The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (audiobook)

Read by Tonya Jordan
8.2 hrs • 7 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 06/15/10
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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. 
- 06/15/10 9781441741004
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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 
- 06/15/10 9781441741035
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Summary

This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960s. In this woman, Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner’s Dilsey in The Sound and the Fury. Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has “endured,” has seen almost everything and foretold the rest.

Review Quotes

“Grand, robust, a rich and very big novel.”

New York Times Book Review

“Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that exudes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkner’s Light in August than Miss Jane Pittman herself.”

Life

“Gaines’s novel brings to mind other great works: The Odyssey, for the way his heroine’s travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story of it all.”

Newsweek