Library Ed. Recorded Books 2004
CS ISBN $39.75 Four cassettes
CD ISBN $49.75/ $13.50(R) Five CDs
Abeba Williams, raised for a few years in rural North Carolina by a loving older woman, is taken north by her birth mother at age 6. Her life with her cold mother, loving stepfather, abusive uncle, and later her husband and many children is related in memorable prose. With no false notes Patricia R. Floyd’s sensitive and gutsy narration illuminates the voice of a shy child, the voices of the streets of Harlem, the madness that overtakes Abeba’s husband, and the strains of hymns. Floyd inhabits Abeba’s life and world, crafting a fully expressed audiobook. M.A.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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