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    • The Giant's House

    • A Romance
    • By: Elizabeth McCracken
    • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod, 26-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt - the "over-tall" 11-year-old boy who's the talk of the town - walks into her library and changes her life. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless, they find their lives intertwined. And as James grows - six-foot-five at age 12, then seven feet, then eight - so does Peggy's heart and their most singular romance.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

    • A Memoir
    • By: Elizabeth McCracken
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth McCracken
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grief and loss explored and shared.

    • By Sara on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Niagara Falls All Over Again

    • By: Elizabeth McCracken
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sometimes in life, opposites are drawn to each other; somehow, each providing the other with something they don't have, but desperately need. National Book Award finalist Elizabeth McCracken pens this graceful, moving tale of an unlikely pairing of two men and their lifelong partnership in show business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Keeper!

    • By Steven on 11-17-04

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Thunderstruck & Other Stories

    • By: Elizabeth McCracken
    • Narrated by: Erin Yuen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House comes a beautiful new story collection. In "Property", a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish a rental house by removing his landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey", the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston", the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stories are ok but the last one is great

    • By newyorkdoll on 07-15-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Bowlaway

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth McCracken
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the 20th century - nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and 15 pounds of gold on her person - Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford’s most defining landmark - with Bertha its most notable resident. 

    Regular price: $34.22