Cassandra Campbell provides a gripping performance of a family of women who are separated by misadventure and misunderstanding. After her mother dies, Mabel Fischer flees the cruel abuse of her stepfather, running away with the help of her younger sister Bertie’s beau. Never receiving the explaining letters sent by Mabel, Bertie feels betrayed. Campbell narrates this epic story with grace and understanding. As Mabel’s and Bertie’s lives move in widely disparate directions, each woman beginning her own dynasty of women, Campbell’s characters alternate between warmth and bitterness, awareness and self-delusion. From the Depression era to the current century, Nancy Jensen’s compelling novel unfolds a tapestry woven across generations, intricate in its detail, illustrating the events that tear families apart yet bind them, inextricably, together. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2012]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9781455117109 $34.95 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781455117116 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781455117130 multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2011
CS ISBN 9781455117086 $72.95 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 9781455117093 $105.00 Eleven CDs
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