Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: And Other Adventures on the Way Back Home (4 Cassettes)

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In Sleeping at the Starlite Motel Bailey White explores how places affect our lives, from her humid hometown in Georgia to a one-room school in Vermont. She takes us on adventures as mild as crawling through a limestone cave and as risky as deciding to teach first grade. She introduces us to her cousin Mandon, who wants to reunite the family's far-flung Chippendale chairs, and she tries to explain how, when she was assigned to computer training, she ended up at the dog track. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes ...
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Overview

In Sleeping at the Starlite Motel Bailey White explores how places affect our lives, from her humid hometown in Georgia to a one-room school in Vermont. She takes us on adventures as mild as crawling through a limestone cave and as risky as deciding to teach first grade. She introduces us to her cousin Mandon, who wants to reunite the family's far-flung Chippendale chairs, and she tries to explain how, when she was assigned to computer training, she ended up at the dog track. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching, Bailey White's stories are always rich with perception and grace.

The acclaimed author of Mama Makes Up Her Mind--a rollicking success with more than 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list--returns with a brand-new collection of indelible portraits of people and places she's encountered in her travels and around her hometown--stories which "evoke a sort of real-life Lake Wobegon" (New York Times).

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In the South, someone is called an "embroiderer" if they tend to tell true stories with more than a little poetic license. In White's earlier collection (Bailey White: An Interesting Life, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/93) it was hard to tell where the truth left off and the embroidery began. Some of the stories in Sleeping at the Starlite Motel, however, have visible if lovely stitches. Still, White's Austenesque observations remain clear-eyed and dead on the mark. As before, her everyday characters are extraordinarily memorable. There's Nockerd Sockett, whose cheerful triumph over earlier tragedies crumbles under the weight of false accusation. There's the fruit-tree man, Red the rat man, and Great-Great Aunt Rose and her exquisite shroud. This gem of a collection, ably read by the author, is sure to have wide appeal and should absolutely be in every library collection.-Reilly Reagan, Putnam Cty. Lib., Cookeville, Tenn.
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Exploring the effect of places on our lives, the author recounts wonderful, rich, and slightly eccentric stories from her past, filled with old mansions, quirky relatives, and life-changing decisions. "A unique, engaging voice." --Chicago Tribune.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671519889
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 4 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.11 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 1.19 (d)

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