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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (79 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elyse Singleton Narrator: Myra Lucretia Taylor, Sharon Washington, Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning journalist Elyse Singleton delivers what Essence calls “a gem—the perfect book to curl up with.” Best friends Lilian and Myraleen, two African-American women from rural Mississippi, travel to Europe during World War II to act as members of the Women’s Army Corps. During this time of segregation and destruction, both women discover love and heartbreak, triumph and defeat. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Fully satisfying…A lovely story, lovingly told.”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] smashing debut…[Singleton’s] created two unforgettable characters in a great cultural and period setting…Lyrical…This Side of the Sky doesn’t read like a first novel…a tight, multilayered text. She’s produced buff, funny, smart, well-paced writing with broad appeal…Both literary and enjoyable.”

    Denver Post

  • “A sprawling, ambitious saga about two women, lifelong friends, who live through World War II and its aftermath…Singleton has an economical, restrained style that is particularly effective in moments of high drama and wartime action…An often warming and poignant story of a seldom-visited side of the war, one that is well worth knowing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Singleton takes her characters from Nadir to Philadelphia and into the US Army in a spiraling mix of love, heartbreak, and humor with a novel that is a compassionate and compelling work of fiction written from the heart.”


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Babydoll | 7/20/2013

    " A very pleasant read that depicts the lives of two women who are life long friends, and their journey through life as they experience both triumph and tragedy alike. I was pleased with this novel and will be sure to read continued works by Elyse Singleton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 8/23/2012

    " A lovely book about two African American women from their childhood in Nadir, Mississippi to their work in the Army during WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sally | 7/15/2012

    " Denver author. Came to our school library to speak. Really enjoyed this historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 5/16/2012

    " A really great book by this young author. Her first and only book so far. "

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