Picks of the Week- January 25

Happy New Year! It is the month of resolutions, and we hope one of them is to listen to more audiobooks! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Mystic

Alyson Noël presents Book 3 in the Soul Seekers series.

Note: “Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the third book in Alyson Noel’s Soul Seekers saga. With her boyfriend Dace’s soul inextricably entwined with that of his malevolent brother, will Daire be forced to extinguish them both in order to eliminate a foe she’s destined to destroy?” -Ashley Fortier

Publishing Date: 1/26/2021

Written by: Alyson Noel

Read by: Em Eldridge

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: An Insiders’ Account of the Shocking Medical Experiment Conducted by Government Doctors Against African American Men

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study provides a first-hand account of the lawsuit against the US government on behalf of the study subjects, as well as the background of the study, the investigation and eventual lawsuit, and the events leading up to the presidential apology.

Note: Fred D. Gray is one of the nation’s leading civil rights attorneys. He has litigated cases like the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom Riders, the Selma-to Montgomery March, and many others. This is his first-hand account of human experimentation happening in Tuskegee as recently as 1972, the investigation, the subsequent lawsuit, and the 1997 events that led to a presidential apology. -Molly Miller

Publishing Date: 1/26/21

Written by: Fred. D. Gray

Read by: David Sadzin

From Our Land to Our Land

Luis J. Rodriguez writes about race, culture, identity, and belonging and what these all mean and should mean (but often fail to) in the volatile climate of our nation.

Note: Poet Laureate of Los Angeles (2014-2016) and bestselling author of Always Running, Luis J. Rodriguez celebrates the influence of Xicanx culture throughout our country and all over the world. In From Our Land to Our Land, Rodriguez calls for the inclusion of all people from diverse backgrounds to be welcomed in this world. His message that “another world is possible” and we all belong wherever we are is a powerful one in these divisive times. -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 1/26/2021

Written by: Luis J. Rodriguez

Read by: Luis J. Rodriguez

These Violent Delights

Chloe Gong presents Book 1 in the These Violent Delights series.

Note: Set in 1920s Shanghai, These Violent Delights is a captivating retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Teens and adults will fall in love with this fantastical tale of monsters and forbidden love. -Kara Boucher

Publishing Date: 1/26/2021

Written by: Chloe Gong

Read by: Cindy Kay

A Life Without Regrets

Marci Bolden presents Book 3 in the Life Without Water series.

Blurb: Marci Bolden once again weaves a beautiful story of love, reconnection, and healing in the final book in her A Life Without Water series. Carol Denman sets out on a journey of self-healing—this time alone—and finds the inner strength to work through the grief of losing her husband. -Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 1/26/21

Written by: Marci Bolden

Read by: Tanya Eby

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