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Talking Book Topics September–October 2019

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

Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

NLS changes its name

Beginning October 1, the full name of NLS will change to the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. The name was chosen after soliciting input from stakeholder groups and the general public. It removes outdated language, allows us to more clearly communicate the breadth of those we serve, and aligns with the Library of Congress’s strategic goal of being patron centric. We look forward to continue to serve you under a new banner.

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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 below, 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 subject to change.

Hadley offers discussions groups

People with visual impairments may find the call-in discussion groups offered by Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired to be of interest. Available on a wide range of topics, from technology and braille to gardening and cooking, the free-of-charge groups allow members to learn and share together. For more information, call Hadley at 1-800-323-4238.

Website for blind travelers launched

The recently launched Blind Travelers’ Network website provides a platform for blind and visually impaired people to review and share their experiences with travel providers and tourist attractions around the world. The site includes blog posts, discussion boards, and event listings. For more information, visit www.blindtravelersnetwork.org.

New technology books for sale from National Braille Press

The National Braille Press has released several new technology guides for iOS and Android users. Titles include Getting the Job Done with Shortcuts: An Introduction for Blind Users and Getting Started with Google Suite: A Brief Overview of Google’s Most Popular Productivity Apps. The guide books are available in braille, eBraille, DAISY, and Word formats. For more information, including pricing, visit www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/publications/apple.html.

Accessible mobile phone available

RAZ Mobility, an assistive technology company, has released a basic mobile phone designed specifically for the needs of users who are blind, have low vision, or are hard of hearing. The Lucia phone has large tactile buttons, a high-contrast display with large text, and a built-in screen reader with multiple language options. For more information, including pricing, visit www.razmobility.com/solutions/lucia-cellphone.

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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.

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

Note: A notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.” 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

Family

The Great Alone
DB90090 15 hours 4 minutes
by Kristin Hannah
read by Julia Whelan
1974. Former Vietnam prisoner of war Ernt Allbright moves his family, including his wife Cora and thirteen-year-old daughter Leni, north to Alaska. While the weather is temperate, the family survives on the generosity of locals. But when winter descends, Ernt’s mental health fractures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Ice House
DB88955 11 hours 48 minutes
by Laura Lee Smith
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Johnny MacKinnon’s life is tumbling down around him. The family business he has run for decades is in danger of closing, his son’s heroin addiction has taken their relationship to the breaking point, and his doctors believe he has a brain tumor. He tries to take control. Some strong language. 2017.

Fantasy

Children of Blood and Bone
DB90928 17 hours 47 minutes
by Tomi Adeyemi
read by Bahni Turpin
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic and maji to the land, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

We Rule the Night
DB94550 11 hours 42 minutes
by Claire Eliza Bartlett
read by Chloe Cannon
Revna, the daughter of a traitor, and Linné, the daughter of a general, must use forbidden magic to fly planes in wartime despite their deep dislike of each other. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

With Fate Conspire: The Onyx Court, Book 4
DB94056 18 hours 46 minutes
by Marie Brennan
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Seven years ago, Eliza’s childhood sweetheart was stolen away by the faeries. As she searches London for him, the hidden court of the faeries is being threatened by the iron of the new underground railroad system. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Burn Bright
DB90930 9 hours 49 minutes
by Patricia Briggs
read by Holter Graham
When one of the wild werewolves who live hidden at the edges of the Marrok’s pack is attacked, Charles and Anna answer the distress call. Bran, the Marrok, is mysteriously unreachable, leaving it up to them to find who might have betrayed the pack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Smoke and Iron: Great Library, Book 4
DB94714 9 hours 48 minutes
by Rachel Caine
read by Julian Elfer
Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. Violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Pinnacle City: A Superhero Noir
DB93834 9 hours 52 minutes
by Matt Carter and Fiona J.R. Titchenell
read by Julian Thompson
Eddie Enriquez, born with the ability to read the histories of objects by touch, spent time in prison for his actions as henchman to a supervillain in Pinnacle City. Now a private investigator, Eddie is hired by a mysterious woman. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Ace of Shades
DB94842 12 hours 15 minutes
by Amanda Foody
read by Saskia Maarleveld
No lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne Salta leaves finishing school to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Siege of Stone: Sister of Darkness; The Nicci Chronicles, Volume III
DB93677 23 hours 2 minutes
by Terry Goodkind
read by Jon Huffman
Sorceress Nicci, wizard Nathan, and swordsman Bannon remain in Ildakar after the revolt that freed the city’s slaves. A retreating wizard let loose an army of half-stone soldiers from the ancient past, leaving the three to help the city survive an unbreakable siege. Sequel to Shroud of Eternity (DB90614). Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Tess of the Road
DB90513 16 hours 18 minutes
by Rachel Hartman
read by Katharine McEwan
In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, Tess speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can’t seem to keep out of trouble. When her family decides she should go to a nunnery, Tess chooses a different and adventurous path for herself. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Courting Darkness
DB94765 17 hours 35 minutes
by Robin LaFevers
read by various narrators
When Sybella discovers another trained assassin from St. Mortain’s convent deep undercover in the French court, she must use every skill in her arsenal to navigate the deadly royal politics. Companion to His Fair Assassin Trilogy (DB80770). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

All the Crooked Saints
DB89202 9 hours 11 minutes
by Maggie Stiefvater
read by Thom Rivera
At the heart of Bicho Raro, Colorado, is the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. Three cousins long to change their family’s future, but the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite as expected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Cold Is in Her Bones
DB94649 7 hours 49 minutes
by Peternelle van Arsdale
read by Candace Thaxton
When sixteen-year-old Milla, who has lived a sheltered life on a farm near a cursed village, finally makes a friend, she learns of her connection to the curse’s originator. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

General

The Storyteller’s Secret
DB93835 12 hours 10 minutes
by Sejal Badani
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
After another miscarriage and the subsequent dissolution of her marriage, Jaya decides to go to India when she finds out her grandfather Deepak is ill. There she meets Ravi, a former servant. He reveals secrets of her grandmother’s past during the British occupation. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Mama’s Boy
DB94772 9 hours 32 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
Gloria Jones’ son is accused of fatally shooting a police officer. While Gloria’s husband—a minister—is humiliated by the news, Gloria is determined to clear her son’s name. She faces off against the ambitious local prosecutor as racial tensions rise in her Texas town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them
DB94896 5 hours 43 minutes
by Wahida Clark
read by Cary Hite
Friends Angel, Jaz, and Kyra are working hard to leave behind the ghetto they grew up in, but they have an addiction to living on the edge. Their lovers—liars, drug dealers, and pimps—draw them deeper into a world defined by turf wars and vendettas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2004.

The Last Romantics
DB94836 12 hours 16 minutes
by Tara Conklin
read by Cassandra Campbell
The Skinner siblings forged a deep bond when their father died and their mother fell into a paralyzing depression. Years later, another tragedy forces them to question the choices they have made and what, exactly, they will do for love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
DB94766 10 hours 20 minutes
by Jonas Jonasson
read by Peter Kenny
When Allan Karlsson and his friend Julius crash their hot-air balloon at sea, they are rescued by a North Korean ship carrying contraband uranium and find themselves at the center of a diplomatic crisis. Sequel to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (DB75820). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Other Americans
DB94629 10 hours 47 minutes
by Laila Lalami
read by various narrators
Nora Guerraoui returns to her hometown after her father is killed in a hit-and-run accident. As she tries to discover what happened, others reveal what they know, including her mother and an old friend who is now a cop. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack: A Novel
DB94359 8 hours 31 minutes
by H.M. Naqvi
read by Mark Ashby
On his seventieth birthday, Abdullah the Cossack is asked by his friend Felix Pinto to look after Felix’s grandson, Bosco. As he plays mentor to Bosco, Abdullah also finds himself romantically pursued by Jugnu and fighting off his brothers’ attempt to evict him from the family estate. 2019.

Henry, Himself
DB94640 12 hours 1 minutes
by Stewart O’Nan
read by Richmond Hoxie
In 1998 Pittsburgh, retired engineer Henry Maxwell looks back on his life and his regrets. He feels more distant from his children and still struggles with memories of World War II. Only his prickly wife Emily and his dog seem to stand by him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Wonder Valley
DB87952 9 hours 53 minutes
by Ivy Pochoda
read by Kristin Allison
When a teen runs away from his father’s commune, he sets in motion events that connect six people desperate for hope and love, set in the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Normal People
DB94878 7 hours 36 minutes
by Sally Rooney
read by Aoife McMahon
At school, popular football star Connell and lonely, quiet Marianne pretend not to know each other, although Connell’s mother works for Marianne’s family. A year later, both are studying at Trinity College in Dublin. They’ve both changed, but are still drawn to each other. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Far Field
DB94684 14 hours 2 minutes
by Madhuri Vijay
read by Sneha Mathan
After her mother’s death, Shalini is restless and decides to track down a man who played a prominent role in her mother’s life. She travels to a remote Himalayan village, where she is caught up in local politics and the tangled history of her host family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Red Clocks
DB90345 9 hours 8 minutes
by Leni Zumas
read by various narrators
In a small Oregon fishing town in a near-future America, five women navigate new barriers surrounding sexual and reproductive rights. They face single motherhood, crumbling marriages, teenage pregnancy, modern-day witch hunts, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Fetishists: The Tuareg Epic
DB94184 22 hours 39 minutes
by Ibrahim al-Koni
read by Mark Ashby
Tenere has been sent by her father the sultan to seek refuge with fellow Tuareg nomads so she will not be used as a human sacrifice to a rival’s god. However, competitions and intrigue swirl as religious traditions come into conflict. Translated from the original Arabic. Some violence. 2018.

Historical Fiction

Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier
DB90335 13 hours 58 minutes
by Lori Benton
read by Saskia Maarleveld
New York, 1780s. Twelve years after she was abducted by Mohawk Indians and became Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain returns to her family’s homestead, where she finds a wounded Scotsman. As she nurses him back to health, she faces the many changes that have occurred in her absence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Inventing Victoria
DB94034 5 hours 3 minutes
by Tonya Bolden
read by Teresa Willis
1880s. Essie, a young black woman living in Savannah, is offered the opportunity to change her life and be transformed into an educated, high-society woman in Washington, D.C. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Sparrowhawk War: Book Six of the Sparrowhawk Series
DB90047 15 hours 5 minutes
by Edward Cline
read by Bob Moore
As the American colonies move ever closer to war with Britain, Jack Frake becomes the captain of an independent company of militia, and Hugh Kenrick acts as a burgess in Williamsburg. Their experiences cause them to realize the looming war is inevitable. Sequel to Sparrowhawk Revolution (DB89473). Some violence. 2005.

The Patchwork Bride
DB94704 9 hours 36 minutes
by Sandra Dallas
read by Barbara McCulloh
Ellen is finishing up a wedding quilt for her granddaughter June when June says she is calling off the wedding. To comfort her, Ellen shares the story of Nell, who first ran away from marriage in 1898 until she found the love of her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Butcher’s Daughter
DB94182 11 hours 28 minutes
by Victoria Glendinning
read by Faith Potts
Agnes Peppin, daughter of the local butcher, leaves home under a cloud of disgrace and enters the cloistered Shaftesbury Abbey. She achieves some power there. But King Henry VIII, now head of the church, dissolves the religious houses. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Lost Girls of Paris
DB94677 11 hours 43 minutes
by Pam Jenoff
read by various narrators
Manhattan, 1946. Grace Healey discovers an abandoned suitcase in Grand Central Terminal while on her way to work. In it, she finds a dozen photographs which she impulsively takes. The women in the photographs were secret agents sent behind enemy lines, and Grace searches for their fates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

The Driest Season
DB90356 4 hours 45 minutes
by Meghan Kenny
read by Kristin Allison
As World War II rages overseas, fifteen-year-old Cielle discovers her father hanging in their Wisconsin barn. His death is announced to the community as a tractor accident, however. Her family must now try to hold on to the farm and their livelihood. 2018.

The Last Letter Home: The Emigrant Novels, Book 4
DB94189 9 hours 38 minutes
by Vilhelm Moberg
read by Peter Holdway
Members of the Nilsson family have carved out a life for themselves in Minnesota when the Civil War sweeps across the country. But the Dakota War looms closer to home. Translated from the original 1959 Swedish edition. Sequel to The Settlers (DB93932). Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1961.

