September's New Audiobooks
& sons : a novel by David Gilbert (BOOKS ON CD) -- The funeral of Charles Henry Topping on Manhattan's Upper East Side would have been a minor affair (his two-hundred-word obit in The New York Times notwithstanding) but for the presence of one particular mourner: the notoriously reclusive author A. N. Dyer, whose novel Ampersand stands as a classic of American teenage angst. But as Andrew Newbold Dyer delivers the eulogy for his oldest friend, he suffers a breakdown over the life he's led and the people he's hurt and the novel that will forever endure as his legacy. He must gather his three sons for the first time in many years ... before it's too late.
Night terrors by Dennis Palumbo (BOOKS ON CD) -- In the midst of a brutally cold winter in Pittsburgh, Daniel Rinaldi is asked to treat Lyle Barnes, a retired FBI profiler whose terrifying nocturnal visions cause him to wake up screaming. Barnes, after twenty years spent inside the minds of the nation's worst serial killers, is not only falling apart psychologically but also finds himself the target of an unknown assassin, whose mounting list of victims is paralyzing the city. Hidden for his own protection by his former bureau colleagues, Barnes secretly escapes, drawing Daniel and a joint task force of the FBI and the Pittsburgh Police Department into a desperate manhunt. They must try to find the missing agent before the killer does.
Between man and beast : an unlikely explorer, the evolution debates, and the African adventure that took the Victorian world by storm by Monte Reel (BOOKS ON CD/B DU CHAILLU) -- In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu marched into the equatorial wilderness of West Africa determined to bag an animal that, according to legend, was nothing short of a monster. When he emerged three years later, the summation of his efforts only hinted at what he'd experienced in one of the most dangerous regions on earth. Armed with an astonishing collection of zoological speciments, Du Chaillu leapt from the physical challenges of the jungle straight into the center of the biggest issues of the time.
Dear life by Alice Munro (BOOKS ON CD) -- Alice Munro illuminates the moment a life is shaped, the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.
He's gone : a novel by Deb Caletti (BOOKS ON CD) -- The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani wakes up and notices her husband, Ian, is not home and doesn't come back by the end of the day. As the police work methodically through all the logical explanations, Dani searches frantically for a clue as to whether Ian is in fact dead or alive. She examines her relationship for clues and plumbs the depth of her conscience to discover the hard truth about herself, her husband, and their lives together.
The astronaut wives club by Lily Koppel (BOOKS ON CD/629.45 K) -- As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.