Tavia Gilbert’s buttery voice brings a contemplative quality to this story about Margaret, who is emotionally torn between her husband, who is in a vegetative state after his tour in Afghanistan, and a man named Charlie. With tempered modulation and cadence, Gilbert reveals Margaret’s reluctant attraction to the down-to-earth Charlie, who is accompanying her from Maine to Washington, DC, for the signing of a bill for disabled veterans. Gilbert’s revelation of Charlie’s own demons is subtle, and she inhabits Margaret’s shy, monosyllabic 6-year-old, Ben, with a sweet innocence. With her combination of precise enunciation and soothing tones, Gilbert brings clarity and poignancy to this stirring romance. M.F. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2013]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781470838515 $29.95 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470838485 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781470838539 multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781470838478 $90.00 Seven CDs
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