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    • Riddle of the Prairie Bride

    • American Girl History Mysteries
    • By: Kathryn Reiss
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The beloved American Girl History Mysteries features intrepid girls faced with intriguing situations. The author of this installment, Kathryn Reiss, has received the ALA Best Book for Young Adults Award. In Riddle of the Prairie Bride, it's 1878 and Ida Deming and her papa are looking forward to meeting his mail-order bride. But is this woman really who she claims to be?

    Non-member price: $24.34

    • Odd Girl Out

    • By: Rachel Simmons
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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    When boys act out, get into fights, or become physically aggressive, we can't avoid noticing their bad behavior. But it is easy to miss the subtle signs of aggression in girls: the dirty looks, the taunting notes, or the exclusion from the group, that send girls home crying.

    Non-member price: $30.69

    • New Stories From the South

    • The Year’s Best, 2005
    • By: Dennis Lehane, Moire Crone, Robert Olen Butler, and others
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Caroline Clay, Michael Emerson, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
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    Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, O. Henry Award and Edgar Awards, the 19 writers in this 2005 edition are not just considered some of the best Southern writers, but among the best American writers period. With works by such writers as Dennis Lehane, Moira Crone, Robert Olen Butler, Cary Holladay, Tom Franklin, and Rebecca Soppe, this collection provides an electrifying current of deep, dark subjects set in the brutal, but charming south.

    Non-member price: $36.55

    • Hidden Places

    • By: Lynn Austin
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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    Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?

    Non-member price: $50.74

    • Watchers on the Hill

    • The Pine Ridge Portraits, Book 2
    • By: Stephanie Grace Whitson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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    Charlotte Valentine Bishop has buried her husband. Now she and her son Will are embarking on a trip back to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, to make a new home for themselves with Charlotte's father. Unfortunately, the transition doesn't go as smoothly as Charlotte hopes. Will is young, but out of control with mischief. Their old friend Lt. Nathan Boone is a good role model for him, but what role will the handsome lieutenant play in Charlotte's life?

    Non-member price: $43.69

    • Secrets on the Wind

    • The Pine Ridge Portraits, Book 1
    • By: Stephanie Grace Whitson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
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    Best-selling author Stephanie Grace Whitson is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Deep in Lakota Sioux territory in 1878, a torched farmstead is discovered by American soldiers. Hidden in the cellar is Laina Gray, delirious and pregnant. Nursed back to health by a woman who trusts God's healing hand, Laina recovers but continues to closely guard her terrible secrets.

    Non-member price: $38.64

    • Loving Jesus

    • By: Mother Teresa
    • Narrated by: George Guidall, Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa humbly accepted it on behalf of the poorest of the poor to whom she joyfully dedicated her life. Truly a saint for the 20th century, she taught compassion not only for the sick and destitute, but also for the lonely, neglected, and unappreciated who surround us every day.

    Non-member price: $20.30

    • Cherish

    • By: Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
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    Race Spencer leads a lonely life out west, until he stumbles upon Rebecca Morgan, the only survivor of a terrifying robbery. Sweeping the helpless beauty into his powerful arms, Race carries her away to safety. Rebecca's life is no longer in danger, but her virtue is decidedly threatened. Race arouses feelings in her she never knew she could experience, especially toward such a hardened man.

    Non-member price: $55.81

    • It's Never Too Late

    • Leading Adolescents to Lifelong Literacy
    • By: Janet Allen
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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    Janet Allen provides an inside look at some of the problems faced by teenagers in the classroom from the viewpoint of a teacher. This practical "how-to" audiobook will appeal to teachers, parents, and anyone else concerned about indifferent or hostile students. The author enters the teaching profession with plans for sharing her love of literature with her high school English class. The first day shatters her dreams. Instead of having a roomful of students eager to learn, she is faced with teenagers who not only never read Shakespeare, they never read anything.

    Non-member price: $40.61

    • Ellen Foster

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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    "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel...."

    Non-member price: $24.90

    • The Clairvoyant Countess

    • By: Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the best-selling author of the famous Mrs. Pollifax series comes another delightfully eccentric and sage female sleuth - the exotic Madame Karitska. Although she is a genuine countess, Marina Elena Provovnitchek Gaylord Von Domm Karitska is foremost a psychic. When one of her clients turns up dead, Madame Karitska makes the acquaintance of Detective-Lieutenant Pruden, and an uncanny partnership is born. Madame Karitska forms images with the psychic vibrations she picks up from personal objects.

