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Library of Congress, Washington DC
2020
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

Table of Contents

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Books for Adults

Books for Children

In Brief

Listed below are organizations that sell or distribute braille and/or large-print calendars for 2021. Prices are subject to change, and being listed here does not imply endorsement of any particular product.

Accessibility dot Net, Inc.
PO Box 641948
Omaha, NE 68164
866-539-4357 toll-free
402-491-3221 fax
www.accessibility.net External
https://largeprintcalendar.com External

  • JUMBO large-print monthly wall calendar. Opens to 22" × 11". National holidays are highlighted by gray background. Denotes other holidays, and lunar cycles. Customers can request black text with white background or white text with black background. $17.95
  • JUMBO large-print monthly desk calendar. Opens to 11" × 8.5". National holidays are highlighted by gray background. Denotes other holidays, and lunar cycles. $15.95
  • JUMBO “American Spirit” large-print monthly wall calendar with patriotic imagery. Opens to 22" × 11" . National holidays are highlighted by gray background. Denotes other holidays, and lunar cycles. $14.99
  • JUMBO large-print “Race Day” monthly wall calendar. Opens to 22" × 11". National holidays are highlighted by gray background. Denotes other holidays, lunar cycles, and NASCAR race dates. $14.99

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9315
410-685-2340 fax
www.actionfund.org External

  • Braille 6" × 6.5" calendar. Features one page per month, a personal day page, and a listing of major holidays. Free.

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
800-223-1839 toll-free
502-899-2284 fax
https://shop.aph.org External
[email protected]
https://shop.aph.org External

  • Braille Datebook in a two-ring binder. Features tabbed pages of durable plastic and comes with a saddle-shaped stylus, as well as a pamphlet with print and braille tips. Catalog no. 1-07899-21, contact vendor for price Twelve tabbed plastic calendar pages. Catalog no. 1-07898-21, contact vendor for price.
  • Large-print (60-point) EZ Track Calendar and appointment book in a three-ring binder. Four days per page, with room for notes. Calendar with binder. Catalog no. 1-07900-21, contact vendor for price. Inserts only. Catalog no. 1-07901-21, contact vendor for price.
  • Print/braille (36-point) 8.5" × 11" APH InSights Art Calendar. Includes holidays and moon phases. Features the work of artists with visual impairments. Catalog no. 5-18971-20, $8.
  • Print/braille Everyday Activities Calendar in a three-ring binder. Features color dividers between each month and two days per page. Can be used year after year. For children ages three to eight. Catalog no. 1-08121-00, $120.
  • Print/braille Individual Calendar Kit. Contains two brightly colored, embossed, bold-line grid sheets for making your own monthly calendar. Catalog no. 1-18971-00, $18.

Braille Association of Mid-Florida, Inc.
PO Box 140908
Orlando, FL 32714
[email protected]
www.bmfl.org/calenders.php External

  • Braille 11" × 11.5" spiral-bound calendar with original graphic artwork on each month page. Customers can request personalized braille messages. $15.

Braille Works
941-942 Darby Lake St.
Seffner, FL 33584
813-654-4050
800-258-7544 toll-free
813-689-8628 fax
[email protected]
https://brailleworks.com

  • Braille 11" × 17" wall calendar with images. Spiral-bound. Contact vendor for price.

The Carroll Center for the Blind
The Carroll Store
770 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
800-852-3131 toll-free
[email protected]
www.carroll.org/store External

  • Large-print 11" × 9" × 0.25" monthly calendar. $17.
  • Large-print 17.5" × 22.5" wall calendar. $11.

Cleveland Sight Center
Eyedea Shop
1909 E. 101st St.
Cleveland, OH 44106-8696
877-776-9563 toll-free
[email protected]
www.eyedeashop.com External

  • Large-print 11" × 17" calendar. Opens to 22" × 17". $10.
  • Large-print 9" × 11" date planner. Opens to 11" × 17". $15.

Florida Reading & Vision Technology
2880 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 104
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
800-981-5119 toll-free
[email protected]
www.floridareading.com External

  • Extra-large monthly calendar. 17" × 22" per monthly view. Each day measures 2.5" × 3.5". $14.95..

Independent Living Aids, LLC
137 Rano St.
Buffalo, NY 14207
716-332-2970 phone
800-537-2118 toll-free
716-873-3632 fax
855-937-3906 toll-free fax
[email protected]
www.independentliving.com External

  • Large-print 11.9" × 0.25" monthly calendar. Catalog no. 430740, $14.45.
  • Large-print 17" × 11" calendar. Catalog no. 435152, $6.49.
  • Jumbo-print 17" × 22" calendar. Catalog no. 435153, $7.45.
  • EZ2See Large Print Weekly/Monthly Planner. 8.5" × 11" spiral bound weekly planner with fonts as large as 55 point. Catalog no. 430742, $21.95.

JBI Library
110 E. 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
212-889-2525
800-433-1531
[email protected]
www.jbilibrary.org External

  • Large-print 11" × 17" 16-month calendar in English and Hebrew. The calendar indicates secular and Jewish holidays and includes the weekly candle-lighting times. Free to eligible individuals.
  • Braille 11" × 17" 16-month calendar in English and Hebrew. The calendar indicates secular and Jewish holidays and includes the weekly candle-lighting times. Free to eligible individuals.

The Jewish Heritage for the Blind
1655 E. 24th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-338-4999
800-995-1888 toll-free
[email protected]
www.jewishheritage.org External

  • Large-print 8.5" × 11" Jewish weekly wall calendar in English and Hebrew. The calendar reflects the traditional Jewish year, beginning at Rosh Hashanah. Includes weekly candle-lighting times for selected cities. Free.

LS&S LLC
145 River Rock Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14207
800-468-4789 toll-free
877-498-1482 fax
[email protected]
www.LSSproducts.com External

  • Large-print 11" × 17" spiral-bound calendar. Catalog no. 421055, $6.49.
  • Large-print 17" × 22" planning calendar. Catalog no. 421056, $7.45.

Lutheran Braille Workers
PO Box 5000
Yucaipa, CA 92399
800-925-6092 toll-free
[email protected]
www.lbwinc.org External

  • Braille 8.5" × 11" scripture calendar. Features a Bible verse and tactile graphic for each month. Free
  • Large-print (18-point) 8.5" × 14" edition. Free.

MaxiAids
42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
800-522-6294 toll-free
631-752-0738 TTY
631-752-0689 fax
[email protected]
www.maxiaids.com External

  • The Big Print Date Calendar. Opens to 11.12" × 18.25". Catalog no. 55681-21, $13.95.
  • Large-print 8.5" × 11" spiral-bound Giant Print Calendar. Opens to 11" × 17". Includes pages for notes and appointments. Catalog no. 19050-21, $8.95.
  • Large-print 11" × 17" spiral-bound Jumbo Print Calendar. Opens to 22" × 17". Printed in black ink on white paper. Catalog no. 9032003-21, $7.95.
  • Large-print 11" × 17" Low-Vision Calendar. Catalog no. 19055-21, $6.95.

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
3500 N. Elm Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
517-780-5096
517-780-5448 fax
[email protected]
http://mi-braille.org

  • Print/braille 4.5" × 6" spiral-bound calendar. Includes a separate listing of major holidays. Free.

National Federation of the Blind
Independence Market
200 E. Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314, ext. 2216
[email protected]
www.nfb.org/independence-market External

  • Braille 6.5" × 6.5" spiral-bound calendar. Features one page per month and a listing of major holidays. Catalog no. BBC21B, free.
  • Large-print 8.5" × 11" spiral-bound calendar with inside pockets. Features two-page calendar view with two-inch blocks for each day of the month, a monthly notes page, and a three-month calendar overview. Catalog no. AIL02C21, $13.
  • Easy2See large-print appointment planner. Spiral-bound organizer, measures 8.5" × 11". Monthly views and weekly spreads with weekday cells measuring 3.25" × 8"; font is at least 40 point; dark-bordered writing areas are unlined inside. Catalog no. AIL42P21, $20.

The Shop at The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio
1002 Garden Lake Pkwy.
Toledo, OH 43614
419-720-3937, ext. 124
[email protected]
www.SightCenterToledo.org External
www.ShopAtTheShop.org External

  • Large-print 18" × 24" month-per-view wall calendar. Contact vendor for price.

Sioux Links Publishing
Attn: Customer Service
PO Box 112
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
605-740-0398
[email protected]
www.largeprintonline.biz/Home.html External

  • Large-print 11.5" × 17.5" monthly wall calendar. Opens to 23" × 17.5". $22.

Newsstand

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

NFB-NEWSLINE releases new iOS app

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has released version 3.0 of NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile to the Apple App Store. The app allows subscribers to access all of the content available through NFB-NEWSLINE on their iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device and includes a free basic version of the KNFB Reader mobile app to quickly scan any printed text. The updated NFB-NEWSLINE app supports options to share, organize, save, and manage both NFB-NEWSLINE content and documents scanned with KNFB Reader Basic. NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile 3.0 is fully accessible with VoiceOver so that users can hear content read aloud or read it in braille with linked refreshable braille display or notetaker, making the app ideal for blind and deaf-blind users. For more information about the NFB-NEWSLINE service and the new mobile app, please visit nfb.org/programs-services/nfb-newsline External.

Braille Readers Are Leaders contest open for registration

Braille readers of all ages can now register for the annual Braille Readers Are Leaders competition, hosted by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults. Competitors document their reading over the contest period and submit reading logs to the Action Fund, which awards cash prizes to the most prolific readers in each age category. Registration closes January 18. For more information about what material qualifies and how to register, please visit www.actionfund.org/programs/braille-readers-are-leaders External.

Hadley podcast offers advice from experts

Individuals looking for advice on technology or daily living may find of interest the “Hadley Presents: A Conversation with the Experts” podcast. Recent episodes have included interviews with an employee from Be My Eyes, a free app that connects visually impaired users with sighted volunteers, and advice on visiting a doctor safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about the podcast and about Hadley, a continuing education provider for blind and low-vision adults, please visit https://hadley.edu/hadleypresents External.

New accessible campus maps for college students

College students who are blind or low-vision may find a new series of audio-based campus maps that work with the SAS Graphics Accelerator browser extension helpful. The maps were created in partnerships with the Perkins School for the Blind. Colleges currently mapped include Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina State, Texas Tech, UCLA, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. For more information and a full list of available maps, please visit www.perkinselearning.org/technology/teacher-created-resource-library/map-library External.

Books for Adults

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

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

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

Hello Girls
DB96521 8 hours 10 minutes
by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily
read by Julia Whelan
Fed up with their controlling, manipulative, and abusive families, teenagers Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce consider turning in their relatives before deciding to reclaim their lives and embark on a road trip away from their small Michigan town in a stolen convertible. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
DB96100 8 hours 59 minutes
by Ally Condie
read by Sophie Amoss
Seeking to avenge the murder of her true love while on a dredge ship searching for gold, teenage captain Poe Blythe becomes the architect of new defenses designed to destroy her enemies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Trojan Icon
DB92368 10 hours 30 minutes
by William Dietrich
read by Jack Fox
Ethan and Astiza are at the Russian royal court, and Ethan hopes to gain the favor of Tsar Alexander. While there, they are pressed into a quest for symbolic swords, but their search turns up a deeper conspiracy. Some violence. 2016.

Kydd Sea Adventure: Books 20-21
DB96544 23 hours 20 minutes
by Julian Stockwin
read by Ray Foushee
Two books following the adventures of Captain Sir Thomas Kydd of the Royal Navy. In The Iberian Flame, Kydd faces an old foe who is now his superior—and is determined to break Kydd. Also includes A Sea of Gold. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

Classics

North and South
DB91590 22 hours 22 minutes
by Elizabeth Gaskell
read by Catherine Byers
Transplanted from the "civilized" South of England, Margaret Hale enters a grim new world in industrial Milton-Northern. The cultural shock leaves her reeling, but her attraction to mill owner John Thornton grows. Meanwhile, friendship with the daughter of a union leader awakens her activism. 1855.

Family

A Girl Returned
DB96667 5 hours 8 minutes
by Donatella Di Pietrantonio
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A thirteen-year-old girl is returned to her birth family and must adjust to major changes in her life, including two younger siblings. With them, she soon begins to build a new sense of self. Translated from the 2017 Italian edition. Some violence. 2019.

The Blurry Years
DB92287 4 hours 46 minutes
by Eleanor Kriseman
read by Paige O'Malley
Callie spent her youth in a variety of temporary housing situations with her alcoholic mother. She grows up too fast and sees too much, while still trying to prevent her life from following the same path as her mother's. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Save the Date
DB95662 14 hours 17 minutes
by Morgan Matson
read by MacKenzie Beyer
When seventeen-year-old Charlie Grant's four older siblings reunite for a wedding, she is determined they will have a perfect weekend before the family home is sold, but last-minute disasters abound. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Ultraviolet
DB96062 8 hours 50 minutes
by Suzanne Matson
read by Nicola Daval
The stories of three generations of women, each more independent than the last, beginning with Elsie in 1930s India. After returning to America, Elsie dies and her daughter Kathryn escapes to Oregon for a fresh start. Eventually, Kathryn's daughter Samantha must forge her own path. Violence and some strong language. 2018.

Fantasy

A Little Hatred
DB96746 20 hours 23 minutes
by Joe Abercrombie
read by Steven Pacey
As the age of the machine dawns, magic refuses to die. Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield. His friend Rikke foresaw the war, but not in time to save her family. And socialite Savine dan Glokta sees an opportunity for profit in war. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Forest of Ruin
DB92865 11 hours 50 minutes
by Kelley Armstrong
read by various narrators
Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar, Moria allies with Gavril. Meanwhile, Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle. Sequel to Empire of Night (DB81573). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Kingdom of Souls
DB96466 16 hours 18 minutes
by Rena Barron
read by Robin Miles
Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, and now Arrah must determine if she is willing to pay the price for magic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Beckoning Shadow
DB97063 11 hours 31 minutes
by Katharyn Blair
read by Amanda Dolan
Terrified of her magical power after a horrifying incident, teenage runaway Vesper enters a dangerous tournament for a chance to rewrite the past. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Caster
DB96773 9 hours 31 minutes
by Elsie Chapman
read by Emily Woo Zeller
Knowing that casting magic can kill, Aza Wu secretly enters an underground casting tournament in order to save her family's teahouse. But the competition is fierce and victory could cause Aza to lose her freedom, her magic, and her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Storyteller
DB93042 15 hours 31 minutes
by Traci Chee
read by Kim Mai Guest
As Sefia and Archer watch Kelanna start to crumble to the Guard's will, they must choose between their love and joining a war that just might tear them apart. Sequel to The Speaker (DB89671). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

