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    • Boy, Snow, Bird

    • By: Helen Oyeyemi
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Carra Patterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 463

    In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty - the opposite of the life she' s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she' d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy' s daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For Literary Lovers

    • By M. Shipe on 04-25-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

    • Stories
    • By: Helen Oyeyemi
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon, Piter Marek, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    In "Books and Roses", one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers' fates. In "Is Your Blood as Red as This?", an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. "'Sorry' Doesn't Sweeten Her Tea" involves a "house of locks", where doors can be closed only with a key - with surprising unobservable developments. And in "If a Book Is Locked There's Probably a Good Reason for That Don't You Think", a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't get through it

    • By Katherine L Hicks on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Mr. Fox

    • A Novel
    • By: Helen Oyeyemi
    • Narrated by: Carol Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe I'm too literal . . .

    • By Jon DeVries on 02-22-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Icarus Girl: A Novel

    • By: Helen Oyeyemi
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Jessamy "Jess" Harrison is an eight year old caught between two worlds. Born to a British father and a Nigerian mother, she has forever felt like she doesn't belong. Jessamy is precocious but has difficulty getting along in school; she throws tantrums seemingly at random and makes life a challenge for her parents. Believing that a change might be the perfect antidote to Jess's troubles, her parents whisk her off to Nigeria to visit relatives. But Jessamy's plight is only beginning....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Will Leave You Thinking

    • By Katie on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • One for the Trouble

    • Book Slam, Volume One
    • By: Irvine Welsh, Jon Ronson, William Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Milward, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interestingly bizarre

    • By Bella Insch on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $8.25

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • By: David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal, Ron Cook, Sirine Saba, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:Tea at the Midland by David ConstantineDavid Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta FornaAminatta Forna 2010Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah HallSarah Hall 2010If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregorJon McGregor 2010My Daughter the Racist by Helen OyeyemiHelen Oyeyemi 2010

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Boy, Snow, Bird

    • By: Helen Oyeyemi
    • Narrated by: Barbara Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Boy: Novak turns 20 and takes a bus from New York to the end of the line, Flax Hill, Massachusetts. Here she finds Snow, a mild-mannered and deeply cherished girl. Snow displays a certain inscrutability that's simply harmless, until Boy gives birth to Snow's sister, Bird. When Bird is born Boy is forced to re-evaluate the image Snow's family have presented to her, and Boy, Snow, and Bird are broken apart.

    Regular price: $19.41