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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Mack Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455187089
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Twelve-year-old Aurora is an artist like her father. Through a hundred drawing lessons, he has guided her hand, trained her eye, taught her how to mix colors and achieve perspective. Together they plan to paint a beautiful mural for Rory's mother, maybe a sunset because she always misses the real sunset while she's at her job, supporting the family.

Rory goes to find her father in his studio so she can show him her sketch for the mural. But when she arrives, she finds him kissing his model. Outraged, she tries to hurt him by burning up her sketchbook, and her father leaves. Rory is devastated and stops painting altogether. Finally, she realizes that she has to talk to her father.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A book of surprising beauty and depth…A ray of quiet hopefulness for readers who see themselves redrawing themselves as their families change and grow.”


  • “Mack provides excellent characterizations of both adults and adolescents, a moving and well-paced plot and exquisitely interwoven themes of aesthetics and the multifaceted need for independence that humans of all ages can experience.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Mack weaves together enough powerful symbols and striking images to make for a vibrant showing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Public Library Book for Teens

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Merritt | 3/13/2013

    " This book was fine; nothing to write a whole ton about. It just didn't please me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 2/19/2012

    " Good book for teachers to recommend to middle-school students whose parents are going through a divorce. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 7/8/2007

    " This may be the only book I own that puts a lump in my throat. It's amazingly well written; the emotion comes through. I read it mainly because it's so well written. The story is good, too, but you see what's more important to me here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 3/22/2007

    " This book was amazing! The story line is very unexpected "

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About the Author
Author Tracy Mack

Tracy Mack’s debut novel, Drawing Lessons, was named a Booklist Top Ten First Novel of 2000, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, a Bank Street College Best Book, and a Teen People NEXT Award finalist. A book editor and devoted yogini, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and the Berkshires with her husband, Michael Citrin.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”