The Archivist by Martha Cooley audiobook

The Archivist: A Novel

By Martha Cooley
Read by Suzanne Toren and George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780316158725
10.06 Hours 1
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The Archivist is a debut novel of remarkable depth and power. Set in the hushed world of a prestigious American university, it weaves a story of love and loss, recognition and redemption. Matthias Lane, 65, is the university's orderly archivist. Graduate student Roberta Spire, 35, is determined to gain access to some of the collection's sealed letters-ones written by T.S. Eliot to his close friend, Emily Hale. Roberta believes they hold the keys to Eliot's religious conversion, his wife's suicide, and his emotional detachment. As Matthias considers Roberta's request, he is confronted with the eerie parallels between the poet's life and his own. Narrator George Guidall voices each emotional and psychological shift in the archivist's revelations. When Suzanne Toren joins him to relate a journal kept by Matthias' wife before her death, this chronicle adds an unforgettable dimension to an assured and thoughtful novel.

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Summary

The Archivist is a debut novel of remarkable depth and power. Set in the hushed world of a prestigious American university, it weaves a story of love and loss, recognition and redemption. Matthias Lane, 65, is the university's orderly archivist. Graduate student Roberta Spire, 35, is determined to gain access to some of the collection's sealed letters-ones written by T.S. Eliot to his close friend, Emily Hale. Roberta believes they hold the keys to Eliot's religious conversion, his wife's suicide, and his emotional detachment. As Matthias considers Roberta's request, he is confronted with the eerie parallels between the poet's life and his own. Narrator George Guidall voices each emotional and psychological shift in the archivist's revelations. When Suzanne Toren joins him to relate a journal kept by Matthias' wife before her death, this chronicle adds an unforgettable dimension to an assured and thoughtful novel.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cooley is an accomplished stylist—there’s scarcely a graceless or unintelligent sentence in the book—and a subtle chronicler of the inner life. She has given us something valuable and rare—a thoughtful and well-written first novel, suffused with intellectual and moral integrity.” New York Times
“Rarely has a novel centering on the life of the mind felt so passionate.” Entertainment Weekly
“Her suave plotting displays many surprises, and her work exhibits that rarest of literary qualities nowadays, authentic moral resonance.” Boston Globe
“This is an auspicious debut from a writer who already has mastered the craft.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Martha Cooley

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English