New Material in BPD

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



DB 98326 Almost Just Friends – by Jill Shalvis – Piper is finally done raising her siblings. All she has to do is finish fixing up her grandparents’ lake house, sell it, and she’s free. She meets Camden and there is an undeniable attraction, but Piper’s family obligations aren’t quite over. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98345 Crow Flight – by Susan Cunningham – Computer programmer Gin and new transfer student, Felix, work on a school project that uses computer simulations to study the behavior of crows. As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. Some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.


DB 98363 A Long Petal of the Sea – by Isabel Allende – Roser Bruguera finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau as they both flee into France during the Spanish Civil War. Along with two thousand others, they board the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to take refugees to Chile. Translated from the original 2019 Spanish edition. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98332 Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease – by Yolanda Hadid – In early 2011, the reality TV star and mother of three was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, and migraines. Suffering from late stage Lyme, she describes crisscrossing the world to find answers and shared her research into eastern and western medicine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


DB 98368 Say What you Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication – by Oren Jay Sofer – Mindfulness trainer details his method for effective communication by combining mindfulness with nonviolent communication. Discusses the importance of presence, intention and attention, and provides practical exercises for applying these techniques in relationships with romantic partners, friends, colleagues, and family members. 2018.


DB 98369 A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man’s Journey from Foster Care to Yale – by Rodney J. Walker – Author shares his experiences growing up on the South Side of Chicago and being in the foster care system due to his parents’ addictions to drugs. Discusses societal issues which affected his neighborhood and family, his school situations, and mentors he had along the way. 2016.


DB 98346 Pearl the Magical Unicorn – by Sally Odgers – Pearl, a magical unicorn, is still learning how to use her powers. With the help of her friends, Tweet and Live, Pearl begins to believe in herself – especially after they stumble upon three naughty, stinky gobble-uns. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.


DB 98367 Cul-de-Sac Kids, Collections 1-4 – by Beverly Lewis – Twenty-four previously published chapter books, written between 1993 and 2001, featuring a group of kids that learn the value of friendship and faith on Blossom Hill Lane. Includes The Double Dabble Surprise, The Chicken Pox Panic, The Crazy Christmas Angel Mystery, No Grown-Ups Allowed, and more. For grades 2-4. 2001.


DB 98266 The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs – by America’s Test Kitchen – Collection of sweet and savory recipes for aspiring young bakers. Includes instructions on how to make banana and chocolate chip mini muffins, tear-and-share pepperoni pizza rolls, chewy granola bars with cranberries and walnuts, mini tea cakes with citrus glaze, and more. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2019.

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



DB 98222 Ettie Smith Amish Mysteries, Books 7-14 – by Samantha Price – Eight mysteries, written in 2016-17, feature Amish amateur sleuth Ettie Smith. Includes Betrayed, Amish False Witness, Amish Barn Murders, Amish Christmas Mystery, Who Killed Uncle Alfie?, Lost, Amish Cover-Up, and Amish Crossword Murder, in which Ettie must solve an Amish crossworder’s murder with clues left in the puzzles. 2017.


DB 98237 Buckhorn, Books1-3 – by William W. Johnstone & J.A. Johnstone – The first three books in the series, published in 2016. In Buckhorn, Joe Buckhorn is hired as a sharpshooter by a saloon owner. Buckhorn takes a shine to the man’s daughter even as suspicions about his employer’s character grow. Also includes Paid in Blood and Bloodthirsty. Violence and strong language. 2016.


DB 98247 The Spaces between Us – by Stacia Tolman – Outcasts and best friends Serena Velasco and Melody Grimshaw strive to survive high school and break away from their bleak factory town. But a quest for success and an independent study causes a rift between them. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB 98244 And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir – by Joan Baez – The singer, songwriter, and activist chronicles her life and career. She shares stories of her youth, including being bullied for her Mexican heritage. She tells of her sudden fame during the folk revival of the 1960s, and her political and social activism. Strong language. 1987.


