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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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Unnatural Death

Cornwell’s fans will be captivated by Scarpetta’s detailed description of the retrieval and autopsies of two battered bodies. A grisly but intriguing entry in a long-running crime fiction series.
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The Place We Make: Breaking the Legacy of Legalized Hate

Sanderson’s research-supported arguments and persuasive, well-paced narration make for a compelling listen. Though the audio may be of special interest to those supporting racial reparations, progressive Christians, and Oregonians, this story deserves to be heard far and wide.
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More: A Memoir of Open Marriage

Winter’s conversational tone allows listeners to empathize with her as she stumbles through her marriage’s new dynamic and develops self-care techniques. Give to listeners who are curious about ethical non-monogamy as well as listeners who enjoy candid memoirs.
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All the Little Bird-Hearts

This affecting story of a mother’s resilience, loyalty, and unbounded love is highly recommended for fans of Kim Hooper’s Ways the World Could End or Amy Feltman’s All the Things We Don’t Talk About.
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This Is How We End Things

A deserted campus and surprise snowstorm create the perfect setting for Jacobs’s (Always the First To Die) exciting new suspense novel, with a wild and deadly chase and plenty of red herrings. Recommended for fans of Ruth Ware, Alex Michaelides, and Riley Sager.
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The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts

Libraries who purchased Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts should acquire this marvelous companion piece.
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The Fairytale Life of Dorothy Gale

The trio of narrators makes for an enjoyable listening experience, especially for fans of Oz-inspired tales.

Black River Orchard

A dream team of narrators, combined with Wendig’s masterful storytelling, makes for a listening experience as intoxicating as a Ruby Slipper apple.

House Gone Quiet: Stories

Strong writing and consistently skillful performances make this a must-buy for any audio fiction collection.
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All You Have To Do Is Call

At a time when reproductive rights have taken center stage in political debates, this book is a timely reminder of the 1970s struggle for reproductive justice.

Kamogawa Food Detectives

A heartwarming feast for the senses, for fans of Kim Fay’s Love and Saffron, Michiko Aoyama’s What You Are Looking for Is Inside the Library, and Hiro Arikawa’s The Goodbye Cat.
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The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

Hallett’s well-thought-out, inventive thriller will keep listeners hooked.
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The Curse of Pietro Houdini

Fans of historical fiction and adventure will relish every minute of this harrowing story of courage during wartime. Recommended for fans of Joseph O’Connor’s My Father’s House.
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The Last Love Note

An affecting, gentle rom-com that will pull listeners right in.
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The Mystery Guest

Share with listeners seeking a lively, lighthearted mystery with an always-surprising amateur sleuth.
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First Lie Wins

Perfect for fans of thrillers with unexpected twists and ambiguous endings. Pair with Ren DeStefano’s How I’ll Kill You.
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All the Hidden Paths

Recommended for listeners seeking a lush LGBTQIA+ fantasy and those who enjoy excellent worldbuilding with sumptuous descriptions of fashion and food. Political thriller enthusiasts may also enjoy the tricky byzantine plotting.
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The Good Part

Will appeal to listeners seeking a witty, whimsical time-slip tale that’s a heartwarming blend of relationship fiction and romantic comedy. Recommended for fans of Holly James, Amy Lea, and Josie Silver.
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Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle To Save Reconstruction

This emotional deep dive into the Klan’s roots and how Grant tried to suppress their impact reinforces the notion that while the Civil War may have legally ended enslavement, Reconstruction did nothing to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.
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The Christmas Café

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an upbeat friends-to-lovers rom-com full of jubilant holiday joy. Recommended for fans of Sarah Adams, Kerry Winfrey, and Katie Bachand.
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The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley

Adventure, magic, and history come together in a thrilling novel that’s perfect for fantasy and steampunk fans.
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Iron Flame

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an intense, exhilarating epic fantasy. Not suitable as a stand-alone; the series is slated to be a quintet, so resolution will be deferred. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Terry Brooks.
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Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America

A stimulating, deeply researched history that is simultaneously entertaining and heartbreaking. Harriot’s self-narrated work is an essential purchase for all audio history collections.
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The Dish: The Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food

A captivating listen for foodies, restaurant professionals, and restaurant hopefuls.
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Search History

Will appeal to listeners seeking contemporary literary fiction about the dark, destructive side of social media and the secrets under its surface. Recommended for fans of Zoe Whittall, Nicola Moriarty, and Lisa Unger.
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Guy’s Girl

An honest and engaging story about romantic love, self-love, and coming into one’s own.
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Edge of the Grave

A chilling, blood-soaked gangster noir, set on the historic streets of Glasgow. Fans of the Netflix series Peaky Blinders will want to take note.

