Heart in the Right Place

  • by Carolyn Jourdan
  • Narrated by Kate Forbes
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Carolyn Jourdan spent many years as a congressional lawyer in Washington, D.C. Then she was called home to fill in for her mother as receptionist at her father's rural Tennessee doctor's office - assured it would only be for a few days.

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What the Critics Say

"Jourdan's dispatches from the reception desk make for a stirring, beautiful memoir that is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, and ultimately a triumph." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Meet backwoods folks and enjoy their world

Would you listen to Heart in the Right Place again? Why?

yes, great story, characters, and message.


What did you like best about this story?

The hilarity of the stranger than fiction characters.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Born here, this could be your world.


Any additional comments?

One of the lessons learned was profound: Isn't that what love is; paying selfless attention?

The best thing we can do for another person is to pay attention to them. All we really have to give each other is our attention.

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- Tani Rae Standridge

Wonderful book

I stumbled across this book in a local newspaper review. The author goes back to rural TN to help with her parents' medical practice when her mother becomes ill. The author has been in Washington living a "well heeled" life. Well, it isn't long before she realizes she is helping more people in one day in the doctor's office than she ever did in DC. You will love this book!
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- Barna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books