At Paradise Gate by Jane Smiley audiobook

At Paradise Gate

By Jane Smiley
Read by Suzanne Toren

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780671425982

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664405295

  • ISBN: 9781664513129

Runtime: 8.04 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Infused with sharp insight, honesty, and emotion, At Paradise Gate is a treat for both the heart and the intellect. In this poignant story, best-selling author Jane Smiley pens a graceful portrait of an ordinary midwestern family confronting the mysteries of death and regeneration. While her 77-year-old husband lies upstairs, dying, Anna Robison spends her depleting energy defending their home. Their three middle-aged daughters and 23-year-old granddaughter have invaded, radiating vigor and good intentions. But the younger women temper their help with squabbling, ill-considered advice, and an abundant supply of their own problems. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley brilliantly captures the simple pleasures and troubles common to everyday life. With her dramatic performance, narrator Suzanne Toren highlights the satisfying family ties and the underlying domestic tensions. You won't want to miss another spell-binding title by Jane Smiley: A Thousand Acres.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A wise and wonderful book, shot through with rare insight.” Des Moines Register
“Complex domestic tensions…Honest, moving, quietly splendid.” Kirkus Reviews 
Smiley's sharp insight, the homely use of details of family life, and the mysteries of marriage set this book apart…One to reread with appreciation and pleasure.” Fresno Bee
“Studded with sensuous descriptive passages and marked with slivers of insight—a treat for senses and intellect alike. For Smiley, another quite remarkable effort.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Jane Smiley

Author Bio: Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of five works of nonfiction and more than twenty acclaimed works of fiction, including A Thousand Acres, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1992. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English