Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CS ISBN 9780792739081 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9780792739098 $74.95 Seven CDs
Sherry looks forward to a road trip with her estranged mother, Dumpling, as a chance to delve into family history and better understand her own struggle to find a sense of belonging. Myra Lucretia Taylor's narration takes the listener into the simmering tension between the no-nonsense mother and bohemian daughter, who are, nevertheless, almost mirror images of each other. Taylor creates unforgettable voices for a variety of characters as Dumpling's stories unfold a 150-year genealogy and stimulate long overdue dialogue. Through Taylor's lyrical portraits, listeners grow to understand how the family stories of slavery, brutality, and survival finally empower Sherry to share the secret she has withheld from her mother. K.A.T. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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