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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (438 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Gilchrist Narrator: Mary Peiffer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9780307877550
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Rhoda Manning is home for the summer in Dunleith, Alabama. In an age of conformity and innocence, the 19-year-old is tired of conventional virtue. Resisting her easy life, she yearns for meaning and beauty, profundity and mystery. Impulsive and adventurous, she attends a midnight meeting of the Klan, and then repelled, hurls herself into the civil rights movement.

Half-conscious of her unmet needs and desires, she vacillates between the world of her family and that of her dreams, flirting with danger, pressing against the edge -- with disturbing and tragic consequences.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erna | 1/17/2014

    " Not as good as her other books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 11/25/2013

    " Since it's a novel all about crazy demanding Rhoda, I love it...even if it's flawed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DiannaLaurent | 11/13/2013

    " Wait. This was fiction? I know all these people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaimy | 3/16/2013

    " One of my favorite E. Gilchrist books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Sandell | 3/7/2013

    " One of my all-time favorite books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 2/8/2013

    " Kept waiting for the main character to wake up....didn't feel as though this book lived up to the expectations. Great characterization of a troubled girl and family, but wallowing, wallowing, wallowing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 11/28/2012

    " I really wanted to like this book more as I read reviews. It was good, but I had to struggle through it, and I'm still not sure why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 9/21/2012

    " Another great story from Ellen Gilchrist. Perfect for summertime or on a plane trip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 8/20/2012

    " I just re-read this book by one of my favorite authors. I love the character of Rhoda. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 david Dylan bruce | 7/27/2012

    " Rhoda is and has always been one of my all time FAVORITE characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley Parker | 3/9/2012

    " Rhoda Manning is an emotionally immature, insecure and grandiose southern belle. What's not to love? Gilchrist is one of the greats for her ability to deliver whole characters - and Rhoda is a favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Farho | 1/23/2012

    " This was my first Ellen Gilchrist book. Excellent read...very dysfunctional and her books often include characters from other books. One big sloppy Southern family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/21/2011

    " This book hit me at the right time. Good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/4/2011

    " Basing my rating on my feelings and reactions when I first read the book, even though I've outgrown it so many years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/13/2011

    " I decided to read through the Arkansas section of the library and found Ellen Gilchrist. Love the chracters and images. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carmaleeta Newchurch | 3/13/2011

    " A good book which was a study on character traits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L.e. | 1/29/2011

    " The first Ellen Gilchrist book I read - i love her- i hear my mom's voice when I read her words "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 12/8/2010

    " I just re-read this book by one of my favorite authors. I love the character of Rhoda. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/21/2010

    " This book hit me at the right time. Good read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 7/29/2009

    " Kept waiting for the main character to wake up....didn't feel as though this book lived up to the expectations. Great characterization of a troubled girl and family, but wallowing, wallowing, wallowing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 7/12/2009

    " One of my all-time favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/21/2009

    " I decided to read through the Arkansas section of the library and found Ellen Gilchrist. Love the chracters and images. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaimy | 9/30/2008

    " One of my favorite E. Gilchrist books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 6/24/2008

    " This was my first Ellen Gilchrist book. Excellent read...very dysfunctional and her books often include characters from other books. One big sloppy Southern family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 5/12/2008

    " Another great story from Ellen Gilchrist. Perfect for summertime or on a plane trip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L.e. | 3/4/2008

    " The first Ellen Gilchrist book I read - i love her- i hear my mom's voice when I read her words "

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About the Author
Author Ellen GilchristEllen Gilchrist was born February 20, 1935, in Vicksburg, Mississippi and has had a successful career that includes stints as an editor and commentator. Other works of Gilchrist include Sarah Conley and The Anna Papers.
About the Narrator

Mary Peiffer is an audiobook narrator, most known for her narration of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries.