
Police transcriber Hazel Greenlee spends every night listening to detectives spill the secrets of Black Harbor, Wisconsin. An aspiring novelist, Hazel thinks writing a book is her only ticket out of this life. But she lacks inspiration, until her neighbor confesses to helping dispose of a corpse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105746 Hello, Transcriber

The Hive
DB104652 12 hours 32 minutes
by Gregg Olsen
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Detective Lindsay Jackman investigates the murder of a young journalist found at the bottom of a ravine. Lindsay's investigation leads to a wellness guru. But while Marnie Spellman has apparently communed with bees, she is also hiding the true secrets to her success. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB104652 The Hive

You're So Dead
DB105469 8 hours 1 minute
by Ash Parsons
read by Holly Linneman
Plum Winter and her two best friends sneak into an influencers-only festival event on a private island in the Caribbean, only to discover that a killer is in their midst. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105469 You're So Dead

Fear No Evil
DB105776 8 hours 24 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Cary Hite
Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson are preparing for a trip out west when Alex is called in to consult when the body of a CIA agent is found. They do continue on the trip, but know they will be prey. Teams of assassins hunt them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105776 Fear No Evil

The Executioner, Books 35-38
DB102409 18 hours 35 minutes
by Don Pendleton
read by Joe Wilson
Books thirty-five through thirty-eight of the series, published in 1979 and 1980. In Wednesday's Wrath, Bolan faces a sadistic doctor performing experiments on disloyal Mafia soldiers. Also includes Thermal Thursday, Friday's Feast and Satan's Sabbath. Sequel to The Executioner, Books 32-34 (DB102403). Violence and strong language. 1980.
DB102409 The Executioner, Books 35-38

14 Ways to Die
DB104959 8 hours 50 minutes
by Vincent Ralph
read by Jessica Wortham
Seventeen-year-old Jessica Simmons becomes the star of a YouTube reality series, and she uses her fame to hunt down her mother's murderer. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB104959 14 Ways to Die

Sweet Water
DB102212 12 hours 17 minutes
by Cara Reinard
read by Lindsey Pierce
Sarah Ellsworth is living the life she dreamed of, married to her childhood sweetheart and living in an exclusive neighborhood. When her teen son calls for help and is found next to the body of his girlfriend, Sarah questions her life. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB102212 Sweet Water

Trouble Girls
DB105463 10 hours 7 minutes
by Julia Lynn Rubin
read by Emily Shaffer
Best friends Trixie and Lux look forward to their weekend getaway. But after a single night of violence derails their trip, they become wanted fugitives and the face of a #MeToo movement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105463 Trouble Girls

Deadline: Jack Noble, Book 11
DB105771 8 hours 46 minutes
by L.T. Ryan
read by Dennis Holland
Former government assassin Jack Noble knows a reckoning with Frank Skinner is due. Skinner has been assigned the roles of judge, jury, and executioner and is fully prepared to fulfill his duty. But Jack isn't prepared to die and must break all the rules. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB105771 Deadline: Jack Noble, Book 11

The Last Mona Lisa
DB105442 10 hours 13 minutes
by Jonathan Santlofer
read by Stephen Van Doren
In 1911, the Mona Lisa is stolen. More than one hundred years later, art professor Luke Perrone digs for the truth of his most famous ancestor, Vincent Peruggia, the man who stole the Mona Lisa. But Luke uncovers darker secrets. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105442 The Last Mona Lisa

Lucky
DB106080 7 hours 34 minutes
by Marissa Stapley
read by Soneela Nankani
Grifter Lucky
Anderson has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. Ready to create a new life, her plans go sideways. Then she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought is worth millions. But to claim it, her crimes will come to light. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106080 Lucky

The Obsession
DB105020 7 hours 3 minutes
by Jesse Q. Sutanto
read by Shawn Hertel
After freeing her mother from an abusive relationship, Delilah Wong refuses to play a part in Logan's delusional romance—but how can she convince him to let her go? Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105020 The Obsession

The Lady Upstairs
DB106200 10 hours 29 minutes
by Halley Sutton
read by Bahni Turpin
Jo's job is to blackmail the most lecherous men in Los Angeles. To prove herself to her coworker Lou and their boss—the Lady Upstairs—she takes on riskier jobs. When one of her targets is murdered, her boss and the LAPD turn their sights on Jo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106200 The Lady Upstairs

The Talented Miss Farwell
DB106060 9 hours 58 minutes
by Emily Gray Tedrowe
read by Allyson Ryan
In New York, Miss Rebecca "Reba" Farwell is making a killing selling a portion of her extraordinary art collection. She's known as a shark and a heartless capitalist. A thousand miles away in the small town of Pierson, Illinois, Rebecca runs the city finances. Her secrets are threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB106060 The Talented Miss Farwell

Pickard County Atlas
DB105497 7 hours 50 minutes
by Chris Harding Thornton
read by James Fouhey
1978. Sheriff's deputy Harley Jensen patrols the streets of a small Nebraska town. Tensions in the town boil over when the Reddick family patriarch decides to lay a headstone for his son, murdered decades earlier. Harley crosses paths with Pam Reddick, who wants to leave her marriage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105497 Pickard County Atlas

The Good Lie
DB105431 7 hours 5 minutes
by A.R. Torre
read by Shawn Hertel
Psychiatrist Dr. Gwen Moore's specialty is killers. She believes the Bloody Heart serial killer is high school teacher Randall Thompson, especially as an eyewitness identified him. But defense attorney—and father of a victim—Robert Kavin takes up Thompson's case and convinces Gwen to interview him. Everyone has secrets. Violence and strong language. 2021.
DB105431 The Good Lie

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife
DB105023 11 hours 45 minutes
by Ashley Winstead
read by Maggy Stacy
Ten years after graduating college, Jessica Miller plans her triumphant return to her elite university. But not everyone is ready to move on from the unsolved murder that happened Jessica's senior year—and fractured her group of friends. Someone is determined to make the killer pay. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105023 In My Dreams I Hold a Knife

Criminal Mischief
DB106177 7 hours 7 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Tony Roberts
After traversing the East Coast, attorney Stone Barrington is looking forward to some down time in his Manhattan home. But when an acquaintance alerts him to a suspicious plot, Stone can't let it go. He's soon traveling internationally to track down the mastermind. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106177 Criminal Mischief

How We Fall Apart
DB105180 7 hours 1 minute
by Katie Zhao
read by Kristin Allison
Nancy Luo, Krystal Choi, Akil Patel, and Alexander Lin, juniors at Manhattan's elite Sinclair Prep, are forced to confront dark secrets after Jamie Ruan, once their closest friend, is found dead. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105180 How We Fall Apart

War Stories

Finding Jack
DB105440 6 hours 33 minutes
by Gareth Crocker
read by Jon Pinnow
After losing his young family in a tragic accident, Fletcher Carson joins the war effort in Vietnam. Deeply depressed, he plans to die in the war. But during one mission, Fletcher rescues a critically wounded yellow Lab whom he nurses back to health and names Jack. Strong language and some violence. 2011.
DB105440 Finding Jack

Westerns

The Fighting Four
DB104535 5 hours 0 minutes
by Max Brand
read by Jon Pinnow
After the Elkdale bank is robbed, Silvertip learns about it from the only one of the four robbers to escape. When the criminals' three compatriots escape jail, they close in on Silvertip and their double-crossing partner. Violence and strong language. 1933.
DB104535 The Fighting Four

The Sundown Riders, Books 1-3
DB104456 32 hours 7 minutes
by Ralph Compton
read by John Haag
The first three books in the series, published in 1996 and 1997. In North to the Bitterroot, Dutch Siringo leads a team through Sioux territory along the murderous Bozeman Trail. Also includes Across the Rio Colorado and The Winchester Run. Violence and strong language. 1997.
DB104456 The Sundown Riders, Books 1-3

Page Murdock, Books 6-7
DB102184 19 hours 46 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Richard Davidson
Books six and seven in the series, published in 2000 and 2004. In White Desert, Murdock pursues a gang into the harsh winter Canadian wilderness. Also includes Port Hazard. Sequel to City of Widows (DB40570). Strong language and some violence. 2004.
DB102184 Page Murdock, Books 6-7

Wind Walker: Titus Bass, Book 9
DB104659 26 hours 58 minutes
by Terry C. Johnston
read by Joe Wilson
Titus Bass and his family travel north to winter with the Crow people. After a fraught journey, Titus finds old friends and old ways dying out. Sequel to Titus Bass, Books 7-8 (DB98552). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2001.
DB104659 Wind Walker: Titus Bass, Book 9

Outlawed
DB102210 9 hours 10 minutes
by Anna North
read by Lindsey Pierce
Ada flees her marriage in fear of her life and joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang. The band of outlaws hatches a dangerous plan in their quest to create a safe haven for outcast women, and Ada must decide whether to take the risk. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB102210 Outlawed

Stonecroft Saga, Books 13-15
DB105629 21 hours 27 minutes
by B.N. Rundell
read by various narrators
Books thirteen through fifteen of the series, all published in 2021. In Sawatch Skirmish, Gabriel and Ezra encounter the gold-hungry Spaniards, who enslave a band of Utes in their quest for the Seven Cities of Cibola. Also includes Comanche Conflict and Apache Ambush. Sequel to Stonecroft Saga, Books 10-12 (DB 105628). Some violence. 2021.
DB105629 Stonecroft Saga, Books 13-15

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

How Stella Learned to Talk: The Groundbreaking Story of the World's First Talking Dog
DB106146 7 hours 2 minutes
by Christina Hunger
read by Ann Marie Gideon
A speech-language pathologist describes how she adapted the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices she uses with her young clients to use with her dog. She taught her dog Stella to communicate her needs using simple paw-sized buttons associated with different words. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106146 How Stella Learned to Talk: The Groundbreaking Story of the World's First Talking Dog

Arts

The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life
DB104679 9 hours 1 minute
edited by Andrew Blauner
read by Steven Carpenter
Collection of thirty-three essays by writers and artists reflecting on the influence of the Peanuts comic on their lives. In "You're Weird, Sir," Jennifer Finney Boylan examines her life as a closeted transgender person and the comfort she derived from reading Peanuts and, in particular, the character of Pig Pen. 2019.
DB104679 The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life

Francis Bacon: Revelations
DB104039 40 hours 32 minutes
by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
The authors of De Kooning: An American Master (DB60110) profile artist Francis Bacon (1904-1992). Through hundreds of interviews and new research, they probe Bacon's childhood in Ireland, his homosexuality, his early career, and his emergence as an influential artist known for his disturbing imagery. Strong language. 2021.
DB104039 Francis Bacon: Revelations

Astronomy

A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
DB106151 9 hours 48 minutes
by Hakeem Oluseyi and Joshua Horwitz
read by Hakeem Oluseyi
Autobiography of astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi, born James Plummer, and his road from growing up in poverty to gaining a doctorate in his field. Discusses the challenges he faced while growing up, developing and fighting against a drug habit, and racism and classism in academia. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106151 A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

Biography

My First Thirty Years
DB105667 9 hours 45 minutes
by Gertrude Beasley
read by Abigail Maupin
Memoir of a girl who grew up in poverty in Texas in the early 1900s. Her graphic descriptions of rape, incest, and her endorsement of the Soviet Union led to the book being banned in the United States and abroad. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1925.
DB105667 My First Thirty Years

I'll Be Seeing You: A Memoir
DB102431 6 hours 30 minutes
by Elizabeth Berg
read by Elizabeth Berg
The author describes her parents’ loving marriage, her father’s struggles with Alzheimer’s, and her own transition to caregiver for her parents in their final years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102431 I'll Be Seeing You: A Memoir

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
DB105720 7 hours 12 minutes
by Tarana Burke
read by Tarana Burke
The activist behind the "me too" movement describes her own journey to confronting her painful past, her work supporting and empowering girls of color, and her efforts as an activist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105720 Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
DB102420 8 hours 35 minutes
by Regina Calcaterra
read by Regina Calcaterra
The author reflects on her painful childhood, in which she and her four siblings suffered abuse, the challenges of the foster care system, and intermittent homelessness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
DB102420 Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island

All-American Christmas
DB106141 6 hours 35 minutes
by Rachel Campos-Duffy and Sean Duffy
read by various narrators
Explores Christmas traditions from across the United States, presenting a collection of emotional stories and recipes from Fox News personalities. Includes contributions from Dana Perino, Maria Bartiromo, Brit Hume, Lauren Green, and others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106141 All-American Christmas

Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
DB105717 9 hours 57 minutes
by Kat Chow
read by Kat Chow
The author examines her family's grief after the death of her mother, weaving it together with the story of her extended family as they emigrated from China and Hong Kong to Cuba and America. Ponders the transformative effects of loss and family storytelling. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105717 Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
DB105464 8 hours 53 minutes
by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
read by Anderson Cooper
New York Times bestselling authors Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe chronicle the rise and fall of the Vanderbilts, legendary American family of which journalist Cooper is a descendant. Explores the story of the Vanderbilt family, its ties to American capitalism and high society, and the private tension and rifts that came from such wealth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105464 Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee's Search for Home
DB106093 12 hours 26 minutes
by Mondiant Dogon and Jenna Krajeski
read by Dominic Hoffman
The author, a Bagogwe Tutsi born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, recounts his experiences after being forced to flee his home for Rwanda when he was a child. Details life in the UN tent cities, his time as a child soldier, and his struggle to forge a better life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106093 Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee's Search for Home

Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk
DB105552 7 hours 53 minutes
by Edison Eskeets and Jim Kristofic
read by Jim Kristofic
A member of the Navajo tribe recounts organizing a ceremonial run in 2018 honoring the Long Walk, the forced journey of the Diné more than a century prior. Describes running the 330-mile journey in 15 days and parallels his experience to the historic treatment of his tribe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105552 Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk

Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America
DB102205 12 hours 50 minutes
by Maria Hinojosa
read by Gabriella Cavallero
The author of Crews (DB42950) examines immigration in America through the lens of her own family's experiences and decades of reporting. Discusses the history of US immigration policy and how rhetoric informs American attitudes toward outsiders. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
DB102205 Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living between Worlds
DB102430 8 hours 10 minutes
by Sunny Hostin and Charisse
read by Sunny Hostin
The Emmy Award-winning co-host of The View and ABC News legal correspondent recounts the journey from her difficult childhood to becoming an attorney and journalist. She reflects on her own efforts to fight for social justice and implores her audience to rethink biases. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102430 I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living between Worlds

Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South
DB105523 7 hours 7 minutes
by Wade Hudson
read by Wade Hudson
Award-winning author, editor, and publisher Wade Hudson recounts his experiences as a Black man and activist who came of age in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105523 Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South

Chickenhawk: Back in the World; Life after Vietnam
DB105434 16 hours 43 minutes
by Robert Mason
read by Bill Wallace
In this sequel to Chickenhawk (DB20063), the author shares his post-Vietnam struggles with PTSD and efforts to reintegrate into civilian life. His promising start as a helicopter instructor quickly spirals into alcoholism, lost jobs and, finally, prison after an attempt at drug smuggling. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1993.
DB105434 Chickenhawk: Back in the World; Life after Vietnam

Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville's Famous Conjoined Twins
DB104601 9 hours 0 minutes
by Sarah Miller
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of The Borden Murders (DB84888) recounts the lives of Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins who were exploited from an early age and became a sensation in vaudeville and burlesque venues as talented performers. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB104601 Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville's Famous Conjoined Twins

The Son and Heir
DB105405 9 hours 10 minutes
by Alexander Münninghoff
read by Barry Bernson
This award-winning Dutch journalist's memoir begins with his discovery of his father's Nazi uniform in the attic at the age of four. Delves into his family's complex history and misguided alliances during the upheavals of twentieth-century Europe. Translated from the 2014 Dutch edition. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
DB105405 The Son and Heir

Renegades: Born in the USA
DB105414 8 hours 28 minutes
by Barack Obama and Bruce
read by Jared Zak
Expanding on the podcast series they did for NPR’s Higher Ground, President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen explore everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to America's polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. 2021.
DB105414 Renegades: Born in the USA

These Precious Days: Essays
DB106138 11 hours 16 minutes
by Ann Patchett
read by Ann Patchett
A collection of personal, autobiographical essays from the author of Dutch House (DB96739). Topics discussed include reflections on unexpected friendship, the joy of reading, her youthful memories of Paris, cherished gifts she has received, and the importance of knitting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB106138 These Precious Days: Essays

A Marriage Sabbatical: A Housewife Backpacks around the World Alone and Saves Her Marriage
DB105486 12 hours 29 minutes
by Sabina Shalom
read by Kristin Allison
A housewife describes how, after thirty years of marriage, motherhood, and homemaking, she asks for a leave of absence. With only a backpack and her back pay, she travels alone to Paris, India, Australia, Tonga, and Easter Island in search of adventure and enlightenment. Some descriptions of sex. 1984.
DB105486 A Marriage Sabbatical: A Housewife Backpacks around the World Alone and Saves Her Marriage

Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood
DB105724 11 hours 49 minutes
by Dawn Turner
read by Janina Edwards
Memoir of three Black girls who grew up in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, the destination of hundreds of thousands fleeing the Jim Crow South. Explores the role of race, opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, and overwhelming societal forces in these girls' lives. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105724 Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

Here, Right Matters: An American Story
DB105390 7 hours 27 minutes
by Alexander Vindman
read by various narrators
Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council staffer who testified against President Trump before Congress, presents an account of his childhood, family, and career, all leading to this moment of truth before the nation. Describes how this decision affected his life and reinforced his commitment to integrity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105390 Here, Right Matters: An American Story

Beautiful Country: A Memoir
DB105816 9 hours 40 minutes
by Qian Julie Wang
read by Qian Julie Wang
Reflects on the highs and lows of immigrating to New York City and growing up as an undocumented and impoverished child. Recounts her parents' stresses, her struggles in school, and the joys that she found alongside the fears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105816 Beautiful Country: A Memoir

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness
DB104014 12 hours 50 minutes
by M. Leona Godin
read by various narrators
A history of blindness across art, literature, and culture, exploring how blindness has been used throughout time as a metaphor for both ignorance and transcendence. Uses detailed analysis and autobiographical examples to connect the science of blindness, accessibility developments, and humanity’s larger understanding of the world. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104014 There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness

Through the Dark
DB105690 4 hours 30 minutes
by Yolanda Nava
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Emmy Award-winning journalist recounts her journey to self-discovery after an undiagnosed autoimmune disease resulted in blindness. She discusses the challenges she's faced, her spiritual awakening, and her growth as an individual. Some strong language. 2019.
DB105690 Through the Dark

Business and Economics

The Genius Zone: The Breakthrough Process to End Negative Thinking and Live in True Creativity
DB104588 3 hours 56 minutes
by Gay Hendricks
read by various narrators
Author of The Big Leap (DB104252) expands on the ideas he presented in that title by focusing on the concept of the Zone of Genius. Presents exercises to guide the reader through identifying their Zone of Genius and ways to occupy it. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB104588 The Genius Zone: The Breakthrough Process to End Negative Thinking and Live in True Creativity

My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future
DB105449 10 hours 8 minutes
by Indra K. Nooyi
read by Indra K. Nooyi
CEO and chairman of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2019 recounts her experiences in business leadership and what led her to the career. Discusses the challenges she faced in managing demanding positions while caring for her growing family. Presents policy proposals for the care ecosystem. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105449 My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future

American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears
DB105471 12 hours 1 minute
by Farah Stockman
read by Farah Stockman
Journalist describes the role of work in American lives through the lenses of three people who worked for the Rexnord manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stockman presents what life was like for the workers before the shutdown of the plant and after the jobs were moved to Texas and Mexico. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105471 American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears

Career and Job Training

The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster
DB105213 8 hours 45 minutes
by Steve Dalton
read by Ray Foushee
Career services program director at Duke University presents a guide to streamlining and being efficient in your job search process. Topics include prioritizing your search techniques, identifying your motivations, networking skills, tracking your contacts, researching potential employers, and communication skills. 2020.
DB105213 The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Consumerism

Estate Planning 101: From Avoiding Probate and Assessing Assets to Establishing Directives and Understanding Taxes, Your Essential Primer to Estate Planning
DB104993 7 hours 17 minutes
by Vicki Cook and Amy Blacklock
read by Kristin Allison
Personal finance bloggers present a guide to preparing an estate plan. Topics include why an estate plan may be needed, whom to consider when developing a plan, determining what constitutes your estate, powers of attorney, advance health directives, end-of-life wishes, taxes, and special considerations such as blended families. 2021.
DB104993 Estate Planning 101: From Avoiding Probate and Assessing Assets to Establishing Directives and Understanding Taxes, Your Essential Primer to Estate Planning

Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less
DB104689 7 hours 21 minutes
by Tina Hay
read by Mark Ashby
Entrepreneur provides guide to understanding money and the managing of it to build wealth. Discusses economic concepts ranging from money basics like compound interest and having an emergency fund to voodoo economics and cryptocurrency. Provides quizzes at the end of chapters to test your understanding. 2019.
DB104689 Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less

The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb: How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes, and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings
DB103133 15 hours 52 minutes
by Ed Slott
read by various narrators
CPA presents a guide to managing personal finances during retirement in the twenty-first century. Topics include risk tolerance, beneficiary plans, Roth IRAs, insurance, estate planning, and dealing with unplanned situations. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103133 The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb: How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes, and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings

Cooking

Unvarnished: A Gimlet-Eyed Look at Life behind the Bar
DB102784 10 hours 8 minutes
by Eric Alperin and Deborah
read by various narrators
Alperin, creator and owner of Los Angeles speakeasy The Varnish, teams with veteran bartender Stoll to detail reasons for the business's success and qualities a top-tier bartender must embody. Shares lessons learned from mentors and includes one hundred recipes new bartenders must know. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102784 Unvarnished: A Gimlet-Eyed Look at Life behind the Bar

Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant
DB105820 12 hours 35 minutes
by Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano
read by various narrators
Friends recount their experiences beginning as tentative business partners to renovate a formerly segregated Greyhound bus station into a restaurant called The Grey. Bailey and Morisano discuss challenges they faced in developing their relationship in order to address their differences, recognize their biases, and challenge themselves. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105820 Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant

The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook
DB105694 6 hours 37 minutes
by Jeffrey Eisner
read by James Konicek
Collection of recipes intended to be prepared using the Instant Pot brand pressure cooker. Recipes are categorized into basics, soups and stews, pasta, rice, poultry, meat, seafood, vegetables and sides, and desserts. Includes discussions of different models, functions, and techniques. Recipes cover times required, ingredients, and individual steps. 2020.
DB105694 The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook

The Best American Food Writing 2021
DB105606 10 hours 39 minutes
edited by Gabrielle Hamilton and Silvia Killingsworth
read by Carol Jacobanis
Twenty-four previously published essays exploring the world of food, selected by the author of Blood, Bones, and Butter (DB73318). A number of the essays reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food and restaurant industries and reactions to it. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.
DB105606 The Best American Food Writing 2021

Nadiya Bakes
DB104614 7 hours 57 minutes
by Nadiya Hussain
read by Carol Jacobanis
Author of Time to Eat (DB101919) and winner of the 2015 season of The Great British Baking Show presents a collection of recipes for baked goods. Categories include cakes, one-pan bakes, no-bake bakes, tarts and pies, desserts, celebration bakes, cookies and bites, breads and buns, and savory bakes. 2020.
DB104614 Nadiya Bakes

Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For)
DB104688 8 hours 51 minutes
by Ella Risbridger
read by Caroline Hewitt
Collection of essays and recipes reflecting on the solace food can provide. The recipes are written in a relaxed, conversational style. Discusses depression, suicidal tendencies, and the ways cooking can be therapeutic. Measurements are given in the metric system. 2019.
DB104688 Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For)

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day
DB105171 4 hours 47 minutes
by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie
read by various narrators
Memoir and collection of recipes by James Beard Award-winning barbecue specialist. Topics include Scott beginning work at his family barbecue joint as a child, South Carolinian foodways and traditions, and his journey to expand his experiences beyond Charleston. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105171 Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America
DB106081 6 hours 28 minutes
by Mayukh Sen
read by Tovah Ott
Biography of seven women who immigrated to America and influenced food culture by sharing that of their home countries. Profiles include Mexican-born Elena Zelayeta, who achieved greater success as a chef after losing her sight, and Norma Shirley, who championed Jamaican cuisine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106081 Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America

Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef
DB102152 10 hours 15 minutes
by Aarón Sánchez
read by various narrators
Memoir of Mexican American chef and Food Network personality. Reflects on what his Mexican heritage means to him, growing up in El Paso and New York, his experiences with Food Network, owning restaurants, and the role of food in his life. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102152 Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef

The Official Bright Line Eating Cookbook: Weight Loss Made Simple
DB105362 7 hours 16 minutes
by Susan Peirce Thompson
read by Eva Wilhelm
Companion cookbook for Bright Line Eating (DB105353). Sections include highlights of the diet program, recipes and techniques, and meal plans. Recipes cover breakfasts, vegetables, cold bowls, warm bowls, dressings, sauces, and salsas. Also includes community-provided tips and tricks. 2019.
DB105362 The Official Bright Line Eating Cookbook: Weight Loss Made Simple

