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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Karen Murray, Adenrele Ojo, Tara M. Stringfellow

Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Narrators Karen Murray and Adenrele Ojo perform this celebrated debut novel by former attorney Stringfellow with a deliberate rhythm and poignant empathy. Murray and Ojo shine as 10-year-old Joan moves with her mother and sister to live with their aunt to escape an abusive relationship. The narrative moves backward and forward in time, revealing deep wounds inflicted by racism and horrific violence. Murray's and Ojo's narrations give life to three generations of African-American women. They also use their voices to show how faith and love can create hope. Stringfellow's personal and plaintive introduction and postscript are filled with passion and earnestness. Her solid, vivid characters and her love for her hometown of Memphis make this a must-listen. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593504833 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593504840 $76.00

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