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The Secret History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Donna Tartt
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Bunny is dead. Richard along with his Greek Studies classmates are responsible for the murder Bunny only to cover up another shameful secret .  Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

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Wishful Drinking  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher, forever immortalized by her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, reveals her turbulent life, from her superficial Hollywood upbringing to her addiction to alcohol. With scathing humor, Fisher chronicles her declining acting career and subsequent tribulations.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Barbara Rosenblat

treeThis is the story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Brooklyn.   By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness capturing a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experiences.

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The Sister ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Juliet Mills

poppyThis is a story of two sisters, Ginny and Vivian, reunited after a 40 year estrangement. Their father was a lepidopterist who was obsessed with his work, neglecting the girls and their mother who became an alcoholic with violent mood swings. Now, so many years later, the sisters are drawn back into this stormy world of their childhood. But Ginny is ever observant of the present, wondering why her sister has returned, keeping track of her every move, refusing to accept Vivian’s version of their past.

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