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Awards & Recognition Delicious, Bittersweet…Liars? Be intrigued by May LibraryReads

These amazing LibraryReads will surely shake your darling earbuds this May! From a glimmering, mysterious private east coast island, to the colorful cuisine culture of New York City, to a cottage on a Vermont estate, not only do these LibraryReads make great listens, but they each pack a punch of powerful storytelling to take you on an incredible and unique journey. Get ready for some superb summer travel—even if you have nothing planned! Find your literary itinerary below…and find more May LibraryReads at

WE WERE LIARS #1 May Pick!
by E. Lockhart
read by Ariadne Meyers


“This brilliant and heartbreaking novel tells the story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Full of love, lies, secrets, no shortage of family dysfunction, and a shocking twist that you won’t see coming. Though this book is written for teens, it shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone looking for a fantastic read.”—Susan Balla, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

We Were Are Fans! We could pretend that we’re surprised by the outpouring of love for WE WERE LIARS but then we would be, well…lying. Follow the buzz that’s been building on our blog, and read even more about E. Lockhart’s latest listen (including five starred reviews!) by clicking here.

By Ruth Reichl
Read by Julia Whelan


“Billie leaves college to take a job with a soon-to-be disbanded food magazine. What follows is an intriguing story involving dusty archives, long-forgotten letters written during World War II to the illustrious James Beard, and a young woman in New York City who learns to trust her culinary talents. This novel is a delectable feast.”—Paulette Brooks, Elm Grove Public Library, Elm Grove, WI

“[Reichl’s] satisfying coming-of-age novel of love and loss vividly demonstrates the power of food to connect people across cultures and generations.”—Library Journal, starred review

cooking_earbudsAuthor Advice: Listen While You Cook! “One of my favorite things to do in the whole world is to spend a Saturday or a Sunday afternoon listening to an audiobook while I cook…I listen to tons of audiobooks while I cook. This is for me the conjunction of my two favorite things: cooking and reading.”
— Ruth Reichl, as told to AudioFile

BEA News:
We’re excited for Reichl to share her passion for audiobooks at The Audio Publishers Association Author Tea on May 30, 2014 at BEA! She will be joined by Pat O’Brien (emcee), Dick Cavett, and Jodi Picoult. Find more info here.
By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Read by Cassandra Campbell
Available as an audio download only


“As unlikely a pair of roommates as you’re ever likely to meet: plain, working class Mabel Dagmar and beautiful, privileged Genevra Winslow. Mabel spends the summer in the Winslows’ idyllic lakefront property in Vermont, dreaming of being one of them–only to discover that being a Winslow is not all sunshine, yachts, and ease. Being a Winslow means keeping very disturbing family secrets.”—Nancy Russell, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH

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