Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2003
CS ISBN 1841977683 $126.00 Fifteen cassettes
This powerful saga, taking place in Chile, features an impressionable girl whose father rejects one family while secretly creating another. The story opens upon the heartbreaking freshness of 7-year-old Federica Campione (Feddie). Juanita McMahon poignantly captures a child's certainty that happiness and security are every person's inherent lot. With convincing authority, McMahon carries Feddie through the turbulence of adolescence into young womanhood and growing maturity. At times McMahon's voice has a gentle whispery quality that suggests the terrible wounding of children by the choices of the adults around them. M.D.H.
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