Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill audiobook

Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

By Stephanie Hemphill
Read by various narrators

Listening Library (Audio) 9780375937996
4.86 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780739380864

Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are arranged chronologically and each conveys an experience in Plath’s life told via the voice and perspective of family members, friends, doctors, fellow writers, etc.—as interpreted by Hemphill. Each poem is accompanied by an addendum that further explains the factual circumstances of that poem’s subject. The book also includes an Author’s Note, some photos, a section describing the source material for each poem, and suggestions for further reading.

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Summary

Summary

A 2008 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

A 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Winner of Printz Honors, 2008

Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are arranged chronologically and each conveys an experience in Plath’s life told via the voice and perspective of family members, friends, doctors, fellow writers, etc.—as interpreted by Hemphill. Each poem is accompanied by an addendum that further explains the factual circumstances of that poem’s subject. The book also includes an Author’s Note, some photos, a section describing the source material for each poem, and suggestions for further reading.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Hemphill's verse, like Plath's, is completely compelling: every word, every line, worth reading."
Starred review, The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2007:
Starred review, Booklist, February 15, 2007:"[A]n intimate, comprehensive, imaginative view of a life, which also probes the relationships between poetry and creativity, mental fragility, love, marriage, and betrayal."
Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, February 2007:"[R]eaders come away with a sense ofreally knowing Plath . . . a must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath."
“An intimate, comprehensive, imaginative view of a life, which also probes the relationships between poetry and creativity, mental fragility, love, marriage, and betrayal.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Stephanie Hemphill

Author Bio: Stephanie Hemphill

Stephanie Hemphill is the award-winning author of Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; Sisters of Glass; and Things Left Unsaid: A Novel in Poems. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.86
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English