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    • Grief Cottage

    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Jacob York
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from best-selling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. After his mother's death, 11-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there 30 years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Character story or ghost story ?

    • By RueRue on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Selected Shorts

    • Pets!
    • By: Gail Godwin, Ana Menendez, Robertson Davies, and others
    • Narrated by: Jane Curtin, Jacqueline Kim, Charles Keating
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The cast of characters in this compilation is a menagerie of animals: cats, dogs, birds, even a dragon - and their owners. These stories look at the myriad of experiences, and adventures, that pet ownership can bring. Join a medieval scholar who discovers that not all mythical creatures are extinct, stalk the night with the Cat of Frankenstein, kick that caffeine habit with a class of kindergartners, dance along with a divorcée and her dog, and more!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories but Not for Kids

    • By Edward M. Tashjian on 01-02-08

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Flora

    • A Novel
    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the few books about "real people.

    • By Debra J OConnor on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • First Words

    • Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
    • By: Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount Jr., Pat Conroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould, Kevin McCarthy, Judith Ivey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Most kids write stories. Only a few of them grow up to be successful authors. But before there was Carrie, there was Jhonathan and the Witchs. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, Toyota Dealer, there was Manuel Cirarro, famous detective. Could we have seen the seeds of success in Stephen King's and John Updike's juvenilia? A funny and surprisingly informative gathering of childhood creations by today's most celebrated writers.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Unfinished Desires

    • A Novel
    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriels, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls' young teacher and the school's matriarch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Repetative

    • By J. Sweeney on 12-27-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Publishing

    • A Writer's Memoir
    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Publishing is a personal story of a writer's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul - for Gail Godwin, 45 years of being a published writer and all that goes with it. A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1958, Godwin met with Knopf scouts who came to campus every spring in search of new talent.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Southern Family

    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Nina Foch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This engrossing best-seller from Gail Godwin is a profound portrait of family life, rich in insight and psychological entanglements. Godwin takes us inside the hearts and minds of members of the Quick family, whose raw-edged emotions are stirred up by a visit home. An inexplicably violent death and painful confrontations leave every family member forever changed, but their pain ultimately leads to healing, understanding, and wisdom.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Evenings at Five

    • A Novel
    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Gail Godwin
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Every evening at five o'clock, Christina and Rudy stopped work and began the ritual commonly known as Happy Hour. Rudy mixed Christina's drink with loving precision. They shared a love of language and music , a delight in intense conversation, a fascination with popes, and nearly thirty years of life together. What did I think, that we had forever? muses Christina, seven months after Rudy's unexpected death. Evenings at Five is a grief sonata for solo instrument transposed into words.

    Regular price: $12.53

    • Queen of the Underworld

    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and belief in herself are set against the stories swirling around her, both at the newspaper office and in her downtown Miami hotel, which is filling up with refugees.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Better than Average Coming of Age Story

    • By Jeanne Kaiser on 05-15-06

    Regular price: $45.27

    • Queen of the Underworld

    • By: Gail Godwin
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Zimbalist
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and belief in herself are set against the stories swirling around her, both at the newspaper office and in her downtown Miami hotel, which is filling up with refugees.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • ...but where's the rest?

    • By Jan on 02-23-06

    Regular price: $20.97