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- 25 June 2013
'Sisterland' by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld returns with the story of twin sisters: Vi, a professed psychic, and Kate, a wife and mother in denial of her talents. When Vi predicts a devastating earthquake is around the corner, Kate must decide whether to support her sister and out herself for the potential good of the community, or continue to ignore her own instincts.
'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells' by Andrew Sean Greer
Greta Wells experiences three alternate lives during a therapy session, all with different secrets and losses, pain and happiness. Which one will she ultimately choose?
- 9 July 2013
'Fin & Lady' by Cathleen Schine
Fin is 11 when his parents die in 1964, and he is sent to live with his older sister, Lady. But Lady is a free spirit, and Fin soon realizes he's as much her caregiver as she is his.
'Amy Falls Down' by Jincy Willett
A sequel of sorts to her last book The Writing Class, Amy Falls Down also stars bitter novelist Amy Gallup. When an interviewer arrives shortly after Amy takes a nasty bump on the head, the resulting article—where Amy's rambling quotes are dubbed pure genius—turns around her failing career.
- 16 July 2013
'The Never List' by Koethi Zan
Zan's story of a young woman marked by the consequences of her time spent as the prisoner of a sadistic kidnapper is drawing lots of buzz already.
- 13 August 2013
'The People in the Trees' by Hanya Yanagihara
This ambitious first novel, billed as an "anthropological adventure," was a decade in the making and is already being compared to Norman Rush and Ann Patchett.
- 19 August 2013
'Archangel' by Andrea Barrett
It's been too long since the National Book Award-winning author released a book. This time it's a collection of short stories about scientific firsts—subject matter that Barrett fans love to see her sink her teeth into.
- 20 August 2013
'The Girl You Left Behind' by Jojo Moyes
Author of Me Before You, Jojo Moyes is back with another heartbreaking story of love and loss. A spellbind love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love.
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Tag Archives: audiobooks
Since writing about my search for the perfect audiobook on Monday, I have discovered my new favorite toy at the Nashville Public Library: Playaway. I’d heard about the device, but I finally decided to give it a try. Playaway is … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting idea: Macmillan’s audio division has launched a summer campaign to encourage book clubs to listen to rather than read their picks. Nearly 50 book clubs in 30 states have participated. Per a Macmillan press release: Reading groups … Continue reading
Is there something about the last name “Patterson” that gives you automatic thriller writer credentials? Maybe. According to audio columnist Sukey Howard, Richard North Patterson’s courtroom scenes, “with their edgy retorts and rebuttals, showcase the immediacy and emotional force of … Continue reading
It’s been another great week for reading book blogs, and I especially enjoyed the following two posts. What about you? Please share your own recommendations in the comments. Other Audiobook Week discussions Posted by Jen on Devourer of Books Over … Continue reading
The Audie Awards were given out last night in New York City, and the biggest prize—Audiobook of the Year—went to Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales. (Read more about this book and listen to an excerpt.) Mandela and the 23 artists … Continue reading