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Nebulous November Staff Picks

Nestle Up In a Nest of New Novels with these November Staff Picks from Off The Beaten Path.

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The Girl in the Mirror

A Novel

By Rose Carlyle
Narrated by: Holly Robinson
Length: 9 hours 12 minutes

Instant #1 International Bestseller

“Cue greed, lust, secrets, and serious suspense. Count us in.”—theSkimm

"An insanely plotted book...riveting."—The New York Times Book Review

Written with the chilling, twisty suspense of The Wife Between Us and Something in the Water, a seductive thriller about identical twins, greed, lust, secrets, and deadly...

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Plain Bad Heroines

A Novel

By Emily M. Danforth
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 19 hours 27 minutes

Plain Bad Heroines

“This one's a stunner. Emily Danforth writes so compellingly, that even for its slow pacing, Plain Bad Heroines is impossible to put down. This is so much more than horror - a queer, coming-of-age, love story, history rewritten to include those it should never have erased - so atmospheric and character-driven, I found it difficult to find myself afraid, only undeniably intrigued. I giggled hysterically. I shook my fists at the patriarchy (because of course I did). Reader, I'd dive right back in again, even at the risk of yellow jackets following me back out.”

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Seven

By Farzana Doctor
Narrated by: Farzana Doctor, Ellora Patnaik & Raoul Bhaneja
Length: 12 hours

When Sharifa and her husband travel to India, she expects her time will be spent researching her great-great grandfather, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. However, what she doesn’t expect is to be swept up in the story of his four wives, oddly excluded from her family history.
 
As Sharifa’s imagination is overtaken with these four... Read more »

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Invisible Girl

A Novel

By Lisa Jewell
Narrated by: Donna Banya, Katherine Kelly & Connor Swindells
Length: 9 hours 44 minutes

Invisible Girl

“Another terrific novel by Lisa Jewell. I loved listening to the different voices of the characters as the novel is told from several points of view. I knew nothing about the book before I started and I really think that helped amplify my enjoyment as I kept trying to guess which character was really telling the truth and which was the victim and which was the bad guy/gal. Each of the characters in the book had very interesting back stories and they all came together after lots of twists and turns in a very satisfying ending.”

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The Cold Millions

A Novel

By Jess Walter
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Gary Farmer, Marin Ireland, Cassandra Campbell, MacLeod Andrews, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Mike Ortego, Rex Anderson, Charlie Thurston & Frankie Corzo
Length: 11 hours 29 minutes

The Cold Millions

“The gorgeous writing, vivid setting, compelling characters, and engrossing story aren’t even the best parts of this novel. Instead, I just keep marveling at how Jess Walter takes events from history to illuminate our present while keeping them rooted in their own time, from the labor movement to class, race, and gender equality and civil rights issues, to protests and freedom of speech. The northwest in 1909 has never been so relevant. Beautiful Ruins was a hard act to follow but, amazingly, Walter manages it with aplomb.”

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In a Holidaze

By Christina Lauren
Narrated by: Patti Murin
Length: 7 hours 40 minutes

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for hapless Maelyn Jones in In a Holidaze, the quintessential holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren, the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones.... Read more »

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Black Sun

Between Earth and Sky: Book #1

By Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 12 hours 46 minutes

Black Sun

“An epic high fantasy that follows several different characters, throughout different points in time as they are all set to converge on the day of a solar eclipse. On this day, the fate of their world will be altered. An incredible story and great listen on Libro.fm, but definitely something you have to pay attention too or you will miss important details!”

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Family Pictures

A Novel

By Sue Miller
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Length: 17 hours 54 minutes

“Profoundly honest, shapely, ambitious, engrossing.”—New York Times Book Review

From bestselling author Sue Miller comes a masterful novel about the life of a large family that is deeply bonded by the stranger in their midst—an autistic child.

The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is...

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A Deadly Education

A Novel
The Scholomance: Book #1

By Naomi Novik
Narrated by: Anisha Dadia
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

A Deadly Education

“The audio narration perfectly captures the prickly and snarky El, a lifelong misfit and outcast, as she explains her precarious position in this highly competitive and deadly magical boarding school (think, Hogwarts meets the Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies). In explaining the history and design of the school, El provides us an unexpected and smart commentary on wealth, class and privilege. With no social skills, she has no friends but this is not high on her priority list as her only goals are not getting killed by the monster infested school and harnessing her dark powers while mastering enough magical skills to survive Graduation next year. All this changes when unexpected friendships and alliances are thrust into her face, and she realizes she has to help save the students of the school. It is also absolutely hilarious as she slowly tries to understand how friendship works and how to respond to them in an appropriately friendly manner. I cannot wait for the next one.”

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The Once and Future Witches

By Alix E. Harrow
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 16 hours 3 minutes

The Once and Future Witches

“Alix Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January was my favorite book last year, so I had incredibly high expectations when I picked up The Once and Future Witches. This book is very different, but I adore it just as much! Set in the late 1800s in a world with a slightly alternate history from ours, women are fighting for the vote and losing. Three wayward sisters decide to challenge the patriarchy by bringing back witchcraft. Told through familiar stories twisted in new ways, this book is incredible. You will not be able to put it down, from the beautifully written introduction to the pulse-pounding ending!”

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Sleep Donation

By Karen Russell
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 4 hours 16 minutes

A haunting novella from the uncannily imaginative author of the national bestsellers Swamplandia! and Orange World: the story of a deadly insomnia epidemic and the lengths one woman will go to to fight it.

Trish Edgewater is the Slumber Corps' top recruiter. On the phone, at a specially organized Sleep Drive, even in a supermarket parking lot:... Read more »

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Somewhere in the Unknown World

A Collective Refugee Memoir

By Kao Kalia Yang
Narrated by: Kao Kalia Yang & Kurt Kwan
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes

From “an exceptional storyteller,” Somewhere in the Unknown World is a collection of powerful stories of refugees who have found new lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, told by the award-winning author of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet.

All over this country, there are refugees. But beyond the headlines, few know who they are, how they live,...

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The New Rules of Aging Well

A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength, and Vitality

By Frank Lipman & Danielle Claro
Narrated by: LJ Ganser
Length: 4 hours 34 minutes

“Essential reading for COVID times. . . . The tool we all need right now: a smart, straightforward guide that speaks directly to the question: How can I build a strong immune system? The book is packed with clear, actionable advice for building a strong immune system, losing weight, feeling younger and aging beautifully.”
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Before the Ever After

By Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by: Guy Lockard
Length: 2 hours 14 minutes

Before the Ever After

“Jacqueline Woodson tackles the aftermath of concussions on a boy and his family. The only son of a pro-football player sees his dad change before his eyes, and must alter his own participation in the rough-housing team games he loves, in this middle-grade novel. It's great for 9-12 year olds, full of play action and admiration, personal growth and acceptance. Perfect for active kids and a well-narrated audio book for a short road trip, too!”

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A Wolf Called Wander

By Rosanne Parry
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 3 hours 53 minutes

If you enjoyed The Call of the Wild, then you’ll love A Wolf Called Wander.

“Kids who loved The Call of the Wild by Jack London will enjoy this upcoming novel. This middle reader is set entirely from the point of view of a young wolf who is trying to find his way to a new home after his family was defeated by a rival wolf pack. A great book to give kids a new perspective and insight into what it may be like to be a wild animal surviving on the edges of human civilization. Animal lovers, adventurers, or kids involved with nature will want to read this one.”

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