Taste: My Life through Food
DB105460 6 hours 53 minutes
by Stanley Tucci
read by Stanley Tucci
Actor known for his supporting roles, including Paul Child in Julie & Julia, reflects on his relationship with food throughout his life. Discusses growing up in an Italian American family, food served on film sets, and dealing with a form of oral cancer. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105460 Taste: My Life through Food

Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook
DB105702 6 hours 52 minutes
by Joshua Weissman
read by Mark Ashby
Collection of recipes presented with a humorous tone to encourage you to learn how to cook or level-up your current cooking skills. Recipes focus on learning skills which can be built on. Categories include bread and starches, breakfast, fish, meat, sandwiches, salads, soup, and dessert. Some strong language. 2021.
DB105702 Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook

Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography
DB105518 11 hours 30 minutes
by Laurie Woolever
read by various narrators
Former assistant of chef and travel writer Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) presents an examination of his life gathered through interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Explores his life, including childhood experiences, his early career as a chef, and his later career as a writer and television personality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105518 Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography

Crime

A Killer by Design: Murderers, Mindhunters, and My Quest to Decipher the Criminal Mind
DB105748 9 hours 5 minutes
by Ann Wolbert Burgess and Steven Matthew Constantine
read by Gabra Zackman
Memoir of the creation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Science Unit by a forensic nurse who served as a consultant with them from the late 1970s to the 1990s. Discusses her research into sexual violence and her work to advocate for victim care. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105748 A Killer by Design: Murderers, Mindhunters, and My Quest to Decipher the Criminal Mind

A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story
DB105830 12 hours 12 minutes
by Jeremy Grimaldi
read by Joe Hempel
Recounts the life of Jennifer Pan, who was convicted of contracting out hits on her parents, resulting in the death of her mother and the grievous injury of her father. Discusses the choices leading up to the crime and the investigation into the assault. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB105830 A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story

The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge, and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England
DB104965 19 hours 43 minutes
by Julie Kavanagh
read by Terry Donnelly
Chronicle of the events leading up to the murder of Lord Frederick Cavendish, an emissary of the British Prime Minister William Gladstone, on May 6, 1882, and the fallout of his assassination on Irish independence efforts. Topics include prominent personalities, political machinations, and plotting the crime. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB104965 The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge, and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England

Diet and Nutrition

The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World
DB102783 7 hours 30 minutes
by Mark Hyman
read by various narrators
Author of The Blood Sugar Solution (DB74530) and The Food Fix (DB98914) presents a guide to maintaining a diet that combines the principles of paleo and vegan lifestyles. Focuses on good fats, limited refined carbs, limited sugars, and many fresh, healthy vegetables. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102783 The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World

Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure
DB105044 6 hours 57 minutes
by Jamie Koufman and others
read by Mark Ashby
Guide to understanding and distinguishing between different types of acid reflux-inducing conditions, identifying trigger foods and food allergies, and understanding the impact of food choices on treatment. Includes seventy-five recipes considered reflux friendly. 2010.
DB105044 Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure

The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating
DB101993 9 hours 49 minutes
by Gary Taubes
read by various narrators
Draws on twenty years of investigative reporting and interviews with one-hundred physicians who embrace the keto lifestyle for their patients' health. Argues that the established rules about eating healthy might be the wrong approach for some, and how low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diets can help achieve and maintain their healthy weight. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB101993 The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating

Gardening

Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden
DB105000 8 hours 33 minutes
by Marc Hamer
read by Jack Fox
Gardener chronicles a year in the twelve-acre garden in Wales that he manages for his elderly employer, Miss Cashmere. Month by month, he shares stories from his life as well as his observances of the always-changing plants and animals in the land he cares for. Strong language. 2021.
DB105000 Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden

The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers; All the Know-How You Need to Plant and Tend Outdoor Areas Using Eco-Friendly Methods
DB105601 5 hours 10 minutes
by Sean McManus and Allison
read by Gary Tipton
Husband-and-wife team give tips for beginning gardeners. Topics include planning your garden, selecting plants, mulching, pruning, managing weeds, identifying and controlling pests and disease, time-management advice, and tips for resource-conscious gardening. 2021.
DB105601 The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers; All the Know-How You Need to Plant and Tend Outdoor Areas Using Eco-Friendly Methods

Government and Politics

His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life
DB102429 31 hours 6 minutes
by Jonathan Alter
read by Michael Boatman
The author of Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (DB77347) traces the evolution of President Carter throughout his life, from his childhood, through his various careers and causes. Draws on archival materials and five years of extensive access to Carter and his family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102429 His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life

The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden
DB106041 10 hours 5 minutes
by Peter Bergen
read by James Langton
The author of United States of Jihad (DB83451) profiles the al-Qaeda terrorist leader, examining his roles as a family man, zealot, battlefield commander, leader, and fugitive. He discusses his family history, the contradictions evident within his life, and the impact of his legacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106041 The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden

Democracy Rules
DB105691 8 hours 1 minute
by Jan-Werner Müller
read by Mark Ashby
Politics professor discusses the role of uncertainty in democratic societies to ensure dynamic and creative growth. Argues for the reinvigoration of political parties and free media, empowerment of citizens, and more. Some strong language. 2021.
DB105691 Democracy Rules

Wildland: The Making of America's Fury
DB105721 17 hours 11 minutes
by Evan Osnos
read by Evan Osnos
In an effort to understand America's state of political and cultural crisis in the early twenty-first century, the author of Age of Ambition (DB79724) examines three places he has lived—Greenwich, Connecticut; Clarksburg, West Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105721 Wildland: The Making of America's Fury

Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism
DB106133 6 hours 47 minutes
by Paul Sabin
read by Christopher Douyard
The author of Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future (DB77809) examines the role of citizen advocacy and public interest in the dismantling of traditional liberalism and undermining big government liberalism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106133 Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism

History

Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb
DB105401 6 hours 47 minutes
by Roseanne Montillo
read by Kerry Dukin
The author of The Lady and Her Monsters (DB76463) reveals the little-known female scientists who were critical to the invention of the atomic bomb during World War II. Discusses their roles in the Manhattan Project, though many were not fully aware of the consequences. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB105401 Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb

The Sisters of Auschwitz: The True Story of Two Jewish Sisters’ Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory
DB105506 12 hours 40 minutes
by Roxane van Iperen
read by Susan Hoffman
In 1943 Janny and Lien Brilleslijper, two Jewish sisters from Amsterdam, joined the Dutch resistance fight against Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. They helped save dozens of others, risking their own lives in the process. Draws on the Brilleslijpers’ personal archives and additional research. Translated from the 2018 Dutch edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.
DB105506 The Sisters of Auschwitz: The True Story of Two Jewish Sisters’ Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory

Home Management

The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live
DB105718 11 hours 22 minutes
by Danielle Dreilinger
read by Rachel Perry
Maps out the founding and trajectory of the formal field of home economics, discussing its history from Black colleges and Eleanor Roosevelt to a Betty Crocker brigade and DIY techies. Examines the impact of this field on American women and society at large. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105718 The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live

The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story
DB106178 9 hours 36 minutes
by James Patterson and Benjamin Wallace
read by Stuart Slotnick
Patterson, co-author of E.R. Nurses (DB105256), and journalist Wallace present a biography of criminal defense attorney Barry Slotnick, who has worked with Bette Midler and former First Lady Melania Trump in contract negotiations and defended John Gotti and "Subway Shooter" Bernie Goetz. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106178 The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story

Literature

The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be
DB104657 11 hours 35 minutes
by Thomas Lynch
read by Shawn Hertel
Twenty-three essays, some previously published, exploring the reality of mortality by a small-town funeral director. "The Right Hand of the Father" examines his childhood growing up with a funeral director for a father and a mother devout in her faith and contrasting that experience with dealing with parents burying their child. 2020.
DB104657 The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be

The Best American Essays 2014
DB105605 11 hours 31 minutes
edited by John Jeremiah Sullivan and Robert Atwan
read by Catherine Byers
Twenty-one previously published essays featuring works by Dave Eggers, author of Faraway Things (DB103869); Yiyun Li, author of Where Reasons End (DB93857); and Zadie Smith, author of Intimations (DB100398). Styles include memoir, journalism, and reflection. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
DB105605 The Best American Essays 2014

Medicine and Health

Project Bloom: Diverse Reflections on Surviving the Pandemic
DB104991 3 hours 58 minutes
edited by Lisa M. Alexander and Joshua Potter-Efron
read by Caroline Hewitt
Thirty essays exploring experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributors address topics including race, disability, health care, mental health, aging, and discrimination. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.
DB104991 Project Bloom: Diverse Reflections on Surviving the Pandemic

No Cure for Being Human: And Other Truths I Need to Hear
DB105452 4 hours 46 minutes
by Kate Bowler
read by Kate Bowler
Religious historian recounts her experiences with colorectal cancer, which was diagnosed at the age of thirty-five. Discusses the impact on her sense of self and on her ambitions, and the ways her faith played a role in her journey. Explores the "best life now" industry. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105452 No Cure for Being Human: And Other Truths I Need to Hear

Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live
DB101773 12 hours 13 minutes
by Nicholas A. Christakis
read by Nicholas A. Christakis
Renowned physician and sociologist discusses the impact of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic on American society. Drawing on case studies and cutting-edge research from a range of scientific disciplines, explores what it means to live in a time of plague, and contemplates how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB101773 Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive
DB105747 10 hours 30 minutes
by Philipp Dettmer
read by Steve Taylor
Analyzes the immune system and the ways it responds to threats. Topics cover the basics of the immune system, catastrophic damage such as accidents resulting in cuts, "hostile takeover" attempts like acquiring a virus, and "rebellion and civil war" such as dealing with allergies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105747 Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery
DB106037 6 hours 5 minutes
by Ross Douthat
read by Ross Douthat
Columnist for the New York Times recounts acquiring a mysterious illness in 2015 soon after moving with his family to Connecticut. Douthat discusses the symptoms he experienced and the eventual diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, which is not recognized by the CDC. Reflects on his feelings navigating his experiences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106037 The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery

Let's Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World
DB106079 9 hours 7 minutes
by Danielle Friedman
read by Danielle Friedman
Journalist reviews the rise of exercise and fitness culture for American women, beginning in the 1960s. Discusses the evolution of fitness from being touted as a beauty aid to a whole-wellness tool. Highlights leading personalities as well as the development and popularization of exercise routines. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB106079 Let's Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World

Anxiety Relief for Teens
DB106142 3 hours 51 minutes
by Regine Galanti
read by Kamali Minter
Licensed psychologist teaches teens how to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) exercises and mindfulness techniques to help manage anxiety and reverse negative patterns. Incorporates practical strategies for dealing with challenging emotions such as anger and sadness. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB106142 Anxiety Relief for Teens

The Pain Survival Guide: How to Become Resilient and Reclaim Your Life; Revised Edition
DB104997 12 hours 42 minutes
by Dennis C. Turk and Frits Winter
read by Jake Williams
Anesthesiologist Turk and psychologist Winter present a guide of ten strategies to better manage pain. Topics include risks of opioid use, acceptance and commitment therapy, mind-body interventions, and use of cannabinoids. Also includes a resource guide on accessing support groups, health insurance, and medication. 2020.
DB104997 The Pain Survival Guide: How to Become Resilient and Reclaim Your Life; Revised Edition

Music

Fangirls: Scenes from Modern Music Culture
DB105002 9 hours 28 minutes
by Hannah Ewens
read by Jill Fox
Journalist explores communities of young women bonded by their musical fandoms and the impact these fangirls have on the artists they love. Looks at how music fandom is at once a journey of self-definition and a conduit for connection and camaraderie. Strong language. 2020.
DB105002 Fangirls: Scenes from Modern Music Culture

Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole
DB105361 28 hours 55 minutes
by Will Friedwald
read by Mark Ashby
Music journalist examines the life and legacy of jazz great Nat King Cole (1919-1965). Explores his early life in Alabama, the start of his career as a successful pianist and bandleader of the Nat King Cole Trio, and the transition later in his career to solo singer. Some strong language. 2020.
DB105361 Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Led Zeppelin: The Biography
DB105784 21 hours 37 minutes
by Bob Spitz
read by Rob Shapiro
Music biographer chronicles the rise and fall of one of the biggest rock bands in the world, from their first album in 1968, through the heyday of sold-out stadiums in the '70s, to the death of drummer John Bonham and the breakup of the band in 1980. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105784 Led Zeppelin: The Biography

