Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 978-1-4193-4779-5 $59.75 Six cassettes
When Dylan and Maggie Styles's son dies at birth, Maggie slips into a coma, and Dylan begins a dark spiritual journey. His best friend, Amos, a bald, black deputy with a deep Southern drawl, encourages him to return to teaching. When Dylan does, he finds students who deal with their own problems, such as rape, and overcome them with God's grace. Tom Stechschulte narrates this bittersweet love story with poignancy, capturing the breadth of emotion Dylan experiences. He characterizes quirky characters like Amos and a strange Vietnam veteran with skill. Although this title was a finalist for the Christy, an award for Christian fiction, the pace is slow. An abridgment might have been better. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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