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Phyllis

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  • The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Cristina Henríquez
    • Narrated By Various
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (97)

    A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better.

    Beth Anne says: "interesting view into the immigrant experience"
    "Read this book"
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    Would you listen to The Book of Unknown Americans again? Why?

    This book is so well done and brings the current deportation situation into a whole new light. Very well written


    What did you like best about this story?

    interesting character stories about new transplants and how difficult it can be to assimilate into a new country.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • You Should Have Known

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jean Hanff Korelitz
    • Narrated By Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (355)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (307)

    Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: She lives in the very New York apartment in which she was raised, and sends Henry to the school she herself once attended. Dismayed by the ways in which women delude themselves, Grace is also the author of a book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them.

    Ann K says: "watch out -- you will have trouble unplugging"
    "Captivating Story"
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    What did you love best about You Should Have Known?

    Fast moving and reads like a true story. Characters well developed. Would recommend


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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