Life Sentences

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD17113
Released: Mar 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061714719
Narrator/s: Linda Emond
Publisher: Harper Audio
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"From its gripping opening pages.-USA Today calls Laura Lippman, "A writing powerhouse," and Past and present, truth and memory collide in this searing novel from a

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Author(s): Laura Lippman
Narrator(s): Linda Emond
Product Number Z100078871
Released: Feb 25, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780061805349
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Product Number EB00236906
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780061971365

Professional reviews

"Linda Emond portrays author Cassandra Fallows with careful enunciation to emphasize the writer's lifetime passion for words. Her performance projects an ironic tone that expresses Fallows's humor and the way her nerves are jangled by publishing and commitment anxieties. Desperate for another bestselling book, Fallows explores the curious case of her elementary school classmate, Calliope Jenkins, who captured public attention by remaining mute during the prison sentence she served for murdering her baby. As Cassandra reexamines her past, Emond's depiction of interviews with estranged friends sets up tension as the protagonist encounters class and racial prejudice, abandonment, and infidelity. In doing so, she looks at truth and deception in terms of both the memoir genre and her own life. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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