Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline audiobook

Sweet Water: A Novel

By Christina Baker Kline
Read by Amy Rubinate and Suzanne Toren

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780060190330
9.39 Hours 1
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about buried secrets and the redemptive power of forgiveness—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more. Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City.  When she receives a call from a magistrate in Sweetwater, TN, telling her she has inherited sixty acres of land from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it’s time for a change.  She moves into the house where her mother, Ellen, was born—and where she died tragically when Cassie was three. From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother’s memory had left behind.  As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother’s death, Cassie begins to understand the desperate measures the human heart is capable of.

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Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about buried secrets and the redemptive power of forgiveness—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.

Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City.  When she receives a call from a magistrate in Sweetwater, TN, telling her she has inherited sixty acres of land from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it’s time for a change.  She moves into the house where her mother, Ellen, was born—and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.

From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother’s memory had left behind.  As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother’s death, Cassie begins to understand the desperate measures the human heart is capable of.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Evocative.” New York Times
“A compelling psychological study of bitterness, guilt, and fear.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“[An] impressive first novel.” Orlando Sentinel
“A captivating read…Kline perfectly renders each woman’s voice: Cassie’s, probing and often uncertain, propels the narrative and creates an appropriate level of psychological suspense; the grandmother’s quavers with the weight of memory…The result is a powerful, immensely readable tale of loyalty and betrayal, family and memory, made fresh by Kline’s often beautiful and always lucid prose.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] novel of self-discovery…YAs who like a little romance and mystery mixed together will enjoy this gentle story.” School Library Journal
“Kline reveals the overlapping stories of Cassie and her grandmother Clyde with grace and intuition, articulating an entire spectrum of passions from lust, jealousy, and hate to love and forgiveness.” Booklist
“Amy Rubinate hits a home run narrating this story of the destructive power of family secrets. Rubinate gives a spot-on papery thinness to the Southern voice of fragile Grandmother Clyde, whose perspective forms half of the book, and a younger, clipped, soft but determined voice to granddaugher Cassie, whose perspective forms the other half. Rubinate’s portrayal of Grandfather Clyde perfectly captures the roughness and despondence of an elderly, used-up, angry, and regretful drunk…A well-presented audiobook.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Christina Baker Kline

Author Bio: Christina Baker Kline

Christina Baker Kline was born in Cambridge, England, and was raised there and in the American South and Maine. She is the author of five novels, the coeditor of About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror, and the coauthor of The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk about Living Feminism. Kline lives with her husband and three sons in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English