In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for “her” kids: Nick, the brilliant scam artist; Emma, the gifted dancer and party girl; Dave, the B student who strives to meet his parents’ expectations; Calista, the hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own. Theirs is a world in which every action may become public—postable, shareable, indelible. With the rare talent that transforms teenage dramas into compelling and urgent fiction, Lindsey Lee Johnson makes vivid a modern adolescence lived in the gleam of the virtual, but rich with the sorrow, passion, and beauty of life in any time, and at any age. Narrator Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.
Other new books include SET YOUR VOICE FREE by Roger Love, subtitled “How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want.” Also THE POWER OF MEANING by Emily Esfahani Smith, subtitled “Crafting a Life That Matters.” PARIS FOR ONE, stories by Jojo Moyes, read by a full cast on audio. RING OF FIRE by Brad Taylor, a thriller read by actors Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow on audio. THE WAY OF STRANGERS: Encounters with the Islamic State by Graeme Wood, read on audio by the author. A WORLD IN DISARRAY by Richard Haass, read by Dan Woren and subtitled “American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.” For scifi buffs, TAKE BACK THE SKY by Greg Bear, read by Jay Snyder. BLOOD VOW by J.R. Ward, a fantasy read by Jim Frangione. And THE REVENGE OF ANALOG by David Sax, a music memoir read by the author.