Spotlight on Texas Audio Books - July 2011
Énfasis en Texas - 2011 de julio

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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.

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: tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov.

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Fiction

DEATH SPLITS A HAIR: A JUDGE JACKSON CRAIN MYSTERY #2
CT  06956

By NANCY BELL, Narrated by CAROLYN LARSON, 1 cassette.
In the second Judge Jackson Crain mystery, Joe Junior McBride, beloved barber of Post Oak, Texas, has been murdered. At first glance, the homicide appears to be the work of a prowler, but as the investigation progresses, Joe Junior's second wife, Marlene Ashburn, becomes the prime suspect. A stranger turns up at the funeral, and something about him reminds everyone of Joe Junior. But Joe's brother, Gerald, claims never to have seen him. Meanwhile, Judge Crain and his teenage daughter, Patty, try to combine her social activities with some careful snooping into the lives of their friends and neighbors.

DETACHMENT FAULT: A FRANKIE MACFARLANE MYSTERY #2
CT  06905

By SUSAN CUMMINS MILLER, Narrated by ELAYNE KARICKHOFF, 1 cassette.
After the murderous rigors of her Ph.D. field research, Frankie MacFarlane was happy to be settling down in her native Tuscon, house-sitting the family home and teaching geology at Foothills Community College. Little did she imagine that a brief fishing trip to Mexico with her brother Jamie and his girlfriend, Carla, could entangle her in a string of murder, mythology, and international intrigue. Nonetheless, Frankie responds in true form. Noticing every nuance of her surroundings, both natural and manmade, Frankie skids through a heart-stopping and unforgettable chase from the Sea of Cortez to Tucson's Sabino Canyon.
This book contains some violence. 

DEVIL IN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE
CT  07012
By LINDA FRANCIS LEE, Narrated by DIANNA DORMAN, 3 cassettes.
A member of the exclusive Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware's perfect life begins to unravel when her husband betrays her, steals her money, and vanishes.
This book contains some strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 

DIABLO
CT  06264
By PATRICIA POTTER, Narrated by JULIE HEPWORTH, 3 cassettes.
Twelve hours from facing the hangman, Kane O'Brien strikes a desperate bargain with a marshal to save the life of a fellow prisoner. He must find a hidden outlaw sanctuary and betray its inhabitants to the lawman. But nothing had prepared him for the effect Nicky Thompson, niece of the sanctuary's leader, would have on him. Could he carry out his plan if it cost him a last chance at love?
This book contains some strong language, violence and descriptions of sex. 

FINDING MARY BLAINE
CT  06968
By JODI THOMAS, Narrated by PAT COLEMAN, 1 cassette.
Beautiful Blaine Anderson, who lives in a posh Austin, Texas, townhouse with her lawyer husband, Mark, seems to have it all. In reality, she's very timid, threatened by change, and especially frightened that her possible pregnancy might further alienate the career-driven Mark. To find out if she really is pregnant, Blaine visits a women's free clinic, but while she's there, the clinic is bombed in an apparent act of anti-abortion terrorism. Blaine soon realizes that the bombing was an unfathomable attempt by Mark's senior partner to kill her. Unable to contact her husband without endangering him, the injured and bewildered Blaine lives among the homeless, and in doing so confronts her fears as well as a relentless killer.
This book contains some descriptions of sex. 

FIT TO DIE
CT  07005
By KAREN HANSON STUYCK, Narrated by JEANNE GUICHARD, 1 cassette.
Lauren Prescott is fifty, fat (according to her husband) and flat broke after he empties their bank account, closes his dental practice, and leaves town without a word of explanation. To land a magazine job, Lauren is writing a profile of a fitness guru who died while jogging, a death that looks increasingly suspicious the more she probes. Now Lauren must penetrate the brutal reality behind these two men's public facades, unaware that a killer is also working with a deadline – to murder her.
This book contains heavy profanity and heavy violence. 

