But she finds out that she's packing up an eviction. Some pediatricians think so. There's this thing in writing sometimes that my writing teacher, when I was in graduate school, he would say, "Bring in the walls and lower the ceiling." She went to a for-profit university because she thought she could become a nurse. Jason Culp, On rare occasion, a fascinating artist will endeavor to peel back the curtain and truly reveal themselves: Their craft, their thoughts, their pain, their humanity. This story was so beautifully done. I don't normally listen to this type of book, but I really enjoyed it. Cleo McDougal is a born politician. You just buy it because it speaks to you. So I felt drawn into this short story listen . The others are “The Getaway,” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; Courtney Maum’s “This is Not Your Fault,” which tells of a couple divorcing during the current pandemic; and Thorpe’s “Everyone’s Happy.”, Narrators include Bahni Turpin, who has performed the audio editions of “The Hate U Give” and “The Underground Railroad,” for “Half Light,” and “House of Cards” star Kate Mara for “The Getaway.”. I love any story that showcases love, friendship and bond between sisters, especially twins. Greer Hendricks, Adenrele Ojo. This was included in my membership; but I would have easily paid for this as if it were a novel. Enjoyable short story with great narration. Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small Midwestern town. Because I think that Black people's lives, just like anyone else's lives, are interesting just because of the personalities. Short and sweet! But even though they are now middle aged they enjoy spending time together. You don't understand that they have an independent identity. Where mostly you would expect the sister to just side-eye her, there's a lot of just like, "Oh, girl. And also, when you think about it, Leah, she has a daughter, two daughters herself. Alaska Jackson, By: And so the sisters are identical twins. Jesse Eisenberg, Narrated by: As well written as An American Marriage. But sometimes when you go look at the books you've enjoyed, you'll be like, âOh my God, it's the same narrator.â, AW: Yeah. And we stayed. Be the first to ask a question about Half Light. Sheryl Crow, By: I'm taken with the characters. And so this becomes about the community of women more so than the ex-husband. I really like the performance as well. AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) – On Monday, Netflix released the first trailer for its new drama, "Selena: The Series," a dramatized series following the origins and rise of Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla in the 1990s. Tayari Jones presents this family novella of twin sisters on a mission to retrieve a family heirloom. So these things kind of naturallyâ¦ they fold themselves into the story, even though the spotlight isn't necessarily shining on it. , Brit Bennett’s bestselling debut, The producer-distributor Audible announced Monday that Jones’ “Half Light” and Aciman’s “The Gentleman from Peru” will be among five original stories going on sale in August. So it's really about, again, a story about women and different positions in the world, and what they do to try to save this woman's stuff. I started listening when I woke around 2 AM last night — and then was wide awake for the full hour and 20 minutes of the audio (and well beyond). I've loved everything I've read by this author. But it’s okay - Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.