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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne D. LeClaire Narrator: Pamela Steele Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538466841
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When Glamour Day comes to the Klip-N-Kurl beauty parlor in tiny Lovettsville, Virginia, Tallie Brock sees her ticket to Hollywood and stardom. By turns funny and tender, joyous and poignant, bestselling author Anne LeClaire has written a winning, stylish novel of small-town Southern life—and what it means to be a mother, daughter, best friend, wife, and lover. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tallie is a likable, energetic character, a smart girl with dreams...Leaving Eden is a light, breezy novel about serious subjects. It’s eventful, with a lingering death, a murder, a secret revealed, to say nothing of a makeover.”

    The Boston Globe

  • Tallie is an endearing character, and the Southern banter of the ladies at the beauty parlor where she works is pitch-perfect…LeClaire’s homey storytelling goes down easy. 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Steele hits the mark, bringing such life and believability to her portrayals of characters and their emotions that each soon becomes someone we all know. Steele mirrors LeClaire's writing by rendering even dramatic and poignant situations in the low-key mode of real people dealing with life's traumas. This combination of compelling story and skilled reader is a laudable addition.”

    AudioFile

  • “Saturated with death and loss yet bursting with life, a beautiful, reflective meditation on friendship in its many guises.”

    Booklist

  • “A well-told coming-of-ager”

    Kirkus

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Junna Carla | 4/4/2011

    " _ i first read the c0ndensed versi0n 0f reader's digest, and i loved it ..
    after quite a while, i saw this b0ok at the b0okst0re and i b0ught it and read it again ..
    i super love this b0ok <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 9/16/2010

    " I enjoyed this story of a young woman's life at age 16. It is not a life of wealth, but she comes to terms with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hazel | 7/12/2010

    " Surprisingly good in parts but a little tedious at times. Liked the character Tallie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruchi | 5/6/2010

    " I read the short version edited by Readers Digest. Interesting book captures the emotions of a growing up girl well! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peggy | 1/6/2010

    " This book was very predictable and characters weren't well developed...wouldn't recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 8/31/2009

    " Adorable story. It's the type that hits you hard with it's twists and turns but ends perfectly, with everything tied up with a cute little bow and things exactly the way they should be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/2/2009

    " Has all the great ingredients of a good coming of age novel. Growing up, boys noticing you, summer romance, happy ending. All that stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 3/26/2009

    " This book was complelling and had some interesting dynamics but the bad language and graphic sexual material was a barrier "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 11/5/2008

    " Rather plodding and predictable. One that I won't even remember reading in a few weeks, except that I, like the character's mother, was a fan of Natalie Wood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 9/2/2008

    " She idolized her mom so much and I thought it was such a beautiful dynamic between a tom boy and her Hollywod fairytale mom. It is incredibly sad and some parts are just very coming-of-age true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/3/2008

    " I had read this book a long time ago, but couldn't remember the storyline. I absolutely loved Tallie and her mama. I read this book in one day; couldn't put it down. A very tender and poignant coming of age story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koe | 2/25/2008

    " I actually really enjoyed this book. I bought it for next to nothing while on vacation in Seattle. I could really relate to Virginia and her struggle to fit in while growing up in a small town. The characters seem so real I couldn't help but like them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 10/8/2007

    " Cute book about growing up. Takes place in a small town in Southern Virginia. I was sad to see it end, but it wraps up nicely...I just wanted more!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonagainwho | 8/15/2007

    " "I learned there is a cure for everything, what ails us and what fails us. I learned the cure for life is to live it, to take it in." "

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About the Author
Author Anne D. LeClaire

Anne D. LeClaire is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Entering Normal, among others. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Redbook, and Yankee. She is the mother of two adult children and lives on Cape Cod.

About the Narrator

Pamela Steele received an early international perspective on media and culture as the daughter of a career US military father and Portuguese mother. Today her voice can be heard on a daily basis throughout the United States, South America, and Europe.