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Phinney Books Bestsellers: Year Two

Our bestselling books from June 20, 2015 through June 19, 2016. Totals for hardcover and paperback for a single title are combined. Notebooks and coloring books not included.

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

A Novel

By Fredrik Backman
Narrated by: Joan Walker
Length: 11 hours 2 minutes

A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her... Read more »

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Delancey

A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

By Molly Wizenberg
Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

In this funny, frank, and tender memoir, the author of the NewYork Times bestseller A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette recounts how opening arestaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage.

When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, he was atrained composer with a handful of offbeat interests: espresso machines, woodenboats,... Read more »

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Some Luck

A novel
The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga: Book #1

By Jane Smiley
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 14 hours 47 minutes

Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. 

On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different... Read more »

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

A Memoir

By Carrie Brownstein
Narrated by: Carrie Brownstein
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

“Carrie is a natural-born performer and hearing her read her own book is delightful. The way the narration blends with music as the story progresses is perfect for this format.”

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Rising Strong

How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

By Brené Brown
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her... Read more »

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A God in Ruins

A Novel

By Kate Atkinson
Narrated by: Alex Jennings
Length: 16 hours 24 minutes

This stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn), follows Ursula's brother Teddy as he navigates an unknown future after a perilous war.

"He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next... Read more »

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Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

Mercy Watson: Book #2

By Kate DiCamillo
Narrated by: Ron McLarty
Length: 22 minutes

Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a “You are such a good sport, darling” to get the portly pig out of the driver’s seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. Read more »

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The Wright Brothers

By David McCullough
Narrated by: David McCullough
Length: 10 hours 2 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history.... Read more »

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Circling the Sun

A Novel

By Paula McLain
Narrated by: Katharine Lee McEwan
Length: 12 hours 16 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS  “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.”—Ann Patchett, Country... Read more »

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A Tale for the Time Being

By Ruth Ozeki
Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
Length: 14 hours 43 minutes

A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki

“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before... Read more »

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

A Novel

By Maria Semple
Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in... Read more »

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Modern Romance

By Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg
Narrated by: Aziz Ansari
Length: 6 hours 14 minutes

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices


At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships,... Read more »

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The Buried Giant

A novel

By Kazuo Ishiguro
Narrated by: David Horovitch
Length: 11 hours 47 minutes

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.
 
In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British... Read more »

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Nora Webster

A Novel

By Colm Toibin
Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
Length: 11 hours 19 minutes

2015 Audie Award Finalist for Literary Fiction

From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review) about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, fear, and longing, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” (The... Read more »

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