Frustrated by her life as a housewife in the '60s, Mimi names her daughter "Silvie", the closest anagram she can find for Elvis. Caught up in a fantasy world of the King and fame, Mimi remains mired in unfulfilled artistic ambitions and the need to dominate her family. As Silvie begins to free herself from Mimi, a family crisis draws her back.
©2000 Kathryn Stern; (P)2000 Books on Tape, Inc.
"This audio demonstrates the excellence possible when a good book meets the right reader." (AudioFile)
"An insightful, well-written look at a difficult mother-daughter relationship." (Library Journal)
A Tale of Two Cities begins something like...it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. "Another Song About the King" describes only the worst of times. I felt like wringing this whining author's neck! If you are looking for comfort and joy, certainly don't choose this book. Utterly depressing with no redeeming qualities. ZERO STARS!!
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