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  • Kathleen Rooney

    'Between author Rooney's story and narrator Xe Sands's craftsmanship, this Walk will sweep listeners off their feet...Through Sands we feel the force of Lillian's personality — with all its drive, wit, and grace — as well as the counterforces that want to constrain it.' — AudioFile Magazine Fall 2016 Library Journal Editors' Pick “In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,” Lillian Boxfish writes, “I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street…” She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, “in some ways...read more

  • Elizabeth Klehfoth

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth, read by Caitlin Kelly, Xe Sands and Greg Tremblay. Charlie Calloway has a life most people would kill for - a tight-knit family, a loyal set of friends, and top grades a privileged boarding school. But Charlie's never been interested in what most people want. Like all Calloways, she's been taught that she's different, special - better. So when her school's super-exclusive secret society extends a mysterious invitation, Charlie's determination to get in is matched only by her conviction that she belongs there. But their secrets go deeper than she knows. Charlie finds herself thrust into...read more

  • James Allen

    *Read for the first time by an all-female cast* James Allen’s revolutionary treatise on the power of thought, combined with the bonus audiobook Mastery of Destiny. Originally published in 1903, James Allen’s As A Man Thinketh reveals the fundamental truth of human nature: “A man is literally what he thinks.” Allen’s deceptively simple principle has changed the lives of millions of readers and listeners, making As A Man Thinketh a classic bestseller for decades. Allen explains that our character, identity, ability, and success are all determined by the thoughts in our minds. Instead of finding ourselves victims of the world, there exists within each of us the ability to...read more

  • Cassandra Campbell

    A collection of sweet, tender, poetic, beautiful, heart-wrenching, sensual love stories. These stories share a common theme of love, set in a time period before cell phones and social media. "Second Best" by B. L. Aldrich, performed by Hillary Huber. 1944. The South. Can a heartbroken young woman learn to love again? "Didn't It Rain" by Kathryn Burns, performed by Becca Balanger. 1964. Manchester. A teenager realizes her love for music...and for a girl. "The Painted World" by Cassandra Campbell, performed by Erin Bennett. It's 1959, New York and Tennessee. Will a young woman choose the life she's meant to live or the life she longs for? "Adele" by Tony Healey,...read more

  • Cassandra Khaw

    One of the most popular role-playing properties in the world gets new life with this trio of horror novellas set in Vampire: The Masquerade's World of Darkness by three brilliant talents: Genevieve Gornichec, Cassandra Khaw, and Caitlin Starling The subtle horror and infernal politics of the World of Darkness are shown in a new light in Vampire: The Masquerade: Walk Among Us, an audio-first collection of three novellas that show the terror, hunger, and power of the Kindred as you've never seen them before. In Genevieve Gornichec's A SHEEP AMONG WOLVES, performed by Erika Ishii, depression and radicalization go hand-in-hand as a young woman finds companionship in the...read more

  • Anne Stuart

    Anguished by death. Driven by revenge.Bryony Russell and her two sisters are left destitute by the disgrace and unexpected death of their father, a wealthy shipping magnate. He left a cryptic note, and Bryony is determined to find the real villain and clear her father’s name. In disguise as a servant, Bryony infiltrates the home of her father’s business partner to find proof of his guilt…or innocence. It’s not just clues that Bryony finds, but temptation too.…Adrian Bruton, Earl of Kilmartyn, immediately suspects there is something not quite right about his new housekeeper. The brooding, irresistible rake plays along because he has his own guilty secrets, and...read more

  • Anne Stuart

    Disgraced, destitute, and determined to find out the truth . . . Madeleine Russell counted on making a splendid match. Instead, a devastating family scandal left her orphaned and penniless . . . and determined to uncover the villain who disgraced and killed her father. The beautiful, quick-witted Maddy disguises herself as a household servant, vowing to work in her prime suspect’s house and learn the truth. But the closer she gets to the man who may have ruined her family, the more she feels drawn in by his wicked reputation . . . Captain Thomas Morgan rose from lowly beginnings on London’s streets to attain wealth, influence, and a highborn fiancée. Yet his gaze keeps...read more

  • Kira Brady

    To save her world, one woman's fierce quest will put her upagainst an ancient evil-and a desire too dangerous to deny. She is betrothed to Seattle's most feared shifter clanleader. Still, the Lady Lucia can never be the dainty aristocratic wife EmoryCorbette thinks he needs. And as a malevolent, all-consuming monster plots totake hold of their shattered world, Lucia will risk her untapped powers todefeat it-and challenge the Raven King's seductive rule. No one in Emory's many lifetimes has ever defied him.Lucia's courage and strength are shaking his iron control to its core ... andmaking him hungry for all she can give. But their only hope is a wrenchingsacrifice that could unite humans...read more

