Until We Reach Home

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Audio (16.52 hours)
Product Number: Z09613
Released: Aug 15, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490653280
Narrator/s: Ruth Ann Phimister
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Library Journal Top Pick author Lynn Austin has garnered an unprecedented number of Christy Awards for brilliantly crafted historical gems, including A Proper Pursuit. In this sweeping saga, three Swedish sisters endure an 1890s Atlantic crossing, an Ellis Island detention, and various other trials as they struggle to find love, faith, and home. First came their mother's death. Then their father's suicide. For orphans Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia, life stretches on like an endless winter. When circumstances become unbearable, they write their Chicago relatives, desperate for a safe haven. Soon the three find themselves among the huddled masses bound for America-the promised land of dreams and second chances. Yet amidst the hardships of their journey, these brave young ladies determine to let nothing stop them from reaching a place they can call home.

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Until We Reach Home
Product Number: BX00033664
Product Number:Z09613
Product Number:CK325

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Lynn Austin
Narrator(s): Ruth Ann Phimister
Product Number CK325
Released: Nov 14, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436155243
eBook
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Author(s): Lynn Austin
Product Number EB00005678
Released: Oct 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441218636

Professional reviews

"Ruth Ann Phimister uses distinctive vocal variations and European accents in this sweeping immigration saga of the late 1800s. When three young Swedish sisters, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia, lose their mother, and then their father to suicide, they leave Sweden for America. With masterful pacing and understatement, Phimister captures the fears of women without a benefactor. Aboard ship, family secrets and shameful relations are revealed, which will destroy them if they're not dealt with. Phimister's gentle voice richly characterizes each sister with an individual voice and mannerisms. She gives a polished performance of their initial excitement at first seeing Lady Liberty and portrays their reactions to the harsh realities of Ellis Island. Don't miss this captivating tale of loss, hope, and new beginnings. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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