The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.48 hours)
Product Number: Z100097352
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483057484
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Description

Since she was born, Truly has paid a price for her large size. Her father blamed her for her mother's death in childbirth, and he was ill-equipped to raise either this giant child or her sister, Serena Jane, the epitome of feminine perfection. When their father died, the sisters were separated, Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen, and Truly to live on the outskirts of town, subject to abuse and humiliation from her peers. But Serena Jane's beauty turns out to be as much a curse as a blessing, as it attracts the interest of the ruthless Bob Bob Morgan. When Serena Jane flees town, it is Truly who must become mother to her eight-year-old nephew while facing relentless cruelty from her brother-in-law. But when Truly finds her calling as a naturopathic healer, she finds some control over her life, as well as the possibility of love in unexpected places.

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Author(s): Tiffany Baker
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2009

Professional reviews

"Saddled with an untreated pituitary gland abnormality, Truly is a giant of a girl. Shunned by the townsfolk of Aberdeen, New York, she finds alternative homes with the hopeless Dyerson family and, later, with her dastardly brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Morgan. Carrington MacDuffie blesses Truly with a sweet, lilting voice, a quality replicated in several characters. She struggles with characterizing some of the males but nails Dr. Morgan with a suitably gruff tone. MacDuffie's finest vocalization belongs to the speech-impaired Amelia Dyerson, Truly's lone companion. In the Morgan household, Truly discovers a set of legendary herbal treatments, setting her on a redemptive, yet tragic, course. Listeners will be moved by this remarkable story of love, loss, and ultimate triumph. J.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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