Want to be notified when new episodes are available?
Subscribe through RSS, our newsletter, iTunes, and YouTube.
A Discovery of New Women's Literature
The past influences the present this month on Penguin Audio Book Break. Celebrate Women's History Month by discovering new women's literature…
The past influences the present this month on Penguin Audio Book Break. Celebrate Women's History Month by discovering new women's literature! Women's literature has always served as a mirror of the changing times and women's accomplishments. Check back each week to hear extended excerpts from these four contemporary tales written by and about women, each a reflection of what it means to be a women's literature author today, and all available on CD or audio download.
A richly inventive novel about an ages-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.
A story of economic breakdown and romantic recovery from the author of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman.
A winsome novel that explores sibling rivalry, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home.
The story of a woman's homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family.
Women's Lit on Audio Discount Offer!
Buy any of these four audio books—on CD or via download—and receive 15% off, plus free shipping, now through April 4th! Enter code WHM into the coupon code field on the shopping cart page, then click the 'update cart' button to activate your coupon and see your savings.
Audio book featured this week:
The Lake of Dreams
Ann Marie Lee
The Lake of Dreams
At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family's rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past. As Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her lineage—from an heirloom tapestry and dusty political tracts to a web of allusions depicted in stained-glass windows throughout upstate New York—the family story she has always known is shattered. Lucy's quest for the truth reconfigures her family's history, links her to a unique slice of the suffragette movement, and yields dramatic insights that embolden her to live freely.
Embed this audio:
- Join The Business Beat as they investigate what makes people and companies go "WOW". Listen Now »
- Penguin Classics On Air talks to William Deresiewicz about life lessons we can learn from Jane Austen. Listen now »
- The Literary Life is all about surprises. Hear about the unexpected treats Julie Klam received from working with rescue dogs and listen to Lewis Black sing a Christmas carol. Listen Now »
- Visit the Renaissance with A Cup of Poetry. Listen Now »