The Quickening (Compact Disc)

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July 2010 Indie Next List


“This exceptional debut novel reminded me of the writing of Willa Cather. It is the story of two women, struggling to survive in the hard country of 1900s Midwest farmland. Their tentative and unlikely friendship is forged by their need for companionship and survival. The Quickening is not just a good historical novel, it is a lyrical exploration into the human condition under great hardship.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

November 2010 Indie Next List


“This exceptional debut novel reminded me of the writing of Willa Cather. This story of two women, struggling to survive in the hard country of 1900s Midwest farmland. Their tentative and unlikely friendship is forged by their need for companionship and survival. The Quickening is not just a good historical novel, it is a lyrical exploration into the human condition under great hardship.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

About the Author




Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor, recording artist, poet, and spoken-word performer who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook "Many Things Invisible".

Winner of more than a dozen Audiofile Earphones Awards and a three-time Audie nominee, Bernadette has been honored to narrate the work of Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson and Anne Rice to name but a few. In the non-fiction category she has recorded the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the autobiographies of Barbara Walters and Katharine Hepburn. Popular favorites include Memoirs of a Geisha, The Devil Wears Prada and the Betty Smith classic, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Bernadette studied at The Royal National Theater in London and lives in New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781441762733
ISBN-10: 1441762736
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: June 2010
Language: English