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White trash : [electronic resource] : the 400-year untold history of class in America. by Isenberg, Nancy.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America, extending from colonial times to the present, Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 424615 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Social classes; Poor whites; Working class whites; Nonfiction.; History.;
© 2016., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=2814506 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Station eleven : [electronic resource] : A novel. by St. John Mandel, Emily.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed. -- provided by Amazon.com.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 300529 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Science Fiction.;
© 2014., Random House Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=1499830 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Winter at the door : [electronic resource] : Lizzie Snow mystery series, book 1. by Graves, Sarah.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.Moving from Boston to remote Bearkill, Maine, isn't homicide cop Lizzie Snow's idea of a step up. But breaking away from tragedy and personal betrayal is at least a step in the right direction. Her dead sister's fate still torments her, as does her long-missing niece's disappearance. The town is full of people who see everything, say little, and know more than they'll share with an outsider. The only exceptions are the handsome state cop who once badly broke Lizzie's heart and desperately wants another chance - sheriff Cody Chevrier. A rash of freak accidents and suicides has left a string of dead men - all former local cops. Now the same cruel eyes that watched them die are on Lizzie...Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 266980 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Mystery.; Suspense.; Thriller.;
© 2015., Dreamscape Media, LLC,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=2048025 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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A reunion of ghosts / [electronic resource] : by Mitchell, Judith Claire.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.In the waning days of 1999, the last of the Alters&amp -- three damaged but wisecracking sisters who share an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side -- decide it's time to close the circle of the family curse by taking their own lives. But first, Lady, Vee, and Delph must explain the origins of that curse and how it has manifested throughout the preceding generations. Unspooling threads of history, personal memory, and family lore, they weave a mesmerizing account that stretches back a century to their great-grandfather, a brilliant scientist whose professional triumph became the terrible legacy that defines them. A suicide note crafted by three bright, funny women, A Reunion of Ghosts is the final chapter of a saga lifetimes in the making -- one that is inexorably intertwined with the story of the twentieth century itself.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.;
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=2146538 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Hello, I want to die. Please fix me : [electronic resource] : Depression in the first person. / by Paperny, Anna Mehler.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.An engrossing memoir-meets-investigative report that takes a fresh, frank look at how we treat depression. In her early twenties, investigative journalist Anna Mehler Paperny had already landed her dream job. On the surface, her life was great. Nevertheless, she spiraled out, attempted suicide (the first of more attempts to follow), and landed in the ICU and then in a psych ward before setting out to tackle her recovery. In Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me, Mehler Paperny turns her journalist's eye on her own experience and others'-in the ward; as an outpatient; facing family, friends, and coworkers; finding the right meds; trying to stay insured and employed. She interviews psychiatrists and other experts to reveal how primitive our methods of healing the brain still are-and provides an invaluable guide to a system struggling, and often failing, to help those in need. At once heartrending and humorous, outraging and serious, this is a must-listen for anyone touched by depression-and that's everyone.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.; Psychology.; Self-Improvement.;
© 2020., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5276656 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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North woods : [electronic resource] : A novel. by Mason, Daniel.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.When two young lovers abscond from a Puritan colony, little do they know that their humble cabin in the woods will become the home of an extraordinary succession of human and nonhuman characters alike. An English soldier, destined for glory, abandons the battlefields of the New World to devote himself to growing apples. A pair of spinster twins navigate war and famine, envy and desire. A crime reporter unearths an ancient mass grave -- only to discover that the earth refuse to give up their secrets. A lovelorn painter, a sinister con man, a stalking panther, a lusty beetle: As the inhabitants confront the wonder and mystery around them, they begin to realize that the dark, raucous, beautiful past is very much alive. This magisterial and highly inventive novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Daniel Mason brims with love and madness, humor and hope. Following the cycles of history, nature, and even language, North Woods shows the myriad, magical ways in which we’re connected to our environment, to history, and to one another. It is not just an unforgettable novel about secrets and destinies, but a way of looking at the world that asks the timeless question: How do we live on, even after we're gone?Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2023., Books on Tape,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=9631352 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Proust and the Squid : [electronic resource] : The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. by Wolf, Maryanne.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.Reading is a miracle, because the brain was never wired for written language. This eloquent, accessible look at reading explores how it has transformed our brains, our lives, and the world. It took 2,000 years for written language to develop, and it takes 2,000 days for a child's brain to learn to read. During that time, the brain must literally rearrange itself in order to understand written symbols. What happens when a child has difficulty mastering these abilities? Using down-to-earth examples and personal anecdotes, a preeminent researcher and literacy lover embarks on a lively journey through the reading brain. Drawing on her vast knowledge of neurology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and child development, she shows how the brain that read Sumerian cuneiforms on clay tablets is different from the brain that reads images on a computer screen. Just as writing reduced our need for memory, technology is reducing the need for written language-a change sure to have profound consequences for our future. Fascinating and revelatory for anyone interested in the science of the brain, for parents of young children learning to read, and for those who want to know more about dyslexia.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 235464 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Language Arts.; Literary Criticism.; Psychology.;
© 2008., HighBridge Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=179814 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Five Days at Memorial : [electronic resource] : Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. by Fink, Sheri.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos.After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters -- and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 494060 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.); Disaster hospitals; Disaster medicine; Health facilities; Forensic pathology; Hurricane Katrina, 2005.; Hospitals; Cyclonic Storms ; Disaster Medicine; Forensic Pathology ; Nonfiction.; Sociology.; True Crime.;
© 2013., Random House Audio,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=1264197 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Nine black robes : [electronic resource] : Inside the Supreme Court's drive to the right and its historic consequences. by Biskupic, Joan.; Potter, Kirsten.;
Narrator: Kirsten Potter.New York Times Editor's Choice "Biskupic, an accomplished and well-sourced journalist, knows the court as well as anyone now covering it... In her new book Biskupic has done something different and a good deal harder. She has written a group narrative that combines close accounts of the court's public business in the Trump years with a history of its private dramas and conflicts... The deeper message of 'Nine Black Robes' is that even with a new president in office we remain captive to the Age of Trump... A quiet urgency ripples through this informative, briskly paced and gracefully written book." —New York Times Book Review "Biskupic opens a window onto the opaque, insular world of the justices to show an institution sinking gradually into crisis . . . Biskupic is a longtime chronicler of the court, and "Nine Black Robes" puts on display her connections within its chambers." —Washington Post "[Biskupic] knows how to make news and illuminate the personalities atop the judicial org chart . . . The book reveals unseen sausage-making . . ." —Wall Street Journal "Fascinating and informative . . . [Biskupic's] long experience covering the court . . . has put her in an incomparable position to comment on its make-up, historical positions and direction. It has also made her privy to many significant, little-known secrets about Supreme Court personalities and their historical behaviors." —The National Book Review CNN Senior Supreme Court Analyst Joan Biskupic provides an urgent and inside look at the history-making era in the Supreme Court during the Trump and post-Trump years, from its seismic shift to the Right to its controversial decisions, including its reversal of Roe v. Wade, based on access to all the key players. Nine Black Robes displays the inner maneuverings among the Supreme Court justices that led to the seismic reversal of Roe v. Wade and a half century of women's abortion rights. Biskupic details how rights are stripped away or, alternatively as in the case of gun owners, how rights are expanded. Today's bench—with its conservative majority—is desperately ideological. The Court has been headed rightward and ensnared by its own intrigues for years, but the Trump appointments hastened the modern transformation. With unparalleled access to key players, Biskupic shows the tactics of each justice and reveals switched votes and internal pacts that typically never make the light of day, yet will have repercussions for generations to come. Nine Black Robes is the definitive narrative of the country's highest court and its profound impact on all Americans.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.; Law.; Politics.;
© 2023., HarperAudio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=9173570 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Never tell : a novel / by Gardner, Lisa.; Potter, Kirsten,narrator.; Brilliance Audio.; Recorded Books, Inc.;
Narrated by Kirsten Potter.A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman--Evie Carter--from a case many years back. Evie's father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. She remembers a night when she was still a victim--a hostage--and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad's murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Thrillers (Fiction); Murder;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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