A Poison Dark and Drowning: Kingdom on Fire, Book 2
DB93108 13 hours 0 minutes
by Jessica Cluess
read by Fiona Hardingham
Even though she is not the chosen one—the sorcerer destined to defeat the demons terrorizing humanity in Victorian England—Henrietta battles alongside fellow sorcerers in the war. They journey to find mystical weapons, gather allies, and uncover secrets about their enemies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Lady Helen Series, Books 2-3
DB95272 31 hours 30 minutes
by Alison Goodman
read by Eva Wilhelm
Books two and three, written in 2017 and 2018, featuring Lady Helen as she continues to train to fight dangerous, energy-wielding Deceivers in 1812. Includes The Dark Days Pact and The Dark Days Deceit. Sequel to The Dark Days Club (DB83863). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends
DB95982 21 hours 16 minutes
edited by Paula Guran
read by Jill Fox
Collects twenty-eight stories that reexamine and reinterpret ancient myths and legends. The cultural roots of the stories come from around the world, with contributors including Neil Gaiman, Ken Liu, Rachel Pollack, Yoon Ha Lee, and Ann Leckie. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Library of the Unwritten
DB96922 14 hours 0 minutes
by A.J. Hackwith
read by Lisa Flanagan
Claire is Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing of Hell's library, where stories unfinished by their authors reside. When a hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must capture him with the help of her assistant, Brevity, and demon courier Leto. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Magic ex Libris, Books 1-2
DB95956 22 hours 8 minutes
by Jim C. Hines
read by Mark Ashby
Two novels written in 2012 and 2013 about librarian Isaac Vainio, who can magically pull things out of books into reality. In Libriomancer, Isaac is attacked by vampires who have leaked into our world. Also includes Codex Born. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Spin the Dawn
DB96074 13 hours 56 minutes
by Elizabeth Lim
read by Kim Mai Guest
Disguising herself as her brother Keton to compete for the position of imperial tailor, Maia must somehow complete the impossible task of sewing three magic gowns for the emperor's bride-to-be from the sun's laughter, the moon's tears, and the blood of stars. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Red Skies Falling: The Skybound Saga, Book 2
DB96935 10 hours 44 minutes
by Alex London
read by various narrators
Now a political pawn, Kylee trains in the Sky Castle while her twin Brysen prepares for an attack in the Six Villages. Meanwhile, Brysen's crush on a mysterious boy grows into something more. Violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

A Blade So Black
DB97020 11 hours 20 minutes
by L.L. McKinney
read by Jeanette Illidge
Alice battles monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. When Alice's mentor is poisoned, she has to travel deep into Wonderland to find a cure. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

A Dream So Dark
DB97021 12 hours 10 minutes
by L.L. McKinney
read by various narrators
Still reeling from her recent battle, Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends, but a new threat emerges in Wonderland. Sequel to A Blade So Black (DB97020). Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Beneath the Haunting Sea
DB97322 11 hours 47 minutes
by Joanna Ruth Meyer
read by Karissa Vacker
Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of luxury, destined to become empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power and she and her mother are banished, Talia unravels some dark truths about the gods and her new destiny. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Echo North
DB97321 10 hours 12 minutes
by Joanna Ruth Meyer
read by Elizabeth Evans
After her father disappears, Echo meets a wolf who promises to make sure her father is returned home safely if Echo agrees to live with the wolf in his enchanted house for one year. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Assassin's Price: Imager Portfolio, Book 11
DB92966 18 hours 38 minutes
by L.E. Modesitt
read by William Dufris
Charyn desperately wants to learn more so he can become an effective rex after his father, but the old man keeps him at a distance. So Charyn sets out to educate himself—circumspectly, while someone attempts to kill his younger brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
DB96586 10 hours 0 minutes
by K.J. Parker
read by Mark Ashby
A siege is approaching, and the city is unprepared. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them all. To save the city will take a miracle, but what it has is Orhan, colonel of engineers. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.

There Will Come a Darkness
DB96642 14 hours 11 minutes
by Katy Rose Pool
read by Todd Boyce
For generations the Seven Prophets guided humanity with their visions, ending wars and uniting nations, until the day they vanished. They left behind the promise of a birth of a prophet who could be the world's salvation—or the cause of its destruction. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Boundless
DB96503 13 hours 6 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Victor Bevine
The dark elf Zaknafein was a legendary warrior who died content with the knowledge that his son Drizzt was his legacy. Brought back from the dead, he is confused by the changes in the world but determined to fight at his son's side against demons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Lent
DB96181 14 hours 23 minutes
by Jo Walton
read by George Holmes
Florence, 1492. Girolamo Savonarola is a Dominican monk who can foretell the future and see demons. On the eve of Lorenzo de' Medici's death, Girolamo finds a green stone that turns out to be the key to his true nature. Some violence. 2019.

The Waking Forest
DB95989 7 hours 48 minutes
by Alyssa Wees
read by Mare Trevathan
The lives of a girl, who has terrifying visions, and a witch, who grants wishes to children in the woods, collide in the most unexpected of ways. Then a dark, magical truth threatens to doom them both. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

General

The Gone Dead
DB96404 8 hours 9 minutes
by Chanelle Benz
read by Bahni Turpin
Thirty years after the death of her father, a renowned Black poet, Billie returns to his house in the Mississippi Delta. As Billie encounters the locals, she hears a strange rumor that she herself went missing on the day her father died. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro
DB97251 4 hours 49 minutes
by Christine Féret-Fleury
read by Stephanie Racine
One morning in Paris, Juliette walks through a rusty gate wedged open with a book, into the bizarre and enchanting lives of Soliman and his young daughter, Zaide. Soliman hires Juliette to take used books into the world and match them with readers. Translated from the 2017 French edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Loudermilk, or The Real Poet, or The Origin of the World
DB95814 7 hours 50 minutes
by Lucy Ives
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Troy Loudermilk has just been accepted into a prestigious graduate writing program on the basis of his poetry. The problem is, he has never written a poem in his life. His friend Harry Rego agrees to be his ghostwriter. Strong language. 2019.

The Man Who Saw Everything
DB97314 6 hours 2 minutes
by Deborah Levy
read by George Blagden
In 1988 Saul Adler is invited to Communist East Berlin to do research. While standing in the Abbey Road crosswalk waiting for his girlfriend, he is grazed by an oncoming car, changing the trajectory of his life. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Walking on the Ceiling
DB95070 4 hours 17 minutes
by Ayşegül Savaş
read by Kristin Allison
An aspiring writer returns home to her native Istanbul after her mother's death. She looks back on the time she spent in Paris, where she met M., an older writer working on a novel set in Turkey. Through long walks and email correspondence they form a connection. 2019.

Olive, Again
DB97052 12 hours 16 minutes
by Elizabeth Strout
read by Kimberly Farr
This collection of linked stories follows the cantankerous Olive Kitteridge as she struggles to understand not only herself and her own life, but the lives of those around her in her Maine hometown. Sequel to Olive Kitteridge (DB67392). Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Historical Fiction

Marley
DB97111 7 hours 18 minutes
by Jon Clinch
read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
Jacob Marley
and Ebenezer Scrooge have a twisted relationship that binds them together more tightly than chains. Scrooge's brilliant business acumen and Marley's mastery of forgery allow them to build a dubious shipping empire. Then Belle Fairchild turns Scrooge's head and tests Marley's relationship with him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton
DB96254 12 hours 16 minutes
by Sara Collins
read by various narrators
London, 1826. Frannie Langton stands trial for the murders of her employers. As people testify against her, she reflects on her life: her birth into slavery in the Caribbean, her apprenticeship under an ethically challenged scientist, and her arrival in London. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Danish Girl
DB97025 11 hours 30 minutes
by David Ebershoff
read by Jeff Woodman
Copenhagen, 1925. When a model doesn't show, artist Greta asks her husband Einar to pose for her dressed in women's clothing. This experience and others cause Einar to question his gender identity and he begins going out into the world as a woman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2000.

The Sea Queen
DB97061 17 hours 42 minutes
by Linnea Hartsuyker
read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
Ragnvald Eysteinsson is now king of Sogn, but fighting battles for King Harald has him navigating a dangerous political landscape. Meanwhile, his sister Svanhild has been enjoying life with explorer Solvi Hunthiofsson, but craves a place to put down roots. Sequel to The Half-Drowned King (DB89641). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The War Outside
DB92982 7 hours 57 minutes
by Monica Hesse
read by various narrators
Teens Haruko, a Japanese American, and Margot, a German American, form a life-changing friendship as everything around them starts falling apart in the Crystal City (Family) Internment Camp in Texas during World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Glass Woman
DB96621 11 hours 21 minutes
by Caroline Lea
read by various narrators
Iceland, 1686. Rósa joins the husband she barely knows. Jón lives in a rural home near the sea and rumors swirl regarding the fate of his first wife. Rósa prays to the old gods for protection when she hears noises coming from a forbidden room. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Starlet and the Spy
DB96498 4 hours 28 minutes
by Ji-min Lee
read by Janet Song
Korea, 1954. A year after the signing of the Korean War armistice, Marilyn Monroe visits for a four-day USO tour. Alice Kim, a translator and typist for the American forces, has been assigned to assist the starlet. Their time together forces Alice to face her past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Deep River
DB97026 26 hours 1 minute
by Karl Marlantes
read by Bronson Pinchot
Early 1900s. The Koski siblings—Ilmari, Aino, and Matti—all leave Finland for America for various reasons. They eventually settle together in the Columbia River Basin of Washington. Ilmari becomes the family's spiritual rock, Matti works as a logger to build wealth, and Aino is a union activist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Costalegre
DB96172 4 hours 26 minutes
by Courtney Maum
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Mexico, 1937. Fifteen-year-old Lara pours her heart into her diary. The daughter of a wealthy socialite who tries to save her favorite artists from the impending war with Germany, Lara isn't happy. When she meets sculptor Jack Klinger, she thinks he might provide the understanding she's been craving. 2019.

The Shadow King
DB97110 16 hours 12 minutes
by Maaza Mengiste
read by Robin Miles
1935. Orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adjust to her new household as Mussolini and his forces loom at the Ethiopian borders. Hirut becomes an inspiration for women when she moves from caring for the wounded to fighting as a guard for the shadow king. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Warlow Experiment
DB97003 10 hours 32 minutes
by Alix Nathan
read by Mark Meadows
1793. Herbert Powyss longs to make his mark on science. He recruits John Warlow, a semi-literate farm laborer with a wife and six children, for a seven-year experiment in isolation. The impact on both their lives will challenge them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Like a Love Story
DB96104 10 hours 53 minutes
by Abdi Nazemian
read by various narrators
New York City, 1989. Three teens discover their sexuality, romance, AIDS activism, and the revolutionary act of living life to the fullest in the face of impossible odds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

When the Plums Are Ripe
DB96537 14 hours 4 minutes
by Patrice Nganang
read by J.P. Linton
Cameroon, 1940. In the season of plums, Pouka has returned to his hometown after three years away. As World War II looms, Pouka and his boxer cousin Hebga find themselves torn in different directions. Translated from the 2013 French edition. Violence. 2019.

After the War Is Over
DB96833 10 hours 31 minutes
by Jennifer Robson
read by Lucy Rayner
Liverpool, 1919. Charlotte Brown spent four years at war as a nurse, but now is home and settling into her old life. She receives two messages that change her world: one is an opportunity to speak for those who can't, and the other from an old friend. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

I, Eliza Hamilton
DB97030 18 hours 0 minutes
by Susan Holloway Scott
read by Saskia Maarleveld
1777. Elizabeth Schuyler, beloved daughter of a respected general, meets Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton when he comes to visit her parents. After they marry, Eliza shows her worth as she manages their household and helps Alexander weather scandals and worse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Undertaker's Assistant
DB96327 13 hours 4 minutes
by Amanda Skenandore
read by Catherine Byers
New Orleans, 1875. Effie Jones has left Indiana for good and appeals to undertaker George Whitmark, a friend of her former boss, for a job. He hires her as his assistant. As a Black woman, she keeps to herself, but she is drawn into activism. Violence. 2019.

Holidays

The Christmas Boutique
DB96862 9 hours 41 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Christina Moore
After wintry weather damages the church hall that is home to the Christmas Boutique, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, of The Giving Quilt (DB75911), opens her home to host it. As she and the other Elm Creek Quilters prepare for the Boutique, they know a Christmas miracle is needed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy
DB97122 8 hours 4 minutes
by Jessica Clare
read by Abby Craden
Cass Horn is driving to Wyoming for a much-needed vacation when she crashes her car in a blizzard. Eli Pickett finds her unconscious and takes her back to his ranch. He can't help but fall for her, but Cass has lost her memory in the accident. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

An Amish Christmas Bakery: Four Stories
DB97253 9 hours 13 minutes
by Amy Clipston and others
read by Lauren Berst
Four Amish romance stories set during Christmas in bakeries. In Kelly Irvin's "Cakes and Kisses," a woman is drawn to the man her family bakery hires to make deliveries. Also includes Amy Clipston's "Cookies and Cheer," Elizabeth Mackey's "Loaves of Love," and Kathleen Fuller's "Melting Hearts." Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Noel Stranger
DB93403 6 hours 9 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Erin Mallon
Almost a year after Maggie's life implodes with the news that her politician husband has been arrested for bigamy, she finally feels as if she is ready to live again. Encouraged to celebrate the Christmas season, she meets tree lot owner Andrew. But he is hiding his own secrets. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas
DB96769 5 hours 39 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by various narrators
As the holidays approach, Laurel McCullough and her husband Zach dream of having a baby. Their dreams are put on hold when they have to move in with Laurel's ailing grandmother. Mrs. Miracle shows up at the door, seeming the answer to all their prayers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Spirit of the Season
DB96860 8 hours 5 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Susan Bennett
Joy Preston is shocked when her beloved grandmother leaves her a bed-and-breakfast in North Carolina. She finds the place has undeniable charms, especially during the holidays when the inn is rumored to be able to reunite guests with the spirits of their departed loved ones. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

One Snowy Night: A Heartbreaker Bay Christmas Novella
DB97249 2 hours 32 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Karen White
It's Christmas Eve, and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn't seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe is the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton and his goofy, lovable dog Carl, and she and Max have history together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Christmas Blessings: Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light
DB95664 10 hours 33 minutes
by Katherine Spencer
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Soon after Thanksgiving, renovation specialist Sam Morgan has an accident that leaves him housebound. Sam's oldest son Darrell leaves college to run the business—filling Sam with doubts. Meanwhile, Jean Whitman returns home to care for her ill mother, Cynthia, and reopens Cynthia's bookstore-café. 2017.

A Christmas Secret: Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light
DB95993 9 hours 25 minutes
by Katherine Spencer
read by Lindsey Pierce
To fulfill the terms of his grandfather Walter's will, shy Martin Nightingale must spread joy in Cape Light through anonymous gifts. He is stumped on how to do this until he befriends police officer Louisa Tulley. Back in 1955, Walter is struggling with his business when stray dog Otis comes into his life. 2018.

