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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (421 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Bird Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sarah Bird’s insightful, funny novels about love have won her high praise from critics and a loyal following. Booklist says she writes with “a voice that will resonate like a fine guitar.” Rae’s life falls apart when her father dies of cancer and her mother joins a religious cult. The only person who understands Rae is local bad girl Didi, who is experiencing a similar loss. Both girls fall in love with handsome flamenco guitarist Tomás Montenegro, whose aunt teaches at the university’s flamenco academy. Rae and Didi take the class and become obsessed with the dance. In time, their love triangle plays out on an international stage, when Rae, Didi, and Tomás becoming the rising stars of flamenco. Bird’s passionate and touching story will win her many new fans. Alyssa Bresnahan’s narration, as fluid as the flamenco dancing it chronicles, beautifully captures the nuances of this tale. Download and start listening now!


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  • Bird delivers a story brimming with romance and visceral details of flamenco, its music and its history. Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachal | 2/18/2014

    " liked this book. modern and informative. i feel like i know a little about the history of flamenco. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenya | 2/6/2014

    " This book wasn't hard to read, or incredibly memorable, or amazingly deep, but the writing is lovely without ever drawing attention to itself, the characterization of the two best friends and their relationship is fabulous, and the plot moves along well. Plus, yes, I learned a lot about flamenco. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nina | 1/28/2014

    " I'm a little over half way through and the book is really dragging. I'm going to try to get myself through it and see if it actually comes together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandi | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. The two main characters were very vivid. The story was interesting and led me to a quick read. I learned a lot about flamenco culture and ended up checking out some flamenco CDs from the library. The only part I didnt like was the gypsy tales which were interwoen into the plot tended to be a little too long. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird is the author of several novels. She is a columnist for the Texas Monthly and has written for the New York Times; Chicago Tribune; O, The Oprah Magazine; Glamour; and Mademoiselle, among other publications. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, George, and son, Gabriel.