Calling Me Home

Calling Me Home

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mother in her thirties, to drop everything and drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati--with no clear explanation why--tomorrow. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship: they are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper--in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470838959
1470838958
9781470838966
1470838966
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (ca. 13 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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JCLHunterSt Jun 05, 2013

There are many avenues to take concerning this book. Read it and see where it takes you. I like that it left some questions at the end of chapters and some unexpected twists. Not a page turner but a good read. Overall, I could recommend this book to many readers, especially those who enjoyed "The Help" and "To Kill A Mockingbird". It would make a very good book club discussion too.

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laurelmg
May 15, 2013

Slow.
Very good story being told.

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