Liberating Paris by Linda Bloodworth Thomason audiobook

Liberating Paris: One town. Six friends. And the year that changed them forever.

By Linda Bloodworth Thomason
Read by Cynthia Darlow

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665014472

Runtime: 13.03 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The bestselling debut novel by the creator of TV's "Designing Women" now comes to audio. Bloodworth Thomason pens the story of six friends on the verge of middle age who must come to terms with the past in order to claim the future for themselves and their children. Woodrow McIlmore is leading the perfect life in Paris, Arkansas: married to his high school sweetheart, he has two wonderful children and a warm circle of family and friends. When Wood's daughter announces that she wants to marry a college classmate, Wood is stunned. But that's just the tip of the iceberg - her intended is the son of the woman who left Wood twenty years earlier, the free-spirited Duff. And so begins a tumultuous year in Paris, as Duff returns and familiar sparks fly with her old flame. Their rekindled passion affects not only Wood and Duff but also their good friends, as they must now all decide what in their lives is worth keeping and what needs to be thrown away.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you believe that all the sexy, interesting, and hip people live only in New York or LA, then you need to read this book. In Liberating Paris, Linda Bloodworth Thomason hilariously succeeds in debunking that misguided notion once and for all, while introducing us to a cast of characters you will not soon forget. Her writing is passionate, intelligent, and witty, a winning combination that not only touches your heart, but just might change your mind.” Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
Liberating Paris is a seamless work of fiction about the contemporary South deconstructing itself. It can stand with the very best of novels out of this strange country. Thomason’s people are, like this hybrid South itself, cantankerous, vulnerable, deeply affecting, wonderfully funny, and totally unforgettable. And her prose is so springwater clear and fine that it made me stop and take a deep breath many times over. Hurrah for Linda Bloodworth Thomason. Writing well is the best revenge.” Anne Rivers Siddons, New York Times bestselling author
“Thomason’s novel is engaging and heartwarming, with down-to-earth humor and emotionally charged drama…[A] first-rate debut.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Splendid, often hilarious…A thicket of sideplots—including the unwelcome arrival of a chain discount megastore, Mavis’ quest to find a sperm donor, and Brundidge’s long-distance romance with a New Yorker—give the novel a rich, layered feel. Poignant, welcoming, and warmly funny, this is an irresistible page-turner.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[Thomason] brings her trademark talent for combining humor with humility, intelligence with insouciance, to a sparkling debut novel that chronicles one exceptional year for a circle of longtime friends…Thomason excels at creating larger-than-life yet down-to-earth characters, endowing them with endearing flaws, enriching wisdom, and ennobling courage.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Linda Bloodworth Thomason

Author Bio: Linda Bloodworth Thomason

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English