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Stateway's Garden: Stories Audiobook

Stateway's Garden: Stories

Author: Jasmon Drain Narrator: Guy Lockard, Shayna Small, Sullivan Jones Release Date: January 2020

A blazingly original story collection about the interconnected lives of the residents of a public housing project on the South Side of Chicago   "The residents and their buoyant dreams are documented, celebrated, honored. I bow to this writer in gratitude."-Sandra Cisneros Before being torn down in 2007, the Stateway Gardens public housing projects on Chicago's South Side were ridden with deprivation and crime. But for some, like Tracy, the shy, intelligent young boy at the center of this enthralling collection of linked stories, they are simply home. Set in the mid-1980s and taking readers up to the point of the destruction of the infamous Cabrini-Green housing projects-a set of buildings similar in design to Stateway Gardens to the south-this collection gives an intimate look at the hopes, dreams, failures, and fortunes of a group of people growing up with the deck always stacked against them. Through Jasmon Drain's sensitive and often playful prose, we see another side of what we have come to know as "the projects."    Stateway's Garden is a coming-of-age story told in short stories, through the lens of a childhood made rough by the crush of poverty and violence, with the crack epidemic a looming specter ahead. And yet, through the experiences and ambitions of Tracy and other young characters, Drain reveals a vibrant community that creates its own ecosystem, all set in a series of massive, seemingly soulless concrete buildings. Not shying away from the darkness of life for his characters, Drain shows the full complexity of their human experiences.   Exquisitely detailed and novelistic in scope, this collection of stories will linger in your mind long after you have turned the final page.

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Universal Love: Stories Audiobook

Universal Love: Stories

Author: Alexander Weinstein Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies Release Date: January 2020

A hypnotic collection of speculative fiction about compassion, love, and human resilience in the technological hyper-age, from Alexander Weinstein, author of Children of the New World. Universal Love welcomes listeners to a near-future world where our everyday technologies have fundamentally altered the possibilities and limits of how we love one another. In these gripping stories, a young boy tries to understand what keeps his father tethered to the drowned city they call home. A daughter gets to know her dead mother's hologram better than she ever knew her living mother. And, at a time when unpleasant memories can be erased, a man undergoes electronic surgery to have his depression, and his past, forever removed. In an age when technology offers the easiest cures for loneliness, the characters within these stories must wrestle with what it means to stay human in an increasingly cybernetic future, and how love can endure even the most alluring upgrades. In the vein of Weinstein's critically-acclaimed first collection, Universal Love is a visionary book, written with one foot in the real world and one stepping bravely into the future.

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El viento me lleva Audiobook

El viento me lleva

Author: Ismael Serrano Narrator: Ismael Serrano Release Date: December 2019

El cantautor Ismael Serrano nos presenta, a través de relatos, a aquellas personas que se han cruzado en su camino. De aldea en aldea, el viento lo lleva siguiendo el sendero. Su patria es el mundo. Como un vagabundo va el titiritero, cantaba Serrat y nosotros tocábamos la estrella que habría de borrar el rastro que deja el mal recuerdo. Eso somos. Titiriteros. Y en ese ir y venir uno trata de permanecer atento, intentando encontrar esa poesía que habita lo cotidiano y que no siempre somos capaces de ver, recolectando historias de gente que convierte el mundo en un lugar más habitable. Este es un libro de viajes. Pero no de los que hice guitarra al hombro, sino de los viajes que siempre quedan pendientes, de las huidas que sueñan aquellos a los que la vida golpea y, a pesar de todo, no se rinden. Historias que salen unas de otras, como matrioshkas con la sonrisa congelada, a la espera de que el hechizo de tu mirada les insufle vida. Aquí van estos cuentos de gente pequeña y de grandes amores, de hombres y mujeres que encontré en mis viajes, seres luminosos y valientes que un día decidieron cumplir con la promesa que alguna vez hicieron mirando el mar, o quizá un rostro dormido, o quizá su propio reflejo en algún viejo escaparate. Yo, mientras tanto, sigo con mi viaje. En busca de nuevas historias. El viento me lleva.

