Summer Reading Program Presents: That All May Travel!

Adventure is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. This week we’re featuring books in our collection about travel. But we don’t want you just to read about adventure. Consequently, we’ve included links to resources with accessibility information for disabled travelers. We want everyone to be able to travel as easily and comfortably as possible. So, if you’ve been putting off that bucket list trip due to the travails of traveling with a disability, put it off no longer. And for those who prefer to experience travel through a good book, we have an armchair traveler section at the end.

Remember: Adventure begins at your library!

Know your Rights

U.S. Department of Transportation: Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights

  • The Right to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect.
  • The Right to Receive Information About Services and Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations.
  • he Right to Receive Information in an Accessible Format.
  • The Right to Accessible Airport Facilities.
  • The Right to Assistance at Airports.
  • The Right to Assistance on the Aircraft.
  • The Right to Travel with an Assistive Device or Service Animal.
  • The Right to Receive Seating Accommodations.
  • The Right to Accessible Aircraft Features.
  • The Right to Resolution of a Disability-Related Issue.

Know your Resources

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality: is a non-profit organization that advocates and creates resources and opportunities for disabled travelers. Among their resources includes tips for travelers of all disabilities, a compilation of rights that disabled travelers should know, and lists of accessible activities in many cities. Some of their most valuable articles include:

  • How to travel with a speech impairment
  • How to travel with a sight impairment or blindness
  • How to travel with a hearing impairment or deafness
  • Autism and airport travel safety tips
  • How to travel with an older adult
  • Avis Rent A Car Launches “Avis Access” for Travelers with Disabilities
  • Toll-Free Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities

CDC: Traveling with a disability

ETIAS: Step by Step Traveling with a Disability in Europe

European Network for Accessible Tourism

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

Mobility International U. S. A.

National Council on Aging: Mobility Friendly Travel Guide

U.S. Department of State: International Travelers with Special Considerations and Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

U.S. Department of Transportation: General Travel Tips for Persons with Disabilities Toll free hotline: 800-778-4838

Accessible Travel DIY

Accessibility apps

Aira: Visual Interpreter Service app for iOS and Android. Uses trained professionals.
Be My Eyes:  Visual Interpreter Service free app for iOS and Android. Uses volunteers.
iAccess Life: Navigate accessible routes and locations.
Google Maps: Includes an “Accessible Places” feature, which labels accessible entrances, seating, restrooms, and parking.

Specialized Car Rental Agencies

MobilityWorks
Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals

Specialty Travel Agencies

Easy Access Travel: https://easyaccesstravel.com/
Tapooz Travel: https://www.tapooztravel.com/
Travel for All: https://travel-for-all.com/
Wheel the World: https://wheeltheworld.com

Traveling by Bus, Train, or Airplane

Amtrak: Accessible Travel Services
Greyhound: Customers with Disabilities Travel Assistance
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program: This program assists individuals with hidden disabilities navigate in airports.
TSA: TSA Cares-Disabilities and Medical Conditions
U. S. Airport Sensory Rooms: Sensory rooms enhance the airport experience for travelers with autism and special needs by providing soft lighting and other features to reduce anxiety before a flight.  

Travel How to Books

ACCESS ANYTHING: I CAN DO THAT! ADVENTURING WITH DISABILITIES by Andrea Jehn Kennedy (DB 69444)
AIR TRAVEL FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS by Cory Lee (DB 115733)
TWENTY-TWO ACCESSIBLE ROAD TRIPS: DRIVING VACATIONS FOR WHEELERS AND SLOW WALKERS by Candy Harrington (DB 75991)

