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  • Highwire Moon | Susan Straight

    Highwire Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Susan Straight
    • Narrated By Jane Pfitsch
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    Highwire Moon narrates the journeys of a young mother and daughter divided. Serafina is a Mexican-Indian scraping by in Southern California; detained by immigration officials, she tragically lacks the English to tell them that Elvia, her three-year-old, is resting in a nearby car. After her deportation, Serafina tries in vain to return to the States, while Elvia must survive several foster homes, later to be reclaimed by her father. By the time Elvia is fifteen, she’s pregnant and surrounded by drugs.

  • A Million Nightingales | Susan Straight

    A Million Nightingales

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Susan Straight
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. >Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape.

  • Fiction: Past & Present (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books | David Benioff,Achy Obejas,Susan Straight

    Fiction: Past & Present (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By David Benioff, Achy Obejas, Susan Straight
    • Narrated By John Freeman
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

  • Between Heaven and Here | Susan Straight

    Between Heaven and Here

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Straight
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    Glorette Picard is dead. Her body was found in the alley behind a taqueria, half-hidden by wild tobacco trees, but no one—not Sidney, who knew she worked that alley, not her son Victor who memorizes SAT words to avoid the guys selling rock out of dryers in the Launderland, not her uncle Enrique, who everyone knows will be the one to hunt down her killer—saw her die.

  • Take One Candle Light a Room | Susan Straight

    Take One Candle Light a Room

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Susan Straight
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
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    Fantine Antoine is a travel writer, a profession that keeps her happily away from her Southern California home. When she returns to mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of her closest childhood friend, Glorette, she finds herself pulled into the tumultuous life of Glorette's 22-year-old son - and Fantine's godson - Victor.

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