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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Delbanco Narrator: Paul Boehmer, J. Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The critically acclaimed author of Old Scores returns with a sweeping family saga that delves into the nature of inheritance and the effect it has one one American family.

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  • “Such a determined meditation on love as this novel provides may give those usually fatigued by such matters second thoughts.”


  • “[Delbanco’s] characters have the complexity and fragility of real life. A moving exploration of a believably passionate love, and of its subtle, powerful, persistent impact on the lives of two stubborn romantics.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dennese | 11/13/2012

    " This was a quick and entertaining read about sibling relationships. I enjoyed it for the fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Toby Bulloff | 5/11/2012

    " Interesting historical backdrop regarding the real life "Vagabonds" who traveled through the U.S. I had a personal interest since it was written by UM English prof, Nick Delbanco and was littered with Ann Arbor references "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jen | 12/17/2010

    " The basic plot had potential. But the writing and the way the story was presented - yuck. It is broken into pieces in an unappealing way for seemingly no reason. The writing had very few appealing passages. Where was the editor? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marvin | 12/17/2010

    " An inheritance from Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and Henry Ford (based on an experience during one of their camping trips) is passed down through 3 generations to 3 largely estranged siblings. In this case, the inheritance brings the siblings together, as their mother had hoped. "

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