Jimmy Fallon’s Book Club Recommendations

Jimmy Fallon has relaunched his book club. This time he’s decided to go with a March Madness theme, pitting books against each other. On Friday, March 29, Fallon revealed which books have moved onto the Elite Eight. The ultimate winner was announced on Wednesday, April 10: NIGHTWATCHING by Tracy Sierra.

Below are 12 of Jimmy’s Sweet Sixteen picks. Which one do you think should have been the ultimate winner?

For more information check out the website: www.nbc.com/nbc-insider/jimmy-fallon-book-club-2024-books.

FURY by Alex Michaelides (DB 118438)
JAMES by Percival Everett (IN PROCESS)
NIGHTWATCHING by Tracy Sierra (DB 118938)
GRIEF IS FOR PEOPLE by Sloane Crosley (DB 119523 IN PROCESS)
WANDERING STARS by Tommy Orange (IN PROCESS)
YEAR OF THE LOCUST: A THRILLER by Terry Hayes (LB 0000082)
ORDINARY HUMAN FAILINGS by Megan Nolan (DB 119104)
FOX WIFE by Yangsze Choo (DB 119298 IN PROCESS)
HUNTER by Tana French (IN PROCESS)
OTHER VALLEY by Scott Alexander Howard (IN PROCESS)
BULLET SWALLOWER by Elizabeth Gonzalez James (DB 118891)
HOW TO SOLVE YOUR OWN MURDER by Kristen Perrin (IN PROCESS)

Authors and Their Pets

April 11 is National Pet Day. Celebrate by reading one of these books written by authors about their pets. The books in our collection cover variety of authors. We have popular fiction writers like Danielle Steel and Dean Koontz, as well as more literary authors such as John Steinbeck and Virginia Woolfe. In fact, Virginia Woolfe wrote a biography about Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s dog, Flush. So, poets are covered too.

BIG LITTLE LIFE: A MEMOIR OF A JOYFUL DOG by Dean R. Koontz (DB 70393, BR 18728)
BLISS TO YOU: TRIXIE’S GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE by Dean R. Koontz (DB 69378)
CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS by Peter Gethers (DB 34131, BR 08854)
COLTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BEST DOG I EVER HAD by Rick Bass (BR 13367)
DOG IS MY CO-PILOT: GREAT WRITERS ON THE WORLD’S OLDEST FRIENDSHIP (DB 57155, BR 15158)
DOG’S LIFE by Peter Mayle (DB 44236, BR 10858)
FLUSH: A BIOGRAPHY by Virginia Woolfe (BRA 09862)
MY CAT SPIT MCGEE by Willie Morris (DB 52219, BR 13597)
MY DOG SKIP by Willie Morris (DB 41612, BR 10740)
PARTICULARLY CATS–AND RUFUS by Doris Lessing (BR 09522)
PURE JOY: THE DOGS WE LOVE by Danielle Steel (DB 92763)
SHAGGY MUSES: THE DOGS WHO INSPIRED VIRGINIA WOOLF, EMILY DICKINSON, EDITH WHARTON, ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, AND EMILY BRONTE by Maureen B. Adams (DB 64545)
SLEEPING WITH CATS: A MEMOIR by Marge Piercy (DB 58077)
TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: IN SEARCH OF AMERICA by John Steinbeck (DB 16094, BR 09952)
WOOF! WRITERS ON DOGS (DB 68414)

Seven Science Fiction and Fantasy Books and One Series Coming to the Big Screen

Some bestselling science fiction and fantasy novels have recently been picked up by film production companies to be made into movies. Now, adaptations are always tricky. Will the screenwriters and actors do the stories justice? Will they leave out parts of the books you find important? You can’t compare the film with the books unless you read the books. So here is a list of several books (and one trilogy) that have been optioned to be made into films. Which of these are you most excited to watch?

