This launches a series of remarkable and unanticipated events, leading Margaret to discover a way to redeem her cursed past and Wanda to learn the true purpose of her cross-country journey.
Exuberant, heartbreaking, and alive with a potpourri of eccentric and irresistible characters, Broken for You is a testament to the saving graces of surrogate families and shows how far the tiniest repair jobs can go in righting the world's wrongs.
©2004 Stephanie Kallos; (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Well-crafted plotting and crackling wit make this debut novel by Seattle author Kallos a delight to read and a memory to savor." (Booklist)
"[A] dreamy, powerful tale of familial warring, secrets, and redemption....This haunting, memorable debut is reminiscent of early Atwood, peopled by lovably imperfect and eccentric characters." (Publishers Weekly)
"A dazzling mosaic of intersecting lives and fates...[A] multi-layered rhapsody....Kallos has a rare, deft way with whimsy, dream sequences and hallucinations. Comparisons to John Irving and Tennesse Williams would not be amiss in this show-stopping debut." (Kirkus Reviews)
This certainly was a many-faceted story with a multitude of characters and some plot twists. It is not one of my favorites but it was worth reading and I would reccomend it to others. It has humor and suspense. Narration is well suited to the story.
I loved this book. It is a very touching book about the very best in human beings who are there for each other and change each others lives for the better. I enjoyed all the different characters who were described so well I felt as if they really exist somewhere in the world.
I am usually pretty good about guessing what is going to happen, but this book had a few twists that I didn't see coming, which is nice. Narrator is great! Nice to listen to. A bit of bad language and one or two brief and not too detailed sex scenes.
I throughly enjoyed this book.. it was so "quirky"... I wil be recommenging it to my friends .... I also enjoyed Anna Fields ... she was excellent
Likes a variety of genres including but not limited to: non-fiction suspense
Ittmade me laugh, it made me cry. It was a great read.
Surprised more people haven't been talking about this book. Great Book Club selection. Waiting for her next book.
I really really liked this book, if you liked the time travellers wife, the history of love, and fried green tomatoes then download this without delay
This was a wonderful book with the most unforgetable characters. I know all of these people would be my friends if I met them in real life. The story line is great as well, but the best part of this book is how well developed the characters are. You feel as if you know them.
Hard core Audble listener, been listening to recorded books since they were on casset tape...
As I enjoy all the readings that Anna Fields does, this is no exception. I sometimes pick a book based on reader, then story and was pleasantly surprised with this book. It grew on me with each chapter. Each character held their own special place in the story.
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