Spotlight on Texas Audio Books - January 2007


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Spotlight on Texas is a biannual cassette publication announcing the latest audio books produced by volunteers at the Talking Book Program Volunteer Recording Studio in Austin and at the Recording Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Midland. The audio version of "Spotlight on Texas" is distributed on request to Texans with disabilities who are registered to receive the Talking Book Program's free library service.

Since 1978, Talking Book volunteers have recorded thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles by Texas authors or about the history, culture, and people of the Lone Star state. Titles recorded include biographies, histories, westerns, romances, mysteries, self-help, and travel. More than ten new books are completed each month, offering an increasing variety of Texas topics from which to choose. In addition, volunteers record three Texas magazines: Texas Monthly, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and Texas Highways.

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Fiction

BISCUITS O'BRYAN: TEXAS STORYTELLER


CT 6806

By MONTE JONES, Narrated by JEANNE GUICHARD, 1 cassette


In this collection of more-or-less true stories, Jones (aka Biscuits) captures the magic of what it was like to grow up in West Texas in a simpler era when, with a little imagination, children could have the run of the world just beyond their back yard. Monte, usually accompanied by cousin Don, explored jungles, swam oceans, parachuted from fighter planes, and climbed skyscrapers - all without leaving the confines of home. The character of Biscuits O'Bryan, Texas storyteller and cook for the I.O. Everybody Ranch, was created nearly twenty years ago by Monte Jones while he was rector of the Episcopal church in Sonora.

BORDER DANCE


CT 6811

By T. L. TOMA, Narrated by JANICE GOODSPEED, 3 cassettes


After Frank Reed is dispatched from his Boston-based company to the Mexican border with orders to negotiate a deal that would put profits in American pockets, Reed finds himself on a personal odyssey deep into the Mexican interior. As the focus of the story shifts from Boston to Mexico and back, the narrative is propelled by parallel involvements of the major characters: Reed's discovery of passion with the young Mexican woman, Socorro, is balanced at home by his wife's attraction to a neighborhood butcher and by their daughter's growing interest in a brilliant but alienated young emigre student. This book contains some sex, profanity, and violence.

BROWNSVILLE: STORIES


CT 6803

By OSCAR CASARES, Narrated by SUE BILICH, 2 cassettes


A collection of short stories set at the country's edge, on the Mexican border,in Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville is a town like many others, a place where men and women work hard to create better lives for their families, where people sometimes bear grudges against their neighbors, where love blossoms only to fade, and where the one real certainty is that life holds surprises. This book contains some profanity.

CABIN


CT 6816

By CARLA NEGGERS, Narrated by JANICE LANGLINAIS, 3 cassettes


Although Texas real estate developer Beau McGarrity is suspected of shooting his wife, he isn't charged because policewoman Alice Parker has compromised the investigation by tampering with the evidence. Nevertheless, he stalks and threatens financial planner Susanna Galway wife of the Texas Ranger who turned Alice in. Stuck in a marital stalemate, Susanna doesn't tell her headstrong husband, Jack, that Beau has visited her. Instead, she flees north to her feisty grandmother's, then heads with her grandmother and twin daughters for a secluded Adirondack cabin. When a killer follows them there, the web of intrigue intensifies. This book contains some sex, profanity, and violence.

CAPTAIN CUPID CALLS THE SHOTS


CT 6795

By ELISABETH FAIRCHILD, Narrated by NICOLE SCALARO, 2 cassettes


Captain Alexander Shelbourne was known as Cupid to his friends for his uncanny marksmanship in battle. But when he accompanied a fellow soldier home and met the lovely Penny Foster, he himself became a target of scorn and gossip. The fatherless child at Penny's side had tarnished her reputation, but for a soldier who had witnessed the worst of man's indignity to man, a child born out of wedlock mattered little when it came to love. No one knew that Penny's heart held a secret that could cost her the little girl she held dear. Mired in the guilt of war, Alexander found his one chance at redemption when he learned the truth of little Felicity's parentage. This book contains some sex and profanity.

COUGAR MOON


CT 5755

By TOM GILMORE, Narrated by DEE BURNS, 1 cassette


A Western Harlequin with everything from suspense to romance, adoption to transvestites. Set in the 1870's, this tale of the American southwest revolves around Cougar Moon, a white man raised by an Indian mother in the wilderness. Cougar Moon's desire to know his true ancestry leads to adventure and romance. This book contains some profanity and violence.

