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Jūkhah Ḥārithī, Marilyn Booth, translator, Laurence Bouvard, narrator,
Description: In the village of al-Awafi in Oman, there live three sisters: Mayya, who marries after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla, who chooses to refuse all offers and await a reunion with the man she loves, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families, their losses and loves, unspool beautifully against a backdrop of a rapidly changing Oman, a country evolving from a traditional, slave-owning society into its complex present. Through the sisters, glimpse a society in all its degrees, from the very poorest of the local slave families to those making money through the advent of new wealth. The first novel originally written in Arabic to ever win the Man Booker International Prize, and the first book by a female Omani author to be translated into English, here marks the arrival in the United States of a major international writer.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 11, 2020
James McBride, Dominic Hoffman, narrator
Description: In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion.
Call Number: FIC McB
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Alena Dillon, Dawn Harvey, narrator, Catherine Ho, narrator, Scarlette Hayes, narrator, Eboni Flowers, narrator
Description: In the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn stands a century-old row house presided over by renegade, silver-haired Sister Evelyn. Gruff and indomitable on the surface, warm and wry underneath, Evelyn and her fellow sisters makes Mercy House a safe haven for the abused and abandoned. Women like Lucia, who arrives in the dead of night; Mei-Li, the Chinese and Russian house veteran; Desiree, a loud and proud prostitute; Esther, a Haitian immigrant and aspiring collegiate; and Katrina, knitter of lumpy scarves... all of them know what it's like to be broken by men. Little daunts Evelyn, until she receives word that Bishop Robert Hawkins is coming to investigate Mercy House and the nuns, whose secret efforts to help the women in ways forbidden by the Church may be uncovered. But Evelyn has secrets too, dark enough to threaten everything she has built. Evelyn will do anything to protect Mercy House and the vibrant, diverse women it serves -- confront gang members, challenge her beliefs, even face her past. As she fights to defend all that she loves, she discovers the extraordinary power of mercy and the grace it grants, not just to those who receive it, but to those strong enough to bestow it.
Call Number: FIC Dil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Margarita Montimore, Brittany Pressley, narrator
Description: It's New Year's Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she's told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of order... Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club Kid? World traveler? Wife to a man she's never met?
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 11, 2020
Sophie Hannah, Laura Kirman, narrator
Description: Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily--the children of Beth's ex-best friend Flora--were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. Why haven't they grown up?
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Andrés Pabon, narrator
Description: This memoir from a prize-winning poet describes the experience of growing up undocumented in the United States. Hernandez Castillo recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies, and chronicles one young man's attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence.
Call Number: 364.137 Her
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 10, 2020
Adam Higginbotham, Jacques Roy, narrator
Description: Through two decades of reporting, journalist Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story of the disaster that changed the world's perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, and our understanding of the planet's delicate ecology, while bringing down the Soviet Union's teetering economy and revealing to its population a state built upon a pillar of lies.
Call Number: 363.1799 Hig
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2020
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Celestial Bodies : A Novel
Jūkhah Ḥārithī, Marilyn Booth, translator, Laurence Bouvard, narrator,
FIC Har
Perfect Little Children
Sophie Hannah, Laura Kirman, narrator
FIC Han
Deacon King Kong : A Novel
James McBride, Dominic Hoffman, narrator
FIC McB
Children Of The Land
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Andrés Pabon, narrator
364.137 Her
Mercy House : A Novel
Alena Dillon, Dawn Harvey, narrator, Catherine Ho, narrator, Scarlette Hayes, narrator, Eboni Flowers, narrator
FIC Dil
Midnight In Chernobyl : The Untold Story Of The World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Adam Higginbotham, Jacques Roy, narrator
363.1799 Hig
Oona Out Of Order : A Novel
Margarita Montimore, Brittany Pressley, narrator
FIC Mon