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The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner | [Andrea Smith]

The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner

When Bonnie Wilder's husband, Naz, finds an abandoned baby by the river, she thinks her prayers have been answered. But Naz refuses to raise another man's child.
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Publisher's Summary

Andrea Smith's sophomore novel has received widespread praise for its small-town appeal.

When Bonnie Wilder's husband, Naz, finds an abandoned baby by the river, she thinks her prayers have been answered. But Naz refuses to raise another man's child.

After Bonnie publicly voices her concern for local mothers unable to raise their newborns, she finds more bundles of joy at her doorstep. Bonnie joins with a group of friends to form a secret network matching the unwanted babies with childless families. Heedless of the sheriff 's warnings, the women proudly continue their blessed work.

Then, 30 years later, one of those babies wants to know about her past - forcing Bonnie to recall the painful choices she made to carry out her mission.

©2006 Andrea Smith; (P)2008 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Smith's deftly drawn characters exude the warmth and intimacy of a small town." (Booklist)
"Charming....Sprinkled with wry humor." (Washington Post Book World)

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    Whitnee richmond, VA, United States 08-23-09
    Whitnee richmond, VA, United States 08-23-09
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    "NOT an attention getter"

    I did not like this book. I listened to the first 30 minutes or so and it didnt do anything for me. It took me 2 months to finish it. I figured if I paid for it, I may as well listen to it. I think it was supposed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy but it didnt do it for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connie Rock Hill, SC, United States 05-25-08
    Connie Rock Hill, SC, United States 05-25-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Very Good Read"

    Andrea Smith did a great job with this book. I loved the characters, the plot and the narrator. I will definitly read other Smith books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Palmdale, Ca, United States 05-18-08
    Cheryl Palmdale, Ca, United States 05-18-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Great read!"

    I bought this as a hardback from Literary Guild last year, but I never had the time to read it. When I saw it here I decided to download it. Just as I suspected when I bought the hardback this story is a great read. The character were so real and I found that some of the characters had personalities like people I actually know. I enjoyed this story very much and I enjoyed the happy ending for the main character Bonnie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Makle Brandywine, MD 09-12-13
    C. Makle Brandywine, MD 09-12-13 Member Since 2013

    I Love great novels.

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    "great book"
    Would you listen to The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner again? Why?

    Slow start with a great ending. Will definitely listen to it again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thora Dean.No explanation needed.


    What does Lizan Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    valerie RICHFIELD, MN, United States 09-29-12
    valerie RICHFIELD, MN, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Enjoyed this book from begining to end. I grew up knowing women like these. It was easy to relate to the personalities and how they felt and their situations. I would welcome more books from Andrea Smith . The narrator Lizan Mitchell made the story come to life..


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    A. Montgomery TX 05-27-12
    A. Montgomery TX 05-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Shocking End."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner to be better than the print version?

    I always enjoy the audio better. Especially when the narrator is good and really gets into character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thora Dean because she reminds me of someone I know. She is also that friend that you want to have, cause she tells you the truth, but you never want to be on her bad side. Ugh.


    Have you listened to any of Lizan Mitchell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great job. Each characters unique voice is great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the end I was so surprised. I was shocked.


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    N decatur, GA, United States 04-01-12
    N decatur, GA, United States 04-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I hear my grandmother's voice in this story."
    Where does The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. Beverly Jenkins is my favorite author, but this book is ranked up there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thora Dean was a real trip. She was a complex character with a simple approach to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Handling our own business.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent performance.

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    "The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner"

    It took me a minute but once I got into it I was taken on a southern journey of friendship, love, commitment and betrayal. A compelling story full of the unexpected. Lizan Mitchell makes each character distinct and alive. Andrea Smith creates a verbal motion picture worth visiting again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nina New York 12-11-09
    Nina New York 12-11-09 Member Since 2009

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    "Very Good"

    This book was good, but the narrator was excellent. It was very entertaining to just listen to it. She gave each person their own voice which added character and made them seem real.

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    Denise Charleston , WV, USA 03-27-09
    Denise Charleston , WV, USA 03-27-09
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    "The sisterhool of blackberry Corner"

    This book is just as interesting from the beginning to the end to see how women can come together to make sure there no more dead babies in there community and the hilarious relationships I was so in this book that I imagine my own self as part of the sisterhood. LoL This story takes back deep to the south were women believed in helping other women and there children. And also it can show you how some men can be as well Lawd this was a good book that I will listen to over and over again and i hope that during some kind of special the we your customers can get some of these novels for lower prices due to the economy and all...

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