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by | Read by Marin Ireland, Michael Urie

Fiction • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

This fantastical debut audiobook will enchant listeners. Gifted vocal artist Marin Ireland portrays Tova, a 70-year-old widow with a heart of gold whose teenage son died under mysterious circumstances 30 years earlier. Ireland's encouraging tones suit Tova, whose compassion touches everyone, and every creature, in her small Washington town. After she injures herself at her job at the aquarium, Tova meets her temporary replacement, Cameron, a 30-something recently transplanted Californian. Cameron is searching for the father he never knew, and Ireland poignantly expresses his longing for community. Their quests are aided by Tova's unlikely "friendship" with the formidable Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus whose acerbic wit and shrewd observations are wonderfully captured by Michael Urie. A fanciful and enjoyable listening experience. M.J. 2023 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780063204188 $26.99

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