This other Eden
(Playaway Audiobook)

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Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
ISBN
9798889560319
Physical Desc
1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
Format
Playaway Audiobook
Language
English
ISBN
9798889560319

Notes

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Issued on Playaway.
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Title supplied by publisher.
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
General Note
Previously released by Recorded Books.
Participants/Performers
Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
Description
From the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Tinkers, a novel inspired by the true story of Malaga Island, an isolated island off the coast of Maine that became one of the first racially integrated towns in the Northeast. In 1792, formerly enslaved Benjamin Honey and his Irish wife, Patience, discover an island where they can make a life together. Over a century later, the Honeys descendants and a diverse group of neighbors are poor, isolated, and often hungry, but nevertheless protected from the hostility awaiting them on the mainland. During the tumultuous summer of 1912, Matthew Diamond, a retired, idealistic but prejudiced schoolteacher turned missionary, disrupts the communitys fragile balance through his efforts to educate its children. His presence attracts the attention of authorities on the mainland who, under the influence of the eugenics-thinking popular among progressives of the day, decide to forcibly evacuate the island, institutionalize its residents, and develop the island as a vacation destination. Beginning with a hurricane flood reminiscent of the story of Noahs ark, the novel ends with yet another ark. In prose of breathtaking beauty and power, Paul Harding brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters: Iris and Violet McDermott, sisters raising three Penobscot orphans; Theophilus and Candace Larks and their brood of vagabond children; the prophetic Zachary Hand to God Proverbs, a Civil War veteran wholives in a hollow tree; Ethan Honey, a young artist; and Bridget Carney, an Irish housemaid. A spellbinding story of resistance and survival, This Other Eden is an enduring testament to the struggle to preserve human dignity in the face of intolerance and injustice.
Target Audience
Adult.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Harding, P., & Ballerini, E. (2023). This other Eden . Playaway Products, LLC.

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

Harding, Paul, 1967- and Edoardo Ballerini. 2023. This Other Eden. Playaway Products, LLC.

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

Harding, Paul, 1967- and Edoardo Ballerini. This Other Eden Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Harding, Paul, and Edoardo Ballerini. This Other Eden Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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