Spotlight on Texas Audio Books - January 2010
Énfasis en Texas - 2010 de enero
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.
If you would like to receive an audio cassette copy of "Spotlight on Texas," please contact the Talking Book Program through the phone numbers, e-mail address, postal address, or fax number listed at the bottom of this page.
To order any of the books listed below, note the titles and CT book numbers you would like to request. Then call a Reader Consultant toll-free in Texas at 1-800-252-9605 or, in Austin, at 512-463-5458. A voicemail message service is available after hours and on weekends for you to leave book requests or other messages. Say your full name and patron number (if known) clearly when leaving messages and give the CT book number and title for each request. Book orders may also be sent in an e-mail message to: email@example.com.
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BENEATH THE TEXAS SKY
By JODI THOMAS, Narrated by LINDA FOX, 2 cassettes.
Desperate to flee the lecherous advances of her uncle, Bethany Lane makes her escape with Texas Ranger Josh Weston by offering to be a cook at his ranch. Josh knew Bethany was the only woman who could tame his wild heart, and loving her joined his soul with hers forever. A man of the law, his devotion to duty will put the life he wants with Bethany in jeopardy and pit brother against brother. This book contains some descriptions of sex, some profanity, and some violence.
BOND WITH DEATH: A PROFESSOR SALLY GOOD MYSTERY #3
By BILL CRIDERNarrated by JANICE LANGLINAIS, 2 cassettes.
Third in the series. Dr. Sally Good, English department chair at Hughes Community College, is called to the president's office to explain an e-mail sent to the enire college community and town accusing Sally of being a relative of a witch hanged at Salem more than 400 years ago. Thinking no one will take the e-mail seriously since the accused witch was her late husband's relative, not hers, Sally returns to her office, where she learns that former English professor Harold Curtin is dead, maybe murdered. Unfortunately, the incompetent, unlikable Curtin blamed Sally for his enforced "retirement," so Sally is one of a long list of possible suspects.
BUCK PETERS, RANCHMAN
By CLARENCE EDWARD MULFORD, Narrated by REID MERRITT, 2 cassettes.
When Buck Peters went to Montana to start a new ranch, he found his partner dead, his cowhands being slaughtered like steers, himself shot full of holes and a neighbor stealing his stock. It meant one thing: range war. Only Hoppalong Cassidy could help Buck now - Hoppy, who was in Texas with a newfound bride and a ranch to run. But Hoppy had no choice. He was Buck's last hope. He had to come. This book contains some profanity and violence.
BUT NOT FOR LOVE: A NOVEL
By EDWIN SHRAKE, Narrated by CAROL ESLER, 3 cassettes.
This novel is set in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of the Lone Star State during the Cold War at the beginning of the 1960s. The post-war generation is in a frenzy of high living and profligate spending. The characters here are all caught in this brave new world: some are the princes of prosperity, others are the victims of it. This book contains some sex and profanity.
COLONEL SUN: A JAMES BOND ADVENTURE
By KINGSLEY AMIS, Narrated by STEPHEN FLYNN, 2 cassettes.
When James Bond's boss, the enigmatic M, is kidnapped in Greece, Bond must race to his rescue - with only some local fishermen to help. But 007 uncovers a plan to sabotage a USSR summit and the evil Colonel Sun of the People's Liberation Army of China is planning to frame the British Secret Service for the crime. This book contains some sex and violence.
COMING OF CASSIDY: A HOPALONG CASSIDY NOVEL
By CLARENCE EDWARD MULFORD, Narrated by CINDY JOHNSON, 2 cassettes.
Buck Peters put everything he owned into the Bar-20 and thought he could make a go of it. It looked pretty good too, until he fell in with that gang of renegade buffalo hunters. They were after his spread, his cattle, his life. And they swore to let nothing stand in their way. Nothing. And then they met a cowhand named Cassidy. This book contains some profanity and violence.
DEEP IN THE HEART
By SHARON OARD WARNER, Narrated by JANICE LATHIN, 4 cassettes.
