The Other Lady Vanishes
By Amanda Quick
DB 91489, Available as a BARD Download
“The screams of the patients on ward five told Adelaide Blake that time had run out.” After escaping from a sanatorium, Adelaide Blake hides out at a tea shop in Burning Cove, California, in the 1930s. Her customers at the shop include motion picture people from nearby Hollywood, as well as handsome widower Jake Truett, but trouble soon finds Adelaide. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
The Other Lady Vanishes
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
DB 50549, DB 70966 (Spanish), BR 11521, LT 36, Available as a BARD Download
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” A classic novel of social customs in late eighteenth-century England. Depicts the personality clash between Elizabeth Bennet, one of five daughters of a country gentleman, and prosperous, aristocratic landowner Fitzwilliam Darcy, which eventually develops into courtship. 1813.
The Princess Bride
By William Goldman
DB 58817, BR 20973, Available as a BARD Download
“This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.” The most beautiful woman in the world falls in love with Westley, the perfect man. Their pending romance, however, is interrupted by fate and the wicked prince Humperdinck, ruler of Florin. Thirtieth anniversary edition of the classic fairy tale spoof features a 2003 introduction. 1973.
By Daphne DuMaurier
DB 48914, BR 12354, Available as a BARD Download
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Rebecca, the glamorous mistress of a great English estate, died eight months before Maxim de Winter brought a young and frightened second wife to live there. Mystery, intrigue, and violence eventually reveal the circumstances surrounding Rebecca's death.
By Emma Donoghue
DB 71989, Available as a BARD Download
“Today I’m five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I’m changed to five, abracadabra.” Five-year-old Jack describes the locked room he has always lived in with his mother. He stays in the wardrobe when Old Nick visits and brings supplies. Jack watches television but thinks all of it is make believe. Then Jack's mother asks him to help with an escape plan. Bestseller. 2010.
By Zadie Smith
DB 86304, Available as a BARD Download
“It was the first day of my humiliation.” Two biracial girls become friends through dance classes held in a London church, though they also live in the same public housing. One is raised among books and intellectual conversations. The other's father is in prison. Their lives follow different, and unexpected, tracks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
To Kill A Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
DB 77672, DB 72989 (Spanish), DVD 149, BR 12850, LT 7229, Available as a BARD Download
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.” Six-year-old Scout and her brother Jem are intrigued by their reclusive neighbor. Meanwhile, their father Atticus, an attorney, defends a black man charged with raping a white woman in their small Alabama town. Some violence and some strong language. Pulitzer Prize. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1960.
The Towers of Trebizon
By Rose Macauley
DB 32522, BR 8497, Available as a BARD Download
“Take my camel, dear,” said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.” This novel follows the adventures of a young English woman, her eccentric aunt, and an Anglican Catholic priest as they tour through the Middle East.
Where the Crawdads Sing
By Delia Owens
DB 92245, LT 24672, Available as a BARD Download
“For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.” 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.