    Non-member price: $30.45

    • Duplicate Keys

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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    Everyone has keys to Susan's New York apartment: all her friends, and friends of friends. So one afternoon, when Alice unlocks Susan's door to water the plants, she isn't surprised to find two men sitting in the living room. That they are both dead is a shock, however.

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    • Very Boring

    • By ester on 19-03-2016

    Non-member price: $37.89

    • A Slender Thread

    • By: Tracie Peterson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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    Abandoned by their mother while they were still small children, the Mitchell sisters have always felt the pain of rejection. Their search for love and a sense of worth drives them apart by the time they are adults. But when their mother, now a famous actress, suffers an untimely death, the five reunite for the funeral. There, they begin to salvage frayed relationships, held together only by a slender thread.

    Non-member price: $43.84

    • Sixteen Brides

    • By: Stephanie Grace Whitson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
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    In Sixteen Brides by Christy Award finalist Stephanie Grace Whitson, Civil War widows living in St. Louis are lured west by promises of prime homesteads in a booming community. When the unsuspecting women arrive at Plum Grove, Nebraska, sparks fly as they meet bachelors convinced they’ve come to marry them. The widows will need all the courage and faith they can muster to survive these unwanted circumstances—especially since appearances are so deceiving.

    Non-member price: $39.00

    • Footprints on the Horizon

    • Pine Ridge Portraits, Book 3
    • By: Stephanie Grace Whitson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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    A Nazi soldier has come to Fort Robinson as a prisoner of war. When he meets the daughter of a local rancher, he falls in love but doubts there can be any future for an American girl and a German POW. Far from home and ostracized by those around him, the soldier comes to know the God who loves unconditionally. Can the woman do so as well?

    Non-member price: $43.69

    • A Season in Hell

    • A Memoir
    • By: Marilyn French
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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    In 1992, Marilyn French was told she had one year to live. A smoker of 48 years she was diagnosed as having cancer of the oesophagus, a cancer which is almost always fatal. Five years on, having battled with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, a heart attack and her back breaking, she is very much alive. And - astonishingly - her body shows no sign of cancer.

    Non-member price: $26.03

    • There's Room for Me Here

    • Literacy Workshop in the Middle School
    • By: Janet Allen, Kyle Gonzalez
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister, Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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    When Orange County, Florida, began its Literacy Project in 1994, Kyle Gonzalez set out to instill the lifelong joy of reading into her at-risk middle school students. She and Janet Allen delved into research and studied classroom approaches. As they reflected on the results, they discovered effective strategies that turn nonreaders into the most avid bookworms.

    Non-member price: $62.70

    • Zombies of the Gene Pool

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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    Back in the 1950s, eight young men bury a time capsule with their science fiction stories, dreaming of literary immortality. When the surviving members of that group get together for a well-publicized excavation nearly four decades later, their reunion is thrown into chaos by a surprise guest: a reportedly dead writer who threatens to expose the group's dark secrets. And when murder gets added to the agenda, it may become impossible to separate science fact from science fiction.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • The Story of a Million Years

    • By: David Huddle
    • Narrated by: Julie Dretzin, Kate Forbes, L. J. Ganser, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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    Deeply affected by a teenaged affair with a man nearly three times her age, Marcy Bunkleman subtly shapes the lives of everyone she meets. As she and the people closest to her tell their stories, an incredible picture emerges of secrets and lies, of knowledge and ignorance, and gradually of people longing to recapture those moments of effortless goodness in their lives. As Huddle gently strips away the layers of stories we tell ourselves and others, we find the strengths and weaknesses of people like ourselves.

    Non-member price: $30.45

    • Little Heathens

    • Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
    • By: Mildred Armstrong Kalish
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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    As foreclosure fragments her family, five-year-old Mildred and her three siblings find refuge with her grandparents enjoying a modest retirement. When the "little heathens" flush the seniors and their child-rearing skills out of retirement, the grandparents deploy tough but loving bedtime schedules, Bible and prayer routines, and plenty of character-building chores. Having no electricity or indoor plumbing and with little heat or money on the farm, Mildred learns to find joy in the priceless blessings of life.

    Non-member price: $43.02

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