Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer, but today marks the official start of literary Summer, as decreed by your PRH Audio blog team.
This season, we’re taking the time to kick back in the sun and listen to the titles we’ve been waiting for all year (…and some we missed the first time around). Joining in is easy: grab a lounge chair, some sunscreen, and your earbuds, and get ready for that Summer feeling.
â€śWhen his ex drops the kids off and doesnâ€™t come back, a father of two revisits the choices that led to this moment. He searches for answers, hilariously and heartbreakingly avoiding the darkest questions. Brodesser-Aknerâ€™s debut is a referendum on marriage, friendship, and how we live (and love) right now.â€ťâ€”People
â€śNot only is this a startling thriller, My Motherâ€™s House is a gripping examination of immigration, the American Dream and the dangers of toxic masculinity.â€ť â€”Ms. Magazine, â€śMay 2020 Reads for the Rest of Usâ€ť
When Catherine decides to leave her husband Murat, an influential Turkish real estate developer, and return home to the United States, Murat takes a stand. He enlists the help of an American diplomat to prevent his wife and young son from leaving the country. But by inviting this scrutiny into their private lives, Murat becomes enmeshed in a web of deception and corruption.
â€śAn immensely charming and warmhearted book. Itâ€™s a vacation for the soul.â€ťâ€”Vox
â€śCompellingâ€¦An engaging history lesson on the evolution of modern trading, the conflicting demands it seeks to serve, and its dislocation from any social purpose.â€ť
â€śThis probing, beautiful debut novel by Ilana Masad is an intimate meditation on grief, identity, love, and inheritance….[A] daughterâ€™s journey to realizing her mother was also a woman, and a tender tribute to the power of forgiveness, understanding, and hope.â€ťâ€”Refinery 29
Trusting strangers can lead to unexpected love, playful encounters, and marvelous adventure, but what happens when it can also pave the way for unimaginable terror? This is a story that is already happening; itâ€™s familiar and unsettling because itâ€™s our present and weâ€™re living it, we just donâ€™t know it yet. Samanta Schweblinâ€™s Little Eyes, reveals the beauty of connection but also exposes the ugly side of our increasingly linked world.
Dawn isnâ€™t a bad personâ€“sheâ€™s just made some bad choices. But she wasnâ€™t expecting her parents to ship her to a wilderness boot camp with a bunch of other messed up kids to learn important â€ślife lessons.â€ť But what happens in the woods isnâ€™t what their parents planned. Suddenly Dawn is more scared than sheâ€™s ever been in her life. And you will be too.
â€śDeviously clever…Sittenfeldâ€™s Hillary is both a player in the Game of Thrones and a romance novel heroine. Sheâ€™s a brilliant badass who has found her voice and knows how to use it. Sheâ€™s whoever she wants to be.â€ťâ€”O: The Oprah Magazine