Armchair Travel Books

I DIDN’T HEAR THE DRAGON ROAR by Frances M. Parsons (DB 28448, BR 07658)
I’LL PUSH YOU: A JOURNEY OF 500 MILES, TWO BEST FRIENDS, AND ONE WHEELCHAIR by Patrick Gray (DB 89784)
MILO’S EYES: HOW A BLIND EQUESTRIAN AND HER “SEEING EYE HORSE” RESCUED EACH OTHER by Lissa Bachner (DB 110604, BR 24622)
SENSE OF THE WORLD: HOW A BLIND MAN BECAME HISTORY’S GREATEST TRAVELER by Jason Roberts (DB 62703, BR 16660)
SEVEN-TENTHS: LOVE, PIRACY, AND SCIENCE AT SEA by David Fisichella (DB 71749, BR 19090)
SITES UNSEEN: TRAVELING THE WORLD WITHOUT SIGHT by Wendy S. David (DB 73854)
TRAVELS IN A BLUE CHAIR: ALASKA TO ZAMBIA, USHUAIA TO ULURU; A SERIES OF SHORT STORIES by Walt Balenovich (DB 67926)
UNHEARD: A MEMOIR OF DEAFNESS AND AFRICA by Josh Swiller (DB 67060)
UNSEEN TRAIL: THE STORY OF A BLIND HIKER’S JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Michael O. Hanson (DBC 02612)
YEAR OF SUNDAYS: TAKING THE PLUNGE (AND OUR CAT) TO EXPLORE EUROPE by Edward D. Webster (DB 64156, BR 15594)

July 2024 TBP Book Club Title Announced!

Please join us on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) for our Book Club discussion of MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

We host our Book Club discussions via Zoom. However, all you need to participate is a telephone!

If you have a land line, we will provide a telephone number for accessing the Book Club. If you have a smart phone, we will email an easy “one click ” number you can use to join the discussion. We will also email a Zoom invitation to those who prefer to use a computer.

Patrons who register for the discussion will receive this information a week before the book club meeting.

To RSVP call us at 1-800-252-9605 or email tbp.ral@tsl.texas.gov

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER is available by mail as a digital cartridge and is also available to download on BARD.

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite (DB 93043)
Though it wears on her, Korede has grown very good at cleaning up her sister’s messes—namely, those left after she murders her boyfriends. The bright spot in Korede’s life is a kind doctor at the hospital where she works–until the day he meets Korede’s sister and asks for her number. Some violence. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

We’re looking forward to having you join us on Thursday, July 25!

Nebula Awards Finalists 2024

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards were established by the Science Fiction Writers of America to create an annual anthology of the best stories of the year. The finalists were announced March 15. The winners will be announced Saturday, June 8.

For more information check the award’s website.

Here are the finalists for 2024 that are in the TBP collection.

Nebula Award for Novel

SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS by Vajra Chandrasekera (DB 118283)
WATER OUTLAWS by S. L. Huang (DB 118272, BR IN PROCESS)
TRANSLATION STATE by Ann Leckie (DB 116532)
TERRAFORMERS by Annalee Newitz (DB 113293)
SHIGIDI AND THE BRASS HEAD OF OBALUFON by Wole Talabi (DB 118434)
WITCH KING by Martha Wells (DB 114938)

Nebula Award for Novella

CRANE HUSBAND by Kelly Barnhill (DB 113877, BR 24881, LB 14276)
THORNHEDGE by T. Kingfisher (DB 116446, BR 25269 IN PROCESS)
UNTETHERED SKY by Fonda Lee (DB 118269)
MAMMOTHS AT THE GATES by Vo Nghi (DB 118727, BR IN PROCESS)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

TO SHAPE A DRAGON’S BREATH by Moniquill Blackgoose (DB 118278)

New Large Print Books Added in February 2024

ADULT FICTION

WAKE-UP CALL       O’Leary, Beth  
LB 0000002

TITANIUM NOIR: A NOVEL       Harkaway, Nick  
LB 0000006

WONDER OF IT ALL        Bradford, Barbara Taylor 
LB 14869

BREAKAWAY: A NOVEL          Weiner, Jennifer 
LB 14870

HIDDEN ONE: A KATE BURKHOLDER NOVEL         Castillo, Linda 
LB 14871

GOODNIGHT FROM PARIS: A NOVEL     Healey, Jane 
LB 14872

LAST SINNER          Jackson, Lisa 
LB 14873

ON THE OREGON TRAIL         Vaughan, Robert 
LB 14874

CODE RED: A MITCH RAPP NOVEL        Mills, Kyle 
LB 14876 

SCAVENGERS         Johnstone, William W.; Johnstone, J. A.
LB 14877

CHAIN-GANG ALL-STARS               Adjei-Brenyah 
LB 14878

MAJORITY       Silver, Elizabeth L. 
LB 14879

DUCHESS: A NOVEL       Steel, Danielle 
LB 14880

SHADOW IN MOSCOW            Reay, Katherine 
LB 14882

BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN        Knoll, Jessica 
LB 14883

