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by Ann Patchett | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 0061363529 Global Overview for this book
Registered by msjoanna of Columbia, Missouri USA on 9/12/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by msjoanna from Columbia, Missouri USA on Sunday, September 12, 2010
Unabridged on 8 CDs, 9 hours
Read by Peter Francis James
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* The question of what makes a family is central to this luminous novel, Patchett's first since her award-winning Bel Canto (2001). Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons—Sullivan, 33, and African American Tip, 21, and Teddy, 20, brothers adopted 20 years earlier—since the death of his beloved wife, Bernadette, some 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip, inattentive and annoyed at his father, is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances: Sullivan, the prodigal whose mistake his father lied about; smart Tip; sweet Teddy; speedy runner Kenya; and her mother, Tennessee, whose dreamlike sequence in her hospital room reveals another twist in the family muddle. In extraordinarily fluid prose, Patchett unfolds this story to its epiloguelike final chapter as she illuminates issues of race, religion, duty, and desire.

Journal Entry 2 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Sunday, February 13, 2011
I wanted to like this book, but it never really came together for me. The characters seemed flat and the story seemed far-fetched and rather pointless. I really liked Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by this author and I've heard that Bel Canto is great, so I'll probably give her another shot.

Journal Entry 3 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (2/11/2011 UTC) at Columbia, Missouri USA

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Journal Entry 4 by Catwoman at Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Received in the mail today.

Journal Entry 5 by Catwoman at Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 12, 2011
The story lacked credibility for me. I have a hard time believing children characters who are given adult level intelligence. However there were still aspects of the story that were enjoyable and worth the listen. I have read Bel Canto and was conflicted about that one as well. I don't quite "get" this author but I will give her the benefit of the doubt.

Journal Entry 6 by Catwoman at Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (8/21/2011 UTC) at Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada

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Mailed to AceofHearts today.

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 29, 2011
received in the mail. Thanks

Journal Entry 8 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 15, 2011
My father listened to this and enjoyed it very much

Journal Entry 9 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
taking to KY to mail to Alsgal who took this out of the VBB

Journal Entry 10 by alsgal at Lewes, Delaware USA on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Received in the mail yesterday

Journal Entry 11 by alsgal at Lewes, Delaware USA on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Finished listening to this one the other day and have to agree with everyone else. This one didn't do much for me. The characters seemed underdeveloped and it just never quite came together.

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