Christmas in Winter Valley
DB96897 8 hours 35 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Julia Gibson
Cooper Hollowa's plans to spend Christmas alone at a rustic cabin in remote Winter Valley are quickly thwarted by the arrival of two unexpected guests: a stranger in desperate need of his help, and a very attractive young veterinarian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Human Relationships

We, the Survivors
DB97004 10 hours 6 minutes
by Tash Aw
read by Jamie Zubairi
A journalist has traveled to Ah Hock's small Malaysian fishing village to uncover the reasons why he killed a man. Ah Hock, having served his sentence, reflects on the circumstances of the killing and what life was like at that time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Girl Made of Stars
DB96659 7 hours 3 minutes
by Ashley Herring Blake
read by Mare Trevathan
When Mara's twin brother Owen is accused of rape by her friend Hannah, Mara is forced to confront her feelings about her family, her sense of right and wrong, a trauma from her past, and the future with her girlfriend, Charlie. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Brother
DB92689 4 hours 56 minutes
by David Chariandy
read by Alec Volz
Michael and Francis are the bright, ambitious sons of Trinidadian immigrants. While Francis dreams of a future in music, Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their school. But the hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a neighborhood shooting. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Pretty Things
DB92644 7 hours 4 minutes
by Virginie Despentes
read by Kimberly Schraf
Claudine has the style but not the talent to be a famous singer, so she convinces her estranged twin sister Pauline to let Claudine use her voice. When Claudine commits suicide, Pauline slips into her life. Translated from the 1998 French edition. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Color Me In
DB96898 11 hours 18 minutes
by Natasha Díaz
read by various narrators
Nevaeh Levitz is torn between two worlds: passing for white while living in Harlem and being called Jewish while attending her mother's Baptist church. Meanwhile, Nevaeh experiences her first love while her parents' marriage crumbles. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Prince of Monkeys
DB95954 7 hours 53 minutes
by Nnamdi Ehirim
read by Mark Ashby
Ihechi and his friends grow tight as they hang around Lagos, Nigeria. But after an anti-government rally turns tragic, Ihechi's mother sends him to live with family away from the city. As he rises to power, he questions his motives. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

A Particular Kind of Black Man
DB96455 6 hours 1 minute
by Tope Folarin
read by Prentice Onayemi
Tunde Akinola spends his life trying to fit in. As part of the only Black family in the area, with immigrant parents, his childhood isn't easy. When his mother leaves due to mental illness, he must adjust to his new stepmother and stepbrothers. College has promise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Give Me Some Truth
DB93422 14 hours 23 minutes
by Eric Gansworth
read by various narrators
1980. Carson searches for a way to make his mark, on the reservation and off, and the local battle of the bands may be his best shot. But things keep getting in the way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Chaotic Good
DB92558 7 hours 24 minutes
by Whitney Gardner
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When a trip to Atomix Comix for a costume idea results in a hostile reception from a male employee, Cameron returns—disguised as a boy at her twin brother's suggestion—and finds herself drafted into a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Sweetness in the Belly
DB96184 10 hours 37 minutes
by Camilla Gibb
read by Catherine Byers
As Lilly works with fellow refugees after fleeing war-torn Ethiopia, she reflects on where she belongs. Orphaned at the age of eight, and raised in a Moroccan Sufi shrine, she grows up rooted in Islam and moves to Ethiopia to teach the Qu'ran. But, she is ever a foreigner. 2005.

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here
DB96328 8 hours 45 minutes
by Erin Gough
read by Erin Jones
Harriet Price, a prefect at the elite Rosemead Preparatory School, risks her perfect life by joining forces with bad-girl Will Everhart in a hoax to expose the school's many problems. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
DB95996 10 hours 55 minutes
by Kelly Harms
read by Gabriella Cavallero
School librarian Amy Byler is astounded when the husband who abandoned her three years ago shows up in her rural Pennsylvania town. She agrees to let him take care of their two kids while she takes a break in New York City. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Call It What You Want
DB96543 11 hours 3 minutes
by Brigid Kemmerer
read by Jessica Wortham
Once-popular Rob and overachiever Maegan, both dealing with serious family issues, quickly form a bond that is threatened when Rob confides plans to repair damage his father caused. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)
DB95987 9 hours 21 minutes
by Lorna Landvik
read by Mare Trevathan
Haze Evans wrote a column for the local small-town Minnesota newspaper for fifty years before a massive stroke left her in a coma. Publisher Susan McGrath enlists the help of her rebellious teenage son to choose some of Haze's old columns to run while she is gone. Some strong language. 2019.

Ship It
DB95822 10 hours 4 minutes
by Britta Lundin
read by Emily Ellet
Forest, a television actor who needs more fans, and Claire, a gay fanfic writer, are teamed together to raise his profile despite their disagreement over whether his character is gay. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

She Would Be King
DB92826 11 hours 15 minutes
by Wayétu Moore
read by Catherine Byers
Gbessa, June Dey, and Norman Aragon are shunned by their communities for being cursed until they all arrive at the newly-formed state of Monrovia. There, they realize their curses may actually be gifts. Gbessa in particular is watched over by the spirit of the wind. Violence. 2018.

Anger Is a Gift
DB93228 13 hours 25 minutes
by Mark Oshiro
read by Mark Oshiro
Struggling with panic attacks and grief over his father's death, high school junior Moss organizes a protest against his school's racist administrators that leads to a brutal police response. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World
DB95965 10 hours 30 minutes
by Amy Reed
read by Colleen Delany
Seniors Lydia and Billy form an unlikely friendship when their rival high schools in Carthage and Rome are merged. They bond over their Washington towns' weird collective history and their unusual families. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

There's a Word for That
DB96839 11 hours 30 minutes
by Sloane Tanen
read by Thérèse Plummer
When film producer Marty Kessler’s opioid addiction and his ex-wife Bunny’s drinking habit both grow out of control, they end up at Directions, Malibu's most exclusive rehab clinic, with their extended family in tow. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Dearly Beloved
DB96824 10 hours 53 minutes
by Cara Wall
read by Kathy Keane
Charles Barrett and James MacNally are appointed co-ministers for a venerable New York City church in the 1960s. Their relationships with each other and their wives, Lily and Nan, weather challenges and joys through the decades as each individual's beliefs and experiences make them who they are. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

True to the Game
DB97167 8 hours 52 minutes
by Teri Woods
read by various narrators
1988. Gena has traveled to Harlem from Philadelphia for a night of clubbing with her girlfriend when she meets Quadir—a millionaire drug dealer. She falls in love with him, and fights to keep her man and the luxuries he provides her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1994.

Humor

The World Is a Narrow Bridge
DB92467 7 hours 58 minutes
by Aaron Thier
read by Barry Bernson
Eva believes she's dreaming when Yahweh, God of the Old Testament, appears before her, demanding her services as His prophet and social media manager. She declines. He soon convinces her, and she embarks on a road trip with her partner, Murphy, to spread the good word. 2018.

Literature

Collected Stories and Later Writings
DB91741 40 hours 41 minutes
by Paul Bowles
read by Barry Bernson
Anthology of the works of American expatriate author Paul Bowles (1910-1999). Includes The Delicate Prey and Other Stories (1950), A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard (1962), Things Gone and Things Still Here (1977), Midnight Mass (1981), and more. Edited by Daniel Halpern. Some strong language. 2002.

Pierre: or, The Ambiguities; Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile; The Piazza Tales; The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade; Uncollected Prose; Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative)
DB95886 75 hours 5 minutes
by Herman Melville
read by J.P. Linton
Collection of Herman Melville's writing after Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (DB34184). Includes novels, articles and reviews, uncollected tales, and his final story, Billy Budd, Sailor. Edited with notes written by Melville scholar Harrison Hayford. 1984.

Mystery and Detective

A Killer Edition
DB96407 9 hours 15 minutes
by Lorna Barrett
read by Cassandra Campbell
When Tricia stops by Joyce’s romance bookstore, she stumbles on something hot—but it’s not a steamy read. It's an argument between Joyce and her neighbor Vera. When Vera turns up dead in Joyce’s garden hours later, Tricia has to wonder: could Joyce be the killer? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Love and Death among the Cheetahs
DB96660 8 hours 44 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Kristin Allison
Although Georgie and Darcy are on an extended honeymoon in Kenya, they are also on a secret mission—a thieving aristocrat is thought to have fled there. But soon another problem pops up—a man who flirted with Georgie is found dead, and his fellow aristocrats don't want it investigated. 2019.

Halo for Hire: The Complete Paul Pine Mysteries
DB91767 39 hours 33 minutes
by Howard Browne
read by Joe Wilson
Hardboiled crime novels, written 1946-1985, feature Chicago private eye Paul Pine. Includes Halo in Blood, Halo for Satan, Halo in Brass and The Taste of Ashes, as well as the unfinished novel The Paper Gun and the short story "So Dark for April." Some violence and some strong language. 1985.

Glitter Bomb
DB97018 10 hours 17 minutes
by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran
read by Danielle Ferland
It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is attending the Pluvius parade when Carmela's ex-husband Shamus rides by on his float. Suddenly, Shamus's float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Diana's Altar
DB92974 12 hours 44 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Steven Crossley
Cambridge, October 1933. Inside the old All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, Doctor Adelaide Hartest witnesses a dying stranger's final moments. Despite the dagger plunged into his chest and his last-minute confession, the death is ruled a suicide. Scotland Yard's Joe Sandilands investigates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

No Sunscreen for the Dead
DB96467 9 hours 47 minutes
by Tim Dorsey
read by Oliver Wyman
Serge and Coleman arrive at one of the largest retirement villages in the world—also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau. Soon they are on a Robin Hood-like crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Whisperer
DB96597 12 hours 5 minutes
by Karin Fossum
read by Joe Peck
Ragna Riegel's botched throat surgery left her unable to speak above a whisper, and her adored son has moved far away. She explains to Inspector Sejer the series of events in her usually solitary life that led to her arrest for murder. Translated from the 2016 Norwegian edition. Some violence. 2018.

Darkness, Darkness
DB97112 8 hours 51 minutes
by John Harvey
read by Mike Grady
Thirty years ago, newly appointed DI Charlie Resnick ran a surveillance-gathering unit regarding the police tactics used in the British miners' strike. Now, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the strike brings semi-retired Resnick back to the front line for one last case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Newcomer
DB93129 9 hours 41 minutes
by Keigo Higashino
read by P.J. Ochlan
Detective Kyochiro Kaga is transferred to a precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo and promptly assigned to a team investigating a woman's murder. Before long he realizes that nearly everyone in the district has a motive for the murder. Translated from the 2001 Japanese edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Willa Pennington, PI, Books 1-2
DB95449 16 hours 26 minutes
by Aimee Hix
read by Erin Jones
Two mysteries, written in 2018 and 2019, feature Willa Pennington, who leaves police work to apprentice with her PI father. Her first case, in What Doesn't Kill You, has Willa targeted by a white supremacist, who considers her a mongrel. Also includes Dark Streets, Cold Suburbs. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Capturing the Devil
DB96851 12 hours 28 minutes
by Kerri Maniscalco
read by Nicola Barber
1889. Audrey Rose and Thomas soon become entangled in a serial killer investigation from New York to Chicago. Sequel to Escaping from Houdini (DB93292). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Gilded Newport, Books 1-6
DB95644 63 hours 18 minutes
by Alyssa Maxwell
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Newport, Rhode Island, 1895-1898. Six mysteries, written 2014-2018, feature sleuthing reporter Emma Cross, a poor relation of the Vanderbilts. Includes Murder at the Breakers, Murder at Marble House, Murder at Beechwood, Murder at Rough Point, Murder at Chateau sur Mer, and Murder at Ochre Court. 2018.

Hearts of the Missing
DB96790 10 hours 0 minutes
by Carol Potenza
read by Laura Jennings
When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. She uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Tony Hillerman Prize. 2018.

City of Dragons
DB97283 13 hours 0 minutes
by Kelli Stanley
read by Cynthia Holloway
February, 1940. San Francisco's Chinatown celebrates Chinese New Year with a three-day-and-night carnival designed to raise money and support for China war relief. After thirty-three-year-old PI Miranda Corbie stumbles upon the fatally shot body of Eddie Takahashi, she learns that the Chamber of Commerce wants it covered up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Art of Theft
DB96764 10 hours 19 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by Kate Reading
Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But when Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets, Charlotte finds herself attempting just that. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead
DB96156 11 hours 41 minutes
by Olga Tokarczuk
read by Beata Pozniak
Living in a remote Polish village, Janina has developed a reputation as a crank and recluse. When a neighbor turns up dead and other bodies are discovered in strange circumstances, Janina inserts herself into the investigation. Translated from the 2009 Polish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Occult and Horror

The Remaking
DB97309 9 hours 5 minutes
by Clay McLeod Chapman
read by various narrators
Ella Louise and her daughter lived in the woods outside Pilot's Creek, Virginia, until a prominent customer who visited her apothecary died. The mother and daughter were burned at the stake. Their story becomes an urban legend told again and again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Laws of the Skies
DB96798 4 hours 3 minutes
by Grégoire Courtois
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Twelve six-year-olds and their three adult chaperones head into the woods on a camping trip. As the terrified children scatter into the night to escape danger, dressed only in pajamas, they face their darkest fears. Translated from the 2016 French edition. Violence. 2019.

House of Salt and Sorrows
DB96513 12 hours 52 minutes
by Erin A. Craig
read by Emily Lawrence
On a remote island estate, Annaleigh Thaumas, the sixth-born of twelve sisters, enlists the aid of an alluring stranger to unravel the family curse before it claims her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

More Deadly than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror
DB95433 19 hours 46 minutes
edited by Graeme Davis
read by Kristin Allison
Twenty-six stories from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries showcase the prominent role of women in the formation of the horror genre. Includes stories from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and more. Some violence. 2019.

Growing Things and Other Stories
DB96067 12 hours 2 minutes
by Paul Tremblay
read by various narrators
Nineteen short stories of suspense and horror. In "The Teacher," a video is shown in a classroom that haunts the students who watch it. Also includes the title story, featuring characters from the author's novel A Head Full of Ghosts (DB82566). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Now Entering Addamsville
DB97328 8 hours 47 minutes
by Francesca Zappia
read by Amanda Dolan
Zora Novak is blamed for a crime she didn't commit in a town obsessed with ghosts and her family's weird past. She rushes to find the culprit and clear her name before it's too late. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Psychological Themes

Dream Sequence
DB96059 5 hours 51 minutes
by Adam Foulds
read by Brit Herring
The only thing that gives divorcée Kristin joy is the British TV show The Grange and its star, Henry, who she believes is her soul mate. Henry carefully cultivates his image and his next career move, never guessing he is on a collision course with his biggest fan. Strong language. 2019.

Lampedusa
DB96921 9 hours 39 minutes
by Steven Price
read by Jonathan Aris
1955. Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, receives a diagnosis of emphysema from his doctor. He decides to spend what time he has left writing a novel. He contemplates the life he has led and the possibilities of the future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Religious Themes

Women of Hope Trilogy
DB96125 34 hours 57 minutes
by Ginny Aiken
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Three novels written 2012-2014 featuring women finding love with God's blessing in 1880s Oregon. In For Such a Time as This, Olivia Moore is faced with gossip about her role in banker Elijah Whitman's household. Also includes Remember Me When and She Shall Be Praised. Some violence. 2014.

We Hope for Better Things
DB97168 12 hours 6 minutes
by Erin Bartels
read by Stina Nielsen
Journalist Elizabeth Balsam isn't sure why she accepted an old camera and box of photos to deliver to a relative she never knew she had, but when she loses her job, she has the time to do so. She uncovers family secrets going back to the Civil War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Where Dandelions Bloom
DB96333 12 hours 28 minutes
by Tara Johnson
read by Andy Pyle
To avoid an arranged marriage to a despicable man, Cassie Kendrick hides her sex and enlists in the Union army. Gabe Avery talks himself into an assistantship with photographer Matthew Brady. When they meet, they must trust God to lead them on the right path. Some violence. 2019.

Bakhita: A Novel of the Saint of Sudan
DB95986 12 hours 11 minutes
by Véronique Olmi
read by Kristin Allison
Fictionalized telling of the life of Bakhita, who was born in the Sudan and taken as a slave at age seven. She is eventually sold to a couple who take her to Italy, where she converts to Catholicism and becomes a nun. Translated from the 2017 French edition. Violence. 2019.

