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    • Breath, Eyes, Memory

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    At the age of 12, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti - to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Narrator

    • By Luis on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Farming of Bones

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    It is 1937 and Amabelle Desir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle's world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated, and she desperately flees the tide of violence for a Haiti she barely remembers.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Brother, I'm Dying

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Award-winning, best-selling author Edwidge Danticat taps her exceptional storytelling gifts for this memoir of the two men who raised her. When the author was only four years old, her parents emigrated from Haiti to New York in search of a better life, leaving their daughter in the care of her uncle Joseph. A peaceful pastor in Port-au-Prince, Joseph raised Edwidge with the love and devotion of a father, despite facing many hardships in politically turbulent Haiti.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Superb Reflection

    • By Chandra on 12-29-07

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Krik? Krak!

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Miles & Graham
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    American Book Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat earned a National Book Award nomination for this brilliant collection of stories, which includes the Pushcart Prize-winner "Between the Pool and the Gardenias". A remarkably gifted writer, Danticat examines the brutality of her native Haiti, particularly as it affects women, in tales that soar with raw emotion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great, emotional

    • By erika on 03-04-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Dew Breaker

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 149
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 64

    From the universally acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak!, a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a "dew breaker", a torturer, a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden beneath his new American reality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spell-binding

    • By Andrea on 05-06-05

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Claire of the Sea Light

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
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      4 out of 5 stars 116
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      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Claire Limyè Lanmè - Claire of the Sea Light - is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life. But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Claire Shines, Other Characters Not So Much

    • By FanB14 on 09-15-13

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Create Dangerously

    • The Immigrant Artist at Work
    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator Does Not Do This Justice

    • By pam on 11-06-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Art of Death

    • Writing the Final Story
    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Edwidge Danticat
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the best-selling author of Claire of the Sea Light. Edwidge Danticat's The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is an audiobook that will profoundly alter all who encounter it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By peggoty1 on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Untwine

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling. Then the Boyers are caught in a car crash that will shatter everyone's world forever. Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her - her friends; her parents; and above all Isabelle, her twin - have shaped and defined her. Will she allow her love for her family and friends to lead her to recovery?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edwidge has done it again

    • By Natalie on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $17.15

    • Thalia Book Club: Edwidge Danticat's 'Brother, I'm Dying'

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Demme
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Edwidge Danticat discusses her deeply personal new memoir, a National Book Award finalist for 2007, with her friend, director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs).

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Mama's Nightingale

    • A Story of Immigration and Separation
    • By: Edwidge Danticat, Leslie Staub - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist. After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she's in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape.

    Regular price: $2.44

    • The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008

    • Part 2 (Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders)
    • By: Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Essays by Uwem Akpan, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, Allegra Goodman, and George Saunders; "Holiday in Hellmouth", by James Wood; "Dymaxion Man", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Funhouse", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "The Gerbil's Revenge", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker Festival - Edwidge Danticat and Chang-rae Lee

    • By: Edwidge Danticat, Chang-rae Lee
    • Narrated by: Edwidge Danticat, Chang-rae Lee
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Edwidge Danticat's books include the novels Breath, Eyes, Memory; The Farming of Bones, which received an American Book Award in 1999; and The Dew Breaker, which was published this year; and the story collection Krik? Krak!, which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her work has been translated into 12 languages.

    Regular price: $9.95