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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martha Brooks Narrator: Katie MacNichol Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Seventeen-year-old Odella is haunted by family secrets. Why doesn't her great-aunt Gloria come to visit anymore? Why does her mother, Sally, drink so much? Sally's tragic car accident on a frozen lake in the winter of her own sixteenth year seems to have cast a spell over her life that no one can break.

Odella tries to hold her family together, but when her mother runs off, she's overwhelmed and confused. How can you claim to love your family, only to walk out the door and never come back?

Then Odella meets Jimmy Tomasson, whose dreams of prophetic flying fish seem to have led him to her. In the heat and tenderness of their deepening feelings, and in his belief in her, Odella begins to find the courage to love...and the strength to unravel the web of secrets that has ensnared them all.

This spare, lyrical novel, brilliantly narrated from multiple points of view, explores the lives of three generations of women within a family--revealing what happens when you don't have the courage to follow your own heart, and what can happen when you do.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Faith | 2/1/2014

    " Small town life will never be the same for Odella and her family. While not exceptionally literary, Brooks offers a stark portrayal of one small town and how the residents affect each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Evelyn | 1/25/2014

    " A stunning novel about trusting your heart, and about the lies, bad choices and secret suffering that haunts those who don't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marilyn | 1/23/2014

    " Brooks' writing style is reminiscent of another Canadian writer, Alice Munro. Quiet, sad, dark at times, very atmospheric and a strong sense of place. I don't know how I'll get teens to read this beautifully written book; the cover is off-putting and the inside cover description isn't catchy. It's very good, though, so if you know any serious, mature teens, particularly girls, I'd recommend it to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kari | 1/20/2014

    " Alternating POV from different characters. The writing had forward momentum, especially at the beginning. Teen coming-of-age novel, with lots of complicated family and small town secrets. "

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