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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maxine Clair Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2001 ISBN: 9781470328276
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Novelist, short story writer, and poet, Maxine Clair has won many prizes for her works. October Brown is just beginning her teaching career when she gets pregnant by a married man. Abandoned by him, she gives the baby to her childless sister. But this sacrifice will haunt her until she decides to recover what she has lost. This unforgettable novel captures the divided social and racial climate of the 1950s. Download and start listening now!

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  • Clair tells her story with a pitch-perfect feel for the time and the people. Publishers Weekly
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About the Author

Maxine Clair is the author of Rattlebone, a collection of short stories that won the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for fiction; a collection of poems, Coping with Gravity; and a fiction chapbook, October Brown, which won Baltimore’s Artscape Prize. Born and raised in Kansas City, she worked for many years as chief medical technologist at the Children’s Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is now an associate professor of English at George Washington University and lives in Maryland.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-six AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.