Rock Star Librarians | Music Matters

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For librarian rock stars, like most people, finding time to pursue their side project can be tricky…. “But looking back, libraries were a very supportive atmosphere for me to continue to grow creatively.”

Q&A: Robyn Carr

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Robyn Carr talks about her latest work, Four Friends, with Rachael Herron, who also writes a small-town romance series (“Cypress Hollow”) and mainstream fiction (Pack Up the Moon)

Fiction by Adichie, Carr & Nonfiction About Big Pharma & World War I | Audiobook Reviews

Americanah

Partly an immigrant experience narrative, partly pointed social commentary, and partly a love story; readers will be invested in the fates of Carr’s protagonists; essential stories for military buffs and everyone; the business behind modern medicine

Summer Shorts audio collection

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Audiobook narrators group Spoken Freely is raising money for ProLiteracy by releasing one exclusive work per day for June Is Audiobook Month.

Audiobooks from Chamberlain, Doig, Faye, & Hart, plus a New MASH | Xpress Reviews

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A story from Chamberlain to shelve with The Help, a new Morrie Morgan title from Doig, historical settings from Faye, mystery and Chinese anthropology from Hart, relive a favorite TV show with Hooker’s MASH

Audio Everywhere

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While other areas of the publishing industry are shrinking, audiobooks are its fastest growing segment, enjoying $1.2 billion in annual sales, according to figures reported by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) in 2012. By comparison, annual audiobook sales in the late 1990s were just $480 million. It’s a niche that’s rapidly going mass-market.

Q&A: Susanna Kaysen

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Kaysen talks to LJ about her new novel, Cambridge, set in 1950s Massachusetts

Janell Burley Hofmann on iRules | Tantorious

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Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Janell Burley Hofmann is a parent coach and mother of five who writes about parenting and technology for the Huffington Post and has a weekly spot on NPR’s American Public Media Marketplace as a tech etiquette […]

Young Love, Groeningen’s Belgian Oscar Nominee, Action-Thriller, Family Drama | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

Broken Circle Breakdown

Blue is a rite of passage worth taking, a couple copes with the death of a daughter, for fans of suspense master Hitchcock Foreign Correspondent is restored, hearty family drama that goes down pretty smoothly

Pop Music History, Contemporary Ed, Big Issues Fiction, & More | Video Reviews

20 Feet from Stardom

Talented backup singers in recent pop music history, the exciting result of the Go Public Project, Out in Public humanizes the Arab-Israeli conflict by focusing on its effects on the lives of two men and their families.

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