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by | Read by Christina Delaine, Idra Novey

Fiction • 5.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Christina Delaine and author Idra Novey deliver this character-driven novel set in Northern Appalachia. Novey narrates the perspective of Leah, a woman who is returning to her hometown in rural Pennsylvania to claim the art her stepmother, Jean, left her in her will. Novey's performance embodies Leah's introspective nature as she tries to make sense of her childhood by working through her memories of Jean. In alternating chapters, Delaine portrays Jean, giving listeners a glimpse of the stepmother's life before she died. With her rich voice and excellent cadence, Delaine's narration illuminates Jean's complex character. Both Novey and Delaine pay close attention to dialect, using accents true to both the Northern Appalachian region and each of the characters they portray. K.D.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593670705 $17.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593670712 $57.00

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