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  • ISBN: 9780060834913 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0060834919 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2005.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 4:23:11.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Cherry Jones.
Summary, etc.:
You couldn't really tell about Mama's brain just from looking at her, but it was obvious as soon as she spoke. She had a high voice, like a little girl's, and she only knew twenty-three words. I know this for a fact, because we kept a list of the things Mama said tacked to the inside of the kitchen cabinet. Most of the words were common ones, like good and more and hot, but there was one word only my mother said, soof. Although she lives an unconventional lifestyle with her mentally disabled mother and their doting neighbor, Bernadette, Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother's vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi's thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past. A dramatic tour de force by the best-selling author of Regular guy.
Target Audience Note:
Grade range: Grade 6 - Grade 10.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 63047 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Identity (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers > Mental health > Juvenile fiction.
Mental illness > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.

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