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The Vanishing Half
By Brit Bennett
Narrated by Shayna Small / 11 hours 33 minutes
“Brit Bennett’s second novel broke my heart. She doesn’t shy away from the sadness inherent in each character’s life, yet she left me feeling better for having met all of them. I read The Vanishing Half with a sense of hope, despite my dread that terrible things might befall the characters. Desiree and Stella’s story unfolds with a deft delicateness in a book that is astonishingly accomplished and sweeping, and yet so very intimate.”Jamie Thomas, Women & Children First
You Should See Me in a Crown
By Leah Johnson
Narrated by Alaska Jackson / 7 hours 18 minutes
Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.
But when the financial aid she... Read More »
A Song Below Water
Narrated by Andrea Laing & Jennifer Haralson / 9 hours 23 minutes
Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s listeners — a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.
In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.
Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family... Read More »
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
Narrated by Jordan Cobb & A. J. Beckles / 12 hours 3 minutes
The first in a gripping fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction—from debut author Roseanne A. Brown. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Renée Ahdieh, and Sabaa Tahir.
For Malik, the... Read More »
This Is What I Know About Art
Pocket Change Collective
Narrated by Kimberly Drew / 1 hour 3 minutes
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.
"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her."--Janelle Monáe, award-winning... Read More »
Narrated by Ulka Mohanty, Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar, Deepti Gupta, Soneela Nankani & Neil Shah / 7 hours 21 minutes
“Majumdar’s suspenseful narrative holds a mirror up to society at large, reflecting the lies people tell themselves to rationalize sacrificing morality for personal gain. Unintended consequences from an impulsive social media post explode against a backdrop of deep economic insecurities and centuries-old prejudices. A searing debut, this novel is timely and timeless. It packs a punch way above its weight. Brilliant.”Lisa Johnson, Penguin Bookshop
The Groom Will Keep His Name
And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance
By Matt Ortile
Narrated by Matt Ortile / 9 hours 26 minutes
A riotous collection of "witty and captivating" (Bitch Magazine) essays by a gay Filipino immigrant in America learning that everything is about sex--and sex is about power
When Matt Ortile moved from Manila to Las Vegas, the locals couldn't pronounce his name. Harassed as a kid for his brown skin, accent, and femininity, he believed he could... Read More »
The Guest List
By Lucy Foley
Narrated by Jot Davies, Chloe Massey, Olivia Dowd, Aoife McMahon, Sarah Ovens & Rich Keeble / 9 hours 53 minutes
A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the author of The Hunting Party.
The bride ? The plus one ? The best man ? The wedding planner ? The bridesmaid ? The body
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their... Read More »
The Second Home
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert / 12 hours 22 minutes
“While reading The Second Home, you can taste the saltwater of both the ocean and the tears of familial pain. Christina Clancy has written a beautiful story of family and the bonds that can be broken and somehow repaired again. The characters and location are so well-written, you’ll feel like you’ve vacationed on the Cape for years with the Gordon family. Fans of Jane Hamilton and We Were the Mulvaneys will love The Second Home.”Nancy Baenen, Arcadia Books
The House on Fripp Island
Narrated by Susan Bennett / 9 hours 10 minutes
Fripp Island, South Carolina, is the perfect destination for the wealthy Daly family: Lisa, Scott, and their two girls. For Lisas childhood friend Poppy Ford, however, the resort island is a world away from what she and her family are used to. Everyone brings secrets to the island, distorting what should be a convivial, relaxing summer on the... Read More »
My Summer of Love and Misfortune
By Lindsay Wong
Narrated by Nancy Wu / 11 hours 21 minutes
Crazy Rich Asians meets Love & Gelato in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.
Iris Wang is having a bit of a rough start to her summer: Her boyfriend cheated on her, she didn’t get into any colleges, and she... Read More »
By Masha Gessen
Narrated by Masha Gessen / 5 hours 45 minutes
“The Platonic ideal of the anti-Trump Trump book.” —The Washington Post
“An indispensable voice of and for this moment.” –Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny
A bestselling, National Book Award-winning journalist’s essential guide to understanding, resisting, and recovering from the ravages of our tumultuous times.
In the run-up to the 2016... Read More »
By Naoise Dolan
Narrated by Aoife McMahon / 6 hours 55 minutes
“This debut novel about an Irish expat millennial teaching English and finding romance in Hong Kong is half Sally Rooney love triangle, half glitzy Crazy Rich Asians high living—and guaranteed to please.” —Vogue
AN ANTICIPATED BOOK FROM:
Vogue * Elle * O, the Oprah Magazine * Esquire * Harper's Bazaar * PopSugar * LitHub
An intimate, bracingly... Read More »
Ali Reynolds Series
By J.A. Jance
Narrated by Karen Ziemba / 11 hours 5 minutes
Ali Reynolds and her team at High Noon Enterprises must race against the clock to save an archbishop who faces mysterious death threats in yet another “incredible” (Suspense Magazine) installment of J.A. Jance’s New York Times bestselling series.
Years after her son’s fatal overdose, grieving mother Rachel Higgins learns that his addiction may... Read More »
The Lies That Bind
By Emily Giffin
Narrated by Brittany Pressley, Will Damron & Vikas Adam / 10 hours 44 minutes
In the irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . .
It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in... Read More »
Narrated by Katharine Lee McEwan / 11 hours 23 minutes
"Almost unbearably tense." --The New York Times Book Review
"A Sliding Doors thriller with a moral dilemma at its heart. Brilliant." --Claire Douglas, author of Last Seen Alive
A captivating, ingenious novel by the author of The Good Sister about a woman faced with an impossible choice after attacking an unknown assailant, urging readers to ask... Read More »
Narrated by Gabra Zackman / 11 hours 34 minutes
For fans of Mary Beth Keane and Jennifer Egan, this powerful, moving multigenerational saga from National Book Award finalist Martha McPhee—ten years in the making—explores one family’s story against the sweep of 20th century American history.
Drawn from the author’s own family history, An Elegant Woman is a story of discovery and reinvention,... Read More »
More Miracle than Bird
By Alice Miller
Narrated by Polly Lee / 9 hours 22 minutes
For fans of Paula McLains The Paris Wife and Amor Towless Rules of Civility, Alice Miller's sweeping debut novel charts the love story of two of literatures most fascinating characters: Georgie Hyde-Lees and her husband, W. B. Yeats. On the eve of World War I, twenty-one-year-old Georgie Hyde-Leeson her own for the first timeis introduced to... Read More »
Narrated by Mikel Jollett / 11 hours 44 minutes
“Hollywood Park is the kind of memoir that will turn you completely inside out before it lets you go. Within the specificity of his story, Mikel Jollett has somehow managed to make space for all of us — the intricate voice of his child and adolescent selves is one every reader will easily hear in their own head. This book is a brilliant and raw balancing of the accounts that make up a self, and I have nothing but respect for the vulnerability it took Jollett to step down from the stage he’s used to occupying as a musician and into a story that readers everywhere will hold in their hands and hearts for a very long time.”Afton Montgomery, Tattered Cover
The Jane Austen Society
Narrated by Richard Armitage / 9 hours 55 minutes
“Utterly and wonderfully charming! The residents of Chawton, England, who seem to have nothing in common, come together by their love for the writings of Jane Austen. They quickly come to realize that true friendship depends on nothing but a caring heart and the willingness and courage to be open to others. This is a book to read again and again whenever your faith in humanity is threatened.”Sandi Madore, Magnolia's Bookstore
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