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  • Alone in the Woods: Cheryl Strayed, My Daughter, and Me | Micah Perks

    Alone in the Woods: Cheryl Strayed, My Daughter, and Me

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Micah Perks
    • Narrated By Gwen Hughes
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    What do you do when fate hands you a wild daughter? As Micah recounts her struggles to raise a brave daughter and to keep her safe at the same time, she also tells the story of her own sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing two week solo adventure in the Adirondack Mountains as a teenager. Micah Perks' candid short memoir takes an insightful look at women and the wild, the wildness she experienced as a child on a commune in the Adirondack wilderness, the ways women and wildness are depicted in movies and books.

  • Pagan Time: An American Childhood | Micah Perks

    Pagan Time: An American Childhood

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Micah Perks
    • Narrated By Emily Rankin
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    With little more than a run-down Jeep and their newborn baby in tow, author Micah Perks' parents set out in 1963 to build a school and a utopian community in the mountains. The school would become known as a place to send teens with drug addictions and emotional problems, children with whom Micah and her sister would grow up. This complex memoir mixes a moving celebration of the utopian spirit and its desire for community and freedom with a lacerating critique of the consequences of those desires - especially for the children involved.

    Susie says: "Every Child for Herself"
  • Ghost Deer | Micah Perks

    Ghost Deer

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Micah Perks
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
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    A newly blended Irish-Chilean Jewish family sits down for their first Passover dinner together. Joe Wenderoth, who chose Ghost Deer was the winner of the 2015 New Guard Machigonne Fiction Contest, writes, "Ghost Deer, for me, is nothing less than the conjuring of human beings. They have grown strange - they appear haunted - from years (and centuries) in the trap of loving one another."

  • There Once Was a Man Who Longed for a Child | Micah Perks

    There Once Was a Man Who Longed for a Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Micah Perks
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    When his daughter leaves for college, a single father has to cope with living alone for the first time. But is he or is he not actually growing a tiny replacement? A contemporary twist on an old tale.

  • King of Chains | Micah Perks

    King of Chains

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By Micah Perks
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
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    Do spirits return? Houdini sneaks into the Winchester Mystery House to find out. Set in 1915 during the San Francisco World's Fair, King of Chains looks back at the mad passions of the first half of the 20th century.

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