Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea

A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD1333
Released: Feb 07, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611746297
Narrator/s: Luci Christian
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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When her mother disappears during a weekend trip, Florine Gilham's idyllic childhood is turned upside down. Until then she'd been blissfully insulated by the rhythms of family life in small town Maine: watching from the granite cliffs above the sea for her father's lobster boat to come into port, making bread with her grandmother, and infiltrating the summer tourist camps with her friends. But with her mother gone, the heart falls out of Florine's life and she and her father are isolated as they struggle to manage their loss. Both sustained and challenged by the advice and expectations of her family and neighbors, Florine grows up with her spirit intact. And when her father's past comes to call, she must accept that life won't ever be the same while keeping her mother vivid in her memories. With Fannie Flagg's humor and Elizabeth Stroud's sense of place, this debut is an extraordinary snapshot of a bygone America through the eyes of an inspiring girl blazing her own path to womanhood.


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Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea
Product Number: BX00104219
Product Number:Z100027019
Product Number:DD1333

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Narrator(s): Luci Christian
Product Number Z100027019
Released: Feb 07, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611746303
Product Number EB00393335
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: #9781101559833

Professional reviews

"You can almost smell the salt air in this story brimming with the atmosphere of a Maine fishing village. Florine Gilham was 12 when her mother, Carlie, disappeared, never returning from her annual weekend getaway with her best friend, Patty. As Florine, her father, and her paternal grandmother try to come to terms with the mystery surrounding Carlie's disappearance, she remains a powerful force in their lives. That said, Luci Christian's performance leaves the listener wanting. Although the adults have credible Maine accents, the youths have no hint of place in their voices. As Florine speaks of "Daddy" and her best friend, "Dottie," Christian often doesn't do enough to differentiate their names, leaving the listener up in the air until the context makes it clear. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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