October Suite

Author(s): Maxine Clair
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.15 hours)
Product Number: Z00516
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449878559
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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Novelist, short story writer, and poet, Maxine Clair has won many prizes for her works. October Brown is just beginning her teaching career when she gets pregnant by a married man. Abandoned by him, she gives the baby to her childless sister. But this sacrifice will haunt her until she decides to recover what she has lost. This unforgettable novel captures the divided social and racial climate of the 1950s. "Clair tells her story with a pitch-perfect feel for the time and the people."-Publishers Weekly


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October Suite
Product Number: BX00004848
Product Number:C1623
Product Number:Z00516

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Maxine Clair
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number C1623
Released: Jul 27, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402515279
Author(s): Maxine Clair
Product Number EB00646463
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Agate Digital
ISBN: #9781572844841

Professional reviews

"Robin Miles is a performer who never disappoints, and this novel is another opportunity for her to shine. OCTOBER SUITE illustrates the life of October Brown, a young African-American teacher who loves her job and the independence it affords her in the Midwest of the 1950s. October's past has been bittersweet; she is haunted by the sudden death of her mother and the disappearance of her father yet buoyed by the support of her aunts and her sister. Her future looks bright until she is won over by the charms of a married man, a man who leaves her pregnant and afraid. A strong, well-developed plot makes this novel a pleasure to hear, and Miles brings the cast of characters to life with her skill as a reader. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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