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  1. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
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  2. Peter Pan: Brought to life by magical storytellers Peter Pan: Brought to life by magical storytellers
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  3. Code Name Bananas Code Name Bananas
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  4. The Explorer The Explorer
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  5. The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo Book 5) The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo Book 5)
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  6. Kid Normal and the Final Five Kid Normal and the Final Five
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  7. Anne of Avonlea Anne of Avonlea
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  8. Eragon: Book One Eragon: Book One
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  9. White Fang White Fang
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  10. Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
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The Pioneer's Way: Leading a Trailblazing Life that Builds Meaning for Your Family, Your Community,

The Pioneer's Way: Leading a Trailblazing Life that Builds Meaning for Your Family, Your Community,

Author: Jennifer Hayden Epperson Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/11/2020

Senseless school shootings, cure-defying epidemics, threats of environmental disaster: these are the kinds of headlines that riddle the news every day. We wonder, when will it stop? While many advances have been made, there is still a need for everyday people to create, innovate, and impact their spheres of influence to advance the common good. Motivated by curiosity, conviction, and a conquering spirit, they can move to fill unoccupied spaces to nurture, persuade, understand, and solve some of society's lingering dilemmas. Those who do the initial significant work in these areas are the ones who bring about such needed change. They are pioneers. The Pioneer's Way establishes a working definition of the pioneer, explores pioneering versus leadership, and offers essential characteristics of the pioneer. These are illustrated by colorful examples of pioneers both past and present-motivating listeners with inspirational, frontiering stories, while equipping them with the journey's essentials for moving forward to make needed, significant change. Listeners will journey down a systematic path that will help them navigate unfamiliar territory so they too can respond to the pioneer's call and answer it through effective, beneficial action in both their lives and the lives they touch.

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/11/2020

Lydia's job at the library is her world-she never expected to be a suspect to a murder. And now she must rely on the one man she's not sure she can trust. Just months after the closure of the Chicago World's Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does. Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him. Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn't merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked. Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marks-the man so many people fear-is actually everything her heart believes him to be. "Shelley Gray writes a well-paced story full of historical detail that will invite you into the romance, the glamour . . . and the mystery surrounding the Chicago World's Fair." -Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of Rosemary Cottage and the Hope Beach series - The Chicago World Fair Mystery series - Book 1-Secrets of Sloane House - Book 2-Deception on Sable Hill - Book 3-Whispers in the Reading Room - Book length: 86,000 words - Includes discussion questions for book clubs

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The 6:41 to Paris

The 6:41 to Paris

Cécile, a stylish forty-seven-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, she's exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful, and she settles into a train compartment with an empty seat beside her. But it's soon occupied by a man she instantly recognizes: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that ended in her brutal humiliation thirty years ago. In the fraught hour and a half that ensues, their express train hurtles towards the French capital. Cécile and Philippe undertake their own face-to-face journey-In silence? What could they possibly say to one another?-with the listener gaining entrée to the most private of thoughts.

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The Ape's Wife, and Other Stories

The Ape's Wife, and Other Stories

Caitlin R. Kiernan has been described as one of "the most original and audacious weird writers of her generation" (Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, The Weird), "one of our essential writers of dark fiction" (New York Times), and S. T. Joshi has proclaimed, "hers is now the voice of weird fiction." In The Ape's Wife and Other Stories-Kiernan's twelfth collection of short fiction since 2001-she displays the impressive range that characterizes her work. With her usual disregard for genre boundaries, she masterfully navigates the territories that have traditionally been labeled dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, science fiction, steampunk, and neo-noir. From the subtle horror of "One Tree Hill (The World as Cataclysm)' and "Tall Bodies" to a demon-haunted, alternate reality Manhattan, from Mars to a near-future Philadelphia, and from ghoulish urban legends of New England to a feminist-queer retelling of Beowulf, these thirteen stories will keep listeners always on their toes, ever uncertain of the next twist or turn.

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Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Author: Julie Miller Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/10/2020

On the evening of November 1, 1843, a young household servant named Amelia Norman attacked Henry Ballard, a prosperous merchant, on the steps of the new and luxurious Astor House hotel. Agitated and distraught, Norman followed Ballard down Broadway before confronting him at the door to the Astor House. Taking out a folding knife, she stabbed him, just missing his heart. Ballard survived the attack, and the trial that followed created a sensation. Newspapers in New York and beyond followed the case eagerly, and crowds filled the courtroom every day. Prominent author and abolitionist Lydia Maria Child championed Norman and later included her story in her fiction and her writing on women's rights. The would-be murderer also attracted the support of politicians, journalists, and legal and moral reformers who saw her story as a vehicle to change the law as it related to 'seduction,' and advocate for the rights of workers. Cry of Murder on Broadway describes how New Yorkers, besotted with the drama of the courtroom and the lurid stories of the penny press, followed the trial for sensation. Throughout all this, Norman gained the sympathy of New Yorkers, in particular the jury, which acquitted her in less than ten minutes.

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Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread

Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread

Author: Michiko Kakutani Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/10/2020

From ‘the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world’ (Vanity Fair) comes an inspiring and beautifully illustrated selection of the life-changing books that none of us should miss ‘Why do we love books so much?’ For legendary literary critic Michiko Kakutani, books have always been an escape and a sanctuary, the characters of some novels feeling so real to her childhood self that she worried they might leap out of the pages at night if she left the book cover open. In Ex Libris, she offers a personal selection of over 100 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, with passionate essays on why each has had a profound effect on her life. From Homer’s The Odyssey to The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale to Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, Ex Libris covers a rich and vast range of classics, old and new, that will help build a well-rounded reader and citizen of the world. With gorgeous illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates leafed between Kakutani’s inspiring essays, Ex Libris points us to our next great read – and proves an unmissable reminder of why we fell in love with reading in the first place.

