The Lace Reader

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Author(s): Brunonia Barry
Original Publish Date: Jul 29, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.72 hours)
Product Number: Z100057429
Released: Jul 18, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061702433
Narrator/s: Alyssa Bresnahan
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

In the tradition of Brunonia BarryA??s Magazine, it is a haunting and remarkable tale told by an unforgettable, if strangely unreliable narratorA??a woman from an enigmatic <><>Salem<><> family who can foretell the future in patterns of lace. The Lace Reader was a runaway New York Times bestsellerA??hitting the top lists in major cities across the country, from <>Boston<> to <>Chicago<> to <><>Los Angeles<><>A??and has immediately established debut author Brunonia Barry as a major force in contemporary American fiction.

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Author(s): Brunonia Barry
Product Number EB00245733
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061982996

Professional reviews

"Towner Whitney admits that she's crazy, coming from a long line of eccentrics in her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. But when her great-aunt Eva dies in an apparent drowning accident, Towner is forced to confront her past and reconstruct her future with the help of a guardian ghost, a modern-day witch, a confused detective, a predator preacher, and fortune-telling lace. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan uses tone and pacing to make this unusual cast of characters completely believable--even the ghost. In addition, her straightforward voicing of Towner provides this character with the credibility needed to give the surprise ending extra zing. Salem is the perfect setting for this crazy-quilt expedition into the meaning of reality, and Bresnahan is the perfect choice for guiding listeners through this mesmerizing journey of self-discovery. S.D. 2009 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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