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    • The Lonely City

    • Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-30s, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Fascinated by the experience, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Humane, provocative and deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art.

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    • I'm not sure why this book was written

    • By Sharon on 06-02-2019

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • To the River

    • A Journey Beneath the Surface
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over 60 years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology, and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.

    Non-member price: $34.09

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    • Love in the Apocalypse
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Olivia Laing
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From a Tuscan hotel for the super-rich to a Brexit-paralysed UK, Kathy spends the first summer of her 40s trying to adjust to making a lifelong commitment just as Trump is tweeting the world into nuclear war. But it’s not only Kathy who’s changing. Political, social and natural landscapes are all in peril. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is hotting up. Is it really worth learning to love when the end of the world is nigh? And how do you make art, let alone a life, when one rogue tweet could end it all?

    • Love in the Apocalypse
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Olivia Laing
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 28-06-2018
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Non-member price: $18.22

    • The Trip to Echo Spring

    • On Writers and Drinking
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six of America's finest writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. All six of these men were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Moveable Feast.

    Non-member price: $25.30