Posts Tagged ‘Suicide’

The Secret History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Donna Tartt

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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The Mermaid Chair ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Eliza Foss

11 discs

Inside the abbey of a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion.   Jessie Sullivan is called home to Egret Island to cope with her mother performs a startling and enigmatic act of violence at the abbey.   Amid the gorgeous marshlands and tidal creeks Jessie becomes drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk who is mere months from taking his final vows. What transpires will unlock the roots of her mother’s tormented past and put her own marriage in jepoardy.

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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 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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