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The Sisters of Summit Avenue: A Novel

The Sisters of Summit Avenue: A Novel

Escrito por Lynn Cullen

Narrado por Madeleine Maby


The Sisters of Summit Avenue: A Novel

Escrito por Lynn Cullen

Narrado por Madeleine Maby

valoraciones:
4/5 (7 valoraciones)
Longitud:
9 horas
Publicado:
Sep 10, 2019
ISBN:
9781508296294
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

From Lynn Cullen, the best-selling author of Mrs. Poe and Twain’s End, comes a powerful novel set in the Midwest during the Great Depression, about two sisters bound together by love, duty, and pain.

Ruth has been single-handedly raising four young daughters and running her family’s Indiana farm for eight long years, ever since her husband, John, fell into a comatose state, infected by the infamous “sleeping sickness” devastating families across the country. If only she could trade places with her older sister, June, who is the envy of everyone she meets: blonde and beautiful, married to a wealthy doctor, living in a mansion in St. Paul. And June has a coveted job, too, as one of “the Bettys”, the perky recipe developers who populate General Mills’ famous Betty Crocker test kitchens. But these gilded trappings hide sorrows: She has borne no children. And the man she used to love more than anything belongs to Ruth.

When the two sisters reluctantly reunite after a long estrangement, June’s bitterness about her sister’s betrayal sets into motion a confrontation that’s been years in the making. And their mother, Dorothy, who’s brought the two of them together, has her own dark secrets, which might blow up the fragile peace she hopes to restore between her daughters.

An emotional journey of redemption, inner strength, and the ties that bind families together, for better or worse, The Sisters of Summit Avenue is a heartfelt love letter to mothers, daughters, and sisters everywhere.

Publicado:
Sep 10, 2019
ISBN:
9781508296294
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Lynn Cullen is the author of picture books and novels - including the historical novel I Am Rembrandt's Daughter (published by Bloomsbury). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Author website at www.lynncullen.com Amy Young trained as a fine artist at Yale and received an MFA in painting from Indiana University. She then went on to earn a law degree from Harvard and worked as a lawyer for several years. Amy now devotes herself to writing and illustrating full time, and is the creator of the popular Belinda picture books. Visit her at www.amylyoung.com

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  • (3/5)
    This story's climax was too improbable and over the top for me. At the beginning of the book, I was confused about the characters. As it developed, they became more clear. The historical pieces about Betty Crocker and encephalitis lethargica were interesting. However, the tying together of all the strands of issues at the end did not ring true. I did finish the book but could not recommend this one.
  • (4/5)
    Enjoyable easy read. Loved the story about Betty Crocker.
  • (4/5)
    The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn CullenStory of women growing up in the 1930's. Different choices of spouses and family situations.Liked hearing about Betty Crocker, learned some things I did not know.Book goes forward in time then back to when they were teens growing up.Lots of family secrets come to light and some of them left me with my mouth wide open, like hit with a ton of bricks.Didn't really care for the story but did like the words the author used and the detailed descriptions.Acknowledgements are listed at the end.Received this review copy from Gallery, Pocket Books Gallery Books via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion. #NetGalley