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January and February 2009

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The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Braille labeling book available

Label It! Braille and Audio Strategies for Identifying Items at Home and Work by Judith M. Dixon is now available from the National Braille Press. Dixon, who is chair of the Braille Authority of North America, identifies the best labeling ideas and strategies that she and her friends have used through the years. Focusing primarily on labeling with braille, she covers the basics: clothing and accessories, medications, food containers, appliances, and miscellaneous items like postage stamps, chargers, and cables. This title—available in braille, ASCII text, Portabook, and print formats for $10—can be ordered online at www.nbp.org, Link out by calling 800-548-7323 ext. 1, or by sending an e-mail to orders@nbp.org.

Guide to foreign-language courses for blind or low-vision students

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, which encourages people with disabilities to learn foreign languages and pursue international travel, recently published a new guide to help blind and low-vision students take advantage of a broad range of foreign-language courses from Arabic to Turkish. The brochure, "Accessing Foreign-Language Materials as a Blind or Low Vision Student," is available online in HTML, Microsoft Word, plain text, audio, and braille formats at http://www.miusa.org/ncde/tipsheets/foreignlang/. Link out

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Books for Adults

Cassettes Nonfiction

Teta, Mother, and Me: Three Generations of Arab Women     RC63183
by Jean Said Makdisi
read by Suzanne Toren
3 cassettes
Jerusalem-born professor recounts the lives of her mother, Hilda Musa Said, and maternal grandmother, Munira Badr Musa—"Teta"—throughout the turbulent late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Makdisi compares their lives to her own as she struggles to balance family and work with the notions of feminism, Arab culture, modernity, and tradition. 2005.

After the Victorians: The Decline of Britain in the World     RC63377
by A.N. Wilson read by Kimberly Schraf
6 cassettes
Portrait of Great Britain in the first half of the twentieth century. Describes the transformation of the nation by wars and Modernism. Traces the social, military, cultural, and political changes that shifted the mantle of world power to America during World War II. Sequel to The Victorians (RC 58822). 2005.

Public Radio: Behind the Voices     RC63611
by Lisa A. Phillips
read by Barbara Rappaport
3 cassettes
Some forty profiles of popular public-radio personalities heard on a variety of programs. Features founding mother Susan Stamberg, Bob Edwards, Cokie Roberts, Ira Glass, Nina Totenberg, Garrison Keillor, and the Car Talk Magliozzi brothers. Presented in three sections: news and information, talk and entertainment, and music. 2006.

Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home: Life on the Page     RC63704
by Lynn Freed
read by Gillian Green
1 cassette
Eleven essays in which the author reflects on her life, her literary raft, and the nature of fiction writing and publishing. In "Sex with the Servants" Freed addresses the controversy her book Home Ground (RC 24903) caused in her native South Africa for portraying an interracial relationship. 2005.

Secrets of the Savanna: Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries of Elephants and People     RC63824
by Mark Owens and Delia Owens
read by MaryBeth Wise
2 cassettes
The Owenses recount their efforts from the early 1990s to 2005 to conserve wildlife in and around North Luangwa National Park in Zambia by offering villagers alternatives to poaching ivory. They describe befriending an orphan elephant, encounters with lions and other African animals, and dangers from poachers. 2006.

Too Soon to Say Goodbye     RC63829
by Art Buchwald
read by Ray Hagen
1 cassette
Octogenarian humorist Art Buchwald recounts his days in a Washington, D.C., hospice after refusing kidney dialysis and having his leg amputated. Describes entertaining his many friends, including Tom Brokaw, Ben Bradlee, and Ken Starr, and reminisces about his life and the American way of death. 2006.

Johnny Cash: The Biography     RC63854
by Michael Streissguth
read by Conrad Feininger
3 cassettes
Author uses archives and interviews to document the life of the country-western singer Johnny Cash (1932–2003). Traces Cash’s childhood as the son of an impoverished Arkansas sharecropper, his musical rise in 1950s Memphis after a stint in the air force, and his family life. 2006.

Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller     RC63900
by Georgina Kleege
read by Nicola Daval
2 cassettes
A blind professor, author of Sight Unseen (RC 48328), pens letters to the deceased Helen Keller and probes for the private feelings behind Keller’s idealized public image. Kleege expresses admiration for Keller but criticizes her as an unrealistic model. Speculates about Keller’s love life and personal emotions. 2006.

The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom     RC64053
by Sandra Mackey
read by Peter Ganim
4 cassettes
The author of The Reckoning (RC 54695) and Lebanon (RC 62908) examines Saudi Arabia’s transformation from an insular, conservative society to a world power due to its oil reserves. Provides first-hand observations of this Islamic nation’s internal tensions, strained foreign relations, and internal threats since the September 11 attacks. 2002.

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee     RC64071
by Charles J. Shields
read by Kate Kiley
3 cassettes
Biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird (RC 36414) based on extensive interviews with acquaintances and the papers of Lee’s lifelong friend Truman Capote. Traces Lee’s Alabama childhood, time in 1950s New York City, and reclusive life after the 1960 publication of her only novel. 2006.

James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon     RC64102
by Julie Phillips
read by Lindsay Ellison
4 cassettes
Biography of Alice B. Sheldon (1915–1987), who won Hugo and Nebula awards in the 1970s for science fiction short stories written under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr. Discusses her marriages, her emergence as an author, and the gender-identity crisis she experienced when Tiptree was revealed to be a woman. 2006.

Women of Courage     RC64170
by Margaret Truman
read by Susan McInerney
2 cassettes (Reissue)
Author profiles twelve women who overcame adversity to influence U.S. history. Provides biographies of First Lady Dolley Madison; Paiute Indian Sarah Winnemucca; Ida Wells, a daughter of slaves; Elizabeth Blackwell, America’s first woman doctor; suffragette Susan B. Anthony; and singer Marian Anderson, among others. 1976.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction     RC64208
by Joan Didion
read by Kerry Dukin
8 cassettes in 2 containers
Seven works written by bestselling Sacramento-born author between 1968 and 2003. In her memoir Where I Was From, Didion explores California’s emerging social and political problems. Miami examines the city’s role in the Cold War. Also includes After Henry, Political Fictions, Salvador, Slouching towards Bethlehem, and The White Album. 2006.

Is It Hot in Here? Or Is It Me? The Complete Guide to Menopause     RC64209
by Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz
read by Madelyn Buzzard
5 cassettes
Newsweek health writers’ guide to menopausal complaints and treatments. Discusses hot flashes, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunctions, mood and memory problems, and changes in physical appearance. Outlines hormonal, medicinal, surgical, and alternative treatments. Also covers other health issues such as osteoporosis, heart disease, types of cancers, and diet and exercise. 2006.

Mein Kampf     RC64210
by Adolf Hitler
read by Roy Avers
5 cassettes (Reissue)
Ideological manifesto of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, written during his imprisonment from 1924 to 1926 for leading a failed coup against the Bavarian government. Describes his life and the evolution of his social, economic, and political philosophies of militant nationalism and racial superiority. Translated from German by Ralph Manheim. 1926.

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn’t     RC64243
by Stephen Prothero
read by Ted Stoddard
3 cassettes
Professor traces the rise and fall of religious knowledge in America and recommends that the study of the historical and cultural role of religion be returned to school curricula. Covers the core tenets of the world’s major religions and the differences among them. 2007.

Stravinsky: The Second Exile; France and America, 1934–1971     RC64247
by Stephen Walsh
read by Mark Ashby
6 cassettes
The second half of the Russian-born composer’s biography continues from Stravinsky: A Creative Spring; Russia and France, 1882–1934 (RC 64238). Examines Igor Stravinsky’s private life and career in Paris and America, where his fame grew as a composer, concert pianist, and conductor. 2006.

Flaubert: A Biography     RC64257
by Frederick Brown
read by Robert Blumenfeld
6 cassettes
Biography of nineteenth-century French author Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), best known for Madame Bovary (RC 49192). Highlights the turbulence in Paris caused by the 1848 revolution and the establishment of the Second Empire. Describes Flaubert’s friendship with fellow writers Zola, Maupassant, and Turgenev, and his trial for offending public morality. 2006.

Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands     RC64272
by Robert Satloff
read by Lewis Grenville
2 cassettes
Jewish American historian of the Middle East explores the persecution and rescue of Jews in North Africa during the Holocaust. Using primary sources and interviews in ten countries including Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, Satloff presents information about Arab heroes and collaborators. Lists some one hundred slave-labor camps. Violence. 2006.

Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew across the Middle East Divide     RC64275
by Jeffrey Goldberg
read by Ken Kliban
3 cassettes
Journalist recounts his experiences as an American Jew in Israel and the friendship that he established with Rafiq, a Palestinian prisoner. Goldberg describes the desert prison camp where he served as a military guard and initiated a debate with Rafiq on the conflict between Muslims and Jews. Strong language. 2006.

Untold Stories     RC64281
by Alan Bennett
read by George Holmes
5 cassettes
British actor/playwright Alan Bennett (born 1934) continues the autobiographical sketches begun in Writing Home (RC 43193). Recalls his family background, working-class upbringing, scholarship at Oxford, and bout with cancer. Discusses the English theater, movie industries, and comedy writing. 2005.

Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution     RC64284
by Caroline Weber
read by Suzanne Toren
4 cassettes
Examines the role of style in the life and execution of the Austrian-born Marie Antoinette, who arrived in France in 1770 at fourteen to marry the heir to the Bourbon throne. Discusses her break with court tradition and her preferences for riding trousers, playful shepherdess outfits, and elaborate hairdressing. 2006.

Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War     RC64290
by Rodric Braithwaite
read by Ken Kliban
3 cassettes
Former British ambassador to Russia chronicles the defense of Moscow against Nazi invaders. Portrays experiences of both citizens and leaders through diaries, interviews, and memoirs. Describes how, having survived Joseph Stalin’s 1930s purges, the populace repulsed the German siege at a cost of more than nine hundred thousand lives. Violence. 2006.

Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation     RC64347
by Marc Fisher
read by Don Hagen
3 cassettes
Washington Post journalist chronicles the history of radio’s impact on pop culture from the 1950s to the twenty-first century. Profiles "Top 40" deejays and describes rock programming’s influence on youth, despite the growing popularity of television. Covers talk-radio hosts from Jean Shepherd to Howard Stern. 2007.

Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor     RC64435
by Anthony Everitt
read by Fred Major
3 cassettes
The author of Cicero (RC 54455) details the life of Caesar Augustus (Octavian) (63 B.C.E.–14 C.E.) the first emperor of Rome, who came to power after the assassination of his great-uncle Julius Caesar. Describes the changes Augustus implemented after he defeated his political rival Mark Antony. Some strong language. 2006.

Barack Obama     RC64442
by Sherri Devaney and Mark Devaney
read by Chuck Young
1 cassette
Biography of the biracial Illinois senator who became a Democratic candidate for the 2008 presidential election. Describes Obama’s childhood; education, including Harvard Law School; early experiences as a community organizer; and later career as a state senator and U.S. senator. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

World Wrestling Entertainment Presents: Controversy Creates Cash     RC64489
by Eric Bischoff
read by Jim Zeiger
3 cassettes
Autobiography of former president of World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Describes his time at the American Wrestling Association; his rise within Ted Turner’s organization, WCW; the "Monday Night Wars" with Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment; and his relationships with stars Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Steve Austin, and others. Strong language. 2006.

The Jew with the Iron Cross: A Record of Survival in WWII Russia     RC64521
by Georg Rauch
read by Ken Kliban
2 cassettes
Memoir of a soldier who was drafted into the German army during World War II despite being one-quarter Jewish. Details his service, opposition to the Nazi cause, imprisonment in a Russian POW camp, and recruitment as a Russian spy. 2006.

Go Long! My Journey beyond the Game and the Fame     RC64533
by Jerry Rice
read by L.J. Ganser
1 cassette
Former professional football player and Dancing with the Stars contestant Jerry Rice recounts his rise to fame through hard work and perseverance. Describes his rural southern childhood, his college career at Mississippi Valley State, and his success with the San Francisco 49ers. Foreword by coach Bill Walsh. 2007.

Supercrunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart     RC64544
by Ian Ayres
read by Michael Kramer
2 cassettes
Yale economist contends that information culled from huge databases, such as those created by Amazon and Google, can provide insight into human behavior and make accurate predictions if properly analyzed. Discusses the use of number crunching in medical diagnosis, online dating, airline ticket pricing, and baseball recruitment. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

A Moveable Feast     RC64589
by Ernest Hemingway
read by Don Hagen
1 cassette (Reissue)
Sketches of the author’s life in Paris in the 1920s provide reminiscences of his first marriage and the development of his literary style. Includes portraits of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Ford Maddox Ford, and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, among many other artists. Some strong language. 1964.

Thomas Hardy     RC64610
by Claire Tomalin
read by David Cutler
4 cassettes
Biography of British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy (1840–1928). Chronicles Hardy’s life from his childhood in the rural Dorset countryside to his success as a socialist and satirical writer in London. Highlights his marriage to Emma Gifford and his emergence as a poet after her death in 1912. 2006.

Disability Awareness—Do It Right! Your All-in-One How-to Guide: Tips, Techniques, and Handouts for a Successful Awareness Day     RC64616
edited by Mary Johnson
read by Colleen Delany
2 cassettes
The Ragged Edge Online community’s guide to planning and presenting a disability awareness event. Explains the negative consequences of disability simulations and suggests alternative activities that promote the concept of "ableism," as advocated by the disability rights movement. Includes a countdown calendar, a checklist, resources, and readings. 2006.

The First Year—Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed     RC64637
by Jill Sklar
read by Kerry Dukin
3 cassettes
A month-by-month guide for people learning to live with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Discusses causes and symptoms; colonoscopies, ostomies, and other medical procedures; sexual and reproductive issues; diet and lifestyle changes; treatments; and special concerns for children with IBD. Includes resources. 2007.

Miracle: Bobby Allison and the Saga of the Alabama Gang     RC64640
by Peter Golenbock
read by Alec Volz
4 cassettes
The author of American Zoom (RC 47516) showcases the Allison family of stock car fame. Follows brothers Eddie, Bobby, and Donnie from their hardscrabble start on Florida dirt tracks to fame and fortune on the NASCAR circuit. Discusses horrible crashes and heart-rending accidental deaths that haunt the family. 2006.

