Audiobook Update - September 7, 2017

Audiobook Update

Audiobook Update

Thursday, September 7, 2017

This month we are featuring some recent acquisitions in our catalog - nonfiction titles that you will want to place in your hold queue right away!

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Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
by Alice Waters

Read by the author.

When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape - Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naivete and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers.

by Kelly Scott

Read by the author.

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station, a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.

Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot
by Michael Arntfield

Read by Jonathan Davis.

In fall 1967, friends Linda Tomaszewski and Christine Rothschild are freshmen at the University of Wisconsin. The students in the hippie college town of Madison are letting down their hair--and their guards. But amid the peace rallies lurks a killer. When Christine's body is found, her murder sends shockwaves across college campuses, and the Age of Aquarius gives way to a decade of terror.

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush

Read by the authors.

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi, with every teenage mistake making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story of these two young women forging their own identities under extraordinary circumstances...

by Anna Faris

Read by the author.

With her comic memoir and first book, Anna Faris shares candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book will reveal Anna's unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love.

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History
by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

Read by Ken Burns.

Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give listeners the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war: US and Vietnamese soldiers and their families, high-level officials in America and Vietnam, antiwar protestors, POWs, and many more. Rather than taking sides, the book seeks to understand why the war happened the way it did, and to clarify its complicated legacy.

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Read by Beresford Bennett.

In these "urgently relevant essays," (Kirkus Reviews) the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath" - including the election of Donald Trump. But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period - and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history.