Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Southern Voices Audio 2008
CS ISBN 9781436152839 $82.75 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436152853 $102.75 Nine CDs
In the tones of a brash Jersey girl whose voice has been tempered with an acquired Southern drawl, Susan Bennett portrays this novel’s title character, Grace. Now retired in Hilton Head, South Carolina, she’s the daughter of a traditional Italian family who can't forgive her for living with and not marrying her longtime love. While caring for him during his treatment for a brain tumor and defending herself against her loud, self-absorbed father, her devoutly Catholic and put-upon mother, and her old-world grandmother, Grace discovers her own spirituality. Despite the drama inherent in the struggles between mother and daughter, Bennett often speaks in a quiet and reflective tone. The technique works and is mesmerizing when Grace consults the parish priest about her troubles. E.V.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2009]
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