23 New Texas Titles Now on BARD!

A compelling cast of characters take center stage in this installment of locally produced titles newly available on BARD.

Pancho Villa, “Black Jack” Pershing, radio personality Lynn Woolley, and larger-than-life Texas artist Daddy-O Wade share the spotlight with 20 blind and visually impaired professionals who offer perspective on overcoming obstacles and achieving success.

Add a dash of spy thrillers, “preacher tales,” plus stories of famous events in Texas History, and you have top-notch entertainment worthy of the Giant Dancing Frogs of Dallas!

Learn more about the Texas Talking Book Program’s exceptional Volunteer Recording Studio online: www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/vrs.

ANGELINA BALLERINA by Katharine Holabird (DBC 26777)

More than anything else in the world, Angelina loved to dance. She danced all the time and she danced everywhere, and often she was so busy dancing that she forgot about the other things she was supposed to be doing. For grades K-3.

APPLES OF GOLD by Jo Petty (DBC 26789)

A collection of hundreds of inspirational sayings about love, joy, peace, suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

BACK ON MURDER by J. Mark Bertrand (DBC 25483)

Roland March, a Houston detective with something to prove, gets a chance to redeem himself when he is transferred to a missing person case—the disappearance of the teenage daughter of a famous evangelist. Violence. 2010.

BOOK OF TEXAS DAYS by Ron Stone (DBC 26763)

A day-by-day account of famous events from Texas history with one or more stories for each day of the calendar year.

CAREER PERSPECTIVES: INTERVIEWS WITH BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PROFESSIONALS (DBC 26435)

Here are the stories of how twenty different people, blind or visually impaired, decided on a professional career—often in the face of repeated discouragement—and achieved career success.

CULPA FUE DEL CABALLO by Keith Luger (DBC 26788)

La Culpa Fue del Caballo (It Was the Horse’s Fault) is an old-time western with poolhalls, sheriffs and even a Texas senator. Spanish language.

DADDY-O IGUANA HEADS AND TEXAS TALES by Bob Wade (DBC 24982)

Texas artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade is known for his outlandish larger-than-life projects, such as a forty-foot iguana perched on the top of New York City’s Lone Star Cafe, and the Giant Dancing Frogs of Dallas. Here he tells stories of the people and places of his life, exposing the madness behind the methodology. Strong language.

DOUBLE JEOPARDY by William Bernhardt (DBC 24978)

Former Dallas cop Travis Byrne traded in his badge for a law degree. Appointed to defend the despicable thug Al Moroconi, Byrne’s reputation is on the line when Moroconi escapes court custody and vanishes into the Dallas underworld. On the trail of his errant client, Byrne finds himself caught between the mob and the FBI—and on the run for a murder he didn’t commit. Strong language.

EN BUSCA DE BERNABE by Graciela Limon (DBC 26271)

Since Luz Delcano’s son, Lucio, was taken from her, she is especially protective of Bernabe. Lucio becomes head of state security, the Salvadoran equivalent of a death squad, while Bernabe, destined for the priesthood, disappears after the assassination of the archbishop. Luz looks for Bernabe, who has joined the guerillas, but finds him too late to save him from his brother. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Spanish language.

Title in English: IN SEARCH OF BERNABE.

HORSE UNDER WATER by Len Deighton (DBC 26769)

Skin diving, drug trafficking, and blackmail all figure into this novel, in which the dead hand of a long-defeated Hitler-Germany reaches out to Portugal, London, and Marrakesh, threatening to bring about a resurgence of horrors thought safely interred forever.

INDELIBLE ANN: THE LARGER-THAN-LIFE STORY OF GOVERNOR ANN RICHARDS by Meghan P. Browne (DBC 26819)

Folksy, larger-than-life picture book biography about Ann Richards, the late governor of Texas who has inspired countless women in politics today. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2021.

INDIAN LIFE IN TEXAS by Charles Shaw (DBC 24992)

A series of dramatic fictional narratives recreate the history and culture of the first native Texans.

IPCRESS FILE by Len Deighton (DBC 26770)

An off-beat spy thriller which combines comedy and suspense. The author’s debut novel demonstrates his remarkable grasp of the details of international espionage.

LAST GREAT DAYS OF RADIO by Lynn Woolley (DBC 25001)

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.

MANY A GREEN ISLE by Agnes Sligh Turnbull (DBC 26764)

The story of a professor of English and his family in a small college town. A man of integrity, he finds his honor, both academic and personal, suddenly threatened.

NOTES FROM THE COUNTRY CLUB by Kim Wozencraft (DBC 24979)

Cynthia Mitchell, once a chic New York public relations executive, is to stand trial for murdering her abusive husband. Imprisoned in the psychiatric ward of the Fort Worth Federal Corrections Institute, known also as the “Country Club,” Cynthia endures the humiliations of prison life and reveals through flashbacks the escalating brutality in her marriage.

PANCHO AND BLACK JACK by Frederic Bean (DBC 24981)

On March 9, 1916, the tiny town of Columbus, New Mexico was attacked and burned by Mexican revolutionary soldiers said to be followers of the infamous Pancho Villa. If Villa was responsible, what were his motives? Could such a provocative act been an effort by German agents in Mexico to inflame the border area and distract America from aiding the British and French in the European war they were losing? President Woodrow Wilson sent General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing to hunt Villa down and punish him. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language and violence.

RINGER by Dell Shannon (DBC 26483)

As the usual march of crime descends on the homicide unit of the LAPD, Luis Mendoza finds out that one of his own—young detective Tom Landers—has been accused of heading a car-theft ring. 1971.

SECRETO MAS GRANDE DEL MUNDO by Og Mandino (DBC 26771)

he author presents the Ten Great Scrolls for success and tells how to apply their meanings to everyday life. Spanish language. Title in English: GREATEST SECRET IN THE WORLD.

SHERIFF DE PRESCOTT Y SU CODIGO by M.L. Estefania (DBC 26761)

In El sheriff de Prescott y su Codigo (THE SHERIFF OF PRESCOTT AND HIS CODE) a young man accepts the job of sheriff of the lawless Arizona town of Prescott against his family’s wishes. Spanish language.

WELLS BROTHERS: THE YOUNG CATTLE KINGS by Andy Admas (DBC 26765)

Andy Adams was a Texas trail driver during the 1880s—the peak of the great cattle drive. Thirty years later he authored a series of novels which are considered to be unusually authentic depictions of the trail driver, the cowboy’s lives and the cattle business. They have been mistaken for non-fiction.

WOMAN CALLED FANCY by Frank Yerby (DBC 26768)

This rags to riches story tells of the daughter of a poor farmer and his wife, who also worked in the fields, and how she marries a man of wealth and raises her daughter differently.

WORD ON THE BRAZOS: NEGRO PREACHER TALES FROM THE BRAZOS BOTTOMS OF TEXAS by John Mason Brewer (DBC 26757)

This is a delightful collection of “preacher tales” from the Brazos River bottoms of Texas, collected and related by one of the nation’s leading black folklorists. The author worked side by side with field hands in the Brazos bottoms; he lived in their homes and worshipped in their churches. He sought out elderly ministers and other tradition-bearers and recreated them in the distinctive dialect of the region.

Secretive Students

School is back in session, so what better way to celebrate than by reading books about elite schools and universities full of students who are definitely harboring secrets and are maybe involved in dangerous escapades? Knowledge certainly is power in these novels:


THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt (DB 35868)
When Richard Papen is accepted at a small Vermont college, he gladly leaves his boring California identity behind. After he makes up an appropriate past, Richard is allowed to join an elite group of students who take all their classes from one professor. Richard learns that the clique is hiding some odd secrets—and one deadly one. The members trust Richard, but they are not so sure of one of their own. Strong language and violence.

ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Abike-Iyimide (DB 103918)
Shortly after the announcement that Devon and Chiamaka will be part of an elite school’s Senior Prefects, someone who goes by the name Aces begins using anonymous text messages to reveal secrets about the two of them that threaten to turn their lives upside down. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

WE WISH YOU LUCK by Caroline Zancan (DB 98209)
The students in Fielding’s MFA program are fascinated by Leslie, Hannah, and Jimmy. The trio do not take well to new visiting professor Simone—a bestselling author and former model—and plot revenge against her for reasons unknown to the other students. Unrated.

BRADSTREET GATE by Robin Kirman (DB 82108)
When a Harvard student is murdered, Professor Rufus Storrow is the prime suspect. Three of his students—Georgia, Charlie, and Alice—are in disbelief. Their own relationships are a tangled mess, and as they sort through their lives, they bear witness to each other’s and Storrow’s highs and lows. Unrated.

CATHERINE HOUSE by Elisabeth Thomas (DB 99407)
Catherine House, a college secluded in the woods of rural Pennsylvania, offers students an elite education, free of charge. The only catch is students must remain completely cut off from the outside world for three years. New student Ines Murillo arrives at Catherine House hoping to escape her past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS by Marisha Pessl (DB 63286)
Blue Van Meer, erudite daughter of an itinerant professor, settles into Stockton, North Carolina, for her senior year in an elite high school. But she is unprepared for the deaths of a student and a favorite teacher. Some strong language.

BLACK CHALK by Christopher Yates (DB 89950)
As played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University, what was meant to be a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares evolved into a vicious struggle with tragic results. Fourteen years later, the remaining players must play the final round. Strong language.

LONG BLACK VEIL by Jennifer Finney Boylan (DB 91470)
In 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy. Decades later, the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them—a celebrity chef—with murder. Strong language and some violence.

THE LYING GAME by Ruth Ware (BR 22055 and DB 88914)
Isa became fast friends with Kate, Thea, and Fatima while they all attended boarding school. Seventeen years later, Kate summons the others back to Salten, where they learn that the lying game, they used to play had very real consequences. Strong language and some descriptions of sex.

THE CLUB by Takis Würger (DB 99521)
After the death of his parents, Hans is sent to boarding school until his Aunt Alex summons him to the university she works at in Cambridge. She needs him to infiltrate a secretive institution known as the Pitt Club. Unrated.

THE MAIDENS by Alex Michaelides (DB 103810)
Mariana Andros is a brilliant—but troubled—group therapist who becomes fixated on the members of a secret society of female students at Cambridge University known as The Maidens. When a friend of her niece is found murdered, she is convinced that charismatic professor Edward Fosca is responsible. Unrated.

BUNNY by Mona Awad (DB 95562)
Samantha Heather Mackey is an outsider in her master’s program because she’s a scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to the company of people—especially the clique of women who call each other “Bunny.” But then she is drawn into their world. Unrated.

27 New Texas Titles Now on BARD

Rodeos, ghost stories, and LBJ highlight these newly available Texas titles on BARD.  There are now more than 1,730 locally produced Texas titles on BARD!

Lone Star favorite John R. Erickson and THE classic guide to Texas state parks and historical sites add a distinct Texas flavor to these offerings.

From flying sauces and the Big Bend to Mr. Moto and Max Brand, these titles are a reminder that It’s a Great World!  Explore it by reading!

