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Author: Richard Yates Narrator: Kristoffer Tabori Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781427209399
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In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Yates writes powerfully and enters completely and effortlessly into the lives of his characters . . . A spare yet wrenching tale. The New York Times Book Review

  • An elegant, moving novel, quietly poignant. Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post
  • Invigorating and even gripping. The dialogue is artful enough to sound natural. In his descriptive prose every word works quietly to inspire the illusion that things are happening by themselves . . . A literary achievement. Paul Gray, Time
  • Exact, indisputable, and moving. Richard Todd, The Atlantic
  • Extraordinarily good . . . Written with the force and simplicity of absolute truth. The San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle
  • The effect is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal . . . The Easter Parade has an astonishing sweep and weight. Stuart O'Nan, The Boston Book Review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heleni | 5/8/2011

    " So depressing, but an excellent read nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 2/15/2011

    " This was probably the best novel I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reece | 12/13/2010

    " This is the second Yates book I've read this year. Real literature that you can't put down. It's sad he never got the notoriety he deserved "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trashpalace | 12/6/2010

    " Così come Revolutionary Road, un libro che scorre veloce ma lascia il segno, distruggendo impietosamente gli ideali borghesi e mettendo a nudo una disperata ricerca di felicità che troppo spesso si rivela vana. Richard Yates è senza dubbio la scoperta più bella che abbia fatto quest'anno. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camillacan | 11/29/2010

    " Quando uno scrittore riesce a mescolare ironia, malinconia, ricordi e drammi interiori, viene fuori un grande capolavoro.

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/29/2010

    " Totally depressing, but the language just floats. I'll take Yates over Cheever any day. Planning to read more and get really depressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey | 11/20/2010

    " Pretty straightforward and not an ounce of flash or fat so far. Like Sense and Sensibility or something but written by a guy. About a couple a chicks who get old and do stuff, mostly stuff that ends up sucking and then they end up with sucky lives. "

About the Author

Richard Yates (1926–1992) was the author of the novels Revolutionary Road, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, The Easter Parade, A Good School, Young Hearts Crying, and Cold Spring Harbor, as well as the short-story collections Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in Love.

About the Narrator

Kristoffer Tabori made his screen debut when he was six years old and appeared on Broadway for the first time at age sixteen. He has garnered numerous honors for his stage, screen, television, and radio acting and directing, including an Emmy and three Earphones Awards. His first solo narration won the 1993 Audie Award for best audiobook of the year.