This novel spans three generations of American women who make difficult personal decisions with long-term effects. In her own sheltered corner of Austin, Texas, twenty-three-year-old Penny Reed is taking her first tentative steps toward independence. On the other side of the city, Hannah Solace, an assistant principal of the local high school, is pregnant for the first time at the age of forty. Her husband, Carl, an artist who runs a bookstore at the town mall, is ecstatic and sees the pregnancy as a chance to rekindle their faltering marriage. Without telling Carl, Hannah decides to terminate the pregnancy. At the clinic, Hannah, Carl, and Penny come face-to-face: This single stroke of fate will have profound reverberations, forcing each of them to reevaluate everything they have come to believe about love, motherhood, and family. This book contains some descriptions of sex, some profanity, and some violence.
DYING VOICES: A CARL BURNS MYSTERY #2
By BILL CRIDER, Narrated by ELAINE KARICKHOFF, 2 cassettes.
As Burns walked on to his car, he found himself hardly believing what was happening. He was investigating a murder, but on top of that he seemed to have two dates in the same week, a record since his arrival in Pecan City. Things were definitely looking up. He changed his mind the next morning, however. That was when he found the body of Harold Duncan. On the third floor of Main. In room 312, which just happened to be his own office. The dead pigeon was gone from the ledge, but Duncan was lying on the floor of the office, just as dead as the pigeon was. This book contains some violence.
By SARAH BIRD, Narrated by LINDA ROSENS, 3 cassettes.
When Cyndi Rae Hrncir, 17, moves with her family to Albuquerque, New Mexico, her Czech heritage makes her an outsider. When her father, and the father of Didi Steinberg, both succumb to cancer, the two form an alliance that strengthens as their mothers descend into grief. Then Cyndi meets the charismatic, guitar-playing Tomas Montenegro, an up-and-coming star in the flamenco world, and begins to study flamenco with Tomas's great aunt, Dona Carlota Anaya de Montenegro, who raised him. Didi joins them in the grueling physical and emotional challenges of the dance. This book contains some profanity.
GIVE HIM THE SLIP
By GERALYN DAWSON, Narrated by LINDA ROSENS, 2 cassettes.
Maddie Kincaid has found the home that she has been seeking all her life in Brazos Bend, Texas. As the daughter of a famous rock star, she has been hounded by the press and used by her boyfriends. All she wants is a nice, normal, quiet life, but her work with the elderly unexpectedly leads to mayhem involving illegal drugs and maybe even murder. Branch Callahan, a manipulative client, sends her to a DEA agent for help, and he turns out to be Branch's estranged son Luke, known as "Sin." But Luke has given up his badge and wants nothing to do with anyone connected to his father until Maddie comes along.
This book contains heavy profanity.
HANK THE COWDOG 49: THE CASE OF THE BOOBY-TRAPPED PICKUP
By JOHN R. ERICKSON, Narrated by BECKY ARMOUR, 1 cassette.
When Slim's old pickup truck breaks down, he ends up with a brand-new model on loan while the old one gets fixed. But Hank is used to the simple life on the ranch, and doesn't know what to do when faced with power windows and door locks. With just one accidental push of a button, Hank manages to get himself into a whole heap of trouble.
HANK THE COWDOG 50: THE CASE OF THE MOST ANCIENT BONE
By JOHN R. ERICKSON, Narrated by TED MCELROY, 1 cassette.
When an old friend of Slim's starts an archaeological dig near the ranch, Little Alfred quickly gets caught up in the excitement. And once Alfred manages to get himself invited to the dig, it isn't long before Hank follows. There, Hank finds himself face-to-face with the most ancient of bones - a huge bison bone that Hank is sure has been aged to delicious perfection. Can Hank uphold his position as Head of Ranch Security and help protect the bone, or will his doggie instincts get the best of him?
