Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

  • by Jeanette Winterson
  • Narrated by Jeanette Winterson
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry.
The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God’s elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.

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Weighing up the church and personal beliefs

Jeanette Winterson's classic semi-autobiographical story about growing up as a lesbian in a devoutly religious family shows the internal battle she had to deal with as a young girl. The exorcism scene is comically tragic as it's horrifying to think about how a girl is not accepted for who she is. An interesting story, but at times seemed a little repetitive.
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- Suswati

I love everything Jeanette writes.

What made the experience of listening to Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit the most enjoyable?

I think it was enhanced by the author reading
I think this always gives a more enjoyable experience, as the nuances and inflections are exactly as the authors intended.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit?

Hard to say as I adore everything Jeanette writes !


Have you listened to any of Jeanette Winterson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Why be happy when you can be normal, and loved that, but I think I may be somewhat biased!


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The relationship between mother and daughter was particularly emotional for me


Any additional comments?

Next on my list is Sexing the cherry read by the fabulous Juliet Stevenson

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- Mrs Kate Evans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-09-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios