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Audiobook Update - March 5, 2018

Audiobook Update

Audiobook Update

Audiobook Update

Monday, March 5, 2018

This newsletter consists of new audiobooks on CD purchased by the library.  While it can contain some updates on the Digital Download Center powered by OverDrive, those of you who are interested mostly in downloadable content may also want to subscribe to our new eBook Update which focuses more on updates in eBook publishing related to public libraries as well as highlighting new eBook and audiobook titles.

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The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer

Read by Rebecca Lowman.

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life.

Heart Berries: A Memoir
by Terese Marie Mailhot

Read by Rainy Fields.

A powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder, Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
by Michelle McNamara

  • Read by Gabra Zachman.

  • This book offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of the Golden State Killer, the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade. It is also a portrait of Michelle McNamara's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth as she died in the middle of hunting the killer down.

Let Me Lie
by Clare Mackintosh

Read by Gemma Whelan.

Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as Anna digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her. She soon learns that nothing is as it seemed.

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

Read by Christina Moore.

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie book series. Drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser - the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series - masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books and uncovering the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life.

So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo

Read by Bahni Turpin.

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide...Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

Women in Sunlight
by Frances Mayes

Read by Kimberly Farr.

Three American women, new friends, all older single women, have taken a lease on a stone manse in Tuscany. They are escaping, reinventing, and reevaluating the fates expected of them as aging women in America. They are novices in a foreign culture, figuring out the day to day, but what they share is a gusto for life and a sturdy if indefinite determination to thrive. Released from their former lives, encouraging each other, and finding a lot of 'why not' courage, each woman becomes more than she'd dreamed she'd be.

You Think, I’ll Say It: Stories
by Curtis Sittenfeld

Read by Emily Rankin & Mark Deakins.

A dazzling collection of short stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and Eligible. Throughout the ten stories in You Think It, I'll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided...With moving insight and uncanny precision, she pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life.