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BEST OF BARD: FEBRUARY 2019

Sun., Mar. 24
Elevation By Stephen King DB 93255 / CL 19034 Middle-aged Scott Carey has discovered he is losing weight but--oddly--not mass. As he confides to his retired doctor friend, nothing he wears or carries adds to his weight. Meanwhile, Scott enjoys life and is determined to mend fences with his new prickly neighbor and her wife. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018. Pandemic: a novel By…
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BEST OF BARD: JANUARY 2019

Sun., Feb. 17
Dark Sacred Night By Michael Connelly DB 92899 / CL 18098 Working the night shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard catches retired cop Harry Bosch going through cold-case files at Hollywood Station. He is looking into the unsolved murder of a fifteen-year-old runaway, and when Ballard hears the details of the brutal killing, she decides to help Bosch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018. Long Road to Mercy By…
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BEST OF BARD: DECEMBAR 2018

Wed., Jan. 16
Past tense: a Jack Reacher novel By Lee Child DB 92767 / CL 19012 In the New England woods, wandering Jack Reacher sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. In the same isolated area, two Canadians' car breaks down. As their stories merge, Reacher makes a shocking discovery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018. The Reckoning By…
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BEST OF BARD: NOVEMBER 2018

Thu., Dec. 20
The Reckoning By John Grisham DB 92511 / CL 19010 Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's, favorite son--World War II hero, patriarch of a prominent family, farmer, and Methodist church member. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018. The Money Shot…
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BEST OF BARD: OCTOBER 2018

Tue., Nov. 20
  Robert B. Parker's Colorblind By Reed Farrel Coleman DB 92105 / CL 18089 After a stint in rehab, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone is confronted by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes. Meanwhile, a mysterious young man named Cole Slayton rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a problem with authority--namely, Jesse. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018. The Outsider:…
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BEST OF BARD: SEPTEMBER 2018

Wed., Oct. 10
Fear: Trump in the White House By Bob Woodward DB91876 Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist details the decision-making process for both foreign and domestic policy within the Trump administration. Draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, diaries, files, and documents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018. Shelter in Place By Nora Roberts DB91366/CL17080 Years after three teenagers shot up a mall and movie theater, Reed Quartermaine,…
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BEST OF BARD: AUGUST 2018

Wed., Sep. 12
In the news today: Pluto is most definitely a planet - and should never have been downgraded, say some scientists. Until the scientists make up their mind, let's take a look at the most popular BARD books for the month of August, starting with number one: End Game By David Baldacci DB89412 / CL16749 Will Robie and Jessica Reel are the people the government calls…
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BEST OF BARD: JULY 2018

Sun., Aug. 12
Mesdames et messieurs, le Roi! James Patterson is number 1, 3, 4 and 5 on our July Best of BARD list: The President is Missing By Bill Clinton and James Patterson DB91164 / CL17051 A threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyber terror and…
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BEST OF BARD: JUNE 2018

Tue., Jul. 17
Here is our new Best of BARD list, starting with number 1! If you find some of these titles interesting, and would like to listen to them, feel free to contact the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The Rising Sea By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown DB90521 / CL16983 An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by…
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BEST OF BARD: MAY 2018

Mon., Jun. 18
I would like to dedicate this blog to Ashlee and Eric. Ashlee, I will miss your laugh and our talks on female emancipation, spirituality and weird people. Eric, I will miss your giggle too. I won’t have anyone to share my Eastern European humor with because, obviously, no one understands it. I wish you both the best of luck in your future careers, and I…