My Notorious Life by Kate Manning audiobook

My Notorious Life

By Kate Manning
Read by Terry Donnelly

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19.88 Hours 1
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A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning' s My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie' s story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day. In vivid prose, Axie recounts how she is forcibly separated from her mother and siblings, apprenticed to a doctor, and how she and her husband parlay the sale of a few bottles of " Lunar Tablets for Female Complaint" into a thriving midwifery business. Flouting convention and defying the law in the name of women' s reproductive rights, Axie rises from grim tenement rooms to the splendor of a mansion on Fifth Avenue, amassing wealth while learning over and over never to trust a man who says " trust me." When her services attract outraged headlines, Axie finds herself on a collision course with a crusading official-- Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. It will take all of Axie' s cunning and power to outwit him in the fight to preserve her freedom and everything she holds dear. Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician who was once called " the Wickedest Woman in New York," My Notorious Life is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon' s inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present.

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A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning' s My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie' s story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day. In vivid prose, Axie recounts how she is forcibly separated from her mother and siblings, apprenticed to a doctor, and how she and her husband parlay the sale of a few bottles of " Lunar Tablets for Female Complaint" into a thriving midwifery business. Flouting convention and defying the law in the name of women' s reproductive rights, Axie rises from grim tenement rooms to the splendor of a mansion on Fifth Avenue, amassing wealth while learning over and over never to trust a man who says " trust me." When her services attract outraged headlines, Axie finds herself on a collision course with a crusading official-- Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. It will take all of Axie' s cunning and power to outwit him in the fight to preserve her freedom and everything she holds dear. Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician who was once called " the Wickedest Woman in New York," My Notorious Life is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon' s inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present.

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Author Bio: Kate Manning

Author Bio: Kate Manning

Kate Manning is a former documentary television producer and has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Glamour, and More. She has won two Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Brotherhood Award. She is an adjunct faculty member of the English Department at Bard High School Early College and lives with her family in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 19.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English