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Up from the Blue Audiobook

Up from the Blue: A Novel

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Tillie Harris' life is in disarray - her husband is away on business, the boxes in her new home aren't unpacked, and the telephone isn't even connected yet. Though she's not due for another month, sudden labor pains force Tillie to reach out to her estranged father for help; a choice that means facing the painful memories she's been running from since she was a little girl.

An extraordinary debut from a talented new voice, Up from the Blue untangles the year in Tillie's life that changed everything: 1975, the year her mother disappeared.

©2010 Susan Henderson (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    David NC 09-04-13
    David NC 09-04-13 Member Since 2009

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    "A Glimpse Into Other Worlds Can be Uncomfortable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, with the caveat that this is not a happy, shiny story. It is gritty, and real, and at times very painful, so not for the casual listener or reader.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Up from the Blue?

    The moment we find out the secret of the ruby cup. Any more would be a spoiler.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending, because it was complete and satisfying.


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

    Keeping Secrets can more dangerous than letting go.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a deeply insightful novel, dark and bleak. It's not escapist fiction - but the opposite. It removes layers from the real world surrounding us and a glimpse of what lies beneath the veneer we call normalcy.

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