Award-winning author of the national best-seller Tumbling, Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely talented author of African American fiction. It is 1965 in Philadelphia and Clarise, Finch, and their three adolescent daughters are living a financially privileged life. But when Finch’s business falls on hard times and Clarise suffers a mental breakdown, their idyllic world is shattered and their daughters are endangered.
©1998 Diane McKinney-Whetstone (P)2002 Recorded Books
It was worth one listen, but I doubt that I'll listen to this story again.
I didn't expect a lot of drama, but this story kind of just went on and on with no real climax. I kept waiting for the big moment, and by the time I realized the climax had taken place, the book was over. I think the author put too much into the build-up, and left a lot missing from the ending. This was not a favorite, but... I liked the characters. That kept me interested.
Second in fiction books, only "The Help" was better.
The daughters, Shern, Victoria, and Bliss. These characters were well-developed and kept me interested in the story.
No, this is the first.
The reading was very good. The only improvement was to have more variety in the voices.
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