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by | Read by Ruby Dee

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2002

In this heart-wrenching story about Canadian Addy Shadd, a 70-year-old woman looking back on her life even as she looks forward to caring for abandoned child Sharla Cody, Lansens looks deep into human nature and the many chances that life offers. Addy, a strong character with a big heart and a lifetime of sorrow, reflects on the highs and lows of her life as she accepts responsibility for the needy but lovable Sharla. In spite of all that life has dealt her, Addy remains true to her good nature, putting her best face forward at every turn. Emmy Award-winner Ruby Dee reads Addy's story with the same tough resolve one could imagine Addy herself showing. Dee captures Addy's joy and sorrow thoroughly and brings Lansens's far-reaching story vividly to life. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]



Retail pak • Time Warner AudioBooks • 2002

CS ISBN 1586212788 $25.98 • Four cassettes

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