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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harriet Scott Chessman Narrator: Norma Lana Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN: 9781482975598
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In Harriet Scott Chessman’s arresting first novel, Hallie Greaves comes home to Ohio one hot week in July. She hopes to help her mother, who confines her life wholly to her bedroom. To enter her mother’s room, however, is to face her own disappointments and yearnings. At an impasse in her painting and her marriage, Hallie confronts questions of love, memory, and sorrow. Ohio Angels is a moving portrait of the intricacies of marriage and friendship, and of the surprising possibilities for compassion and renewal. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Lyrical…Chessman is adept at setting a mood.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Norma Lang narrates in an even and introspective tone. Her quiet and steady examination of the corners of Hallie’s past and present is appropriately low-key and well tempered.”


  • “Chessman captures the inner workings of the mind and the processes by which decisions are made. Her prose, well read by Norma Lana, is thoughtful, and her characters are beautifully constructed.”

    Library Journal

  • “A poetic and moving first novel.”


  • “A quietly lyrical debut about a young woman coming to terms with family and mortality…A compelling and sensitive portrayal…Chessman’s style is fluid and unobtrusive, and manages to be meditative without being abstract.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/24/2011

    " Somewhat poetic little novel about a woman who suffered 5 miscarrages and who comes home to visit her mother who has attempted suicide. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonja | 12/14/2009

    " I know her style is maybe too associative/elliptical for some, but I cannot get enough of this writer. She tells her stories her way, linking together language and thoughts like a poet, and I for one am hooked. More please. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 11/27/2007

    " A tiresome read about characters with "issues"...though nothing ever really happens. Although, one of the characters stays in bed for quite some time. Just made me want to stay in bed, too. (Rather than read it.) "

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About the Narrator

Norma Lana is the founding member of and writer for Girlz on Top, an all-female comedy group. She has starred in numerous theater productions, including The Diviners, Bad Behavior, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Norma has had many roles on film and television, including Arrest & Trial, The Ruth Truth, and Backstreet Dreams. Her voice can also be heard as a computer virus on Hackers.