AFTER THE FOREST       Woods, Kell 
LB 14885

PARIS ASSIGNMENT       Bowen, Rhys 
LB 14888

BAKER’S MAN         Moorman, Jennifer 
LB 14889

THINGS WE NEVER GOT OVER      Score, Lucy 
LB 14890

AMERICAN BEAUTY        Abé, Shana 
LB 14891

DEAD MAN’S WAKE        Doiron, Paul 
LB 14892

DEEP TIDE       Griffin, Laura 
LB 14893

ENIGMA OF GARLIC        McCall Smith, Alexander 
LB 14894

PAYBACK IN DEATH: AN EVE DALLAS NOVEL       Robb, J. D. 
LB 14895

BLONDE IDENTITY          Carter, Ally 
LB 14897

ALONE WITH YOU IN THE ETHER: A LOVE STORY         Blake,Olivie 
LB 14898

WADE IN THE WATER: A NOVEL             Nkrumah, Nyaneba 
LB 14899

VERY INCONVENIENT SCANDAL        Mitchard, Jacquelyn
LB 14900

RODEO QUEEN       Bell, Marcella 
LB 14901

WYOMING PROUD           Palmer, Diana 
LB 14902

TROUBLING TAIL            Cass, Laurie 
LB 14903

FOURTEEN DAYS            Atwood, Margaret; Preston, Douglas J.
LB 14904

WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES          Hunter, Georgia
LB 14905

CROWN OF IVY AND GLASS           Legrand, Claire 
LB 14906

HOLLER, CHILD: STORIES      Watkins, LaToya 
LB 14907

DEEP SKY       Kitasei, Yume 
LB 14909

SILVER LADY   Putney, Mary Jo 
LB 14910

FAMILY LORE  Acevedo, Elizabeth 
LB 14911

CURSE OF PENRYTH HALL     Armstrong, Jess
LB 14912

KNOWING YOU        Peterson, Tracie 
LB 14913

WOMAN WHO INHERITED TROUBLE      Crigger, C.K.
LB 14914

WINTER BY THE SEA      Klassen, Julie 
LB 14915

WITCH OF WILD THINGS Gilliland, Raquel Vasquez
LB 14916

ADULT NON-FICTION

CLASS: A MEMOIR  Land, Stephanie
LB 14868

WHAT AN OWL KNOWS: THE NEW SCIENCE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ENIGMATIC BIRDS           Ackerman, Jennifer
LB 14875

DIARY OF A TUSCAN BOOKSHOP: A MEMOIR       Donati, Alba
LB 14886

BALD EAGLES, BEAR CUBS, AND HERMIT BILL: MEMORIES OF A MAINE WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST     Joseph, Ron
LB 14887

BOOK OF CHARLIE: WISDOM FROM THE REMARKABLE AMERICAN LIFE OF A 109-YEAR-OLD MAN       Von Drehle, David
LB 14896

MANY LIVES OF MAMA LOVE Hardin, Lara Love
LB 14917

DRESS DIARY: SECRETS FROM A VICTORIAN WOMAN’S WARDROBE     Strasdin, Kate
LB 14918

ASSET MINDSET: A SPECIAL FORCES PERSPECTIVE FOR ACHIEVING SUCCESS        Fielding, Daniel
LB 14919

JUVENILE FICTION

ZAUBERHAFTE ELFENGESCHICHTEN    Jannausch, Doris
LB 0000007

DAS GROSSE KINDERLESEBUCH   Storey, Pamela
LB 0000008

BILDERMAUS-GESCHICHTEN VON DER KLEINEN PRINZESSIN    Farber, Werner
LB 14881

NELL PLANTS A TREE     Wynter, Anne
LB 14884

TURTLES OF THE MIDNIGHT MOON       Fitzgerald, María José
LB 14908

Texas Talking Book Program Author Talk: Taylor Moore

The Talking Book Program’s theme for our Summer Reading Program this year is Adventure begins at your Library, so join us for an author talk on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) with action-packed thriller author, Taylor Moore.

Reader’s Advisory Librarian, Laura Jean will talk with him about his career as an author as well as his books, from his GARRETT KOHL Series. A Q&A chat will follow.

