The Resource The accomplished guest : stories, Ann Beattie, (eAudiobook)

The accomplished guest : stories, Ann Beattie, (eAudiobook)

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The accomplished guest : stories
Title
The accomplished guest
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Ann Beattie
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Language
eng
Summary
A magnificent new collection from award-winning author Ann Beattie-featuring recent O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American Short Story selections. Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Ann Beattie's astutely observed new collection explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging. One theme of The Accomplished Guest is people paying visits or receiving visitors, traveling to see old friends, the joys and tolls of hosting company (and of being hosted). The occasion might be a wedding, a birthday, a reunion, an annual Christmas party, or another opportunity to gather and attempt to bond with biological relatives or chosen families. In some stories, as in life, what begins as a benign social event becomes a situation played for high stakes. The stories in The Accomplished Guest are marked by an undercurrent of loss and an unexpected element of violence, with Beattie's signature mordant humor woven throughout. Some characters provide welcome diversions, others are uninvited interruptions, all are indelibly drawn by the endlessly amusing and accomplished Ann Beattie. Beattie's debut collection Distortions was published forty years ago, but her writing is as fresh, funny, and relevant as ever. She is "a national treasure, the author of short stories that will endure and continue to inspire" (Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review)
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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MdPfRBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beattie, Ann
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other
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Gabra Zackman and Jacques Roy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roy, Jacques
  • Zackman, Gabra
  • Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
  • RBdigital
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  • FICTION / Humorous / General
  • Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
  • Audiobooks
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Label
The accomplished guest : stories, Ann Beattie, (eAudiobook)
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http://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781508241669
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (7 hr., 8 min.)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781508241669
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Z100123243
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(MdPfRBL)rbdZ100123243
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager or RBdigital mobile app
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Label
The accomplished guest : stories, Ann Beattie, (eAudiobook)
Link
http://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781508241669
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (7 hr., 8 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508241669
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z100123243
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(MdPfRBL)rbdZ100123243
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager or RBdigital mobile app
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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