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Summer Lightning

While readers of family sagas may enjoy, this is an optional purchase for most libraries.

The Furrows

This slippery book twists and turns on itself in beautiful but confounding ways, blurring boundaries between truth and perception, reality and memory. Share with fans of Onyi Nwabineli’s Someday, Maybe.

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

Ford’s many fans will be delighted by this spellbinding psychological saga. Perfect for listeners who enjoy the works of Isabel Allende and Lisa See.

The Last Chairlift

Irving’s eccentric, warm characters should appeal to his many fans, although some may be bogged down by this lengthy and often repetitive story.

The Deluge

This audio disturbs, enlightens, infuriates, and invigorates. A timely and compelling addition to any public library collection.

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle

This book provides a new lens through which to understand Lincoln’s motivations and the issues that modified his worldview. Lincoln aficionados, Civil War buffs, and students alike should enjoy.

Mussolini’s Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe

Readers of early 20th-century Italian political history should enjoy.

Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood

Narrator Pamela Almand’s consistent and well-paced delivery brings Glyn’s life into focus, highlighting her evolution as a writer and an advocate for women. A perfect fit for biography listeners and those interested in the early days of Hollywood.

Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain

Interest in Bourdain continues to be high; expect this audiobook to be popular among library patrons.

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