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“The holidays are always a stressful time, but imagine being with your immediate family for a full seven days of quarantine! This is the premise of Hornak's Seven Days of Us. To ride out the weeklong quarantine imposed due to daughter Olivia's work treating patients of an epidemic in Liberia, the Birch family plans to spend the Christmas holiday in mother Emma's crumbling ancestral home, Weyfield Hall, in Norfolk. On top of isolation and the lack of escape, each member of the family is dealing with their own secrets. A wonderful tale full of humor and heartache and all the issues families deal with - love, longing, and regret. Sometimes being forced together gives you a new perspective on your family and yourself.”Maxwell Gregory, Lake Forest Book Store
By: Dianne Lake & Deborah Herman
Narrated by: Dianne Lake
Length: 12 hours 31 minutes
In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls."
At age... Read More »
By: Jennifer Haigh
Narrated by: Michael Rahhal & Allyson Ryan
Length: 14 hours 45 minutes
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families.
Forty... Read More »
By: Augusten Burroughs
Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes
"Burroughs has lived this story, so his delivery perfectly matches the tone and pacing needed. Focusing on a series of failed relationships, Burroughs lets his voice rise in both tension and tenor as he analyzes the reasons, with help from analysis, that some relationships work and others are doomed by the personal quirks of both people." —... Read More »
By: Brian Van Reet
Narrated by: Andrew Eiden, Armando Duran & Nicol Zanzarella
Length: 9 hours 7 minutes
"The finest Iraq War novel yet written by an American"-- Wall Street Journal, 10 Best Novels of the Year
"An electrifying debut" (The Economist) that maps the blurred lines between good and evil, soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished.
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
It is April 2003. American forces have... Read More »
By: Lori Rader-Day
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 12 hours 14 minutes
From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search for a lost boy.Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to fin Read More »d...
By: Leonardo Lucarelli, Lorena Rossi Gori & Danielle Rossi
Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes
With the wit and pace of Anthony Bourdain, Italian chef and anthropologist Leonardo Lucarelli sketches the exhilarating life behind the closed doors of restaurants, and the unlikely work ethics of the kitchen.
In Italy, five-star restaurants and celebrity chefs may seem, on the surface, a part of the landscape. In reality, the restaurant... Read More »
By: Sady Doyle
Narrated by: Alex McKenna
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes
She’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck.
She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself.
From Mary Wollstonecraft—who, for decades after her death, was more famous for... Read More »
By: Kelly Barnhill
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 7 hours 19 minutes
The end of their world begins with a story. This one.
In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy tales.
Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend,... Read More »
By: Erling Kagge & Becky L. Crook
Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 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 »
By: Dr. Willie Parker & Lisa Miller
Narrated by: Caz Harleaux
Length: 6 hours 10 minutes
In this “vivid and companionable memoir of a remarkable life” (The New Yorker), an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider reveals his personal and professional journeys in an effort to seize the moral high ground on the question of choice and reproductive justice.
Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South,... Read More »
By: Meg Howrey
Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes
A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever.
“A transcendent, cross-cultural, and cross planetary journey into the mysteries of space and... Read More »
By: Antoine Laurain
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Length: 3 hours 37 minutes
Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red... Read More »
By: Wally Lamb
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 7 hours 9 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women.
I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film... Read More »
By: L.S. Hilton
Narrated by: Emilia Fox
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT READ FOR FANS OF KILLING EVE
THE BEST OF SKIMM READS 2016
“One of this year’s most talked about novels.” —The Washington Post
“A twenty-first-century femme fatale as lethal as Tom Ripley and as seductive as Bacall.” —Vogue
A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, Judith Rashleigh... Read More »
By: Molly Prentiss
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes
“An intoxicating Manhattan fairy tale…As affecting as it is absorbing. A thrilling debut.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A vital, sensuous, edgy, and suspenseful tale of longing, rage, fear, compulsion, and love.” —Booklist (starred review)
A transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and a desirous, determined young woman... Read More »
By: Viola Shipman
Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes
Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet.
Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.
On her birthday each year, Lolly’s mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories... Read More »
By: Taylor Brown
Narrated by: Richard Poe
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes
"Poe deftly guides this engaging story, describing the band of marauding former soldiers as they pillage the countryside. Poe's portrayal of the lovely but tragic Ava is most affecting. He uses pacing and pauses to build tension during showdowns and softens his delivery in the tender scenes between the two lovers." — AudioFile Magazine
Fallen... Read More »
By: Dana Spiotta
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
Stone Arabia is about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create-in isolation, at the margins of our winner-take-all culture. In the sibling relationship, "there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other," says Denise Kranis. For her and her brother Nik, now in their forties, no relationship is more... Read More »
By: Joshilyn Jackson
Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
Length: 12 hours 55 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson—”an admired writer who deserves to be a household name” (Kirkus Reviews)—displays her masterful talent in this dark and deliciously addictive tale of domestic suspense.
In this game, even winning can be deadly...
Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with... Read More »
By: Jasmine Warga
Narrated by: Vaneh Assadourian
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes
A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.
Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming... Read More »
By: Steve Cavanagh
Narrated by: Adam Sims
Length: 11 hours 26 minutes
The serial killer isn’t on trial.
He’s on the jury.
It’s the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house – and to be sure the wrong man goes down for the crime. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.
But there’s someone on his tail.... Read More »
By: Sharon M. Draper
Narrated by: Sharon M. Draper
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes
Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.
Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One... Read More »
By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.
Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and... Read More »
By: Rabeah Ghaffari
Narrated by: Rabeah Ghaffari
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes
The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, run an ancient orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries, and looking after several generations of family members. The days here are... Read More »