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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (782 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Gaffney Narrator: Laural Merlingto Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Can grief last for a person’s whole life? That is the question that haunts Carrie as she mourns the sudden death of her husband, and the much earlier death of their love. Carrie’s overbearing mother, Dana, also silently mourns a painful loss: the disintegration of her relationship with her daughter. At the end point of their two generations, Ruth — Carrie’s precocious child on the brink of womanhood — struggles with the loss of her father and the emotional abandonment of her mother. Still, she is eager to discover who she is and what life holds, even if that knowledge draws her away from the people she loves. Through the stories of three unforgettable women, New York Times bestseller Patricia Gaffney explores the despair and hope, misunderstanding and compassion, anger and love that can divide a family . . . yet ultimately bind it together. “Gaffney’s characters are appealing and realistic. . . . Readers will race through this book. . . . And Gaffney’s depictions of female friendships, with unconditional love tempered at times by brutal truth-telling, are right on the mark.” — Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sheila Guevin | 2/16/2014

    " Like many female writers, it is a romance novel but with more depth of character. There is a dead husband, a teenage daughter, an emotionally absent older father, and a dominating mother. Middle age woman comes of age and gets a second chance with the boy she loved in high school. Despite its predictable plot lines, the characters are colorful and the story a pleasant read. The concept of the "Arkists" a church group built on the principles of Noah and his Ark is the one truly original plot line! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/12/2014

    " I quite liked this one. Interesting and poignant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue Kundrath | 2/9/2014

    " Very good book. My mom recommended that I read this, and reluctantly, I agreed. Coming up on the 1-year anniversary of my father's passing, I felt a lot of the emotions that the characters in the book felt. The book was written in such a fashion that each chapter was narrated by either the mother, the daughter, or the granddaughter. I saw a lot of myself in the granddaughter and in the daughter(at times). I definitely saw a lot of my mom in the mother and the daughter. All in all, I enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ida | 2/2/2014

    " Basically, a story about 3 generations of mothers and daughters dealing with the loss of a husband, father, and son-in-law, their struggles with the pain of that loss and the complexities of relationships. Funnily enough it made me question some of my parenting, wishing I had handled a few things differently; wishing I could have some do-overs. Patricia Gaffney writes, "And mothering never got less complicated. All you could do was hope...to do no harm." "

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