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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.

The Dallergut Dream Department Store

This is an excellent choice for a gentle book club read.
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The Stardust Grail

Kitasei (The Deep Sky) writes an emotional roller coaster of a space quest, highlighting friendship, family, and the ostracism of those believed to be different. The prose is as intimate as the universe is wide.

Service Model

A surprisingly thoughtful and compelling story from Tchaikovsky (Lords of Uncreation) about one robot’s journey through their own version of Dante’s circles of hell, complete with all the other hells they’d rather never have imagined. Readers who love a good postapocalyptic hell ride, AI-centered adventures, and robot/human companion stories, such as A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, will appreciate.

A Letter to the Luminous Deep

Readers will want to savor the delightful letters that make up this cozy fantasy set in academia and an underwater world. Recommend to fans of Malka Older’s “Mossa and Pleiti” series.

The Silverblood Promise

There’s never a dull moment in this instantly absorbing debut that offers effortless escapism. Perfect for fans of the “Mistborn” series by Brandon Sanderson.
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Escape Velocity

Manibo (The Sleepless) pens a novel full of twists and turns, with broad appeal. Sci-fi, dystopian, and mystery fans will all find something to enjoy, while the posh setting and elite players give an unexpected air of palace intrigue that could rival Game of Thrones.
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The Stars Too Fondly

This delightful debut is a space odyssey with just enough mystery and romance to keep readers thoroughly entertained.
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Foul Days

Fans of folklore-infused fantasy with a romantic subplot and sassy, independent main characters will blissfully devour the coming duology.
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Red Side Story

The sequel to Fforde’s Shades of Grey continues to flesh out the inflexible society of the Colortocracy and Eddie’s pursuit to discover the truths about his world. The satirical dystopian setting and memorable characters highlight Fforde’s skill with worldbuilding and dialogue.
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The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain

Metaphysical and philosophical, this novella from Samatar (The White Mosque) combines space adventure with an examination of the carceral state, here set in academia, that will leave readers with much to think about. This will appeal to readers who were fascinated by the stultifying caste systems of Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport and Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji and the rot of academe in The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older.

The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands

A nerve-wracking but empathetic first-class read for lovers of the strange and uncanny.

How To Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

Wexler’s (Emperor of Ruin) latest is a wild ride of fake it ’til you make it, full of high adventure and low chuckles every step of the way.

Mirrored Heavens

Roanhorse’s world of the Meridian (last seen in the series entry Fevered Star) is a powerful tale of gods, power, and the way people seek to claim both. The exquisite storytelling doesn’t release readers until the final page is turned.
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Ocean’s Godori

Cho’s debut is a quick read with a spark of romance and a cliffhanger that will frustrate some readers but leave others excited for what happens next.

Fiasco

Every single bit as much fun and adventurous as the author’s debut, this sequel offers a terrific enemies-to-lovers romance, an utterly stunning heel-turn betrayal, and a heartfelt story about blending found families and birth families and never assuming that what one sees is anything like the truth. Featuring a well-developed mercantile empire-type space opera setting, this is highly recommended for fans of the space romances of Valerie Valdes, K.B. Wagers, Rachel Bach, and Cat Rambo.
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The King of Diamonds: The Search for the Elusive Texas Jewel Thief

Perfect for true-crime lovers who want a story about sinister thefts that aims to uncover the psychological motivations behind some sensational crimes.

The Museum of Other People: From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions

This highly recommended work about anthropological museums and creating culturally appropriate exhibits challenges preconceptions and encourages readers to think critically about this complex and important issue.
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My Vietnam, Your Vietnam: A Father Flees, a Daughter Returns; A Dual Memoir

A father-daughter memoir that highlights the complex nature of memory and perspective. Recommended for readers interested in personal narratives of connection.
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Up in Arms: How Military Aid Stabilizes—and Destabilizes—Foreign Autocrats

A valuable analysis of how military aid to other countries can hinder dictators as much as it can help them.
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A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages: The World Through Medieval Eyes

An informative and entertaining account of medieval travel that will be appreciated by readers of both popular history and travel stories. Those more interested in relics should consult Patrick J. Geary’s Furta Sacra.
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Forbidden Desire in Early Modern Europe: Male-Male Sexual Relations, 1400–1750

A significant contribution to the debate on the making of modern sexualities and an essential read for historians and serious students of premodern European history. Both general readers and scholars will undoubtedly come away with new insights from this meticulously researched and argued book.
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Soviet Adventures in the Land of the Capitalists: Ilf and Petrov’s American Road Trip

