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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,571 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Chute Narrator: Joyce Bean, William Dufris Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Beans of Egypt, Maine introduced the world to the notorious, unforgettable Bean clan of small town Egypt, Maine - from wild man Reuben, an alcoholic who can't seem to keep himself out of jail; to his aunt, the perpetually pregnant Roberta; and his cousin Beal, a man gentle by temperament but violent in defeat who marries his pious neighbor, Earlene Pomerleau before poverty kills him.

Through her story of the Beans's struggle with their inner demons to survive against hardship and societal ignorance, Chute emerged as a writer of immense humanity and unparalleled insight into a world most of us knew little of - if we'd recognized it at all. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim O'Loughlin | 2/16/2014

    " What happened here? When I read this book, Chute was set to become a big influence and now she's an afterthought and no one reads this book. Literary reputations are fickle things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rozanne | 2/8/2014

    " Another book I've read before. A highly original narrative. I love the way it ends--the final piece of dialogue in all caps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meghann Rotary | 2/4/2014

    " Carolyn somehow figured out how to profoundly and sensitively write the most complex aspects of life in the most simple of words. Wonderful woman, wonderful book. Sad sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alison | 1/31/2014

    " This was a really weird book...yet I couldn't put it down. Strange insight into rural, impoverished families in Maine. "

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