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Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/09/2020

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull celebrates our most important Hispanic civil rights leader. Cesar Chavez is known as one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn’t always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that—maybe—he could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened.

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

Author: Shelley Shepard Gray Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/09/2020

A high-stakes mystery of romance and intrigue that takes place in the Gilded Age of Chicago. It's mid-September 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning debutant of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago's wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa confided in only one friend. That is, until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball. Sean is on the fringes of the Chicago elite. Born into a poor Irish family, becoming a policeman was his best chance to ensure security. Despite social boundaries, he is enamored with Eloisa Carstairs. Sean will do anything to keep her safe-even if he can never earn her affections. Eloisa longs to feel normal again, but a killer is on the loose. In the last month, three debutants have been accosted by an assailant wielding a knife, and Eloisa fears for her safety at every event she attends. As the danger in the city increases, and as the romance between Eloisa and Sean blossoms, they both realize they want to be seen as more than how the world views them. But will they catch the killer before all their hopes come crashing down? "Shelley Gray writes a well-paced story full of historical detail that will invite you into the romance, the glamour . . . and the mystery surrounding the Chicago World's Fair." -Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of Rosemary Cottage and the Hope Beach series - The Chicago World Fair Mystery series - Book 1-Secrets of Sloane House - Book 2-Deception on Sable Hill - Book 3-Whispers in the Reading Room - Book length: 86,000 words - Includes discussion questions for book clubs

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Keep Calm and Log On: Your Handbook for Surviving the Digital Revolution

Keep Calm and Log On: Your Handbook for Surviving the Digital Revolution

Author: Gillian 'gus' Andrews Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/09/2020

Feeling overwhelmed by an avalanche of online content? Anxious about identity theft? Unsettled by the proliferation of fake news? Welcome to the digital revolution. Wait-wasn't the digital revolution supposed to make our lives better? It was going to be fun and put the world at our fingertips. What happened? Keep Calm and Log On is a survival handbook that will help you achieve online mindfulness and overcome online helplessness-the feeling that tech is out of your control-with tips for handling cybersecurity, creepy ads, untrustworthy information, and much more. Taking a cue from the famous World War II morale-boosting slogan ('Keep Calm and Carry On'), Gus Andrews shows us how to adapt the techniques our ancestors used to survive hard times, so we can live our best lives online. She explains why media and technology stress us out, and offers empowering tools for coping. Mindfulness practices can help us stay calm and conserve our attention purposefully. She provides tools for unplugging occasionally, overcoming feelings that we are 'bad at technology,' and taking charge of our security and privacy. Andrews explains how social media algorithms keep us from information we need and why 'creepy ads' seem to follow us online. Most importantly, she urges us to work to rebuild the trust in our communities that the internet has broken.

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Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan, Vol. 1

Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan, Vol. 1

Two Worlds and in Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan presents a stunning retrospective of the first ten years of the author's work. It is a compilation of more than 200,000 words of short fiction, including many of her most acclaimed stories as well as some of the author's personal favorites; several previously uncollected, hard-to-find pieces; her sci-fi novella, The Dry Salvages; and a rare collaboration with Poppy Z. Brite.

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Revolutionary

Revolutionary

Author: Alex Myers Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/08/2020

A fascinating retelling of the story of America’s first female soldier, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War In 1782, during the final clashes of the Revolutionary War, one of our young nation’s most valiant and beloved soldiers was, secretly, a woman. When Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man and joined the Continental Army, she wasn’t just fighting for America’s independence—she was fighting for her own. Revolutionary, Alex Myers’s richly imagined and meticulously researched debut novel, brings the true story of Deborah’s struggle against a rigid colonial society back to life—and with it the courage, hope, fear, and heartbreak that shaped her journey through a country’s violent birth. After years as an indentured servant in a sleepy Massachusetts town, chafing under the oppressive norms of colonial America, Deborah can’t contain her discontent any longer. When a sudden crisis forces her hand, she decides to finally make her escape. Embracing the peril and promise of the unknown, she cuts her hair, binds her chest, and, stealing clothes from a neighbor, rechristens herself Robert Shurtliff. It’s a desperate, dangerous, and complicated deception, and becomes only more so when, as Robert, she enlists in the Continental Army. What follows is an inspiring, one-of-a-kind journey through an America torn apart by war: brutal winters and lethal battlefields, the trauma of combat and the cruelty of betrayal, the joy of true love and the tragedy of heartbreak. In his brilliant Revolutionary, Myers, who himself is a descendant of the historical Deborah, takes full advantage of this real-life heroine’s unique voice to celebrate the struggles for freedom, large and small, like never before.

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/08/2020

Sure, almost all kids know Benjamin Franklin as one of America’s Founding Fathers, a man with a hand in both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. And they may even have some vague idea that he once flew a kite during a lightning storm. What Kathleen Krull sets out to do in this very different biography is show Ben Franklin as the “natural philosopher” (the term for scientists back in the 1700s), whose experiments led to important discoveries about the nature of electricity—including his famous demonstration that electricity and lightning were one and the same. As always, this much-lauded series presents a true Giant of Science in a juicily anecdotal way. This is social history at its best … who knew that Franklin became such a megastar that Paris shops sold Ben dolls, Ben ashtrays, and even Ben wallpaper? Witty and engaging, this is a worthy addition to the Giants of Science series.

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