Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma audiobook

Book of the Little Axe

By Lauren Francis-Sharma
Read by Robin Miles

Tantor Audio 9780802129369

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665199650

  • ISBN: 9781665199643

  • ISBN: 9781665199667

Runtime: 13.60 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Booklist Best Book of the Year

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In Trinidad, in 1796, teenage Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against typical female roles and behavior. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house—it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she expects to be her birthright, despite her two older siblings. But as her homeland goes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners—Rosa's family among them—will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom.

By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Wyoming, with her husband, Edward Rose and family. Her son Victor has reached the age where he should seek his vision and become a man. But his path is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept hidden from him. So Rosa sets out to take him on a journey to where his story began and, in turn, retraces her own roots, those of a girl who forged her own way from the middle of the ocean to the grassy hills of a far-away land.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A compelling saga of family bonds…subject to the vagaries of powerful historical forces.” Booklist (starred review)
Narrator Robin Miles takes it to a higher level through her oral presentation, truly crafting a sweeping story experience. She captures the essence of each character, breathingadded believability into their bones, demonstrating an amazing range of vocalizations. Booklist Starred Review
“Richly evocative of a relatively obscure corner of history.” Kirkus Reviews
“In this masterly epic, the pleasure lies in piecing everything together.” Publishers Weekly
“Robin Miles…beautifully captures numerous accents in the account of Rosa’s early life in the Caribbean, voyage to the American West, and life with the Crow Indians. This little known part of America’s story is riveting in itself. Coupled with Miles’s stunning narration, this novel will no doubt find many attentive listeners. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Rather than retell a story of first contact between native people and newcomers to the new world, Francis-Sharma has produced a deeply moving novel about the ways in which all of us have always been connected.” David Treuer, New York Times bestselling author
“Narrator Robin Miles takes it to a higher level through her oral presentation, truly crafting a sweeping story experience. She captures the essence of each character, breathing added believability into their bones, demonstrating an amazing range of vocalizations.” Booklist (starred audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: Lauren Francis-Sharma

Author Bio: Lauren Francis-Sharma

Lauren Francis-Sharma, a child of Trinidadian immigrants, was born in New York City and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor in African-American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. She lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and two children. ’Til the Well Runs Dry is her first novel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English