Virginia Duigan is a good writer who also is an excellent narrator. However, her performance of this novel is better than the story, which is slow to get to the point and a bit worn when it gets there. Thea Farmer is a curmudgeonly retired educator who takes an interest in Kim, a 12-year-old neighbor who lives with her aunt and uncle. Thea begins to doubt the uncle's interest in Kim is entirely appropriate. Duigan's portrayal of Thea is wonderful--full of tight-lipped rectitude that relaxes a bit as she befriends Kim. Other characters, including participants in Thea's creative writing class, are also well done. Still, there's something very familiar about the plot. Listeners may well feel they've heard it all before. G.S.D. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2015]
Trade Ed. Bolinda Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781486290192 $19.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781486290208 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $34.07
Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781486290215 $59.97 Eight CDs
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