Between the two of them, Carolyn and Barbara's 30-year friendship embraced all that life offers: passionate love, crazy families, good and bad marriages, a fabulous circle of friends, loads of laughter, sickness, health, and, ultimately, death. When Barbara is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she has nowhere to go to die. Carolyn opens her heart and home, creating a serene and happy place for Barbara's final months on earth, enabling her to really live before she dies.
If you have ever had a truly wonderful friendship--or wonder what one looks like--read this book. It's based on a true story.
Would you listen to Between again? Why?
Yes, I would listen again. Between is a novel full of very complex characters dealing with an extremely difficult set of both emotional and practical matters. Still, it's hard to believe the story isn't true!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Carolyn was my favorite character. I could relate the best to her situation. Her actions throughout the book inspired me.
What does Susanna Burney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Susanna Burney's reading of the novel is wonderful. The author's beautiful writing comes to life with Susanna's interpretation and the words seem to almost "sing" at times.
If you could take any character from Between out to dinner, who would it be and why?
I think I could learn the most from a face to face discussion with Barbara, so she would be my choice for a dinner companion.