GUN SHY #5: A BLANCO COUNTY, TEXAS, NOVEL
CT  06959
By BEN REHDER, Narrated by LINDA FOX, 1 cassette.
John Marlin, a sure-footed game warden and Texas peace officer, doesn't believe in blaming guns instead of criminals for crime, but his views on Second Amendment rights are tested by a National Weapons Alliance (NWA) rally, planned for July 4 at the ranch of country and western superstar Mitch Campbell. His brain addled by mushrooms, Mitch accidentally kills a Mexican gardener and turns to the smarmy NWA Texas chapter president, Dale Stubbs, for help covering up the crime. Meanwhile, SNATCH (Society of Nonviolent Americans to Control Handguns) plans a protest of the NWA rally.
This book contains heavy profanity, heavy violence and some descriptions of sex. 

INDIO
CT  06246
By SHERRY GARLAND, Narrated by DOROTHY BLAIR, 2 cassettes.
Along the banks of the Rio Grande in the mountainous dry country of far west Texas, Native Americans lived for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish. They eked out a peaceful living by farming, gathering desert plants, and hunting until the Spanish brought diseases and conflict that devastated their villages. This novel evokes that long-ago time as it tells the story of a young Indian girl who is captured by the conquistadores and sold into slavery in a Mexican silver mine. Yet she finds kindness among the missionary friars and the love of a soldier.
This book contains some violence. This book is intended for Young Adult readers. 

MAYBELLEEN: A NOVEL
CT  06249
By KATHLEEN WALLACE KING, Narrated by LINDA FOX, 1 cassette.
A story of two women whose lives are inextricably linked. Maybelleen MacGregor is convicted of murder by a Texas jury in 1902. In 1958, Margaret Dye flees New York City for the family farm in Kentucky and makes a desperate bid to reconnect a link with her great-aunt, Maybelleen.
This book contains some strong language, violence and descriptions of sex. 

MURDER MOST FOWL: A SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY
CT  07007
By BILL CRIDER, Narrated by JEANNE GUICHARD, 1 cassette.
Mystery set in a dusty, dying Texas county where emu rustling, beer drinking, and cockfighting are the major recreational activities. A murder victim is found floating down a creek in a porta-potty by a bunch of drunks, but it's no joke to Sheriff Dan Rhodes, who has not one but two bodies on his hands. Lige Ward, a local fellow who's lost his hardware business to the big new Wal-Mart is found in the toilet and a few days later the body of Ward's wife, Rayjean, is discovered in a cockfighting ring. Rhodes thought he knew what went on in his town, but he discovers that not only did the locals hold illegal cock-fights, but darned if they haven't been covering up a whole bunch of other nasty secrets.
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RACE TO VELASCO
CT  06248

By PAUL N. SPELLMAN, Narrated by PAUL KLEMPERER, 1 cassette.
Henry Woods and Antonio Gonzales head for adventure with rebel Texans at the Battle of Velasco before the Texas Revolution.
This book is intended for Young Adult readers. 

SHARES
CT  06254
By A. W. GRAY, Narrated by TAD TULEJA, 2 cassettes.
A former policeman, just out of jail for a crime he did not commit, is framed in a kidnapping by fellow inmates. To clear his name, Frank White of Dallas has to take the law into his hands.
This book contains heavy profanity, explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 

SHERIFF AND THE BRANDING IRON MURDERS: A CHARLES MATTHEWS MYSTERY #2
CT  06858
By D. R. MEREDITH, Narrated by LORI BRIX, 2 cassettes.
When cowboy artist Willie Russell is brutally slain, Sheriff Charles Matthews hasn't much to go on except the hoofprints of a spooked horse and Willie's sketches of the beautiful Santiago Crucifix, which had vanished a century before. Frustrated by other leads, Matthews turns to the story of the crucifix. In it he finds eerie links that connect present events with the story of an infamous outlaw, whose courtship of a lovely woman ended in tragedy. To find Willie's killer, he may also have to solve the mystery of the crucifix. 

