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Download One Minus One: Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample One Minus One: Nancy Pearls Book Lust (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Ruth Doan MacDougall
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Doan MacDougall Narrator: Amy McFadden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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Capturing in rich detail the freewheeling '60s, One Minus One explores a young woman's journey toward self-realization following a painful divorce.

In 1969, 30-year-old Emily Bean moves to a town in New Hampshire's coastal region to take a job as a high-school teacher. Struggling with the challenges of single life and still in love with her ex-husband, David, Emily attracts the attention of local radio personality Warren, and also Cliff, the head of the high-school English department, who might perhaps take David's place in her life. Just as the town must inevitably change with the times, Emily must try to make a new future even as she longs to recapture the past.

Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published from 1960 to 2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.

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About the Author

Ruth Doan MacDougall, whose father wrote novels and hiking books, began writing stories of her own at the age of six in her hometown of Laconia, New Hampshire. She never stopped. Today, she is the respected author of deeply felt novels about the lives of women, including The Cheerleader, her acclaimed coming of age bestseller about a teenage girl in the 1950s, which launched her acclaimed Snowy Series. A recipient of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s Lifetime Achievement Award, MacDougall continues to write novels and to update her late father’s hiking books. She is happy to say she is still madly in love with her husband of fifty-five years and explains that her novel One Minus One came about when she tried to imagine what her life would be like if they ever divorced. She lives in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire.

About the Narrator

Amy McFadden has narrated more than two hundred titles in many different genres. She is a three-time Earphones Award winner and was a finalist for a 2014 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration. She has acted on stage throughout Michigan for more than twenty years and in commercials and film for ten years. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.