JEW OF HOME DEPOT AND OTHER STORIES
By MAX APPLE, Narrated by DIANNA DORMAN, 2 cassettes.
This collection of short stories sets up variations on the stranger-in-a-strange-land theme. The stranger is often a Diaspora Jew, and the strange land could be Buenos Aires, Cleveland, or a carwash in Las Vegas. In the title story, the strange land is Marshall, Texas, where dying 80-year-old Jerome Baumgarten "orders" himself "a bunch of real Jews" from Brooklyn. These stories are funny, heartbreaking, and wise by turns.
KNIFE IN THE BACK: A PROFESSOR SALLY GOOD MYSTERY #2
By BILL CRIDER, Narrated by JANICE LANGLINAIS, 2 cassettes.
Dr. Sally Good, head of the English Department at Hughes Community College near Houston, and her colleague Jack Neville team up to solve another murder. An unpopular college trustee is stabbed to death by the knife Jack made in one of the college's continuing-education classes. The police seem disinclined to search further for suspects, so Sally and Jack work to clear Jack's name and find the real killer. Second in the series.
This book contains some profanity and violence.
LIVING WITH FRED
By BRAD WHITTINGTON, Narrated by ORIN WADE, 2 cassettes.
In this sequel to "Welcome to Fred," 16-year-old preacher's kid Mark Cloud finds a book in his church library that asks the now clichéd but then fresh question, "What would Jesus do?" Readers are taken on a tour of Mark's last two years of high school during which time, Mark and several other residents of the East Texas town, Fred, attempt in their own difficult situations, to do what they believe Jesus would do.
MURDER AMONG THE OWLS: A SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY
By BILL CRIDER, Narrated by LORI BRIX, 2 cassettes.
The appearance of a black cat at the sheriff's backdoor is a harbinger of bad news about its owner, Helen Harris, a community fixture and Old Women's Literary Society (OWLS) member. When Rhodes goes looking for Helen, he finds her dead on her kitchen floor, apparently from a tumble while changing a lightbulb. But the escaped housecat, which Helen never let outside, leads him to believe that her death was no accident but a cold-blooded murder. Helen's death sends shock waves rippling through the tight-knit community of Clearview, Texas, and Rhodes's investigation reveals how love among the Geritol set can be just as fraught with peril as it is for the young.
OVER THE MOON AT THE BIG LIZARD DINER:
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY SERIES #3
By LISA WINGATE, Narrated by NANCY SHAW, 3 cassettes.
Lindsey Attwood, a paleontologist, has tried to maintain a structured and safe life in Denver for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Sydney. Now Sydney's father has suddenly decided to become involved, inviting Sydney to stay with him and his young wife in Mexico while he is on an archeological dig. Lindsey then joins her sister in Texas on an undercover mission involving dinosaur tracks. She enrolls in horse-psychology classes as a cover, and everything starts changing. A big white dog pretty much adopts her, and she and rancher Zach Truitt, who is just as shy as Lindsey, enter tentatively into a relationship.
This book contains some violence.
PALO DURO SHOOTOUT
By KENT CONWELL, Narrated by ORIN WADE, 1 cassette.
Texas. Disguised as a rebel soldier, Union Lieutenant Zeke Tanner is leading a mission to hijack Confederate gold when he encounters his ex-boss J.S. Tipton and former friends Josh and Leeboy. After Zeke kills J.S. to keep his cover, Josh and Leeboy trek through Comanche territory to confront Zeke. 2005. This book contains some violence.
QUARRY: A FRANKIE MACFARLANE MYSTERY #3
By SUSAN CUMMINS MILLER, Narrated by DOROTHY BLAIR, 2 cassettes.
As geologist Frankie MacFarlane prepares for her doctoral dissertation defense, two members of her committee are brutally attacked, one of them fatally. Meanwhile, the case on the supposedly deceased Geoff Travers is reopened, forcing Frankie to deal with the possibility that her former fiance might still be alive. And, while working on a vertebrate fossil quarry, fellow student Dora Simpson is abducted. In the Mojave Desert, amid the arroyos and volcanic mesas of the Cady Mountains, Frankie finds the final pieces to these puzzles. This book contains some profanity and heavy violence.
