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  • The Story of a Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband's fragile health but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep and everything changes. All the certainties by which Pearlie has lived and tried to protect her family are thrown into doubt.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed as well

  • By Margaret on 10-03-08

Thoughtful and moving book

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-08

From the first line of this novel, I was hooked. The writing is gorgeous and almost flawless, and the story's unexpected twists will make you question your assumptions. The narration is especially effective---I listened to it twice. Can't recommend this one more highly. It's my favorite out of a couple of dozen audio books I've listened to since I started using this service.

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