- Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.
|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
|Audio, Cassette, Abridged, Audiobook||
Adult/High School-Della Frazier and her two middle-aged daughters, Celeste and Ronnie, are in crisis. Della's husband has just died; Celeste's marriage is crumbling; and Ronnie, pursuing an acting career in New York, becomes sick and destitute. While cleaning out their father's home office, Celeste discovers that he has left her and Ronnie a house on 45 acres of land in Prosper, NC. Della fights hard to prevent her daughters from visiting the house and town that she had vowed at age 18 never to set foot in again. This novel has a seamless, omniscient narrative voice. The major theme here is the importance of facing up to the past and the present even though it may be painful. YAs will relate to the childhood and teenage years of the three main characters and see the bittersweet relationships among them. Young women in frequent conflict with their own mothers will also identify with Celeste's 23-year-old daughter when she fights against her mother's attempts to control her life. Those who are dreaming of a career in the enter-tainment industry will be interested in Ronnie's story, as well as the early musical careers of Della and her first boyfriend.-Joyce Fay Fletcher, Prince William County Library System, VA
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you like to read books about family relationships and family deep love, this is for you.Published 1 month ago by karen thorson
This book is upclose and personal to the main characters. The connection between the sisters and the mom holds up while they each face some of their history which they have... Read morePublished 3 months ago by sandra curtin
I truly enjoyed reading this novel. It was definitely a page turner. I could truly relate to this book as both mother and a daughter. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Samara D. Strode
On our list of reads for book club this year. Good story, interesting that a work of fiction is written by two writers.Published 9 months ago by Happy in Richland
I loved the book. like the authors style of writing. i have other books that they written. can't wait until i have a chance to order morePublished 11 months ago by Gloria J Sullivan
I ORDERED IT DELIGHTED BECAUSE MY WIFE HAD WANTED TO GET THE FAR FROM THE TREE ON CD BUT SHE MEANT ANDRE SOLOMON'S BOOK SO WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT ARRIVED AS A SURPRISE. Read morePublished 13 months ago by George B. Fromhold
This story took me away and I could not put it down! One of my favorite summer reads to date.Published 15 months ago by Robert Ojeda