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Collection Development Press Play on 6 Perfect Road Trip Listens

Buckle up, book lovers! These travel-themed picks will elevate any road trip and help patrons pack even more memories into the mileage. Who better to occupy the passenger seat than a sublime storyteller, author, or award-winning narrator? No extra seating required.

The Lincoln Highway
Author: Amor Towles
Read By: Edoardo Ballerini, Marin Ireland and Dion Graham
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick narrated by a trio of popular and award-winning narrators.

“Massive but light on its feet…playfully thought-provoking.”—Booklist, starred review

Around the World in 80 Books
“Damrosch’s richly conceived survey offers readers a colorful map for an illuminating, enlivening tour of their own libraries. Travel fans and literature lovers alike will find something to savor.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Where the Deer and the Antelope Play
Author: Nick Offerman
Read by: Nick Offerman
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“A great mix of wit and perceptive observation from travels in the United States and the United Kingdom just before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a surprising amount of history, nature, and ecology thrown in.”—Library Journal
The Road Trip
Author: Beth O'Leary
Read By: Josh Dylan and Eleanor Tomlinson
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Two exes reach a new level of awkward when forced to take a road trip together in this endearing and humorous novel by the author of the international bestseller The Flatshare.

What if the end of the road is just the beginning?

Travels with George
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Read by: Nathaniel Philbrick
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“A cheerful, engaging delivery and a healthy supply of historical facts and personal anecdotes.”—AudioFile
Library Podcast Alert: Tune in to author Nathaniel Philbrick on Syosset Public Library’s Turn the Page podcast and Merrick Public Library’s Top Shelf podcast.

Love Is an Ex-Country
Author: Randa Jarrar
Read by: Randa Jarrar
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all of these things. In this provocative memoir of a cross-country road trip, she explores how to claim joy in an unraveling and hostile America.

“Layered and insightful…this is a powerful audiobook made even better by Jarrar’s vulnerable yet playful narration.”—AudioFile

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