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The Whale

A Love Story
By Mark Beauregard
Narrated by Lloyd James /  8 hours 17 minutes

A rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville’s emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-DickIn the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his... Read more »

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The Library Book

By Susan Orlean
Narrated by Susan Orlean /  12 hours 8 minutes

The Library Book

“On the day I turned 2, Chernobyl was struck by disaster. Three days later, hidden among the news and chaos, the Los Angeles Public Library was in flames. Two thousand degrees, more than a million books destroyed or damaged, and the source of the fire unknown. Susan Orlean centers her book on the fire and then moves outward to include librarians past and present, the role of a library in a community, and our own relationships with books. Like Orlean’s other books, there is some crime, some travelling, fascinating people, and an amazing tangle of details. ”

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The King in Yellow

By Robert W. Chambers & Gabrielle de Cuir
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki /  7 hours 36 minutes

Originally published in 1895, Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow is a marvel ofsupernatural fiction that has influenced a number of writers in the genre, mostnotably H. P. Lovecraft. Its powerful combination of horror and lyrical prosehas made it a classic, a masterpiece of weird fiction that endures to this day.

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Convenience Store Woman

By Sayaka Murata & Ginny Tapley Takemori
Narrated by Nancy Wu /  3 hours 21 minutes

Convenience Store Woman

“Keiko loves rules. Having worked a part-time job in a Japanese convenience store for 18 years, she loves having a corporate script to recite, sales goals to reach, and a list of tasks to complete. What she doesn't love - or even understand - are the more complicated rules of society at large. She doesn't want a husband, or children, or a real job. What she does want is a satisfactory answer to the endless personal questions that will allow her to be left alone. Convenience Store Woman is a quirky and hilarious look at society and its misfits, and what happens when we try to bend ourselves to the needs of others.”

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Something That May Shock and Discredit You

By Daniel M. Lavery
Narrated by Daniel M. Lavery /  6 hours 47 minutes

One of our smartest, most inventive humor writers, Ortberg combines bathos and the devotional into a revelation.” —Jordy Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review

From the New York Times bestselling author of Texts From Jane Eyre and Merry Spinster, writer of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column, and cofounder of The Toast comes a hilarious and... Read more »

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So You Want to Talk about Race

By Ijeoma Oluo
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  7 hours 41 minutes

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

In So You Want to Talk about Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in... Read more »

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