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by | Read by Anna Fields

Fiction • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1981

An early Jane Smiley novel explores shifting family relationships. Seventy-seven-year-old Ike is dying, and his loving wife is joined by their three daughters and a grown granddaughter. What could have been a mawkishly sentimental glop is actually, in Smiley's capable hands, a graceful and compelling domestic drama. Narrator Anna Fields is out-standing in her characterizations, particularly the mother's, and is sympathetically involved with the four adult women as they come to grips with impending sadness, frictions, and friendships. T.H. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 00]



Book pak • Books on Tape • 2000

CS ISBN 0736649026 $40.00 • Five cassettes

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