Space Race: The Epic Battle between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space     RC64644
by Deborah Cadbury
read by Butch Hoover
3 cassettes
Examines the superpower rivalries that fueled the race to the moon and the engineering masterminds behind it: Sergei Korolev in the Soviet Union and Wernher von Braun, a former Nazi, in the United States. Discusses the political paranoia of the cold war era and the technological advances it produced. 2006.

Ace of Spades: A Memoir     RC64657
by David Matthews
read by David Hartley-Margolin
2 cassettes
Biracial author recounts growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s and 1980s. Discusses being raised by his African American father after his Caucasian mother deserted them, passing for white in high school, and blending in with the black students in college. Strong language. 2007.

Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American     RC64663
by Richard S. Tedlow
read by Jake Williams
5 cassettes
Harvard professor traces the life of Andy Grove, from his youth in war-torn Hungary in the 1940s to his 1987–98 leadership of Intel. Also follows Intel’s evolution, from its 1968 creation to its trajectory from semiconductors to microprocessors under Grove’s management. Discusses Grove’s ability to survive corporate setbacks. 2006.

The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation     RC64664
by David Kamp
read by Jake Williams
3 cassettes
Magazine editor chronicles the rise of epicurean cuisine in America from the 1930s to the twenty-first century. Examines the introduction of international foods, the emergence of culinary media, and the improvement in ingredients’ variety and quality. Highlights the impact of chefs like Julia Child on the "food revolution." Some strong language. 2006.

Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart     RC64666
by John Guy
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
4 cassettes
University of Cambridge history fellow reexamines the life of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587), using original documents and archives. Guy lets Mary speak through her letters, details reasons her versions of events differ from the accounts of others, and presents her as an innocent victim. Whitbread Award. 2004.

A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Movies     RC64671
by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
Two longtime casting directors describe the behind-the-scenes work of movie-making and discuss how a part is filled. The authors recall anecdotes about actors they have discovered, including Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Scarlett Johansson, and blockbusters they helped develop, such as Harry Potter and The Da Vinci Code. Strong language. 2006.

Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit     RC64679
by Ryan Nerz
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes
Freelance journalist and emcee for the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE) chronicles the development of eating contests "from carnival sideshow to sports league/entertainment" on an international scale. Nerz discusses famous competitions, divulges eaters’ training techniques, and profiles competitors such as Sonya Thomas, Cookie Jarvis, and Takeru Kobayashi. 2006.

The Good Life     RC64682
by Charles Colson and Harold Fickett
read by Bill Wallace
3 cassettes
Colson, founder of the international ministry Prison Fellowship, seeks to define the purpose of life. Uses examples of his own experiences—including his incarceration for leaking damaging information while working for President Nixon—to identify what makes life meaningful and therefore worth living. 2005.

Sandra Day O’Connor: Justice in the Balance     RC64684
by Ann Carey McFeatters
read by Kristin Allison
2 cassettes
Biography of the first woman U.S. Supreme Court justice. Describes O’Connor’s youth on an isolated Arizona ranch, her difficulty finding jobs after her 1952 graduation from law school, her 1981 appointment to the Supreme Court, and her life as a wife and mother. For senior high readers. 2005.

The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life     RC64691
by Allen Rucker
read by Bill Wallace
2 cassettes
Memoir by a screenwriter who at age fifty-one suddenly became paralyzed from the waist down by transverse myelitis. Discusses his rehabilitation and laments the lack of positive wheelchair role models in the movies. Relates interactions with the able-bodied from his wheelchair and his thoughts on disability. Some strong language. 2007.

The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story, a Biography     RC64720
by Rosalind Perlman
read by John Haag
2 cassettes
Biography of Chicago-born Jacob Bolotin (1888–1924), blind from birth. The author, whose husband was related to Bolotin, discusses Bolotin’s determination to become a physician and describes the hard-won training that enabled him to practice medicine as a respected heart and lung specialist. Some strong language. 2007.

All about Your Eyes     RC64753
edited by Sharon Fekrat and Jennifer S. Weizer
read by Margaret Strom
2 cassettes
Physicians offer a guide to all parts of the eye and its diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Suggests ways for readers to understand and participate in their own eye care. Discusses symptoms, examinations, treatment, prognosis, vision correction surgery, and eye injuries. 2006.

There Is an Answer: How to Prevent and Understand HIV/AIDS     RC64769
by Luis Cortés Jr.
read by Michael Scherer
1 cassette
The author, a pastor and president of a Hispanic faith-based community development corporation, portrays a fictional family coping with an HIV diagnosis. Reflects on social, emotional, and spiritual issues accompanying the immune disease and stresses education, compassion, outreach, and involvement. Includes resources. 2006.

How to Prevent Your Stroke     RC64772
by J. David Spence
read by Alexander Strain
2 cassettes
Neurologist’s guide to reducing the risk of stroke up to 75 percent. Discusses causes and warning signs of cardiovascular disease. Stresses the importance of quitting smoking, having a diet and exercise plan, taking medication to control blood pressure and cholesterol, and undergoing surgery to widen narrow arteries. Includes recipes. 2006.

Coronary: A True Story of Medicine Gone Awry     RC64774
by Stephen Klaidman
read by Ted Stoddard
3 cassettes
Journalist exposes the case of two California physicians who allegedly performed unnecessary cardiac surgery on unsuspecting patients for profit. Using interviews with patients, administrators, and the FBI, describes the cases against Chae Hyun Moon and Fidel Realyvasquez, the damage to their patients’ health, and the civil settlements. Some strong language. 2007.

Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality     RC64775
by Pauline W. Chen
read by Michele Schaeffer
2 cassettes
Author describes her struggle to reconcile her feelings about death with the professional, depersonalized response she was trained to display. Recounts her experiences with mortality throughout her medical career and relates how she reconnected with patients and families by overcoming what she calls her "lessons in denial." 2007.

One Hundred Greatest Science Inventions of All Time     RC64790
by Kendall Haven
read by Steven Carpenter
3 cassettes
Highlights significant inventions from 250 B.C. to the twenty-first century. Identifies the item’s creator and includes a narrative about the innovation’s importance and its development and use over time. Features paper, eyeglasses, the cotton gin, the electric motor, aspirin, television, and cloning. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team Ten     RC64802
by Marcus Luttrell
read by L.J. Ganser
3 cassettes
U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recounts the 2005 maneuver he led against Al Qaeda operatives along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. Details the fierce mountain battle that led to the loss of Luttrell’s three comrades and describes his own escape, capture, and rescue. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Cassette Books, 2005     RC64840
by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
read by various narrators
4 cassettes
Annual catalog of talking books produced on cassette during 2005 for adult and young adult readers. Lists fiction and nonfiction by subject categories. Separate listings identify teen selections, Spanish-language books, and bestsellers. 2006.

Cassette Books, 2006     RC64841
by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
read by various narrators
4 cassettes
Annual catalog of talking books produced on cassette during 2006 for adult and young adult readers. Lists fiction and nonfiction by subject categories. Separate listings identify teen selections, Spanish-language books, and bestsellers. 2007.

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science     RC64842
by Natalie Angier
read by Madelyn Buzzard
3 cassettes
Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist reviews the fundamental principles of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, and astronomy that she thinks the educated populace should understand. Asserts that basic scientific literacy is required for informed opinions on such issues as global warming, alternative energy, embryonic stem-cell research, and missile defense. 2007.

The Lost Life of Eva Braun     RC64845
by Angela Lambert
read by Madelyn Buzzard
4 cassettes
British author’s biography of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun (1912–1945), a Catholic middle-class woman who met Hitler when she was seventeen. Examines the cultural history of Germany during Braun’s lifetime and attempts to decipher the enigma of the couple’s mutual attraction. Includes interviews with Braun’s cousin. 2006.

Mississippi Sissy     RC64850
by Kevin Sessums
read by Gary Tipton
2 cassettes
Former Vanity Fair editor describes his Jackson, Mississippi, youth in the 1950s and 1960s. Recounts his parents’ early deaths, the sexual abuse he suffered, his introduction to the arts and gay communities, and his association with journalist Frank Hains. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan     RC64851
by Michael Kazin
read by Butch Hoover
3 cassettes
Traces the life of populist politician William Jennings Bryan (1860–1925), from his midwestern boyhood to his involvement in the 1925 Scopes trial. Highlights Bryan’s evangelical beliefs, which stressed charity and social justice, and stresses his progressive politics, which led to reforms in campaign financing, senatorial elections, and women’s suffrage. 2006.

The Loved Dog: The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior     RC64854
by Tamar Geller
read by Leslie Stewart
1 cassette
Humane Society advisor and owner of a cage-free boarding facility offers a training manual based on positive reinforcement, not punishment. Discusses effective communication techniques and nonviolent ways to attain good behavior, such as sitting and walking on a leash, and to correct bad behavior, such as jumping and begging. 2007.

Rockets     RC64859
by Joseph A. Angelo Jr.
read by Butch Hoover
2 cassettes
The history of rocket development from thirteenth-century Chinese fire arrows to powerful launch vehicles for twentieth- and twenty-first-century space exploration. Describes the historic events, scientific principles, and technical breakthroughs that led to satellites and robot spacecraft. Includes biographies of scientists and aerospace engineers. For senior high and older readers. 2006.

Scambusters! More than Sixty Ways Seniors Get Swindled and How They Can Prevent It     RC64860
by Ron Smith
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Concise manual on recognizing fraudulent activity and avoiding becoming a victim. Describes dozens of scenarios involving banking and credit, nursing homes, health care, online pharmacies, insurance, investments, the Internet, car repairs, charitable donations, shopping, and telemarketing. Includes resources. 2006.

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt     RC64865
by Eleanor Roosevelt
read by Mitzi Friedlander
4 cassettes
Self-portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), wife of U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a champion of human rights. Recalls her childhood years, her involvement in politics, her role as first lady, and her international focus after FDR’s death in 1945. Includes personal observations about her husband and children. 1961.

AfterShock: What to Do When the Doctor Gives You—or Someone You Love—a Devastating Diagnosis     RC64868
by Jessie Gruman
read by Kerry Dukin
2 cassettes
Social psychologist offers advice for coping with news of bad health. Explains how to make informed medical decisions, find the appropriate care, search for information online, and use insurance and support systems during times of stress. Contains personal-crisis anecdotes, including the author’s own. 2007.

The Black West     RC64870
by William Loren Katz
read by Butch Hoover
2 cassettes
History of the contributions of African American men and women who populated the American West from the sixteenth-century age of exploration to the early twentieth century. Portrays fur traders, homesteaders, buffalo soldiers, con men, mail-order brides, cowboys, politicians, and others and highlights their struggle for equality. Some strong language. 2005.

Two Souls Indivisible: The Friendship That Saved Two POWs in Vietnam     RC64873
by James S. Hirsch
read by John Polk
2 cassettes
Chronicles the bond that formed between navy lieutenant Porter Halyburton and African American air force pilot major Fred Cherry, cellmates at North Vietnam’s notorious "Hanoi Hilton." Describes the friendship that sustained them through years of abuse, deprivations, and confinement—and lasted a lifetime. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations     RC64878
by Eric Dinerstein
read by Barry Bernson
2 cassettes
World Wildlife Fund conservation biologist describes his trips to Nepal, Africa, and the Americas and explains his call for the protection of endangered species and the restoration of natural habitats. Discusses the conflict between land uses and ecological issues that imperils the environment. For senior high and older readers. 2005.

Anxiety Disorders     RC64883
by Sucheta Connolly and Cynthia Petty
read by Erin Jones
1 cassette
Describes common psychological disorders, including panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behavior, phobias, separation anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, along with causes and treatment. Uses case studies of teens to illustrate symptoms and ways people can be helped. For senior high readers. 2006.

The Amputee’s Guide to Sex     RC64884
by Jillian Weise
read by Erin Jones
1 cassette
The author, an amputee with a prosthetic leg, offers her poetic meditations on the emotional and physical complexities of sexual intimacy. In the poem "The Old Questions" a new lover seems more interested in the author’s artificial limb than in having sex. Some strong language. 2007.

My Lord, What a Morning: An Autobiography     RC64886
by Marian Anderson
read by Mitzi Friedlander
2 cassettes (Reissue)
The first African American to perform as a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera shares events of her personal and professional life—from her beginnings in Philadelphia to her performances around the world, including her famous 1939 Easter concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Foreword by her nephew, James Anderson DePreist. 1956.

In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India     RC64891
by Edward Luce
read by Richard Hauenstein
3 cassettes
Journalist analyzes India’s multiparty democracy including its social welfare programs, religion, national and local politics, institutional corruption, and globalization. Discusses problems of caste, poverty, and illiteracy that endure despite the success of information technology, off-shore call centers, and Bollywood. Emphasizes the country’s relationships with the United States and China. 2007.

Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life     RC64904
by Allen Shawn
read by John Polk
2 cassettes
The author—a composer plagued by fears of heights, water, bridges, tunnels, and closed and open spaces—describes his life-changing journey to an understanding of his debilitating condition. Shawn seeks answers in modern psychological research, Freudian theories, and his own family history. Some strong language. 2007.

Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan     RC64907
by Frank W. Abagnale
read by Butch Hoover
2 cassettes
Former criminal, now a fraud expert, provides a guide to safeguarding personal information. Exposes criminal tactics and offers a twenty-step prevention plan with tips including using a shredder, avoiding questionable web sites and ATMs, and consolidating credit cards. 2007.

ScreamFree Parenting: A Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool     RC64981
by Hal Edward Runkel
read by Hal Edward Runkel
1 cassette
Family therapist uses anecdotes to offer an attitude-based methodology for raising children. Advises parents to take control of their own emotional responses. Advocates raising self-directed individuals by allowing them space to make their own mistakes rather than providing continual direction and supervision. Includes dis- cussion questions. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton     RC64985
by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.
read by Michele Schaeffer
3 cassettes
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters analyze Hillary Clinton’s personal and public life, including her years in Arkansas, the White House, and the U.S. Senate and as a 2008 presidential candidate. Authors conducted interviews and researched documents to portray Clinton’s legislative career, faith-based social activism, and marriage. 2007.

Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies Are Ripping Us Off . . . and What to Do about It     RC64986
by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
read by Mary Kane
3 cassettes
Political analysts allege systematic corruption by special-interest groups that exploit the American political and legal systems for profit. Cites Fannie Mae, the estate tax, the teachers union, and the U.S. Congress as examples. Bestseller. 2007.

The Wheat-Free Cook: Gluten-Free Recipes for Everyone     RC64991
by Jacqueline Mallorca
read by Michele Schaeffer
1 cassette
Dozens of recipes using gluten-free grains, flours, and other ingredients for people with wheat allergies or celiac disease. Covers everyday cooking and weekend entertaining, including pastas, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, breads, cookies, cakes, and more. Provides tips on grocery shopping and a list of mail-order suppliers. 2007.

Vladimir Putin     RC64994
by Charles J. Shields
read by Mark Ashby
1 cassette
Biography of the third democratically elected president of Russia highlights his coming of age during the cold war, his career as a spy, and his rise to power after the fall of communism. Stresses Putin’s policies and relationship with the United States. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Hugo Chávez     RC64995
by Judith Levin
read by Mark Ashby
1 cassette
Biography of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who was first elected in 1998 and labeled "a negative force" by the American government. Highlights Chávez’s use of his country’s oil reserves and discusses his relationships with Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, and leaders in Iran. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

The Assault on Reason     RC65009
by Al Gore
read by Steven Carpenter
2 cassettes
Former United States vice president denounces the unhealthy atmosphere of American politics and posits that democracy is in danger. Decries media consolidation, threats against the judiciary, and the denigration of science. Suggests restoring the "rule of reason." Bestseller. 2007.

What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America     RC65017
by Tavis Smiley
read by Bob Moore
2 cassettes
African American talk-show host, radio commentator, and author of How to Make Black America Better (RC 53011) candidly shares his life experiences. Recounts his Mississippi childhood, stint in foster care, Indiana University education, career in government and media, and the influence of church, race, family, class, culture, and politics. 2006.

Supportive Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs     RC65114
by Jan Starr Campito
read by Kerry Dukin
2 cassettes
A mother of children with special needs explains how parents can look after their own child’s best interests at school and at home. Details ways to obtain diagnoses, therapeutic interventions, and educational services. Describes special-education bureaucracy, support networks, a child’s transition to adulthood, and successfully structuring the home. 2007.

The Gold of Exodus: The Discovery of the True Mount Sinai     RC65259
by Howard Blum
read by Jake Williams
3 cassettes
Describes how, in the late 1980s, Larry Williams, a self-made millionaire, and Bob Cornuke, an ex-policeman, discovered what they believed to be Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia. Recalls drawing the attention of both Saudi and Israeli agents when the site was revealed to be a top-secret Saudi military installation. 1998.

The World without Us     RC65268
by Alan Weisman
read by Jake Williams
3 cassettes
Science journalist posits the scenario of the Earth without humans. Observes people-free environments in Chernobyl, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Europe’s primeval forest, and other places. Speculates that plastics, tires, nuclear wastes, and the like would remain while nature would take over the rest. Suggests limiting population growth. Bestseller. 2007.

It’s All about Him: Finding the Love of My Life     RC65272
by Denise Jackson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Autobiography of the wife of country music superstar Alan Jackson describes marrying Alan, her Georgia high-school sweetheart, and recounts his slow rise to fame. Reveals that the breakup of her marriage seventeen years and three children later led her to a reconciliation and new relationship with God. Bestseller. 2007.

I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence     RC65319
by Amy Sedaris
read by Amy Sedaris
1 cassette
Playwright and comedian offers tongue-in-cheek advice on entertaining and shares more than one hundred recipes, including meat loaf wreath and Poppy’s shake-a-leg drumsticks, for occasions such as ladies’ night and blind dates. Provides craft ideas—most of which involve panty hose—for decorating theme parties. Commercial audiobook. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind     RC65323
by Joyce Meyer
read by Pat Lentz
2 cassettes
Minister and author of How to Hear from God (RC 58704) offers advice on recognizing and overcoming negative thoughts to find inner peace. Uses scripture and personal experiences to illustrate her beliefs. Defines ten "wilderness mentalities" that she says represent the counterproductive attitudes keeping people from God. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

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Holly’s Story: Angels in Pink     RC63327
by Lurlene McDaniel
read by Mimi Bederman
1 cassette
Best friends Holly, Kathleen, and Raina work at the hospital during the summer. Sixteen-year-old Holly feels left out because the other two find boyfriends. When family tragedy strikes, Holly loses her faith in God, but her girlfriends help her regain stability. For senior high readers. 2005.

The White Darkness     RC63797
by Geraldine McCaughrean
read by Jennifer Mendenhall
2 cassettes
Teen Symone Wates is both apprehensive and excited when her uncle Victor whisks her away to Antarctica. When his obsession to locate Symmes’s Hole puts their lives at risk, Symone’s favorite companion—an imaginary incarnation of explorer Titus Oates—helps her to survive. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2005.

The Hallowed Hunt     RC63819
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Vanessa Maroney
3 cassettes
Ingrey escorts Ijada into custody after she murders Prince Boleso in self-defense. But with the aging, hallowed king’s throne unsecured, Ingrey must save the kingdom as well as Ijada, whom he has grown to love. Sequel to Paladin of Souls (RC 57356). Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2005.

Amber and Ashes: The Dark Disciple, Volume I     RC63922
by Margaret Weis
read by Catherine Byers
3 cassettes
Following the War of Souls series (RC 54880, 54881, 54882), young warrior woman Mina pledges her services to Chemosh, Lord of Death, in return for immortality. Mina recruits followers throughout Ansalon while monk Rhys Mason attempts to save those who have fallen under Chemosh’s evil spell. Some violence. 2005.

Far from the Tree     RC64044
by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
read by Gail Nelson
3 cassettes
Bickering middle-aged sisters Ronnie and Celeste inherit a house and land from their late father and leave Buffalo to visit Prosper, North Carolina, against the wishes of their mother Della. Della relives her ugly childhood and the women uncover family secrets before peace settles upon them. Some strong language. 2000.

Arundel     RC64045
by Kenneth Roberts
read by Nick Sullivan
4 cassettes (Reissue)
Steven, a young man from the Arundel settlement in Maine, enlists in the Continental army and joins the doomed 1775 march on Quebec commanded by Colonel Benedict Arnold, then one of Washington’s trusted officers. Steven describes the grueling journey north and the hardships and bravery of his fellow soldiers. 1930.

Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit: A Midnight Louie Mystery     RC64065
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by J.P. Linton
3 cassettes
Las Vegas. Bizarre events occur at the opening of an Elvis-themed hotel. Construction workers claim to see Elvis’s ghost, a teenage Priscilla Presley impersonator receives death threats, and someone murders an Elvis look-alike. Feline sleuth Midnight Louie and his human partner Temple Barr investigate. 1999.

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders     RC64167
by Neil Gaiman
read by Michael Kramer
3 cassettes
Thirty-one fantasy, gothic, and science fiction tales published between 1990 and 2006. Includes the Hugo Award-winning "A Study in Emerald," several Locus Award winners, and "The Monarch of the Glen" featuring Shadow from Gaiman’s novel American Gods (RC 52917). Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

Sullivan’s Evidence: A Carolyn Sullivan Novel     RC64202
by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
read by Jill Fox
3 cassettes
Ventura, California. Probation officer Carolyn Sullivan investigates freed serial rapist and murderer Carl Holden. As she tries to link Holden to several new crimes, Sullivan is dating Marcus Wright, a mysterious businessman who may be the real culprit. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

The Unlikely Allies: The House of Winslow, Book 36     RC64214
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
2 cassettes
Mallory Winslow has grown up in Africa with her missionary family. But God calls her to spread the word of the Gospel to the Lapps in Norway. During the first winter Mallory brings several people to God. But then her work is interrupted as the Germans invade the country. 2005.

Fourth Dawn: The A.D. Chronicles, Book 4     RC64252
by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene
read by Catherine Byers
2 cassettes
Under Herod’s tyrannical rule, the people of Judea await their Messiah, the heir to King David’s throne. Young Mary receives a visit from the angel Gabriel, whose prophecy will change her life, and the world, forever—if she can convince her betrothed, Yosef. Sequel to Third Watch (RC 61427). 2005.

Asking for the Moon: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     RC64256
by Reginald Hill
read by Jeremy Gage
2 cassettes
Four short mysteries spanning the careers of Yorkshire detectives Peter Pascoe and Andy Dalziel. Includes "The Last National Service Man" (1994), in which the men meet for the first time, and "One Small Step" (1990), in which they investigate the first murder on the moon in 2010. Strong language. 1994.

The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II, Book 1     RC64265
by Jeff Shaara
read by John Haag
4 cassettes
1942–1943. Private Jack Logan, a tank gunner, and Sergeant Jesse Adams, a paratrooper, take part in Operation Torch, during which the Allies launch a second front in North Africa. Generals Patton and Montgomery lead the fight against German Field Marshal Rommel, the Desert Fox. Violence and strong language. 2006.

The Last Jew     RC64269
by Yoram Kaniuk
read by Gordon Gould
5 cassettes
In a stream-of-consciousness narrative, amnesiac Holocaust survivor Ebenezer Schneerson recounts returning from war inexplicably knowledgeable about all Jewish genealogy and culture. A fellow survivor profits from Ebenezer’s skills while a German writer studies him. Later, Ebenezer’s son fights in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Translated from Hebrew in 2006. 1982.

Close to Home: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC64280
by Peter Robinson
read by Jeremy Gage
3 cassettes
Vacationing in Greece, Inspector Alan Banks learns that the skeleton of Graham Marshall, a childhood friend who disappeared at fourteen, has been unearthed in his hometown. Banks returns to investigate and help his Yorkshire colleague and former lover Annie Cabbot with a missing-persons case. Some strong language. 2003.

Playing with Fire: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC64286
by Peter Robinson
read by Jeremy Gage
3 cassettes
Yorkshire, England. Arson destroys neighboring canal barges, leaving behind the charred remains of two squatters—artist Thomas McMahon and teenage junkie Tina Aspern. To find the killer, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague and ex-lover Annie Cabbot investigate accusations of sexual abuse and art forgery. Some strong language. 2004.

Dialogues of the Dead: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     RC64287
by Reginald Hill
read by George Holmes
4 cassettes
Librarians overseeing the Mid-Yorkshire short-story competition receive a macabre entry predicting a patrol officer’s apparent drowning. As subsequent "dialogues" precede more deaths, Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel and Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe race to stop the killer by deciphering clues hidden in the writings. Strong language and some violence. 2001.

Home to Big Stone Gap: Big Stone Gap, Book 4     RC64291
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Laura Giannarelli
2 cassettes
Virginia. With her now-married daughter Etta living in Italy, Ave Maria MacChesney, from Milk Glass Moon (RC 56539), decides to reinvent herself. While doing so she faces the unexpected: her husband Jack Mac has a health crisis, a long-suppressed secret resurfaces, an old flame returns, and Etta hides a surprise. 2006.

A Corpse in the Koryo     RC64330
by James Church
read by Joe Peck
2 cassettes
North Korean detective Inspector O undertakes a seemingly inconsequential surveillance mission and finds himself caught between rival military and intelligence factions. With job and life at risk, he seeks to find connections between abductions, competing smuggling operations, and a foreigner found dead in the Koryo Hotel. Some strong language. 2006.

Agatha Christie’s Detectives: Five Complete Novels—The Murder at the Vicarage, Dead Man’s Folly, Sad Cypress, Towards Zero, N or M?     RC64438
by Agatha Christie
read by Jack Fox
6 cassettes
Classic mysteries featuring the author’s well-known sleuths. In The Murder at the Vicarage Miss Marple investigates a colonel’s demise. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot tracks killers in Dead Man’s Folly and Sad Cypress. Towards Zero features Superintendent Battle, while married detectives Tommy and Tuppence Beresford appear in N or M? 1982.

New England White     RC64453
by Stephen L. Carter
read by Bahni Turpin
4 cassettes
Black university head Lemaster Carlyle, former roommate of the U.S. president, and Lemaster’s wife Julia, the divinity school dean, are embroiled in scandal after a professor at their New England college is murdered. The couple deals with racial tension and political intrigue. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

A Slipping-Down Life     RC64468
by Anne Tyler
read by Kate Kiley
2 cassettes
North Carolina, 1960s. Shy, pudgy seventeen-year-old Evie Decker becomes infatuated with nineteen-year-old local rock singer Drumstrings Casey. One night at the Unicorn, where Drum is performing, Evie makes a bizarre gesture to get his attention. 1969.

Web of Evil: An Ali Reynolds Mystery     RC64483
by J.A. Jance
read by Kristin Allison
2 cassettes
When her husband Paul Grayson is murdered on the eve of their divorce, former anchorwoman Ali Reynolds, from Edge of Evil (RC 61940), becomes the main suspect. Ali, her son Chris, and her high school friend Dave Holman, now a homicide detective, investigate. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Owl and Moon Café     RC64487
by Jo-Ann Mapson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
Monterey, California. When thirty-three-year-old Mariah Moon loses her assistant professorship, she helps her hippie mother Allegra and grandmother run the family cafe. Mariah begins dating a handsome Scotsman while Allegra, recently diagnosed with leukemia, follows her heart and reveals the identity of Mariah’s biological father. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Valley of Wild Horses     RC64488
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes (Reissue)
Cowboy Panhandle Smith returns home from the range to discover his father has lost everything—herds and land—to the Hardman clan. Pan travels to Marco, New Mexico, where he learns the Hardmans have not only destroyed his family but have taken over the town and coerced his sweetheart into marriage. 1927.

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept     RC64496
by Paulo Coelho
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
In Madrid, Pilar meets a childhood friend and accompanies him on a spiritual journey into the Pyrenees mountains. Initially Pilar is perplexed by her friend’s behavior but then discovers in him and in herself the profound secrets of love and spirituality that transform their lives. Some descriptions of sex. 1994.

