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Our Most Anticipated Book in April: Nonfiction

Playlist Tags: Book Culture genre: Nonfiction nonfiction april 2021

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Blow Your House Down

A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason

By Gina Frangello
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 11 hours 31 minutes

Gina Frangello spent her early adulthood trying to outrun a youth marked by poverty and violence. Now a long-married wife and devoted mother, the better life she carefully built is emotionally upended by the death of her closest friend. Soon, awakened to fault lines in her troubled marriage, Frangello is caught up in a recklessly passionate... Read more »

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The Hard Crowd

Essays 2000-2020

By Rachel Kushner
Narrated by: Rachel Kushner
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes


The Hard Crowd is wild, wide-ranging, and unsparingly intelligent throughout.” —Taylor Antrim, Vogue

From a writer celebrated for her “chops, ambition, and killer instinct” (John Powers, Fresh Air), a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture.

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The Free World

Art and Thought in the Cold War

By Louis Menand
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 34 hours 54 minutes

"Narrator David Colacci approaches this opinionated, engrossing audiobook with a practiced voice that lets its numerous stories tell themselves without fanfare...this audiobook is a monumental work." -- AudioFile Magazine

In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize
–winning The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand offers a new intellectual and cultural...

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Crying in H Mart

A Memoir

By Michelle Zauner
Narrated by: Michelle Zauner
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

Crying in H Mart

“I was struck by just how much I loved this book for how it walks through grief not as a way to leave it behind, but as a way to remember its exact shape. I’m grateful for its funny, self-deprecating, and wise observations, and for its difficult beauty.”

Parnassus Books image Steve Haruch, Parnassus Books
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First Steps

How Upright Walking Made Us Human

By Jeremy DeSilva
Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes

Blending history, science, and culture, a stunning and highly engaging evolutionary story exploring how walking on two legs allowed humans to become the planet’s dominant species.

Humans are the only mammals to walk on two, rather than four legs—a locomotion known as bipedalism. We strive to be upstanding citizens, honor those who stand tall and...

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