Shower your patrons with new springtime picks from the April LibraryReads list! The perfect season to reunite with an old favorite, spring brings us an eagerly-awaited new novel from bestselling and award-winning author Julia Glass. In this richly detailed audiobook about the quest for an unknown father, Glass brings new characters together with familiar figures from her first two novels, immersing listeners in a panorama that stretches from suburban New Jersey to rural Vermont and ultimately to the tip of Cape Cod. You’ll want to recommend this one for patrons’ summer travel plans, beach bags, and book club lists! Click here to see all of the April LibraryReads.
AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT by Julia Glass
Read by Mark Deakins
“Four stars to Julia Glass for this, her best work since Three Junes. We become reacquainted with old characters Malachy, Fenno, and Walter and learn more about their life stories. The individuals are imperfectly human, and perfectly drawn. A wonderful, highly recommended novel.”—Kelly Currie, Delphi Public Library, Delphi, IN
“[L]ovely, highly readable, and thought-provoking…”—Booklist, starred review
“Examining complicated family relationships among several families whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways, this warm and engaging story about what it means to be a father will appeal to most readers.”—Library Journal
Julia Glass’ new novel reintroduces listeners to characters from her previous works. Faithful fans will enjoy making the connection with her beloved backlist; and while her LibraryReads selection, And The Dark Sacred Night, stands alone, patrons unfamiliar with Glass’ earlier books will surely seek them out. Check in with these other acclaimed audios also available from BOT.
THREE JUNES read by John Keating
“This lovely debut novel spans a decade in three tangentially interlocking stories concerning the McLeod family…John Keating has a melodious Scottish accent, and his American accent is convincing as well.”—AudioFile
THE WHOLE WORLD OVER read by Ann Marie Lee
“Listen to this audio performance for one minute and hear why Glass is a National Book Award winner.”—AudioFile
I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE
read by Mary Stuart Masterson & Julia Glass
“These two accomplished readers make the sisters’ varying experiences and memories sound like a conversation at the kitchen table. Recommended for public and academic libraries.”—Library Journal
THE WIDOWER’S TALE read by Mark Bramhall
“[F]inely drawn family drama…Bramhall’s warm baritone complements the mood of this heartwarming, provocative, and satisfying tale of good people caught in crises.”—Booklist