DB 98261 Trouble Maker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man behind the March on Washington – by Jacqueline Houtman & Others – Chronicles the life and accomplishments of Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), who was an influential leader in America’s civil rights movement. A strong believer in the power of non-violence, Rustin, an openly gay man, called on all races to find a way to work together. For junior and senior high readers. 2019.


DB 98294 Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything – by BJ Fogg – The founder of Stanford University’s Behavior Design Lab looks at human habits and how small changes can lead to large results. His model states that behavior happens when motivation, ability, and an external prompt converge at the same time. Breaking bad habits relies on starting small. 2020.


DB 98226 I, Cosmo – by Carlie Sorosiak – Thirteen-year-old Cosmo, a golden retriever, would do anything to make his boy happy. When twelve-year-old Max decides they should learn a dance routine to stave off his parents’ divorce, Cosmo hopes his arthritic body will be up for the challenge. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.


DB 98238 The Ghost Collector – by Allison Mills – Shelly helps lost souls transition into the next world – a gift the Cree women in her family possess. When a terrible tragedy changes her perspective on death, Shelly begins to bring the ghosts home and hide them in her room. For grades 5-8. 2019.


DB98263 Elvis Is King! – by Jonah Winter – Presents the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. Raised by his parents in impoverished conditions in Tupelo, Mississippi, shy Elvis inspired others with his music and later became a cultural icon known as the “King of Rock and Roll.” For grades K-3. 2019.

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



DB 98123 Booty Bones – by Carolyn Haines – Sarah and her fiancé, Graf, take a historical Dauphin Island tour led by Angela, a young woman well-versed in local lore, including rumors of pirate treasure hidden on the island. Angela’s father was murdered when searching for the treasure, and she wants Sarah to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.


DB 98155 The Lacemaker – by Laura Frantz – Williamsburg, Virginia, 1775. As rebellion stirs, lacemaker Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson finds herself abandoned by her fiancé and accused of being a spy for the British. The only one who comes to her aid is patriot Noble Rynallt who has enemies of his own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Christy Award. 2018.


DB 98166 The How & the Why – by Cynthia Hand – Even though she has the best parents a girl could ask for, Cassandra has questions that her adoptive parents can’t answer. But a series of old letters may just hold the answers that Cass has been searching for. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB 98202 Remembrance – by Rita Woods – Through the generations, the word remembrance is shared. In present day Ohio, an elderly woman warns her nurse’s aide of rising racism. In 1791 Haiti, an enslaved woman is forced to abandon her children. And in 1857 New Orleans, an enslaved teen chases her freedom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98110 How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy – edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Others – Fifteen philosophers each present their thoughts on leading an examined and meaningful life. Their perspectives range over both Eastern and Western schools of philosophy, the four major religions, and contemporary philosophies such as existentialism and effective altruism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98182 Irving Berlin: New York Genius – by James Kaplan – The author of biographies including Sinatra (DB 83627) examines the life and career of composer Irving Berlin. His career spanned nine decades and he composed over fifteen hundred songs, including “God Bless America” and “White Christmas.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98189 No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War – by Hiroo Onoda – The author recounts his harrowing experiences surviving in the Philippine jungle. Describes how, after evading capture during World War II, the author continued his isolated existence in the jungle for decades, unaware that the war had ended. Translated from the Japanese edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1974.


DB 98170 Saturday – by Oge Mora – When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.


DB 98171 A Place to Belong – by Cynthia Kadohata – Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

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



DB 96133 Novels and Essays: Vandover and the Brute; McTeague; The Octopus; Essays – by Frank Norris – Three novels and collected literary essays by naturalist writer Frank Norris (1870-1902). The twenty-two essays include book reviews, articles, literary columns, and – in “Perverted Tales” – parodies of popular authors. 1986.


DB 97733 The Siberian Dilemma: An Arkady Renko Novel – by Martin Cruz Smith – When journalist Tatiana Petrovna doesn’t arrive from a month-long assignment on her scheduled train, her part-time lover, Moscow investigator Arkady Renko, travels deep into Siberia. He learns that Tatiana has been profiling a political dissident who poses the first true threat to Putin’s rule in over a decade. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 97739 Dark Clouds over Nuala: An Inspector de Silva Mystery – by Harriet Steel – Inspector de Silva’s back with a new case to solve when the arrival in the hill town of Nuala of the heir to an English earldom leads to a mysterious death. Thrown into the mix are a mega-rich Romanian count, his glamorous countess and an enigmatic British army officer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


DB 97946 A Place Called Hope – by Philip Gulley – Quaker pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place. When Sam discovers the couple to be married is two women, his reaction causes hurt feelings and endangers his job. He contemplates change and is offered a new beginning. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.


