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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison McGhee Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Winner of the Minnesota Book Award, author Alison McGhee pens tales shimmering with shrewd truth and wild imaginings. In this moving novel, she tells of the growing friendship between two oddly matched people as they share their very different world. With a missing father, sister, and grandfather - and a mother who refuses to explain - 11-year-old Clara lives with many questions. When she begins interviewing an elderly immigrant for a school biography assignmnent, she learns he too has a shadowy past.

Attempting to fill in gaps, Clara invents version upon version of stories for both her new friend and herself. As the tales evolve, she uncovers some unsettling family history, but most importantly, she begins to discover what matters most in life. Filled with small surprises, Shadow Baby is at turns funny, poignant, and heartwarming. Narrator Christina Moore provides the perfect voice for the young heroine who is wise beyond her years, but in many ways still a child.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by marg | 2/20/2014

    " This was fabulous - beautifully written, very likable narrator, a smart book with a nice message - I would recommend for teens but can def be enjoyed by adults - about a girl who interviews a random old man for a project and the lessons she learns - sounds trite but was actually very fresh. Khaya, a good one for Yael, am thinking of giving it to my students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole Dileonardo | 2/14/2014

    " Engaging but didn't really go anywhere... Glad it was a short read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jonnelle Legault | 2/9/2014

    " Impossible to read. This book got you know where in the first 3/4 so I couldn't even finish it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Angel | 1/30/2014

    " Slow going. I kept reading to see if anything eventful would happen.......it didn't. "

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