LORE by Alexandra Bracken (DB 102852)
PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia Butler (DB 39777, BR 21257)
EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid (DB 87691, BR 22136, LB 09082)
KLARA AND THE SUN by Kazuo Ishiguro (DB 102764, BR 24107, LB 13405)
NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern (DB 73783, BR 21370)
INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by Victoria Schwab (DB 100901, BR 23467)
PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir (DB 103718, BR 24103, LB 13423)

Broken Earth Trilogy

Start with the first book:

FIFTH SEASON: THE BROKEN EARTH, BOOK 1 by N. K. Jemisin (DB 82240, BR 23399; en español DBG 17462)

Time: Counting the Days

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Human beings like to carve our world into bite sized manageable bits: Years, seasons, months, weeks, and days. The first part of this bibliography, tracking time, looks at the ways we do that. The second is a list of devotional calendars and almanacs; these are a type of publication that allows the reader to consider a verse from the Bible or a historical fact for each day of the year. Or choose a knitting project for each month, or a household chore for each season. Be creative and pick a new way to track time with books from our collection!

Tracking Time

Adult

APOLLO’S FIRE: A DAY ON EARTH IN NATURE AND IMAGINATION by Michael Sims (DB 66861)
BRIEF HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING: THE SCIENCE OF MARKING TIME, FROM STONEHENGE TO ATOMIC CLOCKS by Chad Orzel (DB 113502)
CALENDAR: HUMANITY’S EPIC STRUGGLE TO DETERMINE A TRUE AND ACCURATE YEAR by David Ewing Duncan (DB 48474)
HISTORY OF TIME: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION by Leofranc Holford-Strevens
(DB 86447)
KEEPING WATCH: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN TIME by Michael O’Malley (DB 38333)
QUESTIONING THE MILLENNIUM: A RATIONALIST’S GUIDE TO A PRECISELY ARBITRARY COUNTDOWN by Stephen Jay Gould (DB 46057)
SEVEN DAYS FROM SUNDAY by Thomas Galt (BT 02305)
SPRING FORWARD: THE ANNUAL MADNESS OF DAYLIGHT SAVING by Michael Downing (DB 60538)

Juvenile

CALENDAR by Patricia K. Kummer (DB 63593) Grades 5-8
RIDDLE OF TIME by Thelma Harrington Bell (BR 00431) Grades 6-9
SECOND, A MINUTE, A WEEK WITH DAYS IN IT: A BOOK ABOUT TIME by Brian P. Cleary (DBC 06717, BRC 01809) Grades Kindergarten-3
TIME BOOK: A BRIEF HISTORY FROM LUNAR CALENDARS TO ATOMIC CLOCKS by Martin Jenkins (DB 69885) Grades 3-6

General Calendars

Adult

AMERICAN MINUTE: NOTABLE EVENTS OF AMERICAN SIGNIFICANCE REMEMBERED ON THE DATE THEY OCCURRED (DB 87449)
AMERICAN PATRIOT’S ALMANAC by William J. Bennett (DB 68700)
CHESAPEAKE ALMANAC: FOLLOWING THE BAY THROUGH THE SEASONS by John Page Williams (DBC 12242)
COLORADO WEATHER ALMANAC by Mike P. Nelson (DBC 02906)
DAILY STOIC: 366 MEDITATIONS ON WISDOM, PERSEVERANCE, AND THE ART OF LIVING by Ryan Holiday (DBC 13081)
ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN’S KNITTER’S ALMANAC: PROJECTS FOR EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR by Elizabeth Zimmermann (BR 18547)
I HATE TO COOK ALMANACK by Peg Bracken (DB 10831)
NEW YORK TIMES HOME REPAIR ALMANAC: A SEASON-BY-SEASON GUIDE FOR MAINTAINING YOUR HOME by Edward R. Lipinsky (DB 54745)
READER’S BOOK OF DAYS: TRUE TALES FROM THE LIVES AND WORKS OF WRITERS FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR by Tom Nissley (DB 77901)
YEAR AND A DAY OF EVERYTHING WITCHCRAFT: 366 WAYS TO WITCHIFY YOUR LIFE by Deborah Blake (DB109940, BR 24424)

