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Jamaica Kincaid

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  • A Small Place | Jamaica Kincaid

    A Small Place

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Jamaica Kincaid
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the prime minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a prime minister would want an airport named after him - why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen..." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the 10-by-12-mile island in the British West Indies.

  • Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker | Woody Allen,John Cheever,E. B. White,Jeffrey Eugenides,Vladimir Nabokov,Dorothy Parker,Susan Sontag,Isaac Bashevis Singer,James Thurber,Jamaica Kincaid

    Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, and others
    • Narrated By Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and others
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    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

    Alison says: "Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy"
  • Annie John | Jamaica Kincaid

    Annie John

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jamaica Kincaid
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence at the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived". When she turns 12, however, Annie's life changes in ways that are often mysterious to her.

  • The Writer in the Garden | Jane Garmey (editor),M. F. K. Fisher,Jamaica Kincaid,Stephen Lacey,W. S. Merwin,Michael Pollan,Vita Sackville-West,Edith Wharton

    The Writer in the Garden

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jane Garmey (editor), M. F. K. Fisher, Jamaica Kincaid, and others
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines, Deborah Hazlett, Simon Jones, and others
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    The Writer in the Garden adds up to a glorious compendium of writing that is amusing, original, and idiosyncratic. Excerpts span not only the beauties of the garden but such far-reaching topics as weeds, the tribulations of gardening in a cold climate, the dangers of rare plant collecting, the delights of weeding, the pitfalls of growing roses, and the place of "tacky" in a garden. The book is impeccably read by a group of professional actors.

    petra divani says: "Awful!"
  • See Now Then: A Novel | Jamaica Kincaid

    See Now Then: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jamaica Kincaid
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    In See Now Then, the brilliant and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid (her first in 10 years), a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. This piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid inhabits each of her characters - a mother, father, and two children living in a small village in New England - as they move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future.

    Mrs. Susan K. Metzler says: "Could Not Listen to This One"
  • The Autobiography of My Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jamaica Kincaid
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Powerful, disturbing, and stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry.

  • Thalia Book Club: Jamaica Kincaid, 'See Now Then' | Jamaica Kincaid

    Thalia Book Club: Jamaica Kincaid, 'See Now Then'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Jamaica Kincaid
    • Narrated By Ian Frazier
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    The author of Annie John, Lucy, and The Autobiography of My Mother delves into her long-awaited new novel about a complicated modern family, featuring Mr. and Mrs. Sweet and their two children, Heracles and Persephone, who live in the Shirley Jackson house in Vermont. Kincaid discusses her novel with her old friend Ian Frazier (The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days).

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