Kate Grenville has written a beautiful memoir of her mother, Nance, which she reads in a voice that is rich and resonant. Further, her Australian accent and sense of timing provide a marvelous sense of place. Grenville states that Nance was not the sort of person that biographers usually write about since she wasn’t a public figure and didn’t make history. But Nance led an extraordinary life, bucking gender restrictions by becoming a pharmacist (her class of 80 was almost entirely men), laying bricks for a house, and opening her own business. (The supplier of pharmacy drugs would accept only cash from her even though everyone else got credit.) Nance’s life provides a window on twentieth-century social changes. ONE LIFE is a treat further enhanced by a contemplative and intimate narration. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Bolinda Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-4890-2009-3 $14.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4890-2010-9 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-4890-2011-6 $59.97 Five CDs
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