Juvenile

CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE: A BOOK OF MONTHS by Maurice Sendak (DB 55651) Grades Kindergarten-3
DAYS TO CELEBRATE: A FULL YEAR OF POETRY, PEOPLE, HOLIDAYS, HISTORY, FASCINATING FACTS, AND MORE by Lee Bennett Hopkins (DB 60093, BR 15962) Grades 4-7

Devotional Calendars

En español

CONMIGO DIA TRAS DIA: MOMENTOS PARA LA REFLEXION por Pope John Paul II
(DB 56985)
MEDITACIONES PARA MUJERES QUE HACEN DEMASIADO por Anne Wilson Schaef (DB 79962)
MOMENTOS DE QUIETUD CON DIOS DEVOCIONARIO: 365 INSPIRACIONES DIARIAS por Joyce Meyer (DB 102859)
TRESCIENTOS SESENTA Y CINCO SANTOS: SU GUIA DIARIA DE MEDITACION por Woodeene Koenig-Bricker (DB 65973)
YO DECLARO: TREINTA Y UNA PROMESAS PARA PROCLAMAR SOBRE SU VIDA por Joel Osteen (DB 76974)

English

ACTS OF FAITH: DAILY MEDITATIONS FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR by Iyanla Vanzant
(DB 38262, BR 09565)
BACK PORCH FAITH: WEEKLY MEDITATIONS by Paul Prather (DBC 24523)
BOOK OF DAYS: REFLECTIONS INSPIRED BY THE LITURGICAL YEAR by Bertha Catherine Madott (DBG 02203)
BOOK OF MYSTERIES by Jonathan Cahn (DB 87066)
BREAKFAST WITH BILLY GRAHAM: 120 DAILY READINGS by Billy Graham (LB 09465)
CHRISTIAN MYSTICS: 365 READINGS AND MEDITATIONS by Matthew Fox
(DBC 27433)
CLOSER TO GOD EACH DAY: 365 DEVOTIONS FOR EVERYDAY LIVING by Joyce Meyer (LB 08373)
DAILY DEVOTIONS INSPIRED BY NINETY MINUTES IN HEAVEN: NINETY READINGS FOR HOPE AND HEALING by Don Piper (DBC 02402)
DAILY READINGS FROM YOUR BEST LIFE NOW: NINETY DEVOTIONS FOR LIVING AT YOUR FULL POTENTIAL by Joel Osteen (DB 63057, BR 16436)
DAILY REFLECTIONS by Helen Steiner Rice (DB 34978; BR 08872)
DAILY REFLECTIONS: A BOOK OF REFLECTIONS BY A.A. MEMBERS FOR A.A. MEMBERS (BRC 00374)
EACH NEW DAY by Corrie Ten Boom (LB 02205)
EXPERIENCING GOD DAY-BY-DAY: THE DEVOTIONAL AND JOURNAL by Henry T. Blackaby (DB 115874, BR 25255)
FATHER OF LOVE: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, SELECTIONS by Janette Oke (DB 34103)
FINISHING TOUCH by Charles R. Swindoll (DB 40559)
GLIMPSES OF GRACE: DAILY THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS by Madeleine L’Engle (DBC 27534)
GOD CALLING (DB 51750, BR 05153)
LIVING WATER: DAILY READINGS WITH ST. TERESA OF AVILA by St. Teresa of Avila (DBG 01490)
LOVE OUT LOUD: 365 DEVOTIONS FOR LOVE GOD, LOVING YOURSELF, AND LOVING OTHERS by Joyce Meyer (LB 07001)
MEDITATIONS FOR WOMEN WHO DO TOO MUCH by Anne Wilson Schaef
(DB 33368, BR 08625)
MISSION POSSIBLE ONE-YEAR-DEVOTIONAL: 365 DAYS OF INSPIRATION FOR PURSUING YOUR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE by Tim Tebow (DB 114878)
MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: GOLDEN BOOK OF OSWALD CHAMBERS, SELECTIONS FOR THE YEAR by Oswald Chambers (DB 19090)
OIL OF JOY FOR MOURNING: 365 DAILY MEDITATIONS TO COMFORT THE WIDOWED by Jan Sheble (DBG 06574, BRG 00024)
ONE YEAR BOOK OF HYMNS (DBC 05122)
PAT BOONE DEVOTIONAL BOOK by Pat Boone (LB 02243)
REDEEMED: DEVOTIONS FOR THE LONGING SOUL by Will Graham (DB 94508)
SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: 365 DAYS TO A BALANCED AND JOYFUL LIFE by Sarah Ban Breathnach (LB 12958)
SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A DAYBOOK OF COMFORT AND JOY by Sarah Ban Breathnach (DB 42044)
SONGS OF JESUS: A YEAR OF DAILY DEVOTIONS IN THE PSALMS by Timothy Keller (DB 83058)
SPECTACLE OF GLORY: GOD’S LIGHT SHINING THROUGH ME EVERY DAY by Joni Eareckson Tada (DB 87637)
STREAMS IN THE DESERT by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman (DB 18624)
STREAMS IN THE DESERT, VOL.TWO: FROM THE FILES AND UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS OF MRS. CHARLES E. COWMAN by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman (DB 18917)
STRENGTH FOR EACH DAY: 365 DEVOTIONS TO MAKE EVERY DAY A GREAT DAY by Joyce Meyer (DB 114781)
THROUGH THE YEAR WITH FULTON SHEEN by Fulton J. Sheen (DB 28062)
TIME TO GET SERIOUS: DAILY DEVOTIONS TO KEEP YOU CLOSE TO GOD by Anthony T. Evans (DBC 18634)
UNTIL TODAY! DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND PEACE OF MIND by Iyanla Vanzant (DB 51659)
UNTO THE HILLS by Billy Graham (DB 26132, LB 09118)
WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?: DAILY REFLECTIONS ON THE BIBLE, THE SAINTS, AND THE ANSWER THAT IS CHRIST by Timothy Michael Dolan (DB 97304)

