HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 11 – People in Peril

HUSH: a podcast from your libraryThad Hartman and Lissa Staley introduce a new format for the Hush podcast — a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — True stories, fiction and movies about People in Peril.

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It’s all about Kids in Crisis!

Our guest this episode is the fabulous Julie Nelson, Collection Development Professional. She also authors the library’s popular Lost in the Stacks column.



Books mentioned

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  • Ghost girl: the true story of a child in peril and the teacher who saved her by Torey Hayden
  • That Mean Old Yesterday by Stacey Patton
  • Sickened: the memoir of a Munchausen by proxy childhood by Julie Gregory
  • Room: a novel by Emma Donogue
  • A stolen life: a memoir by Jaycee Duggard
  • Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison
  • Augusta, Gone: a true story by Martha Dudman
  • The Unbreakable Child: a story about forgiving the unforgivable by Kim Richardson
  • The radioactive boy scout: the true story of a boy and his backyard nuclear reactor by Ken Silverstein
  • Breath: a lifetime in the rhythm of an iron lung : a memoir by Martha Mason

Movies mentioned

  • Taken
  • Sleepers
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about books and movies with people in peril. Why do you like them? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our people in peril discussion.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.