SWEET VALLEY HIGH 26: HOSTAGE!
By FRANCINE PASCAL, Narrated by TRICIA BOYD, 1 cassette.
Allyssa and Rob do not get along when their hiking trip through Dinosaur National Monument begins; however, they learn to rely on and respect each other when they become separated from their group and are taken hostage by a man who has just stolen a dinosaur egg. Their adventures with "Skunk," as they dub the thief, include rappelling down a cliff wall and rafting through rapids in the dark.
By JODI THOMAS, Narrated by ELAINE KARICKHOFF, 2 cassettes.
In this western historical romance, Kara O'Riley is sent west by her father to escape a dangerous feud between two Irish families in Pittsburgh. When she arrives in Kansas City with little money and no one to turn to for help, Kara applies for the first job she can find.
Having been given one year to make the Texas ranch he recently inherited a success, Jonathan Catlin desperately needs someone to sort out all the paperwork involved, so he reluctantly hires Kara as a bookkeeper. What starts out as a business arrangement gradually becomes something much more personal once cold and distant Jonathan realizes he is falling in love with sweet Kara. This book contains some sex and violence.
WAGON TRAIN FOR BRIDES
By KENT CONWELL, Narrated by JEANNE GUICHARD, 1 cassette.
Howie Forrest reached Independence, Missouri with two thousand head of cattle despite tornadoes, hail storms, cattle rustlers, and Jay-hawkers. But that was nothing compared to agreeing to trail boss an ox train of twenty-eight brides over six hundred miles to Palo Pinto, Texas. He discovered soon enough that nothing compared to handling twenty-eight independent women, not even breaking up fights, fording swollen rivers, rescuing runaway boys from Kiowa Indians, tending rattlesnake bites, and fighting off Comancheros
GLORY ROAD: MY STORY OF THE 1966 NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND HOW ONE TEAM TRIUMPHED AGAINST THE ODDS AND CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER
By DON HASKINS, Narrated by JEANNE GUICHARD, 2 cassettes.
In 1966, college basketball was almost completely segregated. But out at little-known Texas Western College, the only race coach Don Haskins cared about was the race to the national championship. In the now-legendary NCAA championship game that year, the Texas Western Miners took the country by storm with a surprising victory against the all-white University of Kentucky and clinched the 1966 NCAA tournament title. "Glory Road" is the inspiring true story of Don Haskins's distinguished career, his storied team of players, and the game that changed America forever. This book contains some profanity and violence.
GUSHER OF LIES: THE DANGEROUS DELUSIONS OF "ENERGY INDEPENDENCE"
By ROBERT BRYCE, Narrated by EV LUNNING, 3 cassettes.
Lately, it seems everybody wants energy independence for the United States. "Gusher of Lies" shows why the U.S. must continue buying foreign energy for decades to come, including crude oil from Canada and Saudi Arabia, gasoline from Venezuela, natural gas from Trinidad, coal from Colombia, and uranium from Australia. In an increasingly interdependent global economy, Bryce serves up an essential helping of truth about energy. This book contains heavy profanity.
LONE STAR STALAG: GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT CAMP HEARNE
By MICHAEL R. WATERS, Narrated by EV LUNNING, 3 cassettes.
Between 1943 and 1945 nearly fifty thousand German prisoners of war, mostly from the German Afrika Korps, lived and worked at seventy POW camps across Texas. Camp Hearne, located on the outskirts of rural Hearne, Texas, was one of the first and largest POW camps in the United States. Drawing on newspaper accounts and official records from the time, an archaeological study of the site, and the recollections of surviving POWs, guards, and local residents, Waters and his team of researchers have constructed a detailed description of life in the camp: educational opportunities, recreation, mail call, religious practices, and work details, as well as the more serious aspects of imprisonment such as suicide, escapes, and illegal alcohol distillation.
