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    • We Don't Live Here Anymore

    • The Collected Short Stories and Novellas of Andre Dubus, Volume 1
    • By: Andre Dubus, Ann Beattie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The collection includes the novella We Don't Live Here Anymore, which served as the basis for the 2004 film of the same title; the novella also introduces Dubus' writer-protagonist Hank Allison, a character who continues to appear throughout his work. Two years later, the title story of Dubus' sophomore collection Adultery and Other Choices continued the exploits of Hank Allison. While the collection's opening stories focus on the fragile nature of youth, later stories shift to darker struggles of adulthood.

    Regular price: $16.07

    • The Accomplished Guest

    • Stories
    • By: Ann Beattie
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Jacques Roy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Ann Beattie's astutely observed new collection explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of Our Best Short Story Writers

    • By Jo Page on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Picturing Will

    • A Novel
    • By: Ann Beattie
    • Narrated by: Ann Beattie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Ann Beattie's poignant novel Picturing Will is a complex look at adulthood through the eyes of one remarkable child. The desperate, troubled adult characters emerge, collapse, and reemerge again, as if in a kaleidoscope, around the central figure of young Will. The details of those intertwined lives form a luminous, intricate, and often disturbing picture of modern day life, rendered here with remarkable insight and power.

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Walks with Men

    • A Novella
    • By: Ann Beattie
    • Narrated by: Ann Beattie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "He'd tell me anything, anything, as long as the information went unattributed, as long as no one knew he and I had even met." Such is the deal Jane, Harvard valedictorian fresh out of college, strikes with Neil, the intoxicating writer 20 years her senior. It is 1980 in New York City, and the two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone. Jane is infatuated, but dark secrets lie beneath Neil's polished surface.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Mary Ryan on 07-06-10

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The State We're In

    • Maine Stories
    • By: Ann Beattie
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "We build worlds for ourselves wherever we go," writes Ann Beattie. The State We're In, her magnificent new collection of linked stories, is about how we live in the places we have chosen - or been chosen by. It's about the stories we tell our families, our friends, and ourselves, the truths we may or may not see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and where we look for love.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The New Yorker

    • A Fiction Trio
    • By: Tom Drury, Ann Beattie, Alice Munro
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The New Yorker: A Fiction Trio features short stories by three masters of the form: "Path Light" by Tom Drury: A carelessly tossed bottle nearly misses a man and his dog and begins a quest to find out who threw it; "Coping Stones" by Ann Beattie: A neighbor's secrets unsettle a small Maine town; "The View from Castle Rock" by Alice Munro: A family emigrates from Scotland to Canada in 1818 with visions of their lives in the new world.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Doctor's House

    • By: Ann Beattie
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Suzanne Toren, Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An impeccable ear for language, an eye for the smallest shifts in the cultural landscape, and a preternatural understanding of motivation and behavior, Ann Beattie's renowned storytelling abilities are on dazzling display in The Doctor's House. The novel opens with Nina's account of her brother's sexual appetites and betrayals, and leads into her mother's narrative.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ABRUPT ENDING

    • By Jennifer on 09-13-06

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Mrs. Nixon

    • A Novelist Imagines a Life
    • By: Ann Beattie
    • Narrated by: Ann Beattie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of her generation, dismissed Richard Nixon's wife: "interchangeable with a Martian," she said. Decades later, she wonders what it must have been like to be married to such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man. Drawing on a wealth of sources Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt to see the world from Mrs. Nixon's point of view.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Writing 101

    • By Carol on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $34.99