Returning to Earth by Jim Harrison audiobook

Returning to Earth

By Jim Harrison
Performed by a full cast

Blackstone Publishing
7.72 Hours Unabridged
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In this sequel to Harrison's True North, Donald Burkett, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. While his wife, Cynthia, transcribes, Donald begins dictating his family history for the benefit of their children, stories that he never before has shared. As old crimes, dreams, wounds, and sacred moments are revived for the members of Donald's family, each is affected in different and profound ways. Each will describe in his or her own voice the inner journey catalyzed by Donald's death and legacy. This is a deeply moving book about origins and endings, about honoring life, honoring the dead, and finding redemption in unlikely places.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007

In this sequel to Harrison's True North, Donald Burkett, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. While his wife, Cynthia, transcribes, Donald begins dictating his family history for the benefit of their children, stories that he never before has shared.

As old crimes, dreams, wounds, and sacred moments are revived for the members of Donald's family, each is affected in different and profound ways. Each will describe in his or her own voice the inner journey catalyzed by Donald's death and legacy.

This is a deeply moving book about origins and endings, about honoring life, honoring the dead, and finding redemption in unlikely places.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Harrison’s characters speak with a gripping frankness and intimacy about their own shortcomings and delve into their grief with keen sympathy.” Publishers Weekly
“The exceptional cast…presents [Donald’s] story, sometimes harshly, sometimes tenderly, but always unsentimentally and truthfully…In this beautiful, spiritual book, the narrators offer impressive performances, bringing a welcome clarity to each human moment.” AudioFile
“Harrison sounds the themes he has been working out over the course of his long and prolific career, including the healing power of nature and the deep connection between the sensual and the spiritual…Harrison displays a seemingly effortless ability to present abstract issues in earthy, muscular prose.” Booklist
“Gracefully moving…Living a good life and dying a good death are big themes but Harrison comes at these subjects with a unique storytelling subtlety.” Bookpage
“The structure of the book lends itself well to a spoken version, and Blackstone Audio has splurged in its production, using a different narrator for each of the four parts/characters of the work.” ForeWord

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Harrison

Author Bio: Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was the author of over thirty-five books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, and The Farmer’s Daughter. His writing appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and the New York Times. He earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. His work has been recognized worldwide and published in twenty-two languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English