Dennis Holland maintains a steady pace and distinctive subtle accents in the midst of the domestic drama and dramatic EMT rescues that fill this novel. The book opens on Vermont EMT and single father Peter Webster’s struggles with his teenage daughter Rowan’s drinking and other self-destructive behavior. The story then flashes back to an earlier time and his rescue of Sheila, a woman under the influence who has caused a car accident. Sheila’s wild spirit and Boston accent exert a pull on Peter, and the couple falls in love—and marries. Soon enough, things begin to fall apart as Sheila's alcoholism escalates, and a dramatic incident that threatens the infant Rowan’s safety brings the marriage to an end. Holland vocalizes the simplest scenarios with compassion as he deftly captures Peter’s gentle soul and Sheila’s destructive compulsions. A.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2010]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9781607886723 $29.98 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781607886730 $24.98
Library Ed. AudioGO 2010
CD ISBN 9781607889458 $69.99 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-60941-006-3 $49.99 One MP3-CDs
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