- helpful votes
- By: Anne Tyler
- Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
- Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was 11 and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at 21, the accident that would make her a widow at 41. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory....
Underwhelming use of Anne Tyler's skills.
- By Dr. Jeannette Kavanagh on 11-10-2018
heartaching and humorous.
thoroughly enjoyable and very skilfully performed. brought me to tears of sorrow as well as laughter.