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A Dogs Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog’s Purpose—the #1 New York Times bestseller—is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose shares the soulful a...

A Dog's Purpose #1
Narrator: William Dufris
Published: 01/19/2017
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Anything Is Possible

Anything Is Possible

by Elizabeth Strout

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, struc...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 04/25/2017
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Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

by Liane Moriarty

The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary l...

Narrator: Caroline Lee
Published: 07/26/2016
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Commonwealth

Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.One Sunday afternoon in Southern Cali...

Narrator: Hope Davis
Published: 09/13/2016
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Falling

Falling

by Jane Green

The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home—and family—where you least expect them...   When Emma Montague left the strict co...

Narrator: Jane Green
Published: 07/19/2016
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The Nest

The Nest

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney...

A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands ou...

Narrator: Mia Barron
Published: 03/22/2016
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Come Rain or Come Shine

Come Rain or Come Shine

by Jan Karon

Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of twelve Mitford novels featuring Episcopal priest Father Timothy Kavanagh and the fictional village of Mitford, the most recent of which, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, has spent more than two mo...

A Mitford Novel #13
Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 09/22/2015
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You Should Have Known

You Should Have Known

by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself, devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son, Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice. Grace is also the author of...

Narrator: Christina Delaine
Published: 03/18/2014
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Winter Garden

Winter Garden

by Kristin Hannah

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family business; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father ...

Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Published: 02/02/2010
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All of Us and Everything

All of Us and Everything

by Bridget Asher

For fans of Eleanor Browns The Weird Sisters and Liane Moriartys The Husbands Secret comes a smart, wry, and poignant novel about reconciliation between fathers and daughters, between spouses; the deep ties between sisters; and the kind of forgiveness...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 11/24/2015
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Night Road

Night Road

by Kristin Hannah

For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices. To hold on…to let go…to forget…to forgive.… Which road will you take?For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—h...

Narrator: Kathleen McInerney...
Published: 03/22/2011
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The Unseen World

The Unseen World

by Liz Moore

A heartbreaking and moving story about a daughters quest to discover the truth about her fathers hidden past Ada Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving fathe...

Narrator: Lisa Flanagan
Published: 07/26/2016
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Whered You Go Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best...

Narrator: Kathleen Wilhoite
Published: 08/14/2012
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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good...

by Jan Karon

***This excerpt is from an advance uncorrected proof***Copyright © 2014 Jan KaronOneHis wife was determined to march him to the country club this Saturday evening. Worse, he’d have to stuff himself into his old tux like sausage into a casin...

A Mitford Novel #10
Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 09/02/2014
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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

by Nadia Hashimi

Afghan American Nadia Hashimis literary debut is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control ones own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. I...

Narrator: Gin Hammond
Published: 05/06/2014
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A Dogs Journey

A Dog's Journey

by W. Bruce Cameron

Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watch...

Narrator: George K. Wilson
Published: 05/08/2012
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Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate

by Laura Esquivel

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Mexico became a bestselling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Gar...

Narrator: Kate Reading,Yarel...
Published: 11/01/1993
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Bertie Plays the Blues

Bertie Plays the Blues

by Alexander McCall Smith

Domestic bliss seems in short supply at 44 Scotland Street. Over at the Pollocks, dad, Stuart, is harbouring a secret about a secret society and Bertie is feeling kind of blue. Having had enough of his neurotic hot-housing mother, he puts himself up f...

44 Scotland Street #7
Narrator: Robert Ian Mackenz...
Published: 11/07/2013
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Life or Death

Life or Death

by Michael Robotham

Why would a man serving a long prison sentence escape the day before he's due to be released?Audie Palmer has spent ten years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. During...

Narrator: John Chancer
Published: 03/10/2015
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Everything We Left Behind

Everything We Left Behind

by Kerry Lonsdale

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes the highly anticipated sequel. Told from one man’s two perspectives, Everything We Left Behind effortlessly blends suspense, mystery, and romance in an exploration of lo...

