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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leslie Schwartz Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN: 9781415912874
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It only takes a moment for a life to change forever.

Ethan Denton is a lucky man. Most things have gone his way, and being granted full custody of Nate, his young son and “North Star,” has given him a near-perfect life. On a crisp winter morning just before the start of deer season, Ethan and Nate set off together to discover the beauties of the forest. As he parks the truck, Ethan spots a pair of magnificent bucks, and, eager to take a closer look, leaves Nate asleep in the car seat, a brief, impulsive decision any parent might make. When he returns only a few minutes later, the door of the truck is open and Nate is nowhere to be seen. 

As an unexpected blizzard blankets the woods, Ethan searches for the missing three-year-old with the help of other townspeople: Ethan’s ex-wife and his ex-best friend; an older Jewish judge, whose concern and involvement is colored by recent problems with his own son; a middle-aged lesbian couple; and others touched by the crisis. Nate’s disappearance brings up past wounds for everyone, but also miraculously provides the chance for love and redemption as they struggle to make sense of the inexplicable.

Angels Crest is a beautifully wrought work, a seamless blend of dramatic suspense and emotional truth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tender, closely-observed tale in which a tragedy in a small mountain town reverberates among its eccentric cast of residents. Each deeply wounded in his or her experience of life, they nevertheless form a community in which loss can be held and a future made possible. Leslie Schwartz writes with precision and grace.”

    Janet Fitch, New York Times bestselling author of White Oleander

  • “Compelling…precise, lyrical…truly moving.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “This beautiful, moving novel works brilliantly as a study of a tragedy and the various characters’ reactions to the tragedy itself, as well as how it causes them to reexamine their own lives.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 11/16/2013

    " This is the story of a tragedy told from many different viewpoints. It was recommended by a friend and I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 11/30/2012

    " Very interesting read. A little boy goes missing and this then shows how it affects other people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jodi | 8/27/2012

    " Ugh, what a drag. Totally one note, depressing book that just floats along going nowhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/17/2012

    " Very sad story, but very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 5/6/2012

    " easy to read, interesting to read the same story from different peoples views, very atmospheric "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Geaney | 7/7/2011

    " I absolutely adored this book. Its one of my alltime favourites. Its very heartbreaking in parts. All i have to say is if you havent read this Go Get it Now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparhawk | 3/5/2011

    "
    Very interesting read. A little boy goes missing and this then shows how it affects other people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 11/30/2009

    " This is the story of a tragedy told from many different viewpoints. It was recommended by a friend and I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/2/2008

    " Very sad story, but very well written. "

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About the Narrator

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.