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    • ‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Let’s Hope the Movie Is Better Than the Book

    • By: Michael Dirda
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Madeleine L’Engle once said that “A Wrinkle in Time” was rejected by 26 publishers. On the surface, this seems incredible, given that it went on to win the 1962 Newbery Medal and become one of the most beloved of all modern children’s novels (in one poll second in popularity only to E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web”). 

    "‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Let’s Hope the Movie Is Better Than the Book" is from the February 27, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Dirda and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Browsings

    • A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books
    • By: Michael Dirda
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Pulitzer Prize - winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life - the perfect companion for any lover of books. Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Reaching from the classics to the postmoderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace.

    • A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books
    • By: Michael Dirda
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • An Open Book

    • Coming of Age in the Heartland
    • By: Michael Dirda
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Growing up in a bluecollar, Midwestern household of the 50s and 60s, Michael Dirda appalled his father with his insatiable thirst for reading. His humorous remembrances of the works he loved will spark the interest of anyone who savors a good story.

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Wilde's Women': The Surprising Force behind Oscar's Fame and Success

    • By: Michael Dirda
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Wilde's Women': The Surprising Force behind Oscar's Fame and Success" is from the Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Dirda and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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