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Picks of the Week-October 26

Happy fall everyone! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Healing Resistance

Activists and change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anybody engaged in social progress and shifting society will find this mindful approach to nonviolent action indispensable.

Note: Following in the tradition of Martin Luther King, Kazu Haga provides an accessible guide for confronting injustice and implementing change through nonviolence.- Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date : 10/27/20

Written by: Kazu Haga

Read by: Tom Parks

Brothersong

TJ Klune presents Book 4 in the Green Creek series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Get ready for TJ’s newest installment in the Green Creek series, Brothersong! Carter sets out, leaving his family and pack behind, in pursuit of Gavin. The truth is more important, despite the danger it holds. You won’t be able to put down this book about how the sins of fathers pass down to their sons, and the rattling impact they hold. -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 10/27/20

Written by: TJ Klune

Read by: Kirt Graves

A Touch of Ruin

Scarlett St. Clair presents Book 2 in the Hades and Persephone series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Now that Persephone’s relationship with Hades has gone public, everything seems to go wrong. Persephone finds herself alone to deal with the fallout of a tragedy and makes a deal she may soon regret. Will her secret as the Goddess of Spring be exposed? Will Hades’ past evil deeds come to light? Can Persephone ever become Hades’ queen, or will she lose everything? In this second book of the Hades & Persephone saga, Scarlett St. Clair delivers thrilling mystery, betrayal, and more steamy romance.  -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 10/27/2020

Written by: Scarlett St. Clair

Read by: by Meg Sylvan

Let Them Eat Pancakes

For all those who love stories of adventure, delicious food, and overcoming the odds, Let Them Eat Pancakes will satisfy your appetite and leave you wanting even more.

Note: Escape to Paris with New York Times bestselling author Craig Carlson’s indulgent new memoir. Hitting notes both thought-provoking and comical, Carlson’s follow-up to Pancakes in Paris is not to be missed.-Kara Boucher

Publishing Date: 10/27/2020

Written by: Craig Carlson

Read by: Tim Campbell

Picks of the Week-October 19

Happy fall everyone! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Mouthful

Note: Romance fans will love C.R. Grissom’s debut novel! After a humiliating senior year, Faith is determined to focus on studying in college. Caleb, still hurt by his ex-girlfriend’s betrayal, wants to keep his mind on the football field. But when Faith and Caleb meet, sparks fly and both learn to embrace love by overcoming their insecurities. -Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 10/27/20

Written by: C.R. Grissom

Read by: Nelson Hobbs and Anastasia Watley

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages 

Note: Often denied a place within historical discourses on the Middle Ages, Africa is at the center of Francois-Xavier Fauvelle’s essential contribution to our understanding of the Medieval world beyond Europe. Archaeological discoveries and painstaking research unearth eight centuries worth of art, society, diplomacy, commerce, belief systems, and daily life across multiple civilizations on the African continent. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Written by: Francois-Xavier Fauvelle

Read by: Michael Page

Publishing Date: 10/27/20

A Cold Dark Place

Gregg Olsen presents Book 1 in the Emily Kenyon Thriller series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The thrilling jump start to the Emily Kenyon series. Can Emily catch the killer before the killer catches her and her daughter? -Ashley Fortier

Written by: Gregg Olsen

Read by: Karen Peakes

Publishing Date: 10/27/20

Picks of the Week-October 12

Happy fall everyone! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students

In Thinking Like a Lawyer, the founder of thinkLaw uses his unique experience to introduce a wide variety of concrete instructional strategies and examples that teachers can use in all grade levels and subject areas.

Note: In the current education climate Thinking Like a Lawyer is the essential critical thinking guide for parents and teachers alike. Colin Seale’s experience as both a lawyer and educator has helped him develop a framework of instructional plans that apply across a spectrum of subjects and grade levels and establish a foundation for teaching students HOW to think not WHAT to think. Either at home or in the classroom this easy-to-follow guide will help you start and maintain an innovative and effective lesson plan that will promote an interest in learning and have your students and children thinking like lawyers. -Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 10/13/2020

Written by: Colin Seale

Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn

Forever Across the Marsh

This book explores humorous questions like “Why do boats break down at the worst times?” and “What is a mosquito’s purpose in life?” It also explores serious questions like “Can I feel the presence of others near me?” and “What is our purpose in life?”

