Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0739317806 $27.50 Four CDs
DD ISBN 0739317814 $19.25
Scholar, teacher, wife, and mother (her handicapped child is the subject of her previous book, EXPECTING ADAM), Beck is once again challenged, this time by memories of having been sexually abused as a small child by her father, a well-known Mormon writer. Her struggle to confront him as she shucks a lifetime of dogma brings her into conflict with her church, her siblings, and her neighbors. Beck reads well for a nonprofessional. Her pace is a little fast at the beginning, but the listener adjusts. Her diction is clear, and her determination is even clearer; she would be no one to confront in a debate. Neither her prose nor her delivery invites pity, but the listener gets plenty of insight into what makes Beck--and the eponymous Saints--tick. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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