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Download Shade of My Own Tree Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheila Williams Narrator: Patricia R. Floyd Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beloved author Sheila Williams beautifully captures the bittersweet humor and vivid adventures of women who survive the worst life can toss at them and fight back to claim their right to be free, to be themselves, and to live on.

The courage to change doesn't come easy. When Opal Sullivan walks out on an abusive husband after 15 years, she has only her dreams in her pocket. Her new beginning starts in Appalachian River country, where she sees a bit of herself in a graceful but dilapidated house. Like Opal, the house is worn-out and somewhat beaten up, but it still stands proudly and deserves a second chance.

So Opal opens her doors - and her heart - to a parade of unforgettable characters. There's sassy Bette Smith with her cantaloupe-colored hair and four-inch heels; short-tempered Gloria and her devilish son, Troy; the mysterious Dana, who dresses in black and keeps exclusively nocturnal hours; a dog named Bear who is afraid of his own shadow; and Jack, who doesn't mind hanging out with an OBBWA (old black broad with an attitude). It is Jack who helps Opal understand a funny thing about life: You can't move forward if you keep looking back. 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 Amy | 11/20/2013

    " Novel set in Louisville. The author lives in Newport, KY. Saw her interviewed on KET. Nothing phenomenal, but I enjoyed this as a nice little slice of Southern Lit. Good story line with lots of interesting characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Breeze Watson | 8/19/2012

    " What an empowered woman. This would make a great chick flick. Excellent beach or vacation read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karrie | 6/1/2011

    " Good book about an abused woman's journey to recovery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kimeko Farrar | 3/21/2010

    " The Shade of My Own Tree was the first book I read by Shelia Williams and it's one of my favs. Love the plot and the way it dealt with love self-esteem and domestic violence. "

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