Note: Jeff Pearson’s debut book follows down-on-his-luck Melvin Scott navigating through life and his attempts to bounce back on his feet. With a touch of comedic chaos, alongside the compelling voices of Sean Crisden and Joe Hempel, Forever Across the Marsh envelopes you in an exciting tale of perilous adventure! -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 10/20/2020

Written by: Jeff Pearson

Narrated by: Sean Crisden and Joe Hempel

All at Sea

An enthralling, opposites-attract lesbian romance about what lies beneath.

Note: “What’s worse than waking up with a massive hangover and in yesterday’s dress? How about waking up far from shore, on what was supposed to be a deserted yacht? Stevie doesn’t think life could get much worse until she runs into the yacht’s captain. Kaz is stubborn and on a mission, she has to save the planet at all costs, and she can’t turn around for the stowaway’s new job. In Kaz eye’s, nuclear waste in the ocean trumps anything and everything, Stevie will just have to wait. You don’t want to miss, Cheyenne Blue’s new book, All At Sea. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 10/20/20

Written by: Cheyenne Blue

Narrated by: Shiloh Grey

Killer Queen

Julie Mulhern presents Book 11 in the Country Club Murders series.

Blurb: Book 11 in the beloved Country Club Murders series, we follow Ellison Russell as she tries to solve another mysterious murder. For fans of Victoria Thompson and Krista Davis, this thrilling series will leave you on the edge of your seat! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 10/20/2020

Written by: Julie Mulhern

Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu

Not Light, but Fire ~ Audiobook Foreword

Written by Matthew R. Kay

Synopsis
Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students?

Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist call to action, “it is not light that is needed, but fire” Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. Kay not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, but he also offers a method for getting them right, providing candid guidance on:

● How to recognize the difference between meaningful and inconsequential race conversations.

● How to build conversational “safe spaces,” not merely declare them.

● How to infuse race conversations with urgency and purpose.

● How to thrive in the face of unexpected challenges.

● How administrators might equip teachers to thoughtfully engage in these conversations.

Picks of the Week- October 5

Happy fall everyone! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

We Are All in Shock: Energy Healing for Traumatic Times

Have you tried to “snap out of it” but just can’t seem to? We Are All in Shock shows how you can move past traumas—grounded in psychology, energy medicine, and neurobiology—to reclaim your health and potential through energy healing.

Note: For many of us, whether we know it at this stage or not, COVID-19 has triggered shock as we deal with loss of those around us and the anxieties of navigating through a changed world. Stephanie Mines’ WE ARE ALL IN SHOCK helps listeners better understand what shock is and how to take steps to heal it – a book for ALL of us. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 10/1/20

Written by: Stephanie Mines, PhD

Narrated by: Coleen Marlo

Revelations: Ancient Origins

Robert Storey presents Book 1 in the Ancient Origins series.

Note: Tomb Raider and Uncharted, but with apocalyptic stakes: check out Revelations, the first novel in the epic sci-fi adventure series by Robert Storey. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 10/6/2020 

Written by: Robert Storey

Narrated by: Gildart Jackson

Hard Pass

Sara Ney presents Book 1 in the Trophy Boyfriends series. Contains mature themes.

Note: USA Today Bestselling Author Sara Ney is back with a new twist on sports romance. In the first book in her new series Trophy Boyfriends series, Noah maybe a Professional baseball player but he is not the most attractive one. Can Noah get the girl to fall in love with him before she sees his face? Listen to find out!-Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 10/6/2020 

Written by: Sara Ney

Narrated by: Mia Madison, Alexander Cendese

Double Trouble

Gretchen Archer presents Book 9 in the Davis Way Crime Caper series.

Note: In the 9th book in this hilarious and heartwarming series, Davis Way finds herself up to her neck in trouble and Elvises.  That’s right, there’s an Elvis convention in town and as Davis tries to unravel her latest mystery there are Elvises everywhere she looks.  This one is sure to make you laugh and keep you guessing along with the colorful cast of characters.  If you like Susan M. Boyer and Jana Deleon, you have to check this one out! -Dan Totten

Publishing Date: 10/13/2020 

Written by: Gretchen Archer

Narrated by: Amber Benson

Marketing in the News–October 2020

COVID-19 still dominating headlines as lockdowns continue, advances in vaccination are made and tests and studies reveal new data about the virus. Check out these Tantor titles and inform yourself on past viruses, vaccination debates, pandemic prevention, and response, and the current COVID world.