AMERICAN RODEO, FROM BUFFALO BILL TO BIG BUSINESS by Kristine Fredriksson (DBC 24997)

Tracing rodeo from its roots in the range-cattle industry to its present form, the author analyzes the forces within and without that have allowed the sport to develop into the multimillion-dollar industry it is today. She explores the influence of the humane movement on rodeo, the effects of commercial sponsorship on its growth, and the tendency of the media to make the cowboy an exotic, romantic figure.

AT LOVE’S COMMAND by Karen Witemeyer (DBC 26466)

“Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when one of them nearly dies, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett. When Josephine’s brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything to save her.” Commercial audiobook. Violence. 2020.

CAVALIER OF RABBIT BUTTE by Robert J. Horton (DBC 26349)

James Lynch, Rangeview’s banker, has been losing cattle to rustlers. He offers a big reward for outlaw Long Pete, who has never been seen. Steve Brent needs the money but when he rides toward Rangeview, an eager County Deputy suspects him of being Long Pete.

CHRONICLES OF THE BIG BEND by W.D. Smithers (DBC 26750)

This is the story of the frontier era of the Big Bend area of Texas before it became a national park in 1944. It tells of outlaws, smugglers, Prohibition, and the many wonderful native residents of the area.

ELUSIVE LOVERS by Elizabeth Chadwick (DBC 24972)

After an innocent kiss left her good name in shreds, Kristin Traube sets off for the life of a Bohemian painter. Dishonored and disowned, she knew that her reputation would scare off any decent man—any man except Jack Cameron, who was determined to bring her home. Descriptions of sex.

FALL OF EAGLES by C.L. Sulzberger (DBC 25000)

A history of Europe from 1848 to 1918 and the roles played by the Houses of Habsburg, Hohenzollern, and Romanov.

FINAL COUNTDOWN: A NOVEL by Martin Caidin (DBC 26772)

On December 7th, 1980, the USS Nimitz, a fine warship designed to weather any battle, disappears into a nightmare journey—to a battle no man can win–Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941.

GHOST STORIES OF TEXAS by William Edward Syers (DBC 26753)

A collection of fifty of the most intriguing tales about Texas ghosts, ranging from centuries-old legends to the baffling here-and-now.

GUNS OF DORKING HOLLOW by Max Brand (DBC 24998)

This story of violence and gunplay set in a roaring mining town tells of a feud between an invincible giant and a man who had to win a battle with death to protect his kingdom.

HAMPTON HERITAGE by Julie Ellis (DBC 26767)

This romantic saga tells the story of one of the first families of Atlanta, the glittering hub of the late-nineteenth-century South.

HARD LUCK by Frederic Bean (DBC 24990)

Dan Willis is heading toward the promise of high-paying work in the New Mexico territory. But by the time he crosses Texas, he is broke, starving, and willing to take any job he can find.  When Dan takes a job digging holes on Jake Logan’s ranch, he soon notices that something strange–and possibly illegal—is going on. Not wanting to get involved, Dan is tempted to ride out before payday, but he feels obliged to help Jake Logan’s wife Jane, who has confided in him. Violence. 1992.

HOLLOW EARTH: THE GREATEST GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY IN HISTORY MADE BY ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD IN THE MYSTERIOUS LAND BEYOND THE POLES, THE TRUE ORIGIN OF THE FLYING SAUCERS by Dr. R.W. Bernard (DBC 24995)

The Hollow Earth is a soaring adventure in scientific imagination and speculation—more fascinating than science fiction—more exciting than a moon probe. 1969.

HUNTER by John R. Erickson (DBC 26751)

Before settling down to a quiet life, young Gil Moreland joins an old trapper, Ben Woolsey, in a trapping expedition in the Texas Panhandle in search of adventure. The legend of a dangerous “wild man” spurs Gil to hunt and capture him. When he does, the adventures truly begin.

IN DARKNESS by Roger Bourgeon, (DBC 26766)

Blinded in an accident at the age of nineteen, Arthur Picard slowly adjusts to his new world. He goes on to ski again, marry and become a father. This is the story of a man who refused to accept darkness and a celebration of faith in life.

IT’S A GREAT WORLD! by Emilie Baker Loring (DBC 26345)

Alone and penniless, lovely young Eve Travis leaped recklessly into marriage with Jeff Kilburn. Then she discovered that the woman who had broken his heart was suddenly free again to marry him. Determined not to stand in Jeff’s way, Eve stepped out of his life and threw herself into her work as secretary to her uncle, a famous senator. There, in Washington’s glittering world of politics and diplomacy, Eve uncovers an international conspiracy and finds herself plunged into excitement, suspense and unexpected romance.

JFK AND LBJ; THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY UPON POLITICS by Tom Wicker (DBC 25002)

The author explores two tragic ironies of contemporary politics: why JFK, the popular President, could not reach his legislative goals, and why LBJ, the consummate politician, allowed his great consensus to disappear in the unpopular war in Vietnam.

LEON FELIZ EN AFRICA by Louise Fatio (DBC 24987)

A lion escapes from a zoo and stows away to Africa but he is unhappy and frightened in the jungle. A photographer who often photographed the lion in the zoo recognizes him and the lion returns to the zoo in triumph. Spanish language. For grades K-3. Title in English: Happy lion in Africa.

LOVE SONG by Sharon Gillenwater (DBC 24996)

Famous country singer Andrea Carson has returned to her hometown in Texas to recuperate from a life-threatening illness. Her old high school friend Wade Jamison helps her to realize that she needs inner healing as well. As her feelings for Wade grow, Andrea must convince him that their relationship will withstand the demands of her career.

MR. MOTO IS SO SORRY by John P. Marquand (DBC 26484)

A mystery-adventure story set in the far East during the thirties. Mr. Moto is a brilliant Japanese detective who finds himself involved with a code message inscribed on a cigarette case and both the Russian and Japanese armies during a train trip to Mongolia.

NADARIN by Leo Lionni (DBC 26432)

A little black fish swam through the sea until he found a group of fish he could join. They formed a school of fish in the shape of one big fish for protection. The little black fish became the eye. Spanish language. For grades K-3. Title in English: Swimmy.

NIGHTINGALE, A ROMANCE by Agnes Sligh Turnbull (DBC 26754)

Violet Carpenter is already considered a spinster at twenty-five in her turn-of-the-century Pennsylvania village. Financial pressure forces her to take in lodgers and passion compels her to write poetry. The small mechanical nightingale, a rare heirloom in the Carpenter family, is stolen and suspicion falls upon one villager after another. Its recovery reveals the healing properties of village mutuality.

OFFICIAL GUIDE TO TEXAS STATE PARKS & HISTORIC SITES by Laurence Parent (DBC 18815)

Since it was first published in 1997, Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites has become Texans’ one-stop source for information on great places to camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, go rock climbing, view scenic landscapes, tour historical sites, and enjoy almost any other outdoor recreation. Freshly redesigned, this revised edition includes eight new state parks and historic sites, completely updated information for every park. 2018.

RIDE DOWN THE WIND by Wayne Barton (DBC 18652)

Jess Faver is a white Army Scout and Nantahe is an Apache Army Scout. Once as close as brothers, the two men are now pitted against each other by the Army—which has decided to imprison its Indian Scouts on a reservation in Florida. Violence. Medicine Pipe Bearer Award (Best First Novel), 1981.

SIRENS: A NOVEL  by Eric Lustbader (DBC 24988)

Daina is a beautiful young actress making a film about political hostages. As the filming proceeds, she begins to see that the terrorism in the film is mirrored in the events of her own life. Very explicit sex, profanity and violence.

TAMING TENSION by W. Phillip Keller (DBC 24999)

The author gives many practical suggestions for living a calm, healthful, and joyous life. He treats the whole person—the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sides of life.

TEXAS RHYTHM, TEXAS RHYME: A HISTORY OF TEXAS MUSIC by Larry Willoughby (DBC 24994)

A history of Texas music from its origins in the culture of Mexico, from the country folk tradition. Scott Joplin, Bob Wills, Ornette Coleman, Flaco Jimenez and hundreds of Texas musicians, past and present, are recalled in this comprehensive study. 1984.

TEXAS THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY EXPERIENCE by Judith N. MacArthur (DBC 25488)

Combining scholarly research with vivid, first-person accounts, this lively history for the first time tells the story of women’s experiences in twentieth-century Texas, with an inclusive focus on rural women, working-class women, and women of color. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

National Library Service (NLS) Quarterly Patron Corner Call: September 12

Join the NLS Engagement Section for its quarterly “Patron Corner” as they discuss Narration: The Art of Telling the Story. Guest speakers include Celeste Lawson, narrator and Head of the NLS Media Lab and other NLS narrators. This event will be a 90-minute panel discussion, so bring your questions and thoughts about digital audio narration.

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September 6: National Read a Book Day

The Talking Book Program (TBP) always advocates reading. Our motto is: That All May Read. National Read a Book Day, celebrated on September 6 of every year, is a day that invites everyone to read. So TBP and National Read a Book Day just naturally go together. There are so many ways to celebrate:

  1. Read a book!
  2. Share your passion for books and reading with someone.
  3.  Read a book from a new or different genre.
  4. Read a favorite book from childhood or a book that is a friend or family member’s favorite.
  5. Share the stories you are reading using #ReadABookDay to post on social media.

ProTip: Don’t have time to read entire book? Try reading a magazine issue, a book of poetry, or a story from an essay or short story collection.

Facts from the Texas Talking Book Program

  • Texas has over 17,000 TBP patrons.
  • In 2021, TBP circulated 688,186 braille, large print, and audio cartridges via mail to our patrons.
  • Texas patrons downloaded 302,789 books via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) in 2021.
  • We added 345 large print and 125 braille titles to our physical collection in 2021.
  • In 2021, 292 books were recorded and uploaded to BARD from our Texas recording studio.

There are many more books to choose from for National Reading Day!

Books about Books, Librarians, and Bookstores

  • Do you like cozy mysteries? Try the Booktown Mystery Series by Lorna Barrett or the Mystery Bookshop Mystery Series by V. M. Burns
  • Is romance more your style? Try the Librarians in Love Series by Sarah Title or BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL (DB 95745, LB 12621)
  • Does Science Fiction make you want to snuggle up with a good book? Try the Borrowed Man Series by Gene Wolfe
  • Or do you want the facts, and nothing but the facts? Here are some nonfiction books about books you may enjoy. Try SHELF LIFE: ROMANCE, MYSTERY, DRAMA, AND OTHER PAGE-TURNING ADVENTURES FROM A YEAR IN A BOOKSTORE (DB 60048) by Suzanne Strempek Shea or if you prefer more of a true crime twist, try LIBRARY BOOK (DB 92869, LB 11432) BY Susan Orleans.

Not sure what you want to read? Contact the Talking Book Program at 1-800-252-9605 (if in Austin, call our local number at 512-463-5458) and one of our readers consultants or readers’ advisory librarians can help you choose your next favorite book.


