With fall comes long strolls, wrapping up in cozy knit sweaters, and enjoying the warm hues of the autumn leaves. Here’s a preview of some fall titles that are coming out that will keep you listening into the cool nights.
Glass Houses by Louise Penny, read by Robert Bathurst
New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny continues her 13th installment in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, with return narrator Robert Bathurst. A dark, mysterious creature is lurking in Three Pines. When a body is found, Gamache fails to uncover the motive behind the murder. During the trial, not just the accused is on trial–Gamache’s own conscious is standing in judgment. Get an early listen of Glass Houses, read to you by Robert Bathurst.
Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides, read by a full cast
Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich–and intriguing–territory. This collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. Listening to the full cast brings these stories to life!
Sourdough by Robin Sloan, read by Therese Plummer
When the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall must quickly close up shop, ambitious software engineer, Lois Clary is put to the task of keeping their sourdough culture alive. She begins baking her own bread and bringing it to the farmer’s market where a whole new world opens up. She discovers a secret market aimed at fusing food and technology.
Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain, read by Susan Bennett
Tess DeMello quickly ends her engagement when she marries a stranger, Henry, and moves to a small town in Hickory, North Carolina. She soon discovers she entered a loveless marriage with no way out, and is stuck in a small town where she suspects citizens are plotting against her. When a polio epidemic strikes the town, Tess starts working at the hospital against Henry’s wishes and finds meaning in saving the lives of her patients. Can Tess save her own life and uncover what’s behind Henry’s mysterious behavior?
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
A young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove—to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife—“that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, a Little Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.
The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus, read by Laura Hicks and Erik Steele
Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government’s “Brides for Indians” program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. These “brides” were mostly fallen women; women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums. No one expected this program to work. The brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many of them fell in love with the Cheyenne’s spouses and had children with them…and became Cheyenne themselves.
Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer
Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.