Maura Tierney brings understated warmth to Napolitano's story about the enduring bonds of family. William Waters, who was raised in a household devoid of affection, is swept into the boisterous Padavano family when he marries eldest sister Julia. Tierney precisely conveys the sisters' personalities--Sylvie, bookish yet constantly seeking true love; Cecilia, artistic and brave; and her twin sister, Emmaline, the peacemaker. Tierney excels in bringing out the subtlest of emotions, especially as she describes how William's depression increases and affects the entire family. Her precise yet gentle narration works with Napolitano's prose, creating an immersive listening experience. Listeners will be drawn into this affecting, tender story and moved by each character's struggle to find belonging and love, even when it comes in unexpected places. S.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593664049 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593664056 $95.00
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