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One of Our Own: An Audio Original Thriller

Will appeal to listeners seeking a short but nerve-wracking psychological thriller about crimes that hit too close to home. Recommended for fans of Joy Fielding and Kiersten Modglin.
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The Frangipani Hotel

With endings that feel like fingertips on the neck instead of punches to the gut, these stories are best suited for those seeking unsettling rather than terrifying fiction, such as Bora Chung’s Cursed Bunny.

A Grandmother Begins the Story

This is a storyteller’s story that speaks landscapes, people, animals, and objects into being through its magic. An unforgettable, enchanting listen.
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Wellness

Hill’s exceptional storytelling is further enhanced by Fliakos’s flawless narration. This wistful portrait of a marriage is highly recommended.
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Family Meal

With at least two strong narrators and a heartbreaking story, book clubs will gobble this up.
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And Put Away Childish Things

A great listen for anyone who enjoyed Lev Grossman’s The Magicians or Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway and who understands that the worlds next to ours may be filled with darkness.
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Most Delicious Poison: The Story of Nature’s Toxins—from Spices to Vices

This audiobook is rigorous and technical but relatable. Recommended where patrons show interest in popular science and history.

Technically Yours

A strong second-chance workplace romance with heat and heart.
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Black Dove

A mesmerizing, genre-bending story for fans of Heather Tucker’s Cracked Pots.
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Idlewild

Thomas’s powerful book lays bare the anxieties, confusion, and hurts in the search for identity and understanding. A coming-of-age story for fans of Dana Czapnik’s The Falconer.

In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life

Schneider is not only curious; she is also interesting. Fans of her meteoric run on Jeopardy will enjoy this debut memoir, which provides food for thought for anyone curious about all the trivia of life.
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The Hollow Needle: The Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin

An intriguing classic that stands the test of time. Share with those who enjoy classic detective fiction and the popular Netflix series Lupin.
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The Unsettled

A beautifully narrated, moving story about a family caught in the chaos and confusion of social and political upheaval.
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The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary

This audio will appeal to logophiles and listeners seeking accessible, engaging arts and entertainment nonfiction. Recommended for fans of witty word nerd prose and podcasts, such as Kathryn and Ross Petras’s You’re Saying It Wrong.
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Northwoods

This debut novel will surely appeal to fans of James Lee Burke and those interested in mysteries involving addiction, veterans with PTSD, and family relationships that tie everything together.
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Meet the Benedettos

Recommended for listeners of the lively romances of Emily Henry and Christina Lauren.
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The Taken Ones

Share with fans of mysteries and suspense involving intriguing women detectives who employ a hint of the supernatural.
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Murder at the Royal Albert

Music aficionados and readers of Nero Wolfe should enjoy spending time with the eccentric and delightfully grumpy Jacobus and his friends; this novel works even for those new to the series. Includes fun musical interludes performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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It’s a Fabulous Life

Fans of the movie will love seeing how Farmer has updated this story with fun changes to the classic and a new romance to root for.
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Touched

With this quick but impactful listen, Edgar Award–winning Mosley offers existential musings about humanity’s purpose mixed with piercing commentary about societal ills.
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He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters

Bailar’s informative and affecting book couldn’t be timelier. An important resource for parents, friends, allies, teachers, trans and cisgender people, and anyone hoping to deepen their knowledge and understanding.
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Elsewhere: Stories

Ge’s gorgeous language flows with pain and frustration, perfect for fans of K-Ming Chang.

The Woman in Me

Though Spears’s words are affecting on their own, narrator Williams’s gentle Southern drawl and slight vocal fry make this gripping memoir an unputdownable must-listen.
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The Hanging City

Bentley’s expressive and entertaining narration provides a captivating look into the underground world of Cagmar and its inhabitants. Holmberg’s (Heir of Uncertain Magic) latest is a winner for fans of intricately plotted fantasy in the vein of Trent Jamieson’s The Stone Road.

