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Talking Book Topics September–October 2018

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Library of Congress, Washington 2018
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

NLS on the Move: The latest on our new initiatives

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

From NLS On the Move, originally published June 28, 2018.

Takeaways from the 2018 national conference

More than 150 network library and NLS staff made it to Nashville last week for our national conference. Days at the Hilton were filled with talk about the future of NLS—a future in which we will be taking advantage of all sorts of technology to expand access to braille and talking books. Here are four takeaways from the conference.

  • Plans are moving ahead for development of a portable braille eReader for NLS patrons that will be optimized for reading books and magazines. It likely will have 20 eight-dot cells, weigh less than two pounds, and be WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled. You may recall that last summer, NLS and the Perkins Library launched a pilot project to test the effectiveness of distributing and reading braille files on eReaders. Currently, about 70 Perkins patrons are participating in the pilot. “They love the braille displays,” NLS Consumer Relations Officer Judy Dixon said.
  • The next-generation NLS talking-book player—still a few years away—will have Internet connectivity, allowing users to easily download books from BARD via WiFi or cellular networks. The ongoing MOCA pilot has given us valuable information, but as Engineering Section Head John Brown said, “There will be tons of testing to get there because there’s a lot we don’t know about these things.” NLS is also looking at the feasibility of having a voice interface for the player.
  • When it comes to outreach via social media, more is better. Craig Hayward of the North Carolina Regional Library said every channel of communication you use—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—hits a different audience. Sue Walker of the Idaho Talking Book Service said it’s important to show the general community that you’re using the most current tools to spread your message. And Chancey Fleet of the New York City Regional Library said that, in addition to your core community of patrons, don’t forget to share with your friends and allies in accessibility.
  • Duplication on Demand (DoD), which allows NLS network libraries to place books on cartridges as they’re requested rather than keeping pre-loaded cartridges on hand, is proving to be popular with libraries that are trying it. Six libraries are now using it, and eight more are in the process of implementing it. Barbara Penegor of the Kentucky Talking Book Library said 92 percent of her library’s circulation is DoD now. A big benefit of DoD: It frees up staff who had been mailing and shelving talking-book cartridges to become reader advisors or work on outreach and other projects.

Newsstand

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

Discounted computers available from Computers for the Blind

Eligible persons may purchase a desktop pre-installed with JAWS, Fusion, or ZoomText for the discounted price of $70 thanks to new grant funds received by Computers for the Blind, a non-profit based in Texas. To receive a discounted computer, adult individuals must be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) due to blindness. Legally blind children or youth are also eligible. In addition, $125 laptops are available for blind college students currently enrolled in on-campus classes. For more information visit www.computersfortheblind.org or call (214) 340-6328 from Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time.

New iOS app assists in navigating airports

The developers of BlindSquare, a paid iOS app designed to help blind users with orientation and mobility, have released a free version, BlindSquare Event, that assists users in navigating airports. The BlindSquare Event app enables travelers at BlindSquare-enabled airports to access flight information and locate features of interest in and around the airport. Once activated at an airport, the app will continue to work outside the airport for seven days. For more information visit https://bit.ly/AirportsEnabled External and http://bit.ly/BsqAirportFAQ External.

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Books for Adults

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

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

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

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

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Siege of Shadows: Effigies, Book 2
DB90255 13 hours 52 minutes
by Sarah Raughley
read by Erin Jones
After Saul reappears and the threat of monstrous Phantoms bringing death and destruction to the world grows, Maia and the other Effigies hope to defeat him by discovering the source of their power over the four classical elements. Sequel to Fate of Flames (DB87661). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Nexus: Zeroes, Book 3
DB90452 13 hours 2 minutes
by Scott Westerfeld and others
read by Andy Pyle
The Zeroes—people with unique abilities and powers—are scattered, on the run, and desperate. They’re up against challenges from within and from the world around them, and one thing is certain: an epic showdown is guaranteed. Sequel to Swarm ( DB89382). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Family

Midnight at the Electric
DB88952 5 hours 58 minutes
by Jodi Lynn Anderson
read by Mare Trevathan
Selected to be a colonist on Mars in 2065, loner Adri heads to Kansas to stay with her cousin until her training is complete. Adri soon discovers a trove of letters and finds a human connection she had been missing. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

American Panda
DB88992 7 hours 32 minutes
by Gloria Chao
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Mei, a freshman at MIT, worries about her parents’ plans for her to become a doctor and marry a Taiwanese man. Meanwhile, Mei hates germs, loves dance, and falls for a Japanese classmate. She wonders if she can ever truly be herself. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Other F-Word
DB90358 6 hours 28 minutes
by Natasha Friend
read by Kristin Allison
Two teens, Milo and Hollis, both conceived via in vitro fertilization, search for answers about the sperm-donor father they share. They end up uncovering a few surprises along the way. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
DB88246 16 hours 30 minutes
by Arundhati Roy
read by Arundhati Roy
In India, the lives of Tilottama and Anjum intertwine. Tilottama’s lovers and sweethearts do their best to capture her attention. Anjum is a hermaphrodite who began life as a boy. When a baby girl is abandoned, both women attempt to claim her as theirs to raise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Life in a Fishbowl
DB88044 8 hours 44 minutes
by Len Vlahos
read by Jon Pinnow
Newly diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, Jared Stone auctions off his life on eBay to give his family financial security. But his fifteen-year-old daughter, Jackie, is determined to reclaim her family’s dignity by ending the invasive reality television program following them around. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Fantasy

Phantom Pains: The Arcadia Project, Book 2
DB88038 11 hours 41 minutes
by Mishell Baker
read by Erin Jones
Fired from the fairy-monitoring Arcadia Project after the events of Borderline (DB84795), Millie Roper is working at a movie studio. When her former Arcadia supervisor is accused of a crime, however, Millie agrees to help. In the process, she uncovers the existence of ghosts. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Waking Land
DB88321 15 hours 22 minutes
by Callie Bates
read by Erin Spencer
Elanna was raised by King Antoine as a hostage to ensure the good behavior of her father, the leader of a rebellious neighboring land. When the king dies, Elanna is suspected, so she flees to her homeland. Once there, she connects to the magic that is her birthright. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara
DB88204 10 hours 39 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Simon Vance
After generations of peace, a new enemy appears from the north with powers even the druids have never seen before. The High Druid sends Dar Leah as an emissary to discover what the attackers want. Meanwhile, former High Druid Drisker Arc is the target of assassins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Belles
DB90378 12 hours 12 minutes
by Dhonielle Clayton
read by Erin Jones
In the cursed world of Orléans, where citizens are born the color gray, beauty is a commodity controlled by a select few, the Belles. One Belle, sixteen-year-old Camellia, learns the secrets behind her powers and faces an impossible decision. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

An Unkindness of Magicians
DB88964 9 hours 14 minutes
by Kat Howard
read by Paige O’Malley
When a Turning begins, all the magical houses compete for control. Sydney is a magician with immense power, who escaped the House of Shadows. She enters the Turning, but her real goal is to bring down the entire system. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

The Changeling
DB88330 14 hours 5 minutes
by Victor Lavalle
read by Victor Lavalle
Apollo Kagwa believes he and his wife Emma are suffering the normal stresses of new parents, until Emma’s erratic behavior turns horrifyingly violent. After committing a terrible act, Emma disappears, and his search for her sends Apollo on a journey to places he never imagined. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Blackthorne: The Malorum Gates, Book 2
DB90200 19 hours 18 minutes
by Stina Leicht
read by Michael Scherer
The Kingdom of Eledore has fallen, and royals Nels and Suvi lead a remnant of their people to safety. Meanwhile, the magic that has kept demons at bay is dwindling, despite being guarded by wardens like Blackthorne. Sequel to Cold Iron (DB83164). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Down among the Sticks and Bones
DB88210 4 hours 7 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Seanan McGuire
Twin sisters Jacqueline and Jillian are as different as they can be. Jacqueline is the perfect daughter, while Jillian is a tomboy at heart. Betrayed by their parents at the age of twelve, they find a staircase that leads to a magic land filled with dangers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

An Enchantment of Ravens
DB90417 8 hours 38 minutes
by Margaret Rogerson
read by Mare Trevathan
Isobel, a mortal prodigy artist, paints portraits for her dangerous clients, the immortal fair folk. When Rook, the autumn prince, comes to her to have his portrait done, she makes a terrible mistake and must stand on trial for her crime. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Tales of the Ketty Jay, Books 3–4
DB90204 39 hours 17 minutes
by Chris Wooding
read by Robert Sams
Two volumes in a series about airship pirates, written between 2011 and 2013. In The Iron Jackal, Captain Frey takes a job for his old nemesis, Trinica. The Ace of Skulls has the crew trying to stay out of the civil war they started. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

General

Beartown
DB88118 14 hours 30 minutes
by Fredrik Backman
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In the isolated Swedish town of Beartown, the residents’ hopes are pinned on the local amateur hockey team winning the championships. When the team’s star is accused of raping the coach’s daughter, it threatens to tear the town apart. Translated from the 2016 Swedish. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

It Should’ve Been Me
DB88106 8 hours 25 minutes
by Reshonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray
read by Carol Dines
Between Hollywood jobs, actress Tamara Collins agrees to do a play in Atlanta by playwright and producer Gwen Tanner. Gwen tries to keep the drama on stage as Tamara deals with acting opposite her ex. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

A Dog’s Way Home
DB88104 9 hours 52 minutes
by W. Bruce Cameron
read by Carol Dines
Lucas Ray found a lovable, abandoned pit bull puppy that he named Bella and gave her a home. When local laws in Denver require Lucas to give Bella up for fosterage, the puppy undertakes a long journey to be reunited with Lucas. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

A House among the Trees
DB88308 13 hours 46 minutes
by Julia Glass
read by Mary Stuart Masterson
Children’s book author Mort Lear dies, leaving his estate to longtime assistant Tomassina Daulair. Tommy is touched by the bequest, but she must contend with an angry museum curator who expected to get the literary estate and an actor cast to play Mort in a movie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Keeper of Lost Things
DB88107 8 hours 51 minutes
by Ruth Hogan
read by Jill Fox
Since the day his fiancée died forty years ago, Anthony Peardew became a self-appointed keeper of lost things. Laura takes a job as his assistant and, upon his sudden death, she is charged with reuniting items from Anthony’s collection with their owners. Strong language. 2017.

Eternal Life
DB90473 8 hours 56 minutes
by Dara Horn
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Rachel made a deal 2,000 years ago that means she cannot die, outliving dozens of the families she has built over the centuries. Now, as immortality technologies are being developed for all of humanity, Rachel wants to find a way to finally die. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Years, Months, Days: Two Novellas
DB90613 6 hours 22 minutes
by Yan Lianke
read by Andy Pyle
Two novellas from a Chinese author known for his satire. In The Years, Months, Days, an old man and his dog attempt to survive a drought. The cost is higher than anticipated, however. Also includes Marrow. Originally published in Chinese. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1997.

Fall from Grace
DB90471 9 hours 55 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Luis Moreno
When her husband dies in an accident, forty-nine-year-old widow Sydney Wells is appalled to find he left her out of his will. She finds a job but is soon out of her depth, in trouble with the law, and having to start over, yet again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Gothics

The Rose Garden
DB87993 14 hours 43 minutes
by Susanna Kearsley
read by Terry Donnelly
After her beloved sister dies, Eva Ward returns to the house on the Cornish coast where they played as children. There, she must contend with ghosts both recent and not-so-recent. Along a hidden path, she finds herself in a different time and must decide whether to stay or go. 2011.

Historical Fiction

Max
DB88048 9 hours 55 minutes
by Sarah Cohen-Scali
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Born in Nazi Germany in 1936, Max is raised as the perfect Aryan, but he questions those teachings upon learning that his friend Lukas, a Polish boy snatched from his home to be “Germanized,” is secretly Jewish. Originally published in French in 2012. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

To the Bright Edge of the World
DB85081 13 hours 30 minutes
by Eowyn Ivey
read by various narrators
In the winter of 1885, Colonel Allen Forrester leads an expedition to the untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind his pregnant wife Sophie, Allen journals his experiences in case he doesn’t return. At home, Sophie also records her challenges as she chafes under social expectations and learns photography. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Women in the Castle
DB88163 13 hours 20 minutes
by Jessica Shattuck
read by Kimberly Schraf
Widowed when her husband is executed for a plot to assassinate Hitler, Marianne von Lingenfels searches for the families of her husband’s compatriots in the aftermath of World War II. As she gathers her makeshift family together, secrets threaten their stability. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

After the Bloom
DB89221 10 hours 49 minutes
by Leslie Shimotakahara
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1984. Rita has returned to the neighborhood where she grew up, in search of her missing mother Lily, who has memory issues. Lily’s past as an internment camp prisoner in California during World War II is revealed as it affects Rita’s present. Some strong language. 2017.