SWEET VALLEY HIGH 27: LOVESTRUCK
CT  06962
By KATE WILLIAM, Narrated by CARLA HARLESS, 1 cassette.
No one at Sweet Valley High can believe that football star Ken Matthews has fallen in love with super-sophisticated Suzanne Hanlon. Suzanne likes poetry, gourmet food, and art films, while Ken's idea of a good time is listening to rock 'n' roll and eating pizza. Two people couldn't be more different. Elizabeth Wakefield knows that snobbish Suzanne is wrong for Ken. But Ken seems to be blindly in love with Suzanne and is willing to do anything she wants. Can anyone help Ken come to his senses before he gets hurt?
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; this book is intended for Young Adult readers. 

TOMAHAWK CANYON
CT  06997
By JACK BALLAS, Narrated by EV LUNNING, 2 cassettes.
In the rough country at the northern edge of New Mexico Territory, Apache war parties still run free. The settlers and ranchers can't stop the Indian raiders because they are too busy shooting each other. Cole Mason comes looking for a good graze and finds war on the range. A lone rider with a fast gun, he has the bad habit of never backing down.

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Nonfiction

BALCONY PEOPLE
CT  06263

By JOYCE LANDORF HEATHERLEY, Narrated by EMILY MCDONALD, 1 cassette.
The Christian author writes about the characteristics of what she calls "balcony people," the people in our lives that affirm us and cheer us on.

NO DANCIN' IN ANSON: AN AMERICAN STORY OF RACE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
CT  06250

By RICARDO AINSLIE, Narrated by HAROLD STEADMAN, 3 cassettes.
In 1987, the small farming and ranching community of Anson, Texas, was in turmoil over the issue of public dancing, which had been outlawed in the town since the 1930s. The author, a psychologist, views the Anson dance fight as a symptom of underlying conflicts erupting in a community that had not come to terms with the dramatic social and economic changes of the previous two decades. He gives an insightful look into the lives of those at different edges of the conflict.

PEARL: THE OBSESSIONS AND PASSIONS OF JANIS JOPLIN
CT  06260

By ELLIS AMBURN, Narrated by GRATIA WINSHIP, 3 cassettes.
The author explores the life of Texas native Janis Joplin, one of the greatest rock stars of the 1960s counterculture. Through interviews with scores of people who knew her, the author relates Joplin's trendsetting ways in San Franciso's back-to-the-roots movement, and her ultimately doomed search for happiness in sex and drugs, money and fame.
This book contains some strong language and descriptions of sex. 

STORY OF BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK
CT  06258

By JOHN R. JAMESON, Narrated by JACK HUFF, 2 cassettes.
Located in the great bend of the Rio Grande that separates Texas and Mexico, the park is larger in area than the state of Rhode Island and attracts over 300,000 visitors per year. Its rugged mountains and spectacular river canyons make it one of Texas' most popular tourist attractions. This history begins before the actual founding of the park in 1944 by describing the efforts to persuade local landowners and the federal government that such a park was needed, then raise the money for land acquisition. The author makes an eloquent plea for the preservation of this starkly beautiful park in the face of the budgetary problems that trouble the entire national park system. 

TWELVE MIGHTY ORPHANS
CT  07025

By JIM DENT, Narrated by JACK MANGAN, 1 cassette
"The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football." The Masonic Home, an orphanage outside Fort Worth, became a high-school football dynasty in Depression-era Texas. Despite having virtually no equipment or uniforms, and despite their linemen often being outweighed by 50 pounds, the Mighty Mites, as they came to be known, reached the Texas state semifinals three times and the championship game once. Dent produces a riveting narrative from the saga of the Mites and their innovative coach, Rusty Russell, who compensated for his team's physical shortcomings with imaginative formations and trick plays.

