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    • Inheritance

    • A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
    • By: Dani Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Dani Shapiro
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Inheritance is an audiobook about secrets - secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than 50 years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. 

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Hourglass

    • Time, Memory, Marriage
    • By: Dani Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Dani Shapiro
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 147
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    Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time - abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning - a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Synthesis of Memoir meets Philisophy

    • By Carolyn M. Kell on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Black & White

    • By: Dani Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Clara Brodeur has spent her entire adult life pulling herself away from her famous mother, the renowned and controversial photographer Ruth Dunne, whose towering reputation rests on the unsettling nude portraits she took of her young daughter from the ages of three to 14. As Clara charts a path connecting her childhood with her adult life, Shapiro's novel weaves together past and present in images as stark and intense as the photographs that tore the Dunnes apart.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Devotion

    • A Memoir
    • By: Dani Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Dani Shapiro
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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    In her midforties and settled into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was - a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean? Having grown up in a deeply religious and traditional family, Shapiro had no personal sense of faith, despite repeated attempts to create a connection to something greater.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Universality in Discerning a Faith for Oneself

    • By William on 02-10-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Memoir: Keeping the Faith (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Panel 1024

    • By: Ms. Hope Edelman, Mr. Eric Lax, Mr. William Lobdell, and others
    • Narrated by: Mr. Jack Miles
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93

    • Supernova

    • Original Fiction Brought to You by Electric Literature's Recommended Reading
    • By: Dani Shapiro, Benjamin Samuel (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What's fascinating about Dani Shapiro's story "Supernova" is "its focus on the minor catastrophe that is Shenkman, a relatively prosperous man whose minor shortcomings feel, to him alone, monumental and impossible to overlook," writes Benjamin Samuel, co-editor of Electric Literature, in his introduction to this issue of Recommended Reading. "Despite rowing every day, obsessively racing against an old rival in a computerized simulation, nobody even knows Shenkman is still competing."

    Regular price: $2.99