Nominees for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay 2024

The Academy Award (also known by its nickname “Oscar”) for Best Adapted Screenplay is awarded to the best screenplay adapted from previously established material, as determined by Academy member-voters. The most frequently adapted media are novels, but other adapted narrative formats include stage plays, musicals, short stories, TV series, and even other films and film characters. All sequels are also considered adaptations by this standard (based on the story and characters set forth in the original film). The movie Barbie is one of the nominees this year even though it’s not based on a book, but on the characters created by Ruth Handler. So, we’ve included a book about Ruth Handler and the creation of Barbie.

The 96th Academy Awards winners were announced on March 10.

American Fiction

ERASURE by Percival Everett (DB 103402)

Barbie

BARBIE AND RUTH: THE STORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS DOLL AND THE WOMAN WHO CREATED HER by Robin Gerber (DB 69491)

Oppenheimer

AMERICAN PROMETHEUS: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (DB 61087)

Poor Things

POOR THINGS: EPISODES FROM THE EARLY LIFE OF ARCHIBALD MCCANDLESS, M.D., SCOTTISH PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER by Alisdair Gray (DB 38112)

The Zone of Interest

The ZONE OF INTEREST by Martin Amis (BRG 03577)

May 2024 TBP Book Club Title Announced!

Please join us on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) for our Book Club discussion of MERCURY RISING: JOHN GLENN, JOHN KENNEDY, AND THE NEW BATTLEGROUND OF THE COLD WAR by Jeff Shesol.

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

MERCURY RISING is available by mail as a digital cartridge and is also available to download on BARD.

MERCURY RISING: JOHN GLENN, JOHN KENNEDY, AND THE NEW BATTLEGROUND OF THE COLD WAR by Jeff Shesol (DB 110864)

A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race. If the United States couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War–a perilous time when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, tested nuclear bombs more destructive than any in history, and beat the United States to every major milestone in space. The race to the heavens seemed a race for survival—and America was losing. On February 20, 1962, when John Glenn blasted into orbit aboard Friendship 7, his mission was not only to circle the planet; it was to calm the fears of the free world and renew America’s sense of self-belief. Mercury Rising re-creates the tension and excitement of a flight that shifted the momentum of the space race and put the United States on the path to the moon. Drawing on new archival sources, personal interviews, and previously unpublished notes by Glenn himself, Mercury Rising reveals how the astronaut’s heroics lifted the nation’s hopes in what Kennedy called the “hour of maximum danger.” Commercial audiobook.

