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Finally Available for the First Time! Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird– read by Sissy Spacek
Hilary Clinton – Hard Choices
Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See
Ian Doescher – William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return
Jordan Ellenberg – How Not to Be Wrong
Janet Evanovich – Top Secret Twenty-One
Dorothea Benton Frank – The Hurricane Sisters
Robert Galbraith – The Silkworm
Lev Grossman – The Magician’s Land
Elin Hilderbrand – The Matchmaker
Stephen King – Mr. Mercedes
James Patterson – Invisible
Helen Rappaport – The Romanov Sisters
Joan Rivers – Diary of a Mad Diva
Emma Straub – The Vacationers
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
Jennifer Weiner – All Fall Down
Jacqueline Winspear – The Care and Management of Lies
Debbie Macomber – Love Letters
Books on Tape – read by Lorelei King
One couple books a room at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn to work on saving their marriage. Two Facebook friends meet face-to-face to see how they get along in real life, and the innkeeper is falling for her handyman. This series has been aired by Hallmark.
Henning Mankell – An Event in Autumn
Books on Tape – read by Simon Vance
Mankell’s Swedish detective Kurt Wallander mysteries have sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Here’s the new one.
Sue Miller – The Arsonist
Books on Tape – read by the author
When an arsonists begins setting fire to the homes of the summer people in a small New England town, neighbors begin to regard one another with suspicion.
Haruki Murakami – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Books on Tape – read by Bruce Locke
This book sold a million copies its first week on sale in Japan. Murakami excels at putting the reader into the head of his main characters. In this one, a 35-year-old man is living a solitary life on autopilot and attempts to break out of the cycle.
Karen Slaughter – Cop Town
Blackstone – read by Kathleen Early
Bestselling author Slaughter has written her first standalone novel—a tale of crime set in Atlanta in the mid-1970s. It’s Kate Murphy’s first day on the job as a cop, and things aren’t going well—her (male) uniform is too big, the APD doesn’t welcome women, and she’s having trouble handling a gun. Then she’s partnered with Maggie Lawson in a strategy designed to isolate them from the rest of the men on the force. But the move backfires.
Peter Finn & Petra Couvée – The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book
Highbridge – read by Simon Vance
In 1956, and Italian publishing scout visited Russia’s beloved poet Boris Pasternak. When he left, he smuggled out the original manuscript of Pasternak’s first novel, Doctor Zhivago, which the author knew would never be published in the Soviet Union because it would be considered to be an assault on the 1917 Revolution. Here’s the fascinating story of what happened next.
Wendy Holden – Haatchi and Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog
Macmillan Audio – read by Gabrielle Glaister
Owen (Little B) has a genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Haatchi, an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy was abused and left for dead on the railroad tracks and was struck by a train and left massively disabled. But Little B’s parents introduced them to each other and their unbelievable bond changed them both in miraculous ways.
Liz Murray – Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Tantor – read by the author
Liz Murray found herself homeless at age 15 in the Bronx. When her mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and managed to complete high school in two years while homeless. She won a New York Times scholarship and graduated from Harvard. PW starred review.
Hampton Sides – In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette
Books on Tape – ready by Arthur Morey
A U. S. naval expedition to reach the North Pole set sail from San Francisco in 1879 on the USS Jeanette. Two years into the voyage, the ship was trapped in pack ice and the hull was breached. The crew abandoned the ship, which sank, and found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with hardly any supplies, but they set out to walk to safety.
Pamela Skaist-Levy & Gela Nash-Taylor – The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It into a Global Brand
Gildan Media – read by Rose Itzcovitz
The story of two friends obsessed with the idea of the perfect T-shirt. Pam and Gela eventually sold their company Juicy Couture to Liz Claiborne for $50 million.
Eoin Colfer – The Hangman’s Revolution
Books on Tape – read by Maxwell Caulfield
The author of Artemis Fowl offers Book 2 in the W.A.R.P. series for teens. After a time travel trip to the Victorian Age, young FBI agent Chevie Savano returns to modern day London to find it very different from the London she left. Europe is being run by a fascist movement, and she is just learning the secrets of the time travel machine when her teacher is killed by the secret police.
Katherine Howe – Conversion
Penguin Audio – read by Khristine Hvam
From the author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Senior year at St. Joan’s Academy is a pressure cooker, and several students fall ill with strange symptoms—uncontrollable tics, hair loss, violent coughing fits, seizures. The media descends on the town, which Colleen Rowley discovers was once Salem Village. Based on a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago.
Veronica Roth – Four: A Divergent Collection
Harper Audio – read by Aaron Stanford
Four 50-75 page long stories set in the Divergent universe. Fans will be thrilled to have more. Also available separately.
John Sandford & Michelle Cook – Uncaged
Books on Tape – read by Tara Sands
In the dead of night, young animal rights activists sneak into a biomedical research lab and release hundreds of mutilated animals. First in a new series. Booklist starred review.
Margaret Stohl – Idols
The Icons came from the sky, ended our civilization by stopping human hearts. Now they’re after the four Icon Children—the only humans immune to their power. But the four discover that there may be a fifth child, and they go on a search to find the missing child.
Andrew Clements – The Map Trap
Simon & Schuster – read by Keith Nobbs
Alton has loved maps since he was little because maps contain more information than just locations and that’s why he likes to draw maps as well as read them. But when his maps are stolen from his locker, he could be in big trouble. After all, his maps explain things like what he really thinks of his friends…and his teachers….and the principal. Middle grades.
Dan Gutman – Miss Klute Is a Hoot!
Harper Audio – read by Andy Paris
The My Weird School series has sold 7 million copies so far. In this one, the reading scores at Ella Mentry School are way down, so Mr. Macky has hired Miss Klute, a Labradoodle therapy dog to help. Ages 6-10.
Shannon Hale – Fire and Ice
Scholastic Audio – read by Nicola Barber
At the frozen edge of the world, four heroes, supported by the gifts of their spirit animals, fight to stop the ruthless Conquerors. Fourth book in the bestselling middle grade Spirit Animals series.
Victoria Kann – Pinkalicious and the New Teacher
Harper Audio – read by Eliana Shaskan
It’s the first day of school, and Pinkalicious misses her old teacher until she comes up with an idea to make the classroom feel a little more familiar and a lot more pinkerrific. Bestselling series for ages 4-8.
James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts – Save Rafe!
Blackstone – read by Bryan Kennedy
Rafe, everyone’s favorite troublemaker, is headed back to his dreaded middle school where he learns he will be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion. Ages 8-12.
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