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Il Ricordo Di Te Audiobook

Il Ricordo Di Te

Author: Sara Ingardia Narrator: Patrizia Barrera Release Date: December 2019

Messico 1990: una monaca passeggiando sulla spiaggia trova una sconosciuta ridotta in fin di vita. Da qui inizierà una storia struggente che spiegherà come il destino abbia ricondotto la povera Vivienne su quel bagnasciuga.Sopravvissuta ad un naufragio, Vivienne perde l'uso della parola. Accolta nel Convento di Mérida nel sud-est del Messico; inizierà un percorso introspettivo che le permetterà, attraverso la scrittura, di elaborare la perdita di Nathan, facendo rivivere il suo ricordo nelle pagine bianche che giorno dopo giorno portano alla luce un legame destinato a spezzarsi PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

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The Story of An Hour Audiobook

The Story of An Hour

Author: Kate Chopin Narrator: Lyssa Browne Release Date: December 2019

American author Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" was written in April of 1894 and originally published in Vogue in December of that year. The title refers to the time elapsed between the moments at which the protagonist, Louise Mallard, hears that her husband is dead, then discovers that he is alive after all. The short story is a mainstay of feminist literary study.

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Ancient Lights Audiobook

Ancient Lights

Author: Algernon Blackwood Narrator: Lyssa Browne Release Date: December 2019

Ancient Lights, written by Algernon Blackwood in 1912 and published two years later, is the tale of a man hired to remove a standing grove of trees so the owner's house can maintain the direct light and view that it has enjoyed for a number of years.

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Ten Random and Very Short Stories Audiobook

Ten Random and Very Short Stories

Author: Martin Lundqvist Narrator: Elaine Hidayat, Martin Lundqvist Release Date: December 2019

This anthology contains ten random short stories. Some are funny, some are chilling and most of them are plain weird: Contains the Following stories. 100 Tinder Dates. A Fairy-Tale Wedding. A High-Level Tennis Match! Curiosity Saved the Cat. Money Laundering in the Laundromat. Murder on the Ghan. The First Human Clone. The Mayor of Mayonnaise Manor. The Quest to Find Pachamama's Veil. Bonus Track Christmas Mayhem

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A Prayer For The Living Audiobook

A Prayer For The Living

Author: Ben Okri Narrator: Ben Okri Release Date: November 2019

Topical and timely, Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri's new collection of short stories blur parallel realities and walk the line between darkness and magic. Is what you see all there is? Look again. Playful, frightening, even shocking - the stories in this collection blur the lines between illusion and reality. This is a writer at the height of his power, making the reader think, making them laugh, and sometimes making them want to look away while holding their gaze. Stories here are set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes, in a printer's shop in Spain. The characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a man in a cave, a man in a mirror, two little boys, a prison door, and the author himself. There are twenty-three stories in all. Each one will make you wonder if what you see in the world is all there is...

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Star Over Bethlehem: Christmas Stories and Poems Audiobook

Star Over Bethlehem: Christmas Stories and Poems

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: November 2019

From the most popular writer of all time comes a treasured collection of short stories and poems celebrating the holiday season. The most popular detective story writer of all time turns her hand to the subject of Christmas. In a manger in Bethlehem, an angel offers Mary a vision of things to come... and a chance to change it all. A naughty little donkey learns the meaning of love as he carries a very special mother and child safely to Egypt. Mrs Hargreaves wanted to like people, but didn't really know how. Then she reached out to touch a stranger, and her eyes were opened to love. This charming reading of Agatha Christie's stories and poems captures the true meaning of Christmas. This three-hour audio edition contains a wealth of Agatha Christie rarities - not only all the stories and poems from her children's book Star Over Bethlehem (1965), but also her rare poetry from the two collections The Road of Dreams (1924) and Poems (1973).

