Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Other Americans, Laila Lalami, author; Mozhan Marno, P.J. Ochlan, Adenrele Ojo, narrators

“The Other Americans” is ostensibly a mystery about an accident investigation. An elderly man was killed on a poorly lit road, in a hit and run accident. The police believe it was simply an accident, but one of the victim’s … Continue reading

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Washington black, Esi Edugyan, author; Dion Graham, narrator

In the first third of the 19th century, slavery would soon be a thing of the past on the island of Barbados, but before it ended, George Washington Black’s life would be forever changed there. Born a slave, he was … Continue reading

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The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff, author; Elizabeth Knowelden, Henrietta Meire, Candace Thaxton, narrators

During World War II, the SOE (Special Operations Executive), in Great Britain, conducted an experimental clandestine operation. They trained and sent women who could pass for French into France to perform dangerous tasks, transmitting information, acting as couriers and setting … Continue reading

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All The Gallant Men: An America Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton, Ken Gire, authors; Mike Ortego, narrator.

Donald Stratton was 94 years old (now 97) when he wrote his memoir to commemorate the December 7th, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. He believed, as the quote he references says, “when a person dies, it is like a library … Continue reading

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Quicksand, by Malin Persson Giolito, author; Saskia Maarleveld, narrator

In Sweden, there is a terrorist attack in a private upper secondary school. Maria Norberg (Maja) is arrested for her part in the murders. This is her story. She is a teenager, and as she describes her deepest thoughts and … Continue reading

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Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams, author; Shvorne Marks, narrator

Queenie is a troubled young woman of color, from a dysfunctional background. As her character is developed and explored, the author illustrates the racism that not only black women are exposed to, but also touches on the plight of the … Continue reading

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God Is in the Crowd: Twenty-First Century Judaism

God Is in the Crowd: A Model for Post-Diaspora Judaism, Tal Keinen This is a book written by a committed Jew, a Jew committed to the survival of Judaism, rather than the survival of its religiosity a Jew committed to … Continue reading

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