Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier audiobook

Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre

Edited by Tracy Chevalier
Foreword read by Tracy Chevalier
Read by Laura Kirman

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062447098
7.29 Hours 1
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This collection of original stories by today’s finest women writers—including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more—takes inspiration from the famous line in Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel, Jane Eyre. A fixture in the literary canon, Charlotte Brontë is revered by readers all over the world. Her novels featuring unforgettable, strong heroines still resonate with millions today. And who could forget one of literature’s best-known lines: “Reader, I married him” from her classic novel Jane Eyre? Part of a remarkable family that produced three acclaimed female writers at a time in 19th-century Britain when few women wrote, and fewer were published, Brontë has become a great source of inspiration to writers, especially women, ever since. Now in Reader, I Married Him, twenty of today’s most celebrated women authors have spun original stories, using the famous line from Jane Eyre as a springboard for their own flights of imagination. Reader, I Married Him will feature stories by: Tracy Chevalier Tessa Hadley                                           Sarah Hall                                                Helen Dunmore                                      Kirsty Gunn                                             Joanna Briscoe                                      Jane Gardam                                            Emma Donoghue                                   Susan Hill                                                   Francine Prose                                      Elif Shafak                                               Evie Wyld                                                  Patricia Park                                          Salley Vickers                                        Nadifa Mohamed                                   Esther Freud                                          Linda Grant                                             Lionel Shriver                                       Audrey Niffenegger                          Namwali Serpell                                   Elizabeth McCracken  Unique, inventive, and poignant, the stories in Reader, I Married Him pay homage to the literary genius of Charlotte Brontë, and demonstrate once again that her extraordinary vision continues to inspire readers and writers.

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A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick

This collection of original stories by today’s finest women writers—including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more—takes inspiration from the famous line in Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel, Jane Eyre.

A fixture in the literary canon, Charlotte Brontë is revered by readers all over the world. Her novels featuring unforgettable, strong heroines still resonate with millions today. And who could forget one of literature’s best-known lines: “Reader, I married him” from her classic novel Jane Eyre?

Part of a remarkable family that produced three acclaimed female writers at a time in 19th-century Britain when few women wrote, and fewer were published, Brontë has become a great source of inspiration to writers, especially women, ever since. Now in Reader, I Married Him, twenty of today’s most celebrated women authors have spun original stories, using the famous line from Jane Eyre as a springboard for their own flights of imagination.

Reader, I Married Him will feature stories by:

Tracy Chevalier

Tessa Hadley                                          

Sarah Hall                                               

Helen Dunmore                                     

Kirsty Gunn                                            

Joanna Briscoe                                     

Jane Gardam                                           

Emma Donoghue                                  

Susan Hill                                                  

Francine Prose                                     

Elif Shafak                                              

Evie Wyld                                                 

Patricia Park                                         

Salley Vickers                                       

Nadifa Mohamed                                  

Esther Freud                                         

Linda Grant                                            

Lionel Shriver                                      

Audrey Niffenegger                         

Namwali Serpell                                  

Elizabeth McCracken 

Unique, inventive, and poignant, the stories in Reader, I Married Him pay homage to the literary genius of Charlotte Brontë, and demonstrate once again that her extraordinary vision continues to inspire readers and writers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“More than a homage to Charlotte Brontë, [these] stories provide fascinating takes on the inexhaustible subject of love.” New York Times Book Review
“A beguiling picture of women and men and desire, in which everyone is searching, like Jane, for happiness.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Exemplary…written by some of today’s best female writers.” Chicago Tribune
“A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Brontë’s many ardent fans.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Laura Kirman is given the daunting task of making each story distinct and just as full of emotion as the one before it, and she performs admirably…Kirman’s talent means that every story is given its due, thus honoring not only the stories but their source as well.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Tracy Chevalier

Author Bio: Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, as well as several other novels.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English