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What Burns Audiobook

What Burns

Author: Dale Peck Narrator: Chelsea Stephens, Curt Bonnem Release Date: November 2019

The first collection of short fiction from Lambda Award-winning novelist Dale Peck spans twenty-five years of writing, including two O. Henry Award winners and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. The stories in What Burns examine the extremes of desire against a backdrop of family, class, and mortality. In 'Bliss,' a young man befriends the convicted felon who murdered his mother when he was only a child. In 'Not Even Camping Is Like Camping Anymore,' a teenage boy fends off the advances of a five-year-old his mother babysits. And in 'Dues,' a man discovers that everything he owns is borrowed from someone else-including his time on earth. Walking the tightrope between tenderness and violence that has defined Peck's work since the publication of his first novel, Martin and John, through his most recent, Night Soil, What Burns reveals Peck's mastery of the short form.

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La invención ocasional Audiobook

La invención ocasional

Author: Elena Ferrante Narrator: Mercè Montalà Release Date: November 2019

Vuelve la escritora más misteriosa y fascinante de la actualidad, autora de la saga Dos amigas, con más de treinta millones de lectores. La amistad, el primer amor, el cambio climático, los celos, el feminismo, nuestra relación con las plantas, el secreto de una pareja duradera o la belleza son algunos de los grandes temas sobre los que Elena Ferrante ha escrito a petición de The Guardian. El resultado es este libro íntimo, imaginativo e inteligente, en el que, a través de los textos publicados los sábados a lo largo de un año, la aclamada autora invita a pensar, comparte recuerdos e ideas, y emociona como lo hace con sus novelas. La crítica ha dicho... «Existe un hilo rojo que une a Ferrante con Nabokov. [...] Pensamientos e ideas magistralmente ilustrados por Andrea Ucini. [...] Y mucho más: cine, la narración masculina del sexo, prosa y poesía...; pero no quiero seguir privando al lector del placer de descubrirlo.» Oscar Buonamano, L'Espresso «'Yo era una niña mentirosa, por eso soy escritora.' La invención ocasional conserva la fascinación de una autora que se descubre a sí misma. Su leitmotiv: la identidad, suspendida entre verdad, ficción y la potencia de lo femenino.» Raffaella Silipo, La Stampa «¿Qué queda tras sumergirse profundamente en lo más cotidiano? En Ferrante, como en Natalia Ginzburg, existe el sentimiento de lo 'doméstico ajeno'. Ferrante rechaza la nostalgia, y nosotros se lo agradecemos.» Claudia Durastanti, La Repubblica «Deslumbrante. Su grandeza, como escritora y ahora como columnista, reside justamente en la capacidad de dar una voz a quien aún no ha encontrado la suya. Una maravillosa colección de artículos.» Roberta Criscio, Extra Magazine «El pensamiento Ferrante. Una cincuentena de artículos cortos, inteligentes, irónicos y actuales.» Eleonora Molisani, Tu Style «Un utilísimo viaje por el universo de la escritura. Elena Ferrante abre la puerta de su intimidad a los lectores.» Maria Anna Patti, La Repubblica «El nuevo libro de la escritora italiana más leída del mundo. Más de cincuenta textos breves, originales e inconformistas. Elena Ferrante nos recuerda que podemos ser mucho más de lo que nos ha tocado ser.» Giuseppe Fantasia, The Huffington Post «Este libro dibuja un perfil más preciso de la autora. Después de leerlo, su existencia parece certera y concreta.» Mirella Armiero, Corriere del Mezzogiorno

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The Germinatrix: and Other Tall Tales Audiobook

The Germinatrix: and Other Tall Tales

Author: Töm Evans Narrator: Töm Evans Release Date: November 2019

This book of short stories is both charmed and charming which was written to bring magic and wonder into the lives of its readers. The twenty two tales, and the art works that inspired them, are short explorations and expositions of aspects of our consci

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