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DEAD FALL


CT 5750

By DALE BRANDON, Narrated by THERESE EAST, 1 cassette


Jim Cutter is called home to Texas when the family ranch is threatened by ruthless land grabber Sam Brundage. Arriving in time to see his father shot, Cutter returns fire, killing Brundage's brother in the process. On the run and wounded in the chase, Cutter is nursed back to health by the daughter of an immigrant family. Once again Sam Brundage is a rival--this time for a woman's love. This book contains some violence.

EDGE OF TIME


CT 6801

By LOULA GRACE ERDMAN, Narrated by SALLY MADDOX, 2 cassettes


In 1885 Bethany and Wade Cameron married and left Missouri to become homesteaders in the Texas panhandle. They learn to adjust to hardship and desperate loneliness because of their sturdy independence and faith in the new country.

EULOGY FOR A BROWN ANGEL: A MYSTERY NOVEL


CT 5526

By LUCHA CORPI, Narrated by JANICE LATHIN, 2 cassettes


Gloria Damasco is a determined and likeable chicana feminist with psychic powers. For 18 years she is haunted by the unsolved murder of a child during a peace demonstration in Los Angeles. Her relentless investigation plus her intuition lead her eventually to the murderer. Winner of the 1992 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the 1992 Multicultural Publishers Exchange Award of Excellence. This book contains some profanity and violence.

FAST GREENS


CT 5762

By TURK PIPKIN, Narrated by THERESE EAST, 2 cassettes


In a timeless story of golf in a kingdom called Texas, a young caddie gets caught in a deadly grudge match among a world of liars, cheats, and hustlers. Searching for the meaning of golf and life, and for the father he's never had, he witnesses magic, miracles, redemption and revenge. This book contains some profanity.

FINE DARK LINE


CT 6812

By JOE R. LANSDALE, Narrated by CRAIG YORK, 2 cassettes


In the summer of 1958, in the town of Dewmont, Texas, 13-year-old Stanley Mitchell discovers a cache of love letters that lead him to a long-ago house fire and the tragic deaths of two very different young women. Stanley pursues the identity of the two lovers with help from the projectionist at his family's drive-in, an aged black man who quotes Sherlock Holmes. As the truth of the gruesome 20-year-old double murder comes to light in the sleepy town, so do the facts of life, death, men, women, and race for young Stanley.

GANADO RED: A NOVELLA AND STORIES


CT 5512

By SUSAN LOWELL, Narrated by THERESE EAST, 2 cassettes


An acclaimed, distinctly American collection of short stories and a novella predominantly set in the rough beauty of the Southwest. In "Ganado Red," the title novella, Lowell traces the history of a Navajo rug of that color, starting with a portrait of the original weaver and moving through time, taking the reader into the lives of its subsequent owners.

HANGOVER SOUP


CT 6497

By LOUISE REDD, Narrated by JANICE LANGLINAIS, 2 cassettes


Faith met Jay in college, "where it's hard to tell who's a true alcoholic and who's not." They fell in love, got married, got jobs - Jay as a smooth-talkin' disk jockey, Faith as a tutor for the University of Texas football and baseball teams. But at home, in the evenings, Faith found herself watching Jay go slack-jawed after dinner and too many gin and tonics, unable to hold up his end of a conversation, much less fulfill any of his other conjugal duties. So Faith leaves her husband and moves herself and her china to the dorms where she takes up residence with her student athletes. Jay convinces Faith he will sober up, but her hopes of having a normal marriage are demolished when Jay kills a woman while driving drunk. This book contains some sex and profanity.

HANK THE COWDOG 45: THE CASE OF THE FALLING SKY


CT 6804

By JOHN R. ERICKSON, Narrated by DOROTHY BLAIR, 1 cassette


When Hank hears a rumor that the sky is going to fall from the ranch's resident rooster, he is naturally a bit skeptical. But then a report from Pete the Barncat and a strange dream seem to support the theory, and Hank realizes that he'd better take the threat seriously. After all, as Head of Ranch Security, it's his job to protect the ranch from any and all potential danger. So Hank decides that he'll do whatever it takes to prevent the sky from falling on his beloved ranch. Even if it means getting in trouble with Sally May - again.

