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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,002 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Kibler Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle's past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jdias | 2/12/2014

    " Gripping and emotional. Have a box of tissues ready. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 2/7/2014

    " Best book I have read in a long time. Looking forward to more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan 2 | 2/4/2014

    " Interracial relationship, with all the ups and downs. An unusual friendship between two women. Story lines in the past and present. Excellent character studies. My kind of book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/25/2014

    " Enjoyed this book more since the characters lived in my hometown in Texas - and the author is from here as well. It was somewhat slow going at first and the plot fairly predictable. The last few chapters of the book were quite rewarding as we finally learned what happened after Isabelle moved to Texas. I found myself teary-eyed at the emotional ending. All in all, 3.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Lynch | 1/21/2014

    " I almost stopped reading this book because it seemed so predictable. But it turned out to surprise me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 1/15/2014

    " I loved this book! Julie Kibler is an amazing first time novelist! I hope she is busy writing her next book, because I can't wait to read it! I hesitated to spend $12 on a kindle book, but it was so worth it! I have to say the first third of the book was a little slow, but midway through, I couldn't put it down. I felt attached to Dorrie, & especially Isabelle. I was drawn to this book, after being in an interracial relationship myself, years ago. I had a taste of how hurtful people can be towards couples of different races. This special story brought tears to my eyes more than once. the relationship between the two ladies as they traveled together was heartwarming. It reminded me of a couple of elderly lady friends I have grown to love. I will recommend it to my friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RoseMarie | 1/13/2014

    " great story. kept me guessing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 1/7/2014

    " What a glorious book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/5/2014

    " This was the best book I have read lately. I can't wait for the movie. I predict it will be as big as The Help "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Momo | 12/21/2013

    " What happens on a road trip with an 89 year old white woman and a young Afro-American hairdresser? An excellent story that will grab your heart, squeeze it dry via copious tears and then replace it with the memory of a beautiful story. Definitively movie material! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine Armstrong | 12/14/2013

    " A wonderful book...such a lovely story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Long | 12/8/2013

    " Amazing. I am moved beyond words. My body doesn't know whether to cry or rejoice. I believe I'll do both. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 10/22/2013

    " What an amazing book to show us far we have and have not come since the 1940's when it comes to race relationships! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 6/9/2013

    " Loved this book! I want to read it all over again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ursula Kibido | 4/13/2013

    " The book was ok. I would hardly compare it to the Help, as it is done on the cover.Its a beautiful love story, a bit boring and predictable at the beginning,it has a surprising ending, but its not the greatest book I've read in recent times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Brittan | 2/8/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book about a young biracial couple falling in love during a time and geography where that love could not and would not be accepted. "

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