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A Guide to Being Born

A Guide to Being Born

Audio CD

05/02/2013

5 Audio CD

361 minutes

9781624065132

Audio Library Digital

05/02/2013

361 minutes

9781624065156

Audio Retail Digital

05/02/2013

361 minutes

9781624065163

Audio MP3 CD

05/02/2013

1 Audio MP3 CD

361 minutes

9781624065170

Playaway

05/02/2013

361 minutes

9781624065187

Description:

A Guide to Being Born is organized around the stages of life - love, conception, gestation, birth - and the transformations that happen as people experience deeply altering life events, falling in love, becoming parents, looking toward the end of life. In each of these eleven stories Ausubel's stunning imagination and humor are moving, entertaining, and provocative, leading readers to see the familiar world in a new way. In 'Atria' a pregnant teenager believes she will give birth to any number of strange animals rather than a human baby; in 'Catch and Release' a girl discovers the ghost of a Civil War hero living in the woods behind her house; and in 'Tributaries' people grow a new arm each time they fall in love.

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Lyrical stories arranged around themes of birth, gestation, conception and love... Ausubel has a gift of language so rich that even the most mundane events are invested with poetry, and many of her characters are in need of all the poetry they can muster., Kirkus

These stories reminded me of branches full of cherry blossoms: fresh, delicate, beautiful, expressive, otherworldly. I eagerly read from one story to the next., Aimee Bender

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