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  • ISBN: 9780060794231 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0060794232 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 14 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2006.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Joan Allen.
Summary, etc.:
For all of her days, Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a loving family, good friends, growing success as a writer of light fiction, novels 'for summertime.' This placid existence cracks open one fearful day when her beloved oldest daughter, Norah, drops out of life to sit on a gritty street corner, silent but for the sign around her neck that reads 'GOODNESS.' Reta's search for what drove her daughter to such a desperate statement turns into an unflinching and surprisingly funny meditation on where we find meaning and hope. Warmth, passion and wisdom come together in Carol Shields' remarkably supple prose. Unless, a harrowing but ultimately consoling story of one family's anguish and healing, proves her mastery of extraordinary fictions about ordinary life.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Mentally ill > Fiction.
Ontario > Fiction.

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