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  • She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems

    She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems

    Genre: Poetry,Literature,Poetry,Literature
    Author: Caroline Kennedy
    Duration: 05:17:00

    In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a ... [ more ]

  • Ford County

    Ford County

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: John Grisham
    Duration: 08:42:00

    In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A TIME TO KILL.·Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney br ... [ more ]

  • Short History of Myth

    Short History of Myth

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
    Author: Karen Armstrong
    Duration: 03:32:00

    What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them? The history of myth is the history of humanity; our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Armstro ... [ more ]

  • Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

    Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories,Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Susanna Clarke
    Duration: 07:04:00

    Following the enormous success of 2004 bestseller and critics' favorite Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke delivers a delicious collection of ten stories set in the same fairy-crossed world of 19th-century England. With Clarke's characteristic historical detail and diction, these dark, en ... [ more ]

  • Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories

    Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Etgar Keret
    Duration: 05:04:00

    Read by an all-star cast and featuring a bonus story special to the audio edition, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is a one-of-a-kind audiobook program. Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret's new collection, daily life is compli ... [ more ]

  • The Guineveres: A Novel

    The Guineveres: A Novel

    Genre: Literature,Novels
    Author: Sarah Domet
    Duration: 14:36:00

    We cling to the most painful reminders of our youth, our memories or our injuries, perhaps so we can look back to our former selves, console them, and say: Keep going. I know how the story ends. To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything: they are each other's confidants, t ... [ more ]

  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel

    Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel

    Genre: Literature,Novels
    Author: Kathleen Rooney
    Duration: 08:52:06

    Library Journal Editors' Pick It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohe ... [ more ]

  • Step Across This Line

    Step Across This Line

    Genre: NonFiction,Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Salman Rushdie
    Duration: 07:05:00

    Best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie offers incisive, often humorous takes on literature, culture and world events in this New York Times Notable Book. In these stimulating pieces, Rushdie addresses a variety of subjects, including the death of the novel, India, soccer and the Ro ... [ more ]

  • Thunderland


    Genre: Fiction,Mystery & Thriller,Suspense,Thriller,Literature,Suspense,Novels,General
    Author: Brandon Massey
    Duration: 10:04:00

    This riveting novel won the 2000 Gold Pen Award for Best Thriller from the Black Writers alliance. Jason Brooks thinks his worst problem is his parents'until some unexplainable things begin to happen. After a nightmare that he can't seem to recall, Jason finds a sign on the bathroom mirror ... [ more ]

  • Sisterchicks in Gondolas!

    Sisterchicks in Gondolas!

    Genre: Fiction,Relationships,Literature,Novels,Chick Lit
    Author: Robin Jones Gunn
    Duration: 07:31:00

    With more than three million copies of her books sold worldwide, Robin Jones Gunn is cherished by fans of Christian fiction who adore her lively tales of faith and friendship. Sisterchicks in Gondolas! whisks two women from suburban Dallas to romantic Venice for an adventure they will never forget. ... [ more ]

  • Winter in Madrid

    Winter in Madrid

    Genre: Mystery & Thriller,Suspense,Literature,Novels
    Author: C.J. Sansom
    Duration: 22:03:00

    Best-selling British author C.J. Sansom has been awarded the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. Winter in Madrid is set just after the bloody Spanish Civil War, with World War II looming over Europe. Reluctantly, Harry Brett looks for an old schoolmate who's become a person of interest for Britis ... [ more ]

  • Cold River

    Cold River

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Novels,Action & Adventure
    Author: Carla Neggers
    Duration: 10:27:00

    The New York Times best-selling author of runaway hits such as The Angel and Dark Sky, Carla Neggers blends suspenseful romantic fiction with realistic and memorable characters'and the results have earned her an immense following. In Cold River, Neggers sweeps readers away to Black Falls, Vermo ... [ more ]

  • Where the Line Bleeds

    Where the Line Bleeds

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Marriage, Family and Pets,Novels,General
    Author: Jesmyn Ward
    Duration: 10:28:00

    A stunning debut novel from Jesmyn Ward, Where the Line Bleeds is a rich tale of twins raised by their grandmother in a stiflingly poor rural community on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Upon graduating from high school, growing tensions between brothers Joshua and Christophe test their loyalties&a ... [ more ]

  • 44 Charles Street

    44 Charles Street

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Chick Lit
    Author: Danielle Steel
    Duration: 08:50:00

    The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor - even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her lawyer boyfriend Todd, is desperate. The owner of a struggling ... [ more ]

  • Empty Family: Stories

    Empty Family: Stories

    Genre: Literature,Novels,Literature,Novels
    Author: Colm Toibin
    Duration: 08:37:00

    Like Michael Cunningham in The Hours, Colm Tóibín captures the extraordinary mind and heart of a great writer. Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master tells the story of a man born into one of America's first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in ... [ more ]

  • Under a Maui Moon: A Hideaway Novel

    Under a Maui Moon: A Hideaway Novel

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Novels,Chick Lit
    Author: Robin Jones Gunn
    Duration: 07:26:00

    Acclaimed for her beloved Sisterchicks novels, multiple Christy Award winner Robin Jones Gunn launches the Hideaway series with this poignant tale. Expecting to enjoy her empty nest years, Carissa suddenly loses her job. To make matters worse, her husband's burgeoning counseling business now re ... [ more ]

  • Australian's Society Bride

    Australian's Society Bride

    Genre: Romance,Fiction,Literature,Novels,Chick Lit
    Author: Margaret Dilloway
    Duration: 06:04:00

    Parties at the Blanchard estate draw the cream of society. Glamorous women made a beeline for Boyd Blanchard'the most eligible bachelor in Australia. Leona had known Boyd since childhood, but he was so out of her league that she carefully hid behind a wall of cool indifference. Then a kiss set ... [ more ]

  • Selections from the Writings of Cicero

    Selections from the Writings of Cicero

    Genre: History,Literature,Independent,Philosophy,Classics
    Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Duration: 08:12:00

    This edition contains three selections by Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: On Friendship, De Officiis (On Duties), and Scipio's Dream. ... [ more ]

  • Select Essays

    Select Essays

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Michel Montaigne
    Duration: 05:44:00

    A collection of twenty-one essays from French Renaissance thinker Michel de Montaigne, the originator of the genre of the essay and an influence on writers from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf. ... [ more ]

  • Containment


    Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy,Science Fiction,Fiction,Suspense,Literature,Novels
    Author: Christian Cantrell
    Duration: 08:12:00

    As Earth's ability to support human life begins to diminish, the Global Space Agency establishes a colony on Venus. When Arik Ockley, part of the first generation to be born and raised off-Earth, undertakes research on artificial photosynthesis to save the life of his unborn child, everything he has ... [ more ]