Retail pak Random House Audio 1997
CS ISBN 0375401679 $18.00 Two cassettes
Finch Nobles is the reclusive victim of a childhood scalding that has left her badly scarred. After her parents' death, she becomes caretaker of the graveyard in the small Southern town where she grew up. Despite its odd setting, Reynolds makes quite real the fantastic connections Finch has with the souls of the buried. While she appears lonely and isolated to the townsfolk, Finch actually develops a deep sense of community through her private communication with members of the town who have been laid to rest. Diane Ladd's incredible insight into these characters--living and dead--comes across in her thoughtful rendering of each voice. Her Southern drawl is soft enough to color her reading without jarring listeners out of the story. A Gracious Plenty is just that: a pleasure in both listening and literature. R.A.P. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JAN 98]
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