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New Books in the HMCPL Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped



DB 93354 Sea Prayer – by Khaled Hosseini – A father waits on the beach with his young son, Marwan, for a boat to take them from their war-torn homeland. The father reflects on joys Marwan is too young to remember and the horror of his current existence, and expresses his hope for Marwan’s future. Bestseller. 2017.


DB 93756 The Only Woman in the Room – by Marie Benedict – Vienna, 1933. While acting in a play, Hedy Kiesler – soon to be Hedy Lamarr – draws the attention of industrialist Friedrich Mandl. Her beauty and marriage to Friedrich save her from the Nazis, and she eventually flees to Hollywood. But her true passion is science and inventing. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.


DB 93762 Two Can Keep a Secret – by Karen M. McManus – True-crime aficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in the small town of Echo Ridge, known for murder and missing girls. When a new friend goes missing, Ellery digs into the community’s secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB 93132 Bitten by the Blues: The Alligator Records Story – by Bruce Iglauer & Patrick A. Roberts – Memoir by the founder of independent blues record label. Iglauer tells of his early interest in blues music, the lively club scene he discovered in Chicago, his experiences founding Alligator Records, and the many blues legends he recorded. Describes efforts to keep Alligator successful, even in the digital download age. 2018.


DB 93340 Cook Like a Pro: Recipes & Tips for Home Cooks – by Ina Garten – Collection of recipes from the host of The Barefoot Contessa cooking show featuring techniques to help home cooks improve their kitchen skills. Categories include cocktails and finger foods, soups and salads, dinner entrees, vegetables and sides, desserts, breakfast plates, and basics like chicken and beef stock. Bestseller. 2018.


DB 93770 Underground: A Human History of the Worlds beneath Our Feet – by Will Hunt – An examination of human use and creation of subterranean structures throughout history, including caves, subway stations, bunkers, underground cities, and more. Also discusses the role of the subterranean in human myth and underground studies conducted in the fields of microbiology, neuroscience, anthropology, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 93712 Lucia the Luchadora; Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks – by Cynthia Leonor Garza – In Lucia the Luchadora, a little girl gets spicy mad when the boys on the playground insist that girls can’t be superheroes. In Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks, Lucia helps her little sister, Gemma, choose her own lucha libre mask. For preshool-grade 2. 2018.


DB 93724 Fox the Tiger; Fox is Late – by Corey R. Tabor – In Fox the Tiger, Fox decides to become a fast and sneaky tiger. Soon, his other animal friends are joining in on the fun. In Fox is Late, Fox is late for lunch, so he hops on his skateboard and zooms home. Geisel Award. For grades K-3. 2018.


DB 93799 Dragon Pearl – by Yoon Ha Lee – Min, a girl with fox magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet to find out what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.