The Glovemaker
DB94032 9 hours 19 minutes
by Ann Weisgarber
read by Theresa Conkin
1888. Deborah is awaiting the delayed arrival of her husband Samuel when a strange man knocks on her door—trouble behind him. But she is unable to turn away a fellow member of the Mormon Church. She keenly misses Samuel, especially when the law comes calling. Some violence. 2019.

Holidays

Winter Solstice
DB89201 8 hours 43 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
Kelly Quinn is thrilled to have his whole family together at the Winter Street Inn for the holidays, including Bart, home safe from Afghanistan. However, it wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if everything went smoothly. Sequel to Winter Storms (DB85810). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Human Relationships

Ladybug Farm, Books 1–3
DB94208 28 hours 13 minutes
by Donna Ball
read by Cecelia Riddett
Three novels written in 2009 to 2010. In A Year on Ladybug Farm, three friends decide that since their families are grown, they will leave the suburbs and buy a dilapidated house in the Shenandoah Valley together. Also includes At Home on Ladybug Farm and Love Letters from Ladybug Farm. Some strong language. 2010.

Night of Miracles
DB93396 6 hours 54 minutes
by Elizabeth Berg
read by Elizabeth Berg
Inspired by her friend Arthur, Lucille Howard has begun teaching baking classes. She’s even hired lonely divorcée Iris to be her assistant and tries to help her neighbors when tragedy strikes. Sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv (DB89990). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Starfish
DB90256 8 hours 25 minutes
by Akemi Dawn Bowman
read by Teresa Willis
Seventeen-year-old Kiko Himura yearns to escape the toxic relationship with her mother by getting into her dream art school, Prism. But when things do not work out, and her abusive uncle comes to stay, Kiko accepts an invitation to tour art schools with a friend. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life
DB94035 8 hours 2 minutes
by Rachel Cohn
read by Jill Fox
On her sixteenth birthday, Elle Zoellner leaves the foster care system to live with the father she never knew in Tokyo, Japan. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

How to Make Friends with the Dark
DB94563 12 hours 45 minutes
by Kathleen Glasgow
read by various narrators
Sixteen-year-old Tiger has always been pushing away from her overprotective mother. But when her mother dies unexpectedly, Tiger tries to come to terms with their last fight and her overwhelming grief. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Now That You Mention It
DB89960 11 hours 8 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Xe Sands
After getting in an accident, successful Boston doctor Nora Stuart returns to her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, hoping to mend her relationships with those she left behind. Although she doesn’t get the warmest welcome, an unexpected ally might even bring romance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

An American Marriage
DB90470 9 hours 2 minutes
by Tayari Jones
read by various narrators
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy have their lives ripped apart when Roy is unjustly arrested and sentenced to twelve years for rape. In her distress, Celestial leans on her best friend, Andre, which causes complications when Roy is released early. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

In Dog We Trust
DB94261 9 hours 33 minutes
by Beth Kendrick
read by Nicola Daval
Jocelyn becomes the legal guardian of three pedigreed dogs after their owner, the wealthy Mr. Allardyce, dies and leaves all his money and property to the dogs. As guardian, she moves into the Allardyce mansion, but things get complicated when the dead man’s estranged son arrives. Some strong language. 2019.

The Leavers
DB86968 14 hours 55 minutes
by Lisa Ko
read by Emily Woo Zeller
Eleven-year-old Deming Guo’s undocumented immigrant mother, Polly, heads off to work one day and disappears. With no other family to care for him, he is adopted by white college professors who rename him Daniel and shape him into an “All-American” boy. He struggles in this new life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Still Me: Me before You Trilogy, Book 3
DB90089 13 hours 21 minutes
by Jojo Moyes
read by Anna Acton
Louisa Clark left her boyfriend, Sam, back in England to spend a year in New York City. Her friend Nathan found her a job in the household of wealthy Leonard Gopnik, as a companion to his young second wife. Sequel to After You (DB82661). Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Forward Me Back to You
DB94554 11 hours 40 minutes
by Mitali Perkins
read by Soneela Nankani
In a story told in separate voices, Kat and Robin leave Boston on a church mission to help combat human trafficking in India while Kat recovers from a sexual assault and Robin seeks his birth mother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Black No More: Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Workings of Science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933–1940
DB90244 7 hours 24 minutes
by George S. Schuyler
read by Andy Pyle
Max Disher learns of a Black-Off machine which will turn him into a white man. When he undergoes the treatment, he is transformed into white anthropologist Matt Fisher. As he indulges in the benefits of white privilege, he and others begin to understand the consequences of whiteness. Some strong language. 1931.

Turning Point
DB94709 9 hours 8 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Todd McLaren
Four trauma doctors from San Francisco are chosen for a unique training program exchanging expertise with their counterparts at a Parisian hospital. Paris opens up both professional and personal possibilities for the Americans, until an act of mass violence changes everything. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Humor

Hark
DB94692 8 hours 0 minutes
by Sam Lipsyte
read by Sam Lipsyte
Hark Morner finds himself at the center of a movement—launched by people around him—to spread the word of his mindfulness philosophy, which he calls mental archery. Hark isn’t prepared to fill the role of modern-day guru for people seeking clarity in an increasingly chaotic world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Medical Themes

The Heart
DB88960 9 hours 6 minutes
by Maylis de Kerangal
read by Laura Giannarelli
Narrative follows the twenty-four hours surrounding a heart transplant. After a teenaged boy is in a terrible accident and declared brain-dead at the hospital, a team of doctors works to transplant his heart into a woman close to death. Translated from the 2014 French edition. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Mystery and Detective

Savannah Martin, Books 11–15
DB89485 44 hours 44 minutes
by Jenna Bennett
read by various narrators
Five mysteries, written between 2015 and 2017, featuring pregnant, crime-solving Tennessee realtor Savannah Martin, who is now married to TBI agent Rafe Collier. Includes Adverse Possession, Uncertain Terms, Scared Money, Bad Debt, and Home Stretch, in which Carrie Collier is born. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Nothing to Hide
DB94567 12 hours 50 minutes
by Allison Brennan
read by Ann Marie Lee
FBI agent Lucy Kincaid investigates the deaths of three men in San Antonio—all married men who led honest lives alongside their adoring wives, with nothing else in common. Then Lucy catches each widow in a lie and realizes things are not at all as they seem. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods
DB94392 9 hours 4 minutes
by Emily Brightwell
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Victorian England. Boorish snob Stephen Bremmer goes into spasms and abruptly collapses at the Lighterman’s Ball—poisoned. Scotland Yard Inspector Witherspoon and his sleuthing housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries have another Wrexley Hotel murder to investigate, as they did in Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong (DB93486). 2019.

His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae
DB90333 10 hours 24 minutes
by Graeme Macrae Burnet
read by Antony Ferguson
A fictional “true crime” account of a nineteenth-century triple murder in a remote Scottish village. The events surrounding the crime are recounted and discussed by the murderer, his lawyer, a consulting psychiatrist, the police, trial records, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, Books 1–2
DB93681 16 hours 11 minutes
by Anne Canadeo
read by Catherine Byers
Two mysteries, written in 2009 and 2010, featuring a Plum Harbor, Massachusetts, knitting group of five members that solves crimes on the side. Includes While My Pretty One Knits and Knit, Purl, Die; in which a wealthy friend of their group is found dead in her swimming pool. 2010.

The Champagne Conspiracy
DB90925 8 hours 38 minutes
by Ellen Crosby
read by Christine Marshall
As vintner Lucie Montgomery and winemaker Quinn Santori prepare to make champagne, Lucie investigates what happened to Quinn’s ancestor, Zara Tomassi. Zara died in a San Francisco hotel in 1923 under suspicious circumstances the day after President Warren Harding passed away in the same hotel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Vineyard Victims
DB90926 7 hours 59 minutes
by Ellen Crosby
read by Christine Marshall
The death of a former presidential candidate in a fiery car crash at Lucie Montgomery’s Virginia vineyard has ties to both a thirty-year-old murder and Lucie’s own near-fatal accident ten years ago. She searches for a killer who now may be stalking her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Pope of Palm Beach
DB90295 9 hours 6 minutes
by Tim Dorsey
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Homicidal Florida trivia buff Serge Storms and his stoned sidekick, Coleman, head toward their childhood hometown of Riviera Beach on a literary pilgrimage. They revisit the legend of surfer Darby Pope and leave their usual trail of mayhem, while providing some of their own early backstory. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Detective Cooper Devereaux, Books 2–3
DB90037 16 hours 52 minutes
by Andrew Grant
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two novels, written between 2017 and 2018, featuring Alabama detective Cooper Devereaux. In False Friend, long-buried bones are found during an investigation of a series of school arsons. In False Witness, someone is murdering women on their twenty-first birthdays. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Benjamin January, Books 14–16
DB94207 31 hours 39 minutes
by Barbara Hambly
read by Catherine Byers
Three mysteries, written between 2016 and 2018, set in 1830s Louisiana featuring Ben January—a mixed-race former-slave-turned-surgeon-and-music-teacher. Includes Drinking Gourd, Murder in July, and Cold Bayou, in which January is accused of murder after playing piano at a wedding. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

Truly Devious
DB90251 10 hours 38 minutes
by Maureen Johnson
read by Abigail Maupin
When Stevie Bell, a brilliant amateur detective, begins her first year at Ellingham Academy in Vermont, she hatches a plan to solve the cold case involving the kidnapping of the founder’s wife and daughter shortly after the school opened in 1936. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Metropolis
DB94642 11 hours 15 minutes
by Philip Kerr
read by John Lee
Berlin, 1928. On Bernie Gunther’s first day with the Murder Commission, a killer is scattering many clues, but each is a dead end. It’s almost as if he is taunting the cops—and the press is having a field day. Kerr completed this novel just before his death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

42nd Street Library, Books 1–2
DB90011 18 hours 44 minutes
by Con Lehane
read by Gary Tipton
Two mysteries, written between 2016 and 2017, featuring librarian Raymond Ambler of the New York City 42nd Street Library, who investigates murders in his workplace with help from colleague Adele Morgan and homicide detective Mike Cosgrove. Includes Murder at the 42nd Street Library and Murder in the Manuscript Room. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

Maria Kallio, Books 6–7
DB89896 20 hours 14 minutes
by Leena Lehtolainen
read by Eva Wilhelm
Two mysteries, originally written in Finnish between 1998 and 2000, feature Finnish detective Maria Kallio, now the head of Espoo’s Violent Crime Unit. Includes Fatal Headwind and Before I Go. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Queen’s Accomplice: A Maggie Hope Mystery
DB89187 10 hours 39 minutes
by Susan Elia MacNeal
read by various narrators
A madman is brutally killing young women in exact re-creations of Jack the Ripper’s crimes. What’s more, he’s targeting those who are reporting for duty to be Winston Churchill’s spies and saboteurs abroad. The MI-5 officers realize they need the help of special agent Maggie Hope. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Teodor Szacki, Books 1–3
DB90043 35 hours 21 minutes
by Zygmunt Miloszewski
read by Mark Ashby
A crime trilogy, originally written in Polish between 2007 and 2014, featuring State Prosecutor Teodor Szacki. Includes Entanglement, A Grain of Truth, and Rage, in which Szacki investigates a freshly stripped skeleton found at a construction site in Olsztyn. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Down the River unto the Sea
DB90350 7 hours 47 minutes
by Walter Mosley
read by Dion Graham
NYPD investigator Joe King Oliver was framed for assault by someone within the force. A decade later, King—now a PI—receives a card from a woman admitting she was paid to frame him. King decides to investigate. Meanwhile, a radical journalist is accused of killing two corrupt police officers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Lightning Men
DB90253 11 hours 22 minutes
by Thomas Mullen
read by Gregory Maupin
Black partners Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith and white Denny Rakestraw all work as cops in 1950s Atlanta against the uneasy backdrop of integrating neighborhoods, Ku Klux Klan attacks, and moonshine distribution. They are drawn into cases involving people they love. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Nicki Valentine, Books 1–3
DB89711 27 hours 11 minutes
by Susan O’Brien
read by Deborah Desmone
Three mysteries, written between 2014 to 2016, feature widowed mom and rookie PI Nicki Valentine. Includes Finding Sky, Sky High, and Skydive, in which Nicki, now dating her PI instructor, Dean, is asked to find an imprisoned woman’s daughter who aged out of the foster caresystem. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

A Treacherous Curse
DB90491 11 hours 51 minutes
by Deanna Raybourn
read by Angele Masters
London, 1888. Lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell cannot resist exotic mysteries, especially if they concern her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. A former expedition partner of his has vanished from the excavation of an Egyptian princess’s tomb with a priceless diadem. Veronica and Stoker must uncover what is cursing the expedition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Dark in Death
DB90252 12 hours 40 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Carol Dines
An actress is killed with an icepick while watching a classic movie in a theater. Homicide detective Dallas is visited by a distraught novelist who published that exact murder scene. And this isn’t the first plot of hers to be copied. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Black and Blue
DB94627 6 hours 24 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Fred Berman
New Jersey State Police officer Doug Brock has had amnesia since getting shot. Now the cold-case department is checking evidence from a murder case Doug was investigating before the accident. The DNA points to a man Doug eliminated as a suspect, but Doug remembers none of it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Occult and Horror

By Blood We Live
DB94893 14 hours 22 minutes
by Glen Duncan
read by various narrators
Talulla has settled with her twin children into a normal life with her lover Walker—except for their monthly transformations into werewolves. Still, she can’t stop thinking about Remshi, the twenty-thousand-year-old vampire who haunts her dreams. Sequel to Talulla Rising (DB75237). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Eat, Brains, Love and Undead with Benefits
DB94045 17 hours 17 minutes
by Jeff Hart
read by Emily Ellet
Two books, written in 2013–14, featuring two teens, Jake and Amanda, who turn into zombies, devour half of their senior class, and fall in love. Cass, a teen psychic for the government, attempts to hunt down the undead lovebirds. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014.

