This extraordinary production of Pulitzer Prize winner (OLIVE KITTERIDGE) Elizabeth Strout’s novel will remain with listeners long after the final words fade. The credit goes to three people: Strout; Rona Munro, whose exquisite adaptation pares the story to its core; and actor Laura Linney, who alternately transforms herself into tough yet fragile Lucy and Lucy’s croak-voiced mother. The story, briefly, is that Lucy, waking from an operation during a long hospital stay, finds her estranged mother keeping watch. That surprise triggers a flood of memories, narrated by Lucy, of her strange, poverty-stricken childhood in rural Illinois. We hear all the desperation, fury, fear, and yearning of those years. And during Lucy’s hospital conversations with her mother, we come to understand their scarred but unbreakable bond. Listen now. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2020 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593169476 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593169483 $76.00
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