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Author: Mona Simpson Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781455892099
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From Anywhere But Here (a first novel that prompted Anne Tyler to proclaim, “She is already a master”) to A Regular Guy (“What a pleasure,” observed Newsweek, “to see a successful novelist take a huge chance and fly high with it”), Mona Simpson has proven herself one of her generation’s defining voices. In each book she has created a memorable cast of searchers who leave home in order to reinvent themselves, to find the missing parent or dream. But in this superb novella – a Pen/Faulkner finalist – Simpson reveals the precise costs and rewards of staying—out of affinity and obligation, out of chance, circumstance, and choice. In Green Bay, Wisconsin — here vividly realized and imagined — Bea Maxwell comes of age in the fifties, and Off Keck Road follows her extended circle along the arc of their lives, through their frustrations and occasional successes, well toward old age. A story of family and friends, of change and many generations, it gathers itself around this remarkable woman, who discovers much about the world from her experience in the one place she has always belonged. Mesmerizing, compact, and intense, Off Keck Road reflects fully half a century of American life — and displays a writer at the maturity of her accomplishment. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Showcases the gifts of emotional sympathy and psychological observation that Ms. Simpson used to such enormous effect in Anywhere But Here…It gives us the shape and texture of two entire lives.”

    New York Times

  • “Continually moving in a wry, Chekhovian way.”

    Atlantic Monthly

  • A 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

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About the Author

Mona Simpson’s books include Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father, and A Regular Guy. She was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and has won the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Grant, the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation. She has taught at Bard College since 1988.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.