Several chapters into this moving testament to the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, listeners will forget to notice the leaden, occasionally cynical, tone in the author's performance. Her handling of the dialogue sounds lighter, at least when she's not quoting her overly conscientious mother. She knows how to draw listeners into the memorable, sometimes riveting, conversations she recounts. Mothers and daughters, she says, "don't always fit together so neatly," and the deprivation she felt in this regard is clear in her voice. But as the book moves toward its satisfying conclusion, the background noise of her grumpiness is replaced by the calm of hard-earned wisdom. With priceless imagery and insights, this is a must-hear audio for those whose issues with their mothers are still in flux. T.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2014]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9780385392860 $30.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780385392877 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2014
CD ISBN 9780385392884 $30.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780385392891 $66.50
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