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Two sisters` lives unfold against the background of free love, Vietnam, and women`s lib. Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture. Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 643 pages.



An account of the British Special Operations Executive`s recruitment of women during World War II to serve as spies in France. Draws on declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to profile three of these women: a young mother, an unflappable aristocrat, and the streetwise organizer of the Paris Resistance. 2019. 695 pages.


A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America`s most famous family. Unrated. 2019. 971 pages.


Author of Comfort Me with Apples (DB 52508) and Delicious! (DB 78955) recounts her experiences working at Gourmet. Discusses her reluctance taking on a managerial role, transforming the publication from stately to cutting-edge, and personalities she met while leading the magazine. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 397 pages.

New Braille Books Added in August 2019


BT 3985       FRICTION             BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-              

After his wife’s death, Texas Ranger Crawford’s young daughter moved in with her grandparents, but now Crawford wants custody. Judge Holly Spencer’s opinion of him skyrockets when a gunman barges into the courtroom, and Crawford saves Holly. But then he uncovers a horrifying truth about the incident. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3988       CHARLATANS     COOK, ROBIN, 1940-

“Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as “hybrid operating rooms of the future”–an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient’s record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London. When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and he quickly realizes there’s more to her than what he sees. A social-media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe–before any more lives are lost”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. 

BT 3992       PRESIDENT IS MISSING: A NOVEL               CLINTON, BILL, 1946-

A threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the president himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view. Some strong language, some violence. Bestseller. 2018.  Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3993       STING   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-

When businesswoman Jordie Bennet locks eyes with Shaw Kinnard in a disreputable bar, Jordie doesn’t realize Shaw–hoping to find the thirty million dollars her brother stole–is here to abduct her. Soon, however, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits and each other to stay alive. Unrated. Bestseller. 2016. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. 


Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over disputed land. But in the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: by assuming the identify of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013. Unified English Braille code. Contracted braille.        



Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? The world is full of secret places that we either don’t know about, or couldn’t visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way. Unrated. 2014. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.


A blind baseball broadcaster tells his personal and professional story. Lucas lost his sight in an accident in 1951 at age twelve. His love of baseball led him to a career broadcasting games and interviewing players. His love of his children led him to fight for custody after his wife left. 2015. LUCAS, ED, 1939- Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.               

BT 3995       QUICK-FIX MEALS                           

In a hurry but still want a home-cooked meal? Look here for tasty, time-saving recipes for every course. Unrated.  Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. Copyright and publication date unknown.


“Fritschner’s book lives up to its subtitle, offering dozens of easy recipes for harried family cooks with little time to plan dinner or stand in long lines at the market. There are fish recipes that can be made with the fish available in most supermarkets, lots of ever-popular chicken dishes, and both red meat and vegetarian entrees, as well as quick soups and salads, side dishes, and a handful of desserts.” – From Library Journal. Unrated.  Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. 

BT 3983       SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE              BLAKE, WILLIAM, 1757-1827        

William Blake was one of the finest craftsmen of his time, a poet whose work will never be forgotten. He was an independent and rebellious thinker, who abhorred pretension and falsity in others. His Songs of Innocence are products of this innocent imagination untainted by worldliness, while the Songs of Experience resulted from his feelings of indignation and pity for the suffering of mankind.  The Songs of Innocence and of Experience, containing some of Blake’s finest and best-loved poems, are present here in the form which satisfied the high expectations of his poetic aspirations. The forty-five poems which Blake originally etched by hand are faithfully reproduced here with the same care and attention to detail Blake himself was so famous for. Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted Braille. 


An introduction in simple text and illustrations to the physical characteristics and habits of the various species of whales. Unrated. 1980. Unified English Braille Code and text. Contracted braille.


This fantastic collection of original, hand- picked and tested recipes ranges from simple, 2-minute cold drinks such as Banana Cream Drink to complex rolling and cutting operations like animal crackers and Nanaimo bars. Of course, you will also find a wealth of middle-line, half-hour projects that bake into scrumptious desserts and snacks for later. Just a few tantalizing examples of what you’ll find in this marvelous book include pumpkin pie, berry muffins, fruit cocktail cookies, butter tart squares, cinnamon sledges, ginger-bread, apple fantasy dessert, and much, much more! Unrated. Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.             


BT 3979       GONE    GRANT, MICHAEL, 1954-               

In Perdido Beach, California, people fifteen years or older suddenly disappear. Televisions, Internet access, and phones vanish, too. Bullies take over, food runs out, animals mutate, and some kids develop supernatural powers. What will happen to Sam on his fifteenth birthday? Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008. Unified English Braille. Contracted braille.            

BT 4004       CIRCUS MIRANDUS         BEASLEY, CASSIE              

When he realizes that his grandfather’s stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus–and to use its magic to save his grandfather’s life. Commercial audiobook.   For grades 4-7. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 4006       STORY THIEVES RILEY, JAMES, 1977-       

Except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic adventure series, Owen`s life is boring–until he sees his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. Bethany is half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father.  For grades 4-7. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.              

BT 3984       PAX        PENNYPACKER, SARA, 1951-       

After being forced to give up his pet fox, Pax, when his father enlists in the military, Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back. For grades 4-7. 2016. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.     

BT 3987       THING ABOUT JELLYFISH               BENJAMIN, ALI 

When twelve-year-old Suzy`s best friend drowns, she believes a rare jellyfish was responsible for her death. Suzy will do everything possible to prove her theory is correct. For grades 5-8. 2015. Unified English Braille code. Contracted braille. 

BT 3991  DAWN ON THE COAST   MARTIN, ANN M., 1955-               

Since her parents’ divorce, Dawn lives in Connecticut with her mother while her brother and father are in California, but after a week’s vacation in sunny, healthy southern California, Dawn isn’t sure she wants to return to the East Coast. Unrated. 1994. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.    


Mallory has been unhappy in school since her disastrous teaching experience the day the students were teachers. Now Mallory is considering attending boarding school. When she gets accepted, she discusses her decision with Mary Anne instead of her best friend, Jessi. This leaves Mary Anne caught in the middle because Jessi is furious. For grades 4-7. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3999       KRISTY AND THE BABY PARADE  MARTIN, ANN M., 1955-               

The Baby-sitters Club–Kristy, Claudia, Dawn, Mary Anne, Stacey, Mallory, and Jessica–all adore babies. When Kristy gets the bright idea that the club should enter a float in the baby parade held biennially in Stoneybrook, the other girls agree that it might be fun. All they have to do is make a float and locate a bunch of cute babies whom they’ll dress in adorable outfits. Right? Wrong! A Baby-sitters Club book for grades 4-7.



Collection of more than two thousand riddles compiled by a children’s librarian. Topics include warm ups, goodies and baddies, fooling mother nature, riddles for thinkers, weird characters, and super stumpers. For grades 4-7 and older readers.  Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.             

BT 3982       KID-APPROVED                

Plenty of fun ideas are in this book devoted to recipes your child will enjoy eating and may even help you make. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.


A collection of riddles and jokes, including knock-knocks and puns. For example: “What’s the difference between a prison guard and a person with measles? One spots breakouts, while the other breaks out in spots.” Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3996       AMAZING SHARKS!         THOMSON, SARAH L.     

Presents general facts about different kinds of sharks. Discusses reasons they are good hunters and their purpose in the ocean. Explains how and why scientists study sharks. For grades K-3. 2005. Unified English Braille with text. Contracted braille.          

BT 3997       AMAZING TIGERS!           THOMSON, SARAH L.     

Presents facts about tigers and their cubs–the reason they have stripes, the ways they hunt, and why they are disappearing from the wild. For grades K-3. 2004. Unified English Braille Code and text. Contracted braille.            


This collection of over 150 jokes, hilarious stories, funny thoughts and one and two-liners with witty answers is just the thing for anyone with a funny bone – child or adult! Read one joke or story each morning to start your day off with a touch of humor, or sit around in the family room and keep one another in stitches with the bundles of laughs found in this volume … Whatever you do, this book is guaranteed to bring hours of good clean fun to your whole family! Unrated.  Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.         


BT 3976       JANE, UNLIMITED            CASHORE, KRISTIN          

Looking for direction after the loss of her guardian aunt, Jane accepts an unexpected invitation to an island mansion gala, where she considers five choices that will determine the course of her life. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted Braille.   

BT 3974       FIREBLOOD         BLAKE, ELLY        

Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother`s homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master. Sequel to Frostblood (DB 87685). Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Contracted Braille in UEB.  


A family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old American Jacob on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales. There he discovers the ruins of an old orphanage that was home to peculiar–and possibly dangerous–children. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers.    2011. Contracted Braille in UEB.

BT 3977       FROSTBLOOD     BLAKE, ELLY        

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who must use her powers of heat and flame to help two Frostblood rebels overthrow a maniacal Frostblood king. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted Braille.          

BT 3978       GOLDEN LILY      MEAD, RICHELLE              

As Sydney spends more time protecting Jill and hanging around Adrian, she questions old Alchemist beliefs and searches for her place in the magical world. But she is also distracted by her conflicted feelings for Brayden. Sequel to Bloodlines (DB 75647). Some violence. For senior high and older readers.    2012. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3981       FIERY HEART       MEAD, RICHELLE              

After her life-changing decision in The Indigo Spell (DB 76390), Sydney struggles to maintain her alchemist way of life while keeping her love for Adrian a secret. Having her vampire-hating sister Zoe around complicates matters further. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.          

