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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Kate McGregor-Stewart

Fiction • 15.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Elaine Resnick, a retired activist lawyer, agrees to donate her papers to the University of Southern California library. Working with a student archivist, she finds herself unprepared to confront memories of her childhood in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, particularly the circumstances that led to her twin sister's permanent disappearance 65 years earlier. Narrator Kate McGregor-Stewart so thoroughly embraces Elaine's character that listeners will have to remind themselves the story is fiction. McGregor-Stewart believably renders immigrant accents, Yiddish words, and characters with a wide range of ages in this story of family relationships and secrets. Her expressive reading makes this an outstanding audiobook experience. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2013]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9780385359474 $45.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780385359481 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2013

CD ISBN 9780385359498 $45.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780385359504 $95.00

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