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11/26/2014 - 11:04am

Bittersweet Cover
Colleen McCullough
Cat Gould, narrator
Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood, they are not enthusiastic about the limited prospects life holds for them. Instead, Edda wants to be a doctor, Tufts wants to organize everything, Grace won't be told what to do, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses--a new option for women of their time. As they become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, they meet people and encounter challenges that spark new maturity and independence. They meet men from all walks of life--the local farmers, their professional colleagues, and even men with national roles and reputations, and each sister must make decisions about what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always...bittersweet.
FIC McC
Nov 4, 2014
Desert god: a novel of Ancient Egypt Cover
Wilbur A Smith
Mike Grady, narrator
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita-slave and advisor to the Pharaoh-finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.
FIC Smi
Oct 28, 2014
Jennie: a novel Cover
Douglas J Preston
Sandra Burr, narrator
Dick Hill, narrator
Dale Hull, narrator
Craig Powers, narrator
Jennie is the story of an orphaned chimpanzee who grows up with her adopted human family. Jennie adapts to her surroundings quickly, to enjoy the pursuits of the average young person - riding her own tricycle, playing with her pet kitten and Barbie, and fighting with her siblings. Written as a fictional oral history, Jennie tells the story of the Archibalds, the Boston-area family that took in the chimp from 1965 to 1975, and the ensuing family and scientific debates
FIC Pre
Nov 26, 2014
North of Boston Cover
Elisabeth Elo
Marguerite Gavin, narrator
Elisabeth Elo's debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north. When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But the boat's owner and her professional fisherman friend, Ned, is not so lucky. Compelled to look after Noah, the son of the late Ned and her alcoholic prep school friend, Thomasina, Pirio can't shake the lurking suspicion that the boat's sinking--and Ned's death--was no accident. It's a suspicion seconded by her deeply cynical, autocratic Russian father, who tells her that nothing is ever what it seems. Then the navy reaches out to her to participate in research on human survival in dangerously cold temperatures. With the help of a curious journalist named Russell Parnell, Pirio begins unraveling a lethal plot involving the glacial whaling grounds off Baffin Island. In a narrow inlet in the arctic tundra, Pirio confronts her ultimate challenge: to trust herself.
FIC Elo
Nov 4, 2014
One more thing: stories and other stories Cover
B. J. Novak
A debut collection by a writer for the television series "The Office" includes the title story, in which a boy's lucrative sweepstakes win proves more harm than good for his family.
FIC Nov
Nov 21, 2014
Painted horses Cover
Malcolm Brooks
Julia Whelan, narrator
Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her--a canyon "as deep as the devil's own appetites." Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar--the vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in post-Blitz London where she cut her teeth. And then there's John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army's last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than the vanished past.
FIC Bro
Oct 30, 2014
Ruin falls: a novel Cover
Jenny Milchman
Cassandra Campbell, narrator
Liz Daniels has every reason to be happy about setting off on a rare family vacation, leaving behind her remote home in the Adirondack Mountains for a while. Instead, she feels uneasy. Her children, eight-year-old Reid and six-year-old Ally, have met their paternal grandparents only a handful of times. But Liz’s husband, Paul, has decided that, despite a strained relationship with his mother and father, they should visit the farm in western New York where he spent his childhood. On their way to the farm, the family stops at a hotel for the night. In the morning, when Liz goes to check on her sleeping children, all her anxiety comes roaring back: Ally and Reed are nowhere to be found. Blind panic slides into ice-cold terror as the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace of the kids. In a sudden, gut-wrenching instant she realizes that it was no stranger who slipped into the hotel room that night. Someone she trusted completely has betrayed her.
FIC Mil
Nov 13, 2014
Save the date: a novel Cover
Mary Kay Andrews
Kathleen McInerney, narrator
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime; one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
FIC And
Nov 13, 2014
The high divide Cover
Lin Enger
Patrick G. Lawlor, narrator
In 1886, Gretta wakes one morning to discover that her husband Ulysses has left his family behind on the Minnesota's western prairie, with no explanation for why or where he's headed. Gretta's sons, Eli and Danny, set off after him, and ending up in the badlands of Montana. Short on money, Gretta has no choice but to follow them. The boys find that the closer they get to Ulysses, the more dangers confront them-- until each is faced with a choice about whom to defend, and who they will become.
FIC Eng
Oct 28, 2014
The Martian: a novel Cover
Andy Weir
R. C. Bray, narrator
Mark Watney was nearly killed by a dust storm on Mars and was abandoned by his crew who thought him dead. Now he's all alone with no way of letting Earth know he's alive, which doesn't matter because his supplies would run out before they'd get there. Either way, the environment or human error will likely kill him first. Not giving in, Mark works to survive, battling obstacle after obstacle, but will it be enough?
