Anna Fields, whose real name was Kate Fleming, died December 14, 2006, when a flash flood trapped her in her Seattle studio. She leaves a wealth of recordings, including novels by Jane Smiley, Joyce Carol Oates, Louise Erdrich, and Ruth Ozeki (for which she won an Audie in 2004). Her work earned 15 Earphones Awards in total, and she read more than 200 audiobooks in her eight-year narrating career. She trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and performed in Washington, D.C., before settling in Seattle, where she began her audiobook career.
Tara Bennett-Goleman; Foreword by the Dalai Lama; Read by Anna Fields
Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. In the same way, says Tara Bennett-Goleman, we all have the natural ability to turn our moments of confusion and emotional pain into insightful clarity.