Before We Were Yours
DB88202 14 hours 31 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by various narrators
The five Foss children are left alone at home in 1930s Mississippi and subsequently kidnapped by notorious child dealer Georgia Tann. In the present day, Avery Stafford meets elderly May—who used to be Rill Foss and is the sister of Avery’s Grandma Judy. Avery investigates her family’s history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Holidays

Silent Night
DB90497 10 hours 56 minutes
by J.D. Robb and others
read by Catherine Byers
Collection of novellas set in the Christmas season contains both romance and suspense. Robb’s Midnight in Death features her series regular, Detective Eve Dallas, who is newly married. Also includes A Berry Merry Christmas, The Unexpected Gift, and Christmas Promises. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.

Human Relationships

The Lines We Cross
DB88256 8 hours 16 minutes
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
read by various narrators
Michael’s parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values, which is trying to halt the flood of refugees. Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago. Their blossoming mutual attraction causes problems for both families. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

A Line Made by Walking
DB88240 9 hours 42 minutes
by Sara Baume
read by Heather O’Neill
After experiencing a breakdown, artist Frankie moves to her late grandmother’s bungalow in the Irish countryside. As she reflects on the course of her life so far, she begins photographing dead animals for her next art project. This helps her process her feelings and relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Summer That Made Us
DB89991 10 hours 23 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Therese Plummer
After her talk show is cancelled for low ratings, Charley devotes herself to helping her sister Meg, who has cancer. She and Meg decide to try to bring their family together at their neglected summer home, but the place holds the memories of an old tragedy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The House of Impossible Beauties
DB90316 16 hours 9 minutes
by Joseph Cassara
read by Jon Huffman
New York City, 1980. Angel joins Harlem’s drag queen ball scene. She meets Hector, and they form the first all-Latino house. After Hector dies in the AIDS epidemic, Angel must carry on alone, caring for the family they have formed. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2018.

Asymmetry
DB90448 9 hours 5 minutes
by Lisa Halliday
read by Jill Fox
In New York City, young editor Alice begins an affair with an older writer. Years later, economist Amar is on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan and is interviewed by immigration officials in Heathrow Airport. Alice and Amar’s stories slowly intertwine. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Self-Portrait with Boy
DB88986 9 hours 55 minutes
by Rachel Lyon
read by Kristin Allison
Photographer Lu Rile reflects on the way her life changed the day she took a self-portrait—with a neighbor child falling to his death in the background. Discovered only as Lu develops the film, the image promises to be her best work; but she agonizes over whether to show it. Strong language. 2018.

The Radius of Us
DB87998 9 hours 13 minutes
by Marie Marquardt
read by Gabriella Cavallero
A victim of assault, Gretchen is still struggling with her fears when she meets Phoenix, an immigrant who escaped gang violence in El Salvador. They both work to overcome their traumas and help each other heal. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

A Time of Love and Tartan
DB90478 8 hours 13 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
More changes are coming for the residents of an Edinburgh apartment building. These include Pat, who is having difficulty resisting her old boyfriend. Meanwhile, Matthew, Pat’s boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

No Other World
DB88108 7 hours 57 minutes
by Rahul Mehta
read by Gregory Maupin
As Kiran grows from boy to man, he and his family deal with the challenges of his emerging sexuality within both their Indian and American cultures. His parents and sister also have their own challenges to achieving happiness. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Asking for It
DB88121 9 hours 20 minutes
by Louise O’Neill
read by Terry Donnelly
Eighteen-year-old Emma O’Donovan’s future is forever altered after she is discovered by her parents in an unconscious heap on their doorstep. Emma can’t remember what happened the night before, but then someone posts pictures online. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Sin of a Woman
DB88316 7 hours 34 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Maria Howell
Raven Black from A Sinful Calling (DB84909), former daughter-in-law of Reverend Curtis Black, is now the pastor of her own church. Teamed up with Porsha Harrington, Reverend Black’s former mistress, they fight for supremacy in the congregation’s hearts even as romantic and financial troubles follow them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Invention of Ana
DB90457 10 hours 26 minutes
by Mikkel Rosengaard
read by Alec Volz
Newly arrived in New York from Copenhagen, a young writer meets Romanian immigrant Ana Ivan. He soon finds himself pulled into Anna’s world as she tries to alter her sense of time by following the astronomical calendar. Translated from the original 2016 Danish edition. Strong language. 2018.

A Loving, Faithful Animal
DB89492 5 hours 32 minutes
by Josephine Rowe
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Young Ru watches as her family falls apart after her father, a Vietnam veteran, disappears at New Year’s. Ru’s mother Evelyn reflects on her lost youth, older sister Lani throws herself into hedonism, and uncle Les does things that no one can comprehend. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

American Street
DB88103 8 hours 36 minutes
by Ibi Zoboi
read by Jill Fox
Fabiola’s mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States from Haiti. Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit’s west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Hotel Silence
DB90502 4 hours 22 minutes
by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
read by Peter Holdway
Divorced handyman Jónas takes a one-way trip to a war-torn city where he settles into the Hotel Silence. While there, he does what he does best—fix things. Translated from the original 2016 Icelandic edition. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Humor

This Could Hurt
DB88975 12 hours 40 minutes
by Jillian Medoff
read by Kristin Allison
2009. Rosa Guerrero has worked hard to secure her place as the chief of human resources at Ellery Consumer Research and to win the loyalty and devotion of her staff. However, with the economy tanking, the prospects for Ellery are not bright. Little contretemps take on greater consequence. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Legal Themes

False Dawn
DB88046 10 hours 0 minutes
by Paul Levine
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Miami football-player-turned-attorney Jake Lassiter doesn’t believe his client Francisco Crespo’s description of how he killed a Russian coworker. After Crespo’s boss—Japanese art collector Matsuo Yagamata—hires Jake to defend Crespo, the case takes him to Cuba, accompanied by investigator Lourdes Soto. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1993.

Jake Lassiter, Books 5–7
DB87859 32 hours 48 minutes
by Paul Levine
read by various narrators
Three books, written between 1995 and 1997, featuring linebacker-turned-night-school-lawyer Jake Lassiter. Includes Slashback (also published as Riptide), Fool Me Twice, and Flesh and Bones, in which Lassiter gains a client after watching her shoot her father in a bar. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

Literature

The Lover; Wartime Notebooks; Practicalities
DB86976 16 hours 53 minutes
by Marguerite Duras
read by Kristin Allison
A collection of three works of fiction and nonfiction. The Lover, translated in 1985, explores a forbidden love affair of a teenage girl. Wartime Notebooks, translated in 2008, recounts Duras’ experiences during World War II. Practicalities, translated in 1990, includes meditations on challenges and joys found in daily life. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic
DB86993 20 hours 20 minutes
by Nick Joaquin
read by George Holmes
A collection of stories and other post-colonial writings from the Filipino author. The pieces discuss the challenges faced by newly free Filipinos and explore folklore, past colonialism, and more. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Mystery and Detective

Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger: A Capital Crimes Novel
DB90459 10 hours 35 minutes
by Donald Bain
read by Ray Foushee
David Portland, a member of the security detail for the British Embassy, is determined to find out who killed his son in Nigeria. When Portland’s friend Robert Brixton is told to investigate a fraudulent Nigerian charity, the cases converge. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Ghost of Christmas Past
DB90541 7 hours 41 minutes
by Rhys Bowen
read by Carol Dines
Reeling from her miscarriage and the news that Bridie’s father is alive, Molly Murphy Sullivan and her family accept an unexpected invitation to spend Christmas in the country. But when Molly learns it is the ten-year anniversary of the disappearance of their hosts’ young daughter, she can’t help but investigate. 2017.

A Hiss before Dying
DB89363 11 hours 14 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Kate Forbes
Crozet, Virginia. Beaglers and their hounds on their annual rabbit chase flush out a dead body. Disturbingly, it’s the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver who was too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated—until sleuth Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and her trail-sniffing cats pick up clues dating back to the state’s post-Revolutionary past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Egg Drop Dead
DB90425 9 hours 45 minutes
by Laura Childs
read by Emily Ellet
Suzanne, Petra, and Toni, the three co-owners of the Cackleberry Club café in the small town of Kindred, are determined to discover who killed Mike Mullen, the farmer who supplies their dairy products. Recipes included. 2016.

The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel
DB90411 22 hours 51 minutes
by Elizabeth George
read by Simon Vance
A member of Parliament shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his Ludlow constituents. The Assistant Commissioner sees a chance to get rid of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, whose career at the Met has been hanging by a thread. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Broken Trust: A Badge of Honor Novel, Book 13
DB86318 9 hours 46 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
read by Dan Bloom
Philadelphia homicide police officer Matt Payne is shocked by his latest case. He knew socialite Camilla Rose Morgan when she was younger, and he has difficulty believing that she would kill herself. Although he is told she battled mental problems, Payne decides to investigate. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Big Book of the Continental Op
DB89880 55 hours 29 minutes
by Dashiell Hammett
read by Joe Wilson
First compilation containing all of the Continental Op adventures, which were written in the 1920s and 1930s and feature an unnamed short, fat operative for the Continental Detective Agency in San Francisco. Includes twenty-eight stories, two novels, and an unfinished tale. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Ordeal
DB90487 10 hours 42 minutes
by Jørn Lier Horst
read by Saul Reichlin
William Wisting’s investigation into taxi driver Jens Hummel’s disappearance has been fruitless, and Wisting endures criticism. A crucial discovery directs suspicion at Dan Roger “Danny” Brodin, but Danny is already in prison, convicted of another murder. Originally published in Norwegian in 2015. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

White House Chef Mystery, Books 1–3
DB88112 29 hours 14 minutes
by Julie Hyzy
read by Theresa Conkin
The first three mysteries, written between 2008 and 2010, to feature White House chef Olivia (Ollie) Paras. Includes State of the Onion, Hail to the Chef, and Eggsecutive Orders, in which NSA bigshot Carl Minkus dies after eating a White House meal. Includes recipes for complete presidential menus. Anthony Award. 2010.

The Long Drop
DB88079 7 hours 20 minutes
by Denise Mina
read by David Monteith
Glasgow, 1950s. The police are convinced that William Watt is guilty of murdering his family. Desperate to clear his name, Watt turns to career criminal Peter Manuel, who claims to have information about the real killer. As Watt seeks justice with the cagey Manuel’s help, everyone they meet has a bloody secret to conceal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Two Nights
DB88319 9 hours 8 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by various narrators
Sunday Night is a woman with physical and psychological scars and a killer instinct. She has spent years running from her past and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But when a girl goes missing after a bomb explosion, her family needs Sunnie’s help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Cats in Trouble, Books 4–6
DB87861 26 hours 57 minutes
by Leann Sweeney
read by Catherine Byers
Three mysteries, written between 2012 and 2014, featuring quilter Jillian Hart and her cats. Includes The Cat, the Wife and the Weapon; The Cat, the Mill and the Murder; and The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim, in which a cat travels back home and finds his owner murdered. 2014.

Black Diamond
DB88206 9 hours 23 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
Chief of Police Bruno has his hands full with trouble in the truffle trade in St. Denis’s marketplace. When a friend is murdered, things really start heating up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

The Children Return
DB88304 9 hours 46 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
An undercover French Muslim cop is found dead after calling Chief Bruno for help only hours earlier. Meanwhile, one of Bruno’s old army comrades helps smuggle Muslim youth Sami from a French army base in Afghanistan. But then an American woman appears in St. Denis to extradite him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Crowded Grave
DB88207 10 hours 14 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
When a local archaeological team looking for Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains turns up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it’s up to Chief Bruno to solve the case. But the task is complicated by a meddlesome new magistrate and other disturbances. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Dark Vineyard
DB88205 10 hours 1 minute
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
Police chief Bruno loves life in his small French village. One day, his idyll is disturbed when a local research station for genetically modified crops is burned down. An environmentalist enclave seems to be the most likely culprit, but Bruno soon uncovers evidence that complicates the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Devil’s Cave
DB88208 11 hours 8 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
Police chief Bruno investigates a murder as St. Denis prepares for Easter. An unknown woman—dead, naked, and bearing the marks of a black-magic ritual—is found in a boat. With the townsfolk terrified, clues quickly lead Bruno to the Gouffre de Colombac—the Devil’s Cave. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Fatal Pursuit
DB88306 9 hours 41 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
An annual fête in St. Denis now includes a rally race and a classic car parade. As the parade begins, a local scholar turns up dead—and Bruno suspects unnatural causes. To complicate matters, a family squabble over land brings to St. Denis a comely Parisienne who turns Bruno’s head. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Patriarch
DB88312 10 hours 28 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
When police chief Bruno is invited to the lavish birthday celebration of World War II flying ace and national icon Marco “the Patriarch” Desaix, it’s the fulfillment of a boyhood dream. But when the party ends with the death of Gilbert, Marco’s longtime friend, Bruno is back on the job. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Resistance Man
DB88209 10 hours 17 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
Police chief Bruno must balance the demands on his time and expertise—including the complex affections of two powerful women, his irrepressible puppy, and a mounting crime wave whose seemingly unrelated events Bruno begins to suspect are linked. Meanwhile, a Resistance veteran is linked after his death to a notorious train robbery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Occult and Horror

Skitter
DB89441 10 hours 50 minutes
by Ezekiel Boone
read by Ryan Dalusung
When an ancient egg let loose flesh-eating spiders in The Hatching (DB86520), millions died. Now, humanity is fighting back, and the spiders are dying. But a mysterious glowing egg sac in Japan does not bode well. Violence and strong language. 2017.

