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Impersonation

By: Heidi Pitlor
Narrated by: Dylan Moore
Length: 11 hours 30 minutes

“In Impersonation, Heidi Pitlor tackles a lot of big issues and makes it look effortless with her intelligence and humor. Struggling ghostwriter and solo mom Allie is so many of us: trying to do everything right but inevitably feeling as though she’s getting it all wrong, unable to get ahead. I couldn’t stop turning the pages to see how far she’d... Read more

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Love, Zac

Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy

By: Reid Forgrave
Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes

"Love, Zac is not just a vital contribution to the national conversation about traumatic brain injury in athletes, it’s so beautifully written it belongs on the shelf alongside classic works of literary journalism.” —Jeanne Marie Laskas, New York Times bestselling author of Concussion

In December 2015, Zac Easter, a twenty-four-year-old from... Read more

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His Only Wife

By: Peace Adzo Medie
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
One of BuzzFeed's "29 Books We Couldn’t Put Down This Year"

A Must-Read Novel: The New York Times Book Review * BuzzFeed *  Marie Claire * Parade * Travel + Leisure * Ms. Magazine * Bustle * The Millions * Book...
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Furia

By: Yamile Saied Méndez
Narrated by: Sol Madariaga
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
Recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Medal

One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020
A Best Book of the Year: Cosmopolitan * Kirkus Reviews * SheReads * New York Public Library 


“An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.”
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“This book will set your dreams on fire . . . It’s... Read more

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Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1)

Skunk and Badger: Book #1

By: Amy Timberlake
Narrated by: Michael Boatman
Length: 2 hours 56 minutes

Wallace and Gromit meets Winnie-the-Pooh in a fresh take on a classic odd-couple friendship, from Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake.
 
No one wants a skunk.
 
They are unwelcome on front stoops. They should not linger in Important Rock Rooms. Skunks should never, ever be allowed to move in. But Skunk is Badger’s new roommate, and there is... Read more

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Down Along with That Devil's Bones

A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy

By: Connor Towne O'Neill
Narrated by: Geoffrey Cantor
Length: 7 hours 25 minutes

“The past won’t go anywhere — especially the racist past endorsed by the contemporary enablers of the Nathan Bedford Forrest mythology. O’Neill’s combination of historical research on the ‘Southern Cause’ and Jim Crow racism, combined with visits to the most contentious monuments to slavery, bring this work to visceral life. Down Along with That... Read more

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Paper Bullets

Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

By: Jeffrey H. Jackson
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

“A Nazi resistance story like none you’ve ever heard or read.” —Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and On Desperate Ground

"Every page is gripping, and the amount of new research is nothing short of mind-boggling. A brilliant book for the ages!” —Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot 

A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction
Longlisted...
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Big Girl, Small Town

By: Michelle Gallen
Narrated by: Nicola Coughlan
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes

“You might fall in love with this rough, bawdy, funny, and heart-wrenching novel because of the skill with which Michelle Gallen gives you the cadences and nuances of English as spoken in small-town Northern Ireland. You might fall in love because Gallen is showing you a working-class setting seldom depicted on either side of the pond, an... Read more

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