Our Author Talks meet via Zoom, however all you need to participate is a telephone! If you have a land line, you will use the telephone number. If you have a smart phone, you will use the “one-tap” number to join the discussion. We will also email a Zoom invitation to those who prefer to use a computer. This information will be sent to all patrons who RSVP a week prior to the author talk.

We would also like to offer you the opportunity to ask Taylor Moore questions about his books. Please submit questions by July 9. We will choose questions based on the responses to this form and they may be asked during the event!

Question Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnJUBaiGh0MUQEMUtqldrlqjQFj5vIXotqLsp1WqghSNwPLg/viewform?usp=sharing

To RSVP, please reply to this email, or call the Talking Book Program at 1-800-252-9605

Please indicate if you would like us to mail you a digital cartridge with his series or if you prefer to download them from BARD. Also, please let us know if you would like a reminder via email or phone-call (or both).

Start with the first book in his series: DOWN RANGE

DOWN RANGE (DBC 26465) by Taylor Moore

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

We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday, July 16!

Summer Reading Program Presents: National Parks

Adventure is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. This week we’re featuring books about our National Parks. In fact, did you know that you can visit our national parks without even leaving your home? Many of our National Parks offer virtual tours. For more information, go to the National Parks website.

Perhaps you’d rather read about our national parks. Our collection contains everything from history to mystery, with romance in between. Check out the titles in our collection. Remember, adventure begins at your library!

Adult Nonfiction

BIG BURN: TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND THE FIRE THAT SAVED AMERICA by Timothy Egan (DB 69976)
HOUR OF LAND: A PERSONAL TOPOGRAPHY OF AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS by Terry Tempest Williams (DB 86575)
LASSOING THE SUN: A YEAR IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS by Mark Woods (DBC 12749)
LEAVE IT AS IT IS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S AMERICAN WILDERNESS by David Gessner (DB 101435)
LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS: MY ACADIA-TO-ZION JOURNEY THROUGH EVERY NATIONAL PARK by Conor Knighton (DB 99776)
NATURAL RIVALS: JOHN MUIR, GIFFORD PINCHOT, AND THE CREATION OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LANDS by John Clayton (DB 102008)
PROPHETS AND MOGULS, RANGERS AND ROGUES, BISON AND BEARS: 100 YEARS OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE by Heather Hansen (DBC 03184)
RIGHTFUL HERITAGE: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE LAND OF AMERICA by Douglas Brinkley (DB 85166, LB 08664)
TEN BEST OF EVERYTHING: NATIONAL PARKS; EIGHT HUNDRED TOP PICKS FROM PARKS COAST TO COAST (DB 73663)
THAT WILD COUNTRY: AN EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LANDS by Mark Kenyon (DB 103496)

Adult Fiction

SERIES

ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY SERIES by Nevada Barr
Track of the Cat (DB 65648, BR 21546, LB 10965)
DINOSAUR LAKE SERIES by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Dinosaur Lake (DB 81416)
JACK PRESTER MYSTERY SERIES by Sandy Dengler
Model Murder (LB 10601)
RANGER MCINTYRE SERIES by James C. Work
UNMENTIONABLE MURDERS (DBC 13135)
VINTAGE NATIONAL PARKS by Karen Barnett
Road to Paradise (DB 98319)

STAND ALONE NOVELS

CHASING BEARS: A CANOE COUNTRY ADVENTURE by Earl Fleck (DB 51873, BR 13475)
FAMOUS FOR A LIVING by Melissa Ferguson (LB 14666)
FOOL’S PROGRESS: AN HONEST NOVEL by Edward Abbey (DB 29206)
KINGDOMTIDE by Rye Curtis (DB 98412)
LAST RANGER by Peter Heller (DB 118782)
NEST IN ASHES by Christine Goff (DBC 12981)
PUBLIC TRUST by J. M. Mitchell (DBC 03185)
TAKE ME WITH YOU by Catherine Ryan Hyde (DBC 16525)

Juvenile Nonfiction

NATIONAL MONUMENTS, NATIONAL PARKS, NATURAL WONDERS by Cynthia L. Brown (DB 69027)

Juvenile Fiction

SERIES

KATT VS. DOGG SERIES by James Patterson
Katt vs. Dogg (DB106129) Grades 3-6
MYSTERIES IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS SERIES by Gloria Skurzynski
Wolf Stalker (DB 50778) Grades 4-7
NATIONAL PARK MYSTERY SERIES by Mary Morgan
Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks (DBC 11122) Grades 3-6

STAND ALONE NOVELS

OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD by Laura Welch Bush (DB 102072, BR 21094) Grades Kindergarten – 3

35 New Texas Titles Now on BARD!

Panhandle megafires, Texas Christmas legends, the lighter side of Texas history, and health resorts highlight these newly available Texas titles.

