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by | Read by Peter Francis James

Fiction • 9.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Patchett writes another novel with an unlikely twist and a style so captivating that the listener completely suspends disbelief. A poor black woman with an 11-year-old daughter throws herself in front of an SUV to save the life of a 21-year-old young man named Tip. Quickly listeners learn that the woman is his birth mother, and a dramatic story reveals the intimacies of two unique families as they become family to each other. Peter Francis James delivers the narrative with tonal subtleties that define all the characters--from the vital, insightful 11-year-old to the two mothers whose love is strong enough to last beyond the grave. S.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-06-167289-7 $19.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4281-7792-5 $67.75 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4281-7794-9 $92.75 • Eight CDs

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