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    • The Book of Salt

    • By: Monique Truong
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    In Paris, 1934, Bính has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, to the train station for their departure to America. His own destination is unclear: will he go with "the Steins", stay in France, or return to his native Vietnam? Bính has fled his homeland in disgrace, leaving behind his malevolent charlatan of a father and his self-sacrificing mother. For five years, he has been the live-in cook at the famous apartment at 27 rue de Fleurus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't stop crying

    • By Maggie on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Bitter in the Mouth

    • By: Monique Truong
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Growing up in the small town of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, in the 70’s and 80’s, Linda believes that she is profoundly different from everyone else, including the members of her own family. “What I know about you, little girl, would break you in two” are the cruel, mysterious last words that Linda’s grandmother ever says to her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "Tasting Words" made this hard to hear!

    • By Kate Anderson on 11-06-11

    Regular price: $27.99