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June 2011

And Thereby Hangs a Tale [Audiobook]: Short Stories by Jeffrey Archer
Also available: hardcover
Archer assembles 15 more of the clever stories for which he is known. They are split between tales of trickery, as with "Stuck on You," where an eager young man is played by a diamond thief, and decidedly sentimental stories, such as "Members Only," about a man who wants nothing more than to join a private country club. Archer marks with an asterisk stories that are based on true incidents (10 in this collection)…
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Tales of the Otherworld [Audiobook]
by Kelley Armstrong
Also available: hardcover
Devotees of the Otherworld series can share special moments with some of their favorite superhuman characters--as well as discover deeper insights into the lives of some of the lesser-known players--in these seven tales of friendship, adventure, and enduring romance.
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The Adults [Audiobook]
by Alison Espach
Also available: hardcover
In her ruefully funny and wickedly perceptive debut novel, Alison Espach deftly dissects matters of the heart and captures the lives of children and adults as they come to terms with life, death, and love.

Heartwood  [Downloadable Audiobook]
by Belva Plain
Also available: hardcover, large print
Though Iris Stern considers herself a modern woman, with a successful academic career and a happy marriage, she still holds steadfast to her old-fashioned sensibilities. But as the mother of three adult children, each with their own lives and burdens to bear, she often finds those sensibilities called into question when confronted with the choices her children have made.
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Chasing Fire [Audiobook]
by Nora Roberts
Also available: hardcover, eBook, downloadable audiobook
Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping…But there's also little else as thrilling -- at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan's blood: her father is a legend in the field. She's been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home -- even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air. Fortunately, this year's rookie crop is among the strongest ever -- and Gulliver Curry's one of the best. He's also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids' arcade. He came to Missoula to follow in the footsteps of Lucas "Iron Man" Tripp, yet he's instantly more fascinated by his hero's daughter. Rowan, as a rule, doesn't hook up with other smoke jumpers, but Gull is convinced he can change her mind. And damn if he doesn't make a good case to be an exception to the rule. Everything is thrown off balance, though, when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year's tragedy.
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Strategic Moves [Audiobook]
by Stuart Woods
Also available: hardcover, large print, downloadable audiobook, eBook
The new page-turning Stone Barrington novel from the perennially entertaining New York Times bestselling author. Stone Barrington is enjoying his usual dinner at Elaine's when his boss at Woodman & Weld, the law firm where Stone is "of counsel," walks in, sits down, and hands Stone a check for one million dollars. It seems Stone's undercover dealings with MI6 have brought in a big new client for the firm, and they're willing to pay Stone a huge bonus and make him a partner.
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Unlimited [Audiobook]: How to Build an Exceptional Life by Gillian Michaels
Also available: hardcover, eBook
A lifetime’s worth of struggle is not overturned in a small moment of positive thinking. But if you have the right attitude—attitude and skills—you can and will accomplish anything and everything you want. This book gives you both, attitude and action. By its end you will have all the tools you need to change your life. No hype. No false promises.-
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NPR More Funniest Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won’t Let You Go [Audiobook]
The newest collection of this best-selling series features more memorable tales, bits, and commentary from NPR. More stories that keep you in your car to listen to the end even after you've reached your destination.

Stories I Only Tell My Friends [Audiobook]
by Rob Lowe
Also available: hardcover
The 1980s Brat Pack founder presents an account of his life in show business and politics, tracing his counter-culture youth in Malibu, his work on such productions as "The Outsiders" and "The West Wing," and his pursuits of family and sobriety.
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The Modern Scholar: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World [Audiobook] by Jennifer Tobin
Tobin leads a compelling series of lectures on the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Examining the historical and social context of each wonder, Tobin answers such questions as: Why was it built and what can it tell us about the people who built it? From the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos of Alexandria, the course provides a 360-degree view of these enduring marvels of human achievement.



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