 

New Braille Books Added in July 2022

JUVENILE FICTION

BT           13446    MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS               MEDINA, MEG  

Merci Suarez relies on her close extended family as she goes through many changes during her sixth-grade year at Florida’s Seaward Pines Academy. For grades 4-7. Newbery Medal. 2018. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13449    ADAM OF THE ROAD       VINING, ELIZABETH GRAY, 1902-1999      

Tale of a minstrel boy, Adam, who wanders through southeastern England in the thirteenth century. Adam’s adventures in search of his beloved father and his lost dog lead him to London, Winchester, and Oxford. For grades 4-7. Newbery Medal Winner. 1942. English Braille, American Edition. Contracted braille.

BT           13448    LOSERS CLUB     CLEMENTS, ANDREW, 1949-        

Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm, frequently finds himself in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class. He starts a book club to have a place to read, but he discovers that real life can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books. For grades 3-6. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.       

BT           13447    UNTEACHABLES                KORMAN, GORDON       

The Unteachables–the misfits, delinquents, and losers in room 117 kept isolated from the student body–never thought they’d find a teacher with a worse attitude than theirs. Then they met Mr. Kermit. For grades 4-7. 2019. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13450    CITY OF EMBER                 DUPRAU, JEANNE           

A city planned to survive for two hundred years, now in year 241, suffers shortages–and a secret message-bearing box is missing. Independent-thinking twelve-year-olds Doon and Lina exchange obligatory jobs and make a discovery that could change their known world. For grades 5-8. 2003. English Braille, American Edition. Contracted braille.

BT           13451    ISLAND                 PAULSEN, GARY

Fifteen-year-old Wil discovers himself and the wonders of nature when he leaves home to live on an island in northern Wisconsin. For grades 6-9. Unrated. 1988. English Braille, American Edition. Contracted braille.

New Large Print Books Added in July 2022

ADULT FICTION

LB           13841    HEART OF SPLENDID LAKE            CLIPSTON, AMY

Brianna is the only one of the Porter sisters who chose to stay in the small town of Splendid Lake, North Carolina, and help her father run their small resort until his unexpected death. She meets real estate investor Scott when he approaches her to buy the resort. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13855    CHILD OF LIGHT                BROOKS, TERRY

Human Auris has been trapped in a Goblin prison for years, with no memories of her past. She and her friends stage an escape, and Auris is rescued by a Fae named Harrow. When he seems to think she is Fae rather than human, Auris begins to question her origins. Unrated. 2021.    

LB           13837    WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM PIAZZA, JO         

Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. The deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13842    LOVE HYPOTHESIS           HAZELWOOD, ALI            

To prove to her friend that she is dating, PhD candidate Olive Smith kisses the first man she sees. Hotshot professor Adam Carlsen may be a jerk, but he agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend. Even though their fake relationship has a deadline, real feelings develop. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13843    ECHOES IN THE WALLS      ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.) 

Fern and her mother have lived as servants in Wyndemere House, the old gothic mansion of the Davenport family, for as long as she can remember. And her friendship with Dr. Davenport’s son Ryder was never a problem…until they came of age. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13840    Anxious people BACKMAN, FREDRIK, 1981-        

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house in a Swedish town becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes an eclectic group of strangers hostage. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew), translator.    

LB           13867    IN BLOOM           MICHAELS, FERN             

“AMAZING GRACIE * Fern Michaels After years spent traveling the world as a flight attendant, Gracie Walden is ready to stay a little closer to her roots, starting with two weeks at home in Amarillo, Texas. But there’s unexpected turbulence between her mother, Ella, and her older sister, Hope-and it will lead to a revelation that changes Gracie’s life in amazing ways . . . MEANT TO BE * Lori Foster When Cory Creed was just a little girl, she knew she’d grow up to marry Austin Winston-and she made the mistake of telling him so. Tired of watching him avoid her ever since, Cory has decided it’s time to leave Visitation, North Carolina, and Austin, behind. But Austin has finally realized what Cory was once so sure of, and now it’s his turn to prove they belong together…with a little help from their mothers. THE MOTHER’S DAY CROWN * Carolyn Brown Monica Allen still hasn’t forgiven Tyler Magee for breaking her heart when they were teenagers. Ten years on, they’re back in Luella, Texas, visiting their respective grandmothers. and there’s just a white picket fence and a whole lot of awkwardness between them. Will two weeks be long enough for Monica to learn to stop holding a grudge-and hold on to love?”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Foster, Lori, author. Brown, Carolyn, author.

LB           13872    FIVE TUESDAYS IN WINTER: STORIES        KING, LILY           

A collection of short stories both fresh and previously published from the author of Writers & Lovers (DB 98766) and Euforia (DB 103589). The author explores themes of desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love. Unrated. 2021.      

LB           13875    WHEN SHE DREAMS        QUICK, AMANDA            

“Return to 1930s Burning Cove, California, the glamorous seaside playground for Hollywood stars, mobsters, spies, and a host of others who find more than they bargained for in this mysterious town. Maggie Lodge, assistant to the reclusive advice columnist known only as Dear Aunt Cornelia to her readers, hires down-but-not-quite-out private eye Sam Sage to help track down the person who is blackmailing her employer. Maggie and Sam are a mismatched pair. As far as Sam is concerned, Maggie is reckless and in over her head. She is not what he had in mind for a client, but he can���t afford to be choosy. Maggie, on the other hand, is convinced that Sam is badly in need of guidance and good advice. She does not hesitate to give him both. In spite of the verbal fireworks between them, they are fiercely attracted to each other, but both are sure it would be a mistake to let passion take over. They are, after all, keeping secrets. Sam is haunted by his past, which includes a marriage shattered by betrayal and violence. Maggie is troubled by intense and vivid dreams–dreams that she can sometimes control. There are those who want to run experiments on her and use her for their own purposes, while others think she should be committed to an asylum. When the pair discovers someone is impersonating Aunt Cornelia at a conference on psychic dreaming and a woman dies at the conference, the door is opened to a dangerous web of blackmail and murder. Secrets from the past are revealed, leaving Maggie and Sam in the path of a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to exact vengeance.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13869    EVERYTHING WE DIDN’T SAY       BAART, NICOLE

Juniper “June” Baker left behind the tiny town of Jericho, Iowa, when her younger brother was accused of murder the summer she graduated from high school. Now she’s back to help an ill friend, repair the relationship with her teen daughter, and settle the questions around the murders. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Everything we did not say.

LB           13871    SATAN’S GUNS: A WESTERN ADVENTURE              CLAY, JAMES     

The devil does seem to be hard at work. Murder and mayhem strike the town of Grayson, Texas, as friends of Reverend Colt meet violent deaths. Dehner and the local sheriff must deal with a slew of gunfighters as they seek to find the person behind the hell that is devouring a Texas town. Unrated. 2022.   

LB           13852    GOLDEN COUPLE              HENDRICKS, GREER        

Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all, until Marissa has an affair. She wants to repair the marriage both because of their young son and because she loves Matthew. They hire unorthodox therapist Avery Chambers. But even though Marissa is honest about her affair, there are deeper, more dangerous secrets still hidden. Unrated. 2022. Related names:  Pekkanen, Sarah, author.           

LB           13847    TAKE MY HAND                 PERKINS-VALDEZ, DOLEN             

Montgomery, Alabama, 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend intends to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she hopes to help women shape their destinies, to make their own choices for their lives and bodies. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13878    DEATH AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE                ASHLEY, JENNIFER          

While attending an exhibition at the Crystal Palace, young cook Kat Holloway is approached by a woman in distress. Lady Covington is a wealthy widow convinced that her entire family is trying to kill her. Kat feels compelled to help. So, she escorts the lady home to discover whether she is delusional or in true danger. When it quickly becomes apparent that the threat is all too real, Kat promises aid. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13876    WE WERE NEVER HERE                  BARTZ, ANDREA

On a reunion trip in the mountains of Chile with her best friend Kristen, Emily is having the time of her life. Then she returns to their hotel suite to find it covered in blood and Kristen claiming she had to kill the man who attacked her–just as she claimed the year before. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13877    CAT WHO SAVED BOOKS               NATSUKAWA, SOSUKE, 1978-     

Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat named Tiger appears and demands the teenager’s help in saving misused books. Translated from the original 2017 Japanese edition. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13854    RADAR GIRLS      ACKERMAN, SARA          

Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a top-secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the WARDs guide pilots into blacked-out airstrips and track unidentified planes across Pacific skies. But not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits must rise above their differences and work side by side despite the resistance and heartache they meet along the way. With America’s future on the line, Daisy is determined to prove herself worthy. And with the man she’s falling for out on the front lines, she cannot fail. From radar towers on remote mountaintops to flooded bomb shelters, she’ll need her new team when the stakes are highest. Because the most important battles are fought–and won–together. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13848    PACK UP THE MOON      HIGGINS, KRISTAN          

Every month, a letter. That’s what Lauren decides to leave her husband when she finds out she’ s dying. Each month, she gives Josh a letter containing a task to help him face this first year without her, leading him on a journey to find happiness again. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13859    CAROLINA BUILT              ALEXANDER, KIANNA    

Josephine N. Leary is determined to build a life of her own and a future for her family. When she moves to Edenton, North Carolina, from the plantation where she was born, she is free, newly married, and ready to follow her dreams. As the demands of life pull Josephine’s attention–deepening her marriage, mothering her daughters, supporting her grandmother–she struggles to balance her real estate aspirations with the realities of keeping life going every day. She teaches herself to be a business woman, to manage her finances, and to make smart investments in the local real estate market. But with each passing year, it grows more and more difficult to focus on building her legacy from the ground up. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           13860    FLIGHT     GRIFFIN, LAURA, 1973-              

Former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads has moved to the seaside town of Lost Beach, determined to make a new life as a wildlife photographer. When she encounters a couple in a canoe one morning, she first assumes they’re asleep, but soon realizes they’re dead. Detective Joel Breda tries to unravel the case and is intrigued by Miranda. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13861    LAST DUKE STANDING   LONDON, JULIA

When Crown Princess Justine of Wesloria is sent to England to learn the ropes of royalty, she falls under the tutelage of none other than Queen Victoria herself. Justine’s also in the market for a proper husband, one fit to marry the future queen of Wesloria. Because he knows simply everyone, William, Lord Douglas (the notoriously rakish heir to the Duke of Hamilton seat in Scotland, and decidedly not husband material), is on hand as an escort of sorts. William has been recruited to keep an eye on the royal matchmaker for the Weslorian prime minister, tasked to ensure the princess is matched with a man of quality … and one who will be sympathetic to the prime minister’s views. As William and Justine are forced to scrutinize an endless parade of England’s best bachelors, they become friends. But when the crowd of potential grooms is steadily culled, what if William is the last bachelor standing? Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13865    SECOND MRS. ASTOR     ABE, SHANA      

“Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob “Jack” Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack’s mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty and New York’s most formidable socialite. Despite their twenty-nine-year age difference and the scandal of Jack’s recent divorce, Madeleine falls headlong into love-and becomes the press’ favorite target. On their extended honeymoon in Egypt, the newlyweds finally find a measure of peace away from photographers and journalists. Madeleine feels truly alive for the first time-and is happily pregnant. The couple plans to return home in the spring of 1912, aboard an opulent new ocean liner. When the ship hits an iceberg close to midnight on April 14th, there is no immediate panic. The swift, state-of-the-art RMS Titanic seems unsinkable. As Jack helps Madeleine into a lifeboat, he assures her that he’ll see her soon in New York . . . Four months later, at the Astors’ Fifth Avenue mansion, a widowed Madeleine gives birth to their son. In the wake of the disaster, the press has elevated her to the status of virtuous, tragic heroine. But Madeleine’s most important decision still lies ahead: whether to accept the role assigned to her or carve out her own remarkable path . . .” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13864    REMINDERS OF HIM: A NOVEL    HOOVER, COLLEEN         

Released from prison, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But with everyone against her, she turns to local bar owner Ledger Ward, who, risking everything, secretly helps her make amends. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2022.     

