The Happiness Project meets So Sad Today in this "hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest" book from Words of Women founder Lauren Martin, as she contemplates the nature of negative emotions - and the insights that helped her to take control of her life (Bobbi Brown). Five years ago, Lauren Martin was sure something was wrong with her. She had a good job in New York, an apartment in Brooklyn, a boyfriend, yet every day she wrestled with feelings of inferiority, anxiety and irritability. It wasn't until a chance encounter with a (charming, successful) stranger who revealed that she also felt these things, that Lauren set out to better understand the hold that these moods had on her, how she could change them, and began to blog about the wisdom she uncovered. It quickly exploded into an international online community of women who felt like she did: lost, depressed, moody, and desirous of change. Inspired by her audience to press even deeper, The Book of Moods shares Lauren's journey to infuse her life with a sense of peace and stability. With observations that will resonate and inspire, she dives into the universal triggers every woman faces - whether it's a comment from your mother, the relentless grind at your job, days when you wish the mirror had a Valencia filter, or all of the above. Blending cutting-edge science, timeless philosophy, witty anecdotes and effective forms of self-care, Martin has written a powerful, intimate, and incredibly relatable chronicle of transformation, proving that you really can turn your worst moods into your best life.
Â©2020 Lauren Martin (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing
Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture - including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.
Â©1993 Matt Ridley (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Les auditeurs du deuxiÃ¨me volume lâespÃ©raient : Lisbeth n'est pas morte ! Mais, trÃ¨s mal en point, elle va rester coincÃ©e des semaines Ã l'hÃ´pital, dans l'incapacitÃ© physique d'agir. Et comme il n'existe aucune raison pour que cessent les activitÃ©s souterraines des renÃ©gats de la SÃ¤po, le procÃ¨s qui s'annonce pour elle est loin d'Ãªtre sans danger... A l'Ã©vidence, Emmanuel Dekoninck s'amuse toujours autant Ã interprÃ©ter les personnages hors norme de cette sÃ©rie devenue culte ! En bonus, un entretien avec Marc de Gouvenain, l'Ã©diteur de la trilogie.
Â©2007 Actes Sud pour la traduction française. Traduit du suÃ©dois par Lena Grumbach et Marc de Gouvenain; 2007 Stieg Larsson (P)2008 Audiolib
From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades. The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us - and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever written. "A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity." (Booklist, starred) "A sweeping, optimistic portrait of humanity's ability to cooperate in the face of disaster. This heartfelt work of hard science-fiction is a must-read for anyone worried about the future of the planet." (Publishers Weekly, starred) Also by Kim Stanley Robinson:Â Red Moon New York 2140 2312 Aurora Shaman
Â©2020 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2020 Orbit
"Seasoned narrator Kreinik showcases her prowess as a dialect coach as she embodies McConaghyâs vast cast... With deft agility, Kreinik guides McConaghyâs spectacular Moby Dick-esque journey towards an all-too-imminent dystopia in which humanity faces a future alone." (Booklist, starred review)Â Instant National Best Seller "Visceral and haunting" (New York Times Book Review) Â· "Hopeful" (Washington Post) Â· "Powerful" (Los Angeles Times) Â· "Thrilling" (Time) Â· "Tantalizingly beautiful" (Elle) Â· "Suspenseful, atmospheric" (Vogue) Â· "Aching and poignant" (Guardian) Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Frannyâs history begins to unspool - a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime - it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny's dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption? Epic and intimate, heartbreaking, and galvanizing, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking pause-resister about the possibility of hope against all odds.Â Â A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "Migrations is a nervy and well-crafted novel, one that lingers long after its voyage is over. Itâs a story about our mingling sorrows, both personal and global, and the survivorâs guilt that will be left in their wake." (New York Times Book Review)Â "True and affecting, elegiac and imminent... The fractured timeline fills each chapter with suspense and surprises, parceled out so tantalizingly that it took disciplined willpower to keep from skipping down each page to see what happens... Ultimately hopeful." (The Washington Post)Â âThrilling... In piecing together who this mysterious protagonist really is, McConaghy creates a detailed portrait of a woman on the cusp of collapse, consumed with a world that is every bit as broken as she is.â (Time)Â
Â©2020 Charlotte McConaghy (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
The inspiration for the five-part Amazon Original docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer This updated, expanded edition of The Phantom Prince, Elizabeth Kendallâs 1981 memoir detailing her six-year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy, includes a new introduction and a new afterword by the author and a startling new chapter from the authorâs daughter, Molly, who has not previously shared her story.Â Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history and one of the most publicized to this day. However, very rarely do we hear from the women he left behind - the ones forgotten as mere footnotes in this tragedy.Â The Phantom Prince chronicles Elizabeth Kendallâs intimate relationship with Ted Bundy and its eventual unraveling. As much as has been written about Bundy, itâs remarkable to hear the perspective of people who shared their daily lives with him for years. This gripping account presents a remarkable examination of a charismatic personality that masked unimaginable darkness.
Â©2020 Elizabeth Kendall Mollyâs Story copyright 2020 Molly Kendall (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Seneca's Letters from a Stoic is considered one of the thought-leaders of philosophy in the history of classical literature. The compilation offers a comprehensive introduction to the stoic philosophy. Stoicism is Hellenistic philosophy that dominated literature and conversation until around Three AD. Its roots are traced back to ancient Greece at its founding by Zeno of Citium. The practice teaches that moral virtue is the highest "good" and it is developed by knowledge. The "best" members of society are wise because they live in absolute harmony with Reason that governs the natural world and they are immune to "worldly" desires such as greed, pleasure, and pain. Seneca uses these principals to offer his own advice for living one's best life. The Letters serve as a guide for maximizing the "good" and disregarding the "bad". A must-listen for any classical enthusiasts!
Â©2018 Bassett Publishing (P)2018 Bassett Publishing
From the best-selling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present - and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi - and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression - and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss.
Â©2017 Elizabeth Kostova (P)2017 Random House Audio
The next audiobook of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster best-seller The Wife Between Us.Â Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all sheâll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave.Â Question number one: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?Â But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what sheâs thinking...and what sheâs hiding.Â Question number two: Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about? As Jessâ paranoia grows, it becomes clear she can no longer trust what in her life is real and what is one of Dr. Shieldsâ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns some obsessions can be deadly.Â Question number three: Should a punishment always fit the crime? From the authors of the blockbuster best-seller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new audiobook about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.
