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Aftershocks

By: Nadia Owusu
Narrated by: Nadia Owusu
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes

In the tradition of The Glass Castle, this “gorgeous” (The New York Times, Editors’ Choice) and deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu tells the “incredible story” (Malala Yousafzai) about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.

“In Aftershocks, Nadia... Read more

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Seeing Ghosts

A Memoir

By: Kat Chow
Narrated by: Kat Chow
Length: 9 hours 53 minutes

This "graceful, captivating" (New York Times Book Review) story from a singular new talent paints a portrait of grief and the search for meaning as told through the prism of three generations of her Chinese American family—perfect for readers of Helen Macdonald and Elizabeth Alexander.

Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She... Read more

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Liliana's Invincible Summer

A Sister's Search for Justice

By: Cristina Rivera Garza
Narrated by: Victoria Villarreal
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • “A searing account of grief and the quest to bring her sister’s murderer to justice years after the fact” (The Boston Globe), from “one of Mexico’s greatest living writers” (Jonathan Lethem).
 
“Part memoir, part true-crime story, Garza’s chronicle is both personal and political.”—The... Read more

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Better Living Through Birding

Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World

By: Christian Cooper
Narrated by: Christian Cooper
Length: 10 hours 25 minutes

Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up.

"Wondrous . . . captivating.”—Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of An Immense World


Christian Cooper is a self-described... Read more

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Dear Senthuran

A Black Spirit Memoir

By: Akwaeke Emezi
Narrated by: Akwaeke Emezi
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes

FEATURED ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE AS A 2021 NEXT GENERATION LEADER

A once-in-a-generation voice.” – Vulture


“One of our greatest living writers.” – Shondaland

A full-throated and provocative memoir in letters from the New York Times bestselling author, a dazzling literary talent whose works cut to the quick of the spiritual self”...
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House of Sticks

By: Ly Tran
Narrated by: Ly Tran
Length: 11 hours 15 minutes

“The Asian-American experience can be summarized by the hardships they face in America. In this instance, it is a Vietnamese refugee family who migrated to Brooklyn in the 90s. As the narrator details family's difficulty with language, poverty, cultural shock, and generational gaps, the author learns to find her own sense of identity and self... Read more

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King: A Life

By: Jonathan Eig
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 20 hours 45 minutes

This program is narrated by Dion Graham, narrator of over 300 audiobooks and an AudioFile Golden Voice. Dion has won multiple Earphones and Audie Awards.

"Dion Graham superbly narrates this riveting audiobook, emulating the majestic cadence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, speeches. He captures the Civil Rights leader's deep, resonant tone;... Read more

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An Amerikan Family

The Shakurs and the Nation They Created

By: Santi Elijah Holley
Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
Length: 11 hours 47 minutes

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' PICKAn NPR Best Book of the Year • Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearLonglisted for the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence"Magnificent…. A uniquely intimate history of Black liberation." Los Angeles TimesThe long overdue story of the Shakurs, persistent fighters in the U.S. struggle for racial justice, and... Read more

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The Chiffon Trenches

A Memoir

By: André Leon Talley
Narrated by: André Leon Talley
Length: 9 hours 38 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments.

The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion.”—Manolo Blahnik

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Wolf Hustle

A Black Woman on Wall Street

By: Cin Fabré
Narrated by: Cin Fabré
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

This program is read by the author.

From the South Bronx projects to the boardroom—at only nineteen years old, Cin Fabré ran with the wolves of Wall Street.


Growing up, Cin Fabré didn’t know anything about the stock market. But she learned how to hustle from her immigrant parents, saving money so that one day she could escape her abusive father... Read more

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Stay True

A Memoir (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

By: Hua Hsu
Narrated by: Hua Hsu
Length: 5 hours 28 minutes

Stay True by Hua Hsu is a memoir set largely in/at Berkeley in the 1990s. A quietly profound look at the momentousness of the decisions you make as an emerging adult - about friendship, romance, art, music, activism, and family. Read more

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Why Fathers Cry at Night

A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 3 hours 39 minutes

This powerful memoir from a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medalist features poetry, letters, recipes, and other personal artifacts that provide an intimate look into his life and the loved ones he shares it with. In a powerfully intimate and non-traditional (or "new-fashioned") memoir, Kwame Alexander shares snapshots of a man... Read more

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Rivermouth

A Chronicle of Language, Faith, and Migration

By: Alejandra Oliva
Narrated by: Angela Juarez
Length: 9 hours 9 minutes

In this powerful and deeply felt polemic memoir, Alejandra Oliva, a Mexican-American translator and immigrant justice activist, offers a chronological document of her experience interpreting at the US-Mexico border, and of the people she has encountered along the way. Tracing her family's long and fluid relationship to the border, each... Read more

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How Far to the Promised Land

One Black Family's Story of Hope and Survival in the American South

By: Esau McCaulley
Narrated by: Esau McCaulley
Length: 5 hours 46 minutes

From the New York Times contributing opinion writer and award-winning author of Reading While Black, a riveting intergenerational account of his family’s search for home and hope

“A riveting book that invites you into the personal journey of one of the finest writers alive today.”—Beth Moore, New York Times bestselling author of All My Knotted-Up...
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Unbothered

The Power of Choosing Joy

By: Omarion
Narrated by: Omarion
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes

From beloved entertainer Omarion comes a profound redefinition of what it means to live a good life—revealing The King of Unbothered’s secrets to wholeness, love, and the power of choosing joy.As a boy band superstar, Omarion lived the classic life of fame and success in the spotlight. Yet today he is a grounded, spiritually engaged father and... Read more

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Just as I Am

A Memoir

By: Cicely Tyson
Narrated by: Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis & Robin Miles
Length: 16 hours 8 minutes

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only exceeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor ceremony"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. Here, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been... Read more

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All You Can Ever Know

A Memoir

By: Nicole Chung
Narrated by: Janet Song
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

“Nicole Chung’s clear and introspective memoir brings new light to the search for identity and navigating both the past and the future when surrounded by the complexity of those who love you. As a transracial adoptee, the incongruity of growing up happy yet uncomfortably different leads her to search out the truth about her birth parents when she... Read more

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The Man Who Could Move Clouds

A Memoir

By: Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER  

From the author of the “original, politically daring and passionately written” (Vogue) novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic memoir reclaiming her family's otherworldly legacy.

For Ingrid Rojas Contreras, magic runs in the family. Raised amid the political violence of 1980s and '90s... Read more

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Sigh, Gone

A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

By: Phuc Tran
Narrated by: Phuc Tran
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes

"Tran's story is an American immigration story, and so much more. His delivery is crisp and engaging, and maintains just the slightest element of whimsy...If you're a fan of memoirs and a fan of literature, this is a must- listen." -- AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the author.

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong,... Read more

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Finding Me

A Memoir

By: Viola Davis
Narrated by: Viola Davis
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

Winner of the 2023 Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording!Audie Award Winner for Audiobook of the Year!Narrated by Viola DavisIn my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central... Read more

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