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February Staff & Board Picks

Enjoy this month's staff and board recommendations that range from romance to poetry to literary fiction. You can purchase and enjoy many of our picks as audiobooks on Libro.fm to enjoy a new audiobook and support the store.

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The Unseen World

By Liz Moore
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
Length: 14 hours 21 minutes

A heartbreaking and moving story about a daughter’s quest to discover the truth about her father’s hidden pastAda Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving father—brilliant, eccentric, socially inept—to work every day. By twelve, she is a painfully shy... Read more »

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Bel Canto

By Ann Patchett
Narrated by: Anna Fields
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes

Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe.

“Blissfully Romantic….A strange, terrific, spellcasting story.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Bel Canto…should be on the list of every literate music lover. The story is riveting, the participants breathe and feel and are alive, and throughout this elegantly-told novel, music pours... Read more »

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Leonardo da Vinci - Abridged

By Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: Alfred Molina
Length: 9 hours 12 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing... Read more »

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Wolf Hall

A Novel
Wolf Hall Trilogy: Book #1

By Hilary Mantel
Narrated by: Simon Slater
Length: 22 hours 59 minutes

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years,... Read more »

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Quit Like a Woman

The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol

By Holly Whitaker
Narrated by: Holly Whitaker
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The founder of the first female-focused recovery program offers a groundbreaking look at alcohol and a radical new path to sobriety.

“You don’t know how much you need this book, or maybe you do. Either way, it will save your life.”—Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO

We live in a world obsessed with... Read more »

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The Ex Talk

By Rachel Lynn Solomon
Narrated by: Emily Ellet
Length: 10 hours 52 minutes

An Instant Indie Bestseller

Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.

 
Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague,... Read more »

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The Poppy War

A Novel
The Poppy War

By R. F. Kuang
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 18 hours 57 minutes

An AudioFile Magazine Best Audiobook of 2018!

A Library Journal, Paste Magazine, and ENTROPY Best Books of 2018 pick!

Washington Post "5 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel of 2018" pick!

A Bustle "30 Best Fiction Books of 2018" pick!

“I have no doubt this will end up being the best fantasy debut of the year [...] I have absolutely no doubt... Read more »

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Sharks in the Time of Saviors

By Kawai Strong Washburn
Narrated by: Jolene Kim, Tui Asau, Kaleo Griffith & G.K. Bowes
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

“Night Marchers, gods, goddesses, and the dead all walk Hawaii with the Flores family, if only they can stop struggling to survive long enough to see them. At seven years old, Nainoa falls into the Pacific only to be brought back to his mother in the mouth of a shark, unharmed and now burdened with the rumor of legend. Noa struggles to understand his gift and what he is supposed to do with it, and each of his family members grapples with their role as well. Every character is imbued with the truths of family and the magic of legend and you will not close this book unchanged. Beautiful and a must read! The readers on Libro.fm grant entrance in to this world with an authenticity difficult to obtain otherwise.”

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Social Purpose Annual Report

Social Purpose Annual Report

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When Brooklyn Was Queer

By Hugh Ryan
Narrated by: Hugh Ryan
Length: 11 hours 30 minutes

The never-before-told story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day

Hugh Ryan's When Brooklyn Was Queer is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World... Read more »

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All the Light We Cannot See

A Novel

By Anthony Doerr
Narrated by: Zach Appelman
Length: 16 hours 2 minutes

Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Fiction

*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist *

From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a... Read more »

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