This book contains some violence.
ROCK TO THE TOP: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT SUCCESS FROM THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROCK STARS
By DAYNA STEELE, Narrated by JANICE LANGLINAIS, 1 cassette.
For almost two decades, Dayna Steele ruled the airwaves as Houston's "First Lady of Radio." Now she shares her backstage adventures, celebrity escapades, and the secrets that she took from it all to create several successful and profitable businesses.
SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME: A MODERN-DAY SLAVE, AN INTERNATIONAL ART DEALER, AND THE UNLIKELY WOMAN WHO BOUND THEM TOGETHER
By RON HALL, Narrated by STACI THOMPSON, 2 cassettes.
This is the story of Denver Moore, an man who grew up in virtual slavery, picking cotton for "the man" as late as the 1960's. A man who never attended a day of school, never was paid for his years of back-breaking labor, who saw surviving on the streets as a step up in life. This is Ron Hall's story too, an upscale art broker with an eye for a masterpiece and nose for a deal. He went from selling soup to selling Picassos and Van Goghs. And this is Debbie Hall's story whose compassion and persistence brought about this unlikely friendship. This book contains some profanity and violence.
TALES FROM THE TERLINGUA PORCH, VOLUME 1
By BLAIR PITTMAN, Narrated by PAUL KLEMPERER, 1 cassette.
Tales, often humorous, from the Big Bend area in West Texas.
VIETNAM VETERANOS: CHICANOS RECALL THE WAR
By LEA YBARRA, Narrated by PAUL KLEMPERER, 2 cassettes.
One of the most decorated groups that served in the Vietnam War, Chicanos fought and died in numbers well out of proportion to their percentage of the United States' population. Yet despite this, their wartime experiences have never received much attention in either popular media or scholarly studies. To spotlight and preserve some of their stories, this book presents substantial interviews with Chicano Vietnam veterans and their families that explore the men's experiences in combat, the war's effects on the Chicano community, and the veterans' postwar lives. This book contains some sex, profanity and violence.
WILLIAM AND ROSALIE: A HOLOCAUST TESTIMONY
By WILLIAM AND ROSALIE SCHIFF, Narrated by RUTH BORINSTEIN, 1 cassette.
"William & Rosalie" is the gripping and heartfelt account of two young Jewish people from Poland who survived six different German slave and concentration camps throughout the Holocaust. In 1941, newlyweds William and Rosalie Schiff are forcibly separated and sent on their individual odysseys through a surreal maze of hate. This is the story of the lovers struggle to stay alive and find each other at war's end. William and Rosalie remain committed to the task of seeking to educate against hatred. They model what is best about the human spirit and their memoir is deeply inspiring. This book contains some violence.
YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN: REBOUND FROM ADVERSITY AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS: SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE
By LARRY P. JOHNSON, Narrated by LINDA ROSENS, 1 cassette.
A self-help guide on how to change your future by changing the present. Choose your dream goals and discover how to attain them. Value your accomplishments and believe in yourself. Learn the seven strategies to rebound from adversity. Take charge of your attitude and take charge of your life.
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Talking Book Program, Austin, TX, January 2010.
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: email@example.com. 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.
JOVEN REY Y OTROS CUENTOS
Por OSCAR WILDE, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
En esta coleccion de siete historias, el autor da una vision critica de la hipocresia de la sociedad creando unos inolvidables personajes que responden con generosidad al dolor y la miseria que los rodea.
Por FRANCISCO ROJAS GONZALEZ, Narrado por MARIA GONZALEZ, 2 casetes.
Francisco Rojas Gonzalez fue un talentoso escritor y un dedicado estudioso de etnología, preocupado sobre el futuro de la minorías étnicas Mejicanas.
Esta extraña y conmovedora novela se desarrolla en Sonora, y sus protagonistas son los indios Seris.