This book traces the elisions and obfuscations in Ilf and Petrov’s story and the political and humorous motivations they may have had for doing so. Questions of politics, art, commerce, identity, and how Soviet citizens perceived themselves in relation to Americans make for a fascinating story. It’s somewhat academic, but this book is a must for readers interested in Soviet, American, or Jewish history and radical politics.
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Unruly: The Ridiculous History of England’s Kings and Queens

An absurdist history of English monarchs that entertains as it informs. Pair with Stephen Bates’s The Shortest History of the Crown.
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Dirty Thirty

Evanovich’s many fans will love reconnecting with her likable and comic characters as the group tracks down a murderer and unravels a jewelry theft.
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The Wild Between Us

A gripping suspense, recommended for listeners of Lisa Unger, Ruth Ware, or Gillian Flynn.

Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands

This excellent series installment will leave listeners desperate to find out what Emily’s up to next.
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The Burnout

Though this novel has moments of genuine hilarity, Kinsella (The Party Crasher) has done better.
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Clover Hendry’s Day Off

A fun and empowering listen that touches on truths about middle age, motherhood, and claiming space for oneself.
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Ladies’ Lunch: And Other Stories

An unforgettable short story collection, with witty and poignant insights and a deeply relatable depiction of women approaching older age with wit and forthrightness.
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Kill Show: A True Crime Novel

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a suspenseful, fast-paced mockumentary that preys on society’s obsession with true crime. Recommended for fans of Michael Robotham, Karin Slaughter, and Lisa Jewell.

What Wild Women Do

The contrast between the narrators’ voices, in timbre, cadence, and personality, brings Eddie and Rowan to life in Brown’s (Recipe for a Perfect Wife) not-to-be-missed audiobook.
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Come and Get It

Reid’s many fans will be eager for this one. Share with listeners more interested in messy, flawed characters than discernible plots.
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The Buried Hours

Though some listeners may be intrigued by the story’s many twists, others may be exasperated by the cartoonishly evil bad guys and a heroine who allows attraction to overrule common sense.
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Raiders of the Lost Heart

Recommended for readers who enjoy outsized plots, steamy romance, and thrilling escapades. Perfect for fans of Sarah Smith’s On Location or Chandra Blumberg’s Digging Up Love.
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The United States of English: The American Language from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century

Ostler’s linguistic history is enlightening and fun, and Lewis’s smooth tone is a delight to hear. Sure to be a favorite among logophiles, this is a great recommendation for those who enjoyed E.J. White’s You Talkin’ to Me?? or Henry Hitchings’s The Secret Life of Words.

Game On

A slow-burn, nerdy workplace romance for both romance lovers and newcomers.
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Red River Seven

A fun romp with echoes of Jeremy Robert Johnson’s The Loop or Nick Cutter’s The Troop. Bloody escapism at its best.
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Roman Stories

Despite the mixed quality of the narrator ensemble, Lahiri is an important author, and this collection will find a wide audience in most libraries.
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The List

For her keen insights about society on and off the internet, listeners who enjoyed Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid should also enjoy Adegoke’s novel.

Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip

Algeo’s thoroughly engaging account of a former president’s unique summer road trip is chock-full of fascinating details and interesting people. Highly recommended for those interested in Americana and social and political history.
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We Have Always Been Who We Are

An imaginative collection of short stories that makes an impact. Share with fans of Aimee Bender’s The Girl in the Flammable Skirt or Lorrie Moore’s Collected Stories.
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Death by Demo

Cozy mystery readers should enjoy Carpenter’s debut, the first installment in her “Home Renovation Mysteries” series. Recommended for fans of mysteries with a home-improvement bent, including Kate Carlisle’s “Fixer-Upper” novels, Jennie Bentley’s “Do-It-Yourself” books, and Sarah Graves’s “Home Repair Is Homicide” series.
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How To Be a Good Savage and Other Poems

A groundbreaking and deeply passionate poetry collection that celebrates language and feminine power. Not to be missed.

The Invisible World

Outstanding narratorial performances take this novel to the next level. Fussner doesn’t offer easy answers but allows listeners to ponder the existence of the invisible world.
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Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!

This audiobook about the creation of an iconic film lands successfully. Recommended.
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Toxic: Women, Fame, and the Tabloid 2000s

A good pick for listeners seeking stories of tragedy and triumph about a specific set of women celebrities who bore the brunt of the sexism for which society has only recently begun to atone. Recommended for fans of pop culture critique, such as Celebrity Nation by Landon Y. Jones.
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