Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg; narrated by Andi ArndtWhat it is: the intricately plotted story of a young woman who unknowingly steps into a complex web of political power and shifting allegiances after taking a job that seems too good to be true.
Narration: Andi Arndt's halting narration escalates the tension in this menacing thriller.
Naturally Tan by Tan France; narrated by Tan FranceWhat it is: a witty memoir from Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France that tackles topics both affecting (the racist bullying he endured as a Pakistani Muslim teen in England) and amusing (his penchant for no-nonsense sartorial advice).
Narration: France's earnest, well-paced narration will resonate with listeners who enjoy candid coming-of-age stories.
Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us by Ruth Kassinger; narrated by Xe SandsWhat it's about: the 3.7 billion-year history of algae, "Earth's authentic alchemists" -- powered by sunlight and water, these organisms play a vital role in turning carbon dioxide into organic matter.
Narration: Xe Sands enriches her engaged reading with a playful tone.
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian; narrated by Lauren Ambrose, Michael Crouch, and Vikas AdamThe characters: talented fashion designer Judy; her best friend Art, the only out gay student at their high school; and new student Reza, who’s petrified by the idea of coming out; all living in 1989 New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis.
Narration: Told in alternating chapters, this young adult novel features a trio of narrators who vividly convey the friends' search for belonging.
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal; narrated by Judith IveyFeaturing: sisters Helen and Edith, who haven't spoken since an inheritance came between them, and Edith's granddaughter Diana, who brings them back together.
Narration: Judith Ivey's folksy delivery and authentic character accents capture the complicated dynamics of this heartfelt multigenerational novel.
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