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September-October 2013
Volume 82, Number 5

In Brief

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Library of Congress, Washington 2013
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In Brief


The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program and their listings do not imply endorsement.

Free PDF reader for visually impaired people

Patrons who use screen-magnification programs to access their computers may benefit from VIP PDF-Reader, a new software package designed to make PDFs more readable for people who are visually impaired. The program was developed jointly by the Swiss National Association of and for the Blind, Access for All, and xyMedia. VIP PDF-Reader makes it easy for users to enlarge text, increase background-color contrast, change fonts, and navigate between document sections. It can be downloaded free from http://www.szb.ch/index.php?id=1269&L=3. Link outside of Library of Congress 

TSA helpline assists travelers with disabilities

Travelers with disabilities and others who require special assistance may wish to call TSA Cares, a toll-free helpline run by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), seventy-two hours before going to the airport. The helpline is designed to provide information on the security-screening process and allow travelers to request any necessary support from checkpoint customer-service managers in advance. The number is 1-855-787-2227. The helpline is open Monday­ to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. eastern time, and weekends and holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time. Travelers who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to contact the helpline or e-mail TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov.

Accessible museum tours in New York City

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City offers accessible tours that incorporate both verbal description and the opportunity to touch objects in the museum’s collection. Science Sense tours at the AMNH are free with museum admission and take place about once each month. Upcoming tour topics include Minerals and Gems on October 20; Something Old, Something New, an exploration of new and old members of the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, on November 13; and Human Origins on December 14. Advance registration is required. For more information e-mail accessibility@amnh.org or call (212) 313-7565.

Books for Adults

The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, complete the order form and return it to your braille-lending library.

Note: For the information of the reader, a notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or explicit descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.”     

Adult Nonfiction

Family Feasts for Seventy-five Dollars a Week: A Penny-Wise Mom Shares Her Recipes for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill     BR 19568
by Mary Ostyn
5 volumes
Frugality-advice blogger and mother of ten provides tips and recipes for money-saving grocery shopping and cooking. Contains chapters on making your own pantry items, entertaining on a budget, and cooking a variety of dishes for each meal, including casseroles, stir-fries, soups, and desserts. 2009.

What the Best College Students Do     BR 19582
by Ken Bain
4 volumes
Author uses case studies to illustrate the different skills and attitudes that he believes are necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Posits deep learning is more important than achieving good grades. Discusses dealing with setbacks, making difficult choices, and following one's intellectual curiosity. 2012.

The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down     BR 19622
by Andrew McCarthy
3 volumes
Actor and travel writer McCarthy discusses the impact his travels have had on his psyche. Describes climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro; visiting Baltimore, Maryland; and boating on the Amazon. Details the ways the trips helped him grow up, learn about himself, and better relate to others. 2012.

A Disability History of the United States     BR 19638
by Kim E. Nielsen
4 volumes
Professor and author of The Radical Lives of Helen Keller (Volume 1 The Radical Lives of Helen Keller, Volume 2 The Radical Lives of Helen Keller) chronicles the role of people with disabilities in America. Discusses the concept of dependency, Native American beliefs, disabled war veterans, institutionalization, and civil rights activism. 2012.

Privacy     BR 19640
by Garret Keizer
3 volumes
Author draws a connection between the widening gap of wealth and the shrinking of personal privacy. Defines privacy, discusses its worth, and describes the difference between alienation and the preference for a private life. 2012.

The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum     BR 19671
by Geoffrey Wolff
3 volumes
Biography of sailor and adventurer Joshua Slocum (1844–1908), the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo. Discusses his years at sea, beginning at age sixteen; his marriage to a woman who shared his love of the seafaring life; and his famous 1895 voyage and subsequent book. 2010.

Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary, 1939–1944     BR 19673
by Aranka Siegal
3 volumes
Memoir of Jewish author who, at age nine, was trapped in the Ukraine at the outbreak of World War II. Recounts her return to Hungary and her family's forced move to an Auschwitz ghetto. Some strong language. For junior and senior high and older readers. Newbery Honor. 1981.

Plessy v. Ferguson: Civil Rights Movement     BR 19683
by Amos Esty
1 volume
Author describes Homer Plessy's 1892 challenge of the Separate Car Act by boarding a first-class train car reserved for whites only. Covers the effort to fight the laws supporting segregation and the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the act. For junior and senior high readers. 2012.