There are now more than 2,200 locally produced Texas titles on BARD. Check out the Texas Talking Book Program’s stellar Volunteer Recording Studio!

ALAMO HOUSE: WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, MEN WITHOUT BRAINS by Sarah Bird
DBC 28927

Adult Fiction

ALEX SWEET’S TEXAS: THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LONE STAR HISTORY by Alexander Edwin Sweet
DBC 28971

Adult Non-fiction

BAD SMOKE, GOOD SMOKE: A TEXAS RANCHER’S VIEW OF WILDFIRE by John R. Erickson
DBC 18356

Adult Non-Fiction

BLANCO by Allen Wier
DBC 28978

Adult Fiction

CRAZY WATER: THE STORY OF MINERAL WELLS AND OTHER TEXAS HEALTH RESORTS by Gene Fowler
DBC 28943

Adult Non-Fiction

CUANDO LAS COSAS MALAS LE PASAN A LA GENTE BUENA by Harold S. Kushner
DBC 28953

Adult Non-fiction (Spanish)

EDGE OF THE WEST AND OTHER TEXAS STORIES by Bryan Woolley
DBC 28982

Adult Non-Fiction

FELICE AND THE WAILING WOMAN by Diana López
DBC 28997

Juvenile Fiction

GALLOWS WAITING: CODY’S LAW BOOK 10 by Matthew S. Hart
DBC 26289

Adult Fiction

GREAT TEXAS CHRISTMAS LEGENDS by Zeno Zeplin
DBC 24940

Juvenile Non-Fiction

LAST DANCE ON THE STARLIGHT PIER by Sarah Bird
DBC 29000

Adult Fiction

LATE BLOOMERS: A NOVEL by Deepa Varadarajan
DBC 29005

Adult Fiction

LONE STAR by Barbara Barrie
DBC 28923

Juvenile Fiction

LOOP by Joe Coomer
DBC 28932

Adult Fiction

MAGGIE AND DEVILDUST-RIDIN’ HIGH! by Judy Alter
DBC 28900

Juvenile Fiction

MOTHER SCORPION COUNTRY: A LEGEND FROM THE MISKITO INDIANS OF NICARAGUA = LA TIERRA DE LA MADRE ESCORPIÓN: UNA LEYENDA DE LOS INDIOS MISKITOS DE NICARAGUA by Harriet Rohmer
DBC 28964

Juvenile Non-Fiction (English/Spanish)

MR. TEXAS: A NOVEL by Lawrence Wright
DBC 28999

Adult Fiction

MY DEAR MOLLIE: LOVE LETTERS OF A TEXAS SHEEP RANCHER by John Barclay McGill
DBC 28956

Juvenile Non-Fiction

MY SUMMER DARLINGS by May K. Cobb
DBC 29002

Adult Fiction

MYSTERY OF Y’BARBO’S TUNNEL by Martha Tannery Jones
DBC 28951

Juvenile Fiction

NIGHT WILL FIND YOU by Julia Heaberlin
DBC 29004

Adult Fiction

OLEANDER CITY: A NOVEL BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Matt Bondurant
DBC 29003

Adult Fiction

OLEANDER ODYSSEY: THE KEMPNERS OF GALVESTON, TEXAS, 1854-1980S by Harold Melvin Hyman
DBC 28894

Adult Non-Fiction

PARADISE VALLEY by Jack Curtis
DBC 28933

Adult Fiction

PICKING PEAS FOR A PENNY by Angela Shelf Medearis
DBC 28958

Juvenile Non-Fiction

PIONEER JEWISH TEXANS: THEIR IMPACT ON TEXAS AND AMERICAN HISTORY FOR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS, 1590-1990 by Natalie Ornish
DBC 28893