BT 3980       BLOODLINES      MEAD, RICHELLE              

Lissa Dragomir, newly elected queen of the Moroi from the Vampire Academy series, is well-guarded–but her position endangers her younger sister Jill. Accompanied by teenaged alchemist Sydney, Jill goes into hiding at Amberwood Prep, a human boarding school. Violence. For senior high and older readers.    2011. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.          

New Large Print Books Added in August 2019

Adult Fiction

LB           11457    DARK TRIBUTE   JOHANSEN, IRIS

Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara’s lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history, would even talk to her, everything would be perfect. But the carefully constructed life Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man from her grandfather’s past, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Will Cara become a tribute to her family’s dark past, or will she be able to keep herself and her loved ones alive? Praise for Iris Johansen: “A tantalizing puzzle…fans of paranormal suspense will be rewarded.” –Publishers Weekly. Unrated. 2019. 609 pages.

LB           11271    FLIGHT PORTFOLIO          ORRINGER, JULIE

The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry’s extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust in 1940, Varian Fry–a Harvard educated American journalist–traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Unrated. 882 pages.


The shattering disappearance of two young girls from Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula compounds the isolation and fears of a tight-woven community, connecting the lives of neighbors, witnesses, family members and a detective throughout an ensuing year of tension. Unrated. 415 pages.     

LB           11260    BLOOD OATH     FAIRSTEIN, LINDA A.  

Manhattan Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper meets Lucy, a young woman who testified years earlier in a landmark trial and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time. Meanwhile, rumors swirl about one colleague`s abusive conduct behind closed doors and another`s violent, mysterious collapse. Unrated. 2019. 431 pages.              


For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island using a friend’s enhanced WiFi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for the summer; and their daughter Amy is working at the old Laughing Gulls Lodge, now a revamped conference center. Faith is looking forward to some projects of her own. Her friend Sophie Maxwell is also spending the summer on Sanpere Island, hoping for distractions from her worries that she isn’t yet pregnant. And the daughter of Faith’s good friend Pix Miller is getting married to a wonderful guy…with a less-than-wonderful mother. Between keeping Sophie’s spirits up and Pix’s blood pressure down, Faith has her hands full. And that’s before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far away from small Sanpere Island appears in the Lily Pond. Unrated. 2019. 334 pages.


A collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize finalist. A young man falls in love with a two-thousand-year-old girl from the bog. A new mother agrees to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 399 pages.

LB           11257    LAST TIME I SAW YOU: A NOVEL CONSTANTINE, LIV         

Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy. But all that changes the night Kate’s mother, Lily, is found dead, brutally murdered in her own home. Heartbroken and distraught, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend, Blaire Barrington, who rushes to her side for the funeral, where the years of distance between them are forgotten in a moment. That evening, Kate’s grief turns to horror when she receives an anonymous text: You think you’re sad now, just wait. By the time I’m finished with you, you’ll wish you had been buried today. More than ever, Kate needs her old friend’s help. Once Blaire decides to take the investigation into her own hands, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems in Baltimore high society. As infidelity, lies, and betrayals come to light, and tensions rise to a boiling point, she begins to alienate Kate’s friends and relatives with her relentless, accusatory questions, as she tries to find Lily’s killer. The murderer could be anyone–friend, neighbor, loved one. But whoever it is, it’s clear that Kate is next on their list. Unrated. 2019. 433 pages.  

LB           11276    METROPOLIS      KERR, PHILIP      

Berlin, 1928. On Bernie Gunther`s first day with the Murder Commission, a killer is scattering many clues, but each is a dead end. It`s almost as if he is taunting the cops–and the press is having a field day. Kerr completed this novel just before his death. Unrated. 2019. 473 pages.  

LB           11255    KREMLIN STRIKE               BROWN, DALE, 1956-     

In the Siberian tundra, Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov descends into an impenetrable base to witness the test of a terrifying new weapon–the Thunderbolt. This technological marvel is powerful enough to change the world. Decisive new American president, John Dalton Farrell, will challenge Russian aggression head on. Brad and Patrick McLanahan and the formidable Iron Wolf Squadron–including recently injured Nadia Rozek, back to fighting form thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic legs–are eager to join the battle. But even with their combined forces, the Russian menace may prove too great for the West to overcome. Done with playing for small stakes, the Russian president has set his sights on the ultimate prize: controlling the entire world from above. Brad, Nadia, and the Iron Wolf warriors take to the skies to destroy the space station, check the Russians’ plan for dominance, and save the world. But is it already too late? Unrated. 2019. 627 pages.  

LB           11274    I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU: A NOVEL       CLARK, MARY HIGGINS  

After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry is found at the bottom of the family pool. The suspects include her boyfriend, who argued with her that night, and a neighbor who was angry at not being invited. Kerry`s older sister is determined to learn the truth. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 365 pages.        

Book cover of Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson
Book cover of Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson

LB           11267    MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWS           PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Travis McKinley is a former professional golfer who feels like he`s an amateur at the rest of life. He makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews, the course where golf was born, which feels like sacred ground to golfers like Travis. Includes an excerpt from Miracle on the 17th Green. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 282, 24 pages. Related names: De Jonge, Peter, author.      

LB           11273    PARIS DIVERSION: A NOVEL         PAVONE, CHRIS

American expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her rounds of chores, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular caf��. Across the Seine, tech CEO Hunter Forsyth stands on his balcony, wondering why his police escort just departed, and frustrated that his cell service has cut out. And on the nearby rue de Rivoli, Mahmoud Khalid climbs out of a van, elbows his way into the museum courtyard, sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker. Mahmoud is planning to die today…and he won’t be the only one. Unrated. Bestseller.  549 pages.              

LB           11249    PRUNING THE DEAD       HENRY, JULIA, 1962-      

Post-retirement aches and pains can’t prevent 65-year-old Lilly Jayne from keeping the most manicured garden in Goosebush, Massachusetts. But as a murder mystery blooms in the sleepy New England town, can a green thumb weed out a killer? Unrated. 461 pages.


For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella`s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents–moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella`s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted. In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity–beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life`s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence. In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. Unrated. 674 pages.

LB           11253    PEACOCK EMPORIUM    MOYES, JOJO, 1969-       

In the 1960s, Suzanna Peacock`s mother was the glamour girl of her generation. Suzanna struggles with her mother`s notorious legacy, only comfortable in the coffee bar and shop she owns. She finds a friend in Alejandro, a male midwife from Argentina who is escaping his own ghosts. Unrated.  582 pages.

LB           11277    RISING SEA          CUSSLER, CLIVE

An alarming rise in the world’s sea levels–much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt–sends the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined. Unrated. Bestseller.  592 pages  

LB           11266    SOMEONE KNOWS          SCOTTOLINE, LISA

Heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend, Allie Garvey is not only grief-stricken but full of dread–because she`ll be seeing two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret. Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 543 pages.             

LB           11256    RESISTANCE WOMEN      CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER    1929.

Mildred Harnack is reunited with husband Arvid in his native Germany, where they build a joyful life. But the rising power of the Nazi party threatens what they hold dear and they start a resistance network. Unrated. 2019. 981 pages.    

LB           11461    LAST YEAR OF THE WAR MEISSNER, SUSAN, 1961-            

Davenport, Iowa, 1943. American-born thirteen-year-old Elise Sontag`s world is rocked when her German-born father is arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. Sent to an internment camp, Elise befriends fellow prisoner Mariko Inoue, a Japanese American from Los Angeles. However, Elise`s family is repatriated to Germany. Unrated. 2019. 679 pages.              

LB           8095      MOJAVE               BOGGS, JOHNNY D.        

Micah Bishop is rescued in the Mohave Desert and hired to escort two dozen brides to the mining town of Calico, but he soon finds that things are not as they seem. Strong language and some violence. 2014. 367 pages.      

LB           8123      WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE: A WESTERN DUO        HOGAN, RAY, 1908-1998

In two western stories, two lone travelers have their plans change unexpectedly when they happen upon people in need of help. Some violence and some strong language. 2015. 303 pages.  



In 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, and her bones weren`t found until 2003. Discusses McConville`s abduction as well as the rest of the violent Northern Ireland conflict known as the Troubles and its aftermath. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 782 pages.


A historian discusses the behavior and speech that would get an individual labeled as rude, a troublemaker, or a criminal in late-1500s Britain. Draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons. Unrated. 2019. 489 pages.       


Physician-scientist explains the science of healing and prevention. Offers strategies for using certain foods to activate the body`s defense systems–angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity–to fight cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases; and other debilitating conditions. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 655 pages.     


The author of All the Single Ladies (DB 84319) discusses the power of female anger and its ability to propel political action. She examines the effects of women`s anger historically and politically, anger between allies and foes, the history of delegitimizing female anger, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 579 pages.


The epic clash of two American legends–their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction. Unrated. 2019. 867 pages.


The author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (DB 88301) looks at the importance of hope in difficult times. Hopelessness, he believes, is at the root of most mental illness and anxiety. Also explores the difference between the thinking and feeling brain. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 397 pages.             


A collection of 101 of the best stories for seniors from Chicken Soup’s library. Stories were written by seniors about their lives, adventures, etc., and by younger people about older family members or friends. Unrated. 413 pages. Related names: Canfield, Jack, 1944-, compiler.  Hansen, Mark Victor, compiler.  Newmark, Amy, editor.   


