Retail pak Random House Audio 1996
CS ISBN 055347717X $16.99 Two cassettes
Alone and fearful of her encroaching death, an elderly Italian woman writes a letter of love, confession and advice to the granddaughter she raised, now estranged and living in America. Using a slight Italian accent and a conversational approach, Joan Plowright's mature voice enhances her flowing delivery. She conveys naturally the various emotions involved in reliving the past and revealing secrets--sometimes with sadness, joy and regret. Plowright is perfect for Susanna Tamaro's wonderful first-person message of love, truth, wisdom and courage; she leaves the listener wanting more--an unabridged version, perhaps. R.E.K./P.S.K. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 97]
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