HOW ALL THIS STARTED


CT 6800

By PETE FROMM, Narrated by CAROL ESLER, 2 cassettes


Abilene and Austin are a sister and brother named for the Texas towns where they were conceived during their parents' footloose years. But their parents traded those traveling days to raise their family, settling on an isolated patch of desert in the shadow of an abandoned World War II bomber base, a place so desolate that Abilene and Austin grow up relying on each other to escape. To overcome the stark immensity of the West Texas landscape, Abilene pins her hopes on making Austin a pitching phenomenon. Her seductive exuberance, however, soon takes on a darker cast. As she drives them beyond the edges of sanity, it becomes uncertain whether Abilene and Austin will survive her manic dreams. This book contains some profanity.

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KINGMAKERS: A NOVEL OF POLITICAL AMBITION AND CORRUPTION


CT 5745

By JOHN KNAGGS, Narrated by JACK HUFF, 3 cassettes


Based on the 1948 controversy in which Lyndon B. Johnson was first elected to the United States Senate, this fast-paced novel tells the story of a flagrant vote fraud in South Texas that impacted the course of the nation. This book contains some sex, profanity and violence. If you would like to order KINGMAKERS, ask for CT 5745

LANGUAGE OF SYCAMORES


CT 6799

By LISA WINGATE, Narrated by BEVERLY CROSSON, 3 cassettes


Karen Sommerfield loses her job and learns the cancer that left her childless may be back, so she accepts Missouri sister Kate's invitation to visit her on their late grandmother's farm. Newly discovered kinfolk and a young neighbor needing nurture help Karen recover joy and forgotten purpose.

LITTLE TIME IN TEXAS


CT 5523

By JOAN JOHNSTON, Narrated by CATHY DEL CASTILLO, 1 cassette


Past meets present when Angel Taylor, fearing for her life from a rogue band of 1864 cowboys, is pulled into a cave by a stranger-and into present day Texas. Traveling alone in nineteenth-century Texas had prepared her for almost anything--except, maybe, short dresses and modern dating etiquette. Stranded in a world of the unknown, Angel finds friendship and romance with Texas Ranger Dallas Masterson. This book contains explicit descriptions of sex and strong language.

MOONSHINER'S GOLD


CT 6809

By JOHN R. ERICKSON, Narrated by JACK HUFF, 1 cassette


Texas Panhandle, 1926. After his father's death fourteen-year-old Riley, his younger brother Coy, and their fiddle-playing grandfather must find a way to save the family ranch from a group of moonshiners. For grades 5-8.

MURDER IS AN ART: A PROFESSOR SALLY GOOD MYSTERY #1


CT 6810

By BILL CRIDER, Narrated by LYNN LYNCH, 2 cassettes


First in the series, this book introduces Dr. Sally Good, chair of the division of arts and humanities at a small college in Texas. Though bickering is normal among the professors, someone goes too far when the art department chair, Val Hurley, is found murdered in his office. Suspecting a connection with the disappearance of a controversial painting, Good grows disappointed with police efforts and decides to solve the case with the help of her colleague, Professor Jack Neville.

MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST


CT 5748

By KATHLEEN ALCALA, Narrated by LORI BRIX, 1 cassette


A collection of fourteen tales of magic realism that focus on Mexican and Mexican-American women and the relationships that shape their lives. This book contains some profanity.

NOON TRAIN


CT 6792

By CHARLES R. CHECKLEY, Narrated by ELAINE KARICKHOFF, 2 cassettes


When stranger Carl "Smith" steps off the noon train in the west Texas town of Hadleyville, he steps into a nest of intrigue, mystery, and murder. Three of the most prominent businessmen in town have recently disappeared and the latest two town deputies have been murdered. Carl is a detective for the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe railroad, but he's in town on his own time hoping to solve a personal mystery. This book contains some sex.

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PALO DURO


CT 5638

By BRUCE H. THORSTAD, Narrated by EV LUNNING, 2 cassettes


Ten years after the Civil War, a band of ex-Confederates is hiding out in Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. A fast-paced adventure arises from this premise, including murder, revenge, missing gold, and the attempted kidnapping of Gen. William T. Sherman. A "Gents" novel.

ROGUE'S DAUGHTER


CT 5764

By MOLLY NOBLE BULL, Narrated by KIMBERLEY YOUNG, 1 cassette


In the early 1900's, Rebecca Roberts moves to Texas when she is offered a teaching job there. Seth Matthews, a widower whose three children she teaches, convinces her to marry him in order "to save her reputation." Through their ordeals, Rebecca learns about trust and tenderness, and Seth learns about the God she loves. This book contains some sex and violence.

