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Release Date: November 15, 2022
Richly illustrated with images from Art Spiegelman’s Maus (“the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” —The Wall Street Journal), Maus Now includes work from twenty-one leading critics, authors,...
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Author: Rebecca Solnit | Narrator: Rebecca Solnit
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionFinalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography“An exhilarating romp through Orwell’s life and times and also through the life and times of roses.” &m...
Author: Daniel Sherrell | Narrator: Daniel Sherrell
Release Date: August 03, 2021
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2021 BY THE NEW YORKER AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY“[Warmth] is lyrical and erudite, engaging with science, activism, and philosophy . . . [Sherrell] captures the complicated correspondence between hope and doubt, faith and d...
Author: Vanessa Zoltan | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell and Vanessa Zoltan
Release Date: July 06, 2021
“In these soaring, open-hearted essays, Vanessa Zoltan writes with fierce brilliance about suffering, survival, and the kind of meaning in life that can withstand real scrutiny.”—John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our St...
Author: M. Leona Godin | Narrator: M. Leona Godin
Release Date: June 01, 2021
From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight. ...
Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: Scott Aiello
Release Date: April 05, 2016
A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writersA Penguin ClassicOn the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the A...
Author: Edmund Morris | Narrator: Edmund Morris
Release Date: October 23, 2012
When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, “You have the most preciou...
Author: Jack Miles | Narrator: Michael Prichard
Release Date: February 01, 2011
What sort of "person" is God? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book--as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? In thi...
The Best Business Stories of the Year 2001 Cover
Author: Andrew Leckey | Narrator: James Lurie and Eliza Floss
Release Date: March 01, 2001
“[The editors] cast their net wide, picking up some excellent stories from nontraditional sources that even avid readers of the business press may have missed.”–USA Today, on the 2001 editionSeries editor Andrew Leckey and guest edi...
The Best Business Stories of the Year 2001 Cover