Stars in Your Eyes

A tender and emotional story, capturing desire, discovery, and the challenges of balancing the private and the public.
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Leave the Lights On

This action-packed thriller offers plenty of surprises. Share with fans of Mary Kubica, Lisa Jewell, and Shari Lapena.
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Dearborn: Stories

Michigan listeners who know Dearborn may find themselves smiling at the mention of well-known streets and establishments, while those unfamiliar with the area will enjoy Zeineddine’s insight into community, race, and family.
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The Ghosts of Beatrice Bird

Morgan’s suspenseful historical fiction tackles heavy topics such as child abuse and domestic violence while offering a hopeful, satisfying ending. For fans of Jess Kidd’s Himself or Téa Obreht’s Inland.
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The Peach Seed

A moving portrait of a Southern Black family, highlighting the value of forgiveness and the possibilities for change.
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The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years

A tale of love and loss, populated by characters seeking a small place in the world. For listeners seeking an intoxicating blend of historical fiction, ghostly mystery, and magical realism.
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The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I

Brunt’s well-researched account should appeal to listeners interested in technology, engineering, and the social and political climate of the early 20th century.
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Prophet

A twisty sci-fi plot paves the way for slow-burn romance in this uniquely told collaboration.
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The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac: Stories

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking moving, melancholy contemporary short stories about hope and heartache. Recommended for fans of Anne Enright, Kevin Barry, and Lauren Groff.
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The Longest Autumn

Much like a leaf falling through the autumn air, Avery’s book is beautiful on its surface but unable to maintain a straight path.
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And What Can We Offer You Tonight

Mohamed’s haunting novella will check the boxes for fans seeking horror, fantasy, and dystopian worlds. Recommended for fans of Mia V. Moss’s Mai Tais for the Lost and C.L. Polk’s Even Though I Knew the End.
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Make It So: A Memoir

Recommended for fans of Carrie Fisher’s memoirs or Dave Grohl’s The Storyteller.
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Blood Sisters

A troubling but engrossing work for listeners seeking an atmospheric mystery highlighting the alarming number of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit people.
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Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Harden’s stunning account of Shin’s life reflects the courage and strength of one man who escaped brutal captivity in hopes of a better life.
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Good Girls Don’t Die

Thriller/horror fans who dabble in mysteries and YA dystopian novels will savor Henry’s fourth-wall-centered assault on well-known genres.

10 Things That Never Happened

Watt voices difficult conversations with sincerity and emotion, and listeners will breeze through this entertaining and excellent audio production. Recommend to fans of romantic comedies.

The House of Doors

A riveting yet sedately paced novel about inspiration and identity, sure to be enjoyed by those who like Kathleen Rooney’s Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey or Juliette Fay’s City of Flickering Light.
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Edenville

While some listeners may get lost in Rebelein’s ever-confusing landscape, those who like their cosmic horror with a touch of humor should enjoy.
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The Invisible Hour

While her somewhat clunky delivery may puzzle some listeners, Hoffman fully communicates the magic of stories.
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We Are the Crisis

Perhaps the most striking part of Turnbull’s novel is its relevance to the current political climate, making it the perfect choice for listeners who enjoy speculative fiction that bravely tackles real-world issues.
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Where the Dead Wait

Horror for fans of nautical disasters such as Dan Simmons’s The Terror or Jennifer Niven’s The Ice Master.
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The Second Chance Year

There is romance here, but it takes a backseat to Sadie’s character development. Still, Laser’s engaging performance and the appealing story make this a pleasurable listen.
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Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl

This fictional biography of cosmetics magnate Estée Lauder goes behind the scenes in the beauty industry and tells of the remarkable friendship between two savvy, self-made women. Recommend to fans of Fiona Davis’s The Magnolia Palace or Karen Harper’s The It Girls.
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Alchemy of a Blackbird

A smoothly presented historical novel that pairs well with Michaela Carter’s Leonora in the Morning Light.
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Kill for Love

Picklesimer’s debut, brought to life by Kay’s narration, presents a chilling character study that transcends the surface of a sociopathic sorority sister and delves into the unsettling complexities beneath.
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We Must Not Think of Ourselves

A moving portrait of the daily lives of the Warsaw Ghetto inhabitants, in some ways mundane and, in others, profound, beautifully presented by talented narrators.
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The Trials of Madame Restell: Nineteenth-Century America’s Most Infamous Female Physician and the Campaign To Make Abortion a Crime

A timely, well-researched account that provides historical insight into present-day debates about abortion and reproductive rights in the United States.
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City of Laughter

Listeners will be entranced by this lyrically written debut, rich with Jewish folklore (both real and invented), spirituality, and hope. For readers of Oksana Vasyakina’s Wound, Sarah Cypher’s The Skin and Its Girl, and Zeyn Joukhadar’s The Thirty Names of Night.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night

