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NO BETTER TIME A Novel of the Spirited Women of the Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion

by | Read by Janina Edwards

Historical Fiction • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Janina Edwards is impressive in her ability to create believable women, each with her own attitude and personality. Two very different Black women heed the call to serve when the U.S. enters WWII. Leila, a single mother, and Dorothy, a college librarian, leave their ordinary lives behind and enlist in the Women's Army Corps. Despite their differences, the women's friendship insulates them from the military's inherent racism and the hardships and danger they face. Edwards uses an edgy sarcasm to stave off painful truths and a matter-of-fact tone to present the drudgery of sorting the thousands of pieces of mail received by the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only Black WACs to serve overseas. Edwards's performance makes the women's friendship the highlight of this audiobook. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2024]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780063307964 $27.99

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