Sight Reading: A Novel
By Daphne Kalotay
DBC 11409, LT 15632, Available as BARD Download
Three lives crisscross, diverge, and ultimately interlace in this sweeping, lyrical novel that follows a gifted violinist, a famous composer, and his fragile, beautiful first wife from 1987 to 2007, from Europe to America, through conservatory life and into the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 2014.
Sight Reading: A Novel
Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor
By James J. O’Connell
DBC 11429, Available as BARD Download
A physician who tends to the health care needs of Boston's homeless writes about his work and his patients in this collection of short stories. 2015.
A Time to Dance
By Padma Venkatraman
DBC 4026, Available as BARD Download
When she loses part of her leg in an accident, a gifted young dancer learns a new way to perform in this inspirational novel written in free verse. For junior and senior high. 2015.
A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
By Dean Koontz
DB 70393, BR 18728, Available as BARD download
Recalls ways that Trixie, a three-year-old golden retriever and former service dog for Canine Companions for Independence, inspired the lives of bestselling novelist Dean Koontz and his wife, Gerda. Details fond and poignant memories of Trixie's short but full life. 2009.
A Dog's Purpose
By W. Bruce Cameron
DB 72218, BR 19261, Available as BARD download
Through four lifetimes a dog finds his reason for being. His first experience is as a feral puppy. Reincarnated as a golden retriever, he bonds with an eight-year-old named Ethan. After returning to life as a K-9 unit German shepherd, his final journey reunites him with an aged Ethan. 2010.
By George Orwell
DB 38959, BR 13456, Available as BARD download
An allegorical political satire of communism in which the animals on a farm overthrow their master and live a utopian life until the intelligent pigs take over and one establishes himself as dictator. 1945.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
By Garth Stein
DB 66787, BR 17801, Available as BARD download
Enzo, a mixed-breed dog, believes he will be reincarnated as a human. He stands by his master Denny Swift's side through Denny's race-car driving career, the birth of his daughter Zo, the death of his wife Eve, and a bitter custody battle with Eve's parents. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.
By E. B. White
DB 46839, BR 17770, Available as BARD download
A little girl who can talk to animals is devoted to both Wilbur, the foolishly smug pig, and Charlotte, the beautiful gray spider who saves Wilbur's life. This sensitive story is a delight for children of all ages as well as adults. For grades 3-6. 1952.
Chester and Gus
By Cammie McGovern
DB 87878, BR 21932, Available as BARD download
Chester has always wanted to become a service dog, but when he fails his certification test, it seems that dream will never come true. But then a family adopts him to be a companion for their son, Gus, who has autism. For grades 4-7. 2017.