Â©2019 Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
The last word on the JFK assassination by the New York Times best-selling author and JFK historian! Mark Lane tried the only US court case in which the jurors concluded that the CIA plotted the murder of President Kennedy, but there was always a missing piece: How did the CIA control cops and Secret Service agents on the ground in Dealey Plaza? How did federal authorities prevent the House Select Committee on Assassinations from discovering the truth about the complicity of the CIA? Now, Mark Lane tells all in this explosive new book, with exclusive new interviews, sworn testimony, and meticulous new research (including interviews with Oliver Stone, Dallas Police deputy sheriffs, Robert K. Tanenbaum, and Abraham Bolden). Lane finds out first hand exactly what went on the day JFK was assassinated. He includes sworn statements given to the Warren Commission by a police officer who confronted a man who he thought was the assassin. The officer testified that he drew his gun and pointed it at the suspect, who showed Secret Service ID. Yet, the Secret Service later reported that there were no Secret Service agents on foot in Dealey Plaza. The Last Word proves that the CIA, operating through a secret small group, prepared all credentials for Secret Service agents in Dallas for the two days that Kennedy was going to be there - conclusive evidence of the CIA's involvement in the assassination.
Â©2011 Mark Lane (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife." (Franz Schubert) Relationships may be one of the planet's most enjoyable things, but they can also be a breeding ground for anxiety and emotions. Relationship anxiety can occur at almost any courtship stage. For many individuals, just thinking about being in a relationship will cause stress and anxiety. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to help save a marriage that is about to start falling into pieces or one that has already fallen or one that has already passed that stage. In this audiobook, we will talk about what marriage really is, the truths behind the beautiful faÃ§ade of a wedding of two seemingly happy couples, and some other complexities of it as well. After that, we will start probing into what makes marriage complicated.Â This bookÂ has been coupled and well-written by the author to take us through those important ways couples/partners can overcome anxiety in their relationships. In this book, Marriage Counseling, and Anxiety in Relationship, you will learn: Concept of good marriage/relationship Anxiety in relationship and how to overcome it How to overcome jealousy in your relationship How to overcome negative thinking in your relationship How to resolve conflicts in your relationship/marriage How to eliminate fear and insecurity in your relationship Importance of good communication in a relationship
Â©2020 Ester Novak (P)2020 Ester Novak
As an empire dies, three warriors will rise. They will have to ride the storm or drown in its blood. "An exciting new author in fantasy." (Mark Lawrence, author of Red Sister)Â Seventeen years after rebels stormed the streets, factions divide Kisia. Only the firm hand of the god-emperor holds the empire together. But when an unexpected betrayal destroys a tense alliance with neighboring Chiltae, all that has been won comes crashing down.Â In Kisia, Princess Miko Ts'ai is a prisoner in her own castle. She dreams of claiming her empire, but the path to power could rip it, and her family, asunder.Â In Chiltae, assassin Cassandra Marius is plagued by the voices of the dead. Desperate, she accepts a contract that promises to reward her with a cure if she helps an empire fall.Â And on the border between nations, Captain Rah e'Torin and his warriors are exiles forced to fight in a foreign war or die.Â War built the Kisian Empire. War will tear it down.Â We Ride the Storm is the epic launch of a bold and brutal new fantasy series, perfect for listeners of Mark Lawrence, John Gwynne and Brian Staveley. The Reborn Empire We Ride the Storm For more from Devin Madson, check out: The Vengeance Trilogy The Blood of Whisperers The Gods of Vice The Grave at Storm's End
Â©2020 Devin Madson (P)2020 Orbit
"Perfectly wonderful.â (Becky Albertalli, New York Times best-selling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) In Sophie Gonzales' Perfect on Paper, Leah on the Offbeat meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before: a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex back Her advice, spot on. Her love life, way off. Darcy Phillips: â¢ Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes - for a fee. â¢ Uses her power for good. Most of the time. â¢ Really cannot stand Alexander Brougham. â¢ Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke...who is in love with someone else. â¢ Does not appreciate being blackmailed. However, when Brougham catches her in the act of collecting letters from locker 89 - out of which sheâs been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service - thatâs exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach - at a generous hourly rate, at least. The goal? To help him win his ex-girlfriend back. Darcy has a good reason to keep her identity secret. If word gets out that sheâs behind the locker, some things she's not proud of will come to light, and thereâs a good chance Brooke will never speak to her again. Okay, so all she has to do is help an entitled, bratty, (annoyingly hot) guy win over a girl whoâs already fallen for him once? What could go wrong? A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books
Â©2021 Sophie Gonzales (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law, delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in The Good Sister. There's only been one time that Rose couldn't stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life. Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights, and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be...dangerous. When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple. Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich, and shocking story of unexpected love. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
Â©2015 Sally Hepworth (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
Alex Landragin's Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut - a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning 150 years and seven lifetimes. *To listen to this novel straight through, just play the program from the beginning. To listen to the Baroness Sequence, start with Download Part 2 at 12 hours, 21 minutes.*Â On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be listened to one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence.Â The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations.Â With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing, and empathy. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's PressÂ "A high-concept speculative adventure novel executed with intelligence and grace, Australian writer Landraginâs debut contains a story within a story within a story. Crossings is an invigorating puzzle of a book that reads like a complete, intricate work of genre-defying fiction rather than just a cool gimmick." (Vulture) "A sparkling debut. Landraginâs seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." (Publishers Weekly) "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)Â
Â©2020 Alex Landragin (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Number one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts begins the Dragon Heart Legacy - a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magick in The Awakening. In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword - representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own.... When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now sheâs an anxious 20-something mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: Her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father - and itâs worth nearly four million dollars. This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldnât have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying, "Come home, Breen Siobhan. Itâs time you came home." Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies - through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny.....Â A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