SCARED MONEY


CT 6802

By JAMES HIME, Narrated by DICK COLLINS, 3 cassettes


When the CIA comes knocking at ex-Texas Ranger Jeremiah Spur's door asking for a favor, he's not that interested in helping. At least not until the agent mentions that the man, Benjamin Farkas, who needs help requested Jeremiah specifically because he knew Jeremiah's father. Since Jeremiah hasn't seen his father since he was a little boy, this piques his interest. He reluctantly agrees to travel from his ranch in tiny Brenham, Texas, to the big city - Austin - in order to investigate the disappearance of an accountant who has vanished along with $10 million of his boss's money. This book contains some sex, profanity, and violence.

SHADOWS OF YESTERDAY


CT 5535

By SANDRA BROWN, Narrated by JANICE LATHIN, 1 cassette


This romance starts out on a Texas highway, with a young terrified woman in labor and the strong mysterious handsome stranger who appears out of nowhere, to not only save the day but her entire life. A typical romance novel that happens to be set in the West Texas oilfields, it will be enjoyed by genre fans who aren't looking for any surprises. This book contains some sex.

STAGECOACH STATION 51, WILD WEST


CT 4706

By HANK MITCHUM, Narrated by JANICE LATHIN, 2 cassettes


Two competitive Wild West shows compete in a stagecoach race staged by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. From Kansas City to Denver they race to see which show is the best--until a gang of outlaws decides to sabotage one of the racers. This book contains some strong language and violence.

SWEET DREAMS AT THE GOODNIGHT MOTEL


CT 6798

By CURTISS ANN MATLOCK, Narrated by LINDA FOX, 2 cassettes


It has become apparent to Claire, who married her high-school sweetheart then divorced him 15 years later when he took up with a younger woman, that "real life" is out there somewhere and unless she looks, she will not find it. So she quits her job, packs her bags, and heads to Valentine, Oklahoma, hometown to the father she barely remembers. It's not much of a place, but having her car stolen from the Goodnight Motel parking lot compels her to stay awhile, and she discovers that folks there meet their responsibilities with love and honor, and rely on a higher power in times of need.

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TEXAS RODEO MURDER


CT 6805

By GEORGE WILHITE, Narrated by JEANNE GUICHARD, 1 cassette


A murder at Texas Rodeo magazine throws college professor, rodeo clown, and former magazine editor Ira Carter into the middle of a mystery when he finds the only clue clutched in the dying victim's hand. While fighting bulls and saving cowboys, Carter has an even tougher job finding the murderer. Along the way, he must survive two killers, solve two murders, and make a decision between two loves. This book contains some profanity and violence.

WAKING SPELL


CT 5521

By CAROL DAWSON, Narrated by EMILY MCDONALD, 3 cassettes


When very young, Sarah Lynn Grissom was taken to the attic of Grandmother Northgate's Texas home and introduced to the "ghost." To her brother and cousins it was a joke, but for Sarah it was real. Over the years she has been constantly reminded of the spirit she felt in the attic, and now as an adult, she returns to that Texas house to confront the presences that have dominated, and suppressed, the Northgate family women. This book contains some profanity.

WESTERN HORSE TALES


CT 5760

By DON WORCESTER, Narrated by JACK GAZZALE, 2 cassettes


The horse has played a vital role in the settlement of the American West. Lovers of horses and Western lore will enjoy these spirited tales of wild stallions, rodeo horses, workhorses, Texas Rangers' steeds, and more.

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Nonfiction

ARMY OF MANIFEST DESTINY: THE AMERICAN SOLDIER IN THE MEXICAN WAR, 1846-1848


CT 5525

By JAMES M. MCCAFFREY, Narrated by SERGIO VILLARREAL, 2 cassettes


From the letters of soldiers on the battlefield to analyses of military policy and procedures, this comprehensive work illuminates the Mexican War as an episode in the ongoing history of the American soldier, as a prelude to the Civil War military experience, and as a major event in the history of American expansion. This book contains some profanity and violence.

BLEEDING ORANGE: TROUBLE AND TRIUMPH DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS FOOTBALL


CT 5515

By JOHN MAHER, Narrated by JACK HUFF, 3 cassettes


Twenty years ago, the Teaxs Longhorns were the kings of college football, when Darell Royal was Coach, and the Cotton Bowl an annual tradition. Then came a long, painful decline, with back-to-back losing seasons, a gambling scandal, and illegal steroid use. The best players left home to play for other teams, and it seemed nothing could stop the bleeding. In 1990 David McWilliams took over as Head Coach, and pulled the Longhorns back from the brink. In this account, the reader is allowed behind the scenes to witness the fall and rise of this fabled team. This book contains some profanity.

