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Picks of the Week-April 12

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. 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.

Terminal Boredom

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon.

Note: A highly anticipated collection from Izumi Suzuki, a Japanese icon and science fiction legend. Suzuki explored gender issues and the dangers of attachment to technology decades ago, and her themes would be echoed in future works from Neuromancer and The Handmaid’s Tale to Black Mirror and Ex Machina. Perfect for fans of Haruki Murakami, George Saunders, and Philip K. Dick. This collection marks her English-language debut. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 4/20/21

Written by: Izumi Suzuki

Read by: Cindy Kay

Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.

Note: Why Knowledge Matters challenges traditional (and outdated) school curriculum and its negative impact on young learners. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. asserts that underdeveloped curriculums that do not keep students of disadvantaged backgrounds in mind are not supporting their full potential. This title is crucial for passioned educators looking to adopt teaching practices that are accessible to students of all backgrounds and learning differences. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Read by: BJ Harrison

A Tale of Stars and Shadow

Lisa Cassidy presents Book 1 in the Tale of Stars and Shadow series.

Note: For the reader seeking a new fantasy series to sink into – look no further! Lisa Cassidy has created a world of intrigue with daring fights, redemption and magic that will be sure to entertain.-Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 04/27/21

Written by: Lisa Cassidy

Read by: Danielle Cohen

Picks of the Week-January 11

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.

Catalog of the Unexplained

Explore the mesmerizing depths of the esoteric and unexplainable with this outstanding A to Z reference guide.

Note: An exploration of some of the biggest topics in the paranormal and the occult, with over 400 entries. If you’re interested in the hidden and the mysterious, this book is for you. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 1/8/21

Written by: Leanna Greenaway and Beleta Greenaway

Read by: Rachael Beresford

The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—introduces seventy-five inspiring women.

Note: Even if you aren’t familiar with the world of plants, prepare to be inspired by this collection highlighting the work of talented women! Author Jennifer Jewell profiles 75 women from around the world, from professional experts to home gardeners who simply love plants, showcasing how many different ways there are to forge a path and find fulfillment while celebrating the natural world. -Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 01/12/21

Written by: Jennifer Jewell

Read by: Cindy Kay

Our Livable World

A vital journey to the frontlines of our fight against climate change and the bold scientific and technological innovations that will revolutionize our world.

Note: In Schaus’s newest book, he takes us with him to the fight against climate change and the technological innovations that will transform our world today. It is said that if we do not make the changes we need to make, in a few years, there will be no reversing the damages made to our world. Marc talks about the newest green technology such as solar energy, smart highways, indoor vertical farms, and many more to help bring in a sustainable way of living. Containing interviews with different innovators and their thoughts on new technologies as well as their picture of a cleaner world for our future. For fans of Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes from a Catastrophe, then you don’t want to miss, Our Livable World by Marc Schaus. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 1/12/21

Written by: Marc Schaus

Read by: Matthew Boston

Grave Measures

R. R. Virdi presents Book 2 in the Grave Report series.

Note: R.R. Virdi is back with another body-hopping paranormal mystery: Grave Measures, a 2016 Dragon Awards finalist. -Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 1/19/2021

Written by: R.R. Virdi

Read by: Travis Baldree

Picks of the Week- January 4

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.

The Antiracist: How to Start the Conversation about Race and Take Action

The Antiracist is an explosive indictment on injustice, highlighted by Kondwani Fidel, a rising young literary talent, who offers a glimpse into not only the survival required of one born in a city like Baltimore, but how we can move forward to tackle violent murders, police brutality, and poverty.

Note: Civil rights activist, an accomplished poet, and musician Kondwani Fidel present The Antiracist to readers to take accountability and open the discussion of present-day racism. Fidel, having been witness to racial injustice in marginalized communities, inspires his audience to put aside neutrality and take on the active responsibility of being an antiracist. With positive endorsement and review from Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, Fidel’s book is a must-read to welcome the new year. – Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Kondwani Fidel

Read by: JD Jackson

The Intellectual Lives of Children

In The Intellectual Lives of Children, Susan Engel offers listeners a scientifically based approach that will encourage children’s intellectual growth and set them on the path of inquiry, invention, and ideas.

Note: “A groundbreaking look at the science behind how children observe their world, explain new phenomena and solve problems, parents and teachers will be better equipped to guide the next generation to become perceptive and insightful thinkers”- Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Susan Engel

Read by: Randye Kaye

The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

From the beginning of history to the present, a sweep of the world’s oceans and seas and how they have shaped the course of civilization.

Note: David Abulafia’s opus oceanic history is a tribute to the spirit of exploration and human determination. The Boundless Sea is the perfect mixture of storytelling and scholarship centering the High Seas as an integral part of global history. It connects pirates and sailors, mapmakers, and merchants to the distant coasts and remote islands of legend and lore.  A true world history and great accomplishment, The Boundless Sea is sure to satisfy your need for academics and adventure. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing Date: 01/05/2021

Written by: David Abulafia

Read by : Nigel Patterson

Adventures on the Wine Route

Full of vivid portraits of French vintners, memorable evocations of the French countryside, and, of course, vibrant descriptions of French wines, this new edition of Adventures on the Wine Route updates a modern classic for our times.

