A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert audiobook

A Short History of Women

By Kate Walbert
Read by Nicola Barber , Ruth Moore , Kathleen McInerney , and Eliza Foss

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
8.07 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A portrayal of the legacies of four generations of mothers and daughters, from a lecture delivered to suffragettes in Victorian England to a playdate on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Hear about these women's aspirations, the limits imposed on them, and the

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction

A 2009 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

A portrayal of the legacies of four generations of mothers and daughters, from a lecture delivered to suffragettes in Victorian England to a playdate on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Hear about these women's aspirations, the limits imposed on them, and the

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ambitious and impressive…Reminiscent of a host of innovative writers from Virginia Woolf to Muriel Spark to Pat Barker…A witty and assured testament to the women’s movement and women writers, obscure and renowned.” Washington Post
“Wickedly smart…A gorgeously wrought and ultimately wrenching work of art.” New York Times Book Review
“Walbert’s look at the twentieth century and the Townsend family is perfectly calibrated, intricately structured, and gripping from page one.” Publishers Weekly
“It’s gripping, intense, and powerful. Walbert’s language is elegant, her images resonant. Characters are recognizable but not clichéd and will stay with readers as wise, if also flawed and struggling, exemplars of political and intellectual engagement.” Library Journal
“Ambitious…Wickedly funny.” Seattle Times
“Daring and devastating: 20th-century history made personal.” Kirkus Reviews
“The prose is vivid and sympathetic, the characters believable.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Author

Author Bio: Kate Walbert

Author Bio: Kate Walbert

Kate Walbert is the author of His Favorites, and five previous books of fiction: The Sunken Cathedral, a New York Times Book Review ten best books of the year and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Our Kind, a National Book Award finalist; The Gardens of Kyoto; and the story collection Where She Went. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize stories.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English