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The Art of Mending

 




The Art of Mending
By Berg, Elizabeth
Read by Bean, Joyce
2004-04 - Brilliance Audio
9781593557690 Check our catalog

 

It begins with the sudden revelation of astonishing secrets -- secrets that have shaped the personalities and fates of three siblings, and now threaten to tear them apart. In renowned author Elizabeth Berg's moving new novel, unearthed truths force one seemingly ordinary family to reexamine their disparate lives and to ask themselves: Is it too late to mend the hurts of the past? …More

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie





The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Bradley, Alan
Read by Entwistle, Jayne
2009-04 - Random House Audio
9780739384305 Check our catalog

 

It is the summer of 1950, and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events. For Flavia, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. …More

A Case of Nosy Neighbors

 




A Case of Nosy Neighbors
By Copeland, Lori
2006-10 - Recorded Books
9780786288397 Check our catalog


The whole town is abuzz when Morning Shade is plagued with Peeping Toms.

Morning Shade has had its share of adventures, but this time the town really has something to talk about. Someone is spying on Stella's neighbors, and she's bound and determined to find out who. With Maude sidelined with a sprained ankle and CeeCee busy on her mail route, it's up to Stella to follow the clues. And she'd better work fast because her poor neighbors are scared witless. …More

Love in the Present Tense

 




Love in the Present Tense
By Hyde, Catherine Ryan
2006-05 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780739332832 Check our catalog

 

From the bestselling author of "Pay It Forward" comes a beguiling, fresh, and original novel of a mother who drops her son off with a friend--and never returns. Abridged. 5 CDs. …More

Complete Stories

 




The Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker
By Parker, Dorothy
2002-12 - Penguin Books
9780142437216 Check our catalog

 

As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives. …More

What I Did for Love

 




What I Did for Love
By Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Performed by Gibson, Julia
2009-01 - HarperAudio
9780061726347 Check our catalog


The beloved, terrifically entertaining "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers another wonderfully whimsical modern fairy tale sure to touch fans' hearts and funny bones. …More

The Marriage Spell





The Marriage Spell
By Putney, Mary Jo
2006-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345449184 Check our catalog

 

"New York Times" bestselling author Putney delivers a spellbinding Regency romance where magic is commonplace but desire is the most mysterious--and powerful--force of all. …More

Housekeeping

 




Housekeeping
By Robinson, Marilynne
Read by Royce, Becket
2005-08 - MacMillan Audio
9781593977863 Check our catalog

 

An unabridged audio edition of this classic work on the 25th anniversary of its first publicationA modern classic, housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck, and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience. …More

Amy and Isabelle





Amy and Isabelle
By Strout, Elizabeth
2000-02 - Vintage Books USA
9780375705199 Check our catalog

 

In most ways, Isabelle and Amy are like any mother and her 16-year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance. That they eat, sleep, and work side by side in the gossip-ridden mill town of Shirley Falls only increases the tension. And just when it appears things can't get any worse, Amy's sexuality begins to unfold, causing a vast and icy rift between mother and daughter that will remain unbridgeable unless Isabelle examines her own secretive and shameful past.

In prose that has merited comparisons to Anne Tyler and Mona Simpson, Elizabeth Strout evokes a teenager's alienation from her distant mother -- and parent's rage at the discovery of her daughter's sexual secrets. …More

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Beat the Reaper

 




Beat the Reaper
By Bazell, Josh
Read by Petkoff, Robert
2009-01 - Hachette Audio
9781600244322 Check our catalog

 

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Sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of the year, "Beat the Reaper" is a darkly hilarious novel about a doctor on the run from the mob. …More

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

 




The Yiddish Policemen's Union
By Chabon, Michael
Performed by Riegert, Peter
2007-05 - HarperAudio
9780060823566 Check our catalog

 

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay pens an homage to the stylish menace of 1940s noir in a novel that imagines if Alaska, and not Israel, had become the homeland for the Jews after World War II. Abridged. 8 CDs. …More

Layer Cake

 




Layer Cake
By Connolly, J. J.
2004-08 - Grove Press
9780802141682 Check our catalog

 