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs. Edward Drinker Cope     BR 19700
by Rebecca L. Johnson
1 volume
Recounts the rivalry between paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope (1840–1897) and Othniel Charles Marsh (1831–1899). Discusses their ambitions, major scientific discoveries, and errors they made—such as incorrectly reconstructing bones—in their rush for fame. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.

More Baths Less Talking     BR 19741
by Nick Hornby
2 volumes
Compilation of fifteen pieces by the British author previously published in the Believer magazine. Each essay delves into Hornby's thoughts on and reactions to the books he has bought and read during a specific month. Covers May 2010–December 2011. Uncontracted braille. 2012.

A Little History of Science     BR 19781
by William Bynum
4 volumes
University College London professor provides an explanation of the development of scientific thought and practice from the ancient cultures of Babylonia and Egypt to the digital age of the early-twenty-first century. Topics include matter, medicine, the solar system, and DNA. 2012.

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board     BR 19783
by Bethany Hamilton
2 volumes
Autobiography of a Hawaiian junior-champion surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack when she was thirteen. Describes her home life and Christian upbringing. Relates Hamilton's experiences of consulting a blind psychologist about her disability and her relearning the sport. For senior high and older readers. 2004.

Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You     BR 19802
by Dolly Parton
1 volume
Memoir by country-western singer expands on a commencement speech she gave at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Offers advice on reaching goals, learning from failures, and relying on God. Includes personal anecdotes and song lyrics. 2012.

Depression and Anxiety in Later Life: What Everyone Needs to Know     BR 19804
by Mark D. Miller and Charles F. Reynolds III
3 volumes
Psychiatrists explain mood disorders and other causes of depression and stress in the older population. They discuss ways to cope with memory loss, disability, pain, sleep disorders, and grief. Use case studies to exemplify successful maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. 2012.

Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim     BR 19811
by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
3 volumes
Collection of essays by New York Times-bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella, previously published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Topics include Serritella's moving to New York City to live on her own and Scottoline's subsequent empty-nest lifestyle in the Philadelphia suburbs. 2012.

Adult Fiction

The Demon's Surrender: The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy, Book 3     BR 19573
by Sarah Rees Brennan
4 volumes
Sin's world turns upside down when she has to ally with the Ryves brothers to save her beloved Goblin Market from evil magicians. Sequel to The Demon's Covenant (Volume 1 Demon's Covenant, Volume 2 Demon's Covenant, Volume 3 Demon's Covenant, Volume 4 Demon's Covenant). Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Darkest Room     BR 19590
by Johan Theorin
5 volumes
Öland, Sweden. Shortly after Joakim and Katrine move their young children to an old lighthouse manor on Eel Point, Katrine drowns. The ghostly house offers up clues to Joakim and Tilda Davidsson, who was recently appointed North Öland's only cop. Originally published in Sweden in 2008. Some strong language. 2009.

Death at Victoria Dock: A Phryne Fisher Mystery      BR 19604
by Kerry Greenwood
2 volumes
Australia, 1928. PI Phryne Fisher comforts a dying man she finds in the roadway. Her subsequent investigation into his past leads her to the docks, where labor problems are brewing. Phryne also searches for the missing teenage daughter of a wealthy businessman. Some violence. 1992.

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures     BR 19628
by Emma Straub
4 volumes
Elsa Emerson grows up helping to stage plays at her family's theater in Door County, Wisconsin, until her sister commits suicide. As soon as Elsa can, she runs off to California where she becomes Laura Lamont, the toast of Hollywood. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

Outpost     BR 19630
by Ann Aguirre
5 volumes
Deuce and Fade struggle to fit in with the organized topside community called Salvation. An excellent fighter, Deuce volunteers her much-needed skills to patrol against the Freaks—but in Salvation, women do not use weapons. Sequel to Enclave (BR 19589). Violence. Uncontracted braille. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Shock Wave     BR 19634
by John Sandford
4 volumes
Three weeks after a bomb damages the PyeMart superstore chain's Michigan headquarters, another goes off at a PyeMart construction site in Butternut Falls, Minnesota. Though he knows nothing about bombs, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers works with federal investigators—and finds many PyeMart opponents. Violence and strong language. 2011.

