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Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith, translator, Marin Ireland, narrator
Description: Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits.
Call Number: FIC Bac
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 1, 2020
Louise Fein, Marisa Calin, narrator
Description: As the dutiful daughter of a high-ranking Nazi officer, Hetty Heinrich is keen to play her part in the glorious new Thousand Year Reich. But she never imagines that all she believes and knows about her world will come into stark conflict when she encounters Walter, a Jewish friend from the past, who stirs dangerous feelings in her. Confused and conflicted, Hetty doesn't know whom she can trust and where she can turn to, especially when she discovers that someone has been watching her. Realizing she is taking a huge risk, but unable to resist the intense attraction she has for Walter, she embarks on a secret love affair with him. Together, they dream about when the war will be over and plan for their future. But as the rising tide of anti-Semitism threatens to engulf them, Hetty and Walter will be forced to take extreme measures. Will the steady march of dark forces destroy Hetty's universe, or can love ultimately triumph?
Call Number: FIC Fei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Charlotte McConaghy, Barrie Kreinik, narrator
Description: Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean's tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world's last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his eccentric crew with promises that the birds she is tracking will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny's new shipmates begin to realize that she is full of dark secrets: night terrors, an unsent pile of letters, and an obsession with pursuing the terns at any cost. When the story of her past begins to unspool, Ennis and his crew must ask themselves what Franny is really running toward--and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is both an ode to our threatened world and a breathtaking story about the lengths we will go for the people we love.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 16, 2020
Gill Hornby, Juliet Stevenson, narrator
Description: England, 1840. For the two decades following the death of her beloved sister, Jane, Cassandra Austen has lived alone and unwed, spending her days visiting friends and relations and quietly, purposefully working to preserve her sister's reputation. Now in her 60s and increasingly frail, Cassandra goes to stay with the Fowles of Kintbury, family of her long-dead fiancé, in search of a trove of Jane's letters. Dodging her hostess and a meddlesome housemaid, Cassandra eventually hunts down the letters and confronts the secrets they hold, secrets not only about Jane but about Cassandra herself. Will Cassandra bare the most private details of her life to the world, or commit her sister's legacy to the flames? Moving back and forth between the vicarage and Cassandra's vibrant memories of her years with Jane, interwoven with Jane's brilliantly reimagined lost letters, Miss Austen is the untold story of the most important person in Jane's life.
Call Number: FIC Hor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Ruth Ware, Imogen Church, narrator
Description: Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn't sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there's a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep warm. But what happens when that company is eight coworkers, none of whom can be trusted? An off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 1, 2020
Ellen Feldman, Laurie Catherine Winkel, narrator
Description: Living through WWII working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim; she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life? Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, this is an extraordinary story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost. The war is over, but the past is never past.
Call Number: FIC Fel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 17, 2020
Marc-Uwe Kling, Jamie Searle Romanelli, translator, Patricia Rodríguez, narrator
Description: Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth, where a universal ranking system determines your job, social prospects, and shopping choices. Here, Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper who can't quite bring himself to destroy the imperfect machines sent his way. One day, Peter receives a product from TheShop that he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. But doing so means questioning the perfect algorithm, and calling into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself.
Call Number: FIC Kli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Carl Hiaasen, Scott Brick, narrator
Description: A prominent high-society matron, who happens to be a fierce supporter of the President, has gone missing at a swank gala. When the wealthy dowager, Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons, is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. The President immediately declares that Kiki Pew was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, as it turns out, is far from the truth. Meanwhile a bizarre discovery in the middle of the road brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt.
Call Number: FIC Hia
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Kristin Harmel, Madeleine Maby, narrator
Description: As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. Sixty-five years later, a book is discovered that appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from, or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer, but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 16, 2020
Larry Watson, Holly Palance, narrator
Description: Edie--assured, beautiful--always worked hard. She worked as a teller at a bank, she worked to save her first marriage, and later, she worked to raise her daughter even as her second marriage came apart. Really, Edie just wanted a good life, but everywhere she turned, her looks defined her. Two brothers fought over her. Her second husband became unreasonably possessive and jealous. Her daughter resented her. And now, as a grandmother, Edie finds herself harassed by a younger man. It's been a lifetime of proving that she is allowed to exist in her own sphere. The Lives of Edie Pritchard tells the story of one woman just trying to be herself, even as multiple men attempt to categorize and own her.
