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by | Read by Jenn Shapland

Biography & Memoir • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Jenn Shapland's narration of her audiobook embodies a deeply personal journey. Originally embarking on a project to write Carson McCullers's biography, Shapland then decided to provide listeners with her own story woven throughout McCullers's history. Ultimately, her audiobook recounts how she discovered her own truths as the research progressed. McCullers, author of THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, was twice married to an abusive man. In her last years, McCullers came to connect deeply with her therapist, Mary; her letters from this period reflect a woman openly embracing her queerness. Shapland discusses how her work in researching McCullers gave her insight into her own identity. Her performance feels like an intimate podcast. Shapland's voice reflects her self-discovery, making this listening experience seem far too short. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9781713501725 $32.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781713501732 $24.00 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781713501718 $35.99

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