The Campus Novels
Campus Fiction Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

Nothing says fall like a college campus: leaves falling over lamp-lit paths, the scent of clove cigarettes in the air (ahem, don’t smoke kids), scarves. But it isn’t all brickwork and book learning—campus life is also rife with petty striving, toxic liaisons, and scandal. If you’re feeling the need to sate your collegiate nostalgia with some brainy hot goss, schedule a study session with one of these book club-perfect listens.

Read by Audie Award-winning narrator Julia Whelan, The Other’s Gold follows four friends as each makes a terrible mistake, moving from their wild college days to their more feral days as new parents. With one part devoted to each mistake—the Accident, the Accusation, the Kiss, and the Bite—this complex yet compulsive debut interrogates the way that growing up forces our friendships to evolve.

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds away from the future she’d always imagined.

Read by the Author. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe, the Thurber Prize-winning Dear Committee Members. “Once more into the breach…”

Coming in January 2020, mark your syllabus for:

We Wish You Luck

An exhilarating audiobook about a group of students who take revenge on a wunderkind professor after she destroys one of their own—a story of collective drive to create, sabotage, and ultimately, to love.

Want more school tales on audio? Don’t miss:

The New York Times bestseller. An insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.

Lisa Lutz’s blistering, timely tale of revenge and disruption shows us what can happen when silence wins out over decency for too long—and why the scariest threat of all might be the idea that sooner or later, girls will be girls.

Smart and juicy, The Gifted School is a compulsive listen about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community.