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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,225 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Musser Narrator: Linda Stephens Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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A southern region ABA and Book Sense best-selling author, Elizabeth Musser sets this coming-of-age novel in 1960s Atlanta.

Sixteen-year-old Mary Swan Middleton is devastated when her artistic mother is killed in a plane crash. The family maid, seeing Mary's loneliness and desperation, suggests she volunteer to help the poor. Soon, Mary realizes there is more to life, love, and faith, than she ever knew. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/15/2014

    " Awesome book, set in Atlanta in the 1960's. This story is touching and historic!! Must read if you are familiar with Atlanta. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren R. | 2/14/2014

    " The twists kept me hooked; I finished this in about 4 days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 2/9/2014

    " Wonderfully touching book. I loved the intermingling of history and fiction that gave the story a life of it's own. I enjoyed being along as Mary Swan made her journey to God. Can't wait to read more by Elizabeth Musser. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. The history of Atlanta and the Christian aspects were wonderful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 1/18/2014

    " I liked this book. Kept me interested and was an interesting storyline, but was expecting a more exciting climax. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Haman | 1/11/2014

    " This was an interesting story about a girl growning up in Atlanta in the 1960s. I like the discovery of racism and what it really means. I was surprised by some aspects of the book and kept looking for the rest of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Powers | 1/10/2014

    " A bit predictable, but a lovely story with beautiful descriptions of Atlanta and its history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kappi Hamilton | 1/7/2014

    " I loved this book, was touching to me as the girl also lost her mother. Much about civil rights through the eyes of a wealthy child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Hughes | 1/5/2014

    " If you are from Atlanta you should probably read this... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 12/23/2013

    " Liked the story but a little heavy-handed on the born again thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catc | 12/18/2013

    " I was reading this on my Kindle. I had read about 22% when it started getting a little too preachy for me. I don't mind Christian fiction, just don't like when an author tries to convert me to their way of thinking when I'm reading a fiction book for pleasure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 May | 11/21/2013

    " Atlanta from Buckhead to Grant Park. Nice descriptions of her house and the Swann house, and a rich coming of age story. "The Dwelling Place", in which we follow the same characters a generation later, did not have the same depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 11/16/2013

    " I enjoyed this book! It got a little overly dramatic and overly religious at times, but I still found myself eager to get back to it at the end of the day. Worth a read, but I don't know that i would re-read it over and over like some of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Thomas | 11/3/2013

    " THE SWAN HOUSE is set in the 1960's in the deep south US, and deals with a teen girl's conflicting emotions when her mother dies, leaving behind a mystery. The protagonist discovers God in a real way whilst helping out in a tragically poor neighborhood. A beautiful, nostalgic read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/1/2013

    " This is a must read, especially for all the Atlantans out there. A great story sure to bring some tears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/27/2013

    " Thank you, Mary Rebecca. I loved this book. Cant wait to read the rest of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kw | 10/25/2013

    " A remarkable novel. I can hardly wait to read this author's other books. So grateful to have come across this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 8/12/2013

    " This was the first in series with two books. I read the last one first so it was interesting to go back and find out what happened with the mother. The author describes an interesting time in history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndi | 8/6/2013

    " I loved this book! I had never heard of this author before, but will read anything she writes after this. Very well thought and put together. Would HIGHLY recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 7/28/2013

    " Kinda reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird during the Civil Rights Movement--similar themes with strong religious undertones. A good mix of mystery and a young gir's self-discovery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 5/10/2013

    " I thought it was a good story, but it seemed to drag in places. But overall I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judie | 5/8/2013

    " I read the second book first, so I spent a lot of time trying to piece things together while reading. Her stories have substance, and I enjoyed them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 4/23/2013

    " Set around an Atlanta landmark, this novel explores family, relationships and depression. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/8/2012

    " A friend gave this to me several years ago because she really liked it. So did I. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/20/2012

    " I read this several years ago and remember really liking it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya Mccausland | 2/23/2012

    " I happened to find this book at my library...and so glad i did. It was an excellent book. I really enjoyed it...up there with the best books ive ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/12/2012

    " This book was a free kindle download, and I was so pleasantly surprised! I also didn't realize it was classified as "Christian Lit," but I found the religious aspects of it totally integrated into the story so it wasn't preachy at all, and it was actually very inspiring as well as heart-warming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 9/28/2011

    " I really loved this book and want to read more of hers, but I haven't been able to find any. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Burns | 8/23/2011

    " Compelling story - plan to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 5/20/2011

    " This is a really good book. I think you would enjoy reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/18/2011

    " Great storyline and takes place in Atlanta which made it even more fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 5/14/2011

    " A great read about a young girl coming of age amidst tragedy and the racial turmoil of the 1960s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 4/12/2011

    " I enjoyed this book! It got a little overly dramatic and overly religious at times, but I still found myself eager to get back to it at the end of the day. Worth a read, but I don't know that i would re-read it over and over like some of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~mad | 2/23/2011

    " Can't take my nose out of this one either! Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Will reader others by this author. Being familiar with old Atlanta and growing up in the South during the civil rights movement, I felt a part of the story.
    A keeper! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/13/2011

    " Great story - I think I cried the last 50 pages... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 1/23/2011

    " Liked the story but a little heavy-handed on the born again thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 1/19/2011

    " A bit predictable, but a lovely story with beautiful descriptions of Atlanta and its history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 9/1/2010

    " Set in Atlanta in the 1960's, this story is told from the perspective of a sheltered teenaged girl. I liked the historically accurate details and the way the story is resolved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kw | 8/15/2010

    " A remarkable novel. I can hardly wait to read this author's other books. So grateful to have come across this one. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Musser

Elizabeth Musser is the author of several novels, including the bestseller The Swan House. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she and her husband currently reside near Lyon, France.

About the Narrator

Linda Stephens is a seasoned audiobook narrator whose readings include Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award and was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration.