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Publisher's Summary

2017 IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SILVER MEDAL FOR MEMOIR2017 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE FOR MEMOIR 2016 READERS' FAVORITE SILVER MEDAL FOR MEMOIR2016 BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS SILVER MEDAL FOR MEMOIR
"A triumphant story of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her mother and an inspiring, though haunting, testament to the endurance of the human spirit." -- (Kirkus Reviews)
When young Barbara Bracht's mother suddenly vanishes from her life, no one tells her that her mother has died while giving birth to her younger brother, Eddie. Her father is intent upon erasing any memory of his dead wife, but Barbara continues to believe that her mother is missing until a cousin tells her the truth. As the years of deception unravel, the tough and sassy Barbara struggles to pursue her own dreams and make peace with a crushing family secret.
Offering hope, Veronica's Grave is a captivating story that asks us to consider what parents owe their children, and how far a child will go to keep the memory of her mother alive.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Barbara Bracht Donsky (P)2016 Barbara Bracht Donsky
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5 out of 5 stars
By Diana Y. Paul, author of Things Unsaid on 01-30-17

Veronica's Grave--A Sweet Voice

What made the experience of listening to Veronica's Grave the most enjoyable?

I have read the print version and loved it. The Audible has such a sweet little girl voice as the narrator that it was a very enjoyable experience in an auditory way!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course, it had to be the little girl--Barbara.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved many scenes--especially right after little Barbara wishes to find out what happened to her mother, the Catholic school scenes with the nuns were hilarious, her training as a flight attendant, and then meeting the love of her life--her husband Dick.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed on many occasions

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5 out of 5 stars
By S.M. Olson on 01-15-17

Going back in time through the eyes of a child

At first I thought this book was a mystery, but it is not. This is the story of life through the eyes of a little girl after her mother "disappeared" from her life. The period details bring the era to life vividly and the characters are wonderfully present- voiced perfectly by the narrator.

Despite it not being a mystery I very much enjoyed this book and the writing. It is not what I would normally listen to but was very interesting and well written. I gave it 5 stars because it is great at what it is: a memoir.

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