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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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    "Sad, funny, thoughthful read"

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters had depth and breadth and personalities that are complex and interesting. The readers did a really good job with all of the characters so that I could follow without difficulty. The transitions were seamless and their voices were distinctive and "real" enough that you forgot they were "characters." The story is very sad, but told with rich humor and much "humanity." These are real people.

    Highly recommend.

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    ~Lovedly1~ 08-29-16
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    This was the most enthralling story! and the narration was on point. Wonderful! I am anxious to read more of Ms. Kibler.

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    Mima Stull San Jose, CA, US 08-27-16
    Mima Stull San Jose, CA, US 08-27-16 Member Since 2015

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    This book captured my full attention during the first chapter. I couldn't wait to hear the whole story, yet I was sad that it ended. I loved that it was read by two different people, from two very different perspectives. The author pulled you into her world. Seriously one of the ten best books I've ever read,

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    Leah Joubert 08-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    I am so disappointed in this story. The characters were flat and stereotypical. The narrators were probably good, but I couldn't get past the ridiculous dialogue.

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    Amy Morris 08-22-16
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    "A book that makes you feel..."

    I loved this book. I related to it in many ways having grown up in Southeast Texas very near a "sundown" town and even in the 1980s & 90s a very segregated area. There were 2 black people in my graduating class in 1995 and only a handful of other students not classified as white. I also lived in Ft.Worth for 19 years, and have a dear friend I've travelled with on several occassions who is exactly 50 years my senior. I connected with these characters from the get-go. I enjoyed the way the author wove their lives and stories together in ways that made them very relatable to the reader. The perspectives given on the issues of race and relationships, motherhood and youth, love and hardship of even love's consequences at times from both women's point of view were refreshing and insightful and gut-wrenching. I listened to this book driving to DFW from Southeast, TX, and I laughed out loud and shed more tears than I ever have reading a book. Truly thought at one point I was going to have to pull over I was so pulled into the story and the events unfolding before me. This is hands down the best book I've read in a long time. I hope many read it and feel the same way. This book holds truths we all need to know and understand. Thank you Julie Kibler for daring to write it! This book exemplifies the reasons stories should be written: to create, to dream, to be bold and courageous, to teach, to inspire, to touch, to connect, to show the good in humanity despite the bad that might swirl around us.

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    Two lives so different yet so similar. Race from a different vantage point. lovely live story.

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    So much turmoil for one life. Easy to see the truth that lies within. Beautifully told.

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    I loved this story! It was heart wrenching, but very powerful, especially Isabelle's story. It really made me reflect on the US's history and it made me appreciate how far we've come as a country.

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    after a few chapters I got into the story and from there I was hooked! an amazing love story !!!

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    I couldn't stop listening. This book pulled at my heart strings. The narrators were absolutely perfect. Loved it!

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