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by | Read by Piper Goodeve

Fiction • 8.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Published in 2006, this audiobook is performed with verve and nuance by Piper Goodeve. Her light intonation and high pitch are perfect for her portrayal of sharp-witted 16-year-old Frederica. She lives with her professor parents--Aviva and David--in a small New England college dormitory in the 1970s. Her parents are the resident houseparents. The arrival of flamboyant Laura Lee, David's ex-wife, disrupts the settled lives of Frederica and her parents, as well as the family of Dr. Woodbury, the college president. Goodeve brings out the sly humor, as well as the social commentary running throughout. Her astute character portrayals are distinct and lively, and her relaxed pacing keeps listeners engaged with all the turmoil on campus. M.J. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2024]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2024

DD ISBN 9781666652055 $20.00

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