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“The English American is a funny, charming and poignant book — the kind that you can’t resist reading in a single day.” —Chicago Sun Times
Springing from her internationally acclaimed one woman show, in her hilarious, poignant first novel, Anglo-American writer/comedian Alison Larkin draws further from her experiences as an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents — and a new homeland — in the United States and weaves them into a compulsively readable work of fiction. | Read more
Alison wins the prestigious Earphones Award from Audiofile for the audiobook of The English American
The audiobook of The English American is now available on disc from Brilliance Audio. ORDER NOW
Author and narrator Alison Larkin lights up the earphones with her portrayal of Pippa Dunn, an English young woman who discovers that her birth parents are Americans. Pippa decides to go to America to meet them and ends up finding herself—and true love. Larkin’s heartfelt narration conveys Pippa’s mixed up feelings of confusion and guilt—as well as the story’s humor. Larkin moves delightfully between the various British and American accents. With gentle humor, she pokes fun at both American and British cultures while making it clear she loves them both. This audio experience is like watching a great romantic comedy. Have the tissues ready at the end—the romance is that good!
Best Audible Original Pick! Also available for immediate download on Audible.com. Listen to Sample on Audible.com
Ten Minutes With Alison Larkin: Humorist and adoption advocate on Berkshire Magazine.com with Rochelle O’Gorman