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by | Read by Kristoffer Tabori

Fiction • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1976

THE EASTER PARADE is the story of a woman’s life. Actually, it’s about two women’s lives since we also watch her sister grow from happy childhood to tragic adulthood through the filter of the main character. Emily Grimes and her sister, Sarah, are as different as two people can be, yet each jealously covets the other’s life. At least they do until they begin to learn each other’s secrets, which include alcoholism, beatings, and insanity. The choice of Kristoffer Tabori as Emily, who narrates the novel, seems odd at first. But his gruff voice and sometimes-rushed dialogue actually sound perfect. His female characters sound realistic enough, and his skill at drawing in the listener is nothing short of amazing. The story has no major epiphanies, no sudden realizations. The lives of the main characters just go on, moments of sadness mingled with joy, until the end. M.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2010]



Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2009

DD ISBN 978-1-4272-0939-9 $17.99


Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2009

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-7152-4 $64.95 • Six CDs

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