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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,969 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kaye Gibbons Narrator: Anna Fields, Kate Fleming Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A family without men, the Birches live gloriously offbeat lives in the lush, green backwoods of North Carolina. In a sad and singular era, they are unique among women of their time. For radiant, headstrong Sophia and her shy and brilliant daughter Margaret possess powerful charms to ward off loneliness, despair, and the human misery that all too often beats a path to their door. And they are protected through the years by the eccentric wisdom and muscular love of the most stalwart Birch of all—a solid, unbending, and uncompromising self-taught healer who can cure everything from boils to broken hones to broken hearts…a remarkable matriarch who calls herself Charlie Kate.

     Charms for the Easy Life is the passionate, luminous, and exhilarating New York Times bestseller by Kaye Gibbons, the acclaimed author of Ellen Foster and Sights Unseen. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Hauntingly beautiful.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Intelligent and extraordinary.” 

    Dallas Morning News 

  • “[Gibbons] creates a touching picture of female bonding and solidarity.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A masterful job…Marvelous…Colorful…Engaging…Unforgettable.” 

    Southern Living 

  • “[Gibbons’] characters remain quirky without being quaint.” 

    Library Journal

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/14/2014

    " It wasn't a traditional novel with rising action and climax it was just a series of events. I thought a lot of it was okay but overall it was told in a really "ugly" way. Not enjoyable to read and a little rough to get through. I don't recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/4/2014

    " This book was sweet and satisfying. The perfect book to curl up on the couch and remember how much you love to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alison | 2/1/2014

    " A re-read--probably my favorite of all Kaye Gibbons' books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 1/31/2014

    " Well written and wonderful characters. "

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