Walt Whitman Abroad:Critical Essays From Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Italy, Spain and Latin America, Israel, Japan, and India (Classic Reprint) Gay Wilson Allen
Actress Cornelia Otis Skinner and journalist Emily Kimbrough offer a lighthearted, hilarious memoir of their European tour in the 1920s, when they were fresh out of college from Bryn Mawr. Some of the more amusing anecdotes involve a pair of rabbit-skin capes that begin shedding at the most inopportune moments and an episode in which the girls are stranded atop Notre Dame cathedral at midnight. And, of course, there´s romance, in the form of handsome young doctor Tom Newhall and college ´´Lothario´´ Avery Moore. Published in 1942, the book spent five weeks at the top of the New York Times best-seller list in the winter of 1943 and was made into a motion picture in 1944. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Celeste Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002529/bk_blak_002529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amidst war abroad and upheaval at home, Reese Conlon and Tory King face their gravest challenge to their life together. Can love and passion survive the unforgiving storms of change? In the continuing saga of the Provincetown Tales, Reese Conlon’s obligations to family and country are put to the test as war engulfs the Middle East, while her partner Tory King must chose between her career and motherhood when her family is disrupted. While friends and family struggle with the fears and uncertainties of a world in strife, the small seaside town is rocked by a series of crimes that suggest newly arrived real estate entrepreneur, Ricarda Grechi, may have connections to more than just the business world. State Police Detective Carter Wayne intends to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016933/bk_adbl_016933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the 2018 Audiobook Reviewer Award for Romance One wedding, two best men, one hell of a love story! Declan Ramsay´s brother Oliver was marrying Annabelle Aiken at a fairytale castle on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. The bride and groom decided that Annabelle´s gay younger brother would share the best man duties with Declan. Declan had never met the kid who was to be his joint best man. Sam Aiken was abroad, working as an interpreter and finishing his studies. He wouldn´t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding, so the best men communicated and planned their speech by email for more than a year. But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the kid isn´t a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man. Declan is sure he´s straight, so he´s alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself. But, is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086013/bk_acx0_086013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this poetic and inspiring memoir, one of America’s most revered actresses uses the imagery of flowers and the art of Ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years - and how, together, they are facing her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary. One of five lively children born to two Texas natives - Beverly, a proper Dallas lady, and Thad, a young officer in the US Navy hailing from El Paso - she always had a knack for storytelling, role-playing, and mischief-making. As a military family, the Hardens moved often, and their travels abroad eventually took them to a home off the coast of Japan. It was here that Beverly, amid the many challenges of raising a gaggle of youngsters, found solace in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Using the imagery of flowers and Ikebana as her starting point, Marcia Gay Harden takes us through the different seasons of her mother’s life, all the while weaving in the story of her own journey from precocious young girl to budding artist to Academy Award-winning actress. With a razor-sharp wit as well as the kind of emotional honesty that has made her performances resonate with audiences worldwide, Marcia describes the family’s travels overseas, her flourishing career in New York and Hollywood, and, most poignantly, Beverly’s struggles today to maintain her identity as she tackles her greatest challenge yet: Alzheimer’s disease. This memoir illustrates the uniqueness, beauty, and unforgettable love of motherhood as Marcia does what Beverly can no longer do: She remembers. Like a cross between Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club and Lisa Genova’s Still Alice, this memoir is a lyrical, loving homage to one mother’s strength as reflected in the tenacity and artistry of her daughter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcia Gay Harden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008727/bk_sans_008727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gay werewolves in Victorian London? Why yes, yes there are. Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep. Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after 20 years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart. New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger presents a charming love story set in her popular steampunk Parasolverse. Featuring the long-awaited reunion between everyone´s favorite quietly capable Beta and the werewolf Alpha dandy who let him slip away. This sweet romance is full of unexpected babysitting, holiday decorations, and no small amount of pining. Look for surprise appearances from popular side characters and the occasional strategic application of italics. The Supernatural Society novellas stand alone and may be read in any order. But if you´re a stickler, this story chronologically follows Imprudence, and ties specifically to events in Timeless. Delicate Sensibilities? Contains men who love other men and have waited decades to do so. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104079/bk_acx0_104079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dinesh D´Souza, the most original and controversial writer on politics and society in the U.S. today, uncovers the links between the spread of American pop culture, leftist ideas, and secular values and the rise of anti-Americanism throughout the world. In The Enemy at Home, D´Souza makes the startling claim that the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist acts around the world can be directly traced to the ideas and attitudes perpetrated by America´s cultural left. D´Souza shows that liberals - people like Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Bill Moyers, and Michael Moore - are responsible for fostering a culture that angers and repulses not just Muslim countries but also traditional and religious societies around the world. Their outspoken opposition to American foreign policy, including the way the Bush administration is conducting the war on terror, contributes to the growing hostility, encouraging people both at home and abroad to blame America for the problems of the world. He argues that it is not our exercise of freedom that enrages our enemies but rather our abuse of that freedom, from the sexual liberty of women to the support of gay marriage, birth control, and no-fault divorce, and the aggressive exploitation of our vulgar, licentious popular culture. The cultural wars at home and the global war on terror are usually viewed as separate problems. In this groundbreaking book, D´Souza shows that they are one and the same. It is only by curtailing the left´s attack on religion, family, and traditional values that we can persuade moderate Muslims and others around the world to cooperate with us and to begin to shun the extremists in their own countries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000355/bk_tant_000355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Earlier this week, A Separation won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, and is considered a strong contender for the Academy Award. Asghar Farhadi is the latest Iranian director to achieve acclaim in the West while working under tight government controls. Despite success abroad, though, the industry is in serious trouble at home. Next, the new DVD Talking Heads: Chronology contains film and video of Talking Heads in performance going all the way back to 1975 — before the advent of camcorders, and two years before the release of the band’s first LP.Then, when Amy Douglas was a teenager, her parents sent her to a boarding school for troubled kids deep in the Arizona desert. There she fell deep into a depression and struggled with an eating disorder. Then a cassette copy of The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads helped turn her life around.After that, for the last five years Studio 360 has been hiring graphic design teams to rethink various cherished symbols — from the gay pride flag, to the board game Monopoly. Last fall, Kate Ahearn from Haverhill, Massachusetts, wrote in begging us to redesign the image of teachers.Following that, the New Orleans piano player Henry Roeland Byrd made a name for himself as Professor Longhair, a former street hustler turned self-taught musician who started recording in his early 30s. In 1953 Atlantic records released Tipitina.And finally, what if Anne Frank had lived? That’s the premise of the new novel by Shalom Auslander, who made his name with the dark comic memoir Foreskin´s Lament. Hope: A Tragedy is about a yuppie named Solomon Kugel who leaves New York City with his family for a rustic farmhouse. It turns out the house has a squatter, a crazy old lady hiding out in his attic who claims to be Frank. [Broadcast Date: January 21, 2011] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120121/rt_stud_120121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.