The story of Alabama rural preacher Willie Maxwell–accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s–and of the true-crime book about the case that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird (DB 36414), worked on obsessively for years. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 511 pages.    


Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day’s most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Unrated. 2019. 497 pages.

LB           11272    ON DEMOCRACY              WHITE, E.B. (ELWYN BROOKS), 1899-1985            

Anchored by an introduction by Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country’s most eminent literary voices sheds much-needed historical context on the state of the nation and offers a ray of hope for the future of our society; for “as long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman…the scene is not desolate. Unrated. 2019. 203 pages. Related names: White, Martha, 1954 December 18-, editor. Meacham, Jon, writer of introduction.


Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, columnist, and memoirist writes about the joy she has experienced in becoming a grandmother. Reflects on her new role, her changing relationship with her son, and more. Bestseller. 2019. 197 pages.      

LB           11303    MISTER B.: LIVING WITH A 98-YEAR-OLD ROCKET SCIENTIST          BYK, A. LYNN    

Blessed are the engineers who give us some answers to life’s little perplexities! When a faithful homemaker makes space for living with an old aerospace engineer, a surprising paradigm develops. The 98-year-old stress physicist gains a recalcitrant chauffeur and cook, yet he sets out to teach a few of his own life lessons, namely how to live forever. Unrated. 2018. 459 pages. 


Hal Elrod, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling book The Miracle Morning, shares his “miracle equation,” the secret to unlocking happiness, success, and your full potential. Unrated. 2019. 306 pages.          


For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing toward badassery, this book is the companion to keep you fresh, focused, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your resolve unwavering, this guide will show you how to turn the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero’s You are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money into real results. Unrated. 242 pages.      

LB           11304    RICHARD II          SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM, 1564-1616       

King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to be written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard’s successors: Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV, part 2, and Henry V. It may not have been written as a stand-alone work. Unrated.


Contains information about the benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Unrated. 2019. 830 pages. Related names: United States. Social Security Administration.


How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy. Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents. Unrated. 900 pages. Related names: Burstein, Andrew, author.          


The author of Double Cross (DB 75277) and Rogue Heroes (DB 86597) recounts the work of Russian double agent Oleg Gordievsky during the Cold War. Discusses his work helping Britain`s MI6 from within Russian intelligence, America`s desperate attempts to identify him, and his harrowing escape from Moscow. Unrated. 2018. Gordievsky, Oleg. 559 pages.     

LB           11462    MY LOVE STORY: A MEMOIR        TURNER, TINA

Legendary singer aims to set the record straight about her career and complicated personal life. Covers her early life in Tennessee, her rise to fame with husband Ike Turner, her success as a solo artist, and the sometimes dark hours in between. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018. 363 pages.


A popular blogger shares his views that trying to be positive all the time stands in the way of happiness. He advises readers instead to choose what really matters to them, accept limitations, roll with disappointments, and change how they measure success. Strong language. Bestseller.  249 pages.


LB           11279    DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC       YOLEN, JANE     

Twelve-year-old Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel whisks her from a contemporary Passover Seder to a Polish village in the early 1940s.  Just as she begins to adjust, Nazi soldiers come to take her and her shtetl relatives to a death camp.  There she learns an unforgettable lesson–some must live, at whatever cost, in order to bear witness. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 226 pages.     


With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffley family decides to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation–but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2017. 229 pages.

LB           11284    FISH IN A TREE   HUNT, LYNDA MULLALY

Bullied and moved from different schools, sixth grader Ally creatively distracts anyone from discovering that she has problems reading. But one teacher, Mr. Daniels, helps her understand that she has dyslexia and encourages Ally to understand her feelings in a new way. Commercial For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015. 295 pages.     

LB           11285    ESPERANZA RISING          RYAN, PAM MUNOZ

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their wealthy and privileged life in Mexico to go work in the southern California agricultural labor camps. They must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing migrant farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. For grades 6-9.  259 pages.

LB           11280    FREAK THE MIGHTY         PHILBRICK, W.R. (W. RODMAN) 

Maxwell Kane, a large, lumbering eighth-grader who calls himself a “butthead goon,” has lived with his grandparents since his dad’s imprisonment for killing his mom. Mean-spirited schoolmates and special ed have left him totally unprepared for a friendship with Kevin, who calls himself “Freak,” a genius with a birth defect that has left his body small and weak. Through genuine comradery, the two become “Freak the Mighty.” For grades 6-9 and older readers. 220 pages.  

LB           11281    GHOST: TRACK   REYNOLDS, JASON    

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his city`s elite track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with an abusive, alcoholic father. For grades 5-8. 2016. Texas Lone Star Reading List 2017. 195 pages.

LB           11282    HIDDEN FROST, HELEN, 1949-     

When fourteen-year-olds Wren and Darra meet at a Michigan summer camp, both are overwhelmed by memories from six years earlier when Darra’s father stole a car, unaware that Wren was hiding in the back. For grades 6-9.  191 pages.

LB           11290    CRENSHAW         APPLEGATE, KATHERINE

10 year-old Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. His family may have to live in their minivan. Again. Can Crenshaw the cat, Jackson’s imaginary friend, help his family from losing everything? For grades 4-7. 203 pages.     


Oakland, California; 1968. Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern fly out from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, the poet Cecile, who abandoned them years before. Cecile resents their arrival and sends them off to a nearby Black Panther summer camp. For grades 4-7.  265 pages.  

LB           11293    NUMBER THE STARS       LOWRY, LOIS     

For ten-year-old Annemarie, life in occupied Copenhagen in 1943 is not much changed by the war–until the Nazi persecution of Danish Jews begins. Annemarie`s family helps a Jewish friend by having her pose as Annemarie`s dead sister. When a packet must be taken to the captain of a ship smuggling Jews to Sweden, Annemarie learns that being brave means “not thinking about the dangers. Just thinking about what you must do.” For grades 3-6 and older readers. Newbery Medal. 1989. 282 pages.         

LB           11291    LYDDIE  PATERSON, KATHERINE 

As their mother becomes more mentally ill, Lyddie and her brother Charlie manage their farm alone through a Vermont winter. But in the spring of 1844, their mother apprentices Charlie to a miller and hires Lyddie out to a tavern, where she is practically a slave. Lyddie works in the mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, where she endures dangerous conditions and long hours, and expands her understanding of friendship and perseverance. For grades 5-8. 276 pages.             

LB           11288    NIGHT GARDENER: A SCARY STORY          AUXIER, JONATHAN        

Irish orphans, fourteen-year-old Molly and ten-year-old Kip, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be. Soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house. Black and white illustrations. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014. 441 pages.    

LB           11286    INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN     LAI, THANHHA   

Ten-year-old Ha writes poems to chronicle the life-changing year of 1975, when Ha her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. For grades 4-7. National Book Award. 2011. 283 pages.   


Ivan the gorilla has lived comfortably for years in a down-and-out, circus-themed mall. But when baby elephant Ruby arrives, Ivan decides that he must find her a better life. Newbery Medal Winner. For grades 3-6 and older readers.  345 pages.

LB           11283    OUT OF MY MIND            DRAPER, SHARON M. (SHARON MILLS)   

Cerebral palsy limits fifth grader Melody’s physical movements and ability to speak but not her capacity to think. In an inclusion class, with the help of her university student aide, Melody figures out what she needs to truly communicate and in doing so surprises many people. For grades 4-7. 315 pages.   

LB           11295    WEDNESDAY WARS         SCHMIDT, GARY D.         

Long Island, 1967. Seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood knows that Mrs. Baker “hates his guts” because she would have Wednesday afternoons free if he went to catechism or Hebrew school like his classmates. Mrs. Baker worries about her husband in Vietnam and introduces a reluctant Holling to Shakespeare. For grades 5-8. Newbery Honor.  385 pages.

LB           11302    WEAPONS OF THE WOLFHOUND               CALDECOTT, MOYRA      

It is the 12th century AD. Neil lives with his parents on a farm on the remote island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Bored with his days and longing for excitement, Neil travels with the Viking warrior Baldur to Iceland to visit Baldur’s father, the Wolfhound. But Baldur’s father has died, and his grave has been robbed of the hero’s famous weapons. Baldur’s anger is intense, and he and Neil go on a dangerous journey across Iceland to recover the stolen weapons — the Weapons of the Wolfhound. For grades 6-9 and older readers. Unrated. 1976. 185 pages.             


Despereaux, a small mouse, is condemned to the dungeon for falling in love with human Princess Pea. Despereaux meets the rat, Roscuro, while Mig, an upstairs serving girl, wishes to be a princess, too. All four meet with near disastrous results. Black and white illustrations. For grades 3-6. 2003.  Newbery Medal Winner. 249 pages. Related names: Ering, Timothy B., illustrator.          

LB           11287    SWAP    SHULL, MEGAN 

When seventh-grader Ellie, who is having best-friend problems, and eighth-grader Jack, who is under tremendous pressure from his father, switch bodies and lives, they learn a great deal about themselves and the opposite sex. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014. 441 pages.

LB           11294    WALK TWO MOONS        CREECH, SHARON            

A year ago, Sal`s grieving mother left Sal and her father to visit Idaho and never returned. Sal`s father has accepted that his wife is not coming back, but Sal has not. As she and her grandparents travel to Idaho to find her mother, Sal tells them “an extensively strange story” about her new friend Phoebe, whose mother also disappeared. And Sal gets to walk two moons in her mother`s moccasins. For grades 3-6 and older readers. Newbery Medal winner. 287 pages.         