LB           13885    ROBERT B. PARKER’S BYE BYE BABY: A SPENSER NOVEL   ATKINS, ACE      

Rising politician Carolina Garcia-Ramirez is facing her second campaign in Boston. Her incendiary progressive politics have generated multiple death threats. Her chief of staff reaches out to Spenser for security and investigative assistance. He soon crosses paths with a white supremacist group and must save the congresswoman. Unrated. 2022. Variant title: Bye bye baby.

LB           13887    LOOKING FOR LEROY      CARLSON, MELODY        

Brynna Philips is ready to give up on love. But when her fellow teacher invites her on a trip through Sonoma wine country, she’s reminded of her first crush, whose family owned a vineyard there. Is there any chance she can find him. . . and one last chance for love? Unrated. 2022.

LB           13888    LOVE IN THE TIME OF BERTIE      MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-         

For Bertie Pollock, things seem to be moving along at a pace that is rather out of his control. In Drummond Place Garden, it appears young Olive has their future together mapped out, wedding venue and all. Meanwhile, Bertie’s domineering mother, Irene, is off in Aberdeen, beckoning him to come stay for a few months-and his father, Stuart, might be powerless to stand up to her. Farther up in the New Town, bumptious Bruce Anderson is up to his usual antics, scheming with some old school friends over a crisp bacon roll and a warm cup of coffee at Big Lou’s. And in the midst of it all, just across the counter, a new love story may be writing itself for the cafe’s most personable proprietor. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13858    I LOVE YOU BUT I’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS               WATKINS, CLAIRE VAYE

Leaving behind her husband and their baby daughter, a writer gets on a flight for a speaking engagement in Reno. Her temporary escape from domestic duties and an opportunity to reconnect with old friends mutates into an extended time away, and a descent into the past. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: I love you but I have chosen darkness.

LB           13857    SEE HER DIE        LEIGH, MELINDA              

Sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting at a campground closed for the season. But when she arrives, there is no evidence of a crime except for a witness insisting she saw her friend shot. While searching for the purported victim, they find another body. Violence and strong language. 2020.

LB           13838    INHERITANCE OF ORQUIDEA DIVINA: A NOVEL    CORDOVA, ZORAIDA     

When family matriarch Orquidea Divina invites the Montoyas to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to learn the secrets that she has held on to so tightly their whole lives. Seven years later, a hidden figure begins picking them off one by one as it seeks to destroy Orquidea’s line. Unrated. 2021.             

LB           13845    BLOOD OF INNOCENTS: THE GUNS OF SAMUEL PRITCHARD           LYNCH, SEAN    

As both a former Confederate guerilla and Texas Ranger, and now a U.S. marshal, no one knows the dangers of the frontier and cowtowns like Marshal Samuel Pritchard. A couple of wagon trains traveling the Oregon Trail have vanished and Pritchard’s got miles of bad road across hostile territory to investigate. But he must also reckon with a price on his head. Bounty hunter Captain Laird Bonner is the greatest manhunter throughout the west–and he’s as ruthless as he’s relentless in pursuing his prey. Unrated. 2021.    

LB           13844    BOOK OF MAGIC              HOFFMAN, ALICE            

The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for more than three hundred years, but that is about to change. Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. She is not the only one in danger–the curse is already at work. Unrated. 2021.        

LB           13879    ISLAND COES, BEN          

Dewey Andreas goes off the grid following an attack on his life. But when terrorists blow up the bridges and tunnels of Manhattan, take over the island, and target the president, Dewey sneaks into Manhattan to try to stop them. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13880    CLOVER GIRLS    SHIPMAN, VIOLA            

Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel, and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985, where over four summers they were inseparable. Thirty years later, a terminally ill Emily sends the others a letter asking them to reunite at the camp and heal old wounds. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13882    BEWILDERMENT               POWERS, RICHARD, 1957-            

Astrobiologist Theo Byrne has been raising his son Robin alone since the death of his wife. As the nine-year-old becomes more and more troubled, Theo considers an experimental neurofeedback treatment to help Robin with his emotional control. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13884    PEOPLE WE KEEP              LARKIN, ALLISON             

Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at Margo’s diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home. When she “borrows” her neighbor’s car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that’s all hers. Unrated. 2021.           

LB           13886    YOUNG MUNGO              STUART, DOUGLAS, 1976-            

Growing up in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo and James should be sworn enemies–Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic. Yet against all odds, they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they fall in love, they dream of finding somewhere they belong. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13890    OUTSIDER: A KATE BURKHOLDER NOVEL                CASTILLO, LINDA             

An Amish man discovers a car stuck in a snowdrift with an unconscious woman inside. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives, she is shocked to discover the driver is fellow cop Gina Colorosa, whom she hasn’t seen in ten years—-and to learn Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer. Violence and strong language. 2020.              

LB           13894    TO LOVE AND TO LOATHE             WATERS, MARTHA, 1988-             

The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton, and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham, are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy’s country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13896    CURSE OF SALEM             HOOPER, KAY    

The small town of Salem has been quiet for months–or so Bishop and his elite Special Crimes Unit believe. But then Hollis Templeton and Diana Hayes receive a warning in Diana’s eerie ‘gray time’–a space between the world of the living and the realm of the dead–that a twisted killer is stalking Salem, bent on destroying in the most bloody and horrifying way possible the five families that founded the town. The stakes are high, especially for new friends Nellie Cavendish and Finn Deverell, both members of the Five, and this time Bishop and his wife Miranda will lead the team to hunt down a vicious killer and uncover an ancient dark curse haunting Salem. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13897    COWBOY OF LEGEND     BRODAY, LINDA

Deacon Brannock is determined to make a name for himself and the saloon he’s worked his whole life to afford. He was prepared for life in the Wild West, but he hadn’t counted on Grace Legend… Grace has always fought hard for what she believes in, and after her best friend is killed at the hands of her drunk and angry husband, that includes keeping alcohol out of her town. When the owner of the new saloon turns out to be a kind and considerate man, she can’t help but wonder if they could have a future together…if they weren’t on opposite sides of every issue. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13895    LOST MOUNTAIN PASS    SWEAZY, LARRY D.        

Kosoma, Indian Territory. The outlaw Darby brothers have been sentenced to hang until dead. Witnessing the execution are Amelia Darby, sister of the condemned men, as well as U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam ‘Trusty’ Dawson and Judge Gordon Hadesworth. After justice is served, Trusty hits the trail, escorting the judge–and begrudgingly, Amelia–back to Oklahoma. Ambushed en route, the judge is murdered and Amelia vanishes, leaving Trusty to believe she led them into a trap for revenge. Unrated. 2021.      

LB           13889    NOTORIOUS       PALMER, DIANA

Gaby Dupont knows some men shouldn’t be trusted. Ever. Especially not high-profile lawyer Nicholas Chandler, who might be helping her greedy relatives steal her family fortune. To get the inside scoop on Nicholas’s dealings, Gaby must take a job with the devil himself. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13891    22 MURDERS OF MADISON MAY               BARRY, MAX, 1973-         

While investigating a murder, journalist Felicity Staples spots the killer just before he vanishes. Afterwards, Felicity’s universe seems to have shifted slightly–many small details are wrong. She soon learns that the killer is pursuing every version of his victim across time and space. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Twenty-two murders of Madison May.

LB           13905    OLD WOMAN WITH THE KNIFE   BYEONG-MO, GU            

“The kinetic story of a sixty-five-year-old female assassin who faces an unexpected threat in the twilight of her career–this is an international bestseller and the English language debut from an award-winning South Korean author At sixty-five, Hornclaw is beginning to slow down. She lives modestly in a small apartment, with only her aging dog, a rescue named Deadweight, to keep her company. There are expectations for people her age–that she’ll retire and live out the rest of her days quietly. But Hornclaw is not like other people. She is an assassin. Double-crossers, corporate enemies, cheating spouses–for the past four decades, Hornclaw has killed them all with ruthless efficiency, and the less she’s known about her targets, the better. But now, nearing the end of her career, she has just slipped up. An injury leads her to an unexpected connection with a doctor and his family. But emotions, for an assassin, are a dangerous proposition. As Hornclaw’s world closes in, this final chapter in her career may also mark her own bloody end. A sensation in South Korea, and now translated into English for the first time by Chi-Young Kim, The Old Woman with the Knife is an electrifying, singular, mordantly funny novel about the expectations imposed on aging bodies and the dramatic ways in which one woman chooses to reclaim her agency.” – Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13911    LAST GRAND DUCHESS  TURNBULL, BRYN            

Grand Duchess Olga Romanov comes of age amid a shifting tide for the great dynasties of Europe. But even as unrest simmers in the capital, Olga is content to live within the confines of the sheltered life her parents have built for her and her three sisters: hiding from the world on account of their mother’s ill health, their brother Alexei’s secret affliction, and rising controversy over Father Grigori Rasputin, the priest on whom the tsarina has come to rely. Olga’s only escape from the seclusion of Alexander Palace comes from the grand tea parties her aunt hosts amid the shadow court of Saint Petersburg — a world of opulent ballrooms, scandalous flirtation, and whispered conversation. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13912    VINEYARD WEDDING      STONE, JEAN     

With her long-awaited wedding to police sergeant John Lyons only weeks away, bestselling author and Vineyard Inn proprietor Annie Sutton is faced with more drama than usual. Between the hideous heirloom gown her new family expects her to wear and the challenges of bonding with John’s contentious daughter Abigail, Annie’s having serious doubts. But when the baby she once found on her doorstep goes missing, Annie has bigger concerns, including that the little girl’s pregnant, older half-sister is in no condition to hear bad news… Desperate for answers, Annie combs the island, questioning friends and even her family-to-be. Because suddenly it seems as if Abigail will do just about anything to stop her father from marrying Annie–even if it means putting a child at risk. But if scaring Annie half to death is the plan, it’s working. Nothing else matters now except finding the little girl. And if postponing her future with John–indefinitely–is the only way to make that happen, it’s a sacrifice Annie may have to make… Nothing else matters now except finding the baby. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13913    SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS: A NOVEL               CHAN, JESSAMINE          

Set in near-future America, the School for Good Mothers is a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot children with artificial intelligence. Single-mother Frida Liu is turned in by a neighbor and must spend a year at the newly-created institution to regain custody of her daughter. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13916    HOTEL NANTUCKET        HILDERBRAND, ELIN       

Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she’s named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that her local expertise and charismatic staff can win the favor of their new London billionaire owner, Xavier Darling, as well as that of Shelly Carpenter, the wildly popular Instagram tastemaker who can help put them back on the map. And while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a blissful paradise, complete with a celebrity chef-run restaurant and an idyllic wellness center, there’s a lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated pasts, and the hotel can’t seem to overcome the bad reputation it earned in 1922 when a tragic fire killed nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley. With Grace gleefully haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of secrets, and Lizbet’s own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket destined for success or doom? Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13898    HEALER’S PROMISE         BELLER, MISTY M.           

Levi Masters’s time as a British spy hasn’t ended, though his country’s war with America has. Overhearing a scout reveal a discovery that could give America an upper hand in future conflicts, Levi is sent to investigate. While trekking through the Canadian Rockies, he is convicted about his life of lies and half-truths. But just as he decides to embrace truth at any cost, warriors from a hidden mountain village take him captive. Village healer Audrey Moreau is more curious than afraid of the outsider. And she’s drawn to his commitment to honesty even at his own expense. But despite her arguments, the council decides he’s too great a risk. Compelled to help him escape, she sneaks him out of the village. But when Levi faces a life-threatening injury and the fierce mountain winter closes in, Levi and Audrey are forced to discover just how far they’ll go to ensure the safety of the other and the love growing between them. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13899    AUNT DIMITY AND THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE    ATHERTON, NANCY        

“It’s early May in the small English village of Finch and the air is crackling with excitement: a newcomer is about to move into Pussywillows, a riverside cottage with a romantic reputation. Will the cottage’s newest resident prove yet again its enchanting ability to matchmake? But when Crispin Windle arrives, no one knows what to make of him: seemingly a loner, he repels every welcoming gesture and appears altogether uninterested in being a part of the community. Soon, the townspeople have all but dismissed him. Only Lori and Tommy Prescott, a young army veteran who recently moved to Finch, refuse to give up. They orchestrate a chance meeting that leads to a startling discovery: a set of overgrown ruins. They are, Aunt Dimity shares, the remains of a Victorian woolen mill that once brought prosperity to Finch. As the three explore, they stumble upon the unmarked graves of children who died working at the mill. Heartbroken, Lori, Tommy, and Mr. Windle get to work on the seemingly impossible task of identifying the children to give them a proper burial. And as Mr. Windle works tirelessly to name the forgotten children, he slowly begins to open up–giving the romantic cottage a chance to heal his heart as well.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13902    COWBOY CHRISTMAS LEGEND   BRODAY, LINDA

“Devastated by the loss of his young wife-and the life he’d always thought would be his-Sam Legend II has done everything he can to make a fresh start. As a bladesmith, all he needs is a bed, a hot fire, and enough distance from his famous family to finally indulge in a little peace and quiet. So what if it’s almost Christmas? This year, he’s happy just keeping to himself. But then fiery Cheyenne Ronan comes blasting into his home, and any notion of peace goes flying out the door. Cheyenne’s like no one Sam has ever met-and from the moment he first catches her eye, his quiet life is anything but. Now he’s hunting wanted men with the Texas Rangers, decking every hall, and sharing passionate embraces with the woman who’s set his world alight. For the first time in what feels like forever, Sam’s facing Christmas feeling like his life is full of meaning again-and that with Cheyenne by his side, love can be the stuff of Legend”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13906    CHAIN OF COMMAND   CAMERON, MARC           

A shadowy billionaire needs President Jack Ryan out of the way to implement an ambitious plan, and he knows that Jack’s biggest weakness is his family. As such, the billionaire assembles an international team of mercenaries to kidnap the First Lady. Sequel to Tom Clancy Target Acquired (DB 103879). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: At head of title: Tom Clancy. Related names:  Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013, creator.        

LB           13907    CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC            BRACKSTON, PAULA      

“Xanthe must choose from three treasures that sing to her; a beautiful writing slope, a mourning brooch of heartbreaking detail, and a gorgeous gem-set hat pin. All call her, but the wrong one could take her on a mission other than that which she must address first, and the stakes could not be higher. While her earlier mission to Regency England had been a success, the journey home resulted in Liam being taken from her, spirited away to another time and place. Xanthe must follow the treasure that will take her to him if he is not to be lost forever. Xanthe is certain that Mistress Flyte has Liam and determined to find them both. But when she discovers Lydia Flyte has been tracking the actions of the Visionary Society, a group of ruthless and unscrupulous Spinners who have been selling their talents to a club of wealthy clients, Xanthe realizes her work as a Spinner must come before her personal wishes. The Visionary Society is highly dangerous and directly opposed to the creed of the Spinners. Their actions could have disastrous consequences as they alter the authentic order of things and change the future. Xanthe knows she must take on the Society. It will require the skills of all her friends, old and new, to attempt such a thing, and not all of them will survive the confrontation that follows”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           13908    TRAINWRECKERS: THE GUNS OF SAMUEL PRITCHARD      LYNCH, SEAN    

1875. The escalating rivalry between the two major railroad companies takes a dangerous–and deadly–turn when a train is deliberately derailed. Many are killed. More are injured. And Marshal Samuel Pritchard’s longtime friend is crippled for life. The mastermind behind the train wreck claims to be the infamous Civil War criminal Jem Rupe, aka “The Trainwrecker of Platte Bridge.” There’s just one problem: Rupe has been dead for ten years…With an oath of vengeance on his lips–and a pair of Colt .45s on his hips–Pritchard sets off to find the trainwrecking fiend, whether it’s really Jem Rupe or some copy-cat maniac. Either way, he’ll have to ride the rails with some pretty deranged characters–crooked railroad tycoons, ruthless bounty hunters, trigger-happy gunfighters–before he reaches the end of the line. There’s just one way to stop a mass transit murderer…and that’s dead in his tracks. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13909    BULLET FOR A RANGER  GRIFFIN, JAMES J.           

Jim Blawcyzk is in jail in the town of Quitaque, Texas, accused of murdering a saloon girl. Someone in the town wants Blawcyzk out of the way at all costs. With his trial fast approaching, and everyone in town convinced of his guilt, Jim must somehow find a way from his jail cell to prove his innocence, and fast. With his only ally the town padre, the task appears impossible even for the resourceful Blawcyzk. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13910    MAN OF LEGEND              BRODAY, LINDA

Crockett Legend has always loved Paisley Mahone, but a family feud sure can ruin a romance. When her father turned against the powerful Legend clan, she took her family’s side and broke Crockett’s heart into pieces. Now her father’s dead and Paisley and her last remaining brother are convinced the Legends are to blame. Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13914    EVER CONSTANT              PETERSON, TRACIE         

“On the surface, Whitney Powell is happy working with her sled dogs, but her life is full of complications that push her over the edge. When sickness spreads in outlying villages, Dr. Peter Cameron turns to Whitney and her dogs for help navigating the deep snow, and together they discover that sometimes it’s only in weakness you can find strength”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Woodhouse, Kimberley, 1973- author.      

LB           13915    FACE TO DIE FOR              JOHANSEN, IRIS

“Archaeologist Riley Smith has been obsessed with Helen of Troy since she was a small girl, trailing her professor father all over the world in search of the tomb of the world’s most beautiful woman. Professor Smith put his life on the line to prove that, instead of a myth, Helen had been a living, breathing queen. Riley seeks the help of forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, who has the unusual skills necessary to recreate the face that launched a thousand ships–revealing Helen’s true appearance for the first time in history. But convincing Eve to take on the challenge will be difficult because her efforts could come at great personal risk to her and her family… Tomb raiders have murdered Riley’s father, and now she is more determined than ever to reach the burial site first, avenge his death, and enlist Eve’s aid. Also on hand to help is dashing fixer and treasure hunter Michael Cade, but could he have his own secret agenda when it comes to finding Helen? Now both Riley and Eve are in danger and in a race across one of the most remote parts of the world. All they have is their trust in each other and their belief in a dream as they hunt for Helen.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13900    MADE IN MANHATTAN LAYNE, LAUREN

“From the New York Times bestselling author of To Sir, With Love and the Central Park Pact series comes a reverse My Fair Lady tale about a pampered Manhattan socialite who must teach an unpolished drifter from the Louisiana Bayou how to fit in with New York City’s upper crust. Somewhere between antagonistic dinner parties and tortured tux fittings, this pair of polar opposites slowly find a begrudging respect for one another–and perhaps even something more–as they adventure through the city that never sleeps”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           13901    YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY           EMEZI, AKWAEKE            

“A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss. Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now-an artist with her own studio, and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career. She’s even started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance by the dangerous thrill Feyi feels every time she locks eyes with the one person in the house who is most definitely off-limits. This new life she asked for just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for real answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honor her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there’s the biggest question of all-how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love? Akwaeke Emezi’s vivid and passionate writing takes us deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13903    BLUE SUMMER NICHOLS, JIM, 1949-       

“At forty, Cal Shaw has seen better days, that’s for sure, but it wasn’t always like this. He grew up with his brother, Alvin, and his sister Julia, in the small Maine town of Baxter, confident in his own capabilities, especially regarding music. He took his happy life for granted, as lucky children often do. But everything changed when he was ten and his dad died in a freak accident. Soon, trouble, mostly in the form of a violent stepfather, found a home-his home. As an escape, the Shaw kids turned to music lessons with family friend Uncle Gus, but it turns out no one can escape the violence and grief that rains down on the Shaws. Blue Summer is the story of the Shaw family’s undoing, and Cal’s struggle to grow up in a world determined to break him. Even his music threatens to take him down with booze-filled nights and one-night stands. As Cal tries to make sense of his existence, living as far away from his family as he can, a snippet of melody comes to him-timeless and haunting. But before he can finish it, his past asserts itself with a phone call that Uncle Gus is dying and it’s time to come home and face an altogether different kind of music. In this story, author Jim Nichols writes a riveting coming-of-age novel that examines the melancholy fate of a boy torn apart by loss and domestic abuse, and the justice he eventually delivers, all the while writing a beautiful melody to counter it all, a song he calls ‘Blue Summer.'”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13904    MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW          JONES, STEPHEN GRAHAM, 1972-             

In a quickly gentrifying rural town, tourists begin to die, and the tension between the community and the celebrity newcomers heads to a tipping point. Protected by her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films, Jade, of Blackfoot descent, hopes it is enough to help her survive. Violence and strong language. 2021.

