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Books

  • The Testaments: #2 Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwood. Audio, Audio (Spanish), Large Print, Braille.  Fifteen years after the van door slammed on Offred's future, three women provide testaments on life in Gilead. Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens. Audio, Large Print, Braille.  In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home.
  • Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste Ng. Audio, Braille. Elena Richardson and her family lead an orderly existence in Shaker Heights, Ohio, until Mia and her daughter rent a house from them. When a neighbor tries to adopt a baby, Elena and Mia end up on opposing sides of the custody battle.
  • Educated: a memoir. Tara Westover. Audio, Audio (Spanish), Large Print, Braille. Memoir exploring the author's path from being raised in a fundamentalist, paranoiac Mormon family where she was homeschooled to eventually working her way to graduate degrees at Cambridge and Harvard. Discusses hardships faced by the family, abuse at the hands of a sibling, and more.
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Morris Heather. Audio. 1942. Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, has been transported to Auschwitz. When the Nazis discover he can speak multiple languages, he is put to work tattooing the incoming prisoners. He does what he can to keep his fellow prisoners alive and falls in love with Gita.
  • The Outsider. Stephen King. Audio, Large Print. When the body of an eleven-year-old boy is found, all the evidence points to one of Flint City's most popular citizens, local teacher Terry Maitland. Terry has an ironclad alibi, which leaves Detective Ralph Anderson wondering how a man could be in two places at once.
  • The Woman in the Window. A.J. Finn. Audio, Large Print, Braille. Heavily medicated for PTSD-induced agoraphobia, Anna Fox has spent the past ten months trapped in her Harlem home. She spends her time spying on neighbors, drinking, and watching movies. When she witnesses a murder, no one believes such an unreliable witness.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. J. K. Rowling. Audio, Audio (Spanish), Large Print, Braille, Braille (Spanish), Descriptive Video. This is the first book in the Harry Potter series. On Harry Potter's eleventh birthday, he learns that he is more than an unwanted orphan. The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry recruits him because he has inherent magical abilities. As he purchases his school supplies--robes, wand, and messenger owl--Harry looks forward to attending his new boarding school.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. J. K. Rowling. Audio, Audio (Spanish), Large Print, Braille, Braille (Spanish), Descriptive Video. This is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Now fourteen, the student wizard is eager to leave the Dursleys and join his friends Hermione and Ron for the Quidditch World Cup before beginning his fourth year at Hogwarts. But his enemies have not forgotten him.
  • Sapiens: a brief history of humankind. Yuval N. Harari. Audio, Audio (Spanish). A discussion of the development of human culture and history, from the emergence of the first species of the genus Homo over 2 million years ago to the twenty-first century from the standpoints of biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics.
  • The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma. Bessel A. van der Kolk. Audio. Psychiatrist details research into the long-term impacts of traumatic events and situations. Explains how the brain rewires itself to accommodate trauma recovery. Discusses traditional and holistic therapies, e.g. yoga.
  • Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption. Bryan Stevenson. Audio, Audio (young adult). Attorney and law professor discusses founding the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need. Describes one of his first cases--defending Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit.
  • One of Us is Lying. Karen M. McManus. Audio. When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students during detention, the four - all subjects of an upcoming post - become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case.

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