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Énfasis en Texas - 2011 de julio

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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CUENTOS DE PERRAULT
CT  04369
Por CHARLES PERRAULT, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Una colección de historias de niño/as en español. Incluye: La Bella Drumiente del Bosque, Caperucita Roja, Barba Azul, El Gato con Botas, Las Hadas, La Cenicienta, Riquete, El de Copete, Pulgarcito, Grisedlis, Los deseos ridiculos and Piel de Asno.
Nivel de lectura: Grados 6 – 9

CULPA FUE DEL CABALLO
CT  04047
Por KEITH LUGAR, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Un cuento del viejo oeste con salones de billar, sheriffs, y hasta un senador de Texas.  Lectura fácil para jóvenes y para lectores más grandes.

HISTORIA DE LA POLLITA
CT  04310
Por MARY DEBALL KWITZ, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
En la “Historia de la Pollita,” la madre de Pollita, Broody Hen, le cuenta una historia de hora de acostarse cariñosa y acogedora.
Nivel de lectura: Preescolar hasta segundo grado

HOMBRE DEL OESTE
CT  04111
Por MARCIAL LAFUENTE ESTEFANIA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
“Hombre del Oeste” es la historia de un hombre acusado de un crimen que él no cometió. Él se escapa de la cárcel con el propósito de encontrar al forajido  que en realidad cometió el crimen.

JORGITO Y LOS LADRONES
CT  04309
Por ROBERT BRIGHT, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
En “Jorgito y los Ladrones” un fantasma agradable salva la casa del los Whittaker de ladrones. 
Nivel de lectura: Preescolar hasta segundo grado.
 
MALDAD DE UN VIEJO
CT  04101
Por MARCIAL LAFUENTE ESTEFANIA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
En "La maldad de un viejo" un hombre inocente es asesinado por un líder de una pandilla y sus hombres. Se convierte la  tarea de un sheriff, joven e inexperto,  aprenderlos.

RUTA DE LOS CARROS
CT  04099
Por MARCIAL LAFUENTE ESTEFANIA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
"La ruta de los carros" es un cuento en español del viejo oeste sobre el contrabando de armas, encubrimientos y un romance ocasional.

SHERIFF DE PRESCOTT Y SU CODIGO
CT  04100
Por MARCIAL LAFUENTE ESTEFANIA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
En  "El sheriff de Prescott y su Código" un joven acepta el trabajo de sheriff en la ciudad sin ley de Prescott, Arizona, en contra los deseos de su familia.

TALLO DE HIERRO
CT  04149
Por WILLIAM KENNEDY, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 2 casetes.
Traducción en español de "Ironweed". La historia de un antiguo mecánico, tercio de las grandes ligas, una borrachina y un homicida que se encuentra de nuevo en Albany, después de veinte años de fuga.  Ambientado durante la Depresión, el reparto incluye ladrones, chantajistas y apostadores.
Este libro contiene sexo y lenguaje inapropiado. 

TRUCOS DE CLIFFORD
CT  04251
Por NORMAN BRIDWELL, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
"Trucos de Clifford" contesta la pregunta, "¿Quién es el perro más rojo, más grande, más valiente de todos?”
Grados 2-6.

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BIENVENIDO AL MUNDO
CT  04084
Por BLIND CHILDREN'S CENTER, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
“Bienvenido al mundo" es una de serie de folletos hechos por el Centro de Niños Invidentes de Los Ángeles. Ofrece sugerencias para los padres de niño/as con discapacidades visuales o ciegos sobre cómo conseguir que su bebé aprenda la movilidad básica y técnicas de equilibrio importantes para el auto-concepto del niño/a y su desarrollo.

CALDERON Y LA TRAGEDIA
CT  04042
Por FRANCISCO RAMON RUIZ, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 2 casetes.
En el mundo del teatro clásico Europeo, Calderón es considerado como un igual de Shakespeare y Corneille. Siete de sus obras trágicas principales son analizados en términos del conflicto filosófico entre la libertad; el destino y en el tema recurrente de la tragedia inherente en conceptos y actos de honor.