Little Sinners and Other Stories     BR 19639
by Karen Brown
3 volumes
Collection of eleven short stories focusing on the dark side of suburbia. In the title entry, two girls torment a younger girl—Francine—and begin writing letters to her pretending to be a boy. One night Francine goes to meet the boy and disappears. Some strong language. 2012.

Painter of Silence     BR 19641
by Georgina Harding
3 volumes
1950s Romania. A young deaf-mute man arrives at a city hospital weak and ill. Though he cannot communicate with the staff, one nurse, Safta, recognizes him as Augustin, the son of her family's cook. Memories of the recent war haunt them all as Augustin fights to recover. 2012.

Where We Belong     BR 19646
by Emily Giffin
5 volumes
Manhattan. Marian Caldwell is a successful television producer who has a satisfying relationship—with her boss. But her life is upended when teenaged Kirby, Marian's biological daughter, appears on her penthouse doorstep and demands help finding her father. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

The Racketeer     BR 19647
by John Grisham
4 volumes
Falsely imprisoned for money laundering, small-town Virginia attorney Malcolm Bannister jumps at the chance to trade information for freedom and fingers escapee Quinn Rucker for the murder of a federal judge. Bannister slips away with a new face, a new name—and an agenda. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

The Time Keeper     BR 19648
by Mitch Albom
2 volumes
Dor, the creator of the first clock, angered God and was punished by being forced to hear endless petitions for more time. But if Dor—who is now Father Time—can help teenager Sarah Lemon and businessman Victor Delamonte, his curse may be lifted. Bestseller. 2012.

Shut Out     BR 19650
by Kody Keplinger
3 volumes
Fed up with the increasingly violent rivalry between her high school's football and soccer teams, Lissa leads the players' girlfriends in a sex strike. But can the girls control their libidos longer than the boys? Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Blink Once     BR 19656
by Cylin Busby
3 volumes
When a bike accident leaves him paralyzed, high school senior West blinks to communicate. West connects with Olivia, a fellow hospital patient, who seems to understand his dreams and nightmares. But Olivia has a secret. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Awaken     BR 19669
by Katie Kacvinsky
4 volumes
In 2060 citizens live online and in the seclusion of their homes. Things change when Justin woos seventeen-year-old Madeline Freeman, the daughter of the national digital school creator. Justin and his friends are trying to get people to "unplug." For senior high and older readers. 2011.

The Panther     BR 19672
by Nelson DeMille
8 volumes
NYPD detective John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, both on the anti-terrorist task force, are asked to take an assignment in Yemen. Their target is the head of Al Qaeda in that country—one of the masterminds of the USS Cole bombing. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

Pirate Cinema     BR 19694
by Cory Doctorow
5 volumes
In a future Britain, sixteen-year-old Trent illegally downloads movies one too many times—causing the government to cut off his family's Internet access for one year. A disgraced Trent runs to London, where he learns of the government's nefarious plans. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Book of the Dead    BR 19697
by Patricia Cornwell
5 volumes
Dr. Kay Scarpetta leaves Florida and moves to Charleston, South Carolina, to open a private forensic pathologist practice along with niece Lucy and investigator Pete Marino. The team takes on the case of a teenaged tennis star murdered in Rome. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Familiar     BR 19703
by J. Robert Lennon
3 volumes
Elisa Brown is driving home from visiting her son's grave in Wisconsin, when the crack in her windshield suddenly disappears. In a moment her life changes into one that she does not recognize—in this reality her son is alive. Strong language. 2012.

Losers in Space     BR 19710
by John Barnes
5 volumes
2129. Susan, Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a Mars-bound ship, hoping the media attention will lead to fame and fortune. But the others are unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

The Betrayal of Trust: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery     BR 19719
by Susan Hill
5 volumes
Torrential floods uncover the skeletal remains of two females. One is immediately identified as the long-missing teen Harriet Lowther, who vanished from a bus stop. Chief superintendent Simon Serrailler reopens the sixteen-year-old case. Meanwhile, a patient of Simon's sister Cat is determined to avoid a horrible death. 2011.

Strange Images of Death: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery      BR 19721
by Barbara Cleverly
4 volumes
1926. Vacationing Scotland Yard commander Joe Sandilands drives fourteen-year-old Dorcas to a French chateau, where her painter father is a member of an artists' colony. Joe is asked to stay and investigate the vicious destruction of a carving and Dorcas wants help identifying her mother. Then someone is murdered. 2010.

