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My Favorite Animal Stories

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Children will love these four original stories of heroism and courage brought to life by four immense talents...Jack Lemmon, Burt Reynolds, Martin Short, and Jean Smart.

©1993 Annie Reiner, Bob Van Dusen, Victoria Preminger (P)2016 Phoenix Books

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Dressing Up for the Carnival

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Carol Shields has a knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary and nowhere more than in this luminous collection, which distills all her elegance, wisdom, and humor into short stories that are more like concise novels. Throughout these stories runs Shields' preoccupation with identity - as in the title story, a compacted day in the life of the world, in which a procession of characters try on new selves. Yet these stories and their quiet epiphanies reflect all the contrasts of human existence...from the bittersweet sexuality of "Eros" to the wicked skewering of pompous academic conversation in "The Next Best Kiss". Playful, graceful, acute yet tender, Dressing Up for the Carnival is Carol Shields at her most accomplished and appealing.

©1999 Carol Shields (P)2000, 2017 Audio Literature / Phoenix Books

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Hard Time

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What secrets hide behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry? V.I. Warshawski is about to find out. Her friend, reporter Murray Ryerson, has just landed a plum job as host of a Global Entertainment network television show. On her way home from the party celebrating the event, V.I. stops to help a woman lying in the street. Her Good Samaritan act exposes dark truths, and suddenly V.I. finds herself playing a game she can only win by staying alive. This is the ninth novel in Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski series.

©1999 by Sara Paretsky (P)1999 by NewStar Media, Inc.

Narrator: Jean Smart
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
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Murder for Love, Murder for Women

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A collection of the best crime-of-passion short stories, including "For Whom the Beep Tolls" by Carol Higgins Clark, "Definitely, a Crime for Passion" by Mary Higgins Clark, "The Stalker" by Faye Kellerman, "Nancy Drew Remembers" by Bobbie Ann Mason, "At the Paradise Motel, Sparks, Nevada" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Heartbreak House" by Sara Paretsky, "The Blackmailer" by Ann Perry, and "True Crime" by Donna Tartt.

©1996 Dove Audio (P)1998, 2019 NewStar Media, Phoenix Books

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The Lucky Spot

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It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, and 15-year-old Cassidy Smith is very pregnant with the child of 40ish Reed Hooker. Cassidy is desperate to marry Reed, Reed is desperate to open Louisiana’s hottest new taxi-dancing emporium and neither are prepared for the arrival of Reed’s wife, Sue Jack Hooker, a dangerous beauty who has just been let out of the penitentiary. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley spins one of her most colorful tales, as she follows a hilarious band of ne’er-do-wells trying to scratch dreams from the Louisiana mud.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Patience and Sarah

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Grammy Award Nominee, Best Spoken Word Album, 2016 Set in the 19th century, Isabel Miller's classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a farmer's daughter, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England community in which they live. They choose to live together and love each other freely, even though they know of no precedents for their relationship; they must trust their own instincts and see beyond the disdain of their neighbors. Patience and Sarah is a meticulously researched historical novel, originally self-published by the author in 1969. This classic of GLBT literature garnered so much attention that the American Library Association created its first Stonewall Award specifically for it in 1971. Grammy Award-winning narrator Janis Ian and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Jean Smart each perform as one of the characters in this dual-point-of-view love story. Their narration marks the first time that this beautiful work is available in audio and brings new life into this inspiring novel that is just as relevant today as it was decades ago. In addition to being an inspiring love story, the audiobook for Patience and Sarah is an ideal listen for young-adult audiences. It is a story that shows how irrelevant race, religion, and gender are to love and that loving and being loved are what keep us human and sane.

©1969 Isabel Miller under the title "A Place for Us" (P)2014 Janis Ian

Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Volume 2

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Emily Dickinson was born into a prominent New England family. Sociable as a child, she grew increasingly withdrawn, and in later years she became known as a recluse. Though her poems often accompanied gifts to family and close friends, only seven were published during her lifetime. Just after her death in 1886, her sister discovered 1,775 poems bound in small packets; 50 of the most penetrating and insightful of those poems are collected here. Listeners will find them perfect for meditation, relaxation, or simply for the sheer pleasure of listening to what has become known as some of the best English language poetry every written.

Public Domain (P)2017 Phoenix Books

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Thirty Years of Treason, Vol. 2

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A chilling reenactment of the Federal government's anti-Communist investigations Eric Bentley has chosen highlights from the 30-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee to demonstrate HUAC's focus on artists, intellectuals, and performers. Volume 2: 1951-1952 includes the testimonies of Clifford Odets, Edward G. Robinson, Elia Kazan, Jose Ferrer, Bud Schulberg, Sterling Hayden, Abe Burroughs, Lillian Hellman, and many others. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.

©2001 Eric Bentley (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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Hard Time

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Multimedia conglomerate Global Entertainment has purchased the Chicago Herald-Star, forcing the paper's staff to scramble for new jobs. Reporter Murray Ryerson, V.I. Warshawski's long-time friend, lands a plum job as host of a Global network television show. On her way home from a party in honor of Murray's success, V.I. stops to help a woman lying in the street. Her Good Samaritan act sends her straight into a case that exposes dark hidden truths behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry. And suddenly, V.I. finds herself playing a game that she can only win by staying alive.

©1999 Sara Paretsky (P)2000, 2017 Newstar Media / Phoenix Books

Narrator: Jean Smart
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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