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Frances and Bernard

Frances and Bernard

by Carlene Bauer

Bernard Elliot, a poet, and Frances Reardon, a fiction writer, meet at a writers' colony during the summer of 1957 and begin a friendship and correspondence. Bernard, well-born and Harvard-educated, is gregarious, reckless, and passionate; Frances, th...

Narrator: Angela Brazil; Ste...
Published: 02/01/2013
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Francesca

Francesca

by Bertrice Small

Giovanni Pietro d’Angelos selected his oldest daughter’s husband, and the marriage proved to be a disaster. He offers to give his next oldest daughter, Francesca, more latitude in choosing a husband than her sister had. But the arrogant be...

Narrator: Jill Tanner
Published: 05/03/2013
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The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn

The Annunciation of Francesca Dun...

by Janis Hallowell

Francesca Dunn is an adolescent like any other, trying to figure out her place in the world. One night Chester a homeless man, “sees” Francesca hovering over the river, bathed in celestial light. Days later, as Francesca serves mea...

Narrator: Tyler Bunch
Published: 03/08/2004
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The Life of St Teresa

The Life of St. Teresa

by Frances Alice Forbes

With the amazing ability of any gifted story-teller, Mother Frances Alice Forbes lays before us the beautiful life story of St. Teresa of Avila. Witty, gifted with great wisdom, charming and courageous, St. Teresa was the great reformer of the Order o...

Narrator: MariaS
Published: 08/17/2016
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Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict

by Frances Alice Forbes

Saint Benedict, by Frances Alice Forbes, weaves skillfully the story of the life of this great saint. One of the most well-known and beloved male saints today, St. Benedict is widely studied, and rightfully revered for his austerity and holiness. This...

Narrator: Group
Published: 08/17/2016
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France 1940

France 1940

by Philip Nord

In this revisionist account of France's crushing defeat in 1940, a world authority on French history argues that the nation's downfall has long been misunderstood.

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Published: 05/05/2015
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Murder in the Afternoon

Murder in the Afternoon

by Frances Brody

Young Harriet and her brother Austin have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for help. When help arrives, the quarry is deserted and th...

Kate Shackleton series #3
Narrator: Deryn Edwards
Published: 02/11/2014
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Bride of New France

Bride of New France

by Suzanne Desrochers

SUZANNE DESROCHERS grew up in the French-Canadian village of Lafontaine on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario. She currently lives in London, U.K., with her husband and son. She is completing a Ph.D. thesis at King’s College comparing the migra...

Narrator: Emma Bering
Published: 08/07/2012
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Dying in the Wool

Dying in the Wool

by Frances Brody

Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens... Until the day that Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never t...

Kate Shackleton series #1
Narrator: Nicola Barber
Published: 02/14/2012
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Francesco Petrarch

Francesco Petrarch

by Francesco Petrarch

This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate...

The Great Poets
Narrator: Unknown Narrator
Published: 06/01/2010
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A Medal for Murder

A Medal for Murder

by Frances Brody

It's no rest for the wicked when Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to the wealthy neighborhoods of Harrogate - and murder is...

Kate Shackleton series #2
Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki
Published: 02/12/2013
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The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

by Frances E. Jensen

New York Times BestsellerDrawing on her research, knowledge, and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist—and mother of two boys—Frances E. Jensen, MD, offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing remark...

Narrator: Frances E. Jensen
Published: 02/03/2015
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Hemingways France

Hemingway's France

by Winston Conrad

Ernest Hemingways literary ambitions took root in France in the 1920s among some of the most extravagantly creative artists of the twentieth century. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Po...

Narrator: Tom Parker
Published: 01/01/2007
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A Hero of France

A Hero of France

by Alan Furst

The latest war novel from the New York Times bestselling author and “modern-day master of the genre” (New York Newsday) Alan Furst.Alan Furst's latest novel takes place in the secret hotels, nightclubs, and cafes of occupied Paris and the ...

Narrator: Daniel Gerroll
Published: 05/31/2016
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My Life in France

My Life in France

by Julia Child

In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her “true calling.”From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 194...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr,Flo ...
Published: 04/04/2006
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Beer Money

Beer Money

by Frances Stroh

In the tradition of Rich Cohens Sweet and Low and Sean Wilseys Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artists struggle to find her way out of the ruins Frances Strohs earliest memor...

