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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,079 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lori Lansens Narrator: Ruby Dee Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Addy Shadd was a young girl living in Rusholme, she was taught the history of her town, which was settled by fugitive slaves in the 1800s. It was told to her like a storybook legend - and although Addy is forced to leave her beloved home as a teenager, the place will call to her for the rest of her life. She thinks of it as a commandment: Rush home, Addy Shadd. Thou shalt rush home. But the stories and memories of Addy's past have been buried deep in her 70-year-old heart - memories that are by turns dark and poignant, erotic and mysterious.

When five-year-old Sharla Cody is abandoned on Addy's trailer-park doorstep, the old woman doesn't know if she is up to the task of mothering the willful, curious child. But she takes the little girl into her home, and Sharla opens a door to Addy's past - to memories of the strawberry fields, the church graveyard, and the tender crust of her Mama Laisa's apple pies. The past returns to Addy Shadd, and as she sits in her trailer she can close her eyes and see the county farms and city streets and recall each season of death and rebirth. Somehow, Sharla Cody helps Addy make sense of her long and hard life so she can find forgiveness - and finally make the journey home again. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 2/19/2014

    " Glad I read the book. It was hard to read at first because of the way the children were treated. As I got into the second half of the book, it was hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/16/2014

    " After reading and enjoying The Girls by the same author, I was really looking forward to Rush Home Road. I didn't care for it as much as The Girls. I found the plot predictable and the characters too one-dimensional. However, the story kept my interest and I looked forward to reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Emilie Frechie | 2/15/2014

    " I can't say this was memorable. I read it for a Literature course in college and I think the professor just wanted to teach is because she was friends with the writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Farahnaz | 1/28/2014

    " I absolutely love this heart-warming book. "

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