The Howling
DB88159 6 hours 2 minutes
by Gary Brandner
read by Julian Thompson
After a brutal attack caused Karyn Beatty to have a miscarriage and nervous breakdown, she and husband Roy move to a secluded California town. Roy thinks Karyn is imagining things when she hears howling coming from the nearby woods. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1977.

The Lesser Dead
DB88047 12 hours 8 minutes
by Christopher Buehlman
read by Erik Sandvold
New York City, 1978. For the last forty years, Joey Peacock has enjoyed the hunt as an adolescent vampire—until one night, when he sees a group of creepy children hunting recklessly in the city’s subway system, endangering them all. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Rise: The Complete Newsflesh Collection
DB85083 24 hours 48 minutes
by Mira Grant
read by various narrators
Presents all the short fiction based in the world of the Newsflesh series, which begins with the title Feed (DB77374). In this time line several decades have passed since a zombie virus has infested humanity. Contains two novellas not published elsewhere and six shorter works, including “Countdown” and “The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 24
DB88968 19 hours 28 minutes
edited by Stephen Jones
read by L.J. Ganser
Twenty-two horror stories selected as the best of 2012, with an overview of the year in horror publishing and media and a necrology of those who died that year. Authors include Ramsey Campbell, Alison Littlewood, Gemma Files, Neil Gaiman, and more. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
DB87987 14 hours 11 minutes
by John Langan
read by Ryan Dalusung
A collection of nine short works of dark fantasy and horror. In the title tale, a group of army soldiers hunt the vampire who destroyed their platoon in Iraq. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

As I Descended
DB88041 9 hours 1 minute
by Robin Talley
read by Gabriella Cavallero
On a whim, Lily purchases an antique Ouija board online and invites her friends Maria and Brandon to play. When they awaken evil spirits, Lily and Maria decide to use it to their advantage. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Sweep Series, Volume 3
DB90025 17 hours 41 minutes
by Cate Tiernan
read by Jill Fox
The third volume of the series featuring Morgan, a powerful witch, who is the last in her line. Includes the previously published The Calling, Changeling, and Strife. Sequel to Sweep Series, Volume 2 (DB89916). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2002.

Political Themes

Go, Went, Gone
DB87991 10 hours 8 minutes
by Jenny Erpenbeck
read by John Haag
Berlin. Newly retired classics professor Richard, a widower, settles into a mundane, routine life. One day, he spots African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. He tries to help and entangles himself in their lives. Translated from the original 2015 German edition. 2017.

A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B.
DB90542 4 hours 40 minutes
by Ismail Kadare
read by Gregory Maupin
Playwright Rudian Stefa is called in for questioning by the ruling regime. He discovers that a signed copy of his latest book was found with the body of a girl who committed suicide. To clear himself, he must explain her death. Translated from the original 2009 Albanian edition. 2016.

Psychological Themes

Devils Within
DB88984 8 hours 45 minutes
by S.F. Henson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After being released from the West Kentucky Psychiatric Center for murdering his father, a white supremacist, Nate must learn to reintegrate into society, but fears his upbringing and flashbacks will hurt those around him. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Possessions
DB88039 12 hours 3 minutes
by Sara Flannery Murphy
read by Jennifer Hubbard
The Elysian Society helps the bereaved communicate with the dead. By taking a drug called lotus, staff like Edie can channel spirits. While she helps widower Patrick contact his dead wife, Edie becomes fixated on him. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Religious Themes

The Truth Is the Light
DB88318 10 hours 25 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Shari Peele
The congregation of the Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center is thrown into a tizzy when Clarence Walker decides to leave his well-known father’s ministry and join Pastor Landris. Questions of paternity arise in the congregation, and Clarence’s father’s secrets rock the community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Tangled Webs
DB88317 10 hours 15 minutes
by Irene Hannon
read by Therese Plummer
While visiting the Missouri woods for some needed rest, former Army ranger Finn McGregor is plunged into danger. His beautiful neighbor, Dana, is recovering from a trauma of her own. She becomes the target of what starts as petty vandalism but escalates to violence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Beauty Refined: Sapphire Brides, Book 2
DB88139 10 hours 2 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Melissa Hurst
1907, Montana. Phoebe Von Bergen has traveled from Germany with her father to acquire sapphires. While in America, Phoebe meets the handsome Ian Harper, a man of faith who helps her when she uncovers the lies her father has been telling her about their family. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Romance

Savannah Blues
DB88239 14 hours 13 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Susan Ericksen
Antiques dealer Weezie Foley is accused of murdering her ex-husband’s fiancée after she discovers the body in an old plantation house. As Weezie and her loved ones investigate the sordid side of historic Savannah, Georgia, Weezie falls in love with an old flame. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

The Traitor’s Kiss
DB88076 11 hours 21 minutes
by Erin Beaty
read by Kathleen McInerney
Sage Fowler, the apprentice to a matchmaker—but unsuitable for marriage herself—becomes a spy for the army to uncover a treasonous plot and finds herself entangled in a romance with a soldier. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

A Rogue of Her Own
DB90404 11 hours 13 minutes
by Grace Burrowes
read by James Langton
For Miss Charlotte Windham, the best way to maintain her independence is a teeny, tiny brush with scandal. She chooses wealthy, handsome upstart Lucas Sherbourne as her unwitting accomplice. What Charlotte doesn’t count on is that one kiss will lead them straight to the altar. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Dog Walker’s Diary
DB90540 8 hours 46 minutes
by Kathryn Donahue
read by Gregory Maupin
Los Angeles literary agent Daniel Ashe hires mysterious redhead Annie Doherty as his new dog walker. While he can’t wait to read the fantastical stories she writes of the adventures his dogs get into while he’s away, Daniel doesn’t believe in love. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Shadow Rider
DB88250 16 hours 29 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Jim Frangione
Francesca Capello is a woman on the run. She winds up in Chicago, a city controlled by the mysterious Ferraro family. Stefano Ferraro believes his family members alone have the ability to be Shadow Riders, individuals manipulating light and dark, until he meets Francesca. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Art of Running in Heels
DB90147 8 hours 34 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Elizabeth Rose
After Lexie Kowalsky runs out on her reality TV wedding, she hitches a plane ride to Canada with Sean Knox. They share an attraction, but Lexie doesn’t know Sean is a star player for her father’s hockey team, the Chinooks. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Map of Fates
DB89097 9 hours 39 minutes
by Maggie Hall
read by Julia Whelan
Avery West, the heiress to the powerful secret society known as the Circle, follows a trail of clues she hopes will lead to Alexander the Great’s tomb—and the earth-shattering secret it holds. Sequel to The Conspiracy of Us (DB80475). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Beacons of Hope, Books 4–5
DB90038 18 hours 31 minutes
by Jody Hedlund
read by Kristin Allison
Two Christian romances set in nineteenth-century New England, written between 2016 and 2017. In Forever Safe, an heiress who has left two other men at the altar believes she has found true love. In Never Forget, the granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper meets a shipwrecked man with amnesia. 2017.

On Second Thought
DB88247 13 hours 7 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by various narrators
When the man she thought was about to propose to her breaks up with her instead through his blog, Ainsley O’Leary turns to her estranged half sister, Kate. Kate is dealing with a huge loss of her own, and their shared sorrow brings them closer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Sinful Scottish Laird
DB88040 11 hours 12 minutes
by Julia London
read by Jon Huffman
Daisy, the widowed Lady Chatwick, leaves London with son Ellis to spend time at their Scottish estate. She must marry within three years or Ellis will lose his inheritance. While waiting for her first love to propose, she meets her neighbor, Cailean Mackenzie. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

A Promise to Love
DB90443 9 hours 52 minutes
by Serena B. Miller
read by Jean Cochran
Searching for her brother, who is missing in the lumber camps, Ingrid Larsen travels from her home in Sweden to Michigan in 1871. The first job she takes falls through, leaving her destitute. She meets a widower with five children and proposes marriage as a way to solve both their problems. 2012.

Under a Blackberry Moon
DB90144 9 hours 1 minute
by Serena B. Miller
read by Mare Trevathan
Michigan, 1868. Moon Song decides to return to her Chippewa tribe with her baby after working at the Calloway’s lumber camp. Former preacher Isaac “Skypilot” Ross accompanies her, but disaster strikes along the way. Sequel to The Measure of Katie Calloway (DB81086). 2013.

From Manhattan with Love, Books 4–6
DB90046 29 hours 15 minutes
by Sarah Morgan
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three contemporary romances set in New York. New York, Actually features Molly, an advice columnist who can solve everyone’s relationship woes except her own. Also includes Holiday in the Hamptons and Moonlight over Manhattan. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Wrong to Need You: Forbidden Hearts
DB90462 10 hours 24 minutes
by Alisha Rai
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Jackson Kane has stayed away from his hometown for years. Now that he’s back, the attraction he feels for his brother’s widow, Sadia, is no longer forbidden. Sadia has missed Jackson, who was once her best friend, but she doesn’t know him anymore. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Baron and Mogul
DB90030 25 hours 39 minutes
by Joanna Shupe
read by various narrators
Two romance novels of the Gilded Age, written between 2016 and 2017. In Baron, railroad tycoon William Sloan needs a sterling reputation to run for office, but he tangles with con artist Ava. In Mogul, newspaper publisher Calvin Cabot is kidnapped by his ex-wife. Also includes the novella Tycoon. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

When Tides Turn
DB90480 10 hours 26 minutes
by Sarah Sundin
read by Tanya Eby
During World War II, fun-loving Tess Beaumont decides to do her part for the war effort and join the Navy as a part of the WAVES. She meets Lieutenant Dan Avery, an ambitious officer in the unit hunting German submarines, and an attraction sparks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Sugar Pine Trail
DB89495 10 hours 28 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Margaret Strom
Quiet librarian Julia Winston is seeking new experiences, but falling for Jamie Caine, the sexy military pilot who lives upstairs, might be too much excitement. When Julia finds herself caring for two young boys over the holidays, however, she needs Jamie’s help. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Satellite
DB90461 8 hours 22 minutes
by Lauren Emily Whalen
read by Theresa Conkin
Levon and Harmony have been best friends and family for as long as their dads have been in love. But when their dads start to argue more often, the two face a life apart and realize their feelings run much deeper. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Lilac Lane
DB89844 11 hours 37 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Elizabeth Rose
After the unexpected death of her fiancé, Kiera Malone leaves Dublin to visit her daughter, Moira, in Chesapeake Shores, Maryland. In addition to helping with Moira’s new baby, she works at O’Brien’s, her son-in-law’s Irish pub. Sparks fly between Kiera and the pub’s chef. 2017.

The Sun Is Also a Star
DB86028 8 hours 10 minutes
by Nicola Yoon
read by various narrators
Natasha, a girl of science and facts, and Daniel, a good son and student, meet by chance at the worst possible time, but they believe there is something extraordinary in store for both of them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Science Fiction

Infinity Engine: Transformation, Book 3
DB88094 19 hours 58 minutes
by Neal Asher
read by Jeff Allin
After the events of War Factory (DB85867), several forces continue to pursue rogue Artificial Intelligence Penny Royal, including the Brockle, a psychopathic forensics AI. Meanwhile, aboard the war factory that birthed Penny Royal, humans, aliens, and AI drones grapple for control. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Courier: San Angeles, Book 1
DB88140 8 hours 57 minutes
by Gerald Brandt
read by various narrators
Kris Ballard works as a motorcycle courier in a multilevel city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border. After witnessing the murder of one of her clients, Kris goes on the run and falls in with a member of an underground resistance group. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Galactic Empires
DB88027 25 hours 18 minutes
edited by Neil Clarke
read by Mark Ashby
A collection of science fiction short stories that feature galaxy-spanning societies and examine how such societies might function. Includes stories from Ann Leckie, Brandon Sanderson, Neal Asher, Yoon Ha Lee, Robert Silverberg, Robert Charles Wilson, Melinda Snodgrass, Naomi Novik, Ian McDonald, and others. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Provenance
DB89996 12 hours 36 minutes
by Ann Leckie
read by Adjoa Andoh
To regain her people’s priceless stolen artifacts and gain the status that she craves, Ingray will have to free a thief from a closely guarded prison planet. In the meantime, Ingray’s home world experiences political turmoil. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Infinity Wars
DB90383 12 hours 34 minutes
edited by Jonathan Strahan
read by Theresa Conkin
A collection of science fiction short stories focusing on war and conflict in humanity’s future. Includes stories by, among others, Carrie Vaughn, Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Bear, Garth Nix, Genevieve Valentine, and Peter Watts. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Short Stories