Adult Non-Fiction

SEX, MURDER & THE UNWRITTEN LAW: GENDER AND JUDICIAL MAYHEM, TEXAS STYLE by Bill Neal
DBC 18391

Adult Non-Fiction

SIETE HISTORIAS DE AMOR DE NAVIDAD by Leo F. Buscaglia
DBC 28930

Adult Non-Fiction (Spanish)

TEXAS ALPHABET by James Rice
DBC 28963

Juvenile Non-Fiction

TEXAS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by James Rice
DBC 28962

Juvenile Fiction

THIS DOG’LL HUNT by Wallace O. Chariton
DBC 28931

Adult Non-Fiction

TRAIN TO ESTELLINE: A NOVEL by Jane Roberts Wood
DBC 28981

Adult Fiction

UNSETTLED LAND: FROM REVOLUTION TO REPUBLIC, THE STRUGGLE FOR TEXAS by Sam W. Haynes
DBC 290

Adult Non-Fiction

VANQUISHERS by Kalynn Bayron
DBC 28998

Juvenile Fiction

WHAT I AM by Divya Srinivasan
DBC 28996

Juvenile Fiction

Pulitzer Prize Finalists 2024

The Pulitzer Prizes, administered at Columbia University, were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher who left money to Columbia upon his death. A portion of his bequest was used to establish the Pulitzer Prize as an incentive to excellence. First awarded in 1917, Pulitzer specified solely four awards in journalism, four in books and drama, one for education, and five traveling scholarships. Since then, the Pulitzer Prize Board has increased the number of awards to 23 and introduced poetry, music, photography, memoir, and audio journalism as subjects. Below are the 2024 finalists and winners in the TBP collection under the category of Letters and Drama Prizes. The winners were announced on May 6.

For more information check the Awards’ Website.

Fiction

NIGHT WATCH by Jayne Anne Phillips
DB 117272
SAME BED DIFFERENT DREAMS by Ed Park
DB 117270

Biography

KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig
DB 115189, BR 25331
MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE: AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM by Ilyon Woo DB 112758

Memoir or Autobiography

LILIANA’S INVINCIBLE SUMMER: A SISTER’S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE by Cristina Rivera Garza
DB 115091, en espanol DB 107986
BEST MINDS: A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, MADNESS, AND THE TRAGEDY OF GOOD INTENTIONS by Jonathan Rosen
DB 114107
COUNTRY OF THE BLIND: A MEMOIR AT THE END OF SIGHT by Andrew Leland
DB 115575, BR 25166

General Nonfiction

DAY IN THE LIFE OF ABED SALAMA: ANATOMY OF A JERUSALEM TRAGEDY by Nathan Thrall
DB 118265
COBALT RED: HOW THE BLOOD OF THE CONGO POWERS OUR LIVES by Kara Siddharth
DB 112317
FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Vaillant
DB 116220

2024 ITW Thriller Awards Finalists

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas. The finalists for the Thriller Awards were announced March 15. The winners will be announced June 1.

For more information check out the ITW Thriller Awards website.

Here are the finalists for 2024 that are in the TBP collection.

Best Hardcover Novel

ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby (DB 115237)
HER DEADLY GAME by Robert Dugoni (LB 14507)
IT’S ONE OF US by J. T. Ellison (LB 14313)
FIXIT: AN IQ NOVEL by Joe Ide (DB 114363)

Best Audiobook

LAST ORPHAN by Gregg Hurwitz and narrated by Scott Brick (DB 113169)
HOUSEMAID’S SECRET by Freida McFadden and narrated by Lauryn Allman (DB 117095)
HOUSE OF WOLVES by James Patterson and Mike Lupica and narrated by Ellen Archer (DB 111848)

Best First Novel

GOLDEN GATE by Amy Chua (DB 116781, LB 0000040)
SCORCHED GRACE by Margot Douaihy (DB 115165)

Best Paperback Original Novel

CAVE 13 by Jonathan Maberry (DB 118501 IN PROCESS)

Best Young Adult Novel

WHERE HE CAN’T FIND YOU by Darcy Coates (DB 118630 IN PROCESS)
WHERE ECHOES DIE by Courtney Gould (DB 116092)
WHERE DARKNESS BLOOMS by Andrea Hannah (DB 113779)
STATELESS by Elizabeth Wein (DB 115906)

