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    • The Painted Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Cathy Marie Buchanan
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Julia Whelan, Danny Cambell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 409

    Paris, 1878: Following the death of their father from overwork, the three van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without their father’s wages, and with what little their mother earns as a laundress disappearing down the absinthe bottle, eviction from their single boarding room seems imminent. With few options for work available for a girl, bookish 14-year-old Marie and her younger sister Charlotte are dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seven francs a week, the girls will be trained to enter its famous ballet. Their older sister, stubborn and insolent 17-year-old Antoinette, finds herself launched into the orbit of Émile Zola....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Only a Pastel Version of the *Beautiful Era*

    • By Mel on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Day the Falls Stood Still

    • A Novel
    • By: Cathy Marie Buchanan
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. After graduation day at her boarding school, she is impatient to return to her picturesque family home near Niagara Falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she had left it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book (and even learned something new!)

    • By Loree Harrell on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $24.49