The Launch of Literary Summer

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.

Fleishman Is in Trouble

“When his ex drops the kids off and doesn’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-Akner’s debut is a referendum on marriage, friendship, and how we live (and love) right now.”—People

My Mother's House

“Not only is this a startling thriller, My Mother’s House is a gripping examination of immigration, the American Dream and the dangers of toxic masculinity.” —Ms. Magazine, “May 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us”

Red Dress in Black and White

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.

All Adults Here
Author: Emma Straub
Read By: Emily Rankin

“An immensely charming and warmhearted book. It’s a vacation for the soul.”—Vox

Flash Crash
Author: Liam Vaughan
Read By: Liam Vaughan

“Compelling…An engaging history lesson on the evolution of modern trading, the conflicting demands it seeks to serve, and its dislocation from any social purpose.”
Financial Times

All My Mother's Lovers

“This probing, beautiful debut novel by Ilana Masad is an intimate meditation on grief, identity, love, and inheritance….[A] daughter’s journey to realizing her mother was also a woman, and a tender tribute to the power of forgiveness, understanding, and hope.”—Refinery 29

Little Eyes

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; it’s familiar and unsettling because it’s our present and we’re living it, we just don’t know it yet. Samanta Schweblin’s Little Eyes, reveals the beauty of connection but also exposes the ugly side of our increasingly linked world.

The Wild

Dawn isn’t a bad person–she’s just made some bad choices. But she wasn’t expecting her parents to ship her to a wilderness boot camp with a bunch of other messed up kids to learn important “life lessons.” But what happens in the woods isn’t what their parents planned. Suddenly Dawn is more scared than she’s ever been in her life. And you will be too.


“Deviously clever…Sittenfeld’s Hillary is both a player in the Game of Thrones and a romance novel heroine. She’s a brilliant badass who has found her voice and knows how to use it. She’s whoever she wants to be.”—O: The Oprah Magazine