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Before Women Had Wings Audiobook

Before Women Had Wings

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If only 9-year-old Bird Jackson could fly away from her life of poverty and abuse, in which violence and despair seem to overwhelm hope and love. Instead young Bird must face her struggles and limitations. How to overcome them becomes clearer when she meets Miss Zora, a mysterious and kindly black healer whose prayers over the bones of winged creatures are meant to guide their souls to heaven. Miss Zora's wisdom sheds light on Bird's world, facilitating her journey of self-discovery and allowing her to meet the challenge of her name.

Recording (P)1997 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1996 by Connie May Fowler

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"From the first sentences of this novel, listeners are entranced both by its vivid sense of place and people, as well as the author's lilting, twangy Southern accent...There aren?t many audiobook stories of self-discovery as engaging as this one." (AudioFile)

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    Barbara Albany, NY, United States 01-09-16
    Barbara Albany, NY, United States 01-09-16 Member Since 2011

    Since taking my first creative writing class in 2008 the pleasure I used to get from reading has been greatly reduced. I notice things I never noticed before. That said, I think I rate books pretty generously. Anyone who actually manages to write a whole book and then get it published deserves an extra star.

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    A young girl tries to "come of age" while her family collapses around her. She's rescued by a mysterious woman with seemingly magical powers. Similar story to Secret Life of Bees but way way better.

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