LB           13600    CHOCTAW TRAIL               LEWIS, PRESTON             

Killing time in his garden outside Fort Smith, Arkansas retired US Marshal Doyle Hardy has softened up some. The brutal double murder in Shacktown shapes him up fast. Suddenly, re-deputized, he follows a trail that snakes from owlhoot whorehouses to moonshine shacks, dogged by vicious outlaws with old scores to settle. Riding the treacherous Choctaw Trail, he is sworn to ferret out the heartless killer, the hell-raiser who will force him to face the hardest truth and make the toughest choices. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13923    SWEET LIFE         FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS          

Dawn Dixon can hardly believe she’s on a groomless honeymoon on beautiful Cape Cod with her mother. Sure, Marnie Dixon is good company, but Dawn was supposed to be here with Kevin, the love of her life (or so she thought). Marnie Dixon needs some time away from the absolute realness of life as much as her jilted daughter does, and she’s not about to let her only child suffer alone–even if Marnie herself had been doing precisely that for the past month. Given the circumstances, maybe it was inevitable that Marnie would do something as rash as buy a run-down ice-cream shop in the town’s tightly regulated historic district. After all, everything’s better with ice cream. Her exasperated daughter knows that she’s the one who will have to clean up this mess. Even when her mother’s impulsive real estate purchase brings Kevin back into her life, Dawn doesn’t get her hopes up. Everyone knows that broken romances stay broken…don’t they? Welcome to a summer of sweet surprises on Cape Cod–a place where dreams just might come true. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13925    SWEET GOODBYE CORBETT, RON, 1959-

“In this thrilling new series from Edgar-nominated author Ron Corbett, the most dangerous predator in the Maine wilderness walks on two feet-and it is Danny Barrett’s job to bring him down. Something is not right in the North Maine Woods. A small family-run lumber company should not have more than two hundred million unaccountable dollars on their books. Money like that comes from moving something other than wood across the border. The first agent the FBI sent undercover was their best man-sure to get the answers that were needed. He was dead within a month. Now, Danny Barrett is taking his place. Before he was a cop, Danny grew up in the woods of Northern Michigan. He is the only chance the feds have of getting answers, but how many more will have to die first?”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13919    SHADOWS OF BERLIN     GILLHAM, DAVID R.        

1955 in New York City: the city of instant coffee, bagels at Katz’s Deli, new-fangled TVs. But in the Perlmans’ walk-up in Chelsea, the past is as close as the present. Rachel came to Manhattan in a wave of displaced Jews who managed to survive the horrors of war. Her Uncle Fritz fleeing with her, Rachel hoped to find freedom from her pain in New York and in the arms of her new American husband, Aaron. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13920    SUMMER LOVE THAYER, NANCY, 1943- 

When four strangers rent bargain-basement rooms in an old hotel near the beach, they embark on the summer of their lives. First there’s Ariel Spencer, who has big dreams of becoming a writer and is looking for inspiration in Nantucket’s high society. Her new friend Sheila Murphy is a good Catholic girl from Ohio whose desire for adventure is often shadowed by her apprehension. Then there’s small-town Missourian Wyatt Smith, who’s immediately taken with Ariel. The last of the four, Nick Volkov, is looking to make a name for himself and have a blast along the way. Despite their differences, the four bond over trips to the beach, Wednesday-night dinners, and everything that Nantucket has to offer. But venturing out on their own for the first time, with all its adventure and risks, could change the course of their lives. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13921    BOOK WOMAN’S DAUGHTER      RICHARDSON, KIM MICHELE       

As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding in the Kentucky mountains from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good. Sequel to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (DB 95243). Unrated. 2022.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13839    HOUSE OF STICKS: A MEMOIR    TRAN, LY, 1989-

Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong River in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens. Ly’s father spent nearly a decade as a POW, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the US government. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13870    IN LOVE: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND LOSS                 BLOOM, AMY, 1953-       

The author describes the painful journey of slowly losing her beloved husband when they discovered he had developed Alzheimer’s disease. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13868    FIRE IN THE WILDERNESS: THE FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN ULYSSES S. GRANT AND ROBERT E. LEE                REEVES, JOHN   

In the spring of 1864, President Lincoln feared that he might not be able to save the Union. The Army of the Potomac had performed poorly over the previous two years, and many Northerners were understandably critical of the war effort. Lincoln assumed he’d lose the November election, and he firmly believed a Democratic successor would seek peace immediately, spelling an end to the Union. A Fire in the Wilderness tells the story of that perilous time when the future of the United States depended on the Union Army’s success in a desolate forest roughly sixty-five miles from the nation’s capital. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13851    MY BROKEN LANGUAGE: A MEMOIR       HUDES, QUIARA ALEGRIA            

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and co-writer of In the Heights reflects on her experiences growing up with her Puerto Rican family in Philadelphia. She explores her own sense of home, memory, and belonging, and recounts her fight to become an artist in order to capture the world she loved. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.             

LB           13863    IS THIS ANYTHING?         SEINFELD, JERRY              

The world-famous comedian and star of TV’s Seinfeld has selected his favorite material from his long career in stand-up and acting, organized decade by decade. The selections show the evolution of one of his comedy styles and insights into the unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2020.               

LB           13873    UNDER A WHITE SKY: THE NATURE OF THE FUTURE          KOLBERT, ELIZABETH     

Author of The Sixth Extinction (DB 78463) presents an examination of whether or not humans can change nature with the intent to save it. Uses case studies to illustrate points including work to preserve the world’s rarest fish, turning carbon emissions into stone, and genetically engineering corals. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13874    SPEAK, OKINAWA: A MEMOIR    BRINA, ELIZABETH MIKI, 1981-   

“A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman’s journey to understanding her complicated parents–her father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride–and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth’s mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet, even though she felt almost no connection to her mother’s distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers. Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment–a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021.           

LB           13846    THERE PLANT EYES: A PERSONAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF BLINDNESS              GODIN, M. LEONA

A history of blindness across art, literature, and culture, exploring how blindness has been used throughout time as a metaphor for both ignorance and transcendence. Through detailed analysis and autobiographical examples, the author presents connections to the science of blindness, accessibility developments, and humanity’s larger understanding of the world. Includes supplemental material. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021. Variant title: Personal and cultural history of blindness.

LB           13862    APPARENTLY THERE WERE COMPLAINTS               GLESS, SHARON

Memoir of actress famous for her roles in TV shows including Cagney and Lacey. She describes her complicated family, her struggles with alcoholism, and her fear of romantic commitment as well as her encounters with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13866    OTHER DR. GILMER: A MURDER, A MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS, AND AN UNLIKELY FIGHT FOR JUSTICE                 GILMER, BENJAMIN       

Fresh out of medical residency, Dr. Benjamin Gilmer joined a rural North Carolina clinic only to find that its previous doctor shared his last name. Dr. Vince Gilmer was loved and respected by the community–right up until he strangled his ailing father and then returned to the clinic for a regular week of work. Vince’s eventual arrest for murder shocked his patients. Could their beloved doctor be capable of such violence? The deeper Benjamin looked into Vince’s case, the more he became obsessed with discovering what pushed a good man toward darkness. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13856    SHE COME BY IT NATURAL: DOLLY PARTON AND THE WOMEN WHO LIVED HER SONGS    SMARSH, SARAH 

Explores how the music of Dolly Parton and other prominent women country artists has both reflected and validated the harsh realities of rural working-class American women. Shows Parton’s evolution as an artist, businesswoman, and icon. Some strong language. 2020.           

LB           13850    WHISTLEBLOWER: MY JOURNEY TO SILICON VALLEY AND FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AT UBER      FOWLER, SUSAN J.             

Former Uber employee chronicles her experiences working for the technology company, including the sexual harassment and retaliation she experienced as an entry-level engineer. Discusses her attempts to address issues within the workplace, going public, and continued harassment. Examines the impact on her life and career. Strong language and some violence. 2020. Variant title: Whistle Blower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber.

LB           13849    LOVE LOCKDOWN: DATING, SEX, AND MARRIAGE IN AMERICA’S PRISONS              GREENWOOD, ELIZABETH, 1983-            

What is it like to fall in love through the bars of a prison cell? Elizabeth Greenwood spent five years investigating relationships between incarcerated people and their spouses on the outside. She profiled couples whose love through incarceration runs the gamut in terms of sexual orientation, race, and circumstances of their incarceration. A sort of Modern Love: Prison Edition, LOVE LOCKDOWN shows the authentic faces of the husbands and wives supporting some of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13881    FAIREST: A MEMOIR       TALUSAN, MEREDITH    

A coming-of-age memoir from a Filipino trans woman with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to navigating the complex spheres of race, class, sexuality, and more at Harvard. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2020.

LB           13883    ALL THAT SHE CARRIED: THE JOURNEY OF ASHLEY’S SACK, A BLACK FAMILY KEEPSAKE           MILES, TIYA, 1970-         

A historian traces the life of a simple cotton bag passed down through three generations of Black women. She describes the role the bag played in each of their lives, reflecting on the experiences of slavery and uncertain freedom that so many women faced. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Journey of Ashley’s sack, a black family keepsake.          

LB           13893    PIGLET: HOW A DEAF BLIND PINK PUPPY FOUND HIS FAMILY        SHAPIRO, MELISSA

When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf, blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn’t hesitate to say “yes.” Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13917    QUEEN OF OUR TIMES: THE LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II                HARDMAN, ROBERT

“A definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the seventieth anniversary of her reign by a renowned royal biographer.”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13918    CAPOTE’S WOMEN: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, BETRAYAL, AND A SWAN SONG FOR AN ERA                LEAMER, LAURENCE       

“New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote’s never-published final novel, Answered Prayers–the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote’s ultimate betrayal of the group of female friends he called his “swans.””– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13922    FREE: TWO YEARS, SIX LIVES, AND THE LONG JOURNEY HOME      KESSLER, LAUREN            

“95 percent of the men and women who go to prison are eventually released. But then what? A gripping work of immersion reporting for readers of Evicted and Maid, Free shines a spotlight on the rollercoaster of re-entry: the exuberance of freedom, the rules and regulations that make you feel like you’re still in prison, the often dispiriting work of looking for employment and housing, and more. Veteran reporter Lauren Kessler follows six individuals whose diverse stories paint a portrait of the search for redemption that many former inmates face as they fight to rebuild their lives”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022

LB           13924    DAMN LUCKY: ONE MAN’S COURAGE DURING THE BLOODIEST MILITARY CAMPAIGN IN AVIATION HISTORY               MAURER, KEVIN              

“The incredible true story of John “Lucky” Luckadoo, who survived 25 missions as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in WWII. When Second Lieutenant John “Lucky” Luckadoo-a wide-eyed 21-year-old assigned to the Eighth Air Force’s 100th Bomb Group-arrived in England, “Axis Sally,” an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during World War II, welcomed his squadron by name. “This isn’t your war,” she told them. “You don’t have any business being here, but as long as you’re here we’re going to teach you a lesson.” And they did. Kevin Maurer’s Damn Lucky tells the true story of “Lucky” Luckadoo who flew some of the deadliest missions of World War II during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history. Lucky served with the 100th Bomber Group during the early days of the bombing of France and Germany from England. His story starts with his quest to join the Royal Air Force with his best friend before the war, through 25 missions in combat over Germany to the one mission-a raid over Bremen-where Luckadoo felt like his luck had run out. The statistical chances for a heavy Bomber crew in Europe to be lost on a mission were 1-in-10. At a 25-mission tour of duty, statistically, once a flyer made it to 10 missions they were literally on borrowed time. Anyone who served a full tour and survived was remarkably lucky. Drawn from Lucky’s firsthand accounts, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Kevin Maurer delves into this extraordinary tale, uncovering astonishing accounts of bravery during an epic clash in the skies over Nazi Germany”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13892    LION OF MARS  HOLM, JENNIFER L.         

