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by | Read by Eileen Stevens

Fiction • 10.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Eileen Stevens's openhearted performance will warm listeners to the core and inspire a sense of the true goodness in the world. Violet Powell is determined to make the most of her second chance after getting out of prison in Maine. She vows she won't be the sum of her worst act--killing a woman while driving drunk. She finds two unexpected allies in Harriet, the volunteer book club moderator at the prison, and Frank, the elderly widower of the woman Violet killed. As chapters alternate between Violet, Harriet, and Frank, Stevens adopts subtle shifts in tone and emphasis that reveal the core values and uncertainties of each character. Violet gets a job at a lab with African gray parrots, and Stevens has a wonderful time voicing the parrots, which leads to plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. A.B. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780063243705 $27.99

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