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Pulling Down the Barn: Anne-Marie Oomen
She´ll risk anything to save her child…even the truth. It´s taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She´s created the perfect life - a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and a man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother. Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn´t even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story…and forgetting her? Near impossible. When a shattering illness strikes Audra´s daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011984/bk_acx0_011984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulling Down the Barn eloquently recalls author Anne-Marie Oomen´s personal journey as she discovers herself an outsider on her family farm located in western Michigan´s Oceana County, in the township of Elbridge - a couple hundred acres in the middle of rural America. Written as a series of heartfelt interlocking narratives, this collection of essays portrays the realities of farm life: haying, picking asparagus and cherries, the machinery of tractors and pickers; but each chapter also touches upon the more ethereal and rarely articulated: the stoic love that permeates a family, the farmer´s struggle with identity, and the way land can shape a childhood. With its rich language and style, Pulling Down the Barn engrosses the listener in Oomen´s memories - setting beauty and wonder against work and loss - and paints a poignant portrait of growing up in rural Michigan. Winner of the Michigan Notable Book Awards. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Babb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044570/bk_acx0_044570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In with the good, out with the bad. At the four seasons, Jenna had first had them go to what is called a romantic retreat couples massage. First, they were put into a Jacuzzi. Anne had never been in one of these before, and she was amazed. It was very hot, and when they first stepped in, Anne gasped, pulling her toes back out. They lowered the temperature, and raised it a little bit as they continued. There were cucumbers put over their eyes, and little pillows put behind their heads, so that they were comfortable as they laid back. They were both naked. There were bikinis or one piece there for them, if they chose, but Jenna told Anne that she preferred to be naked. ´´It´s a whole new experience. You feel totally free.´´ There was soft music playing in the background, and Anne took a deep breath, and let it back out again. ´´In with the good, out with the bad.´´ Jenna said. ´´Huh?´´ Anne asked, having absolutely no idea what she was talking about. ´´When you take deep breaths like that, it´s in with the good. You are breathing in all of the good feelings, moods, and vibes. What out with the bad means is that you are blowing out all of the bad moods, spirits, and ideas that you have in your mind.´´ Anne thought about this for a moment, before responding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031794/bk_acx0_031794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sassy Belles are back... and this time, wedding bells are ringing! Seven months pregnant and head over heels in love, Vivi Ann McFadden is busy pulling together the final details for her wedding to Lewis Heart, famous play-by-play announcer for the Crimson Tide. But with two wedding-planners-gone-wild, a psychic giving her advice, and the ceremony happening on the same day as the wildly popular Crimson Tide kickoff game, chaos reigns supreme. Luckily, maid of honor Blake O´Hara Heart is on the job. She´ll tackle this wedding if it´s the last thing she does! But not everyone is cheering for the happy couple. News of the upcoming nuptials has brought Lewis´ old flame back to Tuscaloosa - and she´s got a secret that could mean the end of Lewis´ marriage... before it even begins. Sexy Southern fun... with a hint of magnolia! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allison McLemore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014103/bk_adbl_014103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Wry, sharp-eyed and uncompromising, The Caiplie Caves is the most ambitious collection yet from an essential poet.´ The Telegraph ´Karen Solie should be read wherever English is spoken´. - Michael Hofmann, LRB The Canadian Karen Solie is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the most important poets at work today. Her fifth book of poetry, The Caiplie Caves , is a profound and timely consideration of the nature of crisis: at its heart is the figure of St Ethernan, a seventh-century Irish missionary to Scotland who retreated to the caves of the Fife coast in order to decide whether to establish a priory on May Island or pursue a life of solitude. His decision would have been informed by realities of war, misinformation and power; Solie imagines this crisis also complicated by grief, confusion - and a faith placed under extreme duress. Woven through Ethernan´s story are poems that orbit the caves´ geographical location, and range through the recurring violences of history and myth, of personal and public record. In poems of the utmost lyric subtlety and argumentative strength, Solie addresses how we might distinguish self-delusion from belief, belief from knowledge - and how, in the frailty of our responses, we can find the courage to move forward. ´Powerful, philosophical, intelligent . . . [Solie is] especially adept at pulling great wisdom from the ordinary´ - Anne Carson, Kathleen Jamie, and Carl Phillips, Griffin Poetry Prize Judges´ Citation