FIC Wei
Oct 30, 2014
The midnight plan of the repo man Cover
W. Bruce Cameron
George K Wilson, narrator
Ruddy McCann, former college football star, is now Kalkaska, Michigan's full-time repo man and part-time bar bouncer. His best friend is his basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing the voice of dead realtor Alan Lottner in his head. When Alan demands Ruddy find his murderers, Ruddy attempts to ignore it. When Alan also demands he clean up his act, Ruddy tells him to back off, but where can a voice in your head go?
FIC Cam
Nov 4, 2014
The miniaturist Cover
Jessie Burton
Davina Porter, narrator
Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her hew home, Nella Oortman, the wife of a merchant in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.
FIC Bur
Nov 21, 2014
The peripheral Cover
William Gibson
Lorelei King, narrator
Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.
FIC Gib
Oct 28, 2014
The republic of imagination: America in three books Cover
Azar Nafisi
Mozhan Marno
Presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "Babbitt," and "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."
813.009 Naf
Nov 13, 2014
The three: a novel Cover
Sarah Lotz
Andrew Wincott, narrator
Melanie McHugh, narrator
Three of the four air disasters a child survivor is found in the wreckage. The children all exhibit disturbing behavioral problems, presumably caused by the horror they lived through. When a rapture cult led by a charismatic evangelical minister insists that the survivors are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse. The Three are forced to go into hiding, but as the children's behavior becomes increasingly disturbing, even their guardians begin to question their miraculous survival.
FIC Lot
Nov 4, 2014
To rise again at a decent hour: a novel Cover
Joshua Ferris
Campbell Scott, narrator
Paul O'Rourke is a Manhattan dentist with a thriving practice leading a quiet, routine-driven life. Then one day someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. His biggest fear is that the online 'Paul' might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future.
FIC Fer
Oct 30, 2014
What I know for sure Cover
Oprah Winfrey
The inspirational wisdom Oprah Winfrey shares in her monthly O., The Oprah Magazine column updated, curated, and collected for the first time. Organized by theme, the essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women.
B Win
Oct 28, 2014
When lions roar: the Churchills and the Kennedys Cover
Thomas Maier
Malcolm Hillgartner, narrator
These two powerful families shared an ever-widening circle of friends, lovers, and political associates, soon shattered by World War II, spying, sexual infidelity, and the tragic deaths of Kathleen and Joe Kennedy Jr. By the '60s and JFK's presidency they had overcome their bitter differences. With deeply human portraits of these flawed but larger-than-life figures, it explores the relationship between the families and countries, highlighting the emotional complexity and historic significance.
941.084 Mai
Nov 26, 2014
Fields of blood: religion and the history of violence Cover
Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world's great traditions, taking listeners on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present.
201.72 Arm
Oct 28, 2014
All the truth is out: the week politics went tabloid Cover
Matt Bai
Rob Shapiro, narrator
Recounts how American media changed during the Gary Hart affair, when a candidates' character and personal life began to draw more attention than their politics and experience.
328.73 Bai
Nov 4, 2014
Being mortal Cover
Atul Gawande
Robert Petkoff, narrator
Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
362.175 Gaw
Nov 6, 2014
Hand to mouth: living in bootstrap America Cover
Linda Tirado
We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like-- on all levels. In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should."
362.5 Tir
Nov 13, 2014
Losing our way: an intimate portrait of a troubled America Cover
Bob Herbert
In a searing indictment of America's decline, former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert profiles struggling Americans, casualties of decades of government policies that have produced underemployment, inequality, and pointless wars, and offers a ringing call to arms to restore justice and the American dream.
305.55 Her
Nov 4, 2014
The invisible soldiers: how America outsourced our security Cover
Ann Hagedorn
Laural Merlington, narrator
The urgent truth about the privatization of America's national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading, and why people should be concerned.
355.0335 Hag
Nov 13, 2014
Undeniable: evolution and the science of creation Cover
Bill Nye
Corey S. Powell
Sparked by the a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. In this book, he expands the points he has made, and claims that this debate is not so much about religion versus science, as about the nature of science itself.
576.8 Nye
Nov 26, 2014
On immunity: an inoculation Cover
Eula Biss
Tamara Marston, narrator
Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in children's food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding the conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world.
616.079 Bis
Nov 4, 2014
As you wish: inconceivable tales from the making of the Princess Bride Cover
Cary Elwes
Joe Layden
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with co-stars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
791.4372 Elw
Oct 28, 2014
Leonardo's brain: understanding da Vinci's creative genius Cover
Leonard Shlain
Grover Gardner, narrator
Explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius.