The family dynamics are just as entertaining as the well-constructed plot in this heartwarming audiobook, perfect for listeners who enjoy lighthearted mysteries featuring strong women protagonists.
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Next-Door Nemesis

A perfect romance for fans of Christina Lauren’s Dating You/Hating You or Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Party.
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Behind the Door: The Dark Truths and Untold Stories of the Cecil Hotel

This audiobook will appeal to those just learning of Lam’s death and the Cecil Hotel, but those seeking tell-all true crime rather than a memoir may be disappointed.
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The Daughters of Block Island

Thrilling psychological suspense that should appeal to fans of gothic novels and the works of Gemma Amor, Sarah Waters, and the Brontë sisters.

Bone Pendant Girls

Friedman’s fast-paced thriller is both heart-pounding and heart-wrenching. Share with fans of paranormal psychological suspense in the vein of Karen Brown’s The Clairvoyants.
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You Always Come Back

Will appeal to listeners seeking a twisting psychological thriller about sibling ties and terrifying secrets. Recommended for fans of Ashley Flowers, Megan Miranda, and Hannah Beckerman.
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The Narrow Road Between Desires

Fans of fairy tales with a grown-up spin and Rothfuss’s other works will enjoy this audiobook that requires a smaller time investment than most fantasy novels.
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Broughtupsy

This gritty novel explores intersectionality, Jamaican culture, and the complex dynamics of members of a family seeking to come to terms with themselves and one another. For fans of Jessica George’s Maame.
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Lilith

A perfect listen for fans of Madeline Miller, Natalie Haynes, and others who have retold ancient myths from alternative perspectives.
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Baking Spirits Bright

Bursting with picture-perfect holiday charm, plenty of red herrings, and even a little romance, Fox’s latest cozy mystery is great fun.
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Happily Ever Alaska

Will appeal to listeners seeking a tender, small-town, second-chance romance with a gently inspirational bent. It’s a cozy listen for series fans but equally good as a stand-alone.
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The Shadow Speaker

Lyrical, emotive narration enhances a compelling coming-of-age novel, the first in a duology perfect for any audio fantasy collection.
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A City on Mars: Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through?

The Weinersmiths’ (Soonish) lighthearted and accessible production is food for thought about space settlement, highlighting the many issues that must be addressed before humankind can realistically consider such an endeavor.

The Other Mothers

An excellent addition to any mystery/thriller collection and a great recommendation for listeners seeking a gripping and increasingly claustrophobic story set among the polished elite.

The Reformatory

Incredibly written and performed historical horror that, though heartbreaking, might give modern readers a spark of hope.
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Sailing the Graveyard Sea: The Deathly Voyage of the Somers, the U.S. Navy’s Only Mutiny, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation

Recommended for fans of David Grann’s The Wager or Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea.
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Endangered Eating: America’s Vanishing Foods

An engaging food history and travelogue that will appeal to foodies, conservationists, and historians.
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Sniffing Out Murder

This cozy mystery is a quick and easy listen that will leave audiences begging for the next in the series.

American Shield: The Immigrant Sergeant Who Defended Democracy

While there are other USCP accounts of the insurrection, this one stands apart, given Gonell’s immigrant beginnings and patriotic pride in his adopted country.
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Do Your Worst

Danan’s (The Intimacy Experiment) steamy enemies-to-lovers romance charms. Share with fans of Jessica Martin’s The Dane of My Existence.
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Wrapped with a Beau

This holiday rom-com is a little on the steamy side while also bursting with Christmas cheer. Readers will cheer the couple on while also wishing the movie were a real holiday classic they could watch.
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The General and Julia

Clinch’s new novel should appeal to Civil War buffs and those interested in learning about the inner life of a complex historical figure.
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System Collapse

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an immersive, engaging sci-fi series with short, fast-paced installments; as a continuation of the Network Effect storyline, this is not ideal as a stand-alone. Recommended for fans of Ann Leckie, Andy Weir, and Iain Banks.
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The Berry Pickers

Fans of character-driven family dramas should enjoy Peters’s quiet, steadily paced novel that gracefully deals with heavy subjects while ending on a hopeful note. For readers of Brandon Hobson’s The Removed or Linda LeGarde Grover’s In the Night of Memory.

Last Call at the Local

With their impressive audiobook-narration résumés, it’s no surprise that Vacker and Furlong shine, and listeners will enjoy this excellent production. A must, especially for libraries seeking to build their audio romance collections.

