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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, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A young girl forms an unforgettable friendship with an elderly neighbor while searching for answers about her family’s past in this national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize nominee.

Eleven-year-old Clara is struggling to find the truth about her missing father and grandfather and her twin sister, dead at birth, but her mother steadfastly refuses to talk about these people who are lost to her daughter. When Clara begins interviewing Georg Kominsky, a lone old man, for a school biography assignment, she finds that he is equally reticent about his own concealed history. Precocious and imaginative, the girl invents version upon version of Mr. Kominsky’s past, just as she invents lives for the people missing from her own shadowy past.

The journey of discovery that these two oddly matched people embark upon is at the heart of this beautiful story about friendship and communion, about discovering what matters most in life, and about the search to find the missing pieces of ourselves. McGhee’s prose glistens with shrewd truth and wild imaginings, creating a novel that will reverberate in the hearts and minds of readers long after the book is finished.

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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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