DB 98141 Hunter Killer: A Pike Logan Novel – by Brad Taylor – Just as Pike Logan and the Taskforce are preparing for a mission, a friend is killed in an attak meant for Pike. When team members on the mission vanish, Pike heads to
Brazil to investigate and winds up tracking a crew of Russian assassins. Sequel to Daughter of War (DB 93985). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98146 American Dirt – by Jeanine Cummins – Lydia Quixano Pérez runs a bookstore in Acapulco. When her journalist husband writes an exposé about Javier, the head of the newest drug cartel in the city, her life changes forever. Lydia and her eight-year-old son flee for their lives, hoping to make it to the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98149 Butterfly – by Ashley Antoinette – Morgan Atkins, born deaf and unofficially adopted into a family, feels as if she has never belonged. A single mother of twins, she has built a comfortable life with a man who is not their father. But a ghost from her past comes to town and she begins an affair. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 97849 Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better – by Brant Hansen – Christian radio host presents the idea that the choice to the unoffendable provides a path for one to live a healthier life, and that making this choice is supported in the bible. Discusses the emotional and health impacts of anger and balancing a sense of injustice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.


DB 98145 Rachel Maddow: A Biography – by Lisa Rogak – An examination of the life and career of liberal cable news anchor Rachel Maddow. Describes her upbringing in a conservative town, her early work in radio, her eventual move into television, her coming out as a lesbian, and the impact of her career up through the early twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

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



DB 97878 The Search – by Suzanne Woods Fisher – Fifteen years ago, Lainey O’Toole made a decision that had far-reaching effects. Now in her mid-twenties, she is posed to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.


DB 98147 Cut and Run – by Fern Michaels – It’s been three months since Countess Annie de Silva slipped away from her home before dawn, leaving a cryptic note and no clue as to her destination. That’s an eternity for friends as devoted as the Sisterhood. Now they’re desperate to track Annie down. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98148 The Wives – by Tarryn Fisher – Imagine that your husband has two other wives. None of you know each other, and you can see your husband only one day a week. But one day, while doing his laundry, you find an appointment reminder for a woman you realize is another of the wives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.


DB 98162 I Hope You Get This Message – by Farah Naz Rishi – In eight days planet Alma will decide whether to hit the kill switch on Project Epoch, also known as Earth, or let the humans survive. Three teens come to terms with their mortality. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB 97665 I Will Not Fear: My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith under Fire – by Melba Pattillo Beals – Civil rights activist and author of Warriors Don’t Cry (DB 41725) and March Forward, Girl (DB 90630) discusses the role of faith in her life through adversity, challenges, and joy. Shares the darkest moments to illuminate the strength deep faith can engender. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


DB 97734 This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident – by Adam Kay – British comedian and former medical resident provides a no-hold-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine, where he dealth with endless days, sleepless nights, missed weekends, and a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, while earning less than the hospital parking meter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98140 A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy – by Jane McAlevey – A labor organizer and activist argues for the value of unions in taking action against issues of class, race, sex, and more. Describes the historical role of unions and recounts modern struggles for worker’ rights. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98167 Twilight of the Elves: The Adventurers Guild – by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos – As tensions run high with the influx of elf refugees, Queen Me’Shala, the leader of the elves, approaches the Adventurers Guild with a new request – to go on a cover mission to save her city. Sequel to The Adventurers Guild (DB 89901). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.


DB 98259 Monsters & Creatures: A Young Adventurer’s Guide; Dungeons & Dragons – by Jim Zub and Others – Guide to the creatures role-players encounter in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Grouped by locations, each best profile includes a description of their traits, lair, special powers, and level of danger. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2019.