Â©2020 Nora Roberts (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Based on true accounts of how Parisiennes resisted the Nazi occupation in World War II - from fashion houses to the city streets - comes a story of two courageous women who risked everything to fight an evil they couldnât abide. Paris, 1939. Maison Chanel has closed, thrusting haute couture dressmaker Lila de Laurent out of the world of high fashion as Nazi soldiers invade the streets and the City of Lights slips into darkness. Lilaâs life is now a series of rations, brutal restrictions, and carefully controlled propaganda while Paris is cut off from the rest of the world. Yet in hidden corners of the city, the faithful pledge to resist. Lila is drawn to La Resistance and is soon using her skills as a dressmaker to infiltrate the Nazi elite. She takes their measurements and designs masterpieces, all while collecting secrets in the glamorous HÃ´tel Ritz - the heart of the Nazisâ Parisian headquarters. But when dashing RenÃ© Touliard suddenly reenters her world, Lila finds her heart tangled between determination to help save his Jewish family and bolstering the fight for liberation. Paris, 1943. Sandrine Paquetâs job is to catalog the priceless works of art bound for the FÃ¼hrerâs Berlin, masterpieces stolen from prominent Jewish families. But behind closed doors, she secretly forages for information from the underground resistance. Beneath her compliant faÃ§ade lies a woman bent on uncovering the fate of her missing husband...but at what cost? As Hitlerâs regime crumbles, Sandrine is drawn in deeper when she uncrates an exquisite blush Chanel gown concealing a cryptic message that may reveal the fate of a dressmaker who vanished from within the fashion elite. Told across the span of the Nazi occupation, The Paris Dressmaker highlights the brave women who used everything in their power to resist darkness and restore light to their world. Praise for The Paris Dressmaker: âUnimaginable heartache, unforgettable romance, and cheering defiance against the oppression the Nazis inflicted on Paris; readers will be swept away into a story where battle-scarred good at last rings victory over evil.â (Jânell Ciesielski, author of The Socialite) âStunning. With as much skill and care as the titleâs namesake possesses, The Paris Dressmaker weaves together the stories of two heroines who boldly defy the darkness that descends on the City of Light.â (Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Shadows of the White City) âA thoroughly satisfying blend of memorable characters, evocative writing, and wartime drama that seamlessly transport you to the City of Light at its most desperate hour.â (Susan Meissner, best-selling author of The Nature of Fragile Things) âKristy Cambron deftly weaves multiple timelines to craft a story as complex and romantic and beautiful as a couture gown. In addition, Lila and Sandrineâs strength and courage in a troubled world inspire us to live likewise. Tres magnifique!â (Sarah Sundin, best-selling and award-winning author of When Twilight Breaks and the Sunrise at Normandy series) âWith real life historical details woven in with her fictional tale, the story popped off the page. Readers will be thinking of this book long after they've read the last word.â (Rachel Hauck, New York Times best-selling author) âA well-researched and beautifully interwoven treatise on courage and conviction in the midst of oppression.â (Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration and The Mozart Code) Stand-alone WWII novel Full-length, approximately 115,000 words
Â©2021 Kristy Cambron (P)2021 Thomas Nelson
Six best-selling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers - six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution - and change the world. In late 18th-century France, women do not have a place in politics.Â But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise - upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself - but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a womenâs march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The kingâs pious sister, Princess Elisabeth, takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolutionâs ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of Franceâs blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive - unless unlikely heroine and courtesanâs daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls Franceâs fate: the fearsome Robespierre.
Â©2019 Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
The instant New York Times Best Seller One of Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of SheReads' Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of PopSugar's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of HelloGiggles' Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of Marie Claire's Best Fiction by Women in 2020 One of Womanâs Day's Best Fiction Books Coming Out in 2020 The electrifying number one New York Times best-selling authors of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense, You Are Not Alone. Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely. Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better. Shay would die for them to like her. She may have to.Â A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
Â©2020 Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
A dark and daring debut novel exploring power, control and resilience against all odds, The Tribes tells the story of a cult member accused of a shocking crime and the lawyer who chooses to defend her. One quiet night in a rural Vermont town, a panicked woman calls 9-1-1 on a gas station payphone to report that a newborn baby has died. Local police respond to the call and charge Heather Garner, a college drop-out whoâs been a member of fringe religious community The Messiahâs Tribes since the 1990s, with the murder of her infant son. Heatherâs future is left in the hands of a family who hasnât seen or heard from her in almost 20 years.Â Abby Harrisâs friends and colleagues are puzzled by her choice to take on a child homicide case, but Abby is convinced that thereâs more to Heatherâs story than meets the eye. Putting her own pregnancy at risk, Abbyâs investigations lead her to understand that The Messiahâs Tribes may not be a peaceful, eccentric bunch of hippies, but a well-organized, exploitative criminal enterprise. Engrossing and suspenseful, the mystery of Heatherâs past is revealed piece by terrifying piece, until a jury must decide: Are Heather and her dead child just collateral damage, or is the dead-eyed woman a willing participant in the cultâs sinister agenda? Please note: This audio contains strong language, distressing situations, and descriptions of abuse and violence that some listeners may find upsetting. Discretion is advised.
Â©2020 Mari Howes (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
In That Way Madness Lies, 15 acclaimed YA writers put their modern spin on William Shakespeareâs celebrated classics!Â West Side Story. 10 Things I Hate About You. Kiss Me, Kate. Contemporary audiences have always craved reimaginings of Shakespeareâs most beloved works. Now, some of todayâs best writers for teens take on the Bard in these 15 whip-smart and original retellings! This program is read by: Lily Anderson, Ariel Blake, Patrice Caldwell, Caitlin Davies, Ramon de Ocampo, Almarie Guerra, Cary Hite, North Homewood, Barrie Kreinik, Nikki Massoud, Joy McCullough, Mark Oshiro, Avi Roque, Julia Whelan, and Landon Woodson. Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining The Merchant of Venice), Kayla Ancrum (The Taming of the Shrew), Lily Anderson (Allâs Well That Ends Well), Melissa Bashardoust (A Winterâs Tale), Patrice Caldwell (Hamlet), Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Much Ado About Nothing), Brittany Cavallaro (Sonnet 147), Joy McCullough (King Lear), Anna-Marie McLemore (Midsummer Nightâs Dream), Samantha Mabry (Macbeth), Tochi Onyebuchi (Coriolanus), Mark Oshiro (Twelfth Night), Lindsay Smith (Julius Caesar), Kiersten White (Romeo and Juliet), and Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (The Tempest). A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books
Â©2021 Dahlia Adler (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
Love and secrets collide in Venice during WWII in an enthralling novel of brief encounters and lasting romance by the New York Times best-selling author of The Tuscan Child and Above the Bay of Angels. Caroline Grant is struggling to accept the end of her marriage when she receives an unexpected bequest. Her beloved great-aunt Lettie leaves her a sketchbook, three keys, and a final whisper...Venice. Carolineâs quest: to scatter Juliet âLettieâ Browningâs ashes in the city she loved and to unlock the mysteries stored away for more than 60 years. Itâs 1938 when art teacher Juliet Browning arrives in romantic Venice. For her students, itâs a wealth of history, art, and beauty. For Juliet, itâs poignant memories and a chance to reconnect with Leonardo Da Rossi, the man she loves whose future is already determined by his noble family. However star-crossed, nothing can come between them. Until the threat of war closes in on Venice and theyâre forced to fight, survive, and protect a secret that will bind them forever. Key by key, Lettieâs life of impossible love, loss, and courage unfolds. Itâs one that Caroline can now make right again as her own journey of self-discovery begins.