New Large Print Books Added in March 2024

Adult Fiction

Action and Adventure Fiction

FUTURE: A NOVEL Alderman, Naomi
LB 0000068

Christian Fiction

FINDING US     Peterson, Tracie
LB 0000063

HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE BEES       Cox, Amanda
LB 0000070

LIGHT ON HALSEY STREET            Miller, Vanessa
LB 0000062

SMALL TOWN SECRETS         Duncan, Lillian
LB 0000064

Cozy Mysteries

DEAD ON TARGET  Beaton, M. C.
LB 0000071

PROOF OF THE PUDDING       Bowen, Rhys
LB 0000092

Detective and Mystery Fiction

BETRAYAL       Margolin, Phillip
LB 0000015

BURYING DAISY DOE: A STAR CAVANAUGH COLD CASE     Richards, Ramona
LB 0000074

DEAD BY DAWN      Doiron, Paul
LB 0000079

DROWN HER SORROWS         Leigh, Melinda
LB 0000114

FORGOTTEN IN DEATH           Robb, J. D.
LB 0000080

HATCHET ISLAND           Doiron, Paul
LB 0000083

LOVE AND DEATH AMONG THE CHEETAHS           Bowen, Rhys
LB 0000059

MURDER ON TOUR         Burns, V. M.
LB 0000095

NO RESERVE   Francis, Felix
LB 0000086

RANDOM IN DEATH         Robb, J. D.
LB 0000078

ROBERT B. PARKER’S BROKEN TRUST         Lupica, Mike
LB 0000034

WATCHMAKER’S HAND   Deaver, Jeffery
LB 0000025

Domestic Fiction

HEART BONES        Hoover, Colleen
LB 0000028

YOU ONLY CALL WHEN YOU’RE IN TROUBLE             McCauley, Stephen
LB 0000090

Fantasy Fiction

ATLAS COMPLEX    Blake, Olivie
LB 0000089

General Fiction

BOOKSHOP BY THE BAY        Kelley, Pamela M.
LB 0000056

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT KITTY KARR?: A NOVEL Smith Paul, Crystal
LB 0000103

FIVE LITTLE INDIANS Good, Michelle
LB 0000088

FOURTEEN DAYS            Atwood, Margaret; Preston, Douglas J.
LB 14904

WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS IN THE LIBRARY: A NOVEL      Aoyama, Michiko
LB 0000055

Gothic Fiction

HEIRESS: A NOVEL         Hawkins, Rachel
LB 0000043

Historical Fiction

ABSOLUTION          McDermott, Alice
LB 0000013

AGAINST THE WIND        Cabot, Amanda
LB 0000019

BOOKBINDER: A NOVEL         Williams, Pip
LB 0000051

COUNCIL OF DOLLS: A NOVEL       Power, Mona Susan
LB 0000026

GOLDEN GATE        Chua, Amy
LB 0000040

INHERITANCE          Roberts, Nora
LB 0000011

KEEPER OF HIDDEN BOOKS: A NOVEL          Martin, Madeline
LB 0000033

LONGHORNS EAST         Boggs, Johnny D.
LB 0000016

MONTH OF DOOMSDAYS       Johnstone, William W., Johnstone, J. A.
LB 0000112

NEED FOR VIOLENCE: THE BATTLING HARRIGANS OF THE FRONTIER        Richards, Dusty
LB 0000108

PERIL IN PARIS       Bowen, Rhys
LB 0000060

SIGN OF HER OWN         Marsh, Sarah
LB 0000111

WHEN THE JESSAMINE GROWS    Everhart, Donna
LB 0000110

WOMEN           Hannah, Kristin
LB 0000104

Humorous Fiction

DOOR-TO-DOOR BOOKSTORE       Henn, Carsten
LB 0000094

Political Fiction

FRONT SIGHT: THREE SWAGGER NOVELLAS                       Hunter, Stephen
LB 0000102

Psychological Fiction

EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD: A NOVEL        Hollander, Jenny
LB 0000065

ST. AMBROSE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS       Ward, Jessica
LB 0000109

