Retail pak Dove/ NewStar Media 1998
CS ISBN 0787117870 $18.00 Two cassettes
Richard Louv, a columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, presents a collection of observations and musings on the relationships that define community and family life. Gordon Thomson reads with simplicity and conviction, as if the words and sentiments were his own. Given the emotional content of many of the pieces, it would be easy for the reader to overreach and drag the book down into sentimentality. Thomson avoids that and with his quiet voice plays on the subtlety of the pieces to draw out themes that will resonate with many people. A little more separation between the individual pieces would help the listener, but this is a minor point. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 01]
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