709.2 Shl
Nov 13, 2014
Conversations with Major Dick Winters: life lessons from the Commander of the Band of Brothers Cover
Cole C. (Cole Christian) Kingseed
Tom Weiner, narrator
On the hellish battlefields of World War II Europe, Major Dick Winters led his Easy Company--the now-legendary Band of Brothers--from the confusion and chaos of the D-day invasion to the final capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest. But Winters' story didn't end there; it was only the beginning. He was a quiet, reluctant hero whose modesty and strength drew the admiration of not only his men but millions worldwide. Now comes the story of Dick Winters in his last years as witnessed and experienced by his good friend Cole C. Kingseed. Kingseed shares the formative experiences that made Winters such an effective leader. He addresses Winters' experiences and leadership during the war; his intense, unbreakable devotion to his men; his search for peace, both without and within, after the war; and how fame forced him to make adjustments to an international audience of well-wishers and admirers, even as he attempted to leave a lasting legacy before joining his fallen comrades. Following Winters' death on January 2, 2011, the outpouring of grief and adulation for one of this nation's preeminent leaders of character, courage, and competence shows just how great a mark he left on the world. This is a story of leadership, fame, and friendship and the journey of one man's struggle to find the peace that he promised himself if he survived World War II.
B Win
Nov 21, 2014
Hope Cover
Richard Zoglin
Malcolm Hillgartner, narrator
Born in 1903, and until his death in 2003, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium, from vaudeville to television. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. He helped redefine what it means to be a star. Richard Zoglin shows there is still much to be learned about this public figure, who, unlike many Hollywood stars, truly loved being famous, appreciated its responsibilities, and handled celebrity with extraordinary grace.
B Hop
Nov 6, 2014
I must say: my life as a humble comedy legend Cover
Martin Short
David Kamp
The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor and comic shares stories from his life that recount his early years with Saturday Night Live, the development of his numerous characters, his family life and his celebrity friendships.
B Sho
Nov 26, 2014
Play on: now, then, and Fleetwood Mac Cover
Mick Fleetwood
Anthony Bozza
Martin Dew, narrator
In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock 'n' roll since his teens. The group Fleetwood Mac has sold over 140 million records worldwide, and they continue to attract a huge following, selling out their biggest arena tour ever in 2013, decades after their debut. Finally, the group's admirers will have a unique portrait of what made Mick and the rest of the group tick in the midst of their massive success and personal trials.
B Fle
Nov 11, 2014
Syndicate content
Colleen McCullough
Cat Gould, narrator
FIC McC
Oprah Winfrey
B Win
Wilbur A Smith
Mike Grady, narrator
FIC Smi
Thomas Maier
Malcolm Hillgartner, narrator
941.084 Mai
Douglas J Preston
Sandra Burr, narrator
Dick Hill, narrator
Dale Hull, narrator
Craig Powers, narrator
FIC Pre
Karen Armstrong
201.72 Arm
Elisabeth Elo
Marguerite Gavin, narrator
FIC Elo
Matt Bai
Rob Shapiro, narrator
328.73 Bai
B. J. Novak
FIC Nov
Atul Gawande
Robert Petkoff, narrator
362.175 Gaw
Malcolm Brooks
Julia Whelan, narrator
FIC Bro
Linda Tirado
362.5 Tir
Jenny Milchman
Cassandra Campbell, narrator
FIC Mil
Bob Herbert
305.55 Her
Mary Kay Andrews
Kathleen McInerney, narrator
FIC And
Ann Hagedorn
Laural Merlington, narrator
355.0335 Hag
Lin Enger
Patrick G. Lawlor, narrator
FIC Eng
Bill Nye
Corey S. Powell
576.8 Nye
Andy Weir
R. C. Bray, narrator
FIC Wei
Eula Biss
Tamara Marston, narrator
616.079 Bis
W. Bruce Cameron
George K Wilson, narrator
FIC Cam
Cary Elwes
Joe Layden
791.4372 Elw
Jessie Burton
Davina Porter, narrator
FIC Bur
Leonard Shlain
Grover Gardner, narrator
709.2 Shl
William Gibson
Lorelei King, narrator
FIC Gib
Cole C. (Cole Christian) Kingseed
Tom Weiner, narrator
B Win
Azar Nafisi
Mozhan Marno
813.009 Naf
Richard Zoglin
Malcolm Hillgartner, narrator
B Hop
Sarah Lotz
Andrew Wincott, narrator
Melanie McHugh, narrator
FIC Lot
Martin Short
David Kamp
B Sho
Joshua Ferris
Campbell Scott, narrator
FIC Fer
Mick Fleetwood
Anthony Bozza
Martin Dew, narrator
B Fle