So Much Pretty

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100100852
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611200942
Narrator/s: Aimée Bruneau
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The Pipers are a family built on optimism. Claire and Gene moved with their precocious, beguiling daughter Alice to Haeden, New York, for a fresh start. In doing so, they unwittingly re-write the story of her life. Wendy White has strong roots in Haeden, a late-blooming young woman, mindful of family and home. Her story has a beginning and an end, but is missing the most important piece-the middle. What happened to Wendy White? Stacey Flynn is a reporter, both a seeker and a teller of stories. It is gritty, relentless, and ultimately reckless Flynn who will chronicle Wendy White's existence from all the fragments she can find, and forge a path toward the end. But only we will ever know the whole story.

Author(s): Cara Hoffman
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

All formats/editions

Author(s): Cara Hoffman
Narrator(s): Aimée Bruneau
Product Number DD1673
Released: Mar 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611200546
Author(s): Cara Hoffman
Product Number EB00578611
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781451616774

Professional reviews

"At the beginning of this unusual and compelling book, Aimee Bruneau struggles a little with the emphases of sentences, a weakness that is occasionally distracting. As the story gathers power, though, she drops into gear, and narrator and story become a thrilling combination. At first, the book seems another version of an oft-told tale: the small- town murder of a young woman, possibly serial. But Hoffman has a different design in mind, an original device made of familiar parts, prejudice against educated outsiders and a young woman journalist crusading against misogyny and worse. These elements work together in quite unexpected ways and rachet toward a stunning climax. Bruneau effectively builds sympathy for her characters and sustains the listener's deftly managed misapprehension about where the plot is going. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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