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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

    • Garbo Laughs

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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

    • A Student of Weather

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Sochi Fried
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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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

    • Small Change

    • By: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Kate Greenhouse
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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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