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Parrot and Olivier in American  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Humphrey Bower

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Olivier is the traumatized child of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English printer. They are born on different sides of history, but their lives will be connected in the United States by an enigmatic one-armed marquis.

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The Girl who Chased the Moon ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rebecca Lowman
6 discs

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, a reclusive, real-life gentle giant, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

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The Bad Beginning ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Tim Curry
3 discs

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that their new guardian will use any means necessary to get their fortune.

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Before Green Gables ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Renée Raudman
11 discs

Set in Nova Scotia, the book follows Anne through a string of foster homes full of diapers, dirty dishes, screaming children and endless chores. Orphaned at three months by her schoolteacher parents, she searches for knowledge and love in the chaotic, grueling, unpredictable world she inhabits. Every time Anne is on the brink of finding happiness it’s taken away from her, though by the time she’s 11 and living with her second (but not last) foster family, the Hammonds, it appears as if Anne’s life might be calming down. But after a tragic turn of events, her future is uncertain yet again.

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Little Bee  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Ann Flosnik

9 discs

Sarah Summers is enjoying a holiday on a Nigerian beach when a girl, Little Bee, crashes irrevocably into her life. There is brief and horrifying moment of crisis and afterwards, Sarah and Little Bee might expect never to see each other again. But Little Bee smuggles herself on board a cargo vessel with his England in mind. She spends two years in detention in England before making her way to Sarah’s house, with what will prove to be devastating timing.

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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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A Drowned Maiden’s Hair ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Alma Cuervo

8 discs

At the Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans, eleven-year-old Maud is adopted by three spinster sisters moonlighting as mediums who take her home and reveal to her the role she will play in their seances.  Forced to become one of their props in deception Maud befriends a grieving mother and learns that true healing has a greater magic

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