A young woman embarks on a life-changing cross-country trip to face a family secret rooted in America's most turbulent decade.
Layla James, a recent graduate and budding photographer, never knew anything about her father except that he named her for the iconic song by Eric Clapton. Her mother - steeped in a political activism that Layla rejects - kept their past shrouded in secrecy, and when she dies of cancer, she leaves only an enigmatic letter - the first in a series that will lead Layla through a cross-country network of '60s radicals and closer to the bombshell at the heart of her parents' past.
As Layla makes her way from the East Coast to a commune in the California desert, she discovers more about friendship, love, forgiveness, and the personal repercussions of political activism than she could ever have imagined. A stirring and panoramic story, viewed through the lens of the next generation, this exceptional debut audiobook brings the gestalt of the '60s into focus and sheds new light on the era's legacy in the new millennium.
©2011 Celine Keating (P)2014 Celine Keating
This is such a great storyline. Very original and believable. Layla James is sent on a cross country trip to find out the truth of who she is. Very well written with lots of mystery and a bit of romance. There is a lot of rich dialogue in this story, and the narrator, Sarah Pavelec, does a such an excellent job of bringing emotion and individuality to each character. Ms. Pavelec's voice is perfect for Layla and she reads each character so beautifully, you feel you are part of the story and the character is having a conversation with you! Layla's final speech was read with such emotion that I was crying. Give this book a listen, you will not be disappointed.
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