The Sea before Us
DB92520 10 hours 36 minutes
by Sarah Sundin
read by Sarah Zimmerman
In 1944, American naval officer Wyatt Paxton is in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a Wren in the Royal Naval Service. Their friendship could turn to love, but each has a lot to lose. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Romance

The Lady Travelers Guide to Happily Ever After
DB96920 11 hours 47 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Marian Hussey
After traveling the world as an independent woman for seven years, Violet Branham has been summoned home. Her late uncle, the Earl of Ellsworth, left a stipulation in his will that Violet will lose her inheritance unless she reconciles with the husband who broke her heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Serious Moonlight
DB96664 11 hours 18 minutes
by Jenn Bennett
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Eighteen-year-old mystery-loving Birdie's new job at a historic Seattle hotel leads her and her coworker, Daniel, to a real mystery about a reclusive writer who resides there. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story
DB93137 7 hours 58 minutes
by Kheryn Callender
read by Ron Butler
Budding screenwriter Nate finds his conviction that happy endings do not happen in real life sorely tested when his childhood best friend and crush, Oliver James, moves back to town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Permanent Record
DB97149 10 hours 33 minutes
by Mary H.K. Choi
read by Vikas Adam
Pablo Neruda Rind is working in an upscale health food store in New York City when celebrity Leanna Smart rushes in and turns his life upside down. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Teach Me
DB95831 6 hours 52 minutes
by Olivia Dade
read by Eric Messner
When Martin joins the high school history department, teacher Rose Owens resents the fact that he was given her favorite classes. But his kindness and devotion to teaching soon have her looking at Martin differently. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Well Met
DB96644 9 hours 47 minutes
by Jen DeLuca
read by Brittany Pressley
Having moved to the small Maryland town of Willow Creek for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, Emily gets roped into helping out at the Renaissance Faire. There she clashes with local school teacher Simon, who considers the Faire his family's legacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bringing Down the Duke
DB96458 12 hours 22 minutes
by Evie Dunmore
read by Elizabeth Jasicki
England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, daughter of a country vicar, has earned a place among the first cohort of female students at Oxford. In return, she must support the women's suffrage movement and recruit men of influence to champion the cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, Duke of Montgomery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Played: The Deception Series
DB95997 11 hours 46 minutes
by Barbara Freethy
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Christina Alberti built a reputation as a jewelry expert at a prestigious auction house. A con man after a rare diamond targets Christina to steal the gem, but FBI agent J.T. McIntyre wants to catch the thief who also destroyed his family. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

Royal Holiday
DB96768 6 hours 53 minutes
by Jasmine Guillory
read by Janina Edwards
When her daughter gets a job styling a member of the British royal family for the holidays, Vivian Forest jumps at the chance to travel with her. She is intrigued by Malcolm Hudson, a private secretary to the Queen, but Vivian is supposed to return home after Christmas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean
DB96472 9 hours 8 minutes
by Jenny Han
read by Laura Knight Keating
As high school ends, Lara Jean looks forward to her father's remarriage and seeing her sister, but she must choose a college, prepare to leave home, and possibly leave her beloved Peter behind. Sequel to P.S. I Still Love You (DB96440). Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

P.S. I Still Love You
DB96440 9 hours 1 minute
by Jenny Han
read by Laura Knight Keating
After the events in To All the Boys I've Loved Before (DB83132), Lara Jean finds herself in a real relationship and not just a make-believe one. But a boy from her past complicates her new romance. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Jane Jameson, Books 1-4
DB91526 42 hours 39 minutes
by Molly Harper
read by various narrators
Four novels of paranormal romance, written 2009-2012, about a children's librarian who must adjust to life and love as a vampire. Includes Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don't Live Forever, and Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors. 2012.

A Reluctant Bride
DB96635 10 hours 28 minutes
by Jody Hedlund
read by Esther Wane
In 1862, Mercy escapes a bleak future in London and joins a bride ship, agreeing to marry when she arrives in Vancouver. Wealthy and titled, Joseph becomes the ship's surgeon to avoid the pain of losing his family. When Mercy becomes his assistant, they fight their growing affection. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

All Grown Up
DB96309 8 hours 29 minutes
by Vi Keeland
read by Eva Wilhelm
Valentina isn't sure she's ready to date again, until she forms a connection online to a charming man. But when she meets him in person she realizes he is the twenty-five-year-old son of her beach house neighbors. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Greatest Challenge of Them All
DB96910 16 hours 25 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Matthew Brenher
Lord Drake Varisey receives unwelcome assistance from Lady Louisa Cynster in his efforts to foil a plot against England and the realm. Louisa, known as Lady Wild, has always suspected that Drake is the ideal husband for her—if only he would stop avoiding her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

An Irresistible Alliance: A Cynster Next Generation Novel
DB96442 12 hours 45 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Matthew Brenher
England, 1850. Lord Michael Cynster, the duke's second son, and Miss Cleome Hendon must join forces to hunt down a hoard of gunpowder secretly carted from Kent to London. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Don't You Forget about Me
DB96730 10 hours 19 minutes
by Mhairi McFarlane
read by Madeline Gould
Reeling from the humiliation of losing her job and boyfriend in one day, Georgina takes the next job that comes her way—bartender in a newly opened pub. The only problem: it's run by the guy she fell in love with years ago. And he doesn't remember her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

American Royals
DB96762 13 hours 55 minutes
by Katharine McGee
read by Brittany Pressley
In an alternate America, princesses Beatrice and Samantha and the two girls wooing their brother, Prince Jeff, become embroiled in high drama in the most glorious court in the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Princess and the Fangirl: A Geekerella Fairytale
DB96387 9 hours 5 minutes
by Ashley Poston
read by various narrators
People love her character Princess Amara, but Jessica can't go onstage at another con and pretend to love Starfield anymore. Then she meets her look-alike, Imogen, and the two swap places. Sequel to Geekerella (DB96293). Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Other Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgertons Prequel
DB93218 10 hours 21 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Rosalyn Landor
Poppy Bridgerton is visiting a friend on the Dorset coast when she is kidnapped by two pirates and left on the captain's bed. Captain Andrew Rokesby is actually a privateer on a mission for the crown. He realizes he needs to marry Poppy to avoid a scandal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

My So-Called Bollywood Life
DB96670 7 hours 27 minutes
by Nisha Sharma
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Betrayed by Raj, whom she thought she was fated to marry, teenaged Winnie teams with fellow film fan Dev to get her life back on track and find her true soul mate. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Archangel's War
DB96475 15 hours 42 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Justine Eyre
Human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, faces a new challenge as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating climax. In resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael's power, Elena and Raphael are irrevocably changed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

After
DB97131 16 hours 32 minutes
by Anna Todd
read by Elizabeth Louise
Tessa has drive, ambition, and a great boyfriend back home. She didn't plan on meeting Hardin during her freshman year of college. Something about the cocky Brit’s dark moods attracts her, and even as he keeps pushing her away, she wants to learn more about him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics
DB96534 11 hours 12 minutes
by Olivia Waite
read by Terry Donnelly
London, 1816. Widow Catherine St. Day, Countess of Moth, hires Lucy Muchelney to translate a French astronomy text and thus finish her husband's scientific legacy. They unexpectedly find themselves falling in love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Blood Truth: The Black Dagger Legacy
DB96622 12 hours 55 minutes
by J.R. Ward
read by various narrators
After the death of his sire, vampire and Black Dagger Brotherhood trainee Boone is told to work with former homicide cop Butch O'Neal. As they search for a serial killer who is targeting female vampires, Boone meets Helania, whose sister was killed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Phoenix Pack, Books 4-6
DB95453 33 hours 18 minutes
by Suzanne Wright
read by Theresa Conkin
Three novels set amid the Phoenix pack of wolf shifters, written 2015-2017. Includes Dark Instincts, in which a brutal attack forces wolf shifters Roni and Marcus to work together. Also includes Savage Urges and Fierce Obsessions. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Phoenix Pack, Books 7-8
DB96169 21 hours 54 minutes
by Suzanne Wright
read by Kristin Allison
Two romance novels set amid a werewolf pack, written in 2018 and 2019. In Wild Hunger, half wolf shifter Frankie learns a secret about her family. In Untamed Delights, cat shifter Mila is set on an arranged marriage until she meets Dominic, a Phoenix Pack wolf. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Science Fiction

Carnelians
DB97262 16 hours 54 minutes
by Catherine Asaro
read by Suzanne Toren
The leaders of the Eubian empire and Skolian Imperialate have managed to forge a peace treaty, but making it a reality is no easy feat in the face of violence, assassins, an inflammatory pop anthem, and more. Sequel to Diamond Star (DB70366). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Redemption of Time: A Three-Body Problem Novel
DB96075 10 hours 15 minutes
by Baoshu
read by P.J. Ochlan
Yun lives in exile as a traitor to humanity. As he reaches the end of his life, he receives a new regeneration. A consciousness calling itself the Spirit recruits him to wage battle against a threat to the entire universe. Translated from the 2011 Chinese edition by Ken Liu. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories
DB96636 6 hours 8 minutes
by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
read by various narrators
Collection of off-beat and darkly humorous short stories about love. Young couple faces family drama over ritual goat sacrifices at wedding. Lonely commuters eternally fail to make contact after a missed connection. Members of a rock band have superpowers, but only when drunk. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Tropic of Kansas
DB96777 12 hours 17 minutes
by Christopher Brown
read by various narrators
The United States is no more and its center has become a gaping geographic hole with no clear boundaries. Fugitive orphan Sig and his foster sister Tania arrive in this wilderness. Their paths will eventually intersect on the front lines of a revolution. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Dark Age
DB96070 34 hours 1 minute
by Pierce Brown
read by various narrators
Outlawed by the very republic he founded, Darrow wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. Sequel to Iron Gold (DB90465). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

To Be Taught, If Fortunate
DB96792 4 hours 33 minutes
by Becky Chambers
read by Brittany Pressley
In Ariadne's future universe, explorers transform themselves instead of terraforming planets in order to survive. As Ariadne and her crewmates sleep between worlds, society on Earth changes drastically from decade to decade. But these changes have little bearing on her mission to explore, study, and send her findings back to Earth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Earthsong: Native Tongue, Book 3
DB96848 8 hours 47 minutes
by Suzette Haden Elgin
read by Amy Landon
The aliens have abandoned Earth, plunging the planet into economic and ecological disaster. Devastated, the women take their failed Láadan project back underground. Then they discover a solution to the problem of human violence—but is it too late? Sequel to Judas Rose (DB96847). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1994.

The Judas Rose: Native Tongue, Book 2
DB96847 17 hours 45 minutes
by Suzette Haden Elgin
read by Amy Landon
The time has come to take Láadan from underground and spread its power to women everywhere—in part through a group of nuns inside the Roman Catholic Church. Horrified priests attempt to stamp it out with an undercover female agent of their own. Sequel to Native Tongue (DB96194). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1987.

This Is How You Lose the Time War
DB96148 4 hours 18 minutes
by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
read by various narrators
An agent of the Commandant finds a letter on a dying world, beginning an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents bent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Meet Me in the Future: Stories
DB96845 10 hours 52 minutes
by Kameron Hurley
read by various narrators
Stories about potential futures. A body-hopping mercenary avenges his pet elephant. An orphan falls in love with a sentient starship. A swamp-dwelling introvert tries to save the world from her ex-wife. Fighters ally to power a reality-bending engine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Smoke
DB95890 8 hours 42 minutes
by Simon Ings
read by Paige O'Malley
In this alternate history set in a post-apocalyptic 1970s, humanity has split into three species and war looms. Architecture student Stuart moves from Yorkshire to London, where he falls in love with the daughter of a scientific genius who's a member of the privileged elite, the Bund. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

How Long 'til Black Future Month?
DB93236 14 hours 13 minutes
by N.K. Jemisin
read by various narrators
Short science fiction and fantasy stories examining modern society from the award-winning author. Dragons and spirits haunt New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. A parallel universe observes reality's mistakes. A Black mother in the Jim Crow south must save her daughter from the fey. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Alex Fletcher, Books 3-5
DB95331 32 hours 59 minutes
by Steven Konkoly
read by Joe Wilson
Books three through five of the post-apocalyptic saga, published in 2014 and 2015. In Event Horizon, Alex Fletcher is pursued by a militia group while undertaking a personal rescue mission. Also includes Point of Crisis and Dispatches. Sequel to Alex Fletcher, Books 1-2 (DB94822). Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Rebel
DB97076 10 hours 33 minutes
by Marie Lu
read by various narrators
As brothers struggle with who they've become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps in, and one brother finds himself drawn into Ross City's dark side. Sequel to Champion (DB77806). Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Hive
DB97208 11 hours 24 minutes
by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden
read by MacKenzie Beyer
In a future world, BLINQ, a social media platform, allows users to pass judgment on other users—and then the Hive Mob decides punishment. One teen works to uncover a conspiracy behind it. Concept by Jennifer Beals and Tom Jacobson. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Black Ocean: Mission Pack 2; Missions 5-8.5
DB95667 23 hours 16 minutes
by J.S. Morin
read by Doug Ramsdell
Books five through eight in the series about the crew of the Mobius spaceship, which is powered by a wizard. Includes Alien Racer, Retro Version, Siege of Mortania, and Moon of Odysseus. Also includes bonus story "Pinball Wizardry." Sequel to Black Ocean: Mission Pack 1 (DB94542). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Black Ocean: Mission Pack 3, Missions 9-12.5
DB96323 24 hours 18 minutes
by J.S. Morin
read by J.P. Linton
The next four titles in the series, along with a bonus short story. In Adventure Capital, Carl must recruit friends to keep his criminal enterprise afloat. Also includes Collusion Course, You, Robot, Stowaway to Heaven, and "Voice of Reason." Sequel to Ocean: Mission Pack 2 (DB95667). Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Future of Another Timeline
DB96506 11 hours 33 minutes
by Annalee Newitz
read by various narrators
The murder of a friend's abusive boyfriend sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating vengeance to protect other young women. Thirty years later, Tess dedicates her life to using time travel to create a safer future. Beth and Tess's lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction
DB95829 12 hours 20 minutes
edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park
read by Mark Ashby
A collection of short stories from South Korea translated into English, including both classic and contemporary works. Includes a critical introduction, an essay on science fiction fandom in South Korea, and contextualizing information and annotations for each story. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Tesla Legacy
DB95888 11 hours 58 minutes
by K.K. Pérez
read by Emily Ellet
An encounter in the Tesla Suite of the New Yorker Hotel unlocks Lucy Phelps's dormant electrical powers and thrusts her into a centuries-old battle between rival alchemical societies. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

A Song for a New Day
DB96648 12 hours 34 minutes
by Sarah Pinsker
read by various narrators
After the government prohibits large public gatherings, Luce Cannon's career is threatened, so she performs illegal concerts to a small community of music lovers. Meanwhile, Rosemary Laws must attend in-person illegal concerts to find musicians to bring into the limelight of virtual reality concerts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Soul of Stars
DB96313 9 hours 10 minutes
by Ashley Poston
read by Michael Scherer
Believed to be dead after the events in Heart of Iron (DB96299), Ana escaped the dark AI program called the HIVE and tries to stop it. But she and the Dossier crew face an even greater evil in space. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Feed
DB93093 11 hours 22 minutes
by Nick Clark Windo
read by various narrators
Tom and Kate live in a society where every interaction, emotion, and image can be shared through a system known as the Feed. They use it, but limit their exposure. This helps them cope when the Feed collapses—until, that is, their young daughter goes missing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Short Stories

A Lucky Man: Stories
DB91763 7 hours 46 minutes
by Jamel Brinkley
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Nine short stories featuring African American men dealing with issues of race, class, and family. Includes "No More than a Bubble," about two Columbia students who try to pick up girls at a house party in Brooklyn. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Acres of Perhaps: Stories and Episodes
DB92286 5 hours 55 minutes
by Will Ludwigsen
read by Bill Delaney
A collection of surreal stories, many of which revolve around a fictional TV show called Acres of Perhaps and its creators. Other stories include "Night Fever," which imagines Charles Manson in the disco era. Some strong language. 2018.

