The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Helen Stefaniak

Narrated By: Robynn Rodriguez

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2010

Duration: 14 hours 42 minutes


Narrator Gladys Cailiff is eleven years old in 1938 when a new schoolteacher turns Threestep, Georgia, upside down. Miss Grace Spivey is a well-traveled young woman who believes in field trips, Arabian costumes, and reading aloud from her ten-volume set of The Thousand Nights and a Night. The real trouble begins when she decides to revive the annual town festival as an exotic Baghdad bazaar. Miss Spivey and her project transform the lives of everyone around her: Gladys' older brother Force (with his movie-star looks), their pregnant sister May (a gifted storyteller herself), and especially the Cailiffs' African American neighbor, young Theo Boykin, whose creative genius becomes the key to a colorful, hidden history of the South.

Populated by unforgettable characters—including three impressive camels—The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia rides a magic carpet from a segregated schoolroom in Georgia to the banks of the Tigris—and back again—in an entrancing feat of storytelling.

"A great tribute to the power of education, strong women, and the fine art of storytelling."—Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes


Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel

by Mary Helen Stefaniak

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel, Mary Helen Stefaniak