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Author: Christina Baker Kline Narrator: Amy Rubinate, Suzanne Toren Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062393883

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about buried secrets and the redemptive power of forgiveness—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.

Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City.  When she receives a call from a magistrate in Sweetwater, TN, telling her she has inherited sixty acres of land from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it’s time for a change.  She moves into the house where her mother, Ellen, was born—and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.

From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother’s memory had left behind.  As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother’s death, Cassie begins to understand the desperate measures the human heart is capable of.

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  • “Evocative.”

    - New York Times
  • “A compelling psychological study of bitterness, guilt, and fear.”

    - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • “[An] impressive first novel.”

    - Orlando Sentinel
  • “A captivating read…Kline perfectly renders each woman’s voice: Cassie’s, probing and often uncertain, propels the narrative and creates an appropriate level of psychological suspense; the grandmother’s quavers with the weight of memory…The result is a powerful, immensely readable tale of loyalty and betrayal, family and memory, made fresh by Kline’s often beautiful and always lucid prose.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “[A] novel of self-discovery…YAs who like a little romance and mystery mixed together will enjoy this gentle story.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Kline reveals the overlapping stories of Cassie and her grandmother Clyde with grace and intuition, articulating an entire spectrum of passions from lust, jealousy, and hate to love and forgiveness.”

    - Booklist
  • “Amy Rubinate hits a home run narrating this story of the destructive power of family secrets. Rubinate gives a spot-on papery thinness to the Southern voice of fragile Grandmother Clyde, whose perspective forms half of the book, and a younger, clipped, soft but determined voice to granddaugher Cassie, whose perspective forms the other half. Rubinate’s portrayal of Grandfather Clyde perfectly captures the roughness and despondence of an elderly, used-up, angry, and regretful drunk…A well-presented audiobook.”

    - AudioFile

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About the Author

Christina Baker Kline was born in Cambridge, England, and was raised there and in the American South and Maine. She is the author of five novels, the coeditor of About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror, and the coauthor of The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk about Living Feminism. Kline lives with her husband and three sons in Montclair, New Jersey.

About the Narrators

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.

Suzanne Toren, award-winning narrator, has over thirty years of experience in narration. She was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She has won the American Foundation for the Blind’s Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year, AudioFile magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, and she is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. She performs on and off Broadway and in regional theaters and has appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.