Narrator: Timothy Andres Pab...
Published: 07/04/2017
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Beachcombers

Beachcombers

by Nancy Thayer

Beautifully written, powerfully felt, full of both abundant joy and heart-wrenching sorrow, Beachcombers is an extraordinary novel that centers on the bittersweet reunion of three captivating, very different sisters on Nantucket over one gorgeous, exh...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 06/29/2010
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Seeds of Yesterday

Seeds of Yesterday

by V.C. Andrews

The final, haunting novel, in the extraordinary story that has enthralled millions! The horror began with Flowers in the Attic, the terrifying tale of four innocent children locked away from the world by a cruel mother. The shocking fury continued w...

Narrator: Joy Osmanski
Published: 09/30/2014
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The Secret of Everything

The Secret of Everything

by Barbara O'Neal

In this spectacular novel, Barbara O’Neal delivers a generous helping of the best in life — family, food, and love — in the story of a woman’s search for the one thing worth more than anything. At thirty-seven, Tessa Harlow is...

Narrator: Angela Dawe
Published: 09/10/2013
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The Secret Between Us

The Secret Between Us

by Barbara Delinsky

Chapter 1They were arguing in the seconds before impact. Later, Deborah Monroe would agonize about that, wondering whether, had she been focused solely on the road, she might have seen something sooner and been able to prevent what occurred—beca...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 01/22/2008
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Minding Frankie

Minding Frankie

by Maeve Binchy

“One of Binchy’s best works. She harmoniously handles a diverse group of characters, the good deeds that characterize life in Ireland are believable, and the ending is sweet. One hopes to find Frankie in one of Binchy’s future novels...

Narrator: Sile Bermingham
Published: 03/01/2011
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A Week in Winter

A Week in Winter

by Maeve Binchy

MAEVE BINCHY is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novels, Minding Frankie, Heart and Soul and Whitethorn Woods, in addition to Night of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road, whi...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Published: 02/12/2013
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The Arrivals

The Arrivals

by Meg Mitchell Moore

It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt.First, their daughter Lillian arrives, with her two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show ...

Narrator: Leslie Bellair
Published: 05/08/2012
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Will You Ever Change

Will You Ever Change?

by Aurelie Valognes

Charming, quirky, and funny, this oh-so-relatable novel from the bestselling author of Out of Sorts shines a light on the always-complicated je ne sais quoi of every family’s relationship.As Martine and Jacques Le Guennec prepare for their annua...

Narrator: Sandra Burr
Published: 06/13/2017
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A Christmas Home

A Christmas Home

by Greg Kincaid

The touching sequel to the beloved novelA Dog Named ChristmasOn Sunday, November 29, 2009, more than 12.5 million families fell in love with the television adaptation of the novelA Dog Named Christmas. Within forty-eight hours after the Hallmark Hall ...

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 10/30/2012
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If There Be Thorns

If There Be Thorns

by V.C. Andrews

Chris and Cathy made such a loving home for fourteen-year-old Jory -- so handsome, so gentle. And for Bart,who had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Then the lights came on in the house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, ...

Narrator: Joy Osmanski
Published: 08/26/2014
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Us

Us

by David Nicholls

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs ...

Narrator: David Haig
Published: 10/28/2014
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The Blossom Sisters

The Blossom Sisters

by Fern Michaels

In a richly rewarding novel filled with unforgettable characters, #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels explores the enduring bonds of family as one man loses everything—only to find the freedom to create a bold new life.…Gus ...

Narrator: Jeff Crawford
Published: 04/30/2013
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An Unexpected Guest

An Unexpected Guest

by Anne Korkeakivi

Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated...

Narrator: Ellen Archer
Published: 04/17/2012
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One Good Dog

One Good Dog

by Susan Wilson

One Good Dog is a wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters-one a man, one a dog- hoping to leave the fight behind, who ultimately find their salvation in each other. Susan Wilson's clear and unflinching style...