The Kindergartener’s Handbook introduces 19 basic concepts. Included are ABCs, vowels, numbers, addition, subtraction, shapes, colors, time, seasons, calendars, senses, rhymes, ecosystems, weather, chores, and school. This book develops language and reading skills using more than 300 words that every kid should know. Simple words are used to help children read on their own, and more complicated words are presented to help them expand their vocabulary. Vibrant colors and images are designed to keep the attention of children. This book will help your child learn a variety of important concepts before first grade. Color illustrations. For preschool-grade 2. Unrated. 2017. 47 pages.


LB           11453    ALEX & ELIZA: A LOVE STORY       DE LA CRUZ, MELISSA, 1971- 

“Before the world knew them as Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, young Alex and Eliza fell in love amidst the turmoil of the American Revolution”– Provided by publisher. For senior high readers. Unrated. 2017.        

LB           11456    CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Tandy Angel and her three brothers are suspects in their parents’ murder. As she digs into her powerful parents’ lives and reveals their secrets, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what. For senior high and older readers. 2012. 390 pages.

LB           11458    PARIS MYSTERIES: CONFESSIONS              PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

Sixteen-year-old Tandy Angel moves to Paris for a fresh start and to be reunited with James, her lost love. But her detective work soon uncovers long-buried family secrets that threaten to destroy her. Sequel to The Private School Murders (DB 79351). Commercial audiobook. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For high school and older readers. 2014. 326 pages.

LB           11454    CROSSOVER        ALEXANDER, KWAME     

Twin fourteen-year-old basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court, as their father ignores his declining health. Told in hip-hop style verse. For senior high and older readers. 2014. Newbery Medal Winner. 273 pages.         


Ari Mendoza is an angry loner whose older brother is in prison. But when Ari meets Dante–his opposite–the boys form a strong bond. Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his family, and the universe. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. Stonewall, Pura Belpre Awards.  443 pages.         

LB           11296    BRIDGE OF CLAY               ZUSAK, MARKUS              

Upon their father`s return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother`s death, begin to learn their family`s secrets. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 664 pages.     


After the vuvv arrive on Earth offering their alien technology and medicine, jobs and money become scarce. Adam tries to help his struggling parents by catering to the desires of the vuvv, but he wonders how far he is willing to go. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 201 pages.  

LB           11298    TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN    GREEN, JOHN, 1977-

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there`s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake, and her best and most fearless friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. Meanwhile, Aza obsesses about everything. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 321 pages.



New Braille Books Added in July 2019

Adult Fiction

BT 3959                 ENDER’S GAME                 CARD, ORSON SCOTT     

In a future Earth engaged in an interstellar war against insectoid aliens. Ender Wiggins is chosen at the age of six to be trained as the military genius who will carry his people to victory. Along with his brother Peter and his sister Valentine, he not only brings the conflict to an end, but also affects the evolution of human society. Contracted UEB Braille.               

Juvenile Fiction

BT 3961                 GRAVE SECRETS                 MCNICOLL, SYLVIA          

Nicholas has just moved into a new home when strange things begin to happen. There’s the pungent smell of chlorine, the scribbled writing on the wall, the ghostly image of a little boy crying for help, and an old woman who calls him Sasha and seems pre-occupied with the graveyard that borders their home. Nicholas is drawn to this woman and becomes terribly concerned when he learns that the neighborhood bullies are planning to break into her house. Unrated. For grades 4-7. 1999. Contracted Braille in UEB.

BT 3965                 PRINCESS DIARIES            CABOT, MEG     

Fourteen-year-old Mia keeps a diary of her problems – she’s too tall and flat, she’s flunking algebra, and her mom is dating her teacher. But then her dad arrives from Europe to announce that Mia is really a princess and the heir to his throne. For junior and senior high readers. Contracted Braille in UEB.      

BT 3966                 LOVE LETTERS            CORET, HARRIETTE 

Alice has only met the sailor once, but he could be the love of her life. Now Randy is back at sea, and if Alice doesn’t answer his letters, she’ll risk losing him forever. But Alice can’t write back – except with the help of “another man”…For junior and senior high readers. Unrated.  Contracted Braille in UEB.   

BT 3973                 HUNGER GAMES              COLLINS, SUZANNE        

In a future North America, Panem’s rulers maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting teens from twelve districts in a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are this year’s girl and boy contestants from District Twelve. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers.  Unified English Braille code. Contracted braille.          

Juvenile Non-Fiction

BT 3970                 TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS TALES                              

The spirit of Christmas in all its facets comes to life in this book, which contains old favorites and new ones, too. This is a book for the whole family, and it can be enjoyed every Christmas season for years to come. Just glance at the list of stories it contains, and you’ll know it’s the book for you! It’s bound to become a Christmas tradition for you, just as it has for us. Unrated. 1994. Contains: A Christmas carol — The wishing star — The little match girl — The Christmas mouse — Jingle bells — The magic toy shop — The littlest angel — The twelve days of Christmas — The Christmas bear — ‘Twas the night before Christmas — The nutcracker — Santa Claus is coming to town — The tiny elf — O Christmas tree — The elves and the shoemaker — The little drummer boy — Christmas carols — The happy snowman — Rudolph’s adventure. Contracted Braille in UEB.     

Young Adult Fiction


Isobel, a mortal prodigy artist, paints portraits for her dangerous clients, the immortal fair folk. When Rook, the autumn prince, comes to her to have his portrait done, she makes a terrible mistake and must stand on trial for her crime. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Contracted Braille in UEB.           

BT 3964                 FAR FROM THE TREE       BENWAY, ROBIN              

While struggling with the emotional challenges of giving up her newborn for adoption, sixteen-year-old Grace begins her own search for her birth mother. Instead, she finds she has two siblings–Maya, her chatterbox younger sister, and Joaquin, her stoic older brother. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Contracted Braille in UEB               

BT 3962                 DEAR MARTIN       STONE, NIC   

Top of his class at a prestigious school, seventeen-year-old Justyce encounters the harsh reality of racial profiling after a police officer puts him in handcuffs. Shaken and upset, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. searching for answers. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Contracted Braille in UEB.              

BT 3963                 EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING          YOON, NICOLA 

Madeline has severe combined immunodeficiency and is literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she and neighbor Olly begin a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. For senior high and older readers. 2015. Contracted Braille in UEB.           

BT 3969                 SILVER SHADOWS            MEAD, RICHELLE              

In the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, alchemist Sydney and vampire Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. Sequel to The Fiery Heart (DB 77812). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2014. Contracted Braille in UEB.      

BT 3967                 THIRTEEN REASONS WHY              ASHER, JAY         

**Alternative title: Th1rteen r3asons why**  Clay Jensen receives a box of audiocassettes in the mail with no return address. Hannah Baker–a girl he barely knew but secretly liked, who committed suicide–recorded a final message for thirteen people to listen to and then pass on to the next person. For senior high readers. 2007. Contracted Braille in UEB.     

BT 3971                 GENUINE FRAUD              LOCKHART, E.    

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. Best friends Imogen and Jule will do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Contracted Braille in UEB.  

BT 3968                 LOOKING FOR ALASKA   GREEN, JOHN   

Entering boarding school in Alabama, sixteen-year-old Miles “Pudge” Halter encounters new experiences: challenging classes, extreme pranks, and Alaska Young, a moody, sexy girl whose death in a car crash might be a suicide. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high readers. Printz Award. 2005. Contracted Braille in UEB. 

BT 3972                 INDIGO SPELL    MEAD, RICHELLE              

After Sydney tracks down former alchemist Marcus, she questions her own loyalty to the group and acknowledges her increasing powers. Meanwhile, an evil magic user is targeting young witches. Sequel to The Golden Lily (DB 76175). Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013. Unified English Braille code. Contracted braille.  

New Large Print Books Added in May 2019

LB 10990 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT?: THE STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA JORDAN BARTON, CHRIS Short biography of Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), whose confident voice led to her successful careers as a lawyer, politician, educator, and civil rights leader. For grades 3-6. 2018. Picture book. Unpaged. Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996. Related names: Holmes, Ekua, illustrator.

LB 10989 LOVE-SICK SKUNK HAYES, JOE Sometimes it takes a lot to make kids change their ways. It takes even more to make them change their socks! And to make them throw away a trusty old pair of shoes that feels so comfortable on their feet, might take something as scary as a run-in with the south end of a crazy skunk that’s headed north. A lovesick skunk! For grades K-3 and older readers. Picture book. Unpaged. Related names: Castro, Antonio, 1941-, illustrator.

LB 10811 SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD: SELECTED ESSAYS, SPEECHES, AND MEDITATIONS MORRISON, TONI Collection of forty-three essays by the author of Sula (DB 08549), The Bluest Eye (DB 14892), and Beloved (DB 26026). Topics include racism and fascism, literature, women, wealth, Harlem, Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, and director Peter Sellars. Unrated. 2019. 523 pages. Morrison, Toni.

LB 10786 FIRST: SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR THOMAS, EVAN, 1951- The life and career of the first female Supreme Court justice, including her childhood on an Arizona cattle ranch, her years at Stanford University, and her struggle to enter a male-dominated field in 1950s America. Recounts her career trajectory and her 1981 nomination to the Supreme Court. Unrated. 2019. O’Connor, Sandra Day, 1930- 770 pages.

