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by | Read by Hillary Huber

Biography & Memoir • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1965

De Beauvoir’s memoir recounts the death of her mother from a cancer of which she is never informed. The author and her sister maintain a vigil at their mother’s side throughout the short ordeal, reflecting on how the older woman has approached the trials and joys of her life. Hillary Huber offers a respectful narration of the intimate story, resisting the subject matter’s invitation to sentimentality. She portrays Simone de Beauvoir in unaccented standard American English, while giving her mother a sweet French flavor and an aged creakiness of voice. Throughout, Huber’s matter-of-fact performance retains a nuance of sensitivity in exactly the right measure. R.L.L. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]



Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2005

CS ISBN $24.95 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN $27.00/ $10.95(R) • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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