Beasts and Children
DB88811 10 hours 10 minutes
by Amy Parker
read by Susan Bennett
A collection of linked short stories that cut into the dark heart of the American family. As each of the families depicted navigate life and encounter each other, the author considers the nature of failure and success, as well as humanity’s many fractures and connections. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Kiss Me Someone: Stories
DB87999 6 hours 0 minutes
by Karen Shepard
read by Kristin Allison
A collection of short stories about women who exist between different states of being—selfishness and compassion, youth and adulthood, and more. Other stories discuss women facing obstacles, such as mixed-race identities and social class. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Spies and Espionage

A Single Spy
DB88252 11 hours 9 minutes
by William Christie
read by Ari Fliakos
Orphan thief Aleksi Ivanovich Smirnov is caught by Stalin’s secret police in 1936 and in forced to work as a spy in Nazi Germany. Over the next seven years, Aleksi acts as the devoted nephew of a Nazi official and works for German spymaster Wilhelm Canaris. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Quantum Spy
DB90469 10 hours 57 minutes
by David Ignatius
read by Edoardo Ballerini
As the United States and China race to develop a hyper-fast quantum computer, American labs are compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. CIA officer Harris Change pursues the target around the world in a high-stakes chase. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Hooper
DB90438 7 hours 20 minutes
by Geoff Herbach
read by Kurt Elftmann
When Polish immigrant and adopted teen Adam Reed is tapped to play basketball on a select youth sports team for the AAU, he believes it will be the ticket to a good life for himself. But an off-court incident occurs and threatens his future. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Suspense

Blame
DB88326 12 hours 33 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by various narrators
Jane Norton crashed her car two years ago, leaving her with amnesia and killing her friend David. When they found a note purportedly by Jane that wished for death for both of them, the town blamed her. Now an anonymous note writer claims to know what actually happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Secret Room
DB88313 9 hours 5 minutes
by Sandra Block
read by Jennifer Nittoso
Correctional facility psychiatry fellow Zoe Goldman is wracked with horror and guilt when an inexplicably large number of her patients die. She feverishly tries to figure out what is going wrong. What Zoe doesn’t realize, however, is that someone is targeting her patients to get to her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Look for Me
DB90294 12 hours 57 minutes
by Lisa Gardner
read by Emily Ellet
A family is murdered in their home, except for sixteen-year-old Roxy, who is missing, along with the family dogs. Both Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren and survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane from Find Her (DB83828) are on the hunt for Roxy. Then another connected shooting occurs. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Best Friends Forever
DB88983 10 hours 39 minutes
by Margot Hunt
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Florida suburban mom Alice Campbell is surprised when detectives want to talk to her about the death of her wealthy friend Kat Grant’s husband, Howard, who fell off their balcony while drunk. And why isn’t Kat taking Alice’s calls? Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Hellbent
DB90262 15 hours 10 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Joe Wilson
Evan Smoak gets an unexpected call from his father figure and former handler, Jack Johns, who is about to be captured and killed. He leaves Evan one last assignment—take care of Jack’s latest orphaned trainee, a sixteen-year-old girl. Together they set out to avenge Jack’s murder. Violence and strong language. 2018.

The Sandman
DB90407 14 hours 30 minutes
by Lars Kepler
read by Saul Reichlin
Mikael and his sister went missing thirteen years ago and were thought to have been victims of now-captured serial killer Jurek Walter. Mikael resurfaces, saying his sister is being held by someone called the Sandman. DI Linna believes their captor is Jurek’s accomplice. Originally published in Swedish in 2012. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Savage Drift: Monument 14
DB86003 8 hours 5 minutes
by Emmy Laybourne
read by Phyllis Gordon
The survivors of Sky on Fire (DB78411) have finally made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. But Josie, originally separated from the group, is trapped in a brutal prison camp, hoping for a rescue. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Since We Fell
DB88110 14 hours 13 minutes
by Dennis Lehane
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Rachel credits her new husband, Brian, for getting her through the aftermath of her on-air panic attack in Haiti that signaled the end of her journalism career and sent her into shut-in mode. Then she learns something sinister about Brian. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

The Perfect Nanny
DB88974 5 hours 20 minutes
by Leila Slimani
read by Kristin Allison
Myriam jumps at an offer to practice law and is thrilled when she and her husband find the perfect nanny for their two young children. Louise performs above and beyond her duties—until it all goes horribly wrong. Originally published in French in 2016. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Anatomy of a Scandal
DB88987 12 hours 40 minutes
by Sarah Vaughan
read by Terry Donnelly
Shortly after James Whitehouse—a junior minister and best friend to the prime minister—informs his wife, Sophie, that he had an affair with an aide, the aide accuses him of rape. Disbelieving Sophie is supportive, but another pivotal person knows about James’s long-ago behavior. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

War Stories

Daughters of the Night Sky
DB90424 10 hours 34 minutes
by Aimie K. Runyan
read by Emily Ellet
Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova has long dreamed of flying. When she finishes her training at a military outpost, she is recruited for a female bomber regiment tasked with attacking the Germans. The regiment becomes known as the Night Witches, and their lives are forever changed. Some violence. 2018.

Westerns

Moon of Bitter Cold
DB86994 17 hours 12 minutes
by Frederick J. Chiaventone
read by Doug Ramsdell
Even as the Civil War ends, violence is on a rise in the West between the United States and the Plains Indians. A Lakota Sioux leader unites thousands of warriors from the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Crow to fight the encroaching settlers. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

Preacher’s Kill: The First Mountain Man
DB90454 7 hours 54 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
Preacher and his son Hawk travel to St. Louis with a load of furs. It’s Hawk’s first visit to a city. Hawk falls for a young woman he meets and convinces Preacher to help him trail a questionable—and likely dangerous—expedition she is joining. Sequel to Preacher’s Hellstorm (DB89679). Violence and strong language. 2018.

Shawn O’Brien, Books 1–3
DB90007 30 hours 6 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
The first three books in the series featuring gunslinger Shawn O’Brien, originally published between 2014 and 2016. In Town Tamer, Shawn sets out to turn lawless towns into safe places for decent people to live. Also includes Manslaughter and Better Off Dead. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Robert B. Parker’s Revelation
DB88150 8 hours 24 minutes
by Robert Knott
read by Rex Linn
Augustus Noble Driggs and other cold-blooded convicts escape prison. It’s up to territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture them and rescue the woman they kidnapped. But Driggs is on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels and the men who betrayed him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Whip
DB87982 10 hours 40 minutes
by Karen Kondazian
read by Carol Jacobanis
A fictionalized account of the life of Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst, who spent most of her life in the nineteenth century living as a man. After the destruction of her family, Charlotte disguises herself to track down the killer. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

Adult Nonfiction

Adventure

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
DB88125 14 hours 38 minutes
by Paul Watson
read by Michael Russotto
Journalist chronicles the history of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, whose mission to find the Northwest Passage through Canada led to the loss of two ships—the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror—and all their crewmen to Arctic ice. Recounts the discoveries of the Erebus in 2014 and the Terror in 2016. 2017.

Arts

Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere
DB90206 15 hours 25 minutes
by Hillary Chute
read by Eva Wilhelm
Explores the art forms of comics and graphic novels—particularly those that are part of underground movements—through ten themes, including disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queer. Includes a discussion of fan culture. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction
DB86441 5 hours 10 minutes
by David Cottington
read by Kristin Allison
Surveys of modern art from its origins in nineteenth-century Paris to the early twenty-first century. Explores the changing definition of “art” and the qualities that make it “modern,” the public’s bewilderment at some avant-garde paintings and sculptures, and the marketing of artists such as Andy Warhol and Tracey Emin. 2005.

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction
DB86444 5 hours 31 minutes
by Nick Groom
read by Kristin Allison
A two-thousand-year history of all things Gothic, from the barbarians who sacked Rome in 410 to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Analyzes the Gothic aesthetic and its influence on architecture, literature, movies, television shows, pop music, and fashion. 2012.

Astronomy

Stars: A Very Short Introduction
DB86800 5 hours 51 minutes
by Andrew King
read by Gary Telles
Astrophysicist reveals how the laws of physics force stars to evolve, driving them through successive stages of maturity before their inevitable and sometimes spectacular deaths, to end as remnants—white dwarves, neutron stars, and black holes. Shows how astronomers use stars to measure the properties of the universe, such as its expansion. 2012.

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew
DB90380 11 hours 12 minutes
by Michael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward
read by Gregory Maupin
Chronicles the effort to recover the space shuttle Columbia, which exploded over Texas during reentry in 2003. Discusses the cause of the accident, interagency work protocols, and the contributions of volunteers, which allowed for the retrieval of crew remains and forty percent of the debris. 2018.

Biography

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction
DB86424 5 hours 23 minutes
by Bhikhu Parekh
read by Jake Williams
Recounts the life’s work of a leader associated with India’s struggle for independence. Discusses his fights against racial discrimination during his 21 years in South Africa and against the segregation of untouchables in India. Explores his commitment to nonviolence and his religious thought. Includes glossary of Sanskrit and Hindi words. 1997.

Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much
DB88325 7 hours 17 minutes
by Faith Salie
read by Faith Salie
A contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! uses a collection of essays to reflect on her life and the many ways she has attempted to win approval from her parents, friends, lovers, and the public. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002)
DB88081 13 hours 54 minutes
by David Sedaris
read by David Sedaris
Humorist and author of autobiographical essay collections such as Me Talk Pretty One Day (DB50514) presents the first volume of his diaries. He has selected entries from the thirty-five-year period that took him from being a broke dropout to a bestselling author. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life
DB88248 18 hours 31 minutes
by Sally Bedell Smith
read by various narrators
A biography of Prince Charles. Using years of research and hundreds of interviews, the author sheds light on the death of Diana, Charles’s marriage to Camilla, and his preparations to take the throne. Begins with his lonely childhood, follows his years at school, his many pursuits, and his complicated familial relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Business and Economics

The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History
DB88120 17 hours 52 minutes
by David Enrich
read by Joe Wilson
Journalist chronicles a financial scam perpetrated by bankers and traders, based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), and the resulting fallout. Focuses on the math genius and trader Tom Hayes, who was the only person convicted in the scheme. 2017.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86454 5 hours 2 minutes
by James Fulcher
read by Erik Sandvold
The history and development of capitalism—the investment of money to make more money—from its origins in eighteenth-century England to the present. Includes discussion of the impact of international competition and globalization, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the “great recession” of 2007–8. 2015.

Career and Job Training

Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow
DB88043 7 hours 26 minutes
by Joshua Spodek
read by Jon Pinnow
A guide to developing leadership skills based on methods gleaned from industries beyond business, including entertainment and sports. The process is broken up into the stages of “Understanding Yourself,” “Leading Yourself,” “Understanding Others,” and “Leading Others.” Includes exercises. 2017.

Drama and Theater

Theatre: A Very Short Introduction
DB87160 4 hours 33 minutes
by Marvin Carlson
read by Kristin Allison
Professor of comparative literature offers a broad overview of the evolution and varieties of theatrical performance, from origins in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome; to classical India and China; to medieval England and Japan; and to contemporary America and Europe. Explores complex association of dramatic performance and religion. 2014.

William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction
DB87190 3 hours 58 minutes
by Stanley Wells
read by Gregory Maupin
Shakespeare scholar explores Shakespeare’s social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which he drew. Examines the theaters and theatrical profession of the time to understand how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Considers Shakespeare’s narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays. 2015.

Government and Politics

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign
DB88251 16 hours 54 minutes
by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
read by Kimberly Farr
Using access to campaign insiders, two political journalists reconstruct the key decisions, unseized opportunities, and well-intentioned misfires that led to Clinton’s loss of the 2016 American presidential race. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
DB89375 19 hours 37 minutes
by Kurt Andersen
read by Kurt Andersen
A discussion of the post-factual “fake news” movement, which is, perhaps, less new than many might think. Covers examples from across five centuries of life in America, including the Salem witch trials, Scientology, the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, conspiracy theories, and other cultural examples. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
DB88307 14 hours 1 minute
by David Callahan
read by Ryan Gesell
An inside look at the secret world of elite philanthropists, examining the ways they quietly wield power to shape American life. Describes how thousands of high-level donors fly below the radar to promote a wide range of causes and support issues such as education, environmental causes, science, LGBT rights, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
DB88080 12 hours 8 minutes
by Al Franken
read by Al Franken
Candid personal memoir by former comedy star of Saturday Night Live, who, in 2008, waged a long-shot campaign in Minnesota for a seat in the US Senate and won. Recounts some of the most dramatic and hilarious moments of his two careers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic
DB90572 7 hours 59 minutes
by David Frum
read by Bob Moore
Conservative journalist and former White House speechwriter discusses ways in which he believes that Donald Trump has harmed—possibly irrevocably—American institutions and rights that even the media have missed. Explores the ways that, in the author’s view, the behavior, speech, and policies of the Trump administration have damaged American democracy. Bestseller. 2018.

