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by | Read by Elizabeth McCracken

Fiction • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

When is a memoir not a memoir? In this audiobook, clearly labeled a novel, that question lurks around every corner. McCracken narrates her work with such plainspoken simplicity that the story seems real--as if the author were confiding to listeners. McCracken's protagonist reflects on the life of her beloved late mother while traveling alone to London. The flashbacks and reminiscences are so detailed and so carefully delivered that it seems impossible they can't be true memories. McCracken's voice is accessible and warm. Her delivery is forthright and without any self-consciousness. Sometimes the pensive sections become difficult to follow, but McCracken's skill as writer and performer is significant and worth a listen. Novel? Memoir? This is simply a moving story anyone can appreciate. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780062971319 $18.99

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