The author has a way of telling stories that makes the tale seem very realistic and the reader feels empathy for all the characters involved. I think I've read all of her books.
So well-written, concise, yet rivetingly descriptive. I loved every minute, even though I wanted to fast forward the worst parts of our inhumane slave treatment. I didn't. Because we must never forget what we did there. And that some women overcame in the ways that they could. This book entertained, inspired, and changed me. If Sue Monk Kidd's inspiration was to write a story of two sisters, then surely one was a slave, the other the owner.
A son's love story written for his mom, complete with a book-lover's dream wish list. I wish I had been where I could have written down some of the books' names, instead of driving down the road. Beautiful story, inspiring mother and son.
This was a beautiful love story and really, strangely, love for this woman won out in the end.
Colin Firth was great. At times the story seemed wordy, but I always enjoyed listening to him and stayed in it just to hear him read.
Combining Delia Ephron and Meg Ryan makes for pure enjoyment.
Working on the series/pilot while Nora was in the hospital...my sister was also dying in a hospital once. You need to do something, some work that when finished will make it all better. We worked a HUGE jigsaw puzzle like her life depended on it. Delia and Nora did the same.
What would you do, how far would you go for your child?
This made me want to cry, but having raised four children and taught school for more than 20 years, I could certainly begin to relate to this family's quagmire. Incredibly sad story.
Billy Crystal seems like a regular guy with amazing talent. Everyone can relate to him.
I liked the parts that he read the best. The performances were a little distracting. Others might disagree.
I can't listen to it again for a while. Frightening. Deeply moving.
Claire Danes is the perfect narrator. I pictured her portraying the character throughout. Steel-faced.
Yes, I finished in two days.
Very good book, loved the style of writing for the story. I learned more about the Civil War era than I ever learned from a college course.
My husband and I listened to this book on a crosscountry trip as we drove through the Old South. We both were raised during the era of the book's telling, so we found it to be both honest and hilarious. Very, very good book.
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