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Bookmarks 2019 Festival of Books & Authors

Celebrate Bookmarks' 15th annual Festival of Books & Authors long after the Festival is over by listening to audiobooks by authors from our 2019 lineup.

Columbine

By Dave Cullen
Narrated by Don Leslie /  14 hours 6 minutes

Columbine

“Well-researched and comprehensive. Have followed quite a bit on the topic over the last two decades, and Cullen's version gave a solid account, particularly of the ways reporters got (and kept getting) it wrong. Listened to the audio version around the 20th anniversary of the shooting with Don Leslie's deep voice lending gravitas to a still-relevant topic in the United States.”

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The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake
Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy /  10 hours 33 minutes

Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible burden...

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war.

On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of... Read More »

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Small Spaces

By Katherine Arden
Narrated by Renee Dorian /  5 hours 16 minutes

New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic

After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water,... Read More »

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$25.20 USD

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Lost Roses

A Novel
By Martha Hall Kelly
Narrated by Kathleen Gati, Tavia Gilbert, Karissa Vacker & Catherine Taber /  15 hours 20 minutes

Lost Roses

“Once in a position of power and prestige but now in peril, the White Russians are fleeing the Bolshevik regime by the thousands, many with only the clothes on their backs, including Sofya, friend of the young Eliza Ferriday. In this prequel to The Lilac Girls, set during WWI, socialite Eliza is frantically fighting to find Sofya and her aristocratic family, who were forced from their homes by gunpoint. From the shores of South Hampton to the tumultuous streets of St. Petersburg, Kelly weaves a narrative full of feeling that is fraught with suspense and so very worth the ride. I loved every minute of it!”

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$35.00 USD

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Children of God

A Novel
The Sparrow Series: Book #2
By Mary Doria Russell
Narrated by Anna Fields /  17 hours 50 minutes

In Children of God, Mary Doria Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today.

The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the So-ciety of Jesus calls... Read More »

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$38.50 USD

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Pride

By Ibi Zoboi
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo /  6 hours 7 minutes

Pride

“Elizabeth Acevedo was the perfect choice for the reader of this sensational retelling of Pride & Prejudice. Zuri Benitez absolutely comes to life through her performance. Zoboi's Pride is a fresh yet faithful adaptation of the timeless classic, sure to speak to fans of Austen's original book and introduce a whole new generation to the wit and wisdom of her works. ”

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$24.14 USD

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Stormcaster

By Cinda Williams Chima
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest /  14 hours 19 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima comes the third gripping adventure in the Shattered Realms series, where intricately interwoven storylines converge as the warring Seven Realms struggle to unite against a horrific tyrant.

Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves, and weather, but his magical abilities... Read More »

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$34.49 USD

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The Lost Vintage

A Novel
By Ann Mah
Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld /  11 hours 43 minutes

The Lost Vintage

“Reminiscent of Sweetbitter and The NightingaleThe Lost Vintage combines a coming-of-age romance with family and historical drama and a delicious tour of the wines and cheese of Burgundy, France. Switching between World War II and the present, Mah explores what can happen when families—and a nation—keep secrets and fail to acknowledge the tragedies of the past. Part modern mystery and part historical novel, this book will have you turning pages in anticipation of discovering secret passages, missing journals, or those lost bottles of 1939 Côte d’Or white Burgundy.”

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$31.04 USD

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Piecing Me Together

By Renee Watson
Narrated by Renee Watson /  5 hours 37 minutes

A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renee Watson. Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even... Read More »

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Moon! Earth's Best Friend

Our Universe: Book #3
By Stacy McAnulty
Narrated by Taylor Meskimen /  19 minutes

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction audiobook about the formation and history of the moon—told from the perspective of the moon itself.

Meet Moon! She's more than just a rock—she’s Earth’s rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her... Read More »

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Betty Before X

By Ilyasah Shabazz & Renée Watson
Narrated by Ilyasah Shabazz /  4 hours 15 minutes

*Winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Award*

"In clear, measured tones, the author recounts Betty's discomfort with her home life and her work with the Housewives League...Shabazz differentiates between Betty and her mother, Ollie Mae Sanders, through pitch and projects the latter's frequent annoyance, showing why Betty often felt underappreciated.... Read More »

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$12.64 USD

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Wayfarers: Book #1
By Becky Chambers
Narrated by Rachel Dulude /  14 hours 23 minutes

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Series!