SUMMERHOUSE      Deveraux, Jude
LB 0000097

Romance Fiction

BOOKBINDER’S GUIDE TO LOVE   Garbera, Katherine
LB 0000105

CHRISTMAS AT THE SHELTER INN         Thayne, RaeAnne
LB 0000091

FAIREST OF HEART        Witemeyer, Karen
LB 0000021

FLOWER QUILTER          Steele, Mindy
LB 0000107

HAPPINESS PLAN   Mallery, Susan
LB 0000045

IF THE SHOE FITS: A MEANT TO BE NOVEL           Murphy, Julie
LB 0000032

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS         Macomber, Debbie; Novak, Brenda; Woods, Sherryl
LB 0000049

IN THE LIKELY EVENT: A NOVEL     Yarros, Rebecca
LB 0000085

INTO THE FIRE: UNDAUNTED COURAGE       Hannon, Irene
LB 0000012

LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTMAS      Hale, Jenny
LB 0000106

NIGHT ISLAND         Krentz, Jayne Ann
LB 0000044

Romantic Suspense Fiction

LAST CLOSE CALL         Griffin, Laura
LB 0000099

Science Fiction

LAND OF MILK AND HONEY    Zhang, C Pam
LB 0000072

Short Stories

HARBOR LIGHTS: STORIES    Burke, James Lee
LB 0000076

Spy Fiction

COMMAND AND CONTROL             Cameron, Marc
LB 0000052

YEAR OF THE LOCUST: A THRILLER              Hayes, Terry, 1951-
LB 0000082

Thrillers

BAD WEATHER FRIEND          Koontz, Dean R.
LB 0000077

MANNER OF DEATH: A NOVEL       Cook, Robin
LB 0000081

ONLY IF YOU’RE LUCKY: A NOVEL         Willingham, Stacy
LB 0000084

Western Fiction

BRIGHT SKIES AND DARK HORSES: WESTERN STORIES     Nesbitt, John D.
LB 0000030

FRONTIER OVERLAND COMPANY        Johnstone, William W., Johnstone, J. A.
LB 0000024

GRIZZLY MOON       Dearen, Patrick
LB 0000100

Adult Non-Fiction

Autobiographies

DOPPELGANGER: A TRIP INTO THE MIRROR WORLD           Klein, Naomi
LB 0000075

HOW TO SAY BABYLON: A MEMOIR       Sinclair, Safiya
LB 0000069

PULLING THE CHARIOT OF THE SUN: A MEMOIR OF A KIDNAPPING            McCrae, Shane
LB 0000027

WHAT THE DEAD KNOW: LEARNING ABOUT LIFE AS A NEW YORK CITY DEATH INVESTIGATOR                   Butcher, Barbara
LB 0000066

Biographies

FLIGHT: MY LIFE IN MISSION CONTROL            Kraft, Christopher C.
LB 0000041

TEDDY AND BOOKER T.: HOW TWO AMERICAN ICONS BLAZED A PATH FOR RACIAL EQUALITY          Kilmeade, Brian
LB 0000054

UPHILL BOTH WAYS: HIKING TOWARD HAPPINESS ON THE COLORADO TRAIL              Lani, Andrea
LB 0000101

WORTHY         Smith, Jada Pinkett
LB 0000017

Economics

EASY MONEY: CRYPTOCURRENCY, CASINO CAPITALISM, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRAUD                 McKenzie, Ben; Silverman, Jacob
LB 0000046

Essays

POSSIBILITY OF LIFE: SCIENCE, IMAGINATION, AND OUR QUEST FOR KINSHIP IN THE COSMOS               Green, Jaime
LB 0000018

Humor

100 PLACES TO SEE AFTER YOU DIE: A TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE AFTERLIFE      Jennings, Ken
LB 0000031

Science

THE LADY AND THE PANDA: THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EXPLORER TO BRING BACK CHINA’S MOST EXOTIC ANIMAL                Croke, Vicki
LB 0000096

Technology

HOW NOT TO AGE: THE SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO GETTING HEALTHIER AS YOU GET OLDER            Greger, Michael
LB 0000098

Juvenile Fiction

Fantasy Fiction

ISLANDS OF ELSEWHERE      Fawcett, Heather
LB 0000047

Humorous Fiction

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: NO BRAINER    Kinney, Jeff
LB 0000042

Novels

SECRET BATTLE OF EVAN PAO     Shang, Wendy Wan Long
LB 0000048

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Social Sciences

WATER IS WIDE: A MEMOIR            Conroy, Pat
LB 0000050

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Social Sciences

ACCOUNTABLE       Slater, Dashka
LB 0000058