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by | Read by January LaVoy

Fiction • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator January LaVoy performs this audiobook, set primarily in the Martha's Vineyard Oak Bluffs community, the summer home for Black America's elite. For years, Ama's three unrelated goddaughters summered with her on the island, where they enjoyed advantages they couldn't get at home. Ama, now ready to retire, asks the girls to spend one last summer with her at the beach house; by Labor Day, Ama will give the house to one of them. LaVoy illuminates each woman's personal demons, attitudes toward herself and the others, and memories of past summers. This audiobook is unique in that it explores systemic racism and colorism, along with the expected beach-read themes of family drama, romance, island life, secrets, and finding one's way in the world. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780062994202 $26.99

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