Narrator: Erin Bennett
Published: 05/03/2016
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Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

by Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes’s Tuscany memoirs, all published by Broadway Books, have a combined total of 2,000,000 copies in print. She is also the author of The Discovery of Poetry and five books of poetry. A native of Georgia, she now divides her time bet...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 07/05/2000
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Iqbal

Iqbal

by Francesco D'Adamo

Iqbal, a 13-year-old boy, fights for children's liberation. Bravely, he speaks out against children working long hours in carpet factories in Pakistan. Acclaimed author Francesco D'Adamo is internationally famous for his captivating adult fiction. Iqb...

Narrator: Christina Moore
Published: 04/29/2004
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Weetzie Bat

Weetzie Bat

by Francesca Lia Block

Lanky lizards and rubber chickens, slinkster dogs and Lanka girls-Weetzie Bat knows them all in the glitzy never-never land of L.A. With her blonde flat-top and trendy clothes, Weetzie Bat cruises from high school to neon clubs, looking for her Secret...

Weetzie Bat
Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan
Published: 03/28/2007
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My Face Is Black Is True

My Face Is Black Is True

by Mary Frances Berry

Award-winning Civil Rights advocate Mary Frances Berry sheds new light on the fight for reparations. Callie House, an ex-slave who led the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association in 1899. Defying conventions of r...

Narrator: Sharon Washington
Published: 04/12/2006
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How to Wow

How to Wow

by Frances Cole Jones

"The invaluable advice in How to Wow guarantees your success in any meeting situation, from the boardroom to the breakfast table." --Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time "Re...

Narrator: Frances Cole Jones...
Published: 04/29/2008
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Swan

Swan

by Frances Mayes

By the #1 bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany and In Tuscany, Swan is a haunting novel set in the deep South -- a resonant tale of long-buried family secrets and mysteries brought suddenly to light.In her celebrated memoirs of li...

Narrator: Debra Monk
Published: 10/08/2002
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Friendship Bread

Friendship Bread

by Darien Gee

An anonymous gift sends a woman on a journey she never could have anticipated.   One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her five-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive home to find an unexpected gift on the front porch: a homemade loaf of Amish Friendship Br...

Narrator: Nancy Linari
Published: 04/05/2011
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In Tuscany

In Tuscany

by Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscanny, as well as five books of poetry. Edward Mayes is the author of Works and Days and five other books of poetry. He is director of the Creative Writing...

Narrator: Edward Mayes
Published: 10/31/2000
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A Delusion of Satan

A Delusion of Satan

by Frances Hill

This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" who was chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad.

Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Published: 07/09/2014
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Park Lane

Park Lane

by Frances Osborne

The bestselling author of The Bolter returns with a delicious novel about two determined women whose lives collide in the halls of a pedigreed London town home.

Narrator: Susan Duerden
Published: 10/15/2012
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Somewhere in France

Somewhere in France

by Jennifer Robson

In the dark and dangerous days of World War I, a daring young woman will risk her life to find her destiny.

Narrator: Alison Larkin
Published: 05/13/2014
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Every Day in Tuscany

Every Day in Tuscany

by Frances Mayes

In addition to her Tuscany memoirs, Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, Frances Mayes is the author of the travel memoir A Year in the World; the illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home; Swan,...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 03/09/2010
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A Year in the World

A Year in the World

by Frances Mayes

FRANCES MAYES is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years, and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane, was followed by Bella Tuscany a...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 03/14/2006
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Under Magnolia

Under Magnolia

by Frances Mayes

In addition to her worldwide bestselling Tuscany memoirs Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, and Every Day in Tuscany, FRANCES MAYES is the author of the travel memoir, A Year in the World, illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home (with...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 04/01/2014
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Bringing Tuscany Home

Bringing Tuscany Home

by Frances Mayes

In addition to the two-million-copy bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun, FRANCES MAYES is the author of Bella Tuscany and In Tuscany; Swan, a novel; The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers; and five books of poetry. EDWARD MAYES is the author of six b...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 10/05/2004
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The House in France

The House in France

by Gully Wells

Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughters wonderfully evocative and witty memoir of her mother and stepfatherDee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopherand...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Published: 06/21/2011
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

The Secret Garden is Frances Hodgson Burnett's magical and inspiring story of Mary, a selfish and unloved young girl, and her equally selfish invalid cousin, Colin, whose lives are transformed when they work together to save their secret garden.

Narrator: Josephine Bailey
Published: 07/21/2008
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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

Since its original publication in 1911, The Secret Garden has ranked as one of the world's best-loved novels, captivating children and adults alike with its luminous tale of secrets and revelations, growth and renewal, and, above all, the transforming...

