The Thing About Luck
Narrated by Joy Osmanski / 5 hours 14 minutes
There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this winner of the National Book Award by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.
Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an... Read more »
Narrated by Rebecca Gibel & Marisol Ramirez / 9 hours 14 minutes
In this new novel from the author of The Dressmaker’s Dowry, two young women two generations apart discover the joy and heartbreak of following their dreams. Aspiring Hollywood actress Violet makes a shocking choice in 1940, and seventy years later, Mari sets out to discover what happened on that long ago summer.
Santa Cruz, Summer 1940: When... Read more »
Don't Read the Comments
By Eric Smith
Narrated by Richa Shukla Moorjani & Sunil Malhotra / 8 hours 32 minutes
We all need a place to escape from the real world.
For Divya and Aaron, it’s the world of online gaming. While Divya trades her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay rent, Aaron plays as a way to fuel his own dreams of becoming a game developer – and as a way to disappear when his mom starts talking about... Read more »
For Every One
Narrated by Jason Reynolds / 25 minutes
“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying... Read more »
Narrated by Tania Rodrigues / 7 hours 53 minutes
“One finishes reading Kamila Shamsie's extraordinary Home Fire completely stunned. She has written a brilliant story about two families who share geography and become linked by fate - one that has known exile, death, and family mystery, and another that has adapted to the so-called mainstream. Family, religion, the politics of media, various forms of seduction, and present-day devices all bring themselves to bear in utterly telling form. The U.S., London, Karachi, Syria, and Istanbul all figure into this book, which is of this time and age and beyond. One of the finest writers at work in English today, Kamila Shamsie has written her most heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary book yet.”Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company
The Island of Sea Women
By Lisa See
Narrated by Jennifer Lim / 13 hours 22 minutes
“Off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula, Jeju Island is home to generations of haenyo—women who take their living from both land and sea and call the shots in their matriarchal society. Young-sook and Mi-ja are best friends in the 1930s, learning to dive with their all-female collective while their island suffers under Japanese colonialism. Lisa See follows them as they grow up under Japanese rule, into WWII, to the Korean War and its devastating aftermath, and into the 21st century. The Island of Sea Women is not only a story of friendship found, lost, and found again, but also a richly detailed picture of a unique culture of women in a world spinning out of control. Amazing detail and presence.”Janet Rhodes, BookPeople of Moscow
Narrated by N'Jameh Camara, Jacqueline Woodson, Toshi Widoff-Woodson, Jose Carrera, Dean Flanagan, Angel Romero & Mikelle Wright-Matos / 3 hours 49 minutes
“In Harbor Me, six kids find common ground and build strong friendships through the simple act of talking to each other. The book addresses important contemporary issues of bullying, racial injustice, and immigration in a way that children from a wide range of backgrounds can relate. Jacqueline Woodson's latest is a beautifully written book that celebrates the power of communication and empathy to make our communities stronger. The kids in our store's book club picked this book and universally raved about it.”Suzi Hough, Hicklebee's
The Sound of Stars
By Alechia Dow
Narrated by Joy Sunday & Christian Barillas / 12 hours 23 minutes
Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves pop music work together to save humanity? A beautiful and thrilling debut novel for fans of Marie Lu and Veronica Roth.
Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population.
Today,... Read more »
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
By Kim Fu
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, Soneela Nankani, Sophie Amoss, Nicol Zanzarella, Emily Woo Zeller & various narrators / 8 hours 49 minutes
From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy, a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp-and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to comeA group of young girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with... Read more »