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    • Highwire Moon

    • By: Susan Straight
    • Narrated by: Jane Pfitsch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Highwire Moon narrates the journeys of a young mother and daughter divided. Serafina is a Mexican-Indian scraping by in Southern California; detained by immigration officials, she tragically lacks the English to tell them that Elvia, her three-year-old, is resting in a nearby car. After her deportation, Serafina tries in vain to return to the States, while Elvia must survive several foster homes, later to be reclaimed by her father. By the time Elvia is fifteen, she’s pregnant and surrounded by drugs.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Million Nightingales

    • By: Susan Straight
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. >Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Between Heaven and Here

    • By: Susan Straight
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Glorette Picard is dead. Her body was found in the alley behind a taqueria, half-hidden by wild tobacco trees, but no one—not Sidney, who knew she worked that alley, not her son Victor who memorizes SAT words to avoid the guys selling rock out of dryers in the Launderland, not her uncle Enrique, who everyone knows will be the one to hunt down her killer—saw her die.

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Take One Candle Light a Room

    • By: Susan Straight
    • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Fantine Antoine is a travel writer, a profession that keeps her happily away from her Southern California home. When she returns to mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of her closest childhood friend, Glorette, she finds herself pulled into the tumultuous life of Glorette's 22-year-old son - and Fantine's godson - Victor.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Fiction

    • Past & Present (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: David Benioff, Achy Obejas, Susan Straight
    • Narrated by: John Freeman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19