The Mutual UFO Network
DB92394 10 hours 11 minutes
by Lee Martin
read by Michael Russotto
Twelve short stories that look at the intricacies of human relationships and the search for redemption. In the title story, a son is estranged from his father—a con man who sells faked videos of UFOs. Some strong language. 2018.

Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love
DB96114 9 hours 25 minutes
edited by Caroline Tung Richmond and Elsie Chapman
read by various narrators
Interconnected short stories explore the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment: love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

In Persuasion Nation
DB97135 5 hours 33 minutes
by George Saunders
read by George Saunders
A collection of unpublished as well as previously published short stories from the award-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo (DB86941). Includes "Bohemians" and "The Red Bow," which won a 2004 National Magazine Award. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

Suspense

Happily and Madly
DB96129 8 hours 56 minutes
by Alexis Bass
read by Teresa Willis
During a summer in wealthy Cross Cove with her estranged father and his new family, teenager Maris learns that her stepsister's boyfriend, Edison, is hiding something. Maris is intrigued. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Destroyers
DB96749 18 hours 6 minutes
by Christopher Bollen
read by Graham Halstead
Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos, Ian is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father's death, and his rich childhood friend Charlie could be his last hope. But when Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian—caught up in deception after deception—is reminded of an imaginary game they played as children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Exceptions
DB95883 20 hours 45 minutes
by David Cristofano
read by Richard Davidson
Companion to The Girl She Used to Be (DB72220) focused on Jonathan Bovaro, son of a mob boss. As a boy Jonathan unwittingly caused little Melody and her family to enter the Witness Protection Program. He has been trying to save her ever since. Some violence. 2012.

The Grace Year
DB97271 11 hours 44 minutes
by Kim Liggett
read by Emily Shaffer
Tierney James struggles to endure the grace year, in which she and other young women are banished to the wild, until—purified—the survivors are allowed to return home and marry. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Swipe Right for Murder
DB96377 8 hours 44 minutes
by Derek Milman
read by Jay Ben Markson
Alone in a posh New York City hotel room, teenager Aidan tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgment leads to him waking up next to a dead guy. And now he's on the run. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Beijing Payback
DB96605 8 hours 41 minutes
by Daniel Nieh
read by Ewan Chung
Victor Li is devastated by his father's murder, and shocked by a confessional letter he finds among his father's things. In it, his father admits that he was never just a restaurateur—he was part of a vast international crime syndicate formed during China's leanest communist years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Wilder Girls
DB96341 9 hours 28 minutes
by Rory Power
read by Jill Fox
Teens Hetty, Byatt, and Reese go to extremes trying to uncover the dark truth about the Tox, a mysterious disease that has them in quarantine at their boarding school on a Maine island. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Keep This to Yourself
DB95445 7 hours 37 minutes
by Tom Ryan
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After high school graduation, Mac focuses on finding the serial killer who murdered his best friend the previous summer. But he is still working through his own feelings for the deceased. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Catching Murphy
DB96315 1 hour 46 minutes
by Wilson Ring
read by Patrick Downer
Reporter tells the story of the period over two winters when people throughout the state of Vermont were united in the hunt for a missing golden retriever named Murphy. 2019.

Arts

A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning
DB96549 15 hours 5 minutes
by Cathy Curtis
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Biography of artist Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989), who was also the wife of painter Willem de Kooning. Discusses her early life in New York City, development of her talent, relationship with her husband, work as an art critic, and subjects as a portraitist. 2017.

Biography

The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran
DB91873 14 hours 50 minutes
by Masih Alinejad
read by Linda Henning
Journalist recounts her traditional upbringing, arrest for political activism as a teen, marriage and divorce, fight to regain custody of her son, and eventual exile for sparking a social media campaign in which women took off their hijab. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America
DB96747 6 hours 37 minutes
by Nefertiti Austin
read by Allyson Johnson
Single Black woman reflects on her experiences adopting a Black baby boy. Examines American society's preconceived notions of motherhood, adoption in the African American community, stereotypes of single Black motherhood, and the reality of raising children in a racially charged America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Day That Went Missing: A Family's Story
DB92961 8 hours 11 minutes
by Richard Beard
read by James Langton
Novelist investigates the tragedy of his brother's drowning on a family vacation. Describes how as time passed, his entire family pretended that none of it had ever occurred and his brother was written out of family memory, leaving the author to rebuild his brother's life and death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me
DB96736 9 hours 30 minutes
by Keah Brown
read by Keah Brown
Essays from a disability rights advocate with cerebral palsy, discussing what it's like to be Black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied, white America. Examines her relationship with her able-bodied twin, navigating romance, her love of pop culture, and her viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
DB91481 15 hours 0 minutes
by Carlos Bulosan
read by Jon Huffman
Filipino poet reflects on his life in the Philippines and America. Describes the poverty his family faced and the loss of family members through sickness and other events. Examines the experience of immigrants to America who are made to feel as if they are criminals. Some violence. 1946.

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse
DB96592 4 hours 56 minutes
by Shane Burcaw
read by Jeff Allin
Founder of a nonprofit and author of Laughing at My Nightmare (DB81567) returns with a new collection of essays about living a full life with spinal muscular atrophy. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap
DB95892 6 hours 55 minutes
by Judy Goldman
read by Laura Giannarelli
Recounts the struggle to regain a "normal" life after a routine procedure left the author's husband paralyzed. Describes taking on the role of caretaker and advocate for her husband, reflects on their life together before the change, and envisions their future. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War
DB92953 8 hours 31 minutes
by Marwan Hisham and Molly
read by Peter Ganim
Young Syrian man recounts his life in wartime Syria. Discusses his participation in the Arab Spring protests and his work as a journalist in Turkish exile, tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
DB96335 11 hours 4 minutes
by Pam Houston
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of Cowboys Are My Weakness (DB35065) and A Little More about Me (DB51281) presents twelve essays exploring her life on a ranch and what ties her to the land. Each essay ends with an almanac entry of happenings on the ranch. 2019.

Brave Face: A Memoir
DB96032 7 hours 24 minutes
by Shaun David Hutchinson
read by Shaun David Hutchinson
Author of The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza (DB90560) opens up about depression, a suicide attempt, and his path back from the experience. Also discusses coming out as gay and finding self-acceptance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays
DB96731 7 hours 14 minutes
by Bassey Ikpi
read by Bassey Ikpi
Personal essays exploring the author's experiences navigating bipolar II and anxiety throughout her life. Also discusses her childhood immigration from Nigeria, early years in America, artistic career, and work as a mental health advocate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You
DB96742 10 hours 35 minutes
by Dina Nayeri
read by Dina Nayeri
An Iranian refugee reflects on her own story as well as those of other refugees and asylum seekers, examining their daily lives and the different stages of their journeys. Provides a new understanding of refugee life and the way governments privilege certain dangers over others. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
DB92981 8 hours 29 minutes
by Imani Perry
read by LisaGay Hamilton
Portrait of the activist and writer best known for A Raisin in the Sun (DB15750). Discusses Hansberry's bold stances on civil rights, the prominent figures with whom she associated, her involvement in one of the nation's first lesbian organizations, and the attention she drew from the FBI. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Hitler: A Global Biography
DB96914 29 hours 20 minutes
by Brendan Simms
read by Leighton Pugh
Historian proposes a revisionist look at the Nazi dictator's motivations. Posits that Hitler went to war with America because he viewed it as a potent adversary, and he targeted Jews due to his views on international plutocracy and a desire for domestic cohesion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

In the Country of Women: A Memoir
DB97261 10 hours 52 minutes
by Susan Straight
read by Donna Postel
Novelist provides a personal narrative focused on various female ancestors, particularly her mother-in-law, and discusses the complexity of kinship and clan. Also profiles her own adult daughters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Daughter of the Cold War
DB95805 9 hours 8 minutes
by Grace Kennan Warnecke
read by Kristin Allison
Life and career of the author, the daughter of a diplomat, who lived in seven different countries before she turned eleven. Describes her career as a consultant on the Soviet Union and work for women's empowerment in a newly independent Ukraine. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Business and Economics

Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq
DB97098 9 hours 2 minutes
by Robert Greifeld
read by Jeff Bottoms
Memoir of executive's tenure as the CEO of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2016. Recounts work he did to guide the company through contentious economic times, which included the revelation of Bernie Madoff's fraud, the initial public offering (IPO) of Facebook, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2008 housing crisis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Legacy in the Making: Building a Long-Term Brand to Stand Out in a Short-Term World
DB92087 6 hours 27 minutes
by Mark Miller and Lucas
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Examines principles that allow organizations to survive and thrive through times of change. Topics include taking leadership personally, living your beliefs, letting outsiders in, inventing your own game, and always building your legacy. Profiled organizations include Girls Who Code, the San Diego Zoo, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and more. 2018.

Cooking

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery; Second Edition
DB96582 9 hours 37 minutes
by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson
read by Faith Potts
Recipes designed to appeal to those undergoing treatment for cancer. Includes a discussion of treatment side effects plus tips for enhancing flavor, menu planning, and ways family and friends can help. Recipes include soups and broths, vegetables, proteins, tonics and elixirs, dressings, and sweets. 2017.

Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family
DB95653 6 hours 5 minutes
by Priya Krishna
read by Kerry Dukin
Family stories and recipes developed by the author's mother through her experiences growing up in India, moving to America, and traveling the world. Primarily vegetarian dishes sorted into the topics of essentials, mother sauces, vegetable mains, vegetable sides, breads, beans and lentils, grains and noodles, meat, desserts, and drinks. 2019.

Crime

The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town
DB97358 7 hours 28 minutes
by Edward Berenson
read by Paul Boehmer
Historian examines the 1928 disappearance of four-year-old Barbara Griffiths in the woods surrounding the upstate village of Massena, New York. Someone suggested that Barbara had been kidnapped and killed by Jews in a ritual known as "blood libel," and as the search continued, the allegation took hold. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
DB96558 13 hours 29 minutes
by Rachel Louise Snyder
read by Erin Jones
Journalist examines the impact of domestic violence on American culture. Discusses the experiences of victims and perpetrators, effects on the greater community, known statistics and reasons why incidents are not reported, and government policies and programs implemented to combat it. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Family

Parenting beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes
DB95658 8 hours 31 minutes
by Christia Spears Brown
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Author encourages focusing on children's individual strengths and inclinations rather than gender stereotypes in parenting decisions. Discusses the negative impact of relying on these stereotypes. 2014.

The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being
DB95774 8 hours 33 minutes
by Simone Davies
read by Jill Fox
Suggests strategies for turning life with a toddler into a rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery, following the principles of educator Dr. Maria Montessori. Includes advice for daily routines, tips to reduce chaos, and Montessori activities geared towards one- to three-year-olds. 2019.

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
DB97267 8 hours 6 minutes
by Ronald M. Rapee and others
read by Tom Perkins
Research, advice, and techniques for managing child anxiety. Offers strategies based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help parents with children who suffer from excessive fears and worries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Government and Politics

Proof of Conspiracy: How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy
DB97072 25 hours 31 minutes
by Seth Abramson
read by Robert Petkoff
Information and views about alleged events and covert meetings that took place leading up to the 2016 presidential election involving future President Trump. Depicts potential political dangers facing America in the early twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
DB97139 23 hours 47 minutes
by Daron Acemoglu and James A.
read by Stephen Graybill
Draws on decades of research to propose a framework that may explain why some countries develop toward liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy, or asphyxiating norms. Provides examples from around the world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir
DB91871 9 hours 56 minutes
by Beck Dorey-Stein
read by Beck Dorey-Stein
Recounts time working as a stenographer for President Obama. Discusses both professional and personal life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics
DB97073 5 hours 4 minutes
by Lauren Duca
read by Lauren Duca
Teen Vogue columnist explores the post-Trump political awakening experienced by many young Americans, examines issues in the overall political system, and reimagines what an equitable democracy might look like. Provides advice for effective participation in societal issues and challenging the status quo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement
DB96312 18 hours 5 minutes
by Ryan Grim
read by Bob Moore
Examines the political movement against Big Money, building for decades, that has propelled figures like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to office and global political stardom. Discusses the movement's origins with Jesse Jackson's presidential run. Some strong language. 2019.

Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington's War over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's Death to Justice Kavanaugh
DB96840 10 hours 17 minutes
by Carl Hulse
read by Fred Sanders
New York Times journalist recounts the political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant after Antonin Scalia's death. Examines the Republican-controlled Senate's unprecedented decision to refuse to give President Obama's nominee a hearing. Draws on exclusive interviews with key figures and experts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World
DB96589 5 hours 50 minutes
by Bernard-Henri Lévy
read by Michael Scherer
French philosopher and journalist presents his perspective on America's withdrawal from world leadership and the forces seeking to fill the vacuum. Focuses on five ambitious powers—Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and Sunni radical Islamism—and argues they seek to undermine the liberal values of Western civilization. Translated from the 2018 French edition. Some strong language. 2019.

Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand against White Nationalism
DB96423 5 hours 24 minutes
by Terry McAuliffe
read by various narrators
Former governor of Virginia provides behind-the-scenes account of the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in August 2017. Examines the forces and events that led to the far-right protest, the fatal attack on counterprotesters, and actions that were taken afterward to prevent a repeat event. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS
DB96511 13 hours 59 minutes
by Azadeh Moaveni
read by Sarah Agha
Accounts of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State, drawing on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics
DB97260 9 hours 43 minutes
by Caitlin Moscatello
read by Caitlin Moscatello
Journalist profiles four female candidates campaigning in the 2018 United States midterm elections. Follows those profiled throughout the entire process, from the decision to run to election day. Discusses the wave of women campaigning for local or national office in the 2018 cycle—more than ever before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
DB97263 21 hours 5 minutes
by Samantha Power
read by Samantha Power
Former war correspondent, UN ambassador, and presidential cabinet official who advised the Obama administration on human rights issues recalls her personal and professional journey, including her origins as an immigrant. Discusses the defining moments of her life and how she has balanced her demanding career with family life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History
DB97134 6 hours 4 minutes
by Andrew Roberts
read by John Lee
Comparisons of wartime leaders from around the globe and throughout history. Those profiled include Napoleon Bonaparte, Horatio Nelson, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, George C. Marshall, Charles de Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Margaret Thatcher. Describes differing tactics, philosophies, and goals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Back in the Game: One Gunman, Countless Heroes, and the Fight for My Life
DB93232 7 hours 52 minutes
by Steve Scalise
read by Steve Scalise
Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana recounts the shooting that took place on June 14, 2017, during practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, when a man opened fire on the Republican team. Discusses the heroes who worked to save Scalise and his friends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship
DB92375 7 hours 4 minutes
by Nadine Strossen
read by Jean Cochran
Posits that an expansive interpretation of the First Amendment is the most effective strategy against the "hate speech vs. free speech" debate to promote democracy, equality, and societal harmony. Argues that anti-hate speech laws are often counterproductive and lead to suppression of minority viewpoints. Some strong language. 2018.

