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Rocket City Mom Virtual Book Club Reads

The Rocket City Mom Virtual Book Club reads fiction and nonfiction books, where moms are a pivotal part of the story or narration, and chats about these books on Facebook. It is based in Huntsville, AL and sponsored by The Snail on the Wall bookstore. You don't have to be a Huntsville/North Alabama parent in order to participate, but most of the members are. The club has been meeting since 2016 — it was virtual before virtual was the the norm! Below are all past reads. Join the club

The Nest

By: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Narrated by: Mia Barron
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

“Welcome to the strikingly dysfunctional Plumb family: four siblings connected by little more than 'The Nest,' a joint trust fund that each has earmarked to support their unrealistic lifestyles. When Leo, the older brother and the center of the Plumb family universe, injures himself and a 19-year-old waitress in a scandalous car accident and... Read more

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Commonwealth

By: Ann Patchett
Narrated by: Hope Davis
Length: 10 hours 33 minutes

“Patchett leaves behind the exotic locales and intricate plots of State of Wonder and Bel Canto for an even darker and more difficult place to navigate -- the interior of a blended family over the course of several decades. While more domestic than many of her previous novels, Commonwealth offers plenty of intrigue and surprises as Patchett... Read more

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Every Wild Heart

A Novel

By: Meg Donohue
Narrated by: Nicole Poole & Brittany Pressley
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.Passionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago when Gail’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant... Read more

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The Almost Sisters

A Novel

By: Joshilyn Jackson
Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
Length: 12 hours 39 minutes

“Leia Birch is pretty much a rock star in the comic world, but her personal life has taken over the drama of her heroines, Violet and Violence. Leia is pregnant with a biracial child after too much tequila and a one-night stand at Comic-Con, her sister's perfect marriage is imploding, and it appears her sweet, proper Southern grandmother has been... Read more

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The Last Mrs. Parrish

A Novel

By: Liv Constantine
Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman & Meghan Wolf
Length: 11 hours 59 minutes

“I decided to listen to the audio version from Libro.fm when I saw Constantine has a new book coming out and when I read that The Last Mrs. Parrish is under production. I think listening as opposed to reading made me feel like the characters were more real - still obnoxious but more like people you might know. As it turns out the book was well... Read more

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That Kind of Mother

A Novel

By: Rumaan Alam
Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Buzzfeed • The Boston Globe •  The Millions • InStyle • Southern Living“With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.”
   — Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere
From the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a... Read more

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The Expats

A Novel

By: Chris Pavone
Narrated by: Mozhan Marnò
Length: 12 hours 22 minutes

The international thriller that Patricia Cornwell says is “bristling with suspense” about an American abroad who finds herself in complex web of intrigue.
 
Can We Ever Escape Our Secrets?
 
Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage . . . and to maintain an increasingly... Read more

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Little Fires Everywhere

By: Celeste Ng
Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
Length: 11 hours 26 minutes

“Readers who enjoyed the run away hit Little Fires Everywhere will devour this new, slightly edgier fiction release, We All Love the Beautiful Girls. Read more

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Off the Clock

Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

By: Laura Vanderkam
Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes

"I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our call with an assurance that I would not take much of her time. She laughed. 'Oh, I have all the time in the world,' she said."

Most of us feel constantly behind, unsure how to escape feeling oppressed by busyness. Laura Vanderkam,... Read more

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Reese's Book Club (A Novel)

By: Delia Owens
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hours 11 minutes

Where the Crawdads Sing is a stunning and beautiful novel that readers will want to simultaneously savor and devour with every luxurious word. You’ll hear the gulls cry on the beach through these pages, you’ll see the light flickering through the marsh trees, you’ll smell the homemade grits sizzling on the stovetop. Your heart will ache for the... Read more

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Big Little Lies

By: Liane Moriarty
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
Length: 15 hours 54 minutes

DON’T MISS SEASON 2 OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING HBO® SERIES 
STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEY, LAURA DERN, ZOË KRAVITZ, AND MERYL STREEP

From the author of Nine Perfect StrangersTruly Madly Guilty, and The Husband’s Secret comes the #1 New York Times bestselling novel about the dangerous little lies we... Read more

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I Know How She Does It

How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

By: Laura Vanderkam
Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes

From the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, powerful insights from 1001 actual days in the lives of high-achieving women.

Balancing work and family life is a constant struggle, especially for women with children and ambitious career goals. It’s been the subject of countless books, articles, blog posts and... Read more

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The Couple Next Door

A Novel

By: Shari Lapena
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Not a Happy Family

“The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.” —People

“I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.  The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton

It... Read more

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What Alice Forgot

By: Liane Moriarty
Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt Smith
Length: 13 hours 32 minutes

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND'S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES.

A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”

Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a... Read more

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Everything, Everything

By: Nicola Yoon
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin & Robbie Daymond
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

Risk everything . . . for love with this #1 New York Times bestseller. 

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in...
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Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

A Novel

By: Heather Webber
Narrated by: Bethany Lind, Nicholas Techosky & Stephanie Willis
Length: 11 hours 46 minutes

"Listeners will be transported to the small Southern town of Wicklow by the drawls and laid-back pacing of the narrators...This is a beautiful story of family, love, and forgiveness." - AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and...
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The Mother-in-Law

A Novel

By: Sally Hepworth
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

“Family relationships are often complicated and misunderstood especially between mother and daughter in laws, but do they usually end in murder? This is the question to be answered in Hepworth’s masterfully plotted novel of families and expectations each has of the other. Lucy is yearning for a mother figure since her mother died when she was... Read more

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Where We Belong

A Novel

By: Emily Giffin
Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin's Where We Belong delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together


Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and... Read more

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Year of Yes

How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

By: Shonda Rhimes
Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times).

She’s the creator and producer of some of the... Read more

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

A Novel

By: Jesmyn Ward
Narrated by: Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Chris Chalk & Rutina Wesley
Length: 8 hours 22 minutes

“Sing, Unburied, Sing is a dark and gorgeous song of love and heartbreak, haunting and tragic and disorienting in its timelessness. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill anchors Ward's tale to Mississippi today, which is almost indistinguishable from its notorious yesterday, a present and past (ironically) made more alive in the novel by ghosts and... Read more

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