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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (327 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Melissa Manchester Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Three troubled women meet in the shadowy streets below Chicago's Loop... They come from different worlds and meet at a time of crisis for each of them.

Luisa, a drunken diva fallen on hard times, discovers Chicago's streets a drama greater than any she has experienced onstage. Madeleine, a homeless woman, sees the Virgin Mary's blood seeping through a crack in a concrete wall beneath a luxury hotel. Mara, a rebellious adolescent cast out by her wealthy grandfather, becomes the catalyst for a war between the haves and have-nots as she searches among society's castoffs for the mother she never knew.

As the three women fight for their right to survive on the streets, they find an ally on Hector Tammuz, an idealistic young psychiatrist risking his career to treat the homeless despite the cost. Then a mysterious woman appears on their turf. Erotic to some, repellent to others, she never speaks; the street people call her Starr. As she transforms their lives, miracles begin to happen in a city completely unprepared for the spiritual outcome. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " Awful.Wooden characters. I abandoned after a few chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ConnieK | 1/5/2014

    " Terrific Chicago settings "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish Crossett | 1/4/2014

    " Though a very different novel then her V.I. books which I like, this is one of my favorites by Paretsky. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke | 12/8/2013

    " I gave up after 100 pages when there was still no plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 10/10/2013

    " Weird in some places, but I still thought it was really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Ruth | 9/4/2013

    " New all-time favorite, right up there with Janet Fitch and Dorothy Allison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Wasielewski | 8/29/2013

    " Her first effort to not write mysteries and I loved it. Can't figure out why others didn't "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeva | 7/3/2013

    " This was one of the most enthralling books I've ever read. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Horkey | 3/7/2013

    " A little too unbelievable. I like Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski novels better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 9/6/2012

    " Didn't care for the writing style- found the characters stereotypical... whizzed thru it to see how it ended. Vanishing Madonna?? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn Knox | 4/30/2012

    " I like Sara Paretsky. This is the tenth book I have read tht she has written. This book is not to my liking. I found the plot to be convoluted and mixed up. The characters were not true to life. Save your time and re-read a good V.I. Warshawski. They sparkle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 4/24/2012

    " as a big fan of Paretsky's VI Warshawski series, i this was a very different read..! I found it a little slow to get into but once i did it was a very emotional read with wonderfully written characters :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Olson | 3/15/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. A wild, fantastical descent into madness(or is it?) and a painful look at human nature. Once I started this book, there was no putting it down and I stayed up late to finish it. The vivid characters paid me back by chasing me through my dreams. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob | 7/1/2011

    " NOT a V.I. Warshawski mystery! Readers beware! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/23/2011

    " A different sort of book about 2 sisters, one ultra conformist, and the other ultra rebellious. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/13/2011

    " I never even made it through half this book. The writing style just wasn't to my liking and I couldn't follow the story. Maybe I'll try again eventually, but after sitting on my bedside table for three months I decided it was time to move onto something more interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeva | 7/3/2010

    " This was one of the most enthralling books I've ever read. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/18/2010

    " Sara Paretsky writes a series of detective mysteries set in Chicago. This is NOT part of that series, it's not even a mystery. It's a mainstream novel. Very good, interesting characters and a good story. Set in Chicago and feels very authentig. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 8/29/2009

    " Didn't care for the writing style- found the characters stereotypical... whizzed thru it to see how it ended. Vanishing Madonna?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/15/2009

    " Weird in some places, but I still thought it was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/15/2009

    " I enjoyed this book. A wild, fantastical descent into madness(or is it?) and a painful look at human nature. Once I started this book, there was no putting it down and I stayed up late to finish it. The vivid characters paid me back by chasing me through my dreams.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke | 10/24/2008

    " I gave up after 100 pages when there was still no plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 8/2/2008

    " Her first effort to not write mysteries and I loved it. Can't figure out why others didn't "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/25/2008

    " A different sort of book about 2 sisters, one ultra conformist, and the other ultra rebellious. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/18/2007

    " I never even made it through half this book. The writing style just wasn't to my liking and I couldn't follow the story. Maybe I'll try again eventually, but after sitting on my bedside table for three months I decided it was time to move onto something more interesting. "

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Author Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. She is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.