The Narrator makes this fine novel pulse with life
"I had read this book first, but since I love audio books, I wanted to hear it read aloud. I was utterly enchanted. The narrator, Alex Lee, brings so much life and feeling and heart into the story so that the characters come to life, and become Real, like the Velveteen Rabbit! This mother daughter story spans a lifetime, and we the reader enter the story just when there was an end of innocence, the moment when a young girl who was happy to draw at her mother's feet while she cooked, was catapulted to international fame as a child prodigy. The damage is profound, to the girl and her whole family, and we stand witness to the unfolding tragedy, as well as times of magic and delight. The way this book is structured, and the story moves forward and backward across time, is seamless and fascinating. A remarkable book and collaboration with the narrator! Fortunately, I had a five hour drive across Maine and NH to listen in rapt attention to half the book! What a thrill!"