Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 16th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a national day of commemoration on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It has been seventy years since the end of WWII.

KL Commemorate the Holocaust with KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann, read by Paul Hodgson. In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history, and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called the gray zone.

KL is now available to purchase on audio CD or download.

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Abraham Lincoln is shot at Ford’s Theatre

April 14th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
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April 14, 1865 – The Stars and Stripes is ceremoniously raised over Fort Sumter. That night, Lincoln and his wife Mary see the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater. At 10:13 p.m., during the third act of the play, John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head. Doctors attend to the president in the theater then move him to a house across the street. He never regains consciousness.

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Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court House

April 9th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

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April 9, 1865Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court House
Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Grant allows Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permits soldiers to keep horses and mules.

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Don’t Look Back: Stories from the Teenage Years

April 6th, 2015 by Administrator · Author/Narrator News

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Produced by WNYC and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, RadioLoveFest runs May 5 to 10 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene and will present live versions of some of public radio’s most popular shows and podcasts.

One event, “Don’t Look Back: Stories From the Teenage Years,” organized by the Moth and Radio Diaries and held on May 6, will feature, among others, the former teenager Molly Ringwald, the current teenager Tavi Gevinson, and the former child soldier and current novelist Ishmael Beah.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here!

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Lincoln visits Richmond, Virginia

April 3rd, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
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April 4, 1865Lincoln visits Richmond, Virginia
President Lincoln tours Richmond where he enters the Confederate White House. With “a serious, dreamy expression,” he sits at the desk of Jefferson Davis for a few moments.

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Stars and Stripes

April 2nd, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
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April 2, 1865 – Grant’s forces begin a general advance and break through Lee’s lines at Petersburg. Confederate Gen. Ambrose P. Hill is killed. Lee evacuates Petersburg. The Confederate Capital, Richmond, is evacuated. Fires and looting break out. The next day, Union troops enter and raise the Stars and Stripes.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – April 2015 – The Tapestry

April 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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The Tapestry

Nancy Bilyeau; read by Nicola Barber

The next page-turner in the Joanna Stafford series takes place in the heart of the Tudor court, as the plucky young former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era.

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1. Send an email to newsletter@highbridgeaudio.com
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Entries must be received by no later than 4/30/2015.
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Congratulations to Joseph D. Frietze, winner of our previous giveaway, A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection! Thanks to all who participated.

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Battle at Fort Stedman, Virginia

March 25th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
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March 25, 1865Battle at Fort Stedman, Virginia
The last offensive for Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia begins with an attack on the center of Grant’s forces at Petersburg. Four hours later the attack is broken.

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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

March 18th, 2015 by Administrator · HighBridge at the Movies

Brain on Fire Exciting news! The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison is being made into a movie! The novel was published in 2012 and tells the story of Ben Benjamin, a man escaping divorce who just barely qualifies as a professional caregiver for a typical video-game-obsessed and sex-crazed teenage boy Trevor, who has muscular dystrophy.

The audiobook is narrated by Jeff Woodman and available at highbridgeaudio.com.

 

Selena Gomez snagged the female lead role starring opposite Paul Rudd. Donna Gigliotti (Silver Linings Playbook) will produce along with James Spies (Constantine). Production began Jan. 22 in Atlanta. Movie release date TBD.

 

 

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Part Zorba, part King Lear

March 11th, 2015 by Administrator · Acquisition News

Oprah Magazine recently asked George Saunders to name a few books he’s excited about for Summer 2015. The first book he mentioned was Let Me Explain You by Annie Liontas.

Said Saunders, “I first read a draft of this book when Liontas was in our graduate program at Syracuse and I was astonished by how enjoyable and natural it was—it’s a big, rollicking, tender novel/family saga with a truly original comic voice at its center—a Greek father who is part Zorba, part King Lear. Liontas has an amazing ear, a real fondness for people, and a killer sense of structure.”

Brain on Fire Let Me Explain You begins with a letter: Stavros Stavros Mavrakis, Greek immigrant and proud owner of the Gala Diner in New Jersey, believes he has just ten days left to live. He sends a scathing email to his estranged ex-wife and three grown daughters, outlining his wishes for how they each might better their lives. He then prepares for his final hours and wonders why he is alone. With varying degrees of laughter and scorn, his family and friends have dismissed his behavior as nothing more than a predictable plea for attention, but when Stavros really does disappear, those closest to him are forced to confront the possibility of his death and the realities of their loss.

A vibrant tour de force told from multiple perspectives and driving to a surprising conclusion, Let me Explain You eulogizes Stavros Stavros, turning in part on his realization that “a man spends his whole life trying to say it better,” while giving necessary voice to the women in his life. This multigenerational novel explores our origins and family myths, reinvention and forgiveness, hunger and what feeds us. Let Me Explain You is a beautifully told, heartfelt story, and its meditations on the communal power of storytelling and family—most notably the relationship between fathers and daughters, but also the complex bond of sisterhood—are at turns hilarious and deeply moving.

The semi-autobiographical nature of Let Me Explain You creates potential for off-the-book-page coverage. Liontas, the product of an arranged marriage, was three pounds at birth. Her mother struggled with addiction and consequently, Annie spent her early childhood in Greece, immigrating to the United States when she was five years old. She has drawn on her personal history to craft this stunning debut.

The audiobook for Let Me Explain You is scheduled to release July 14.

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