A genuine literary event - an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific - or more exposed - than in his letters. All told, Mailer crafted more than 45,000 pieces of correspondence (approximately 20 million words), many of them deeply personal, keeping a copy of almost every one. Now the best of these are published - most for the first time - in one remarkable volume that spans seven decades and, it seems, several lifetimes. Together they form a stunning autobiographical portrait of one of the most original, provocative, and outspoken public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Compiled by Mailer´s authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, and organized by decade, Selected Letters of Norman Mailer features the most fascinating of Mailer´s missives from 1940 to 2007 - letters to his family and friends, to fans and fellow writers (including Truman Capote, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth), to political figures from Henry Kissinger to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and to such cultural icons as John Lennon, Marlon Brando, and even Monica Lewinsky. Here is Mailer the precocious Harvard undergraduate, writing home to his parents for the first time and worrying that his acceptances by literary magazines were ´´all happening too easy.´´ Here, too, is Mailer the soldier, confronting the violence of war in the Pacific, which would become the subject of his masterly debut novel, The Naked and the Dead: ´´[I´m] amazed how casually it fits into...daily life, how very unhorrible it all is.´´ Mailer the international celebrity pledges to William Styron, ´´I´m going to write every day, and like Lot´s Wife I´m consigning myself to a pillar of salt if I dare to look back,´´ while the 1980s Mailer agonizes over the fallout ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008594/bk_brll_008594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tabitha: Bride of Missouri is the 24th in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series. An orphan since she was 10, Tabitha Phillips was raised by a cousin who resented her, and she went out on her own as soon as she could. When the factory where she was working burned down, she was forced to return to her childhood home under the scrutiny of her critical relatives. As an employee at the post office, Tabitha isn´t supposed to become involved in the doings of her customers. But when one young man´s heart could be broken by a thoughtless letter, she sees a chance to make a difference...for herself as well as for him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121271/bk_acx0_121271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Constance has always done everything by the book. Follow the rules, be good, and hide. Can this letter to a man she doesn´t know break her out of the shadows? Drake has dreamed of going to sea, but Father´s ultimatum has him sending for a mail-order bride. He´ll take care of her, but she needs to know, he´ll leave for the sea after they´re married. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Cadena. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058207/bk_acx0_058207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Victoria Lowell grew up in the privileged world of the Boston Brahmins. She had everything she could want...except love. After being jilted, the society miss travels a thousand miles to marry a man she´s never met whose romantic letters won her heart. To her surprise, and dismay, the groom who meets her at the train station exhibits little interest in romance. David O´Brien, a divorced shopkeeper of Irish descent, wants nothing to do with matters of the heart. But his young daughter needs a mother and his meddling sister believes she´s done him a favor by corresponding with a mail-order bride. Impressed by Victoria, he holds off on revealing the true author of the letters she received and sets a date for their marriage. Love isn´t part of the bargain, as far as he´s concerned. But love is what Victoria has come this far to find. When the truth finally comes out, it will take more than a miracle to deliver a happily-ever-after. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065479/bk_acx0_065479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samuel Morrison, a farmer from Iowa, is in need of a wife and a mother for Lizzie, his three-year old daughter. He reads an article from Massachusetts advertising mail order brides. He writes to the agency stating he´s looking for a partner who will work by his side and, hopefully, come to care for him and be a loving mother to Lizzie. Hannah Brown responds to his letter. Though she doesn´t say too much about herself, Samuel decides to take a chance and asks her to come to Iowa. This woman is everything he wants in a wife and more - or so he thinks. Hannah has a secret that, if revealed, could devastate their future. If Hannah tells Samuel, will he send her away? She could lose all she´s come to cherish. Is Hannah willing to take that chance? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Lysy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061346/bk_acx0_061346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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For three years Andrew Carroll traveled throughout the United States and around the world to seek out the most powerful and unforgettable letters ever written during US wars. Behind the Lines is the result of that extraordinary trip and represents the first audiobook of its kind: a dramatic, intimate, and revealing look at warfare as seen through the personal correspondence of US and foreign troops and civilians who have experienced major conflicts firsthand. From handwritten missives penned during the American Revolution to e-mails from Afghanistan and Iraq, Behind the Lines captures the full spectrum of emotions expressed in times of war. Like Carroll´s phenomenal national best seller War Letters, Behind the Lines is part of a larger effort to preserve correspondence that is riveting, insightful, and historically significant. This audiobook is also about Carroll´s journey across the globe to visit the fields of battle where so many of these letters were written, meet with veterans and active duty troops who generously agreed to share their private correspondence, and speak with the family members who have lost their loved ones to combat. Behind the Lines is a tribute to those who have fought for freedom, as well as a lasting reminder to present and future generations of the true nature of warfare and the sacrifices it demands of individuals, families, and entire nations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Caroll with Jeremy Sisto, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000590/bk_sans_000590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This novelette contains powerful Christian influences, love, family, and other related themes meant to make you smile! Mail Order Bride: Led by God to the Texas Cowboy takes place during the time of the American Civil War. It tells the story of a young woman, Susan, who lives in New York City and responds to a mail order bride advertisement. Ben, the cowboy in the ad, seeks a Christian woman he can spend the rest of his life with. After exchanging several letters, the hopeful bride and groom decide to meet. On her way to his Texas ranch, Susan is the victim of an assault on a train and is devastated. Will the Texas cowboy still desire her? Will he accept her and look past a situation she could not control? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Varness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023392/bk_acx0_023392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grace: Bride of Montana by NY Times and USA Today best-selling author Debra Holland is number 41 in the unprecedented 50-Book American Mail-Order Brides series. Practical Grace Dickinson thought she had her life all planned, including picking out the perfect husband. But she couldn´t have predicted the disaster that changed everything, leaving her no choice but to become a mail-order bride to a most imperfect man. Grace: Bride of Montana is also part of Debra Holland´s award-winning Montana Sky Series, which includes The Mail-Order Brides of the West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lara Asmundson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056288/bk_acx0_056288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Willow: Bride of Pennsylvania is second in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series. When a fire destroys the factory where Willow Miller works, her only choice for a secure future comes through becoming a mail-order bride to ex-Amish Amos Stoltzfus and moving to her ancestral home of Pennsylvania. Hope carries her forward into a new life, but guilt over her part in the fire that destroyed the factory threatens to hold her back. Amos Stoltzfus is overjoyed to bring someone as sweet and special as Willow into his life to recapture a sense of family and love that he has been missing. But Amos has a past of his own and unresolved conflict with his neighbor and former best friend, Mark Lapp, that stands in the way of family, happiness, and the community around him. Can Willow help resolve the pain and heal the breach that divides Amos from his community and his culture, or will her troubles stand in the way of her and Amos´ happiness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049667/bk_acx0_049667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.