Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2008
CD ISBN 978-0061559921 $39.95 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
PEN/Hemingway Award winner Jennifer Haigh takes the reader inside the lives of a seemingly perfect everyday family and exposes the fault lines that threaten their happiness. All of the five family members have flaws, secrets, and special needs that contribute to the conflict and ultimate resolution—which, despite the extreme dysfunctionality of the characters, offers an optimistic depiction of the power of love. Jennifer Van Dyck is an excellent choice to present this understated novel. While her tone is gentle and conversational, her pace is brisk. Without ever becoming strident or artificial she displays a full range of emotion as she gives a clear voice to each member of this family. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]
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