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January 2, 2013: Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

A collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb stories share Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.
February 6, 2013:  Dance on the Water by Laura Lynn Leffers

Belle MacKay leaves behind a well paying a job and a not so committed boyfriend to discover the history of her family.
March 6, 2013: She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel

After twenty years of burrowing into the corner of the family couch, eating junk food, and reading science fiction, Indiana mother Delonda Jarvis did something that shocked her family: she went to college.
April 3, 2013: Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic.
May 1, 2013: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.
June 5, 2013: Bowling Across America by Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh, a 27 year-old Chicago advertising executive, quits his job to embark on a one-of-a-kind quest. The destination: bowling alleys in each of the 50 states.
July 3, 2013: The Man with a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes

Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer.
August 7, 2013: How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto

Otto's remarkable debut, a series of vignettes that cumulatively reveal the lives of eight members of a women's sewing group.
September 4, 2013: Night by Elie Wiesel

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.
October 2, 2013: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death.
November 6, 2013: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.
December 4, 2013:

In Jim Burden's accounting of his life with, and without, Antonia Shimerda, listeners are transported to the hardscrabble Nebraska prairie and the rural immigrant experience.