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by | Read by Richard Poe

Fiction • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

When young bride Madeline suffers brain damage during a bicycle accident, her husband Aaron remarries; he and his new wife, Julia, then care for Madeline as if she were their own daughter. As their son Mac tells us, it all seemed to make sense, however unusual it was amid 1950s conformist society. Richard Poe gives a fine and nuanced performance of Mac's tale about his odd, but loving family. As young Mac, he reads with an exuberance that implies youth, then slows to his well-known gravelly warmth as Mac ages. He's equally skilled with women's voices, making them real without a squeak. And his even, clear pace matches the book's atmosphere of remembrance. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CD ISBN 142811291X $34.99 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN $24.49


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 1428113754 $79.75 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 1428113770 $119.75 • Ten CDs

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