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by | Read by Christine Avila

Fiction • 17.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

This sweeping narrative traces one family's story through the lives of four generations of strong, independent women in Montevideo, Uruguay. They survive and thrive during the two world wars, exile, revolution, and personal triumphs and tragedies. Spanish words and phrases are sprinkled throughout the story, keeping the South American setting in high relief. Christine Avila adds authenticity to her narration with her perfect pronunciation and timing. While there’s little differentiation between characters, Avila skillfully weaves the story of the four women, each of whom has her own story while sharing common themes with the others. The only distraction from this well-told novel is when Avila slips into a distinctly American accent for the Spanish-speaking characters. E.N. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780739384466 $45.00 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2009

CD ISBN 9781415964460 $100.00 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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