LB 10788 WHEN THE IRISH INVADED CANADA: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR VETERANS WHO FOUGHT FOR IRELAND’S FREEDOM KLEIN, CHRISTOPHER The outlandish history of a group of Irish-American revolutionaries who executed a daring set of Civil War-era raids on the British province of Canada to hold the territory hostage in hopes of securing Ireland’s independence. Unrated. 618 pages.

LB 10807 EDUCATED: A MEMOIR WESTOVER, TARA Memoir exploring the author’s path from being raised in a fundamentalist, paranoiac Mormon family where she was homeschooled to eventually working her way to graduate degrees at Cambridge and Harvard. Discusses hardships faced by the family, abuse at the hands of a sibling, and more. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2018. Westover, Tara — Family. 493 pages.

LB 10793 ELEGANT DEFENSE: THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW SCIENCE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: A TALE IN FOUR LIVES RICHTEL, MATT Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist explores the human immune system, entwining scientific discovery with the stories of four individual lives. Guides readers on a scientific detective tale winding from the Black Death to twentieth-century breakthroughs in vaccination and antibiotics and the cutting-edge laboratories that are revolutionizing immunology. Unrated. 2019. 560 pages.

LB 10803 TRUTHS WE HOLD: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY HARRIS, KAMALA D. California senator and daughter of immigrants discusses how her upbringing informs her political views. Recounts her education and early career as a prosecutor before transitioning into politics. Discusses her views on problem solving, crisis management, and leadership that she feels can aid in uniting Americans. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Harris, Kamala D. Harris, Kamala D. –Political and social views. 459 pages.

LB 10813 BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS HAWKING, STEPHEN, 1942-2018 Author of A Brief History of Time presents his views on a number of topics, which include “Is there a God?,” “How did it all begin?,” “Can we predict the future?,” “What is inside a black hole?,” and “Will we survive on Earth?”. Related names: Hawking, Lucy, writer of afterword. Redmayne, Eddie, 1982- writer of foreword. Thorne, Kip S., writer of introduction. 316 pages.

LB 10787 FIRE AND FURY: INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WOLFF, MICHAEL, 1953- Journalist examines the first nine months of President Trump’s administration. Discusses, among other things, the staff’s opinions of Trump, the reasons for FBI director James Comey’s firing, the story behind Trump’s claims of being wire-tapped by President Obama, and the state of White House strategies following Steve Bannon’s departure. Strong language. Bestseller. 2018. Bannon, Stephen K. Trump, Donald, 1946- 583 pages.

LB 10796 LONGEVITY PARADOX: HOW TO DIE YOUNG AT A RIPE OLD AGE GUNDRY, STEVEN R. Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, he offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital. Related names: Lipper, Jodi, author. 520 pages.

LB 10999 I AM WHAT I ATE…AND I’M FRIGHTENED!!! AND OTHER DIGRESSIONS FROM THE DOCTOR OF COMEDY COSBY, BILL, 1937- Cosby, realizing that he is what he eats (such foods as scrapple, cake, popcorn, and pizza), reflects back on his sixty-five years of dining and the never-ending quest for a healthy lifestyle. Bestseller. 2003. Cosby, Bill, 1937- 184 pages copy 1. 183 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10783 SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA: NEW PLACES TO DISCOVER IN ITALY MAYES, FRANCES The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country’s offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions–from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks. Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book–and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find. Unrated. Mayes, Frances — Travel — Italy. 628 pages.

LB 10800 DREAMERS WALKER, KAREN THOMPSON In an isolated college town in California, people begin to fall asleep and cannot be roused. As the condition spreads, so does panic, and a quarantine is established. Those still awake face difficulties, and those asleep display unusual levels of brain activity. Unrated. 2019. 386 pages.

LB 10806 NEXT TO DIE HANNAH, SOPHIE, 1971- DC Simon Waterhouse and his team are dealing with a serial killer who targets sets of friends and leaves each a small, white, mostly blank book. Comedian Kim Tribbeck–who received one of the books but is still alive–aids the investigation. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016. 598 pages.

LB 10801 FINDING DOROTHY LETTS, ELIZABETH Hollywood, 1938. Maud Baum has arrived at the gates of M-G-M Studios as filming for the adaptation of her late husband`s book begins. When she hears Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow,” Maud`s memories of her past come to life once again. Unrated. 2019. 500 pages.

LB 10805 NIGHT AGENT: A NOVEL QUIRK, MATTHEW No one was more surprised than FBI Agent Peter Sutherland when he’s tapped to work in the White House Situation Room. When Peter was a boy, his father, a section chief in FBI counterintelligence, was suspected of selling secrets to the Russians. Peter has scrupulously done everything by the book, hoping his record will help him escape the taint of his past. At 1:05 a.m. the phone rings. A terrified young woman tells Peter that her aunt and uncle; they gave her this phone number with urgent instructions: “Tell them OSPREY was right. It’s happening.” Now Peter must find a Russian mole–and anyone in the White House could be the traitor. Unrated. 561 pages.

LB 10812 CHEF PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947- Celebrity food truck chef Caleb Rooney is accused of committing murder in his other job: major crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. While fighting the charges, Rooney discovers that his beloved city is under threat of attack by would-be terrorists who may be local. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Related names: DiLallo, Max, author. 544 pages.

LB 10785 SILENT NIGHT: A NOVEL STEEL, DANIELLE By the age of nine, Emma was starring on a hit TV show, thanks to her ambitious stage mother. But when tragedy strikes, Emma is sent to live with her aunt Whitney, who will have to help the traumatized girl find a way to start over. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 338 pages.

LB 10797 IMMORTALISTS BENJAMIN, CHLOE In 1969 New York City, the four Gold children meet a psychic who tells them each the date they will die. They each grow up and live their lives, but always with the knowledge of the psychic’s prophecy hanging over them. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 533 pages.

LB 10779 WOLF PACK BOX, C.J. Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf–only to have the FBI and the DOJ ask him to stand down. Unrated. Bestseller. 732 pages.

LB 10778 GOOD OMENS: THE NICE AND ACCURATE PROPHECIES OF AGNES NUTTER, WITCH GAIMAN, NEIL Armageddon is scheduled for next Saturday! But demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale aren’t excited. To prevent Armageddon, they must kill the Antichrist, who is living on Earth as a young child. Three children were switched at birth, however, and no one knows which one is the Antichrist. Violence and some strong language. Edition includes an introduction and new material. Related names: Pratchett, Terry, author. 582 pages.

LB 10802 TURNING POINT: A NOVEL STEEL, DANIELLE Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco’s busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie’s popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever. These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. As professionals, they will gain invaluable knowledge from the program. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before–with consequences that will last a lifetime. Unrated. 323 pages.

LB 10794 AMERICAN AGENT: A MAISIE DOBBS NOVEL WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955- When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice–Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend–and the possibility that she might be falling in love again. Unrated. Bestseller. 793 pages.

LB 10808 NEVER TELL: A NOVEL GARDNER, LISA A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman – Evie Carter. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have? Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 523 pages.

LB 10798 HUNTRESS QUINN, KATE Boston, 1946. Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is excited to meet the new woman in her long-widowed father`s life. When introduced to Anneliese Weber and her daughter Ruth, Jordan is entranced. But Anna is hiding secrets, and Jordan becomes suspicious. Meanwhile, a British war correspondent hunts Nazis. Unrated. Bestseller. 823 pages.

LB 10789 HOW TO KNIT A MURDER GOLDENBAUM, SALLY The mysterious Rose Chopra arrives in picturesque Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and the Seaside Knitters welcome her into their world, until a controversial entrepreneur winds up dead and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Unrated. 439 pages.

LB 10795 SUSPECT BARTON, FIONA When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their frantic families are thrust into the international spotlight. Journalist Kate Waters does everything to break the story first, but she can`t help thinking of her own son, who left home two years ago to travel. Unrated. 2019. 552 pages.

LB 10804 BLACK ASCOT TODD, CHARLES Alan Barrington–who has evaded capture for ten years–is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving Inspector Rutledge and Scotland Yard a chance to see justice done. Unrated. 2019. 504 pages.

LB 10791 CEMETERY ROAD ILES, GREG Because his father is dying and his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, Washington, D. C., journalist Marshall McEwan has returned to his Mississippi hometown. When two homicides rock the community, Marshall secretly investigates with the help of his high school sweetheart. Unrated. Bestseller. 1026 pages.

LB 10792 GINGERBREAD OYEYEMI, HELEN Perdita Lee grew up with her mother Harriet, making gingerbread from a recipe handed down from generations of Harriet`s family in the mysterious country of Druhastrana. When teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother`s long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet`s story. Unrated. Bestseller. 372 pages.

LB 10799 KADDISH.COM ENGLANDER, NATHAN The son of Orthodox Jewish parents, Larry lives a secular lifestyle and refuses to recite the traditional Kaddish after the death of his father, to the horror of Larry`s sister. Larry then gets the bright idea to hire someone through the website kaddish. com to recite the prayer. Unrated. 2019. 289 pages.

LB 10810 BOWLAWAY MCCRACKEN, ELIZABETH Multiple generations operate a candlepin bowling alley in Salford, Massachusetts. It began at the turn of the twentieth century with Bertha Truitt, who was found unconscious in a cemetery with only a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. Unrated. 504 pages.

