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The Great Gilly Hopkins ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

At 11 Galadriel Gilly Hopkins has spent the better part of her life being bounced from one set of foster parents to the next. While Gilly is extremely bright and self-reliant, she is also bitter, angry and cynical from years of repeated abandonment and rejection.  At first, Gilly loathes her new foster mother, Mamie Trotter, as much as the previous. Trotter refuses to bow to Gilly’s manipulative tactics, forcing her to become a functioning member of the household.  Yet Gilly begins to thrive with care and devotion, why then does Gilly set in motion a chain of events that will put her new situation in jepoardy?

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White Oleander ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

WhiteAstrid, the only child of a brilliant obsessed poet, worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery — but their idyll is shattered when Ingrid falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, she murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison.   Astrid’s journeys through a series of foster homes in her efforts to find a place  for herself in impossible circumstances.   Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be learned.   With determination and humor, Astrid confronts the challenges of loneliness and poverty, and strives to learn who a motherless child in an indifferent world can become.

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Keturah and Lord Death ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read By Alyssa Bresnahan

AketufahWhen Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King’s Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love

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Camille ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by John McDonough, Alyssa Bresnahan and Firdous Bamji

acamilleThe most beautiful and sought-after courtesan in all of Paris, Marguerite Guatier’s life is filled with expensive parties and rich, powerful men. Then she meets Armand Duval, young, handsome, headstrong–middle class. The two fall hopelessly in love. Armand’s modest means cannot support Marguerite, however, and his family suffers, forcing the lovers to choose between the reputation of the Duval family or a scorned life together. Before their passionate affair is over, one love must give up everything.

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