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    • The Burning Girl

    • By: Claire Messud
    • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Julia Robinson and Cassie Burnes have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge: while Julia comes from a stable, happy middle-class family, Cassie never knew her father, who died when she was an infant, and has an increasingly tempestuous relationship with her single mother, Bev.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding novel not to miss!

    • By Rachel Redford on 14-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Emperor's Children

    • A Novel
    • By: Claire Messud
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book, 2007.
    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2006.

    Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • addictive

    • By Catherine on 12-10-08

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Burning Girl

    • By: Claire Messud
    • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A bracing, hypnotic, coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children. Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Thalia Book Club: Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

    • By: Claire Messud
    • Narrated by: Meghan O'Rourke, Patricia Kalember
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The New York Times best-selling author of the literary page-turner The Emperor's Children discusses her richly drawn new novel, The Woman Upstairs, with Meghan O'Rourke ( The Long Goodbye). Her latest release is a riveting compulsively readable (and listenable) confession of a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Mass, drawn into the complex world of her new neighbors - a Lebanese scholar and professor of Ethical History, his glamorous Italian artist wife, and their son.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Girl Talk

    • What Science Can Tell Us About Female Friendship
    • By: Jacqueline Mroz, Claire Messud - foreword
    • Narrated by: Casey Turner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Girl Talk, New York Times science reporter Jacqueline Mroz takes on the science of female friendship - a phenomenon that's as culturally powerful as it is individually mysterious. She examines friendship from a range of angles, from the historical to the experiential, with a scientific analysis that reveals new truths about what leads us to connect and build alliances, and then "break up" when a friendship no longer serves us.  

    Regular price: £26.19

    • When the World Was Steady

    • By: Claire Messud
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1994, When the World Was Steady is award-winning author Claire Messud's first novel.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Thalia Book Club: Claire Messud's 'The Emperor's Children'

    • By: Claire Messud
    • Narrated by: Valerie Martin, Hope Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Claire Messud discusses her New York Times Best Book of 2006 with fellow novelist Valerie Martin. The Emperor's Children is a brilliant contemporary novel of manners that puts under a magnifying glass the flawed ambitions of three college friends on the verge of their 30s, trying to make a place for themselves in New York. To set the tone for this enticing discussion, actress Hope Davis reads an excerpt from the book.

    Regular price: £6.39