Xe Sands's performance of elderly sisters Milly and Twiss of Spring Green, Wisconsin, charmingly enhances Rasmussen's lovely lyrical prose. Sands balances, in a delicately distinctive manner, both the sisters' coming-of-age story and their current devotion to nursing injured birds. Most profound and moving are Sands's sweet pacing and gentle vocal cadence, which enchantingly convey the author's whimsy and vivid imagery, as well as the characters’ wistful memories. During the summer of 1947, the sisters face their hardscrabble lives after their father has a life-changing accident. They embrace life's joys, hope, and heartbreak, along with the bittersweet empowerment of sisterhood, with the transformative help of visiting cousin Bett. This authentic portrayal of family will haunt listeners long after the last word. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452606835 $39.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452656830 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452636832 $83.99 Seven CDs
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