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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Rawles Narrator: Lizan Mitchell Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781436172448
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Camille Brousarde is tired and discouraged. She lives in the Watts area of Los Angeles, which has never recovered from the race riots. Her seven grown children seem directionless and adrift. When she decides to open a local restaurant, Camille's Gumbo Kitchen, she hopes that its tasty offerings will pull together not just her family, but her neighborhood, too. Crawfish Dreams is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A warm and funny tale of motherhood.”

    Connie Briscoe, New York Times bestselling author

  • A tasty tale of a proud Creole family in Los Angeles.”

    Seattle Times

  • Crawfish Dreams is a good choice for recording, especially when presented by a gifted narrator like Lizan Mitchell...Mitchell is especially believable in her portrayal of Camille, who remains committed to the community she has lived in all her life...This heartwarming story provides insight into life in Watts.”


  • “[A] thoughtful, lovingly written tale of one woman’s quiet determination to survive.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 7/12/2012

    " I liked the idea of the story, but it seemed to drag out near the end. "

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About the Author

Nancy Rawles is a novelist and playwright who grew up in Los Angeles and began her career as a professional writer in Chicago. Her first novel, Love Like Gumbo, was awarded the 1998 American Book Award and Washington State’s Governor’s Writers Award. Her plays have been produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Seattle, where lives and teaches creative writing.

About the Narrator

Lizan Mitchell has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration as well as nine Earphones Awards. She appears frequently on episodic television and more recently in the feature film The Human Stain.