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Leaving Cecil Street

Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone has won such prizes as the Zora Neale Hurston Society award for creative contribution to literature. Set in 1969, Leaving Cecil Street takes place in a proud neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The block has just thrown a summertime street party. Joe and Louise have been married for awhile, and Joe loves his wife. But sometimes he wonders what might have been if he had pursued some of those dreams he left behind. “Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely gifted writer who seamlessly weaves a rich tapestry of desire and discontent in this engrossing tale of working-class Philadelphians coping with change and each other.”—Essence

Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone has won such prizes as the Zora Neale Hurston Society award for creative contribution to literature. Set in 1969, Leaving Cecil Street takes place in a proud neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The block has just thrown a summertime street party. Joe and Louise have been married for awhile, and Joe loves his wife. But sometimes he wonders what might have been if he had pursued some of those dreams he left behind. “Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely gifted writer who seamlessly weaves a rich tapestry of desire and discontent in this engrossing tale of working-class Philadelphians coping with change and each other.”—Essence
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone has won such prizes as the Zora Neale Hurston Society award for creative contribution to literature. Set in 1969, Leaving Cecil Street takes place in a proud neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The block has just thrown a summertime street party. Joe and Louise have been married for awhile, and Joe loves his wife. But sometimes he wonders what might have been if he had pursued some of those dreams he left behind. “Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely gifted writer who seamlessly weaves a rich tapestry of desire and discontent in this engrossing tale of working-class Philadelphians coping with change and each other.”—Essence

Language:

English

Narrators:

Saidah Arrika Ekulona

Length:

9h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:55


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

35:25


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:23


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

37:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

21:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

48:57


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

31:06


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

32:58


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

30:23


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

08:52


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

29:39


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

16:28


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:01:26


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

26:15


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

21:53


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

19:39


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

49:40


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

10:03


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

10:26


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

33:06


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

05:03


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

02:37