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



DB 91504 Novels 1944-1962: My Home Is Far Away, The Locusts Have No King, The Wicked Pavilion, The Golden Spur – by Dawn Powell – Collection of four novels exploring life in Ohio and Manhattan. My Home Is Far Away is a fictionalized memoir of the author’s childhood. The Locusts Have No King introduces a scholar to the temptations of celebrity and riches. Also includes The Wicked Pavilion and The Golden Spur. 2001.


DB 93143 Benni Harper, Books 3-4 – by Earlene Fowler – Two mysteries, written in 1996 and 1997, feature quilter, folk art expert, and amateur sleuth Benni Harper. In Kansas Troubles, she investigates the family and friends of her new husband, Police Chief Gabe Ortiz, after a murder occurs. Also includes Goose in the Pond. Some strong language. 1997.


DB 93177 A Wandering Heart: An Angel Island Novel – by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer – Angel Island innkeeper Liza Martin hosts a movie crew, including famous actress Charlotte Miller. One day, while out swimming, Charlotte nearly drowns and is rescued by local fisherman Colin Doyle. They keep meeting and love blooms. But Colin feels he has nothing to offer Charlotte. 2012.


DB 93078 The Best American Travel Writing 2014 – edited by Paul Theroux & Jason Wilson – Author of Deep South (DB 83478) presents twenty-four previously published essays exploring the joys and travails of travel. Includes selection from Elif Batuman, Andrew McCarthy, David Sedaris, and Colson Whitehead. In “Fifty Shades of Greyhound,” Harrison Scott Key recounts his second ride with the bus company. 2014.


DB 93187 Wasn’t That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle of the Soul of America – by Jesse Jarnow – The story of the folk music group the Weavers, founded by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1940. Adding Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman, the group created iconic protest songs, but advocating for social justice also landed them on the blacklist of the House Un-American Activities Committee. 2018.


DB 93189 Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story – by Wyomia Tyus & Elizabeth Terzakis – Memoir by the African American athlete who, in 1968, became the first person to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games. Chronicles her childhood, sporting triumphs, and struggles to forge a path for herself and other female athletes. 2018.


DB 93178 When Audrey Met Alice – by Rebecca Behrens – When the Secret Service abruptly cancels her movie screening party at the White House, Audrey worries that she will never make any friends. But then she discovers former first daughter Alice Roosevelt’s hidden diary, and Audrey is suddenly inspired to have some real fun. For grades 5-8. 2014.


DB 93521 Kayla & Kyle the Walking Dictionaries: Election Day, Vol. 1 – by Nicholas Buamah – Twin dictionaries Kayla and Kyle prepare for a big day at school: today one of them will be elected class president. For grades 2-4. 2018.


DB 93309 Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist – by Sylvia Acevedo – Memoir of a Latinx rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Brownies and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. For grades 5-8. 2018.