Â©2021 Janet Quin-Harkin, writing as Rhys Bowen (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
She lives for passion. Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society's rules: She speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London's most practiced gossips...and precisely the kind of woman the duke of Leighton wants far far away from him. He swears by reputation. Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening - risking everything he holds dear - he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety. She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.
Â©2011 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers
A twisty, compelling new audiobook about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death.... From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, she knew she wasnât the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at armâs length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana...except Lucy.Â That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she no longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body.Â Â But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation.Â Who could possibly want Diana dead?Â Why was her will changed at the 11th hour to disinherit both of her children and their spouses?Â And what does it mean that Lucy isnât exactly sad sheâs gone?Â Â Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every chapter in this twisty, captivating new audiobook from Sally Hepworth.
Â©2019 Sally Hepworth (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
"A novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure", Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West is a breathtaking YA fantasy debut - first in the Glass Alliance series.Â A pilot raised in revolution. A princess raised in a palace. A world on the brink of war.Â Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athanâs mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced itâs the work of his old rival, the queen of Etania - Aureliaâs mother. Determined to avenge his wifeâs murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the queen, a plot that sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.Â Athanâs mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl heâs been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it - a war in which Athanâs father is determined to play a role.Â As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black-and-white as theyâve been raised to believe.Â âHeart-pounding...will leave the reader wanting more.â (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz)
Â©2018 Joanna Mumford (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
The New York Times and USA Today best seller "More than a rewriting of history, this is history reimagined from a fresh angle, delivered here with energy, sensitivity, and flair." (AudioFile Magazine)Â This program includes a bonus interview with the author.Â Â A Well-Behaved Woman is the riveting audiobook about iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded Age New York, from the New York Times best-selling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.Â Alva Smith, her Southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of Americaâs great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New Yorkâs old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.Â In A Well-Behaved Woman, Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules - and how to break them.Â Â Â Praise for A Well-Behaved Woman: "A Well-Behaved Woman is an extraordinary portrait of a strong, fascinating woman who rose above societal convention and even her own expectations to become so much more than anyone might have predicted.â (Christina Baker Kline, New York Times best-selling author of A Piece of the World and Orphan Train) âOh how I loved every instant I spent in the world Fowler has recreated here. The story of Alva Vanderbilt is elegantly and emphatically told. Prepare to be enthralled!â (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times best-selling author of The Perfect Couple) "To step into Therese Anne Fowler's stunning novel is to step into Alva Vanderbilt's rarefied world of sprawling homes, delicious society intrigue, and incomparable Gilded Age luxury." (Allison Pataki, New York Times best-selling author of The Accidental Empress)
Â©2018 Therese Anne Fowler (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
A magical bloodline. A family curse. Can Connie break the spell before it shatters her future? A bewitching story of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curse, by Katherine Howe, New York Times best-selling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Connie Goodwin is an expert on Americaâs fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, sheâs earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America - especially womenâs home recipes and medicines - and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows.Â When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partnerâs life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundredsâ-years-long deadly curse.Â Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to womenâs survival across the decades - and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.Â Â
Â©2019 Katherine Howe (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Evie is in the grip of a gambling addiction. She's terrified she'll destroy the lives of her husband and two small daughters, especially with her rising debt. She grabs onto a lifeline - the offer of a program that promises to heal addictions and give her a fresh start. Evie and 27 others from around the world travel to a monastery on a tiny Greek island to begin the program. There are six days and six challenges on the path to healing. Ten thousand dollars per challenge. Sixty thousand on completion. Enough to pay off debts and start anew. But who is the one watching and waiting behind the walls? Evie's husband, Gray, is gutted to find the note that Evie left behind. Why did she leave, and where did she go? When Evie's car is found burned out in woodland, the police suspect him of murdering Evie. Gray has one chance to fly to Greece to try to find Evie before he's arrested for something he didn't do. Too late, Evie discovers the chilling truth about the monastery and the island. And the closer she gets to finding an escape, the closer the danger gets to her. A slow-burn psychological thriller. High adventure, dark games and chilling horror set in a monastery on a remote Greek island.
Â©2017 Anni Taylor (P)2020 Podium Audio
Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only 38 years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted-living facility. She also knows there's just one another resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke. When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother, she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind House. When she meets Anna and Luke, she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them.
Â©2016 Sally Hepworth (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
From the author of the acclaimed Li Du novels comes Elsa Hart's new atmospheric mystery series. London, 1703. In a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new, one elite community attempts to understand the world by collecting its wonders. Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most formidable of these collectors, has devoted his life to filling his cabinets. While the curious-minded vie for invitations to study the rare stones, bones, books, and artifacts he has amassed, some visitors come with a darker purpose. For Cecily Kay, it is a passion for plants that brings her to the Mayne house. The only puzzle she expects to encounter is how to locate the specimens she needs within Sir Barnabyâs crowded cabinets. But when her host is stabbed to death, Cecily finds the confession of the supposed killer unconvincing. She pays attention to details - years of practice have taught her that the smallest particulars can distinguish a harmless herb from a deadly one - and in the case of Sir Barnabyâs murder, there are too many inconsistencies for her to ignore. To discover the truth, Cecily must enter the world of the collectors, a realm where intellect is distorted by obsession and greed. As her pursuit of answers brings her closer to a killer, she risks being given a final resting place amid the bones that wait, silent and still, in the cabinets of Barnaby Mayne. A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books. "Spectacular. An extraordinary time machine of a novel, transporting us three centuries into the past, when Stuart London roiled with color and clamored with the grinding of carriage wheels.... And Cecily May, the supremely winning botanist-sleuth braving hidden dangers in The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne, is a hero for the ages - her and ours." (A. J. Finn, number one NYT best-selling author) âHart establishes herself as a versatile talent with this exceptional standalone set in 1703 London.... She is bound to become a household name for readers who love clever and fair whodunits.â (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Â©2020 Elsa Hart (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
"My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning." With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences. Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future - and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right? But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget - the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon Ten will have to make another choice: love or victory.
Â©2017 Gena Showalter (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have been a family of two, living quietly in Northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety, and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of and the identity of Zoe's father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works - until it doesn't. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion, and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets - secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable audiobook about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters and the new ways in which families are forged.
Â©2017 Sally Hepworth (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
"Perfect for lovers of Desperate Housewives and Big Little Lies, with a dash of Single White Female, this novel will stick with readers for a long time." (Library Journal) The Family Next Door is an audiobook about desperate mothers, secrets among neighbors, and things women keep hidden in a suburban drama from the author of The Mother's Promise.Â Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets.Â From the outside, Essieâs life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, and a nearby mother who dotes on her grandchildren. But few of Essieâs friends know her secret shame: that in a moment of maternal despair, she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided, and Essie got better, but she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby.Â When a new woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essieâs friends voice their disapproval, it starts to become clear that Isabelleâs choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light. The Family Next Door is Sally Hepworth at her very best: at once a deeply moving portrait of family drama and a compelling suburban mystery that will keep listeners hooked until the very last word.
Â©2018 Sally Hepworth (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
A startling and timely debut, Julie Carrick Dalton's Waiting for the Night Song is a moving, brilliant novel about friendships forged in childhood magic and ruptured by the high price of secrets that leave you forever changed.Â Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn't she always know her secret would surface? An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela Garcia brings Cadie, now a forestry researcher, back to her childhood home. There, Cadie and Daniela are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie's memory then all her other years combined. Now grown up, bound by long-held oaths, and faced with truths she does not wish to see, Cadie must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, as drought, foreclosures, and wildfire spark tensions between displaced migrant farm workers and locals.Â A startling and timely debut, Waiting for the Night Song is a moving, brilliant novel about friendships forged in childhood magic and ruptured by the high price of secrets that leave you forever changed. It is a love song to the natural beauty around us, a call to fight for what we believe in, and a reminder that the truth will always rise. A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books
Â©2021 Julie Carrick Dalton (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
"The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel enchants with a concoction of love, longing, and loss plucked from the bones of one of our most enduring and haunting legends." (Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today best-selling author of I Shall Be Near to You) When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina - unlike her childhood friend turned enemy, Brom Van Brunt, who is the suitor Katrinaâs father favors.Â Â Â But when romance gives way to passion, Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together - all while praying they do not catch sight of Sleepy Hollowâs legendary Headless Horseman. That is, until All Hallowsâ Eve, when Ichabod suddenly disappears, leaving Katrina alone and in a perilous position.Â Â Enlisting the help of her friend - and rumored witch - Charlotte Jansen, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod Craneâs disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional - often magical - means. What they find forces Katrina to question everything she once knew and to wonder if the Headless Horseman is perhaps more than just a story after all.Â In Alyssa Palombo's The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel, nothing is as it seems, and love is a thing even death won't erase.Â
Â©2018 Alyssa Palombo (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Willig comes a scandalous audiobook set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and murder. The English Wife is high drama and sure to impress listeners everywhere. Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: He's the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor house in England, they had a fairy-tale romance in London, they have three-year-old twins on whom they dote, and he's recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and named it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she's having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors, and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball; Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned; and the papers go mad. Bay's sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to try to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?
Â©2017 Lauren Willig (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
War rages as one empire falls and another rises in its place in the action-packed sequel to Devin Madson's bold epic fantasy, We Ride the Storm. "An exciting new author in fantasy." (Mark Lawrence, author of Red Sister) There is no calm after the storm. In Kisia's conquered north, former empress Miko Ts'ai is more determined than ever to save her empire. Yet, as her hunt for allies grows increasingly desperate, she may learn too late that power lies not in names but in people. Dishiva e'Jaroven is fiercely loyal to the new Levanti emperor. Only he can lead them, but his next choice will challenge everything she wants to believe about her people's future. Abandoned by his Second Swords, Rah e'Torin must learn to survive without a herd. But honor dictates he bring his warriors home - a path that could be his salvation or lead to his destruction. And sold to the Witchdoctor, Cassandra Marius' desperate search for a cure ties her fate inextricably to Empress Hana, and her true nature could condemn them both. We Lie with Death is the thrilling continuation of a bold and brutal epic fantasy series, perfect for fans of Mark Lawrence, John Gwynne, and Brian Staveley. The Reborn Empire: We Ride the Storm We Lie with Death For more from Devin Madson, check out: The Vengeance Trilogy The Blood of Whisperers The Gods of Vice The Grave at Storm's End
Â©2021 Devin Madson (P)2021 Orbit
New York TimesÂ best-selling author Karen White weaves a captivating story of friendship, love, and betrayal that moves between war-torn London during the Blitz and the present day. London, 1939.Â Beautiful and ambitious Eva Harlow and her American best friend, Precious Dubose, are trying to make their way as fashion models. When Eva falls in love with Graham St. John, an aristocrat and Royal Air Force pilot, she canât believe her luck - sheâs getting everything she ever wanted. Then the Blitz devastates her world, and Eva finds herself slipping into a web of intrigue, spies, and secrets. As Eva struggles to protect her friendship with Precious and everything she holds dear, all it takes is one unwary moment to change their lives forever.... London, 2019. American journalist Maddie Warner, whose life has been marked by the tragic loss of her mother, travels to London to interview Precious about her life in pre-WWII London. Maddie has been careful to close herself off to others, but in Precious she recognizes someone whose grief rivals her own - but unlike Maddie, Precious hasnât allowed it to crush her.Â Maddie finds herself drawn to both Precious and to Colin, her enigmatic surrogate nephew.Â As Maddie gets closer to her, she begins to unravel Preciousâs haunting past - a story of friendship, betrayal, and the unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Â©2021 Karen White (P)2021 Penguin Audio
"...powerful and necessary inspiration for the contemporary listener." (AudioFile Magazine) An updated third edition of the renowned feministâs most diverse and timeless collection of essays, with a new foreword written by Emma Watson and new material written and read by Gloria Steinem.Â Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions has sold more than half a million copies since its original publication in 1983, acclaimed for its witty, warm, and life-changing view of the world, "as if women mattered". Steinem's truly personal writing is here, from the now-famous exposÃ© "I Was a Playboy Bunny" to the moving tribute to her mother "Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)". Her prescient essays on female genital mutilation and the difference between erotica and pornography are still referenced and relevant today, and the hilarious satire "If Men Could Menstruateâ resonates as much as ever.Â Â As Watson writes of Steinem in her foreword, âShe makes what otherwise can be arduous and depressing reading into something not only relatable, but also enjoyable.... Her plain common sense, calling things out as they are, will make you laugh out loud. This is her superpower.â
