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An American Childhood Audiobook

An American Childhood

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Sometimes there is an entire year that sparkles in the memory as a time brimming over with the fullness of life. By the age of 10, Annie’s intervals of awakening began to occur more frequently; the hours and minutes of the years that followed were spent reveling in the delights and the anguishes that accompany being fully alive.

©1987 Annie Dillard (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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    J.C.D. 03-16-16
    J.C.D. 03-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "PRIVILEGED CHILDHOOD"
    If you could sum up An American Childhood in three words, what would they be?

    PRIVILEGED ELITIST MUSINGS


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Probably the father - he tried to do something different by sailing his boat to Louisiana; otherwise, they were all dull people.


    What about Alexandra O’Karma’s performance did you like?

    She was okay.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This book is not worthy of a film. There's hardly a story there.


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    Dr. David Good Deerfield Beach, FL, United States 07-22-13
    Dr. David Good Deerfield Beach, FL, United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "terrific memoir!"

    Masterful account of a precocious, world-embracing, spiritual, and mind-expanding childhood. Annie Dillard is phenomenal and unique! Superb narration is a bonus.

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