Girl Waits with Gun
By Amy Stewart
DB 86312, LT 19722, Available as BARD Download
Constance Kopp towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. But when Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family, she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. 2015.
Girl Waits with Gun
By Ron Chernow
DB 89541, LT 23608, Available as BARD Download
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington (DB 72132) and Alexander Hamilton (DB 58364) provides a detailed portrait of Civil War general and eventual president Ulysses S. Grant. Discusses Grant's life prior to the Civil War, his business troubles, his remarkable role in the war, his later political career, and more. 2017.
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
By David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle
BR 21432, DB 83845, Available as BARD Download
Married couple geomorphologist Montgomery and biologist BikleÌ recount the efforts they have made in transforming their yard into a thriving garden and the ways their experiences factored into BikleÌ's cancer diagnosis. The authors discuss the need for introducing organic material and maintaining a healthful balance with microbes, among other subjects. 2016
In a Dark, Dark Wood
By Ruth Ware
BR 21161, DB 82625, LT 19720, Available as BARD Download
Twenty-six-year-old British crime-fiction writer Leonora Shaw is shocked to be invited to her long-estranged friend's hen party. Soon after their arrival at the remote glass house in the woods, it becomes obvious that someone besides the invitees is on the property. Then Leonora awakens in the hospital. Strong language and some violence. 2015.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
By Bryan Stevenson
DB 80035, Available as BARD Download
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. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
By Hope Jahren
DB 84436, LT 20604, Available as BARD Download
Geobiologist chronicles her life in science. Describes growing up with a father who encouraged her interest in the field; research field trips that have taken her to Florida, the North Pole, and Ireland; and her enduring work relationship with lab partner Bill Hagopian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
By Andrew Sean Greer
BR 22198, DB 88794, LT 24327, Available as BARD Download
A failed novelist turning fifty is invited to his ex-boyfriend's wedding. Instead of attending, he decides to accept every other invitation he has received, even if it means traveling the world for random, odd literary events. Won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng
BR 22149, DB 89018, LT 22714, Available as BARD Download
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. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
By Rebecca Eaton
BR 20346, DB 77764, LT 17577, Available as BARD Download
Executive producer of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reminisces about productions she has been a part of; decisions she has made, including her efforts to attract younger viewers; and the development of the Masterpiece brand during her tenure. Preface by Kenneth Branagh. 2013.