The Body in the Bonfire
By Katherine Hall Page
DB 54609, Available as BARD Download
Caterer Faith Fairchild agrees to teach cooking at the local boys’ boarding school to find out who's been anonymously harassing an African American student. The remains of a student are discovered in the ashes after the annual fall bonfire. Some strong language. 2002.
The Body in the Bonfire
The Boys from Dolores
By Patrick Symmes
DB 66104, Available as BARD Download
Journalist interviews Fidel Castro's classmates who attended the elite Jesuit boarding school Colegio de Dolores in eastern Cuba in the 1930s and 1940s. Intertwines their recollection of events from Castro's formative youth with a chronicle of the revolution. Relates the fates of the students themselves. Some strong language. 2007.
By Rosamunde Pilcher
DB 40840, LT 447, Available as BARD Download
Judith Dunbar is fourteen when her world changes dramatically. Her mother and sister are off to Ceylon where her father is stationed. Judith is to attend boarding school and spend holidays with her Aunt Louise. But at St. Ursula's, Judith meets Loveday Carey-Lewis and ends up spending her holidays with Loveday's family. It is there that Judith matures into a young woman just as World War II begins, further changing her life. Bestseller. 1996.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
By E. Lockhart
DB 68055, LT 12779, Available as BARD Download
A sophomore at a prestigious prep school, Frances Rose (Frankie) starts dating senior Matthew. When Matthew refuses to discuss his all-male secret society, the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds, Frankie infiltrates the group via the Internet and orchestrates some spectacular on-campus pranks. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.
By Patrick Modiano
BR 20743, DB 80920, Available as BARD Download
Winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature details his investigation into the life of 15-year-old Dora Bruder, who ran away from a French Catholic boarding school in late 1941, but left no further record until her deportation to Auschwitz nine months later. Translated from French. 1999.
The Duchess Diaries
By Jillian Hunter
DB 74630, Available as BARD Download
1819. Miss Charlotte Boscastle, who runs the exclusive Scarfield Academy for Young Ladies, would be ruined if her journals were ever discovered. But the Duke of Wynfield, who is looking for a mistress--not a headmistress--finds the diaries. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.
Full-Court Quest: The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, Basketball Champions of the World
By Linda S. Peavy
DB 69876, Available as BARD Download
Documents the journey of ten American Indian young women from a Montana outpost to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Discusses their diverse backgrounds, boarding-school experience, and performance on the basketball court. Describes the aftermath of the championship game and its impact on the women and their community. 2008.
Goodbye, Ms. Chips
By Dorothy Cannell
BR 18522, DB 69813, LT 8899, Available as BARD Download
Heading back to her old boarding school to find a thief, Ellie Haskell must confront a secret from her own past when beloved games-mistress Ms. Chips dies unexpectedly, and Ellie becomes convinced that the death is related to the theft of the school's prized Loverly Cup. 2008.
The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden, of Deerfield
By John McPhee
In 1902, when Frank L. Boyden became its headmaster, Deerfield was a country school with fourteen students. During the following half-century, Boyden developed the school into an academy equal in quality to Andover and Exeter. Today, he is known as one of the greatest headmasters in history. 1966.