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



DB 93358 Of Blood and Bone – by Nora Roberts – In the wake of the Doom virus that decimated the world’s population, thirteen-year-old Fallon Swift is mankind’s fated savior. Hunted for her gifts, it is time for her to train with the sorcerer Mallick. Sequel to Year One (DB 89938). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.


DB 93806 Connections in Death – by J.D. Robb – Building a school and youth shelter, Detective Eve Dallas and husband Roarke hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering – who helped her brother Lyle get clean. When Rochelle finds Lyle dead, Eve discovers that he was pumped full of poison – and a neighbor saw a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 94154 Silent Night – by Danielle Steel – By the age of nine, Emma was starring on a hit TV show, thank to her ambitious stage mother. But when tragedy strikes, Emma is sent to live with her aunt Whitney, who will have the help the traumatized girl find a way to start over. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 93167 Late-Life Love: A Memoir – by Susan Gubar – A reflection on the nature of relationships between older individuals, comparing them with those of younger lovers and with ageist stereotypes. The author, in her seventies, considers her own marriage as well, and discusses the consolations and complications of an older relationship. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.


DB 93357 The Fifth Risk – by Michael Lewis – Reporter examines the risks he feels that America’s government has taken during the Trump administration by prioritizing short-term solutions over long-term consequences. Provides an inside look at multiple federal departments and their programs, decisions, and oversight. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2018.


DB 93840 Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City – by Phillip Hoose – Against impossible odds, the Crispus Attucks Tigers in 1955 became the first team from Indianapolis to win a championship in Indiana and the first black basketball team in US history to win a racially open championship tournament. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.


DB 93184 Unidentified Suburban Object – by Mike Jung – Chloe Cho is eager to learn about her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about their Korean background. When a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the surprising truth about her family. For grades 4-7. 2016.


DB 93346 Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? – by Kelly Jones – Through a series of letters, twelve-year-old Sophie Brown relates her adventures as two new unusual chickens and eggs – with superpowers – come to the farm. For grades 3-6. 2018.


DB 93145 Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention – by Christopher Lloyd – Answers many big questions about our planet, life, and people from the beginning of the universe – starting with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago – to the present day. Covers the rise and fall of dinosaurs, the emergence of various civilizations, and technological advancements. For grades 6-9. 2018.