The Souvenir Museum by Elizabeth McCracken audiobook

The Souvenir Museum: Stories

By Elizabeth McCracken
Read by Kate Reading

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062971289
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A Most Anticipated Book From: OprahMag.com * Refinery 29 * Seattle Times * LitHub * Houston Chronicle * The Millions * Buzzfeed Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half brother. A mother, pining for her children, feasts on loaves of challah to fill the void. A new couple navigates a tightrope walk toward love. And on a trip to a Texas water park with their son, two fathers each confront a personal fear.  With sentences that crackle and spark and showcase her trademark wit, McCracken traces how our closely held desires—for intimacy, atonement, comfort—bloom and wither against the indifferent passing of time. Her characters embark on journeys that leave them indelibly changed—and so do her readers. The Souvenir Museum showcases the talents of one of our finest contemporary writers as she tenderly takes the pulse of our collective and individual lives.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Most Anticipated Book From: OprahMag.com * Refinery 29 * Seattle Times * LitHub * Houston Chronicle * The Millions * Buzzfeed

Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date

In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half brother. A mother, pining for her children, feasts on loaves of challah to fill the void. A new couple navigates a tightrope walk toward love. And on a trip to a Texas water park with their son, two fathers each confront a personal fear. 

With sentences that crackle and spark and showcase her trademark wit, McCracken traces how our closely held desires—for intimacy, atonement, comfort—bloom and wither against the indifferent passing of time. Her characters embark on journeys that leave them indelibly changed—and so do her readers. The Souvenir Museum showcases the talents of one of our finest contemporary writers as she tenderly takes the pulse of our collective and individual lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An award-winning author writes her eighth book, and an award-winning narrator records it…Kate Reading’s deep, melodic voice reveals the very marrow of Elizabeth McCracken’s memorable tales…She transforms into whatever character walks onto the page…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“[McCracken] writes from pain and makes something beautiful from it.” The Guardian (London)
“[McCracken] never promises us freedom from pain, but she always offers just enough heart to endure it.” Washington Post
“Evoke[s] moving depictions of marriage and parenthood and love, betrayal, and loneliness…A steady stream of exquisite writing.” Boston Globe
“Full of gems, this collection is a winner.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An astonishingly powerful collection worth multiple readings.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth McCracken

Author Bio: Elizabeth McCracken

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of The Giant’s House, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and Niagara Falls All Over Again, a winner of the PEN/Winship Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 7.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English