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Elena Ferrante, Marisa Tomei, narrator
Description: Giovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Into which mirror must she look to find herself and save herself? She is searching for a new face in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape.
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Beth O'Leary, Daisy Edgar-Jones, narrator, Alison Steadman, narrator
Description: When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some long-overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. So they decide to try a two-month swap. Eileen will live in London and look for love. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire. But stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected.
Call Number: FIC OLe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Yaa Gyasi, Bahni Turpin, narrator
Description: Gifty, a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at Stanford University School of Medicine, is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive.
Call Number: FIC Gya
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2020
Sharon Salzberg
Description: In today's fractured world, constantly flooded with breaking news that causes anger, grief, and pain. People are feeling more stressed-out than ever, and in the face of this fear and anxiety, they can feel so burnt out and overwhelmed that they end up frozen in their tracks and can't do anything. In Real Change, Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, shares sage advice and indispensable techniques to help free themselves from these negative feelings and actions. She teaches that meditation is not a replacement for action, but rather a way to practice generosity with themselves and summon the courage to break through boundaries, reconnect to a movement that's bigger than people, and have the energy to stay active.
Call Number: 158.13 Sal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2020
Isabel Wilkerson, Robin Miles, narrator
Description: The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not. Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through a deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their outcasting of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. She points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. This is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of America life today.
Call Number: 305.5122 Wil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Edward Ball
Description: Eighty million: this figure, in Edward Ball's estimation, represents the number of Americans with at least one ancestor in the Ku Klux Klan. Yet the stories of these Klansmen, the national Klansmen, remain largely untold. They are white skeletons moldering in family closets, in the North as well as the South. Now, in this pioneering and punctiliously researched microhistory, the National Book Award, winner Ball (Slaves in the Family) turns his attention back to the subject that brought him to national fame: the mechanisms of white supremacy in America, as understood through the lives of his own ancestors. It is the story of Polycarp Constant Lecorgne, a carpenter from New Orleans, a member of the White League, a guerilla fighter for the Klan, and the author's great-great-grandfather. Ball takes listeners back to a time when Louisiana was on the ragged frontier of Napoleon's former empire, a place where racial lines were occasionally blurred.
Call Number: 305.8 Bal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Fredrik deBoer, Sean Patrick Hopkins, narrator
Description: Everyone agrees that education is the key to creating a more just and equal world, and that the schools are broken and failing. Proposed reforms variously target incompetent teachers, corrupt union practices, or outdated curricula, but no one acknowledges a scientifically proven fact that people all understand intuitively: academic potential varies between individuals, and cannot be dramatically improved. In this audiobook, educator and outspoken leftist Fredrik deBoer exposes this omission as the central flaw of the entire society, which has created and perpetuated an unjust class structure based on intellectual ability.
Call Number: 370.11 deB
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 17, 2020
Chris Whipple, Mark Bramhall, narrator
Description: Only eleven men and one woman are alive today who have made the life-and-death decisions that come with running the world's most powerful and influential intelligence service. With unprecedented, deep access to nearly all these individuals plus several of their predecessors, Chris Whipple tells the story of an agency that answers to the United States president alone, but whose activities--spying, espionage, and covert action--take place on every continent. At pivotal moments, the CIA acts as a brake on rogue presidents, starting in the mid-seventies with DCI Richard Helms's refusal to conceal Richard Nixon's criminality and continuing to the present as the actions of a CIA whistleblower have ignited impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Since its inception in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency has been a powerful player on the world stage, operating largely in the shadows to protect American interests. For The Spymasters, Whipple conducted extensive, exclusive interviews with nearly every living CIA director, pulling back the curtain on the world's elite spy agencies and showing how the CIA partners--or clashes--with counterparts in Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Topics covered in the book include attempts by presidents to use the agency for their own ends; simmering problems in the Middle East and Asia; rogue nuclear threats; and cyberwarfare.
