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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carrie Brown Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At her tenth birthday party in the garden of her Vermont village home, Alice meets two people unlike any she’s known before: Theo is a mixed-race New York City kid visiting his white grandparents for the summer; Kenneth is a cosmopolitan artist with AIDS who has come home to convalesce. Alice and Theo form an instant bond and almost as quickly find themselves drawn into the orbit of the magisterial artist. But Kenneth is losing his eyesight, and when Alice and Theo begin reading aloud to him from the journals of Lewis and Clark, they decide to embark on a wilderness adventure of their own—with unexpected results.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Beautifully written…Captures the dignity and grace of a young woman coming into knowledge of herself and the world.”

    Chicago Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Megan | 2/13/2014

    " This book was just really boring. I suppose it was well written, but nothing really happened. Perhaps if I had kids I would have been more interested because the protagonist was a 10-year-old, but this was not for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jpldiane | 2/11/2014

    " book club selection. Excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/7/2014

    " I had a hard time getting into this. The voices didn't seem to match the age of the characters. But, the more I read, the more hooked I was. "

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

    " this Book is a little slow ,if you can imagine it has abittoo much detail, but i loved the story. The Rope Walk tells of Alice who has an increble summer. she finds friendship,adventure and, happiness and tragedy in a gift she gives. I felt like i could be friends with the character and at times identified with her, and her naivete. "

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About the Author

Carrie Brown is the author of a number of novels and short story collections. She has won many awards for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her novel Confinement won the Library of Virginia Book Award. She lives in Virginia with her husband, novelist John Gregory Brown, and their three children.