The season of the Davis Library.

The season of the Davis Library.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Audio Books coming your way.

Non-Fiction

Good Health, Good Life: 12 Keys to Enjoying Physical and Spiritual Wellness
by Joyce Meyer, Read by Jodi Carlisle.
Based on her New York Times bestseller, Look Great, Feel Great, Joyce Meyer explores the key ways to live a healthier, happier life. Meeting the demands of your busy life may leave little time for you to focus on maintaining your personal well-being. But it is important to remember that each part of your mind, body, and emotions-serves a purpose in God's exciting plan for your future. Embracing a healthier lifestyle will help you fully experience all the good things He has in store for you. Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, understands that modern life is hectic and has created a practical plan for achieving good health, one day at a time. Her easy-to-use 12-Key Plan for Good Health will help you develop life changing habits for a healthier lifestyle, no matter what your current level of health.

When Books Go to War
by Molly Guptill Manning, Read by Bernadette Dunne.
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943 the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.

Word Workout, Level One
by Charles Harrington Elster, Read by the author.
A practical audio book for building vocabulary-a graduated exercise program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words of the highest level. "People judge you by the words you use." This has never been more true than in our text-driven world of quick communications and often sloppy language use. The workout will be a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation. There will be creative review quizzesat each step of the way and longer review tests after each level to reinforce learning. Unlike other vocabulary audio books, Word Workout provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more.

Fiction

Woman With a Gun by Phillip Margolin, Read by Hillary Huber.
New York Times bestselling master of mystery Phillip Margolin transcends his traditional territory in this a haunting thriller inspired by an unforgettable photograph. Visiting an art museum displaying a retrospective of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran’s work, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by the photo at the center of the show—the famous “Woman with a Gun,” which won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the photographer’s career. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black and white image is a picture of a woman in a wedding dress, standing on the shore at night, facing the sea. Behind her back, she holds a six-shooter. The image captures Stacey’s imagination, raising a host of compelling questions. Obsessed with finding answers, Stacey discovers that the woman in the photograph is Megan Cahill, suspected of killing her husband, millionaire Raymond Cahill, with the six-shooter on their wedding night. But the murder was never solved.

The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamant, Read by Linda Lavin.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine—a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the na├»ve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
Part duex to The Rosie Project.

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