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Jodi Picoult, author of The Storyteller

Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. When a shocked Sage refuses, he then tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he’s right.

Week of November 4, 2013

In TOUCH & GO by Lisa Gardner, investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the home of Justin and Libby Denbe, a couple who seemed to have it all but now appears to have been abducted. Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect façades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices.

A Conversation with Gloria Riffie

Gloria Riffie is another loyal reader who wrote in to tell us how much she loves audiobooks. She has been listening to books for six or seven years now and has a few ideas about what really makes an audiobook experience great. In this “Sounding Off” interview, Gloria talks about how sometimes multiple narrators can be better than one (especially if they can do voices) and an audiobook she listened to that was 29 CDs long --- and worth every minute!