CAPTURED: A TRUE STORY OF ABDUCTION BY INDIANS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER


CT 6807

By SCOTT ZESCH, Narrated by DIANNA DORMAN, 3 cassettes


"The Captured" is a true account of what settlers considered a "fate worse than death" and the dramatic, very personal story of Adolph Korn and eight other children abducted by Comanches and Apaches in the Texas Hill Country during the nineteenth century. Most of the kidnapped children who survived the initial ordeal became Indian at heart and never quite reconciled to white society, remaining tragically adrift between two very different worlds. This book contains some sex and violence.

CARTWRIGHTS OF SAN AUGUSTINE: THREE GENERATIONS OF AGRARIAN ENTREPRENEURS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY TEXAS


CT 5758

By MARGARET SWETT HENSON, Narrated by RICH DINDA, 2 cassettes


The Cartwright family first came from Tennessee to Texas in 1825. Settling in East Texas, they established a cotton gin, store, blacksmith shop, and saw and grist mills. In addition, they invested in land and saw their fortune amass to the fourth-largest in Texas at the time of 1870. This is an account of their lives from their earliest days in Texas through the Civil War and Reconstruction and beyond.

COWBOY CORNER CONVERSATIONS


CT 6814

By RED STEAGALL, Narrated by DICK COLLINS, 1 cassette


As of 2004, Red Steagall's weekly radio program, Cowboy Corner, has been on the air for more than ten years and is carried on 175 radio stations across the country. A major feature of each show is Red's interview with his guest that week. Included are interviews with Roy Rogers, Rex Allen, Reba McEntire, Richard Farnsworth, Roy Clark, Elmer Kelton, Wilford Brimley, Buck Taylor, and many more. Their stories about early days in movies, ranching, law enforcement, music, writing, and other endeavors create an important oral history of life in the West.

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DRINK CULTURA: CHICANISMO


CT 5511

By JOSE ANTONIO BURCIAGA, Narrated by DENISE DESCOUZIS, 1 cassette


The author, a Resident Fellow, artist and writer at Stanford University, grew up in El Paso and was a founding member of the comedy group Culture Clash. This collection of essays clarifies the experience of living between, within, and sometimes outside of two cultures, as a contemporary Hispanic American. Strong language. This book contains some profanity.

GHOST STORIES FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST: TEN SPINE-TINGLING TALES (FOR AGES 12 AND UP)


CT 5743

By RICHARD A. YOUNG, Narrated by DEE BURNS, 1 cassette


Most of these 142 accounts are straight-forward retellings of "true" stories. Sources are also provided: a former employee of the Museum of Northern Arizona and the ghosts among Hopi bones, a daughter's story of the ghost that haunted the kitchen of her parent's house--until it moved next door when the occupants sold out, and more. This book contains some violence.

LAST GREAT DAYS OF RADIO


CT 5759

By LYNN WOOLLEY, Narrated by RUTH BORINSTEIN, 2 cassettes


In this memoir, long-time radio personality Lynn Woolley describes Texas radio in its heyday. Combining humor and nostalgia, Woolley traces his career from the smallest station in a small market to the largest radio newsroom in Texas and offers inside information about the radio business.

LONE STAR JUSTICE: THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE TEXAS RANGERS


CT 6808

By ROBERT M. UTLEY, Narrated by MICHAEL NIEBERGALL, 3 cassettes


The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. The rangers battled train robbers, cattle thieves, and other outlaws.

MY LOST MEXICO


CT 5532

By JAMES A. MICHENER, Narrated by STEPHEN HARRIGAN, 1 cassette


This is a book about the writing of a book--Michener describing the involved process of finishing his novel 'Mexico'. The author had abandoned the manuscript because of "writer's block", then lost all of his notes, only to discover them 30 years later. This is the story of the creative process behind Michener's unique writing style.

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QUESTION OF CHOICE


CT 5517

By SARAH WEDDINGTON, Narrated by LINDA FOX, 3 cassettes


There may not be a more politically and emotionally charged Supreme Court decision than Roe Vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling that recognized the right of privacy and allowed women legal medical abortions. Now this decision is under attack, and the lawyer who won the case offers this account of the social changes that seemed here to stay but have since eroded.