Â©1983; 1984; 1995; 2018; 2019 Text copyright by Gloria Steinem; Text copyright by East Toledo Productions, Inc.; Text copyright by Gloria Steinem; Foreword copyright by Emma Watson; Preface copyright by Gloria Steinem (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
From Susie Orman Schnall, author of The Balance Project, comes a dual-timeline audiobook featuring a 1949 Miss Subways contestant and a modern-day advertising executive whose careers and lives intersect.Â In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte's dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend - the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose - does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever.Â Nearly 70 years later, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account in a last ditch effort to save her job at an advertising agency. When the charismatic boss sheâs secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Oliviaâs urgent search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic Miss Subways campaign. As the pitch date closes in on her, Olivia finds herself dealing with a broken heart, an unlikely new love interest, and an unexpected personal connection to Miss Subways that could save her job - and her future.Â The Subway Girls is the charming story of two strong women, a generation apart, who find themselves up against the same eternal struggle to find an impossible balance between love, happiness, and ambition.Â "Schnall has written a book that is smart and timely...Feels perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Liza Klaussmann." (Taylor Jenkins Reid, acclaimed author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo)Â "A fast-paced, clever novel filled with romantic possibilities, high-stakes decisions, and harsh realities. Perfect for fans of Fiona Davisâs The Dollhouse, this engrossing tale highlights the role that ambition, sexism, and true love will forever play in womenâs lives." (Amy Poeppel, author of Small Admissions)
Â©2018 Susie Orman Schnall (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
Part war drama, part romance, Storm from the East is the second installment in Joanna Hathaway's epic Glass Alliance series War has begun, and the days of Athanâs and Aurelia's secret, summer romance feel a world away. Led by Athan's father, the revolutionary Safire have launched a secret assault upon the last royal kingdom in the South, hoping to depose the king and seize a powerful foothold on the continent. Athan proves a star pilot among their ranks, struggling to justify the violence his family has unleashed as he fights his way to the capital - where, unbeknownst to him, Aurelia has lived since the war's onset. Determined to save the kingdom Athan has been ordered to destroy, she partners with a local journalist to inflame anti-Safire sentiment, all while learning this conflict might be far darker and more complex than she ever imagined. When the two reunite at last, Athan longing to shake the nightmare of combat and Aurelia reeling from the discovery of a long-buried family truth come to light, they'll find the shadow of war stretches well beyond the battlefield. Each of them longs to rekindle the love they once shared...but each has a secret theyâre desperate to hide. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor TeenÂ
Â©2020 Joanna Hathaway (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Lord Leo Byron is bored with the aristocratic company he keeps; he needs a distraction, preferably in the form of a beautiful new female companion. So when he sets eyes on fascinating and scandalous divorcÃ©e Lady Thalia Lennox, he's determined to make her intimate acquaintance. But the spirited woman seems to have no intention of accepting his advances no matter how much he chases - or how hard he falls.... Once a darling of society, Thalia Lennox now lives on its fringes. The cruel lies that gave her a notoriously wild reputation have also left her with a broken heart and led to a solemn vow to swear off men. Still, Leo Byron's bold overtures are deliciously tempting, and for the first time she finds herself wondering whether it just might be worth the risk to let the attractive rake into her life - and her bed....
Â©2015 Tracy Anne Warren (P)2015 Tantor
Marie Brennan's Turning Darkness into Light is a delightful fantasy of manners, the heir to the award-winning Natural History of Dragons series, a perfect stepping stone into an alternate Victorian-esque fantasy landscape. As the renowned granddaughter of Isabella Camherst (Lady Trent, of the riveting and daring Draconic adventure memoirs), Audrey Camherst has always known she, too, would want to make her scholarly mark upon a chosen field of study.Â When Lord Gleinheigh recruits Audrey to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilization, she has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war. Alongside dearest childhood friend and fellow archeologist Kudshayn, must find proof of the conspiracy before itâs too late.
Â©2019 Bryn Neuenschwander (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
An unforgettable debut about a young woman's choice between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come to love. Charlotte, a gifted and superbly trained young musician, has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her promising career when she takes a babysitting job with the McLeans, a glamorous Upper East Side Manhattan family. At first the nanny gig is just a way of tiding herself over until she has licked her wounds and figured out her next move as a composer in New York. But as it turns out, Charlotte is naturally good with children and becomes as deeply fond of the two little boys as they are of her. When an unthinkable tragedy leaves the McLeans bereft, Charlotte is not the only one who realizes that she's the key to holding little George and Matty's world together. Suddenly, in addition to life's usual puzzles, such as sorting out which suitor is her best match, she finds herself with an impossible choice between her lifelong dreams and the torn-apart family she's come to love. Caroline Angell's remarkable and generous debut is the story of a young woman's discovery of the things that matter most.
Â©2016 Caroline Angell (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
In this quirky, humorous, and deeply human short story collection, Pushcart Prize-nominated author R.L. Maizes reminds us that even in our most isolated moments, we are never truly alone. In We Love Anderson Cooper, characters are treated as outsiders because of their sexual orientation, racial or religious identity, or simply because they look different. A young man courts the publicity that comes from outing himself at his bar mitzvah. When a painter is shunned because of his appearance, he learns to ink tattoos that come to life. A paranoid Jewish actuary suspects his cat of cheating on him - with his Protestant girlfriend. In this debut collection, humor complements pathos. Listeners will recognize themselves in these stories and in these protagonists, whose backgrounds are vastly different from their own - weâve all been outsiders at some point.Â
Â©2019 R. L. Maizes (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Goodfellas meets Thelma and Louise when an unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of violent figures from their pasts.Â After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her 80-year-old neighbor Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she embarks on a bizarre adventure. Taking off in Enzioâs â62 Impala, she retreats to the Bronx home of her estranged daughter, Adrienne, and her granddaughter, Lucia, only to be turned away by Adrienne at the door. Their neighbor, Lacey âWolfieâ Wolfstein, a one-time Golden Age porn star and retired Florida Suncoast grifter, takes Rena in and befriends her.Â When Lucia discovers that Adrienne is planning to hit the road with her ex-boyfriend Richie, she figures Renaâs her only way out of a life on the run with a mother she canât stand. But Richie has massacred a few members of the Brancaccio crime family for a big payday, and he drags even more trouble into the mix in the form of an unhinged enforcer named Crea. The stage is set for an explosion that will propel Rena, Wolfie, and Lucia down a strange path, each woman running from something and unsure what comes next.Â A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself is a screwball noir about finding friendship and family where you least expect it, in which William Boyle again draws listeners into the familiar - and sometimes frightening - world in the shadows at the edges of New Yorkâs neighborhoods.
