Meet Miriam Elizabeth Swanson, in a full-blown snit, buoyed by a fabulous cast who run the gamut from insufferable to wonderful. Miriam spins out from the revolving door of her postured life as a Manhattan quasi-socialite while she thirsts - no, starves - for recognition. How did she become what she hates the most and what does she endure to realize it? And where are the answers? It takes a few spins, dips, and one spectacular fall before Miriam gets her head on straight. Then, in a whoosh, she's off to the enchanted and mysterious land of Sullivans Island, deep in the low country of South Carolina.
Told straight from the heart in her vivid, highly entertaining style, The Land of Mango Sunsets just might be Frank's finest work to date. If you plan to listen to this book, don't make plans to do anything else for a while.
©2007 Dorothea Benton Frank; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
Being a Dorothea Benton Frank fan, this book did not disappoint! Great storyline around relationships with distant children, an ex-husband, her mother and friends.
If you like Dorothea Benton Frank's books, you will love this one also. She has her usual types of characters; the gay man who is her best friend, kids who aren't too close to her, etc. This is an excellent story of a woman finding herself and becoming comfortable with who she really is. Narrator is also excellent. This is one that you should get. If you like her others, you will like this one.
DID NOT READ IT. BUT IT IS NOT AS GOOD AS HER NEW ONE THE WITTNESS. IT IS GREAT. BUT TO HER CREDIT ALL OF HER BOOKS ARE GREAT.
SHE IS A GREAT STORY TELLER. AND KEEP YOUR INTEREST FROM START TO FINISH.
This is a lovely story, the kind of book you want to just put the world on hold and lay in your lounge chair listening to it until it is done. The narrator did a great job of creating that Southern feel to the story. I loved it.
I really enjoyed this story. I had a hard time getting into the audio book at first because it took me some time to adjust to the readers southern accent. But once I got used to the accent it was such a good listen. Dorthea Benton Frank is a favorite of mine.
Many years ago I had the pleasure of living in coastal Georgia and the Carolinas. I am a beach bum at heart and I enjoy reading about the serenity the coastal lifestyle brings to people. I'll take the mid south beaches over Manhatten any time. The narrator started off sounding like she was from Tennesee but as the story progressed she must have visited further Southeast as her voice seemed to pick up a little more coastal accent.
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