Books showcasing diverse disability representation with multiple covers of books.

Books Showcasing Diverse Disability Representation: July 2023

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Blind Vigil / Matt Coyle
Blinded by a gunshot wound to the face while working as a private investigator nine months ago, Rick Cahill is now sure of only one thing: he has to start a new life and leave his old one behind. He’s still trying to figure out what that life is when his onetime partner, Moira MacFarlane, asks for his help on a case she’s taken for Rick’s former best friend. Ultimately, he goes against his gut and takes the case which quickly turns deadly. The stakes are raised when Rick’s friend is implicated in murder and needs his help. Can he help the friend he no longer trusts while questioning his own lessened capabilities?
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

HOOPLA
Small Days and Nights / Tishani Doshi   (*Please search for this title in HOOPLA)
A touching story about a woman whose mother’s death prompts her to leave her unhappy married life in America and rebuild her home and family back in India. Grace finds that she inherited a house on the shore of Paramankeni and an older sister, Lucia, who has Down Syndrome that Grace’s parents had put in an institution. Settling into the pink house, Grace builds a new and precarious life with Lucia, the village housekeeper Mallika, the drily witty Auntie Kavitha, and an ever-multiplying band of dogs, led by the golden Raja. But her attempts to leave her old self behind prove first a struggle, then a strain, as she discovers the chaos, tenderness, fury, and bewilderment of life with Lucia.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook

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The Sign for Home / Blair Fell
Arlo Dilly is young, handsome and eager to meet the right girl. He also happens to be DeafBlind, a Jehovah’s Witness, and under the strict guardianship of his controlling uncle. His chances of finding someone to love seem slim to none. And yet, it happened once before: many years ago, at a boarding school for the Deaf, Arlo met the love of his life-a mysterious girl with onyx eyes and beautifully expressive hands which told him the most amazing stories. But tragedy struck, and their love was lost forever. Or so Arlo thought. Despite the many forces working against him, Arlo will stop at nothing to find the girl who got away and experience all of life’s joyful possibilities.
FORMAT(S): Ebook

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The girl he used to know / Tracey Garvis Graves
What if you had a second chance at first love?  Annika Rose feels lost in social situations, saying the wrong thing or acting the wrong way. She just can’t read people. She prefers the quiet solitude of books or playing chess to being around others. Apart from Jonathan. She liked being around him, but she hasn’t seen him for ten years. Until now that is. And she’s not sure he’ll want to see her again after what happened all those years ago. Annika Rose likes being alone. Except that, actually, she doesn’t like being alone at all.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

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Armored / Mark Greaney
Joshua Duffy is a Close Protection Agent – a professional bodyguard – and he’s one of the world’s elite operatives. That is, he was until his last mission in Lebanon. Against all odds, Josh got his primary out alive, but he lost his lower left leg. Now, Josh supports his family working as a mall cop in New Jersey but he runs into an old friend who has a much more intriguing job offer.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

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Get a Life, Chloe Brown / Talia Hibbert
After a near-death incident, Chloe decides to make some major changes to “get a life.” Chronically ill with fibromyalgia, Chloe makes a list of items that will push the boundaries of her bravery. And she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion into her own apartment. Next, she recruits her mysterious, sexy building supervisor, Redford “Red” Morgan to help her experience other new things.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

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The Bride Test / Helen Hoang
The Bride Test is the story of Khai Diep and Esme Tran, an unlikely couple who learn that there is more than one way to love and to share a life together. Because he is autistic, Khai convinces himself that he doesn’t feel emotions and has no capacity to love. So, it is up to Esme to prove to him that he can—and that she loves him right back.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

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Two wrongs make a right / Chloe Liese
Opposites become allies to fool their matchmaking friends in this swoony reimagining of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Jamie Westenberg and Bea Wilmot have nothing in common except a meet-disaster and the mutual understanding that they couldn’t be more wrong for each other.
FORMAT(S): Ebook

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The Matzah Ball / Jean Meltzer
A charming debut romcom about a “nice Jewish girl” with chronic fatigue syndrome and a secret career as a bestselling Christmas romance novelist who’s forced to write the first Hanukkah romance, sending her for inspiration to the Matzah Ball, a high-end Jewish music celebration run by her summer camp arch enemy – Jacob Greenberg. Though Rachel and Jacob haven’t seen each other since they were kids, their grudge still glows brighter than a menorah. But as they spend more time together, Rachel finds herself drawn to Hanukkah – and Jacob – in a way she never expected. Maybe this holiday of lights will be the spark she needed to set her heart ablaze.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

LIBBY
True Biz / Sara Novic
A transporting novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf, from the acclaimed author of Girl at War.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

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Cassandra in reverse / Holly Smale
This story follows Cassandra Penelope Dankworth, an autistic woman who discovers that she can go back in time and change her past. She’s just been dumped. She’s just been fired. Her local café has run out of banana muffins. Can she fix the mistakes she’s made and lead a more fulfilling life, or will she learn that she is trying to fix all the wrong things?
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook

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The Lost girls of Willowbrook / Ellen Marie Wiseman
Sage has just learned that her twin sister, Rosemary, did not die of pneumonia six years prior but was committed to an institution. Rosemary was shut away because she is developmentally disabled. Growing up, the twins loved the same things and shared a deep understanding, but Rosemary – awake to every emotion, easily moved to joy or tears – seemed to need more protection from the world. She was committed to Willowbrook State School and has lingered there until just a few days ago, when she went missing. When Sage goes looking for her sister and is mistakenly committed by staff who believe her to be Rosemary, it will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow / Gabrielle Zevin
This is the story of the perfect worlds Sam and Sadie build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success: Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy.   Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, games as artform, technology and the human experience, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.
FORMAT(S): Eaudiobook & Ebook

LP: July 2023