Nowhere Is a Place

Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most importantly, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and reluctant to reveal its secrets; but Sherry remains determined.

In just a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them. What Sherry and Dumpling find on their trip is nothing less than the assorted pieces of their family's past. Pulled together, they reveal a history of amazing survival and abundant joy.

©2006 Bernice L. McFadden (P)2006 AudioGO

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So nice I did it twice

I read this novel on its first release many years ago, and I could not resist experiencing the characters come to life under the magic of Myra Lucretia Taylor's narration. McFadden and Taylor are a match made in Heaven.

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I absolutely loved this freaking book! The book within a book concept! The healing and full circle!!

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So beautifully written and heartwarming…

A beautiful story about family and the history in one’s family and is so beautifully written and heartwarming… If you are someone that loves writing about family and heritage you will enjoy this book as well as and even more importantly at times it is so beautifully written in almost a poetic manner in some places and I truly appreciated that… Would definitely recommend this book

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A deep story within a story

In one respect, I loved many things about the book such as the great character development and the flow of the story especially when she was talking about slavery. I think that she should have written a straight up book about slavery. It drained me and I wasn't ready to be drained in that way. I needed it to be tied up a little bit more at the end. Nevertheless it intrigued me in many ways.

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Truth hurts

Some times truth is stranger than fiction. Also, more hurtful. Sherry's search for the truth as to who she is leads to the story of many families. We do not like to tell the ugly sides of our family histories and we really should. Many of us like Sherry grow up wondering why we are like we are or why is my mom, dad, sisters, brothers, aunts or whoever is the way they are, without knowing the history behind the mask we put up. Ms. McFadden brings this truth home in a power way. We may all be better if we dealt with the WHOLE truth concerning our family histories. At least to the point that we know it. Good read.

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Horrible Narrator

Wonderful book, but the narrator is awful. She swallows loudly, smacks her teeth. Disgusting . Very annoying when listening with earphones. Had to return the book. AWFUL.

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Excellent historical tale

Good story, excellent narration. Occasionally, hard to follow. overall a great listen! Excellent history lesson and reminder.

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excellent story

this was a book club read it was an excellent story. I'm not the best at. Novels but it's definitely worth the read.