A Perfect Arrangement

Author(s): Suzanne Berne
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: C01879
Released: Oct 23, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470315016
Narrator/s: Alexandra O'Karma
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Orange Prize-winning author Suzanne Berne's A Perfect Arrangement is the thought-provoking story of a typical, small-town family entering a confusing time in their lives. When the Cook-Goldmans hire a new nanny for their children, but fail to check her references carefully, their convenient arrangement soon leads to a string of troubling events.


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A Perfect Arrangement
Product Number: BX00288033
Product Number:Z00675
Product Number:C01879

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Author(s): Suzanne Berne
Narrator(s): Alexandra O'Karma
Product Number Z00675
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449883669
Author(s): Suzanne Berne
Product Number EB00008896
Released: Jun 01, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565126978

Professional reviews

"Suzanne Berne has written an insightful, if disturbing, look at a family whose lives are built upon the pretense of perfection. Alexandra O'Karma draws us into the lives of the Cook-Goldmans with frightening intimacy. Her breathy whisper mirrors Mirella's dilemma as she vacillates between tending to the needs of her children and having her own exciting career. Berne traces Howard and Mirella's search for a nanny for their children; their reliance upon Randi, who seems to create harmony where there was discord; and the terrible consequences of relinquishing control for the sake of convenience. O'Karma narrates interior monologues in desperate, somber tones and helps personalities leap to life in sections of dialogue. Berne's elegant prose candidly explores the secrets buried in our darker natures. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"