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5 BOOKS ABOUT THE LIES THAT BIND SIBLINGS TOGETHER

Inspired by an Electric Literature review by Andy ABRAMOWITZ Our relationships with our brothers and sisters are simultaneously history and fiction—in other words, this happened (more or less), and it’s quite a story. Sometimes it’s just a little story, secrets and confidences that are more mundane than epic: “We are the only ones who remember what the house felt like on Sunday mornings. We are the only ones who really know why Mom and Aunt Ruth don’t speak.”

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Lucky Us

A Novel

By Amy Bloom
Narrated by: Alicyn Packard
Length: 7 hours 18 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

“My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.”

So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed Away was called “a literary triumph” (The New... Read more »

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And the Mountains Echoed

a novel by the bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Sun s

By Khaled Hosseini
Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban & Shohreh Aghdashloo
Length: 14 hours 1 minutes

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.

Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving... Read more »

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The Position

A Novel

By Meg Wolitzer
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 10 hours 2 minutes

Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution-and through the thirty-year hangover that followed.In 1975 Paul and Roz Mellow wrote a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortified their four school-aged children and ultimately changed the... Read more »

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The Position

By Meg Wolitzer
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 10 hours 1 minutes

Everything changes for the four Mellow children the day they find a book called Pleasuring on the shelf. It is written by their liberal parents, features tasteful pastel illustrations of their lovemaking, and has become a runaway bestseller. Thirty years later the book is set to be reissued but the lives of the Mellow family are no longer the... Read more »

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Memoir Based on a True Story

By Dave Eggers
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 13 hours 30 minutes

The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that... Read more »

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The Immortalists

By Chloe Benjamin
Narrated by: Maggie Hoffman
Length: 11 hours 29 minutes

The Immortalists

“The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is a unique story investigating fate and destiny. Four siblings visit a fortune teller whose talent is predicting the date of death for her clients. Does this knowledge at an impressionable age inform life decisions that render the prediction true or is it a hoax? You will get to know these siblings very well as Benjamin traces their lives and their choices. In the end—who really knows what determines when your time on this earth should come to an end? Intriguing.”

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