We’re looking forward to having you join us on Tuesday, May 21!

Gabriel García Márquez

Although the famed Colombian novelist died a decade ago, he has recently been in the news. His sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo Garcia, have decided to publish his last unfinished novel—against his wishes. His sons explain that their father found his own writing to be nonsensical only because he was suffering from dementia at that point. However, they have read the book and believe that even though it is unfinished it still makes sense and is very moving. They think it is worthy of publication and should be shared with the world.

On the other hand, fellow Nobel laureate Salman Rushdie disagrees. He is concerned that the new book might not live up to the rest of Garcia Márquez’s body of work and could tarnish his legacy. He believes that Garcia Márquez’s sons should honor their father’s wishes in this matter.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with Rodrigo and Gonzalo Garcia? Or do you agree with Mr. Rushdie that Garcia Márquez’s unfinished book should not be published?

The book, EN AGOSTO NOS VEMOS or UNTIL AUGUST, in English, was released on March 6. The English version was published on March 12.

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) has not added this book to the collection yet. Generally, we are six to nine months behind the publishing schedule. So, while we all wait, here is a list of García Márquez’s books in our collection. We’ve listed those titles in both Spanish and English Language. We also have 100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE, as well as a few more of his books in Italian, French, and Vietnamese. Let us know if you’re interested in reading his books in those languages, and we can hook you up.  

En Espanol

AMOR EN LOS TIEMPOS DEL COLERA (DB 43969)
CIEN ANOS DE SOLEDAD (DB 60988)
CRONICA DE UNA MUERTE ANUNCIADA (DB 56964)
DEL AMOR Y OTROS DEMONIOS (DB 43952)
FUNERALES DE LA MAMA GRANDE (DB 72990)
GENERAL EN SU LABERINTO (DB 56982)
INCREIBLE Y TRISTE HISTORIA … (DB 14890)
MALA HORA (DBG 17410)
MEMORIA DE MIS PUTAS TRISTES (DB 58968)
NOTICIA DE UN SECUESTRO (DBG 18205)
OLOR DE LA GUAYABA: CONVERSACIONES CON PLINIO APULEYO MENDOZA (DB 81974)
OTONO DEL PATRIARCA (DB 72957)
VIVIR PARA CONTARLA (DB 54963)
YO NO VENGO A DECIR UN DISCURSO (DB 71000)

English

AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH (DB 21157)
CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD (DB 19217, French DBG 10800)
CLANDESTINE IN CHILE (DB 26557)
COLLECTED NOVELLAS (DB 34384)
COLLECTED STORIES (DB 22862)
GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH (DB 32309)
LIVING TO TELL THE TALE (DB 57362)
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA (DB 26981)
MEMORIES OF MY MELANCHOLY WHORES (DB 61195)
NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING (DB 44812)
OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS (DB 40555)
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE (BT 13348, DB 25181, DB 59490, LB 11710)
STORY OF A SHIPWRECKED SAILOR: WHO DRIFTED ON A LIFE RAFT FOR TEN DAYS WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER, WAS PROCLAIMED A NATIONAL HERO, KISSED BY BEAUTY QUEENS, MADE RICH THROUGH PUBLICITY, AND THEN SPURNED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND FORGOTTEN FOR ALL TIME (BR 06470)
STRANGE PILGRIMS: TWELVE STORIES (DB 37754)

Bram Stoker Awards Finalists 2023

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the finalists for the 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® for Superior Achievement. The HWA is the premier writers’ organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, and they have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987. The 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® will be announced on June 1.

For more information, see the Awards website.

Here are the finalists for 2023 that are in the TBP collection.

