Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9780739325469 $34.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CS ISBN 9781415938454 $110.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781415938577 $110.00 Eight CDs
In Chicago, the Heany sisters, Kitty and Louise, send their boyfriends off to fight in WWII and faithfully write two-page letters every day, while sister Tish writes to as many soldiers as she can. Listeners see how the war changed society's view of working women--until the men came home--and get glimpses into the sacrifices made on the home front. As narrator, Berg does well with dialogue. Her sparkling personality shines through the characters. Everyone sounds so nice, so decent, so 1940s. While Berg's use of details, such as food rationing, pin curls, and USO dances, gives a strong sense of time, it's a saccharine sweet, sentimentalized look back through rosy pink nostalgia. This is not Berg's best, but it's worth a listen. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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