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Author: Tracy Chevalier Narrator: Tracy Chevalier, Laura Kirman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780062474506
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This collection of original stories by today’s finest women writers—including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more—takes inspiration from the opening line in Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel, Jane Eyre

A fixture in the literary canon, Charlotte Brontë is revered by readers all over the world. Her novels featuring unforgettable, strong heroines still resonate with millions today. And who could forget one of literature’s best-known lines: “Reader, I married him” from her classic novel Jane Eyre?

Part of a remarkable family that produced three acclaimed female writers at a time in nineteenth-century Britain when few women wrote, and fewer were published, Brontë has become a great source of inspiration to writers, especially women, ever since. Now in Reader, I Married Him, twenty of today’s most celebrated women authors have spun original stories, using the opening line from Jane Eyre as a springboard for their own flights of imagination.

Reader, I Married Him will feature stories by:

  • Audrey Niffenegger
  • Elif Shafak
  • Elizabeth McCracken
  • Emma Donoghue
  • Esther Freud
  • Evie Wyld
  • Francine Prose
  • Helen Dunmore
  • Jane Gardam
  • Joanna Briscoe
  • Linda Grant
  • Lionel Shriver
  • Nadifa Mohamed
  • Patricia Park
  • Roxane Gay
  • Salley Vickers
  • Sarah Hall
  • Susan Hill
  • Tessa Hadley
  • Namwali Serpell
  • Kirsty Gunn

Unique, inventive, and poignant, the stories in Reader, I Married Him pay homage to the literary genius of Charlotte Brontë, and demonstrate once again that her extraordinary vision continues to inspire readers and writers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “More than a homage to Charlotte Brontë, [these] stories provide fascinating takes on the inexhaustible subject of love.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A beguiling picture of women and men and desire, in which everyone is searching, like Jane, for happiness.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Exemplary…written by some of today’s best female writers.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Brontë’s many ardent fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Laura Kirman is given the daunting task of making each story distinct and just as full of emotion as the one before it, and she performs admirably…Kirman’s talent means that every story is given its due, thus honoring not only the stories but their source as well.”


  • A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick

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About the Author

Author Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, as well as several other novels.

About the Narrator

Laura Kirman is an audiobook narrator and an actor known for her roles in Our Girl and The Shotlist.