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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,439 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rivers Siddons Narrator: Debra Monk Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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At 12, Peyton McKenzie isn't ready to share her widowed father with anyone, let alone Nora, her redheaded, cigarette-smoking cousin who just rolled into town behind the wheel of a pink Thunderbird. But her father seems to like Nora, and she does make for good conversation with her friends at the Losers Club, and prim Aunt Augusta hates her, which means she can't be all bad. In fact, maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia, needs this summer.

And when Nora takes a job teaching the first integrated honors class at the local high school, it looks like she might stay forever. But it becomes clear that something is troubling her. Peyton knows it's more than the local gossips who don't like Nora's unsouthern ways. When the shocking truth comes to light, it will stun this small segregated town and, more importantly, teach Peyton a lesson she will never forget about love and its enormous cost.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kasha | 2/18/2014

    " I didn't actually read this. After 3 semi interesting pages all the sudden there were 10+ F words on one page.... It just made me so angry. Does anyone want to read that? Really? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/12/2014

    " I believe I may have found another author I enjoy, especially for light summer reading. Anne Rivers Siddons took me on a trip down memory lane to 1961 southern living on the cusp of the civil rights movement. Her imagery was often very real as I chuckled to myself when she described childhood memories I had long forgotten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raquel Martin | 2/12/2014

    " Good female coming of age story. Anne Rivers Siddons writes beautifully and really understands the South, both the tragic and the beauty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 2/7/2014

    " This is a gentle story about growing up. Possible a good story for teens to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sdhall0824 | 2/7/2014

    " I love all her books and this one is no exception. I love the way she develops her characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/7/2014

    " Meh. It was a quick read on the nook and I needed something with no thought involved after some of the heavy books I had been reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/29/2014

    " When twelve-year-old Peyton's mother and older brother die, she and her father are trapped in their grief. Then along comes Peyton's mother's cousin, Nora for a visit that changes Peyton's life forever. I liked this story and give it an A+! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Knight | 1/15/2014

    " I love all of Anne Rivers Siddons books. This one dealt with a young girl whose Mother had died. Her adult cousin, Nora comes back into her life and has a profound influence on her and how it changes her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marleen | 1/6/2014

    " Amazing book. One of Anne Rivers Siddons best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/13/2013

    " Almost Sweetwater creek but a much better surprise ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Stenger | 11/9/2013

    " A good story if you can get past some bad language at the start of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 8/10/2013

    " Don't remember specifics of this book because I read it quite some years ago. I did mark it down as an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 8/2/2013

    " When cousin Nora passes through town, she creates a stir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathee | 7/28/2013

    " Such a fun book about one of my most favorite topics - The South. This is a happy book about reconciliation within a family. Nara is perfectly enchanting - on the order of Divine Secrets of YaYa Sisters. I probably love everything Anne Rivers Siddons writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerrie Cooper | 7/21/2013

    " I always enjoy Anne River Siddons work because she uses the south east as settings. She will often write about the Carolina's and it seems so familiar to me. It was a small novel but the main character was easy to identify with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jo | 6/30/2013

    " For some reason this book didn't quite cut it for me like most of Siddons' books do. Maybe I was on overkill at the time? I think I need to intersperse my authors now and then instead of reading everything they've written all at once! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Walker | 12/12/2012

    " I liked Nora, Nora a lot. The story is sad but hopeful, the characters are complex, and the setting is so nostalgic for children of the Sixties (especially if you grew up in a small, Southern town). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/4/2012

    " I enjoyed this book so I'm not sure why I've never picked up another one of Ms. Siddons offerings. Someday............... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 9/13/2012

    " I always enjoy her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 6/11/2012

    " Sweet story- great references to the racially segregated South of the past and the intolerance of things we now take for granted. Story told in 3rd person but definitely shown through the eyes of a twelve year old girl who struggles to find her way in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rainbow | 3/31/2012

    " Enjoyable escapism fiction. Well done, except ending was trite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/14/2012

    " Coming of age -- 1961 -- small town outside of Atlanta. Peyton, brought up by father, mother died when she was born, she's rather an outsider/loner. Nora, a distant cousin, comes to stay & stir it up. OK "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/2/2012

    " A story about growing up that remembers it isn't just kids who have growing to do. Also about what can go wrong when the truth is kept hidden. With lots of other stuff mixed in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi Krokowski | 11/16/2011

    " Surprisingly affecting and more challenging vocabulary than I was expecting. Enjoyed the young protagonist, 12-year-old Peyton, as well as the 1961 Southern setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 8/20/2011

    " The start of this book was a little slow, but as it went on it got more interesting. It was a different sort of Southern Literature. I ended up enjoying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 8/17/2011

    " Listened to this book on tape. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 6/14/2011

    " This book was ok - it reminded me of another one of hers; a more recent one. The characters were pretty good although the story was predictable. I knew that she would leave at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sdhall0824 | 6/5/2011

    " I love all her books and this one is no exception. I love the way she develops her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/6/2011

    " Don't remember specifics of this book because I read it quite some years ago. I did mark it down as an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rainbow | 5/6/2011

    " Enjoyable escapism fiction. Well done, except ending was trite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Letty | 4/29/2011

    " I like this book. It started out it little slow but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. I wasn't crazy about the ending just because I don't like loose ends. I would have liked a happier ending but overall it was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/21/2011

    " It took me about 50 pages to get into this, but it ended up being a very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola | 2/11/2011

    " Very good story; large print even! Young Peyton lives with her father; her mother died when Peyton was an infant. Mom's cousin, Nora, comes to stay with them & changes Peyton, her father, & the town of Lytton,GA. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kasha | 2/4/2011

    " I didn't actually read this. After 3 semi interesting pages all the sudden there were 10+ F words on one page.... It just made me so angry. Does anyone want to read that? Really? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/25/2010

    " Meh. It was a quick read on the nook and I needed something with no thought involved after some of the heavy books I had been reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/10/2010

    " I just finished Nora Nora, by Anne Rivers Siddon, and absolutely loved
    it! Excellent, poignant book, deal with relationships, love, betrayal,
    education, poverty, racial issues, through the eyes of a
    twelve-year-old girl. (Not a kids book!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/3/2010

    " Good book - always enjoy reading Anne's books. This one was a book club favorite a few years ago (before I joined) and I'm trying to read the group's favorites in between our current books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/6/2010

    " I love all of Anne Rivers Siddons books. This one dealt with a young girl whose Mother had died. Her adult cousin, Nora comes back into her life and has a profound influence on her and how it changes her life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ramona | 1/20/2010

    " Disappointing - not my favorite - but just ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancyhoward | 9/12/2009

    " I read this book once a year. I enjoy the story that much.
    It's the only book I've read and re-read, over and over. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons is a New York Times bestselling author who she has written works such as Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Nora Nora, Low Country, Up Island, Fault Lines, Downtown, Hill Towns, Colony, Outer Banks, King’s Oak, Peachtree Road, Homeplace, Fox’s Earth, and Heartbreak Hotel. Her novel The House Next Door was made into a made-for-television movie starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Colin Ferguson, and Lara Flynn Boyle. She and her husband, Heyward, split their time between their homes in South Carolina and Maine.