A Map of the World

Author(s): Jane Hamilton
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.27 hours)
Product Number: Z09528
Released: Jan 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490648460
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Thirty-two-year-old Alice Goodwin begins the unremarkable June day much as every other on the small dairy farm. Suddenly, within the span of minutes, Alice's map of her world is forever altered when her neighbor's two-year-old-left with Alice for the morning-wanders away and drowns in the farm pond. In the style of Jane Smiley and Sue Miller, award-winning author Hamilton composes an emotionally charged story of guilt, atonement and love that immerses the listener in Alice's private maelstrom of guilt.


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A Map of the World
Product Number: BX00033516
Product Number:C1183
Product Number:Z09528

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Jane Hamilton
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt, Frank Muller
Product Number C1183
Released: Apr 01, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788744815
Author(s): Jane Hamilton
Product Number EB00148550
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307764065

Professional reviews

"C.J. Critt and Frank Muller, two outstanding readers, share the spotlight in this rare story of Wisconsin dairy farmers. A bizarre interpretation of events tears their life apart when police arrest Alice Goodwin. Frank Muller reads a portion of the story from the perspective of Howard, Alice's steady, compassionate husband. Muller conveys Howard's confusion as he abandons farming to care for their girls and help free Alice. Critt, as Alice, narrates most of the text, conveying her evolving peace amid confusion. Critt has a gift for vocal distinction, which is critical during Alice's trial. As attorneys and witnesses spar, characters jailed with Alice carry on a dialogue in her mind, guiding her with their street-smart ways. Both Critt and Muller pace the story slowly, drawing out the drama with long pauses. They carry the listener through the Goodwins's anguish to the beginning of healing. Though long, every minute of this audiobook is unforgettable. D.W.K. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"