LB 10781 RIVER HELLER, PETER, 1959- While canoeing the northern Canadian Maskwa River, two friends learn about a nearby wildfire. Hearing a man and woman arguing on the riverbank, they stop to warn them, but find no one. The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Where is the woman? Unrated. 2019. 401 pages.

LB 10784 FIRST LADY PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947- Secret Service agent Sally Grissom is quietly investigating the disappearance of the First Lady. Her absence may just be a reaction to the scandalous public revelation of the president`s affair. Then the White House receives a ransom note along with her finger. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Related names: DuBois, Brendan, author. 520 pages.

LB 10790 NOVEL ART OF MURDER BURNS, V.M., 1964- The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she’s descended from Russian royalty and even once had a fling with King Edward VIII. She’s not just a lousy liar, she’s a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies–a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production–Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone. Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Unrated. 409 pages.

LB 10780 CORNWALLS ARE GONE PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947- Army intelligence officer Amy Cornwall arrives home to an empty house. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. Unrated. 2019. Related names: DuBois, Brendan, author. 432 pages.

LB 10959 PARTING GIFT ERICKSON, BEN, 1952- When 17-year-old Josh Bell meets 84-year-old William Davis, an unusual friendship develops between the old man in the last months of his life and a young boy unsure of his future and place in the world. Enlisted to help Davis write his memoir, Josh learns lessons of life, love, and friendship. Unrated. 2000.

LB 10954 WHAT MRS. MCGILLICUDDY SAW! CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976 With the assistance of a young woman to do the leg work, Miss Marple solves the mystery of a murder seen from a passing train. 1957. 371 pages. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018 Also published under the title: FOUR-FIFTY FROM PADDINGTON

LB 11089 DANGEROUS KISS COLLINS, JACKIE Lucky Santangelo seeks revenge when her husband and sister-in-law are victims of a violent carjacking. Lucky tries to keep the family to- gether as old flame Alex Woods appears to offer his support. She also discovers secrets about her husband. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 620 pages copy 1. 620 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 11091 BEACH MUSIC CONROY, PAT Jack McCall and his daughter, Leah, are living in Rome, having moved there following the suicide of his wife, Shyla, several years ago. Theirs is a peaceful life, but everything changes when his sister-in- law and several old school friends arrive asking for his help with serious personal matters. Soon Jack must face the demons of his past. Bestseller. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1298 pages copy 1. 1298 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 11095 PINK SLIP CIRESI, RITA 1985. Unmarried New Yorker Lisa Diodetto worries her Sicilian family, especially since her best friend is her gay cousin Dodie. Then Lisa finds romantic happiness with her Jewish boss Eben Strauss. But Dodie contracts AIDS and Lisa remembers sharing a needle with him. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 798 pages copy 1. 798 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10993 DARE THE DEVIL CHASE, ELAINE RACO, 1949- From the moment he spied the tawny, near-naked beauty poised on the jagged cliffs, Thor Devlin was stunned. Long the master of his ranch near Glacier National Park, he yearned to make this primal fantasy come true on his own. But Cam Stirling was a movie stunt double who no man could tame — until Thor claimed her with a look. Although their passion was electric, Cam knew she couldn’t dare this devil without having to pay. Unrated. 1987. 231 pages copy 1. 231 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 11007 HORNET’S NEST: A NOVEL OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTER, JIMMY, 1924- Former president’s first novel. Philadelphia Quakers Ethan and Epsey Pratt move to North Carolina, where they homestead until political troubles brew between the Regulators and the British. Relocating to Georgia in 1771 they develop local friendships with both Indians and settlers. Ethan joins the militia despite his religious beliefs. Bestseller. 2003. 784 pages copy 1. 784 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10372 UPSTART COOKSON, CATHERINE England, 1898. Samuel Fairbrother is a successful cobbler with factories and stores across the country. Determined to move up in the world, Samuel buys a mansion complete with servants. The educated butler, Maitland, becomes indispensable to the family. As the children grow up and leave home, the eldest daughter Janet remains and falls in love with the lowly servant, Maitland. 571 pages copy 1. 538 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 9709 CAT WHO SAID CHEESE BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON It is autumn in Pickax City, and Qwill, along with other residents, is preparing for the Great Food Expo — a festival of all kinds of happenings related to food. There is also a mysterious female guest at the New Pickax Hotel whose presence is causing quite a stir. But things really get hectic when a bomb explodes in the hotel and the intended victim seems to be the mystery guest. As usual Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum help solve the crime. Bestseller. 1996. 303 pages copy 1. 392 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10945 I OWE YOU ONE KINSELLA, SOPHIE Fixie Farr took over the family hardware business after her father`s death, with little help from her brothers. When she saves a stranger`s laptop at a coffee shop, he gives her an IOU. She plans to use the favor to help her ex-boyfriend, but things get complicated. Unrated. 2019. 575 pages.

LB 10809 WEDDING GUEST: AN ALEX DELAWARE NOVEL KELLERMAN, JONATHAN Psychologist Delaware and Detective Sturgis are summoned to a wild saints and sinners-themed wedding reception. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed in haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. And no one recognizes her. Unrated. Bestseller. 485 pages.

Very Short Introduction book series now on BARD

The Very Short Introduction didactic book series covers a varied list of topics and subjects and provides an overview of the theme so the reader can become familiar with the basics before going on to more in-depth material. Published by Oxford University Press, the series began in 1995 and is now comprised of over 500 titles. Each book is traditionally no longer than 200 pages, which translates to an average of 4 or 5 hours of listening time. The series offers titles in the arts and humanities, science and math, social science, law, medicine and health. At the time of this writing, NLS has added 167 titles from the Very Short Introduction series to BARD, and will continue to add more as resources permit. Below we have listed a sample of the titles currently available for download on BARD:
American Slavery: a Very Short Introduction by Heather Andrea Williams DB 85576
Beginning with origins before the birth of Columbus, professor of African studies explores the forced transatlantic migrations from Africa to Europe and eventually to the Americas. Examines the legislation supporting enslavement systems and the conflicts between pro-slavery advocates and abolitionists. 2014.

Agriculture: a Very Short Introduction by Paul Brassley and R. J. Soffe DB 85585
Surveys agricultural production around the world, from multinational agribusinesses to family farmers. Topics include soils and crops, care and breeding of farm animals, modern and traditional farming methods, and the impacts of climate change and genetic modification. 2016.

Aristotle: a Very Short Introduction by Johnathan Barnes DB 85617
Explores life and writings of fourth century BC Greek who “bestrode antiquity like an intellectual colossus.” In his science and philosophy, he tackled fundamental questions of the nature of reality and change. Barnes describes Aristotle’s timeless philosophy, the vast influence of the structure and content of his thought. 2000.

The Blues: a Very Short Introduction by Elijah Wald DB 85838
Musician traces a tradition permeating many forms of music. Blues reflects deep emotion but is not limited to heartache. Examines the broad variety of blues music and performers, the close relationship with jazz and country music, and the influence on rock, pop, and rap. 2010.
Computer Science a Very Short Introduction by Subrata Dasgupta DB 86095
Scholar and writer explains one of the most consequential new sciences of the modern era, involved in problem solving across many disciplines–social, economic, technological, and cultural. Explains differentiation of knowledge, information, and data. Discusses symbol structures, computational artifacts, algorithms, compilers, programming, and heuristics. 2016.

Crime Fiction: a Very Short Introduction by Richard Bradford DB 85624
Examines the genre’s characteristics, origins, and development in Britain, the United States, France, and elsewhere, discussing categories of hard-boiled (noir), espionage, thriller, and legal drama, among others. Investigates women’s roles as authors and characters. Questions crime fiction’s relegation to inferior status compared to the mainstream literary novel. 2015.

Forensic Psychology: a Very Short Introduction by David V. Canter DB 86467
Leader in the field describes the tools forensic psychologists use to try to understand criminals and their behavior. Considers the mix of biological, psychological, and social factors underlying criminality; techniques for working with offenders; and topics such as the insanity defense, false confessions, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 2010.

Microeconomics: a Very Short Introduction by Avinash K. Dixit DB 86143
Princeton University emeritus professor uses common examples to explain the small economic transactions that have big impacts on people’s day-to-day lives. Discusses the roles of consumers, producers, and markets; concepts such as supply and demand and pricing strategies; and what happens when markets and policies fail. 2014.

The Middle Ages: a Very Short Introduction by Miri Rubin DB 86162
Diverse overview of Europe between roughly 500 and 1500. Topics include family and community life in cities and rural settlements, the spread of Christian culture and the often violent relationship between Christians and Jews, the exploitation of natural resources, and the ongoing legacy of the Middle Ages, 2014.

North American Indians: a Very Short Introduction by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green     DB 86321
Historians describe how indigenous North Americans shaped their cultures so that they could flourish on the land. Perdue and Green stress the diversity and resilience of native societies and describe the ways Native Americans have struggled to maintain their integrity against attacks by European colonists and the United States government. 2010.

New from the TBP Recording Studio: February & March 2017

Check out these new titles fresh from the TBP Recording Studio.  They are available for loan on digital cartridge or for download via BARD. Skip to adult fiction, adult non-fiction, children’s titles, or titulos en espanol.

Adult Fiction:

The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush by Susan Wittig Albert (DT07328)
It’s the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. Banks are
closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling, Alabama,
is no exception. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders
hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on the newspaper printing press
to serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when
the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set
out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Some strong
language. 2014. Available for download as DBC07277.

