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by | Read by Gail Caldwell

Biography & Memoir • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

For literary critic Gail Caldwell, her life experiences add up to a "bright precious thing." For us, this audiobook is a bright precious gift--a reflection on the importance of feminism in her life, which is enhanced by her deep, pleasing voice and joyful spikiness. Caldwell shares stories of date rape, illegal abortion, harassment, death, and alcoholism. These weighty subjects are interspersed with hilarious visits from her 5-year-old neighbor, Tyler, who is first drawn to Caldwell's dog. Caldwell's awe and affection for the wise and curious child, who already seems to have learned feminist lessons, are clearly apparent. Tyler asks if Caldwell is an immigrant (she's a Texan living in Boston) because "they get the job done" and declares that she will have a palomino named Gail when she grows up. A.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2020]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593209868 $15.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593209875 $47.50

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