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Unique & Quirky Book Club Reads

When we started our book club at Fountain Bookstore, we promised our members that we would seek out reads that they wouldn't find at the average book club, and we promised that we'd always have them available on audio for our book listeners. Here's a selection of what we've read over the year and a half!

Rabbit

The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
By Patricia Williams & Jeannine Amber
Narrated by Patricia Williams /  7 hours 23 minutes

Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature

"An absolute must-read" – Shondaland

“[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – New York Times

They called her Rabbit.

Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. One of five children, Pat watched... Read More »

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes

A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
By Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt
Narrated by Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt /  6 hours 16 minutes

A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives

Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she... Read More »

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Books for Living

Some Thoughts on Reading, Reflecting, and Embracing Life
By Will Schwalbe
Narrated by Jeff Harding /  7 hours 3 minutes

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.


Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain... Read More »

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Get In Trouble

Stories
By Kelly Link
Narrated by Various /  9 hours 56 minutes

She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have.

Link has won an ardent following for... Read More »

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Big Little Lies

By Liane Moriarty
Narrated by Caroline Lee /  15 hours 54 minutes

The new novel from the author of The Husband’s Secret
A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she... Read More »

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The Shepherd's Life

Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
By James Rebanks
Narrated by Bryan Dick /  7 hours 34 minutes

"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK

The Instant #1 International Bestseller

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of... Read More »

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Wolf In White Van

By John Darnielle
Narrated by John Darnielle /  5 hours 22 minutes

Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move.

Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright,... Read More »

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Fingersmith

By Sarah Waters
Narrated by Juanita McMahon /  23 hours 36 minutes

New York Times best-selling author of Affinity (H1551), Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs.... Read More »

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The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman: Book #1
By Ben H. Winters
Narrated by Peter Berkrot /  8 hours 20 minutes

What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy... Read More »

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Underground Airlines

By Ben Winters
Narrated by William DeMeritt /  9 hours 28 minutes

The bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened?

A New York Times bestseller; a Goodreads Choice finalist; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Hudson Bookseller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kirkus Reviews, AudioFile Magazine, and Amazon

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IQ

An IQ Novel: Book #1
By Joe Ide
Narrated by Sullivan Jones /  9 hours 8 minutes

Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has... Read More »

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Mort(e)

A Novel
The War with No Name Series: Book #1
By Robert Repino
Narrated by Bronson Pinchot /  11 hours 8 minutes

A genre-busting postapocalyptic first novel-a page-turning adventure channeling Animal Farm as imagined by Cormac McCarthyThe "war with no name" has begun; its goal, human extinction. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that will forever eradicate... Read More »

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The Jezebel Remedy

By Martin Clark
Narrated by Morgan Hallett /  15 hours 31 minutes

Lisa and Joe Stone, married for twenty years and sole partners in their small law firm in Henry County, Virginia, handle less than glamorous cases, whether domestic disputes, personal injury settlements, or a plethora of complaints from their cantankerous client Lettie VanSandt (""eccentric"" by some accounts, ""certifiable"" by others). When... Read More »

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The Magician's Lie

A Novel
By Greer Macallister
Narrated by Julia Whelan & Nick Podehl /  10 hours 18 minutes

Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician's Lie, a debut novel in which the country's most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder—and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.

The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her... Read More »

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The Disaster Artist

My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
By Tom Bissell & Greg Sestero
Narrated by Greg Sestero /  11 hours 38 minutes

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. Wiseau seemed never to have read the rule book on interpersonal relationships (or... Read More »

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All the Missing Girls

A Novel
By Megan Miranda
Narrated by Rebekkah Ross /  10 hours 4 minutes

Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from... Read More »

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All Our Wrong Todays

A Novel
By Elan Mastai
Narrated by Elan Mastai /  10 hours 1 minute

One of Wall Street Journal’s Best of 2017

“Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor.”Entertainment Weekly

“[An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling.”—The Washington Post

“Instantly engaging. . . . A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers,...
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Mikhail and Margarita

A Novel
By Julie Lekstrom Himes
Narrated by Michael Goldstrom /  11 hours 59 minutes

It is 1933 and Mikhail Bulgakov's enviable career is on the brink of being dismantled. His friend and mentor, the poet Osip Mandelstam, has been arrested, tortured, and sent into exile. Meanwhile, a mysterious agent of the secret police has developed a growing obsession with exposing Bulgakov as an enemy of the state. To make matters worse,... Read More »

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Young Jane Young

A Novel
By Gabrielle Zevin
Narrated by Karen White /  8 hours 18 minutes

Young Jane Young's heroine is Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss—who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married—and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over... Read More »

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