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  • The Appetites of Girls

  • By: Pamela Moses
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin, Suzy Jackson, Tavia Gilbert, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Self-doubting Ruth is coddled by her immigrant mother, who uses food to soothe and control. Defiant Francesca believes her heavy frame shames her Park Avenue society mother and, to provoke her, consumes everything in sight. Lonely Opal longs to be included in her glamorous mother's dinner dates - until a disturbing encounter forever changes her desires. Finally, Setsu, a promising violinist, staves off conflict with her jealous brother by allowing him to take the choicest morsels from her plate - and from her future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Friends, Daughters, Mothers, and Food

  • By Kimberly on 01-31-15

Friends, Daughters, Mothers, and Food

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

Reviewed: 01-31-15

Thought provoking, frustrating, and disturbing at times. As a daughter, I came away from this book really appreciating the balance my own mother provided me. As a mother of a young girl, I'm challenged to review my relationship with her and how food is presented and discussed. Narration was really good, but I didn't walk away from this book relating to any characters. I guess that's a good thing for me.

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