Carol Burnett, Tracy Kidder, & Tom Rinaldi | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks coming out in September 2016

Happy Birthday, Parks | Social Science Reviews, July 1, 2016

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A coffee-table sized guide to America’s 59 national parks from Lonely Planet, and a heartwarming memoir of a man traveling to 12 national parks while coping with his mother’s terminal illness

Writers in Fact and Fiction | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Literary biographies and memoirs, plus fiction featuring a novelist

Missy Franklin, Siri Hustvedt, Dava Sobel | Barbara’s Picks, Dec. 2106, Pt. 3

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Franklin, Missy & others. Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion. Dutton. Dec. 2016.320p. ISBN 9781101984925. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101984932. Downloadable: Penguin Audio. MEMOIR Having won five medals—including four golds—at the London Olympics, Franklin will be one of the highest-profile members of the U.S. Olympics team in Rio this summer. Meanwhile, she’s just gone […]

Broadway Babies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An amusing collection of Broadway anecdotes; a reflective memoir from Barbara Cook, the original Marian the Librarian; a thoroughly captivating biography of Mary Martin, one of Broadway’s most successful and intriguing stars.

Hip-Hop History & Music Memoirs | Audio in Advance August 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Music-related audiobooks releasing in August 2016

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2016

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From beginning photography to Creative Cut Cards, fan favorites Neil Gaiman and the Ramones at 40, plus best memoirs, spies and espionage, with Gooley, Pilkey & Co., and Schwartz on water scarcity issues

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Ruth Wariner’s The Sound of Gravel

Cynthia Ozick & Marcella Hazan | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks releasing in July 2016

Kierkegaard on Diversity, Environmentalism & Faith, American Exceptionalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 1, 2016

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IN HER PREFACE to The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr writes that there’s artifice to the relationship between memoirist and reader; each, in his or her own way, struggles with the concept of story.