Vinegar Girl: A Novel
By Anne Tyler
DB 84781, Available on BARD
A modern take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (DB 35793). Prickly Kate Battista looks after her father and pretty younger sister, Bunny, while working in a preschool. Her father wants her to marry his lab assistant, Pyotr, to keep him from being deported. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
Vinegar Girl: A Novel
Warm Bodies: A Novel
By Marion Isaac
DB 76132, Available on BARD
After the zombie apocalypse, R lives in an airport with his fellow undead. During a search for fresh meat, R snacks on the brains of a teenage boy--and takes on his victim’s memories and feelings, including his love for his girlfriend Julie. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011. (Reimagining of Romeo and Juliet, BR 10925, DB 44353).
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West: A Novel
By Gregory Maguire
DB 55810, LT 8784, Available on BARD
Traces the life of the witch Elphaba from the Wizard of Oz (DB 51047), both before and after Dorothy arrives. After attending a university with her roommate Glinda, Elphaba learns that a despotic Wizard is threatening animal rights in Oz. Some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 1995.
Wide Sargasso Sea
By Jean Rhys
DB 23148, BRC 784, Available on BARD
Fascinated with the character of Bertha, the madwoman in Jane Eyre (DB 47868), Jean Rhys has imagined her as a carefree girl and an attractive young woman in the days before she came to England. Rhys creates a romantic, colorful, and thought-provoking past for this enigmatic woman. 1966.
By Sarah Price
DB 86039, Available as BARD Download
Three novels retelling Jane Austen's stories in an Amish setting, written between 2014 and 2015. Includes First Impressions (based on Pride and Prejudice), The Matchmaker (based on Emma), and Second Chances (based on Persuasion). 2015.
An Amish Market: Four Novellas
By Amy Clipston
All the color and variety of a quaint Amish shop in a charming collection of novellas by four of your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors. Feel free to come in and browse these gentle love stories. 2016.
Amish Vines and Orchards
By Cindy Woodsmall
DB 85040, Available as BARD Download
Four novels of Amish woman. Rhoda Byler and her struggles to use her gift for growing things while balancing her faith, her community, her business venture, and love. Contains A Season for Tending, The Winnowing Season, For Every Season, and Seasons of Tomorrow. 2014.
By Ruth Irene Garrett
BR 16402, Available as BARD Download
Ruth Irene Garrett (born 1974) describes her Iowa childhood in an Old Order Amish community. Discusses the work involved in running a traditional farm and each family member’s chores and responsibilities. Recounts entering the outside world when she married an "Englisher" and was shunned by her people. 2004.
Down a Dark Road
By Linda Castillo
DB 88335, LT 22698, Available as BARD Download
Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man with a drug habit and a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed back to Painters Mill. Chief Kate Burkholder is on edge. 2017.