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SG

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    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

    mj says: "Tough Message Delivered in Silk"
    "Excellent listening experience"
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    It was a real treat listening to Barbara Kingsolver read her own book. She has a beautiful voice, and I felt the reading was genuine -- not an outside interpretation. The Appalachian setting and attitudes of the people are believable in my experience, having lived there for a few years. I loved the heroine, Dellarobia -- Kingsolver's best so far. Imagery and symbolism, as they relate to nature and global warming, are powerful and moving.

    As the story goes on, voices get lost (Dr. Byron suddenly disappears) and the plot becomes mired in rhetoric. This may sound serious, but there is so much momentum at this point that I never considered putting the book down.

    If you've ever admired a butterfly -- or a sheep -- you will love this book as I did.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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