Narrator: Fred Berman
Published: 03/02/2010
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The Sandcastle Girls

The Sandcastle Girls

by Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of fifteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Double Bind, The Night Strangers, and Skeletons at the Feast. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selecti...

Narrator: Alison Fraser
Published: 07/17/2012
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Fourth of July Creek

Fourth of July Creek

by Smith Henderson

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face-to-face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, P...

Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Published: 05/27/2014
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The Vacationers

The Vacationers

by Emma Straub

An irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with thei...

Narrator: Kristen Sieh
Published: 05/29/2014
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Fragile Beasts

Fragile Beasts

by Tawni O'Dell

Redemptive and touching, Fragile Beasts is a tender and intelligent novel by the beloved New York Times bestselling author Tawni O'Dell.

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Published: 05/17/2010
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Remember Me Like This

Remember Me Like This

by Bret Anthony Johnston

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Esquire • BookPageA gripping novel with the pace of a thriller but the nuanced characterization and deep empathy of some of the literary canon’s most beloved n...

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 05/13/2014
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The Importance of Being Seven

The Importance of Being Seven

by Alexander McCall Smith

Perhaps best known for his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith delights fans around the world with his warmhearted 44 Scotland Street novels. In the series’ sixth entry, the r...

44 Scotland Street #6
Narrator: Robert Ian Mackenz...
Published: 12/08/2011
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A Long Time Gone

A Long Time Gone

by Karen White

"We Walker women were born screaming into this world, the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. But whatever drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back ..." When Vivien Walker left her home in the Miss...

Narrator: Susan Bennett
Published: 07/02/2014
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Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

by Kent Haruf

KENT HARUF is the author of The Tie That Binds, Where You Once Belonged, Plainsong, Eventide, and Benediction. (And, with the photographer Peter Brown, West of Last Chance.) He died in November 2014, at the age of 71.

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 05/26/2015
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Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street

by Maeve Binchy

MAEVE BINCHY is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novels, A Week in Winter, Minding Frankie, Heart and Soul, and Whitethorn Woods, as well as Circle of Friends and Tara Road, which ...

Narrator: Sile Bermingham
Published: 04/22/2014
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The Christmas Wedding

The Christmas Wedding

by James Patterson

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the ...

Narrator: Susan McInearny
Published: 10/17/2011
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The Red House

The Red House

by Mark Haddon

MARK HADDON is the author of the international bestseller, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and the Whitbread Book of the Year award; and the New York Times bestseller A Sp...

Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield
Published: 06/12/2012
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Perfect

Perfect

by Rachel Joyce

“Touching, eccentric . . . Joyce does an inviting job of setting up these mysterious circumstances, and of drawing Byron’s magical closeness with Diana.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Tiimes   “Haunting . . . compelling...

Narrator: Paul Rhys
Published: 01/14/2014
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Chaperoned

Chaperoned

by Dora Heldt

Thirty years have passed since Christine and her father, Heinz, vacationed together. It was such a disaster — an exasperated Heinz left the moody teenager at a gas station to teach her a lesson — that Christine vowed never again. But now h...

Narrator: Teri Clark Linden
Published: 07/10/2012
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American Dervish

American Dervish

by Ayad Akhtar

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is...

Narrator: Ayad Akhtar
Published: 01/09/2012
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Together Tea

Together Tea

by Marjan Kamali

Darya has discovered the perfect gift for her daughter's twenty-fifth birthday: an ideal husband. Mina, however, is fed up with her mother's endless matchmaking and grading of available Iranian American bachelors.After Darya's last ill-fat...

Narrator: Negin Farsad
Published: 05/21/2013
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The Quarry

The Quarry

by Iain M. Banks

Eighteen-year-old Kit is weird: big, strange, odd, socially disabled, on a spectrum that stretches from "highly gifted" at one end, to "nutter" at the other. At least Kit knows who his father is; he and Guy live together in a decaying country house o...

Narrator: Peter Kenny
Published: 06/25/2013
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