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Winter Gazette - 2017

In spring, summer, and autumn, we publish Booknotes, our seasonal book reviews of notable new releases. But as the light and temperatures drop, we publish our Winter Gazette, which includes recent releases that make great gifts. Take a look on our shelves to find something unexpected!

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

The Book of Dust: Book #1
By Philip Pullman
Narrated by Michael Sheen /  13 hours 7 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

2018 Odyssey Honor
2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording
The Washington Post Best Audiobook of 2017
Slate Best Audiobook of 2017
Booklist Editor’s Choice Audio for Youth
AudioFile Best YA Audiobooks of 2017


"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The...
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead & Erin Stead
Narrated by Keegan-Michael Key & Various /  1 hour 10 minutes

A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children’s story is brought to life by Caldecott Medal winners Philip Stead and Erin Stead.

In a hotel in Paris one evening in the 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Choosing a picture from a magazine to get started, Twain began telling... Read More »

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The Rules of Magic

A Novel
By Alice Hoffman
Narrated by Marin Ireland /  10 hours 58 minutes

From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.

Find your magic.

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to... Read More »

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Manhattan Beach

A Novel
By Jennifer Egan
Narrated by Norbert Leo Butz, Heather Lind & Vincent Piazza /  15 hours 16 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY,... Read More »

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Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng
Narrated by Jennifer Lim /  11 hours 26 minutes

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

The runaway New York Times bestseller!

Named a Best Book of the Year by:
People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis...
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1984

By George Orwell
Narrated by Simon Prebble /  11 hours 23 minutes

Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book. George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, the hero... Read More »

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The King Is Always Above the People

Stories
By Daniel Alarcón
Narrated by David DeSantos /  6 hours 54 minutes

LONGLISTED for the 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

An urgent, essential collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles.

Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets.... Read More »

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Spy of the First Person

By Sam Shepard
Narrated by Michael Shannon /  1 hour 41 minutes

The final work from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days

In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard’s extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his... Read More »

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The River of Consciousness

By Oliver Sacks
Narrated by Dan Woren & Kate Edgar /  5 hours 50 minutes

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience.

Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers... Read More »

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Maestros and Their Music

The Art and Alchemy of Conducting
By John Mauceri
Narrated by John Mauceri /  9 hours 46 minutes

An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century.

John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession,... Read More »

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Spineless

The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone
By Juli Berwald
Narrated by Juli Berwald /  10 hours 16 minutes

“Part travelogue, part memoir, part deep-dive (literally) into the world of jellyfish... Spineless can serve as inspiration for any of us to reclaim a creative space in the midst of family life.” —NPR

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea’s imperiled...
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Silence

In the Age of Noise
By Erling Kagge & Becky L. Crook
Narrated by Atli Gunnarsson /  2 hours 3 minutes

What is silence?

Where can it be found?

Why is it now more important than ever?

In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and... Read More »

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Grant

By Ron Chernow
Narrated by Mark Bramhall /  47 hours 58 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestseller.

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review.

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.


Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is... Read More »

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