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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (392 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Bloodworth Thomason Narrator: Cynthia Darlow Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this humorous and heartfelt novel, award-winning author and multiple Emmy nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason captures the spirit of the South with an earnest tale of facing a love that will not subside. Dr. Wood McIlmore is the leading citizen of Paris, Arkansas. Married to his high school sweetheart Milan, Wood has it all. But everything changes when his daughter Elizabeth announces plans to marry Luke, her college classmate. Luke happens to be the son of Duff, Wood’s other high school girlfriend and Milan’s bitter rival. Forced back together by their children, Duff and Wood rekindle their passion while Milan, her world crumbling around her, tries to plan her daughter’s wedding. Thomason has created, written, and produced some of the most acclaimed television comedies of all time, including Designing Women and Evening Shade, and Liberating Paris is further testament to her wonderful gifts. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “If you believe that all the sexy, interesting, and hip people live only in New York or LA, then you need to read this book. In Liberating Paris, Linda Bloodworth Thomason hilariously succeeds in debunking that misguided notion once and for all, while introducing us to a cast of characters you will not soon forget. Her writing is passionate, intelligent, and witty, a winning combination that not only touches your heart, but just might change your mind.”

    Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café

  • Liberating Paris is a seamless work of fiction about the contemporary South deconstructing itself. It can stand with the very best of novels out of this strange country. Thomason’s people are, like this hybrid South itself, cantankerous, vulnerable, deeply affecting, wonderfully funny, and totally unforgettable. And her prose is so springwater clear and fine that it made me stop and take a deep breath many times over. Hurrah for Linda Bloodworth Thomason. Writing well is the best revenge.”

    Anne Rivers Siddons, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Thomason’s novel is engaging and heartwarming, with down-to-earth humor and emotionally charged drama…[A] first-rate debut.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Splendid, often hilarious…A thicket of sideplots—including the unwelcome arrival of a chain discount megastore, Mavis’ quest to find a sperm donor, and Brundidge’s long-distance romance with a New Yorker—give the novel a rich, layered feel. Poignant, welcoming, and warmly funny, this is an irresistible page-turner.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “[Thomason] brings her trademark talent for combining humor with humility, intelligence with insouciance, to a sparkling debut novel that chronicles one exceptional year for a circle of longtime friends…Thomason excels at creating larger-than-life yet down-to-earth characters, endowing them with endearing flaws, enriching wisdom, and ennobling courage.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/16/2014

    " I loved this book! Sure it's not incredibly deep, but it's both funny and heart warming. A really quick read that's difficult to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nan | 2/13/2014

    " a good read with several good chuckles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annette | 1/28/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book - it was a little different than what I normally read... it was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lora | 1/19/2014

    " Good book, but the ending is a bit strange/disappointing. "

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