March 28, 2005 12:00 PM

SPACE BETWEEN THE STARS: MY JOURNEY TO AN OPEN HEART by Deborah Santana, read by the author, with music by Carlos Santana. Married for 31 years to musician, the author narrates a moving memoir.

CARRIE by Stephen King, read by Sissy Spacek. The ultimate revenge fantasy, eerily and effectively voiced by the star who played the prom queen in the flick.

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: THE BAD BEGINNING by Lemony Snicket, read by Tim Curry and others. Slimy porridge, a nasty villain, a tragic fire—it’s all here, delivered with deadpan perfection.

THE MERMAID CHAIR by Sue Monk Kidd, read by Eliza Foss. The latest family drama from the Secret Life of Bees author. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.

LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF AND THEN SOME read by the author. An updated version of her 1980 memoir, this is light on gossip, but that smoky alto mesmerizes.

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