What Was Liberalism? The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea
DB97268 11 hours 40 minutes
by James Traub
read by L.J. Ganser
Traces liberalism in America from the first president through the early twenty-first century. Discusses the waning support for liberalism, its origins, central tenets, and role in the works of philosophers such as John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Tipping Points: How to Topple the Left's House of Cards
DB97068 7 hours 20 minutes
by Liz Wheeler
read by Liz Wheeler
Conservative TV personality proposes methods for rhetorically attacking the Left. Describes a multi-technique program for catching inconsistencies, lies, and schemes. Presents her views on the five "tipping points" where liberals are poised to win and explains her debating techniques. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States
DB96892 10 hours 10 minutes
by Meaghan Winter
read by Meaghan Winter
Journalist presents views on the importance of state and local government to the nation and argues that abandoning this level of politics to focus on federal races is a vital error. Examines the effects of Democrats doing so on issues such as abortion and gun control. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Home Management

The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good
DB96266 9 hours 24 minutes
by Elizabeth L. Cline
read by various narrators
Research on the impact of fashion and how to leverage everyday fashion choices to build an ethical, sustainable wardrobe without sacrificing style. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Literature

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
DB92896 5 hours 9 minutes
by Glory Edim
read by Glory Edim
Twenty-one essays by writers, activists, and intellectuals celebrating Black women's representation in literature. Topics include feminism, girlhood and friendship, science fiction and fantasy, plays, poetry, and recommended reading. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century
DB95663 20 hours 42 minutes
edited by Yunte Huang
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Collection of works by forty-eight Chinese authors, ranging in time from 1911 to the early twenty-first century. Provides short biographical information on each author. Includes poetry and short stories. 2016.

Nobody's Looking at You: Essays
DB94998 10 hours 36 minutes
by Janet Malcolm
read by Barbara Rappaport
Collection of eighteen essays by the author of In the Freud Archives (DB22346) and The Journalist and the Murderer (DB89364). The title piece is a profile of fashion designer Eileen Fisher and the title is a quote from a frequent piece of advice from Fisher's mother. 2019.

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
DB96305 5 hours 34 minutes
by Margaret Renkl
read by Eva Wilhelm
Journalist reflects on growing up in Alabama and her family. Through essays and short pieces, she shares stories of her parents, grandparents, and the ways nature weaves in and out of her life. 2019.

White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination
DB96661 11 hours 5 minutes
by Jess Row
read by Stephen Van Doren
Seven essays examining the connection between literature by white writers and the movement of white Americans into racially segregated communities. Topics include reparative writing, becoming aware of issues surrounding race, defining white writing, creation of white spaces, and multiracial identities. 2019.

Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s & 1940s: The Triple Thinkers; The Wound and the Bow; Classics and Commercials; Uncollected Reviews
DB96228 38 hours 36 minutes
by Edmund Wilson
read by Mark Ashby
The second volume of a two-part collection of essays and reviews by the literary critic includes uncollected reviews and three books of essays: The Triple Thinkers, The Wound and the Bow, and Classics and Commercials. Companion to Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & '30s (DB96220). 2007.

Music

High School
DB97119 9 hours 28 minutes
by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin
read by various narrators
The authors, identical twin sisters, perform together as the indie rock group Tegan and Sara. From first loves to first songs, they share stories of their high school years in Calgary, Alberta, and the formative experiences that led to musical success and iconic status in the LGBT community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Hurricanes: A Memoir
DB97252 5 hours 56 minutes
by Rick Ross and Neil Martinez-Belkin
read by Guy Lockard
Memoir of a hip-hop icon who grew up in Miami during the crack epidemic. A standout high school football player, he also sold drugs in the local projects. He discusses the launch of his career with the song "Hustlin’," as well as health scares, arrests and famous feuds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Verdi: The Man Revealed
DB92684 10 hours 40 minutes
by John Suchet
read by George Holmes
Biography of the Italian composer (1813-1901) who is most famous for operas including Aida, La Traviata, and Otello. Chronicles his life as a landowner, his efforts towards Italian independence, his personal life and losses, and his music. 2018.

Nature and the Environment

A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
DB92371 9 hours 52 minutes
by Blaine Harden
read by James Konicek
A journalist profiles the Columbia River, which runs 1,214 miles from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean. Recounts his experiences growing up in the area and later traveling the region to investigate changes with regard to environmental policy. Revised edition. 2012.

The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West
DB95885 7 hours 44 minutes
by Rebecca Lawton
read by Cecelia Riddett
Collection of fifteen essays from fluvial geologist examining the water-based roots of ecosystems in the American West. "A Lot to Learn" reflects on the Stanislaus River in the Sierra Nevada, where the author learned the sport of whitewater rafting. Discusses developments like dams, conservation policy, and more. 2019.

Animals Strike Curious Poses: Essays
DB92073 7 hours 42 minutes
by Elena Passarello
read by Kimberly Schraf
Collection of seventeen essays examining the lives of animals that humans have elevated by naming and immortalizing them. Animals covered include mammoths, wolves, rhinoceroses, bears, horses, gorillas, pigs, elephants, goats, and more. 2017.

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century
DB96324 13 hours 46 minutes
by Dorothy Roberts
read by Ken Kliban
Legal scholar/activist argues that "race" is a political, not a biological, construct. Asserts that a growing interest in race-based genetic variation—especially in biotech and pharmaceutical research and marketing—is a throwback to the days of racial stereotypes based on physical differences and obscures the social impacts of racism. 2011.

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution
DB91360 9 hours 15 minutes
by Menno Schilthuizen
read by Ken Kliban
Biologist examines the interplay between urban environments and the evolution of the natural world within them. Describes opportunistic adaptations, including French catfish that hunt pigeons, Japanese crows using traffic to crack nuts, and other examples to highlight the accelerating evolution of the world around us. 2018.

Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects
DB96068 7 hours 18 minutes
by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
read by Kristin Milward
Introduces the role of insects in the world's ecological system. Topics include insects' anatomy, reproduction and offspring rearing, impact on the food chain, interactions with plants, and place in the life cycle, as well as industries based on insects and recent scientific discoveries. Translated from the 2018 Norwegian edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Occult and Astrology

Toil & Trouble: A Memoir
DB97132 12 hours 12 minutes
by Augusten Burroughs
read by various narrators
Author of memoirs, including Running with Scissors (DB54817), discusses his journey to understanding that he is a witch. He examines his own family tree and learns he comes from a line of witches stretching back to the early American colonies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Philosophy

Stillness Is the Key
DB97258 6 hours 58 minutes
by Ryan Holiday
read by Ryan Holiday
Drawing on Stoic and Buddhist philosophies, the author shows why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. He looks at great leaders, artists, athletes, and visionaries, examining how they use stillness to avoid distractions and gain insight. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Poetry

Be With
DB96941 0 hours 57 minutes
by Forrest Gander
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Eighteen poems exploring the themes of loss, grief, regret, and intimacy. In "Ruth," the author reflects on communicating with and caring for his mother as her Alzheimer's disease symptoms worsen. Strong language. 2018.

Museum of the Americas
DB95836 1 hour 29 minutes
by J. Michael Martinez
read by Mark Ashby
Twenty-eight poems examining the racialization of the body, particularly bodies of Mexicans. In the title poem, the disposition of the prosthetic leg of General Antonio López de Santa Anna is explored. Some violence. 2018.

American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time
DB92632 2 hours 16 minutes
selected by Tracy K. Smith
read by Jean Cochran
Collection curated by the United States poet laureate featuring poems that highlight living in America. Sections include "The Small Town of My Youth," "Something Shines Out from Every Darkness," "Words Tangled in Debris," "Here, the Sentence Will Be Respected," and "One Singing Thing." Some strong language. 2018.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Magic
DB96307 4 hours 26 minutes
by Rhonda Byrne
read by Colleen Delany
The author of The Secret (DB63764) and The Power (DB72447) provides a twenty-eight-day guide to seeing the world with new eyes and experiencing the magic of gratitude. 2012.

The Choice: Embrace the Possible
DB96173 11 hours 38 minutes
by Edith Eva Eger and Esmé Schwall Weigand
read by Kristin Allison
Clinical psychologist shares her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust—including being forced to dance for Dr. Joseph Mengele and his guests at Auschwitz only hours after her parents were murdered—and the ways they impacted the rest of her life. Discusses trauma and the choice to heal. Some violence. 2017.

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness
DB96131 14 hours 4 minutes
by Anne Harrington
read by Kerry Dukin
A Harvard professor who specializes in the history of science looks at the quest to find the root causes of mental illness. Presents various historical figures who tackled the topic, as well as research that has been done on the biological basis for schizophrenia, depression, and manic depression. 2019.

Religion

Killing Kryptonite: Destroy What Steals Your Strength
DB97164 7 hours 56 minutes
by John Bevere
read by John Bevere
Pastor uses the analogy of Superman along with teachings from scripture to present ways to identify, address, and overcome challenges faced in one's spiritual life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
DB96583 4 hours 22 minutes
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
read by Deborah Desmone
Protestant martyr who was hanged by the Nazi regime in April 1945 presents his views on creating a Christian community, as exemplified by his participation in an underground seminary during Nazi rule. Discusses personal prayer, common worship, and more. Translated from the 1939 German edition. 1954.

Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self
DB92694 6 hours 36 minutes
by DeVon Franklin
read by Ray Foushee
Hollywood studio executive and author of The Wait (DB84471) uses the constructs of the movie business to present a faith-based process to turn your career into a success. Broken into "Development" and "Production," topics include the "Big Idea," selling it, getting notes, casting, marketing and publicity, and sequels. 2011.

Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (after Finally Choosing to Look There)
DB96772 10 hours 11 minutes
by Sarah Hurwitz
read by Sarah Hurwitz
Political speechwriter shares her journey to rediscover her Jewish faith. Discusses her experiences as a child, the event that caused her to reflect on faith's role in her life, and the rituals of Judaism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul
DB95994 14 hours 28 minutes
by Belden C. Lane
read by Bill Wallace
Theologian presents an argument for spiritually centered environmentalism. Uses personal experiences along with writings of saints and sages from multiple religious traditions to illustrate the ways nature acts as a teacher. In a chapter on birds, he discusses sandhill cranes, the Platte River, and Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attar. 2019.

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
DB96212 11 hours 55 minutes
by Neil MacGregor
read by Michael Scherer
Author of A History of the World in 100 Objects (DB73997) examines how belief systems shape the material culture of the world. Discusses the ways beliefs translate across societies, influence the development of individuals and nations, and anchor our sense of self. 2018.

The Call of the Mild
DB95443 6 hours 49 minutes
by Torry Martin and Doug Peterson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Comedian Martin shares his misadventures through life and while traveling abroad. Discusses the ways he welcomes God into his life. In "Getting My Goat," he talks about being surprised by his dad coming into his journalism classroom covered in bear blood. 2018.

Of Moose and Men
DB96273 6 hours 57 minutes
by Torry Martin and Doug Peterson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Authors of The Call of the Mild (DB95443) present twenty-seven essays about Martin's move to Alaska from California. Each essay highlights a humorous event and the ways God spoke to him through it. In "Christmas with Grandma," he reflects on his family's tree decorating tradition. 2016.

The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World
DB95670 13 hours 29 minutes
by Robert H. Mnookin
read by Emily Ellet
Lawyer examines the nature of Jewish identity in America. Discusses his personal history of identifying as Jewish even when he didn't practice the faith, what it means to be Jewish in America, and challenges in passing down the faith and culture to future generations. 2018.

Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
DB97211 3 hours 16 minutes
by Henri J.M. Nouwen
read by Bill Wallace
Author of The Road to Daybreak (DB30895) presents a meditation on the concept of "beloved" in response to a request from a Jewish friend to speak to the spiritual lives of those who choose to live in the secular world. Themes addressed are being, becoming, and living as the beloved. 1992.

Together at the Table: Diversity without Division in the United Methodist Church
DB96799 6 hours 4 minutes
by Karen P. Oliveto
read by Gabriella Cavallero
First openly LGBTQ bishop in the United Methodist Church shares her journey to ordained ministry, coming out as a lesbian, her election as a bishop in July 2016, and the firestorm that set off within the church. Discusses diversity, unity, and what it means to share the table with all. 2018.

The God Groove: A Blues Journey to Faith
DB96271 6 hours 34 minutes
by David Ritz
read by Dwayne Glapion
Songwriter and ghostwriter of celebrity musician autobiographies shares how his passion for music led to a relationship with God. Describes growing up as a secular Jew in New York and Dallas, leaving his career as an ad man at age thirty-two, and friendships he made along the way. 2019.

Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace with the Muslim World
DB96569 8 hours 30 minutes
by Steve Slocum
read by Michael Scherer
Former Christian missionary examines the roots of Islamophobia in the United States and ways to combat and overcome it. Topics include the development of the Islamic Empire in the seventh century, present-day practices, Islam and social justice, and terrorism. Uses passages from the Quran and the Bible to support explanations. 2019.

Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith
DB96669 7 hours 47 minutes
by Barbara Brown Taylor
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Author of Learning to Walk in the Dark (DB79081) and Holy Envy (DB94520) reflects on her move to rural Georgia from Atlanta to become the pastor of her own congregation. Discusses serving her community, compassion fatigue, and her decision to leave. 2006.

When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America's Fight for Religious Freedom
DB96332 18 hours 27 minutes
by Asma T. Uddin
read by Kerry Dukin
Attorney documents the ways the religion of Islam is being criminalized and fundamental religious rights are being denied to American Muslims. Discusses the ways religion is secularized and politicized, misperceptions of practices like sharia, and court cases regarding the practice of faith. 2019.

Science and Technology

Destination Moon: The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11
DB95841 8 hours 48 minutes
by Richard Maurer
read by Robert Sams
Chronicles how the United States won the space race against the Soviet Union by landing a man on the moon in 1969. Features stories about the people behind the mission and the Apollo program. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2019.

Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements
DB95819 10 hours 41 minutes
by Paul Strathern
read by Emily Ellet
Author of The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior (DB73265) presents a recounting of the life and work of Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleyev, who formulated the periodic law that orders the elements. Discusses his educational influences, the state of chemistry in the 19th century, and impact of his work. 2001.

Social Sciences

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States
DB96338 7 hours 26 minutes
by Samantha Allen
read by Teresa Willis
A transgender reporter provides a peek at LGBT communities that exist in conservative-leaning states along the course of a cross-country road trip from Utah to Texas and on through the Bible Belt and the Deep South. Profiles drag shows, political rallies, hubs of queer life, and individuals working for change. Strong language. 2019.

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
DB96065 10 hours 17 minutes
by Donna Freitas
read by Kathleen McInerney
Scholar who has built her career on speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses discusses her own experiences with these subjects. She details the years she was stalked by one of her professors and examines the ways society stigmatizes, debates, and attempts to understand consent. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Looking at Privilege and Power
DB95962 1 hour 27 minutes
by Kelly Glass
read by Patrick Downer
Explores privilege and power and encourages conversations and actions that advance diversity, inclusivity, and equality. Provides examples of white privilege, intersections of privilege and oppression, and the myths of privilege. For junior and senior high readers. 2019.

The Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth
DB95983 12 hours 26 minutes
by Jo Langford
read by Gary Tipton
Guide to sexual and social development, safety, and health for LGBTQ youth. Explores the realities of teen sexuality, particularly that of trans teens, and provides guidance and understanding for parents and kids alike. Explicit descriptions of sex. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce
DB96873 5 hours 28 minutes
edited by Angie Manfredi
read by Abigail Maupin
Diverse collection of personal essays and prose reflecting on body image and body positivity from more than thirty authors, artists, models, and more. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Investigating Institutional Racism
DB95973 1 hour 40 minutes
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
read by Faith Potts
Explores the concept of institutional racism. Discusses what institutional racism is, what areas of life are most impacted by it, and the movements fighting to eradicate it. For junior and senior high readers. 2019.

