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My Daughter, Myself

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A riveting memoir about the passions and perplexities of the mother-daughter bond. In My Daughter, Myself, acclaimed journalist Linda Wolfe chronicles her 38-year-old daughter's near-fatal stroke, the arduous course of physical and mental rehabilitation that led to the young woman's remarkable recovery, and the profound ways in which that journey from morbidity to health tested and changed every member of their blended family. Heart-stopping and highly personal, Wolfe's memoir is an inspiring account of how a mother, suddenly confronted by every mother's worst nightmare, must master the unfamiliar language of hospitals and illness, discover untapped wells of resilience within both her daughter and herself, and ultimately learn to let her daughter be her guide as they embark on an altogether new chapter in their lives.

©2013 Linda Wolfe, Distributed in 2014 by Open Road Distribution (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Jo Howarth
Author: Linda Wolfe
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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The Wisdom Jesus

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If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault is a masterful guide to Jesus' vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teachings for yourself.

©2008 Cynthia Bourgeault (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Jo Howarth
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Silver Birch, Blood Moon

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The four previous volumes in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's anthology series of fairly tales retold with a distinctively modern edge have been hailded by reviewers as "brilliant", "provocative", and "disturbing". In this triumphant new collection of original fiction, 21 of today's leading writers spin the cherished fables of childhood into glittering gold - offering magical tales for adults, as seductive as they are sophisticated. A jealous prince plots the destruction of his hated brother's wedding by inventing a "magic" suit of clothing visible only to the pure at heart.... A young girl's strange fairy-tale obsession results in a brutal murder.... An embittered mother cares for her dying son, who is trapped in a thicket that guards a sleeping beauty.... In a bleak and desolate industrial wasteland, a group of violent outcasts lays the tattered myths of one millennium to rest and gives terrifying birth to those of the next. Erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary, these stories lay bare our innermost demons and desires, imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer, and more delightfully subversive. "The Shell Box" copyright 1999 by Karawynn Long; "Ivory Bones" copyright 1999 by Susan Wade; "The Wild Heart" copyright 1999 by Anne Bishop; "You Wandered Off Like a Foolish Child to Break Your Heart and Mine" copyright 1999 by Pat York; "Arabian Phoenix" copyright 1999 by India Edghill; "Toad-Rich" copyright 1999 by Michael Cadnum; "Skin So Green and Fine" copyright 1999 by Wendy Wheeler; "The Willful Child, the Black Dog, and the Beanstalk" copyright 1999 by Melanie Tem; "Locks" copyright 1999 by Neil Gaiman; "Marsh-Magic" copyright 1999 by Robin Mckinley; "Toad" copyright 1999 by Patricia A. Mckillip.

©1999 Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jo Howarth
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
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Damn Love

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Set in San Francisco and North Carolina, the linked stories in Damn Love introduce us to characters struggling with love in all its complicated forms, including a young doctor getting over a breakup with the help of a patient, a newly married gay man who reconnects with his estranged mother, a trio of physicists caught in a surprising love triangle, and a soldier who takes secrets with her to the Iraqi desert. Together, these stories report out from the fault lines of American life, uncertain territory where identity, risk, and desire co-mingle, and where reconciliation can be found in even the most flawed efforts to connect.

©2013 Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (P)2014 ListenUp Production, LLC

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What Is Visible

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A vividly original literary novel based on the astounding true-life story of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf and blind person who learned language and blazed a trail for Helen Keller. At age two, Laura Bridgman lost four of her five senses to scarlet fever. At age seven, she was taken to Perkins Institute in Boston to determine if a child so terribly afflicted could be taught. At age 12, Charles Dickens declared her his prime interest for visiting America. And by age 20, she was considered the 19th century's second most famous woman, having mastered language and charmed the world with her brilliance. Not since The Diving Bell and the Butterfly has a book proven so profoundly moving in illuminating the challenges of living in a completely unique inner world. With Laura - by turns mischievous, temperamental, and witty - as the book's primary narrator, the fascinating kaleidoscope of characters includes the founder of Perkins Institute, Samuel Gridley Howe, with whom she was in love; his wife, the glamorous Julia Ward Howe, a renowned writer, abolitionist, and suffragist; Laura's beloved teacher, who married a missionary and died insane from syphilis; an Irish orphan with whom Laura had a tumultuous affair; Annie Sullivan; and even the young Helen Keller. Deeply enthralling and rich with lyricism, What Is Visible chronicles the breathtaking experiment that Laura Bridgman embodied and its links to the great social, philosophical, theological, and educational changes rocking Victorian America. Given Laura's worldwide fame in the 19th century, it is astonishing that she has been virtually erased from history. What Is Visible will set the record straight.

©2014 Kimberly Elkins (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Jo Howarth
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Funny Story

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Award-winning playwright and essayist Topher Payne selects his favorite scenes, essays, and stories, many available in print for the very first time. Delight in this hilarious and often surprisingly sweet world populated by Payne's signature brand of well-intentioned sociopaths.

©2014 Topher Payne (P)2014 ListenUp Production, LLC

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