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CITY OF DREAMS A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan

by | Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

Historical Fiction • 10 hrs. • Abridged • © 2001

Beginning in Nieuw Amsterdam ( Southern Manhattan) in 1661, this mutigenerational saga runs right through the American Revolution. A brilliant surgeon named Lucas and his homely poppy-growing sister, Sally, come together to the New World and struggle agains the superstitions of their times. These gifted healers are thrown in with black slaves, lusty Jews, and even murdering Indians. Gabrielle de Cuir doesn't alter her voice dramatically for the different characters, but her breathless telling hits exactly the right note. Chock-full of convincing detail, this historical soap opera informs as it entertains. This can't be how they lived, though, anymore than we live on the set of "As the World Turns." B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]

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Formats

Book pak • Audio Literature • 2001

CS ISBN 1574534998 $32.00 • Six cassettes

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