A Match Made In Texas by Ginger Chambers (DT06161)
For years and years, Parker sons and daughters have ranched the
Parker land, and eighty-one-year-old Mae Parker intends to keep
it that way. But her great-nephew Rafe has no plans to buckle
under her pressure for him to marry. But his iron will is tested
when Mae invites Shannon Bradley to the ranch. 1996.
Available for download as DBC11864.

I Promise by Joan Johnston (DT06294)
The New York press calls Delia Carson the Hanging Judge which makes
her an oddity on the Brooklyn Supreme Court. Concealed behind her
successful legal career is a romance that shattered twenty years earlier
and forced her to flee her family’s Texas ranch. Now her mother’s illness
brings Delia back to Uvalde and she can’t avoid Marshall North,
her former love who found his own path to fame as a journalist. Their
youthful passion, interrupted but not destroyed, can bring lifelong
happiness only if Delia and Marsh can solve the crime that drove them
apart so many years ago.  Explicit descriptions of sex.
Available for download as DBC07291.

Where Eagles Dare by Allistair MacLean (DT01756)
The harrowing exploits of double and triple agents during World War
II, and how they infiltrate Gestapo headquarters in the snowbound
Schloss Adler castle in the Alps. Assisted by Lieutenant Schaffer of
Montana, Major Smith of British Intelligence leads the expedition
to rescue an American general before he is forced to talk.
Available for download as DBC07286.

Irish Girl: Stories by Tim Johnston (DT07331)
This collection of short stories that won the Katherine Anne Porter
Prize in Short Fiction explores stories of loss, absence, and the
devastating effects of chance; of what happens when the unthinkable
bad luck of other people, of other towns becomes our bad luck, our
towns. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex.
Available for download as DBC07276.

You Know When The Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon (DT07103)
There is an army of women waiting for their men to return in Fort
Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories,
Fallon takes the readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the
marriages and families not seen by the public. When the men are gone,
babies still cry, telephones ring, Saturday morning cartoons screech,
but without the men, there is a sense of muted silence, a sense of
muted life. Strong language, violence and some descriptions of sex.
2011. Available for download as DBC07274.

Adult Non-Fiction:

The Story of the Texas Rangers by Walter Prescott Webb (DT04177)
Walter Prescott Webb is one of Texas’ most distinguished historians.
After writing a definitive history of the Texas Rangers, he was
unable to resist the urge to re-tell some of the best stories
in a more relaxed form. This book is the product of that urge
and is intended for general readers rather than the professional
historian. Available for download as DBC07273.

Collective Heart: Texans in World War II by Joyce Gibson Roach (DT06082)
The idea for this anthology of non-fiction and fiction was born at
a conference, Texas Goes to War, held in commemoration of the fif-
tieth anniversary of World War II. The essays and short stories
largely represent the impact of the war on the small, out of the way
places in Texas. All of the pieces reflect the assurance that World
Available for download as DBC07289.

Black Leaders: Texans For Their Times (DT05066)
This volume examines the lives of some black Texans who, in the words
of Fredrick Douglass, helped “Devise and carry out measures for their
own social advancement, and for the general improvement of their
condition.”  This collection of eight essays is an effort to discuss
not the most well-known state leaders, but rather to select a
representative group that deserves more attention.
Available for download as DBC11870.

Simple Steps…Costly Choices: A Guide to Inner Peace (DT06133)
Austin author and pastoral counselor Bob Lively translates the 12-step
program developed originally by Alcoholics Anonymous into
“biblical, spiritual and psychological language for the modern
mind,” and describes how the 12-step process can be applied to any
and all “addictions” one encounters in life.
Available for download as DBC11876.

Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas by Kay Bailey Hutchison (DT07256)
The first woman to represent Texas in the United State Senate
introduces some of the extraordinary women who have shaped the state
of Texas and the nation. Some violence. 2013.
Available for download as DBC11877.

The Story of Big Bend National Park by John Jameson (DT06258)
Located in the great bend of the Rio Grande that separates Texas and
Mexico, the park is larger in area than the state of Rhode Island, and
attracts over 300,000 visitors per year. Its rugged mountains and
spectacular river canyons make it one of Texas’ most popular tourist
attractions. This history begins before the actual founding of the
park in 1944 by describing the efforts to persuade local landowners
and the federal government that such a park was needed, and to raise
the money for land acquisition. The author makes an eloquent plea for
the preservation of this starkly beautiful park in the face of
budgetary problems that trouble the entire national park system.
Available for download as DBC07292.

Beyond Death’s Door by Maurice Rawlings (DT03364)
The author recounts the experiences of individuals who have survived
clinical death and returned to life to tell about it. All interviews
lead to the statement that death does not represent “finality or
oblivion, but instead a graduation from one life into another–an
existence sometimes gratifying and in other instances terrifying.”
Available for download as DBC07275.

Children’s Titles:

Hank the Cowdog 38: The Fling by John R. Erickson (DT06654)
When Hank the Cowdog accidentally hitches a ride into town on a cattle
truck, he meets up with his old pal, Dogpound Ralph. Ralph convinces
Hank to join him on a fling – dodging traffic, stealing meat from
backyard barbecues, and hiding from the dogcatcher. It sounds like
fun, but after a day of running from the law, Hank starts to long for
the humble comforts of home. Can Hank survive his fling and make it
back to the ranch in one piece? For grades 4-7.
Available for download as DBC07287.

Hank the Cowdog 39: The Secret Laundry Monster Files by John R. Erickson (DT06653)
When Hank the Cowdog hears suspicious sounds coming from near Sally
May’s clothesline, it leads to a midnight investigation of the ranch.
Before he knows it, Hank finds himself caught up with his old friend
Eddy the Rac – and face-to-face with one of a dog’s greatest enemies:
the dreaded Laundry Monster. Could this mean the end of everyone’s
favorite Head of Ranch Security? Or is it just Eddy the Rac up to his
old tricks? For grades 4-7. Available for download as DBC07288.

Hank the Cowdog 40: The Case of the Missing Bird Dog by John R. Erickson (DT06693)
It’s the first day of quail season, and Plato the Bird Dog is missing.
At first, Hank is willing to let him stay lost. But when Beulah pleads
for help, Hank caves in and takes off in search of Plato. Before he
can catch a scent of spotted bird-dog, he finds himself face-to-face
with an angry mother hog and her litter. Can Hank’s quick wits help
him out of this fix? For grades 4-7. Available for download as DBC07290.

The Cowboy’s Christmas by Joan Walsh Anglund (DT03451)
Relates the young cowboy’s activities as he prepares for Christmas
For grades K-3. Available for download as DBC07285.

Titulos en espanol:

El Joven Rey y Otros Cuentos by Oscar Wilde (DT05053)
En esta coleccion de siete historias, el autor da una vision critica
de la hipocresia de la sociedad creando unos inolvidables personajes
que responden con generosidad al dolor y la miseria que los rodea.
Available for download as DBC07281.

Una Entrega Especial by Danielle Steel (DT06696)
At fifty-nine, entrepreneur and confirmed playboy Jack Watson becomes
attracted to his son’s widowed mother-in-law. A romance blossoms
overcoming family resistance and yielding an unexpected blessing.
Bestseller. La conmovedora y divertida historia de dos personas que
descubren el amor donde y cuando menos se lo esperan. La relacion
escandalizara a ambas familias y de pronto todo seran obstaculos e
incomprension. Sin embargo, un hecho excepcional dara un vuelco
inesperado a la dificil encrucijada. 1997.
Available for download as DBC07295.

Una Amante Maravillosa by Lori Foster (DT07207)
El bombero Zack Grange estaba buscando esposa, pero no le valia
cualquiera; queria la mujer perfecta que pudiera ademas cudar a su
pequena. Cuando Wynn Lane se mudo a la casa de al lado, el penso que
era exactamente lo que no queria. El puesto no estabe disponible para
mujeres tan desenvueltas como ella. Pero eso era lo que opinaba el
padre que habia en el, porque el hombre decia algo muy diferente.
2001. Available for download as DBC11872.

Milagros de la Oracion by Quin Sherrer (DT06698)
Milagros de la oracionnos ensena que Dios todavia hace milagros y cambia
vidas. El ha contestado las oraciones de muches y quiere contestar las suyas
tambien. Quin Sherrer nos ofrece historias inspradoras de gente comun
y corriente que ha ordo y recibido respuestas extraordiarias. Aqui
encontrara historias increibles de sanidad, proteccion y rescate,
junto a sabiduria que le servira de guia en sus propias oraciones.
Available for download as DBC11875.

Cuentos de Perrault by Charles Perrault (DT04369)
A collection of classic Spanish children’s stories. Included are: La
Bella Drumiente del Bosque, Caperucita Roja, Barba Azul, El Gato con
Botas, Las Hadas, La Cenicienta, Riquete, El de Copete, Pulgarcito,
Griseldis, Los deseos ridiculos and Piel de Asno. For grades 6-9.
Spanish language. Available for download as DBC07279.

Descendientes del Sol y Otras Leyendas de America (DT04941)
Una coleccion de exoticas e interesantes leyendas de las Americas.
(A collection of exotic and interesting legends of the Americas.
Spanish language.) Available for download as DBC07280.

The Adventures of Connie and Diego = Las Aventuras de Connie y Diego by Maria Garcia (DT05167)
People make fun of Connie and Diego because their skin is multi-
colored. They run away to ask the animals where they really belong.
This bilingual edition is ideal for those studying Spanish or English.
For readers in grades 2-4. Available for download as DBC07282.