The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World
DB90247 20 hours 7 minutes
by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro
read by Lou Harpenau
A history of a movement among world leaders to outlaw war, including the signing of a treaty known as the Peace Pact in 1928. Within a decade, however, every signing country was at war. The authors argue for the value and lasting impact of the movement despite its apparent failure. 2017.

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
DB90408 12 hours 21 minutes
by Michael Isikoff and David Corn
read by Peter Ganim
Examines Russia’s covert operations to influence the 2016 presidential elections in America. Discusses the state of US-Russia relations, Moscow’s exploitation of WikiLeaks, the ties between members of Trump’s inner circle and Russia, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Two Paths: America Divided or United
DB88253 8 hours 56 minutes
by John Kasich
read by John Kasich
Ohio governor and 2016 American presidential candidate John Kasich reflects on the campaign and shares his concerns for the country, his hopes for the future, and his desire for unity and reason for the American people. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
DB90334 8 hours 0 minutes
by Naomi Klein
read by Brit Marling
The author provides advice on resistance and activism to combat rising militarism, racism, and corporatism. Discusses her views on the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency, maintaining that Trump’s policies are an extension of worrisome trends from the past several decades. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years
DB90263 9 hours 53 minutes
by David Litt
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
The author, who worked as a White House speechwriter during the Obama administration, humorously discusses his role, the many pitfalls of speechwriting, and the absurdities of politics. Also examines the legacy of President Obama. Bestseller. 2017.

Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction
DB87181 3 hours 58 minutes
by Harvey C. Mansfield
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of government explores the life and work of French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859), whose mid-nineteenth-century treatise Democracy in America (DB61828) remains essential reading for students of American culture and politics. Also discusses Tocqueville’s other masterpiece The Old Regime and the Revolution, and his secret, unpublished Recollections. 2010.

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
DB90311 10 hours 29 minutes
by Chris Matthews
read by Ray Foushee
Journalist and political commentator provides a celebration of the life and work of Robert Francis Kennedy. Discusses his time in the Navy, his role as attorney general in his brother’s administration, his 1968 presidential campaign, and his tragic run for president. 2017.

War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
DB87957 11 hours 34 minutes
by David Patrikarakos
read by Bill Wallace
A foreign correspondent examines the role of social media in early-twenty-first-century warfare. Discusses its use as a recruitment tool and a distributor of fake news, as well as how it has transformed the way we fight, win, and consume wars. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
DB90479 7 hours 8 minutes
by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner
read by Dan Rather
Essays from the television journalist and his longtime collaborator that celebrate the values that tend to be shared throughout America, particularly those related to patriotism. Topics discussed include public institutions such as parks and libraries, the drive for innovation, and more. Narrated by Dan Rather. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace
DB90466 12 hours 43 minutes
by David B. Woolner
read by Tom Perkins
Historian examines the final days of FDR’s life and presidency. Discusses Roosevelt’s efforts to establish the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, the president’s quiet moments with close companions, and the months leading to his death in 1945. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Language

A World without “Whom”: The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age
DB87983 14 hours 52 minutes
by Emmy J. Favilla
read by Emily Ellet
A humorous look at the ways in which the English language has evolved in the early twenty-first century thanks to the Internet. Argues against attempts to preserve the status of written language. Discusses the importance of clarity, flexibility, playfulness, and political awareness. Some strong language. 2017.

Legal Issues

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction
DB86895 4 hours 14 minutes
by Linda Greenhouse
read by Judie Yuill
Longtime New York Times Supreme Court correspondent draws on direct knowledge of the court’s history and its written and unwritten rules to show how the court really functions. Describes the work of the justices, including the special role of the chief justice. Explains the court’s relation to the other branches of government. 2012.

Literature

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
DB86434 5 hours 56 minutes
by Jonathan Culler
read by Stephen Van Doren
Winner of the Modern Language Association’s prestigious Lowell Prize offers a topical overview of literary theory. Subjects include the definition of literature, the relationship between literary and cultural studies, the experience of the reader, and the components of narrative. Includes brief descriptions of modern theoretical movements. 2011.

Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction
DB86637 4 hours 56 minutes
by Michael Ferber
read by Mark Ashby
Professor of English explores the artistic and philosophical movement that dominated literature and the arts in Europe and America throughout the nineteenth century and beyond. Seeks unifying themes among a wide range of poets, composers, and philosophers, including Byron, Wordsworth, Chopin, Wagner, Carlyle, and Kant. Considers social and political ramifications. 2010.

Sunshine State: Essays
DB88162 12 hours 44 minutes
by Sarah Gerard
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
A collection of eight essays, two previously published, focusing on growing up and living in Florida. “BFF” explores a friendship that included lies. “Records” recounts the author’s high school years. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology
DB87162 28 hours 45 minutes
edited by Adam Gopnik
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Stories, letters, memoirs, poems, and journalism gathered by the editor to celebrate three centuries of American experience in the City of Light. Ranges from early impressions of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin to the latter-day reflections of such writers as Isadora Duncan, Edith Wharton, James Baldwin, and Jack Kerouac. 2004.

Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction
DB87182 4 hours 31 minutes
by Adrian Poole
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of English and comparative literature develops an eclectic survey of the subject, drawing not only on classic drama and literature but on visual art, philosophy, politics, and journalism as well. Addresses questions about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, and irony. Questions the relevance of tragedy for today’s world. 2005.

Marriage and Sex

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of)
DB88976 3 hours 26 minutes
by Arden Rose
read by Kristin Allison
Social media and lifestyle vlogger explains how to survive future adulthood, from paying the bills and grocery shopping to being in an actual relationship. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Medicine and Health

Viruses: A Very Short Introduction
DB87185 5 hours 43 minutes
by Dorothy H. Crawford
read by Kerry Dukin
Professor of medical microbiology relates how viruses were discovered and unravels the intricate structures of the tiny parasites that are by far the most abundant life forms on the planet. Recounts stories of killer viruses such as Ebola, rabies, HIV, swine flu, and SARS. Evaluates evidence about cancer-causing viruses. 2011.

Life’s Work: From the Trenches, A Moral Argument for Choice
DB88116 7 hours 46 minutes
by Willie Parker
read by Jake Williams
Physician describes his faith-based journey to become an itinerant abortion provider. Examines the role religion played in his life while growing up, his work as an obstetrician-gynecologist, the patients who have influenced his career, and the political climate surrounding women’s health care in the early twenty-first century. 2017.

Melanoma: Not Just Skin Cancer
DB88973 4 hours 35 minutes
by Catherine M. Poole
read by Jill Ferris
Twenty-five-year survivor of melanoma shares patient-centered information on detection, treatments, technologies, scientific research, clinical trials, spiritual care, and patient empowerment related to the cancer. Provides questions to consider and a glossary. 2015.

Music

World Music: A Very Short Introduction
DB86892 5 hours 39 minutes
by Philip V. Bohlman
read by Mark Ashby
Ethnomusicologist surveys world music in its full historical and modern diversity, ranging from folk and traditional music to Bartok. Sees both liberating prospect and denaturing peril in the phenomenon of globalization. Amid analytic passages, particular repertoires and musicians are examined—including Bob Marley and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Also honors collectors and scholars. 2002.

Secret Lives of Great Composers: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World’s Musical Masters
DB88962 8 hours 57 minutes
by Elizabeth Lunday
read by Nicola Daval
A collection of more than thirty portraits of some of the most famous composers in history, including Bach, Vivaldi, John Cage, and Philip Glass. Each entry combines essential facts with quirky anecdotes. 2009.

Nature and the Environment

I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals
DB90451 12 hours 3 minutes
by Liam Drew
read by Jack Fox
Former neurobiologist (motivated by getting hit in a sensitive place for male mammals) delves into the evolutionary history of mammals. Explores traits that define mammals, including milk production, reproduction, fetus development, temperature regulation, child rearing, and more. Some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them
DB90453 7 hours 57 minutes
by Paige Embry
read by Kerry Dukin
Geologist who encountered bee culture through her passion for gardening examines the benefits of native bee populations on agriculture and the challenges the bees face. Distinguishes species of bees, looks at the impact of crop choices and pesticides, discusses citizen science efforts to promote bees, and more. 2018.

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction
DB86437 5 hours 22 minutes
by Philip V. Mladenov
read by Jake Williams
Surveys the wide variety of life in the world’s oceans, from plankton to whales, the tropics to the poles, intertidal zones to the darkest and coldest depths. Discusses man-made threats to the marine environment and why its protection is necessary for our well-being and survival. 2013.

The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us
DB88305 13 hours 41 minutes
by Richard O. Prum
read by Dan Woren
An ornithologist argues for greater acknowledgment of the role of sexual selection alongside natural selection in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Discusses phenomena like the elaborate plumage found in male birds to attract females. Presents hypotheses for the evolution of female orgasm and homosexuality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Occult and Astrology

Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist
DB88993 7 hours 6 minutes
by R.H. Stavis
read by Mare Trevathan
Horror author shares her experiences working as a pro bono exorcist. Discusses growing up knowing she could see demons, being pressured to deny her gifts, developing an understanding of demons—which she calls entities—and their behaviors, and examining the role of exorcism in religion, specific cases she has worked. Strong language. 2018.

Philosophy

What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy
DB87189 2 hours 25 minutes
by Thomas Nagel
read by Gary Tipton
Brings essential philosophical problems to life, revealing why they continue to fascinate and baffle thinkers. Do we really have free will? Why should we be moral? What is the relation between our minds and our brains? Is there life after death? How should we feel about death? In a universe so vast, can anything really matter? 1987.

Hegel: A Very Short Introduction
DB86472 4 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Singer
read by Laura Adducci
Elucidation of the challenging, sometimes obscure, work of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), whose ideas remain important today. Discusses his admiration of Napoleon, influences of Immanuel Kant and others, his philosophy of history, concept of freedom, the rational organization of society, the dialectical method, and his religious views. 1983.

Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction
DB87178 5 hours 31 minutes
by Robert Wokler
read by Lou Harpenau
The life and ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–78), a central figure of the Enlightenment. Explains that Rousseau’s radical critique of the civilization of his era was animated by a visionary ideal of mankind’s self-realization in unfettered freedom. His work was inspirational to the Romantic movement and fanned the flames of revolution. 2001.

Poetry

The Sobbing School
DB88099 1 hour 28 minutes
by Joshua Bennett
read by James Konicek
This collection of poems, which won a 2015 National Poetry Series award, seeks to destabilize and remove the familiarity from the usual representations of black history and early-twenty-first-century black life. National Poetry Series. 2016.

Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes
DB88098 1 hour 26 minutes
by Cheryl Dumesnil
read by Laura Giannarelli
A collection of poems that double as survival songs, to keep fears at bay and one’s spirit awake. The shadows being fought include cancer, poverty, lost love, famine, suicide, war, and more. The collection also proposes that where there is shadow, there must also be light. 2016.

Psychology and Self-Help

Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships
DB90308 10 hours 40 minutes
by Robert Alberti and Michael Emmons
read by Jeff Allin
Psychologists present strategies for developing assertiveness in the revised and updated tenth edition of this title. Techniques are presented in sections discussing your present state of assertiveness, discovering assertiveness, becoming assertive, building assertive relationships, applying assertiveness, and living an assertive life. 2017.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating
DB88309 6 hours 16 minutes
by Alan Alda
read by Alan Alda
The actor and author discusses his quest to investigate better ways to communicate. Inspired by a time when he had to help scientists relate complicated ideas to general audiences, he draws on everything from theories of cognition to acting methods. Discusses how to build empathy for better interpersonal understanding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
DB88115 21 hours 56 minutes
by Lisa Feldman Barrett
read by Kristin Allison
A psychology professor and neuroscientist shares her theories about the nature of emotions. Rather than the accepted belief that emotions are hardwired to certain parts of the brain, the author posits that emotions are constructed on the fly, influenced by environment and culture. 2017.

Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life
DB90317 5 hours 37 minutes
by Gabrielle Bernstein
read by Theresa Conkin
Strategies for being more forgiving. Provides a six-step process intended for daily living and incorporates methods from spiritual texts, yoga, tapping, meditation, prayer, and other metaphysical teachings. 2018.

How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love the Difficult People in Your Life
DB88257 1 hour 18 minutes
by Hatherleigh Community
read by Julie Briskman
Writing for those with individuals in their lives who often irritate, incite conflict, or cause problems, the author provides tips for calming these prickly people. Includes information on ways to end arguments, spotting porcupines, and recognizing one’s own inner porcupine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Religion

One Islam, Many Muslim Worlds: Spirituality, Identity, and Resistance across Islamic Lands
DB88109 16 hours 4 minutes
by Raymond William Baker
read by Lou Harpenau
Examines the varieties of Muslim experience in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Discusses religious, cultural, and political differences, focusing on mainstream Muslims. Analyzes the role of historical events in shaping the relationship of the Islamic and Western worlds. 2015.

The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
DB90455 14 hours 18 minutes
by Bart D. Ehrman
read by Jon Huffman
Theologian chronicles the rise of Christianity, from an obscure sect of Judaism to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. Discusses the mission of Paul, Roman paganism, the reasons for Christianity’s success, incentives for conversion, the growth of the Church, persecution, and Constantine’s championing of the faith. Some violence. 2018.