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You
DB94319 2 hours 51 minutes
by Scotto Moore
read by Bill Delaney
A music blogger stumbles upon the band Beautiful Remorse, which is releasing a new track online every day for ten days. Each new song has a strangely powerful effect on listeners, and the blogger decides to follow the band and its mysterious lead singer on tour. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Drop Dead Gorgeous: Return to Fear Street
DB94377 7 hours 12 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
Newcomer Morgan Marks confounds her new friends at Linden High North with her mysterious past and strange behavior. When people start disappearing in town, the teens start to suspect something is wrong with Morgan. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Sweep Series, Volume 5
DB90165 20 hours 12 minutes
by Cate Tiernan
read by Teresa Willis
Volume five of the Sweeps series features books 13–15, written between 2002 and 2003. Includes Reckoning, Full Circle, and Night’s Child, in which Morgan’s child Moira deals with painful truths about her bloodwitch family. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Odd and True
DB90163 9 hours 7 minutes
by Cat Winters
read by Erin Jones
After several years away, Odette returns to her aunt’s home in 1909 in hopes of rescuing her sister, Tru, from the monsters she fears are coming. Tru worries that her sister is losing her mind. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Husk
DB93940 8 hours 34 minutes
by Dave Zeltserman
read by Bill Delaney
Charlie is a member of a hidden clan of cannibals whose job is to abduct people for his kin to kill and consume. His life changes when he falls for Jill and decides to leave the clan, living among those who were once his prey. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Winds of Salem
DB90296 8 hours 15 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Mare Trevathan
An enemy has trapped witch Freya Beauchamp in 1692 Salem, with no memory of her past. Meanwhile, in the present, her family searches for a totem that could open the time portals to bring Freya home. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Political Themes

Revolution Sunday
DB93900 5 hours 50 minutes
by Wendy Guerra
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Living in Havana, writer Cleo has always known that she is being watched—the secret police are routine visitors. After her parents die and an actor expresses interest in making a documentary about her father, the visits intensify. Translated from the original 2016 Spanish edition. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Religious Themes

The Forgiving Jar
DB94723 11 hours 51 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Rebecca Gallagher
After her mother’s death, Sara Murray goes to Pennsylvania to meet her Amish grandparents, only to learn someone has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Struggling with her grandparents’ willingness to forgive the imposter, Sara finds a jar filled with encouraging prayers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis
DB94840 12 hours 42 minutes
by Patti Callahan
read by various narrators
New York, 1946. When her husband calls and says he’s not sure if he will ever come home, atheist Joy reaches out and finds comfort in God. Intrigued by the writings of C.S. Lewis, she begins a correspondence with him and eventually moves to England. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Other Side of Divine
DB89962 10 hours 6 minutes
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
read by Shari Peele
Paris Simmons-Holyfield, from The Other Side of Dare (DB88439), discovers she is pregnant, but worries the baby may be the result of a one-night stand. Ex-stripper Gabrielle Mercedes believes life is going well, then her father is paroled from prison. Both women lean on God. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

The Ruined House
DB90248 17 hours 19 minutes
by Ruby Namdar
read by Jack Fox
At the pinnacle of his personal and professional lives, professor Andrew P. Cohen begins having visions of an ancient religious ritual. For the next year, everything he has achieved begins to unravel, and he questions all that he believes in. Translated from Hebrew. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Masterpiece
DB90475 15 hours 57 minutes
by Francine Rivers
read by Susan Bennett
Successful artist Roman Velasco appears to have it all, but his new assistant Grace Moore can see that he wrestles with his own demons. What she doesn’t know is that Roman has a secret life at night, tagging buildings as a graffiti artist called the Bird. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Silken Thread
DB94639 12 hours 3 minutes
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
read by Pilar Witherspoon
During the 1895 Cotton Exposition in Atlanta, Laurel Millard takes a position operating a silk loom in hopes of finding a rich husband. She meets Langdon Rochester, whose wealthy family orders him to marry or be disinherited. But she also meets and befriends security guard Willie Sharp. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Sky above Us: Sunrise at Normandy, Book 2
DB94732 9 hours 44 minutes
by Sarah Sundin
read by Sarah Zimmerman
England, 1943. Lieutenant Adler Paxton arrives at the air base of the US 357th Fighter Group determined to become an ace pilot. Violet Lindstrom wanted to work as a missionary but instead serves in the American Red Cross, arranging entertainment for the troops at the base. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Romance

The Secret of the India Orchid
DB89781 9 hours 4 minutes
by Nancy Campbell Allen
read by Gabriella Cavallero
In Regency-era London, Anthony Blake breaks off his courtship of Sophia Elliot when a secret document is stolen that lists the entire network of British spies, including Anthony. Heartbroken, Sophia heads to India, hoping to forget Anthony, but a mystery brings them together again. 2017.

Spring Forward
DB93587 13 hours 56 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Kate Turnbull
Crystal Malloy owns the beauty salon in Mystic Creek, Oregon. She meets single father Tanner Richards when he smuggles contraband into her grandfather’s assisted-living home. They become friends, but neither thinks they are ready for love. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Far from Home
DB90143 5 hours 39 minutes
by Lorelie Brown
read by Mare Trevathan
Rachel, who believes she is straight, agrees to marry lesbian Pari to allow her to get a green card and stay in the country. She doesn’t expect the affection and attraction she feels. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2016.

The Best of Us: A Sullivan’s Crossing Novel
DB94710 8 hours 39 minutes
by Robyn Carr
read by Thérèse Plummer
Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Colorado, but misses her aunt Helen. Helen raised Leigh, and now enjoys travel and life on her own terms. She comes to visit Leigh in Sullivan’s Crossing, never expecting to fall in love. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

An Extraordinary Union
DB89362 10 hours 3 minutes
by Alyssa Cole
read by Karen Chilton
Freed slave Elle Burns spies for the Loyalty League in Richmond during the Civil War. Her mission is complicated when she meets fellow spy and Pinkerton detective Malcolm McCall, who is posing as a Confederate officer. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy: A Reluctant Royals Novella
DB94656 3 hours 23 minutes
by Alyssa Cole
read by Karen Chilton
After a bad breakup with her girlfriend Fabiola, Likotsi wants to move on. But when they meet again on a stalled New York subway train, Likotsi agrees to go for tea with her ex, if only to find out why she was dumped. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Remember Me Always
DB94394 7 hours 45 minutes
by Renee Collins
read by Abigail Maupin
High school senior Shelby’s memory treatment may have made her mind forget a devastating car accident, but her heart still remembers a boy with dark and mysterious eyes. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

As You Wish
DB90489 13 hours 55 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Susan Bennett
One summer, three very different women find themselves together in Summer Hill, Virginia. Sixty-year-old Olivia is finally getting another chance at love. Kathy, in her forties, learns her husband is in love with someone else. And young Elise has just married a man with a mistress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Almost Innocent
DB94041 15 hours 10 minutes
by Jane Feather
read by Catherine Byers
As the illegitimate daughter of English prince John of Gaunt and his French mistress, Magdalen is a political pawn. She falls in love at first sight with Guy de Gervais, but his job is to protect her until she can wed another. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1990.

Close Contact
DB90245 11 hours 2 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Carol Dines
Bodyguard Miles Dartman’s new assignment is protecting Maxi Nevar, who woke up in a field with no memory of how she got there. The situation is complicated by the fact that Maxi and Miles have history. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2017.

Crazy on You
DB90368 3 hours 1 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Jean Cochran
Lily Darlington is the single mom of a ten-year-old boy and a spa owner with no time for her new neighbor, army-veteran-turned-police-officer Tucker Matthews. Tucker is persistent, but Lily wants to keep their dating a secret. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love
DB89783 7 hours 46 minutes
by Maurene Goo
read by Lisa DeCaro
A disaster in romance and an overachiever, high school senior Desi Lee decides to stop her hilarious flirting failures by using Korean television dramas as a guide. When Luca, a new student, shows up at school, Desi plots her next move. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Mister
DB94670 16 hours 30 minutes
by E.L. James
read by various narrators
London, 2019. Maxim Trevelyan has an easy life with money, connections, and women. When he inherits his family’s title and responsibilities after a tragedy, he’s not ready. He is also unprepared for the allure of the mysterious Alessia Demachi, but he wants to protect her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Devil’s Daughter: The Ravenels Meet the Wallflowers
DB94678 8 hours 53 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Mary Jane Wells
Phoebe hated West Ravenel before she ever saw him, having heard stories from her late husband of how West bullied him in school. But when they meet at a family wedding, West offers to help Phoebe with the management of her estates. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Brunch at Bittersweet Café: A Supper Club Novel
DB94680 11 hours 29 minutes
by Carla Laureano
read by Teri Schnaubelt
When pilot Justin Keller shows up during a snowstorm at the Denver bakery where Melody Johansson works, he and Melody are drawn together despite being on different paths. Melody struggles with her faith as she decides which to follow—her dream of her own bakery or Justin. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

You Say It First and Second Chance Girl
DB89490 20 hours 37 minutes
by Susan Mallery
read by Cynthia Farrell
Two romances set in a California town dedicated to weddings. In You Say It First, Pallas Saunders is running a struggling wedding business when she meets a handsome sculptor. Also includes Second Chance Girl. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

When Dimple Met Rishi
DB94711 10 hours 47 minutes
by Sandhya Menon
read by various narrators
Indian American teens Dimple and Rishi finally meet during a summer program called Insomnia Con. Dimple hopes to avoid her parents’ obsession with future marriage prospects, while Rishi plans to woo her into accepting an arranged marriage with him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Engagement Plot
DB88966 9 hours 9 minutes
by Krista Phillips
read by Catherine Byers
After Hanna and Will broke up in front of millions of people while appearing together on a reality TV show, Hanna returns home. Will follows her to her father’s Minnesota farm, hoping she will forgive him and agree to a pretend engagement to save both their reputations. 2017.

Mostly Sunny
DB93896 10 hours 5 minutes
by Jamie Pope
read by Elizabeth Rose
Social worker Sunny Gibson helps children find loving homes while still haunted by her own unhappy childhood. She believes her latest charge might be her half sister, and asks lawyer Julian King to help her track down the girl’s mother. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Dirty Headlines
DB93604 9 hours 48 minutes
by L.J. Shen
read by Paige O’Malley
With no job, a sick father, and a cheating ex, Jude is happy to enjoy a scorching one-night stand with handsome Frenchman Célian. Then she lands a job as an intern in a TV newsroom—and finds Célian is her new boss. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

A Daring Arrangement
DB90381 11 hours 16 minutes
by Joanna Shupe
read by Jennifer Hubbard
When Lady Honora Parker’s family uncovers her plans to wed a penniless artist, they send her to New York to find a more suitable husband. She’s determined to find an even more unsuitable American and decides on brash financier Julius Hatcher. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Silver Silence
DB89988 16 hours 4 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Angela Dawe
In the new era of the Trinity Accords, Silver Mercant is the Psy in charge of the Emergency Response Network. She lives without emotion, until she meets Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the the StoneWater clan of bear shifters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Laws of Attraction
DB90305 7 hours 5 minutes
by Sarah Title
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
After yet another breakup, law librarian Becky Schrader decides to try a one-night stand and picks up Deke in a sports bar. Monday morning, she finds out that her fling is Foster Deacon, a new lawyer at her firm. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

A Song for the Stars
DB94806 8 hours 10 minutes
by Ilima Todd
read by Justine Eyre
Hawaiian Islands, 1779. Maile, daughter of a royal chief, is looking forward to her upcoming marriage. After English sailors led by Captain James Cook arrive, Maile finds herself a widow instead of a bride. She takes Cook’s translator, John Harbottle, prisoner, but they unexpectedly form a friendship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Behind the Scenes and Out of the Ordinary
DB90353 21 hours 16 minutes
by Jen Turano
read by Catherine Byers
Two Christian romances set in 1880s America. In Behind the Scenes, wallflower Permilia Griswold secretly writes a society gossip column. Out of the Ordinary features a misunderstanding after paid companion Gertrude Cadwalader tries to return something stolen by her sticky-fingered employer. 2017.