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

NEVER WHISTLE AT NIGHT: AN INDIGENOUS DARK FICTION ANTHOLOGY Ed. by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Last, Jr. (DB 117262)
OUT THERE SCREAMING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW BLACK HORROR Ed. by Jordan Peele (DB 116396)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

SPIN A BLACK YARN: NOVELLAS by Josh Malerman (DB 117976)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

SPITE HOUSE by Johnny Compton (DB 115899)
EVERYTHING THE DARKNESS EATS by Eric LaRocca (DB 116576)
MAEVE FLY by C. J. Leede (DB 116087)
EDENVILLE by Sam Rebelein (IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

 “Rumpus Room” (WISHING POOL AND OTHER STORIES) by Tananarive Due (DB 117607)

Superior Achievement in Long Nonfiction

BLACK GUY DIES FIRST: BLACK HORROR CINEMA FROM FODDER TO ASCAR by Robin R. Means Coleman (DB 117346)
101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU’RE MURDERED by Sadie Hartmann (DB 116186)

Superior Achievement in a Middle Grade Novel

FELICE AND THE WAILING WOMAN by Diana Lopez (IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in a Novel

REFORMATORY by Tananarive Due (DB 117786)
HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix (DB 112120, LB 14730)
LONE WOMEN by Victor LaValle (DB 114718)
BLACK RIVER ORCHARD by Chuck Wendig (DB 117649 IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

FUNERAL SONGS FOR DYING GIRLS by Cherie Dimaline (DB 114346)
FIND HIM WHERE YOU LEFT HIM DEAD by Kristen Simmons (DB 117813)
HARVEST HOUSE by Cynthia Leitich Smith (DB 114339)
CAMP DAMASCUS by Chuck Tingle (DB 117023)
SHE IS A HAUNTING by Trang Tranh Tran (DB 114283)

Audie Awards Finalists 2024

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2024 Audie Awards, “recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” The full list of finalists follows. Winners were announced at the Audie Awards Gala at The Avalon in Los Angeles on March 4, 2024.

For more information, see the Awards website.

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

Audiobook of the Year

ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby and narrated by Adam Lazarre-White (DB 115237)
SURRENDER: 40 SONGS, ONE STORY by Bono and narrated by the author (DB 111015)
TOM LAKE by Ann Patchett and narrated by Meryl Streep (DB 116555)

Audio Drama

NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell and narrated by the author Lisa Jewell with Nicola Walker, Jenny Walser, Kristin Atherton, Ayesha Antoine, Louise Brealey, Alix Dunmore, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Thomas Judd, and Dominic Thorburn (DB 116345)

Autobiography/Memoir

BEHIND THE SEAMS: MY LIFE IN RHINESTONES by Dolly Parton, Holly George-Warren, and Rebecca Seaver and narrated by the authors. (DB 117524)
MAKING IT SO: A MEMOIR by Patrick Stewart and narrated by the author (DB 116785)
SAVED: A WAR REPORTER’S MISSION TO MAKE IT HOME by Benjamin Hall and narrated by the author (DB 114606)

Best Fiction Narrator

LAST LIFEBOAT by Hazel Gaynor and narrated by Billie Fulford-Brown (DB IN PROCESS)
EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE by Dave Eggers and narrated by Ethan Hawke (DB 116273)
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY: A NOVEL by C. Pam Zhang and narrated by Eunice Wong (DB 116953)

Best Nonfiction Narrator

ART THIEF: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, CRIME, AND A DANGEROUS OBSESSION by Michael Finkel and narrated by the author and Edoardo Ballerini (DB 115367)
KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 115189)
WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY AND MURDER by David Grann and narrated by the author and Dion Graham (DB 113965)
WOMAN IN ME by Britney Spears and narrated by the author and Michelle Williams (DB 116686)

Business/Personal Development

LIGHT WE CARRY: OVERCOMING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES by Michelle Obama and narrated by the author (DB 111237)
WIN EVERY ARGUMENT: THE ART OF DEBATING, PERSUADING, AND PUBLIC SPEAKING by Mehdi Hasan and narrated by the author (DB 112685)
WISDOM OF MORRIE: LIVING AND AGING CREATIVELY AND JOYFULLY by Morrie Schwartz and narrated by Rob Schwartz and Steven Weber (DB IN PROCESS)

