This is an exuberant group portrait of four extraordinary writers, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ferber, whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors captured the spirit of the 1920s. Marion Meade re-creates the aura of excitement, romance, and promise of the 1920s, a decade celebrated for cultural innovation, the birth of jazz, the beginning of modernism, and social and sexual liberation, bringing to light, as well, the anxiety and despair that lurked beneath the nonstop partying and outrageous, unconventional behavior. The literary heroines in Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin did what they wanted, said what they thought. They drank gallons of cocktails and knew how to have fun in New York, the Riviera, and Hollywood, where they met and played with all the people worth knowing. They kicked open the door for 20th-century female writers and set a new model for every woman trying to juggle the serious issues of economic independence, political power, and sexual freedom. In a style and tone that perfectly captures the jazzy rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era, Meade tells the individual stories of Parker, Fitzgerald, Millay, and Ferber, traces the intersections of their lives, and describes the men, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Harold Ross, and Robert Benchley, who influenced them, loved them, and sometimes betrayed them. She describes their social and literary triumphs (Parker´s Round Table witticisms appeared almost daily in the newspapers and Ferber and Millay won Pulitzer Prizes) and writes movingly of the penances they paid: the crumbled love affairs, abortions, depression, lost beauty, nervous breakdowns, and, finally, overdoses and even madness. A vibrant mixture of literary scholarship, social history, and gossip, Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin is a rich evocation of a period that continues to intrigue and captivate listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorna Raver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000917/bk_blak_000917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Whispered Love, best-selling author Kathleen Ball takes you to the wild Pacific Northwest, a land bristling with handsome, well-muscled lumberjacks. Foreman Samuel Pearse has only one rule: no women allowed. Until he finds one asleep in his bathtub - Pat Clarke, the company cook. With her secret revealed and her virtue at stake, Pat turns to the only man who can help her...the one man who sets fire to her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Evan Schmitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102311/bk_acx0_102311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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The Poky Little Puppy A poky little puppy loves to dig holes under the fence despite what his mother, his brothers, and sisters say. But the poky little puppy digs one hole too many in this charming story and ends up missing dessert. Scuffy the Tugboat Meant for ´´bigger things´´, Scuffy the Tugboat sets off to explore the world. But on his daring adventure, Scuffy realizes that home is where he´d rather be, sailing in his bathtub. Tawny Scrawny Lion Once there was a tawny scrawny lion that was always hungry, until he met 10 little rabbits who taught him how to eat carrot stew instead of them! The Saggy Baggy Elephant After a parrot makes fun of Sooki´s big ears, long nose, and wrinkled skin, the ´´saggy baggy´´ elephant isn´t too sure of himself until he meets some beautiful creatures that look and dance just like him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Gregory, Skip Hinnant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000454/bk_lili_000454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edward Hoagland, best known for his essays, is also an extraordinary writer as fiction, as readers of his stories The Final Fate of Alligators and Kwan´s Coney Island can attest. First published in periodicals such as The Paris Review, Esquire, The New Yorker, The American Review, and Saul Bellow´s famous literary magazine, The Nobel Savage, Hoagland´s stories amazed readers with their precise language and finely etched characters. He has been widely anthologized, including in Best American Short Stories. Assembled here are stories new and old, spanning from 1960 to today. Meet the death-defying motorcycle trick riders in the carnival´s Devil´s Tub, a man who keeps an alligator in his bathtub, a Chinese launder in Coney Island in search of love, a frontiersman who saves himself from a mauling grizzly bear by hiding in a beaver dam, three men from a circus looking for trouble at a rodeo, a washed out boxer trying to hang onto his career, and dozens of others rich characters. From the cramped and gritty streets of New York City to the wide open spaces of the Old West, Hoagland´s characters pine, ache, create, observe, love, learn, and live in such precisely rendered stories that we are transported into each of their peculiar worlds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Aiello. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021076/bk_adbl_021076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The detective is losing his mind. Suffering from a panic disorder that has him haunting emergency rooms in rising waves of crisis, the detective begins to lose his grip - on his relationship with his fiery young lover, on his ability to work, on his health. When he receives a case involving a honeymooner found dead in a hotel bathtub, the detective´s fragile mind finally cracks. He creates an increasingly chaotic conversation with the deceased, transforming her into a pure and beautiful heroine who could have saved him had she lived. A new spin on the murder mystery, Fly Me to the Moon is an unsettling exploration of anxiety, death, and illusion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007122/bk_brll_007122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.