Nature and the Environment

The Hidden World of the Fox
DB102144 5 hours 36 minutes
by Adele Brand
read by various narrators
Ecologist who has studied foxes for over twenty years across four continents presents a natural history of the fox and argues that it is one of the species best adapted to modern living. Uses scientific research, cultural anthropology, and her own fieldwork to make her case. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB102144 The Hidden World of the Fox

Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change
DB105782 6 hours 30 minutes
by Thor Hanson
read by Stacy Carolan
Conservation biologist studies the ways plants and animals are responding to climate change. Examples include anole lizards growing larger toe pads in order to grip more tightly during more frequent hurricanes, and Humboldt squid altering themselves to resemble a different species. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105782 Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change

Diary of a Young Naturalist
DB105404 7 hours 45 minutes
by Dara McAnulty
read by Andy Pyle
McAnulty, an autistic teen from Northern Ireland, shares his experiences over the course of a year in becoming a conservationist and environmental activist while also dealing with being uprooted from the home he has known, school, and managing his mental health. Discusses his sensory experiences while exploring the environment around him. 2020.
DB105404 Diary of a Young Naturalist

What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing—What Birds Are Doing, and Why
DB105018 8 hours 36 minutes
by David Allen Sibley
read by Bill Wallace
Author and illustrator of bird guides presents a guide for birders and non-birders to better understand what common birds are doing and why. Questions answered include whether birds can smell, is the cardinal you see feeding the same as last year, and do robins "hear" worms. 2020.
DB105018 What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing—What Birds Are Doing, and Why

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
DB106195 10 hours 38 minutes
by Frans de Waal
read by Sean Runnette
Author of Mama's Last Hug (DB94621) and Primates and Philosophers (DB95543) explores the oddities and complexities of animal cognition. Animals considered include crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, chimpanzees, and bonobos. Analyzes what are considered signs of intelligent life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
DB106195 Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Occult and Astrology

The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life
DB105042 5 hours 20 minutes
by Ambrosia Hawthorn
read by Colleen Delany
A practicing witch teaches the art of spellcasting to help readers manifest their destiny. Offers more than one hundred simple spells for witchcraft beginners who want to conjure romance, money, health, and more. 2020.
DB105042 The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life

Philosophy

Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness
DB106143 11 hours 2 minutes
by Charles Foster
read by Damian Lynch
Veterinarian and author of Being A Beast (DB85318) examines the nature of humanity. To try and understand the evolution of human consciousness, he strives to live as humans did in three different eras: the early Upper Paleolithic, the Neolithic, and the Enlightenment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106143 Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness

Poetry

Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems
DB105310 2 hours 0 minutes
by Rita Dove
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Seventy-three poems by the author of Mother Love (DB41331). Poems range from exploring the experience of the first Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Venice to the efforts of Black Lives Matter, and themes scope between the individual and the global. Some strong language. 2021.
DB105310 Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

Oblivion Banjo: The Poetry of Charles Wright
DB102171 14 hours 53 minutes
by Charles Wright
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Poetry selected from sixteen previously published books spanning in time from 1973 to 2014 by a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize, and more. Themes explored include the use of language, idea of God, and ways we describe the world and its reality. Some strong language. 2019.
DB102171 Oblivion Banjo: The Poetry of Charles Wright

Psychology and Self-Help

Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide
DB105851 1 hour 2 minutes
by John Cleese
read by John Cleese
Actor and co-founder of the Monty Python comedy troupe shares lighthearted advice on how anyone can learn the skill of creativity, drawing on personal experience to explain how to get into the right frame of mind, develop worthwhile ideas, and overcome blocks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105851 Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide

Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose
DB106199 11 hours 30 minutes
by Leigh Cowart
read by Leigh Cowart
Journalist explores why people all over the world love to engage in pain on purpose—from dominatrices, religious ascetics, and ultramarathoners to ballerinas, icy ocean bathers, and sideshow performers. Examines the phenomenon of masochism and how our minds and bodies find meaning and relief in pain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106199 Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose

ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction—from Childhood through Adulthood
DB103454 7 hours 32 minutes
by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
read by various narrators
Two psychiatrists, authors of works including Driven to Distraction (DB43288), present new research on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They believe impulsivity, distractibility, and hyperactivity should be viewed as personality traits instead of symptoms, suggesting they be harnessed for the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit they tend to breed. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB103454 ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction—from Childhood through Adulthood

Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You
DB104691 6 hours 36 minutes
by Nicola Morgan
read by Carolyn Kashner
Award-winning author provides strategies to cope with change during adolescence. Emphasis on the importance of doing things you enjoy, understanding your personality type, how exercise and healthy eating can fuel mental and physical health, and more. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
DB104691 Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
DB105461 10 hours 55 minutes
by Vivek H. Murthy
read by Vivek H. Murthy
Former surgeon general addresses the overlooked epidemic of loneliness as the underpinning to the current crisis in mental wellness. He offers solutions to create connection and stresses the importance of community to counteract the forces driving us to depression and isolation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105461 Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain
DB104704 6 hours 55 minutes
by Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler
read by Carl Stewart
Explores how self-deception can do terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet and questions why it remains ubiquitous. Argues that, paradoxically, self-deception can also play a vital role in our success and well-being. 2021.
DB104704 Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain

Religion

To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life
DB99397 11 hours 34 minutes
by Hayim Halevy Donin
read by Stephen Van Doren
Orthodox rabbi analyzes scripture and rabbinical literature on ways to live as an observant Jew in the twentieth century. Topics covered include underlying creeds, living your day-to-day life, observing special occasions of the religious year, and observing special occasions in your life. 1972.
DB99397 To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life

A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism
DB102182 12 hours 6 minutes
by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
read by Kerry Dukin
Biography of Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946) and an exploration of her work as a leader of feminist thought in American Christian theology. Examines the impact of nineteenth-century Christian theology and women's movements on each other, Bushnell's activist work in the United States and abroad, and her legacy. 2015.
DB102182 A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
DB102782 7 hours 25 minutes
by Henry Louis Gates
read by various narrators
Author of Dark Sky Rising (DB94568) and Stony the Road (DB94631) examines the role of the Christian church in Black American life from the time of slavery to the twenty-first century. Explores its impact on political movements for social justice. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB102782 The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Peace Be upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation
DB104676 13 hours 31 minutes
by Zachary Karabell
read by Mark Ashby
Historian examines interfaith cooperation and peaceful coexistence as well as conflict amongst practitioners of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, beginning with the establishment of Islam in the 600s. Discusses prominent personalities, political tensions both internal and external to Islam, and causes of intolerance. 2007.
DB104676 Peace Be upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation

Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future
DB102434 4 hours 53 minutes
by Pope Francis and Austen Ivereigh
read by Arthur Morey
Leader of the Catholic Church collaborates with his biographer to present a vision for creating a safer, fairer, and healthier world for all people. Their methods are rooted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and address the systems which led to the spread of the virus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102434 Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
DB102147 11 hours 18 minutes
by Jay Shetty
read by various narrators
Podcast host presents life lessons he learned while following the path of Vedic monks and then coaching others on the concepts of well-being, living life with a purpose, and mindfulness. Topics covered include overcoming negativity, learning from others, stopping overthinking, and the importance of kindness. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
DB102147 Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called Glide
DB105543 9 hours 30 minutes
by Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
read by James Johnson
Radical Methodist minister shares reflections and advice based on fifty years as head of San Francisco's Glide Church. His innovations for social change, like offering HIV testing during services, have drawn both criticism and praise. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.
DB105543 Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called Glide

Science and Technology

Chemistry for Breakfast: The Amazing Science of Everyday Life
DB105822 5 hours 37 minutes
by Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim
read by Raechel Wong
Chemist presents an introduction to chemistry found in our everyday lives using the construct of what happens in the course of a day. Topics include our bodies' hormones, the ingredients in personal care items, and what makes food delicious. Translated from the 2019 German edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105822 Chemistry for Breakfast: The Amazing Science of Everyday Life

Scientist: E.O. Wilson; a Life in Nature
DB105341 10 hours 32 minutes
by Richard Rhodes
read by Lincoln Hoppe
Author of Energy (DB92098) and Masters of Death (DB82665) profiles biologist Edward Osborne Wilson (born 1929), author of Anthill (DB71921) and Genesis (DB95790). Examines the influences on Wilson's work, his impact on the scientific community, and Wilson's advocacy for conservation efforts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105341 Scientist: E.O. Wilson; a Life in Nature

Social Sciences

Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants
DB103453 6 hours 54 minutes
by George W. Bush
read by George W. Bush
Former president George W. Bush, the author of Portraits of Courage (DB87551), discusses his series of painted portraits of individuals who have immigrated to America. He reflects on the journeys of immigrants and the contributions they make to American society and prosperity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB103453 Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants

Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation Is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists
DB104685 16 hours 38 minutes
by Audrey Kurth Cronin
read by Mark Ashby
Analyzes the effect of accessible technology in the development of terrorist organizations. Topics covered include theories behind terroristic innovation, history of technological advancements in lethal weaponry, and the influence of computer-based technologies. Offers policies for addressing challenges of balancing innovation with security. 2020.
DB104685 Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation Is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus
DB104680 15 hours 28 minutes
by Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan
read by Eva Wilhelm
Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) study conducted at Columbia University, the authors construct a framework to explain the social ecosystem surrounding and enabling sexual assault on American college campuses. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2020.
DB104680 Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege
DB105734 5 hours 47 minutes
by Brendan Kiely
read by various narrators
Using experiences from his own life, Brendan Kiely introduces young readers to white privilege, unconscious bias, and allyship, arguing that racism is not just an issue for people of color. Includes an introduction by Jason Reynolds. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105734 The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally
DB105481 4 hours 27 minutes
by Emily Ladau
read by Emily Ladau
Handbook with guidelines and direction on how to be an ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say, what to do, and how to influence spaces to be more inclusive. Topics include recognizing and avoiding ableism, disability etiquette, practicing accessibility, and countering disability stereotypes. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105481 Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America
DB106043 5 hours 21 minutes
by John McWhorter
read by John McWhorter
Linguist author of Losing the Race (DB52632) presents his views on the harms of illiberal neoracism disguised as antiracism. He argues that this viewpoint infantilizes and damages Black communities rather than dismantling racist structures and offers a roadmap to meaningful justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106043 Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century
DB106186 6 hours 45 minutes
by Amia Srinivasan
read by Andia Winslow
Philosopher examines frameworks for discussing the problems and politics of sex. Traces the meaning of sex in society at large and its potential role as a political phenomenon. Examines the fraught relationships between discrimination and preference, porn and freedom, pleasure and power, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106186 The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

Sports and Recreation

Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir
DB105786 5 hours 37 minutes
by Alan D. Gaff and Lou Gehrig
read by various narrators
Collects newspaper columns written by Lou Gehrig in 1927. Written at the age of twenty-four, in the midst of a record-breaking season with the Yankees, they share the story of his life and career and were syndicated across the country. Also includes biographical sketch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105786 Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir

KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between
DB106052 9 hours 15 minutes
by Kevin Garnett and David
read by various narrators
Memoir of an NBA player in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He describes the adversity he faced growing up in South Carolina, his decision to skip college and enter the draft directly from high school, and his career playing against some of basketball’s greats. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106052 KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between

Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir
DB105430 8 hours 41 minutes
by Greg Larson
read by Bill Wallace
Memoir from a baseball fan who joined the world he loved by taking a job as a clubhouse attendant for a Minor League team, the Aberdeen IronBirds. But it was nothing like he imagined, and he found himself part of a system that exploited the players at its heart. Strong language. 2021.
DB105430 Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir

Unguarded
DB105805 9 hours 46 minutes
by Scottie Pippen and Michael Arkush
read by J.D. Jackson
Memoir from the six-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls and inductee into the basketball Hall of Fame. Pippen, the youngest of twelve siblings, reveals how he overcame two family tragedies and universal disregard by college scouts to become an essential component of a basketball dynasty. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105805 Unguarded

Wild Nights Out: The Magic of Exploring the Outdoors after Dark
DB104538 7 hours 35 minutes
by Chris Salisbury
read by Jon Pinnow
Environmental educator and founder of WildWise provides a hands-on guide for those who wish to take kids (of all ages) outdoors for an adventurous, even slightly scary nighttime nature experience. Includes a collection of unique activities to explore the natural world from dusk till dawn. 2021.
DB104538 Wild Nights Out: The Magic of Exploring the Outdoors after Dark

The Myth of the Amateur: A History of College Athletic Scholarships
DB104996 13 hours 12 minutes
by Ronald A. Smith
read by Stephen Van Doren
Sports historian examines the controversy over paying college athletes in America. Argues that, for all the NCAA's insistence on amateurism today, college sports have never been amateur. Examples range from Ivy League rowing crews in 1852 to recent efforts of college athletes to unionize. 2021.
DB104996 The Myth of the Amateur: A History of College Athletic Scholarships

