Janina Edwards sensitively narrates Conner's powerful debut, which examines the impact of the Great Migration and the weight of generations of family secrets. In 1972, Eve Mann arrives in Ideal, Georgia, searching for answers to her questions about her mother, Mercy, her remaining family, and the circumstances surrounding her birth. Eve's arrival in Ideal prompts the telling of many stories--tales of sharecroppers and gangsters, wanderers, reprobates, and penitents. Edwards's voice is perfectly suited to this beautiful audiobook. She speaks with a velvety fluidity that helps unify the various pieces into a whole. She is especially effective at delivering dialogue, as she captures the many different personalities and authentically communicates their love, desperation, and humanity. This fascinating, if meandering story, is well served by Edwards's nuanced delivery. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9781094007748 $34.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781094007755 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
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