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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gregory Maguire Narrator: Angela Goethals Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780061761058
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Alice's life is about to change.

She's a skinny orphan. She's never been able to hear too well. And she can't speak too well, either. The only person who seems to care for her—one of the nuns at the orphanage—gets taken away from Alice in a freak accident.

And then one day somebody calls Alice by the wrong name.

Miami, she says.

Miami Shaw.

Miami Shaw, who may be Alice's twin sister.

Who lives only a few miles away.

Who has what Alice has always dreamed of—a whole wonderful family. But is there a place in that family for Alice?

From bestselling author Gregory Maguire comes a funny, heartrending story of the strength of sisterhood and the struggle to find a family of one's own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Affectionate humor and a particularly well-defined setting lend distinction to this touching novel set in 1968…Characterizations of the Catholic environment are sharp and funny. Some poignant, genuinely suspenseful moments express, among other truths, the value of individuality.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Feisty and authentic.” 

    Booklist

  • “Poignant yet bracingly unsentimental, a novel with the clear ring of authenticity.”   

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eriko | 2/18/2014

    " Lots of local Albany references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin O. | 2/6/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book when I read it in middle school. Anything with nuns you can pretty much expect to be solid. Interesting that the same author wrote "Wicked"-- two totally opposite ends of the spectrum. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meenakshi | 2/5/2014

    " Being one of the seemingly few people who didn't like the Wicked series, I was wary of picking this book. But it was so sweet - but complex from a child perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 1/22/2014

    " I chose this book because I really like Gregory Maguire as an author, but after reading about 1/3 of it I put it down, very dissappointed. I couldn't see where the story was going and just couldn't "get into it" which is very rare for me. THEN, I found out that's it's a Young Adult novel (missed that somehow) and decided to start it again with that in mind. And, when I got about halfway through I enjoyed the rest of the book. Definitely a great read for young people, and not a complete waste of time for adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/20/2014

    " Cute little story... Great for pre-teen readers... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arachne8x | 1/7/2014

    " This is a cute, sweet book about orphans written by someone who grew up in an orphanage himself. It was fun, but there isn't a lot there to enjoy it's so light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/26/2013

    " Multicultural Book: Great story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 12/23/2013

    " Not nearly as insufferable as Wicked, but...even more pointless. 98 pages total: 80 pages of slow and mundane and 18 pages of rushed not-so-climactic. Meh. Not giving this author any more chances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 12/13/2013

    " Kind of confusing and strange in the beginning but a cute story once I understood! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiana | 12/6/2013

    " There's this girl named Alice and Miami they didn't that they have twins until one day in summer camp they met....I like this book =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonelle | 11/16/2013

    " Not sure where I got this one from. It was not a bad book, but I wonder if it isn't more a juvenile book. In which case I would give it 4 stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Huong | 11/12/2013

    " A did-not-finish. The premise sounded interesting and I have enjoyed other Gregory Maguire books. Unfortunately, this short 'YA' book was difficult to read and seemed to go nowhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/7/2013

    " It was a really sweet book. Well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carry | 7/13/2013

    " I was expecting so much more from Gregory Maguire. It was an okay little story, but not terribly gripping. I hadn't realized it was a YA (my fault for not checking) so that's part of my reasoning for not enjoying it more I think. I might recommend it to elementary school age readers though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yesol | 6/24/2013

    " I thought this book would be a good book for me because of the title and the paragraph at the back, but the book was kind of hard to understand so I had to read it over and over again until I understand what the author meant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 6/23/2013

    " Pretty good, not too exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 5/13/2013

    " Loved this book! Gregory Maguire is a wonderful story teller and this is a departure from his re-imagining of fairy tales. Shows he can do it all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 4/11/2013

    " A fun, short read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 1/30/2013

    " Not the best book. I kept reading because I thought it had a lot of potential, but it just never gave me what I was looking for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/3/2012

    " Not my favorite of his work, but I liked the story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lillian | 6/28/2012

    " not my typical read. It was a gift, and had been lounging around my room for about 5 months, so I just picked it up. not quite what I expected. Definintley meant for the younger reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anita | 6/5/2012

    " This was a short read. The story was okay, but nothing 'stands out' for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 10/17/2011

    " Not "Parent Trap" but close. Two sisters, one with disabilities left with the nuns, the other without, adopted. Summer camp makes them aware of each other. Some really deep issues just introduced. Over all it left me disatisfied. Not the usual Gregory Maguire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/14/2011

    " Great little read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/30/2011

    " Not my favorite of his work, but I liked the story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carry | 3/29/2011

    " I was expecting so much more from Gregory Maguire. It was an okay little story, but not terribly gripping. I hadn't realized it was a YA (my fault for not checking) so that's part of my reasoning for not enjoying it more I think. I might recommend it to elementary school age readers though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/3/2011

    " Not the best book. I kept reading because I thought it had a lot of potential, but it just never gave me what I was looking for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/1/2010

    " Pretty good, not too exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eriko | 8/16/2010

    " Lots of local Albany references. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xandra | 3/20/2010

    " This is a cute, sweet book about orphans written by someone who grew up in an orphanage himself. It was fun, but there isn't a lot there to enjoy it's so light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 11/9/2009

    " A fun, short read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 8/22/2009

    " Not "Parent Trap" but close. Two sisters, one with disabilities left with the nuns, the other without, adopted. Summer camp makes them aware of each other. Some really deep issues just introduced. Over all it left me disatisfied. Not the usual Gregory Maguire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 4/24/2009

    " Multicultural Book: Great story "

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About the Author
Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Years series—Wicked, the basis for the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical, Son of a WitchA Lion among Men, and Out of Oz—among several other novels. He has also written more than a dozen novels for children. His work for both adults and children has been published abroad in England, Ireland, and Australia, and various works have been purchased for translation into French, German, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. The recipient of several awards and fellowships, he makes his home in Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Angela Goethals is a native New Yorker who has appeared on and off Broadway in Picnic, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Good Times Are Killing Me, for which she won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination. Since moving to Los Angeles with her husband, she has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Without a Trace, and Boston Public, with a recurring role on 24.