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Cold Spring Harbor | [Richard Yates]

Cold Spring Harbor

When the Shepard's car breaks down in pre-World War II New York City, a chain of events occurs that transforms the lives of the Shepards and the Drakes, as Evan and Rachel meet, court, and marry. But betrayal, disappointment, and secret schemes are on the horizon.
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When the Shepard's car breaks down in pre-World War II New York City, a chain of events occurs that transforms the lives of the Shepards and the Drakes, as Evan and Rachel meet, court, and marry. But betrayal, disappointment, and secret schemes are on the horizon.

As an added bonus, when you purchase any of our Audible Modern Vanguard productions of Richard Yates' books, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview added to your library.

This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.

©1987 Richard Yates (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“One of the handful of American novelists…who can be said to have a ‘vision of life.’ ” (New York Times Book Review)

“Richard Yates is among the very truest of American writers. Each of his novels and each story unfalteringly traces our destinies and rescues us from the lost. He sees eye-to-eye with every one of us.” (Gina Berriault)

The lives portrayed are bleak, trivial, thwarted, vapid, but they are made memorable against all odds by Yates's high virtue as a writer. The power demonstrated in his earlier work (A Good School; The Easter Parade) is reconfirmed here; he can bring a scene, a subject, a character to sharply detailed focus through an unswerving fidelity to the grim truths of existence, related in a clear and ringing prose. (Publishers Weekly)

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    The author of the "Revolutionary Road" did not go for happy endings, but his books still offer a very fulfilling experience for the readers with his plain-spoken prose that delivers deeply moving stories. His tone is calm and non-judgemental yet uncompromising in observations that often reveal his various characters' capacity for self-delusion.

    I have read/listened to three of his books in the last few months, and he almost became an addiction. Of all the books I've read, this one became the favourite, as I think it has a more universal and timeless appeal.

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