Â©2018 William Boyle (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
After being attacked by a serial killer, being saved by Loki - so-called god of mischief, lies, and chaos - being dragged to Alfheim, losing every cent in her bank account, and caring for her grandmother, Amy Lewis has lost her scholarship to veterinary school. But it's all right. She has a plan. If she manages to keep her day job as a receptionist and her night job as a vet tech, she may be able to get her scholarship reinstated and save enough money for the dreaded "miscellaneous fees". Too bad her day boss is unbearable.... Agent Steve Rogers has political aspirations, but when a suitcase nuke turns out to be something much worse and so-called Norse gods start showing up in his life, he has a priority shift. Meanwhile, Loki's priorities and plans haven't changed at all. He wants Asgard to burn. Of course, earthly pleasures can be so distracting. These three disparate characters have little in common, but they'll have to join forces to save Earth from trolls, wyrms, frost giant invasions, and an old evil growing beneath Chicago's streets.
Â©2015 C. Gockel (P)2016 Tantor
Don't miss the epic conclusion to the Everlife novels, a series fans calls "vividly unique", "unforgettable", and "exhilarating". New from Gena Showalter, author of the New York Times best-selling The White Rabbit Chronicles, comes a series finale that will keep you on the edge of your seat rooting for the characters until the very end. Stand together or fall alone. The fate of the Everlife hangs in the balance. At 17 years old, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice - where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered...until now. She is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late? As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite - or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory...and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there's only one way inside - bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame. When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible, the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?
Â©2018 Gena Showalter (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
As a notorious member of the Heirs' Club, Bray Drakestone can't resist a challenge from one of his well-heeled colleagues - especially when it involves money and horses. But the friendly wager takes an unexpected and deadly turn. Bray is forced to agree to marry one of his challenger's five sisters - sight unseen. Now gamblers all over London are placing bets on whether Bray will actually go through with it.... Miss Louisa Prim, the eldest sister, doesn't care a whit what the reckless rogue at the Heirs' Club promised her brother - she has no intention of marrying the future duke of Drakestone. Bray, however, sees her rejection as another challenge. He bets that the fiery Miss Prim will not only agree to marry him; she will propose to him! But why does her opponent have to be a divinely handsome scoundrel? And so sweetly, irresistibly seductive....
Â©2015 Amelia Grey (P)2015 Tantor
The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy - always fearless and independent - helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind. Tangerine is a sharp dagger of an audiobook - a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless.Â Optioned for film by George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, with Scarlett Johansson to star.
Â©2018 Christine Mangan (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
New York Times best seller: A "monumental" saga of four ordinary American women from the author of The Blackboard Jungle (The New York Times Book Review). Amanda, a small-town minister's daughter with hopes for a musical career, and Gillian, a hot-tempered aspiring actress from the Bronx, met at college. A decade later, one is happily married to an ambitious lawyer while the other is entangled in a passionate but troubled affair with a young man who's spent five years in a navy prison. The other women in Amanda and Gillian's lives mirror the choices they make and the secrets they share. Gillian's mother-in-law, Julia, is haunted by a wartime affair and its tragic consequences. Amanda's precocious teenage niece, Kate, belongs to a booming postwar generation that will radically change American society. Nevertheless, Kate knows that many of the challenges she faces as a young woman have been met and endured by her aunt and countless other women throughout history. Taking listeners on an emotional journey through mid-20th-century America, author Evan Hunter paints an indelible portrait of romance, friendship, and sisterhood. Mothers and Daughters is a wide-ranging and poignant masterpiece from one of America's most beloved storytellers.
Â©1961 Evan Hunter (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Adam Greyhawke is through with marriage. After losing his wife at a young age, he's more interested in carousing and gambling at the Heirs' Club than taking another trip to the altar. When his obligations as the Earl of Greyhawke thrust him into the heart of society, he dreads the boredom that only a ballroom can inspire in a roguish scoundrel. That is, until he meets a bewitching young woman who captures his curiosity - and reminds him just how delicious desire can be. Miss Katherine Wright is accustomed to men interested only in her generous dowry. Adam's attraction is far more powerful - he tests her wits and her courage at every turn, until she finds herself longing to fulfill an everlasting passion she never imagined was possible. But the breathtakingly handsome nobleman is as stubborn as he is scandalous, and Katharine must be the one to convince him that real love is worth any risk.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2016 Amelia Grey (P)2017 Tantor
"Barrie Kreinik narrates a complex fantasy about the multifaceted nature of truth.... The structure of this story is intricate, despite being short, and Kreinik masterfully weaves a path through its various narratives." (AudioFile Magazine) Hugo Award finalist Daniel Polansky crafts an innovative, mind-bending fantasy mystery in The Seventh Perfection. When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her. To become the God-King's Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King's ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself. A Macmillan Audio production from Tordotcom
Â©2020 Daniel Polansky (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Brooklyn, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage, with an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic night; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear, and their once deep friendship begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost but not quite wins. From debut novelist Lynda Cohen Loigman comes The Two-Family House, a moving family saga filled with heart, emotion, longing, love, and mystery.