Can't Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets' Superstars of Tomorrow
DB105766 10 hours 15 minutes
by Matt Sullivan
read by Will Damron
Journalist looks at the 2019-2020 basketball season with the Brooklyn Nets. Describes how an international scandal, a push for social justice reform, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, and a global pandemic all made for a turbulent season for a team that had seemed a dynasty-in-the-making. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105766 Can't Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets' Superstars of Tomorrow

I Came as a Shadow: An Autobiography
DB106147 11 hours 0 minutes
by John Thompson and Jesse Washington
read by various narrators
Autobiography of the Basketball Hall of Fame member who coached the Georgetown Hoyas for more than twenty-five years. He describes how growing up Black in the years of Jim Crow shaped him, and his experiences of racism in America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106147 I Came as a Shadow: An Autobiography

The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace, and the Negro Leagues
DB106054 9 hours 58 minutes
by Lonnie Wheeler
read by David Sadzin
Baseball writer and historian documents the life of the Negro League star and Hall of Famer, tracing Bell's sharecropping heritage, his extraordinary switch-hitting talents, and how Major League Baseball's racial barriers impacted his career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106054 The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace, and the Negro Leagues

The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932
DB102414 11 hours 1 minute
by Thomas Wolf
read by Barry Abrams
Examines the turbulent 1932 baseball season, which culminated in a World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees. Includes the story of the purported "called shot" from Babe Ruth, who was fast-approaching the end of his career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102414 The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932

Stage and Screen

All about Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business
DB105810 15 hours 8 minutes
by Mel Brooks
read by Mel Brooks
Memoir from a multiple award-winning director, actor, and comedian. Describes his childhood in Brooklyn and his first big break as a writer for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows before going on to write, direct, and star in hit films such as The Producers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105810 All about Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business

David Copperfield's History of Magic
DB106073 4 hours 35 minutes
by David Copperfield and
read by various narrators
World-famous illusionist and founder of the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts profiles twenty-eight groundbreaking magicians. Includes the 16th-century magistrate who wrote the first book on conjuring, the man who fooled Houdini, and a woman who caught bullets in her teeth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106073 David Copperfield's History of Magic

Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History
DB104668 5 hours 50 minutes
by Sloan De Forest
read by Laura Hatch
Turner Classic Movies presents a collection of fifty short profiles of famous female film actors. Grouped in categories such as "Pre-Code Bad Girls," "Fatal Femmes," "Ladies Who Laugh," and "Superheroines," the actors included worked from the earliest days of film to the present. 2019.
DB104668 Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History

The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry
DB104636 10 hours 45 minutes
by Maryann Erigha
read by Jake Williams
Sociologist examines the barriers that African American filmmakers face in Hollywood. Looks at the practices and biases that limit the financing, production, and circulation of movies directed by racial minorities, as well as the ghettoization of African American films. 2019.
DB104636 The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic
DB106188 13 hours 55 minutes
by Glenn Frankel
read by John Pruden
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reveals the history of the controversial 1969 Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture. Places the film in its historical context while profiling the creators, including novelist James Leo Herlihy and director John Schlesinger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106188 Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic

Apparently There Were Complaints: A Memoir
DB106077 9 hours 54 minutes
by Sharon Gless
read by Sharon Gless
Memoir of actress famous for her roles in TV shows including Cagney and Lacey. She describes her complicated family, her struggles with alcoholism, and her fear of romantic commitment as well as her encounters with some of Hollywood's biggest names. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106077 Apparently There Were Complaints: A Memoir

Garbo
DB106040 11 hours 23 minutes
by Robert Gottlieb
read by Maria Tucci
Biography of the Swedish-born icon of early Hollywood (1905-1990). Born in the slums of Stockholm, Garbo
only made twenty-four movies in America before retiring at the age of only thirty-six, including Ninotchka, Mata Hari, and Grand Hotel, but her legend lives on. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106040 Garbo

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family
DB105473 13 hours 21 minutes
by Ron Howard and Clint Howard
read by various narrators
In a joint memoir, brothers Ron and Clint Howard share their experiences coming of age in Hollywood. Discusses their two supportive actor parents and their early success on TV shows as children—Ron on The Andy Griffith Show and Clint on Gentle Ben. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105473 The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family

Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos
DB105735 13 hours 46 minutes
by Michael Imperioli and others
read by various narrators
Led by stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, the cast and crew of the TV show The Sopranos provide an oral history of the program, which aired from 1999 to 2007. Often drawing from their podcast Talking Sopranos, the authors interviewed everyone involved and share behind-the-scenes details. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105735 Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos

For Kids of All Ages: The National Society of Film Critics on Children's Movies
DB104696 12 hours 20 minutes
edited by Peter Keough
read by Steven Carpenter
Film critic gathers a collection of both newly commissioned and previously published essays about children's cinema from members of the National Society of Film Critics. Grouped in categories, the often personal essays examine the power of movies for children. Some strong language. 2020.
DB104696 For Kids of All Ages: The National Society of Film Critics on Children's Movies

Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary: War and the Animated Film
DB102209 12 hours 19 minutes
by Donna Kornhaber
read by Laura Hatch
University professor looks at the history of animation about war. Argues that while animation is seen as a lighthearted medium for children's entertainment, war has long been depicted in animation, going back to 1899, with a cartoon made to solicit donations for the Second Boer War. 2020.
DB102209 Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary: War and the Animated Film

Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George
DB106012 7 hours 12 minutes
by James Lapine
read by various narrators
A theater director and playwright chronicles the two-year odyssey of creating the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. In 1982, James Lapine, at the beginning of his career, met legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and the two decided to write a musical inspired by a nineteenth-century painting by Georges Seurat. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106012 Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George

Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood's Golden Age
DB105403 5 hours 26 minutes
by David Lazar
read by Gary Tipton
Poofessor celebrates the character actors of film in eight essays. Specific subjects include the ensemble casts of director Preston Sturges, the cinematic fate of mature actresses like Celeste Holm to never get the guy, and an examination of five iconic mother characters on film. Some strong language. 2020.
DB105403 Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood's Golden Age

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy
DB101619 7 hours 19 minutes
by Sheila Moeschen
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
Pop culture writer celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty women in comedy past and present. From legends like Lucille Ball and Joan Rivers to current comedy heroes like Issa Rae and Tig Notaro, she charts a rich lineage of women using humor to challenge the status quo. 2019.
DB101619 The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy

Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark
DB105470 10 hours 45 minutes
by Cassandra Peterson
read by Cassandra Peterson
Memoir of the actress who took on the persona of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, when she was hosting late-night horror movies on TV. Peterson describes leaving home at fourteen and the colorful life she lived, including a stint as a Vegas showgirl, an encounter with Elvis Presley, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105470 Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark

Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway
DB105573 9 hours 47 minutes
by Michael Riedel
read by Shaun Taylor-Corbett
New York theater critic looks at a crucial decade of revival for Broadway. As the 1990s began, there was a dearth of new shows on Broadway, and the theater district was run down. But the premiere of several important shows, including Rent and Angels in America, revitalized Broadway. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB105573 Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
DB106049 12 hours 56 minutes
by Victoria Riskin
read by Julia Whelan
A writer and producer pens a joint biography of her famous parents. Her mother, Fay Wray, known for her role in King Kong was an actress in more than 120 movies. Her father was an Oscar-winning screenwriter who wrote the screenplay for films including It Happened One Night. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106049 Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir

Just as I Am
DB102432 16 hours 11 minutes
by Cicely Tyson
read by various narrators
Memoir from an acclaimed African American actress (1924-2021). Chronicles her childhood, marriage to Miles Davis, experiences as a single mother, and achievements on stage and screen. Addresses the racial and gender prejudices she experienced in her life and career. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102432 Just as I Am

Travel

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside
DB105515 11 hours 45 minutes
by Nick Offerman
read by various narrators
The actor and author of Paddle Your Own Canoe (DB78148) shares observations from three journeys he took across America, including a hiking trip in Glacier National Park. Describes how the experiences inspired his mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105515 Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside

The Salt Path
DB106187 9 hours 3 minutes
by Raynor Winn
read by Raynor Winn
The author recounts how, after learning that her husband was terminally ill and that they had lost their livelihood, the pair set out to walk the South West Coast Path from Somerset to Dorset. She describes the challenges and joys of their journey through a landscape of cliffs, sea, and sky. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106187 The Salt Path

US History

To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876
DB105804 11 hours 44 minutes
by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney
read by Bret Baier
Fox News anchor and author of Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II (DB97615) presents an analysis of the life of Ulysses S. Grant. Covers Grant’s service to the country as a general during the Civil War and as President during reconstruction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105804 To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
DB105765 5 hours 28 minutes
by Brandy Colbert
read by various narrators
An award-winning author recounts one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in US history. In 1921, an armed white mob razed the predominantly Black Greenwood District. Colbert examines how this horrific event came to pass and why this history is still unknown to many of us. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105765 Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Black Reconstruction in America
DB106031 37 hours 28 minutes
by W.E.B. Du Bois
read by Mirron Willis
A full-length study from the author of The Souls of Black Folk (DB63648) on the role Black Americans played in the crucial years following the American Civil War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1935.
DB106031 Black Reconstruction in America

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
DB105760 18 hours 59 minutes
edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones
read by various narrators
Expands on the award-winning New York Times Magazine journalism project. Reframes the understanding of American history, placing slavery and its lasting impact at the center of the national narrative. Includes essays, poems, and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance, exploring the legacy of slavery in present-day America. Read by a full cast. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105760 The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
DB102425 14 hours 5 minutes
edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
read by various narrators
A "community" history of African Americans spanning the four centuries between 1619 and 2019 that contains pieces from ninety writers, each covering the span of a few years. Each period of time is explored in a variety of ways, including essays, short stories, vignettes, and polemics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB102425 Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
DB106173 9 hours 31 minutes
by Tiya Miles
read by Janina Edwards
Historian traces the life of a simple cotton bag passed down through three generations of Black women. She describes the role the bag played in each of their lives, reflecting on the experiences of slavery and uncertain freedom that so many women faced. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB106173 All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy
DB105722 9 hours 38 minutes
by Nathaniel Philbrick
read by Nathaniel Philbrick
The author of In the Hurricane's Eye (DB92577) and Valiant Ambition (DB84626) recounts his personal attempt to recreate the journey a newly elected George Washington undertook to tour all thirteen ex-colonies. His observations alternate between his own travel and that of Washington, noting the changes that have occurred over the centuries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105722 Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

The Family Roe: An American Story
DB105723 18 hours 44 minutes
by Joshua Prager
read by various narrators
The author of Echoing Green (DB64393) provides a detailed account of the famous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case. Covering fifty years of history, profiles the key players, recounts both the trial and surrounding events, describes the subsequent trajectory of the "Roe" family, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105723 The Family Roe: An American Story

First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country
DB102422 11 hours 59 minutes
by Thomas E. Ricks
read by James Lurie
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Churchill and Orwell (DB89008) examines the educations of the founding fathers, particularly the influence of ancient Greek and Roman classics. Discusses these works and dissects what role they played in forming the various leaders' philosophies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102422 First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country

The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream
DB105814 15 hours 5 minutes
by David M. Rubenstein
read by various narrators
The author of The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians (DB97695) returns with another set of conversations with prominent figures on the ever-evolving American experiment. Topics include immigration, reconstruction, civil rights, innovation, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.
DB105814 The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream

World History

Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria
DB106205 5 hours 52 minutes
by Rania Abouzeid
read by Lara Sawalha
Journalist Rania Abouzeid follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the Syrian civil war. Through the stories of Ruha and Alaa and Hanin and Jawa, Abouzeid presents an account of the complex conditions in Syria that led to the conflict and the following devastation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB106205 Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler
DB105813 13 hours 52 minutes
by Rebecca Donner
read by Rebecca Donner
The author recounts the life, work, and death of her great-great-aunt, Mildred Harnack, the American leader of a large resistance group in World War II Germany. Discusses how Mildred held secret meetings, recruited members, aided Jews in escaping, plotted sabotage, and more before her eventual capture and execution. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105813 All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights
DB105859 11 hours 21 minutes
by Martin Dugard
read by Samuel Roukin
The author of The Training Ground (DB67920) reflects on the impact of the Nazi invasion of France. Details events from the 1940 fall of Paris to the 1944 Allied mission to wrest it back from Nazi control. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105859 Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights

When Can We Go Back to America? Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II
DB105514 21 hours 45 minutes
by Susan H. Kamei
read by various narrators
An oral history about Japanese internment during World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, from the perspective of children and young people affected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.
DB105514 When Can We Go Back to America? Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II

The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War
DB102417 14 hours 58 minutes
by Catherine Grace Katz
read by Christine Rendel
Recounts the "daughter diplomacy" of Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill, and Kathleen Harriman, who accompanied their powerful fathers to the Yalta Conference with Joseph Stalin in the final days of World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB102417 The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War

Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
DB106042 15 hours 52 minutes
by Giles Milton
read by Giles Milton
Recounts the first twenty-four hours of the D-Day invasion of World War II, narrating the day's events through the tales of survivors from all sides. Perspectives described include conscripts, resistance fighters, schoolchildren, a commander's wife, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB106042 Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day

Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice
DB105828 10 hours 4 minutes
by Chris Wallace and Mitch
read by Chris Wallace
A journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday provides an account of the final eight months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Details the intelligence gathering, national security strategizing, and meticulous military planning leading up to the climactic SEAL Team Six mission. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
DB105828 Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice

Books for Children

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

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Battle for Loot Lake: An Unofficial Fortnite Novel, Book 2
DB105795 2 hours 9 minutes
by Devin Hunter
read by Ramon De Ocampo
Grey and his squad have been stuck in Fortnite Battle Royale for three weeks now, and they're still learning how to build structures to improve their tactics. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.
DB105795 Battle for Loot Lake: An Unofficial Fortnite Novel, Book 2

The Book Smugglers: Pages and Co.
DB106175 7 hours 32 minutes
by Anna James
read by Aysha Kala
When a mysterious copy of The Wizard of Oz puts Milo's uncle and Tilly's grandfather into a deep sleep, Milo and Tilly travel to the Emerald City to find out who is behind the poisoning. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106175 The Book Smugglers: Pages and Co.

