Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2000
CS ISBN $49.95 Five cassettes
Are the Palmer sisters too close? Everything one of them does or thinks involves the others. When Stella hears a rumor about her sister Liddy’s boyfriend, should she tell Liddy? Bridie thinks she must and that the other three must tell her. When they do, Bridie discovers that all the ties she thought she shared with her sisters were her own fabrication, and they all start to unravel. Jenny Lee’s reading resonates with a husky intimacy that is almost gray with overtones and suggestions of dark secrets being kept and revealed. Her voice is alive with intelligence and subtle precision, characterizing each person with distinct tonal differences. In addition to the seriousness of Bridie, we can hear the coldness of Heather, the brittleness of Liddy, and the lightness of Stella, laughing as her sister Bridie is cast adrift. But Bridie has her revenge, and, though it’s painful to watch, it signals a new maturity. P.E.F. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]
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