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3.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9781415935835
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Neve Halloran and her daughter have shared a fierce love for the austere beauty of Rhode Island’s South County ever since Neve guided Mickey’s first baby steps along the sandy shore. Now, with Mickey a teenager and Neve’s last hope for happiness with her daughter’s loving but unstable father gone, both will struggle to make a new life together amid the windswept landscape that sustains them.

Captivated by a fragile wildlife sanctuary, Mickey will move toward womanhood in the company of a lonely boy who shares her instinctive way with the creatures of the coast. And Neve will find herself drawn to a man who has devoted his life to the sanctuary, but who is unable to share the pain of a recent loss—or reconnect with the father who still bears the scars of World War II.

As winter gives way to spring, and spring to summer, a secret will emerge that has lain buried in the depths just offshore for decades, a secret that will galvanize the small seaside community. For the waters bear their own vestige of the past—and their ceaseless rhythms may point the way to hope and new beginnings.

Lyrical, luminous, and utterly captivating, The Edge of Winter is Luanne Rice at her most penetrating and insightful, in a moving exploration of the bonds that shape us and set us free.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tbears | 5/9/2011

    " Rice is a favorite author of mine. This is one of her least complex books. A simple feel good story. The ending could have been more developed though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C | 4/21/2011

    " Loved the story, it was layout in a way you had a hard time knowing what would happen next. Life can be hard, be forgiving and try to always look for the good things in life, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 3/10/2011

    " Decent easy, light read. I wish her writing and storylines were more like those she wrote when she first started, they just aren't the same to me. However, it was a fun, easy read. I think I am nearing my end of Luanne Rice reading days though...it seems she's exhausted all of her good ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/18/2011

    " Lets see what kind of a writer she is... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fariza Nurbaya | 12/30/2010

    " Simple English.. cinta, humor bersatu. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/15/2010

    " Quite a fast, easy read. Fairly predictable but guess I need that this time of year. It brings up some history from WWII. The description of the East coast and the birds there was great. Wouldn't go out and buy this book, but someone gave it to me to enjoy then pass on. Glad I did read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 11/26/2010

    " Wow. Incredibly repetitive. And pat.

    Interesting premise, but it felt like a verrrrrry long young adult read. Kind of sappy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 11/13/2010

    " Listened to the audio book during a ten-hour road trip. It was a bit of a slow start but I as gripped by the narrative, as I made that long journey. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 RainyThoughts | 11/9/2010

    " I was bored with the whole story. If your into war and birds then this book is for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Czemina | 11/4/2010

    " Not a terribly exciting book, but I still enjoyed reading it because of my interest in nature and the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 11/3/2010

    " A pretty good read. A bit on the juvenile adult level, but not too bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 8/22/2010

    " Another great journey for mother and daughter!! loved this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 8/3/2010

    " I always love stories that have a beach setting. As this takes place in the winter it was not your typical "beach read" but the seasonal difference was refreshing. I've never read anything Luanne Rice has written that I didn't thoroughly enjoy! "

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About the Author
Author Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. Many of her novels, including Crazy in Love, Blue Moon, Beach Girls, and Silver Bells have been made into movies for television. Rice’s short stories, essays, and articles have been widely published in magazines and newspapers. “A Kiss after Dying,” Rice’s account of a Connecticut murder trial very personal to her family, kicked off Glamour magazine’s series of true crime pieces. She received an honorary degree from Connecticut College in 2002, and the school’s special collections library contains a collection bearing her name. She currently divides her time between New York City and Southern California.

About the Narrator

Kathe Mazur has narrated many audiobooks, winning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, being named a finalist for the Audie Award in 2013 and 2015, and winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she can be seen as DDA Hobbs on The Closer and in the upcoming Major Crimes. She has worked extensively in film, theater, and television, including appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, House, Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, ER, Monk, and many others.