Stevie Stevenson graduates from college and embraces the liberating California lifestyle in award-winning author April Sinclair´s follow-up to her ´´vivid and brilliant´´ (San Francisco Review of Books) debut novel Coffee Will Make You Black. Growing up black in 1960s Chicago, Jean ´´Stevie´´ Stevenson came of age amid the tumult of the Civil Rights Movement, learning to value not just her race and gender but her sexuality as well. Now, nearly a decade later, Stevie is a college graduate enjoying a week of vacation in San Francisco. After getting a taste of the bohemian life, she can´t bring herself to return home to her family and journalism career in Chicago. Instead she´s determined to spread her wings and discover her true self, experimenting with free love, gay pride, and vegetarianism; forging a friendship with a gay disco queen; and taking a job at the feminist Personal Change Counseling Center. As she falls in and out of love, Stevie takes time to observe both the absurd and the liberating qualities of the West Coast hippie lifestyle - and is constantly reminded that the journey to self-discovery likely has no end point. Written with the same bright wit and endless charm that made Coffee Will Make You Black such a beloved book, Ain´t Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice is a delightful continuation of Stevie´s story that was hailed by Salon as ´´ripely funny, unpretentious, and sincere´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amber Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023162/bk_adbl_023162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the late 60s and early 70s, turbulence dominated both the world stage and the personal psyche of youth worldwide. It was an era of startling contrasts. Make peace, not war. Flower power. Turn on, tune in, drop out. Passion for ear-splitting, loud music. Vegetarian heroin users. Open the mind, close the establishment. Who could make sense of it all? College students, of course! A Thousand Stones is an historical fiction about both peaceful and militant students in the age of the Vietnam War, young love, criminal sabotage, and, of course, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It is also an entertaining coming-of-age story about a 19-year old Texan, Nathan Davett Cooper (´´Nate´´). Europe was a magnet for the young and restless; Nate is both. He is presumed dead, along with 40 other Texas college students, in the crash of ICE Flight 54. Bodies wash ashore on the Normandy coast, amidst large clumps of grey-green paper wads: hundreds of thousands of dollars in US currency. Infused with unusual travel adventures, seasoned with the songs of the times and the longings of early manhood, the story follows this young American, his revolutionary-minded gonzo-journalist best friend, Charlie, Custer, a worldly-wise hippie girlfriend of Charlie´s, and others involved in the unfolding mystery of twin plane crashes, mystical Irish lore, a budding worldwide radical underground movement, and their surprising connections across time and space. A Thousand Stones is a nostalgic look at what was happening between the Summer of Love, the Days of Rage, and Disco Dancing. It´s both innovative and entertaining, blending little-known history, memorable fictional and historical characters, and an enrolling story into an amazing listen that will stay with you long after the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Santasier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083769/bk_acx0_083769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.