ONCE ANIMALES CON ALMA Y UNO CON GARRAS
Por CIRO ALEGRIA, Narrado por RAUL SALINAS, 1 casete.
Este libro esta compuesto por una serie de relatos con el protagonismo de animales (principalmente perros, monos, caballos, or jaguares) en episodios y anecdotas que llamaron la atencion del narrador.
Nivel de lectura: Grados 6 - 9; Joven Adulto.
SACHA EN EL REINO DE LOS ARBOLES
Por CIRO ALEGRIA, Narrado por ELSIE CARROLL, 1 casete.
Sacha es un muchacho sque vive en la selva amazonica junto a sus padres. Alli la vida es dura y tambien hermosa: el rio, la selva con sus animales y leyendas, son cosas que Sacha ira descubriendo poco a poco.
Nivel de lectura: Grados 6 - 9; Joven Adulto
VIDA ES SUENO
Por PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Narrado por ELENA STOUPIGNAN, 1 casete.
Enrique Ortenbach presenta tres abras abreviadas de Pedro Calderon de la Barca: "La Vida es Sueno," "El Alcalde de Zalamea," y "El Pintor de su Deshonra."
A SANGRE Y FUEGO CON PANCHO VILLA
Por JUAN BAUTISTA VARGAS ARREOLA, Narrado por JUAN LUJAN, 3 casetes.
Estas memorias del general Juan B. Vargas, un distinguido seguidor de Pancho Villa, provee un relato excepcional sobre la revolución Mejicana vista desde la perspectiva de un participante. Este libro contiene algo de violencia.
Por LOPEZ GETULS ENCARNACION CORTES, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 2 casetes.
Este libro es de gran utilidad para todos, pero especialmente para aquellos que siendo carnivoros, desean entrar al regimen vegetariano. Contiene muchas recetas de platillos sabrosos y nutritivos.
COMUNIDAD TEJANA, 1836-1900
Por ARNOLDO DE LEON, Narrado por JUAN LUJAN, 3 casetes.
Esta historia social, económica y política de los Tejanos durante el siglo 19 narra aspectos del trabajo urbano y rural, la educación, el folklore, la religión y la vida cotidiana en general. El autor busca definir las partes esenciales de la cultura tejana, tales como el biculturalismo, en el cual grupos marginales practican simultáneamente tanto la cultura dominante como la étnica.
CON EL CURA HIDALGO EN LA GUERRA DE INDEPENDENCIA
Por PEDRO GARCIA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 2 casetes.
Pedro Garcia fue uno de los primeros mejicanos en unirse al movimiento idependentista; luchó junto a Miguel Hidalgo, y fue autor de este relato de los primeros años de la guerra. En lugar del concepto que se tiene comúnmente del padre Hidalgo como un títere idealista, Garcia muestra a un magnífico conspirador, líder de la ciudad y gran estratega. Vemos también a Hidalgo en su vida cotidiana, acercándonos a la persona y disipando la leyenda.
CORNUCOPIA DE MEXICO Y NUEVA CORNUCOPIA MEXICANA
Por JOSE MORENO VILLA, Narrado por JUAN LUJAN, 2 casetes.
Si bien no es natural de Méjico, el español Jose Moreno Villa vivió y trabajó en ese país por dieciséis años en los cuales llegó a “sentirse” mejicano. Aquí nos hace una narración sobre Méjico, su gente, costumbres, regiones y todo lo que es mejicano.
DESCENDIENTES DEL SOL Y OTRAS LEYENDAS DE AMERICA
Authors unknown, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Una coleccion de exoticas e interesantes leyendas de las americas.
Nivel de lectura: Joven Adulto; Adulto
Por ERNA ROWE, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Un libro completo sobre los grandes dinosaurios prehistóricos.
Nivel de lectura: Grados Pre - 2; Grados K - 3
LABERINTO DE LA SOLEDAD; POSDATA; VUELTA A EL LABERINTO DE LA SOLEDAD
Por OCTAVIO PAZ, Narrado por RAOUL RODRIGUEZ, 2 casetes.
