All the Living

Author(s): C.E. Morgan
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C4984
Released: Feb 25, 2009
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ISBN: #9781436178549
Narrator/s: Julia Gibson
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Aloma's chances of becoming a concert pianist diminish.Aloma is an orphan, raised by her aunt and uncle, educated at a mission school in the Kentucky mountains. At the start of the novel, she moves to an isolated tobacco farm to be with her lover, a young man named Orren, whose family has died in a car accident, leaving him in charge. The place is rough and quiet; Orren is overworked and withdrawn. Left mostly to her own, Aloma struggles to settle herself in this lonely setting and to find beauty and stimulation where she can. As she decides whether to stay with Orren, she will choose either to fight her way to independence or accept the rigors of commitment.


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All the Living
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Product Number:C4984

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"At a settlement school in Kentucky, orphaned Aloma discovered a passion for playing piano and dreamed of becoming a concert pianist. At age 18 she has little experience of family when she decides to move to a remote farm to help her boyfriend after his parents' sudden death. Julia Gibson portrays Aloma's sexual and romantic excitement and then her disappointment when Orren, grieved and confused, becomes silent and withdrawn. Gibson reflects the lovers' strained interactions, Aloma's hurt, and her subsequent flirtation with a young minister. Gibson's dramatizations help listeners understand frustrations and sorrows that even the protagonists don't fully recognize. Gibson's portrayals aptly reflect the difficulties involved in creating a strong, loving relationship despite an underdeveloped sense of self. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"