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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ayelet Waldman Narrator: Kimberly Farr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity. 

A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marcie | 2/12/2014

    " This was good through most of it but the author chickened out at the end with unlikely external solutions solving everybody's problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krista Novak | 2/10/2014

    " I liked the entire book until the last 10 pages. And then I liked the Epilogue or whatever. Which is the only thing keeping it from a 5 star rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katlet | 2/5/2014

    " I'm surprised I didn't love this more, though I did enjoy it. I found myself quite annoyed at Daniel most of the time - he felt like a total whiner. It was interesting to see how these two families, brought together by both love and tragedy weathered the storm of grief. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Catherine | 1/29/2014

    " The story itself I could take or leave, touched a bit close to home. But the writing is great. I definitely want to read more of her work. She and Michael Chabon are probably my favorite current power writing couple. "

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