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by | Read by Claire Jiménez

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Claire Jiménez narrates her hilarious yet heartrending debut, giving voice to a Puerto Rican family that is still reeling from the shock of having lost their 13-year-old daughter, Ruthy, 12 years earlier. Oldest daughter Jessica, youngest daughter Nina, and mom Dolores reckon with Ruthy's disappearance in different ways--with frustration, exhaustion, incomprehension, and hurt. Memories of the past come to light when it seems that an older, world-weary Ruthy may have surfaced in an unexpected place. With a propulsive, rhythmic delivery, Jiménez brings out the energy of this wounded family, creating a vibrant listening experience. While some may wish for stronger aural cues to distinguish the family members' perspectives, Jiménez's warm delivery will sweep listeners up and have them hoping for Ruthy's eventual return. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781668620984 $24.99

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