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by | Read by Gretal Montgomery

Young Adult Young Adult • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Gretal Montgomery manages to define eight eccentric Australian characters who are surprisingly connected to one another. The intriguing characters include a grandmother with an invisible friend who is married to an ax-wielding racist who is fond of threatening his lazy grandson. That's before he learns the grandson is engaged to a girl of Chinese descent. At the story's center is 16-year-old Lily, who is frustrated with her mother's tendency to bring home "lame ducks" from the elder care facility and tired of her own search for romance. Lily wishes for one whole perfect day for her grandfather's 80th birthday. Montgomery's voice is soft and whispery, almost as if she's tiptoeing through the narration, as these characters tread softly around each other and the issue of prejudice that runs throughout the story. S.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6664-5 $29.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6666-9 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6665-2 $82.25 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6667-6 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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