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto
DB96484 7 hours 53 minutes
by Suketu Mehta
read by Vikas Adam
Drawing on his own family's experience emigrating from India to Britain and America, the author scrutinizes global anti-immigrant backlash. Argues that the fear of immigrants is more of a threat than immigrants themselves and stresses the destructive legacies of colonialism and global inequality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Our Stories, Our Voices: Twenty-One YA Authors Get Real about Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America
DB92462 8 hours 49 minutes
edited by Amy Reed
read by Carol Dines
Authors explore their experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. Includes an editor's note identifying a few essays that deal with sensitive subject matter. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Everything's Trash, but It's Okay
DB92958 8 hours 57 minutes
by Phoebe Robinson
read by various narrators
Author of You Can't Touch My Hair (DB85610) presents ten humorous essays exploring beauty standards, intersectional feminism, and the American cultural obsession with work. Discusses meeting rock star Bono not once, but twice; hiding money issues from her parents; and dating in the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

History vs Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You to Know
DB96578 4 hours 23 minutes
by Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams
read by Jeff Allin
Introduction to a range of diverse and remarkable women in history from across the globe. Notable figures are grouped into five categories: reckless rebels, revelatory scholars, ruthless villains, restless artists, and relentless amazons. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind
DB96637 10 hours 16 minutes
by Harriet A. Washington
read by Ron Butler
Examines the ways that marginalized communities face higher rates of toxic exposure and institutional negligence and therefore experience more irreparable physical harm. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sports and Recreation

My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me, and Ended Up Saving My Life
DB97127 7 hours 18 minutes
by Ryan O'Callaghan and Cyd Zeigler
read by Graham Halstead
Memoir of a football player who feared condemnation while hiding his sexual orientation during six seasons in the NFL. The author admits to having had regular suicidal thoughts and a painkiller addiction. In retirement, he created a foundation to address LGBT issues in sports. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Darkness to Light: A Memoir
DB96216 6 hours 37 minutes
by Lamar Odom and Chris Palmer
read by Bob Moore
Memoir of two-time NBA world champion for the Los Angeles Lakers who was also featured on the reality TV program Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Discusses his youth, rise to fame, marriage to Khloé Kardashian, substance abuse, and more. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Great American Sports Page: A Century of Classic Columns from Ring Lardner to Sally Jenkins
DB95968 15 hours 3 minutes
edited by John Schulian
read by Patrick Downer
Sportswriter pulls together examples of the century's best newspaper sports columns. Features older writers like Damon Runyon and Ring Lardner through current writers such as Sally Jenkins and Mike Lupica. Some strong language. 2019.

Stage and Screen

On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star
DB97245 10 hours 3 minutes
by John Dickerson
read by George Newbern
The son of trailblazing newswoman Nancy Dickerson chronicles her life and career. The first female member of the Washington TV news corps, Nancy covered many of the most iconic events of the sixties. But her career caused distance between mother and son until they reconciled shortly before her death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History
DB97284 11 hours 39 minutes
by Nathalia Holt
read by Saskia Maarleveld
Chronicles the personal stories of the women who made a vital contribution to the golden age of animation at Walt Disney Studios. Describes how an influential group of women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments, fighting sexism and intimidation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando
DB97254 21 hours 59 minutes
by William J. Mann
read by Will Damron
Biography of the Academy Award-winning actor (1924-2004) who starred in films including A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather. Discussions Brando's personal life, influence on the craft of acting, and work as an activist for civil rights. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Who Is Michael Ovitz?
DB93114 11 hours 56 minutes
by Michael Ovitz
read by various narrators
Memoir of a powerful Hollywood agent. Describes how he talked his way into his first job at the William Morris Agency and worked his way up until he left to launch the powerful Creative Artists Agency. Includes stories of his big negotiations and famous clients. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews
DB92089 17 hours 35 minutes
by Carl Rollyson
read by Joe Wilson
Biography of actor most famous for films from the 1940s, such as Laura and The Best Years of Our Lives. References primary documents like diaries and letters and describes Andrews's early life and relationships, his long journey to success as an actor, and his struggles with alcohol. 2012.

The American Stage: Writing on Theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner
DB91833 34 hours 47 minutes
edited by Laurence Senelick
read by Eva Wilhelm
Wide-ranging collection of essays and works of criticism with contributions from playwrights, actors, directors, critics, and others who love the theater. Early writings include pieces by Mark Twain and Willa Cather, alongside more modern ones by David Mamet, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and more. 2010.

Fred MacMurray: A Biography
DB92364 18 hours 14 minutes
by Charles Tranberg
read by Jon Huffman
Biography of film and TV actor. Details MacMurray's personal life and chronicles his long career from early successes including 1944's Double Indemnity to his later roles in Disney films like The Shaggy Dog and on the TV show My Three Sons. 2007.

Travel

Pagan Light: Dreams of Freedom and Beauty in Capri
DB95980 9 hours 18 minutes
by Jamie James
read by Barry Bernson
Author of The Snake Charmer (DB68151) presents a history of the island of Capri—located off the Neapolitan coast of Italy—from the time of the Roman emperors to the early twentieth century. Discusses artists of note who have claimed the island for inspiration, including Maxim Gorky, Romaine Brooks, and Mark Twain. 2019.

US History

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
DB96856 7 hours 33 minutes
by Eric Foner
read by Donald Corren
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian examines the constitutional changes that occurred in the aftermath of the Civil War. Particularly discusses the adoption of the Reconstruction amendments, which abolished slavery, guaranteed due process and the equal protection of the law, and equipped Black men with the right to vote. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America
DB96843 25 hours 44 minutes
by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
read by Karen White
Describes the divergent paths of the Lumpkin sisters, who grew up in a culture of white supremacy as the descendants of a prominent slaveholding family. Examines how one sister remained a lifetime believer, while her younger sisters chose vastly different lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took on Washington
DB92964 13 hours 25 minutes
by Patricia Miller
read by Christina Delaine
Journalist recounts a late-nineteenth-century scandal in which Madeline Pollard sued Kentucky congressman William Breckinridge for breach of promise after a long affair. Discusses the role of this trial in shifting double standards of sexual morality between men and women. Incorporates transcripts, newspaper accounts, journals, and letters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Untold History of the United States: Young Readers Edition; Volume 2, 1945-1962
DB96275 9 hours 15 minutes
by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick
read by Bill Wallace
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick present a different perspective on pivotal moments in America's past. Examines how US decisions and actions during the Cold War changed the world at large. Adapted by Eric Singer. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

World History

A Short History of Modern Angola
DB92554 8 hours 11 minutes
by David Birmingham
read by Jake Williams
History of African nation, beginning with Portuguese attempts to create a new empire. Discusses the exportation of slave and conscript labor, a twentieth-century agrarian revolution, internal conflicts over the years, and national reconstruction in the early twenty-first century. 2015.

Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest, and Revolution
DB92469 14 hours 59 minutes
by Ernest Harsch
read by Catherine Byers
A journalist with decades of experience researching and reporting from Burkina Faso recounts the country's history. Begins with the French colonial period and continues through revolution, coups, and more, including the difficult transitions taking place after a 2014 insurrection. 2017.

In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement
DB97069 10 hours 37 minutes
by John Heminway
read by John Heminway
Account of the life of Dr. Anne Spoerry, who treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over fifty years. Recounts the motivations that drove her from post-World War II Europe to Africa, including her hopes to rewrite her troubled past by doing good in the present. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The History of Nicaragua
DB92378 9 hours 35 minutes
by Clifford L. Staten
read by Bob Moore
Covers the Central American country from 4000 BC to the early twenty-first century. Discusses the people, geography, culture, politics, economics, and social systems of Nicaragua. Also covers the importance of elite families like the Somoza dynasty, modern nationalism, the Sandinista revolution, and the transition to democracy. 2010.

Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II
DB96778 13 hours 36 minutes
by John F. Wukovits
read by Robertson Dean
Military historian profiles thirty-five chaplains and missionaries who performed feats of courage and persistence during World War II. Draws on letters, papers, records, and photographs in the archives of the University of Notre Dame. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China after the Tiananmen Square Massacre
DB97067 10 hours 2 minutes
by Liao Yiwu
read by various narrators
Accounts of the Tiananmen Square massacre from survivors, based on interviews conducted by the author. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Books for Children

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

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

Monster Club: Hunters for Hire
DB96594 6 hours 29 minutes
by Gavin Brown
read by Joe Peck
Seventh-graders Tommy, Spike, and Karim register with an online app to become monster hunters and find themselves caught up in a conspiracy—with more monsters than they expected. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Bear Country: Bearly a Misadventure
DB92637 0 hours 50 minutes
by Doreen Cronin
read by David DeBoy
The chicken squad is on the case when their beloved human, Barbara, goes missing around the same time they hear a report of a headless bear on the loose. Sequel to Gimme Shelter (DB90999). For grades 2-4. 2018.

The Creakers
DB96825 4 hours 50 minutes
by Tom Fletcher
read by various narrators
Searching for answers after all the adults in her town disappear, eleven-year-old Lucy goes through a passage under her bed into an upside-down world inhabited by sticky, smelly Creakers. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1
DB96628 6 hours 29 minutes
by Kate Hannigan
read by various narrators
Soon after being recruited by the mysterious Mrs. Boudica to join a secret military intelligence operation, Josie, Mae, and Akiko discover their superhero abilities and use them against a Nazi operation. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Lalani of the Distant Sea
DB96465 6 hours 37 minutes
by Erin Entrada Kelly
read by Lulu Lam
When Lalani's mother falls gravely ill, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea in search of a cure and to discover what waits beyond their island. But generations of men and boys have died on the same quest—how can an ordinary girl survive? Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Freedom Fire: Dactyl Hill Squad, Book 2
DB96055 8 hours 5 minutes
by Daniel José Older
read by Channie Waites
Magdalys and the squad are flying south on a pteranodon to rescue her brother—but they are going directly into harm's way. With the Civil War raging around them and the Union on the brink of collapse, Magdalys must choose her battle. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Animals and Wildlife

Owl Diaries, Books 6-9
DB92482 2 hours 3 minutes
by Rebecca Elliott
read by Deborah Desmone
Books six through nine, written in 2017 and 2018, featuring the adventures of a young owl, Eva Wingdale. In Baxter Is Missing, Eva gets distracted when her pet bat disappears. Includes The Wildwood Bakery, Eva and the Lost Pony, and Eva's Big Sleepover. For grades K-3. 2018.

Family

One Speck of Truth
DB95815 7 hours 29 minutes
by Caela Carter
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Alma yearns for the truth about her birth father. Her mother hopes that moving them to his birthplace in Portugal might provide the answers she desperately seeks. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Fantasy

The Fire Keeper
DB96728 11 hours 20 minutes
by J.C. Cervantes
read by Ozzie Rodriguez
Zane Obispo faces an impossible choice: to save other godborns like himself from the angry gods, or to rescue his father, Hurakan, from his eternal prison. Sequel to The Storm Runner (DB92548). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Time Sight
DB95431 8 hours 39 minutes
by Lynne Jonell
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After a family emergency sends twelve-year-old Will and his little brother, Jamie, to Scotland, the Magic Eyeball book takes them and their cousin Nan on a journey through their family's violent history. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Friendship

The Good, the Bad, and the Bossy: Best Babysitters Ever
DB96409 6 hours 49 minutes
by Caroline Cala
read by various narrators
When other commitments threaten the success of the babysitting group, Malia is frustrated—until she comes up with a plan to hire new babysitters and take a cut of their wages. Sequel to Best Babysitters Ever (DB93854). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Star-Crossed
DB96553 6 hours 37 minutes
by Barbara Dee
read by Jessica Wortham
When Mattie is cast in an eighth-grade play, she is confused to find herself increasingly attracted to Gemma, a new classmate who is playing Juliet. For grades 4-7. 2017.

Nate Expectations
DB96443 5 hours 39 minutes
by Tim Federle
read by Tim Federle
When E.T.: The Musical closes, Nate reluctantly returns home to Jankburg, PA, to begin high school, where he decides, with help, to make Dickens's Great Expectations into a musical. Sequel to Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (DB78334). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2018.

Nowhere Boy
DB93122 8 hours 7 minutes
by Katherine Marsh
read by Jeremy Arthur
Fourteen-year-old Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, and thirteen-year-old Max, an American boy, make a startling discovery that sets them on the adventure of a lifetime in Brussels, Belgium. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The World Ends in April
DB96645 7 hours 35 minutes
by Stacy McAnulty
read by Jessica Almasy
When Eleanor reads an article online claiming that an asteroid will hit Earth in April, she starts an underground school club to prepare kids for the end of the world as we know it. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

The Backstagers and the Theater of the Ancients, Book 2
DB96688 3 hours 52 minutes
by Andy Mientus
read by Jeff Allin
The Backstagers and friends pull together to fight off the monsters who are trying to ruin their production of Tammy. Meanwhile, they rush to uncover the secrets of Jory's mysterious Designer's Notebook before sinister forces do. Based on the comics created by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh. For grades 5-8. 2019.

My Jasper June
DB96786 8 hours 29 minutes
by Laurel Snyder
read by Imani Parks
Together, two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships. But as the days of this magical summer come to a close, the darker realities of their lives intrude once more. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Honeybees and Frenemies
DB96267 5 hours 32 minutes
by Kristi Wientge
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Twelve-year-old Flor faces problems at home while spending a summer working at her parents' store, partnering with former friend Candice for a pageant, and volunteering with a reclusive beekeeper. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Growing Up

Mya in the Middle: The Magnificent Mya Tibbs
DB92814 5 hours 14 minutes
by Crystal Allen
read by Erin Jones
Feeling ignored by her parents, Mya searches for a way to stand out as the middle child. Things get worse when a school project makes Mya feel like she is caught in the middle again with her friends. Sequel to The Wall of Fame Game (DB88478). For grades 3-6. 2018.

Historical Fiction

The Bravest Man in the World
DB97221 0 hours 44 minutes
by Patricia Polacco
read by Patrick Downer
A grandfather, once an orphaned stowaway aboard the Titanic, tells his grandson about his friendship with Wallace Hartley, a brave musician who played music during the sinking of the luxury vessel. For grades K-3. 2019.

Holidays

The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling
DB97330 0 hours 21 minutes
by Mike Berenstain
read by Julia Tracy
After a sleigh ride with Farmer Ben, the entire Berenstain Bear family joins the Bear Country Carolers for a round of Christmas Eve celebrations with their neighbors and friends. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2019.

Mystery and Detective

Panda-monium
DB96088 7 hours 19 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
Somebody kidnapped Li Ping, a rare and expensive panda from FunJungle Wild Animal Park, and Teddy sets off to investigate. Sequel to Big Game (DB96027). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2017.

Remarkables
DB97325 6 hours 24 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by Jorjeana Marie
Eleven-year-old Marin and her neighbor Charley hope that by preventing a disaster that occurred many years ago, they can save Charley's dad from a future of guilt and self-destructive behavior. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Ballpark Mysteries Super Special, Books 2-3
DB92639 2 hours 41 minutes
by David A. Kelly
read by Jonathan Taylor
Books two and three, written in 2017 and 2018, featuring cousins who investigate baseball-centric mysteries. In Christmas in Cooperstown, Mike and Kate attend a sleepover at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, where they realize a famous player's card is a fake! Includes Subway Series Surprise. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Religious Themes

Under My Hijab
DB96317 0 hours 8 minutes
by Hena Khan
read by Eva Wilhelm
A young Muslim girl observes how the women in her life wear their hijabs and hair in unique and creative ways. She considers how one day she will express her own style. For grades K-3. 2019.

