The Headmaster’s Wager
By Vincent Lam
Vietnam, 1960s. Percival Chen, a Chinese immigrant and the headmaster of an English-language school, has set up a good life. Accustomed to bribing local officials, Percival tries to ignore the country's escalating conflict, but it soon tears apart his family. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.
The Headmaster’s Wager
The Last First Day
By Carrie Brown
DB 78020, LT 19343, Available as BARD Download
As Ruth's husband Peter prepares to retire from his headmaster position at a New England boarding school for boys, Ruth reflects on the years leading to this moment--and worries about what the future holds. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.
Last To Die
By Tess Gerritsen
DB 75320, LT 14363, Available as BARD Download
When teenager Teddy Clock's foster family is murdered, just like his biological family, he is whisked away to a private school for traumatized children. While visiting her young friend Julian at the school, medical examiner Maura Isles realizes two other students have had experiences similar to Teddy's. Some violence. 2012.
A Little Princess
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
BR 18859, JL 69, Available as BARD Download
In this Victorian story, India-born Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London with beautiful clothes and the good manners of a real princess. But Sara's life changes dramatically when she is suddenly left penniless. For grades 4-7. 1904.
By Julian Houston
BRM 1295, DBM 1295
In the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Rob Garrett escapes the segregated South to become the first black student at an exclusive Connecticut boarding school. There, he witnesses persecution of another student who has bad acne. Perhaps Rob can make a difference, even though he is far away from his hometown friends who are organizing to fight segregation ... and talking of sitting in at a lunch counter. 2005.
Only Time Will Tell
By Jeffery Archer
DB 73852, LT 12637, Available as BARD Download
England, 1919-1940. Fatherless Harry Clifton grows up in Bristol with his mother Maisie's poor family. Harry receives a scholarship to boarding school, where he befriends Giles, son of wealthy Hugo Barrington. But family secrets unknown to the boys create problems that last through their acceptance to Oxford. Bestseller. 2011.
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria
By Lauren Willig
DB 78006, Available as BARD Download
1805. Miss Jane Wooliston and her chaperone Gwen Meadows--secret spies in the war with Napoleon--are recalled to London when Jane's sister Agnes and her friend Lizzy disappear from their boarding school. Colonel William Reid, Lizzy's father, joins in the search and becomes attracted to Gwen. 2013.
The Secret Place
By Tana French
DB 79576, LT 17273, Available as BARD Download
Dublin detective Steven Moran gets his chance to work with the murder squad when Holly Mackey brings him a student's anonymous note about a stalled investigation--a year earlier, a boy was found dead on the grounds of her private girls' school. Moran and Detective Antoinette Conway reinvestigate. Strong language. 2014.
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.