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by | Read by Barbara Kingsolver

Fiction • 19.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Kingsolver’s historical novel portrays the United States, Mexico, and the turbulent world in which they were developing early in the twentieth century. The story is seen through the personal journals of Harrison William Shepherd, a Mexican-American who grew up in the 1930s caught between the two cultures of his divorced parents. Historical figures such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Leon Trotsky are also involved in the story. Kingsolver narrates with the passion of an extraordinary storyteller. She adds an extra dimension with her command of the idiomatic Spanish she uses extensively in the text. However, the pace of her narration sometimes lags behind the forward momentum of the story. Nonetheless, Kingsolver’s fans have waited eagerly for nine years for a new work and will not be disappointed. M.C. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780060853563 $44.99 • Sixteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780061967139 $27.99


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2009

CS ISBN 9781440758539 $113.75 • Sixteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781440758546 $123.75 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4407-7354-9 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4561-1257-8 $109.00

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