A Psalm For the Wild-Built / Becky Chambers. DB 104764/BR 24116
Centuries ago, the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and disappeared into the wilderness. When Sibling Dex, a tea monk, meets Splendid Speckled Mosscap, a robot, they are the first person to encounter a robot in years. Dex and Mosscap travel through the woods together, engaging in philosophical conversation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
The Secret History of Food: Strange But True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat / Matt Siegel. DB 107700
Former English professor Siegel examines the lesser-known history of foods such including olive oil, vanilla, ice cream, and tomatoes. Siegel draws on sources including medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals to recount both myths and realities around the foods. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
Run, Rose, Run / Dolly Parton & James Patterson. DB 107053/BR 24102
Annie Lee Keyes is hitchhiking her way to Nashville, determined to make it in the music industry. But she’s fleeing her past, and her rise as a country music star is dogged by the dark secrets trying to destroy her. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2022.