A Guide to Being Born

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100101108
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624065156
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Description

A Guide to Being Born is organized around the stages of life - love, conception, gestation, birth - and the transformations that happen as people experience deeply altering life events, falling in love, becoming parents, looking toward the end of life. In each of these eleven stories Ausubel's stunning imagination and humor are moving, entertaining, and provocative, leading readers to see the familiar world in a new way. In 'Atria' a pregnant teenager believes she will give birth to any number of strange animals rather than a human baby; in 'Catch and Release' a girl discovers the ghost of a Civil War hero living in the woods behind her house; and in 'Tributaries' people grow a new arm each time they fall in love.

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Author(s): Ramona Ausubel
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Ramona Ausubel
Product Number DD8841
Released: May 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624065132
eBook
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Author(s): Ramona Ausubel
Product Number EB00384910
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101614617

Professional reviews

"If you love the literary short story, then Cassandra Campbell and Kirby Heyborne do not disappoint with this production. They give voice to the rich, lyrical prose of this collection in soft, lush tones that are not only easy on the ear but also evocative. Their pace and diction are precise and measured during the narration, a style that places the dialogue in sharp contrast. This is an especially good listen for those who want to dip into and out of a volume. The characterizations of a wide cast show the dexterity of both the writer and the narrators. M.R. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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