Dalva: A Novel Audiobook, by Jim Harrison Play Audiobook Sample

Dalva: A Novel Audiobook

Dalva: A Novel Audiobook, by Jim Harrison Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Chris Henry Coffey, Stacey Glemboski Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799939191

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Longest Chapter Length:

72:33 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:57 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

57:27 minutes

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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Legends of the Fall comes a beautifully crafted story of one woman’s journey to find her son.

From her home on the California coast, Dalva hears the broad silence of the Nebraska prairie where she was born and longs for the son she gave up for adoption years before. Beautiful, fearless, tormented, at forty-five she has lived a life of lovers and adventures. Now, Dalva begins a journey that will take her back to the bosom of her family, to the half-Sioux lover of her youth, and to a pioneering great-grandfather whose journals recount the bloody annihilation of the Plains Indians. On the way, she discovers a story that stretches from East to West, from the Civil War to Wounded Knee and Vietnam—and finds the balm to heal her wild and wounded soul.

One of Harrison’s most ambitious novels, Dalva explores an extraordinary family through the strong, engaging voice of an unforgettable woman, confirming Harrison as one of America’s most memorable writers.

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“Harrison as a novelist continues to grow deeper and more beautiful…The diamond-in-the-rough elegance of his style and his superb mesh of sarcastic humor and almost blushing sensitivity when it comes to creating characters have never been more beguiling than in this exquisitely carved portrait.”

— Booklist 


  • “There is no putting aside Dalva until the time bombs go off, the identities are revealed, and the skeletons almost literally tumble from the closets…Dalva is suspended in its own beauty.”

    — Chicago Tribune
  • “Harrison’s storytelling instincts are nearly flawless…The people in Dalva reemerge as full-blooded individuals who almost incidentally embody much of the innocence, carelessness, and urgency that played so large a part in the settling of this country.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Moving, interesting, satisfying…Dalva is Harrison’s most ambitious novel to date.”

    — Washington Post Book World
  • “Lyrical and atmospheric…entertaining, moving, and memorable.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Strong landscapes, hilariously sketched walk-on characters, and antic detail give richness and humor to a novel that flirts with being a romantic paean to the prairie and the Sioux.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was the author of over thirty-five books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, and The Farmer’s Daughter. His writing appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and the New York Times. He earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. His work has been recognized worldwide and published in twenty-two languages.

About the Narrators

Chris Henry Coffey is a film and television actor known for his role in David Schwimmer’s film Trust. He has also had roles on Broadway, including the play Bronx Bombers. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.

Stacey Glemboski is a seasoned voice artist and audiobook narrator of many books in the science fiction and young adult fiction genres.