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching
DB105728 9 hours 54 minutes
by Kwame Mbalia
read by Amir Abdullah
Tristan, from Tristan Strong Destroys the World (DB100997), is supposed to be keeping an eye on his younger cousin during the Strong family reunion in New Orleans. But Tristan is distracted by his archenemy, King Cotton, and a mysterious girl who grabs his magic cellphone seems to know everything about Tristan. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105728 Tristan Strong Keeps Punching

Clarice the Brave
DB105378 5 hours 54 minutes
by Lisa McMann
read by Alexa Magro
Separated during a mutiny at sea, cautious mouse siblings Clarice and Charles Sebastian now need to be bold if they are to survive—and keep their promise to find one another again. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105378 Clarice the Brave

Wherever You Go
DB105031 0 hours 8 minutes
by Pat Zietlow Miller
read by Deborah Desmone
A young rabbit leaves home on a journey and discovers the joys of the different kinds of roads and what they may bring—including a way back home. For preschool-grade 2. 2015.
DB105031 Wherever You Go

Daughter of the Deep
DB105522 11 hours 19 minutes
by Rick Riordan
read by Soneela Nankani
Ana Dakkar begins school at Harding-Pencroft Academy—a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. There, Ana makes astounding discoveries about her heritage and tests her leadership skills against deadly enemies from a rival school. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105522 Daughter of the Deep

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne
DB105563 12 hours 22 minutes
by Jonathan Stroud
read by Sophie Aldred
On the run from her latest bank robbery, Scarlett McCain comes to the rescue of Albert Browne, the sole survivor of a horrific accident. As they flee together across the wilds, fighting off monstrous beasts and dodging their pursuers, Scarlett comes to realize that Albert is hiding a terrible secret. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2021.
DB105563 The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne

Animals and Wildlife

A Bird Will Soar
DB106122 7 hours 43 minutes
by Alison Green Myers
read by Jamie K. Brown
After a tornado, Axel, who loves birds, finds an injured eaglet and helps to rescue it. This also helps to resolve the problems in his broken family and draw his father back home. Schneider Family Book Award. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106122 A Bird Will Soar

Katt Loves Dogg
DB106129 5 hours 48 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by Marc Thompson
During a family reunion at the Eastern Wilderness Reserve, expert trackers Molly the katt and Oscar the dogg must outsmart the rule-making humans when two of their cousins run away together. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106129 Katt Loves Dogg

Pighearted
DB105609 6 hours 19 minutes
by Alex Perry
read by Matt Braver
Twelve-year-old Jeremiah, who has a fatal heart condition, and J6, the pig growing the heart that could save his life, give their own perspectives on being a transplant donor and donee. Includes facts about the research project on which the story is based. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105609 Pighearted

Leonard (My Life as a Cat)
DB106148 4 hours 21 minutes
by Carlie Sorosiak
read by Jeffrey Kafer
An alien accidentally takes the form of a stray cat and must choose whether to return to his planet or stay with his new human friend Olive. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB106148 Leonard (My Life as a Cat)

Egg Marks the Spot: A Skunk and Badger Story
DB106038 3 hours 56 minutes
by Amy Timberlake
read by Michael Boatman
Roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition that becomes much more dangerous than they ever expected. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB106038 Egg Marks the Spot: A Skunk and Badger Story

Family

Red, White, and Whole
DB105732 2 hours 41 minutes
by Rajani LaRocca
read by Priya Ayyar
A novel in verse. As her school's only Indian American student, Reha feels torn between worlds. Then Reha finds out that her mother is sick. She'll even try to be the perfect daughter if it means saving her mom's life. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105732 Red, White, and Whole

Tomatoes for Neela
DB105512 0 hours 21 minutes
by Padma Lakshmi
read by Padma Lakshmi
As Neela and her mother cook together, they find a way for Neela's grandmother, who lives in India, to share in both the love and the flavors of the day. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105512 Tomatoes for Neela

Bright Star
DB105410 0 hours 13 minutes
by Yuyi Morales
read by Amanda Reeves
A doe reassures her fawn during difficult times. Includes some Spanish. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB105410 Bright Star

The Vegetable Museum
DB104640 3 hours 12 minutes
by Michelle Mulder
read by Phoebe Zimmermann
After moving across country, Chloë learns about her family's history while helping her estranged grandfather, Uli, in his special garden. For grades 4-7. 2019.
DB104640 The Vegetable Museum

Fantasy

A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying
DB102146 7 hours 50 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by Caitlin Driscoll
Twelve-year-old Rowan, a reluctant heir to the throne, has her fate upended by a tragedy when she finds herself hunting the dangerous gryphon, accompanied by a feisty baby jackalope and a giant wolf that barely tolerates her. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.
DB102146 A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying

Girl Giant and the Jade War
DB106127 8 hours 52 minutes
by Van Hoang
read by Kim Mai Guest
Determined to prevent a war, Thom and her dragon friend Kha set off on an adventure across the Heavens to search for allies. But with the stakes higher than ever, the price for help may be more than Thom is willing to pay. Sequel to Girl Giant and the Monkey King (DB101680). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106127 Girl Giant and the Jade War

Troubletwisters, Books 1-4
DB102390 32 hours 43 minutes
by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
read by Catherine Byers
Four books, published 2011-2014, featuring magic-wielding twins Jaide and Jack Shield. In Troubletwisters, the siblings must protect humanity from The Evil trying to break into Earth's dimension. Includes The Monster, The Mystery, and The Missing. For grades 4-7. 2014.
DB102390 Troubletwisters, Books 1-4

The Forever Court: Knights of the Borrowed Dark
DB105555 9 hours 29 minutes
by Dave Rudden
read by Dave Rudden
The door between our world and the world of the dark has been blasted open. When the Knights encounter the members of the Forever Court, the meeting almost immediately dissolves into a battle. Meanwhile, another order of people communicates with the monsters of the dark. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.
DB105555 The Forever Court: Knights of the Borrowed Dark

PathFinder: TodHunter Moon, Book 1
DB102438 9 hours 12 minutes
by Angie Sage
read by Nicola Barber
Alice TodHunter Moon goes in search of her friend Ferdie, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent Lady, encountering Septimus Heap, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and awakening her own Magykal potential. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2014.
DB102438 PathFinder: TodHunter Moon, Book 1

Friendship

The Year I Flew Away
DB106192 6 hours 39 minutes
by Marie Arnold
read by Marie Arnold
After moving from her home in Haiti to her uncle's home in Brooklyn, ten-year-old Gabrielle, feeling bullied and out of place, makes a misguided deal with a witch. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106192 The Year I Flew Away

A Kind of Spark
DB106182 4 hours 44 minutes
by Elle McNicoll
read by Katy Townsend
When she discovers that her small Scottish town used to burn witches simply because they were different, a neurodivergent girl who sees and hears things others cannot refuses to let them be forgotten. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB106182 A Kind of Spark

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend
DB105559 0 hours 55 minutes
by Dawn Quigley
read by Jennifer Bobiwash
Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently from anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. Even though Jo Jo loves her best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she's worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB105559 Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend

Growing Up

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
DB105950 0 hours 19 minutes
by Parker Curry and Jessica
read by Susan Spain
While visiting a museum with her family and friends, young Parker becomes mesmerized by the portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama, who she believes is a queen. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.
DB105950 Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment

Out of My Heart
DB105731 7 hours 23 minutes
by Sharon M. Draper
read by Sisi Aisha Johnson
Because she loves horses but is scared of them, Melody wants to conquer her fears and persuades her parents to let her attend Camp Green Glades, a summer camp for kids with disabilities. Sequel to Out of My Mind (DB71173). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105731 Out of My Heart

Take Back the Block
DB105558 5 hours 11 minutes
by Chrystal D. Giles
read by various narrators
Sixth-grader Wes Henderson sets out to save the Oaks, the neighborhood where he's lived his whole life, from being sold to a real estate developer. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105558 Take Back the Block

Pity Party
DB106185 2 hours 54 minutes
by Kathleen Lane
read by various narrators
A collection of quirky short stories featuring anxieties that plague kids, but show the hope and humor in misery. One story is about a mood ring that tells the absolute truth. Another is about social media followers who literally follow you around. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106185 Pity Party

Julián Is a Mermaid
DB105725 0 hours 9 minutes
by Jessica Love
read by Avi Roque
While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Julián decides to dazzle the world with his own mermaid costume and uses a potted fern for his headdress! Commercial audiobook. Stonewall Book Award. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.
DB105725 Julián Is a Mermaid

Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood
DB105626 1 hour 21 minutes
by Megan McDonald
read by Mary March
When her teacher Mr. Todd makes Monday special by celebrating Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Judy Moody's frown is turned upside down, prompting her to come up with the perfect idea to make this the best week ever. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB105626 Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood

Beautifully Me
DB105360 0 hours 16 minutes
by Nabela Noor
read by Deborah Desmone
Zubi is eager for her first day of school—until she spends the day listening to people criticize body sizes, including her family. When Zubi declares that she is going on a diet at dinner, her family realizes what they have been doing wrong. Includes a Bengali-English glossary. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105360 Beautifully Me

Pinkie Promises
DB105792 0 hours 7 minutes
by Elizabeth Warren
read by Elizabeth Warren
Polly is tired of people telling her "that's not what girls do" whenever she tries something. And when she meets Senator Elizabeth Warren, Polly is inspired to be brave and stretch herself, even running for class president in her new school. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105792 Pinkie Promises

The Night Is Yours
DB105954 0 hours 9 minutes
by Abdul-Razak Zachariah
read by Susan Spain
From a vantage point high in their apartment, a parent narrates as Amani plays hide-and-seek at night with her friends in the neighborhood. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.
DB105954 The Night Is Yours

Historical Fiction

Once upon a Camel
DB106184 4 hours 35 minutes
by Kathi Appelt
read by Jackie Sanders
1910. Zada, a camel, treks across the West Texas desert to save two baby kestrels from an approaching haboob, a mountain-sized storm. She shares stories of the adventures from her youth in Turkey to keep them calm. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB106184 Once upon a Camel

White Bird: A Wonder Story
DB102135 2 hours 54 minutes
by R.J. Palacio
read by various narrators
When Grandmère recounts her childhood to Julian, she reveals that as a Jewish girl she was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village where she found a special friendship. Full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel. Companion to Auggie & Me (DB93356). Includes supplementary material. Commercial audiobook. Sydney Taylor Book Award. For grades 4-7. 2019.
DB102135 White Bird: A Wonder Story

Holidays

Llama Llama Be My Valentine!
DB106149 0 hours 8 minutes
by Anna Dewdney
read by Cassandra Campbell
Llama Llama and his classmates celebrate Valentine's Day by exchanging unique handmade gifts. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.
DB106149 Llama Llama Be My Valentine!

