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The Secret History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Donna Tartt
22:8

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

3 discs

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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The Children’s Book ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
24 discs

When Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum, the talented working-class boy is introduced into a completely new world.   Olive takes Philip home to meet her family and friends all of whom could be characters out of one of  her magical tales.  Yet this world conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Stephen Chbosky

6 discs

10th grader Charlie is dealing with the suicide of his best friend by crying.  Crying a lot.  Charlie discusses the perplexities of this experience and that of  sex, drugs and school through a series of letters to an un-named friend.     He hangs out with a group of seniors, among whom are Patrick, a gay teen and Samantha, his secret crush. Throughout the story Charlie comes to terms with his English teacher’s choice in books and the root of his psychological problems.

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Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Peter Jay Fernandez

13 discs

WillA young man from the provinces–a man without wealth, connections, or university education–moves to London. In a remarkably short time he becomes the greatest playwright not just of his age but of all time. His works appeal to urban sophisticates and first-time theatergoers; he turns politics into poetry; he recklessly mingles vulgar clowning and philosophical subtlety. How is such an achievement to be explained? Will in the World interweaves a searching account of Elizabethan England with a vivid narrative of the playwright’s life.

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