A Separate Peace
By John Knowles
BR 10776, DB 24697, LT 2337, Available as BARD Download
The rivalry in the friendship of two roommates at a New Hampshire boarding school during the summer session of 1942 is dramatized by a crippling accident that leads to further tragedy. Some strong language. 1959.
A Separate Peace
Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully
By Allen Kurzweil
DB 81002, Available as BARD Download
Author of The Grand Complication (DB 53849) details his search for the man who had bullied him when they were at a Swiss boarding school in the 1970s. Describes life at the school, how the bullying affected him and his work, and discovering that his former roommate was a criminal. 2015.
The White Devil
By Justin Evans
DB 75407, Available as BARD Download
Andrew Taylor's father enrolls him in England's elite Harrow School in an effort to keep him out of trouble. But problems follow the American teenager, as a mysterious death and a literary ghost force him to confront a mystery from the past. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.
By Lisa Jackson
DB 70830, LT 10620, Available as BARD Download
After her teenage half-sister Shaylee is sent to an Oregon boarding school run by the Reverend Tobias Lynch, Julia "Jules" Farentino takes a teaching job there. Jules discovers her ex-boyfriend, PI Cooper Trent, working undercover to investigate the institution. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
Witches: Salem, 1692
By Stacy Schiff
DB 83010 and available as BARD download
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra (DB 72130) examines the Salem Witch Trials, which began in 1692 in Massachusetts, ending less than a year later with nineteen men and women hanged. Schiff details how the panic spread during a pivotal moment of American history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
The Witches of Eastwick
By John Updike
DB 20906, BR 18429, available as BARD download
Eastwick, Rhode Island; 1960s. Thirtysomething divorced witches Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie would eventually like to conjure up new husbands for themselves. But their powers remain largely unfocused until a rich, vulgar, sexy stranger moves to town. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1984.
By Joe Hill
BR 18662, LT 8936
Fifteen horror stories by the author of Heart-Shaped Box (BR 17064). In "Better than Home," a disabled boy connects with his father at a baseball field. In "Voluntary Committal," a teen's savant brother helps him escape a friend's bad influence. Strong language and some violence. Bram Stoker Award. 2005.
Trick or Treachery
By Donald Bain
DB 70914, available as BARD download
Cabot Cove, Maine. After warning that the ghost of the town's legendary murderess will soon rise to wreak havoc, paranormal investigator Lucas Tremaine crashes a Halloween party, where one of the guests is murdered. Mystery writer--and costumed attendee--Jessica Fletcher must determine who was the killer. 2000.
Town in a Pumpkin Bash
By B.B. Haywood
Halloween is fast approaching and preparations for the Pumpkin Bash, Cape Willington, Maine's, annual autumn festival, are well underway. Candy Holliday is running this year's haunted hayride, in the hopes of making some extra cash. But when she discovers a real dead body near some fake tombstones, Candy's side job becomes a full-blown investigation to find out who turned a holiday attraction into a real horror show. 2013