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union     RC64502
by Michael Chabon
read by Richard Davidson
3 cassettes
Post-WWII Alaska. A drug-addicted chess prodigy is murdered in a cheap hotel in what has become the Jewish homeland since the collapse of fledgling Israel. Divorced, alcoholic police detective Meyer Landsman uncovers links to a plot to reclaim the Jewish state. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Death in Ecstasy: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery     RC64507
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Jeremy Gage
2 cassettes
At a religious gathering in London, wealthy worshiper Cara Quayne drinks ritual wine during a ceremony and drops dead—poisoned. In the course of his investigation, Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn names several suspects, including the sect’s founder, Father Jasper Garnett, and the victim herself. 1936.

The Last Empress     RC64508
by Anchee Min
read by Robin Miles
3 cassettes
Upon the 1861 death of her husband—the emperor in Empress Orchid (RC 59317)—Orchid becomes coregent for her son, and later her nephew, but both die young. Orchid must continue to rule China for the next fifty years as foreign powers, insurgencies, and royal conspiracies plague the empire. 2007.

Luncheon of the Boating Party     RC64509
by Susan Vreeland
read by Frank Coffee
3 cassettes
France, 1880. Artist Auguste Renoir responds to writer Imile Zola’s criticism of Impressionist art by painting a leisurely outdoor scene of friends and acquaintances. Their lives unfold and connect as they gather at a restaurant along the Seine and enjoy la vie moderne. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Law of Dreams     RC64519
by Peter Behrens
read by George Holmes
3 cassettes
Ireland, 1846. Fergus O’Brien witnesses death and starvation in rural Ireland. After his parents die Fergus joins a gang of outlaws and strikes back at the British before eventually taking refuge in Wales and then emigrating to America. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2006.

Jack, Knave, and Fool: A Sir John Fielding Mystery     RC64522
by Bruce Alexander
read by George Holmes
3 cassettes
London, 1771. When the earl of Laningham dies during a concert he’s attending, blind magistrate Sir John Fielding senses foul play. Later Fielding and his fifteen-year-old assistant Jeremy Proctor tie the earl’s death to the discovery of a severed head washed ashore on the banks of the Thames. 1998.

The Echo Maker     RC64523
by Richard Powers
read by Christopher Hurt
4 cassettes
Twenty-seven-year-old Nebraskan Mark Schluter flips his truck one night and suffers a head injury that makes his loved ones unrecognizable to him. His sister Karin enlists neurologist Gerald Weber to help Mark. As Mark searches for an accident witness, Gerald begins to fall apart. Strong language. National Book Award. 2006.

Finch’s Fortune: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 9     RC64526
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
3 cassettes (Reissue)
Finch Whiteoak, the unlikely beneficiary of his late grandmother’s fortune, visits his aunt Augusta in England. Finch falls in love with his distant Irish cousin Sarah, but Sarah breaks his heart by marrying his best friend. When Finch returns to Jalna, his relatives fear he has squandered the money. 1931.

Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery     RC64535
by Agatha Christie
read by Gordon Gould
2 cassettes (Reissue)
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot receives a two-month-old letter from wealthy spinster Emily Arundell requesting his investigative assistance. Upon arriving at the estate, Poirot discovers Miss Arundell has died. Convinced of foul play, Poirot compiles a list of suspects, including Miss Arundell’s spendthrift brother and her meek companion. 1937.

A Necessary End: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     RC64537
by Peter Robinson
read by Julian Elfer
2 cassettes
A young constable is fatally stabbed during an antinuclear protest. Scotland Yard detective chief inspector Alan Banks seeks a killer among dozens of suspects including an activist, members of a women’s group, and local commune residents. Banks also contends with special investigator Richard "Dirty Dick" Burgess. Strong language. 1989.

Destination: Void     RC64538
by Frank Herbert
read by J.P. Linton
2 cassettes (Reissue)
The all-clone crew of the starship Earthling experiences an emergency when their organic mental core malfunctions. Project directors at Moon-base provide one solution: build an artificial consciousness, the success of which will have far-reaching ramifications. As the mission progresses some of the crew suspect a conspiracy. Some strong language. 1966.

The Master of Jalna: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 10     RC64539
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
3 cassettes (Reissue)
Renny Whiteoak attempts to carry on the family traditions after the death of his grandfather. He faces a financial crisis in his effort to keep the estate intact. 1933.

Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children’s Crusade—a Duty-Dance with Death     RC64540
by Kurt Vonnegut
read by Don Hagen
1 cassette (Reissue)
Billy Pilgrim, adrift in time, randomly revisits past and present manifestations: senile widower stalked by an assassin, hopeful young newlywed, giraffe on the planet Tralfamadore—where time is an illusion—and, most crucially, American POW during the firebombing of Dresden in World War II. Strong language. 1969.

The Bancroft Strategy     RC64602
by Robert Ludlum
read by Annie Wauters
4 cassettes
Fired intelligence agent Todd Belknap travels to Lebanon to find fellow spy Jared Rinehart, who has been kidnapped by a militia group. Meanwhile, Andrea Bancroft joins her family’s foundation in order to gain an inheritance. The two connect when Bancroft discovers the firm’s true intent. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Tampa Burn: A Doc Ford Novel     RC64604
by Randy Wayne White
read by Michael Russotto
3 cassettes
Florida marine biologist Doc Ford’s long-lost love, Pilar Fuentes, informs him that their son Lake has been kidnapped by her ex-husband, Central American rebel Jorge Balserio. Doc attempts to rescue Lake from Balserio and his bodyguards while unraveling the motives behind their bizarre demands. Strong language and some violence. 2004.

The Hidden Assassins     RC64608
by Robert Wilson
read by Michael Scherer
3 cassettes
When a mutilated body is found, Seville police inspector Javier Falcón, from The Blind Man of Seville (RC 57899), begins an investigation. Meanwhile the explosion of an apartment building with a mosque in the basement spreads fear of terrorism across the city. Descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2006.

Green Darkness     RC64611
by Anya Seton
read by Anne Flosnik
5 cassettes (Reissue)
When Sir Richard Marsdon brings his new bride Celia home in 1968, the marriage and Celia’s health inexplicably unravel. An unconventional doctor realizes Celia’s only hope is to travel back in time to Tudor England. Celia gets a second chance at romance with Richard—at that time a tormented monk. 1972.

March     RC64617
by Geraldine Brooks
read by Gregory Gorton
2 cassettes
Reverend March, the husband and father from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (RC 58830), leaves Connecticut to become an army chaplain during the Civil War. An assignment to teach freed slaves on a plantation changes March’s view of humanity while hardship hurts his family. Strong language and some violence. 2005.

A Little Bit Wicked: The Last Man Standing, Book 1     RC64618
by Victoria Alexander
read by Corrie James
2 cassettes
London, 1854. When four gentlemen make a wager on who can stay single the longest, Gideon Pearsall, Viscount Warton, believes he will win easily. But an affair with one of London’s most scandalous women, the widow Lady Chester, may cost him the bet. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Bad Blood: An Alexandra Cooper Mystery     RC64631
by Linda Fairstein
read by Jill Fox
2 cassettes
An explosion in a New York City water tunnel interrupts the trial of businessman Brendan Quillian, who prosecutor Alexandra Cooper can prove murdered his wife. Alexandra investigates the accident—which killed Quillian’s brother—and discovers evidence tying the Quillian family to other crimes. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Song of the Road: Route 66     RC64638
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Madelyn Buzzard
2 cassettes
New Mexico, 1935. Pregnant widow Mary Lee Clawson takes over the family’s neglected Route 66 motor court. She attempts to revive business but must contend with her alcoholic mother and former father-in-law. Framed ex-con Jake Ramero offers assistance. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2004.

Kingdom Come: The Final Victory     RC64646
by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes
In this concluding volume of the Left Behind series, the Tribulation has ended. Jesus prevails over Satan and establishes a kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Sequel to Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (RC 57944). Bestseller. 2007.

Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment     RC64648
by Deepak Chopra
read by Bill Wallace
2 cassettes
A retelling of the Buddha’s search for truth. The prince Siddhartha leaves behind his comfortable palace, becomes a wandering monk who faces many trials and much suffering, and transcends physical pain to achieve enlightenment as the Buddha. Includes a concise practical guide to Buddhism. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

The Tale of the Children of Húrin: Narn I Chîn Húrin     RC64650
by J.R.R. Tolkien
read by Roy Avers
2 cassettes
A tale of the Elder Days of Middle-earth, variations of which appeared in Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth (RC 17615) and The Silmarillion (RC 60367). Describes the fates of Húrin—cursed lord of Dor-lómin—and his children Túrin and Niënor. Restored, edited, and introduced by the author’s son, Christopher Tolkien. Bestseller. 2007.

Star Wars: Allegiance     RC64662
by Timothy Zahn
read by Jim Zeiger
3 cassettes
Following the Death Star’s destruction, Rebel Alliance leaders Princess Leia Organa, Jedi Luke Skywalker, and smuggler-turned-freedom-fighter Han Solo face unrest in the Shelsha sector. Meanwhile young countess Mara Jade undertakes a secret mission for her master Emperor Palpatine, and a group of renegade stormtroopers finds new allies. 2007.

The Godfather’s Revenge     RC64665
by Mark Winegardner
read by David Hartley-Margolin
3 cassettes
1963. Although godfather Michael Corleone dissents, the Mafia plans to assassinate U.S. president James Shea after his brother, Attorney General Daniel Shea, targets the organization. Meanwhile, former employee Nick Geraci plots against Corleone. Sequel to The Godfather Returns (RC 58835). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Ghost at the Table     RC64677
by Suzanne Berne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
San Francisco freelance writer Cynthia reluctantly spends Thanksgiving in New England with her married sister Frances and their long-estranged father Robert. Cynthia believes Robert was responsible for their mother’s death twenty-five years ago, but Frances has a different take. The reunion deteriorates as they all confront their shared past. 2006.

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Call to Treason     RC64678
by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik
read by Jim Zeiger
3 cassettes
When budget cuts force him out of his job, Op-Center deputy director General Mike Rodgers contemplates taking a position as the military advisor for Texas senator and presidential hopeful Don Orr. But a series of deaths linked to Orr’s campaign complicates Rodgers’s decision. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear     RC64688
by Walter Moers
read by Erik Sandvold
4 cassettes
A bluebear, who has twenty-seven lives, recounts half of them. What follows is a fantastic odyssey on the lost continent of Zamonia, from Bluebear’s first memory as a cub being rescued by minipirates to his adventures with assorted hobgoblins, rampaging mountain dwarfs, invisibles, diabolic elves, time-snails, and the Spiderwitch. 1999.

The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery     RC64689
by Alane Ferguson
read by Kristin Allison
1 cassette
Seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney, an assistant to her coroner father in Silverton, Colorado, uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to track a serial killer. When Cameryn’s friend Rachel becomes the latest victim, the ensuing investigation puts Cameryn in danger. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2006.

Edge of Battle: A Major Jason Richter Adventure     RC64690
by Dale Brown
read by Jim Zeiger
3 cassettes
Major Jason Richter, from Act of War (RC 61366), and Task Force TALON battle Russian terrorists who use a Mexican drug ring to infiltrate the United States. Meanwhile, the Mexican president plans a cross-border strike to recover territory lost in the nineteenth century. Violence and strong language. 2006.

The Gates to Witch World: Comprising Witch World, Web of the Witch World, and Year of the Unicorn     RC64695
by Andre Norton
read by Mary Kane
4 cassettes
Presents the first three volumes in the Witch World series. In Witch World secret agent Simon Tregarth flees his customary reality through a portal and ends up in a medieval land of magic where the forces of evil threaten three benevolent witches. 2001.

Fire on the Waters: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea     RC64756
by David Poyer
read by Robert Sams
3 cassettes
1861. Elisha Eaker enlists in the navy to escape his overbearing father, a powerful Manhattan financier. Leaving behind his sweetheart Araminta Van Velsor, Elisha joins the crew of the steam sloop Owanee on a dangerous mission to relieve the Union garrison at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. Some violence. 2001.

A Fragile Design: Bells of Lowell, Book 2     RC64759
by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
read by Michele Schaeffer
2 cassettes
1831. Arabella Newberry leaves her Shaker community to work in the Lowell, Massachusetts, textile mills, where her ideas about equality and labor rights pit her against English gentleman Taylor Manning. As tensions rise between Irish workers and industrialists, some girls disappear and Bella finds her life—and heart—in danger. 2003.

The Bill Slider Omnibus: Orchestrated Death, Death Watch, Necrochip     RC64763
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
read by Anne Flosnik
6 cassettes
Three mysteries from the early 1990s featuring British detective Bill Slider, a middle-class, middle-aged, unhappy husband. In Orchestrated Death Slider investigates when the naked corpse of a young woman with no identification is found in an empty flat. But a Stradivarius violin becomes a clue. Some violence and some strong language. 1998.

Withering Heights: An Ellie Haskell Mystery     RC64764
by Dorothy Cannell
read by Corrie James
2 cassettes
Housewife Ellie Haskell, her husband Ben, and maid Mrs. Malloy are called to Yorkshire, England, to find the missing buyer of a haunted Victorian mansion. Ben’s cousin Tom won the lottery, bought the manor, and then disappeared—causing his wife and daughter to suspect former owner Lady Fiona. 2007.

People of the Nightland: The First North Americans, Book 14     RC64765
by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
read by Alexander Strain
3 cassettes
As the ice age ends, flood waters from the melting glaciers threaten civilization. While tribal war rages between the Nightland People and the Sunpath and Lame Bull Peoples, gods Raven Hunter and Wolf Dreamer send young guides to rescue their tribes. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Knots     RC64767
by Nuruddin Farah
read by Mark Ashby
3 cassettes
Mogadiscio, Somalia. Cambara returns to her native land from Toronto after the accidental death of her son. Cambara reclaims her parents’ house from a local warlord, organizes a play with the help of women activists, and falls in love. Companion to Links (RC 61281). 2007.

Stone Butterfly: A Charlie Moon Mystery     RC64768
by James D. Doss
read by Gregory Gorton
3 cassettes
Tonapah Flats, Utah. Sheriff Ned Popper discovers fourteen-year-old Sarah Frank standing over the dead body of old-timer Ben Silver. When Sarah flees into the desert, FBI agent Lila Mae McTeague contacts Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon, her ex-flame, to find Sarah and uncover the truth. 2006.