Scary Stories

The End of Orson Eerie? Eerie Elementary
DB96580 0 hours 56 minutes
by Jack Chabert
read by Patrick Downer
Eerie Elementary is planning a big Halloween-type celebration for Eerie Day, including hosting a "haunted house" at the school. But the spirit of the evil scientist Orson Eerie sees this as the chance to finally triumph! Sequel to The Art Show Attacks! (DB92944). For grades K-3. 2019.

Brute-Cake: The Binder of Doom
DB95834 1 hour 4 minutes
by Troy Cummings
read by Kurt Elftmann
It has been several months since monsters last plagued the town of Stermont, and frankly Alexander (leader of the Super Secret Monster Patrol) is bored. When his dad signs him up for a summer library program, Alexander realizes that maybe the monsters are back after all. For grades 2-4. 2019.

Ghost and Bone
DB96552 5 hours 11 minutes
by Andrew Prentice
read by Alec Volz
Cursed with a touch that kills, twelve-year-old Oscar Grimstone, who can also transform into a ghost, embarks on a journey to the city of ghosts to discover his true identity. For grades 3-6. 2019.

School

Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair
DB92646 0 hours 16 minutes
by Kate Messner
read by Patrick Downer
Fergus and Zeke are the class pets in Miss Maxwell's room, and they do everything the students do. So when it comes to the science fair, they want to do an experiment, not be an experiment. Sequel to Fergus and Zeke (DB88344). For grades K-3. 2018.

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life: Dork Diaries
DB96813 3 hours 38 minutes
by Rachel Renée Russell and others
read by Lana Quintal
Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school. She soon determines that popularity isn't everything. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2009.

Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess: Dork Diaries
DB96781 3 hours 43 minutes
by Rachel Renée Russell
read by Jenni Barber
When her crush, Brandon, reveals that the animal shelter where he volunteers is in danger of being closed, Nikki and her friends enter an ice skating competition to help raise money. Sequel to Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (DB96815). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2012.

Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl: Dork Diaries
DB96814 2 hours 59 minutes
by Rachel Renée Russell
read by Lana Quintal
Nikki juggles several events at once on Halloween: she's supposed to help with her sister's ballet class party, go to her middle school Halloween dance, and spend the evening with her two best friends. Sequel to Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (DB96813). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star: Dork Diaries
DB96815 3 hours 17 minutes
by Rachel Renée Russell
read by Lana Quintal
When scholarship student Nikki decides to enter the talent show at her expensive private school, her nemesis threatens to reveal that Nikki's father is the school exterminator. Sequel to Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (DB96814). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2011.

Science Fiction

The Unspeakable Unknown
DB96274 9 hours 25 minutes
by Eliot Sappingfield
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Still missing after being kidnapped by extraterrestrials, Nikola's father sends out another call for help. It is up to Nikola and her new friends at the secret boarding school for scientific geniuses to rescue him. Sequel to A Problematic Paradox (DB95773). For grades 5-8. 2019.

Earth to Dad
DB96176 6 hours 10 minutes
by Krista Van Dolzer
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After Astra Primm arrives at Minnesota's Base Ripley, fifth grader Jameson O'Malley begins to discover that people are hiding plenty from him about his father—who lives in a colony on Mars—and about the strain between his parents. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Sports Stories

Hoops, Books 1-4
DB96331 10 hours 34 minutes
by Elena Delle Donne
read by Jill Fox
Books one through four, written in 2018 and 2019, featuring very tall twelve-year-old Elle and her basketball adventures. Includes Elle of the Ball, Full-Court Press, Out of Bounds, and Digging Deep. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Strike Zone
DB97081 5 hours 37 minutes
by Mike Lupica
read by Anthony Rey Perez
Twelve-year-old Nick García juggles many dreams over the summer: he dreams of winning MVP in his baseball league, of finding a cure for his sister, of meeting his hero, Yankee pitcher Michael Arroyo, and of no longer living in fear of ICE agents. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Children's Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife
DB96577 2 hours 3 minutes
by Amy Cherrix
read by Bob Moore
Once a threatened species, North Carolina's black bears are now thriving due to conservation efforts of scientists and local citizens. Discusses the impact of population growth and bears' expansion into human habitats. Also examines how other wildlife is affected by human activity. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Arts

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist
DB97222 0 hours 19 minutes
by Julie Leung
read by Joe Peck
Short biography of animator and artist Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life. For grades K-3. 2019.

Astronomy

Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon
DB92490 1 hour 31 minutes
by Suzanne Slade
read by Jeff Allin
Told in free verse. Recounts the story of the American effort to land the first man on the moon in 1969, and the eleven Apollo missions it took to get them there. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Biography

All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World
DB96629 1 hour 21 minutes
by Lori Alexander
read by Kevin T. Collins
Biography of the self-taught scientist known as the father of microbiology. Describes how Leeuwenhoek built his own microscope and advanced humanity's understanding of the oft-invisible world around us. Explains that microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry
DB96319 0 hours 18 minutes
by Kristen Fulton
read by Patrick Downer
Presents the life and accomplishments of scientist Robert Goddard. Describes his many attempts at building (and exploding) different types of rockets in his quest for space travel. For grades K-3. 2018.

My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope
DB92642 6 hours 8 minutes
by Diane Guerrero
read by Faith Potts
Actress from Orange Is the New Black reflects back on her parents' deportation to Colombia and what it was like growing up in Boston without them. Guerrero discusses the struggles of undocumented immigrants and suggests ways to help. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Amazing Scientists, Books 1-3
DB96654 1 hour 21 minutes
by Julia Finley Mosca
read by Mare Trevathan
Three biographies, written in 2017-18, featuring women scientists. Includes The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath, and The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague. For grades K-3. 2018.

Free Lunch
DB96518 5 hours 55 minutes
by Rex Ogle
read by Ramon De Ocampo
Author recounts his childhood experiences of hunger, poverty, and abuse in the sixth grade. Describes the immediacy of physical hunger, the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, and the more profound hunger—that of a child for his parents' love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963
DB96775 5 hours 26 minutes
by Sharon Robinson
read by Sharon Robinson
Memoir from author of Jackie's Nine (DB54787) and daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson recounts the year she turned thirteen. Discusses the events of 1963, one of the most important years in American history for the civil rights movement. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X
DB97217 0 hours 34 minutes
by Ilyasah Shabazz
read by Kurt Elftmann
Short biography of civil rights leader Malcolm X. Focuses on his youth and the lessons learned from his tight-knit family, who fought for freedom, justice, and equality for all. For grades 2-4. 2013.

How Emily Saved the Bridge: The Story of Emily Warren Roebling and the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
DB96565 0 hours 24 minutes
by Frieda Wishinsky
read by Patrick Downer
Portrait of Emily Warren Roebling, a well-educated woman in math and science who continued her husband's project of building the Brooklyn Bridge, an iconic suspension bridge that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. For grades K-3. 2019.

Government and Politics

The US Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising; with 21 Activities
DB96574 6 hours 14 minutes
by Ronald A. Reis
read by Joe Peck
Examines the role of the US Congress and helps children understand how the government functions and why it matters. Combines stories with details about the personalities of notable politicians and the turning points in our legislative history. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014.

Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, 3 Books
DB96579 3 hours 20 minutes
by Rob Elliott
read by Robert Sams
Three joke books, written 2017-2019, each featuring a different theme. Includes Laugh-Out-Loud Awesome Jokes for Kids, Laugh-Out-Loud Road Trip Jokes for Kids, and Laugh-Out-Loud Springtime Jokes for Kids. For grades 2-4. 2019.

The Spookiest Tricks & Treats Joke Book Ever!
DB96563 2 hours 3 minutes
edited by Portable Press
read by Robert Sams
Hundreds of Halloween-inspired jokes, knock-knocks, puns, riddles, and other howlers. A kid-friendly collection to use while trick-or-treating or at a spooky party. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2019.

Music

J. Cole: Chart-Topping Rapper
DB95961 1 hour 46 minutes
by Alicia Z. Klepeis
read by Bob Moore
Highlights the life and accomplishments of Jermaine Lamarr "J." Cole and his successes as a hip-hop artist and producer. Explores his academic drive, relationship with his mom, and charity work. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018.

Science and Technology

Astronaut, Aquanaut
DB96576 2 hours 30 minutes
by Jennifer Swanson
read by Michael Scherer
Highlights the differences and similarities between the deep ocean and outer space. Discusses the danger—and attraction—of exploring both of these vast domains, the technology involved, and amazing discoveries. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Sports and Recreation

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
DB96441 1 hour 8 minutes
by Kwame Alexander
read by Ruffin Prentiss III
Author of The Crossover (DB79528) shares inspiring lessons about the rules of life as well as uplifting quotes from athletes such as Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other exemplars like Sonia Sotomayor and Michelle Obama. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

Baseball History for Kids: America at Bat from 1900 to Today; with 19 Activities
DB96687 6 hours 57 minutes
by Richard Panchyk
read by David DeBoy
Investigates the history of the sport and recounts stories about former major league players. Includes activities such as calculating the Earned Run Average (ERA) and throwing a palmball. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2016.

US History

Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race across America
DB96477 6 hours 27 minutes
by Steve Sheinkin
read by Kim Mai Guest
Describes how just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Women's Air Derby, the first women's air race across the country. Profiles the pilots, presenting the glory and grit of the early days of flying. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2019.

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.

Todo lo Que Sucedió con Miranda Huff (Everything That Happened to Miranda Huff)
DB96677 12 hours 53 minutes
por Javier Castillo
read by Martin Untrojb
Cuando Ryan va a encontrarse con su esposa—con quien ha estado teniendo problemas—en una cabaña en un bosque, descubre que ella ha desaparecido con signos de juego sucio. Comienza una búsqueda frenética para respuestas. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (When Ryan goes to meet his wife—with whom he has been having problems—in a cabin in the woods, he finds that she has disappeared with signs of foul play. A frantic search for answers begins. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2019.

Sinceramente (Sincerely)
DB96601 18 hours 35 minutes
por Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
read by María Pino
La abogada, política, y ex presidenta de Argentina (2007-2015) reflexiona sobre el pasado reciente de su país, especialmente sus años en la presidencia, así como lo que ella considera los desafíos que enfrentan América Latina y el mundo. (Lawyer, politician, and former president of Argentina (2007-2015) reflects upon the recent past of her country, especially her years in the presidency, as well as what she sees are the challenges faced by Latin America and the world.) 2019.

El Caballero de la Armadura Oxidada (The Knight in Rusty Armor)
DB92688 2 hours 47 minutes
por Robert Fisher
read by Martin Untrojb
En esta fábula moderna, un caballero perfeccionista encuentra problemas con su armadura. El caballero busca al mago Merlín, quien lo dirige a tres castillos para eliminar todos los obstáculos y llegar a la Cima de la Verdad. Publicado originalmente en 1987; Traducido del inglés. (In this modern fable, a perfectionist knight encounters problems with his armor. He seeks out the wizard Merlin, who directs him to three castles in order to remove all obstacles and reach the Summit of Truth. Originally published in 1987; translated from the English.) 2006.

La Última Cripta (The Last Crypt)
DB95525 15 hours 45 minutes
por Fernando Gamboa
read by María Pino
El submarinista Ulises Vidal encuentra una campana de bronce del siglo catorce de origen templario y—junto con un profesor de historia medieval y una arqueóloga mexicana—comienza una búsqueda global para el legendario tesoro de la Orden del Templo. (Diver Ulysses Vidal finds a 14th-century bronze bell of Templar origin and—together with a medieval history professor and a Mexican archeologist—begins a global search for the legendary treasure of the Order of the Temple.) 2013.

Golpe de Muerte (Death Blow)
DB95833 7 hours 8 minutes
por Raúl Garbantes
read by Aurelio Dominguez
El inspector Lloyd Hartfield es encargado de investigar la muerte misteriosa de Doris Gabereau en una posada en Stowe, Vermont. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Inspector Lloyd Hartfield is in charge of investigating the mysterious death of Doris Gabereau in an inn in Stowe, Vermont. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2019.

El Cuaderno Tachado (The Crossed-Out Notebook)
DB92687 8 hours 49 minutes
por Nicolás Giacobone
read by Martin Untrojb
Pablo, un guionista, se encuentra secuestrado por un megalómano director de cine. Obligado a escribir una obra maestra, Pablo guarda un cuaderno en que el escribe—y tacha—en secreto. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Pablo, a screenwriter, is held captive by a megalomaniacal film director. Forced to write a masterpiece, Pablo keeps a notebook in which he writes—and crosses out—in secret. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2018.

La Chica de Medianoche (The Girl at Midnight)
DB95847 11 hours 43 minutes
por Melissa Grey
read by Catherine Nunez
Eco, una joven fugitiva, es adoptada y criada por los Avicen, una raza emplumada y mágica. Cuando ella se involucra en una guerra antigua y en la búsqueda de una criatura mítica, Eco descubre verdades sorprendentes del mundo en que ella vive. Traducido del inglés. Para lectores de alta secundaria y mayores. (Echo, a young runaway, is adopted and raised by the Avicen, a feathered and magical race. When she becomes involved in an ancient war and the search for a mythical creature, Echo discovers startling truths about the world in which she lives. For senior high and older readers.) 2016.

7 Lecciones del Cielo: Cómo la Muerte Me Enseñó a Vivir una Vida Feliz (7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life)
DB96678 9 hours 44 minutes
por Mary C. Neal
read by Irma Bello
La cirujana ortopédica Mary Neal explora su experiencia cercana a la muerte en 1999, que incluye encuentros con ángeles, un viaje a una "ciudad de luz", su reunión con Jesucristo, y los cambios milagrosos que ocurrieron en su vida como resultado. (Orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal explores her 1999 near-death experience, which includes encounters with angels, a journey to a "city of light," her meeting with Jesus Christ, and the miraculous changes that happened in her life as a result.) 2018.

Tú Puedes Superar la Depresión: Una Guía para la Prevención y la Recuperación (You Can Beat Depression: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery)
DB96168 8 hours 6 minutes
por John Preston
read by Martin Untrojb
Una guía de autoayuda sobre el manejo de la depresión, incluyendo material sobre prevención de la depresión, prevención de recaídas después de tratamiento, intervenciones breves de terapia, ejercicio y otros enfoques no médicos, la controversia de Prozac y mucho más. (A self-help guide for managing depression, including material on prevention of depression, prevention of relapse after treatment, brief therapy interventions, exercise and other non-medical approaches, the Prozac controversy, and much more.) 2016.

El Juego de la Vida para Mujeres (The Game of Life for Women)
DB92880 3 hours 3 minutes
por Florence Scovel Shinn
read by Silvia Sierra
El autor describe cómo las mujeres pueden abordar al "juego de la vida" a través de actitudes y afirmaciones positivas, ofreciendo las oportunidades de cultivar el éxito, la prosperidad y el acercamiento a la sabiduría eterna. Sin clasificación. Audiolibro comercial. (The author describes how women can approach the "game of life" through positive attitudes and affirmations, offering opportunities to cultivate success, prosperity, and approaches to eternal wisdom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.) 2007.

Audio Magazines

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

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

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (quarterly (5 issues))

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 10 issues)

Bon Appétit (10 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

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

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

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

Diabetes Forecast (6 issues)

Discover (8 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

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

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Jack and Jill (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

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

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (25 issues)

The New Yorker (52 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (53 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (4 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

Playboy (4 issues)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

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 (11 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

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

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (monthly)

Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

Yankee Magazine (6 issues)

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