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Want

A Novel

By: Lynn Steger Strong
Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 5 hours 49 minutes

Grappling with motherhood, economic anxiety, rage, and the limits of language, Want is a fiercely personal novel that vibrates with anger, insight, and love. Elizabeth is tired. Years after coming to New York to try to build a life, she has found herself with two kids, a husband, two jobs, a PhD―and now they’re filing for bankruptcy. As she... Read more

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The Yellow Bird Sings

A Novel

By: Jennifer Rosner
Narrated by: Anna Koval & Jennifer Rosner
Length: 6 hours 39 minutes

This program includes an exclusive author's note read by the author.

In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.


As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn.... Read more

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River Sing Me Home

A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)

By: Eleanor Shearer
Narrated by: Debra Michaels & Eleanor Shearer
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes

River Sing Me Home tells the gripping story of a freed slave in Barbados in the 19th Century, who is determined to find her surviving children, each of them sold to other owners and plantations. Following her on her journey through the Caribbean, the book digs into the disparate, and mostly sad, options for black people of the time. Although... Read more

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Raising Them

Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting

By: Kyl Myers
Narrated by: Kyl Myers
Length: 7 hours 16 minutes

“What did you have? A boy or a girl?” Kyl and Brent imagined it would be years before their child would identify with a gender. Until then…As a first-time parent, Kyl Myers had one aspect dialed in from the start: not being beholden to the boy-girl binary, disparities, or stereotypes from the day a child is born. With no wish to eliminate gender... Read more

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Our Missing Hearts

Reese's Book Club (A Novel)

By: Celeste Ng
Narrated by: Lucy Liu & Celeste Ng
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

“This may be her best book yet! Set in the near future where Asian Americans are mistrusted, children can be removed form their families due to parents' 'harmful' views and libraries are forced to remove unpatriotic books, this is a story about the boy Bird trying to find his mother who vanished a few years earlier when her work became seen as... Read more

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Gone Like Yesterday

A Novel

By: Janelle M. Williams
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes

“First of all, Bahni Turpin. She is a gem and I would recommend anything she reads. Secondly, this book. It's a character piece masquerading as...something else. But once you realize what it's trying to be, it is exquisite. The characters are so vivid and sympathetic (partly thanks to Bahni, but also thanks to being exceptionally well-written).... Read more

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The Unsinkable Greta James

A Novel

By: Jennifer E. Smith
Narrated by: Mae Whitman
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith is just plain AWESOME! Greta is a rising indie musician who finds herself on an Alaskan cruise with her dad after her mom dies unexpectedly, she splits with her music producer boyfriend, and had a major meltdown at her last public appearance three months prior. Greta needs a reset. She has to... Read more

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Lord of the Deep

By: Graham Salisbury
Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
Length: 4 hours 4 minutes

Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award
Fishing. This is it, the big time. Mikey's 13, a deckhand working on a charter boat in Hawaii. Working for the best skipper anywhere, his stepdad, Bill. Before Bill came along, it was just Mikey and his mom. Now they're a real family, and Mikey has a little brother. He can't believe how lucky he is. And... Read more

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The Latecomer

A Novel

By: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 16 hours 19 minutes

The Latecomer is a story about the most dysfunctional family you will ever meet. Salo and his triplets can not relate at all to each other or to strangers and each has a weird obsession that others find hard to understand. Salo at least has a reason for his behavior… a tragic accident during college, for which he has never forgiven himself.... Read more

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

By: Marisha Pessl
Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
Length: 21 hours 38 minutes

The mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night Film

Marisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of Special Topics in Calamity Physics is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and... Read more

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We Were Liars

By: E. Lockhart
Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
Length: 6 hours 26 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Don't miss the #1 New York Times bestselling prequel, Family of Liars.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four... Read more

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We Need to Talk About Kevin movie tie-in

A Novel

By: Lionel Shriver
Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
Length: 16 hours 9 minutes

"Impossible to put down. . . . Who, in the end, needs to talk about Kevin? Maybe we all do.” — Boston GlobeAcclaimed author Lionel Shriver's gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awryShriver’s resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood,... Read more

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Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons: Book #1

By: Sharon Creech
Narrated by: Hope Davis
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes

In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the ""Indian-ness in... Read more

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Today Will Be Different

By: Maria Semple
Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
Length: 6 hours 28 minutes

“With her signature writing style and matter-of-fact and honest tone, Semple can make me laugh while reading like no one else can. Truth be told, there's not much to the plot here other than Eleanor decides today will be different and, of course, everything that could possibly go wrong does go wrong. However, the simplicity of the plot is what... Read more

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The Wonderful Things You Will Be

By: Emily Winfield Martin
Narrated by: Ari Meyers
Length: 2 minutes

The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever!

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children.

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The Sisters Sweet

A Novel

By: Elizabeth Weiss
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 14 hours 31 minutes

A young woman in a vaudeville sister act must learn to forge her own path after her twin runs away to Hollywood in this “elegant, immersive . . . exploration of sisterhood, identity, ambition and betrayal” (The New York Times).

“A beautifully told coming-of-age story that embraces life with a galloping energy and irresistible curiosity.”—Maggie...
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The Crooked Branch

By: Jeanine Cummins
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon & Patricia Rodriguez
Length: 12 hours 43 minutes

From Jeanine Cummins, the national bestselling author of American Dirt and A Rip in Heaven, comes The Crooked Branch--the deeply moving story of two mothers from two very different times.

After the birth of her daughter Emma, the usually resilient Majella finds herself feeling isolated and exhausted. Then, at her childhood home in Queens, Majella... Read more

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The Autobiography of My Mother

By: Jamaica Kincaid
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

From the recipient of the 2010 Clifton Fadiman Medal comes an unforgettable novel of one woman’s courageous coming of age.Powerful, disturbing, and stirring, Jamaica Kincaid’s novel is the deeply charged story of a woman’s life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African... Read more

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One Italian Summer

A Novel

By: Rebecca Serle
Narrated by: Lauren Graham
Length: 6 hours 21 minutes

“This book was the perfect read that I finished with happy tears streaming down my face. Rebecca Serle’s writing is beautiful and gripping, and I will now read everything she writes. One Italian Summer has a hint of magical realism with time-travel in the premise. Katy and Adam are both so relatable I found myself wishing I was friends with both... Read more

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Nutshell

By: Ian McEwan
Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
Length: 5 hours 26 minutes

From the bestselling author of Atonement, Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in two inches of ivory, in a grain of sand. Why not, when all... Read more

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