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The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner

Narrated by: Lizan Mitchell
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Andrea Smith's sophomore novel has received widespread praise for its small-town appeal.

When Bonnie Wilder's husband, Naz, finds an abandoned baby by the river, she thinks her prayers have been answered. But Naz refuses to raise another man's child.

After Bonnie publicly voices her concern for local mothers unable to raise their newborns, she finds more bundles of joy at her doorstep. Bonnie joins with a group of friends to form a secret network matching the unwanted babies with childless families. Heedless of the sheriff 's warnings, the women proudly continue their blessed work.

Then, 30 years later, one of those babies wants to know about her past - forcing Bonnie to recall the painful choices she made to carry out her mission.

©2006 Andrea Smith (P)2008 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Smith's deftly drawn characters exude the warmth and intimacy of a small town." (Booklist)
"Charming....Sprinkled with wry humor." (Washington Post Book World)

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  • Whitnee
  • richmond, VA, United States
  • 08-23-09

NOT an attention getter

I did not like this book. I listened to the first 30 minutes or so and it didnt do anything for me. It took me 2 months to finish it. I figured if I paid for it, I may as well listen to it. I think it was supposed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy but it didnt do it for me.

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Very Good Read

Andrea Smith did a great job with this book. I loved the characters, the plot and the narrator. I will definitly read other Smith books.

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  • Ceectee
  • Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • 05-18-08

Great read!

I bought this as a hardback from Literary Guild last year, but I never had the time to read it. When I saw it here I decided to download it. Just as I suspected when I bought the hardback this story is a great read. The character were so real and I found that some of the characters had personalities like people I actually know. I enjoyed this story very much and I enjoyed the happy ending for the main character Bonnie.

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TRUE SISTER HOOD

this book was moving, a couple of really good twists. I could feel the characters personalities. very strong believable characters. I think I have some if these ladies in my life. I highly recommend for a book club that is not oposed strong language

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great ending

It atarted off a little slow but as the story line progressed I began getting more intrigued. It hit some soft spots but had a great ending

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Read this book years ago!

This is and always will be my favorite book. The narrator is perfect! The story is perfect. I can relate to this story on so many levels!

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Absolutely Loved it!

Andrea surely knows how to tell a story...the narrator was excellent! I loved it!!

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Don't stay home with the potatoes and onions

loved Bonnie's bestfriend Thura was funny raw and true. Noah deserved a mom like Bonnie.

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The Sisterhood of BlackBerry Corner

Very moving story! The characters were so realistic. The narrator did an excellent job with the voices!

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Good but Slow Read

This book was very hard to get into because it's a slow read. The book was good with a twist at the end.