It's fun listening to narrator Helen Laser depict 20-year-old Marilyn's adventures while visiting her Great-Aunt Ada in 1960s Philadelphia. She's been sent there after being caught kissing the rabbi's son. Marilyn is no shrinking violet and can give as good as she gets--as can Ada, the queen of Philadelphia's Jewish matchmakers. She employs Marilyn to vet young Jewish men for her clientele. When Marilyn meets several charming young men herself, Ada gives her a typewriter and encourages her writing. Laser is pitch-perfect in her characterizations of the formidable but empathetic Ada and the clever but not yet fully formed Marilyn. This listening treat is part coming-of-age story and part romance, with family secrets galore. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2023]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2023
CD ISBN 979-8-4001-4189-8 $26.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 979-8-4001-4190-4 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 979-8-4001-4191-1 $35.99
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