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The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins
By Attenberg, Jami
Read by Molly Ringwald
2012-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455507214 Check our catalog

L.A. Times Book Prize (2012)

For more than 30 years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason: Edie's enormous girth. When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to take control. …More

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?
Laura Bartone …More

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Bradley, Alan
Read by Entwistle, Jayne
2011-01 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780307914200 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: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.
For Flavia, …More

A Case of Nosy Neighbors

A Case of Nosy Neighbors
By Copeland, Lori
Read by Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
2006-10 - Thorndike Press
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…More

All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See
ByDoerr, Anthony
Read by Appelman, Zach
2014-05 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9781442375420 Check our catalog

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. …More

Bossypants Bossypants
ByFey, Tina
Read by Fey, Tina
2011-04 - Hachette Audio
9781609419691 Check our catalog

Audies (2012), Grammy Awards (Spoken Word) (2012), Listen Up (2011)

The Emmy Award-winning star and writer of "30 Rock" offers a hilarious collection of stories of modern life, celebrity, and motherhood. …More

Love in the Present Tense Love in the Present Tense
ByHyde, Catherine Ryan
Read by Coburn, David and Redleaf, Jeremy
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.. …More

The Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker The Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker
By Dorothy Parker
Read by Barbara Rosenblat
2006-05 - Recorded Books
9780739332832 Check our catalog

Narrated arker's stories are delightful demonstrations of the social satire that earned her an acclaimed position in American literature. Presented here are the complete collection of Parker's superb stories including thirteen previously unpublished works.

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

Rita Awards (2007)

"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
ByRobinson, 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 publication
A 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 …More

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

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2000), L.A. Times Book Prize (1999), Orange Broadband Prize (2000), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2000)

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 …More


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

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
ByChabon, Michael
Performed by Riegert, Peter
2007-05 - HarperAudio
9780060823566 Check our catalog

Audies (2008), Listen Up (2007)

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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
ByConnolly, 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

Dad Is Fat Dad Is Fat
ByGaffigan, Jim
Read by Gaffigan, Jim
2013-06 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780804147996 Check our catalog

Stand-up comedian Gaffigan, who's best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children--everything from cousins to toddlers' communication skills. …More

Spook Country Spook Country
ByGibson, 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

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
ByHillenbrand, Laura
Read by Herrmann, Edward
2010-11 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780739319697 Check our catalog

Audies (2012)

In her long-awaited new book, Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in "Seabiscuit." Telling an unforgettable story of a young lieutenant's journey into extremity, "Unbroken" is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. …More

Defending Jacob Defending Jacob
By Landay, William
Read by Gardner, Grover
2012-01 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781455113545 Check our catalog

Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is blindsided when his teenage son, Jacob, is charged with murder. Jacob insists he is innocent, and Andy believes him. But as the trial intensifies, damning facts and shocking revelations surface. …More

No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men
ByMcCarthy, 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 …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


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The Light in the Ruins The Light in the Ruins
By Bohjalian, Chris
Read by Campbell, Cassandra and Bramhall, Mark
2013-07 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780307917416 Check our catalog

In 1955 Florence, Italy, a serial killer is carefully, gruesomely killing off members of the Rosati family. Tearing out each victim's heart and leaving it on display, the murderer has something important to say about this family of noble blood, and Det. Serafina Bettini suspects it may have something to do with their activities during World War II. …More

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
By Brown, Daniel James
Read by Herrmann, Edward
2013-06 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611761696 Check our catalog

From the author of "Under a Flaming Sky" comes the dramatic story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medalNa team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. …More

Jolie Blon's Bounce Jolie Blon's Bounce
By Burke, James Lee
Read by Patton, Will
2006-03 - Encore Publishing
9780743552066 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

Ready Player One Ready Player One
By Cline, Ernest
Read by Wheaton, Wil
2011-08 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780307913142 Check our catalog

Set in the year 2044, "Ready Player One" is a jaw-droppingly cinematic, genre-busting debut that's part virtual space opera, part classic coming-of-age story, and part brilliant pop-culture mash-up. …More

South of Broad South of Broad
By Conroy, Pat Read by Deakins, Mark
2009-08 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
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

Through the Evil Days Through the Evil Days
BySpencer-Fleming, Julia
Read by Toren, Suzanne
2013-11 - MacMillan Audio
9781427231048 Check our catalog

On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs. Currently he's struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood. And his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: a week in an …More

Twelve Years a Slave: The Autobiography of Solomon Northup Twelve Years a Slave: The Autobiography of Solomon Northup
ByNorthup, Solomon
Performed by Gossett, Louis, Jr.
2013-06 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781482916171 Check our catalog

An inside account of life as a slave in rural Louisiana, written by a Northern free man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., and sold into brutal slavery. Features additional interesting and rare images relating to Northup, such as the actual "manifest of slaves" from the ship that brought him in chains to New Orleans. …More