Narrator: Helena Bonham Cart...
Published: 09/17/2008
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A Little Princess

A Little Princess

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

In Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1905 classic tale, Sara Crewe, a pampered little rich girl who suddenly finds herself poor and fatherless, learns that deep down, being a real princess is an attitude of the heart.

Narrator: Rebecca Burns
Published: 12/29/2008
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Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

Imagine that you are a little boy. Your handsome father is dead, and each day your beautiful mother grows weaker from grief. The two of you have little money, and even less hope for the future. Would you want to give up, or can you be brave? Now a sur...

Narrator: Virginia Leishman
Published: 05/21/2014
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the invalid Colin, an ...

Narrator: Susie Berneis
Published: 07/21/2015
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Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Book 3 The Mystery of the Mona Lisa France

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book ...

by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Meet Jack Stalwart. Code name: COURAGE. Jack is an ordinary kid who becomes a secret agent by night, thwarting evil all over the world as he searches for his missing brother, Max. Destination: France The Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the w...

Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Published: 03/20/2011
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Beyond the Pale Motel

Beyond the Pale Motel

by Francesca Lia Block

Maternal, sexy Catt and her beautiful, daring best friend Bree are hairdressers at an L.A. salon called Head Hunter, and work out at a gym called Body Farm. They have over a decade of sobriety behind them and are getting close to living the lives they...

Narrator: Erin Bennett
Published: 10/28/2014
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Love in the Time of Global Warming

Love in the Time of Global Warmin...

by Francesca Lia Block

A stunning reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey set in post-Apocalyptic Los Angeles, written by A master storyteller.Her life by the sea in ruins, Pen has lost everything in the Earth Shaker that all but destroyed the city of Los Angeles. She sets out...

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 08/27/2013
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The Island of Excess Love

The Island of Excess Love

by Francesca Lia Block

In The Island of Excess Love, Pen has lost her parents. She’s lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getti...

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 08/26/2014
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Chicken Boy

Chicken Boy

by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Frances O'Roark Dowell is the editor and co-founder of Dream/Girl, an arts magazine for girls. She has also had dozens of poems published in such literary journals as Shenandoah, The Carolina Quarterly, and New Delta Review. She's been a Poet-in-Res...

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Published: 07/12/2005
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Dust

Dust

by Joan Frances Turner

Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. Now she and her zombie gang, the Fly-by-Nights, roam the Indiana woods. When a mysterious illness threatens th...

Narrator: Eva Amurri
Published: 09/02/2010
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The Lost Prince

The Lost Prince

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

From the author of such childrens classics as The Secret Garden and A Little Princess comes this enchanting story of a young boy discovering his true destiny. Twelveyearold Marco has spent his life traveling with his father in secrecy, forbidden to sp...

Narrator: David Thorn
Published: 01/01/2006
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

Few children's classics can match the charm and originality of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." When a cholera epidemic leaves her as an...

Narrator: Finola Hughes
Published: 12/14/2010
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Requiem

Requiem

by Frances Itani

Frances Itani, author of the internationally bestselling novel Deafening and an extraordinary researcher and scholar of detail, excels at weaving breathtaking fiction from true-life events. In her new novel, she traces the lives, loves, and secrets in...

Narrator: Brian Nishii
Published: 08/07/2012
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The Translation of the Bones

The Translation of the Bones

by Francesca Kay

A profound novel about the nature of faith and motherhood that “begins as the small mystery of one woman’s vision (or delusion) and explodes into a deeper story” (The Washington Post).Mary-Margaret O’Reilly is seemingly a harml...

Narrator: Fiona Shaw
Published: 11/20/2012
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Walking Papers

Walking Papers

by Francesco Clark

When Francesco Clark injured his spinal cord, his doctors thought he should give up. He-and his very close Italian family-knew better.

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Published: 06/07/2010
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Bella Tuscany

Bella Tuscany

by Frances Mayes

Critical Acclaim for Frances Mayes and Under the Tuscan Sun:"Tuscany may have found its own bard in Frances Mayes."--New York Times"This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house, and always, the p...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 07/05/2000
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Pocahontas

Pocahontas

by Frances Mossiker

Pocahontas: a story about a sweet little Indian girl who dramatically saved an Englishman’s life? Hardly. This book covers the remarkable life of America’s First Lady and depicts the fascinating times of the early 17th century, when a new ...

Narrator: Flo Gibson
Published: 01/01/1982
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