Retail pak HighBridge Audio 2000
CS ISBN 1565114663 $29.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 1565114671 $34.95 Six CDs
Like so many of Oprah's Book Club choices, OPEN HOUSE tells the story of a character who faces life's reverses and indignities with spirit, if often flawed judgement. Samantha Morrow, mother of an 11-year-old boy, has been left by her husband. At a young age she had married a man with more money and different tastes from those she had been brought up with. Now she is trying to learn who she is without him, and how she wants to live. As a mother she can't afford to flounder too long or too badly, and her entertainingly eccentric mother and longtime pal Rita cheer her up and on. Becky Baker gives us a Samantha with fairly sloppy diction, which is probably right for the character, but may weary some listeners. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]
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