August Staff Picks
Collection Development Listening Ahead: Six Staff Picks for August

Start looking forward to these six August 2020 listens (easy add-to-cart collection where you can create an Excel of ISBNs here). Carl Hiaasen is back, historical fiction about Lucille Ball, an explosive espionage love story, and much more awaits. Get ready for summer listening at its best…

In Case of Emergency
When her boyfriend goes missing and a woman turns up dead, Charlotte must connect the dots for herself before she becomes the suspect, or the next victim. Charlotte, a mid-thirties Long Island woman, has felt so alone since her promising career in neuroscience imploded.
Caste (Oprah's Book Club)
Author: Isabel Wilkerson
Read by: Robin Miles
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York TimesThe Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.
Atomic Love
Author: Jennie Fields
Read by: Cassandra Campbell
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"A novel of science, love, espionage, beautiful writing, and a heroine who carves a strong path in the world of men. As far as I'm concerned there is nothing left to want."--Ann Patchett, author The Dutch House"A highly-charged love story that reveals the dangerous energy at the heart of every real connection.
Squeeze Me
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Read by: Scott Brick
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A hilarious novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast, from the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl“If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy.
True Story
“A gripping, ripped-from-headlines tale.” —People “Spellbinding.” —Megan Abbott, The New York Times Book Review Tracing the fifteen-year fallout of a toxic high school rumor, a riveting, astonishingly original debut novel about the power of stories—and who gets to tell them2015.
The Queen of Tuesday
Author: Darin Strauss
Read By: Tavia Gilbert and Darin Strauss
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Lucille Ball, Hollywood’s first true media mogul, stars in this “bold” (The Boston Globe), “boisterous novel” (The New Yorker) with a thrilling love story at its heart—from the award-winning, bestselling author of Chang & Eng and Half a LifeA WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • “A gorgeous, Technicolor take on America in the middle of the twentieth century.
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