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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Maxine Hong Kingston

Biography & Memoir • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

In narrating her own memoir, literary writer Kingston gives her words just the lyrical quality she intends. She speaks with emotion and passion about her life's journey, bestowing each word with significance. A professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, Kingston is known for her books about Chinese culture and immigration, and she has devoted much of her life to antiwar activism. The American-born Kingston’s melodic speech is reminiscent of the tone and pace of poetic verse or haiku. Now 65 and speaking with depth, emphasis, and precision, she gently blends some imaginary pilgrimages into her life’s story as well. The meaningful events of her life unfold a culture clash of past and present, East and West—all of which are woven into her personal stories and colorful imagery. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2011]

Digital Download • Audible, Inc. • 2011

DD ISBN $19.95

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