Call Number: 353.17 Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2020
David Kirby, Neil Hellegers, narrator
Description: A revealing book about how government, law enforcement, and bureaucratic interests are seizing our property, our children, our savings, and our fundamental American rights-- and how to fight back. David Kirby exposes federal, state, and local violations of basic constitutional rights that should trouble every American, whether liberal, conservative, or libertarian. Free speech, privacy, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, due process, and equal protection under the law are rights that belong to every American citizen, but are being shredded at an alarming rate all across the country. Police and prosecutorial misconduct, overzealous bureaucrats with virtually unchecked power, unwarranted searches, SWAT-style raids on the homes of innocent Americans, crackdowns on a free press and the right to protest, removing children from their parents without cause, "debtors prisons," restricting freedom of health choice, seizing private assets for government profit, demonstrate how deeply our rights and our national values are eroding.
Call Number: 323.044 Kir
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Susan Eisenhower, Bernadette Dunne, narrator
Description: Few people have made decisions as momentous as Eisenhower, nor has one person had to make such a varied range of them. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, he was able to give the country eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles. These were informed by his heritage and upbringing, his strong character, and his personal discipline, but he also avoided making himself the center of things. He tried to be the calmest man in the room, not the loudest, So instead of seeking to fulfill his personal desires and political needs, he pursued a course he called the 'Middle Way' that tried to make winners on both sides of a situation. In addition, Ike maintained a big-picture view on any situation; he was a strategic, not an operational leader. He also ensured that he had all the information he needed to make a decision.
Call Number: 973.921 Eis
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Alex Trebek, Ken Jennings, narrator
Description: In early 2019, longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the Jeopardy! studio received boxes and boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers. A private man, Trebek had for over three decades resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. In The Answer Is, Trebek combines illuminating personal anecdotes with his thoughts on a range of topics, including happiness, grief, ambition, marriage, divorce, parenthood, curiosity, spirituality, and philanthropy. Using a novel structure inspired by Jeopardy!, with each chapter title in the form of a question, Trebek also addresses the questions he is most often asked by fans of the show.
Call Number: B Tre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
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Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith, translator, Marin Ireland, narrator
FIC Bac
The Switch
Beth O'Leary, Daisy Edgar-Jones, narrator, Alison Steadman, narrator
FIC OLe
Daughter Of The Reich : A Novel
Louise Fein, Marisa Calin, narrator
FIC Fei
Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Bahni Turpin, narrator
FIC Gya
Migrations : A Novel
Charlotte McConaghy, Barrie Kreinik, narrator
FIC McC
Real Change : Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves And The World
Sharon Salzberg
158.13 Sal
Miss Austen : A Novel
Gill Hornby, Juliet Stevenson, narrator
FIC Hor
Caste : The Origins Of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson, Robin Miles, narrator
305.5122 Wil
One By One
Ruth Ware, Imogen Church, narrator
FIC War
Life Of A Klansman : A Family History In White Supremacy
Edward Ball
305.8 Bal
Paris Never Leaves You : A Novel
Ellen Feldman, Laurie Catherine Winkel, narrator
FIC Fel
The Cult Of Smart : How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice
Fredrik deBoer, Sean Patrick Hopkins, narrator
370.11 deB
Qualityland
Marc-Uwe Kling, Jamie Searle Romanelli, translator, Patricia Rodríguez, narrator
FIC Kli
The Spymasters : How The CIA Directors Shape History And The Future
Chris Whipple, Mark Bramhall, narrator
353.17 Whi
Squeeze Me : A Novel
Carl Hiaasen, Scott Brick, narrator
FIC Hia
When They Come For You : How Police And Government Are Trampling Our Liberties--and How To Take Them Back
David Kirby, Neil Hellegers, narrator
323.044 Kir
The Book Of Lost Names
Kristin Harmel, Madeleine Maby, narrator
FIC Har
How Ike Led : The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions
Susan Eisenhower, Bernadette Dunne, narrator
973.921 Eis
The Lives Of Edie Pritchard : A Novel
Larry Watson, Holly Palance, narrator
FIC Wat
The Answer Is-- : Reflections On My Life
Alex Trebek, Ken Jennings, narrator
B Tre
The Lying Life Of Adults
Elena Ferrante, Marisa Tomei, narrator
FIC Fer