The Lies You Wrote

This series opener shows potential to join the ranks of Patricia Cornwell in terms of creating compelling characters, a surprising story, and satisfyingly complicated motivations.
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Goldenseal

A complex and touching story, revealing the hopes and regrets in deeply felt friendships.
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The Night House

Nesbø’s first foray into horror lacks a tightly focused plot but makes up for it with imaginative scenes that fascinate even when separated from the whole.
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And Then She Fell

With a nod to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Elliott lays bare the weight of intergenerational trauma and cultural longing from an Indigenous woman’s perspective.
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The Money Kings: The Epic Story of the Jewish Immigrants Who Transformed Wall Street and Shaped Modern America

A commanding group biography commemorating the lives of wealthy Jewish power brokers. This skillfully narrated audio is highly recommended for those seeking a lively account of American financial and cultural history.
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The Burning of the World: The Great Chicago Fire and the War for a City’s Soul

Hopkins’s skillful performance of Berg’s meticulously researched narrative of the fire and its aftermath is a must-listen for anyone interested in American history and urban development.
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The Guests

Will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced, family-centered suspense. Recommended for fans of Joy Fielding, Robyn Harding, and Adrian McKinty.
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The Paleontologist

Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s “Pendergast” series should especially enjoy Dumas’s intriguing blend of supernatural and psychological horror, with its sharp prose, well-drawn characters, and just the right amount of humor and social commentary.

Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World

This brilliant multidimensional nonfiction debut by Cooper, now the host of National Geographic’s Extraordinary Birder, should be cherished by all memoir fans and will strike a chord with his fellow sci-fi and comics fans.
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If You Would Have Told Me: A Memoir

Stamos shares the shiny and not-so-shiny memories of his past, reflecting on the importance of experiencing the good times and the bad. An excellent choice for those who enjoy memoirs and pop culture or are avid John Stamos fans.
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The Last Devil To Die

Osman doesn’t miss a beat with this mystery that is equal parts funny, clever, and heartbreaking. Listeners will relish another visit with the members of the Thursday Murder Club.

The Hidden Language of Cats: How They Have Us at Meow

A pleasurable and informative audiobook for cat lovers. Libraries will want to reserve a warm sunbeam for this one.
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Let’s Get Quizzical

Though not without flaws, this audiobook will appeal to listeners seeking a contemporary second-chance romance about trivia and trust. Recommended for fans of Lyssa Kay Adams and Tessa Bailey.

Let Us Descend

Ward’s fiercely engrossing but quietly told narrative personalizes the horrors of enslavement in the United States, making this an essential purchase for all collections.
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Mister Lullaby

Those who enjoy King’s Castle Rock novels or dark fantasies that involve a weakening veil between worlds should enjoy this journey to Lalaland.
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The Search Party

A perfect fit for those who enjoy untangling the threads in a closed-circle mystery. Recommended for fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley.
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The Ladies Rewrite the Rules

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a charming Regency romance about independent, intelligent women and the friendships they forge. Recommended for fans of Julia Quinn, Virginia Heath, and Martha Waters.
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A Season of Monstrous Conceptions

With notes of cosmic horror and fantasy, Rather’s haunting tale inscribes the struggles of people on the margins seeking stability while discovering their talents and self-worth.
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Alex Cross Must Die

Patterson’s devotees will be pleased with this latest action-packed entry in a beloved series. Fans will want to hear more about Alex’s family members, who play pivotal roles in the plot.
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Overlooked: A Celebration of Remarkable, Underappreciated People Who Broke the Rules and Changed the World

An endlessly fascinating look into the lives of extraordinary individuals, this audiobook is a treat.

Here in Avalon

With elements of fantasy, mystery, and family drama, Burton’s poignant new novel has something for everyone. Share with fans of Stephanie Wrobel’s This Might Hurt.

Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

A brilliant, playful, paradigm-shifting work on the overlooked importance of women’s bodies to human evolution and scientific narratives. Highly recommended for all fans of science writing, especially those interested in women’s issues and human evolution.
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Everywhere an Oink Oink: An Embittered, Dyspeptic, and Accurate Report of Forty Years in Hollywood

Recommended for fans of supercilious arts and entertainment autobiographies. Perhaps more palatable in print, as readers can absorb the information at their own pace; the audio format is an optional purchase for most libraries.
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