The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley audiobook

The Age of Grief

By Jane Smiley
Read by Jeff Woodman , Jessica Almasy , MacLeod Andrews , Gabra Zackman , Amanda Ronconi , and Jennifer Van Dyck

By Jane Smiley
Read by Jeff Woodman , Jessica Almasy , MacLeod Andrews , Gabra Zackman , Amanda Ronconi , and Jennifer Van Dyck

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780394558486

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721344468

  • ISBN: 9781721344468

Runtime: 6.59 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.

In “The Pleasure of Her Company,” a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In “Long Distance,” a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape. And in the incandescently wise and moving title novella, a dentist, aware that his wife has fallen in love with someone else, must comfort her when she is spurned, while maintaining the secret of his own complicated sorrow. Beautifully written, with a wry intelligence and a lively comic touch, The Age of Grief captures moments of great intimacy with grace, clarity, and indelible emotional power.

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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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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English