Bell has spent his whole life–all eleven years of it–on Mars. When a virus breaks out in their colony and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. For grades 3-6. 2021.

Library of Congress Announces New U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón

On July 12, 2022, Ada Limon was named the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress. The position was authorized by an act of Congress in 1985. Appointed by the Librarian of Congress, the poet laureate’s office is administered by the Center for the Book. Limón will assume her duties on September 29,. In the meantime, here are the books by previous U.S. Poet Laureates in the NLS Collection.

For more information: https://newsroom.loc.gov/news/librarian-of-congress-names-ada-lim-n-the-nation-s-24th-u.s.-poet-laureate/s/44d3bf04-61fa-465d-89f7-6ace60f0790a

2022-present: Ada Limón

2019–2022: Joy Harjo

AMERICAN SUNRISE: POEMS
DB 101306, BR 22723
CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR HOLY BEINGS: POEMS
DB 100519, BR 22835
CRAZY BRAVE: MEMOIR
DB 97592, BR 22807
HOW WE BECAME HUMAN: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
DB 96674, BR 22778
POET WARRIOR
LB 13827

2017–2019: Tracy K. Smith

LIFE ON MARS: POEMS
DB 74916, en español: DB 104879
SUCH COLOR: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
DB 106653
WADE IN THE WATER: POEMS
DB 91468, BR 22310

2015–2017: Juan Felipe Herrera

BORDER-CROSSER WITH A LAMBORGHINI DREAM: POEMS
DB 106520
FEATHERLESS/DESPLUMADO: STORY/CUENTO
BR 16017
HALF OF THE WORLD IN LIGHT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
DBE 00018
JABBERWALKING
BR 22695
UPSIDE DOWN BOY: EL NINO DE CABEZA
BR 13098

2014–2015: Charles Wright

BLACK ZODIAC
BR 11995
OBLIVION BANJO: THE POETRY OF CHARLES WRIGHT
DB 102171

2012–2014: Natasha Trethewey

BEYOND KATRINA: A MEDITATION ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST
BR 19612
MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR
DB 100452
MONUMENT: POEMS: NEW AND SELECTED
DB 94262, BR 22650
NATIVE GUARD
DB 65666
THRALL: POEMS
DB 75891

2011–2012: Philip Levine

MERCY: POEMS
BR 12822
NEW SELECTED POEMS
DB 74619
SEVEN YEARS FROM SOMEWHERE: POEMS
BR 04555
SIMPLE TRUTH: POEMS
BR 10139
WHAT WORK IS: POEMS
DB 34000

2010–2011: W. S. Merwin

LOST UPLAND
DB 36307
OPENING THE HAND
DB 32064
UNFRAMED ORIGINALS: RECOLLECTIONS
DB 19263

2008–2010: Kay Ryan

BEST OF IT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
DB 72287
SYNTHESIZING GRAVITY: SELECTED PROSE
DB 100002, BR 23143

2007–2008: Charles Simic

BOOKS OF GODS AND DEVILS
DB 33645
HOTEL INSOMNIA
DB 37392
NEW AND SELECTED POEMS: 1962-2012
DB 83462
SCRIBBLED IN THE DARK: POEMS
DB 89595
VOICE AT 3:00 A.M.: SELECTED LATE AND NEW POEMS
DB 63320
WALKING THE BLACK CAT: POEMS
BR 10814
WEDDING IN HELL: POEMS
DB 39978
WORLD DOESN’T END
DB 32955, BR 08498

2006–2007: Donald Hall

CARNIVAL OF LOSSES: NOTES NEARING NINETY
DB 92353, BR 22422
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY
BR 01245
ESSAYS AFTER EIGHTY
DB 80647, BR 20675
HERE AT EAGLE POND
DB 34441
IDEAL BAKERY
DB 28382
LIFE WORK
DB 37596
LUCY’S CHRISTMAS
DB 40911
LUCY’S SUMMER
DB 40904
OLD AND NEW POEMS
DB 34487
OLD HOME DAY
DB 45071
ONE DAY: A POEM IN THREE PARTS
DB 30743
OX-CART MAN
DB 21584, BR 05914
POETRY SAMPLER
LB 00200
PRINCIPAL PRODUCTS OF PORTUGAL: PROSE PIECES
DB 41857
SEASONS AT EAGLE POND
DB 28160
SELECTED POEMS OF DONALD HALL
DB 85035, BR 21568
STRING TOO SHORT TO BE SAVED
LB 02513
UNPACKING THE BOXES: A MEMOIR OF A LIFE IN POETRY
DB 68474
WHEN WILLARD MET BABE RUTH
BR 10788
WHITE APPLES AND THE TASTE OF STONE: SELECTED POEMS, 1946-2006
DB 64104
WITHOUT: POEMS
BR 11891

2004–2006: Ted Kooser

DELIGHTS AND SHADOWS
DB 60382
POETRY HOME REPAIR MANUAL: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR BEGINNING POETS
DB 61714
MR POSEY’S NEW GLASSES
DB 106348
WHEELING YEAR
DBC 01971

2003–2004: Louise Glück

AMERICAN ORIGINALITY: ESSAYS ON POETRY
DB 101223, BR 23461
FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT
DB 101237, BR 23465
MEADOWLANDS
DB 43058
POEMS 1962-2012
DB 79850
TRIUMPH OF ACHILLES
BR 06473
WILD IRIS
DB 37600
WINTER RECIPES FROM THE COLLECTIVE
DB 106655

2001–2003: Billy Collins

AIMLESS LOVE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
DB 77867, BR 20375
POETRY 180: A TURNING BACK TO POETRY
DB 75492
RAIN IN PORTUGAL: POEMS
DB 87464, BR 21825
SAILING ALONE AROUND THE ROOM: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
DB 53069

2000–2001: Stanley Kunitz

COLLECTED POEMS
DB 52239
INTERVIEWS AND ENCOUNTERS WITH STANLEY KUNITZ
DB 52177
PASSING THROUGH: THE LATER POEMS, NEW AND SELECTED
DB 42433
WELLFLEET WHALE AND COMPANION POEMS
DBC 04231

1997–2000: Robert Pinsky

AMERICANS’ FAVORITE POEMS: THE FAVORITE POEM PROJECT ANTHOLOGY
DB 5000, BR 12771
FIGURED WHEEL: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS, 1966-1996
BR 11292
HISTORY OF MY HEART
DB 22693
JERSEY RAIN
DB 56663
LIFE OF DAVID
BR 16614
POEMS TO READ: A NEW FAVORITE POEM PROJECT ANTHOLOGY
DB 55374, BR 14510

1995–1997: Robert Hass

APPLE TREES AT OLEMA: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
DB 73030
HUMAN WISHES
DB 40909
SUMMER SNOW: NEW POEMS
DB 98754
SUN UNDER WOOD: NEW POEMS
BR 10828
TIME AND MATERIALS: POEMS 1997-2005
DB 66784
TWENTIETH CENTURY PLEASURES: PROSE ON POETRY
DB 25022

1993–1995: Rita Dove

DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A VERSE PLAY IN FOURTEEN SCENES
DB 39360
MOTHER LOVE: POEMS
DB 41331
ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS
BR 12555
PLAYLIST FOR THE APOCALYPSE: POEMS
DB 105310, BR 23936
SELECTED POEMS
DB 40038
THOMAS AND BEULAH
DB 27316
THROUGH THE IVORY GATE
DB 36005

1992–1993: Mona Van Duyn

FIREFALL: POEMS
DB 37002
IF IT BE NOT I: COLLECTED POEMS, 1959-1982
DB 37854
NEAR CHANGES: POEMS
DB 35335

1991–1992: Joseph Brodsky

COLLECTED POEMS IN ENGLISH
DB 51984
LESS THAN ONE: SELECTED ESSAYS
DB 24352, BR 08784
NATIVITY POEMS
BR 14350
ON GRIEF AND REASON: ESSAYS
DB 42661
SO FORTH: POEMS
BR 10774
TO URANIA: SELECTED POEMS
DB 28616
WATERMARK
DB 35031

1990–1991: Mark Strand

BLIZZARD OF ONE: POEMS
DB 50109
CONTINUOUS LIFE
DB 32952
DARKER
DB 32314
MONUMENT
DB 32599
SELECTED POEMS
DB 37399

1988–1990: Howard Nemerov

HOWARD NEMEROV READER
DB 39005
INSIDE THE ONION
DB 21035
TRYING CONCLUSIONS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, 1961-1991
DB 36418

1987–1988: Richard Wilbur

COLLECTED POEMS, 1943-2004
DB 63295
NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS
BR 07575

1986–1987: Robert Penn Warren

ALL THE KING’S MEN
DB 53553, BR 13840
AUDUBON, A VISION
BR 01238
BAND OF ANGELS
DB 11520
CIRCUS IN THE ATTIC AND OTHER STORIES
DB 46060, BR 11646
LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR
DBC 03376, BR 12296
NEW AND SELECTED ESSAYS
DB 29919, BR 08067
NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, 1923-1985
DB 42648
PLACE TO COME TO
DB 52041
PORTRAIT OF A FATHER
DB 29884
WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME
DB 60856

18 New Texas Titles Now on BARD!

Honky-tonks, fiddlers, and the Texas Rangers take center stage in this wide-ranging selection of titles now available on BARD.

Readers thirsty for variety can whet their whistles on this intoxicating blend of Texas History, Romantic Suspense, Science Fiction, and True Crime, with a Country Music chaser.

Walk the untamed streets of Fort Griffin, go undercover on the High Plains of northwest Texas, and try your hand at prospecting on the Moon.

Keep reading—the sky’s the limit!

CULT OF GLORY: THE BOLD AND BRUTAL HISTORY OF THE TEXAS RANGERS by Doug J. Swanson (DBC 26480)

A twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, and corruption. The Texas Rangers rode into existence in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico, and continue today as one of the most famous of all law enforcement agencies. In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson offers a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles both their epic, daring escapades and how the white and propertied power structures of Texas have used them as enforcers and protectors. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. 2020.

DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE VOODOO LILY by Susan Wittig Albert (DBC 26481)

Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens. That’s not the worst of it, though, as the Dahlias discover when the newest resident at Bessie Bloodworth’s Magnolia Manor is found dead. She had overindulged in a large and very rich chocolate cake—but was something else baked into that cake? If so, one of the Dahlias is likely to find herself at the top of Sheriff Buddy Norris’ suspect list. That would give Darling something to gossip about! And there is plenty more to keep the tongues wagging. Will the ladies at the new bakery ever learn to bake bread? What is happening in Liz Lacy’s love life? Will her new book be a success? And can Voodoo Lil’s special brand of magic keep Violet Sims from taking Cupcake off to Hollywood to become a Shirley Temple look-alike? But amid all these mysteries, one thing is for certain: The Darling Dahlias just keep growing. Commercial audiobook. Unrated. 2021.

DOWN RANGE: A NOVEL by Taylor Moore (DBC 26465)

As a decorated undercover DEA special agent, Garrett Kohl has traveled the world—and fought in most of it—but it is the High Plains of northwest Texas he calls home and dreams of returning to one day. When he is ordered back to Texas on a short mission expected to take a week at most, Kohl is unsettled to discover that the once-peaceful ranching community he loves is under attack. A band of criminals who have infiltrated law enforcement, corrupted local businesses, and is now terrorizing Kohl’s own family. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. 2021.

FRONTIER WORLD OF FORT GRIFFIN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A WESTERN TOWN by Charles M. Robinson (DBC 24955)

Fort Griffin, Texas, was as tough as legendary Tombstone, Dodge City, and Deadwood. It grew from a military post rife with Indian trouble into a violent frontier town and burned out in a matter of decades. An archetype for the untamed frontier life, its story is one of lawlessness and only occasional justice.

GAY PLACE; BEING THREE RELATED NOVELS: THE FLEA CIRCUS, ROOM ENOUGH TO CAPER, COUNTRY PLEASURES by Billy Lee Brammer  (DBC 24986)

Three related novels combine to form a classic American political novel inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson. Explicit descriptions of sex. Strong language. Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship.

HEART’S CHARGE by Karen Witemeyer (DBC 26467)

On a mission to deliver a baby to a nearby foundling home, Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks encounter two women who capture their attention. And when a handful of urchin children from the area go missing, a pair of horsemen are exactly what the women need. As they work together to find the children, will these two couples find love as well? Commercial audiobook. Some violence. 2021.

HEMLOCK by Susan Wittig Albert (DBC 26482)

Herbalist China Bayles’ latest adventure takes her to the mountains of North Carolina, where her friend Dorothea Harper serves as the director and curator of the Hemlock House Library, a priceless collection of rare gardening books housed in a haunted mountainside mansion that once belonged to Sunny Carswell, a reclusive heiress. But the most valuable book—A Curious Herbal, created by Elizabeth Blackwell in the 1730s—is missing and Dorothea is under suspicion. China’s search for the thief takes on a new urgency when she discovers Miss Carswell’s bookseller, the victim of an attempted murder. Is his shooting connected with the theft? And there are other urgent questions: What is the Hemlock Guild? Who owns Socrates.com? Did Sunny Carswell really kill herself, or does her ghost have a different story to tell? And what is the real truth behind the many tantalizing mysteries of A Curious Herbal? Commercial audiobook. Unrated. 2021.

LEGENDARY WATERING HOLES: THE SALOONS THAT MADE TEXAS FAMOUS (DBC 18375)

Saloons, barrooms, honky-tonks, or watering holes—by whatever name, they are part of the mythology of the American West, and their stories are cocktails of legends and fact. Some strong language.

MAXIMILIAN & THE MYSTERY OF THE GUARDIAN ANGEL: A BILINGUAL LUCHA LIBRE THRILLER by Xavier Garza (DBC 25521)

Eleven-year-old Maximilian, a big fan of the form of wrestling known as lucha libre, begins to suspect that he has a close connection with his favorite luchador, El Angel de la Guardia, the Guardian Angel. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2011. Bilingual: English and Spanish. ALA Notable Book, 2012.

MILAGROS by C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (DBC 26353)

El milagro principal del que hablan los cristianos es la Encarnación Ellos dicen que Dios se hizo Hombre. Cualquier otro milagro sucedió en preparación para esto, o es un resultado de esto. Este es el punto clave de Los Milagros, obra en la cual C.S. Lewis nos muestra que un cristiano debe no solo aceptar sino también regocijarse de los milagros como testimonios de la participación de Dios en la creación. Utilizando su característico calor, lucidez e ingenio, Lewis desafía a los racionalistas y a los cínicos por su falta de imaginación, y ofrece una poética y alegre afirmación que los milagros si ocurren en nuestras vidas cotidianas. En Español.

An effort to show that the miraculous, which the author defines as interference with nature by supernatural power, not only can exist, but has existed in human history. Lewis offers a rational justification both of theism and of doctrinal Christianity. Spanish language. Title in English: Miracles.

PECAN: A HISTORY OF AMERICA’S NATIVE NUT by James E. McWilliams (DBC 18862)

What would Thanksgiving be without pecan pie? New Orleans without pecan pralines? Southern cooks would have to hang up their aprons without America’s native nut, whose popularity has spread far beyond the tree’s natural home. But as familiar as the pecan is, most people don’t know the fascinating story of how native pecan trees fed Americans for thousands of years until the nut was “improved” a little more than a century ago—and why that rapid domestication actually threatens the pecan’s long-term future. In The Pecan, acclaimed writer and historian James McWilliams explores the history of America’s most important commercial nut. He describes how essential the pecan was for Native Americans—by some calculations, an average pecan harvest had the food value of nearly 150,000 bison. McWilliams explains that, because of its natural edibility, abundance, and ease of harvesting, the pecan was left in its natural state longer than any other commercial fruit or nut crop in America. Yet once the process of “improvement” began, it took less than a century for the pecan to be almost totally domesticated. Today, more than 300 million pounds of pecans are produced every year in the United State—and as much as half of that total might be exported to China, which has fallen in love with America’s native nut. McWilliams also warns that, as ubiquitous as the pecan has become, it is vulnerable to a “perfect storm” of economic threats and ecological disasters that could wipe it out within a generation. This lively history suggests why the pecan deserves to be recognized as a true American heirloom. 2013.

PRAIRIE NIGHTS TO NEON LIGHTS: THE STORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC IN WEST TEXAS by Joe Carr (DBC 24985)

Ever since the Amarillo fiddler Eck Robertson inaugurated country music’s commercial history with his first recordings in 1922, West Texas musicians have played major innovative roles in the shaping and popularization of the nation’s popular music forms. Their contributions are described and explained in this historical tribute.

RELENTLESS by Bobbi Smith (DBC 18407)

On the trail of a ruthless gang of outlaws, a Texas Ranger and a female bounty hunter clash as each tries to best the other and deny the attraction drawing them inexorably closer. Some descriptions of sex.

THIS IS HOW WE FLY by Anna Meriano (DBC 26448)

Grounded for the summer by her sometimes-evil stepmother, seventeen-year-old vegan feminist Ellen Lopez-Rourke gets permission to join a Quidditch team, where she makes new, if nerdy, friends. Commercial audiobook. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2020.

TO HATRED TURNED: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND DEATH IN TEXAS by Ken Englade (DBC 18684)

Reporter Ken Englade covers one of the most publicized murder investigations in Texas history that resulted in the arrest of Joy Aylor, estranged wife of wealthy Dallas contractor Larry Aylor, whose mistress had been found murdered. Strong language and some violence.

TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU by Sajni Patel (DBC 26468)

Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents’ latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she is out the back door in a flash. Imagine her surprise when the same guy shows up at her office a week later—the new lawyer hired to rescue her struggling company. What is not surprising: he’s not too thrilled to see her either after that humiliating fiasco. Jay Shah looks good on paper…and off. Especially if you like that whole gorgeous, charming lawyer-in-a-good-suit thing. He is also infuriating. As their witty office banter turns into late night chats, Liya starts to think he might be the one man who truly accepts her. But falling for each other means exposing their painful pasts. Will Liya keep running, or will she finally give love a real chance?. Commercial audiobook. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

TROUBLE WITH TYCHO by Clifford D. Simak (DBC 18640)

Prospecting on the Moon was grim, dangerous, and usually unrewarding. Only most of the green-horns who came to try did not find out until after they got there. Chris Jackson was no exception. He put everything he owned and could borrow into this, and he’d be ruined if he failed. His only chance meant going into Tycho—where three expeditions had already disappeared. He could try but would he come out again?

WITH BANNERS by Emilie Baker Loring (DBC 18404)

For bewitching, copper-haired Brooke Reyburn, it all seemed like a delicious dream. An elderly woman she had barely known had left her a beautiful mansion, and then she had met her new neighbor, the handsome, impetuous Mark Trent. She was young, lovely, and in love—but why did Mark seem so cold? All too soon she found out. The mansion she thought was hers he claimed as his own. The will that had given it to her he called a fraud—and her a scheming thief. How could she prove him wrong when he was so sure he was right? How could she melt the hatred in his eyes when he saw the piece of paper that seemed to prove her guilty even beyond the shadow of a lover’s doubt?

August 27: Lyndon Baines Johnson Day

On August 27, 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) was born in a small stone farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas. He went on to become a Texas State Senator and then later, President of the United States. After his death in 1973, August 27 was designated as a Texas state holiday in his honor.

This year, August 27 falls on a Saturday, so you can spend the entire day celebrating LBJ’s life and accomplishments. The LBJ Presidential Library in Austin offers free admission on the day. But even if you do not live nearby, you can still celebrate by reading one of the books about Lyndon Johnson in our Talking Book Program collection.

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Books about LBJ in our collection:

For the most in-depth look at LBJ’s life, try the four- book series YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON, written by Robert Caro:

PATH TO POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON VOLUME 1
DB 18676,
MEANS OF ASCENT: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON, VOLUME 2
DB 30837
MASTER OF THE SENATE: THE YEARS OF LYNDON
DB 54174
PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON
DB 74635

If you are looking for a slightly less detailed biography you might like to read the two-volume series by Robert Dallek:

LONE STAR RISING: LYNDON JOHNSON AND HIS TIMES, 1908-1960
DB 34378
FLAWED GIANT: LYNDON JOHNSON AND HIS TIMES, 1961-1973
DB 47275

Perhaps you would like to read a memoir written by someone who knew LBJ personally. Doris Kearns Goodwin was a White House Fellow in 1967, and her book is based on interviews conducted during the last five years of President Johnson’s life.

LYNDON JOHNSON AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
DB 09793

Or you could look at his time in the White House through the eyes of his wife, Lady Bird Johnson.

WHITE HOUSE DIARY
DBC 18116

Or if you are looking for a way for younger readers to learn about LBJ, here’s one you could try:

LYNDON B. JOHNSON: THIRTY-SIXTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Grades 5-8
DB 30136, BR 08027