Mothers of Sparta by Dawn Davies audiobook

Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces

By Dawn Davies
Read by Dawn Davies

Macmillan Audio
7.07 Hours Unabridged
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This program is read by the author If you’re looking for a parenting audiobook, this is not it. This is not a treatise on how to be a mother. This is an audiobook about a young girl who moves to a new town every couple of years; a misfit teenager who finds solace in a local music scene; an adrift twenty-something who drops out of college to pursue her dream of making cheesecake on a stick a successful business franchise (ah, the ideals of youth). Alone in a new city, she summons her inner strength as she holds the hand of a dying stranger. Dawn Davies is a woman who finds humor in difficult pregnancies and post-partum depression (after listening to “Pie” you might never eat Thanksgiving dessert the same way). She is a divorcee who unexpectedly finds second love. She is a happily married suburban wife who nevertheless makes a mental list of all the men she would have slept with. And she is a parent who finds herself tested in ways she could never imagine. In stories that cut to the quick, Davies explores passion, loss, illness, pain, and joy, told from her singular, gimlet-eyed, hilarious perspective. Mothers of Sparta is not a blow-by-blow of Davies’ life but rather an examination of the exquisite and often painful moments of a life, the moments we look back on and say, That one, that one mattered. Straddling the fence between humor and, well…not humor, Davies delivers an audiobook about what it’s like to try to carve a place for oneself in the world, no matter how unyielding the rock can be. Praise for Mothers of Sparta: "Powerful debut...startling, tragic, and ultimately redemptive....Whether perceptively exploring joy or anguish, Davis digs deeply." — Publishers Weekly "A collection of quirky, funny, sad, and moving short personal essays that compress the author’s life into the snippets and moments that shaped who she is today....Forthright, entertaining essays that portray all the love, struggle, and anguish of being a woman and a mother." — Kirkus "Davies' collection of essays soars...It's a memoir that locates the profound within the ordinary." — Entertainment Weekly

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2018 Florida Book Award Gold Medal for General Nonfiction

A Literary Hub Pick of This Month's Must-Reads

An Indie Next List Selection

This program is read by the author

If you’re looking for a parenting audiobook, this is not it. This is not a treatise on how to be a mother.

This is an audiobook about a young girl who moves to a new town every couple of years; a misfit teenager who finds solace in a local music scene; an adrift twenty-something who drops out of college to pursue her dream of making cheesecake on a stick a successful business franchise (ah, the ideals of youth). Alone in a new city, she summons her inner strength as she holds the hand of a dying stranger.

Dawn Davies is a woman who finds humor in difficult pregnancies and post-partum depression (after listening to “Pie” you might never eat Thanksgiving dessert the same way). She is a divorcee who unexpectedly finds second love. She is a happily married suburban wife who nevertheless makes a mental list of all the men she would have slept with. And she is a parent who finds herself tested in ways she could never imagine. In stories that cut to the quick, Davies explores passion, loss, illness, pain, and joy, told from her singular, gimlet-eyed, hilarious perspective.

Mothers of Sparta is not a blow-by-blow of Davies’ life but rather an examination of the exquisite and often painful moments of a life, the moments we look back on and say, That one, that one mattered. Straddling the fence between humor and, well…not humor, Davies delivers an audiobook about what it’s like to try to carve a place for oneself in the world, no matter how unyielding the rock can be.

Praise for Mothers of Sparta:

"Powerful debut...startling, tragic, and ultimately redemptive....Whether perceptively exploring joy or anguish, Davis digs deeply." — Publishers Weekly

"A collection of quirky, funny, sad, and moving short personal essays that compress the author’s life into the snippets and moments that shaped who she is today....Forthright, entertaining essays that portray all the love, struggle, and anguish of being a woman and a mother." — Kirkus

"Davies' collection of essays soars...It's a memoir that locates the profound within the ordinary." — Entertainment Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Offers exquisite writing and storytelling craft. Davies, it seems, can bring to life just about anything with her writing.” Associated Press

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Author Bio: Dawn Davies

Author Bio: Dawn Davies

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 7.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English