COCINA PARA DOS: UN MANUAL DE COCINA PARA DOS PERSONAS
CT  04222
Por MARIANNE KALTENBACH, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 2 casetes.
“Cocinando para Dos: un Manual de Cocina para Dos Personas” es un libro de cocina lleno de recetas para comidas dentro de los géneros  de "íntimo," "festivo," "rápido," "pequeño, pero delicioso" y muchos otros más. 

DE CORAZON A CORAZON
CT  04083
Por BLIND CHILDREN'S CENTER, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
"De Corazón a Corazón” es uno de una serie de folletos producidos  por el Centro de Niños Invidentes de Los Ángeles. Los padres de niño/as invidentes y parcialmente videntes hablan de sus emociones para ayudar a otros padres afrontar  el reto de criar a un niño/a sano y feliz.

HABLAME
CT  04106
Por BLIND CHILDREN'S CENTER, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
La versión en español del folleto "Talk to Me. " Niño/as invidentes o parcialmente videntes se beneficiaran de técnicas especiales en el aprendizaje de conceptos y habilidades verbales. Sugerencias para  actividades de juego que animan al niño/a a desarrollarse y promueve la comunicación entre el niño/a y sus padres.

HABLAME II
CT  04137
Por BLIND CHILDREN'S CENTER, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
“Háblame II” es el segundo de cinco folletos en esta serie. Su enfoque es el desarrollo de lenguaje es aún más importante para niño/as invidentes que para niño/as videntes. Padres de familia son informados en técnicas de lengua especiales que ellos pueden emplear en el desarrollo de su niño/a visualmente discapacitados.

MEDIOS NATURALES PARA LA SALUD Y NUTRICION
CT  04354
Por BETTER HEALTH MAGAZINE, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Originalmente titulado “El Libro de Salud Natural y Nutrición.” Compilado por los redactores  “Better Health Magazine/Revista de Mejor Salud. "

MUEVETE CONMIGO
CT  04078
Por BLIND CHILDREN'S CENTER, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
“Muévete conmigo: él guía para padres de familia sobre el desarrollo de movimientos en bebes con impedimentos visuales," es la versión en español del folleto del Centro de Niños "Muévete Conmigo. " Es un guía para enseñar a los padres de niño/as invidentes las técnicas de movimiento e equilibrio necesarias  para su bienestar físico y auto logro.

NATURALEZA: REINO MINERAL
CT  04351
Por RAMON SOPENA, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
Describe el reino mineral y los usos de minerales en la agricultura, la construcción y la industria así como minerales preciosos y curiosidades que se relacionan con sus orígenes, propiedades e insólitos usos de sustancias  minerales.
Para estudiantes de preparatoria  y más grandes.

TODO SOBRE ROBOTS
CT  04201
Por MARY DILLARD, Narrado por MARISOL BROWN, 1 casete.
"Todo sobre robots " describe los empleos actuales de robots en la industria y explora futuras posibilidades.
Nivel de lectura: Grados 3 – 6.

Se concluye la lista de esta edición de Énfasis en Texas.
Para pedir estos libros, llame al l-800-252-9605, o en Austin al 463-5458.

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Miles de libros adicionales grabados en Texas están disponibles en el Programa de Libros que Hablan. Un consultante de lectura puede recomendarle otros títulos o autores texanos. Puede añadir mas libros a su lista de lectura a través de nuestro programa de selección automático. El mundo de libros texanos le espera con solo una llamada.

Así como todos los libros de nuestra colección, no hay limite de tiempo para estos libros. Cualquier título se puede pedir cuando guste, ahora o en el futuro.

Sin embargo, Énfasis en Texas es un boletín compartido y se presta solamente una semana. Este casete debe ser devuelto a los siete días de haberlo recibido al Programa de Libros que Hablan. Favor de devolverlo lo mas pronto posible para poder compartirlo con otros clientes.

Los voluntarios texanos desean recibir sus comentarios e ideas. Mándenos un mensaje electrónico a tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov o escríbanos a Volunteer Recording Studio, Talking Book Program, P.O. Box 23927, Austin, TX. 78711-2927.
 

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