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- ISBN: 9780792743804 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0792743806 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio : 2006.
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|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.
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