29 Dates
DB94026 9 hours 55 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Abigail Maupin
After one too many slip-ups at school in South Korea, Jisu finds herself shipped off to San Francisco to focus on her academics and matchmaker-approved dates, leaving her little space to figure out her own dreams. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Science Fiction

Pitch Dark
DB90442 10 hours 52 minutes
by Courtney Alameda
read by Jean Cochran
Tuck, a human relic and curator aboard the USS John Muir, and Laura, a shipraider, race to save humanity. But they must first outwit a hacker and survive the nightmarish creatures roaming the ship who can kill with a scream. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Tool of War
DB89203 9 hours 56 minutes
by Paolo Bacigalupi
read by Sunil Malhotra
In a future beset with rising seas, corporate government, and constant civil war, a bioengineered half-man, half-beast super-soldier who calls himself Tool breaks his conditioning and seeks revenge against his old masters. Sequel to The Drowned Cities (DB74636). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Honor Bound
DB94024 11 hours 11 minutes
by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
read by Eva Wilhelm
After the events in Honor among Thieves (DB90609), Zara and the crew aboard a sentient spaceship flee to the Sliver, an outpost inhabited by alien criminals. But when Zara discovers dark secrets about the Sliver, they consider their options. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Boy on the Bridge
DB89037 13 hours 4 minutes
by M.R. Carey
read by Finty Williams
A team is sent out to perform investigative science on the hungries to try to find a way to protect the remains of humanity against infection. During one expedition, a crew member discovers an unusual group of children who don’t seem to fit any existing categories. Sequel to The Girl with All the Gifts (DB80678). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Exhalation: Stories
DB94549 11 hours 24 minutes
by Ted Chiang
read by various narrators
A collection of science fiction short stories from the author of Stories of Your Life and Others (DB87031). Includes two stories not previously published. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Conspiracy of Stars
DB94050 10 hours 21 minutes
by Olivia A. Cole
read by Kristin Allison
Octavia is excited to study the plants and animals of planet Faloiv. But when she witnesses one of the planet’s indigenous people being attacked, Octavia begins to question her own family history and the scientists she has always admired. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Persepolis Rising
DB90468 20 hours 37 minutes
by James S.A. Corey
read by Jefferson Mays
The crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands full keeping the peace in humanity’s ever-expanding network of colonies. The inner planets have formed a tentative alliance. Meanwhile, a hidden enemy on Laconia has a new vision for humanity. Sequel to Babylon’s Ashes (DB86849). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Phasma: Star Wars
DB89189 12 hours 17 minutes
by Delilah S. Dawson
read by January LaVoy
A figure of great renown within the leadership of the First Order, Captain Phasma still maintains a rather mysterious persona. Now, however, an adversary seeks to uncover her origins and expose a secret that Phasma guards ruthlessly. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Uncanny
DB88958 9 hours 58 minutes
by Sarah Fine
read by MacKenzie Beyer
When she awakens with no memory of her stepsister Hannah’s death despite witnessing it the night before, Cora is forced to work with an AI counselor who, along with others, suspects that Hannah’s death was no accident. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

If Tomorrow Comes
DB94695 10 hours 43 minutes
by Nancy Kress
read by Marguerite Gavin
Ten years after the events of Tomorrow’s Kin (DB94694), humanity has built a ship to follow the aliens home to Kindred. When the crew arrives, however, they find they have passed through a timeslip and their journey was far less than instantaneous. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Terran Tomorrow
DB94696 11 hours 0 minutes
by Nancy Kress
read by Marguerite Gavin
Following a disastrous diplomatic mission to the alien world, the Earth scientists and surviving diplomats flee back home. There they discover the planet has been ravaged by the spore cloud plague, leaving humanity’s numbers drastically reduced. Sequel to If Tomorrow Comes (DB94695). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Tomorrow’s Kin
DB94694 11 hours 5 minutes
by Nancy Kress
read by Marguerite Gavin
After aliens land in New York Harbor, Dr. Marianne Jenner, a genetics scientist, is invited to visit the alien embassy, along with the secretary-general of the United Nations and a few other ambassadors. They learn that they have less than a year to prevent a disaster. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Rebel Allies: I Am Number Four; the Lost Files
DB90261 6 hours 50 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Three previously published novellas featuring the little-known adventures of people who supported the Lorien. Includes The Fugitive, The Navigator, and The Guard. Sequel to Hidden Enemy (DB89478). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Warcross
DB89192 11 hours 48 minutes
by Marie Lu
read by Nancy Wu
When coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she accidently glitches herself into the game and becomes an overnight sensation. Instead of ordering her arrest, the game’s creator offers her a job—as a spy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Luna: Moon Rising
DB94733 16 hours 11 minutes
by Ian McDonald
read by Adam Verner
The five families controlling the leading industries of the moon continue to war with each other. Lucas Corta rises from corporate defeat to seize control of the moon, and only his sister, lunar lawyer Ariel, can stop him. Sequel to Luna: Wolf Moon (DB90530). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Test
DB94589 2 hours 26 minutes
by Sylvain Neuvel
read by Jeff Allin
In a future England, Idir Jalil takes a citizenship test on behalf of his family. He is prepared to answer the required questions, but then the test takes an unexpected turn with life-and-death choices. Strong language and some violence. 2019.

Genesis
DB90931 15 hours 25 minutes
by Brendan Reichs
read by various narrators
Min, Noah, and the sixty-four members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meaning and zero rules apply. Sequel to Nemesis (DB87549). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Iron Tactician
DB88978 3 hours 12 minutes
by Alastair Reynolds
read by Stephen Van Doren
When he investigates a derelict ship drifting through space, Merlin finds himself involved in a situation more complex than he anticipated. 2016.

Plague Land
DB88957 8 hours 3 minutes
by Alex Scarrow
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
An unidentified virus wipes out most of the Earth’s population by liquefying people’s bodies. Leon, his mother, and younger sister Grace, who just moved to London from New York, run for their lives amid the chaos. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Thunderhead: Arc of a Scythe, Book 2
DB90257 14 hours 56 minutes
by Neal Shusterman
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Rowan, now a vigilante called Scythe Lucifer, and Citra, now a junior scythe, take opposite positions on the morality of the scythedom, putting them at odds. And the ruling entity, Thunderhead, is not pleased. Sequel to Scythe (DB86810). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Dark State: Empire Games, Book 2
DB90051 13 hours 58 minutes
by Charles Stross
read by Kate Reading
In Miriam Burgeson’s timeline, her top agents run a high-risk extraction of a political player. Meanwhile, a newly activated sleeper cell in Rita’s timeline might unravel everything. Sequel to Empire Games (DB86851). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Space Opera
DB94674 9 hours 48 minutes
by Catherynne M. Valente
read by Heath Miller
Since the end of the Sentience Wars, civilizations from across the universe have gathered once a cycle for the Metagalactic Grand Prix—an intergalactic talent show, gladiatorial contest, beauty pageant, and concert. A band of musicians, dancers, and roadies from London are representing Earth in its first year participating. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Guardian Angels and Other Monsters
DB90406 8 hours 6 minutes
by Daniel H. Wilson
read by various narrators
A collection of short stories from the author of Robopocalypse (DB74340) that explore the intersection of human life and artificial intelligence. The various stories examine the ways in which AI could both save and destroy humanity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Infinite Future
DB90054 13 hours 17 minutes
by Tim Wirkus
read by various narrators
An author, a librarian, and a historian set off to discover the identity of a forgotten Brazilian science fiction author and a fabled manuscript he is purported to have written. Also includes the lost manuscript itself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016–2017
DB90099 24 hours 35 minutes
edited by Charles Yu and Karen Joy Fowler
read by Michael Scherer
Two annual collections of science fiction and fantasy, each with twenty short stories. The 2016 volume is edited by Karen Joy Fowler, and the 2017 volume is edited by Charles Yu. Authors include Kelly Link, Ted Chiang, N.K. Jemisin, Nick Wolven, and more. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Short Stories

Joy: And 52 Other Very Short Stories
DB94363 7 hours 6 minutes
by Erin McGraw
read by Patrick Downer
A collection of short stories in which the narrators explain their own lives. Those speaking include a first-time murderer, a depressed pet sitter, an anxious new mother, an aging rock ‘n’ roller, a mistress, and many others. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Spies and Espionage

Starfire
DB89707 19 hours 59 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Richard Davidson
Bradley McLanahan’s team of engineers is working to design the world’s first orbiting solar power plant. US President Phoenix’s plans to militarize and industrialize space quickly lead to an arms race, however. Given their work, Bradley and his team are caught up in the conflict. Sequel to Tiger’s Claw (DB76014). Strong language and some violence. 2014.

Suspense

The Lost Night
DB94727 10 hours 18 minutes
by Andrea Bartz
read by various narrators
Ten years ago, Edie was the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in Brooklyn. Then Edie’s body was found near a suicide note at the end of a long, drunken night. Now Lindsay discovers an unsettling video from that night and wonders if Edie was murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Flight Attendant
DB90518 11 hours 41 minutes
by Chris Bohjalian
read by various narrators
Binge-drinking flight attendant Cassandra Bowden has the occasional blackout. Waking up in a Dubai hotel room trying to piece together the previous night, she looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his utter stillness and still wet blood, and begins to lie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Origin
DB89199 18 hours 12 minutes
by Dan Brown
read by Paul Michael
Author of The Da Vinci Code (DB55735) interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture into this new novel. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is thrust into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

The Better Sister
DB94879 9 hours 27 minutes
by Alafair Burke
read by various narrators
After Chloe Taylor’s attorney husband is murdered by an intruder at the couple’s East Hampton beach house, she reluctantly allows her teenage stepson’s biological mother—who is Chloe’s estranged sister, Nicky—back into her life. When the police suspect an inside job, all three must hide their secrets. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Wife
DB88996 11 hours 57 minutes
by Alafair Burke
read by Carol Jacobanis
A horrific experience as a teen causes Angela to avoid any publicity. However, after her NYU economics professor husband Jason becomes a bestselling author, he is accused by an intern of sexual harassment. Then a second woman comes forward. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Not If I Save You First
DB90392 6 hours 57 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Brittany Pressley
Years after a kidnapping attempt, the President’s son, Logan, shows up on Maddie’s doorstep. The pair are old friends, and Maddie is the daughter of a former Secret Service agent. Maddie is suddenly thrust back into danger because someone is hunting Logan. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