STAR OF DESTINY: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SAM AND MARGARET HOUSTON


CT 5537


By MADGE THORNALL ROBERTS, Narrated by LINDA FOX, 3 cassettes


This account draws upon previously unpublished family letters between Sam and his wife Margaret Lea, which reveal a deep interdependency between the two. The letters reveal aspects of married life in the 19th century which are usually overlooked by historians, and they counter-act the myth of the lone hero who conquered the frontier without support or influence of his family.

WHAT I LEARNED ON THE RANCH AND OTHER STORIES FROM A WEST TEXAS CHILDHOOD


CT 6797

By JAMES BRUCE FRAZIER, Narrated by ELAINE KARICKHOFF, 1 cassette


Despite the Depression, James Bruce Frazier spent the best years of his childhood on the Cross Ell Ranch just west of Big Spring. Years later, as he reflected on those days, he began writing down the experiences he had, the people he met, the lessons he learned. The stories were passed along to his children and then to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

WOMEN PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II


CT 5514

By JEAN HASCALL COLE, Narrated by STEPHANIE MURPHY, 2 cassettes


This book emphasizes the outstanding stateside contribution by women pilots from September 1942, when the Women Air Force Service Pilots was formed, to their deactivation 2 years later. The author also reveals the injustices these women suffered because their male counterparts refused to take them seriously. Not only were they refused jobs in the airline industry after the war, but it took Congress 30 years to recognize these pilots as Veterans.

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Énfasis en Texas - Enero del 2007

Énfasis en Texas es un boletín semestral donde se anuncia los libros más recientes grabados por los voluntarios del estudio de Programa de Libros que Hablan en Austin y en la Biblioteca de Grabar para Ciegos y Discapacitados en Midland. Personas discapacitadas pueden recibir este casete gratis si están inscritos en el Programa de Libros que Hablan.

Desde 1978, voluntarios del Programa de Libros que Hablan, han grabado miles de libros de ficción y no ficción por autores texanos, o que tratan de la historia, cultura y gente del estado de la estrella solitaria. De los libros grabados en sus títulos se incluyen biografías, historias, libros del oeste, romances, de misterio, autoayuda y de viajes. Cada mes se graban diez libros nuevos ofreciéndole una incrementada variedad de temas texanos para escoger.

Para pedir los libros indicados, llame a un consultante de lectura al 1-800-252-9605, o en Austin al 463-5458. Un contestador automático esta disponible fuera de horario y los fines de semana, para solicitar libros o dejar mensajes. Cuando deje mensajes diga su nombre completo y su numero de cliente (si lo conoce) con claridad. Incluya también el numero CT y el título del libro de cada pedido. También se pueden solicitar libros por correo electrónico en: tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov. Los libros especificados en este boletín pueden ser solicitados cuando gusten.

Anote los títulos y números de los libros que desea pedir y llámenos a cualquier hora con su pedido.

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ALGUNAS NUBES


CT 6379

Escrito por PACO IGNACIO TAIBO, Narrado por LEONARDO MELO, 1 casete


En una playa remota de México, un policía de alto rango piensa en el asesinato que ha cometido y considera su próximo paso. Es interrumpido por la llegada de su hermana quien le pide que ayude a una joven viuda amenazada por criminales que quieren su fortuna. Si él decide ayudarla, tendrá que volver a Cuidad de México, el sitio de su propio crimen. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE lenguaje inapropiado.

CALIDOSCOPIO


CT 5493

Escrito por DANIELLE STEEL, Narrado por MARIA GONZÁLEZ, 3 casetes


Relato en lengua española de una familia deshecha. Héroe de la segunda guerra mundial y estrella de Broadway, Sam Walker, asesina a su esposa francesa y se suicida. Los amigos de la familia se ven obligados a separar a las hermanas Walker. Hilary termina en una casa de acogida donde es horriblemente maltratada. Jura vengarse de la destrucción de su familia y reunirse con sus hermanas. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE descripciones explícitas de sexo y lenguaje inapropiado.

CASA EN MANGO STREET


CT 6361

Escrito por SANDRA CISNEROS, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, un casete


Una serie de viñetas introduce al lector los amigos y familia de la narradora Esperanza, quien vive en la calle Mango en la sección portorriqueña de Chicago. En esta vecindad de gente transeúnte donde hablan una mezcla de español e ingles, contando cuentos Esperanza aprende a aceptar ser diferente.