Bulldozer's Christmas Dig
DB105625 0 hours 7 minutes
by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
read by Dwayne Glapion
It's Christmas Eve and Bulldozer doesn't know what to get his friends for Christmas. With a little creativity, he will turn trash into treasure. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB105625 Bulldozer's Christmas Dig

The Biggest Little Boy: A Christmas Story
DB105819 0 hours 7 minutes
by Poppy Harlow
read by Poppy Harlow
Luca loves big things, like big trucks and big buildings. But when he sets out to bring home the biggest of all Christmas trees, Luca finds a much smaller tree, perfect just as it is. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB105819 The Biggest Little Boy: A Christmas Story

Santa in the City
DB105499 0 hours 11 minutes
by Tiffany D. Jackson
read by Keylor Leigh
With a little help from her family, community, and Santa himself, Deja's faith in the magic of Christmas is restored. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB105499 Santa in the City

The Legend of the Christmas Witch
DB105785 0 hours 42 minutes
by Dan Murphy and Aubrey
read by Aubrey Plaza
Raised alone by a witch of the woods, Kristtörn sets out on a perilous journey searching for her long-lost twin, Santa Claus. But what she finds instead is a deep-seated fear of her powers and a confrontation that would leave the fate of Christmas hanging in the balance. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105785 The Legend of the Christmas Witch

Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History
DB106196 0 hours 11 minutes
by Charlotte Nebres
read by Charlotte Nebres
The only thing Charlotte loves as much as ballet is Christmas. When she gets the opportunity to play Marie in the New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker, she leaps at the chance. With the help of her Trinidadian and Filipino families, Charlotte succeeds in her dreams. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB106196 Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History

Bears and a Birthday
DB105030 0 hours 5 minutes
by Shirley Parenteau
read by Deborah Desmone
Little bears Floppy, Fuzzy, Yellow, and Calico secretly prepare a birthday cake and gift for Big Brown Bear, whose curiosity is piqued by delicious smells. For preschool-grade 2. 2015.
DB105030 Bears and a Birthday

The Real Santa
DB106069 0 hours 9 minutes
by Nancy Redd
read by Torian Brackett
A family celebrates Christmas and all things related to Santa. But what does Santa truly look like? A little boy tries to stay awake to find out. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2021.
DB106069 The Real Santa

Humor

The Great Ghost Hoax
DB105400 5 hours 22 minutes
by Emily Ecton
read by Erin Jones
When Mrs. Third Floor visits and reports paranormal activity on the fifth floor, Butterbean and the other pets set out to find the truth and save her from being scammed by professional ghost hunters. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105400 The Great Ghost Hoax

Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
DB105517 1 hour 54 minutes
by Jeff Kinney
read by Ramon De Ocampo
After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides to retire his athletic career—until his mom urges him to give sports one more chance. Greg unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst basketball team, but learns that anything can happen. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2021.
DB105517 Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Mystery and Detective

Cold-Blooded Myrtle
DB105521 8 hours 30 minutes
by Elizabeth C. Bunce
read by Bethan Rose Young
The morning Leighton's Mercantile annual Christmas display is to be unveiled, the proprietor is found dead. When figures in a holiday display foretell another crime, Myrtle Hardcastle races to uncover a serial killer. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105521 Cold-Blooded Myrtle

Religious Themes

Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail
DB102388 0 hours 9 minutes
by Lesléa Newman
read by Lily Ganser
Inside the house, a boy prepares for the Passover ritual of welcoming Elijah. Meanwhile, outside the house, a kitten wanders around. Sydney Taylor Book Award. For preschool-grade 2. 2020.
DB102388 Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail

In My Mosque
DB105040 0 hours 22 minutes
by M.O. Yuksel
read by James Johnson
A celebration of the joys, rituals, and traditions that are practiced in mosques throughout the world. Includes a glossary and information about many historical and significant mosques. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105040 In My Mosque

Scary Stories

The Thirteenth Cat
DB105207 5 hours 58 minutes
by Mary Downing Hahn
read by Abigail Maupin
Unnerved by the overgrown forest near her aunt's house and the strange cats that live there, Zoey encounters a mean old woman who claims to be their owner and makes a discovery that places her life in danger. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105207 The Thirteenth Cat

They Threw Us Away: The Teddies Saga
DB100869 6 hours 22 minutes
by Daniel Kraus
read by Kirby Heyborne
Buddy wakes up in a garbage dump and, after finding other teddy bears there, becomes their leader as they embark on a perilous journey to fulfill their destiny. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB100869 They Threw Us Away: The Teddies Saga

The Collectors: Fright Watch
DB106033 7 hours 17 minutes
by Lorien Lawrence
read by Rebecca Gibel
Quinn is suspicious of her new neighbors, the Ladies in White. When her friend Lex starts to act strangely after spending so much time with them, she enlists Mike to help her uncover who the Ladies in White are and what they want with their friend. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB106033 The Collectors: Fright Watch

Too Bright to See
DB105462 4 hours 30 minutes
by Kyle Lukoff
read by various narrators
In the summer before middle school, eleven-year-old Bug must contend with best friend Moira suddenly caring about clothes, makeup, and boys; a ghostly haunting; and the truth about Bug's gender identity. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB105462 Too Bright to See

Ghost Squad
DB105730 5 hours 34 minutes
by Claribel A. Ortega
read by Almarie Guerra
Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB105730 Ghost Squad

School

Just Roll with It
DB106070 2 hours 17 minutes
by Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie
read by various narrators
Maggie, who struggles with anxiety and OCD, gets through her first year of middle school by making friends, finding the best after-school clubs, and using her twenty-sided dice to help her make decisions. Adapted from the graphic novel. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB106070 Just Roll with It

Margie Kelly Breaks the Dress Code
DB105006 5 hours 19 minutes
by Bridget Farr
read by Emily Ellet
After her first day of middle school is ruined by a dress code violation, Margie Kelly begins to notice blatant sexism and decides to protest the school's gender inequality. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB105006 Margie Kelly Breaks the Dress Code

Hidden Talents
DB102405 5 hours 56 minutes
by David Lubar
read by Shawn Hertel
After being expelled from three schools, eighth-grader Martin Anderson is sent to a boarding facility for misfits and problem students. He realizes his new pals Torchie, Cheater, Flinch, Lucky, and Trash have psychic abilities causing their problems, and he discovers something surprising about himself too. Includes bonus material. For grades 5-8. 1999.
DB102405 Hidden Talents

Flip the Silver Switch: The Crimson Five
DB104631 7 hours 24 minutes
by Jackie Yeager
read by Lindsey Pierce
When the Crimson Five travel to Québec for the Piedmont Challenge Global Championships, they are blindsided by a new task. Kia must get them to pull together as pressure builds. Sequel to Spin the Golden Light Bulb (DB95845). For grades 4-7. 2018.
DB104631 Flip the Silver Switch: The Crimson Five

Science Fiction

The Last Cuentista
DB105729 8 hours 36 minutes
by Donna Barba Higuera
read by Frankie Corzo
Petra Peña's world is ending, and only the chosen few will journey to a new planet. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to discover that she alone remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105729 The Last Cuentista

Short Stories

Recognize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life
DB105561 2 hours 42 minutes
edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson
read by various narrators
Prominent Black creators lend their voice, insight, and talent to an inspiring anthology that celebrates Black culture and Black life. Essays, poems, short stories, and historical excerpts capture the pride, prestige, and jubilation that is being Black in America. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2021.
DB105561 Recognize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life

The Kids of Cattywampus Street
DB105038 1 hour 32 minutes
by Lisa Jahn-Clough
read by Christine Lowe
A collection of quirky and zany stories about the kids who live on the long and twisty Cattywampus Street way out in the middle of nowhere. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB105038 The Kids of Cattywampus Street

Sports Stories

Slamdown Town
DB104596 8 hours 14 minutes
by Maxwell Nicoll and Matthew Smith
read by Alec Volz
A birthday wish and vintage chewing gum transform eleven-year-old Ollie into wrestler Big Chew, which might win back his older brother's respect but destroy his friendship with best friend Tamiko. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB104596 Slamdown Town

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

The First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth
DB105306 6 hours 29 minutes
by Ian Lendler
read by Steven Carpenter
Not long ago, the notion that giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. The author covers the chain of fossil discoveries, advances in science that led to the idea of dinosaurs, and the eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the mystery. For grades 5-8. 2019.
DB105306 The First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth

Biography

Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM
DB105300 3 hours 50 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Duyen Washington
An award-winning author explores the Black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America. Includes groundbreaking computer scientists, doctors, inventors, physicists, pharmacists, mathematicians, aviators, and many more who have shattered the glass ceiling, defied racial discrimination, and pioneered in their fields. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB105300 Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM

Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution
DB105457 4 hours 1 minute
by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner
read by Ali Stroker
Judith Heumann shares her journey of fighting for equal access in an unequal world, from being described as a fire hazard because of her wheelchair in grade school to suing the New York City school system for denying her a teacher’s license because of her disability. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2021.
DB105457 Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution

People Who Make a Difference, Books 1-6
DB105597 2 hours 1 minute
by Katie Kawa
read by Andy Pyle
Six books featuring individuals who use their unique talents to make a difference in the world. Includes: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Elon Musk; Lady Gaga; Lin-Manuel Miranda; Megan Rapinoe; and Meghan Markle. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB105597 People Who Make a Difference, Books 1-6

Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor
DB104988 0 hours 23 minutes
by Kate Messner
read by James Johnson
Covers Dr. Anthony Fauci Brooklyn beginnings and time in medical school. Describes the challenges he faced tackling some of the biggest public health challenges of the past fifty years, including the COVID-19 pandemic. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB104988 Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood
DB106044 6 hours 48 minutes
by Gary Paulsen
read by Dan Bittner
Memoir of the award-winning author of Hatchet (DB30535), Paulsen's survival stories reflect the experiences of his turbulent childhood. Paulsen recounts these significant events in his life in five sections: the farm, the river, the ship, thirteen, and soldier. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2021.
DB106044 Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

Send a Girl!
DB105037 0 hours 24 minutes
by Jessica M. Rinker
read by Deborah Desmone
Short biography of Brenda Berkman, a woman who broke an important barrier by becoming one of the first female firefighters in New York City. Describes how Berkman founded the United Women Firefighters, an organization that helps train and prepare women to be firefighters, and was a first responder on 9/11. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105037 Send a Girl!

Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home
DB105183 0 hours 23 minutes
by Barb Rosenstock
read by Jill Ferris
Award-winning author details the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, a young boy from the prairie who introduced organic architecture. Describes how he created his signature style based on the relationship between buildings and the natural world. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB105183 Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home

JoJo Siwa: Fan Favorite
DB104984 0 hours 22 minutes
by Heather E. Schwartz
read by Ali Cheff
Fans of JoJo Siwa—or as she calls them, Siwanators—know JoJo's personality is as colorful as her bows. The short biography covers how JoJo danced, laughed, and sparkled her way to fame and her own business empire. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB104984 JoJo Siwa: Fan Favorite

Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car
DB105359 0 hours 41 minutes
by Peggy Thomas
read by Deborah Desmone
Award-winning author explores Henry Ford's quest to support ailing farmers after the Great Depression struck. Describes how Ford and his team researched ways to use farmers' crops in his Ford Motor Company for two years and discovered the perfect crop for the factory—soybean! For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB105359 Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone
DB105557 0 hours 25 minutes
by Traci N. Todd
read by Jade Wheeler
Biography of Nina Simone, an acclaimed singer whose music gave voice to the struggle for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105557 Nina: A Story of Nina Simone

Cooking

The Complete Cookbook for Young Scientists
DB105358 7 hours 43 minutes
by America's Test Kitchen
read by Carl Stewart
A collection of kid-tested, kid-approved recipes and experiments for young chefs to do in their home kitchen. Considers why some cheeses melt better than others, how popcorn "pops," and what makes some cookies chewy and others crisp. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB105358 The Complete Cookbook for Young Scientists

Folktales

Living Ghosts & Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories
DB105409 4 hours 8 minutes
by Dan SaSuWeh Jones
read by Catherine Byers
Thirty-two short stories in the tradition of ghost stories from American Indian cultures across North America, featuring witches, walking dolls, hungry skeletons, skinwalkers, and other supernatural beings. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB105409 Living Ghosts & Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories

Government and Politics

We Want to Go to School! The Fight for Disability Rights
DB105529 0 hours 30 minutes
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Janine
read by Deborah Desmone
Recounts the case Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia and how it led to laws ensuring children with disabilities would receive a free public education. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB105529 We Want to Go to School! The Fight for Disability Rights

