As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice navigates it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood, and allow herself to be a daughter once more, in order to take care of her own girls. Eventually, understanding and then forgiving her mother's parenting transgressions leads her to accept herself and to the realization that she doesn't have to be perfect to be a good mother.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A better story; definitely a different narrator.
Would you ever listen to anything by Alice Cohen again?
How could the performance have been better?
The narrator sounded like she was reading to 3 year old children.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
None that I can think of.
Any additional comments?
This was a book club choice - out of 10 people, only 2 liked it even a little bit.