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    • White Houses

    • A Novel
    • By: Amy Bloom
    • Narrated by: Tonya Cornelisse
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 186

    Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, "Hick", as she's known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Uneven, problematic performance

    • By Suzanne on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Amy Bloom's Away

    • Thalia Book Club
    • By: Amy Bloom
    • Narrated by: Jill Eikenberry, Amy Bloom, Isaiah Sheffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1927, a Russian immigrant woman set off from New York City to walk home to Russia on foot. Amy Bloom tells how she took this kernel of historic fact and dreamed up a lush, epic, and yet wonderfully intimate novel.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Lucky Us

    • A Novel
    • By: Amy Bloom
    • Narrated by: Alicyn Packard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine though a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat like being in the Oz Poppy Field

    • By SydSavvy on 10-20-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Away

    • By: Amy Bloom
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60

    On a morning in 1924, a young woman rises from the floor of her family's small home in Belorussia to find her parents and her husband slaughtered beside her and her infant daughter, Sophie, missing. When her aunt tells her the baby is dead, Lillian emigrates to America. She is working as a seamstress at the Yiddish Theater and enjoying cafe society when a cousin arrives and insists that her daughter is still alive, in Siberia.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • the perils? of Lillian

    • By Phyllis on 10-22-07

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Where the God of Love Hangs Out

    • By: Amy Bloom
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In this sensuous, funny, and heartbreaking new book, Amy Bloom explores the unexpected patterns that all forms of love and loss weave into our lives. With her dazzling prose, strong voice, and unmistakable and generous wit, this award-winning author takes us to the margins and centers of real people's lives, introducing us to some of her most unforgettable characters yet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Not Where You Think

    • By Zella Bea on 06-05-10

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Lucky Us

    • By: Amy Bloom
    • Narrated by: Alicyn Packard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.” So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed Away was called “a literary triumph” (The New York Times). Lucky Us is a brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune.

    Regular price: $15.98