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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Gilchrist Narrator: Amanda Meadows Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A new Ellen Gilchrist collection is always an event for the legions of her loyal readers. In I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy, Gilchrist writes again of one of her most beloved characters, with the hilarity, wisdom, and poignancy that marks all of her fiction. A clutch of stories are told in the voice of Rhoda—as a child, as a divorced mother of three sons, and as an old woman, recalling the curse and blessing of being the only daughter of Big Dudley.

In “The Abortion,” a young girl whose father is dying and the boy who loves her struggle with clashing notions of what makes life meaningful.

In “Remorse,” a small town hairdresser revisits the last days of his best friend’s life and what he might have done to save her.

There is a rich vein of sorrow here, but Gilchrist lightens the burden with a grasp of how both folly and grace are born of love. As her characters, both new and familiar, spin out their unlikely fates, Gilchrist proves once again that there is no other southern writer quite like her.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marsha | 4/25/2013

    " A collection of short stories, the first several are about the same characters, making it a bit confusing when the rest are not! But all feature well-drawn, believable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole | 3/23/2013

    " loving it so far. it's different, i like that! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mckinley | 10/30/2012

    " Really liked _Rhoda: A Life in Stories_ so was even more disappointed with this than I might normally be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 11/24/2011

    " I have never been disappointed by Ellen Gilchrist. I think this collection of short stories has to be one of the best books by her -- but I think that every time I read something she's written. The reader was well-chosen -- a great voice for these stories. "

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