To request a title please call us at 1-800-252-9605 (toll-free in Texas)/512-463-5458 (Austin area) or send an email to:

New Children’s and Young Adult Braille

Check out the latest additions to our local Braille collection!  These titles are aimed towards children and young adults, but may also be helpful to those learning Braille for the first time.

Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT  03774

A collection of nursery rhymes. Suitable for babies or young children,
it features such rhymes as: “Humpty Dumpty”, “Little Bo Peep”, “Baa,
Baa, Black Sheep”, “Jack and Jill” and “Little Miss Muffet”. 2009.
Contracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT  03767

Little Quack and Piddle explore the colorful world around them. 2009.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   HILLS, TAD
Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT   03793

Goose wants to make snow angels and go sledding – but Duck knows
it’s time for Christmas! 2010.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT   03790

This book is the perfect way to introduce young children to the
letters of the alphabet and simple words. 2012.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT   03791

Join little llama for lots of Christmas fun! 2015.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   GIBBY, BAYNE
Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT  03792

A sweet rhyming book expressing a mother’s love for her child.  2013.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT  03752

Based on the much-loved Farmyard Tales series, this board book has
been especially devised to introduce very young children to animal
sounds. 2015. Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   AWDRY, W.
Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT  03769

When Percy breaks down, Thomas the Tank Engine comes to rescue him.
2011. Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT  03771

This touchable book is perfect for bedtime! Feel the soft, fluffy fur
of each animal as you say, “good night!”. 2003.
Contracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   AWDRY, W
Reading level: Infant – Grade 2
BT  03773

Describes the many different items being carried in the freight cars
Thomas the Tank Engine takes to the junction, as well as well as the
live goods he brings back. 1991. Contracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   WATT, FIONA
Reading level: Infant – Grade 3
BT  03768

Simple, repetitive text helps children to associate the adjectives
with the sensation of touching the tactile patches. 2013.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   WATT, FIONA
Reading level: Infant – Grade 3
BT  03770

A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile
patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers.
2000. Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Preschool – Grade 2
BT  03751

Will the small cat find a home? 2010. Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Preschool – Grade 2
BT  03772

A little black puppy acquires a boy, teaches him some tricks, and
finds him when he is lost. 1986. Contracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Preschool – Grade 2
BT  03761

When Clifford the Big Red Dog is left to guard his friend’s leaf
pile, he is very tempted to jump in it! 2000.
Contracted Braille; Print Braille.

Reading level: Preschool – Grade 2
BT  03756

The little orphan fox is frightened, cold, and hungry until he is
found by a kind mother fox, who already has three kits of her own.
For preschool-grade 2. Contracted Braille; Print Braille.

Author:   EDGAR, AMY
Reading level: Preschool – Grade 3
BT   03796

Join Stuart Little for an adventure that gets a little spooky! 2003.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   MAYER, GINA
Reading level: Preschool – Grade 3
BT  03795

It’s a rainy day and things keep going wrong but Little Critter finds
out that even the worst day can always change for the better. 1995.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Preschool – Grade 3
BT  03757

Unhappy at home, P.J. Funnybunny tries living with various other
animals, only to find that he’s homesick. 1983.
Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   GROGAN, JOHN
Reading level: Preschool – Grade 3
BT   03797

When Marley’s family gets mad at him for making a mess, he runs
away. Will they find him again? 2009. Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Author:   MARTIN, BILL
Reading level: Kindergarten – Grade 3
BT  03760

Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses is a young Indian boy who is blind. He
loves to hear his grandfather tell the story of his birth, the
training of his horse Rainbow, and the exciting horse race in which
he participated. Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Kindergarten – Grade 3
BT  03759

A small boy quickly remembers nine good things about Barney, his cat
who died. His father helps him think of the tenth good thing about
Barney, which they agree is “a pretty nice job for a cat.” For grades
K-3. 1971. Contracted Braille; Print Braille.

Reading level: Kindergarten – Grade 3
BT  03758

A stegosaurus stamp is missing and the indomitable Nate the Great
is on the case! 1978. Contracted Braille; Print Braille.

Reading level: Kindergarten – Grade 4
BT  03762

Sue Ellen loses her diary. Did she write about Arthur? Who will find
it, and will they return it to her unread? 1998. Contracted Braille.

Reading level: Grades 2 – 4
BT   03794

Seabiscuit didn’t start out as a winner, but he beat the odds and
became a champion racehorse. 2003. Uncontracted Braille; Print Braille; UEB.

Reading level: Grades 3 – 6
BT  03763

The Boxcar Children are on a special holiday trip to an
old-fashioned New England inn when mysterious things start to happen.
1994. Contracted Braille.

Reading level: Grades 3 – 6
BT  03754

It seems like someone is trying to ruin the colonial Pilgrim
village. But why?  The children are going to find out! 1995.
Contracted Braille.

Reading level: Grades 3 – 6
BT  03755

The clues in a computer game seem to be about real people and places.
Is someone trying to use the game to send them a message? 2000.
Contracted Braille.

Reading level: Grades 3 – 6
BT  03753

Steve Jobs not only co-founded Apple, he changed the world.  2015.
Contracted Braille.

Author:   BROOK, HENRY
Reading level: Grades 3 – 6
BT  03766

From tank commanders to paratroopers to French Resistance fighters,
they all have D-Day stories to tell. 2006. Contracted Braille.

Author:   BAUER, JOAN
Reading level: Young Adult
BT  03764

Eerie occurrences at a house in the apple-growing community of
Banesville, New York, have the local newspaper printing sensational
articles about ghostly activities. But high school reporter Hildy
Biddle is determined to find out the truth–including possible
connections between the paper and a theme-park developer. For senior
high readers. 2008. Contracted Braille.

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New from the TBP Recording Studio September 2016

Check out these titles fresh from the TBP Recording Studio.  They are available for loan on digital cartridge or for download via BARD.

Welcome to Utopia: Notes From a Small Town by Karen Valby (DT 07302)
The author profiles the small town of Utopia, Texas, which has a population of fewer than three hundred people. It follows the struggles and lifestyles of four of its residents and examines themes of class, culture, and the influence of media. Strong language. Subjects: Social Sciences; U.S. History. Available for download as DBC07227.

Dead Men Running by Joel Lee (DT 07303)
The year is 1989, and the Cedar Mountain Six have just pulled off the impossible–a mass Death Row prison escape. Now they are on the run, and Officer Jack Spencer is the first responder. Jack is stuck in a dead-end life and contemplating suicide, and the Six’s escape is exactly what he needs–a real chance to finally be the hero he always thought he would become. Some strong language. Subjects: Suspense Fiction; Mystery and Detective Stories. Available for download as DBC07226.

Beyond Summer by Lisa Wingate (DT 07214)
When soon-to-be college student Tam Lambert learns that her family’s finances are collapsing, the privileged life she’s known is forever changed. Tam and her family must move to a tiny house owned by her father’s company, Householders, in the Dallas neighborhood of Blue Sky Hill. Shasta Reid-Williams and her husband have just purchased their first home in Blue Sky Hill, and it’s the perfect place to raise her children. Even better is having a great neighbor like Tam, who lives across the street. When news of a corrupt mortgage scheme breaks, and Blue Sky Hill neighbors realize they could soon lose their homes, new friendships and old loyalties are tested, and two young women discover the strength and maturity to do the impossible. Subjects: Inspirational; Religious Fiction; Family. Available for download as DBC07225.

Murder on the Rocks: A Gray Whale Inn Mystery by Karen MacInerney (DT 06924)Trading Texas heat for Maine’s tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes has risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up wicked blueberry coffee cake and to-die-for fudgy frosted brownies for her visitors. But when one of her guests turns up dead, the police–and most of the islanders–think Natalie has added murder to the mix. Subjects: Mystery and Detective Stories. Available for download as DBC07205.

A Little Time in Texas by Joan Johnston (DT 05523) Past meets present when Angel Taylor, fearing for her life from a rogue bunch of 1864 cowboys, is pulled into a cave by a stranger–and into present-day Texas. Travelling alone in 19th century Texas had prepared Angel for almost anything–except maybe short dresses and modern dating etiquette. Stranded in an unknown world, Angel finds friendship and romance with Texas Ranger Dallas Masterson. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. Subjects: Romance. Available for download as DBC07218.

Black Plumes by Margery Allingham (DT 00783)
A murder mystery with emphasis on characterization, centering about the death of a noted art dealer. Subjects: Mystery and Detective Stories. Available for download as DBC07219.

Life on the King Ranch by Frank Goodwyn (DT 05653)
In the author’s words, “This is the story of me and my ranch friends, of the heritage that was ours, the way we worked, the tales we told, and the fun we had on America’s largest, most progressive cattle ranch.” Subjects: The West. Available for download as DBC07220.

Nights of the Red Moon by Milton T. Burton (DT 07291)
His small-town work thrown into chaos by the murder of a minister’s wife, Texas sheriff Bo Handel learns that the victim was addicted to prescription drugs and running with one of the roughest men in town. Some violence and strong language. Subjects: Mystery and Detective Stories. Available for download ad DBC07223.

Bluebonnet at Dinosaur Valley State Park by Mary Brooke Casad (DT 07313)Bluebonnet the armadillo visits Dinosaur Valley State Park and has adventures with a glyptodon, an armadillo ancestor. For grades K-3. Subjects: Animals and Wildlife. Available for download as DBC07224.