Hattie Owen expects that this summer will be just like all the rest. Then, Uncle Adam arrives-a disabled man she never knew existed. Although Adam is rejected by the small 1960s town because of his diability, Hattie feels a strange connection to him. As the two attempt to "lift the corners of the universe," she comes to understand all the intricacies of love for someone like Adam and how his way of seeing the world may not be all that different from her own.
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"The author's comments at the end of this audiobook confirm the personal connection she has with this story of families and tolerance, but listeners have no doubt in the honesty of 11-year-old Hattie Owen. Steeped in a 1950s setting, adults will especially enjoy the fine cultural details and children will easily grasp the different pace and manners of the time, and Hattie's small town life. Judith Ivey is exceptional--conveying striking emotional and compassionate power. Ivey's portrait of Adam, Hattie's disabled, savant uncle who suddenly reenters the family's life, is nothing short of brilliant. His accelerated, charged speech, and rhythmic then agitated tone and timbre is masterfully handled. Ivey masters the dialogue, mimicking "I Love Lucy" shows and making obtuse connections, giving listeners an involving glimpse into Adam's corner of the universe. R.F.W. Winner of 2004 ALA Notable Recording, 2004 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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