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  • Girls from da Hood 2 | KaShamba Williams, Joy,Nikki Turner

    Girls from da Hood 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By KaShamba Williams, Joy, Nikki Turner
    • Narrated By Honey Jones
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    Imagine coming home to find a farewell note, an empty refrigerator, a disconnect notice from the electric company, and an eviction letter giving you 30 days to vacate the premises - all without a job to fall back on. Well, that's what happened to Africa Evans, a shy, insecure woman without a backup plan. From one bad choice to another, Africa leans on love as an escape from her dilemma. But for this girl from da hood, tough love may prove detrimental to her well-being.

  • Ninety-Nine Stories of God | Joy Williams

    Ninety-Nine Stories of God

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Joy Williams
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
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    This series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. It's the Book of Common Prayer as seen through a looking glass - a powerfully vivid collection of seemingly random life moments. The figures that haunt these stories range from Kafka (talking to a fish) to the Aztecs, Tolstoy to Abraham and Sarah, O. J. Simpson to a pack of wolves. Most of Williams' characters, however, are like the rest of us.

  • The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories | Joy Williams

    The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joy Williams
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia, Emily Woo Zeller, Elisabeth Rodgers, and others
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    Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for four decades, her renown passing from one generation to the next even in the shifting landscape of contemporary writing. And at long last the incredible scope of her singular achievement is put on display: 33 stories drawn from three much-lauded collections and another 13 appearing here for the first time in book form.

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