DIA DE LA LUNA


CT 6813

Escrito por GRACIELA LIMÓN, Narrado por SANDY LITSCHI, 2 casetes


Día de la Luna es la historia de amores prohibidos por barreras de raza, religión, cultura y dinero. Abarcando todo el siglo veinte, desde el suroeste del México hasta Los Ángeles, el panorama y las implicaciones son verdaderamente épicas. El clásico enfrentamiento entre el mundo indígena y el del mestizo y del criollo se articula de la trama del amor prohibido, elevándolo a dimensiones trágicas. Sin embargo, de estos enfrentamientos y tragedias nace la nación mexicana y la identidad heredada por los mexico-americanos. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE sexo, lenguaje inapropiado y violencia.

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FANTASMAS AZTECAS: UN PRE-TEXTO


CT 5719

Escrito por GUSTAVO SAINZ, narrado por EMMA WIDENER, 2 casetes


Novela moderna de nuestra historia personal y social que mantiene al lector en una transición continua entre el pasado y el presente, entre ilusión y desilusión. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE lenguaje inapropiado.

PUENTE HASTA TERABITHIA


CT 6782

Escrito por CATHERINE PATERSON, narrado por PILAR RAYMOND, 1 casete


Aventuras de Jess Aarons, el corredor más rápido de quinto, quien un día tiene la suerte, a la vez maravillosa y terrible, de encontrar esa amistad con que todos soñamos. Ganador de la medalla Newberry. Para grados 5-8.

RUBI DEL GANGES


CT 5520

Escrito por MANUEL ALFONSECA, narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete


Juan, el hijo de un capitán británico en la India, salva a una joven británica cuyos padres mueren durante la rebelión de la India en 1857. Por fin, Juan logra volver a casa del padre con su joven amiga. Concedieron Premio Lazarillo de España en 1988 a esta novela.

LA SENDA DEL CORAZÓN


CT 6794

Escrito por MOLLY O'KEEFE, Narrado por SANDY LITSCHI, 1 casete


Ethan Cook, un cowboy duro pero algo mojigato y la trabajadora social Cecilia Grady no parecían estar hechos el uno para el otro. Sin embargo, Cecilia tenía una misión y el rancho Morning Glory era el lugar perfecto para llevarla a cabo. Lo que Ethan y Cecilia no sabían era que ambos estaban a punto de caer en la trampa que les había tendido toda una familia de casamenteros. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE sexo.

VIAJE A LA TIERRA DEL ABUELO


CT 6793

Escrito por MARIO BENCASTRO, Narrado por SANDY LITSCHI, 1 casete


Sergio se encuentra entre dos países. Ha vivido en Los Ángeles desde que tenia seis años, cuando emigró de Centroamérica con sus padres. A la edad de dieciséis años, Sergio ha crecido sin sentido de patria. El muchacho pasa muchos años bajo la fuerte y poderosa influencia de su abuelo, quien vivió con la familia hasta su muerte. Antes de morir, el abuelo expresa un deseo. Después de largos años de vivir en un país ajeno, pide que se le entierre en El Salvador, su país natal. Su lucha por honrar el deseo de su mentor envuelve a Sergio en una aventura peligrosa cargada de desastres inesperados.

VIAJE DE HÉCTOR RABINAL


CT 5711

Escrito por DONLEY WATT, Narrado por JUAN LUJAN, 1 casete


Trágica en acontecimientos, esta primera novela ratifica la fuerza del espíritu humano. Un viaje del profesor guatemalteco Héctor, en parte aterrorizador, en parte ingenuamente esperanzador, le lleva a una extraña y brillante América y de regreso al hogar mortalmente herido. El relato de Héctor nos revela la dureza y comodidades inesperadas encontradas por inmigrantes ilegales y la explotación y bondad que experimentan.

ZOYA


CT 5494

Escrito por DANIELLE STEEL, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 3 casetes


Quedando huérfano en la revolución rusa, Zoya un aristocrático escapa a Paris en 1917. Allí, conoce y se casa con el americano Mayor Andrews y se mudan a América. Queda viuda con dos niños pequeños durante la caída de bolsa de 1929 y lucha para adaptarse a los cambios económicos, la segunda guerra mundial y la vida moderna. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE descripciones explícitas de sexo y lenguaje inapropiado.

