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Katherine Heiny

"Katherine Heiny's work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women's interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve -- and makes you laugh along the way." -Lena Dunham Single, Carefree, Mellow is that rare and wonderful thing: a debut that is superbly accomplished, endlessly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny. Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss. Sadie's lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Gwen pines for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tells her that her palm is sweaty. And Sasha agrees to have a drink with her married lover's wife and then immediately regrets it. These are the women of Single, Carefree, Mellow, and in these eleven sublime stories they are grappling with unwelcome houseguests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, and all manner of love, secrets, and betrayal. In "Cranberry Relish" Josie's ex-a man she met on Facebook-has a new girlfriend he found on Twitter. In "Blue Heron Bridge" Nina is more worried that the Presbyterian minister living in her garage will hear her kids swearing than about his finding out that she's sleeping with her running partner. And in "The Rhett Butlers" a teenager loses her virginity to her history teacher and then outgrows him. In snappy, glittering prose that is both utterly hilarious and achingly poignant, Katherine Heiny chronicles the ways in which we are unfaithful to each other, both willfully and unwittingly. Maya, who appears in the title story and again in various states of love, forms the spine of this linked collection, and shows us through her moments of pleasure, loss, deceit, and kindness just how fickle the human heart can be. Read by a Full Cast: THE DIVE BAR, read by Julia Whelan HOW TO GIVE THE WRONG IMPRESSION, read by Emily Rankin SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW, read by Rebecca Lowman BLUE HERON BRIDGE, read by Cassandra Campbell THAT DANCE YOU DO, read by Julia Whelan DARK MAT

"Katherine Heiny's work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women's interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve -- and makes you laugh along the way." -Lena Dunham Single, Carefree, Mellow is that rare and wonderful thing: a debut that is superbly accomplished, endlessly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny. Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss. Sadie's lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Gwen pines for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tells her that her palm is sweaty. And Sasha agrees to have a drink with her married lover's wife and then immediately regrets it. These are the women of Single, Carefree, Mellow, and in these eleven sublime stories they are grappling with unwelcome houseguests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, and all manner of love, secrets, and betrayal. In "Cranberry Relish" Josie's ex-a man she met on Facebook-has a new girlfriend he found on Twitter. In "Blue Heron Bridge" Nina is more worried that the Presbyterian minister living in her garage will hear her kids swearing than about his finding out that she's sleeping with her running partner. And in "The Rhett Butlers" a teenager loses her virginity to her history teacher and then outgrows him. In snappy, glittering prose that is both utterly hilarious and achingly poignant, Katherine Heiny chronicles the ways in which we are unfaithful to each other, both willfully and unwittingly. Maya, who appears in the title story and again in various states of love, forms the spine of this linked collection, and shows us through her moments of pleasure, loss, deceit, and kindness just how fickle the human heart can be. Read by a Full Cast: THE DIVE BAR, read by Julia Whelan HOW TO GIVE THE WRONG IMPRESSION, read by Emily Rankin SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW, read by Rebecca Lowman BLUE HERON BRIDGE, read by Cassandra Campbell THAT DANCE YOU DO, read by Julia Whelan DARK MAT
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"Katherine Heiny's work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women's interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve -- and makes you laugh along the way." -Lena Dunham Single, Carefree, Mellow is that rare and wonderful thing: a debut that is superbly accomplished, endlessly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny. Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss. Sadie's lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Gwen pines for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tells her that her palm is sweaty. And Sasha agrees to have a drink with her married lover's wife and then immediately regrets it. These are the women of Single, Carefree, Mellow, and in these eleven sublime stories they are grappling with unwelcome houseguests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, and all manner of love, secrets, and betrayal. In "Cranberry Relish" Josie's ex-a man she met on Facebook-has a new girlfriend he found on Twitter. In "Blue Heron Bridge" Nina is more worried that the Presbyterian minister living in her garage will hear her kids swearing than about his finding out that she's sleeping with her running partner. And in "The Rhett Butlers" a teenager loses her virginity to her history teacher and then outgrows him. In snappy, glittering prose that is both utterly hilarious and achingly poignant, Katherine Heiny chronicles the ways in which we are unfaithful to each other, both willfully and unwittingly. Maya, who appears in the title story and again in various states of love, forms the spine of this linked collection, and shows us through her moments of pleasure, loss, deceit, and kindness just how fickle the human heart can be. Read by a Full Cast: THE DIVE BAR, read by Julia Whelan HOW TO GIVE THE WRONG IMPRESSION, read by Emily Rankin SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW, read by Rebecca Lowman BLUE HERON BRIDGE, read by Cassandra Campbell THAT DANCE YOU DO, read by Julia Whelan DARK MAT

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell, Rebecca Lowman, Emily Rankin, Julia Whelan

Length:

7h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:55