If You Knew Her
DB90246 11 hours 26 minutes
by Emily Elgar
read by Theresa Conkin
When young wife Cassie is brought to the coma ward after being run off the road, both nurse Alice and fellow patient Frank become worried about her safety. Frank, who has locked-in syndrome, tries frantically to communicate by blinking what he overhears from Cassie’s visitors. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Dark Saturday
DB94681 11 hours 0 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Beth Chalmers
A decade ago, Hannah was convicted for the shocking murder of her family and has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since. Now psychotherapist Frieda Klein meets with Hannah and realizes that she might be as much of a victim as her family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Day of the Dead
DB94682 10 hours 23 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Beth Chalmers
A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of a killer able to impersonate almost anyone. His obsession with Frieda eventually drove her into isolation. When a series of murders announce his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Sunday Silence
DB94683 9 hours 50 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Beth Chalmers
A body is discovered beneath the floorboards of psychologist Frieda Klein’s house. The corpse is only months old, but the chief suspect appears to have died more than seven years ago. Except as Frieda knows all too well, he’s alive and well and living in secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Force of Nature
DB90348 9 hours 1 minutes
by Jane Harper
read by Stephen Shanahan
When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the Australian wilderness, one of the women disappears. Each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk joins the search; the woman had been secretly helping him expose the company. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Hush
DB90293 14 hours 24 minutes
by John Hart
read by Jeremy Bobb
Ten years since the events of The Last Child (DB69264), Johnny Merrimon is in hiding, and his only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. But Jack sees danger, darkness, and hunger in the wild places Johnny calls home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Forever and a Day
DB94693 7 hours 38 minutes
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Matthew Goode
This prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale (DB56134) is the story of the birth of a legend in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera. Reveals the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Darkness
DB94718 5 hours 25 minutes
by Ragnar Jonasson
read by Amanda Redman
Sixty-four-year-old Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is being forced to retire. She is given two weeks to solve a cold case of her choice. The one she chooses involves a young Russian woman whose body washed up on an Icelandic shore the year before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Untouchable
DB94708 8 hours 42 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Amanda Leigh Cobb
Cold-case investigator Jack Lancaster has a unique ability to get in the heads of killers, but luckily, meditation specialist Winter Meadows has helped him gain some peace. When an arson that might connect to his mother’s killer heats up, it spells danger for them both. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Escape Artist
DB90929 12 hours 47 minutes
by Brad Meltzer
read by various narrators
Nola is the U.S. Army’s artist-in-residence—a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war’s aftermath and sharing observations about today’s wars. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy determined to keep her quiet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Need to Know
DB90062 8 hours 48 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Laural Merlington
The tight-knit group of friends who make up the Sisterhood know that everybody has a weak spot. In the case of singer Garland Lee, Yoko Wong’s dear friend, that weak spot was trusting her lawyer, Arthur Forrester. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Safe and Sound
DB94707 8 hours 30 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Laural Merlington
Isabelle Flanders Tookus meets eight-year-old Ben Ryan, the grandson of millionaire Eleanor Lymen, in the park. Ben’s mother is dead and he lives with his stepfather Connor and Connor’s wife Natalie. Izzy believes they have been neglecting Ben, so she calls in the Sisterhood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Perfect Stranger
DB88981 10 hours 31 minutes
by Megan Miranda
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Forced out of journalism, Leah moves with her former roommate Emmy to a small Pennsylvania town and a teaching job. But Emmy soon vanishes, a woman who looks like Leah is brutally attacked, and the police can’t find any proof that Emmy even existed. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Black Coats
DB94764 9 hours 49 minutes
by Colleen Oakes
read by Eileen Stevens
After her cousin’s killer goes free, Thea receives an invitation to join the Black Coats—a secret society performing acts of revenge meant to teach a lesson. But as they escalate in brutality, Thea must decide how far she is willing to go. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Family Lawyer
DB89190 10 hours 2 minutes
by James Patterson
read by various narrators
In the title entry, Matthew Hovanes is living a parent’s worst nightmare: his young daughter is accused of bullying another girl into suicide. But this loving father is also a skilled criminal defense attorney, and something here doesn’t add up. Also includes Night Sniper and The Good Sister. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Behind Her Eyes
DB89050 11 hours 30 minutes
by Sarah Pinborough
read by various narrators
Part-time London secretary Louise meets David at a bar, only to find out the next day that he is her new boss. Then David’s wife, Adele, befriends Louise. Meanwhile, flashbacks to David and Adele’s past slowly reveal a terrifying situation. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Small Treasons
DB90249 10 hours 53 minutes
by Mark Powell
read by Gary Tipton
From her Georgia bedroom, Tess secretly and obsessively watches a video of a terrorist beheading. Meanwhile, her husband John’s past work torturing terrorist suspects for the CIA reenters his life when he is forced to report on an academic colleague. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

City of Endless Night
DB90085 10 hours 49 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Rene Auberjonois
When Grace Ozmian, beautiful daughter of a tech billionaire, goes missing, the NYPD are not particularly concerned, until a body is found in a Queens warehouse, missing its head. FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up to assist lead detective D’Agosta. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Someone Knows
DB94668 11 hours 44 minutes
by Lisa Scottoline
read by various narrators
Heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend, Allie Garvey is not only grief-stricken but full of dread—because she’ll be seeing two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret. Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Jane Doe
DB94055 9 hours 2 minutes
by Victoria Helen Stone
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Jane knows she doesn’t feel emotions the way others do. But she has returned to her college town to avenge the one person she loved. Her friend Meg committed suicide, and Jane is seducing the abusive man she holds responsible. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Westerns

Kingdom Come, Ten Guns from Texas, and Day of Reckoning: MacCallister the Eagles Legacy, Books 5–7
DB89764 27 hours 50 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by various narrators
In Kingdom Come, a mob of criminals rages, slaughtering everyone in their path. Frontiersman Duff MacCallister gathers everyone he can to make a final stand. Also includes Ten Guns from Texas and Day of Reckoning. Sequel to The Eagles Legacy, The Killing, Dry Gulch Ambush, and Kill Crazy (DB79222). Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Venom of the Mountain Man
DB90299 10 hours 30 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
Smoke Jensen unwittingly kills the brother of notorious outlaw Gabe Briggs. Meanwhile, Smoke’s wife is kidnapped during a journey back east. Smoke leaves to search for Sally, but Briggs is on his trail. Sequel to Brutal Night of the Mountain Man (DB89763). Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

An Uneasy Alliance and The Stacked Deck
DB93667 26 hours 2 minutes
by JD March
read by Andy Pyle
Books two and three in the series about gunfighter Johnny Fierro, written in 2015 and 2016. In An Uneasy Alliance, Johnny settles into life as a rancher. The locals want him gone, but when trouble comes to town, they hope to hire him instead. Also includes The Stacked Deck. Sequel to Dance with the Devil (DB85214). Strong language and some violence. 2016.

Sidewinder, Books 1–4
DB93933 27 hours 56 minutes
by Jory Sherman
read by Patrick Downer
The first four books, published between 2009 and 2012, in the series about cattle rancher and outlaw-hunter Brad “Sidewinder” Storm. In Sidewinder, Brad Storm is saved by a Hopi medicine man after being bitten by a rattlesnake. Also includes Death Rattle, Snake Eyes, and Nest of Vipers. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2012.

Hell Hath No Fury: John Hawk, Book 1
DB88995 10 hours 46 minutes
by Charles G. West
read by Richard Davidson
Jamie Pratt and his young bride are abandoned by their wagon-train leader while traveling westward. They decide to press on, but after they vanish, Jamie’s brother, Monroe, enlists John Hawk, a well-known scout, to aid in the search for them. Violence and strong language. 2017.

Outcasts of Picture Rocks
DB94648 7 hours 15 minutes
by Cherry Wilson
read by Lloyd James
Race Coulter persuades young René Rand to help him steal a palomino stallion called Black Wing from a wild herd in the Picture Rocks Basin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too
DB94572 8 hours 59 minutes
by Carol Novello and Ginny Graves
read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen
A former tech executive who became president of the Humane Society Silicon Valley examines the curative powers of rescuing shelter animals. Includes individual stories of the physical and mental benefits of pet adoption, with supporting statistics and scientific studies. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Arts

Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife
DB90167 13 hours 21 minutes
by Pamela Bannos
read by Kerry Dukin
Surveys the life of a photographer who supported herself as a nanny and whose work only came to broad recognition after her death. Chronicles Maier’s years growing up in France, return to America, and eventual life in Chicago. Discusses the disposition of the storage lockers which housed her photography. 2017.

Annie Leibovitz at Work
DB93360 5 hours 17 minutes
by Annie Leibovitz
read by Kimberly Schraf
Photographer Leibovitz (born 1949) reflects on her development as an artist and her career. Discusses her early influences, such as her family and acclaimed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, and highlights including photographing the Rolling Stones and the Queen of England. Includes details about her process and equipment. 2018.

Astronomy

The Right Stuff
DB90395 15 hours 45 minutes
by Tom Wolfe
read by Dennis Quaid
Inside view of the early astronauts (Carpenter, Cooper, Glenn, Grissom, Shirra, Shepard, Slayton) strips away the media image of the men and reveals what makes them tick. Narrated by the actor who played Gordon Cooper in the 1983 movie adaptation. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1979.

Biography

Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling through the Rainiest Days
DB94730 7 hours 22 minutes
by Janice Dean
read by Janice Dean
A Fox & Friends meteorologist discusses her strategy of finding the silver lining in everything she faces in life, including online trolls, sexist bosses, her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

On Being 40(ish)
DB94760 5 hours 4 minutes
edited by Lindsey Mead
read by various narrators
Female writers discuss the milestone of turning forty and what it meant to them. Essays from the diverse group offer perspectives on friendship, independence, sex, beauty, aging, wisdom, and the passage of time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Help Me! One Woman’s Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life
DB93731 10 hours 6 minutes
by Marianne Power
read by Mare Trevathan
The author recounts her quest to discover whether she could achieve the life of her dreams by rigorously following the advice in self-help books—one book a month for a full year. Discusses the changes she experienced and whether they were for the better. Some strong language. 2018.

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison; Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out
DB94676 9 hours 36 minutes
by Jason Rezaian
read by Jason Rezaian
Memoir from journalist Jason Rezaian, who was imprisoned in Tehran for eighteen months and whose eventual release was part of a nuclear deal. Recounts his arrest, interrogations, and trial; his time in captivity; and the efforts to secure his freedom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

About My Mother: True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother; A Memoir
DB94675 5 hours 50 minutes
by Peggy Rowe
read by various narrators
The author describes her relationship with her mother, who had a strong personality and did not see eye-to-eye with her on many things. Discusses the ways they compromised and tolerated their differences even when they didn’t understand each other very well. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Americanized: Rebel without a Green Card
DB90355 6 hours 26 minutes
by Sara Saedi
read by Kristin Allison
Television show writer and novelist recounts her teenage years in the 1990s, and reveals how she discovered that her family had entered the United States as undocumented immigrants. Provides a humorous account of balancing teen angst with trying to become an American citizen. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin
DB90082 5 hours 43 minutes
by James L. Swanson
read by Kim Staunton
Recounts the rise of Baptist minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), the events that led up to his murder, the hunt for assassin James Earl Ray, and the aftermath. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2018.

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
DB89906 6 hours 32 minutes
by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
read by Jean Cochran
Congolese refugee Sandra Uwiringiyimana recounts how she survived the Gatumba massacre at ten years old. Discusses life after losing loved ones and describes her family’s transition to America, where she eventually found healing through art and activism. Violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design
DB94027 11 hours 0 minutes
by Bess Williamson
read by Kerry Dukin
Relates the history of design in the United States that provides increased accessibility for those with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Also discusses the individuals and events that propelled the civil rights movement leading to the Architectural Barriers Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 2019.

Career and Job Training

Girl Mogul: Dream It. Do It. Change the World
DB94552 5 hours 16 minutes
by Tiffany Pham
read by Tiffany Pham
Founder and CEO of Mogul, a successful online platform to share information with women worldwide, presents a guide for helping teens define success, envision it, and make it happen in school, in their personal lives, and at work. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Consumerism

Love Your Life Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want
DB93890 7 hours 3 minutes
by Rachel Cruze
read by Kristin Allison
Co-author of Smart Money, Smart Kids (DB84267) presents a guide to examining your current money habits and adopting new ones to create the life you want. Sections include eliminating comparison mindset, avoiding debt, planning expenditures, financial conversations, savings, and gifts. 2016.

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It
DB89439 10 hours 57 minutes
by Chris Voss
read by J.P. Linton
A former FBI negotiator presents skills and techniques for negotiating in a variety of contexts. Topics include the rules of negotiation, establishing rapport, creating trust, generating momentum, gaining permission to persuade, shaping what is fair, transforming conflict into collaboration, spotting liars, ensuring follow-through, and creating breakthroughs. 2016.

Crime

The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
DB94511 11 hours 19 minutes
by Evan Ratliff
read by Evan Ratliff
Award-winning investigative journalist describes the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Calder Le Roux—the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Playing Dead: A Journey through the World of Death Fraud
DB90254 9 hours 6 minutes
by Elizabeth Greenwood
read by Kerry Dukin
Explores the practice of faking death. Discusses reasons people may contemplate doing it and go through with it, techniques for accomplishing it, and demographic breakdowns of those most likely to attempt it. Includes profiles of people who have faked their deaths. 2016.

Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love
DB94453 9 hours 47 minutes
by Abby Maslin
read by Abby Maslin
In 2012 the author’s husband, TC, was beaten by three men and left for dead blocks from home, all for his cell phone and debit card. Describes caring for TC as he recovered from severe traumatic brain injury that left him unable to speak and walk. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Twisted Faith: A Minister’s Obsession and the Murder that Destroyed a Church
DB94060 11 hours 49 minutes
by Gregg Olsen
read by Bill Wallace
Describes the true crime case of Nick Hacheney, a youth pastor in Bainbridge Island, Washington, whose wife Dawn was murdered after he seduced women in his church in 1997. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present
DB94190 17 hours 59 minutes
by Peter Vronsky
read by Bob Moore
Historian examines the motives and methods of serial killers and society’s attempts to classify and understand them. Uses case studies to highlight murderers from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Analyzes the ways the surrounding culture has allowed for the development of serial killers. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Government and Politics

The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts
DB94570 14 hours 8 minutes
by Joan Biskupic
read by Jennywren Walker
Recounts the life and career of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and discusses his momentous legal decisions. Examines the conflict between Roberts’s conservative leanings and his efforts to protect the Supreme Court’s neutrality. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
DB94731 6 hours 57 minutes
by Arthur C. Brooks
read by Will Damron
The author discusses his views on the value of polite discourse over outrage and contempt. Draws on behavioral research and the author’s personal experiences. Argues that behavior matters more than agreement or tolerance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
DB90403 7 hours 6 minutes
by Amy Chua
read by Julia Whelan
A law school professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (DB72377) discusses the role of tribal politics in society and how this has undermined American foreign policy. She argues that America must rediscover a national identity that supersedes its smaller political tribes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War
DB94210 20 hours 4 minutes
by Noah Coburn
read by J.P. Linton
The author describes the roles filled on American military bases by “third-country nationals,” contractors from a variety of nations. He traces their impact across seven countries, the conditions they face, the ways their work supports modern warfare, and their struggles. 2018.

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
DB90347 28 hours 33 minutes
by Steve Coll
read by Malcolm Hillgartner
The author recounts American intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Particularly discusses the effects of America’s failure to apprehend a small Pakistani intelligence wing within the I.S.I. known as “Directorate S,” which sought to legitimize the Taliban. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
DB90382 17 hours 51 minutes
by Daniel Ellsberg
read by Gary Tipton
A military analyst discusses America’s long-standing nuclear policies. Presents the history of these policies, their implications for early-twenty-first-century America, and potential steps to fend off nuclear catastrophe in the future. 2017.

How Democracies Die
DB90053 8 hours 27 minutes
by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
read by Fred Sanders
The authors examine the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America. Related to this, they discuss applications to early twenty-first century politics in America and strategies for avoiding a societal descent into authoritarianism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction
DB85709 6 hours 13 minutes
by Kevin Passmore
read by Jake Williams
Though essential to understanding the past, the concept of fascism defies decisive definition. History professor considers the transnational phenomenon and highlights similarities and differences with Nazism and today’s extreme right. Without claiming a single origin or common denominators uniting the movements, he studies the eclectic and contradictory ideologies. 2014.

The Common Good
DB90351 5 hours 15 minutes
by Robert B. Reich
read by Robert B. Reich
The author argues for the moral obligations of citizenship and the importance of fighting for a “common good” in society, particularly in the realms of economics and politics. Maintains that America has moved away from this in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

First: Sandra Day O’Connor
DB94622 16 hours 35 minutes
by Evan Thomas
read by Kirsten Potter
The life and career of the first female Supreme Court justice, including her childhood on an Arizona cattle ranch, her years at Stanford University, and her struggle to enter a male-dominated field in 1950s America. Recounts her career trajectory and her 1981 nomination to the Supreme Court. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Trade: My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping
DB90477 16 hours 46 minutes
by Jere Van Dyk
read by Paul Boehmer
Investigative journalist discusses his experience as a victim of political kidnapping in Afghanistan and his later quest to learn the truth of both his own abduction and the general business of kidnapping. Includes information gathered from the families of many who have been kidnapped. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Holidays

A Treasury of Christmas Miracles: True Stories of God’s Presence Today
DB89992 4 hours 27 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by John McDonough
Collection of true stories celebrating the mysteries of Christmas and God’s love from the author of A Treasury of Miracles for Teens (DB81914). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2001.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles; 101 Stories of Holiday Hope and Happiness
DB89914 12 hours 58 minutes
compiled by Amy Newmark
read by Bill Wallace
Collection of previously published real-life experiences involving Christmas miracles. In “Christmas Grace,” a receptionist at an assisted living facility receives a call meant for a car rental company, but the man on the other end of the line is also in search of a relative. 2017.

Home Management

Because I Said So! Equipping and Inspiring Mothers to Be Intentional about the Words They Speak
DB90554 0 hours 54 minutes
by Leona Carter
read by Mare Trevathan
The author discusses the impact that parental speech can have on children as well as how it can affect the lives of parents. Examines ways to improve life and relationships using positive and supportive words. 2017.

Let Them Eat Dirt: How Microbes Can Make Your Child Healthier
DB94756 9 hours 24 minutes
by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta
read by Chris Sorensen
Examines the potential dangers young children face in an increasingly sanitized world where they are less likely to encounter bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Discusses the increased risks of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and more. Proposes actions parents can take to alleviate these issues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
DB90202 2 hours 53 minutes
by Margareta Magnusson
read by Kimberly Schraf
An artist explains the Swedish concept of döstädning, meaning the effort to clean and declutter your home before you die. The tips for sorting and categorizing possessions can be used to prepare for any big life transition. 2018.

Life without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy
DB90150 11 hours 29 minutes
by Chantal Plamondon and Jay Sinha
read by Jeff Allin
The authors describe their efforts to eliminate plastic usage in their daily lives and find accessible alternatives. They discuss the downsides to various plastics and provide ideas for safe, reusable, and affordable alternatives for use in daily life. 2017.

Language

Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang
DB90157 13 hours 44 minutes
by Max Décharné
read by Robert Sams
The author traces the etymology of many examples of English slang, from the Elizabethan era in London through the early twenty-first century. Discusses the ever-changing nature of slang and how the varied identities of those using it contribute to its vitality. Some strong language. 2017.

Legal Issues

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction
DB86426 7 hours 15 minutes
by Andrew Clapham
read by Jake Williams
Former Amnesty International representative to the United Nations traces the history of human rights from the Magna Carta to the early twenty-first century. Discusses international treaties, the concept of crimes against humanity, and contemporary concerns such as torture, discrimination, human trafficking, and capital punishment. 2015.

I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases
DB94637 6 hours 41 minutes
edited by Mark Tushnet
read by Mark Tushnet
Thirteen famous and influential dissents filed in US Supreme Court cases from 1803 to 2003. Includes 1803’s Marbury v. Madison, which established the principle of judicial review, and 1927’s Whitney v. California, which challenged the limits of free speech. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Literature

The Condition of Secrecy: Selected Essays
DB94029 5 hours 43 minutes
by Inger Christensen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Collection of eighteen essays originally published in Danish between 1964 and 1994. In “Freedom, Equality, and Fraternity in the Summer Cottage,” Christensen (1935–2009) reflects on spending summers at her family’s cottage—which was in a community controlled by her father’s union—during World War II. 2018.

Medicine and Health

Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases
DB94357 10 hours 15 minutes
by Larry Burk and Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos
read by Bob Moore
Physician Burk and breast cancer survivor O’Keefe-Kanavos present a guide to the interpretation of dreams as they relate to potential health issues. Topics covered include dreams that warn of cancer, developing dreaming skills, using dream imagery for healing, and children’s dreams. Sections contain personal stories. 2018.

China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine
DB94200 8 hours 21 minutes
by Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh
read by Alec Volz
Examines the manufacturing process and government trade policies related to pharmaceuticals sold in the United States. Uses specific cases to illustrate the differences in regulations, companies’ moves to China, and the risks of importation. Proposes a process for bringing drug manufacturing back to the US. 2018.

The Healing Code: Six Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, or Relationship Issue
DB93897 10 hours 13 minutes
by Alex Loyd
read by Bill Wallace
An ordained minister with doctorates in naturopathic medicine and psychology describes a hand-positioning healing technique that he believes God downloaded into his mind. Explains that as the “code” heals issues of the heart, it reduces or eliminates physiological stress—which he believes to be the root of every problem, physical and emotional. 2010.

Nature and the Environment

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers
DB94763 10 hours 35 minutes
by Martin Doyle
read by Keith Sellon-Wright
Ecologist examines the impact of rivers on the development of American politics, economics, and society. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame
DB90109 12 hours 5 minutes
by Michael Kodas
read by Ray Foushee
Analyzes wildfire management, using case studies in the United States and across the world. Focuses on particularly disastrous events. Profiles firefighters who specialize in combating wildfires—including the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who lost nineteen of a twenty-member team in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire. 2017.

Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science
DB90106 11 hours 25 minutes
by John J. McKay
read by various narrators
Surveys the evolving scientific study of fossils and the development of the modern understanding of mammoths and other related, extinct animals. Discusses significant discoveries across the world from the time of Ancient Greece through to the nineteenth century. 2017.

The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
DB90444 6 hours 49 minutes
by Nicholas P. Money
read by Bob Moore
The author of Microbiology (DB86161) and Fungi (DB86492) studies the impact of yeast throughout human history. Discusses what constitutes yeast, its role in the production of alcohol, its use as a leavening agent in baked goods, the ways it is used in scientific research, and more. 2018.

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
DB94621 10 hours 41 minutes
by Frans de Waal
read by various narrators
Primatologist explores the similarities between the ways primates—notably chimpanzees and humans—express emotions. Uses examples demonstrated by Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch at the Burgers Zoo in the Netherlands, to discuss facial expressions, politics, and free will. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Philosophy

Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
DB90384 19 hours 45 minutes
by Jordan B. Peterson
read by Alec Volz
A well-traveled psychologist discusses discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility. Distills the world’s wisdom the author has encountered into twelve practical rules for life. Insights include the terrible fate that awaits the overly critical and why people should always pet any cats encountered on the street. Bestseller. 2018.

Poetry

Love Poems (for Married People)
DB94586 0 hours 51 minutes
by John Kenney
read by Jeff Allin
Collection of humorous poems about married life. Topics include relationships with in-laws, attending workplace holiday parties, household chores, parenting, and therapy. Strong language. 2018.

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
DB94183 5 hours 58 minutes
by Mary Oliver
read by Eva Wilhelm
Collection of more than two hundred poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Upstream (DB87127) and Felicity (DB84944) originally published between 1963 and 2015. Curated by Oliver herself to highlight poems that she thought best represented her work in observing the natural world. 2017.

Psychology and Self-Help

Mindfulness for Teen Worry: Quick and Easy Strategies to Let Go of Anxiety, Worry, and Stress
DB87995 6 hours 1 minutes
by Jeffrey Bernstein
read by Jon Pinnow
A clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness exercises teens can use anytime to stop worries from taking over. Discusses how to get back in control by letting go, how to gain freedom from school pressures, and how to deal with relationship anxieties. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love
DB94213 6 hours 14 minutes
edited by Heather Demetrios
read by Kristin Allison
Drawing from personal experiences, YA authors such as Becky Albertalli, Kekla Magoon, and Ibi Zoboi answer real letters from anonymous teens about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
DB94667 14 hours 23 minutes
by Lori Gottlieb
read by Brittany Pressley
A psychotherapist and advice columnist gives a behind-the-scenes look at the therapeutic process. Shares details of her work at her Los Angeles practice and discusses the emotional crisis that led her to begin therapy herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A Ten Percent Happier How-to Book
DB90081 8 hours 36 minutes
by Dan Harris and Jeffrey Warren
read by various narrators
Journalist and author of Ten Percent Happier (DB78636) teams up with a meditation teacher for this look at the myths and misconceptions that stop people from meditating. Looks at the many physical and mental health benefits of meditation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age
DB94040 9 hours 41 minutes
by Mary Pipher
read by Jennifer Hubbard
The author of Reviving Ophelia (DB40455) discusses the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, Pipher explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. Bestseller. 2019.

Jung: A Very Short Introduction
DB86430 5 hours 51 minutes
by Anthony Stevens
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Jungian analyst and psychiatrist explains the key ideas of Carl Jung (1875–1961), including archetypes, the collective unconscious, introversion and extroversion, individuation, and dream interpretation. Describes the principles of Jungian analysis and fiercely challenges accusations that Jung was an anti-Semite and a Nazi sympathizer. 1994.

