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Old Babes in the Wood

By: Margaret Atwood
Narrated by: Margaret Atwood,Linda Lavin,Dan Stevens,Kimberly Farr,Rebecca Lowman,Bahni Turpin,Dawn Harvey,Allan Corduner
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A dazzling collection of fifteen stories from Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments

Margaret Atwood is celebrated as one of the most gifted storytellers in the world.

These stories explore the full warp and weft of experience, from two best friends disagreeing about their shared past, to the right way to stop someone from choking; from a daughter determining if her mother really is a witch, to what to do with inherited relics such as World War II parade swords.

They feature beloved cats, a confused snail, Martha Gellhorn, George Orwell, philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, a cabal of elderly female academics, and an alien tasked with retelling human fairy tales.

At the heart of the collection is a stunning sequence that follows a married couple as they travel the road together, the moments big and small that make up a long life of love—and what comes after.

The glorious range of Atwood's creativity and humanity is on full beam in these tales, which by turns delight, illuminate and quietly devastate.

©2023 Margaret Atwood (P)2023 Penguin Audio

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loved the Narrative-brutal and yet tender

The stories were such a mix, some thought provoking, others so bitter and sarcastic— she is a literary giant - regardless of her confronting observations

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Hearbreakingly, deliciously lovely

Wonderful stories that dip into the well of a long life. Graceful, wicked, hilarious, or startling - all are gifts to her fellow humans.
Will be specially enjoyed by feminists of a certain age!

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beautiful, thoughtful, surprising

Practically perfect in every way. Loved MAs narration. Interesting stories woven together with themes of loss, change, and how things continue. Loved it!

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Strange stories

Not for me. Half way through, I don’t think I will finish it. I am interested to see what others will say.

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