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Mary Kristan Kelly

Fairbanks, Alaska
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  • Autumn

  • By: Ali Smith
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible use of language

  • By Mary on 03-06-17

A Book For Our Times

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

This is a lovely book. I loved reading the print version and listening to it as well on Audible. It mirrors the puzzlement of the xenophobia sweeping the West. But it’s told in a kind and often funny voice. Autumn is the best book I’ve read in years.

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