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Montclair Literary Festival 2024- Part 1
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Montclair Literary Festival 2024- Part 1

Most books featured at the 2024 Montclair Literary Festival are available on Libro.fm! Any MLF authors that don't have an audiobook here can find a copy at Watchung Booksellers.

My Father's List

How Living My Dad's Dreams Set Me Free

By: Laura Carney
Narrated by: Laura Carney
Length: 9 hours 38 minutes

On the cusp of middle age, a newlywed journalist discovers and finishes the bucket list of her late free-spirited father.
Fifty-four adventures in six years. That’s what thirty-eight-year-old journalist Laura Carney embarked on when she discovered her late father Mick’s bucket list.
Killed in a car crash when Laura was twenty-five, Mick seemed... Read more

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What Happened to Paula

On the Death of an American Girl

By: Katherine Dykstra
Narrated by: Nan McNamara
Length: 9 hours 5 minutes

A riveting investigation into a cold case asks how much control women have over their bodies and the direction of their lives.

In July 1970, eighteen-year-old Paula Oberbroeckling left her house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and never returned. A cold case for fifty years, Paula’s story had been largely forgotten when Katherine Dykstra began looking for... Read more

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West of the Sea

By: Stephanie Willing
Narrated by: Stephanie Willing
Length: 8 hours 1 minute

Tae Keller meets Tracey Baptiste in a tale of generational trauma, told with a cryptozoological twist.

Paleontology-loving Haven West and her older sister, Margie, have hardly talked with their mom since she retreated into a deep depression. Each morning Haven wonders if it’s going to be a “good” or “bad” day, and the only thing that seems to... Read more

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The Tenth Muse

A Novel

By: Catherine Chung
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9 hours 12 minutes

“Catherine Chung’s female protagonist is a mathematician, and it is thrilling to have a woman scientist who is a complex character in an even more complex novel. In trying to solve a math riddle, she ends up exploring the riddle of her own childhood, which is inextricably linked to one of the darkest episodes in human history. Catherine Chung has... Read more

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The Morningside

A Novel

By: Téa Obreht 
Narrated by: Carlotta Brentan
Length: 8 hours 35 minutes

“A touching, inventive novel about belonging and loss” (People) from the critically beloved, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife and Inland

“I marveled at the subtle beauty and precision of Obreht’s prose. . . Read in the context of today’s conflicts and injustices, climate emergencies, and political and racial... Read more

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The Limits

A novel

By: Nell Freudenberger
Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
Length: 11 hours 51 minutes

The most thrilling work yet from the best-selling, prize-winning author of The Newlyweds and Lost and Wanted, a stunning new novel set in French Polynesia and New York City about three characters who undergo massive transformations over the course of a single year

“A big-hearted, tightly-plotted novel that bravely takes on our times by looking at...
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How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water

A Novel

By: Angie Cruz
Narrated by: Kimberly M. Wetherell & Rossmery Almonte
Length: 6 hours 16 minutes

“An outstanding novel that made my laugh, cringe, cry, and tell all of my friends. This is MUST LISTEN audiobook with incredible narration that brings the highly original format of the book to life more than any book I've listened to. I loved this book. Read more

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Neruda on the Park

A Novel

By: Cleyvis Natera
Narrated by: Imani Russell, Annette Amelia Oliveira & Alma Cuervo
Length: 13 hours 33 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • An exhilarating debut novel following members of a Dominican family in New York City who take radically different paths when faced with encroaching gentrification

“Strikes all the right notes—captivating characters, lyrical language, and a storyline that captures your imagination and refuses to let go . . . an... Read more

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Work, Retire, Repeat

The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy

By: Teresa Ghilarducci
Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes

This is an audiobook version of this book. A damning portrait of the dire realities of retirement in the United States—and how we can fix it. While the French went on strike in 2023 to protest the increase in the national retirement age, workers in the United States have all but given up on the notion of dignified retirement for all. Instead,... Read more

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Economics in America

An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality

By: Angus Deaton
Narrated by: Angus Deaton
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

This audiobook narrated by Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton shares candid reflections on the economist’s craft

Features “Asides with Angus” as bonus material with stories and outtakes from Deaton’s recording sessions

