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    • The Lake on Fire

    • By: Rosellen Brown
    • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this epic narrative that begins among 19th-century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin Farm, Chaya and her strange, brilliant young brother Asher, dazzled by lore of the American dream, stow away to Chicago; what they discover there, however, is a Gilded Age as empty a façade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition luring thousands to Lake Michigan's shore. The pair scrapes together a meager living - Chaya in a cigar factory; Asher, roaming the city and stealing books and jewelry to share with the poor, until they find different paths of escape.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Half a Heart

    • By: Rosellen Brown
    • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson, LisaGay Hamilton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    Rosellen Brown's extraordinary new novel, Half a Heart, tells the story of a former civil rights activist, Miriam Vener, who feels trapped in the comfortable white upper-middle-class life she leads with her family in Houston in the 1980's. That life suddenly shatters with the appearance, after almost 18 years, of Veronica (Ronnee), her biracial daughter, born of Miriam's passionate affair a generation ago with Eljay, a brilliant black professor at a Mississippi college, who has raised the child ever since.

    Regular price: $14.51