A Paz, uno de los más aclamados poetas líricos del siglo veinte, también le preocupa la cuestión de la identidad mejicana.
Este ensayo, "El Laberinto de la Soledad", puede que sea lo mejor jamás escrito sobre la personalidad mejicana; en el, Paz intenta aislar la naturaleza de la experiencia nacional. Esta edición incluye notas adicionales y una conversación con Paz.
MUJERES YAQUIS: CUATRO BIOGRAFIAS CONTEMPORANEAS
Por JANE HOLDEN KELLEY, Narrado por AMY PROPPS, 3 casetes.
Este libro contiene las biografías de cuatro mujeres ancianas de la tribu de los indios Yaqui que viven en Arizona y en Sonora, Méjico. Basadas en horas de entrevistas con las cuatro mujeres y con algunos de sus familiares, las biografías incluyen descripciones de las creencias y costumbres de los Yaquis al igual que relatos históricos y de índole personal. La autora dedica las primeras 113 páginas a explicar su metodología. Este libro tiene cierto contenido sexual y de violencia.
NADA, NADIE: LAS VOCES DEL TEMBLOR
Por ELENA PONIATOWSKA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 3 casetes.
Despues de los pavorosos terremotos del diez y nueve y veinte de septiembre de 1985, en la ciudad de mexico, nada ni nadie sera nunca mas los mismos. En este libro, Elena Poniatowska recoge, una vez mas, cientos de voces que hablan de aquellos dias aciagos que la solidaridad hizo historicos.
PENSAMIENTO Y RELIGION EN EL MEXICO ANTIGUO
Por LAURETTE SEJOURNE, Narrado por MARIA GONZALEZ, 2 casetes.
La autora Sejourne es un arqueólogo del Instituto Nacional de Antropología de México que escribe sobre sus descubrimientos en Teotihuacan. Su audiencia incluye lectores interesados en psicología, religión comparativa, arte e historia. No es un libro de texto, está escrito lleno de vitalidad. Fue traducido de su original en francés a español.
Por PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Popol-Vuh, que significa "Libro de la Comunidad," era el libro sagrado de los quiches. Narra el origen de las indios quiches de Guatemala y las aventuras y hazanas de miticos heroes.
Nivel de lectura: Grados 6 - 9; Joven Adulto
TESTIMONIOS DEL TERREMOTO EN MEXICO
Por STEPHANIE KURIAN-FASTLICHT, Narrado por MARIA GONZALEZ, 3 casetes.
Luego del terremoto en la Ciudad de Méjico el 19 de septiembre de 1985, un grupo de psicólogos organizaron un refugio para quienes se quedaron sin vivienda debido al desastre natural. Aquí se encuentran compiladas experiencias de primera mano sobre el trabajo con víctimas de terremoto. Incluye los resultados de un estudio llevado a cabo entre personas que perdieron seres queridos además de haber perdido sus viviendas.
VIAJES EN MEXICO: CRONICAS MEXICANAS, TOMO I Y II
Por XAVIER TAVERA ALFARO, Narrado por MARIA GONZALEZ, 4 casetes.
A lo largo de su historia y de su geografia, Mexico ha sido recorrido por una enorme variedad de tipos humanos: conquistadores, misioneros, exploradores, aventureros, guerreros, invasores, defensores de la patria, poetas, geografos, cientificos, periodistas y literatos que han dejado distintos testimonios de sus andanzas. Correspondio a la Secretaria de Obras Publicas la idea original de realizar una antologia de este tipo de textos: Viajes en Mexico.Cronicas mexicanas.
Y DOMINGO, SIETE
Por ROBERT BADEN, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Doce brujas premian a Carlos por contribuir a su canción acerca de los días de la semana, pero cuando Ricardo, el avaro primo de Carlos, canta para las brujas, recibe una desagradable sorpresa. Nivel de lectura: Grados K – 3
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