When economist Angus Deaton immigrated to the United States from Britain in the early 1980s, he was awed by America’s strengths and... Read more

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Smart is the New Rich

Money Guide for Millennials

By: Christine Romans
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes

Against a drumbeat of hopelessness about too much student debt and too few jobs requiring a college degree, Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials is a realistic and optimistic road map for millennials to save more, navigate their careers, invest in the stock market, and pay their student loans all at the same time. TIME is a... Read more

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Smart Is the New Rich

If You Can't Afford It, Put It Down

By: Christine Romans
Narrated by: Emily Durante
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes

Across every income level, the Great Recession has changed how we spend our money. Almost three quarters of Americans are making significant spending cuts, even if they dont have to, and most say they are so scarred by two years of economic upheaval, they wont go back to their old bubble ways. Consumers by choice or by necessity are... Read more

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How to Speak Money

The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

By: Christine Romans & Ali Velshi
Narrated by: Ali Velshi & Christine Romans
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes

When you take a good, hard look at who (or what) is controlling your biggest investments, you may just find it's not you. In some cases, it may be that no one is getting the job done and, in other instances, you may find that outside forces are in control: your employer or the government. Who is contributing and managing your retirement... Read more

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The Daughter Ship

A Novel

By: Boo Trundle
Narrated by: Xe Sands, Justis Bolding, Michael Crouch, Ann Marie Gideon, Dawn Harvey, Cassandra Morris & Sara Morsey
Length: 7 hours 41 minutes

This irreverent debut delivers a headlong human comedy of trauma and triumph, narrated by the concealed inner selves of a woman on the brink: Katherine, a lost creative soul and suburban mother of two, who has struggled into her forties with the urge to self-harm.

"Tracks the scattered parts of one woman as she fractures and finds herself over...
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Red Comet

The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

By: Heather Clark
Narrated by: Laura Jennings
Length: 45 hours 26 minutes

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • The highly anticipated biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.

“One of the most beautiful biographies I've ever read." —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, Untamed


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A Hundred Lovers

Poems

By: Richie Hofmann
Narrated by: Richie Hofmann
Length: 50 minutes

An erotic journal in poems, from a rising star in the American poetry scene, author of the highly acclaimed collection Second Empire.

“A book of love poems that consciously and subversively hearken back to Shakespeare’s sonnets, marking Hofmann’s position as one of our necessary poets of erotic desire.” —Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize–winning...
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Nothing Stays Put

The Life and Poetry of Amy Clampitt

By: Willard Spiegelman
Narrated by: Arthur Morey & Cassandra Campbell
Length: 15 hours 8 minutes

An evocative portrait of the beloved and acclaimed poet, whose late-in-life success took the literary world by storm.

With the publication of her first book of poems in her sixty-third year, Amy Clampitt rose meteorically to fame, launching herself from obscurity to the upper ranks of American poetry all but overnight, and living a whirlwind... Read more

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City of Laughter

By: Temim Fruchter
Narrated by: Mara Wilson
Length: 13 hours 39 minutes

Ropshitz, Poland, was once known as the City of Laughter. As this story opens, an 18th century badchan, a holy jester whose job is to make wedding guests laugh, receives a visitation from a mysterious stranger—bringing the laughter the people of Ropshitz desperately need and triggering a sequence of events that will reverberate across the coming... Read more

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The Counterfeit Countess

The Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles during the Holocaust

By: Elizabeth B. White & Joanna Sliwa
Narrated by: Gilli Messer
Length: 10 hours 50 minutes

The astonishing story of Dr. Josephine Janina Mehlberg—a Jewish mathematician who saved thousands of lives in Nazi-occupied Poland by masquerading as a Polish aristocrat—drawing on Mehlberg’s own unpublished memoir.

World War II and the Holocaust have given rise to many stories of resistance and rescue, but The Counterfeit Countess is unique. It... Read more

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The First Lady of World War II

By: Shannon McKenna Schmidt
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes

Five weeks, twenty-five thousand miles, and an arduous secret journey of a brave First Lady.August 1943. As World War II consumes much of the globe, Americans at home have no idea the extent of the horror their servicemen face. What they also don’t know is that Eleanor Roosevelt has boarded a military transport plane, heading to the Pacific... Read more

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