Note: Well-known wine importer and winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Wine Professional of the Year award, Kermit Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through some of the best wine cellars of France. -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 1/5/2021

Written by: Kermit Lynch

Read by: David de Vries

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-August 24

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” and what better way to cool off than with a good book. 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.

 

Maybe a Mermaid

Josephine Cameron’s energetic and heartfelt debut raises timeless questions about truth, lies, and the hope that grows between them.

Note: Eleven-year-old Anthoni doesn’t have time, nor does she believe in the rumors about the lake mermaid. This summer she is determined to make a life long friend. But, things take a turn when she gets pulled into the town gossip. This is a wonderful book that the whole family can enjoy together! Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Josephine Cameron

Narrated by: Karissa Vacker

 

 

Shifty’s War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers

From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and more, here is the authorized biography of one of the most celebrated paratroopers of Easy Company, Sergeant Shifty Powers, the legendary sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers.

Note: History buffs will love this in-depth biography of World War II hero and expert marksman, Darrell “Shifty” Powers! Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Marcus Brotherton

Narrated by: Graham Halstead

 

 

Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael, who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.

Note: Jerimiah has been looking forward to spending the summer with his dad, like he does each year, but he feels embarrassed by his dad’s new boyfriend.  Michael is flamboyant and rides a Uni-Cycle, a bicycle decorated like a unicorn around the neighborhood and eats weird organic foods. Jerimiah feels like his dad is disappearing into their strange group of friends and doesn’t know where he fits in anymore. Jeremiah makes a new friend, Sage, who has two mothers and he starts to feel like less of an outsider and decides to give this summer a chance, after all. This unforgettable middle-grade debut by Benjamin Klas is a heartwarming family story that highlights diversity and acceptance and celebrates our differences and the love that unites us all. Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Benjamin Klas

Narrated by: Brian Holden

 

 

Picks of the Week-August 17

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” and what better way to cool off than with a good book. 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.

 

Higher Expectations: Can Colleges Teach Students What They Need to Know in the 21st Century?

In Higher Expectations, Bok identifies the hurdles to institutional change, proposes sensible reforms, and demonstrates how our colleges can help students lead more successful, productive, and meaningful lives.

Note: The former President of Harvard University tackles how colleges and universities can rethink the educational enterprise to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century in this thought-provoking examination of American higher education. -Scott Smith

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Derek Bok

Narrated by William Sarris

 

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: 8/25/2020

Written by Kazu Haga

Narrated by Tom Parks

 

Ironspark

A teen outcast must work together with new friends to keep her family and town safe from murderous Fae while also dealing with panic attacks, family issues, and a lesbian love triangle in C. M. McGuires’s kick-butt paranormal YA debut, Ironspark.

Note: Wicked Lovely meets Cruel Prince in this fun and exciting take on the Fae world! When the Court Fae start making their way back into her life after years of hiding, Bryn is forced to team up with her friends Gwen, Dom, and Jasika to survive. This thrilling and fun new take on Fae is sure to have you turning the pages! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by C.M. McGuire

Narrated by Lori Prince

 

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors

Annette Marie presents Book 1 in the Guild Codex: Warped series.

Note: Annette Marie is back, this time teaming up with Rob Jacobsen, with a new series in the beloved Guild Codex world. Fans new and old won’t want to miss diving into this magically warped mystery! -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Annette Marie, Rob Jacobsen

Narrated by Iggy Toma

Marketing In the News- June 2020 cont.

News from June 2020:

Led by Black Lives Matter, protests and Black rights advocacy continue all over the country.

Gain some insight into the history of the civil rights struggle in America and learn more about ongoing efforts to combat racial injustice:

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin, Jr. link

The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, by Tim Madigan link

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers link

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva link

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody link

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals link

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis link

Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks link

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde link

Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice, by Kerry Connelly link

 

Ohio State Univ. Professor, Rattan Lal, PhD, is awarded the World Food Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production.

Learn more about conservation and sustainable farming practices with these Tantor titles:

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, by David R. Montgomery link

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food, by Bob Quinn, Liz Carlisle link

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu Fukuoka link

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers, by Mark Shepard link

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, by Forrest Pritchard link

 

Spanish Fisherman Accidentally Discovers Medieval Virgin Mary Statue.

Learn more about Medieval Spain and with these titles:

Medieval Christianity: A New History, by Kevin Madigan Link

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain, by Dario Fernandez Morera link

 

Letter written by Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin sells for $236K.

Deep dive into Van Gogh and Gaugin’s competitive friendship with:

Van Gogh: The Life, by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, link

Or listen to stories about other famous rivalries from the art world with:

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, by Sebastian Smee link

 

Neuroscientists may have found a way to treat depression with hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Take a trip into the world of psychedelic plants and their impact on science and culture with a few of these titles:

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health, by Tero Isokauppila link

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, by Terence McKenna link

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, by Lawrence Millman link

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, by Erik Davis link

True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise, by Terence McKenna link

 

New study shows that an Alaskan volcanic eruption may have aided in the fall of the Roman Republic.

 

Find other examples of volcanic disasters with global effects with these titles:

The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature’s Most Magnificent Fury, by John Dvorak link

The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelee Disaster: May 7, 1902, by  Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts link

The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, by William K. Klingaman, Nicholas P. Klingaman link

Disaster!: A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other Catastrophes, by John Withington link