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by | Read by Laural Merlington

Fiction • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Ausubel's first novel presents the haunting story of a small group of Romanian Jews who attempt to redefine reality as the horrors of war encroach upon their remote village. Laural Merlington's performance as she transitions from a child's whispery breathlessness to the more confident tones of a mature wife, mother, and survivor helps the listener follow the main character, Lena, as she and her community defiantly celebrate life amid unspeakable tragedies. Merlington enhances Ausubel's deft character development by employing an equally subtle touch to vocally define personalities. She skillfully allows the author's lyrical prose to deliver all necessary drama and emotion. Listeners who embrace this unconventional story will be treated to a unique experience that lingers long after the work ends. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]



Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2012

CD ISBN 9781611206722 $59.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781611206760 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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