Featured Titles Tom Hanks makes Mindy Kaling’s storytelling wish come true

We have ALL been excited about the arrival of Tom Hanks’s delightful collection of short stories, and October LibraryReads pick, UNCOMMON TYPE (on sale Oct 17). And it turns out, another one of our favorite celebrity authors is thrilled, too. Mindy Kaling loves Hanks’s writing but had this to say about one way it could be even better…

The central quality to Tom’s writing is a kind of poignant playful-ness. It’s exactly what you hope from him, except you wish he were sitting in your home, reading it aloud to you, one story at a time.Mindy Kaling

Well, Mindy Kaling, you’re in luck because Tom can read it aloud to you, one story at a time! (We can’t promise he’ll be sitting in your home, though!)

Listen to a first clip of UNCOMMON TYPE on audio read by two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks: UNCOMMON TYPE

And there’s more fun news for this audiobook…

Tom invited some of his friends into the audiobook studio to record one of the stories with him! Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari, Cecily Strong, Holland Taylor, and Wilmer Valderrama lend their voices to “Stay With Us.” Check out the photo!

Audiobook in Oct. What a cast!! What a blast! Hanx!

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More praise for UNCOMMON TYPE:
“Wait—Tom Hanks can write, too? Funny, moving, deftly surprising stories? That’s just swell. Maybe there’s no crying in baseball, pal, but it’s perfectly acceptable in the book business. That’s how we drown envy.”—Carl Hiaasen

“The stories…possess a real feel for character and a slice-of-life realism that combine to deliver considerable depth beneath the surface. A surprising and satisfying book from a first-time fiction writer.”—Booklist

“Hanks can write the hell out of typing, and his dialogue is excellent, too…While these stories have the all-American sweetness, humor, and heart we associate with his screen roles, Hanks writes like a writer, not a movie star.”—Kirkus

Be sure to add UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks to your audiobook shelves this fall.
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