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Lucky Us

Summary

“My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.” So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed Away was called “a literary triumph” (The New York Times). Lucky Us is a brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’ ambitions take the pair across the America of reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine though a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war. Filled with gorgeous writing, memorable characters, and surprising events, Lucky Us is a thrilling and resonant novel about success and failure, good luck and bad, the creation of a family, and the pleasures and inevitable perils of family life, conventional and otherwise. From Brooklyn’s beauty parlors to London’s West End, a group of unforgettable people love, lie, cheat, and survive in this story of our fragile, absurd, heroic species.

©2014 Amy Bloom (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Alicyn Packard
Author: Amy Bloom
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Dualed

Summary

The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves - their twin. Two of you exist. Only one will survive. West Grayer is ready. She's trained for years to confront her Alternate, a twin raised by another family. Survival means a good job, marriage - life. But then a tragic misstep leaves West questioning: Is she the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future? If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from herself, but also from love...though both have the power to destroy her. Fast-paced and unpredictable, Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a chilling, unforgettable world. Praise for Dualed: "A gripping, thought-provoking thriller that keeps your heart racing and your palms sweaty.... The kind of book Katniss Everdeen and Jason Bourne would devour." (Andrew Fukuda, author of the Hunt series) "Full of unexpected turns.... Fans of the Divergent trilogy will want to read this imaginative tale." (VOYA) "A fast ride from first to final pages, Dualed combines action and heart." (Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink) "Intense and swift, Dualed grabbed me by the throat and kept me turning pages all the way to the end. Romance and action fans alike will love it." (Elana Johnson, author of the Possession series) "Stylish, frenetic, and violent...the textual equivalent of a Quentin Tarantino movie." (Publishers Weekly) "A double dose of intensity and danger in this riveting tale of survival, heartache, and love." (Kasie West, author of Pivot Point) "This thought-provoking survival-of-the-fittest story will leave you breathless for more." (Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy) "Clever suspense - here, stalking is a two-way street." (Kirkus Reviews)

©2013 Elsie Chapman (P)2013 Listening Library

Narrator: Alicyn Packard
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Your Pregnancy, Your Way

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Summary

As an OB/GYN Dr. Allison Hill has delivered thousands of babies; as a mom she's given birth to her own two children. Hill has a unique perspective on the many questions moms have surrounding pregnancy and childbirth - especially when it comes to going natural. Drawing on her 20 years of expertise as well as current medical data, she weighs the pros and cons of the range of options available - hospital or birthing center, MD or midwife. Covering everything from understanding a doctor's bias to medical interventions (what's necessary - and what's not) to home births, Hill debunks common myths and provides insight into hot-button issues and a keen look into why doctors do what they do. Your Pregnancy, Your Way helps parents-to-be achieve safe and healthy deliveries.

©2017 Allison Hill (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Lucky Us

Summary

"My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us." So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed Away was called "a literary triumph" (The New York Times). Lucky Us is a brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine though a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war. Filled with gorgeous writing, memorable characters, and surprising events, Lucky Us is a thrilling and resonant novel about success and failure, good luck and bad, the creation of a family, and the pleasures and inevitable perils of family life, conventional and otherwise. From Brooklyn’s beauty parlors to London’s West End, a group of unforgettable people love, lie, cheat, and survive in this story of our fragile, absurd, heroic species.

©2014 Amy Bloom (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Alicyn Packard
Author: Amy Bloom
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Divided

Summary

The hunter becomes the hunted... West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. She’s ready to move on with her life. The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future. How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.

©2014 Elle Chapman (P)2014 Listening Library

Narrator: Alicyn Packard
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible