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November Staff Picks

Curl up with one of our November staff picks this fall.

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How It All Blew Up

By Arvin Ahmadi
Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Ali Afkhami, Nikki Massoud & Nazanin Nour
Length: 6 hours 3 minutes

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy in Arvin Ahmadi's newest incisive look at identity and what it means to find yourself by running away.

Eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi always knew coming out to his Muslim family would be messy--he just didn't think it would end in an airport interrogation room. But when faced with a failed... Read more »

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If Beale Street Could Talk

A Novel

By James Baldwin
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 7 hours 7 minutes

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad.

Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is...

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Bad Behavior


By Mary Gaitskill
Narrated by: Mary Gaitskill
Length: 7 hours 16 minutes

This is a reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire, which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban-fringe generation as it searches for human connection.

Now a classic, Bad Behavior made critical waves when it was first published, heralding...

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The Shadow King

By Maaza Mengiste
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 16 hours 9 minutes

"A brilliant novel, lyrically lifting history towards myth. It's also compulsively readable. I devoured it in two days." ? Salman Rushdie In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini's looming invasion. As the battles begin in earnest, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded. But... Read more »

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The Case of the Missing Marquess

Enola Holmes: Book #1

By Nancy Springer
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 4 hours 33 minutes

The Case of the Missing Marquess

“Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of the famous Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. When her mother disappears, Enola decides to track her down, and evade her brothers. Along the way she becomes involved in the case of a missing young Marquess, and the clever little sister proves that she's a match for her family's name. Narrated by the delightful Katherine Kellgrin, who gives an exemplary performance, the audiobook is a fast-paced, entertaining mystery that will have you ready for the movie! ”

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