By Stephanie Danler
DB 84510, LT 20881, Available as BARD download
Tess is twenty-two when she arrives in Manhattan from the Midwest. She gets a job at an upscale restaurant, where she experiences drink, drugs, love, and heartache, and finds fellowship among the ranks of overworked wait staff. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
A Walk in the Woods
By Bill Bryson
DB 46519, Available as BARD download
Bryson relates the adventures and misadventures of two totally unfit hikers as he and longtime friend Stephen Katz traverse the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. Returning from more than twenty years in Britain, he set out to rediscover his homeland, but the two men find themselves awed by the terrain and stymied by the unfamiliar local culture. Some strong language. Bestseller.
Where the Crawdads Sing
By Delia Owens
DB 92245, LT 24524, Available as BARD download
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. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
Winter in Paradise
By Elin Hilderbrand
DB 92619, LT 24801, Available as BARD download
When her husband Russ dies in a helicopter crash, Irene Steele discovers her happy marriage was a lie. With her sons, Irene travels to St. John, in the US Virgin Islands, where Russ died. She learns her husband was living a secret life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
The Blue Bistro
By Elin Hilderbrand
DBM 838, LT 13709, Available as BARD Download
Adrienne Dealey finds a summer job at Nantucket's hottest restaurant. She and the establishment's co-owner, Thatcher Smith, share an instant attraction. But the Blue Bistro's chef, Fiona, has a mysterious hold on Thatcher. And why is this successful restaurant in its final season? Adrienne must decide whether or not to open her heart for the first time. 2010
Catering to Nobody
By Diane Mott Davidson
DB 68789, LT 158, Available as BARD Download
Colorado. Goldy caters the wake for her son Arch's fifth-grade teacher, who apparently committed suicide. During the event, Goldy's ex-father-in-law is poisoned. Afraid of losing her business and ruining her reputation, Goldy investigates the incidents and discovers that Arch may be involved. Includes recipes. Some strong language. 1992.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
By Joanne Fluke
DB 54603, LT 19515, Available as BARD Download
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen of Lake Eden, Minnesota, discovers the body of the local dairy delivery man in her alley. Although her brother-in-law, Bill Todd, is a deputy sheriff, Hannah does some sleuthing of her own. Then another murder occurs. Includes cookie recipes. 2000.
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living
By Louise Miller
DB 85266, LT 11239, Available as BARD Download
After pastry chef Olivia Rawlings accidentally sets fire to the Boston supper club where she works, she heads off to visit her best friend in rural Vermont. Olivia gets a job at the local inn and finds herself falling for fiddle player Martin McCracken. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
By Amy E. Reichert
DBC 8192, LT019564, Available as BARD Download
A fascinating love story of how mix-ups, fate, and a struggling restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, can bring two people closer together by the power of food. Includes recipes. 2015.