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CAMINO SENCILLO


CT 6774

Escrito por MOTHER TERESA, Narrado por PILAR RAYMOND, 1 casete


La Madre Teresa conocida alrededor del mundo por su trabajo incansable a favor de los pobres, los enfermos y los moribundos ha dedicado su vida a darles esperanza a los sin esperanza en más de ciento veinte países. Un Camino Sencillo es una guía espiritual singular tanto para los católicos como los no católicos. Esta lleno de sabiduría y esperanza de la persona que nos ha otorgado el mejor modelo de amor en acción en nuestros días.

COMO ALCANZAR SUS OBJETIVOS CON ÉXITO


CT 5487

Escrito por JOYCE BROTHERS, Narrado por MARIA GONZÁLEZ, 2 casetes


Psicóloga muy conocida muestra como alcanzar el éxito en todos los aspectos de la vida, matrimonio, negocio, deportes, dinero, política y el sexo. La Dra. Brothers utiliza anécdotas de su propia vida, de sus pacientes y de personas famosas a quienes conoce bien para enseñar principios psicológicos básicos y motivaciones. Bestseller.

COMO SUPERAR EL ESTRÉS DE LA VIDA COTIDIANA


CT 5480

Escrito por MECHTHILDE GAIRING, Narrado por MARIA GONZALEZ, 1 casete


Incluye ejercicios simples y eficaces físicos y mentales que todos pueden hacer para aliviar el efecto del estrés.

CUANDO EL DIA TIENE 36 HORAS: UNA GUÍA PARA CUIDAR A ENFERMOS


CT 5481

Escrito por NANCY L. MACE, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 2 casetes


Descripción no disponible.

CUIDE SU CORAZÓN: NUEVA TERAPIA DE APOYO PARA PROBLEMAS CARDIOVASCULARES


CT 5467

Escrito por LEONARDO REYNOSO ERAZO, Narrado por MARIA GONZÁLEZ, 1 casete


En términos prácticos, este libro intenta ayudar a cualquiera en busca de una vida libre de problemas cardiovasculares. El autor proporciona una amplia variedad de información de la anatomía básica, función y enfermedades del corazón, cambios de estilos de vida y alimentación. Escrito en español. De las Guías de Series de Buena Salud.

EN EL PASO DE JESÚS


CT 5462

Escrito por JUAN MAIRA LUMBRERAS, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 2 casetes


El autor describe experiencias de su viaje a Tierra Santa, evocando en el lector el deseo de caminar sobre la misma tierra donde Jesucristo predicó sermones y realizó milagros.

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HISTORIA DE LAS RELIGIONES


CT 5462

Escrito por E.R. Pal, Narrado por JUAN LUJAN, 2 casetes


La historia completa y explicación de las religiones principales del mundo.

INGLÉS PARA ESPAÑOLES, LIBRO CUARTO


CT 5483

Escrito por BASIL POTTER, Narrado por RICH DINDA, 3 casetes


Inglés para lectores de lengua española, un curso avanzado y recuperativo.

JESUCRISTO


CT 5461

Escrito por BERNARD REY, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete


Primero en unas series de textos que comentan los principios básicos del cristianismo. A la vez presentando los testimonios más antiguos y tradiciones de la iglesia, el autor desea descubrir la identidad verdadera de Jesucristo, para solucionar el misterio aludido por las escrituras que declaran, "No hay otro nombre bajo el cielo dado al Hombre..."

MÉDICO EN CASA: GUÍA PRACTICA DE MEDICINA NATURAL PARA TODA LA FAMILIA


CT 5519

Escrito por DR. ANDREW STANWAY, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 3 casetes


Guía práctica que todos pueden hacer para mantenerse saludables. Acentúa remedios naturales y métodos preventivos. En español. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE sexo.

SIDA: VERDADES EN LUGAR DE MIEDO: UNA GUÍA PARA JÓVENES


CT 5466

Escrito por KAREN HEIN, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete


Traducción de SIDA: Trading Fears for Facts; a Guide for Young People. Compilado por los editores de Consumer Reports para adolescentes. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE sexo.

VIDA NO DEBE HERIR: EL MAL TRATO, EL ABUSO Y LA VIOLENCIA EN LA FAMILIA


CT 5477

Escrito por KAREN L. RANDAU, Narrado por MARIA GONZALEZ, 1 casete


Título original: Life Doesn't Have to Hurt. Madre e hija relatan su historia personal de curación y recuperación de los efectos del alcohol y abuso. Esta edición ha sido traducida al español. ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE descripciones explícitas de sexo y violencia.

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