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    • Stoner

    • A Novel
    • By: John Williams, John McGahern - introduction
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Waterstone's book of the year. Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013, translations of Stoner began appearing on best-seller lists across Europe. William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at 19 to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Painful and beautiful

    • By Chelsea Monday on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Memoir

    • By: John McGahern
    • Narrated by: John Cormack
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is the story of John McGahern's childhood - of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and of his own discovery of literature and his ambition to become a writer. At the heart of the book is an unembarrassed homage by a loving son to a woman who protected him and his sisters from his father's unpredictable moods. His joy in her presence is recovered with great lyrical tact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book by Ireland's finest writer!!!

    • By Anonymous User on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $29.10