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  • The Tale of Murasaki: A Novel | Liza Dalby

    The Tale of Murasaki: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Liza Dalby
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto
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    (19)
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    (17)
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    (19)

    In the 11th century Murasaki Shikibu wrote the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, the most popular work in the history of Japanese literature. In The Tale of Murasaki, Liza Dalby has created a breathtaking fictionalized narrative of the life of this timeless poet - a lonely girl who becomes such a compelling storyteller that she is invited to regale the empress with her tales. The Tale of Murasaki is the story of an enchanting time and an exotic place.

    Katherine S. says: "Perfect to relax with"
  • East Wind Melts the Ice: A Guide to Serenity Through the Seasons | Liza Dalby

    East Wind Melts the Ice: A Guide to Serenity Through the Seasons

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Liza Dalby
    • Narrated By Jane Bradley
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
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    (5)

    Writing in luminous prose, Liza Dalby, acclaimed author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki, brings us this elegant and unique year’s journal a brilliant mosaic that is at once a candid memoir, a gardener’s diary, and an enlightening excursion through cultures east and west. Structured according to the seasonal units of an ancient Chinese almanac, East Wind Melts the Ice is made up of 72 short chapters that can be read straight through or dipped into at random.

    Bryan says: "A Truly Unique Journey"
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