It’s official – HER OWN VIETNAM is an audiobook!

In March, I nervously reached out to my favorite audiobook narrator, Robin Miles, to ask if she’d be interested in narrating a novel called Her Own Vietnam.

Today, it’s a reality: Her Own Vietnam is an audiobook, narrated by Robin Miles and available on Audible. (And in a couple of days, on Amazon and iTunes as well).

Check it out! You can listen to the first 5 minutes for free by clicking the “Play Audio Sample” arrow. (If you’re truly weird, you can listen to it over and over, like I have.)  Continue reading

A bookish bouquet

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These are hard times. Give your mind and spirit a break with this bouquet of bookish delights.

Have you read any of these books? Want to recommend them? Are you finding new titles for your To Be Read list?

Plunge into a good book. What else is summer for?

 

My Rocky Romance with Audiobooks

Audiobooks and me: we were not an obvious fit. We did not meet cute. We got together warily and over time, like a Jane Austen couple.

My first experience with an audiobook was in the mid-1980s, when someone gave me a cassette tape of the actress Claire Bloom reading A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. Listening to that tape was like sitting under a waterfall of gorgeous language, with Bloom’s voice giving the words just enough edge to remind you that beautiful things can be dangerous.

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Big News!

My novel, Her Own Vietnam, is going to be an audiobook! It will be available in July through Audible.com.

And I’m thrilled to tell you that the book will be narrated by – or, more accurately, performed by – Robin Miles, the multiple-award-winning audiobook narrator, director, and actress.

That strange sound you hear is me, squealing like a fangirl. It’s very unbecoming.

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Updates from Book World

A drought, an unwelcome surprise, and other bookish updates.

The book drought is over

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I’ve been having trouble concentrating on reading since, oh, November 9th.  Anyone else have that problem? Happily, I’ve recently started reading – and listening to – books again.

The most stunning read was a nonfiction book called Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, by Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2015.  Continue reading