History

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
DB105761 0 hours 26 minutes
by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson
read by Nikole Hannah-Jones
Stymied by her unfinished family tree assignment for school, a young girl seeks Grandma's counsel and learns about her ancestors, the consequences of slavery, and the history of Black resistance in the United States. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB105761 The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Machines in Motion: The Amazing History of Transportation
DB104690 2 hours 7 minutes
by Tom Jackson
read by Mark Ashby
Explores the developmental history of various modes of transportation, from chariots to electric cars, dugout canoes to ocean liners, cable cars to bullet trains, and the many iterations in between. For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB104690 Machines in Motion: The Amazing History of Transportation

American Immigration: Our History, Our Stories
DB102157 6 hours 0 minutes
by Kathleen Krull
read by various narrators
Award-winning author examines the history of immigration in America. Shares the remarkable stories and contributions of immigrants seeking a better life. Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB102157 American Immigration: Our History, Our Stories

The People Remember
DB105456 0 hours 26 minutes
by Ibi Zoboi
read by various narrators
Recounts the journey of African descendants in America by connecting their history to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105456 The People Remember

Hobbies and Crafts

Fortnite: Unofficial Guides, Books 1-8
DB105527 3 hours 33 minutes
by Josh Gregory
read by Mark Ashby
Eight Fornite unofficial guides for gamers. Includes Fornite: Building, Fortnite: Combat, Fortnite: Guide to Chapter 2, Fortnite: Healing Items and Potions, Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite: Skins, Fortnite: Weapons, and Fortnite: World Cup. For grades 4-7. 2019.
DB105527 Fortnite: Unofficial Guides, Books 1-8

Music

Ariana Grande: Music Superstar
DB104985 0 hours 22 minutes
by Heather E. Schwartz
read by Ali Cheff
Describes pop star Ariana Grande's experiences rocking the world's biggest stages, wowing fans on Broadway, Nickelodeon, and world tours. Discusses ways she uses her powerful voice not just to fill arenas, but to advocate for others. For grades 3-6. 2021.
DB104985 Ariana Grande: Music Superstar

Lizzo: Breakout Artist
DB104983 0 hours 48 minutes
by Lakita Wilson
read by James Johnson
Lizzo started singing and rapping with musical groups in her hometowns of Houston and Minneapolis. With her fun lyrics, danceable beats, and positive message, she's become one of the biggest solo musicians in the world. For grades 4-7. 2021.
DB104983 Lizzo: Breakout Artist

Nature and the Environment

You Are Eating Plastic Every Day: What's in Our Food?
DB105036 1 hour 50 minutes
by Danielle Smith-Llera
read by James Johnson
Highlights how plastics like glitter, microbeads, and other microplastics found in products that we use daily become embedded in the natural environment and cause long-lasting harm to wildlife and humans. Suggests ways to reduce the use of plastics and practical tips to get involved. For grades 5-8. 2020.
DB105036 You Are Eating Plastic Every Day: What's in Our Food?

Religion

What Is God Like?
DB105039 0 hours 9 minutes
by Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner
read by James Johnson
Children are encouraged to think about what makes them feel safe, loved, and brave, and how to see God in their daily lives. For grades K-3. 2021.
DB105039 What Is God Like?

Science and Technology

Good Housekeeping: Amazing Science; 83 Hands-On S.T.E.A.M. Experiments for Curious Kids!
DB105357 4 hours 33 minutes
by Aubre Andrus and Rachel
read by Mark Ashby
A collection of S.T.E.A.M.-based science experiments kids can do at home with easy-to-find materials, designed for enjoyment, learning, and discovery. Sections include food science, water works, power up, all the right moves, fun and games, slime and grime, and explore the outdoors. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2021.
DB105357 Good Housekeeping: Amazing Science; 83 Hands-On S.T.E.A.M. Experiments for Curious Kids!

Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future
DB105024 0 hours 23 minutes
by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn
read by Mary March
Chronicles how a team of women mathematicians, Betty "Jean" Jennings Bartik, Kathleen "Kay" McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, and Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Snyder Holberton, programmed an early computer called ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). For grades 2-4. 2019.
DB105024 Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future

Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist
DB105131 0 hours 35 minutes
by Evan Griffith
read by Jill Ferris
Recounts the curiosity, drive, and perseverance of Jeanne Power, a nineteenth-century woman scientist who pioneered the use of aquariums to study ocean life. For grades 2-4. 2021.
DB105131 Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure
DB105029 7 hours 38 minutes
by John Rocco
read by Mark Ashby
Award-winning author and illustrator chronicles the history of the people and technology that made the Moon landing possible. Covers the space race, designing a lunar rocket, building a launch vehicle and spacecraft, staying alive in space, the support on the ground, and getting there. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2020.
DB105029 How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure

Foreign Language

Español

Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.
Los usuarios registrados también pueden descargar de inmediato todos los títulos y revistas del servicio de Descarga de Lectura en Braille y Audio del NLS (BARD) en https://nlsbard.loc.gov. La aplicación móvil de BARD está disponible en la App Store, Google Play, y en la Appstore de Amazon para leer audiolibros en su teléfono inteligente o su tableta personal. Para conocer más sobre la colección o para registrarse para utilizar BARD, comuníquese con su biblioteca de cooperación local. Los números de teléfono y las direcciones de correo electrónico de las bibliotecas regionales se encuentran en las últimas páginas de esta revista.
Nota: Puede aparecer un aviso inmediatamente a continuación de la descripción del libro para indicar escenas de violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo. La palabra “algunas” antes de cualquiera de estos términos indica un hecho ocasional o poco frecuente, como por ejemplo “lenguaje violento poco frecuente”. Los audiolibros comerciales de los cuales el NLS no tiene acceso al libro impreso, pueden presentar el aviso “sin calificación”, lo que significa que el libro puede contener o no violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo.

La Parábola del Sembrador (Parable of the Sower)
DB105355 11 horas 15 minutos
por Octavia E. Butler
leído por María Pino
En 2024, la mayoría de las familias acomodadas viven en enclaves amurallados para protegerse de los drogadictos ambulantes que viven en la miseria y son propensos a robar, violar y asesinar. Lauren Olamina, de dieciocho años, sufre de hiperempatía, lo que significa que no sólo siente su propio dolor sino el de los demás. Cuando los adictos invaden la comunidad de Lauren, ella y otros se ven obligados a buscar refugio fuera de los muros. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 1993. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y descripciones de violencia.
(In 2024, most well-to-do families live in walled enclaves to protect themselves from the roaming drug addicts who live in squalor and are prone to stealing, rape, and murder. Lauren Olamina, eighteen, suffers from hyperempathy, which means that she feels not only her own pain but that of others. When the addicts overrun Lauren's community, she and others are forced to seek refuge outside the walls. Violence and strong language.) 2021.
DB105355 La Parábola del Sembrador (Parable of the Sower)

Un Año de Servicio a la Habitación (A Year of Room Service)
DB104979 3 horas 10 minutos
por Andrea Chapela
leído por Cinthia Ortiz
Una colección de 24 cuentos cortos ambientados en un hotel. Los relatos recogen las interacciones y relaciones entre los huéspedes del hotel de corta y larga duración, así como los empleados que trabajan allí cada día. Premio Juan José Arreola.
(A collection of 24 short stories set in a hotel. The stories capture interactions and relationships between short- and long-term hotel guests as well as the employees who work there every day. Juan José Arreola Prize.) 2019.
DB104979 Un Año de Servicio a la Habitación (A Year of Room Service)

Gente del Mundo (People of the World)
DB103951 2 horas 51 minutos
por Alberto Chimal
leído por César Torreblanca
Una compilación de más de 70 textos breves fantásticos que describen las prácticas, costumbres y vida de ciertos seres humanos peculiares. Los cuentos exploran los oficios, los ritos funerarios, y otros aspectos diversos de la gente en todas partes de la Tierra.
(A compilation of more than 70 fantastic short texts describing the practices, customs, and lives of certain peculiar human beings. The stories explore the professions, funeral rites, and other diverse aspects of people all over the world.) 2014.
DB103951 Gente del Mundo (People of the World)

Según Venga el Juego (Play It as It Lays)
DB104700 4 horas 20 minutos
por Joan Didion
leído por Yopa Ponce
Una historia discursiva ambientada en el Hollywood de finales de los 60 sobre una actriz cuyo estilo de vida inmoderado la ha alejado de su familia y amigos. Presencia el suicidio de un amigo e ingresa en un hospital psiquiátrico, donde recuerda algunos de los acontecimientos formativos de su vida. Traducido de la edición en inglés de 1970. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo.
(A discursive story set in late 1960s Hollywood about an actress whose immoderate lifestyle has alienated her from family and friends. She witnesses a friend's suicide and enters a mental hospital, where she recollects some of the formative events in her life. Strong language.) 2017.
DB104700 Según Venga el Juego (Play It as It Lays)

La Fila India (Single File)
DB104693 6 horas 7 minutos
por Antonio Ortuño
leído por Yopa Ponce
Después de un ataque a un grupo de migrantes centroamericanos, una joven funcionaria es enviada a un pueblo aislado en el sureste de México para repatriar a las víctimas. Pronto se da cuenta de que nadie se preocupa por los migrantes y se atreve a preguntar por qué. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual.
(After a group of Central American migrants is attacked, a young civil servant is sent to an isolated town in southeastern Mexico to repatriate the victims. She soon learns that no one cares about the migrants, and dares to ask why. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2013.
DB104693 La Fila India (Single File)

El País de Toó (The Land of Toó)
DB103942 6 horas 22 minutos
por Rodrigo Rey Rosa
leído por Patricio Dávila
En Toó, situado en un país centroamericano, se ha mantenido una paz dudosa durante siglos. Ahora, las empresas mineras, y la corrupción, amenazan esa paz a la caza de los recursos naturales. Polo Yrrarraga lucha por proteger el modo de vida maya y el medio ambiente. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y descripciones de violencia.
(In Toó, located within a Central American country, an uneasy peace has held for centuries. Now, mining companies and corruption threaten that peace in the hunt for natural resources. Polo Yrrarraga fights to protect the Mayan way of life and the environment. Violence and strong language.) 2018.
DB103942 El País de Toó (The Land of Toó)

Luz del Colibrí (Light of the Hummingbird)
DB106064 0 horas 52 minutos
por Alberto Ruy Sánchez
leído por Sergio Alberto Bustos de la Tijera
En esta colección de poesía, el autor documenta sus experiencias al despertar cada mañana con la persona que ama. Describe el paso de las sombras del país de los sueños a la luz del día. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(In this collection of poetry, the author documents his experiences waking up each morning with the one he loves. He describes crossing over from the shadows of dreamland into the bright light of day. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2016.
DB106064 Luz del Colibrí (Light of the Hummingbird)

Canciones para el Incendio (Songs for the Flames)
DB106061 5 horas 42 minutos
por Juan Gabriel Vásquez
leído por John Alex Toro
Una colección de relatos cortos sobre hombres y mujeres que han sido impactados por la violencia, como un veterano de la Guerra de Corea que inesperadamente tiene que enfrentarse a su pasado y un escritor que descubre a una mujer fascinante en las páginas de un libro de 1887. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial.
(A collection of short stories about men and women who have been impacted by violence, such as a Korean War vet who unexpectedly has to face his past and a writer who discovers a fascinating woman in the pages of a book from 1887. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2018.
DB106061 Canciones para el Incendio (Songs for the Flames)

Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library or subscribe through BARD or BARD Mobile.

AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (6 issues) on one cartridge
American History (6 issues)
Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)
Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)
Atlantic Monthly (10 issues)
Audubon (5 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 (6 issues)
Cricket (9 issues)
Discover (10 issues)
The Economist (51 issues)
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)
Essence (6 issues)
Foreign Affairs (6 issues)
France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)
Good Housekeeping (12 issues)
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (12 issues)
Health and Nutrition Newsletters [includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty (12 issues), Mayo Clinic Health Letter, (12 issues) and Nutrition Action Healthletter (10 issues)]
Horticulture (6 issues)
Humpty Dumpty (6 issues)
Jack and Jill (6 issues)
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)
Magazine of the Month (12 issues)
Muse (9 issues)
Musical Mainstream (4 issues)
The Nation (35 issues)
National Geographic (12 issues)
National Geographic Kids [includes Cricket (9 issues)] (10 issues)
National Review (24 issues)
The New Yorker (52 issues)
The New York Times Book Review (52 issues)
Outdoor Life (4 issues)
People (52 issues)
People en Español (Spanish; 9 issues)
Piano Technicians Journal (12 issues)
QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio (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 in 4 issues)
Travel & Leisure (12 issues)
True West (10 issues)
Vital Speeches of the Day (12 issues)
The Week (48 issues)
Wired (12 issues)
The Writer (12 issues)
Yankee Magazine (6 issues)

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