With her gentle and warm voice, narrator Andi Arndt envelops listeners in the multigenerational saga of Violet Swan, an acclaimed abstract painter who is dying. Violet lives with her son, Francisco, and his wife, Penny. The novel's beautiful language is evocatively conveyed by Arndt. She deftly guides listeners through shifting points of view and multiple flashbacks. The story is a slow burn, with the tension building after Violet's long-absent grandson, Daniel, returns to ask if she will allow him to make a documentary of her life. Arndt portrays each character with precision and depth, and with charming accents when warranted. Listeners who relish the slow reveal of a family's hidden history will enjoy this immersive audiobook. M.J. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2020]
Digital Download Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020
DD ISBN 9780358308973 $15.99
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