Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Listen Up!

Library Journal lists these books as amongst the best audiobooks of 2008. They are in the library's collection in cd format or as downloadable books

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan - Corrigan and her larger than life father both battle cancer while she passes through that "middle place" of not quite childhood and finally growing up.

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich - An unsolved murder, the vengeance exacted for the crime, and the subsequent distortions of truth, transform the lives of the people from the town of Pluto, North Dakota, and the Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation.

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri - Short stories chronicling the Bengali immigrant experience from the Pulitizer Prize winning author of The Interpreter of Maladies.

The Turnaround by George Pelecanos - Six young men's lives are either ended, suspended or damaged by an incident one night in Chicago in the 1970s. Is it possible to forgive, start over and turn around their lives?

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was a book club formed as a ruse to the Nazi occupiers on Guernsey. Juliet Ashton, chosen to tell the tale, corresponds with islanders about their home, their war experience and, of course, their taste in books.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris - As always, Sedaris does not disappoint with is bizarre reflections on daily life.

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