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    • His Whole Life

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Susan Coyne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten-year-old Jim and his Canadian mother and American father are on a journey from New York City to a lake in eastern Ontario during the last hot days of August. What unfolds is an enveloping story that spans a few pivotal years of Jim's youth and sets out competing claims on everyone's love: for Canada over New York; for a mother over a father; a friend over a husband; one son over another.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • Late Nights on Air

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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    Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small radio station in the Canadian North. There, in Yellowknife, in the summer of 1975, he falls in love with a voice on air, though the real woman, Dido Paris, is both a surprise and even more than he imagined. Dido and Harry are part of the cast of eccentric, utterly loveable characters, all transplants from elsewhere, who form an unlikely group at the station. Their loves and longings, their rivalries and entanglements, the stories of their pasts and what brought each of them to the North form the center. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Student of Weather

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Sochi Fried
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the worst of the Prairie dust bowl of the 1930s, a young man appears out of a blizzard and forever alters the lives of two sisters. There is the beautiful, fastidious Lucinda, and the tricky and tenacious Norma Joyce, at first a strange, self-possessed child, later a woman who learns something of self-forgiveness and of the redemptive nature of art. Their rivalry sets the stage for all that follows in a narrative spanning over 30 years, beginning in Saskatchewan and moving, in the decades following the war, to Ottawa and New York City.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • All Things Consoled

    • A Daughter's Memoir
    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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    Jean and Gordon Hay were a colorful, formidable pair. Jean, a late-blooming artist with a marvelous sense of humor, was superlatively frugal; nothing got wasted, not even maggoty soup. Gordon was a proud and ambitious schoolteacher with a terrifying temper, a deep streak of melancholy, and a devotion to flowers, cars, words, and his wife. As old age collides with the tragedy of living too long, these once ferociously independent parents become increasingly dependent on Lizzie, the so-called difficult child. By looking after them, she hopes to prove she can be a good daughter after all.

    Regular price: $36.40

    • Alone in the Classroom

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Tandy Cronyn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in Saskatchewan and the Ottawa Valley, this finely honed tale begins in 1929 with a small-town schoolteacher helping an underprivileged child learn to read - all under the watchful eye of the school's domineering, enigmatic principal. From there the story takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey probing the roots of obsession and revealing how the pains and passions of childhood follow us into adulthood and beyond.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Garbo Laughs

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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    Elizabeth Hay's runaway national best seller is a funny, sad-eyed, deliciously entertaining novel about a woman caught in a tug of war between real life and the films of the past. Inflamed by the movies she was deprived of as a child, Harriet Browning forms a Friday-night movie club with three companions-of-the-screen: a boy who loves Frank Sinatra, a girl with Bette Davis eyes, and an earthy sidekick named after Dinah Shore. Into this idiosyncratic world come two refugees from Hollywood.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Small Change

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Kate Greenhouse
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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    These 20 superbly crafted linked stories navigate the difficult realm of friendship, charting its beginnings and ends, its intimacies and betrayals, its joys and humiliations. A mother learns something of the nature of love from watching her young daughter as she falls in and out of favor with a neighborhood girl. An intricate story of two women reveals a friendship held together by the steely bonds of passivity. A chance sighting in a library prompts a woman to recall the "unconsummated courtship" she was drawn into by a male colleague.

    Regular price: $21.00