Wish You Well by David Baldacci audiobook

Wish You Well

By David Baldacci
Read by Norma Lana

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792799795

Runtime: 9.68 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It is 1940 and a tragedy sends two young children, Lou and her little brother Oz, along with their invalid mother from New York, to the rugged mountains of Southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother Louisa Mae Cardinal. This story is told with both heart-breaking elegance and large doses of toughing humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are forever changed. The story flows through swells of prejudice, innocence, greed, faith, and the question of whether one can ever wish another well.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Norma Lana brings so much vigor to the story the listener will be tempted to stand up and cheer, or reach for a tissue. This is one of those performances that make us late for work. Lana speaks in the mountain tongue so well that there's no question of its authenticity. There's a lot of Baldacci in the story—he comes from the same mountains—and it shows in the sheer joy of the writing.” AudioFile magazine
Wish You Well adds a new dimension to Baldacci the writer and to the code of Appalachia-inspired artistry…The ending is pure Baldacci, uncertain until the last page.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Affecting…the richly textured setting of southwestern Virginia in the 1940s draws on the reminiscences of Baldacci's mother and grandmother…Readers of historical fiction will welcome his debut in the genre.” Library Journal
“Baldacci triumphs with his best novel yet, an utterly captivating drama.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: David Baldacci

Author Bio: David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English