Adapted and directed by Matthew Vaughn (producer of "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels") as a feature film to be released in fall 2004, "Layer Cake" is a "funny, hectic, hard-hitting debut novel, [a] sheer, unstoppable joy to read from the first page to the last" ("Literary Review"). …More

Spook Country

 




Spook Country
By Gibson, William
Read by Dean, Robertson
2007-08 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780143142201 Check our catalog

 

William Gibson's first new book in four years-like the bestselling "Pattern Recognition," a contemporary novel with international implications. …More

Under the Dome

 




Under the Dome
By King, Stephen
Read by Esparza, Raul
2009-11 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9780743597302 Check our catalog

 

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new novel, a Maine town is subject to the imposition of an impenetrable dome that isolates its citizens from the world. …More

No Country for Old Men

 




No Country for Old Men
By McCarthy, Cormac
Narrated by Stechschulte, Tom
2005-07 - Recorded Books
9781419326943 Check our catalog

 

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Set in west Texas in 1980, No Country for Old Men focuses on the intersecting lives of a hunter who discovers 2.4 million dollars in abandoned drug money, a Texas county sheriff who must protect an innocent couple, and heavily armed men who are determined to reclaim the money at any cost. As their paths carry them up and down the U.S./Mexican border, each person must confront what it means to abandon a life. Filled with the harsh landscapes and lyrical language that have earned McCarthy literary fame, this novel is an enduring meditation on the beliefs and hope that inform people's decisions and shape their destinies. …More

Dog On It

 




Dog On It
By Quinn, Spencer
1984-01 - Recorded Books
9781436171977 Check our catalog

This charming debut from Spencer Quinn introduces the world to two-legged Bernie and his four-legged pal Chet, a canine with a penchant for solving mysteries. Their first case is to track down a teenager who's out way past curfew. …More

Defiance

 




Defiance
By Tec, Nechama
Read by Rudnicki, Stefan
2008-12 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781433265907 Check our catalog


In Defiance, Nechama Tec offers a riveting history of a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1,200 Jews by 1944 and which would undertake the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. …More

 

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The Law of Similars

 




The Law of Similars
By Bohjalian, Chris A.
Read by Jerome, Tim
2002-06 - Sound Library
9780792726395 Check our catalog

 

Two years after his wife's accidental death, a Vermont deputy state prosecutor, Leland Fowler, finds that the stress of raising their small daughter alone has left him with a chronic sore throat. Leland turns to homeopath Clarissa Lake -- who cures both his sore throat and the aching loneliness at the root of his symptoms. And after Clarissa comes under investigation for the accidental death of one of her patients, Leland is faced with a moral and ethical dilemma of enormous proportions. …More

Jolie Blon's Bounce

 




Jolie Blon's Bounce
By Burke, James Lee
2002-06 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9780743525954 Check our catalog

 

Bestselling author Burke's most popular character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this suspenseful story of two brutal murders in New Iberia, Louisiana. When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, Robicheaux immediately senses that the most likely suspect, Tee Bobby Hulin, is not the real murderer. Unabridged. 11 CDs. …More

South of Broad





South of Broad
By Conroy, Pat
Read by Deakins, Mark
2009-08 - Random House Audio
9780739382936 Check our catalog

 

The one and only Pat Conroy returns with a big, sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston, South Carolina, and to lifelong friendship--a long-awaited work from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds. …More

Selected Shorts: Food Fictions: A Celebration of the Short Story

 




Selected Shorts: Food Fictions: A Celebration of the Short Story
By Symphony Space
2007-04 - Symphony Space
9780971921894 Check our catalog

 

Winner of "AudioFile Magazine's" Earphones Award for Exceptional Audio Performance. Offering a mix of classic and contemporary fiction, this funny, sensual, delectable collection serves up literary morsels to please every food lover. Delicious tales about food and eating by authors such as M. F. K. Fisher, Anton Chekhov, and Damon Runyon, are read by distinguished actors such as Tony Roberts, Fionnula Flanagan, and Bradley Whitford. Many of the stories included in this three-CD collection were recorded at a Selected Shorts tour to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in May of 2006. …More