We are not ourselves
(Audiobook CD)

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[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014].
ISBN
9781442369986, 1442369981
Status
Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor
CD NOVEL THOMAS
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Published
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014].
Format
Audiobook CD
Physical Desc
18 audio discs (approximately 21 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781442369986, 1442369981

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Compact discs.
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Read by Mare Winningham.
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"Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future. Through the Learys, novelist Matthew Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. The result is a powerfully affecting work of art; one that reminds us that life is more than a tally of victories and defeats, that we live to love and be loved, and that we should tell each other so before the moment slips away. Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, We Are Not Ourselves is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties."--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, M., & Winningham, M. (2014). We are not ourselves (Unabridged.). Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Matthew, 1975- and Mare, Winningham. 2014. We Are Not Ourselves. Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Matthew, 1975- and Mare, Winningham. We Are Not Ourselves Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Matthew, and Mare Winningham. We Are Not Ourselves Unabridged., Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.

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