Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway audiobook

Sisters of Heart and Snow

By Margaret Dilloway
Read by Tandy Cronyn , Amanda Cobb , and Meredith Orlow

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664437531

  • ISBN: 9781664545366

  • ISBN: 9781664704398

Runtime: 13.83 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The award-winning author of How to Be and American Housewife returns with a poignant story of estranged sisters, forced together by family tragedy, who soon learn that sisterhood knows no limits. Rachel and Drew Snow may be sisters, but their lives have followed completely different paths. Married to a wonderful man and is a mother to two strong-minded teens, Rachel hasn't returned to her childhood home since being kicked out by her strict father after an act of careless teenage rebellion. Drew, her younger sister, followed her passion for music but takes side jobs to make ends meet and longs for the stability that has always eluded her. Both sisters recall how close they were, but the distance between them seems more than they can bridge. When their deferential Japanese mother, Haruki, is diagnosed with dementia and gives Rachel power of attorney, Rachel's domineering father, Killian becomes enraged. In a rare moment of lucidity, Haruki asks Rachel for a book in her sewing room, and Rachel enlists her sister's help in the search. The book--which tells the tale of real-life female samurai Tomoe Gozen, an epic saga of love, loss, and conflict during twelfth-century Japan-reveals truths about Drew and Rachel's relationship that resonate across the centuries, connecting them in ways that turn their differences into assets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I deeply admire Margaret Dilloway’s deftness in braiding together past and present, but what I love best about this book is that every relationship rings true, particularly the complicated bonds of sisterhood…I kept thinking: ‘Yes! That’s it. That’s exactly how it is.’” Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author
“This layered novel about a family reconnecting in the wake of a mother’s dementia diagnosis has incredible range—Dilloway swings between relatable modern family drama and epic, centuries-old tales on a dime. No matter what thread she’s spinning, Dilloway writes in a hushed style that makes the reader feel serene.” Glamour
“The author weaves from the past to the present and from one storyline to another effortlessly. It’s a book within a book…flawless. Readers will relate to the sometimes complicated relationships between mothers and daughters and the friendship that can occur between sisters, whether related by blood or by circumstance. This tale is a journey of self-discovery, appreciation, and acceptance and will serve as an inspiration to readers.” RT Book Reviews
“Spanning centuries, Dilloway’s intricate, multigenerational saga of repressive family dynamics offers a timeless look at the bonds of sisterhood.” Booklist
“The ways in which Rachel and Drew learn from Tomoe and Yamabuki and apply those lessons to their own lives are unexpected and ultimately satisfying. In this enjoyable novel, imperfect and at times unlikable women become lovable.” Kirkus Reviews
“Sisters Rachel and Drew Snow [are] portrayed by Amanda Cobb and Meredith Orlow…As the sisters come to terms with their mother’s demise, Cobb and Orlow convincingly portray their painful pasts and hidden secrets, while the story of Tomoe inspires them to find their inner strength.” AudioFile
“A skillfully woven tale where the lore of a twelfth-century female samurai helps two present-day sisters release the past and heal their fractured lives. Vivid, detailed, and historically fascinating.” Beth Hoffman, author of Looking for Me

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Author Bio: Margaret Dilloway

Author Bio: Margaret Dilloway

Margaret Dilloway grew up in San Diego, California, the daughter of a Japanese mother and an American father. A writer since she could wield a pencil, she dabbled in other art forms as well, majoring in studio art at Scripps College. After college, she worked as contributing editor for two weekly newspapers and did some online writing and mystery shopping to bring in income while she watched over her three kids and worked on her fiction. 

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English