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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (254 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Smith Narrator: Lizan Mitchell Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781436116480
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In the 1950s, Canaan Creek, South Carolina, is a tiny town where the close-knit African-American community is united by long-term friendships and church ties. Bonnie Wilder has lived here, on Blackberry Corner, all her life, and would be content but for her deep desire to have a child. She and her husband Naz cannot conceive, and he refuses to adopt. Even the support of her outrageous best friend Thora—to whom Bonnie tells everything—can’t help fill the emptiness inside her.

Then Naz finds a blanketed infant on the banks of Canaan Creek, and suddenly Bonnie’s life is transformed. She has found her calling. Together with Thora and the rest of the hilarious, tough, and all-too-human women from her church group, Bonnie creates an underground railroad for unwanted babies. But one of these precious gifts will come back to haunt her: a deception begun in good faith comes full circle, ultimately forcing Bonnie to find the courage to confront a difficult truth at the center of her own life.

Filled with compassion, humor, and tenacity in the face of almost insurmountable odds, here is a rich, inspiring tale of friendship and family, sisterhood and mother love . . . and of finding grace where you least expect it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exude[s] the warmth and intimacy of a small town.”  Booklist
  • “Charming…sprinkled with wry humor.” 

    Washington Post Book World

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbi Bullard | 2/4/2014

    " Nice book. Interesting to read, well written, good story, a few good twists here and there. I would recommend this highly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 1/24/2014

    " This was a bit different than what I was expecting, but it was okay. I knew where it was going from the beginning though which made it a little less enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 1/2/2014

    " LOVED this book, only thing I can say is I wished it would have been longer, Thora and Bonnie...oh my....LOVE these characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curvy | 1/2/2014

    " Started this book forever ago and forgot! Finished it today. What a great book, and I love how everything came full circle! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lamarr | 10/16/2013

    " I really liked this book...it was better than I expected. I couldn't put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 10/7/2013

    " Good book, that leads to good discussion about relationships, secrets, lies, et. al. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vilo | 9/13/2013

    " This was a book that has wonderfully drawn characters, a constantly twisting plot (but all the twists make sense), and a setting so vivid you want to move there. I highly recommend this story of what family truly means. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 7/10/2013

    " This is a book about true friendship. Thora, as mouthy as she was, was there when Bonnie couldn't have a baby, when she found babies, when she organized and conducted an underground babymill, and when Bonnie found out where one baby really came from. I loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 6/3/2013

    " 4 stars would make a good book club read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 5/26/2013

    " Read in one day. Good story about women doing what they felt was right. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann Jones | 5/20/2013

    " An interesting story but I did not find the writing to be very good. But there are things to talk about in the story. It was a quick read and keeps you engaged - it would be a good book for a plane ride.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 5/2/2013

    " Love this book. The audio version really does it justice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Balinda | 4/26/2012

    " Great book from start to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Medoff | 12/13/2011

    " It was pretty good. Some really interesting characters. I'm over reading books that have much in the way of dialect. I am eager to see what the rest of book club thought about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/15/2011

    " Wonderfully written and fun being inside the minds of a group of black women "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 2/4/2011

    " I listened to this and really enjoyed it. Nicely read too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 2/3/2011

    " My book club read this and it was a perfect book club read -- lots of discussion points. I found the storyline engaging and even found myself chuckling in a few places...tearing up in others. I definitely read this one through the lens of being a mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 12/29/2010

    " Wonderfully written and fun being inside the minds of a group of black women "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 9/12/2010

    " i enjoyed the simplicity of this book, but the dialect stuff keeps me at 4 stars.

    the characters are very well drawn. i knew everyone in this book. sweet story of friendship and finding happiness. fast read with some hard topics, but not tragic at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vilo | 5/23/2010

    " This was a book that has wonderfully drawn characters, a constantly twisting plot (but all the twists make sense), and a setting so vivid you want to move there. I highly recommend this story of what family truly means. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 4/6/2010

    " I listened to this and really enjoyed it. Nicely read too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 8/13/2009

    " An interesting story but I did not find the writing to be very good. But there are things to talk about in the story. It was a quick read and keeps you engaged - it would be a good book for a plane ride.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 8/11/2009

    " It was pretty good. Some really interesting characters. I'm over reading books that have much in the way of dialect. I am eager to see what the rest of book club thought about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Msladydeborah | 7/20/2009

    " This story really made me think about the subject of Black child abandonment and adoptions. Which is the primary focus of the story.

    The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner is a good book. I found myself questioning what I would do in the same set of circumstances.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 2/12/2009

    " This was a bit different than what I was expecting, but it was okay. I knew where it was going from the beginning though which made it a little less enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 12/12/2008

    " 4 stars would make a good book club read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Balinda | 11/8/2008

    " Great book from start to finish. "

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