Happy Are the Oppressed: A Blackie Ryan Mystery     RC64778
by Andrew M. Greeley
read by Gregory Gorton
2 cassettes
Chicago. The Cardin family has been cursed with untimely deaths since the 1895 slaying of Peter Cardin’s wife. Now Chantal Cardin believes her husband, Peter Cardin V, will kill her. Bishop "Blackie" Ryan must solve the murder from the past to prevent another killing. Some strong language. 1996.

Puss ’n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery     RC64782
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
read by Laura Giannarelli
2 cassettes
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, her veterinarian husband Fair, and their pets attend a horse show in Kentucky. When jewelry is stolen and a groom is murdered, Harry’s pets, corgi dog Tee Tucker and cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, investigate. 2007.

Pretender: Foreigner Universe, Book 8     RC64783
by C.J. Cherryh
read by Kimberly Schraf
3 cassettes
Usurper Lord Murini seizes control of the atevi mainland. The deposed royal family and human diplomat Bren Cameron seek refuge with allies, as Cameron attempts to diffuse the civil war and stay alive. Meanwhile, overthrown ruler Tabini gathers forces to retake the throne. Sequel to Destroyer (RC 60576). 2005.

Spin     RC64784
by Robert Charles Wilson
read by Steven Carpenter
3 cassettes
Years ago, Tyler and his twin friends Jason and Diane watched the stars disappear as Earth was cocooned in an electromagnetic barrier. Now time differentials threaten Earth’s complete annihilation. Tyler works as a doctor while scientist Jason tries to save humanity and Diane joins a hedonist cult. Some strong language. 2005.

Morning Sky: Freedom’s Path, Book 2     RC64794
by Judith Miller
read by Michele Schaeffer
2 cassettes
Kansas, 1880s. Aunt Lilly, who refuses to explain her hasty retreat from New Orleans, is living with the Harbans. Meanwhile Macia Boyle attends finishing school back east and becomes ill. When Truth Harban is sent to bring Macia home, she uncovers a deadly plot at the school. 2006.

Busy Bodies: A Claire Malloy Mystery     RC64805
by Joan Hess
read by Suzanne Toren
2 cassettes
Artist Zeno Gorgias creates controversy at his new Farberville residence with unconventional lawn performance art that features Zeno’s nearly nude mistress. After Zeno’s house burns down, his estranged wife’s body is found in the wreckage. Widowed bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy sets out to prove Zeno’s innocence. 1995.

Whiteoak Harvest: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 11     RC64809
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
3 cassettes (Reissue)
Renny and Alayne Whiteoak suffer a marital crisis with tragic undertones. An old uncle returns to Jalna, and later young Wakefield, after a stay at a monastery, comes home. 1936.

Beast Master’s Circus     RC64811
by Andre Norton and Lyn McConchie
read by Gabra Zackman
2 cassettes
Circus boss Dedran prowls the universe abducting animals from beast master teams and sometimes killing their telepathic human counterparts. When the show arrives in Arzor, young circus trainer Laris tries to thwart Dedran’s deadly plot with help from beast master Hosteen Storm, Storm’s wife Tani, and his half brother Logan. 2004.

Love, Lies, and Liquor: An Agatha Raisin Mystery     RC64814
by M.C. Beaton
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
2 cassettes
Private detective Agatha Raisin—on vacation with her ex-husband James Lacey—is suspected of murder when a guest at the rundown seaside town of Snoth-on-Sea is strangled with Agatha’s scarf. When additional deaths follow, Agatha searches for the culprit. Some strong language. 2006.

A Christmas Promise: A Cape Light Novel, Book 5     RC64817
by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
read by Gabra Zackman
2 cassettes
The Reverend James Cameron is in New England for Christmas when he has a minor car accident involving pregnant out-of-towner Leigh Baxter. Leigh becomes stranded and the two fall in love, but Leigh hides a painful secret that could compromise their relationship. Sequel to A New Leaf (RC 57967). 2004.

The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax     RC64819
by Dorothy Gilman
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
2 cassettes (Reissue)
At the request of the CIA, grandmotherly spy Emily Pollifax smuggles eight forged passports to the Bulgarian underground. She also tries to arrange a young man’s escape from prison with the aid of fireworks, a rope, a bow and arrow, stocking masks, and a gaggle of geese. 1971.

Not Easily Broken     RC64822
by T.D. Jakes
read by Bill Quinn
2 cassettes
Dave and Clarice Johnson have a car accident during which Clarice’s leg is broken. Her recovery exposes rifts in the couple’s marriage and their vastly different priorities. As their relationship falters, Dave grows closer to Clarice’s physical therapist and fellow church member Julie Sawyer and to Julie’s young son. 2006.

Love and Lies     RC64823
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
read by Gail Nelson
2 cassettes
When the Reverend Curtis Black, from The Best-Kept Secret (RC 61266), goes on the road Charlotte, his third wife, suspects he’s cheating. Charlotte also worries about other matters, especially that her five-year-old daughter may be the child of an affair Charlotte had. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Reprisal: The Last Gunfighter, Book 2     RC64830
by William W. Johnstone
read by L.J. Ganser
2 cassettes
Gunslinger Frank Morgan’s shack is burned down and his dog is nearly killed by Ned Pine and Victor Vanbergen, the same men who murdered Frank’s only love. The outlaws then kidnap Frank’s son Conrad, but they don’t want ransom money—they want Morgan himself. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

Wakefield’s Course: Whiteoak Chronicles, Book 12     RC64833
by Mazo de la Roche
read by Terry Donnelly
3 cassettes (Reissue)
The continuing saga of the Whiteoak family of Canada from the spring of 1939 to the fall of 1940. Focuses on Wakefield, the youngest of the Jalna clan and a successful actor, and his bittersweet love affair. 1941.

Double Take: An FBI Thriller     RC64835
by Catherine Coulter
read by Catherine Byers
2 cassettes
San Francisco. FBI agent Cheney Stone saves Julia Ransom, a murdered psychic’s widow, from drowning after she is thrown into the bay. Meanwhile Virginia sheriff Dixon Noble arrives to search for his missing wife. When the cases overlap, FBI agent Dillon Savich assists Stone. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Girl at the Lion d’Or     RC64844
by Sebastian Faulks
read by Erin Jones
2 cassettes
France, 1930s. When Anne Louvet leaves Paris to work at a country hotel, she is penniless and haunted by her family’s shameful past. Charles Hartmann, a married lawyer renovating a nearby manor house, is also burdened with wartime memories as he and Anne fall in love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1989.

The Winthrop Woman     RC64846
by Anya Seton
read by Erin Jones
5 cassettes (Reissue)
Historical novel based on the life of Elizabeth Winthrop, the high-spirited niece of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Elizabeth defies seventeenth-century Puritan conventions with three marriages and a hopeless love for her cousin Jack. Includes 2006 foreword by Philippa Gregory. 1958.

A Fall of Moondust     RC64847
by Arthur C. Clarke
read by Fred Major
2 cassettes (Reissue)
Captain Pat Harris is dumbfounded when his dust-cruiser, the Selene, sinks without a trace beneath the surface of the moon’s Sea of Thirst during a routine tourist run. The passengers face no immediate danger, but rescuers may be unable to locate the vessel before the air supply runs out. 1961.

Piece of Work     RC64852
by Laura Zigman
read by Erin Jones
2 cassettes
Publicist-turned-stay-at-home-mom Julia Einstein returns to work when her husband, Peter Morrissey, gets fired. Julia’s first client is Mary Ford, a cantankerous former movie star who’s marketing an awful new perfume. Julia reconciles Mary with her daughter and revives Mary’s career and her own—while Peter loves housekeeping. Some strong language. 2006.

The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day One     RC64855
by Patrick Rothfuss
read by Fred Major
5 cassettes
A wandering scholar recognizes an innkeeper as the legendary Kvothe and elicits his story. Kvothe reveals his youth in a family of traveling players, struggles as an orphan, entry into a school of magic, and exploits that earned him reputations as a magician, thief, hero, and assassin. Some violence. 2007.

Up in Honey’s Room     RC64867
by Elmore Leonard
read by Ray Foushee
2 cassettes
Federal marshal Carl Webster, from Hot Kid (RC 60336), travels to Detroit in 1944 to search for escaped German POWs. Webster interviews beautiful Honey Deal, the divorced wife of Nazi meatcutter Walter Schoen, and investigates Ukrainian spy Vera Mezwa. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Dangerously Alice     RC64871
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read by Kerry Dukin
2 cassettes
During the first semester of her junior year of high school, Alice McKinley decides to change her "good girl" image and experiments with boys and parties. Alice ultimately discovers her true self with the help of family and friends. Some descriptions of sex. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Miss Julia Strikes Back     RC64872
by Ann B. Ross
read by Mitzi Friedlander
2 cassettes
Jewelry is stolen from Miss Julia and Hazel Marie during a house party. Acting on a tip, Miss Julia heads to Florida with Little Lloyd, Etta Mae Wiggins, and alcoholic private investigator Frank Tuttle to recover the goods. 2007.

The Willow Field     RC64874
by William Kittredge
read by Jack Fox
3 cassettes
In 1933, Nevada rancher Slivers Flynn gives fifteen-year-old Rossie Benasco an ultimatum: run horses to Canada or marry Slivers’s daughter. Rossie hits the trail and falls for Eliza Stevenson. Their union sees years of change, war, and death. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and A Man Called Horse, Lost Sister, The Hanging Tree     RC64881
by Dorothy M. Johnson
read by Roy Avers
2 cassettes
Four classic westerns. In the title piece Senator Foster attends a funeral and recalls the deceased’s role in an outlaw’s death. In A Man Called Horse a Crow captive achieves status and a chance at freedom. In Lost Sister an old woman kidnapped by Indians returns home. 1949.

Showdown: The Last Gunfighter, Book 5     RC64885
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
2 cassettes
Gunfighter Frank Morgan rides into South Raven, Idaho, to rest his horse and learns wealthy sportsmen eager for bounty money have organized a hunt—and he is their quarry. They’ve hired private detectives to find him, but Frank won’t go down without a fight. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

Matters of Honor     RC64889
by Louis Begley
read by Roy Avers
3 cassettes
Three disparate freshmen become roommates at Harvard in the 1950s: Sam Standish, a WASP from a dysfunctional family; Archie Palmer, an alcoholic army brat; and Henry White, a Jewish Polish immigrant from Brooklyn. Sam narrates their journey into adulthood and reconnects with Henry decades later. Some strong language. 2007.

Viking Warrior: The Strongbow Saga, Book 1     RC64892
by Judson Roberts
read by John Polk
2 cassettes
Denmark, A.D. 845. Although raised as a slave, Halfdan is freed at age fourteen and trains to become a Viking warrior with the help of his half brother Harald. Preparing to claim his birthright, Halfdan is threatened by his stepbrother Toke. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

The White Knight: The House of Winslow, Book 40     RC64893
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
2 cassettes
1939–1942. American pilot Luke Winslow—nicknamed the White Knight—fights for freedom in Spain’s civil war. When his Spanish fiancée dies in a bombing raid, he vows to destroy the German ace responsible. Luke returns home and finds new love but flies again during World War II to exact his revenge. 2007.

Innocent as Sin     RC64905
by Elizabeth Lowell
read by Jack Fox
2 cassettes
Artist Rand McCree heads to Arizona after discovering the identity of his twin brother’s murderer. Meanwhile private banker Kayla Shaw is unjustly accused of money laundering. The two join forces to seek revenge—and fall in love. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Invisible Prey     RC64997
by John Sandford
read by Barry Bernson
2 cassettes
The Minnesota governor asks detective Lucas Davenport to investigate the murder of wealthy, elderly Constance Bucher. Subsequent deaths and missing artifacts soon suggest a link to antiques theft. Lucas also tackles the case of a politician accused of statutory rape. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Drop Dead Beautiful: A Lucky Santangelo Novel     RC64998
by Jackie Collins
read by Madelyn Buzzard
3 cassettes
Happily married Lucky Santangelo, last seen in Dangerous Kiss (RC 48775), has left show business and is building a Las Vegas resort. Lucky doesn’t know, however, that her sixteen-year-old daughter Max has met an Internet predator who is intent on revenge. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Abandon     RC65001
by Carla Neggers
read by Erin Jones
2 cassettes
Deputy U.S. marshal Mackenzie Stewart is attacked while visiting her hometown in New Hampshire. A former love interest, FBI agent Andrew Rook, investigates and pursues a killer who also targets a judge—a friend of Mackenzie’s—and the judge’s ex-husband. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Mere Anarchy     RC65008
by Woody Allen
read by Robert Sams
1 cassette
Eighteen short stories, ten of them from the New Yorker, that lampoon society. In "The Rejection" the best nursery school in Manhattan refuses to accept a three-year-old, causing his family to become homeless. In "Surprise Rocks Disney Trial" Mickey Mouse testifies at the trial of Michael Eisner. Bestseller. 2007.

The Angels of Morgan Hill     RC65013
by Donna VanLiere
read by Faith Potts
2 cassettes
1947. The death of nine-year-old Jane Gable’s alcoholic father coincides with the arrival of the African American Turner family in all-white Morgan Hill, Tennessee. When a fire at the Turner household kills everyone but young Milo, Jane’s pregnant mother Fran raises him as her own despite bigoted community reaction. 2006.

The Devil Who Tamed Her     RC65016
by Johanna Lindsey
read by Michele Schaeffer
2 cassettes
On a wager, bored socialite Raphael Locke agrees to transform into a proper lady: the gossipy Ophelia Reid, who’s broken an engagement to Duncan MacTavish, from The Heir (RC 50350). After kidnapping Ophelia, Raphael discovers her secrets and falls in love. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Someone to Love     RC65018
by Jude Deveraux
read by Faith Potts
2 cassettes
Margate, England. American Jace Montgomery finds a clue to his fiancée Stacy’s suicide in a photograph of the Priory House. Jace purchases the mansion and discovers the ghost of Ann Stuart, who died in 1877. Jace and local journalist Nightingale Smythe try to solve the mysteries of both deaths. 2007.

