Apple, Tree by Lise Funderburg audiobook

Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents

Edited and with an introduction by Lise Funderburg
Essays by various authors
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing 9781496212092

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/24/2019

    ISBN: 9781094082110

  • Available on 12/24/2019

    ISBN: 9781094082103

  • Available on 12/24/2019

    ISBN: 9781094082127

Runtime: 8.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It happens to us all: we think we’ve settled into an identity, a self, and then out of nowhere and with great force, the traces of our parents appear to us, in us—in mirrors, in gestures, in reaction and reactivity, at weddings and funerals, and in troubled thoughts that crouch in dark corners of our minds.

In this masterful collection of new essays, the apple looks at the tree. Twenty-five writers deftly explore a trait they’ve inherited from a parent, reflecting on how it affects the lives they lead today—how it shifts their relationship to that parent (sometimes posthumously) and to their sense of self.

Apple, Tree’s all-star lineup of writers brings eloquence, integrity, and humor to topics such as arrogance, obsession, psychics, grudges, table manners, luck, and laundry. Contributors include Laura van den Berg, S. Bear Bergman, John Freeman, Jane Hamilton, Mat Johnson, Daniel Mendelsohn, Kyoko Mori, Ann Patchett, and Sallie Tisdale, among others. Together, their pieces form a prismatic meditation on how we make fresh sense of ourselves and our parents when we see the pieces of them that live on in us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An engrossing anthology of twenty-five delightfully diverse personal essays.” Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune
“A sparkling anthology…These essays, in addition to being resonant in their own right, will also move readers to recollect stories of their own parents.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 8.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English