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    • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    • A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
    • By: Anne Fadiman
    • Narrated by: Pamela Xiong
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    When three-month-old Lia Lee arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good audiobook but narrator struggles with basic pronunciation

    • By Kate on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Wine Lover's Daughter

    • A Memoir
    • By: Anne Fadiman
    • Narrated by: Anne Fadiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In The Wine Lover's Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines - with all her characteristic wit and feeling - her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine - along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature - was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman's escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of ardent desire.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ex Libris

    • Confessions of a Common Reader
    • By: Anne Fadiman
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Anyone who has ever loved a book will relish this playful, yet deeply literate collection of essays celebrating the joy of reading. From building castles with books as a child, to the trauma of joining her library with her husband's, the author reveals, with much warmth and humor, the intimate details of her lifelong affair with books. For Anne Fadiman, books are not built for function, and certainly not for decoration. They are close personal friends who never fail to delight and amaze.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reading IS fun!

    • By Diana on 04-14-05

    Regular price: $17.47