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New Arrivals - Playaway Audiobooks for the week of December 10

Check out some Playaway audiobooks just added to the library's collection:


A Gift of Hope by Danielle Steel
Allison Says: A gift of hope : helping the homeless - Danielle Steel
Amazon Says: In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In more...
Amazon Says: In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine.   For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the “cribs” of the city’s most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking to bring attention to their plight.   In this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famously private author speaks out publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers achingly acute portraits of the people she met along the way—and issues a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice.   By turns candid and inspirational, Danielle Steel’s A Gift of Hope is a true act of advocacy and love. Praise for A Gift of Hope “[A] moving call for action.”—Kirkus Reviews “Moving . . . The mega-selling, notoriously private author . . . is candid and honest about her own private life in a way we’ve never seen before.”—Books for Better Living “Most assume that Steel’s life is as glamorous as her fiction. . . . The real Steel is a bit more complicated.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Hardcover edition. less...
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Allison Says: Meet me at emotional baggage claim - Lisa Scottoline
Amazon Says: From the bestselling mother/daughter writing duo comes another hilarious collection of essays about motherhood, daughterhood, womanhood, and does this hood look good on me? more...
Amazon Says: From the bestselling mother/daughter writing duo comes another hilarious collection of essays about motherhood, daughterhood, womanhood, and does this hood look good on me? less...
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Allison Says: The end of men : and the rise of women - Hanna Rosin
Amazon Says: Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. And yet, as journalist Hanna Rosin discovered, that long-held truth is no longer true. At this unprecedented m more...
Amazon Says: Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. And yet, as journalist Hanna Rosin discovered, that long-held truth is no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, women are no longer merely gaining on men; they have pulled decisively ahead by almost every measure. Already “the end of men” ― the phrase Rosin coined ― has entered the lexicon as indelibly as Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” have. This landmark, once-in-a-generation book will take its place alongside the works of those authors, forever changing the way we talk about men and women and what happens between them. Rosin reveals how the new world order came to be, and how it is dramatically shifting dynamics in every arena and at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up ― even kill ― have turned the big picture upside down, not just in the United States but all over the world. And in The End of Men she helps us to see how both men and women can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future. less...
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The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Allison Says: The godfather - Mario Puzo
Amazon Says: The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corl more...
Amazon Says: The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power. His command post is a fortress on Long Island from which he presides over a vast underground empire that includes the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions. His influence runs through all levels of American society, from the cop on the beat to the nation's mighty. Mario Puzo, a master storyteller, introduces us to unforgettable characters, and the elements of this world explode to life in this violent and impassioned chronicle. less...
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Collateral Damage by Dale Brown
Allison Says: Collateral damage : a Dreamland thriller - Dale Brown
Amazon Says: In this international thriller starring Dreamland's Whiplash unit, the Air Force is drawn into a conflict in post-Gadhafi Libya that will test their newest invention - a highl more...
Amazon Says: In this international thriller starring Dreamland's Whiplash unit, the Air Force is drawn into a conflict in post-Gadhafi Libya that will test their newest invention - a highly advanced, unmanned aerial drone. less...
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Allison Says: The black box - Michael Connelly
Amazon Says: In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry or more...
Amazon Says: In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together. Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases. less...
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The First Prophet by Kay Hooper
Allison Says: The first prophet - Kay Hooper
Amazon Says: Months ago, Sarah Gallagher woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn’t control. They changed her life and cost her the man she loved. And now, someone is playing g more...
Amazon Says: Months ago, Sarah Gallagher woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn’t control. They changed her life and cost her the man she loved. And now, someone is playing games with Sarah’s mind. It begins with Sarah’s home being destroyed by fire ― an act of arson that draws novelist Tucker Mackenzie into Sarah’s confidence. But he has other reasons for pursuing a woman who can see what others can’t. So does a mysterious enemy intent on eliminating Sarah and everyone she cares about. Because it’s only a matter of time before her visions lead her and Tucker to a secret many would kill to hide. Only then will they begin to discover the scope of a terrifying conspiracy so deep and complex they can trust almost no one. less...
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The Forgotten by David Baldacci
Allison Says: The forgotten - David Baldacci
Amazon Says: John Puller is called out on another case and this time, it s close to home. His Aunt Betsy has been found dead in her Florida apartment, drowned in her backyard pool. The loc more...
Amazon Says: John Puller is called out on another case and this time, it s close to home. His Aunt Betsy has been found dead in her Florida apartment, drowned in her backyard pool. The local police have ruled the death an accident, but Puller isn t so sure. Before she died, Betsy mailed a letter to Puller s father, telling him she was afraid but wouldn t say what exactly she was frightened of. Puller decides to head down south to personally investigate his aunt s death and what he finds there convinces him without a doubt that this was no accident. And when he learns the real reason for his aunt s death, his discoveries may impact the whole eastern seaboard " less...
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