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    • The Known World

    • By: Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 649
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      4 out of 5 stars 249
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      4 out of 5 stars 248

    Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor, William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful white man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation, as well as of his own slaves. When he dies, his widow Caldonia succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful and highly recommended

    • By Rachel on 09-06-04

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Lost in the City

    • By: Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated by: Cherise Booth, Caroline Clay, Peter Jay Fernandez, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    A finalist for the National Book Award, Lost in the City features 15 poignant short stories, each set in Washington, D.C. Far removed from marble monuments and the offices of rich politicians, the nation's capital that Jones captures is inhabited by self-willed African-Americans struggling to live their lives as best they can.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • FORCED myself to finish these stoies

    • By DMcP on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Selected Shorts

    • Are We There Yet?
    • By: Stuart Dybek, Martha Gellhorn, Edward P. Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka, Joanna Gleason, Sonia Manzano, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A lot can happen on the way from one place to another, especially when an overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together; a trucker finds life beyond the ranch where he grew up; and a bored Midwestern housewife tries to escape Kansas City.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • All Aunt Hagar's Children

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated by: James Peter Francis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Returning to the city that inspired his first prize-winning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I JUST DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS!

    • By Mimi Routh on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The New Yorker Festival - Edward P. Jones and Marilynne Robinson

    • By: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Edward P. Jones's first book, the story collection Lost in the City, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Marilynne Robinson made her literary debut in 1981 with the novel Housekeeping, which received a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 1 (Aleksandar Hemon, George Saunders, Edward P. Jones)

    • By: Aleksandar Hemon, George Saunders, Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Highlights
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    "Storms Brewing", by Elizabeth Kolbert; “The Aquarium”, by Aleksandar Hemon; "Shacks", by Edward P. Jones; "Where I Learned to Read", by Salvatore Scibona; "Home", by George Saunders; and "Travelling Shows", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Thalia Book Club: All Aunt Hagar's Children - Stories by Edward P. Jones

    • By: Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Mason, Carmen de Lavallade
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In 14 sublime stories, Edward P. Jones turns an unflinching eye to the ordinary citizens of Washington, DC: men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them in the city. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw behind them and the future uncertain, Jones' cornucopia of characters will haunt the reader for years to come.

    Regular price: $6.95