An American Childhood

  • by Annie Dillard
  • Narrated by Alexandra O’Karma
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sometimes there is an entire year that sparkles in the memory as a time brimming over with the fullness of life. By the age of 10, Annie’s intervals of awakening began to occur more frequently; the hours and minutes of the years that followed were spent reveling in the delights and the anguishes that accompany being fully alive.

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PRIVILEGED CHILDHOOD

If you could sum up An American Childhood in three words, what would they be?

PRIVILEGED ELITIST MUSINGS


Who was your favorite character and why?

Probably the father - he tried to do something different by sailing his boat to Louisiana; otherwise, they were all dull people.


What about Alexandra O’Karma’s performance did you like?

She was okay.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This book is not worthy of a film. There's hardly a story there.


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- J.C.D.

terrific memoir!

Masterful account of a precocious, world-embracing, spiritual, and mind-expanding childhood. Annie Dillard is phenomenal and unique! Superb narration is a bonus.
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- Dr. David Good

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books