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Colleen Hoover, Madeleine Maby, narrator
Description: Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
Call Number: FIC Hoo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 8, 2018
Zoje Stage, Gabra Zackman, narrator
Description: Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied. But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven-years-old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother's rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she's with her father. To Alex, she's willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she's told. Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn't love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna's subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Alice LaPlante, Gabra Zackman, narrator
Description: Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Jane is devastated, but sometime later, she makes one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to a tiny seaside town. She is inconsolable, and yet, as the months go by, she is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. But as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss.
Call Number: FIC LaP
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Joyce Carol Oates, Xe Sands, narrator, Tim Campbell, narrator
Description: Reveling in the uncanny and richly in conversation with other creative minds, Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing--and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.""The Woman in the Window"...opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. In "The Long-Legged Girl," an aging, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgewood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest? In "The Sign of the Beast," when a former Sunday school teacher's corpse turns up, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder--but is he really responsible? Another young outsider, Horace Phineas Love, Jr., is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in "Night-Gaunts," a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft.
Call Number: FIC Oat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Silas House, Charlie Thurston, narrator
Description: When a flood washes away much of a small community along the Cumberland River in Tennessee, Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher there, starts to see his life anew. He has already lost a brother due to his inability to embrace his brother's coming out of the closet. Now, in the aftermath of the flood, he tries to offer shelter to two gay men, but he's met with resistance by his wife. Furious about her prejudice, Asher delivers a sermon where he passionately defends the right of gay people to exist without condemnation.
Call Number: FIC Hou
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Sarah Pekkanen, Joy Osmanski, narrator
Description: Josie and Frank Moore are happy. At least Josie thinks they are. As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, their days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than the driven career woman she once was. But Frank is a phenomenal father, he's handsome and charismatic, and he still looks at his wife like she's the beautiful woman he married more than a decade ago. Until one Saturday morning when Josie borrows her husband's phone to make a quick call, and sees nine words that shatter her world.
Call Number: FIC Pek
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Heather Abel, Tanya Eby, narrator, ,
Description: Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, The Optimistic Decade takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters, and is a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it. There is Caleb Silver, the beloved founder of the back-to-the-land camp Llamalo, who is determined to teach others to live simply. There are the ranchers, Don and son Donnie, who gave up their land to Caleb, having run out of options after Exxon came and went and left them bankrupt. There is Rebecca Silver, determined to become an activist like her father and undone by the spell of Llamalo and new love; and there is David, a teenager who has turned Llamalo into his personal religion. But situated on a plateau in the heart of the Rockies, Llamalo proves that it might outlast anyone's heady plans for it, from the earliest Native American settlers to the latest lovers of the land.
Call Number: FIC Abe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Rhys Bowen, Jonathan Keeble, narrator, Katy Sobey, narrator
Description: Thirty years after her British bomber pilot father parachuted from his stricken plane into German-occupied Tuscany, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to learn about her father's hidden wartime past.
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Francine Prose, Allyson Johnson, narrator
Description: In an age defined by hyperconnectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. This book includes selections culled from Prose's previous essays, reviews, and introductions, combined with new, never-before-published pieces that focus on her favorite works of fiction and nonfiction.
Call Number: 028.9 Pro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 15, 2018
Emma Healey, Julia Deakin, narrator, Laura Aikman, narrator
Description: Jen and Hugh Maddox by their daughter, Lana, who was found bloodied, bruised, and disoriented after going missing. Where was Lana? How did she get hurt? Was the boy who befriended her involved?
Call Number: FIC Hea
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 8, 2018
Ron Stallworth
Description: In 1978 detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, answered an ad recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan. A few weeks later, his office phone rang and the man on the other end of the line asked, "Do you want to join our cause?" This launched Ron into an incredible undercover investigation, with his white partner playing "Ron" in person, while he took the phone calls, eventually befriending David Duke himself.
Call Number: 322.42 Sta
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 8, 2018
Michael Chabon, , , ,
Description: For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham, then thirteen, to Paris Men's Fashion Week. Despite his own indifference, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son's passion. With the GQ story as its centerpiece and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, this book illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood.
Call Number: 306.8742 Cha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
David Scadden, Michael D'Antonio, Robert Fass, narrator
Description: With riveting stories and moving compassion, Scadden and D'Antonio paint a still rapidly changing landscape in the context of all too common stories of loss. Ranging from Scadden's personal childhood memories to his triumphs and regrets as a doctor, Scadden illuminates a light at the end of a dark tunnel.
Call Number: 616.994 Sca
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 8, 2018
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang, Mirron E. Willis, narrator
Description: Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Neil deGrasse Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.
Call Number: 629.409 Tys
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 8, 2018
Dan Abrams, David Fisher, Adam Verner, narrator
Description: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer, the young man Lincoln would defend, was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to form an unholy allegiance with a longtime enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office.
Call Number: 973.7 Abr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Kim Phúc, Emily Woo Zeller, narrator, ,
Description: Kim Phuc was nine years old when her world dissolved into flames--napalm bombs fell from the sky, burning away her clothing and searing deep into her skin. It's a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War. Kim was left for dead in a morgue; no one expected her to survive the attack. Napalm meant fire, and fire meant death. Against all odds, Kim lived--but her journey toward healing was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew and relied on exploded along with them: her home, her country's freedom, her childhood innocence and happiness. The coming years would be marked by excruciating treatments for her burns and unrelenting physical pain throughout her body. Fire Road is the story of how she found healing for her devastated soul in a God who suffered Himself; a Savior who truly understood and cared about the depths of her pain. It is a story of horror and hope, a harrowing tale of a life changed in an instant--and the power and resilience that can only be found in the power of God's mercy and love.
Call Number: B Kim
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
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All Your Perfects : A Novel
Colleen Hoover, Madeleine Maby, narrator
FIC Hoo
What To Read And Why
Francine Prose, Allyson Johnson, narrator
028.9 Pro
Baby Teeth : A Novel
Zoje Stage, Gabra Zackman, narrator
FIC Sta
Whistle In The Dark : A Novel
Emma Healey, Julia Deakin, narrator, Laura Aikman, narrator
FIC Hea
Half Moon Bay : A Novel
Alice LaPlante, Gabra Zackman, narrator
FIC LaP
Black Klansman
Ron Stallworth
322.42 Sta
Night-Gaunts And Other Tales Of Suspense
Joyce Carol Oates, Xe Sands, narrator, Tim Campbell, narrator
FIC Oat
Pops : Fatherhood In Pieces
Michael Chabon, , , ,
306.8742 Cha
Southernmost
Silas House, Charlie Thurston, narrator
FIC Hou
Cancerland : A Medical Memoir
David Scadden, Michael D'Antonio, Robert Fass, narrator
616.994 Sca
The Ever After : A Novel
Sarah Pekkanen, Joy Osmanski, narrator
FIC Pek
Space Chronicles : Facing The Ultimate Frontier
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang, Mirron E. Willis, narrator
629.409 Tys
The Optimistic Decade : A Novel
Heather Abel, Tanya Eby, narrator, ,
FIC Abe
Lincoln's Last Trial : The Murder Case That Propelled Him To The Presidency
Dan Abrams, David Fisher, Adam Verner, narrator
973.7 Abr
The Tuscan Child
Rhys Bowen, Jonathan Keeble, narrator, Katy Sobey, narrator
FIC Bow
Fire Road : The Napalm Girl's Journey Through The Horrors Of War To Faith, Forgiveness & Peace
Kim Phúc, Emily Woo Zeller, narrator, ,
B Kim