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Previously New in the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

List updated: 03/24/17
Next update: 03/31/17
DB 85800 Stranger Things Happen – By Kelly Link – ELEVEN SHORT STORIES THAT ARE BY TURNS MAGICAL, SURREAL, AND CHILLING. IN "WATER OFF A BLACK DOG'S BACK," A YOUNG MAN MEETS HIS GIRLFRIEND'S PARENTS. "THE SPECIALIST'S HAT" FEATURES A HAUNTED HOUSE, TWO LITTLE GIRLS, AND AN UNUSUAL BABYSITTER. SOME VIOLENCE, SOME STRONG LANGUAGE, AND SOME EXPLICIT DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. 2001.

DB 86013 A Gambler’s Anatomy - By Jonathan Lethem - ONCE A WORLD-TRAVELING BACKGAMMON HUSTLER WHO BELIEVED HE HAD PSYCHIC ABILITY, BRUNO ALEXANDER IS ON A LOSING STREAK. HE DISCOVERS HE HAS A TUMOR GROWING IN HIS FACE AND HEADS HOME TO BERKELEY, WHERE AN OLD FRIEND PROMISES HIM A CHANCE AT AN EXPERIMENTAL SURGERY. UNRATED. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. 2016.

DB 86017 The Mortifications – By Derek Palacio – IN 1980, UXBAL ENCARNACION SENDS HIS WIFE, SOLEDAD, AND CHILDREN, ISABEL AND ULISES, TO AMERICA FROM CUBA WITH THE MARIEL BOATLIFT. INSTEAD OF STAYING IN MIAMI, THE THREE HEAD TO HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, AND THEY FIND THEIR WAY TO NEW LIVES. THEN UXBAL CALLS THEM HOME TO CUBA. UNRATED. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. 2016.

DB 86023 Paris For One And Other Stories– By Jojo Moyes –A NOVELLA AND EIGHT SHORT STORIES, MOST ABOUT WOMEN SEARCHING FOR LOVE AND HAPPINESS. IN THE TITLE PIECE, NELL SPLURGES ON A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO PARIS, ONLY TO BE STOOD UP BY HER BOYFRIEND. USUALLY A CAREFUL PLANNER, NELL FORCES HERSELF TO ENJOY HER TRIP ALONE. UNRATED. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. 2016.

DB 85756 Sing For Your Life: A Story Of Race, Music And Family – By Daniel Bergner - AFRICAN AMERICAN OPERA SINGER RYAN SPEEDO GREEN WAS A JUVENILE DELINQUENT WITH A DIFFICULT HOME LIFE. LUCKILY A TEACHER NOTICED HIS SINGING TALENT AND MENTORED HIM. A VISIT TO THE METROPOLITAN OPERA IN NEW YORK CEMENTED HIS DESIRE TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL OPERA SINGER. UNRATED. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. 2016.

DB 85769 The Book Of Joy: Lasting Happiness In A Changing World – By The Dalai Lama And Others –ON THE OCCASION OF HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY, THE DALAI LAMA HOSTED HIS FRIEND DESMOND TUTU, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF SOUTH AFRICA, FOR A DISCUSSION ON JOY. THEIR FIVE-DAY CONVERSATION IS RECOUNTED BY THE MODERATOR, DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS. SUBJECTS TOUCHED ON INCLUDE OBSTACLES TO JOY, CULTIVATING WELL-BEING, AND MORE. UNRATED. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. 2016.

DB 85803 Double Cup Love: On The Trail Of Family, Food And Broken Hearts In China –By Eddie Huang - CHEF AND AUTHOR OF FRESH OFF THE BOAT (DB 80907) CHRONICLES HIS TRIP TO CHINA WITH HIS BROTHERS, EMERY AND EVAN, TO EXPLORE THEIR CULTURAL HERITAGE AS HE CONTEMPLATED PROPOSING MARRIAGE TO HIS ITALIAN AMERICAN GIRLFRIEND. EXPLORES HIS LOVE OF FOOD, CULTURAL IDENTITY, AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS. UNRATED. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. 2016.

DB 86604 The Secret Life Of Lincoln Jones – By Wendelin Van Drannen - AFTER HIS MOM MOVES THEM AWAY TO ESCAPE HER ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND, YOUNG WRITER LINCOLN JONES USES HIS STORIES AS A REFUGE FROM THE REAL WORLD. WHEN A NOSY GIRL AT SCHOOL STARTS PRYING INTO HIS WRITING AND PERSONAL LIFE, THINGS GET COMPLICATED. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. FOR GRADES 4-7. 2016
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DB 86288 A Boy Called Christmas – By Matt Haig – NIKOLAS, THE BOY WHO WOULD ONE DAY BE KNOWN AS SANTA CLAUS, GOES ON A LIFE-CHANGING QUEST TO THE NORTH POLE. COMMERCIAL AUDIOBOOK. FOR GRADES 3-6. 2016.