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Author: Kate Chopin Narrator: Tish Hicks Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Going Public … in Shorts Series Release Date: June 2013 ISBN: 9781482942552
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Kate Chopin is a widely considered the forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race and gender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In “The Story of an Hour,” Louise Mallard has just learned that her husband is dead—believed to have died during a train accident. Her family fears that the news will kill Louise, who suffers from a weak heart.

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About the Author

Author Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1851–1901) was born Katherine O’Flaherty in St. Louis in 1851. She was a popular social belle, admired for her wit and beauty. In 1871 she married Oscar Chopin and lived in Louisiana until his sudden death in 1882. Chopin began writing about the Creole and Cajun people in the South, gaining acclaim for her finely crafted short stories. Upon publication in 1899, her now-classic novel The Awakening was widely condemned for its controversial themes, and Chopin was devastated by its harsh critical reception. She died in 1904, denied in her lifetime the recognition she desperately wanted and richly deserved.

About the Narrator

Tish Hicks is an accomplished voice-over artist and narrator. Her voice can be heard in commercials for Subaru, Pop-Secrets, and others. Among her audiobook narrations are the Taylor’s Arch trilogy by Jody Lynn Nye and Start Shooting by Charlie Newton.