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    • Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Powerful, epic, and compelling, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history. Cathy Williams was born and lived a slave - until the Union army comes and destroys the only world she’s known. Separated from her family, she makes the impossible decision - to fight in the army disguised as a man with the Buffalo Soldiers. With courage and wit, Cathy must not only fight for her survival and freedom in the ultimate man’s world, but never give up on her mission to find her family, and the man she loves. 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Above the East China Sea

    • A Novel
    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda, Ali Ahn, Tandy Cronyn, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Set on the island of Okinawa today and during World War II, this deeply moving and evocative novel tells the entwined stories of two teenage girls - an American and an Okinawan - whose lives are connected across 70 years by the shared experience of both profound loss and renewal. And as these two stories unfold and intertwine, we see how war and American occupation have shaped and reshaped the lives of Okinawans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Blend of Past and Present, Them vs. Us

    • By SydSavvy on 10-20-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Alamo House

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The sorority sisters of Alamo House at the University of Texas may be at comic odds with each other, but at least they have one thing in common: they all hate the fraternity rats across the street, the Sigma Upsilon Kappas, aka the SUKs. But amid the collegiate turmoil, Alamo House is also the scene of an extraordinary, endearing friendship among three women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun book!

    • By Sarah F. on 11-16-06

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Virgin of the Rodeo

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Virgin of the Rodeo takes listeners on a riotous journey across the wide open spaces of Texas with a truly unique character named Sonja Getz. Sonja is seen as a curiosity in the minuscule Texas town of Dorfburg. Twenty-nine years-old, and big-boned, she is purported to be the daughter of a famous Native American trick-roper. Her mother, Tinka, a transplanted German who despises Americans, has never understood book-crazed, dark-skinned Sonja.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow starts gets more interesting

    • By Kim on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • How Perfect Is That

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Sarah Bird's acclaimed novels include The Yokota Officers Club. In How Perfect Is That? Blythe Young is stumbling down Texas' social ladder after some dubious moral choices. Bankruptcy is only the beginning. Soon, Blythe must face the facts and make amends with the world. But first she'll have to fix her nails.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth a credit

    • By suzanne on 03-22-09

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Flamenco Academy

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Rae's life falls apart when her father dies of cancer and her mother joins a religious cult. The only person who understands Rae is local bad girl Didi, who is experiencing a similar loss. Both girls fall in love with handsome flamenco guitarist Tomás Montenegro, whose aunt teaches at the university's flamenco academy. Rae and Didi take the class and become obsessed with the dance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing

    • By Victoria Weisfeld on 07-14-08

    Regular price: $48.97

    • The Yokota Officers Club

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Sarah Bird authors brilliant, introspective novels of bittersweet reminiscence tempered with humor. The Yokota Officers Club is a tale both courageous and touching--a journey of the heart that speaks volumes of the transient, isolated lifestyle of military families. Having grown up at the Yokota Air Base in Japan, and having moved six times in the last eight years, Bernadette "Bernie" Root and her five siblings are quintessential military brats.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Sara J. Black on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Gap Year

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sarah Bird is acclaimed for her multi-layered novels that are at once hilarious and moving. Here Bird examines “the ever-deepening mysteries of parents and children as they grow up and apart” (Publishers Weekly). Working single-mother Cam Lightsey is proud to give her daughter Aubrey a chance at a good education. But when Aubrey turns her attention away from college and toward a boy at school, their once solid mother-daughter relationship quickly begins to crumble.

    Regular price: $27.99