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Author: Julie Brickman Narrator: Jeff Gurner, Hillary Huber, Holly Linneman, Carol Monda, Robert Petkoff, Alan Winter, various narrators Publisher: Julie Brickman Audio Length: Release Date: February 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781094153520

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Deserts of sand and deserts of the heart, Middle Eastern deserts and American deserts, the story collection Two Deserts follows the circles of two unforgettable women across cultures and deserts. The Arabian circle includes a seventeen-year-old girl yearning for freedom and a Muslim mother plotting to rescue her son from a jihadist movement. The American circle includes a hooker who is training her daughter for the life, a priest in love, and a club of women whose husbands are dying.

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  • “This is brilliant work—bold, true-hearted, and beautiful. Brickman believes in the reality of the body, but the body illumined by an unflinching intellect and indomitable spirit.”

    - Sena Jeter Naslund, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Julie Brickman’s collection Two Deserts has its darknesses, of course, but also the startling, timely, cultural breadth and luminous grace scene for scene that she’s known for.”

    - Philip F. Deaver, Flannery O’Connor Award–winning author of Silent Retreats
  • “Brickman’s storytelling takes many forms—all of them exhibiting her mastery of character and place. You will be transported, as I was.”

    - Susan Vreeland, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Written in beautifully descriptive prose, Two Deserts is a collection of fourteen short stories that reveal deep reflections on life made by various different characters. Reading through each story is a peaceful drift down a lazy river on a beautiful spring day. Finishing each one is a profound realization of a kindred human emotion.”

    - The US Review of Books

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About the Author

Julie Brickman is the author of the story collection, Two Deserts, and of the novel What Birds Can Only Whisper. She has published her work in the North American Review, the Louisville Review, the Barcelona Review, and other journals. She teaches on the faculty of Spalding University’s MFA in Writing Program in Louisville, Kentucky. Her honors include grants from the Canada Council, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a writer-in-residence position at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. Also a clinical psychologist, Brickman spent seventeen years in private practice before becoming a writer. A New Jersey girl, she now lives in Laguna Beach, California.

About the Narrators

Jeff Gurner created the title role in the American premiere of A Prayer for Owen Meany at Playmakers Rep. He has appeared in productions on and off Broadway such as The Lion King, Five Course Love, The London Cuckolds, and Harrigan & Hart. His film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch, and Hey Joel!, an animated series for VHI.

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won numerous Earphones Awards.

Carol Monda is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished voice-over artist. She is also an award-winning actor known for her work in Out of Season, After You Left, and The Gentlemen.

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.

Alan Winter is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Hard Work by Roy Williams and Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein, among others.

Living Language, an imprint of Random House, Inc., is a foreign language self-study publisher that produces courses in languages such as French, German, Italian, Polish, Persian, and Arabic.