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    • Girl in Translation

    • By: Jean Kwok
    • Narrated by: Grayce Wey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893

    When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Precious

    • By Caziopia on 07-13-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Girl from the Metropol Hotel

    • Growing up in Communist Russia
    • By: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Anna Summers - translation, Anna Summers - introduction
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The prize-winning memoir of one of the world's great writers, about coming of age and finding her voice amid the hardships of Stalinist Russia. Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel - the setting of the New York Times best-selling novel A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya grew up in a family of Bolshevik intellectuals who were reduced in the wake of the Russian Revolution to waiting in bread lines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent Memoir Of Chlldhood In Stalin's Russia

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-13-17

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Temple Grandin

    • How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
    • By: Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her career has revolutionized the livestock industry - each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful and educational

    • By tlnpdx on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $10.46