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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (805 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Smith Narrator: Linda Stephen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lee Smith is one of today's most critically acclaimed authors writing about contemporary life in the South. In Family Linen, with a remarkable economy of description and dialogue, Smith sketches eccentric, yet familiar characters moving through a family drama that resonates with both tension and humor. Sybil Hess, a polished, Southern apartment manager has visited a hypnotist in a desperate attempt to discover the source of her blinding headaches. But in one session, a mysterious, Gothic childhood memory plays before her eyes. Now Sybil is racing against time to find an answer to one urgent question. Is her quiet, genteel mother a murderer? Stretching between Sybil and the truth is a loony tangle of sibling rivalry, family lore, and jealousy. Lee Smith's darkly comic, richly textured novel will enchant you. It is a tale told by many voices: Southern dowagers and whiskey-tippling uncles, polyester-clad housewives, and MTV-eyed teenagers. Narrator Linda Stephens' performance draws you into the company of this truly unforgettable family. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/13/2014

    " A cast of quirky family members get together for their mother's funeral. The oldest sibling has been hypnotized and thinks the father was murdered and buried in the backyard. Each tells their own history, reveals their own skeletons and the story unfolds. I would recommend this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rainbowgardener | 2/9/2014

    " I want to like it more than I did, though I'm wavering between one and two stars. Tries to be all psychological/ Freudian and comes across crude and clunky. The "mystery" is all on the surface and obvious, the characters are stereotypes or parodies, none of them are likeable. Nothing much to say. Don't waste your time. "

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

    " This was such an easy story simply written , yet interesting and entertaining . Thanks Diane ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aly | 2/1/2014

    " The plot was interesting enough, but I needed a character to like. There were too many family members at the center of the story, so none of them were sufficiently developed. "

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