Español – Spanish Language

CON LUZ PROPIA: VENCER EN TIEMPOS DE INCERTIDUMBRE por Michelle Obama [traducción de Gabriel Dols Gallardo, Efrén del Valle Peñamil, Raúl Sastre Letona y Carlos Abreu Fetter] and narrated by Jane Santos (DB 112490)

Faith-Based Fiction or Nonfiction

SOUL BOOM: WHY WE NEED A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION by Rainn Wilson and narrated by the author (DB 114163)

Fantasy

RED RABBIT by Alex Grecian and narrated by John Pirhalla (DB 116383)
STARLING HOUSE by Alix E. Harrow and narrated by Natalie Naudus (DB 116445)
TREAD OF ANGELS by Rebecca Roanhorse and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 113252)

Fiction

BIRNAM WOOD by Eleanor Catton and narrated by Saskia Maarleveld (DB 115924)
MAAME by Jessica George and narrated by Heather Agyepong (DB 112961)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang and narrated by Helen Laser (DB 114930)

History/Biography

ELON MUSK by Walter Isaacson narrated by the author and Jeremy Bobb (DB 116346)
EMPIRE OF ICE AND STONE: THE DISASTEROUS AND HEROIC VOYAGE OF THE KARLUK by Buddy Levy and narrated by Will Damron (DB 113494)

Humor

HOW TO SURVIVE HISTORY by Cody Cassidy and narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris (DB 118800 IN PROCESS)
LESLIE F*CKING JONES: A MEMOIR by Leslie Jones and narrated by the author and Chris Rock (DB IN PROCESS)
RAW DOG: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT HOT DOGS by Jamie Loftus and narrated by the author (DB 115180)

Judges Category- UK – Produced Audiobook

ATLAS: THE STORY OF PA SALT by Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker. Narrated by Richard Armitage and Middleton Tuppence (DB IN PROCESS)
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES by Jojo Moyes and narrated by Daisy Ridley (DB 112338)

Literary Fiction and Classics

MAKING OF ANOTHER MAJOR MOTION PICTURE MASTERPIECE by Tom Hanks and narrated by the author (DB 114593)

Middle Grade

BIG TREE by Brian Selznick and narrated by the author with Meryl Streep (DB 114871)
ELF DOG AND OWL HEAD by M. T. Anderson and narrated by Pete Cross (DB 115064)
SCHOOL TRIP by Jerry Craft and narrated by Dereje Tarrant, Nile Bullock, Guy Lockard, Marc Thompson, Kaian Lilien, Dan Bittner, Ron Butler, Kim Mai Guest, Miles Harvey, January LaVoy, Robin Miles, Rebecca Soler, and Phoebe Strole (DB 115050)
SIMON SORT OF SAYS by Erin Bow and narrated by Will Collyer (DB 113782)
WHAT HAPPENED TO RACHEL RILEY by Claire Swinarski and narrated by Ferdelle Capistrano, Alexandra Hunter, Karla Serrato, Gail Shalan, Reena Dutt, Caitlin Davies, Andrew Eiden, and Kirby Heyborne (DB 112718)

Multi-Voiced Performance

NO TWO PERSONS by Erica Bauermeister and narrated by Barrie Kreinik, Braden Wright, Carol Jacobanis, Cassandra Campbell, Gabra Zackman, George Newbern, Jesse Vilinsky, Max Meyers, Rachel L. Jacobs, and Stephen Graybill (DB 114586 IN PROCESS)
SING HER DOWN by Ivy Pochoda and narrated by Frankie Corzo, Kimberly M. Wetherell, Sophie Amoss, and Victoria Villarreal (DB 114455)

