New Books in the HMCPL Library for the Blind & Print Disabled



DB 98296 Amish Front Porch Stories: 18 Short Tales of Simple Faith and Wisdom – by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Others – Collection of eighteen short stories highlighting life in Amish country. Nine themes – love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance – are illustrated by two stories each. 2019.


DB 98494 Country Strong – by Linda Lael Miller – Montana rancher Cord Hollister is shaken when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek who looks like Reba, the woman who broke his teenage heart. Even though Shallie Fletcher had an unrequited crush on Cord in school she still seeks his help starting a therapeutic riding program for kids. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98495 Dark Tide Rising – by Anne Perry – Harry Exeter doesn’t want the Thames River Police to track down the men who kidnapped his wife, but he does need help navigating Jacob’s Island where he will hand off a large ransom. When they arrive at the meeting place, Commander Monk and his men are attacked. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


DB 98524 Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty – by Jeff Madrick – An examination of the realities and long-term consequences of the poverty that many American children have faced in the early twenty-first century. Also discusses the impact of this tragedy to society at large and proposes policies to address it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98527 Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages – by Jack Hartnell – An examination of the shocking convictions and incredible advancements from medieval history regarding biology. Events and concepts recounted include the dissection of a living man’s stomach, the delineation of racial groups by skin color, the use of goats’ wombs as contraceptive, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98594 Brother & Sister – by Diane Keaton – Actress Keaton shares stories of her relationship with her younger brother, Randy Hall, and how their lives went on divergent paths. Close companions through their youth, Randy became more troubled and reclusive until as an adult he was divorced and struggling with alcoholism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98529 Notorious – by Gordon Korman – Told in different voices, on Centerlight Island, halfway between the United States and Canada, middle-schoolers Keenan and ZeeBee team up to seek gold rumored to be hidden there by a famous gangster. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.


DB 98532 Sunnyside Plaza – by Scott Simon – While helping police officers Esther and Lon investigate a suspicious death at her group home, young adult Sal, who has a developmental disability, gains insights into herself and makes new friends. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.


DB 98530 A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story – by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan – Reveals how in 1963, due to the community’s peaceful demonstrations and public protests, Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.