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Want to follow along with our Fantastic Strangelings Book Club? Here are some of our past picks!

How Can I Help You

By: Laura Sims
Narrated by: Carlotta Brentan & Maggi-Meg Reed
Length: 7 hours 38 minutes

“I was drawn to this book because of the library setting, but stuck with it for the murder. I could relate to all things Sims wrote about when interacting with library patrons - well, not the murdering librarian part - that it felt like I was on staff with Margo and crew. I honestly can not stand books set up where each chapter is from a... Read more

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Lucky Red

A Novel

By: Claudia Cravens
Narrated by: Elena Rey
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A thrilling, raucous, and gloriously queer debut about a scrappy orphan bent on making her own luck in the American West—and finding friendship, romance, and her true calling along the way, now in paperback.

“A powerful feminist battle cry . . . [and] rollicking good fun.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
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The House Is on Fire

By: Rachel Beanland
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Andi Arndt, Michael Crouch, Ruffin Prentiss III & Rachel Beanland
Length: 12 hours 27 minutes

“This rich historical novel follows the events surrounding the Richmond Theater fire that occurred in 1811. Beanland expertly weaves the stories of four individuals who were impacted by the fire and ensuing aftermath while using their stories to look at the details of life in Virginia in the early 1800s. Both the research and the craft of the... Read more

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Once Upon a Tome

The Misadventures of a Rare Bookseller

By: Oliver Darkshire
Narrated by: Oliver Darkshire
Length: 5 hours 40 minutes

Some years ago, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd (est. 1761) to apply for a job. Allured by the smell of old books and the temptation of a management-approved afternoon nap, Darkshire was soon unteetering stacks of first editions and placating the store's resident ghost (the late Mr. Sotheran, hit by a... Read more

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Maame

A Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club Pick

By: Jessica George
Narrated by: Heather Agyepong
Length: 10 hours 10 minutes

“A moving and meaningful 'coming of age' debut, with a peek into Ghanaian culture and book publishing. Maddie is craving freedom and excitement but is unsure of how to achieve it, so she googles her questions! Told with wit and charm. Beautifully narrated by Heather Agyepong! Read more

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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

Emily Wilde: Book #1

By: Heather Fawcett
Narrated by: Ell Potter & Michael Dodds
Length: 12 hours 5 minutes

“When prodigy fae scholar Emily Wilde hauls herself off to cold and snowy Hrafnsvik for field study, she does so with a plan to finish the world's first definitive encyclopaedia of fairies. She doesn't anticipate Wendell Brambleby—her all-too-appealing academic rival, (unfortunately) her only friend, and perhaps a member of the fae himself if her... Read more

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Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion

A Novel

By: Bushra Rehman
Narrated by: Bushra Rehman
Length: 9 hours 22 minutes

“Growing up in Corona, Queens with her loving and supportive parents, Razia struggles to balance her love for her parents and her Pakistani-American heritage with her growing self-knowledge and desire for independence. As her sexual awakening and her need to follow her own heart pull her farther from her parents’ plans for her future, inevitable... Read more

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White Horse

A Novel

By: Erika T. Wurth
Narrated by: Tonantzin Carmelo
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

“If I had read White Horse on the page, Kari would have sounded exactly in my head the way Tonantzin Carmelo sounds in the audiobook. The main character of White Horse is fierce, sure of herself, and amazingly loving despite everything she’s gone through, and Carmelo captures her subtle intensity with expertise. In fact, White Horse is subtly... Read more

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Lute

By: Jennifer Thorne
Narrated by: Victoria Blunt
Length: 9 hours 27 minutes

Wicker Man meets Final Destination in Jennifer Thorne's atmospheric, unsettling folk horror novel about love, duty, and community.

On the idyllic island of Lute, every seventh summer, seven people die. No more, no less.

