After surviving breast cancer and the terrible treatment necessary to eradicate it, the author moved across the country to start a new life. There, she met, by happenstance, a Somali woman struggling to raise five daughters in an alien country. Thebarge decided to help them. These are the girls of the title. Narrator Kirsten Potter has an assured, gentle voice that captures the essence of the book and propels it forward. She enunciates the author’s message and gives it the gravitas it deserves without becoming maudlin. Potter tries her hand at portraying some characters, but mostly she’s content to use her voice as a subtle force that accentuates the nuances of the story while reminding us that this is an extraordinary tale. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2013]
Trade Ed. Oasis Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781613755334 $22.99 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9781621882275 $16.09
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