Â©2016 Lynda Cohen Loigman (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
Harrison Thornwick is the Heirs' Club's newest member. His carefree days as a reckless rogue carousing around London are suddenly behind him after the tragic death of his brother leaves him in charge of the family estate. What's more, the prince himself has offered to secure his marital prospects. Now Harrison has no choice but to grin and bear his noble fate - and the woman who's been chosen for him. Miss Angelina Rule is a spectacular beauty, a dream match for any man. But she is fiercely independent - and full of passion - and is all set to rebel against her royal order of marriage...until she meets the devilishly charming Harrison. With him by her side, Angelina devises a scheme that will teach her meddlesome relatives a lesson once and for all. But little did she and Harrison expect to fall into a tempestuous attraction - and a powerful desire that neither of them can deny.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Amelia Grey (P)2017 Tantor
Erin Lindsey's third historical mystery The Silver Shooter follows Rose Gallagher as she tracks a monster and searches for treasure in the wilds of the Dakota Territory. It's the spring of 1887, and Rose Gallagher is finally coming into her own. She's the proud owner of a lovely little home near Washington Square, where she lives with her mother and friend Pietro, and she's making a name for herself as a Pinkerton agent with a specialty in things...otherworldly. She and her partner Thomas are working together better than ever, and mostly managing to push aside romantic feelings for one another. Mostly. Things are almost too good to be true - so Rose is hardly surprised when Theodore Roosevelt descends on them like a storm cloud, hiring them for a mysterious job out west. A series of strange occurrences in the Badlands surrounding his ranch has Roosevelt convinced something supernatural is afoot. It began with livestock disappearing from the range, their bodies later discovered torn apart by something monstrously powerful. Now people are dying, too. Meanwhile, a successful prospector has gone missing, and rumors about his lost stash of gold have attracted treasure hunters from far and wide - but they keep disappearing, too. To top it all off, this past winter, a mysterious weather phenomenon devastated the land, leaving the locals hungry, broke, and looking for someone to blame. With tensions mounting and the body count rising, Roosevelt fears a single spark will be all it takes to set the Badlands aflame. Itâs up to Rose and Thomas to get to the bottom of it, but theyâre against the clock and an unknown enemy, and the west will prove wilder than they could possibly imagine.... A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books "Exceptional....Lindsey keeps the suspense at a high pitch throughout. Fans of Preston and Childâs Pendergast series will be enthralled." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) "Superbly characterized....Based on historical characters and filled with high adventure, romance and scares, Roseâs newest adventure is a winner." (Kirkus)
Â©2020 Erin Lindsey (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene arenât exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is a chola; sheâs a lot of girl, and sheâs not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, heâs a geek. So why canât Marisa stay away from him?
Â©2013 Gary Soto (P)2013 AudioGO
In this final installment of the Cera story arc, the noose around Loki's neck is tightening. GerÃ°r, the frost giantess, wants him dead; Cera, the World Seed, wants his head - literally and figuratively; the FBI wants him in Guantanamo; and an old friend from Asgard wants to bring him home, whether Loki likes it or not. Things can't get any worse, but when Loki's involved, it's certain that they will. In the third chapter of the I Bring the Fire series, humanity's demons are unleashed on the Nine Realms, and Amy Lewis and Steve Rogers get front-row seats. Chaos might be their only hope.
Â©2015 C. Gockel (P)2016 Tantor
Loki, god of chaos, gave Amy Lewis all his memories and one request before he saved the universe: "Remember for me." Amy knows that Loki will find her, one way or another...eventually. But as the weeks have ticked by, she's lost hope. Called into the FBI headquarters to identify a magical artifact, Amy gets the opportunity to find Loki for herself. In doing so, she tips the scales of not one but two universes and has to choose for herself what form she wants Chaos to take. The fate of the Nine Realms is in the balance, and this time it is in Amy's hands.
Â©2015 C. Gockel (P)2016 Tantor
Program includes a bonus conversation between Alice McDermott and Matthew Thomas, New York Times best-selling author of the critically-acclaimed novel, We Are Not Ourselves. Celebrating the 20th anniversary with a brand new audiobook recording Winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Fiction Alice McDermott's striking audiobook, Charming Billy, is a study of the lies that bind and the weight of familial love, of the way good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide. Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming sorrow, a complex portrait emerges of an enigmatic man, a loyal friend, a beloved husband, an incurable alcoholic.
Â©1998 Alice McDermott (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
The Leader Who Rules Chaos Rules the Realms.... Two years ago Loki, god of mischief and chaos, destroyed a large chunk of Chicago's financial district and then vanished into thin air. He still has not been found. Odin, ruler of the Nine Realms, is desperate. To find Loki, he sends his son, Thor, on a dangerous quest to consult the all-seeing Norns. But Thor needs humanity's help.... Loki's former lover, veterinarian Amy Lewis, is carrying all of Loki's memories - but missing some of her own. Hoping to keep Loki from Odin's machinations, she agrees to help Thor on his journey. Bohdi Patel's memory was wiped by Loki's mischief. He thinks that Amy and Thor are both crazy to want anything to do with Loki. But he needs to find his parents, and he's been told that the Norns will answer any question - for a price. When chaos is the goal, only one thing is certain: Amy and Bohdi are about to get into worlds of mischief.
Â©2015 C. Gockel (P)2016 Tantor
This program includes an author's note read by the author. The follow-up to Murder on Millionaires' Row, Erin Lindsey's second historical mystery follows Rose Gallagher as she tracks a killer with shocking abilities through Gilded Age Manhattan. Rose Gallagher always dreamed of finding adventure, so her new life as a freshly-minted Pinkerton agent ought to be everything she ever wanted. Only a few months ago, she was just another poor Irish housemaid from Five Points; now, sheâs learning to shoot a gun and dance the waltz and throw a grown man over her shoulder. Better still, sheâs been recruited to the special branch, an elite unit dedicated to cases of a paranormal nature, and that means spending her days alongside the dashing Thomas Wiltshire. But being a Pinkerton isnât quite what Rose imagined, and not everyone welcomes her into the fold. Meanwhile, her old friends arenât sure what to make of the new Rose, and even Thomas seems to be having second thoughts about his junior partner. So when a chilling new case arrives on Roseâs doorstep, she jumps at the chance to prove herself - only to realize that the stakes are higher than she could have imagined. Six delegates have been murdered at a local political convention, and the police have no idea who - or what - is responsible. One thing seems clear: The killerâs next target is a candidate for New York City mayor, one Theodore Roosevelt. Convinced that something supernatural is afoot, Rose and Thomas must track down the murderer before Roosevelt is taken out of the race - permanently. But this killer is unlike any theyâve faced before, and hunting him down will take them from brownstones to ballrooms to Bowery saloons. Not quite comfortable anywhere, Rose must come to terms with her own changed place in society - and the fact that some would do anything to see her gone from it entirely.
Â©2019 Erin Lindsey (P)2019 Macmillan Audio