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays
DB94201 7 hours 54 minutes
by Esmé Weijun Wang
read by Madelyn Buzzard
A novelist diagnosed with bipolar schizoaffective disorder considers mental illness in a collection of autobiographical essays. Topics include her own initial diagnosis, the consequences her illness has had on her life, and her methods for coping with the disease. Some strong language. 2019.

Religion

Anabaptist Essentials: Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith
DB88302 4 hours 19 minutes
by Palmer Becker
read by Lou Harpenau
A guide to the religious practices of the Anabaptist Christian tradition, which includes the Amish, Mennonites, and Brethren in Christ. The content is arranged by three core tenets: “Jesus Is the Center of Our Faith,” “Community Is the Center of Our Life,” and “Reconciliation Is the Center of Our Work.” 2017.

The Cost of Discipleship
DB94647 9 hours 3 minutes
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
read by Paul Michael
Protestant martyr who was hanged by the Nazi regime in April 1945 presents his views on the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency as viewed through the lens of Christ’s teachings from the Sermon on the Mount. Translated from the original 1937 German edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1959.

Mother of the Unseen World: The Mystery of Mother Meera
DB94761 5 hours 11 minutes
by Mark Matousek
read by Sean Runnette
Profile of Kamala Reddy—who, as Mother Meera, is recognized by followers as an avatar for the Divine Feminine. Discusses her early life, development into a spiritual leader, vow of silence, the concept of darshan, and guidance she provides her followers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
DB94759 10 hours 12 minutes
by Tim Whitmarsh
read by James Langton
Examines atheism in the ancient Mediterranean as well as the populace’s general relationship with religion. Discusses individuals who particularly challenged the existence of divinity, including Diagoras of Melos, Democritus, Socrates, and Epicurus. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Science and Technology

Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One.
DB88979 6 hours 43 minutes
by Ginger Zee
read by Mare Trevathan
Memoir of chief meteorologist for ABC News. Discusses growing up in Michigan, her interest and studies in meteorology, challenges faced in the science and broadcasting professions, personal and romantic relationships, and more. 2017.

Social Sciences

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
DB94612 11 hours 55 minutes
by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
read by Sean Crisden
Sociologist presents a study of the insidious nature of racism on American culture and the arguments made by white people to explain away and justify racial inequality. Discusses the concept of “color blindness,” the Black Lives Matter movement, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the 2016 presidential election. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Identity Trade: Selling Privacy and Reputation Online
DB94033 10 hours 58 minutes
by Nora A. Draper
read by Kerry Dukin
Communications scholar investigates the meaning of privacy in the digital age, paying particular attention to the politics of identity and self-presentation. Interviews industry experts and analyzes media coverage, promotional materials, and government policies to explore the ways digital information has been commodified. 2019.

It’s Better than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear
DB90402 14 hours 21 minutes
by Gregg Easterbrook
read by Oliver Wyman
The author argues that, while society faces many troubles in the early twenty-first century, the modern world is still an improvement by most meaningful measures, including disease, crime, discrimination, education, and longevity. Discusses the reasons for the misconception that the state of the world is worse than ever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Earth Hates Me: True Confessions from a Teenage Girl
DB90435 5 hours 40 minutes
by Ruby Karp
read by Jean Cochran
Sixteen-year-old feminist, comedian, and journalist addresses issues every teen faces, by sharing her own experiences with humor and wit. She advises teens on relationships, social media, feminism, colleges, and more. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia
DB90164 20 hours 55 minutes
by Steven Stoll
read by Andy Pyle
Investigates the history of how the American Appalachian region came to be associated with poverty and backwardness. The author posits that the main culprits for the current state of the region are the resource extraction industries like coal and timber, which, beginning in the nineteenth century, caused widespread dispossession for homesteaders. 2017.

Sports and Recreation

Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas
DB87986 10 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Hurd
read by Chuck Young
Historian chronicles African American high school football in Texas, in particular the Prairie View Interscholastic League. During the decades of segregation in the state, the PVIL nurtured the talent of countless players, many of whom went on to successful NFL careers. 2017.

Stage and Screen

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero
DB86995 28 hours 16 minutes
by William Kalush and Larry Sloman
read by J.P. Linton
Recounts the life of the celebrated stage magician (1874–1926), which dramatizes scenes from his life. Traces his humble beginnings and his path to worldwide fame, explores what drove him to attempt dangerous feats, and describes the damage his reputation suffered because of his campaign against spiritualism. 2006.

The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi
DB90211 28 hours 19 minutes
by Arthur Lennig
read by Patrick Downer
A film historian looks at the life and career of Hungarian-born actor Bela Lugosi (1882–1956), whose most famous role was in the 1931 film Dracula. Although he starred in other horror movies in the 1930s and 1940s, he never overcame the typecasting from playing Count Dracula. 2003.

Travel

The Book of Roads: A Life Made from Travel
DB94897 8 hours 30 minutes
by Phil Cousineau
read by Donald Corren
Film-maker and travel writer discusses his lifetime of travel experiences in a collection of essays. Countries explored include the Philippines, Canada, and France. In the essay “Conestoga Wagons,” Cousineau shares the memory of a Christmas present that stoked his desire for travel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

U.S. History

The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
DB86987 15 hours 38 minutes
by Edward L. Ayers
read by Ken Kliban
Historian recounts effects of the American Civil War and its aftermath in counties in Virginia and Pennsylvania that were separated by the Mason-Dixon Line. Discusses the destruction of slavery as an institution, post-war political reconstruction, and the effects of the war on local communities. 2017.

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
DB94631 9 hours 13 minutes
by Henry Louis Gates
read by Dominic Hoffman
Relates of the struggles faced by African Americans in the century between the Civil War and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Discusses the Emancipation Proclamation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, and more. Profiles key figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
DB89045 11 hours 33 minutes
by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
read by various narrators
An account of the American Revolutionary War, told from the perspectives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and King George III. Describes events that took place on both sides of the conflict, landmark battles, and the brutal conditions for soldiers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

World History

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–1975
DB93438 33 hours 35 minutes
by Max Hastings
read by various narrators
An account of various twentieth-century conflicts in Vietnam, beginning with a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954. Draws attention to the suffering of the Vietnamese people throughout these conflicts. Includes testimony from Vietcong guerrillas, South Vietnamese paratroopers, Saigon bargirls, Hanoi students, and American soldiers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
DB90313 7 hours 40 minutes
by Anthony McCarten
read by Bill Burton
The author examines the period following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to the office of Prime Minister in the midst of World War II. Discusses the many challenges he faced, the work he performed, and the legacy he left. 2017.

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction
DB86442 5 hours 43 minutes
by Rana Mitter
read by Jake Williams
Director of Oxford University’s China Centre sums up the political, economic, and cultural changes that have propelled the world’s most populous country since the early 1900s. Examines the rule of Chiang Kaishek’s Nationalists and Mao Zedong’s Communists, China’s expanding global footprint, and problems caused by its rapid growth. 2016.

A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight against Fascism
DB90379 15 hours 59 minutes
by Caroline Moorehead
read by Barry Bernson
Recounts the story of an aristocratic family that resisted Mussolini’s fascism in Italy. Despite the sweep of nationalism in Europe after World War I, the Rossellis, led by matriarch Amelia, took a public stand against Mussolini. Provides a close look at life in Italy during Mussolini’s rise. 2017.

Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. To order books or sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

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

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1
DB90413 10 hours 26 minutes
by Roshani Chokshi
read by Soneela Nankani
While spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, Aru tries to impress her visiting classmates and claims the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed. Then she accidentally frees an ancient demon. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Race to the Bottom of the Sea
DB85995 10 hours 17 minutes
by Lindsay Eagar
read by Pilar Witherspoon
When her marine scientist parents tragically disappear from their research submarine, eleven-year-old Fidelia faces a future with her aunt on the mainland. But then Fidelia is kidnapped by a pirate who believes her marine knowledge will be the key to finding his lost treasure. For grades 4-7. 2017.

The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1
DB94644 7 hours 58 minutes
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
read by Jorjeana Marie
In a story told in separate voices, Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone investigate why their mother went missing and uncover their family ties to an alternate world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Avalanche! Survivor Diaries
DB90300 1 hours 33 minutes
by Terry Lynn Johnson
read by Margaret Strom
Twelve-year-old twins Ashley and Ryan are tested to the extreme when faced with a powerful avalanche while skiing in Wyoming’s Grand Teton mountains. Includes survival tips from the National Avalanche Center, U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Kingdom Keepers, Books 6–7
DB90041 24 hours 52 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Books six and seven, written between 2013 and 2014, of the series featuring five teens tasked with keeping the Disney theme park safe. In Dark Passage, events surrounding the cruise line threaten the passengers and crew. In The Insider, the newly graduated teens are summoned for one last mission. Sequel to Kingdom Keepers, Books 4–5 (DB90009). For grades 4-7. 2014.

Animals and Wildlife

Whiskerella: Hamster Princess
DB90446 2 hours 32 minutes
by Ursula Vernon
read by Margaret Strom
When a beautiful, strange hamster, Whiskerella, ends up the mysterious belle of the ball, it’s up to Princess Harriet Hamsterbone to investigate and uncover who she really is. Sequel to Giant Trouble (DB88472). For grades 3-6. 2018.

Family

The Length of a String
DB93919 7 hours 21 minutes
by Elissa Brent Weissman
read by Emily Ellet
Twelve-year-old Imani, the only black girl in Hebrew school, is preparing for her bat mitzvah and hoping to find her birth parents. Then she discovers the history of adoption in her own family through her great-grandma Anna’s Holocaust-era diary. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Love like Sky
DB94887 8 hours 47 minutes
by Leslie C. Youngblood
read by Channie Waites
Eleven-year-old Georgie, who prefers to go by G-Baby, is still adjusting to leaving Atlanta for a small town and having a new blended family. Then her little sister, Peaches, suddenly becomes very ill and turns G-Baby’s world upside down. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Fantasy

The Chupacabras of the Río Grande
DB94665 2 hours 42 minutes
by Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles
read by January LaVoy
Elliot and Uchenna have only just returned from their most recent Unicorn Rescue Society mission when Professor Fauna whisks them away to the US-Mexican border to help another mythical creature in need: the chupacabras. Sequel to Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (DB94664). Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.

Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot
DB94664 2 hours 19 minutes
by Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac
read by January LaVoy
Elliot and his friend Uchenna join Professor Fauna and travel to the Pacific Northwest to help keep a sasquatch family safe from a pack of journalists and a logging company. Sequel to The Basque Dragon (DB91625). Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.

The Princess Tales, Volumes 1–2
DB90543 7 hours 28 minutes
by Gail Carson Levine
read by Jill Fox
Two volumes, written between 1999 and 2002, featuring six fairy tales, retold and previously published. Includes The Fairy’s Mistake, The Princess Test, Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, For Biddle’s Sake, and The Fairy’s Return. For grades 3-6. 2002.

Riverland
DB94808 9 hours 6 minutes
by Fran Wilde
read by Suzy Jackson
When their parents fight, sisters El and Mike hide, whispering stories and hoping house magic will protect them. Then one night a river carries them to a place of dreams and nightmares. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Friendship

The Line Tender
DB94669 7 hours 22 minutes
by Kate Allen
read by Jenna Lamia
Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Hurricane Child
DB90412 4 hours 39 minutes
by Kheryn Callender
read by Krystel Roche
Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane—which is considered bad luck—twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl, and together they set out in a terrible storm to find Caroline’s missing mother. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Ruby in the Sky
DB94217 5 hours 33 minutes
by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo
read by Kristin Allison
When Ruby Moon Hayes, twelve, and her mother move to tiny Fortin, Vermont, Ruby is surprised to make friends at school and in the neighborhood, where a reclusive lady hides a huge secret. Meanwhile, her mother deals with a bully at the diner where she works. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Luciana: American Girl; Girl of the Year 2018 Set
DB94215 9 hours 5 minutes
by Erin Teagan
read by Kristin Allison
Three-book set featuring the adventures of aspiring astronaut Luciana Vega. Includes Luciana, Luciana: Braving the Deep, and Luciana: Out of This World. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Growing Up

The Ramona Collection, Volume 1
DB90198 9 hours 56 minutes
by Beverly Cleary
read by Catherine Byers
Four previously published books, written between 1955 and 1977, featuring the adventures of young Ramona Quimby. In Beezus and Ramona, Ramona provokes her family when she invites fifteen children to a party unannounced. Includes Ramona the Pest, Ramona the Brave, and Ramona and Her Father. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Stella Díaz Has Something to Say
DB90557 3 hours 2 minutes
by Angela Dominguez
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Stella Díaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. In addition, she has to get over her fear of speaking in front of the class. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Historical Fiction

Skunked! Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
DB90445 0 hours 56 minutes
by Jacqueline Kelly
read by Colleen Delany
1901. When Callie’s younger brother, Travis, discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he brings it home and names him Stinky. But then Travis discovers Stinky’s litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help. Callie works to keep their parents from discovering the kits. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground
DB94219 4 hours 46 minutes
by T.R. Simon
read by Mare Trevathan
When several of Mr. Polk’s horses get loose, twelve-year-old Carrie and her best friend Zora investigate and discover that Mr. Polk—who they thought was mute—can speak! They unravel the secrets behind his silence and the town’s history. Sequel to Zora and Me (DB72370). For grades 4-7. 2018.

