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Lindsey Crittenden

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  • Bees for Honey | Lindsey Crittenden

    Bees for Honey

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Jennifer Nittoso
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    A girl betrays a longtime friend for a chance at popularity and finds she has cut off her connection to childhood forever. Set in the fog-shrouded artichoke fields of coastal California, this story won second place in the River City Writing Awards in Fiction (1997) for its attention to character and freshness of setting.

  • The Art of Fiction | Lindsey Crittenden

    The Art of Fiction

    • UNABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Tiffany Morgan
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    We've all heard them: Show don't tell; Kill your darlings; Use significant detail. In this clever, quick-moving account of a love affair gone wrong, writing rules frame a deeper truth of the fictions we tell ourselves when we fall in and out of love.

    Jessica says: "A Great Story-A Writer's Story"
  • What Her Sister Wanted | Lindsey Crittenden

    What Her Sister Wanted

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Tiffany Morgan
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    When her alcoholic father leaves home abruptly, Jamie, a fourth-grade spelling whiz, blames her mother. By channeling her confusion and sorrow into a fixation with spelling and with a visit to a nearby marine park, she cannot see either parent fully. After a trip to Marine World and an unexpected visit from the father, she realizes that nothing about her life now is or will be simple.

    Ronald Wallen says: "Loved it!"
  • Away from Trees | Lindsey Crittenden

    Away from Trees

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Jennifer Nittoso
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    Winner of the 1996 Writers@Work Fellowship in Fiction, this story takes place in a remote and eerie ghost town in the Eastern Sierra. Holly, a young archeologist grieving the death of her brother, finds that the bleak landscape holds surprising discoveries - from the promise of romance to professional opportunity. In the end she turns her back on both to choose a more lasting, if lonely, devotion.

  • Moles | Lindsey Crittenden

    Moles

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Tiffany Morgan
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    After a miscarriage, Catherine leaves her husband to grieve privately, believing that her grief can't be shared. A surprise encounter with a busybody neighbor, garden pests, and a laconic tree man help rouse her out of her mourning and open her eyes to the wider cycles - and bonds - of life.

  • Falling | Lindsey Crittenden

    Falling

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Jennifer Nittoso
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    Kit and Jeff move to the idyllic coastal town of Bodega Boy when he gets a postdoc fellowship at a marine lab. As a grant deadline looms at Jeff's lab, Kit begins pursuing her own professional interests while uncovering memories of her deceased father - both of which challenge her role as support to Jeff and her own notion of who she is and wants to be.

  • Careful | Lindsey Crittenden

    Careful

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Jennifer Nittoso
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    An athletic, handsome, all-American type mathematician and a wears-only-black, sophisticated translator discover, despite their differences, a fierce attraction. Yet the closer they become, the warier she gets - until a camping trip helps her see that the path to true intimacy lies outside of bed.

  • The Splendor of Orchids | Lindsey Crittenden

    The Splendor of Orchids

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Tiffany Morgan
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    When confronted with surprising evidence of her lover's life apart from her, a copywriter in NYC wakes up to her role in his deceit. Set against a desolate winter urban landscape - "New York City would be her lover now" - the story is about the way we protect what's most fragile inside us, often finding consolation in a museum, a rare plant, or solitude.

    Monica West says: "A Snow-swept Gem of a Love Story"
  • The View from Below | Lindsey Crittenden

    The View from Below

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
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    Robin, aged nine, is visiting the LA suburbs with her parents and asthmatic brother. It's July 1969, the smog is awful, the parents drink all day, and the astronauts are about to land on the moon. Don't get there, she begs them; make a wrong turn. Grown-ups muck everything up, she knows - by seeing more than she can fully understand in the behavior of the adults around her. But when her parents leave her and her brother with an irresponsible babysitter, she steps into the role she resists - on her terms.

  • The Ruins | Lindsey Crittenden

    The Ruins

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    • By Lindsey Crittenden
    • Narrated By Tiffany Morgan
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    A stained-glass artist finds herself threatened when her teenaged daughter forms a close friendship. Memories of her own best teenaged friendship, and of an unsettling encounter amid ancient ruins, force the artist to face her own role in destruction.

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