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Previously New in the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

List updated: 06/23/17
Next update: 06/30/17
DB 86218 The Novel Habits Of Happiness – By Alexander McCall Smith – AN UNUSUAL CASE FOR EDINBURGH PHILOSOPHER AND AMATEUR SLEUTH ISABEL DALHOUSIE. SHE HAS BEEN ASKED TO INVESTIGATE A STORY TOLD BY A SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO IS DESCRIBING IN GREAT DETAIL WHAT APPEARS TO BE A PAST LIFE ON AN ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF SCOTLAND. 2016.

DB 86316 The Thousandth Floor - By Katherine McGee - 2118. IN A MAGNIFICENT THOUSAND-STORY TOWER IN NEW YORK CITY, A GIRL FALLS TO HER DEATH FROM THE PENTHOUSE FLOOR. FIVE TEENS--AVERY, LEDA, ERIS, RYLIN, AND WATT---ARE TANGLED UP IN A WEB OF LIES, BETRAYALS, AND DESIRES--AND ONE WILL DIE. SOME STRONG LANGUAGE. FOR SENIOR HIGH AND OLDER READERS. 2016.

DB 86231 Dime – By E.R. Frank – FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD DIME, A FOSTER CHILD IN A CITY, BELIEVES SHE HAS FINALLY FOUND LOVE AND FAMILY AS A PROSTITUTE. WHEN HER PIMP, DADDY, EXPLOITS AN ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD, HOWEVER, DIME STRUGGLES WITH HER NEW BELIEFS. VIOLENCE, STRONG LANGUAGE, AND EXPLICIT DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. FOR SENIOR HIGH AND OLDER READERS. 2015.

DB 85847 Seven Women: And The Secret To Their Greatness – By Eric Metaxes – AUTHOR OF SEVEN MEN (DB 76907) PROFILES SEVEN WOMEN--JOAN OF ARC, SUSANNA WESLEY, HANNAH MORE, SAINT MARIA OF PARIS, CORRIE TEN BOOM, ROSA PARKS, AND MOTHER TERESA--AND EXPLORES THE INFLUENCE OF THEIR FAITH ON THEIR LIFE DECISIONS. 2015.

DB 86186 Jacobites: A New History Of The ’45 Rebellion – By Jacqueline Riding - AN ACCOUNT OF THE JACOBITE REBELLION OF 1745-46--THE DOOMED ATTEMPT OF CHARLES EDWARD STUART (ALSO KNOWN AS "BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE") TO REGAIN THE CROWN OF HIS GRANDFATHER, KING JAMES II. DISCUSSES THE CONTEXT OF THE REBELLION IN THE LARGER ONGOING CIVIL WAR THAT THREATENED TO DESTABILIZE THE BRITISH NATION. 2016.

DB 86000 The Assassination Complex: Inside The Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program –By Jeremy Scahill – A DISCUSSION OF AMERICA'S DRONE PROGRAMS AND MILITARY KILL/CAPTURE OPERATIONS, AND THE VITAL ROLE ASSASSINATION PLAYS IN US COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY. DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS ARE EXAMINED ACROSS A FOURTEEN-YEAR SPAN AND FOUR PRESIDENTIAL TERMS. 2016.

DB 86214 The Peculiar Night Of The Blue Heart – By Lauren DeStefano - LIONEL, A WILD BOY, AND MARYBETH, A GOOD GIRL, ARE BEST FRIENDS AT THE ORPHANAGE AND RELY ON EACH OTHER FOR EVERYTHING. WHEN A MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT POSSESSES MARYBETH A LITTLE AT A TIME, THE DUO WILL DO ANYTHING TO STOP IT. FOR GRADES 4-7. 2016.

DB 86185 Dory Dory Black Sheep – By Abby Hanlon - WHEN DORY'S BEST FRIEND LEARNS TO READ BEFORE SHE DOES, DORY RETREATS INTO HER WILD IMAGINATION. SHE FINDS HERSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A BEGINNER BOOK SHE IS STRUGGLING TO READ, AND SHE ENCOUNTERS IMAGINARY FRIENDS. SEQUEL TO DORY AND THE REAL TRUE FRIEND (DB 83365). FOR GRADES K-3. 2016.

DB 86256 The Music In George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody In Blue – By Suzanne Slade – SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF COMPOSER GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937), FROM HIS EARLY INFATUATION WITH MUSIC AS A CHILD PRODIGY TO THE CREATION OF HIS MUSICAL MASTERPIECE RHAPSODY IN BLUE. FOR GRADES K-3. 2016.