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    • The Girl at the Baggage Claim

    • Explaining the East-West Culture Gap
    • By: Gish Jen
    • Narrated by: Caroline McLaughlin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The Girl at the Baggage Claim is a provocative and important study of the different ideas easterners and westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Or do we believe we belong to something larger than ourselves - a family, a religion, a troop - that claims our first allegiance?

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Love Wife

    • By: Gish Jen
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens, Ken Leung, Nancy Wu
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Critically acclaimed author Gish Jen is a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee and the person John Updike proclaimed as the young novelist most likely to become his successor. In The Love Wife, Jen poignantly explores the explosive dynamics of a mixed-race modern family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story, well narrated

    • By Lily on 07-27-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • World and Town

    • A Novel
    • By: Gish Jen
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Sixty-eight-year-old Hattie Kong, descendant of Confucius, daughter of an American missionary, has lived to see both her husband and her best friend die back-to-back in a single year. But two years later, it’s time for Hattie to start over. She moves to a small New England town where she is soon joined by a Cambodian American family and an ex-lover—now a retired neuroscientist—all of them looking for their own new lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Karen Conover on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $27.97