Mayhew’s debut novel, set in the 1950s, moves back and forth between a family Christmas in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the summer when the family goes to Florida on vacation, taking with them their “girl,” Mary. Thirteen-year-old Jubie tells this coming-of-age story, which endeavors to hit as many hot-button issues as possible—from racism and child abuse to adultery and sibling rivalry. Although there’s a powerful story in here, it’s diluted by too many issues and characters. Karen White’s delivery is adequate but doesn’t add breadth to the one-dimensional characters. Her pacing is disconcerting, especially when her delivery blurs the lines between speakers and when the story moves from Charlotte to Florida and back again. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781455131907 $29.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781455131914 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781455131921 multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CS ISBN 9781455131884 $54.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 9781455131891 $69.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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