When Mountains Walked

Author(s): Kate Wheeler
CD - unabridged
Audio (14 discs)
Product Number: C1651
Released: Jan 25, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402515552
Narrator/s: Suzanne Toren
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Acclaimed author Kate Wheeler collected numerous awards for her short stories before making a splash with this atmospheric first novel. It tells the parallel tales of two women who, suffocating in oppressive marriages, travel to faraway lands and are drawn to the intensity of forbidden love. Maggie Goodwin and her husband travel deep into the heart of Peru to establish a health clinic. They enlist the help of political revolutionary Vicente Cruz after determining that the owners of a gold mine are poisoning the local water supply. But Maggie is drawn to Vicente's idealism and begins a love affair that mirrors the romance her grandmother had years earlier. As Maggie follows her heart, she faces many of the same obstacles and momentous decisions her grandmother encountered. As an experienced travel writer, Wheeler colorfully infuses her prose with evocative descriptions of exotic locales. Suzanne Toren's powerful narration ensures that When Mountains Walked will resonate long after the final word.


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When Mountains Walked
Product Number: BX00009369
Product Number:C1651
Product Number:Z1284

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Author(s): Kate Wheeler
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number Z1284
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449881771
Author(s): Kate Wheeler
Product Number EB00031356
Released: Feb 17, 2000
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ISBN: #9780547561714

Professional reviews

"The last tape presents a wonderful author interview in which Kate Wheeler discusses insightfully the creative processes behind her first novel. The book itself focuses on two women's emotional and geographic odysseys in Peru, one a grandmother in the 1940s, the other her contemporary granddaughter. Both women struggle with smothering marriages, unexpected romance, and the trek toward self-awareness. Reader Suzanne Toren overdoes the dialogue for some of the characters (especially the granddaughter's husband) and thus risks stereotyping individuals the author has drawn more subtly. Toren excels, however, with the lyrical descriptive narration, which is one of the novel's defining traits. G.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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