The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age, by Nathan Wolfe, Link

Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future, by Michael B. A. Oldstone Link

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, Seth Mnookin, Link

Economics in the Age of COVID-19, by Joshua Gans, Link

 

Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present, by Frank M. Snowden, Link

Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak, by Reid Wilson, link

The U.S. Navy made headlines in September by releasing new evidence  on the sinking of the USS Thresher, discovering a sunken WWII era submarine, reporting Russian naval activity in the Black Sea reminiscent of Cold War Era maneuvering and introduced a shifting strategy for maintaining America’s global naval primacy. Take a deeper dive into these Naval headlines with these Tantor titles:

The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History’s Deadliest Submarine Disaster, by Norman Polmar, Link

Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine, by Richard H. O’Kane, Link

Against the Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy, by Rear Adm. Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.), Link

Crashback: The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific, by Michael Fabey, link

Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea, by John F. Lehman, Link

 

Long time Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died on 09/18/2020. Her death puts the Court, the presidential nomination and Senate confirmation hearing at the center of election focus. Take a look at the history of the Supreme Court, some biographies of current and former justices and a few of the key issues the courts could be ruling on in the upcoming session with these Tantor titles:

Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents, by Antonin Scalia, Kevin A. Ring, Link

Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, by Ian Millhiser, Link

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, by Joan Biskupic, Link

 

The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind–and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, by Thomas Healy, Link

Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court, James MacGregor Burns, Link

A People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution, by Peter Irons, Link

Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution, by Myron Magnet, Link

The Second Amendment: A Biography, by Michael Waldman, Link

 

There has been a series of new archaeological findings that has led to an uptick of interest in Viking culture, its history and its place in Western culture. Learn more about Vikings and their influence with these books:  

 

The Vikings: A New History, by Neil Oliver, Link

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland, by Bryan Sykes, Link

Medieval Maritime Warfare, by Charles D. Stanton, Link

The Vikings: A History, By Robert Ferguson, Link

Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North, by Robert Ferguson, Link

The Normans: From Raiders to Kings, by Lars Brownworth, Link

 

Looking ahead, October is filled with historical anniversaries and is dedicated to bringing awareness and appreciation to unique issues and themes. Fill your shelves with some of these titles:

Oct. 1st, 1908 :  Henry Ford’s Model T, a “universal car” designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time. See how Ford assembled his Model T and transformed transportation in America.

I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford and the Most Important Car Ever Made, by Richard Snow, Link

Oct. 4th, 1957: The Space Age begins as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. Learn how the space race started and see how the super powers competed to control outer space:

A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957—The Space Race Begins, by Michael D’Antonio link

 

Oct. 8th, 1918 – During the battle of Argonne Forest in France, during World War I, U.S. Sergeant Alvin C. York single-handedly took out a German machine-gun battalion, killing over a dozen and capturing 132. Download renowned historian Martin Gilbert’ history on World War I now:

The First World War: A Complete History, by Martin Gilbert, Link

Oct. 16th, 1793: Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. Learn all about this tumultuous revolution with:

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution, by Timothy Tackett, Link

Oct. 18, 1945 – The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial began with indictments against 24 former Nazi leaders including Hermann Göring and Albert Speer. Take a first-hand look at these trial with this title:

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice, by Christopher J. Dodd, Lary Bloom, link

Oct. 27, 1787 – The first of 85 Federalist Papers appeared in print in a New York City newspaper. The essays argued for the adoption of the new U.S. Constitution. Get both points of view with these titles:

The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Link

The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates, edited by Ralph Ketchum, Link

Oct. 28th, 1919: October 28, 1919 – Prohibition began in the U.S. with the passage of the National Prohibition (Volstead) Act by Congress. Distill the truth about America’s “noble experiment” with this title:

Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction, by W. J. Rorabaugh, Link