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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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