  • Stacey D\'Erasmo

    Anna Brundage is a rock star. She is tall and sexy, with apowerhouse voice and an unforgettable mane of red hair. She came out ofnowhere, an immediate indie sensation. And then, life happened. Anna went down as fast as she went up and then walked offthe scene for seven years. Without a record deal or clamoring fans, she sells apiece of her famous father's art to finance just one more album and a Europeancomeback tour. Anna is forty-four. This may be her last chance to cementher place in the life she chose, the life she struggled for, the life she's notsure she can sustain. She falls back easily into the ways of the road-sex withstrangers, the search for the perfect moment onstage. To see...read more

  • Lily King

    From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes abreathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the 1930s caught in apassionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately, their lives. English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in thefield for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the territory of NewGuinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasinglyfrustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicidewhen a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and herwry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nelland Fen have just fled the...read more

  • Helen Rappaport

    A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! 'Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses.' —People magazine 'The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence.' —Publishers Weekly (starred review) They were the Princess Dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses—Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov—were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their...read more

  • Julia Keller

    High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia—but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley—who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past.In Summer of the Dead, the third Julia Keller mystery chronicling the journey of Bell Elkins and her return to her Appalachian hometown, we also meet Lindy Crabtree—a coal miner's daughter with dark secrets of her own, secrets that...read more

  • Anne Stuart

    Sophie Russell was once society’s darling. But after the disgrace and death of her father, she now finds all doors firmly shut to her—including those of her family home. To discover the secrets now hidden within its beloved walls, she’ll pose as a cook and spy on the estate’s new owner, a broodingly handsome viscount, who may have schemed against the Russells. Instead of dishing up the truth, the viscount tempts Sophie with delicacies of his own.… Viscount Griffiths suspects that there is more to his new cook than meets the eye—especially since it was a mistress he hired sight unseen, not a cook. With the hope that her passion in the kitchen will extend to his bedchamber, he...read more

  • Hank Phillippi Ryan

    Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story-and on other foreclosures- reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank. Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's...read more

  • Michael Palmer

    TRAUMA Prepare to be hooked from page one of this shock-inducing medical thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer and his son, acclaimed suspense novelist Daniel Palmer. Dr. Carrie Bryant is a much-admired neurosurgical resident at an esteemed Boston hospital. When the relentless pace of her residency leads to a life-shattering error, Carrie loses her confidence-and decides to quit her residency and move back home. Her new life's purpose: To help her combat-vet brother, Adam, recover from a crippling case of post-traumatic stress disorder. "A unique novel that shows the strength of both authors' work."-Mystery Scene The experimental program at the VA Medical...read more

  • Meg Wolitzer

    Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed. In 1975 Paul and Roz Mellow wrote a bestselling Joy of Sex–type book that mortified their four school-aged children and ultimately changed the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized...read more

  • Lynne Branard

    A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal-and the powerful language of flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion. Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It's as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need. Yet Ruby's own heart's desires...read more

  • Dr. Laura Markham

    Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don’t want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to...read more

  • Erika Morrison

    Break from the norm. Recover your identity. Express your creativity. Contemporary Christianity seems to be suffering from an epidemic of sameness, uniformity, and monotony. Those trapped inside are often afraid to step beyond established norms and express their creativity, and those on the outside often see little that attracts them. Yet God, out of the abundance of his own creative force, made each one of us unique, peculiar, and irreplaceable. So why so much pressure to conform? Bandersnatch* explores this intersection of disillusionment by inviting listeners on a journey of liberation. It’s organized around four creative terms viewed through the life of Jesus: avant-garde,...read more

  • Hank Phillippi Ryan

    What You See: another thrilling installment in Hank Phillippi Ryan's award-winning Jane Ryland mystery series. Why would a father abduct his own child? A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland's family, but there's a disaster instead. Nine-year-old Gracie-supposed to be the flower girl-has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there's a limit to the bonds of family-and learns to her peril what happens when loved ones are pushed too far. Meanwhile, Detective Jake Brogan's got a doozy of a case. At Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, a man is stabbed to death in front of a crowd of tourists snapping photos of the murder on their cell phones....read more