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's... Read More »

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I Miss You When I Blink

Essays
By Mary Laura Philpott
Narrated by Mary Laura Philpott /  6 hours 5 minutes

I Miss You When I Blink

“Mary Laura Philpott writes about today’s American woman in her marvelously frank and witty book of essays, I Miss You When I Blink. Women of all ages will nod their heads when reading about the decision to have babies (or not), the pitfalls of volunteering, the difficulty of getting a cat out from under the bed, the reward of crossing things off ‘the list,’ the challenge of finding time for relaxation, and, above all, the acceleration of time as we age. Philpott shares pivotal moments from her life in such a relatable way that, through both laughter and tears, readers will exclaim, ‘Yes, yes, this is ME!’ Don’t miss this gem!”

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A Closed and Common Orbit

Wayfarers: Book #2
By Becky Chambers
Narrated by Rachel Dulude /  11 hours 29 minutes

A Closed and Common Orbit

“Becky Chambers has built a dazzling and expansive science fiction universe and seems determined to introduce readers to every corner. The AI Sidra and young Jane provide swapping viewpoints between a bustling, multi-species city sprawling over a moon and a sterile factory among miles and miles of junkyard on a planet with extremely skewed priorities. Sidra's journey to understand who and what she really only becomes more poignant as you follow Jane struggle to escape the only home, the only planet, she has ever known. In the end, despite the fantastic setting and characters, Chambers manages to deliver a striking message about consciousness, survival, and family.”

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The Garden of Small Beginnings

By Abbi Waxman
Narrated by Emily Rankin /  9 hours 50 minutes

The Garden of Small Beginnings

“Lilian Girvan is a young widow going through the motions: mother of two, newly unemployed, and navigating life's daily aggravations. When she grudgingly signs up for a weekly gardening class, she's surprised to find support, wisdom, and the possibility of a new relationship. Lilian is a funny, sassy everywoman who will make you laugh out loud, cry a little, and cheer as she takes tentative steps toward her own small beginnings of happiness. Abbi Waxman's debut novel will be enjoyed by fans of The School of Essential Ingredients and anyone who believes that happiness can be a choice regardless of what life brings.”

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Inland

A Novel
By Téa Obreht 
Narrated by Anna Chlumsky, Edoardo Ballerini & Euan Morton /  13 hours 7 minutes

Inland

“Man, I could live my whole life inside this novel and be perfectly happy. Téa Obreht is the real thing. Inland has the stern gorgeousness of Blood Meridian, the cinematic perfection of Station Eleven, the fantasia-like atmosphere of Cloud Atlas, and the deep-heartedness of The Winter Soldier. This is the sort of novel that makes people want to get up and soldier on. I really loved this book.”

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Deathcaster

By Cinda Williams Chima
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest /  21 hours 20 minutes

In this indispensable conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shattered Realms series, master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations.

Warrior Alyssa ana’Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and her legacy, the Gray Wolf line. But as a prisoner of... Read More »

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$49.44 USD

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Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

By Margaret George
Narrated by Donada Peters /  42 hours 29 minutes

She was a child crowned a queen....
A sinner hailed as a saint....
A lover denounced as a whore...
A woman murdered for her dreams...

Margaret George's Mary Queen of Scotland & the Isles brings to life the fascinating story of Mary, who became the Queen of Scots when she was only six days old. Raised in the glittering French court, returning to... Read More »

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$52.50 USD

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Big Fish

A Novel of Mythic Proportions
By Daniel Wallace
Narrated by Tom Stechschulte /  4 hours 21 minutes

Writer and illustrator Daniel Wallace has published stories in various literary magazines. Big Fish is a novel reminiscent of Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain. It is a surprising work, filled with imagination, homespun humor, and hyperbole. Edward Bloom, an aging salesman, is dying. As his grown son, William, cares for him, the young man tries to... Read More »

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$18.39 USD

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The Key to Happily Ever After

By Tif Marcelo
Narrated by Cynthia Farrell /  9 hours 33 minutes

One of BuzzFeed’s “Books Coming Out This Summer That You Need to Seriously Read” * One of Bustle’s “New Romance Novels to Make Your Spring Reading Even Dreamier Than You Imagined”

A charming romantic comedy about three sisters who are struggling to keep the family wedding planning business afloat—all the while trying to write their own... Read More »

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$22.99 USD

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