Reckoning: A Strange Angels Novel     BR 19747
by Lili St. Crow
4 volumes
Dru Anderson has battled zombies, bloodthirsty suckers, and other deadly creatures. But in the final showdown with Sergej things get much, much worse. Sequel to Defiance (Volume 1 Defiance, Volume 2 Defiance, Volume 3 Defiance). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.

Cross Roads      BR 19768
by Wm. Paul Young
4 volumes
Anthony Spencer, an isolated, self-made businessman, falls into a coma due to a brain injury. He wakes up in a place where he encounters people from his past life, including his estranged family, deceased loved ones—and Jesus. Bestseller. 2012.

Kinsey and Me: Stories     BR 19769
by Sue Grafton
3 volumes
Twenty-two stories by the author of the "alphabet series," nine featuring Grafton's well-known protagonist and alter ego Kinsey Millhone and thirteen about Kit Blue—a younger version of the author—who is dealing with her alcoholic mother's death. Includes an essay on the development of the private-eye mystery. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.

Dear Life: Stories     BR 19775
by Alice Munro
4 volumes
Fourteen short stories by Man Booker International Prize-winner Munro, including four semi-autobiographic tales set in Ontario. In "Train" a war veteran returns and moves in with an older farm woman for decades. In "Haven" a young teenager lives with relatives while her parents teach abroad. Bestseller. 2012.

Death by Water: A Phryne Fisher Mystery     BR 19782
by Kerry Greenwood
3 volumes
Australia. A cruise line hires PI Phryne Fisher to quietly identify a thief who has been robbing wealthy passengers aboard the company's ships. Phryne uses jewelry as bait—and uncovers shipboard romances, jazz, blackmail, and attempted murder. 2005.

The Ritual     BR 19805
by Adam Nevill
4 volumes
Four college friends—Hutch, Luke, Phil, and Dom—unite on a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness. But tensions run high when a shortcut taken to help the less fit group members leads them into a remote area where they find pagan sacrifices—and unspeakable horror. Violence and strong language. 2011.

The Measure of Katie Calloway     BR 19812
by Serena Miller
4 volumes
Northern-born Katie Calloway is constantly abused by her husband Harlan, a disillusioned ex-Confederate soldier. Fearing for her life, Katie flees Georgia with her little brother and is offered a job as cook in a Michigan lumber camp owned by Robert Foster—a man she grows to love. 2011.

Books for Children

The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, complete the order form and return it to your braille-lending library.

Children's Nonfiction

Vicious: True Stories by Teens about Bullying     BR 19645
edited by Hope Vanderberg
2 volumes
Teens share stories about bullying they experienced and actions they took to stop feeling helpless. In "Why Are Girls So Mean?" one teen examines why she gossiped about a friend. "I Showed My Enemies—and Hurt My Friends, Too" discusses the cost of fighting. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Rage: True Stories by Teens about Anger BR 19739
edited by Laura Longhine
2 volumes
Teens share their experiences with challenges in dealing with anger. Highlights the effects an abusive past can have on one's emotions and describes the ongoing struggle with negative feelings. Suggests options for getting help. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Pressure: True Stories by Teens about Stress     BR 19740
edited by Al Desetta
2 volumes
Teens share accounts about stress caused by family, friends, school, and increasing responsibilities. They describe what they are doing to help them relax and enjoy the moment and offer suggestions such as physical activities, writing, yoga, and meditation to release negative energy. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Stronger than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope     BR 19876
by Bridget Heos
1 volume
Details scientist Randy Lewis's study of the golden orb weaver spider's silk and its possible uses. Discusses his research with transgenic goats—which he injected with spider genes—and provides a basic introduction to DNA and gene theory. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night    BR 20014
by Joyce Sidman
1 volume
Twelve poems invite readers to the cool breezes of the nighttime forest to learn about the moon, mushrooms, trees, raccoons, snails, porcupines, crickets, moths, owls, spiders, efts (young newts), and bats. Natural history facts accompany each poem. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 3-6. Newbery Honor Book. 2010.