The Fury

Recommended for all thriller audio collections. Listeners who enjoy whodunits and closed-circle mysteries will want to pick this one up.
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The Breakup Tour

Despite Riley’s penchant for writing songs about heartbreak, listeners will be hoping that this time she and Max will finally get their fairy-tale happy ending. A second-chance romance for fans of Taylor Swift or of authors Rachel Lynn Solomon and Emma Lord.
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Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong’s Rendezvous with American History

Cinema and history buffs alike will enjoy this engaging tale of a Chinese American cultural icon.
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Night Side of the River: Ghost Stories

Taking a cue from classic horror stories such as Poe’s works and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Winterson has crafted an unsettling and thoughtful collection sure to appeal to those seeking an atmospheric, chilling listen.
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Silence in Her Eyes

Will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced, frightening psychological novel, full of tension and twists. Recommended for fans of Rachel Hawkins, Ruth Ware, and Alice Feeney.
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The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance

Clarren lays bare the many wrongs inflicted on Indigenous peoples and suggests possible means of making reparations. An eye-opening book exploring the author’s family history against a troubling historical backdrop.
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God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man

A fascinating new look at this enigmatic American Revolution hero/traitor, delivered objectively.
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Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education

This deeply touching memoir sheds light on the seemingly insurmountable challenges encountered by impoverished people seeking better lives for themselves and their families. Fans of Maid and the Netflix series inspired by the book will want to listen to this.
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Karma: My Autobiography

The lackluster narration and sparse insights make this audio a necessary purchase only for dedicated fans.

Edith Holler

A fantastical novel blurring the boundary between the real and the imagined. Listeners will be swept up into the world of Victorian Norwich as Edith breaks free from her bindings and comes into her own.
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Reasonable Adults

This fun, fast-paced audio will appeal to those seeking a relationship-fiction-meets-workplace-romance about fresh starts and self-discovery. Recommended for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Kate Spencer, and Anastasia Ryan.
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I Quit Everything: How One Woman’s Addiction to Quitting Helped Her Confront Bad Habits and Embrace Midlife

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a candid autobiographical analysis of the ease with which one becomes addicted to both substances and behaviors. Recommended for fans of Sarah Levy and Holly Whitaker.
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Resurrection Walk

Haller and Bosch fans will not be able to stop listening to this expertly narrated, suspenseful courtroom drama.
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The Future

Alderman’s The Power, which was recently made into a popular television series, continues to attract attention; libraries should expect high demand for this twisty and emotionally resonant vision of the future.
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Thornhedge

With a running time of fewer than four hours, this is perfect for short road trips. Recommend to faerie and folk tale fans who enjoyed Seanan McGuire’s “Wayward Children” series or Kell Woods’s After the Forest.
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The Christmas Swap

A lively lesbian rom-com that navigates tough issues while still delivering an uplifting ending.
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The Queen of the Valley

While Hughes occasionally references Puri’s past experiences, from her 2021 novel The Spanish Daughter, this loose sequel can easily be listened to as a stand-alone. Multicast narration lends emotional dimension and a strong sense of place.

Besaydoo: Poems

This brief, quietly gorgeous audiobook reveals new meaning with every listen. A radiant addition to any poetry collection.
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Day

Cunningham’s skilled storytelling, complemented by Moore’s exceptional narration, transforms this work into a deeply emotional exploration of the complexities within family dynamics. A must-listen that will resonate with audiences who have their own memories of the pandemic era.
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Ilium

Carpenter (Eleven Days) offers a literary thriller that is poignant, delicately dramatic, and lyrical. Share with listeners seeking a nuanced espionage story like Rebecca Starford’s An Unlikely Spy.
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Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead

A must for fans of the lighter side of grimdark and morally gray characters like Shannack from Christopher Buehlman’s The Blacktongue Thief.
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The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic

A satisfying debut for listeners seeking tasty treats, magic, and second-chance romance.
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Yours for the Taking

While some listeners might wish for more robust characterizations, this speculative look at the cost of capitalist feminism intrigues. For fans of Brey Willows’s Chosen.
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Fall

Recommend Clark’s series to fans of police detective procedurals and domestic suspense.
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The Pirate Captain, Chronicles of a Legend: Nor Silver

Although the production is long, the hours fly by. Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series will find much to love.

Martyr!

This debut novel takes on existential uncertainty with wit and compassion. The pitch-perfect narration makes it highly recommended in audio.

Organ Meats

An imaginative audiobook for fans of Kim Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century or anyone seeking a deep descent into folkloric surrealism.
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Unroyal: Three Women Who Shook the Monarchy

A richly rendered audiobook offering insight into the experiences of the women who shake (and are shaken by) the power of the Crown. Recommended for followers of British royalty and those seeking feminist cultural studies works.

The Upcycled Self: A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are

A portrait of an artist’s evolution that should resonate with hip-hop lovers and Roots fans alike. It’s short and will leave listeners wanting more.
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The Other Half

A good fit for listeners seeking a mash-up of mystery and suspenseful satire about entitled, irreverent English aristocrats. Recommended for fans of Gillian McAllister, Cate Ray, and Jillian Medoff.
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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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