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Exclusive Excerpt of THE BELL JAR Audiobook Narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Amanda Nelson

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Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

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The anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death is today, and to commemorate we are sharing an exclusive extended excerpt of her beloved novel The Bell Jar in audio, narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal. The excerpt is the entirety of chapter one, and it’s lovely and sad and basically perfect. Give it a listen:

 

What do you think? Maggie Gyllenhaal nails it, doesn’t she?