Lost & Found
By Brooke Davis
DB 80899, LT 18490, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 7 hours, 17 minutes After the death of her father, seven-year-old Millie is abandoned by her mother in a department store and meets two octogenarians who are also grieving the loss of loved ones. The unlikely trio set off on a road trip across the Australian desert to bring Millie home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
Lost & Found
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
By Mallory Ortberg
DB 90991, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 5 hours, 13 minutes A collection of eleven darkly humorous stories from the cocreator of the website The Toast, inspired by classic children's tales. Includes "The Rabbit," inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit (DB 41681), in which a stuffed animal appears to draw the life force from a boy. Some violence. 2018.
Miller's Valley: A Novel
By Anna Quindlen
DB 84596, BR 21489, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 7 hours, 13 minutes A girl comes of age in the Pennsylvania valley her family has farmed for generations. Begins in the 1960s, when Mimi is a young girl and her family is divided by the news of government plans to flood the valley. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.
Motherhood: A Novel
By Sheila Heti
DB 91079, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 5 hours, 18 minutes In her late thirties, when her friends are discussing when they will become mothers, one woman debates whether she wants motherhood at all. Wanting to make a wise choice, she seeks guidance from philosophy, mysticism, chance, and her own body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
My Mrs. Brown
By William D. Norwich
DB 85060, LT 20676, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 7 hours, 42 minutes Quiet, contained Mrs. Brown is helping inventory the estate of the wealthy and fashionable Mrs. Groton. She falls in love with a beautiful, tasteful black dress and decides she must buy something just like it for herself. She will need help from some new friends to make it happen. 2015.
By John Steinbeck
DB 50037, BR 12570, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 3 hours, 1 minute A folktale of lower California is the basis for this narrative about Kino, a simple fisherman, who finds an enormous pearl that promises to provide for all his family's needs. When it brings nothing but misfortune, Kino throws it back to the sea and resumes his difficult way of life. 1945.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Oscar Wilde
DB 11341, LT 8336, BR 9281, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 9 hours, 30 minutes A beautiful youth has his portrait painted by an artist with a flair for the morbid. The portrait becomes the mirror of its innocent appearing subject's inner life. 1890.
The Pisces: A Novel
By Melissa Broder
DB 91202, Available as BARD download
Reading time: 8 hours, 22 minutes After breaking up with her boyfriend, Lucy heads to Venice Beach, California, to dog-sit for her sister. She meets Theo one night as he sits alone on the rocks and thinks her bad luck with men might have finally changed, only to discover that Theo is a merman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
Red Clocks: A Novel
By Leni Zumas
DB 90345, LT 23712, BR 22215 (in process), Available as BARD download
Reading time: 9 hours, 8 minutes In a small Oregon fishing town in a near-future America, five women navigate new barriers surrounding sexual and reproductive rights. They face single motherhood, crumbling marriages, teenage pregnancy, modern-day witch hunts, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.