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LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE

LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE

Anna Quindlen
Read by Anna Quindlen

In just over a dozen essays, author-narrator Anna Quindlen looks at life from the far end of her 50s, reflecting on friendships, parenthood, marriage, materialism, mortality, and aging. Quindlen returns to her journalistic roots, using her well-loved personal style, which resonates broadly, especially with women of her generation. Taking a slightly conversational narrative approach, Quindlen creates an inviting atmosphere, making listeners feel as if they were sitting across the table from her, sipping coffee and swapping stories. Whether discussing the Baby Boomers' collective experience or her own best friend, Quindlen's exuberance is mirrored in her heartfelt reading. Her genuine emotions, although understated, shine throughout the performance, and listeners will quickly be nodding in agreement, wishing to share their own memories and opinions. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]

Biography & Memoir • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9780307989864 $40.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9780307989871 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2012

CD ISBN 9780307989888 $40.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9780307989895 $95.00

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