The Murderous History of Bible Translations: Power, Conflict, and the Quest for Meaning
DB88161 9 hours 23 minutes
by Harry Freedman
read by John Lescault
History of translations of the Bible, from its first versions in ancient Alexandria, beginning with the Hebrew Bible into Greek in the third century BCE. Discusses challenges to interpretations; violent disagreements, often leading to death, from the Middle Ages to the Reformation; the spread into colonial territories; and more. Some violence. 2016.

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
DB88119 24 hours 29 minutes
by Jeff Guinn
read by Joe Wilson
Examines the life of Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple cult—whose followers committed mass suicide in the Guyanese jungle in 1978 after they were ordered to assassinate Congressman Leo Ryan. Describes Jones’s early life in Indiana, religious calling, inclusive social beliefs, and development of his following. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
DB87180 4 hours 28 minutes
by Matthew T. Kapstein
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of Buddhist studies examines the history, teachings, and practice of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition over the course of its thirteen centuries of development and worldwide dispersion. Looks at the life and times of the exiled Dalai Lama and the growth of his global prestige. 2014.

A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living
DB88953 2 hours 53 minutes
by Emily Ley
read by Mare Trevathan
Designer and entrepreneur shares methods for success in organizing all parts of your life, including beauty and style, meal planning, finances, parenting, faith life, and more. Includes guidelines for decision-making and exercises to work through. 2017.

Priestdaddy: A Memoir
DB88242 10 hours 15 minutes
by Patricia Lockwood
read by Patricia Lockwood
Author of Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals (DB79898) reflects on growing up with a father who became a Catholic priest after already having married and started a family. Discusses the contrasts of her parents’ everyday and spiritual lives and her own conflicted relationship with the Church. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam
DB88037 13 hours 31 minutes
by Corinna Nicolaou
read by Teresa Willis
Nicolaou, who was raised without a religious tradition, discusses her experiences exploring Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Pacific Northwest, California, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Discusses the people she meets, what she learns about various sects, and what it means for her to continue to identify as a “none.” 2016.

My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
DB88261 11 hours 36 minutes
by Abigail Pogrebin
read by Carol Dines
Journalist presents her immersive exploration of the faith she identifies with, despite not having strong family traditions in the celebration of it. Follows the Jewish calendar year from Rosh Hashanah to Tisha B’Av. Includes commentary from prominent rabbis on the history and observance of the holidays. 2017.

Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem
DB88243 16 hours 53 minutes
by George Prochnik
read by David Stifel
Journalist who converted to Judaism in his twenties recounts his own spiritual path. Also details the life and works of German-Jewish philosopher Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) and explores Scholem’s investigations into the Kabbalah and Zionism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi’s Closed Society
DB88122 16 hours 57 minutes
by Joseph T. Reiff
read by Emily Ellet
Former Methodist pastor and professor of religion analyzes the “Born of Conviction” statement signed by twenty-eight white Methodist pastors in Mississippi in 1963 that called for the end of discrimination based on “race, color, or creed.” Discusses the support for, backlash against, and subsequent careers of the signers. 2016.

What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters
DB89997 6 hours 14 minutes
by Garry Wills
read by Robertson Dean
The author of Why Priests? (DB76360) examines the messages presented in the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam. Discusses the parallels between it and the holy books of other faith traditions, myths about the Qur’an held by non-Muslims, and potential avenues for further exploration. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Science and Technology

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction
DB85558 3 hours 2 minutes
by Katherine Blundell
read by Joe Biedrzycki
Although detectable only by their interactions with other material, black hole systems are the most extreme environments we can explore, expanding the frontiers of physics. Astrophysics professor describes noted scientists’ theories and concepts: dark stars, spacetime, wormholes, Hawking’s radiation, quasars, gamma-ray bursts, the Eddington limit, and more. 2015.

Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction
DB86798 4 hours 17 minutes
by Stephen Blundell
read by Mark Ashby
Physics professor describes the 1911 discovery in Leiden, the Netherlands, of superconductivity—the flow of electric current without resistance in certain materials at temperatures near absolute zero. Explains the many strange phenomena observed in superconducting substances. Identifies practical applications, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology and particle accelerators. 2009.

Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics
DB88203 8 hours 35 minutes
by Eugenia Cheng
read by Moira Quirk
Mathematician examines the concept of infinity by using everyday concepts, including always having a room in a hotel if you’re willing to be moved throughout the night, planning a dinner party for seven billion people using a chessboard, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Statistics: A Very Short Introduction
DB86799 3 hours 51 minutes
by David J. Hand
read by Mark Ashby
Professor of mathematics explains how statistical ideas and methods underlie just about every aspect of twenty-first-century life. Shows that rapid advances in computers and number-crunching software have revolutionized the discipline. Looks at many real-world applications of statistical models, from the Challenger space-shuttle disaster to political elections, business and finance, and the spread of modern epidemics. 2008.

Complexity: A Very Short Introduction
DB86463 3 hours 39 minutes
by John H. Holland
read by Maggy Stacy
Professor of computer science, engineering, and psychology defines the young science of complex systems, physical and adaptive. Discusses importance of emergence (exhibition of properties by the aggregate not attained by summation). Explains necessity of comprehensive theoretical framework to address questions that cannot be answered by observation alone. 2014.

Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction
DB85704 4 hours 30 minutes
by Tim Lenton
read by Stephen Van Doren
Overview of the young research field of Earth system science, which combines elements of geology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in an effort to understand how the planet regulates itself and sustains life. Discusses the impact of human activities on the Earth’s functioning. 2016.

Social Sciences

Critical World Issues, Books 9–12
DB87905 9 hours 44 minutes
by Chris Banzoff and others
read by Clay Teunis
Four books analyzing contentious issues. In Food Technology, the author examines the fundamental questions surrounding the application of science and technology to growing, processing, and preparing our food. Also includes Genetic Engineering, Genocide, and Human Rights. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
DB86971 10 hours 0 minutes
by Jessica Bruder
read by Karen White
A look at a subculture of older Americans who, because they are unable to afford either mortgages or retirement, are traveling the country in RVs, campers, and vans. Examines in-depth the life of one woman as she travels between seasonal jobs and reunions with her van-dwelling friends. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out
DB88117 8 hours 52 minutes
by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino
read by Mare Trevathan
Collection of survivor stories from students who were sexually assaulted on college campuses across the country. Coauthors and activists Clark and Pino also share their personal stories and continue to fight to make higher education institutions accountable. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream
DB88090 9 hours 38 minutes
by Tyler Cowen
read by Jeff Allin
Economist argues for living your life with greater disruption, because, by becoming risk averse, Americans are ill-prepared for navigating when change happens, both individually and as a nation. Discusses emotional causes, racial segregation, entrepreneurial growth, stagnation of political activity, and more. 2017.

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment
DB85994 16 hours 7 minutes
edited by Angela J. Davis
read by Bill Quinn
A collection of eleven essays exploring the many facets of the American justice system’s impact on the lives of black men and boys. Particularly discusses the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and others at the hands of police officers. Some violence. 2017.

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
DB90449 10 hours 44 minutes
by Virginia Eubanks
read by Kerry Dukin
An investigation into data-based discrimination that affects economic equity as well as civil and human rights, often at the expense of the poor. The author particularly examines the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models. 2017.

The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction
DB87188 5 hours 1 minute
by David Garland
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of law and sociology explores the modern welfare state, explaining its historical and contemporary significance and arguing that far from being a failure, the welfare state is an essential element of contemporary capitalism and a vital aspect of democratic government. Compares US and UK institutions with European and Scandinavian counterparts. 2016.

Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction
DB87172 4 hours 39 minutes
by Jack A. Goldstone
read by Lou Harpenau
Professor of public policy traces the history of revolutions, from ancient Greece and Rome to the twenty-first-century Middle East. Discusses revolutions in the Renaissance and the Reformation; constitutional revolutions in America, France, Europe, and Japan; and Communist revolutions in Russia, China, and Cuba. Explores causes and reasons for diverse outcomes. 2014.

Mean
DB88951 5 hours 47 minutes
by Myriam Gurba
read by Kristin Allison
Memoir explores the topics of race, sexuality, religion, eating disorders, and sexual assault as it recounts the author’s coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Examines the construction of identity as well as the trauma of being a rape survivor. Considers the role of heritage and family as one grows to adulthood. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
DB88977 4 hours 21 minutes
by Claire Hartfield
read by Kristin Allison
Recounts the events on July 27, 1919, when, at a beach on Lake Michigan, a white man threw a rock at a black teen, killing him. The author examines the events and forces that led to the days of violence that followed. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

Social Work: A Very Short Introduction
DB87153 4 hours 44 minutes
by Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield
read by Jill Ferris
Two professors of social work explain their field and look at its role in contemporary society. They explore its history, considering its purposes and effectiveness and reviewing its theories and methods; and present a range of international case studies covering work with children, adults needing care, and offenders. 2015.

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
DB90546 7 hours 40 minutes
by Morgan Jerkins
read by Erin Jones
A collection of ten personal essays exploring pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism. In “Black Girl Magic,” the author examines health, disability, family relationships, spirituality, religion, privilege, womanhood, and more. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Craeft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
DB90367 9 hours 35 minutes
by Alexander Langlands
read by Peter Holdway
Archaeologist examines the meaning of the Old English word “craeft,” which denoted a sense of knowledge, wisdom, and resourcefulness through the history of production of goods made by human hands. Topics include making hay, sticks and stones, beekeeping, textiles, homebuilding, agriculture, and the lost meaning of craft. 2017.

Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction
DB86893 4 hours 29 minutes
by Andrew Robinson
read by Mark Ashby
Starting with the origins of writing five millennia ago with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, journalist Robinson explains how these forms evolved into hundreds of scripts, including the Roman alphabet and Chinese characters. Chronology extends from Sumerian clay accounting tablets (3300 BCE) to the invention of electronic word processing and the Internet. 2009.

The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom
DB88990 16 hours 43 minutes
by Helen Thorpe
read by Emily Ellet
A look at the lives of twenty-two teenage immigrants navigating the school year in Denver, Colorado. Discusses their varied backgrounds, families, and the adjustments they are all making in their new home. 2017.

Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
DB87159 5 hours 38 minutes
by Charles Townshend
read by Kristin Allison
Professor of international history examines the historical, ideological, and regional roots of terrorist violence. Explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, nationalism, and religious extremism and considers the successes of specific terrorist and antiterrorist campaigns recently and in the distant past. Discusses debates about the erosion of civil liberties. 2011.

Critical World Issues, Books 13–16
DB88091 7 hours 45 minutes
by Glenn Webb and others
read by Michael Scherer
Four books analyzing contentious issues. In Refugees, the author discusses the events that create refugees and provides an overview of the organizations and countries that offer them help. Also includes Poverty, Racism, and Terrorism. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

The Best American Sports Writing 2017
DB87956 18 hours 57 minutes
edited by Howard Bryant
read by Bill Wallace
Twenty-seven examples of sports journalism, previously appearing in magazines, newspapers, and online. Includes “A Wonderful Life,” about baseball coach Dusty Baker, and “26.2 to Life,” about a marathon run at the San Quentin Prison. Some strong language. 2017.

Papi: My Story
DB88263 8 hours 59 minutes
by David Ortiz
read by Alec Volz
Memoir of Boston Red Sox power hitter. Covers his youth in the Dominican Republic, his early years in Major League Baseball, and his success with the Red Sox baseball team. Also discusses his role as a spokesperson for “Boston Strong” motto after the 2013 marathon bombing. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

Stage and Screen

The Essentials: Fifty-Two Must-See Movies and Why They Matter
DB88751 10 hours 9 minutes
by Jeremy Arnold
read by Gary Telles
A film historian who has written for the cable channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM) compiles TCM’s guide to the best films, from 1927’s Metropolis to This Is Spinal Tap in 1984. Includes commentary on the films from TCM hosts. 2016.

The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan
DB88160 13 hours 15 minutes
by Patricia Bosworth
read by Laura Giannarelli
Memoir by a journalist of the period of her life in the 1950s when she studied at the Actors Studio in New York and performed on stage and screen. Tells how her dysfunctional family life and the suicide of her brother haunted her and impacted her romantic choices. Strong language. 2017.

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George
DB88327 11 hours 55 minutes
by Kelly Carlin
read by Kelly Carlin
The daughter and only child of comedian George Carlin (1937–2008) reflects on growing up with her famous father. Discusses her parents’ substance abuse, mental health, and parenting styles. Recounts the ways these issues—along with the surrounding celebrity culture—influenced her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons
DB88241 11 hours 18 minutes
by Kevin Hart
read by Kevin Hart
A comedian and actor discusses his life and career, including the early challenges he had to overcome. Chronicles his early days in stand-up comedy and the toll that period took on his marriage, as well as his path to success in Hollywood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie
DB88127 10 hours 39 minutes
by Noah Isenberg
read by Barbara Rappaport
A film historian looks at the 1942 film Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. In addition to a detailed account of the challenges faced in making the film and profiles of the cast and crew, the author discusses the film’s lasting popularity and influence. 2017.

Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals
DB90441 13 hours 54 minutes
by Julia Lee
read by Bob Moore
An examination of the Our Gang or The Little Rascals comedies, which were launched as silent short films in the 1920s and became a staple of 1950s television. This history closely examines the racial component of the popular series, which featured both white and black children interacting as equals. 2015.

Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
DB88089 9 hours 31 minutes
by Charlamagne Tha God
read by Bob Moore
A radio personality who cohosts an influential hip-hop morning show in New York City shares his story and gives his advice on living an authentic life. He describes decisions that landed him in jail or lost him jobs, and what he learned along the way. Strong language. Bestseller. 2017.

U.S. History

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
DB88969 13 hours 49 minutes
by Andrés Reséndez
read by Ken Kliban
Historian describes the widespread, centuries-long, and illegal practice of the enslavement of Native Americans. Examines the lack of an abolitionist movement to speak for these individuals and argues that mass slavery decimated Native American populations even more than disease. Bancroft Prize. 2016.

Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle That Changed History
DB88035 12 hours 17 minutes
by Richard Snow
read by Barry Bernson
Examines the American Civil War sea battle fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March 1862. After the Confederacy built an iron fort atop a captured frigate, the Union developed a revolutionary iron warship that changed the course of naval warfare worldwide. 2016.

Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson
DB88114 14 hours 18 minutes
by Christina Snyder
read by Kristin Allison
Historian examines the world of Jacksonian America. The populations featured include the white pioneers, the Native Americans, and people of African descent, all of whom met in an experimental community in central Kentucky called Great Crossings that embodied the many ways in which America was changing. 2017.

Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860, and the Mania for War
DB88311 8 hours 51 minutes
by Paul Starobin
read by Kevin Stillwell
An account of how, with Abraham Lincoln’s election looming in 1860, Charleston, South Carolina, faced the decision to submit to abolition or leave the Union with hopes that the rest of the South would follow suit. Examines the cultural crisis and choices that fractured the Union and led to the Civil War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Driven toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio
DB90501 6 hours 17 minutes
by Nikki M. Taylor
read by Eva Wilhelm
An account of the tragic true story that inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved (DB26026). When faced with capture, runaway slave Margaret Garner slit the throat of her young daughter to prevent her from living life enslaved. The author discusses Garner’s circumstances and the lasting impact of her actions. 2016.

The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896
DB90102 36 hours 50 minutes
by Richard White
read by Michael Scherer
A narrative history of America during the Reconstruction Era and the Gilded Age. Discusses the repercussions of the Civil War on the economy, working conditions, social relations, and the population as a whole. 2017.

Women’s Concerns

Women and Power: A Manifesto
DB88954 1 hour 37 minutes
by Mary Beard
read by Kristin Allison
Classicist and author of SPQR (DB84098) presents a manifesto, based on two lectures, examining the relationship between women and power and the ways misogyny has been expressed from ancient times to the modern world. Bestseller. 2017.

World History

Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas
DB87657 13 hours 33 minutes
by Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
read by Terry Donnelly
Examines the world of the Vikings through the stories that they told about themselves in their sagas, which went far beyond historical facts. Also explores archaeological finds, rune stones, medieval maps, manuscripts, and texts from around the world. 2016.

The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople
DB90210 30 hours 1 minute
by Susan Wise Bauer
read by Mark Ashby
The third volume in a series covering history across the globe, describing the events that happened concurrently in each area. Discusses events concerning both larger historical figures and the common people, using literature, letters, firsthand accounts, and more. This volume covers the many transitions occurring globally during the Renaissance period. 2013.

Classics: A Very Short Introduction
DB86460 5 hours 10 minutes
by Mary Beard and John Henderson
read by John Jessup
Highlights the continued relevance of the ancient world’s legacy, focusing on Greeks and Romans and the effect of the Roman Empire’s conquest. Explains studying classics as bridging the two-thousand-year gap that separates us when viewing artifacts and reading literature and philosophy. Reviews famous expeditions and art objects. 1995.

Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople
DB89893 13 hours 46 minutes
by Richard Fidler
read by Ken Kliban
A historical account of the Byzantine Empire, particularly within Constantinople, tied in with the author’s 2014 journey with his son to modern Istanbul. Discusses many aspects of Byzantine history, including the falls of empires, the rise of Christianity, and warring civilizations. 2017.

The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End
DB88051 16 hours 54 minutes
by Robert Gerwarth
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
An examination of the legacy left by the First World War, particularly its long-lasting effects on Europe’s future. Countries on both sides of the conflict were left devastated, and the author traces numerous postwar conflicts to the effects of the war. 2016.

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction
DB86439 6 hours 12 minutes
by John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths
read by Kristin Allison
British history from Duke William of Normandy’s chaotic coronation in 1066 to Henry VII’s accession in 1485. Includes the period’s significant cultural developments, such as the spread of the English language and a growing sense of national identity and pride. 1984.

The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction
DB87155 6 hours 35 minutes
by Helen Graham
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Historian sets out to provide an integrated political, cultural, and social overview of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). Discusses the origins of the conflict in cumulative tensions provoked by rapid, uneven, accelerating modernization in Spain and throughout Europe, culminating in the 1936 Nationalist coup. Looks at the lasting consequences of the war. 2005.

The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction
DB87146 4 hours 59 minutes
by John Guy
read by Bill Wallace
Professor of English history presents a comprehensive guide to the Tudor period, from 1485—when Henry VII defeated Richard III and ascended the throne—through the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. Covers Henry VIII’s marriages, the English Reformation, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and social and material culture. 2013.

The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction
DB87177 4 hours 42 minutes
by David M. Gwynn
read by Lou Harpenau
Lecturer in ancient history traces the rise and fall of the Republic, from legends of its founding through the assassination of Julius Caesar and the establishment of the Empire. Describes the clash between Rome and Carthage that led to Rome’s dominance and expansion. Explores beliefs and values of the Republic’s citizens. 2012.

Russian History: A Very Short Introduction
DB87150 4 hours 53 minutes
by Geoffrey Hosking
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Professor of Russian history undertakes an impartial history of the vast, diverse, and unruly country, from the tenth century to the Putin era. Portrays important individuals in the nation’s past, from Peter the Great and Catherine II to Lenin and Stalin. Examines the Soviet experience and the post-Soviet era. 2012.

Việt Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present
DB88100 22 hours 25 minutes
by Ben Kiernan

read by Mark Ashby
A narrative history of the many peoples inhabiting the three major regions of the country over the past three thousand years and their relationships with natural resources, the climate, changing cultures, religious traditions, and neighboring countries. Also discusses changing political formations, regional security, and economics. 2017.

Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs
DB90258 10 hours 25 minutes
by Greg King and Penny Wilson
read by Barry Bernson
An account of the mysterious deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his seventeen-year-old mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera, in 1889. Discusses the surrounding court dramas and how public perception of the incident has changed over time. Draws on family interviews and archival resources. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction
DB85705 3 hours 43 minutes
by Paul Langford
read by Stephen Van Doren
Oxford University historian recounts the political, economic, and social developments in Great Britain between the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789—by which time the country had achieved unparalleled power and prestige, despite the loss of its American colonies. 1984.

Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World
DB88095 14 hours 15 minutes
by Thomas F. Madden
read by Mark Ashby
A comprehensive history of the city founded by the Greeks and known as Byzantion (or Byzantium), then Constantinople, then Istanbul. The author begins with the city in ancient history and continues through the early twenty-first century. 2016.

Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War
DB88310 18 hours 49 minutes
by Lynne Olson
read by Arthur Morey
An account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe during the struggle to reclaim the continent from Hitler. The governments and armed forces of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Poland all escaped there to continue the fight, as did the self-appointed leader of free France. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
DB87149 6 hours 5 minutes
by S.A. Smith
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Professor of history outlines the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. Explores the far-reaching reverberations of the October Revolution on the economy, peasant life, work, government, the family, education, law and order, and religion. Considers documents revealed after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. 2002.

The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World
DB87935 10 hours 35 minutes
by Tara Zahra
read by Elizabeth Wiley
In one of the largest migrations in human history, more than fifty million Europeans moved to the Americas between 1846 and 1940, drastically affecting both the lands left behind and those to which they moved. Discusses issues of global migration that remain important, particularly in the context of twenty-first-century refugee crises. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Young Samurai: The Way of the Dragon
DB90259 11 hours 32 minutes
by Chris Bradford
read by Stephen Van Doren
Japan, 1613. English orphan Jack Fletcher’s determination to keep the rutter, his father’s navigational logbook, safe at all costs places his friend Daimyo Takatomi in great danger. Meanwhile, Jack must also master a secret sword technique. Sequel to Young Samurai: The Way of the Sword (DB72134). For grades 6-9. 2010.

Black Panther: The Junior Novel
DB90366 2 hours 45 minutes
by Jim McCann
read by Peter Holdway
T’Challa, as the Black Panther and warrior King of Wakanda, must team up with elite members of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s special forces—and a C.I.A. agent to defend his kingdom from a familiar foe. Meanwhile, his claim to the throne is challenged. Adapted from the film. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Merlin Missions Collection, Books 17–24
DB88245 13 hours 27 minutes
by Mary Pope Osborne
read by Mary Pope Osborne
Eight adventures written between 2011 and 2014, featuring the adventures of siblings Jack and Annie. Includes previously recorded works such as A Perfect Time for Pandas (DB77354), but also new series titles Stallion by Starlight, Hurry Up, Houdini!, High Time for Heroes, and Soccer on Sunday. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Kingdom Keepers, Books 4–5
DB90009 20 hours 18 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Mark Ashby
Books four and five, written between 2011 and 2012, featuring five kids who protect the Disney theme park as holograms. In Power Play, a group of Disney villains, the Overtakers, attempt to rescue their captured members. In Shell Game, a Disney cruise is threatened. For grades 4-7. 2012.

Animals and Wildlife

Lucy
DB88597 0 hours 27 minutes
by Randy Cecil
read by Eva Wilhelm
Lucy, a homeless dog, searches for a family and bonds with Eleanor, a little girl who feeds Lucy every day. For grades K-3. 2016.

Family

Forever, or a Long, Long Time
DB88105 7 hours 51 minutes
by Caela Carter
read by Erin Jones
Having shared so many foster homes that they are unable to trust that the family that has adopted them will last, Flora and her brother, Julian, worry when their new mom tells them she is expecting a baby. For grades 5-8. 2017.

All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown
DB90434 3 hours 34 minutes
by Sydney Taylor
read by Nanette Savard
The early adventures of five sisters—Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, Gertie—and their brother Charlie as they grow up in New York’s Lower East Side in the early twentieth century. Foreword by June Cummins. For grades 4-7. 1972.

Fantasy

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
DB90365 7 hours 36 minutes
by John August
read by David DeBoy
When twelve-year-old Arlo Finch moves to Pine Mountain, Colorado, he joins the Rangers, the town’s version of the Boy Scouts, and finds adventures he never thought possible. His new friends teach him how to master magic that comes from the mysterious Long Woods. For grades 4-7. 2018.

A Wonderlandiful World: Ever After High, Book 3
DB88201 5 hours 42 minutes
by Shannon Hale
read by Kathleen McInerney
When a mysterious being from Wonderland begins to infect Ever After High with strange magic, everything goes topsy-turvy. Lizzie Hearts, Cedar Wood, and Madeline Hatter rush to save everyone. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2014.

Friendship

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth
DB88994 6 hours 1 minute
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
read by Jon Pinnow
After being placed with a foster family, Prez is a bit surprised when an alien named Sputnik— who looks like a dog to everyone else—shows up at the door requesting Prez’s help. Earth is marked for destruction, and the duo must compile a list of reasons it is worth saving. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Growing Up

Horrible Harry and the Battle of the Bugs
DB87352 0 hours 48 minutes
by Suzy Kline
read by Richard Magesis
When his friend Doug suffers from a head lice infestation, classmate Mary convinces everyone to stay away from him. Harry and his other friend, Song Lee, stand by Doug and declare war on the bugs. For grades 2-4. 2017.

Princess Cora and the Crocodile
DB88097 0 hours 44 minutes
by Laura Amy Schlitz
read by Laura Giannarelli
Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother—to add a touch of excitement to Cora’s mundane daily routine. For grades K-3. 2017.

Historical Fiction

Into the Bright Unknown
DB90426 9 hours 25 minutes
by Rae Carson
read by Catherine Byers
A dangerous billionaire intends to use Lee, Jefferson, and their magical friends for his own nefarious ends. They decide to fight back before the landscape of California can be altered forever. Sequel to Like a River Glorious (DB87452). Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2017.

Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh
DB90431 5 hours 49 minutes
by Uma Krishnaswami
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1945. Young Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Girls Softball League at her school in Yuba City, California. Meanwhile her family deals with discrimination because of their mixed Mexican and Indian ethnic background. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Holidays

A Dash of Trouble: Love Sugar Magic
DB90142 6 hours 39 minutes
by Anna Meriano
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Wanting to be a part of her family’s Día de los Muertos preparations, eleven-year-old Leo sneaks out of school, only to discover that her mother, aunt, and older sisters have been keeping a secret. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Humor

Wed Wabbit
DB90573 4 hours 27 minutes
by Lissa Evans
read by Peter Holdway
A horrible accident lands Fidge’s younger sister, Minnie, in the hospital right before their vacation, and Fidge is sent to stay with her spoiled cousin, Graham. Fidge and Graham soon find themselves whisked into Minnie’s favorite book, The Land of Wimbley Woos, where toys come to life and cause mayhem. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Eight Class Pets Plus One Squirrel Divided by One Dog Equals Chaos and Squirrel in the House
DB88113 2 hours 10 minutes
by Vivian Vande Velde
read by Jon Pinnow
Two books written in 2012 and 2016, featuring Twitch, a mischievous schoolyard squirrel, and the principal’s dog Cuddles. In Squirrel in the House, the fuzzy rodent turns Cuddles’s human family’s get-together upside down when he climbs down the chimney to join the festivities. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Mystery and Detective

Curiosity House Series, Books 1–2
DB84553 15 hours 55 minutes
by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester
read by Lindsay Ellison
First two books, written in 2015 and 2016, in a series featuring four orphans with extraordinary abilities. In The Shrunken Head, the kids must find out who stole a valuable artifact in order to save their home, Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Includes The Screaming Statue. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Deadly Dungeon: A to Z Mysteries
DB88255 0 hours 57 minutes
by Ron Roy
read by David Pittu
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose travel to Maine to visit the castle home of their friend, mystery writer Wallis Wallace. When the kids hear screams coming from behind the walls, they set out to find the source—and discover a trap door to a secret tunnel. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 1998.

School

Cody Harmon, King of Pets
DB85274 1 hour 45 minutes
by Claudia Mills
read by Dave Corey
Cody Harmon loves animals. He even lives on a farm and has nine pets. When his school holds a pet-show fundraiser, Cody wants to enter them all, but can only afford one entry fee. Which pet will he choose? For grades 3-6. 2016.

Science Fiction

The Wild Robot Escapes
DB90522 4 hours 39 minutes
by Peter Brown
read by Kathleen McInerney
After being captured by the Recons and returned to civilization for reprogramming, Roz is sent to Hilltop Farm. She befriends her owner’s family and animals, but pines for her son, Brightbill. Sequel to The Wild Robot (DB84426). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Galaxy Zack, Books 13–16
DB90209 2 hours 30 minutes
by Ray O’Ryan
read by Kurt Elftmann
Books thirteen through sixteen, written between 2016 and 2017, featuring Zack and his adventures on planet Zebulon. In Science Fair Disaster!, students at the Sprockets Academy get their projects ready for the forty-second Intergalactic Science Fair. Includes Space Camp; Ready, Set, Blast Off!; and Cosmic Blackout! For grades K-3. 2017.

Children’s Nonfiction

History

Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice
DB88229 3 hours 46 minutes
by Susan Goldman Rubin
read by Bob Moore
Recounts the many legal cases leading up to the Supreme Court decision to end school segregation in the United States. Discusses the work of key players such as Thurgood Marshall and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). For grades 6-9. 2016.

The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found
DB88088 3 hours 37 minutes
by Martin W. Sandler
read by Bob Moore
In 1984, the pirate ship the Whydah was found, nearly three hundred years after it sank in a storm off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717. Previously used by Captain Price as an infamous slave-trading ship, the vessel was taken over by pirate Black Sam Bellamy. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Nature and the Environment

Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart Island
DB90373 2 hours 4 minutes
by Loree Griffin Burns
read by Peter Holdway
Scientists explore Iceland’s island Surtsey, which formed after a volcano erupted under the sea on November 14, 1963. Discusses the arrival and survival of insects and plant life on the island, and records the changes that have taken place over the years. For grades 4-7. 2017.

World’s Weirdest Plants, Books 1–6
DB88102 1 hour 39 minutes
by Patricia Fletcher and others
read by Patrick Downer
Six books focusing on unusual plants and some of their unique features. Includes Bristlecone Pines Are Ancient!, Cacti Barely Need Water!, Corpse Flowers Smell Nasty!, Kelp: The Underwater Forest!, Pitcher Plants Eat Meat!, and Venus Flytraps Eat Bugs! For grades 3-6. 2017.

All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff
DB90433 0 hours 40 minutes
by Meghan McCarthy
read by Kurt Elftmann
Recounts the true story of a garbage barge that didn’t have a place to dock for months, because no state or government wanted to take New York’s trash. This newsworthy event helped usher in the recycling movement. For grades K-3. 2018.

Sports and Recreation

I Got This: To Gold and Beyond
DB88288 3 hours 50 minutes
by Laurie Hernandez
read by Laura Adducci
Gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars winner Laurie Hernandez shares her story, from growing up in New Jersey with a loving family to the career-threatening injury that led to rigorous physical therapy and training that enabled her to reach her dreams. For grades 4-7. 2017.

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero
DB90432 2 hours 24 minutes
by Doreen Rappaport
read by Bob Moore
Recounts the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson (1919–1972), the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year, National League MVP, World Series champ, and became an American hero. For grades 5-8. 2017.

The Great American Foot Race: Ballyhoo for the Bunion Derby!
DB88093 4 hours 11 minutes
by Andrew Speno
read by Clay Teunis
Recounts the historic event, the First Annual International Transcontinental Foot Race, which came to be known as the Bunion Derby. Nearly two hundred men registered for the 3,400-mile race from Los Angeles to New York City and faced all manner of obstacles to make the cross-country journey in 1928. For grades 6-9. 2017.

Foreign Language

Español

El Salvaje (The Savage)
DB84994 28 horas 23 minutos
por Guillermo Arriaga
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Juan Guillermo, de diecisiete años, busca vengar a su hermano, asesinado por un grupo de fanáticos religiosos. Pero la banda responsable cuenta con el apoyo de gente poderosa y está bien armada. Impávido, Juan es alimentado por un deseo salvaje de retribución. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Seventeen-year-old Juan Guillermo seeks to avenge his brother, murdered by a group of religious fanatics. But the gang responsible enjoys the support of powerful people and is well armed. Undaunted, Juan is fueled by a savage desire for retribution. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

Los Olvidados (The Forgotten)
DB84999 13 horas 21 minutos
por David Baldacci
leído por varios narradores
Un agente especial del ejército, John Puller, investiga la muerte de su tía, que envió a su familia una carta pidiendo ayuda por actividades sospechosas que estan ocurriendo en su ciudad de Paradise, Florida. Mientras tanto, un hombre búlgaro llega a Paradise para infiltrarse en un grupo de esclavistas. Traducido del inglés. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Army special agent John Puller investigates the death of his aunt, who had sent his family a letter asking for help with suspicious activities in her town of Paradise, Florida. Meanwhile, a Bulgarian man arrives in Paradise to infiltrate a group of slavers. Violence and strong language.) 2012.

La Cúpula (Under the Dome)
DB85992 39 horas 51 minutos
por Stephen King
leído por varios narradores
Una pareja en un vuelo que pasa sobre Chester’s Mill, Maine, mira desesperadamente cuando su avión se desintegra del impacto con una cúpula invisible que cubre la ciudad. Las tensiones escalan para los residentes aislados que permanecen en una lucha para sobrevivir las condiciones de deterioro dentro de la barrera. Traducido del inglés. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (A couple flying above Chester’s Mill, Maine, watch helplessly when their plane disintegrates from impact with an invisible dome covering the town. Tensions escalate for the remaining, isolated residents as they fight to survive deteriorating conditions within the barrier. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2010.

La Felicidad Después del Orden: Una Clase Magistral Ilustrada sobre el Arte de Organizar el Hogar y la Vida (Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up)
DB90309 7 horas 0 minutos
por Marie Kondo
leído por Rocio Ramirez
La autora de La Magia del Orden (DB88991) presenta instrucciones paso a paso para su método de organización KonMari, incluyendo cómo doblar la ropa, organizar cajones y armarios, artículos de limpieza, fotos digitales, y más. Ella también responde a preguntas frecuentes. (The author of La Magia del Orden (DB88991) presents step-by-step instructions for her KonMari organizing method, including how to fold clothing and how to organize drawers and closets, cleaning supplies, digital photos, and more. She also answers frequently asked questions.) 2016.

Una Arruga en el Tiempo (A Wrinkle in Time)
DB87984 7 horas 24 minutos
por Madeleine L’Engle
leído por Irma Bello
Cuando Meg Murry, su hermano Charles, y su nuevo amigo Wallace buscan al padre científico de Meg que ha desaparecido, son transportados a otro mundo. Ganador de la Medalla Newbery. Traducido del inglés. Para los grados 5 a 8 y lectores mayores. (As Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and her new friend Wallace search for Meg’s scientist father who has vanished, they are transported to another world. Newbery Medal. For grades 5-8 and older readers.) 1962.

Dunkerque: La Historia Que Inspiró la Película (Dunkirk: The History behind the Major Motion Picture)
DB90103 15 horas 0 minutos
por Joshua Levine
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
La historia del rescate en 1940 de más de 300,000 tropas aliadas atrapadas en el puerto francés de Dunkerque a través de una evacuación marítima. Incluye entrevistas con veteranos y sobrevivientes; contado desde la perspectiva de las tropas terrestres, marítimas y aéreas. Traducido del inglés. Violencia. (An account of the 1940 rescue of more than 300,000 Allied troops trapped at the French port of Dunkirk through a seaborne evacuation. Includes interviews with veterans and survivors; told from the viewpoints of land, sea, and air. Violence. 2017.)

Danza de Dragones (A Dance with Dragons)
DB85975 57 horas 54 minutos
por George R.R. Martin
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Los señores de los Siete Reinos siguen conspirando y luchando, dejando la tierra vulnerable. Mientras tanto, los esfuerzos de Daenerys Targaryen para dominar Meereen pacíficamente se ven plagados por las amenazas internas y externas. Continuación de Festín de Cuervos (DB85955). Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (The lords of the Seven Kingdoms continue to scheme and fight, leaving the land vulnerable. Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen’s efforts to rule Meereen peacefully are beset by internal and external threats. Sequel to Festín de Cuervos (DB85955). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

París para Uno y Otras Historias (Paris for One and Other Stories)
DB88998 9 horas 12 minutos
por Jojo Moyes
leído por Irma Bello
Una novela corta y diez cuentos breves, la mayoría sobre mujeres que buscan amor y felicidad. En la pieza del título, Nell Simmons paga por una escapada de fin de semana a París, solo para ser plantada por su novio. Lenguaje injurioso y descripciones de índole sexual. (A novella and ten short stories, most about women searching for love and happiness. In the title piece, Nell splurges on a weekend getaway to Paris, only to be stood up by her boyfriend. Strong language and descriptions of sex.) 2017.

El Papa Francisco: Vida y Revolución; una Biografía de Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis: Life and Revolution; a Biography of Jorge Bergoglio)
DB85953 13 horas 11 minutos
por Elisabetta Piqué
leído por Walter Krochmal
Una biografía de Jorge Bergoglio (nacido en 1936) que revela el lado personal del Papa Francisco—el líder de la Iglesia Católica que ha declarado su misión a servir a los menos afortunados, los perdidos y los olvidados. Con un prólogo del Cardenal Seán Patrick O’Malley. (A biography of Jorge Bergoglio (born 1936) that reveals the personal side of Pope Francis—the leader of the Catholic Church who has declared his mission as serving the less fortunate, the lost, and the forgotten. With a prologue by Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley.) 2013.

Animales Fantásticos y Dónde Encontrarlos (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
DB85954 2 horas 59 minutos
por J.K. Rowling
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una edición especial de un libro de texto aprobado por el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería que fue utilizado por Harry Potter. Consta de una lista alfabética de bestias mágicas, describiendo brevemente tales criaturas como el centauro, hipogrifo, troll, unicornio, y las diez razas de dragón. Traducido del inglés. Para grados 4-7 y lectores mayores. (Special edition of an approved textbook used by Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An A-to-Z listing of magical beasts, it briefly describes such creatures as the centaur, hippogriff, troll, unicorn, and ten breeds of dragon. For grades 4-7 and older readers.) 2001.

Tal Como Somos (See Me)
DB85990 19 horas 7 minutos
por Nicholas Sparks
leído por Walter Krochmal
Tratando de pasar una nueva página y dejar atrás su pasado violento, Colin Hancock no tiene tiempo para una relación. Eso cambia cuando conoce a María Sánchez, una exitosa abogada que también huye de su oscura historia. Traducido del inglés. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Trying to turn over a new leaf and leave his violent past behind, Colin Hancock doesn’t have time for a relationship. That changes when he meets María Sánchez, a successful lawyer who is running from her own dark history. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2015.

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