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The Summer that Never Happened

Just because we didn't have these amazing authors here this summer for events doesn't mean you should miss out on their incredible books!

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The King of Confidence

A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch

By Miles Harvey
Narrated by: Rengin Altay
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes

The "unputdownable" (Dave Eggers, National Book award finalist) story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, "perfect for fans of The Devil in the White City" (Kirkus)

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

Longlisted for the...
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The Narcissism of Small Differences

By Michael Zadoorian
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 9 hours 25 minutes

Joe Keen and Ana Urbanek have been a couple for a long time, with all the requisite lulls and temptations, yet they remain unmarried and without children or a mortgage, as their Midwestern values (and parents) seem to require. Now on the cusp of forty, they are both working jobs that they're not even sure they believe in anymore, but with... Read more »

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The Kelloggs

The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

By Howard Markel
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 16 hours 22 minutes

John Harvey Kellogg was one of America's most beloved physicians; a bestselling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the mass production... Read more »

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Kept Animals

A Novel

By Kate Milliken
Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
Length: 10 hours 41 minutes

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize

Kept Animals is a darkly beautiful book, tender yet powerful, an exquisite exploration of hurt and desire, the why of wanting, taking, and giving. And Kate Milliken knows her stuff when it comes to horses.” —Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses

“In this... Read more »

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Lakewood

A Novel

By Megan Giddings
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

Lakewood

“Lena just lost her grandmother, her mother has health problems and to top of off they are having financial problems. Lena takes a mysterious job in hopes help her mother and to pay off bills. Lakewood takes you into a dark world of medical testing where human rights are disregarded. This whole story felt more than real and makes you question how far you would go for to help your family.”

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Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox

The Finniverse series: Book #1

By Michael Buckley
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS comes a new action-packed middle-grade series with aliens, robots, and kids saving the world!

Finn Foley has a lunchbox, and when he opens it, weird things come out . . . like a seven-foot-tall robot and a strange, blinking device that glues itself to his chest. The... Read more »

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The Women of the Copper Country

By Mary Doria Russell
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hours 27 minutes

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow comes “historical fiction that feels uncomfortably relevant today” (Kirkus Reviews) about “America’s Joan of Arc”—the courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world.

In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements... Read more »

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The Wicked Sister

By Karen Dionne
Narrated by: Kristen Sieh & Andi Arndt
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

She thought she'd buried her past. But what if it's been hunting her this whole time?

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Marsh King's Daughter comes a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, love and...
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Northernmost

A novel
Eide Family Series

By Peter Geye
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini & Lisa Flanagan
Length: 11 hours 34 minutes

Northernmost

“Shakespeare wrote, ‘What’s past is prologue.’ Through Geye’s lyrical prose, we are reminded of the importance of where we come from and what we leave for those after us. Northernmost illustrates the power of true adventure — adventure through risking life and limb in the Arctic, adventure through loss, adventure through love, and adventure through the most powerful self-discovery. This book will leave an imprint on your heart.”

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