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Calling Me Home Audiobook

Calling Me Home: A Novel

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Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

©2013 Julie Kibler (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc

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    This is a great story for all ages, one of friendship love and life lessons.

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    I loved this book; will return to this one again for many repeats listenings .
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    Diane Baker Bothell, WA, US 04-18-17
    Diane Baker Bothell, WA, US 04-18-17 Member Since 2016

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    I loved this book. Both readers were very animated and I could "see" them .

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    B. Smith Charlotte, NC 04-17-17
    B. Smith Charlotte, NC 04-17-17 Member Since 2016

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    Great book, great narration. I didn't want it to end. Julie, right another and request the same narrators! Thank you for the eye opening story.

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    "Engrossing story, wonderful writing and narration"

    I didn't want to put it down! Set in mid 30s Kentucky and in the present. Artful, enjoyable! I recommend highly!

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    Richard Wessinger FriscoTexas 04-14-17
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    I loved this book!. I'm amazed this is Julie Kibler's first book!!. I read a lot and it is hard to find books like this that hold my attention; at least books I haven't already read!. I highly recommend this book to women who enjoy Christian novels by authors like Lynn Austin and Francine Rivers. Yes, I consider Julie Kibler an author who ranks in that circle!. I can't wait to read her next book!!!.

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    This isn't the type of book I typically read or listen too. I'm not much for love stories. I almost quit listening early on but then I got hooked. Well developed characters, sad but accurate historical account and basic human short comings all intertwine for a thought provoking story.

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    Chelsea 04-12-17
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    "I couldn't stop listening"

    I loved this book from start to finish, it also made me choke up toward the end. I enjoyed the how the chapters alternated between the two women telling both their stories. Sad it's over!

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    Elaine Escobar Englewood, NJ 04-12-17
    Elaine Escobar Englewood, NJ 04-12-17 Member Since 2016

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    This book kept me coming back for more. It made me smile and it made cry.

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    The best book I have read in a long time. I didn't want it to end.

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