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    • Swimming Between Worlds

    • By: Elaine Neil Orr
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Kate, a recent college graduate, is still reeling from the deaths of her beloved parents when the discovery of hidden letters forces her to re-examine everything she knew about her family. Tacker, a young engineering student and all-around boy-hero, has returned from a West African odyssey where he fell in love with the local culture but was sent home in shame. Kate's and Tacker's stories come together when, on the same day and in different moments, they encounter a young African American man named Gaines. The relationship that develops between the three is complicated, as each one searches for love, freedom, and new beginnings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exquisite book; narrator’s pseudo-southern accent annoying in parts

    • By Laura E. Davenport on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Gods of Noonday

    • A White Girl's African Life
    • By: Elaine Neil Orr
    • Narrated by: Leslie Faulkner Wadsworth
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The daughter of medical missionaries, Elaine Neil Orr was born in Nigeria in 1954, in the midst of the national movement that would lead to independence from Great Britain. But as she tells it in her captivating memoir, Orr did not grow up feeling American, but rather identified with Nigerian culture. Orr came back to America to attend high school, feeling the loss of Nigeria keenly. It was only in her forties, in the crisis of kidney failure, that she began to recover her African life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Soemthings Missing

    • By Kenneth on 06-07-13

    Regular price: $24.95