Mystery

THE GOLDEN GATE by Amy Chua and narrated by Robb Moreira, Suzanne Toren, and Tim Campbell (DB 116781)
LINE IN THE SAND by Kevin Powers and narrated by Christine Lakin (DB 115402)
MURDER YOUR EMPLOYER by Rupert Holmes and narrated by Neil Patrick Harris and Simon Vance (DB 115376)
VERA WONG’S UNSOLICITED ADVICE FOR MURDERERS by Jesse Q. Sutanto and narrated by Eunice Wong (DB 113039)
WORLD OF CURIOSITIES by Louise Penny and narrated by Robert Bathurst (DB 111297)

Narration by Author

COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese and narrated by the author (DB 114896)
IT. GOES. SO. FAST: THE YEAR OF NO DO-OVERS by Mary Louise Kelly and narrated by the author (DB 115155)

Nonfiction

FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Vaillant and narrated by Alan Carlson (DB 116220)
POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 113856)
PUNISHED FOR DREAMING: HOW SCHOOL REFORM HARMS BLACK CHILDREN AND HOW WE HEAL by Bettina L. Love and narrated by the author with Karen Chilton (DB 116415)

Romance

10 THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED by Alexis Hall and narrated by Will M. Watt (DB 118479 IN PROCESS)
TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren and narrated by Jonathan Cole and Cindy Kay (DB 115235)

Science Fiction

DUAL MEMORY by Sue Burke and narrated by André Santana (DB 116833)
DEEP SKY by Yume Kitasei and narrated by Sarah Skaer (DB 115190)
WORLD WE MAKE by N. K. Jemisin and narrated by Robin Miles (DB 113527)
CASSANDRA IN REVERSE by Holly Smale and narrated by Kristin Atherton (DB 115359)

Thriller/Suspense

BAD CREE by Jessica Johns and narrated by Tanis Parenteau (DB 112059)

Young Adult

BEHOLDER by Ryan La Sala and narrated by Vikas Adam (DB 117571)
STOLEN HEIR by Holly Black and narrated by Saskia Maarleveld (DB 112168)
THIS WINTER by Alice Oseman and narrated by Jenny Walser, Joe Jameson, and Aaron Barashi (DB 118753 IN PROCESS)

Young Listener

SKULL by Jon Klassen and narrated by Fairuza Balk and Jon Klassen (DB 116902)
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW by Leslie Jr. Odom and Nicolette Robinson and narrated by the authors (DB 114139)

Texas Talking Book Program Author Talk: Rubén Degollado

Join the Talking Book Program for an author talk on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) with award winning author Rubén Degollado.

Reader’s Advisory Librarian Laura Jean will talk with him about his career as an educator and author as well as his book, THE FAMILY IZQUIERDO: A NOVEL (DBC 28906).  A Q&A chat will follow.

Promo image of stage with red curtain and old fashioned chrome microphone with TBP and TSLAC logos and text mirroring post body with author name, date, etc.

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 link 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 Rubén Degollado questions about his book. Please submit questions by April 16. We will choose questions based on the responses to this form and they may be asked during the event!

Submit your questions at: https://forms.gle/Xagif6CpPgKgvuNj8

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 the digital cartridge or if you prefer to download it from BARD. Also, please let us know if you would like a reminder via email or phone-call (or both).

FAMILY IZQUIERDO: A NOVEL (DBC 28906) by Rubén Degollado

NLS Annotation: “A masterful debut that weaves together the lives of three generations of a Mexican American family bound by love, and a curse. The tight-knit Izquierdo family is grappling with misfortunes none of them can explain. Their beloved patriarch has suffered from an emotional collapse and is dying; eldest son Gonzalo’s marriage is falling apart; daughter Dina, beleaguered by the fear that her nightmares are real, is a shut-in. When Gonzalo digs up a strange object in the backyard of the family home, the Izquierdos take it as proof that a jealous neighbor has cursed them-could this be the reason for all their troubles? As the Izquierdos face a distressing present and an uncertain future, they are sustained by the blood that binds them, a divine presence, and an abiding love for one another. Told in a series of soulful voices brimming with warmth and humor, The Family Izquierdo is a tender narrative of a family at a turning point”– Provided by publisher. Commercial audiobook. Unrated. 2022.

We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday, April 23!