Evensong (audiobook)

A Novel

8.1 hrs • 7 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/16/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 05/16/17 9781538408797
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 05/16/17 9781538408810
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 05/16/17 9781538431313
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Margaret Maguire, a widow and grandmother home from the hospital in time for Christmas, is no longer able to ignore the consequences of having married an imperious and arrogant man. Despite her efforts to be a good wife and mother in small-town Iowa, her adult children are now strangers to one another, past hope of reconciliation. Margaret’s granddaughter could be the one to break the cycle, but she can’t do it without Margaret’s help. It’s time to take stock, to examine the past—even time for Margaret to call herself to account.

By turns tenacious and tender, contrary and wry, Margaret examines her life’s tragedies and joys, motivations and choices, coming to view herself and the past with compassion, if not entirely with forgiveness. Beautifully rendered and poignantly told, Evensong is a realistic portrait of a woman searching for tranquility at the end of her days.

Review Quotes

“In its gentle but insistent urge toward knowledge, Evensong shines a light into the dark.”

Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point

“Absolutely gorgeous…Beautifully constructed.”

New York Times on Falling to Earth

Evensong is the story of a woman at the end of her life, taking a clear-eyed look at it…Kate Southwood performs a series of literary miracles. For this is a novel that both expands and compresses a life, that lays bare and embellishes it…an inspiring work of art. Truly, this is literature at its best.”

Elizabeth Berg, author of The Dream Lover