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  • Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night

  • By: Barbara J. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls' father, "turns to drink" and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1913 PA Mining Town, Lives Marked by Tragedy

  • By Debbie on 07-27-16

Mesmerizing historical story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

What did you love best about Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night?

Apropos of our times today it's a story of transcending tragedy in a dark time by holding onto goodness. The writing is beautiful and literary and the narration is lovely and simple. I listened to it while driving and it was an incredible experience.