Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yareli Arizmendi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000153/bk_bant_000153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La abuela Tita Bety creció en México escuchando dichos en las conversaciones diarias. En este libro, que surgió de una carta que escribió a su nieto, Tita introduce los dichos populares a jóvenes mexicoamericanos para transmitir un poco de las tradiciones y costumbres de su país.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Claudia R. Barrett. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152498/bk_acx0_152498_sample.mp3.
Henry James' short but much acclaimed suspense novel. Set in Venice, it's the story of an American editor's determination to acquire a collection of unpublished letters at any cost. The letters are to the former mistress of a famous, deceased poet, Jeffrey Aspern. The mistress, Miss Bordereau is now very elderly, living modestly in a dilapidated old palazzo with her shy, awkward and uncomely niece Tita, an unwitting 'pawn' in the plot. The strong characterizations of the three main players in the story make for a compelling story of lies, betrayal and psychological warfare. James' gift for building suspense is evident, the tension builds until the very last moment. Henry James (1843–1916) was an American novelist, a 19th century master of literary realism, a movement to portray ordinary lives and situations devoid of romanticism or stylization. Born in Manhattan to a prominent family, Henry James traveled extensively, and eventually settled in England. The cultural differences between Americans and Europeans were a favorite subject of his. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/alca/000074/bk_alca_000074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.