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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,951 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard B. Wright Narrator: Anne Twomey and Joanna P. Adler Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two sisters, small-town Ontario, 1934. Canadian author Richard Wright tells their story, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, with an eye for the commonplace and poignant sense of the larger undercurrents that change people's lives.

Letters and journal entries form a portal into the desires and passions of two very different women, underscoring the larger tableau of an era stirring with great events (the Depression, rumblings of another world war, and the infancy of radio and show business entertainment). Love and betrayal, friendship and family, hope and deception are the forces that temper the lives of Clara, the spinster schoolteacher, and her sister Nora, whose entire life is a performance.

Wright, a master of revealing the drama of seemingly unremarkable lives, constructs a powerful, mesmerizing narrative. Clara Callan is a deeply moving portrait of two women and of an age heralding seismic changes that will alter the fabric of their inner lives and the world as they once knew it.

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

    " Interesting story carved together of letters and journals. Feb 08 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz | 1/17/2014

    " Sad, beautiful, moving story. This is one of those books that you'd like to find out what happened to the characters after the book ended. Told in diary and letters, I found it especially interesting when two viewpoints from the same character were represented (first you'd read Clara's diary, then her letter to sister Nora,) especially how we change our stories when telling them to others. Wondering how I lived so many years without stumbling upon this author before (but then again, I think that quite often.) I think we modern gals sometimes forget the struggles of those who came before us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Donna | 1/4/2014

    " Utterly fascinating, compelling page turner. Richard B Wright owns the voices of those women in the 1930s, so much that it's hard to believe that it was written by a man. Incredible, amazing and very real. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 12/17/2013

    " Some good moments but not great. Nice atmosphere but I couldn't identify with Clara so that puts a damper on it for me. "

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