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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (820 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tawni O’Dell, Tawni O’Dell Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in the fictional mining town of Jolly Mount, Pennsylvania, SISTER MINE is told in the wry, honest and sometimes heartbreakingly poignant voice of Shae-Lynn Penrose, an offbeat ex-cop and now sole proprietor of the local cab company. Two years previously, five of Shae-Lynn's friends were catapulted into media stardom when the pit in which they were working exploded. They survived five days underground and emerged as heroes?but neither they nor their town have been the same since. Still, things are fine?until Shae-Lynn's kid sister Shannon, presumed dead, walks back into town. Where has she been for the last seventeen years? Who is the father of her unborn baby? And why is the mob on her heels? Shae-Lynn herself, beaten black and blue as a child by her brute of a miner father, has plenty of her own demons to confront?and one or two secrets she's never told!

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  • Sister Mine is packed with flawed characters formed by violence and neglect who quickly become embedded in the reader’s heart. O’Dell sketches her characters with telling details and cop-shop crackling dialogue..Amid chick lit and knit lit and Brit lit, Sister Mine rates as true-grit lit.
    USA Today
  • O’Dell hits her stride here; one hopes this is not the last we’ll hear from her punch packing, pink Stetson-wearing heroine. Entertainment Weekly
  • Sister Mine is a page turner for lots of reasons that take you turn by turn. You become mesmerized by the characters, the crackling dialogue, the description of the skin of a miner looking as if pencil point have lodged beneath it, the pathos of good people facing futures that are cetain to be hard and cheap and yet doing so with grace and optimism and whip smart banter. And it’s spot-on for in its depiction of a coal mining town. Lexington Herald Leader
  • Dark, funny, and very Elmore Leonard in its way. Cincinnati Enquirer
  • This is a masterfully unfolded, absolutely engrossing story as smart and sassy as it is wise…A knockout. Booklist, starred review
  • With genuine, fully developed characters and abundant humor, it's easy to fall into this exceptional story and never want to leave. Publishers Weekly, galley talk column
  • Family saga O’Dell-style crackles with conflict and a deep understanding of the complications and burdens that follow attachment, sex, love and kinship. Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • Tawni O’Dell is a great American storyteller. Sister Mine is hilarious and poignant; the details glitter like King Coal from a writer who knows it well. Adriana Trigiani, author of Home to Big Stone Gap
  • Sister Mine delivers a luxurious read, a novel worthy of the literary equivalent of a Grammy or an Oscar. This is a novel for people who devour good writing and craft-intensive storytelling, who savor the haven, both safe and fraught with danger, of a world in which fiction becomes the kind of truth that sets you free. Or, at the very least, makes you laugh and think and wish you’d discovered Tawni O’Dell before now. Portland Oregonian

    “The strength of O’Dell’s narrative is that she lets her characters tell the story. There is much to recommend. Shae-Lynn’s voice is entrancing in its honesty, and O’Dell’s ability to continue to freshly capture her mining communities is impressive… a worthy read.
  • Tawni O’Dell’s energy bursts off the page. Sister Mine is one of those novels that insist on being read, front to back, as fast as possible. Boston Globe
  • “Bitterly poignant in places, it’s also a rollicking good read — and Shae-Lynn’s richly drawn character resonates long after her final wisecrack. People

Listener Opinions

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

    " I really liked this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dorothy | 2/19/2014

    " I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It was full of juicy details that I couldn't get enough of. A definite page turner. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Thelma | 2/14/2014

    " I stopped reading this book when the mini skirt, cowboy boot and hat wearing main character got into a fist fight at a bar and her policeman son broke up the fight. Life is too short for this kind of book! "

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

    " Great summer read! I loved the main character...a very strong but kind single Mom "

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