January 19, 2022

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Television and fiction intersect in these January alternatives

Television set and fiction intersect in this month’s 4 audiobooks — with various levels of results.

“The Rooster Sisters” 

By KJ Dell’Antonia, read by Xe Sands and Cassandra Campbell. Unabridged, 12½ hours. Penguin Random Residence Audio, $16.99.

Actuality Tv set, sisterly rivalry and fried hen — how can you not adore this touching, intelligent novel from the writer of the viral New York Moments essay “Why I Failed to Response Your Email”?

Mimi and Frannie ended up sisters who every single started off a fried-chicken restaurant in the 1880s in a compact town in Kansas. Now their descendants are bitter opponents for what’s still left of the chicken organization in a shrinking hamlet.

Amanda is the daughter of the present-day owner of Hen Mimi’s, the place the rooster is pan-fried. But several years ago, she married into the loved ones that operates Hen Frannie’s, wherever the rooster is deep-fried. And now she will help run her mother’s nemesis.