Humor

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown
DB94703 2 hours 4 minutes
by Jeff Kinney
read by Ramon De Ocampo
When snow closes Greg Heffley’s middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2018.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
DB94774 1 hours 38 minutes
by Jeff Kinney
read by Christopher Gebauer
In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of his sidekick Greg Heffley, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous. Companion to Diary of Wimpy Kid series. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.

Disaster Diaries, Books 4–5
DB90201 3 hours 57 minutes
by R. McGeddon
read by Patrick Downer
In Robots!, Arty creates a droid for the science fair, only to have it malfunction and destroy everything in sight. In Spiders!, friends Sam, Arty, and Emmie, have their hands full when a new student arrives in Sitting Duck and conducts dangerous secret science experiments. For grades 3-6. 2017.

Mystery and Detective

King and Kayla Series, Books 1–4
DB90439 0 hours 50 minutes
by Dori Hillestad Butler
read by Colleen Delany
Books one through four, written in 2017 and 2018, feature canine King and his human, Kayla, as they solve everyday mysteries. Includes King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats, King and Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code, and two more. For grades K-3. 2018.

Zap!
DB94052 5 hours 56 minutes
by Martha Freeman
read by Jon Pinnow
Eleven-year-olds Luis and Maura investigate the cause of a long-term citywide power outage in Hampton, New Jersey. Includes facts about electric power and instructions for assembling an emergency kit. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Scary Stories

Goosebumps HorrorLand, Books 13–16
DB90315 10 hours 57 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by various narrators
Books thirteen to sixteen of the series featuring scary adventures that unsuspecting kids run into at Jonathan Chiller’s gift shop and HorrorLand Theme Park. Includes When the Ghost Dog Howls; Little Shop of Hamsters; Heads, You Lose!; and the special edition Weirdo Halloween. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Sports and Recreation

Checked
DB90312 8 hours 20 minutes
by Cynthia Kadohata
read by Alec Volz
To help his dog, Sinbad, through cancer treatment, eleven-year-old Conor gives up hockey and finds himself considering who he is without the sport that has defined him. Conor finds himself connecting more with his extended family and his best friend. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Children’s Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Snowy Owl Invasion! Tracking an Unusual Migration
DB90504 0 hours 51 minutes
by Sandra Markle
read by Bob Moore
Describes the 2013-2014 irruption of the Arctic snowy owls—a sudden population increase in areas where they were not normally found due to a boom in the lemming population. Also discusses the potential effects that climate change could have on the snowies. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Astronomy

Exoplanets
DB94606 0 hours 39 minutes
by Seymour Simon
read by Jeff Allin
Introduces exoplanets—planets outside of our solar system—and discusses what could make them habitable. Explores the ongoing efforts to discover new life outside of Earth. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability
DB90569 0 hours 19 minutes
by Shane Burcaw
read by Joe Peck
With equal parts optimism, humor, and empathy, Burcaw answers the questions young children ask about his wheelchair and life with spinal muscular atrophy. For grades K-3. 2017.

History

Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
DB90436 5 hours 59 minutes
by P. O’Connell Pearson
read by Margaret Strom
An account of the remarkable female pilots who served during World War II. Over a thousand Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) flew dangerous missions but were paid less and denied military benefits. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Foreign Language Books

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

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Origen (Origin)
DB90159 19 hours 19 minutes
por Dan Brown
read by varios narradores
El autor de El código Da Vinci (DB58957) entrelaza los códigos, la ciencia, la religión, la historia, el arte y la arquitectura en esta novela. El simbólogo de Harvard Robert Langdon se encuentra empujado a la peligrosa intersección de las dos preguntas más duraderas de la humanidad y el descubrimiento estremecedor que les responderá. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (Author of El Código Da Vinci (DB58957) interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture into this novel. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is thrust into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them. Violence and strong language.) 2017.

Autobiografía (Autobiography)
DB87966 6 hours 8 minutes
por Luis Enrique
read by Aurelio Dominguez
El popular cantautor latinoamericano reflexiona sobre su herencia musical, su carrera, y la trayectoria de su vida. Nacido en Nicaragua de una reconocida familia de músicos, Luis Enrique recuerda su vida como inmigrante en América, sus primeros éxitos musicales, y su ascenso a la cima de las listas de la música en español. (The popular Latin American singer-songwriter reflects on his musical heritage, career, and life’s trajectory. Born in Nicaragua to a renowned musical family, Luis Enrique recalls his life as an immigrant in America, his early musical successes, and his rise to the top of the Spanish-language music charts. 2017.)

Four: El ADN Secreto de Amazon, Apple, Facebook y Google (The Four: the Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google)
DB93686 13 hours 30 minutes
por Scott Galloway
read by Martin Untrojb
Un profesor de la Universidad de Nueva York describe cuatro empresas líderes en tecnología: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, y Google. Examina sus modelos de negocios, su alcance en la vida cotidiana de las personas, la capacidad de sobrellevar los contratiempos que causan el fracaso de otras empresas, y los futuros rivales. Analiza las lecciones que se pueden aprender de ellos. (New York University professor profiles four leading technology businesses: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Examines their business models, reach into people’s everyday lives, ability to weather setbacks that cause other companies to fail, and upcoming challengers. Discusses lessons to be learned. 2018.)

Rendición (Surrender)
DB90429 5 hours 59 minutes
por Ray Loriga
read by Martin Untrojb
En esta novela futurista, una pareja sin nombre junto con un niño, Julio, se ven obligados a abandonar su hogar y viajar a través de un paisaje devastado por la guerra a una ciudad de cristal que ofrece protección. Allí encuentran una sociedad segura y sin miedo—al precio de una transparencia absoluta. Violencia. (In this futuristic novel, an unnamed couple and a young boy, Julio, are forced to leave their home and travel through a war-torn landscape to a glass city that offers protection. There they find a secure society with no fear—at the price of absolute transparency. Violence.) 2017.

Entre Eternidades y Otros Escritos (Between Eternities and Other Writings)
DB93924 10 hours 50 minutes
por Javier Marías
read by Martin Untrojb
Una colección de textos personales y críticos del novelista español. Incluye “La biblioteca invasora”, “Mi libro favorito”, y “De no haber nacido”. Editado por Margaret Jull Costa y Alexis Grohmann. (A collection of personal and critical essays by the Spanish novelist. Includes “La biblioteca invasora,” “Mi libro favorito,” and “De no haber nacido.” Edited by Margaret Jull Costa and Alexis Grohmann.) 2018.

Anhelo Salvaje (Some Like It Wild)
DB94212 11 hours 8 minutes
por Teresa Medeiros
read by Gabriela Garcia
Connor Kincaid ha renunciado a su sueño de restaurar el honor de su clan. Pero ahora una inglesa valiente, Pamela Darby, pide su ayuda en un complot arriesgado que podría tener consecuencias fatales para los dos. Traducido del inglés. Descripciones de índole sexual. (Connor Kincaid has given up on his dream of restoring his clan’s honor. But now a valiant Englishwoman, Pamela Darby, is asking him to take part in a risky plot that could have fatal consequences for them both. Descriptions of sex.) 2011.

Ojos de Ángel (Once an Angel)
DB94376 16 hours 54 minutes
por Teresa Medeiros
read by Catherine Nunez
Lo último que el noble exiliado Justin Connor esperaba encontrar en la agreste costa de Nueva Zelanda era una mujer joven, Emily, dormida en la arena. Y no tiene idea de cómo ella amenaza la paz que le costó tanto lograr. Traducido del inglés. Descripciones de índole sexual. (The last thing exiled nobleman Justin Connor expected to find on the rugged coast of New Zealand was a young woman, Emily, asleep in the sand. And he has no idea how she threatens the very peace that it cost him so much to achieve. Descriptions of sex.) 2014.

Pasión Diabólica (Some Like It Wicked)
DB94386 10 hours 12 minutes
por Teresa Medeiros
read by Gabriela Garcia
Inglaterra, 1810. La escocesa Catriona Kincaid, de 20 años, ha vivido con la familia de su tío desde que sus padres murieron tratando de defender sus tierras contra los ingleses. Catriona hace una oferta escandalosa al deshonrado héroe de guerra Sir Simon Wescott—matrimonio a cambio de ayuda para regresar a Escocia. Traducido del inglés. Descripciones de índole sexual. (England, 1810. Twenty-year-old Scotswoman Catriona Kincaid has lived with her uncle’s family since her parents were killed trying to defend their land against the English. Catriona makes a shocking offer to disgraced war hero Sir Simon Wescott—marriage in exchange for help returning to Scotland.) 2011.

Yo Seré la Última: Historia de Mi Cautiverio y Mi Lucha contra el Estado Islámico (The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight against the Islamic State)
DB92938 11 hours 43 minutes
por Nadia Murad
read by María Pino
Una ex cautiva del Estado Islámico— y ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz en 2018 —narra sus experiencias cuando su familia fue asesinada y ella fue forzada, junto con muchas otras niñas Yazidí, a la trata de esclavos del EI. Prólogo de Amal Clooney. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (A former captive of the Islamic State—and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018—recounts her experiences as her family was killed and she was forced, along with many other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Prologue by Amal Clooney. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2017.

Cómo Trabaja Google (How Google Works)
DB93717 13 hours 57 minutes
por Eric Schmidt y otros
read by Catherine Nunez
Schmidt, el presidente ejecutivo y ex director general de Google, y Rosenberg, ex vicepresidente senior de productos para la compañía, analizan su temprana participación en Google y sus movimientos en la gerencia. Explican cómo la cultura corporativa de Google les ayudó a tener éxito. (Schmidt, executive president and former general director of Google, and Rosenberg, former senior vice president of products for the company, discuss their early involvement with Google and their moves into management. They explain how Google’s corporate culture helped them to succeed.) 2015.

Calma Emocional (Inner Peace)
DB94048 8 hours 17 minutes
por Bernardo Stamateas
read by Martin Untrojb
Stamateas—un terapeuta familiar, psicólogo, y sexólogo clínico—analiza lo que él considera una epidemia moderna de ansiedad, preocupación, y miedo. Explora las formas comunes de ansiedad y ofrece estrategias para reducir su impacto y restaurar el bienestar emocional y la felicidad. (Stamateas—a family therapist, psychologist, and clinical sexologist—analyzes what he considers to be a modern-day epidemic of anxiety, worry, and fear. He explores common forms of anxiety and offers strategies to reduce their impact and restore emotional well-being and happiness.) 2018.

Sé las Manos y los Pies de Cristo (Be the Hands and Feet)
DB94211 9 hours 53 minutes
por Nick Vujicic
read by Walter Krochmal
Vujicic, un orador motivacional australiano nacido sin extremidades, describe cómo el ejemplo de Jesús en los Evangelios informó su propio viaje personal de fe y compromiso con los demás. Traducido del inglés. (Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker born without limbs, describes how the example of Jesus in the Gospels informed his own personal journey of faith and engagement with others.) 2018.

El Ferrocarril Subterráneo (The Underground Railroad)
DB87994 11 hours 43 minutes
por Colson Whitehead
read by Monica Steuer
Cora, una esclava de tercera generación, huye de la plantación algodonera donde vive. Ella escapa con un hombre que afirma saber cómo llegar al Ferrocarril Subterráneo. Cuando llega allí, ella descubre que es un ferrocarril real. Ganador del Premio Pulitzer. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Cora, a third-generation slave, flees the plantation where she lives. She escapes with a man who claims to know how to get to the Underground Railroad. Once there, she discovers it is an actual railroad. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2017.

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