Lute and its inhabitants are blessed, year after year, with good weather, good health, and good fortune. They live a happy,... Read more

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The Fortunes of Jaded Women

A Novel

By: Carolyn Huynh
Narrated by: Vyvy Nguyen
Length: 9 hours 28 minutes

“The book starts with a curse, but evolves into a realistic and recognizable story of family dynamics. Longstanding disagreements and grudges keep three adult sisters from talking with each other, and from talking with their mother. The sisters' children, all female cousins who are scattered around the world, have sporadic contact with each other... Read more

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The Book Eaters

By: Sunyi Dean
Narrated by: Katie Erich
Length: 13 hours 27 minutes

The Book Eaters is my favorite kind of dark fantasy and possibly my favorite audiobook of 2022. It has so many layers to peel into; all dark and terrifyingly beautiful. Getting glimpses into Devon's childhood throughout the novel added so much agency to her character as an adult as she fights tooth and nail to have the chance to write her own... Read more

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Hurricane Girl

A novel

By: Marcy Dermansky
Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
Length: 5 hours 22 minutes

A propulsive and daring new novel by the author of Very Nice about a woman on the run from catastrophe, searching for love, home, a swimming pool, and for someone who can perhaps stop the bleeding from her head.

“The novel surprises us by blending visceral horror with laugh-out-loud humor.... A wickedly entertaining read from first to last.” —New...
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The Hacienda

By: Isabel Cañas
Narrated by: Victoria Villarreal & Lee Osorio
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches...

During the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz’s father was executed and her home destroyed. When handsome Don Rodolfo... Read more

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Kaikeyi

A Novel

By: Vaishnavi Patel
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 17 hours 22 minutes

“With a graceful, measured elegance” (The New York Times), this lyrical novel reimagines the life of the infamous queen from the ancient epic the Ramayana, giving voice to an extraordinary woman determined to leave her mark in a world where gods and men dictate the shape of things to come.I was born on the full moon under an auspicious... Read more

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When We Were Birds

A Novel

By: Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
Narrated by: Sydney Darius & Wendell Manwarren
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes

A mythic love story set in Trinidad, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's radiant debut is a masterwork of lush imagination and exuberant storytelling—a spellbinding and hopeful novel about inheritance, loss, and love's seismic power to heal.

"Roots the reader in [Trinidad’s] traditions and rituals [and] ... in the glorious matriarchy by which lineage is... Read more

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Circus of Wonders

A Novel

By: Elizabeth Macneal
Narrated by: Tuppence Middleton
Length: 11 hours 39 minutes

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of the “lush, evocative Gothic” (The New York Times Book Review) The Doll Factory comes an atmospheric and spectacular novel about a woman transformed by the arrival of a Victorian circus of wonders—“as moving as it is deeply entertaining” (Daniel Mason, New York Times bestselling author).

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The Maid

A Novel

Molly the Maid: Book #1

By: Nita Prose
Narrated by: Lauren Ambrose
Length: 9 hours 37 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • “A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center” (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.
 
FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR® AWARD • “The reader comes to understand Molly’s worldview, and to sympathize with her longing... Read more

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A History of Wild Places

A Novel

By: Shea Ernshaw
Narrated by: Carlotta Brentan, Cassandra Campbell, Gibson Frazier, Cindy Kay & Pete Simonelli
Length: 11 hours 58 minutes

In this “riveting, atmospheric thriller that messes with your mind in the best way” (Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author), three residents of a secluded, seemingly peaceful commune investigate the disappearances of two outsiders.

Travis Wren has an unusual talent for locating missing people. Often hired by families as a last resort,... Read more

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Still Life

A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)

By: Sarah Winman
Narrated by: Sarah Winman
Length: 14 hours 54 minutes

“I want to crawl inside this book and live there. I adored all of these strange, funny characters, (including the Shakespeare-quoting parrot) and the rich descriptions of Florence made me feel like I was right there in the piazza. Read more

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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

A Novel

By: Zoraida Córdova
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 10 hours 57 minutes

“This story sparkles and enchants! It’s a rich and layered multigeneration saga featuring strong women and a mystery veiled in magical realism that will tease and feed your imagination. Read more

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