The Painted Veil     RC65022
by W. Somerset Maugham
read by Erin Jones
2 cassettes
Hong Kong, 1920s. After an affair with career politician Charles Townsend, frivolous Kitty Fane accompanies her husband Walter to battle a cholera epidemic in a remote area of China. Walter dies there and Kitty returns home to England, where she begins to reexamine her life. 1925.

The Navigator: A Novel from the NUMA Files     RC65098
by Clive Cussler
read by Jim Zeiger
3 cassettes
Kurt Austin of the National Underwater and Marine Agency foils an attempt to steal an ancient Phoenician statue called the Navigator and in the process saves U.N. investigator Carina Mechadi. Their inquiry reveals a ruthless businessman and connections to Thomas Jefferson and King Solomon’s treasure. Some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

The Lost Gardens: An English Garden Mystery     RC65103
by Anthony Eglin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
2 cassettes
England. After American Jamie Gibson inherits Wickersham Priory from World War II veteran James Ryder, she hires retired botany professor Lawrence Kingston to restore the gardens. Kingston unearths a chapel, a healing well, and human remains. His ensuing investigation exposes a wartime tragedy and the motive behind Ryder’s bequest. 2005.

Jerusalem Inn: A Richard Jury Mystery     RC65105
by Martha Grimes
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes (Reissue)
Days before Christmas, Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury meets an attractive woman named Helen Minton in a graveyard near Newcastle. Soon after, she is found dead of an apparent overdose of heart medication. Meanwhile Jury’s friend Melrose Plant encounters murder among snowbound eccentrics. Jury eventually connects the two deaths. 1984.

Spare Change: A Sunny Randall Mystery     RC65107
by Robert B. Parker
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
A serial murderer dubbed the Spare Change Killer resurfaces in Boston after three decades. PI Sunny Randall joins her father Phil, a retired cop once on the case, to trap the culprit as subsequent victims start resembling Sunny. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

Little Lady, Big Apple     RC65108
by Hester Browne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
3 cassettes
Melissa Romney-Jones, a.k.a. Honey from The Little Lady Agency (RC 62840), operates an escort service for London bachelors. She has her girlfriend Gabi and sister Allegra manage the business while she temporarily joins her boyfriend Jonathan Riley in New York City. But doubts soon arise between the lovers. Some strong language. 2006.

The Measure of a Lady     RC65110
by Deeanne Gist
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
San Francisco, 1849. When twenty-year-old Rachel Van Buren’s father dies unexpectedly, the proper religious lady is left in the Gold Rush-frenzied city to care for her siblings with no guardian or means of support. Rachel meets saloon owner Johnnie Parker, a former missionary, who lends a hand—and a heart. 2006.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War     RC65111
by Max Brooks
read by Jim Zeiger
3 cassettes
Author of The Zombie Survival Guide (RC 64675) records firsthand interviews with survivors of humanity’s devastating clash with the undead. Personal accounts from all over the world reveal the scope of the conflict, from the first zombie outbreak to the aftermath of war. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Live and Let Die: A James Bond 007 Novel     RC65244
by Ian Fleming
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes
British secret agent James Bond tracks Mr. Big, a Haitian gangster believed to be head of a voodoo cult and a member of a Soviet organization. The trail leads to New York City’s Harlem, Florida, and Jamaica, where Mr. Big may be financing operations with pirate treasure. Some violence. 1954.

Twisted     RC65247
by Laurie Halse Anderson
read by Erik Sandvold
2 cassettes
Bullied Tyler Miller becomes infamous after vandalizing the school and being sentenced to community service. Returning for senior year, Tyler is accused of posting a classmate’s nude pictures on the Internet. Life spirals downward until Tyler takes charge—at home and at school. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Trap Door: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery     RC65249
by Sarah Graves
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
Town of Eastport, Maine. Do-it-yourself enthusiast Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree runs into her old friend Jemmy Wechsler, who is hiding from local hit man Walter Henderson. When Jake finds a body hanging in Walter’s barn, she tries to prove Walter committed murder—saving Jemmy in the process. Some strong language. 2006.

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne     RC65250
by Agatha Christie
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Eight short detective tales and one of semisupernatural drama. In the title story, Mr. Parker Pyne seeks a thief when a diamond goes missing from a yachting party. In "Yellow Iris" Hercule Poirot solves one crime and thwarts another at a dinner party. Miss Marple shares a mystery tale. 1934.

Thunder Mountain     RC65251
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes (Reissue)
Three prospecting brothers—Sam, Kalispel, and Jake Emerson—discover a quartz vein packed with gold near Thunder Mountain. Kalispel and Jake set out for funding and supplies, leaving Sam behind to guard the claim. Kalispel returns to find the town transformed by fortune hunters, the mine lost, and Sam missing. 1932.

High Heels and Holidays: A Maggie Kelly Mystery     RC65254
by Kasey Michaels
read by Kristin Allison
2 cassettes
Manhattan mystery writer Maggie Kelly prepares for her first Christmas with viscount Alex Blake, the fictional-come-to-life sleuth of her Regency-era novels. But when she receives a dead rat and threatening notes and a fellow author dies suspiciously, Maggie believes she may be a killer’s next victim. Some strong language. 2006.

The Great Train Robbery     RC65257
by Michael Crichton
read by David Hartley-Margolin
2 cassettes (Reissue)
Fictionalized account of the 1855 theft of a fortune in gold bullion destined for English troops in Crimea. London mobster Edward Pierce assembles a host of professional criminals to execute the heist, including snakesman "Clean Willy" Williams, safecracker Robert Agar, and con artist Miss Miriam. Some violence. 1975.

Still Summer     RC65269
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
Decades after high school, old friends Olivia, Tracy, and Holly—along with Tracy’s teenaged daughter—cruise the Caribbean with a two-man crew. When a storm casts the women adrift alone, they face hostile weather, sharks, modern-day pirates, and each other. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

The Secret Servant     RC65270
by Daniel Silva
read by David Hartley-Margolin
2 cassettes
Israeli intelligence operative and art restorer Gabriel Allon, from the Messenger (RC 63176), travels to Amsterdam to purge the files of a murdered terrorism analyst. Allon uncovers a plot by Islamic militants to kidnap the daughter of the U.S. ambassador in London and races to save her. Violence. Bestseller. 2007.

The Marriage Game     RC65274
by Fern Michaels
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
When newly divorced FBI washout Samantha Rainford discovers she is her husband’s fourth jilted wife, she befriends her fellow ex-Mrs. Rainfords: a belly dancer, a plumber, and a cartoonist. The women attend a vigilante training camp in North Carolina, where love compromises Sam’s quest for vengeance. Some strong language. 2007.

The Blue Rose: An English Garden Mystery     RC65281
by Anthony Eglin
read by David Hartley-Margolin
2 cassettes
When Kate and Alex Sheppard explore the overgrown two-acre gardens of their newly acquired cottage, they find a rosebush with genetically impossible brilliant blue blooms. Mayhem and murder ensue as word of the discovery leaks out and others try to claim the plant. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

The Lost Wagon Train     RC65282
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes
1861. Stephen Latch, a college graduate who fell into a life of crime, leads an attack on a wagon train headed for California. The sole survivor is Cynthia Bowden, Latch’s former love. They marry, but questions about Cynthia’s significant inheritance remain. 1932.

Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do     RC65285
by Valerie Wilson Wesley
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
New Jersey library employee Eva Hutchinson is shocked when her husband Hutch leaves her and her daughter Charley decides to become a comedian. Meanwhile Hutch’s son announces he’s gay. Eva and Hutch both have affairs before they decide what to do. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

An Unexpected Family: Ladies of Covington     RC65286
by Joan Medlicott
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
North Carolina. Photographer Amelia Declose is shocked when a British woman, Miriam Declose-Smith, shows up on her doorstep claiming that Amelia’s late husband Thomas was her father. Miriam is fleeing an abusive husband, and the Ladies of Covington rally around to help—unaware of the danger. 2007.

Killer Weekend     RC65288
by Ridley Pearson
read by Jim Zeiger
2 cassettes
New York state attorney Liz Shaler arrives in posh Sun Valley, Idaho, to announce her candidacy for president. Sheriff Walt Fleming must protect her from a would-be assassin while juggling his nephew’s arrest, his wife’s infidelity, and a socialite’s murder. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Outback Stars     RC65289
by Sandra McDonald
read by Kristin Allison
3 cassettes
Lieutenant Jodenny Scott joins the dysfunctional crew of criminals and outcasts aboard the spaceship Aral Sea. Unusual incidents soon suggest major problems to Jodenny, and she begins to suspect that the mysterious alien-built intergalactic transport system is responsible. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

The Perfect Fit: Fat-Free Dreams Just Don’t Taste the Same     RC65294
by Louise Kean
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
England. Sunny Weston discovers her life isn’t perfect even after losing ninety-eight pounds. Though her Internet-based sex-toy business flourishes, Sunny has trouble relating to her body, her friends, and her longtime crush Adrian—especially when she meets divorcé Cagney James. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Dear John     RC65315
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Holter Graham
2 cassettes
North Carolina. After years of drifting, John Tyree, who was raised by a father with Asperger’s syndrome, joins the army. While on leave he meets Savannah Curtis, a special-education major. The two fall in love, but their relationship changes when John reenlists after 9/11. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2006.

Hollywood Station     RC65317
by Joseph Wambaugh
read by Adam Grupper
3 cassettes
While trying to avoid allegations of racial profiling, a seasoned LAPD sergeant known as the Oracle dispatches veteran cops with rookies to deal with the addicts, crazies, and gangbangers that inhabit Hollywood. After a jewelry-store robbery, the investigation leads to the Russian Mafia. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

Step on a Crack: A Michael Bennett Mystery     RC65318
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by various narrators
2 cassettes
NYPD hostage negotiator Michael Bennett lives with ten adopted children and a dying wife when terrorists disrupt the funeral of a former first lady at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. With celebrities held hostage, Bennett negotiates with henchmen led by the group’s mastermind, the Neat Man. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Simple Genius     RC65320
by David Baldacci
read by Scott Brick
3 cassettes
Private detective Sean King, from Hour Game (RC 59393), investigates the suspicious death at the CIA’s Camp Peary of scientist Monk Turing of the think tank Babbage Town. King enlists Michelle Maxwell, who is newly released from a psychiatric hospital, to help. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Body Surfing     RC65321
by Anita Shreve
read by Lolita Davidovich
2 cassettes
Once divorced and recently widowed, twenty-nine-year-old Sydney Sklar takes a summer job tutoring the beautiful, but slow teenager Julie Edwards at the New Hampshire shore. When Julie’s much-older single brothers arrive, both vie for Sydney’s attention. Commercial audiobook. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Fear of the Dark: A Fearless Jones Mystery     RC65322
by Walter Mosley
read by Michael Boatman
2 cassettes
Los Angeles, 1956. Bookseller Paris Minton lands in trouble when his cousin Ulysses "Useless" Grant asks for help. When a scheme involving gambling, blackmail, and loose women leads to multiple murder, Paris calls on his friend Fearless Jones. Commercial audiobook. Descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2006.

Skylight Confessions     RC65324
by Alice Hoffman
read by Mare Winningham
2 cassettes
After her father dies, teenager Arlyn Singer marries the next man she meets: architecture student John Moody. The mismatched couple move to Connecticut and raise two children, Sam and Blanca, before Arlyn succumbs to cancer. Sam struggles with drug addiction and disappears, while Blanca moves to England. Commercial audiobook. Strong language. 2007.

The Dead Hour     RC65357
by Denise Mina
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
2 cassettes
Scotland, 1984. Female reporter Paddy Meehan leaves the scene of a couple’s domestic dispute only to learn later that it ended in the homicide of the woman, an attorney and political activist. Guilt-ridden, Paddy investigates and finds links to another death. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Come Summer     RC65360
by Sandra Steffen
read by Kristin Allison
2 cassettes
Nearly five years after the death of her twin Laurel, Liza Cassidy visits the seaside town of Alcott to meet Tommy—the nephew she never knew about. Liza is soon smitten with Tommy and his father, Sheriff Jack McCall, but some disapprove of their relationship. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

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Books for Children

Cassettes Nonfiction

Theseus     RC63328
retold by Geraldine McCaughrean
read by Peter Lavezzoli
1 cassette
At seventeen, Theseus discovers that his father is a mighty king and sets out to meet him. On the way to Athens, Theseus’s pride grows as he vanquishes monsters. But then he angers the sea god Poseidon and faces his biggest challenge, the Minotaur. For grades 5-8. 2003.

Rattlesnake Mesa: Stories from a Native American Childhood     RC63346
by EdNah New Rider Weber
read by Gillian Green
1 cassette
Author’s memoir of her school years during the early 1900s at Crown Point Indian Agency in New Mexico and Phoenix Indian School in Arizona. She describes her homesickness; the reeducation, military discipline, and punishment imposed by Anglos; and the new friendships she formed. For grades 4-7. 2004.

Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming     RC64460
by Anne Rockwell
read by Kimberly Schraf
1 cassette
Explains the terms global warming and greenhouse effect. Describes how
these developments are changing the environment. Discusses recycling and ways people can help restore nature’s balance. For grades 2-4. 2006.

Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs     RC64680
by Nona Kilgore Bauer
read by Kristin Allison
1 cassette
Profiles of dog/handler teams that participated in the search-and-rescue and cadaver operations related to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Canines are presented by site of their deployment and then alphabetically by name. Also covers qualifications and training techniques for search-and-rescue dogs. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2006.

An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming     RC64771
by Al Gore
read by Steven Carpenter
1 cassette
Discusses the climate crisis and explains changes occurring in Earth’s weather, temperatures, and water levels. Examines the impact of global warming, greenhouse gases, and technology’s side effects on hurricanes, polar caps, and the spread of disease. Calls for scientific action to counter the problem. For grades 4-7. 2007.

Hurricane Katrina: Aftermath of Disaster     RC64829
by Barb Palser
read by Bill Quinn
1 cassette
Traces the path of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Describes the devastation caused by the storm and people’s responses, including relief efforts by organizations and individual acts of heroism. For grades 6-9. 2007.

Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball     RC64863
by Sally Cook and James Charlton
read by John Polk
1 cassette
Brief history of the American sport of baseball. Describes changes in the equipment and uniforms, including team colors, numbered jerseys, gloves, and chest protectors. Discusses various rules and examples of cheating. Features baseball terms, playing fields, and star athletes. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Antarctica: The Heart of the World     RC64876
by Coral Tulloch
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Antarctica’s geologic history, flora and fauna, and ecological importance, based on information the author gathered. Discusses past and present expeditions and existing research stations. Includes quotes from doctors and scientists who live there. For grades 5-8. 2003.

Ice Time: The Story of Hockey     RC64877
by Michael McKinley
read by Barry Bernson
1 cassette
A history of ice hockey, a sport that originated in Canada and is now played at the Olympics. Discusses the development of the game, match details, outstanding players, and major trophies. Focuses on men’s leagues and the NHL, with mention of women’s hockey. For grades 5-8. 2006.

My First Horse and Pony Care Book     RC64882
by Judith Draper
read by Erin Jones
1 cassette
Provides information on the proper housing, feeding, grooming, and riding of horses and ponies—from boots and bedding to saddles and stables. Features breeds commonly found in Britain and focuses on English-style riding and tack. Includes useful tips and safety points. For grades 3-6. 2006.

Animal Poems     RC64895
by Valerie Worth
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1 cassette
Free verse about twenty-three wildlife creatures—from wasps, cockroaches, hummingbirds, and squirrels to snakes, snails, whales, and gorillas. "Elephant" conveys the plight of the circus elephant while praising its natural strength. "Star-Nosed Moles" describes a mole’s appearance and favorite foods, including "succulent insect-nuggets." For grades 4-7. 2007.

Ancient Inca: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Inca’s Past     RC64898
by Beth Gruber
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Discusses and analyses archaeological finds in Peru to learn about ancient civilizations of the Moche and Inca. Covers woven clothing, Nasca line drawings, expert stonework in Cusco, frozen mummies, and the long-lost mountain city Machu Picchu. Describes using computer imagery and CAT scans as investigative tools. For grades 4-7. 2007.

Ancient China: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China’s Past     RC64899
by Jacqueline Ball and Richard Levey
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Explains archaeologists’ exploration of ancient tombs and villages to find clues about the way people lived long ago. Discusses the two-thousand-year-old pottery army guarding the tomb of the first emperor of China, jade burial suits, and the best-preserved mummy in the world—Lady Dai. For grades 4-7. 2007.

Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy     RC64908
by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin
read by Kerry Dukin
1 cassette
Biography of the pacifist and social reformer Jane Addams (1860–1935). Discusses Addams’s activism, including the founding of Chicago’s Hull House to help immigrant and poor families, promoting women’s rights, protesting child labor, and winning the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize. For grades 6-9. 2006.

Remember Little Bighorn: Indians, Soldiers, and Scouts Tell Their Stories     RC64911
by Paul Robert Walker
read by Roy Avers
1 cassette
Examines accounts from both sides of the June 1876 battle known as Custer’s Last Stand, during which Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors outnumbered and defeated the U.S. Army’s Seventh Cavalry in two days along the Little Bighorn River in Montana. For grades 4-7. 2006.

Celebrate Hanukkah     RC64912
by Deborah Heiligman
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Explains the Jewish holiday called Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights. Discusses the menorah, prayers, traditional foods, and the game of spinning the dreidel. Includes instructions for lighting candles and playing dreidel, and a recipe for latkes, or potato pancakes. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2006.

Hurricane Force: In the Path of America’s Deadliest Storms     RC64992
by Joseph B. Treaster
read by Mark Delgado
1 cassette
Journalist describes his on-the-scene coverage in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Discusses the prediction and anticipation of the storm, the order to evacuate, and disaster-relief efforts. Combines hurricane history, first-person accounts, and weather science to explain Katrina and similar disastrous storms. For grades 6-9. 2007.

Who Lives in an Alligator Hole?     RC65006
by Anne Rockwell
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1 cassette
Explains the origins, habitats, and roles of alligators, which scientists call a "keystone species" because these reptiles change the environment for their own use in ways that also help other animals and plants. For grades 2-4. 2006.

The Relocation of the North American Indian     RC65014
by John M. Dunn
read by Michele Schaeffer
1 cassette
Historical overview of the centuries-long cultural confrontation and power struggle between Native Americans living in North America and the European explorers and settlers who seized and occupied their land. Covers legal and political issues from the arrival of Columbus through the twentieth century. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2006.

Cooking in a Can: More Campfire Recipes for Kids     RC65023
by Katherine L. White
read by Butch Hoover
1 cassette
Describes family activities for outdoor cooking in a can, pit, or solar oven or on rocks or coals. Covers planning, safety rules, necessary materials, and cleanup. Recipes range from a simple sandwich and soup to breakfast in a paper bag and pudding cake. Adult supervision recommended. For grades 3-6. 2006.

Should I Play the Guitar?     RC65280
by Richard Spilsbury
read by Kristin Allison
1 cassette
Presents the history of the instrument and the music that can be played on it. Explains the parts of the guitar and how they work together to produce sound. Discusses the advantages of learning and playing this instrument and deciding whether it is right for you. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Marley: A Dog like No Other     RC65296
by John Grogan
read by Bill Wallace
1 cassette
Follows Marley’s adventures through the stages of frisky puppy, large mischievous Labrador retriever, and sleepy elderly dog. Describes Marley’s desire to eat everything in sight, his brief stint as a movie star, and his love for his human family. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2007.

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Cassettes Fiction

The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen: M.T. Anderson’s Thrilling Tales     RC63656
by M.T. Anderson
read by Kristin Allison
1 cassette
On vacation Katie, Lily, and Jasper—from Whales on Stilts (RC 60549)—make their way to the Moose Tongue Lodge, where the guests are other young heroes from books. The three travelers are quickly caught up in a mystery involving quintuplets in lederhosen and a screaming ventriloquist. For grades 5-8. 2006.

Eagle Strike: An Alex Rider Adventure     RC63901
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Michael Russotto
2 cassettes
After a close call with an assassin in France fourteen-year-old spy Alex Rider investigates pop star philanthropist Damian Cray. Cray’s new video game conceals something sinister involving drugs, nuclear missiles, and Air Force One. And then a family secret is revealed. For grades 6-9. 2003.

Zombie Butts from Uranus!     RC64066
by Andy Griffiths
read by Bill Quinn
2 cassettes
In this sequel to The Day My Butt Went Psycho! (RC 56043) planet Earth is invaded by stench-emitting butts from outer space. Earth’s salvation depends on twelve-year-old Zach Freeman, his butt, and his band of butt-fighters. For grades 4-7. 2003.

Scorpia: An Alex Rider Adventure     RC64169
by Anthony Horowitz
read by Michael Russotto
2 cassettes
Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider goes to Venice, Italy, determined to track down Scorpia because of the organization’s connection to his deceased father. But the for-hire terrorist group planning to kill thousands of British schoolchildren ensnares Alex for its own purposes. For grades 6-9. 2004.

The Thief and the Beanstalk     RC64171
by P.W. Catanese
read by Erik Synnestvedt
2 cassettes
Nick, a desperate young orphan, breaks into the castle owned by Jack, of beanstalk fame. Jack allows Nick to steal three magic seeds, which Nick plants. But Nick’s adventures at the top of the beanstalk are more frightening than Jack’s were. For grades 4-7. 2005.

Framed     RC64349
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
read by John Lescault
2 cassettes
Manod, Wales. Dylan Hughes’s family runs the struggling Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel. When Dylan’s father leaves town to avoid a tax inquiry, younger sister Minnie schemes to steal Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, which is on display in the village, and sell it. For grades 4-7. 2005.

The Case of the Trail Mix-Up: A Wright and Wong Mystery, Book 3     RC64382
by Laura J. Burns
read by Ray Childs
1 cassette
Class bully Stu Frysley is missing in the woods on the seventh-grade camping trip. Sleuths Orville Wright, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and Agatha Wong follow Stu’s trail in case the legendary ghost Ax Jack has snatched him. Sequel to The Case of the Nana-Napper (RC 64353). For grades 4-7. 2005.

Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse     RC64386
by Helen Wells
read by Anne Hancock
1 cassette (Reissue)
Cherry Ames lands a visiting nurse position in New York and moves into a Greenwich Village apartment with her girlfriends. Cherry treats the new patients in her district but becomes especially concerned with the welfare of a mysterious recluse who may need her help. For grades 5-8. 1947.

Marco? Polo! The Time Warp Trio     RC64463
by Jon Scieszka
read by Ray Hagen
1 cassette
Finding themselves transported to a desert, Joe, Fred, and Sam meet the real Marco Polo in ancient China. The boys pose as astrologers and travel by caravan to Kublai Khan’s court, where the magical book that can take them home resides. For grades 3-6. 2006.

Lewis and Clark . . . and Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha: The Time Warp Trio     RC64466
by Jon Scieszka
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha accidentally travel back in time to the Rocky Mountains in 1805 and end up exploring with the Lewis and Clark expedition. They meet Sacagawea and try to retrieve their special book from a wild bear in order to return home. For grades 3-6. 2006.

You Can’t but Genghis Khan: Time Warp Trio     RC64467
by Jon Scieszka
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
Fred, Joe, and Sam are at a Mongolian barbeque restaurant when a green mist transports them to a sheep herd in thirteenth-century Mongolia. Their adventure involves meeting the young Genghis Khan, dressing as girls, and retrieving a book. For grades 3-6. 2006.

Seeker: The Noble Warriors, Book 1     RC64485
by William Nicholson
read by Kristin Allison
2 cassettes
Sixteen-year-olds Morning Star and Seeker After Truth, along with a river pirate named Wildman, were rejected by the Nomana—the revered warrior-monk order they long to join. The three teens set out to prove that they are worthy of membership in the community after all. For grades 6-9. 2005.

A Race against Time: Nancy Drew, Girl Detective     RC64494
by Carolyn Keene
read by Kristin Allison
1 cassette
The money Nancy Drew helped raise for the River Heights Biking for Bucks charity race is missing. Nancy’s team—consisting of her pals Bess and George and Nancy’s boyfriend Ned—competes while Nancy searches for the culprit. For grades 3-6. 2004.

Yankee Girl     RC64565
by Mary Ann Rodman
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
Jackson, Mississippi; 1964. When her FBI father is transferred from Chicago, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school. Some strong language. For grades 4-7. 2004.

The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2     RC64659
by Rick Riordan
read by Erik Sandvold
2 cassettes
Upstate New York, 2006. Seventh-grader Percy, son of Poseidon and a mortal, learns that Camp Half-Blood is in danger. He and his friends undertake a perilous journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. Sequel to The Lightning Thief (RC 63443). For grades 5-8. 2006.

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life     RC64686
by Wendy Mass
read by Erik Sandvold
2 cassettes
On his thirteenth birthday Jeremy receives a mysterious box from his father, who died five years ago. The gift is inscribed with the words "the meaning of life." Jeremy and his friend Lizzy try to find the four keys he needs to open the box. For grades 5-8. 2006.

Doomed Queen Anne: Young Royals     RC64795
by Carolyn Meyer
read by Corrie James
2 cassettes
England, 1500s. Headstrong Anne Boleyn ensnares the heart of King Henry VIII. He abandons his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and makes Anne his queen. But her triumph is short-lived when she bears him a daughter instead of a son. For grades 6-9. 2002.

When Heaven Fell     RC64838
by Carolyn Marsden
read by Yolande Bavan
1 cassette
Vietnam. Instead of going to school, nine-year-old Binh sells fruit from a cart to help her family. When her grandmother announces that Binh’s American aunt is coming to visit, Binh assumes that all Americans are wealthy and her aunt will solve the family’s financial problems. For grades 3-6. 2007.

The Breaker Boys     RC64858
by Pat Hughes
read by John Polk
2 cassettes
Pennsylvania, 1897. Nate Tanner is the spoiled son of a coal-mine-owning family. Against his father’s wishes, he befriends some boys employed in the mines and secretly works a shift with them. Later Nate is caught up in a clash between strikers and his family. For grades 6-9. 2004.

What the Moon Saw     RC64869
by Laura Resau
read by Erin Jones
2 cassettes
Fourteen-year-old American Clara Luna learns about her Mexican father’s background when she spends the summer with her grandparents in their remote village in Oaxaca. She discovers her grandmother’s gift for healing, becomes friends with Pedro, and finds missing pieces of her soul. For grades 6-9. 2006.

The Pinhoe Egg: The Worlds of Chrestomanci     RC64887
by Diana Wynne Jones
read by Jill Fox
2 cassettes
Cat, a powerful enchanter and future Chrestomanci, and young witch Marianne Pinhoe discover a magical egg in the attic of Marianne’s grandmother, the current gammer. Marianne gives the egg to Cat, who uncovers its secrets, while the two friends confront a series of magical changes. For grades 5-8. 2006.

Made You Look     RC64894
by Diane Roberts
read by Barry Bernson
1 cassette
Sixth-grader Jason P. Percy’s family travels in an old pop-up camper from Texas to Los Angeles, where his favorite trivia game show, Masquerade Mania, is filmed. Jason endures camping out, a downpour, bad food, and even pink underwear for a chance to be a contestant. For grades 4-7. 2003.

The Quest of the Fair Unknown: A Squire’s Tale, Book 8     RC64897
by Gerald Morris
read by Brian Conn
2 cassettes
When his mother dies, seventeen-year-old Beaufils leaves the isolated forest where he was raised to find his father, who is one of King Arthur’s knights. On the way to Camelot, Beaufils undertakes quests with knights Galahad and Gawain, finds the Holy Grail, and meets a dragon. For grades 6-9. 2006.

Ghost Ship: A Cape Cod Story     RC64900
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
When Thomas finds an old belt buckle on the beach after a storm, the ghost of Silas, a cabin boy from colonial times, appears. He tells Thomas how he prevented a shipwreck in 1761 and was rewarded with the ship captain’s buckle. For grades 2-4. 2007.

