The Uncommon Reader
By Alan Bennett
BR 17649, DB 66149, Available as BARD Download
England. When the royal dogs stray into a mobile library parked near the palace, the Queen feels obligated to borrow a book. She soon develops an obsession with reading that changes her worldviews, distracts her from official duties, and prompts her to write her own masterpiece--with surprising consequences. Contains some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.
The Uncommon Reader
By Caroline Kepnes
DB 80055, Available as BARD Download
Clerk Joe Goldberg is immediately drawn to aspiring writer Beck when she enters his bookstore. He describes the increasingly dangerous steps he takes to get to know her, and to make her his own. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American
By Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
BR 22148, DB 89900, Available on BARD
Presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art to express the experience of being an Indigenous woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.
1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt
By Juliet Barker
DB 82379, Available on BARD
Explores the first great popular uprising in England and its background, providing a picture of English life in medieval times. Drawing on judicial sources and court proceedings, Barker reconstructs the actions and motivations of the ordinary men and women who united in armed rebellion against church and state. Violence. 2014.
Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability
By Jennifer Bartlett
DB 74050, Available on BARD, BR 18762 (In Process)
Anthology shows disability through the lenses of poetry and essays. Features works of early and mid-twentieth-century poets, such as Josephine Miles and Larry Eigner, as well as from participants in the later "disability/crip poetics" movement, including John Lee Clark and Daniel Simpson. Offers critical commentary. 2011.
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
By Amy Ellis Nutt
DB 83433, BR 21606, Available on BARD
Chronicles the lives of the conservative Maines family who, having adopted identical twin boys as babies, were destabilized by the realization that one of the boys identified as a girl. The author details the emotional fallout, resistance and accommodation within the family, and the fight for Nicole's rights. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
By Helen Dunmore
DB 89887, Available on BARD
Lizzie Fawkes was raised in the heart of British radical circles and comes of age as the French Revolution begins. Her new husband, John Diner Tredevant, believes Lizzie belongs completely to him, and he works to subdue her nature. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.
The Book of Joan: A Novel
By Lidia Yuknavitch
DB 89152, Available on BARD
Earth has been transformed into a radioactive battleground. Surviving humans float in safety on a platform called CIEL. Bloodthirsty and charismatic cult leader Jean de Men, however, turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. Then, an astonishing child named Joan fights back. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.
By Trent Reedy
DB 81612, Available on BARD
After the events in Divided We Fall (DB 78336), Idaho is a war zone under Federal occupation, and Danny Wright and his friends in the Idaho Militia are determined to fight back and run guerrilla missions against the army. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.