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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Beard Narrator: Cassandra Morris Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On September 11, 2001, far from either New York or Washington, Tess DeNunzio loses her three year-old sister to a hit-and-run driver. With the eyes of the world elsewhere, Tess's small tragedy is lost in the context of a national one, trapped in what she comes to perceive as an impenetrable silence. Dear Zoe is her attempt to break that silence. Part love letter, part coming of age story, part confession, Tess's story lets us eavesdrop on the intimate conversations that force her to articulate her loss, confront her guilt and, ultimately, confirm the healing power of love. In the most authentic female voice created by any male author since Wally Lamb, Tess DeNunzio will break your heart, then put it back together again.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/19/2014

    " The storyline in itself is quite interesting. A girl is trying to grieve and come to terms with the death of her sister. Along the way, she makes some mistakes, gets a boyfriend, and seems to try to figure life out. This is a good first novel, but I felt like something was missing. There wasn't really any climax, but at the same time, I think that would have been awkward. The story is basically a letter that Tess is writing to her sister Zoe, who died, almost as if it will help her grieve. Details were often vague, so you couldn't quite figure out what was really happening. It is a good first novel, and I am sure others by him will just get better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Monica Miller | 2/9/2014

    " I listened to this book on cd which always colors the tone and style a little bit. I really enjoyed the story. The main character was believable. The arrogance of adolescence that is so easily forgotten when she changes her mind. I remember thinking the book was a tad predictable but it was a fun device in which the reader was always one step ahead of the narrator except for her own inner thoughts. I loved loved loved the portrayal of grief and depression for a therapeutic standpoint. It felt real and honest to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily Wood | 2/6/2014

    " Beard did an amazing job in this book of transforming into his characters, especially the character of his narator. The book deals with death in the family and each chapter is a letter from the narator to her dead sister. Parts made me laugh while other parts mad me cry. It is a nostalgic book that I reccomend to anyone looking to find themselves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy Mai | 1/31/2014

    " I actually listened to this on disk. A bit predictable at the end but a rather poignant story. Might be better in book form. "

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