The Lioness and Her Knight: A Squire’s Tale, Book 7     RC64909
by Gerald Morris
read by Brian Conn
2 cassettes
Headstrong sixteen-year-old Lady Luneta travels to a friend’s castle near Camelot, escorted by her cousin Sir Ywain. Along the way they experience adventures involving mysterious knights, damsels, strange sword fights, fierce and friendly lionesses, and a powerful enchantress with a role in Luneta’s destiny. For grades 6-9. 2005.

Edwardo: The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World     RC64989
by John Burningham
read by Christopher Walker
1 cassette
Edwardo is an ordinary boy who sometimes does bad things. When adults comment negatively, Edwardo becomes worse. But when he accidentally does something good and is complimented, he becomes much nicer. For grades K-3. 2006.

Rafi and Rosi     RC64993
by Lulu Delacre
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
Three short stories about two tree frogs, mischievous Rafi and his younger sister Rosi, who live in Puerto Rico. As Rafi teases Rosi, he teaches her about the beach sand, algae that makes the water sparkle, and hermit crabs. For grades K-3. 2004.

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little     RC65011
by Peggy Gifford
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
Nine-year-old Moxy carried her assigned summer reading book, Stuart Little, with her everywhere she went, all summer long. But she still has not actually read it. Now her water-ballet show and first day of school are approaching, and her mother is threatening Moxy with dire consequences. For grades 2-4. 2007.

Johnny and the Bomb: The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, Book 3     RC65099
by Terry Pratchett
read by Erik Sandvold
2 cassettes
When the neighborhood homeless lady is injured, Johnny Maxwell takes her shopping cart to his garage for safekeeping. Then he discovers that the cart’s contents can send him back in time from 1996 to 1941 war-torn England. Sequel to Johnny and the Dead (RC 62802). For grades 5-8. 1996.

On the Banks of the Bayou: The Rose Years, Book 7     RC65100
by Roger Lea MacBride
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Rose turns seventeen while finishing high school in Crowley, Louisiana, an exotic foreign country compared to Missouri. She lives with her feminist aunt, who teaches her to be a truly moral person and a strong woman. Sequel to New Dawn on Rocky Ridge (RC 64655). For grades 5-8. 1998.

The Black Tower: A Herculeah Jones Mystery     RC65102
by Betsy Byars
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Herculeah Jones gets involved in yet another dangerous mystery when she visits elderly stroke victim Shivers Hunt in his tower mansion (called Haunt House by kids). Oddly, Mr. Hunt wants Herculeah to read him the story The Terror in Black Tower. For grades 4-7. 2006.

Maude March on the Run! or, Trouble Is Her Middle Name     RC65112
by Audrey Couloumbis
read by Kristin Allison
2 cassettes
Orphaned sisters Sallie, age twelve, and Maude, sixteen, are living with their Uncle Arlen when Maude is arrested and accused of being a bank robber, horse thief, and murderer. The girls flee, with a posse close behind them. Sequel to The Misadventures of Maude March; or, Trouble Rides a Fast Horse (RC 64687). For grades 5-8. 2007.

Bachelor Girl: The Rose Years, Book 8     RC65243
by Roger Lea MacBride
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Early twentieth century. Nineteen- year-old Rose leaves her parents’ Missouri farm to become a telegraph operator in Kansas City, planning someday to marry her sweetheart Paul. She transfers to San Francisco, where thousands of "bachelor girls" support themselves. Sequel to On the Banks of the Bayou (RC 65100). For grades 5-8. 1999.

The Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3     RC65245
by Rick Riordan
read by Erik Sandvold
2 cassettes
When the youthful goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, modern-day demigod Percy and his friends attempt to rescue her before she is needed at the Olympian Council meeting on the war with the Titans. Sequel to The Sea of Monsters (RC 64659). For grades 5-8. 2007.

A Samurai Never Fears Death: A Samurai Mystery     RC65248
by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler
read by Erik Sandvold
1 cassette
Eighteenth-century Japan. Now a samurai, Seikei returns home to Osaka where he becomes involved in a murder investigation at a puppet theatre. Meanwhile he suspects a possible connection between his family’s tea shop and smugglers. Sequel to The Sword That Cut the Burning Grass (RC 61812). For grades 6-9. 2007.

The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington’s Slave Finds Freedom     RC65252
by Emily Arnold McCully
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Although well-treated by George and Martha Washington, Oney is a slave who fears being given away or sold. She escapes to New Hampshire and, recognized, worries that she will be forced to return to the Washingtons. Based on historic facts. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Eggs     RC65256
by Jerry Spinelli
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose moves out of her fortune-telling mother’s house and into an abandoned van. Nine-year-old David mourns his mother’s death and resents his grandmother and absentee father. The two fragile kids forge a combative friendship through late night adventures and escapades. For grades 4-7. 2007.

Blackwater Ben     RC65258
by William Durbin
read by Bill Wallace
1 cassette
Minnesota, 1898. Ben Ward drops out of school, thinking it will be fun to be cook’s helper to his father at Blackwater Logging Camp. He soon learns that it is hard work, although he enjoys the lumberjacks and the company of an orphan boy called Nevers. For grades 4-7. 2003.

The Rider and His Horse     RC65260
by Erik Christian Haugaard
read by David Hartley-Margolin
1 cassette (Reissue)
During the Roman occupation of Jerusalem, desert bandits kidnap fourteen-year-old David ben Joseph, son of a wealthy wine merchant, as he travels home to Tyre. Eventually he becomes a scribe for Eleazar ben Ya’ir at Masada, all the while pondering the history of his people. For grades 6-9. 1968.

The Game     RC65261
by Diana Wynne Jones
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1 cassette
Orphan Hayley Foss is banished from her grandparents’ house to live with relatives in Ireland for unclear reasons involving the mythosphere and her Uncle Jolyon. Joining her cousins in a forbidden game, Hayley travels through the mythological realm and discovers secrets that give her strength. For grades 4-7. 2007.

No Talking     RC65284
by Andrew Clements
read by Kristin Allison
1 cassette
Dave’s experiment to remain silent all day fails when he yells at Lynsey. His claim that girls talk more than boys turns into a fifth-grade contest of no speaking, even in class. But the teachers and the principal don’t like it. For grades 3-6. 2007.

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Foreign Language Books

Spanish

Rafi y Rosi: ¡Carnaval! (Rafi and Rosi: Carnival!)     RC62951
por Lulu Delacre
leído por Maria Pino
1 cassette
Tres cuentos de Rafi y Rosi, dos coquíes borinqueños que ahora celebran el carnaval de Puerto Rico. En el cuento "La máscara terrible" Rafi asusta a Rosi con su máscara —pero ella le asusta a él también. Incluye instrucciones para hacer disfrazes de carnaval. Sigue a Rafi y Rosi (RC 61072). Para grados K a 3. (Three short stories about two Puerto Rican tree frogs, brother and sister Rafi y Rosi (RC 61072), as they celebrate Carnival. In "Terrible Mask" Rafi frightens Rosi with his mask, but she scares him too. Includes craft instructions. For grades K-3.) 2006.

El Asesinato de Roger Ackroyd (The Murder of Roger Ackroyd)     RC62959
por Agatha Christie
leído por Juan Ramirez
2 cassettes
Un año después de la muerte de su esposo, Mrs. Ferrars aparece muerta víctima de una sobredosis de somníferos. Entonces, su vecino rico, Roger Ackroyd, aparece muerto con una daga clavada en la espalda. Los residentes del pueblo están turbados por los tres muertes recientes, pero, afortunadamente, el detective belga Hercule Poirot llega a investigar el caso. (A year after the death of her husband, Mrs. Ferrars is found dead, apparently from an overdose of sleeping pills. Then her rich neighbor Roger Ackroyd is stabbed to death. The townspeople are perplexed, but fortunately for them the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot arrives on the scene.) 2004.

Convulsión (Seizure)     RC62960
por Robin Cook
leído por Juan Ramirez
4 cassettes
El senador Ashley Butler amenaza parar el desarrollo de una prometedora terapéutica médica que los doctores Daniel Lowell y Stephanie D’Agostino llevan a cabo con el uso células madres. Pero cuando el senador descubre que padece Parkinson, pacta con el doctor Lowell para que le cure secretamente con la nueva terapéutica experimental, y si tuviera éxito, permitiriá la continuación de las investigaciones de Lowell. Pero Butler ataja otra complicación al asunto—las células para su tratamiento han de prodecer de la Sábana Santa de Turín. (Senator Ashley Butler will hold up permission for stem-cell research being proposed by doctors Daniel Lowell and Stephanie D’Agostino unless they secretly perform experimental surgery on him to cure his Parkinson’s. The politician also complicates the deal by wanting to use cells obtained from the Shroud of Turin.) 2004.

El Régimen: La Maldad Avanza; Cuenta Regresiva del Rapto, Libro 2 (The Regime: Evil Advances; Countdown to the Rapture, Book 2)     RC62962
por Tim LaHaye y Jerry B. Jenkins
leído por Juan Ramirez
3 cassettes
El rico y poderoso hombre de negocios, Nicolás Carpatia, el que será el anticristo, amasa su influencia económica y política. Mientras tanto, el piloto Raimundo Steele se preocupa por el creciente fervor religioso de su esposa, pero al mismo tiempo ayuda la CIA y el Departmento de Defensa a combatir la distribución ilegal de los cohetes portátiles que pueden destruir aviones en vuelo. Sigue a El Surgimiento (RC 61054). (Business tycoon Nicolae Carpathia expands his political and economic influence. Meanwhile, pilot Rayford Steele worries about his wife’s growing religious fervor and helps the CIA and Defense Department combat black-market shoulder-fired missiles capable of bringing down aircraft. Sequel to El Surgimiento (RC 61054).) 2005.

La Villa (The Cottage)     RC62964
por Danielle Steel
leído por Maria Pino
2 cassettes
Hace años, Coop Winslow era un famoso actor de Hollywood, pero ahora a los sesenta años, está quebrado y se ve obligado a alquilar parte de su mansión de Bel Air. Sus dos inquilinos, Mark Friedman, recién divorciado, y Jimmy O’Connor, un viudo, reavivan el ambiente de la mansión, sobre todo cuando llegan los hijos adolescentes de Mark. Y poco a poco Coop aprende que hay segundas oportunidades para encontrar la felicidad. Lenguaje injurioso. (Seventy-year-old film idol Coop Winslow is broke and forced to take in boarders to keep his mansion. Newly divorced Mark Friedman and widowed Jimmy O’Connor bring new life to the estate, especially when Mark’s teenagers move in. Coop gradually rekindles interest in the world around him. Some strong language.) 2004.

Para Que No Me Olvides (So You Won’t Forget Me)     RC62965
por Marcela Serrano
leído por Maria Pino
2 cassettes
Después de sufrir un derrame cerebral, Blanca rehace su mundo con la ayuda de amigos y familiares. Pero la nueva seguridad que ha encontrado se ve amenazada por la pasión de un nuevo amor. Algunas descripciones de índole sexual y de lenguaje injurioso. (After suffering a stroke, Blanca slowly puts her life back together with the help of family and friends. But her carefully crafted new security is threatened when she begins a passionate extramarital affair. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language.) 1995.

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude)     RC62967
por Marcela Serrano
leído por Maria Pino
1 cassette
Una mujer de cincuenta y cuatro años, divorciada madre de dos hijos, trabaja como detective. Su jefe le da el caso de investigar la desaparición de una autora chilena, que tiene a un autor mexicano como esposo y a un guerrillero como amante y cuya última frase fue "Me siento como una princesa en un minarete." (A fifty-four-year-old divorced mother of two works as a detective. She investigates the disappearance of a Chilean author who is married to a Mexican writer but having an affair with a guerrilla leader and whose last message was "I feel like a princess in a high tower."). 1999.

S.O.S.: La Odisea de los Búhos (Hoot)     RC62968
por Carl Hiaasen
leído por Maria Pino
2 cassettes
Roy acaba de mudarse de Montana al sur de Florida donde ahora asiste a la EscuelaTrace Middle. Se hace amigos con un extraño muchacho que se llama Dedos de Salmonete y con su hermana. Juntos quieren salvar una especie de búho que vive en madrigueras—justo por donde una corporación de creperías intenta construir un nuevo restaurante. Para grados 6 a 9. (Middle school student Roy has just moved from Montana to south Florida. He befriends a boy named Mullet Fingers and his stepsister, who are trying to prevent a pancake-house chain from building a restaurant over a colony of burrowing owls. Newbery Honor Book. For grades 6-9.) 2003.

Milagro en los Andes: Mis Setenta y Dos Días en la Montaña y Mi Largo Regreso a Casa (Miracle in the Andes: Seventy-two Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home)     RC62969
por Nando Parrado
leído por Juan Ramirez
3 cassettes
Un jugador Uruguayo de rugby rememora cómo sobrevivió la caída de avión en los Andes en 1972, un acontecimiento que se hizo famoso por la larga prueba de los sobrevivientes que produjo actos de heroísmo así como de canibalismo. Describe los peligros de la temperatura gélida sin alimentos, los aludes mortales, y más tarde la devastadora noticia de que se había suspendido su búsqueda. Fue entonces que el autor emprendió una odisea por las montañas en busca de ayuda. Lenguaje injurioso. (A Uruguayan rugby player recounts surviving the 1972 plane crash that is remembered for causing acts of heroism and cannibalism. Discusses the physical perils of subzero weather, the group’s reaction upon hearing that the rescue operation was called off, and the author’s hike over the mountains for help. Some strong language.) 2006.

Cásate con Mi Hermana (Marry My Sister)     RC62977
por Corín Tellado
leído por Maria Pino
1 cassette
Eric y Omar, estrechos amigos desde su niñez, son ricos hombres de negocio de Manhattan. Omar ama a Nona, la hermana de Eric, y se casa con ella a pesar de que ella es mujer fría, triste, y posiblemente enamorada de otro. Pero Omar aprende que Nona es distinta de lo que había pensado, y que Eric puede ser en gran parte responsable de la tristeza de ella. (Rich Manhattan businessmen Omar and Eric have been friends since childhood. Omar loves Eric’s sister Nona and marries her despite the fact that she is distant, cold, and possibly in love with someone else. Omar eventually learns that Eric may be responsible for Nona’s sadness.) 1984.

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