Children's Fiction

Hide and Seek      BR 19621
by Katy Grant
2 volumes
Fourteen-year-old Chase lives in the remote mountains of Arizona with his mother, stepfather, and two sisters. When Chase discovers two kidnapped boys he comes up with a plan to get them to safety—but then is caught up in a dangerous adventure. For grades 5-8. 2010.

The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book 1     BR 19633
by Caroline Lawrence
3 volumes
Nevada Territory, 1862. After finding his foster parents scalped and left for dead, twelve-year-old Pinky Pinkerton, son of a railroad detective and a Sioux Indian, inherits a valuable deed. But now murderous Whittlin Walt and his gang are after Pinky. Some violence. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2011.

Abe Lincoln at Last! Magic Tree House, Book 47; a Merlin Mission      BR 19826
by Mary Pope Osborne
1 volume
Annie and Jack set off in their next adventure to find the third item needed to help Teddy fix his wayward spell. The tree house whisks them back in time—first to Washington, D.C., then to Indiana—as they search for Abe Lincoln. For grades 2-4. 2011.

The Odious Ogre     BR 20010
by Norton Juster
1 volume
Once there was an extremely disagreeable ogre who went about the countryside eating the villagers. He considered himself invincible. One day on a walk, he met a kind and generous girl who was not afraid of him. Then came some surprising results. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2010.

The Pirate of Kindergarten     BR 20015
by George Ella Lyon
1 volume
Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double. After vision-screening day at school, she goes to a doctor who recommends eye exercises and a patch that turns her into a kindergarten pirate. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. Schneider Family Book Award. 2010.

Geraldine, the Music Mouse     BR 20016
by Leo Lionni
1 volume
As Geraldine breaks chunks off an enormous piece of Parmesan cheese for her mice friends, she uncovers a statue of a giant mouse holding what appears to be a flute. That night she hears music for the first time. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1979.

The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale     BR 20017
by Ying Chang Compestine
1 volume
On Chinese New Year's Eve, Ming trades eggs for a rusted wok that sings to him. His mother is unhappy until she realizes the singing wok is magic—and brings more than enough food, toys, and coins to share with other poor families. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2011.

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox     BR 20018
by Susan Blackaby
1 volume
On February 2, a groundhog named Brownie wakes up, sees her shadow, and is annoyed that she has to wait longer for spring. A small hungry fox sees Brownie and wants to eat her. But Brownie outsmarts the fox and the two become friends. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2011.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore     BR 20023
by William Joyce
1 volume
Morris Lessmore loves words, stories, and books. After a tornado carries him to a dreary and colorless land, he finds an amazing library. There he learns that the books need him as much as he needs them. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. 2012.

Llama Llama Time to Share     BR 20024
by Anna Dewdney
1 volume
When the new neighbors come over to visit, Llama Llama grudgingly learns to share his toys with Nelly Gnu. After a few mishaps, Llama Llama discovers sharing is fun! PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2012.

Each Kindness     BR 20025
by Jacqueline Woodson
1 volume
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in ignoring and making fun of new student Maya. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2012.

Braille Magazines

The following is a list of braille magazines in the Library of Congress program. Readers may obtain free personal subscriptions to these magazines. For information on the availability of specific magazines, consult the library that sends you braille materials.

Boys' Life (for children and teens, monthly)

Braille Book Review (bimonthly)

Braille Chess Magazine (British quarterly)

Braille Music Magazine (British monthly)

Conundrum (British monthly)

Cooking Light (12 issues)

ESPN: The Magazine (biweekly)

Harper's (literary; monthly)

Health Newsletters (includes Harvard Health Letter, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter; monthly)

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine (monthly)

Ladies' Home Journal (10 issues)

Martha Stewart Living (home and entertaining, 11 issues)

Muse (for children; 9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (NLS quarterly)

National Geographic (monthly)

The New York Times Book Review (weekly)

The New York Times Large Type Weekly (weekly)

News (NLS quarterly)

PC World (personal computing; monthly)

Playboy (monthly)

Poetry (11 issues)

Popular Communications (monthly)

Popular Mechanics (10 issues)

Popular Music Lead Sheets (irregular)

Rolling Stone (popular culture; 24 issues)

Science News (26 issues)

Seventeen (for teens; 10 issues)

Short Stories (British monthly)

Spider: The Magazine for Children (9 issues)

Stone Soup (children's writings; 6 issues)

Update (irregular)

NLS-produced Braille Sports Schedules

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